Once you understand how Hicks grades and what she looks for in a paper she is a great teacher. Pro Tip if you are anyway interested or know about theatre/drama talk to her about it, she runs the drama club and its a great way to get on her good side.
the worst teacher you can have junior year, plays favorites (big times!)! and if you don't agree with her, automatic D on the paper. HATED with a TON of passion. i feel sorry to whom ever might have h
has her own agenda and no flexibility, you have to agree with her or you're wrong
she's not easy, but she helps you grow a lot and is a great teacher, she is nice and caring, but in an honest way. She isn't fake or overly sweet, and she expects a lot out of students, some people mi
I really liked her. She's a hard grader and a very direct teacher, but because of that I was better able to grow academically. She values hard work. I respect her very much and loved her class.
She plays favorites, especially to the kids in drama. If you're not a favorite, you kinda get screwed. So try to get on her good side.
She's very mean and my friends with other English 2 H teachers talk about how it's the easiest class.
while she can be grumpy at times, she always is respectful and understanding of different opinions. Hicks is a teacher that will make you push yourself or you will do poorly. loved her.
She was not an easy teacher, neither was this class an easy class. But in the end, I still ended up asking her to write my letter of recommendation because I felt I had grown the most academically.
um honestly didnt like hicks at all. she pretends to think your opinions are interesting but in reality, its always her way that wins. you wont have too much work but i didnt learn anything
Totally agree with post below. I enjoy the class because its fun to argue with her.
Extremely opinionated. Feminist. Its her way or the highway when it comes to interpretive answers. Tough grader.
While I was in her class I really didn't like her, but thinking back she was not so bad. She is nice and funny if you really get to know her, but she's a tough grader. She plays favorites.
Mrs. Hicks was one of my teachers that I really liked. She plays favorites, but likes most students. She's easy to get along with. To succeed in her class, show her you are willing to work hard.
There's a reason why all of Hinsdale Central's plays and musicals are outstanding, and thats cause of Mrs. Hicks. She's an outstanding director and cares for her students.
I really didn't like Mrs. Hicks. She picked favorites. If you have this teacher, don't get on her bad side!
Great teacher. loved how she coached the school plays. one of my favorites
She teaches a very challenging class, and I didn't do so well in it. However, I think she's a understanding and helpful teacher. Definitely not an easy A for someone like me without natural literature and writing tallents...
This teacher tended to play lots of favorites and smite down anyone who had their own opinions. She frankly only wanted things done her way, no interpretation allowed!
my favorite english teacher at central yet. She really makes you think out of the box with everyday literature. If you participate, she loves you. Tons of easy points. Do them and you'll get an A, easy.
intresting classes, easy A if you do the assignments.
She can be a little moody once in a long while, but she's really very cool, and she knows what she's talking about. Challenging class, but reasonable too.
Have you realized that every single person in the class believes that she hates them personally? Believe me, she doesn't treat anyone better than she does you.
She is SO sweet, if you actually do the work and participate !!!
This teacher thinks her way is the only right way. She picks at the slightest little details.
I liked her. She's nice and helpful and makes class fun. She does pick favorites and she grades somewhat subjectively, but she's still one of the better teachers
I agree. She definitely favors certain students more than others, which affects how she grades and interacts with the rest of the class. Totally unfair.
she's so hard. she plays favorites! when you write papers and stuff, she grades so hard! she changes her mind on what she's grading on, it sux
Mrs. Hicks' engish class was my least favorite class...she grades really hard and its just not fun!
Her favoring is unbelievable. by "coincidence" her favorite students from last yrs 2H got her again for the new AP Lang.&Comp. class. Coincidence? i think not.
she is a great director but can be harsh and mean. she always picks few favorites.
She's very tough on grammar, but that's the only good thing I can say about her. I agree with the others, she plays favoriates.
I love her work with the Drama Group, she is very dedicated. But unfortunately in her classes and in HDG, she picks favorites and treats the rest of us like crap. Sorry, but she needs to treat people better and not be so harsh on her students.
I like her a lot, she's really flexible and laid-back.
Mrs Hicks is a good teacher but when I am in her class, I feel she plays favorites to such an extent that the entire class feels unwanted.
She is awful..she should retire...world most awful teacher!!!!!Can't teach and Teacher's Pet