Average 4.06 based on 26 teacher ratings
Helen Smith is an English teacher at Newton North High School located in Newtonville, Massachusetts and part of Newton School District. Helen Smith's 26 teacher ratings contributes to Newton North High School's ranking of 347 in Massachusetts. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Newton North High School is 4.09 stars.
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ILOVED HER so difficult with grammar but a great teacher

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A monster, but there's no denying she's exceptional at what she does and will teach you a lot. Average scale in survivability is newspaper>senior English classes>journalism>prop tech.

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Extremely harsh and cruel, but she will teach you about English and journalism. Survival guide: read the Orange Book from back to front, never speak out of turn, never come unprepared for class, write down her dislikes.

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Shes runs a very difficult class and can be mean...makes ppl cry alot, but you learn A LOT of english in her class

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She taught me the most my senior year at North. Okay, she made my cry once but felt really bad and hugged me afterwards.She's is intellegent.and riggorous but the class is worth it

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rude, obnoxious, disrepectful, angry person. does not connect with students who she doesn't like.

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Hardest class. Will keep you up at night doing your work...take her class. But count the hours to the end. Only advice is do your work and dont contradict her

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Good teacher, but can be REALLY mean

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the toughest teacher I had at North. A genius woman who knows her grammer rules like no other. She instilled the fear of God in me, but I learned a ton.

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u learn lots of stuff from journalism class, from her and from working on the newtonite...its just that with her, its not always in the most comfortable manner

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Worked on the Newtonite for over 4 years. This lady definitelt knows what she's doing. HOwever sometimes her anger can get the better of her.

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Amazing! She loves you if you try to impress. STUDY FOR THE STYLE TEST IF UR IN JOURNALISM! it counts for a lot. Overall, shes so hilarious! She'll love u

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dragon teacher but u learn so much in her class

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journalism was an amazing class. u learn so much from her, although she can be quite scary at times...

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Don't be late to class, don't say 'like' every other word, don't get on her nerves after press night (or ever), and don't look directly into her eyes.

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I tried to like her... it didn't work. She terrifies me.

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she is an extremeley hard teacher but you learn SO much in her class! She gets angry so easily, but if she likes you its great! You get A LOT out of her class

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Tough class but by the end you're the better for it.

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She has taught me so much about literature and life. She inspired my college essay, and despite what everyone says about her, she is by far the best English teacher I have ever had.

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She might be gruff (OK, that's an understatement) at times, but my grammar is all the better for it. And she LOVES seniors.

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Helen is commited to her students, but has an odd blood-thirsty way of showing it. She loves to teach and it truly is her life.

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You learn a lot in this class but you pay for it in blood. She really likes kids but has a slightly strange way of showing it through her constant nger at anyone who does not completely meet her specifications.

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learned a lot but lots of pain on the way...the mental scares may never heal

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Journalism is not easy, but it is hands down the most useful class at North.

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SCARY but a good person, she likes kids and teaching but has trouble showing it

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She loves her English class! She's only mean if you deserve it.

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