Ms. Ottey's chemistry class is not the most conventional class. She gives a lot of homework so donot let that stifle you. Make sure you do the textbook no matter how horrendous it is. Her tests are not hard but she grades the short response harsh because she wants you to do well on the regents.
Ms. Ottey is one of the best teachers I've ever had. She genuinelycares about her students and how they are doing. I have never felt that type of motherly bond with a teacher as I have felt with Ms. Ottey. She can sometimes be confusing at first, but by the end of a unit she makes sure that every student gets the topic, and overall she is a very smart teacher who really knows what she is talking about. In with the chemistry she also teaches her students life lessons, making me love chemistry!
She's fine but she's actually senile can't believe she's still teaching. Constantly she will misplace exams, homeworks, projects. She will tell you one thing one day and then have completely forgotten about it the next. Good person, bad teacher
You have Ottey? Amazing because now Google is your #1 best friend. She just tells you to Google everything so you might as well not even pay attention in her class. She's a great person but she really isn't clear and she gives ode work and tests.
Miss Ottey cares about her students and I like her personality and her person. But as far as teaching, she is confusing and she needs to be more clear.
Mrs. Ottey is a nice person who tries to have a motherly bond with all her students. However, she's also very disorganized and misplaces a lot of things.
Miss Ottey is an amazing teacher. I love how she teaches since she really gets across to me. Her class is very engaging and she tries to get those who are quiet to participate as well so she can get a general feel of how everyone is doing. She shows that she cares about how we feel and makes sure that she isnt going too fast. I generally look forward to her class everyday.
Mrs. Ottey knows what she's talking about, but she doesn't explain properly or leaves things missing occasionally. She also gives a lot of busy work no matter how much she denies it- the Castle Learning in itself is helpful and her worksheets would be too if she didn't pile all of them at once. Her textbook homework are generally useless. We also waste a lot of time in class, it would be nice to have a mixture of both fun and learning.
To be honest, she is a pretty good teacher, and I do have fun in her classes. I find that she teaches in a very relaxed environment. But we all have different views, so I don't know how others may see her.
She is the most unhelpful teacher I've ever had. If she sees you slipping in her class, she'll practically give up on you and then roast you when its parent teacher conference time. Failed the regents because I learned practically nothing in her class
Oh,Ottey btw she actually reads these, so yeah. Hello Ms. Ottey if you're out there! Her class is not per say hard, but it's not easy either. Expect yourself to be confused after each lesson, and the best way to pass the tests is to self-study and self-test. She gets all her tests/quizzes from www.nysedregents.org, just a shoutout. So just do lots of self studying. Otherwise, Chem wasn't exactly horrible, and her humor makes things pretty engaging at times, too. Also,beware the disorganization!!
**UPDATE FROM MY 11/20/2015 REVIEW ok so she's not terribly bad (btw she reads reviews) if you ask her if she's high, she'll say she's high on life Her tests are not hard on the contrary to popular belief and opinion. They're actually from regents exams. I mean, I'll admit that she's very spontaneous and disorganized, and she won't explain a lot of stuff, which is really annoying. She wants us to figure things out on our own. She let us have class time to study for our health test which was nice
WORST TEACHER EVER. LOSES LABS, YOU'RE WORK ETC. CAN NOT TEACH NOR CLARIFY ANYTHING. WHEN WE ASK HER QUESTIONS IN CLASS SHE CAN NOT EXPLAIN IT OR HAVE A HARD TIME TO DO SO. SOMETIMES, SHE EXPLAINS STUFF ANY IT JUST CONFUSES US EVEN MORE.
Doesn't know how to teach a class. We are so behind in her class because none of us understand anything that comes out of her mouth.
Way too many worksheets and sometimes very rude to her students, but her class was very enjoyable. Did not prepare me for the regents or ap chem
When people say she's disorganized, mean, and not a good teacher, I somewhat agree. I mean yea she's all of those qualities, but she is a good teacher so far. She may be confusing and rude, but I like her intentions and it's telling me that she wants the best for us. HOWEVER, SHE TAUGHT US ABOUT RESPECT AND RESPONSIBILITY, YET SHE DOES NOT EARN OUR RESPECT. SHE COMES IN LATE AND EXPECTS US TO HAND OUR ASSIGNMENTS IN WITHOUT QUESTIONS ASKED. I know I'm contradicting myself.
