Plotkin pushes you away when you confront her about an issue you are having and sometimes, she yells at the entire class for a mistake one person made. She claims to prepare you for the Algebra I Regent yet we are still omitting questions just a week away from the actual Regent.
I totally hated her when I had her as a teacher, but she got me a high score on the regents. She teaches well and prepares you for the regents well too. My only complaint is that she gives way too much hw.
I had Plotkin as an 801 student in the class of 2015. She was mean if you didn't do what you needed to do. She was hard on you at the begining of the year, but she was nice and cheeky at the end of the year. She was funny at times with her "yoo hoo!"-ing and such. Her 'legend' lives on as me and a few of my friends even made a song called "up there". She really was nice at the end of the year. Here's a challenge tho- getting her to sign your yearbook! Have fun with the Plot!
i love her she is the best teacher ever
She is very strict. The hw she gives to the kids are not the same as test needs to retire.
She is extremely strict and calls on you a lot. She gives detentions and calls parents for minor things and everything has to be done in HER way no matter what. She isnt loud unless shes screaming at someone so sometimes its hard to hear her.
she made my child afraid to go to school. -o.p.
Plotkin made my child feel scared to enter her classroom. My child was afraid to participate because if my child did, plotkin would yell at my child. My child also came home with work that was never taught by plotkin.
She's strict, but only ever mean if you really get on her nerves. Just pay attention in class and do your homework. Also, no nonsense. No laughing at other kids either, she makes you write letters. She does review a lot, so don't worry.
Mrs. Plotkin is the best teacher I had ever had. Although she was strict, I enjoyed having her as my teacher because she is a teacher willing to spend time to help her students. My previous teachers never yelled at the class because they didn't care about the student, but Plotkin did. She wanted to make sure we did all our work the best we could.
Mrs. Plotkin, I admit, is very strict, and she can be scary at times when she's ticked off, but she means well, and she wants her students to do well. She actually can be nice if you listen and follow her instructions, and she's willing to help you if you're struggling in math. And unlike other teachers, she actually cares too about her students, e.g. their grades, etc.
Ms. Plotkin is an effective teacher. That is how I will describe her in a sentence. She might SEEM mean, and I do agree that the no water policy is a bit harsh, but she is NOT mean only strict. As many people say, and as I'll say, "It is her way, or the highway." If you do work her way, she will not be angry. She only gets angry when we don't do work the right way. She will get annoyed if you ask questions; so JUST PAY ATTENTION! Then the year would be enjoyable. She even makes jokes sometimes!
teaches very well and reviews a lot before tests.
gives out a little homework and always goes over it.
gets people so scared they don't want to talk or ask her anything.
Calls parents and gives detention for little things.
Very mean. She gives homework without teaching you how to do it, then screams her head off when you get problems wrong. She made about 10 girls cry throughout the year I had her. Her tests don't cover what she teaches, and everything must be done her way or it's wrong. No water is allowed during class, which is horrible because she refuses to open windows and her classroom is on the fifth floor. She must have done something right though, because I got a 100 on the regent. Mean lady, good teacher
very big doodoo.
Its really weird. She yells at certain students but is nice to others. Last week, we were doing 2 step equations and she gave us like 30 seconds to do it and randomly called someone up whether they were done or not. She yelled at you if you didn't have it done,even if you told her before you showed her the problem. At parent teacher conferences,open school nite and week,she pretends to be a nice little old teacher, but once Schaffer or any parents/other staff aren't around, she yells at us!CRAZY
Ms. Plotkin is an amazing teacher. Even though she's old, or very strict she taught me very well. She can get things done quickly too. To those that hate her, you should've done better in her class. Just pay attention in class and do your homework, then she wont be too mad or yell at you. Stay healthy plotkin :D (grad 2014)
I had Ms. Plotkin last year. She was so strict she was the reason i didn't want to go to school because if i got an answer wrong she would yell. But at the end of the year and now that i am in high school she doesn't seem that BAD ANYMORE.
She can be very stringent and difficult to learn with, but that doesn't stop the fact that we actually learned something from her class. Her charm is laudable and it doesn't distract me from learning. However, her temper was and is pretentious.
She may be scary, also having my scores drop in math, but I actually understand what I'm doing in math now, as eerie as it sounds
she's strict but she will def help in your math career and you'll thank her for it later on in life
As many people think Ms. Plotkin is hard... SHe is the best teacher anyone can have3 and i love her. She acutally taught me how to do math and I will always have her in my heart
She is the most scary teacher I have ever had, I am to scared to even raise my hand because if I get the answer wrong she will most likely yell at me I used to be average in math but she makes me feel afraid to ask questions people might understand the problems if she just for once tried to be nice and not yell all the time people would learn something and raise there hands more often. I just wish she didnt yell so much then I would improve a lot my average has been destroyed just because of her
Okay listen up. If you are here because you about to go in to your 8th grade year and you just found out you have Ms Plotkin, don't start freaking out. Okay, she is strict. Everything you've heard about her is most likely true. You will hate her in the beginning of the year. She will annoy you with her homework and how she only likes things HER way. But trust me, by the end you will end up thanking her. Her annoying things mean something so listen to her and you will pass the regents.
