Eccentric would be a good word here. So is completely mind-blowingly incredible! I learned so much in her class about motifs and symbolism in literature (my friends and I have them all as inside jokes : fate vs. free will, The Slip, etc.) Do your homework because even though she doesn't check them, they cumulate into your essays (which make up your entire grade). She teaches you how to format an essay MLA-style which is crucial. I will throw a BF if I don't get her for AP Lit Senior Year.
she's a great teacher who understands what it's like to be a student... is really there for her students and helps every single one
Mrs. Allen has a very different style of teaching, and the requirements to excel in the class are very minimal. She talks the entire time during class, so if you take notes and pay attention to what she says, an A is almost guaranteed. She does not have any reading quizzes, which is a complete blessing, but you should probably read or have an idea of the reading to understand what she is saying in class. Overall, very little effort is required to get a good grade.
Mrs Allen is my favourite at Torrey Pines. I had her freshman year and the Knowledge I have gained from her class has helped me so much. She knows exactly what she's talking about and can transfer it into anything we're learning. Doing essays all year may sound boring but the way she teaches it isn't boring at all (for the most part) all her videos are relevant and interesting so I actually want to pay attention to her. I have learned so much about college and life in her class as well.
Best English teacher. Really easy and clear. Trust me, do the work, it'll pay off.
I LOVE the teachers at this school!! Mrs. Allen is great teacher!!! I absolutely adore her and the way that she teaches English. When she gives you an assignment it is very straight-forward and even if you didn't understand in class (which usually doesn't happen) EVERYTHING is in detail on Blackboard which is really nice because not a lot of teachers do that. Overall, GREAT teacher!!
Before I begin, if you happen to take her Honors English 9 or AP Lit. class laugh at her jokes! I may be the only person who does, but they are really funny? Anyway, she is by far the most intellectual teacher that I've ever had due to her ability to talk about society and the human race in general. Mrs. Allen explains everything and tells you exactly what you need to do for an A. Simply follow the rules and not only will you ace the class and get much smarter, but you will get a 5.
Mrs. Allen is a very good teacher, but sometimes it's confusing to know what she is asking for. She doesn't answer students' e-mails. She is very intelligent, so sweet, and she DOESN'T GIVE READING QUIZZES! She also gives great tips and advice :)
Mrs. Allen is a great teacher, and she's a very knowledgeable person in general. She doesn't give reading quizzes, but she only grades 8 -- 11 assignments every semester, so they're very important. DO THE HOMEWORK! You'll regret it if you don't.
Mrs. Allen is the best teacher I have ever had! Her teaching style is different from the other teachers at TPHS, but I have found it to be interesting and effective. In her class, I have grown an incredible amount as a writer, a reader, and a thinker. Mrs. Allen also has a great sense of humor and is quite passionate about her subject. Her class is interesting, entertaining, and overall a pleasure to experience!
Perfectly clear, one of my favorite teachers this year. Somewhat eccentric, her teaching style is vastly different from others but in a good way. Helped me improve my essay skills a lot and helped me learn how to take notes in books.
Mrs. Allen is one of the best teachers i have ever had
What is it like to be you, Mrs. Allen! Hear me now believe me later but Mrs. Allen was my favorite teacher. She's incredibly passionate about what she does and treats her students as mature young adults. Have manners in class to be on her good side. No nonsense or pointless projects - you will not have to do any gluing or cutting in her class. Her understanding of the novels are beyond interesting. If you do the homework as it is assigned, you will get an A. :)
Hear me now, believe me later, Mrs. Allen is the best. Had her freshman yr for Honors English, then again senior yr for AP Lit. She is so passionate about what she does. Read when she tells you to and do your homework and you will be fine, she will make sure of it. Consider yourself lucky if you get to learn from her. Oh, and always laugh at her jokes!
Mrs. Allen is a smart one, but that doesn't mean that she is a good teacher. She believes that all students that enroll in her course MUST share the same passion for literature that she has. What she fails to see is that the majority of students don't care, and fake their general interest in her course. If you get her, make sure to stay on her good side. Wacko
One of the most passionate teachers I've ever had. She honestly wants to see you do well and has some really great ideas about what you read. Her class is truly what a college English class is like, so pay attention! HOWEVER. She will only like your writing if you write EXACTLY how she writes. So take everything she says with a grain of salt. Maintain your writing style, just make it better with her advice. She can also be pretentious. Just ignore it; she's not trying to be and means well.
