I'm learning a lot, but she hates my class, so she's on edge all of the time. I feel a kind of love-hate relationship with this class. On one hand, I have learned more in this class than any class I've ever taken, maybe more than in any of my math classes, and math's my best subject, at least when I try. On the other hand, however, I've had many experiences that have made me hate the class and sometimes, even Houck. But I do not think she's satanic like this one guy thinks.
If you are considered "brainy" or at least try in school, be prepared to have the life suck out of you in this class. Houck is an awful teacher and anyone with a brain will feel their IQ and motivation drop within days, maybe even seconds, spent in her class. It's not hard to get A's on her tests if you skimmed the chapter (the curved scores also helps) and she'll assign you with enough busy work to compensate for any bad scores. Will you pass the AP test? If you have a brain, yeah, with a 3.
Houck isn't as bad as everyone says. If you at least skim the chapter and study notes, you should get an A or B. If you are polite to her, and don't talk when she's talking or has told the class not to talk, you should be fine with her. Don't give up on her; if you got on her bad side that's your fault, so just suck it up. She gets stressed by the end of the day, so if she comes off as mean or sassy to you, don't hold it against her. It can get a little hard, but I actually learn in the class.
I've had A LOT of awful teachers, but she takes the cake. Its amazing that someone who has taught for SO long can be SO bad at it. Only teacher to ever cause me legitimate emotional damage. I cannot believe they still allow her to teach...
She was very understanding of home problems that stopped me from doing work and she was always very willing to help me after school with the lessons we were learning in class. Just tell her you need help and she will help. She is my favorite teacher.
I've only had her for a very short while, and I already don't like her way of teaching. She goes back and forth between too many things,
All I did was read my review book under my desk. She does NOT know what she's talking about.
She can't teach. She gives a lot of USELESS homework. She expects us to know things she has never taught. She pronounces many words incorrectly. Avoid getting her at ALL COSTS!
She is a disgrace to Biology. We are required to do a certain amount of labs a year. She isn't going to do any of them. She NEVER lectures, and even admits it. She should be kicked out.
she's boring, but as long as you study your notes you'll at least get a B on your tests.
She doesn't connect with her students really and isn't very personable. She talks very quietly and it's hard to tell what kind of mood she's in.