Average 4.11 based on 61 teacher ratings
Martha Curtis is a Social Studies teacher at Hunter College High School located in New York, New York. When comparing Martha Curtis' ratings to other teachers in the state of New York, Martha Curtis' ratings are below the average of 4.21 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Hunter College High School is 3.87 stars.
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what a woman. goddess

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The love of my life

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She cares about her econ class and talks about it non-stop. She also has serious favorites and grades our papers basically on our style, so if she doesn't like your first paper, well.... sorry! She collects homework practically once a month, which is sad. Her test are near impossible; they aren't direct questions but inferences from the stuff in the textbook (all the answers are in a way right) and she talks about Princeton pretty much every day. I can't explain how sorry I am if you get her.

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her tezts wer n0t eazy peasy tho u beter pey atencion en clase adn do teh book 0f text hw readigns if u want 2 pas

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Ms. Curtis was the hardest teacher that I've ever had. Everyone in my class studies incredibly hard for tests, but almost everybody failed them all. She assigns a ton of busywork from the textbook-- which is really annoying because it takes so long to complete. She's really interesting and knowledgeable, but her tests are the hardest that I have ever taken. Ms. Curtis showed us a bunch of recorded college lectures and they were easier to understand than her and I'm in eighth grade. WAY too hard

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Honestly, I had a difficult time in her class. My homework was always on time and I would always take good notes but her tests were just too hard to study for. Unless you rlly took ur time to memorize the entire textbook, there is no way you could get above a 90. And she didnt seem like a very enthuastic teacher most of the time but above all that, I still had a feeling of respect for her for all the wise tips she gave.

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Ms. Curtis HATES teaching global, and it shows. Almost every negative review on here is from a 7th or 8th grade student who has taken global studies with her. However, she loves teaching Economics. She is incredibly knowledgable, and is possibly the best teacher I have had from Hunter's History department. I am currently taking an Economics course at Hunter College, and she outshines the college professors here.
If you are taking Econ, understand her tests are very, very hard-her papers aren't.

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Mrs. Curtis can be a hard grader and gives hard test so a lot of people dislike her because of these tests. As long as you study well and thoroughly and follow her instructions when doing assignments, you should be fine.

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She is a great teacher and extremely knowledgeable but her tests are really hard (granted, they don't count as much towards your grade)

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She is a little bit intimidating, but overall an excellent teacher.
I love her!
She's also really interesting for Seminar (SEVENTH GRADERS)

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Curtis is my favorite teacher, hands down. Her tests are horrible, but they count for next to nothing, and if you pass all of her tests (even by the smallest margin) and you do well on her papers, you'll do well. She's very into writing and understanding larger concepts, which I like better than most teachers' preferences of knowing every little thing. It's a great class!

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I took AP Econ. I failed literally all but two of the tests, (although that is pretty standard) and I got below average on pretty much all of them. I got A or A on every paper. I got an A in the class. I love that woman.

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Granted I took this class years ago, her classes are pretty simple if you pay minimal attention. When it comes to writing papers, just make sure you cite properly and use plenty of sources and you'll do fine.

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Econ makes me want to cry; her papers terrify me and the workload is awful. She scares me a bit. Overall though, I really like her. She's funny and she's definitely changed my perspective on a few things despite the fact that I've only been in her class for just a few weeks

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For AP Economics, Ms. Curtis was amazing. I swear to god she is by far one of my most favorite teachers.

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Her papers are effective and practical; the experience of writing papers for her will help you in life. Classes are INSANELY INTERESTING, but unfortunately do not help you pass the AP or her tests.

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sometimes she's scawy for da widdle ones

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brilliant teacher. lots of fun if you're willing to engage in class

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Global with her was meh. She got a lot better for USH. She's apparently even better for Econ. I like her a lot as a person: funny and helpful when I was sick. She has a weird system for grading papers... if she doesn't like your writing you're screwed, but if she does, you fly through the year. Tests are unfair but don't count for much. Teaches USH well when she's "on" but that isn't every day. I liked her, I guess, and I'm taking econ.

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She's highly respected, but after enduring a semester of Global and another of USH I'm not sure why. Although she's funny and engaging, she is scattered and vague and her exams are often unfair (really obscure facts). To her credit, she really taught us how to write a concise paper, but we only had four papers (one was an article and another was a two page essay). What is she grading us on? Thank God it's not the tests because we'd all have Fs.