Why is she a teacher. She gives her students a lot of attitude. Lies to the class saying she will collect it but doesn't, and then few weeks later, she asks for it. Very unreliable and thinks she the queen and pretty much shushes her students in class even when they are trying to participate. And she gives so much work expecting us to do them perfectly. And if she loses your work, your screwed because she gives you a 0, even if you gave it in.
Probably the stupidest and the most stuck up teacher. She thinks she's a queen or somethin. Towards the end of the year, she gave back a 2 week lab and expected the class to finish in 5 mins. When I said that it was impossible, suddenly I became "Mr. Rebel" and apparently, I talk back too much. K. Good luck with her
Would not take her class again.
She gives ton of worksheets and all of sudden you will find it due tomorrown. It's like having a bomb embeded every time she gives hw. She doesn't call for collecting hw and if you don't hand it in on time. Minus 100!
she pretty much forgets the due dates of all her assignments. work is hard to keep up with and she assigns a lot of it. the only upside is that her tests are pretty easy
I hav her for chem lab and she is sooo mean. yells for no reason and doesnt know how to teach. She wastes our lab time and we end failing our labs.
this was just bootcamp to see how much bs i could take
I have her as chemistry lab instructor and she is sooo mean yells for no reason and doesnt know how to teach. She wastes our lab time and we end failing our labs.
Too many worksheets, lessons are too fast, very disorganized, frequently forgets things and needs to be reminded.
Ms.Ottey is 2 swaq. Best teacher ever. 11/10. 2hot2handle bro. like srsly. i know ur reading this ms.ottey. huaehaueheuheuhe.
TOO MANY WORKSHEETS. Lesson is too fast. Fun class.
Awsome teacher. Did well on regents and class. She's funny but doesn't know it.
Honestly she's not that bad of a teacher but she's extremely disorganized and tends to lose things easily. I remember a few months into the first term, she randomly decided to collect worksheets we finished at the beginning of the year and I had JUST cleaned out my folder... I turned them in later but she didn't change the 0s on skedula until the end of the semester so I had a 75 in her class that entire semester. Just study from the worksheets and try to stay on her good side.
Ms.Ottey is very demanding and naturally funny. You must take notes in the composition that is required in her class and STUDY FOR EXAMS. DO ALL THE WORKSHEETS. She will go over them and you will have lots of time to complete them. SHE WILL ASK FOR THEM. I always received sheets handed to her, they were never lost. If you need help go to her, she will help you during class and also in tutoring. I enjoyed her class.
If you end up having her for a teacher, be prepared to hate chemistry for the rest of your life. Her class isn't bad, and you get plenty of notes, but she has a terrible case of amnesia almost all the time. You give her something or she says something one day, the next day she denies it. It even happens with the entire class. Tends to lose things easily and changes her mind too much. Also, if the majority of the class is not present, pop quiz! Late students don't get to make it up and get a 0.
Because of Ms. Ottey, chemistry is the bane of my existence. I can't stand to even look at anything related to chemistry because of my horrible experience. She's very disorganized, unclear, and gives far too many worksheets from which she expects us to teach ourselves. She loves handing out gifts such as pop tests and quizzes as well. All of the chemistry that I have retained thus far has been from my review book and the day I finally complete this godforsaken class will be an alleviation.
Worst teacher ever. She claims to love her students, but fails us all. Don't be surprised if you hand in assignments and you get a 0 because she "didn't get it". She's so unorganized and has the hugest attitude and doesn't care when you tell her that you handed the work in. In fact, she'll give you quizzes on purpose because she blames the class for not understanding. If the whole class is failing, there is obviously something wrong with her, not us. If you have the chance to transfer, DO IT.
I have to say this first- Ms. Ottey really is a wonderful person. As a teacher, she is very knowledgable. She knows her stuff especially when it comes to chemistry, but may not communicate it that well. Sometimes you endure a bit of suffering but pay attention, and it won't be that bad. Her clarity really depends on the unit that she's teaching. If it's a complex unit, use the brief review book. Whatever she assigns, MAKE SURE TO GET IT DONE. You never know when she will collect it and grade it.
First day school, Ottey acted intelligently as if she is a responsible and smart teacher. She also sounded "very organize" the first day of the school (big mistake! She is VERY NOT ORGANIZED). If by any chance you get this teacher, TRANSFER OUT! RUN! or you will suffer for the rest of the school year. Honestly, I did not learn anything this yr in Chemistry. If your in Ottey's class, you gotta self study very hard. P.S. she will ask you to buy a composition notebook only for Chemistry, don't!
