Greatest history teacher ever. She knows so much stuff that there are only two other teachers in the school that are close to her abilities. Though the class is tough, it is an amazing class, the best one I had in high school. If one whines about her teaching methods, that person should not even be in the class in the first place, because they don't know how great and helpful taking Topics is.
She needs to really reconsider her teaching skills, because it is not something that works for a lot of students ! i recommend switching out of her class!
Best teacher at AHS; for all who are scared to take Topics because of it's reputation, you're honestly missing out on the most worthwhile class at AHS in terms of helping you in college/life. Looking back on the class you realize how ignorant you were of history and I cannot speak to how enormously useful the information you learn in Topics is in college. Anyone not wanting to take Topics because it'll hurt your GPA, that's simply false b/c you only hear the whines of the dumb kids who don't try
Although she is tough she is one of the best teachers I've ever had. She puts you in your place. Her stories and quotes are epic!
Works really hard to bring insights to her students ---- really wants them to succeed --- cares deeply about her students and about teaching history -- supports her students inside and outside the cla
Best teacher ever. She will literally teach you "Life" in that class. Hard as hell, grades harsh..but in the end, it's worth it.
VERY HARD BUT HELPFUL BUT THE THINGS WE LEARN ARE UNCLEAR IF YOURE NOT SMART BUT SHES A POPULAR TEACHER....EVERYBODY LOVES HER.........:D
Regardless of what anybody says, if you want to learn a lot and be taught be a very friendly and clear teacher, TAKE RICHARSON's CLASS! Helped me get a 4 on my AP exam and im very grateful to her
She teaches very difficult classes as though they were stories. It keeps me involved and I know I am learning a lot. She is very friendly when you get to know her, and will help out if you ask nicely.
she expects you to work, but it is the best class i have ever taken
95% of her tests is stuff she never taught. She doesn't even teach, she just lectures (makes me feel like I'm in college).. kind of boring sometimes.. you have to study most of the info on your own.
she has her annoying moments and her tests are worded in extremely confusing language.. you end up learning the same stuff thats in the book nothing else.
she is quite possibly the worst teacher i've ever had...i don't know how she can still be there she's so biased, unfair, and ridiculously annoying all the time
shes hard, but i really think she has actually taught me things I feel like my brain isnt rotting anymore like it usually does during history class
She is by far the HARDEST teacher I ever had. I did more work in that class and I learned the most in that class than all my other classes combined! However, it really helps! Take her!
She was by far the worst teacher that I have ever had. My grade did not reflect what I learned in class or the score that I got on my HL IB test...(6)...Did not enjoy her
I feel like I have learned more from her class than I have learned my entire life. I'm getting the IB diploma and I have her to thank for making me want to keep going.
took AP govt with her last year. easiest class ever. A's most assignments all year long. Never agreed with her on a single issue. A's on her projects and assignment by slapping something together before it was due
Mrs. Richardson is tough, but you will learn more in this class than any other class in Highschool....stuff that you can use in college :-)
She was the best teacher I had at AHS. Someone said you only do well if you agree with her. NOT true. I'm a conservative (she's a liberal) and I did fine (B+)!
get out of her class while you still can! Though one on one she can be quite pleasant, she isn't so gifted in the grading department!
Best teacher in the school. You learn so much in her class AND get good IB/AP scores for college credit.
she gives a lot of work. She doesn't care about any other class except for hers. says that she is going to stay after with you but she cancels at the last min.
really good teacher, but too much work... people dont give her enough credit
Horrible! She is so incredibly biased that its impossible to do well in her class unless you agree with EVERYTHING she says! Puts down other teachers too!
comrade richardson is out for your blood! only the bravest should take her class. tough woman, but she does get good results...
I loved how she taught. She helped me out and was always there.