Mrs. Mienko McAllister is friendly and chatty, which is nice, but this year she did not show much ambition to teach. We would have short series' of days when we would do work, but most of the time we had free time or would be studying fictional literature which did not prepare us for the AP Lang exam. In fact, she did not teach us one of the three AP writing styles until about a month before the exam. She is opinionated about essays, and she will not give clear direction for improvement.
Don't expect to walk into class and know what's going on that day. Learn to go with the flow, appreciate the easy days when she doesn't feel like teaching, and work hard when the time comes. I'll give this advice- you know those endless short passages you have to read? Learn to write like that. Absorb the literary effects she emphasizes and apply them. A's come super easy once you do that. I loved her as a teacher and her relaxed style, but she's not for everyone.
She acts like she wants to get know everyone in the beginning of the year but turns out she's one of those teachers who makes it obvious who her favorites are. She favors 'the popular', like others have said.
One of the only teachers I've had that can relate to the students as well as she can. She makes class enjoyable, and has improved my writing immensely!
ADORED MIENKO!!!! She is amazing =) Makes english actually fun.
Don't you find it odd that most of the people rating the English teachers, don't use the right words or spellings of words.
favors the slackers??? so what...at least someone is!!!! i love her class, and the fact that she actually understands her students is a plus
She's easy but she favors the slackers and popular kids wayy too much. She's very moody and not a good teacher, she just doesn't teach.
Mienko you've helped me a lot and your an awesome person. But you as a teacher is a NO GO! Sorry!
This lady made my freshman year bearable. YOU ARE AWESOME
mienko is by far the coolest teacher in the world you got the best class by far she understands us students more than any of the teachers at our school
a nice person, at times. she has a "participation" grade which she seems to beable to twist at her will. extra easy for the "popular" students. doesnt teach.
She is the only teacher that is down to earth. She loves to help any1 * i love ya grl*
Dude, if your not on her list of favorites then she hates you and gives you a bad grade
Good teacher. Listes to sweet music but she would never play the beatles during class =(
She doesn't really help much,she can definitley relate to broken relationships
hey Mink...luv ya class and u...i knowed it when i says you that you is the best
She totally picks favorites & doesnt take time or effort to get 2 kno every1
never had her as a teacher but shes always smiling! :-) shes seems SO nice!
He is an AwEsOmE teacher! She helps every1 no matter who they r
She likes the Preps needs to learn to enjoy all her students
Mrs. Bouwens, you are the best!! I love you! - Paige B.
Best teacher ever, Even willing to help students no in her classes
BEST TEACHER EVER, really needs to work on giving kids participation points tho
Okay I aplogize all over the place for whatever..........Cripes!
I'm from CMS and I still remember how cool you are!!
i love mrs bouwens shes so nice and an excellent teacher