Ms Ottey can be eccentric from time to time. As a teacher, her worse fault is lack of organizing or losing work she collected from her students. As a person she is funny, but can be a bit harsh at times. My advice is if you need help in her class, is to go to her for tutoring, she isn't as mean or tough on you after school. Also do not eat or drink in her class, she will probably throw out your food or drink. And last but not least, do all your worksheets. It will get your grade up by a lot.
Omg she is a horrible bio lab teacher. She complained 2 us that she didnt have our labs when it was in her mailbox. Then during the onion lab she smelled onions for about 15 mins??
Ottey is an okay teacher. She doesn't know how to give instructions very well and she's always giving out "presents" for homework. My advice, if you're serious about your grade, do all the worksheets and buy a brief review book. Also, if you need any help, go to her for tutoring, she's not that crazy after school.
Lol 7/05 probably Ms ottey wrote that. Picks on individuals and gives too many worksheets. doesn't explain everything thoroughly.
Ms. Ottey was a horrible experience. What kind of teacher looses your work and then blames you for it?!! There is no reason that one should have to learn chemistry on their own when there is supposedly a teacher in the classroom. I'm all for students taking initiative, but she is just ridiculous. If you have her, the minute that she looses something of yours, don't waste any time! TRANSFER OUT!!!
Okay what was Tech thinking, letting a Chemistry teacher instruct a physics lab!? Sure it's lab and only once a week, but we never got anything done. She took almost 10 minutes explaining things which was not clear at all. Whenever you asked for her help, she'd take so long thinking what was wrong. Normally a teacher should know right away and if not right away, take only a small bit of time to figure out the problem and solve it out. This teacher was a horrible experience for physics lab.
She is a great chemistry teacher although you might hate her b/c of the plethora of worksheets you'll receive. She's a hilarious teacher and is VERY helpful. REMEMBER TO DO YOUR WORKSHEETS!
As ms ottey's favorite student ever I would like to say that she's great! Gives too much worksheets but is hilarious without knowing. She is the one with the issues
Sometimes you just gotta BREATHE and learn that when you think of good grades, theres NO SUCH ANIMAL
Oh, Ms. Ottey. As a person, she's wonderful. As a teacher... well, there's room for improvement. You'll learn to BREATHE in her class and understand that WE LOVE YOU no matter what. Y'all got issues.
I just wanna tell you how shes feeling, shes gonna make you understand (chemistry), because shes NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP, NEVER GONNA LET YOU DOWN, NEVER GONNA RUN AROUND AND, DESERT YOU.
Otteys a good teacher alright.You know the rules and so do I. A full commitment's what I'm thinking of. She's never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down. Never gonna run around and desert u~ '11
LOL. As a teacher..shes not that easy. But 'the worksheets' are for your personal use.
theres no homework, but tons of worksheets. Shes a funny teacher but if you want to learn your going to have to do some of it yourself because she goes through the units pretty fast, but will review
i email her almost everyday and she never replies to my emails
she knows her chemistry but she cant teach she also has favorites.
Awesome teacher. People just complain too much. 'Ya'll Got Issues' :D
she always says shes from brooklyn but she is from the west indies. i think jamaica! she is a good teacher.. i failed every exam, quiz, and slept through class... later i aced the final and got a 75! SWWEEET!
shes strict but as u get to know her shes only tryin to be one of those strict teachers that when u look bak on ull think lke damn she prepared me for school.But she does ignore someone half the time cuz she'll be preocuppied so u really need to get her attention
Ms. Ottey gives a lot of work, but she was the best science teacher ever. She helped me A LOT and in the end i got a much better understanding of chemistry. She was great and very inspirational. Anyone who has her for their chemistry teacher is very lucky.
One word: Awesome. One of the only chem teachers that teach well without completely overwhelming you with crap.
Love ms.ottey as a chem teacher. NO SUCH ANIMAL! Wont tell us what college shes been to though. If you pay attention in class, and take notes, easy class! She really wants all her kids to do good, and maybe become a chem teacher. TIP: dont tick her off =)
The lessons are not complicated at all but she gives a lot of worksheets.Whenever I come for tutoring after school even though she complains she always help. Most of the time she stays really late in school. Because of her encouragement, I'm taking the SAT subject test in chemistry, and shes prepping me.
