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Laura Cella

English Teacher at Montclair High School
3.0 out of 5
3.0 Overall Rating
Based on 24 Ratings

03/26/14 - I hate Ms. Cella, because she hates me, and because she is strict, rude and grades subjectively. But I will admit she is very knowledgable, helpful and dedicated. She is harsh, yes, but she strives to educate her students to the best of her ability. Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 4.0
Knowledge 4.0
Textbook Use 5.0
Exam Difficulty 4.0
4.0 Overall Rating

09/12/13 - I am a parent. I want all kids or parents who read this to take heed....the woman cannot teach. She throws work at the kids, expects them to know how to read old english Shakespeare (and assigns an act of macbeth each night, giving an exam the next day, without going over it in class) without teaching, and focuses on odd, extraneous details. She emails kids over the weekend and will assign an additional 3 hours of work...just because. If you are in her class, do get out quickly! Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 2.0
Knowledge 2.0
Textbook Use 5.0
Exam Difficulty 4.0
1.7 Overall Rating

03/28/13 - i began her class on her good side (she picks clear favorites) and i spoke up in her class and made comments on what we were reading and stuff like that, and i passed the first two marking periods with easy A's. but i quickly became bored with her lessons, and her huge ego, she constantly yells at kids, picks on them, complains about the job she could have had, and the amazing life she has, despite her anger and frustration with everyone.... Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
Knowledge 3.0
1.7 Overall Rating

03/09/12 - She's all about self promotion, if she likes you, she will grade you fairly, if she despises you, she will fail you, in this case, she detests my class, and me as well, she called me out for drawing in her class!!! I don't remember doing that, my art was on the floor because I carried it from my art class before English class!!! She treats my class like a bunch of worthless hopeless inferior slaves, and boasts about her extreme big ego Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 2.0
Clarity 3.0
Knowledge 4.0
3.0 Overall Rating

03/04/12 - She has a fairly large ego, she doesn't like to help us, she gets pleasure by failing us, she won't give us a break and treats us like inferior worthless slaves, if you are placed into her class, good luck because one year with her is like working under a satan/devil Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 2.0
Clarity 3.0
Knowledge 4.0
3.0 Overall Rating

02/14/12 - She is pretty disciplining, If you have her, I feel sorry for you...
You are either on her good or bad side
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Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 4.0
Knowledge 4.0
3.0 Overall Rating

01/05/12 - She was strict, but she knows her stuff and was a great English teacher! Definitely prepared me for English in College! Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

11/14/11 - Anyone who complains about this class, doesn't take school seriously. Just be respectful and do the assignment. If you get a poor grade in her class you deserve it Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 4.0
Knowledge 4.0
4.0 Overall Rating

05/31/11 - all about following the format. Don't write to the max cuz the more you write the more ammo you give her to find a rare contraction or first person pronoun.Take AP, it'll be easier Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 3.0
2.0 Overall Rating

04/14/11 - Instead of everyone complaining here just respond to the superintendents survey. They will look at those Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 3.0
2.0 Overall Rating

01/18/11 - She should have her tenure removed for her grading practices alone.How do I get in on the reevaluation of my under appreciated papers? Uncle is prof writer and edited last two.Still got C's. She doesn Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
1.0 Overall Rating

01/10/11 - Have u guys heard that some parents have gathered graded papers without comments from a bunch of cellas students and taken them for unbiased outside evaluation?The C's were marked better then the pet' Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
1.0 Overall Rating

06/26/10 - I don't know why people hate her so much. Just do what she asks of you, participate, say something thoughtful, and you'll be fine! She's great. Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 4.0
4.0 Overall Rating

06/14/10 - A lot of people don't like her, but I can't understand why. She was easily the best English teacher I had at MHS. Just listen in class, read, and enjoy English and you'll have no problem. Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 5.0
4.5 Overall Rating

04/22/10 - the best teacher in this school. Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 4.0
4.0 Overall Rating

01/21/09 - her class is easy if you read and are ready for her daily quizes. i didnt like her tests though Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 4.0
4.0 Overall Rating

04/21/07 - if you're not on her good side you're screwed. HUGE feminist. has awesome shoes and pins. nice overall, but then again, i was on her good side.... Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 3.0
Clarity 4.0
3.5 Overall Rating

05/03/06 - Regardless of what people say, Ms. Cella is no doubt an interesting teacher. It's true that she can sometimes get angry at pretty much nothing, but who wouldn't having to deal with annoying high school kids all day? As long as the class doesn't talk while she is, (and when she's not, for that matter,) you will be fine. Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 4.0
4.0 Overall Rating

04/10/06 - She's not that bad once you adjust to her. I like her more now that I don't have her anymore, she was a good teacher. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 3.0
Clarity 3.0
3.0 Overall Rating

10/30/05 - She is the feminist movement. Don't expect to read anything where the man is a positive or the woman is a negative. Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 2.0
Clarity 4.0
3.0 Overall Rating

09/25/05 - You're allowed to have your own opinion, as long as it's hers. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 3.0
Clarity 2.0
2.5 Overall Rating

05/31/05 - she is a good teacher, but i feel her personality stinks... Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 4.0
4.0 Overall Rating

05/10/05 - Ms Cella is such a great teacher and such a good person- get on her good side Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

01/10/05 - She's iight. We don't ever write papers in that class, which is weird... Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 3.0
Clarity 3.0
3.0 Overall Rating