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Cheryl Cook Kallio

History Teacher at Irvington High School
2.3 out of 5
2.3 Overall Rating
Based on 89 Ratings

09/20/14 - Only take if you like history! Tbh packet work is very manageable if you start early and pace yourself! Workload is actually not that heavy since you have a week to write 6-7 paragraphs + flags cards. Do not like her selection of the Survey textbook because it is presented in a very monotone, one-sided way. The textbook is thick and has a myriad of unnecessary details, in addition to the fact that is composed by only one author. Primary sources in the packet do help me
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Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 4.0
Textbook Use 5.0
Exam Difficulty 3.0
3.7 Overall Rating

06/20/14 - Busy work. No education. Mostly life stories. Do no recommend APUSH at Irvington after this course. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 2.0
Knowledge 4.0
Textbook Use 4.0
Exam Difficulty 3.0
2.4 Overall Rating

05/04/14 - Kind of sad that she feels her curriculum prepares students for AP testing..
Waste of a year doing pointless busy work every day.
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Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 2.0
Knowledge 4.0
Textbook Use 2.0
Exam Difficulty 4.0
2.4 Overall Rating

05/23/13 - Most of the assignments in CK's apush class is made up of packets and notecards that she assigns for every chapter. They don't really help students understand the concept better, and they take a TON of time. She doesn't teach much either; when she does, she plays slideshows and makes us take notes. She is very knowledgeable, but she rarely actually teaches. Her tests are not easy, and require actual studying to do well. If you want to get a 5 on the AP exam, you will have to prepare yourself. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 3.0
Clarity 3.0
Knowledge 5.0
2.3 Overall Rating

03/06/13 - She is a horrible teacher! She doesn't teach and her tests are extremely hard. She's strict and always wants you to follow her exact directions. She's not respectful to her students! Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 2.0
Knowledge 5.0
2.0 Overall Rating

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Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
Knowledge 1.0
0.9 Overall Rating

10/30/12 - CK doesn't actually teach her APUSH classes. Usually in class, we just do classwork and the homework she assigns. Her homework doesn't really help me, and she's REALLY specific about us following directions. Also, she asks pretty specific things on tests. I don't feel that I'm actually getting anything out of her class, and that she probably shouldn't be a teacher. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 2.0
Clarity 4.0
Knowledge 2.0
2.0 Overall Rating

07/20/12 - Do not take We The People, despite the fact that Irvington's team makes it to the state finals every year. Also, you will not learn econ in her econ class. Like another person said already, she is stubborn and intimidating. Only take her class if you want to waste all your time 1st semester senior year, have little time to spend on college apps, and fail the AP Gov Test. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
Knowledge 2.0
1.3 Overall Rating

06/14/12 - not returning parents phone call or email, claiming school phone/email system not working and nerve got the message! Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 2.0
Knowledge 3.0
1.6 Overall Rating

05/07/12 - She's a very nice person but doesn't care about her APUSH classes. She just assigns random work which she thinks is the most helpful thing on the planet when really it is something that KEEPS students from studying becuse they are time consuming and useless. In class she rarely teaches and gives more useless work in the form of "classwork". Then on top of that she expects you to be masters in history which is impossible because you have no will to do anything after those stinkin packets. Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 2.0
Clarity 4.0
Knowledge 3.0
1.9 Overall Rating


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