Average 3.53 based on 45 teacher ratings
Margaret Ludlam is an English teacher at South Lakes High School located in Reston, Virginia and part of Fairfax County Public Schools. Margaret Ludlam's 45 teacher ratings contributes to South Lakes High School's ranking of 240 in Virginia. Additionally, the average teacher rating at South Lakes High School is 4.06 stars.
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Mrs.Ludlam was possibly the best teacher I've had in all my 4 years of high school. You really have to make a connection with her to see the great things she has to offer. She has so much knowledge. She is a little weird, but that is what made her great. Learned so much about myself and the world in that class. Wish she was still at South Lakes.

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All I have to say is...she crazy

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Very rude towards students, grades based on her mood and is very needy. she feels the need for attention and the want to be liked. She has a temper and lashes out.

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hate this woman. she is ignorant and grades based on her mood and/or whether she likes you. if you are quiet, she won't like u and your grade will reflect this. if she doesn't agree with your interpretation she will embarrass you in front of everyone

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The class overall is easy, if you do your work and do okay on quizzes, you will get a decent grade. Sometimes she is very ignorant and will say extremely rude things to her students. Other times she is very sweet and understanding. It really just depends on her mood and whether or not she likes you. If you talk a lot in that class, she'll probably like you.

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Although she is a nice person, the class is at the mercy to her mood for that day. Her behavioral patterns resemble Bipolarism type 2. She actualy recomended/told the class to read the Bible over the summer and assumes that certain students have read the Torah simply because they look middle eastern. She jokes around about how she had a southern upbringing and admits to having a shadowed childhood. That is fine and all, but occasionaly she gets WAY too obsessed about it. She does have favorites

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She grades based on how she's feeling that day, she doesn't stick to any one standard for grading. She doesn't clarify how she wants assignments done, and then yells at you when you don't do it "right." It's an easy class, but incredibly frustrating.

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if you go to south lakes you should definitely ask for mrs. ludlum, she is the best of all the teachers.

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Quite a bit of her grading is based on her personal relationships with her students. If you manage to get on her good side early on, you're in the clear. It all depends on how you approach her.

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Her grading depends on how she feels on a certain day...

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Grades based on her personal opinions and emotions.what frustrated IB class like no other, she would give due dates then change them. talks too much about her personal life.

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Worst teacher I've ever had. Assignments were often ambiguous, but she would grade them based on how she wanted them done. Grading often based on personal (wrong) opinion rather than rubrics.

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Nice teacher. Would bring pizza and dounuts and we would watch movies.

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She has a hard time dealing with people who have the emotional depth of the last episode of OC- is actually a fantastic teacher who foregoes amazing lectures in order to explain concepts to dimwitts.

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didn't like it when she was in her unmerciful angry moods, but otherwise an understanding and good teacher. :)

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She is the best. The greatest lil lady I know!

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I love the class discussions on symbolism, theme, etc! She really pushed me to think outside the literal meaning of books. She's also very tolerant of personal issues (somethings more teachers need!)

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Her discussions/monologues are very insightful. Her class has led to several epiphanies for me. She cares more about the joy of discovery than grades, a trait I wish more people shared.

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Always remember to bring a parka because it is freezing in her classroom!!!!!!!

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She should be a bit forgiving towards make up work toward the end of a quater.There is to many books to read in too little time, she needs to give slow readers more time to read in between assignments

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cool teacher, friendly too, but sometimes her emotions affect the grading, some assignments were basically about the quantity although quotation journals really helped and color marking was pointless

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Mrs. Matthews is normally very reasonable when it comes to individual problems. Sometimes the expectations for her assignments are unclear, however, and when she's in a bad mood she can be difficult.

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a very real teacher, she is very understanding of everyones individual situations. my writing improved greatly this year aswell. fantastic teacher.

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She is a cool teacher because she treats us like adults. She prepared us really well for IB and college. The only problem was that when she was in a bad mood the class was usually bad.

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Cool lady, friendly, and willing to compromise with due dates. Has occasional mood swings. Lots of reading, classwork & projects. Some assignments I found silly and pointless, but she was nice.

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Cool teacher...not

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Class is fun somtimes. Curses like a sailor. That makes class fun. Class improved my writting. Expectations are somtimes unrealistic. Directions are somtimes blunt.

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koolest teacher everrrrr!!!!!

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Good teacher wow very low key and willing to work with all students. THANKS

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she was great teacher and she was alot of fun and I wish I could have her for another year. But I hope to see her around the halls next year and I will defintely say hi.

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Ms. Matthews is a great teacher. She really gets down to the students levels and helps them with everything that is going on in their lives! :-)

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Although some of the work she gives us has a lot to it, Ms. Matthews is a very nice teacher.

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I love Ms.Matthews shes the coolest teacher if you're on her good side.lol Shes also the strongest women i know!

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Ms. Matthews is an awesome teacher

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I LOVE MRS. MATHEWS SHE IS THE BEST ENGLISH TEACHER IN THE WORLD AND I WOULDN'T HAVE PASSED WITHOUT HER!!! :-)

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Ms. Matthews is so kool she learn me how to rite goood the bestestest techer evr... werd uped ms. matthews werd uped

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I love Ms. Matthews. She is one of the best teachers I have ever had. I love her class and the activities she does. Everything is exciting and it really helps me to learn it!

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She is very special person you can only hope to encounter in your lifetime!

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Mrs. Matthews is better than any other teacher in the ffx count system. hey, she taught me an entire year in one month. and i still love her! go mrs. "maffews"

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She is the best! I would simply say that she is the ray of hope and encouragement and whenever you need help you can always get it.

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She is the nicest teacher in this whole school HEY!

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