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she's definitely a tough teacher, but i dun get why people are bashing her. in fact, she makes everything make sense in class. econ class is great, although tests are ridiculous, but they don't count for much. it's relly just the papers that count, and on those, she's fair. know what she expects and do well. she's a mad smart woman.

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she loves econ, makes econ easy, she takes tests from ap questions, and when you get things wrong and you go over it, you'll be like, oh darn, i'm dumb.

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SHE IS MY FAVORITE WOMAN IN HISTORY. really, she is actually my idol. i only had her for 10th grade but i think i might take econ next year just to have her as my teacher again.

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SUCH A GREAT TEACHER! Makes econ sound easy and understandable. Funny anecdotes and interesting random facts dropped in class. Tests are straight from the AP books, and she rarely gives written work.

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I had her for 10th grade & Econ and I have to say that the reason you won't like her for anything other than econ is that she doesn't really care about her other classes. In econ she's a great teacher

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I've never had her for a history class but she is an amazing econ teacher. Not only are lessons entertaining but they are also highly informative. I barely read the text book and got a 5 on the AP.

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The Queen of vagueness. Curtis repeatedly tests on subjects that she never mentioned in class. She assigns twice as many term papers as other teachers, frequently gives pop quizzes, and, if asked a question about her extremely vague lessons, will say that every the topics are "not her area of expertise". On the few days where she actually "taught", she was reading from a textbook. Awful teacher.

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you can call ms. curtis hard, mean, etc but you can't say she doesn't do her job

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BEST TEACHER AT HUNTER, hands down I love this woman and economics because of her. Flavor country was here

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Ms. Curtis is pretty tough, but she's great. She's an awesome teacher and such an interesting person. She's sort of intimidating and unapproachable, though.

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Ms Curtis is incredibly hard to figure out. I've never had much trouble in Global Studies, but this year, I can't do anything right. It's very depressing.

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I hate her homeworks, tests, personality, and amount of time for essays, but her classes are interesting and I actually learned some things.

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she's hard, but you learn a lot, and even tho she's extremely intimidating, she really is nice and cool when she's in a good mood

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I had her in 8th grade and remember her to be a cool, not really that hard teacher. She was really good at bringing everything together,and she knows whats what

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I love Ms. Curtis. She's intimidating, she's got that dictator thing going, but she's an excellent teacher, and she really does care about her students.

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i guess shes hard. but.....shes really helpful and knows wat shes talking aboot.

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incredibly hard, indeed ridiculously so. very, very smart however, if somewhat frightening, strict, and quite a bit on the mean side. completely and totally deaf to student concerns.

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hard, and i got a b- even tho i failed almost all of my tests, realyl surprised that she didnt like me cuz all teachers do, oh well

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She is really mean. She told my parents during the conferences that I didn't do all of the homeworks and that the ones I did do, I did not do well. She is awful

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Not helpful or clear, a lot of copying from the board. Not terrible, you could do a lot worse, but not an especially good teacher.

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She is honest and is pretty funny and although she tries to act strict shes pretty nice

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face it, even with the entire Notecardgate thing, she was an excellent teacher-and quite interesting

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ms curtis is really cool. while she might be a little strict, she's def the best social studies teacher.

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Very knowledgeable about her subject - she will teach you a lot, but her class is VERY hard... she's also mean much of the time

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Interesting material for AP Econ, but too much time spent simply copying notes from the board/transparancy.

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she knows what she's talking about and she's really honest and you know where you stand witgh her. she has creative solutions for all kinds of problems.

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Shes the best. Shes honest and she really knows what shes talking about. Shes also really funny.

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She's a very interesting person

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One of the best SS teachers

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i like her =) she can be tough but shes really nice on the inside

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she seems mean, but is actually nice

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i like her a lot. she pretends to be strict, but she's really nice. my best teacher.

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She assigns 1 page reports that you need 150 notecards for!!!!

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did not like her. she was mean.

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i love Ms. Curtis! on the first day she told us, when in doubt, B.S. she also told us she wasn't there to encourage us. but i thought that was really cool.

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