As a recent college graduate, I must say, her honors class really prepares you for university level English courses. She is strict, expects a lot from her students, and leans towards heavier homework loads, but she truly cares about her students and what she does. As a student, you must work for your grades and actually think. Overall, I recommend her for someone looking to really learn and willing to work hard. If you want an easy A, she's not for you.
REALLY HARD TEACHER AND SHE GRADES REALLY HARD TOO I LIKE EITHER PASSED HER CLASS WITH A D OR AN F N ITS ALL HER FAULT I DID EVERYTHING I COULD TO PASS N SINCE SHE DIDN'T LIKE ME I ENDED UP FAILING!!!
She can be a really hard teacher but an A is not impossible. Make sure you participate A LOT! It helps so much. She can seem scary, but she is actually a good person.
Her class is really hard, requires a LOT of works, and she can be intimidating. What I hated the MOST was annotating books. It takes FOREVER. Overall, I learned a lot from her class, though.
She's a very strict and hard teacher. You must not only get good grades, but also "participate" in the class because that's 1/4th your grade. How silly is that >.> Anyways, she doesn't like questions.
I didn't like how she drew frowny-faces on essays, quizzes, and basically on any paper you turn in. But, I did learn a lot from her.
LOVED this teacher. she's freakin hard, but she taught me sooo many other things that became helpful in life. do her work.. and her vocab stuff helped in SATs ALOT.
I dreamt about her one time (i don't know why -_-;) and I woke up crying.... her class is extremely hard, but I learned a lot from her class.... :/ *just work really hard and you'll be good*
Ms. La Vela can seem mean at first, but once you get to know her she's really nice and sweet! Her work is hard, but I learned sooo much this year and I've improved my essay writing A LOT! Just don't make stupid mistakes that she tells you not to make and everything will be okay.
she's the BESTTTT ever! I don't think I've ever learned so much in an English class. Yeah, she makes you work hard, but what do you expect? That's what a teacher's supposed to do: teach. She's intimidating at first, but as you ease up and get to know her, she's awesome. The only bad thing about her class is that she's SO fair that there's almost no loophole to receive an A- when you deserve a B+. She's my favorite teacher.
She makes you work hard for your grade, but she's an awesome teacher.
La Vela can be rude and very sarcastic. BUT she's also a good teacher. She knows how to teach and her vocabulary is really high.
Ms LaVela is an amazing teacher, with a natural ability to teach. She has dramatically improved my English skills from horrible to half way decent Korean style. I loved being in her class, the enviornment was enjoyable and the work experience was hard but worth it. As a Sunny Hill student in his junior year, i believe she was the first teacher who really opened my eyes to the world of english my whole life. Although the book selection is a little bland, she really knew how to release the characters....
Mrs. LaVela has been one of the most inspirational people I've met at Sunny Hills. Her humor brightens up the day and her knowledge of English is impeccable.
lol.. man, she's pretty hard. But just do your work, pay CLOSE ATTENTION to what she says and she'll be good to you lol. She's a good teacher too, learned alot from her.
She's such a great teacher. Her strictness helped me so much. With her help, i passed the english 3 honors exam. I really thank her.
Her pickiness helps SO MUCH later on. all my sophmore and junior english classes were a breeze.
She's ok... just don't slack off in her class and you'll do fine. I think people will be more prepared for next years english if they have her
she prepares you so well for the upcoming sophmore and junior years. i thank her now for all the hard work
I've never learned more in English class than in Ms.LaVela's. Though challenging, she exposes her students to new levels of thinking and writing. She's amazing.
best english teacher to have freshman year because she overprepares you! you learn so much and are ready to move onto higher level classes because of her
i loved her class because she made me sooooo prepaired for the rest of my english classes she makes you learn no matter what.she was hard but i loved her for it
i think she is a great person inside and out and really helps her students.. she is a great teacher.
she is an amzing teacher... greeat help when i left her class.... b/c she prepares you the best
Mrs. La Vela is great teacher as she challenges students without actually overstressing them