I had her for Eng. honors in 9th grade. In the beginning, I was frightened by the difficulty of her class, her personally and I wasn't too fond of the class. She is a brilliant woman, with a passionate love for lit &horses. She taught many aspects, focusing mainly on essay writing and symbolism in literature. My writing has improved more then I could imagine and am truly grateful to have had her as my teacher. I have never learned so much in a year, and never seen a teacher care sm abt students
She gets 5 stars just for picking on people. She seems to have split personality. One moment she's joking around with you and the next she viciously insults you with Shakespeare
Really nice teacher, explains the topics nicely and its intresting hearing all her ideas and interpretations.
O'Connel is a very knowledgable teacher and very helpful, kind of annoying sometimes, but a great teacher nonetheless.
She is incredibly knowledgeable - students who say she rambles just don't understand her vocabulary. I know some of these morons - they don't know what sophisticated means. If you actually read and share your ideas, she'll love you. I guess people who do no work and embrace ignorance think they should be prize students just because they can breathe without drooling. She won't love you for that, and you'll know it. Frankly, I see nothing wrong with that.
Honestly, one of the best teachers I've ever had. She's extremely intelligent and from what I've seen from being in her AP class, friendly with everyone. As long as you do your work and participate she'll respect you. She's very fun, yet we still accomplish everything we need to in her class.
i was in her regents class and i was a joke. she does give work but not to much and she is extreemly helpfull.
If you do the coursework she asks of you and can discuss the readings intelligently and respect her authority in the classroom, you will definitely have a good time in her class. A great teacher.
could someone please answer: WHAT IS SHE LIKE SPECIFICALLY AS AN AP TEACHER?? -thanks (p.s. ill give her a mediocre rating since ive never actually had her, and ive heard mixed reviews.)
she is so vindictive and finds ways to get back at you if you dont know the answer to something...
My least favorite teacher ever......... she is the only teacher i've ever had that when i wasn't paying attention said to me "would you like to teach the class." there are students that she likes more than others, and im one of the ones she hates.
so sweet..well casue she liked me otherwise very nasty..thats what i loved about her.im the same way mess with me youll be sorry type of personaly is great and funny especially when coming from a teacher
VERY nice but only likes certain kids and it is obvious who she likes
she cares more about fashion than her students and their education
Teaches well, however does not establish good relationship with students. She does not give them respect and so in turn they do no give any in return.
I had an awesome semester with her. Very helpful and patient. Positive influence. Witty and charming. We went on cool trips.