Average 4.54 based on 77 teacher ratings
Maria Anthony is an English teacher at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School located in Acton, Massachusetts and part of Acton-Boxborough School District. Maria Anthony's 77 teacher ratings contributes to Acton-Boxborough Regional High School's ranking of 378 in Massachusetts. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School is 4.01 stars.
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Maria Anthony was absolutely the best teacher, in the English department and throughout ABRHS, that I've ever had the pleasure of working with. In addition to being an extremely knowledgable woman, she is caring, compassionate, and an absolute pleasure to have a conversation with- about literature or other topics. Absolutely wonderful. She has taught me more about writing than any other of my teachers combined.

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A very knowledgeable and experienced teacher...that's all there is to say. She wants you to succeed.

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At first i really didn't like her but then i realized how good she makes your writing. my writing has improved so much in four months its amazing. its hard to get good grades in her class but as long as you try your hardest you should be getting B's and above. she does not like when ppl talk about or compare grades and watch out for her plagiarism rules...she thinks sharing a doc with someone else is plagiarism.

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She is really hard and her way of teaching is worthless. If u compare grades in her class, ur done

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Super hard. Really scary. Calls you on the spot. Will joke about students. Super hard.... please take the other teacher, he's WAY easier. Tests are legit hard, have extra material you don't know and readings are super long. Lots of reasoning tests, she ends up curving them because she makes them too hard. Calls on students all the time. I was always so scared in her class.

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Probably one of the smartest people in the building. Makes your writing amazing for college. Class is hard but you learn tons. She becomes your friend and teaches you about life, not just english.

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Thank you for preparing me for college. Your are hands down the best teacher at AB. :)

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You will work, you will learn, and you will write. She means so well. I'm so much better for having taken this course. She's wise. She knows a lot. The work is pretty challenging, but you WILL be prepared for college.

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Mrs. Anthony is such a great teacher! Her class is hard at times but, she is always available to attend extra help. She reads and grades research papers three times so make sure you work on your paper a lot. She grades fair, if you worked hard on assignments you'll at least get a 70 but if you slacked then you'd get waayyyy below a 70. Overall, I really enjoyed her class and I learned a lot.

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Despite all the praise, Anthony is a very self-righteous teacher. For instance, her motto "stress is optional" rings untrue for me. Stress is necessary for me to progress. It's not a choice. She is not very understanding of peoples' ambition and may look down upon you if you actively strive for something great. Somehow she manages to gain a cult-like following, but in my opinion, she lacks bite.

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First of all, thank you Mrs. Anthony. You really changed and influenced my life. Even though I am in a technical/mathematical major in college, your class really gave me a love for literature and all of the knowledge it has to offer us. You really made me want to diversify my knowledge and continue to learn. The amount of passion and analysis you read each book with changed my entire perspective when I read a book. I am not even going to mention how much you improved my writing. RECOMMENDED!!!!

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Awesome teacher. Hands down my favorite English teacher. She had an amazing knack for making the most boring books seem interesting. Her class is difficult, but you learn so much that it is absolutely worth it.

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Fantastic teacher, fantastic person! She is a teacher and a mentor, and really cares about the students.

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below average teacher, though my peers undoubtedly disagree w/ me. Wastes a LOT of time in class, and is very disorganized. She knows her subject, but does not, imho, know how to impart it. -_-

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She is one of the few teachers that motivates me to actually participate in class. She is also an amazing person to boot!

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amazing teacher, but really hard. make sure to follow her reading schedules.

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Best teacher in whole school.

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Get low Bs, but easily learn the most out of all the other honors teachers. Make friends with her, she's really nice and helpful if you're too scared to ask in class

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If you try your hardest she is the best teacher you could ever have the luck of having. She teaches not only english, but also life lessons. A teacher you can go to years later with any problem.

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She is an amazing teacher who completely dedicates herself to her job. Her class is by far my favorite and she is also always there to talk, even about topics not related to class.She grades fairly!

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mostly chill, but can be in a bad mood sometimes

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She's really mean and big-headed

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sick teacher. deff take her class. great help for sats and writes amazing college recs, so deal with the b minus and help the rest of your resume

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she's a great teacher and i've learned a lot from her, but it seems a little arrogant that she grades absurdly hard. grades DO matter to some extent. they aren't everything but this class kills your gpa even if you do well.

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I love Mrs. Anthony!

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GREAT teacher, really knows her stuff. However her class is not easy, she gives many pop quizzes every week and really pushes alot of workload on you. however, she has to be one of the greatest english teachers in the shcool

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She has no patience for slackers, and she expects near-perfection if you want good grades, but she gives you the resources to succeed. Study her handouts and pay attention in class - you've got a great opportunity to learn.

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Took her class years back and my college writing classes paled in comparison. Excellent teacher who truly knows her material and quite the character if you take the time to get to know her.

