Average 4.63 based on 27 teacher ratings
Janet Lavasseur is an English teacher at Portage Central High School located in Portage, Michigan and part of Portage. Janet Lavasseur's 27 teacher ratings contributes to Portage Central High School's ranking of 204 in Michigan. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Portage Central High School is 4.18 stars.
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When I was in her English 11 class, at first I thought she was kooky and weird. I thought to myself "...nothing makes sense." But the odd thing is...she's one of the best teachers I've ever had. She really taught me how to write and how to apply thesis statements, closing statements, vocabulary, etc. She may seem odd, but give her a chance. You'll really learn a lot!

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I've had some amazing professors at both the undergraduate and MBA levels in one of the nation's top programs in my field, but Mrs. LaVasseur still wins the best teacher ever for me. She did not merely teach me how to write, but she taught me to write with passion in all of my work, which has truly brought me far in life and in professional success. Maybe it is her alluring stories or her breaks to do the airplane that sets her above and beyond, but either way - Thank you, Mrs. LaVasseur!

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Mrs. Lavasseur is awesome! I didn't realize how great she was untill i was out of her class. Yep. the flying and talking to birds is weird, but she's super nice and genuinely cares about her students.

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success rate in Lavasseur's class was hit and miss. either she helped you a lot with her strict, weird way of teaching, or you were totally screwed.

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Mrs. LaVasseur stands as the most amazing teacher EVER. I love her teaching style and am very upset I won't have the pleasure of being in her class next year. Ps. Sorry I used be verbs /:

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She is one of the weirdest people I have even met but her tangents and knowledge are exceptional! She gets so excited about trains, emergencies, and birds it is so entertaining! She is a great teacher

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She talks to birds...

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Her expectations are way too high. She treats her students like they're oblivious, yet expects them to write college-worthy papers. Teaches good material, but is too harsh about it.

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Her teaching style is a bit different. The work in class is fast paced. But, I learned more from this teacher than anyone else in the school.

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I really enjoyed this class. Her teaching style is very different from what I have experienced before, but it really helped me. My writing has improved so much this year. I had fun most days haha

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she is one of those teachers that you may not like when you have her, since she is very eccentric, but once you're gone, you realize how much she really helped you, and you like her more in hindsight.

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I really don't like her. She is VERY contentious to use her own vocab. word. She grades hard and makes everyone look like and idiot.

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Awesome, awesome English teacher. Get her and you'll love her, and you'll also learn so much and be so set for college.

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Mrs. Lavasseur is sooooooooooooooo cool!! She rox and I love the air-plane! "Asume flight positions, everyone!"

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Mrs. Lavasseur is the craziest teacher ever...i LOVE the airplane...definate upgrade!!!

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I had her 3 years ago and just wrote half my college app essays about her. Love her Socratic method and all the lovely grammar I learned.

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She's nuts... I love her and i wouldn't have her any other way... flying the airplane now has a whole new meaning. Sincerely, The POET

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I wish that I could still be in her class, but IB was super hard. But she helps you with so much, and she wants to be seen as a peer and not a teacher/ nucence

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Possibly one of the best teachers EVER. Can be thought of as slightly insane, but in a very endearing way.

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I love the airplane, she's definetly an upgrade from Kubinski and Pence

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Mrs. Lavasseur is very understanding and gives a new perspective on not only english, but other aspects in life. I recommend her for honors english 9

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She makes learning enjoyable, and treats everyone like an equal, unlike many teachers who make some students feel inferior. She is awesome.

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Mrs. LaVasseur is great at troubleshooting problems and fixing them. She also has hilarious stories and talks to crows.

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love this teacher! She makes english fun. She is very entertaining and lets you voice your opinion practically every day! She also lets you fly(stretch)in class

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She loves teaching and teaches well but sometimes she may seem strange. Also, I'm not sure that I believe everything that she says about symbols and Cloud Nine.

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