09/06/14 - The best teacher that I have ever taken. Honestly I can't imagine my life without her AP lit course. It is similar to a college unit, but I mean what else are you expecting when you take AP? She changed my writing and my life and I'm so grateful to know her. Show More Show Less
10/10/13 - I have never had an English teacher - or any teacher, for that matter - anywhere near the quality of Mrs. Avery. Every student that has taken her class does well on the AP test and is able to properly analyze any piece of writing that they come across. She knows exactly what she is doing and why. If a student says they hate her, it is because they are not willing to put in the work to become an amazing writer through her class. Show More Show Less
10/10/12 - She is extremely over confident and rude, treats students like they mean nothing to her. Only thing she cares about are her AP scores. although she might know a lot about what she teaches she does it in a unkind, extremely hurtful way making students who are smart feel that they are inadequate. She chooses favorites and openly puts people down in front of the entire class room. Least favorite teacher so far. Show More Show Less
It seems weird to say that one person is responsible for your ability to form comprehensive thoughts, but until I took her AP English course, I was only regurgitating summaries of books. She taught me the importance of the question "so what?" She taught me that I didn't know anything if I couldn't tell her why something happened was important.
It's been eleven years since I took her English class and I still think about her every time I analyze something.
Much love to her! Show More Show Less