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I LOVE MAN! I had her this year for frosh honors, and, although the class was difficult, it was 100% worth it. My writing has improved SO much, and my reading & notes are a lot better too. Don't worry too much, she's great!

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AMAZING TEACHER

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Mrs anthony was such a good teacher!! She wasnt easy but if you put work you could get a decent grade! Shes soo helpful..only thing tho I had to give a 4 for clarity :( every once and a while shes a bit unclear and too shy

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AWESOME teacher but if u get a b in her honors class u are a god

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She is the best teacher ive ever had- extremely tough, but extremely worth it. She tries to put up a tough front and scare you, but after the first month or so shes nice and her class atmosphere is very relaxed and very comfy

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during the school year, you may start to NOT like her AT ALL. but looking back, you realize how much she's helped you in your writing and english skills.

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best teacher i have ever had, by far my favorite. i love her class and i always look forward to it because it brightens my day. and even though she grades really toughly, the grading allowes me to learn better.

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absolutely great teacher, one of my favorites from HS. she helped make me a much, much better writer in just one year. very fun class, too. get to know her. she'll write you a great rec, and she's great to be around, too

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One of the greatest teachers I have ever had! I have never learned more in one year from any other class/teacher. She has got to be the hardest teacher in the school, no questions asked. Pleasure to have her as a teacher.

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Having her as a teacher has changed the way i write and approach any english assignment. She challenges us to think deeper and to analyze smarter. Shes also understanding, funny, and the best teacher ive ever had.

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Cool, but THE hardest teacher in school. Good college recomendations though.

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Mrs. Anthony is amazing! I mean, from her previous job at Harvard, you can't expect this to be easy. But she's funny, assigns a fair amount of homework, and the class is never boring!

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She's amazingly hard, and Idk if I can keep up with her quizzes....

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Mrs. Anthony was a great teacher- lots of homework and papers, but it all really helped. By the end of the year my writing was so much better. Its a fun class, too, but its really hard.

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Most amazing woman ever.She def tries to act tough more than she actually is.The difficulty is actually extemely helpful..best class ever!Yay high expectations!!Freeks out about recommendations...

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She was the best teacher I've had in my life. I thought her class was really hard, but if anything that pushed me. I learned so much from her and the way she teaches makes me want to be a teacher myself.

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Mrs. Anthony was the best English teacher that I had in high school. She is hard, but her class is interesting and you learn a lot.

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best... english class... ever

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Mrs. Anthony is the BEST teacher I have ever had in my life. She is so kind, so helpful, and you will learn so much in her class. I am so lucky I got her as a teacher.

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Good, but Kavanaugh was better.

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amazing class

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great class, she's hilarious, and u learn a ton

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She is an amazing teacher! Her class is amazing. it's hard, but very rewarding. she grades the papers really hard. overall, shes amazing! the best teacher ive ever had!!!!!

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Hardest teacher i've had, but the most amazing teacher ever. she's hard but hard work pays off and she gets you into your college of choice best she can

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Very hard teacher but the best English teacher I have ever had. The class was DEEP and I learned a ton. Trying hard here really pays off.

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she is difficult but all the hard work that you put into her class is soooo worth it and she prepares you for your future... she is an amazing teacher.

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Oh, Mz Anthony. Very, very VERY hard, but it was a fun class and I didnt fail, so there you are

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very hard, but a very, very good english teacher. A nice person, and very willing to help you out

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ask her to speak french with a southern accent

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she is a great teacher though she is intimidating at first. she makes her wishes and expectations clear and helps improve the students' writing.

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She's very hard, expect constant deadlines and note taking...English is my best subject but it was hard...shes really cool though and makes it interesting

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i heart mrs. anthony! shes totally going to miss us all next year.

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MISS ANTHONY! she's so amazing she jokes about needing a restraining order against us stalking seniors :)

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hard, but amazing

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Mrs. Anthony is one of the best teachers I've ever had. She kicks butt!

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Mrs Anthony is the best teacher ever... shes so helpful to her students and is awesome to be around

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Ms. Anthony you are definatly the best english teacher ive had soo far... and im going into 11th grade soon... So thanks for all the great classes

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Great teacher, open to changing deadlines... though the posse of 02-03 did own all.....

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the posse vs. the saucy posse, botswana, bubba huff, friday parties, poetry projects, the simpsons...ah, good times

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SHE IS THE GREATEST TEACHER EEEVER!! she adored literature and it totally came through in her teaching, her enthusiasm about books made me enthusiastic too.

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Mrs Anthony is so awesome, i love her. She's the sweetest person ever, but she gives you a ton of work. and she cired over our poetry explications (of joy...)

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nice teacher
she beat up a kid in her elementry school named Bubba Huff--does it get any better than that????

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nice teacher, but soooo much work, pretty funny when she give the smackdown
THE POSSE STILL OWNS YOU MRS. A!!!!! 06 RULES!

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I love Mrs. Anthony! I know she's hard but she's totally my hero!

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She is not that tough if you try and she knows. Participate in class.

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