Mrs. Allen is most definitely one of my favourite teachers. Not only is she incredibly knowledgeable about what she teaches, but she is also very informative, down-to-earth, and funny (she can be very perplexed when nobody laughs out loud at her jokes). She cares a lot about her students, and makes sure to get the most out of every lesson.
If you want a class where you can experience collage, she is the teacher to get. She doesn't give art projects or acting projects or anything that honestly won't help you later in life. She only gives 10 grades per semester, so be careful with each. Even though she doesn't grade homework, do it, you'll regret it if you don't. What really annoys s that she won't give you any extra help outside of class and she won't read any emails from her students. I think that's rude. Break a leg.
Wonderful teacher, wonderful personality. She is very passionate about what she teaches so it makes the class from. She always tells you exactly what she wants but can sometimes be a little stubborn and unforgiving when you don't follow her plan. She is extremely knowledgable and you will definitely be prepared for the AP test. Workload is easy but grades or based soley on essays so unless you get 8's and 9's on your essays the majority of the time, don't expect an A.
Allen is really freaking easy, but not because she helps you in class or anything. She just dumbs everything down cause she's under the assumption most of us are too incompetent to think for ourselves
i love this woman so much chillest honors class ever hope i get her next year for 12 AP
She is really hard about your work and talks alot crap during class such as how she has dreamt on various occassions that she was able to meet William Shakespeare BORINGGGG!!!! YOU WILL ****
she is an amazing teacher but always in a hurried frenzy and slightly a control freak. she has the disposition that makes one assume she has no time for students and seems as if she's constantly in a rush. it makes it seem like she isn't open to us or gives us adequate attention
Best english teacher ever! Shes like a second mother to her students and she really wants to suceed beyond her english class, she tries to ensure your ability to get into a good college with some motherly advice that my parents didnt even know. The class may be a tad intimidating but stick to it. its sooo worth it. i hope i get her again for ap literature!
Mrs. Allen!!!!!!!!!!! best english teacher EVER noooo joke people
Mrs. Allen is amazing! She is so passionate about what she does and you can tell by the way she talks about literature. I had her for Honors English 9 and AP English 12 and I loved both of the classes. You will find that she teaches you not only about English but also a lot about life. Try to talk to her as much as you can at the end of class because she has a lot of really cool stories! She taught me so much about writing and inspired me a lot. She is a little crazy but in an absolutely GREAT way!!!!
In teachers, this woman is the best as they come, in educating students and herself as a human.
She is the most amazing teacher i have ever met in my whole entire high school career. she is just plain boss.
Best. Teacher. Ever. She is a fantastic person who is passionate about what she does. Her class is easy, but you learn a lot if you're interested in the subject matter. She has probably been the most influential teacher I've had in years.
Her class is easy but I still feel I learn things which is sweet! I love her jokes too when she's the only one who laughs at them
English with Ms. Allen is the easiest class ever. The grade is based solely on essays which are graded on "Technical Merit" (correct margin size) and "Rhetorical Merit" (how much she likes you. She is nice but makes really stupid jokes. The class is so easy though that you learn nothing.
I have her for AP Eng Lit: No hw is awesome, The Grade is basically in class essays, a bunch of which she gives you the prompt for beforehand. She doesnt help at all for college essays (gives you like a yes/no, lol). Very nice person and very passionate about english-kinda eccentric tho.
I wish i could give Mrs. Allen a 100 on clarity..she goes step-by-step, line-by-line on EVERY single essay we write. She is the best english teacher I've had. She doesn't do vocab tests or reading tests or anything like that. I really hope I get her again for senior year because she also helps you on your college app. essay. You are reallyyy lucky if you get her :)
She is the best teacher in all of Torrey Pines. I had her as a Freshman. Its an easy class, all you have to do is care about your heading in MLA just do the essays she assigns (you do it in class together, and at home) and you get an A. Pray you get this teacher!!!!!
