Good personality, bad teacher. She is not very helpful if a teacher and takes FOREVER to grade assignment (we had to wait over 2 months for a grade on an essay) She picks clear favorites and if you are not one of them it will be reflected in your grades and her overall attitude towards you.
Linda Berlin is a goddess, folks. I had her for AP Literature this past year, and I was simply blown away. The wealth of insight she offered was astounding, and her willingness to converse and evolve WITH her students was unmatched. Truly, out of every teacher I've had to this point, Mrs. Berlin is the one that helped me grow the most—both as a writer and as a human being. If the AP circuit isn't your thing, definitely pick up world religions with her: that same heraldry is present in any class.
I have Mrs. Berlin for AP English Lit and World Religions and she is (along with Ms. Wiest) the coolest English teacher ever! SO helpful. She makes things easy to understand. Yes, she is difficult and can be strict, but who ever said easiness made someone a good teacher? I like the challenge and I walk away remembering more. She expects a lot from her students but knows what she is talking about. She is engaging and I can listen to her for the entire class period no problem.
She was very biased to certain classes that she favored. She was a good strict teacher but she repeated things way to often. She used guilt as her reason for being dissapointed with her students. She could have rather been with her family rather than grading our papers. She thought she was hilarious and I am more than happy my time as her student is over with. I learned a lot not becasue of her.... becasue half the kids in my class did nothing and all she would do was scold us. TERRIBLE
I have her for AP English and she's such a fun teacher! She knows what she's talking about and makes class interesting and fun. I love her class.
I had her for testing while the juniors were taking the ACT'S and shes really cool. the other day i saw her leaving logans.
Love mrs. Berlin!!! Such a great Teacher, wish we didnt read Scarlett letter tho. Cant wait for AP English!!!
One of the best teachers and people I have ever met! I love that lady!
i have never had a better teacher in my life. i had her last year for American Literature and when i signed up for my schedule this year i told my counsler i NEEDED a class taught by Mrs.Berlin. She seriously is not only the most amazing teacher, but an amazing role model. She sets a bad rep up for herself to intimidate students but you'll find out she's the sweetest lady to ever walk the face of the earth. if you get her as a teacher consider yourself LUCKY!
I almost switched out of her American Lit. class because I was intimidated at first, but I'm glad that I didn't. I'm a straight A student and I often struggled to get B's on my papers, but my writing improved as a result. It's true about needing to get on her good side. It's not hard. Just don't talk while she's talking and participate in class. Don't despair if you don't like your grade in the beginning. It should raise an entire grade by the end of the semester. Always willing to help with papers.
Honestly, I couldn't quite tell if she liked me or hated me--she tends to favor the more "scholarly" students, but I still liked her and thought her class was fun. Beware of her evil looks, though.
THERE IS A METHOD TO HER MADNESS. DO NOT DESPAIR. YOU CAN HANDLE IT, AP ENGLISH SUFFERER. but try not to fall into the abyss of her bad side. she can be flatout terrifying. of course, im my own worse critic and therefore untouchable... but berlin can burn right through kids like acid. really cute, sometimes insensitive, overall a fantastic teacher.
After 1 day... She seems nice, maybe a little strict. This is just my first impression. I like her so far.
A.P. English is hard, but ver worth it. Berlin has a good sense of humor too, just don't piss her off.
She seems to favor a lot of students and I really don't like her as a teacher.
Mrs. Berlin is a demanding teacher who prepares students to handle the rigor of college writing. If you are considering college she is the one to take your senior year.
She's awesome if you get on her good side, if you know what I mean. She's totally there to help in school or life. Talk to her, and she's totally awesome.
Mrs. Berlin is a very fair teacher. She doesn't favor students and she is always quite fair with her grades and the way she teaches. :-) Great teacher
Great teacher in that she loves what she does and the subject she teaches, which makes lit. a little more interesting. sleepers beware of the whistle