A real professional in the field of chemistry. She may seem a bit strict and proceeds through her lessons fast, but she really is a good teacher. She helped me decide what I want to do with my life. Thanks to Ehrlich for killing my love for math, I've decided to pursue a career in Chemistry and possibly go on to medical school. In summary, thanks Ms. Ottey, I wouldn't want to have another teacher even if I had the chance to.
ms ottey is a great teacher, at first i thought she was tough but i realized she is a very good teacher. She really wants her students to suceed. She is by far the greatest chemistry teacher. Jose Dominguez
Awesome teacher. Gave us free candy. :D. No Such Animal. She can be a little rough though...
Great teacher, she really tries and wants us to succeed, plus she bought us candy. =))) Help her get the cool shades.
Mrs Ottey is really a BRILLIANT teacher. She explains every single thing until you're absolutely clear. Don't get on her nerves though, not pretty.
She's ok, i guess, but that summary thing she makes us do? Yeah, that is kind of stupid, like seriously, wat's it matter?
If you have ms ottey for chem lab you basically have 100. she explains the instructions prety well and thengoes over all the answers after so all you have to do is write them down. the only bad thing is that you have to hand in the lab rite there, you dont get a week to finish it
LOVE IT! EASY HUNDRED in lab, nice teacher, tired to make jokes it doesn't work well.
she's real cool and funny. listen in class, study and youll get chem. hated the journal though..basically rewrote my class notes but i guess that helped a little
shes awesome...sometimes it seems like shes mean and harsh but in the end u realize she was doni it for ur own good.... so come the end of teh yr and you'll thank her...plus shes like my mom
ottey is not that bad. she is funny sometimes :D. sometimes very nice. I kinda of like her. She doesnt read the hws, she just sees if you did it or not and gives a check.
shes fine.nothing THAT bad.and now that there are things are in writing, theres more clarity and her ways and methods to her madness is a bit more clear,NOT saying totally but better.=/...=]
Completely mentally unstable. Really. But overall, she wasn't as bad of a teacher as I thought she was going to be. I really did learn a lot, though throughout the enitre term, I really felt like I was learning nothing. Really really harsh grader. She barely ever assigns HW, except for sometimes she goes HW happy and assigns 80 problems in one night, and you have to copy the questions too and no typing allowed. Frequent mood swings, way too much stress (on the students), contradicts herself. Good luck. xD
She makes everyone feel like a failure. She has little patience. Everyone is happy to just PASS her tests. I don't care whatsoever if she reads these. She gives out projects without providing sufficient info. She didn't even follow her own guidelines sheet! Randomly she is in a good mood but the complete opposite the next day. Other times, she dismisses questions or "See me after school." Most of the time, I'm completely lost what she is trying to teach. I can't stand her attitude.
after a long, painful year of ottey's chem class, i can honestly say that i didn't learn much at all. i try and try but i can't stand her. however, on the very rare, random day, she can be nice. just try to stay on her good side.
i dont know why you ppl are badmouthing ms. ottey. sure, she gets mad and stuff, but she's very nice and calm compared to other teachers. in fact, i think she's the most nicest and calmest teacher i've had. she may give a lot of homework, but its not like she gives it all to do in one day. usually she gives hw that are due 2 days later. also, she KNOWS what she is teaching, unlike other chem teachers. She always finds the time to help each and every one who doesnt understand. also she also counsels students
She was a really hard teacher and gave out a lot of homework, but I'm grateful that I had her. Chemistry is an awesome subject!
It's nice to encounter a teacher in high school who actually knows the subject matter well enough to teach it and CAN teach it. That was the case with only three teachers during my years at Tech. Her honors Chem class was very challening as a sophomore being introduced to chemistry for the first time, but it prepared me for AP Chem the next year.
The class really can be too stressful sometimes. Other than that, I have learned a lot, but at the price of much sleep and sanity.
i had her two years ago. she was a tough teacher but seriously, she helped a LOT. i learned so much from her. she's awesome.
come on guys ottey actually reads this thing. she's not all that bad, just really forgets a lot of things
i think ms.ottey is a great teacher! she teaches well and i get a lot from her class. yeah, she does give a load of work, but its very good practice for the regents and the SatII u just have to get used to the amount of work she gives and sat aside at least an hour every day to do chem hw
she can be in a bad mood at times, but she still teaches, even though the regular classes are ahead of the honors
she is the best!! trust me sophmores, it might be hard now, but she taught me a lot and now that I'm in physics I realize how much I love chem and I miss her sooo much