Average 2.51 based on 47 teacher ratings
Diana Russell is a retired English teacher at Yorktown High School located in Arlington, Virginia and part of Arlington Public Schools. Diana Russell's 47 teacher ratings contributes to Yorktown High School's ranking of 323 in Virginia. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Yorktown High School is 4.0 stars.
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She is terrible, talk about screwing over her students. Grades extremely strictly according to a unyielding rubric. Problem is nobody knows that that is because instructions and explanations are totally vague or nonexistent.

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The Citadel = Literature?? My copy had sand between the pages. Beach reading, yes. Literature? AP English worthy? Not quite. Good excuse for a trip to SC. I guess.

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She is a great teacher but sometimes makes her students feel stupid and underestimates us a lot.

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Wonderful woman, absolutely love her! Her Savannah, GA trips are AMAZING! I learned alot from her class, and most of the books we read are quite interesting. She also does alot of cool projects and challenges her students to think and analyze.

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what a classy lady. love her so much. had her freshman and ap 11 and really improved my writing/critical reading skills. fun to just talk to also.

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i love her! i have her for ap english 11 and i got As every quarter. shes great at teaching you how to write, and is really understanding. shes good about emailing you to remind you about assignments.

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mrs russell is an amazing teacher, shes fun,understanding, and always willing to adjust deadlines

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not fair grader at all. sweet woman though. we did do much at all though, she gets taken advantage of all the time...

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Nice, friendly and helpful teacher. Her class is more on the difficult side. She makes you write a lot but it helps in the long run. Fair grader. A little but excessive on work though.

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she's a little wacky and thinks she's your bff, but other than that she was a good teacher. Easier than all the other AP teachers for sure.

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Shes a nice lady...although she stresses the little things that don't count and then doesn't care about big dates or anything that really matters...she thinks she "taught us how to write" but she only helped my thesis sentenc

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she does alot of favoritism, i would write papers that my english major brother would proof and say were excellent papers and she would give dismal grades for

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she is good so far, i have really enjoyed it so far. I dunno why every one else hates her so much.

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Uhmm...I like her. She teaches really well but doesn't give us a whole lot of work...Very flexible and really really nice

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she was okay, i didn't take AP English with her though. goodluck if you do.

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Very helpful teacher, but you must take the time to learn from her. Does show a bit of favoritism, particularly to students she sees often or ones who come in during lunch.

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She is a mess, her class can be confusing and she's not clear or consistent.

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Horrible, horrible, horrible!

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The thought of this woman still teaching is ridiculous to me!! She's awful!

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her grading method is really confusing and unclear but overall her class is ok

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You are so cool.

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She needs to stop with the make-up!! She needs to return stuff and make her grading a better to understand!! Her directions are AWFUL and UNCLEAR! TERRIBLE!!

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she cares very much for the welfare of her students, tho' there is a lot of favortism, she isn't challenging in her teaching style, but the assign. can be hard

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greatest english teacher ever

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SHE HATES EVERYONE

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SHE AWESOME!!! Litterly one of the best reaches i ever had. and i failed her class. but i still leard so much. I love it she dosent suger-coat anything. THANKS

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Her handouts are full of spelling and grammatical errors

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haha I got a 98 on the lord of the flies essay, maybe you guys should try listening to directions

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Her grading is very inconsistent, much of the class time is spent discussing colleges, and she goes off subject often.

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Ms. Russell is nice when you get to know her, and she really teaches you a lot. Other English teachers are so much worse, you have no idea...

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Why does this woman teach if she herself cannot understand what she teaches nor lets her students understand it. She's oblivious to the loathing among her stude

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Ms. Russel kicks butt! she's the best teach!wait til you're a junior.she loves juniors. if you have a ?, ask her and come to her for help instead of complaining

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.Ms. Russell is really helpful and I totally feel comfortable talking to her. I hope I get to have her again in my highschool career. She taught me how to write

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everyone on here who complained about having trouble in her class is full of it. I have an A and I didn't have to try just do things the way she says to do them

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Queen of the one word theme . The theme of this book is love!!! We understand the books better than she does!

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No way as bad as some make her seem. Sometimes unclear, but make students think outside the box. I've had her twice - much better 2nd time. She's cool most of

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i do not feel that she is a proper teacher. she lost one of our projects, blames it on us, and then finds it later.

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lets her conservative views show a lot. says theres no right or wrong in seminars but then says her views are right, her grading is inconsistent too

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she is a HORRIBLE teacher! i'm learning nothing from her! she acts like she's just teaching for money. got a 78% on first essay, then she taught us how to do a proper one! grades have gone down from there! she unsults our generation repeatively!

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she's not that bad I learned to write the english good

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Ms. Russell isn't the absolute best teacher in the world, but she isn't as bad as people make her sound. She tries hard, and c'mon, you DID learn stuff. It was a reasonable primer for GT and AP english throughout the rest of Yorktown High School.

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Grades randomly w/o basis on anything. said i did a good job on something (only grade for third quarter) and then gave me a D. HATE.

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