Average 3.21 based on 57 teacher ratings
Penelope MacIas is a Social Studies teacher at Clarkstown North Senior High School located in New City, New York and part of Clarkstown Central School District. Penelope MacIas' 57 teacher ratings contributes to Clarkstown North Senior High School's ranking of 1,186 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Clarkstown North Senior High School is 4.03 stars.
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I have Ms. Macias for psychology, this is the first time I had her as a teacher so my perspective might be biased. I can agree to the fact that see does give rather random tests. Also I'm not going to lie when some of them are on the spot made up. For example my class had to take a test on the presentations we presented so of course no one had notes on them. One thing she did not have to do was give us an extra day to distribute the notes on our presentations. She knows a lot about psych though.

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horrible teacher. horrible grader. bulk of grades based on hw quizzes she makes up on the spot, stuff we've never learned. talks all class and no one knows whats going on. grades by association, will give a group she knows is friends all the same mediocre grade. doesn't discuss hw and doesn't check it. hard tests. impossible to get a good dbq grade. doesn't explain how to do things the way she wants it. inefficient extra helps, I've learned nothing this year. also, if ur not her fav she's mean!!

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I cannot describe how frustrating she is. I will admit that I've slacked, but she barely checks the homework which makes her grades baseless because the tests and quizzes are not based on the homework given( questions that need to be answered) and instead based on the textbook in parts that she expects you to read and not making it mandatory causing a lack coherence between the student and her lessons.

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She is a god awful teacher. The notes she gives the class ends up not being on the test. I have yet to get a single test back, so I don't know what I'm doing wrong on tests. When I go to extra help she talks to other teachers about how great her kids are. Also, the amount of work she assigns is ridiculous. I can go home after school and work for 4 hours on just social studies and still not finish everything. Not sure teaching was the right career choice for her.

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Macias is a super cool lady. Loves her sons, total soccer mom. She's very knowledgeable in history and knows a bunch about a lot of things, but doesn't teach very well. Her lectures are good, no real notes. Never know how she grades, barely writes.

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Another sub-par teacher. Marks papers with no degree of knowledgeability. She certainly should not be teaching honors classes. A lazy woman who thinks taking points off written papers for no real reason makes it a tough honors course.

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She is a very nice teacher. She tends to get lazy ALOT. She makes us take notes, but the notes end up being not much used during her tests. Like things she says once are put on the tests which killed my grades. If you pay attention and participate you can do good, but yeah... P.s She always looks at the textbook to make sure she knows what she is saying because she isn't sure always

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She is a fun, amazing and intelligent teacher, definitely one of my favorites. She doesn't give that many notes, however her lectures are very knowledgeable and interesting. If you listen to her, you're bound to do ok. She grades things not too hard, but definitely not too easy.

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One of the worst teachers I have ever had. She's a very nice person, but the best period of learning we had all year was when we had a student teacher for a month or two who actually knew what he was doing.

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Love her as a person, she's funny and nice. But when it comes to teaching the material or telling students abut tests, ehhhhhhh

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Didn't get back a single test all quarter. Makes up grades based on I don't know what. Doesn't know History very well, is boring, marks papers according to her own set of rules.

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Nice person but not the best teacher

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Loved her! She's super nice and did a great job helping me study for the regents!

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she is one of my favorite teachers of all time. I love social studies and her teaching style is great. Her informal teaching really helps me stay interested and retain the information. Definately a teacher I'd reccomend!

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She plays favorites. She has no rubric for grading essays, so her grades make no sense. She doesn't teach whats on the test. She's only a good teacher if you already know the material.You will barely do any work in her class.

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she doesn't know what shes talking about, just one big ignorant barbie

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I enjoyed having her as a history teacher. She teaches well and efficient.

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great teacher

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learned a lot from her thank you!

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She was an inspiration to me, and I will remember her forever.

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great teacher. nuff said.

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She is a phenomenal teacher. I fell in love with her since the moment I saw her. She has helped me so much in history and she's a great person. Thank you for everything that you have done for me Mrs. M!

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She is the BEST! I love you Mrs. Macias! Hope to have you again l8r!

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In my opinion,she is a very caring and helpful teacher. She is one of,if not the best teacher on staff,and I think she should deserve more than the complaints of mediocre students. I enjoyed being in your class.Go Mrs Macias!

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Mrs. Macias is my most favorite teacher in CHSN. SHe helps and cares about her students, and i learned a lot. LUV HER!

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Maybe if she actually focused on Global History and not her son she would be a descent teacher. Not very helpful at all and she was "abscent" on some test days

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Gets too imotional in class. Not the greatest teacher or the most encouraging teacher. Over reacts to lateness.

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MACIAS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! top 5 fav teachers. i had her for psychology, and as an adviser for asian cultural society... an awesome teacher. 'nuff said.

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Macias is by far the best teacher i have ever had. I love that woman. She left during the year because of the baby, but when she came back I was so happy. My afvorite teacher. She is so chill

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She is a AWSOME teacher but she had to leave for maternity leave. Im so sadd that she is gone. She is one of my favorite teachers at north.

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macias is such a joke. The only reason why she is hard is cause she doesnt teach. o and did i mention she doesnt review for MIDTERMS?

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i LOVE mrs macias. she is by far one of my favorite teachers from north! also - super easy!

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I like Mrs. M cause she's a tough teacher. SHe is not very helpful during her extra help sessions and sometimes she can be really critical.

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this woman is clueless, she has the most annoying voice to listen to, is soooooo confused, never grades anything, thinks everyone loves her but is so wrong,doesnt know how to teach

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she's a cool teacher but she gives horrible notes and really HARD tests...i dont think she likes me very much cuz maybe im the first minority in her class...lol...she's ok though

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we never know whether we r supposed to b writing notes. gives tough tests. overall an okay teacher fun to scare.

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She's really nice person... but her classes can be boring sometimes

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really nice and fun teacher, can relate to the students

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shes pretty cool..nice clothes...doesnt give us good notes, n the class is broing...but all in all okay teacher

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easy class

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She was an excellent teacher. She got me through the year OK and I had fun.

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very boring class

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MUN!!! "BLack, no sugar, Alex."

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she's okay she's kinds tough though...not very clear on when quizzes are either....hates us freshman

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She is really really cool! She...scares me, but then, she does do that deliberately, doesn't she?

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not persistant...she tells one period sumtin n tells anotha per sumtin different but shes still cool

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Mrs. M rocks, she is an amazing teacher and is always willing to help her students! I LOVE YOU MRS. M!

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Very fun to annoy... lol, sry Ms. Hunt.

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Ms. Macias rocks, shes an amazing teacher, and explains everything so well, we are so lucky to have her!

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she is boring

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speaking on behalf of per 7 global class of last year, that was one fun year, ms. macias aka hunt is a very popular teacher along with her famous celeb cousins.

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she smuch more compasionate than most other teachers

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I would probably go in between cool and not cool. She can be really mean sometimes and you can tell if affects the other students when she gets mad.

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GREAT global teacher. purposely scares freshmen, but she's My fav teacher next to Mr. Hashim. Her Model UN class is a joke, but the club is fun, too!

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TEACHER ROCKS

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yAy global

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