Average 3.37 based on 60 teacher ratings
Karen Malone is an English teacher at Commack High School located in Commack, New York and part of Commack Union Free School District. Karen Malone's 60 teacher ratings contributes to Commack High School's ranking of 731 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Commack High School is 4.28 stars.
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Shes a good teacher, kinda makes the class fun with stupid jokes. lots of work and projects. lots of test too. try to get on her good side the first days of school, she keeps favorites.

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She can sound mean to people but that is just how she talks. If you show that you are putting an effort in her class she will try to work with you and help you out. Btw insane hillary lover

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Malone was by far my favorite teacher in Commack! As long as you do your work on time, there is no reason you won't enjoy her class. She is super chill and is fun to joke around with and cares a lot about her students. Kids who hate her are simply kids who don't know how to do their work on time and expect to be babied their entire lives. Love this women! Also on a side note, she directed the best play to ever be performed at Cormack High School

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This woman is the single most horrible teacher I have ever had. She gives excessive amounts of work, ignoring all other classes students may have work in. She is very rude when a student asks for help, and expects them to know everything that is going on. I would highly recommend switching out of this class if given the opportunity to. Between her rude attitude and awful attempts at jokes, this class is a living hell.

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I had mrs. Malone for English in 10th grade and i regret not switching out of her class, she is rude, sarcastic, if you ask her for help she treats you as though you are stupid. When you ask her to clarify something, she is rude about it and tells you to pay attention and doesn't clarify a thing. A teacher is supposed to help students and be encouraging however she is the opposite. She picks favorites and she is a very judgmental person and her work load is absolutely ridiculous.

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Mrs. Malone is a very good teacher, if you are able to stay on top of your work. The assignments she gives overlap with one another, but she gives ample time to complete them; by doing this, I believe that she helps prepare her students for future classes that give a lot of demands. She tries her best to make class as fun as possible and makes the class interesting.

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Mrs. Malone is a great teacher! I was intimitated by her the first few weeks of class but quickly grew to like her. As long as you do your work ON TIME, be respectful, show you're putting in effort and laugh at her jokes she will like you! She is very sweet , caring and very motherly. Really cares about her students. She does give a lot of work but it has helped me become a better student. A lot of our class activities are really fun
And we always laugh.My favorite teacher this year!:)

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this teacher is the reason why I hate school. from the first day of class she was mean to me. I tried switching out of her class multiple times but it never worked with my schedule. if you get this teacher move to a different country.

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Malone is my IB theatre teacher and she is the reason I don't act anymore. She makes what I thought would be my favorite subject my hardest and least enjoyable class

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I cant take it!!! Second year having this teacher. HELP ME!!!!!!!! TOO MUCH WORK! She has favorites if your not one of them, good luck!!!

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she never is willing to help. Once she has an opinion about you, she will never change her opinion

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Worst teacher I've ever had, switch out of her class

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she thinks that her english class is the only thing that matters in school and in the world basically. loads 5 different projects on you within like 2 weeks so good luck doing them all if you have her.

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Shes supa nice and everything and her tests arent really that hard. She tried to "be on of the kids" sometimes and its pretty funny to watch actually. it makes her class really funny and enjoyable. she does have favorites but really all u have to do is participate and laugh at her jokes. shes such a good teacher, but she GIVES WAY TOO MUCH HOMEWORK. some of it is pretty useless and just there to keep us busy for a whole week. nuff said. get on her good side and she'll love u 5eva

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Simply put, english used to be my favorite subject, now I wish I never have to take it again. I used to enjoy reading books, now I cringe when I see them. Mrs. Malone only likes her opinion. You are WRONG on EVERYTHING, which makes no sense because it is an opinion and how can you get an opinion wrong? The good news is you will have something in common with a lot of kids because most people dont like her.

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Mrs. Malone is a strict teacher without a doubt but personally she did help me improve as a writer. At the beginning of the year I had a hard time adjusting but I felt it was a change for the better. With that said, she still kind of scares me.

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Malone will often try to joke around; she'll play games, act out scenes from books, etc.. Might be fun for her enthusiastic students.. I hated it. She does try her best to push you to your limit when it comes to being a Pre-IB/IB Student. Having said hat, I found her class to be horrid. She disagreed with anyone's opinions but her own, and she was pretty close-minded. The work is miserable, and she definitely did not make the year any easier or any more enjoyable. I hope I never have her again.

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She's strict, boring, annoying, harsh and hated by many. Im certainly not a fan.

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Mrs.Malone was a good teacher but she would always ask the most abstract questions on her quizzes which made it hard to get them right.

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Malone is a "miss understood" teacher. She is strict and it is a heavy course load. Keep in mind SHE IS AN IB TEACHER. she teaches and expects you to learn on an IB level. If you are struggling you can ask her for help. It is up for students to take the initiative. You will come out of her class a better writer, and all around better student. she makes the transition from Pre-IB to IB easy

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She talks about England way to much to the point I hate the country because I Tired about her mentioning it.