Mrs. Allen is by FAR the BEST teach at Torrey PInes :) She actually cares about her students!!! She doesnt grade hw...so you dont have to do it. She never has any tests or quizzes on book contet either!!! All we get grades for are the essays we right (most we write at home :)) The things she says are sooo meaningful! You are luck if you have Mrs. Allen :))) I have a horrible english teacher this year :( I want to take a time machine back to last yr. when I had Mrs. allen!!!! :))
She is is one the greatest English Teachers at this school.
Mrs. Allens is the BEST english teacher I've EVER had :) She is so passionate about teach and she really shows you the TRUE meaning of things and WHY they matter. The first day she seem hard but in the end she not that hard of a grader at all. Just pay attention in class or at least PRETEND like your listening and you will do just fine! :))))
the best thing about her is that she loves what she does and teaches you a lot. even though students don't get much of an opportunity to have discussions or give input on themes of books in her class, she puts in a lot of effort to teach. really nice too
She's been the best english teacher i've had. She's really nice and caring!
shes a good teacher. passionate about subject. not too hard. best English teacher for lit.
Okay.... I had her as a freshman and as a senior.. and boy is she cool. Peculiar, but cool... and you will learn so much! Its a pretty easy class. She likes everyone.... she is an equal opportunity grader. All her students try to be the best they can be when they are in her class. Don't let her scare you off on the first day of class... its not as hard as she says it is.
Mrs.Allen was the best english teach I've ever had. You will definitely get alot out of that class if you apply yourself to the reading.Shes a really great teacher.
I love Mrs. Allen!!! She really tries to make you do your best, but she's really nice about it.
She is so smart and so nice...she makes her class seem hard at the beginning, but don't switch out! You will regret so much...I love her class and her style...I have learned more in her class than in all of my other English classes combined. Oh, btw, she gives great insight on your college application essays...helped me A LOT.
I love Mrs. Allen. She is a very good teacher. She plans each lesson carefully and really helps you for college essays and the AP test. Makes a lot of "jokes" that no one gets though...
BEST BEST BEST TEACHER AT TP...IF YOU HAVE HER DON'T SWITCH OUT...YOU WILL REGRET IT...SHE'S THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm in her eng lit class. She is stubborn but really pulls at us to give good insight into what we're reading. Her strong opinions are hard to disagree with, make sure to not just accept everything she says in her class. Have your own opinions, she likes that (I think?). Not very close to her students. But that's how I think teachers should be.
ok, i have to say: i did not like HER. but in terms of being a teacher, she was excellent. i learned more about english in one year from her than in all of my previous years combined. she prepares you more than enough for high school and college, and i definitely do not regret having had her.
Ms Allen is the best teacher ever... she really stretches your brain till it hurts, but, its effective! I had her last year in 9th grade, and this year has made me appreciate how good she really is. Everything I know about writing in High school I learned from her. Yay Miss Allen.. your rock.
i had her in senior year, one thing i hated bout her is that she gives hw on long breaks (chrismas, spring break... >< ) but overall, she IS a very nice teacher
she is sooo sweet. hardly any homework and no tests, yet i learned more in that class than any other
I am so confused in her class and very sick of writing in my book!
so chill... shes a really nice a cool teacher ...and funny too... i hope i have her senior year =)
shes awesome, was my 9th grade eng teacher, still says hi when she sees me
She's so cool! One of the bEST ENGLISH TEACHERS EVER!!!
She is a great teacher! I was actually surprised by my own writing from being in her class. I hope I can have her again when I'm a senior!
I had Mrs. Allen 3 years ago when I was a freshman. I'm a senior now, and I still remember how terrific her class was. :)
I know I'll be prepared for the AP test after taking her class.
shes a little bit weird. especially with the whole "i don't like people who throw things off of balconies" however she seems like she will be a good teacher.
A real big help for the AP test. Teaches at you, and hopes that you'll pick it up. Isn't very close to students, and very set it her own ways. But still great.
She's pretty easy, but you learn a lot from her. Seh's a great teacher to have.
Mrs. Allen is a good teacher, really helps you with your college essay. However she doesn't really connect to her students. Has very strong opinions.