Horrible teacher, strict and misleading. Shes a kind of teacher who can ruin your grades... She judges based on knowledge, not on classwork or homework, in her class effort kinda doesnt count D: She gives detention easily and is fair at rare times
She is very strict. Gave me detention for putting my hand on the window sill..... waiting for 8th grade to end!!!!!
Really strict teacher but really helpful. You may hate her when you have her, but once it's all over you realize her being strict really helps. Definitely one of the most helpful teachers I've ever had
Worst teacher of my life.From day one,she has been very intimidating.She gives you hw problems on things i have never learned in my life and i feel like i have been teaching myself this whole year. She marks a problem wrong if she can't read it even if you have impeccable handwriting and cuts you off when you try to explain yourself.Once when my class couldnt solve an ex. she compared us to 892( the special need class). I suggest transferring out of her class the first chance you get.
i think Mrs. Plotkin is a wonderful teacher, even though she might be strict sometimes. I am in her SP class and she never yells. She gives clear instructions and never yell at you if you did somethin
She is a very strict teacher, and if you don't do everything she asks, you will get yelled at. Nonetheless, she is still a knowledgeable teacher, but is still very strict.
mean thts all i hve 2 see screams at us everyday nd i hvent even finshed her class yet she is something else i wil never like her
She taught me how to add and subtract <3 She is really strict but she will help you get through high school.
I did well in her class. 98 average :D im in stuy now. she cant really teach, u can get alot of money from selling hw
She's da worst teacher u cud ever get. She'll torture u till u cry- follow directions, do h.w the way she wants you to do it,
ure the best... even though ure strict ure reasonable.... Lol she took away my fone - 822
she is so bad and she's been in the school since the beginning of time. when u graduate u will be happy to be rid of her, ur grandparents might have had her as a teacher, she is despicable
thank you sooooo much Ms. Plotkin. You taught us really well. Now math in high school is getting easier and easier - Verina 824
Mrs. Plotkin killed my average, so naturally, I hate her. I can't say really how well she taught because I already knew everything :D Anyways, she should retire already -_-
Mrs. Plotkin may have gotten mad at me a lot, but she taught us very well. If you're reading this, Mrs. Plotkin, you were right about the things you taught helping in high school. The Ramon 824
Come on guys, she's not that bad. Sure, she's hard, but you'll learn in her class. Toughen up. You'll be grateful that you learned how to work hard in her class when you're in high school.
she wuz only mean so we wud do ourr work, nd ppl who hate her are ppl who usually dont work very hard. now im in bronx science nd i have 100 math average. so dont complain.!
she's not really the nicest, but she's not as bad as people say. although...her laugh scares me sometimes. yikes. and her OTHER STUFF..if u noe wat i mean
Altough a good teacher, she can explode at times and scares me!
She does not help the children. If they have difficulty, they are on their own. She is not a good teacher.
Had her back in '92 or '93. She terrified me but I learned a lot. She just doesn't take BS and being a 1st-year teacher myself, I respect her that.
Ms. Plotkin was the best math teacher I've ever had. She taught the lessons in a way that was understandable for students and is a very dedicated teacher
i think ms. plotkin tries her best to be nice. her tests are kinda confusing though cuz she combines things from other lessons. but im sorta failing her class...
I have her now and I guess she's pretty mean... but actually, if youdo your work properly she respects you. but i still know that she's scary.
I had Ms. Plotkin in 8th grade. I'm in 10th now and still shudder when I hear her name. She constantly told us that we were going to fail our standardized tests and we were hopeless. Strangely enough, we all did very well.
I hope she can explain things more clearly in class. Many times my child didn't know how to do her homework. When we asked her,she said she didn't understand what the teacher said.
She was the worst teacher I ever had, Did not give me a chance to learn If i misunderstood something she wouldnt help
i have her now and shes losing it she forgets stuff thats sad shes screaming more tahn usual she expects u to noe every thing
You know, i have her and since i was in 6th grade i heard horror stories, but i think shes amazing! I've never been great at math but this year im doing good!
just wanted to say that i'm a townsend harris student that had her.... if you're actually considering coming here and think shes hard, dont come.
shes not so bad...at least she prepares us for hs if you dont have her or never had her you shouldnt be talking bout her shes only strict but pretty ok!!!
I had her last year.......GOSH DAT LADY WAS MEAN.......BUT BESIDES DAT SHE TEACHES GOOD
She is very helpful but when it comes to prepareness or homework she goes balistic.
She always has us take out the textbooks from the desk & just picks random questions and calls on ppl and puts them on the spot.
She is a good teacher it is just that people expect to do well without even trying. Why don't u guys just try and do some work.
all ihave to say is i had her in 8th now im in 10th and i kno a lot! she was so hard but it pays off even tho you will NEVER think it will
My WORST teacher ever!
She fails u for missing one homework!
OMG I HATE THIS TEACHER! SHE DOESN'T TEACH AT ALL. SHE FAILED ME ALL YEAR ROUND. DIDN'T EVEN GIVE ME A CHANCE!
overall i would have to say that this teacher is an ok one. but sometimes...SOMETHINGS can get really distracting especially during summer...