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At first Malone seems like a psycho. She's really strict, has ridiculous rules and theories, and sometimes just seems crazy! But then you get to know her. She loves creativity, she encourages humor and relaxation (as long as you're willing to learn) and she is so funnily kooky! I love talking to her, and if you have a good class, you'll have the time of your time. MALONE <3

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She's strict when you don't do your work, so just do it and you'll be fine with her. And also, she loves to see creativity in your work so...

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Personally, I loved Malone by the end of the year. She is a great person to talk to and a respectable teacher. However, she grades very harshly...

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SHE TALKS ABOUT ENGLAND TOO MUCH.

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Mrs. Malone is very sarcastic and a very hard grader: some people might find that bad, but I actually liked her as a teacher and was disappointed I didn't have her again this year. Though she may be harsh grader, I think it just prepares everyone for other teachers. She does assign a lot of homework and I must admit that I had tons of homework from her class. But I do advise people to do their assigned readings or be prepared to fail. I also like her class becaose of her poe point raffles!

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Mrs. Malone is an amazing teacher. She knows a lot about English. She really gets her students to think critically and analytically. Sometimes she is a tough teacher, but it helps. She's the kind of person you can talk to after class and feel comfortable with. I looked forward to English class because of Mrs. Malone. She makes it fun yet she teaches very well. She is clear and her lessons are straightfoward. She expects a lot from her students and if you do not meet her expectations you will not do well.

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At times she can have her outbursts of anger but what she does for the benefit of her students. Read or you will not do well on Reading tests If you have a question on a topic, go to extra help cuz she is willing to help you.

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Sometimes she's nice, and other times she's too strict. She grades assignments too harsh at times, as well as participation. She also doesn't give enough explanation for what's on exams at times.

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Mrs. Malone knows what she's doing. She actually is really funny when you don't expect her to be that funny. Sometimes she can be very strict but it's for the students' good and it helps a lot,

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i love mrs. malone.....she gives a lot of work but thats part of the honors program....the only thing is she is a really harsh participation grader

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The DEVIL!!!...Evil beyond belief...Switch out before or you will be sorry...Hard, will work you to the bone...not a very nice person...

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wil work you to the bone...

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this teacher has to be the rudest teacher you will ever meet, she fights with you and she also will make your grade suffer if you disrespect her! she should be fired for the way she talks back to people and the way she grades

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Ms. Malone definitely thinks very highly of herself and has favorite students. She gives a ridiculous and unnecessary amount of work. However, you can tell she knows what she's doing when it comes to teaching.

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i agree with the person who said she thinks very highly of herself... she's a bit annoyying and boring but i dont think its thatt bad to be in her class...

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Very strict teacher that gives a lot of work. Make sure you get on her good side early. But if you do all your wrok on time you learn so much. Oh, and make sure to never use the word "you" when you write in her class.

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malone rocks my toe socks!

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Her grading is very tough. Almost everyone on midterms got in the mid to low 80's. Finals it changed a little bit. She does hand out a lot of work and her teaching methods aren't that good. Don't try to get by it wont work.

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i hated her when i had her she gave way to much work and put to much pressure on us but looking back she did teach us alot.. i will never forget her

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i really didn't like her for a while when i had her but looking back she taught me alot of helpful things about essays and literature

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I dont think there is possibly a good thing to say about her,she plays favorites,very unclear,hates us, would never admit shes wrong. worst teacher, so glad i dont have her anymore

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Mrs. Malone a hard to communicate with and she believes she's always right! She dosen't like other people's opinions

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Mrs. Malone is a teacher that has to settle in to you. She works her magic and allows you to see the world from a literary perspective. She was one of my favs.

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Mrs. Malone is overall a good teacher that gives you mixed messages about your writing and your expressiveness. She can be boring, sometimes.

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I don't like you!

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for a communications teacher, u don't communicate very well

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mrs. malone is the best teacher ever..she seriously is one of the best..she mad class so much fun..u just gotta speak upp and make her laugh then she will likeu

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I didn't like malone because she was too much work - she expected us to put english ahead of everything. Unlike her- some of us DO have lives :/

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She's ok, not the best english teacher I had but not the worse. I had her in 7th grade, I know long time since I'm in 11th now

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i like her a lot. you just cant slack off in her class, and if you dont, then shes an awesome teacher to have.

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She's so cool and really funny. She has a smart sense of humor which is awesome. Had her in middle school and in high school-- still rockin it.

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i love ms. malone! love love love her. couldnt be nicer :)

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shes too prude... get with the 21st baby

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Ms. Malone is the nicest teacher and anyone who talks bad is going to get it.

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i like her - i think she's a good teacher and cares about us

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her style of teaching just isnt fun. the homework can sometimes be very annoying.

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