Average 2.98 based on 10 teacher ratings
Foley is a History teacher at Phillips Exeter Academy located in Exeter, New Hampshire. When comparing Foley's ratings to other teachers in the state of New Hampshire, Foley's ratings are below the average of 4.26 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Phillips Exeter Academy is 4.21 stars.
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I'm not sure why there are so many negative reviews. I had a totally different experience. As a student who truly wants to discuss both sides of a political interpretation, I thought she was one of the most objective teachers to ideologic diversity. She always summarized the discussions on the board grounding the conversation. Yes, she was a tough grader on papers, but as long as you argued your point logically and with evidence, I found her to be very fair. One of my better history experiences.

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Ms. Foley will act nice to you, but do not be fooled, she is not. Bottom line is, she is just a terrible, terrible teacher. She gives terrible prompts, does not mediate discussions, and is entirely unfair in grading. She also completely neglects your actual writing in the final grade she gives you. She said that my essay had "strong writing and fantastic use of quotes," then gave me a C+. Overall, I'd strongly advise avoiding her class at all costs.

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I had Ms. Foley for Principles of Economics, so it might be because it was an introductory course, but she took as much time as we needed to explain concepts. On tests she expects you to have a strong control of the vocabulary, but it just requires a bit of extra study time. Harkness seemed more participation-based than whether you answered right, thankfully, and the readings were honestly fun, which for a non-math person is saying something. Expects you to be professional in class, but nice.

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i hope i never have her again. her knowledge on the subjects she teaches is questionable at best. she is also chooses favorites and students she doesnt like, and grades them down.

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Nice enough lady, but very HARDCORE about Exeter....Make sure your are ON TIME and IN DRESS CODE. Write well and participate regularly in class.

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She was so helpful and nice. Great class

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She is very oppinunated, and it will be bad if you do not share her opinions. I solved this by being ultra ultra liberal. Other wise, shes pretty good.

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Another horror story. I didn't do club soccer my senior because of her. She took all the fun out of it.

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she gets very biased, doesnt like that I am a conservative, so it is impossible for me to do well...it is awful

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Nice, but a tough teacher. She gives POP QUIZZES - I mean, who does that??

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Phillips Exeter Academy is located in Exeter, New Hampshire with an average teacher rating of 4.21 stars. When comparing Phillips Exeter Academy's teachers to other teachers in the state of New Hampshire, Phillips Exeter Academy's teachers are below the average of 4.26 stars. Phillips Exeter Academy ranks 24 amongst all High Schools in the state of New Hampshire. Learn More