As much as I appreciate her interest and knowledge of English, her laziness is really annoying. Yes she’s interesting and funny. Yes you should be able to pass her class if you make an effort and follow directions. I had her freshman year for honors English and she agreed to grade an essay I turned in late. She never did. Although I want to give her the benefit of the doubt since she was also teaching AP English, it was just a 3 page essay. Other than that, she was a pretty cool teacher.
Mrs. Cohen is great. I would highly recommend her classes.
She gave about 10xs the amount of homework as other teachers, which my kid did, but was rewarded with a C.
Cohen had enthusiasm
About literature & wrote back detailed feedback on essays. However her grading system was unreasonably harsh and stressful for smart, diligent students trying to maintain a good GPA. no wiggle room or extra credit to try to boost grades. Administrators "could do nothing". She seems smart, has potential to inspire, but seemed bent on passing out tons low grades.
Both my husband and I are educators. We found that she told us one thing and did another. We also feel she is insulated by her administrators. Lucky Her.
She thinks she belongs in the theater and tests her skills on her students, takes her sarcasm to a whole other level to where no one understands what's going on. Waits 3 months to grade something and often loses your assignments, and gives you zeroes for those assignments! There is no way to get your grade up! Teaches very little yet gives extremely hard tests and essays that she didn't even teach you about/ to do! She is mean and has immensely high expectations! Leaves randomly all the time!
Terrible teacher. She never gave my child a second chance and canceled any appointments to talk about grades. Very harsh with grading essays and projects without any explanation or makeup. Did not enough preparation for the Ap test
Avoid her AP English 11 class. Never clear about assignments. Minimal homework but very difficult projects in which she gives harsh grading. Never any feed back or makeup work. Expects too much from students. Very unorganized. No prep for AP test.
The worst teacher my child has ever had. Extremely disorganized, not clear with assignments, never returns work for feedback. Most of the work was returned or graded at the end of the semester with no chance for feedback or help. So much homework, only select assignments graded and counted toward final grade. When my child would ask for help, the teacher was rarely available, and actually cancelled several set up meetings.
Brilliant but somewhat unorganized. She is very generous by assigning little homework but is brutal in terms of in-class tests and essays. The grading system is seemingly random and based on a very small body of selected work that is difficult to predict. But, that being said, she prepares her students for the AP English exam (especially the writing section) and makes it seem almost easy compared to the preparation she gives.
One of the worst teachers at VHS in terms of clarity, helpfulness, feedback, explanations for grades, overall demeanor, mood, and personality. TAKE REGULAR ENGLISH!
does not return student work, so there's no opportunity to develop through her feedback. many in-class essays and "posters" assigned. does not do much actual teaching during class time. does not follo
Changes year to year in difficulty. Usually pretty tough. Some people can't stand her but I had no problem with her
challenging, caring, helpful, smart, understanding, made me work to my potential, pushed me to do my best, taught me to write, prepped me for college, no excuses; thanks c/o 2005
Her course challenging but truly prepared me for college and the "real world." She always helped me when I needed it. Thank you!
the whole class was about her being a victim because she's black and how white people have oppressed her
Her class is hard. She is cool when she is in a good mood but when she's grumpy, watch out!
She's a tough teacher but she helps you understand what she's trying to say and makes class fun and at the same time somewhat challenging. she's a good teacher
Her class is difficult, but she has taught me alot this year- Thanx
I like the class and Mrs. Cohen, but i think she should maybe give a little more extra credit.
Mrs. Cohen is great! Shes tough but thats how teachers need to be sometimes!
Mrs. Cohen is so awesome! Shes a great teacher and is always there for her students. You just do the work you are supposed to and just dont do anything stupid!!
Ya... She's pretty cool i suppose... Therefore; I like her class... ;0) Whats up with those S.A.T words? And am I the only one who CANNOT remeber them?
she's a tough woman but can be a great person if you don't act up in her class. occasionally is very funny.
I liked Mrs.Cohen. She made my junior year much better! I learned alot in her class and she was only tough if you deserved it.
She is not fun because she doesnt remember how it was like in higschool