Average 2.38 based on 56 teacher ratings
Kitty Heidlage is a History teacher at Newton North High School located in Newtonville, Massachusetts and part of Newton School District. Kitty Heidlage's 56 teacher ratings contributes to Newton North High School's ranking of 363 in Massachusetts. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Newton North High School is 4.1 stars.
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Knows a lot of stuff just can't ever access it when teaching. Grades based on opinions of what is said in class (ie this kid says things of an B + intelligence level. They must deserve a B/B+ on most assignments) not actual work. Boring but easy to sidetrack. Forgets to assign homework then gives hours in one night to make up for her mess up. Nice lady, unfair teacher. She liked me though so I got As easily in her class.

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Is her class easy? If she thinks you're smart, sure. Are the tests hard? She doesn't tell you what will be on them so unless you study everything perfectly, you're f*cked. Does the class use the textbook? Don't bother to, she teaches from it anyway. Is she helpful? Calling her useless is giving her too much credit. Is she clear? About as clear as the water in the Charles. Knowledgable? I wouldn't really know, she doesn't show it in class. She also never shows up...

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I can't believe she is actually a teacher. She assigns massive amounts of homework to her curriculum 1 class like we're honors. She can't teach for her life. She assigns essays about stuff we literally have barley talked about. She is always out and expects us to know everything even if she hasn't talked about it. I think the Newton School department needs to rethink their decision of hiring her. Hands down, she is the worst teacher ever. SWITCH OUT OF HER CLASS IF ITS NOT TOO LATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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She is never in school, always teaches from her notes and gives long, boring lectures. She doesn't give tests back, and picks favorites in each class. Also, we are 4 months into the year and she still doesn't know some of my classmates names. She often goes off on weird and personal tangents. I

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Picks favorites. She never checks our homework after assigning so much of it. Im in Curriculum 1 and she teaches it like its honors. She never tells us exactly whats on the tests, so we all have to wing it when studying; then on the test we were over-prepared in the wrong things. She lectures ALL the time, and she doesn't even know the material. She has to reference her sheets and then we are basically rewriting what we wrote from our textbook notes. I cannot believe shes teaching. >:(

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She is uninspiring, teaches right out of the textbook, and picks favorites. She not only gives long boring lectures, but she also goes off topic extremely easily. She once spent half a class talking about the dog she was going to get. As great as movies may be, she plays way to many, and they do not teach anything that is not learned from the textbook. She rarely checks drafts of essays, so it is almost impossible to know what she wants. She grades based on how much she likes you. Horrible class

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She picks favorites and basically reads from the textbook. Your grade is determined more or less the first time you walk through the door. If you want to learn, you learn on your own, definitely not a good teacher.

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dispite what people say about her, she's a pretty good teacher, even to her sophomores. and not THAT tough a grader. if you don't work, she doesn't like you, shocker.

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For some reason, people don't like her. She is kind of obnoxious to her sophomores, but who doesn't hate their sophomores? Anyway, her AP CompGov class is amazing and not even that hard. She's secretl

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I love Kitty. as a person and as a teacher. had her twice and was very happy. her lectures are boring but they're basically just re-reading the reading, so you can skip the hwk. easily distracted.

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She only looks at the first page of assignments, if you do good work on the first page your set. She never keeps to a schedule , but sometimes that works in your favor.

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She's a nice person, and if you get on her good side you're good, but she does obviously play favorites and is slow in handing stuff back. Teaches from the textbook, which saves you from having to read it.

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I may just be the only person that likes her, which is a shame since she's actually very nice as a person. Anyone can do well in this class if they just put in a little effort.

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Did not like to talk to me and inform me about how my child was doing. Condescending and does not know her students at all

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She's nice but very slow in handing back papers. Her tests also cover material that we haven't learned. If you get her for AP History, expect alot of homework and daily lectures.

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She is okay. The main problem i have with her is that she lets her biases&sterotypes affect your grade. If she looks at you and sees in you a B student, that is what you get. Switc

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Nice person, teaches from the textbook, lectures can get boring but you can easily steer her off topic. Get on her good side by paying attention and you're good for the year.

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She runs a VERY tough honors class, and she grades very hard, but she's very nice, other than that. She is helpful and fun, but gives lots of homework.

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Very disorganized and reads from the textbook or lectures most classes. Very nice but not very helpful if you go to see her.

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Anyone who says she doesn't know her subject is completely wrong. She is very intelligent, just not the best teacher in the world. She does play favorites, but for a reason.

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Is VERY Nice and if you go to see her for extra help she is very helpful. Losses papers and tests though.

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Eh... picks favorites and treats the others with minimal respect, bordering on malice. I wasn't a favorite.

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Not knowledgable on her subject, very unclear, unhelpful, hard grader without reason... the list goes on.

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Honestly, I liked her best when she wasn't talking. She was never receptive to thought that didn't concur with her own and was quick to snap at you.

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she moved me around for no reason each class to the front and i didnt like her to much she cant teach at all

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can't discipline, too much wasted time, but is infomitive when gets to point

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doesnt manage time well...some parts of the year we were going way too fast and skipping important information. other parts we spent too long on.

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o.k teacher, goes off the track a lot of the times, we spent a whole class on talking about a movie, classes can be boring and fun

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She is an awful teacher, teaches from the textbook, you have to learn everything yourself, never get anything done, waste time on stupid projects

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Never knows what's going on, and takes years to grade papers. Constanly forgets names too.

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She is ok, and class can get dull at times, but once you catch her teaching style you can ajust and learn with it. I think she is a great teacher

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Ms Heidlage is awesome. Her lectures can get boring, but she's really interested in what she teaches. She's a phenomenal teacher if you just take interest.

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WTF?! heiglage is the best! maybe she can be boring, but did you ever try asking questions to move the class where you want it to go? you cant expect teachers

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i dont no why everyone hates her so much, she seems like a pretty good teacher to me

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A very boring, dry, uninteresting teacher, that assigns a lot of work. also gets confused a lot. just is there to get it done, doesnt enjoy it.

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actually expects studdents to work *gasp*

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The only good history teacher I've ever had.

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yes, her class can be boring, but she is one of the few teachers who actually seems to care about her students.

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i conqur with every 1 else..soooooo boring

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She just repeats everything from the textbook in class in a very boring way. She also says similarily and questions completely wrong. And assigns too many papers, but is reasonably nice.

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i have her for homeroom, yet still, she's way too hard and too much homework. no, seriously, she's really obnoxious to us, and seems to only care about herself...and where her sons go to college.

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class is sooo boring and the work never ends

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Doesn't know her history.

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she's a lawyer not a teacher

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she's sooo boring!

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terrible. absolutely terrible.

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boring and 2 much work

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too much work

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her class is soooooooooo boring

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