I worked so hard on the best essay I've ever written and she gave me a C. She gave no feedback whatsoever and on every essay after that, she either gave me a 7 or 7.5. She picks favorites and gives them higher grades wile giving the rest of the class straight C's
She is the worst teacher possible. If you have her, TRANSFER OUT OF HER CLASS. She expects us to do so well on our assignments without helping us at all. I hope my GPA does not fall just because of her bad teaching. I've never had a teacher who didn't care about our learning, or expects us to do amazing work without providing us with guidelines or anything similar. I haven't learned anything from her class this year.
She personally took me out into the hallway to say one thing teacher's should NEVER say to a growing student. In exact words she said, "I always see you wearing all of these college shirts, but you're not going to college." I avoid any sight of her as much as I can. I wish you luck as you take on the battle you'll never win against her.
If you are not one of her chosen favorites, you will not get an A in the class. Plain and simple.
i dont agree with what anyone is saying. she is so sweet and is an amazing teacher
Saxsma is the worst English teacher I have ever had and maybe even the most of all time. Your skill as a writer dont matter in her class as your grade rests on her favoritism. She does not explain well or help often. She is a very harsh grader.
I really dont understand why people don't like. Yea this year(senior year) is the first time I have ever had her but she actually is not too bad compared to my english teacher last year
Mrs. Saxsma is a good teacher. Apparently other students are mad about having expectations met in the classroom. She cares about her students, but does not go out of her way to please those who want to slack off. Hello! common sense...
shes so ughksjghksf. she makes english even more miserable thn it already is
I'm gonna tell you the truth...she is probably the most BIAS grader ever. if you compare some one who she likes to people she doesn't and they do the same work she will give the person she likes a higher score. there are plenty of people at IA who think this so its not just me...If you are foreign you are set for the class. Or if you are a girl
Mrs. Saxsma is a real teacher. She knows her subject and she appreciates her students. She will let you have it if you are slacking, but I guess that is her JOB, right? Give the chick a break.
i think she has changed since last year. way cooler and a lot more fun. still pretty hard but w/e
I hate how she loves lit so much, today about half our class forgot to print something, and she made it worth points, just because half of us forgot it, what kind of teacher does that!?!?
she loves lit verrrrry much so if ur going into english, your in luck. Otherwise, pretend u are.
why all the hate toward Ms. Saxsma? she actually isn't that bad of a teacher. Sure, she sometimes seems like she talks down to us, but she talks that way to everyone. While I'm not sure I want another year of the same teacher, I really enjoyed having her for IB1.
WHY DOES EVERYONE HATE HER? There's nothing to hate about her - she's so nice and loves English! Get a life people!
agree w/ the last person. shes awsome actually. she just usuallyl doesnt like anyone that goofs around too much so i try not to in her class. but shes just awsome :-)
Stop hating on Ms. Saxsma! She is an excellent teacher, she really loves English and really motivates students to do better. I don't understand where the whole thing against her comes from - I've always thought she was a great teacher.
wow....probably the worst teacher i have ever had in my entire life. If you give a presentation about something that she personally is against, she will mark you down. The only people that like here are her "favorites". And yes, she has a very annoying voice. Probably the most hated teacher at the International Academy.
Ms. Saxsma is personally responsible for helping me to conquer my FEAR of public speaking. She was so helpful in Speech class and I thought she made the class fun! The way she structured the class helped me to learn the material really well. The assignments were organized in such a way to develop important speaking skills for the "real world". This is definitely one of the most USEFUL classes that I have taken so far at IA.
Oh my goodness, the Saxsmanator. What more can I say except *weird hissy smile/anger thingy* (You know what I'm talking about.)
It feels like I'm in kindergarten every time she opens her mouth or makes one of her faces when someone says something that she doesn't agree with. GAHHH.
She is such a bias teacher...she plays favoritism. She seems to think that no one is a good student just because she took ONE IB class. She is funny but horribl
In speech it seems hard to get a good grade, but if you follow EXACTLY the criteria it should be okay. Just watch for her pet peeves.
i dislike mrs saxama because she denies anything that you once talked ... basically calling you a liar and falsley accuses people.
I'm sorry, but she takes subjectivism to a whole new level. There's a problem when favorites are the only ones that can pass the class with better than B-
i know she may seem a little "fake"... but if you try to ignore that then she is actually a really great teacher.
Mrs. Saxma is the nicest lady and she is very easy to approach. I enjoyed having her as my TOK teacher,shes a former IB student so she knows what its about
Mrs. Saxsma is a good teacher. So what if she is a harder grader. At least you get what you earn in that class. And she is an equally hard grader.
Mrs. Saxsma just sets everything up so you can't get a perfect grade. NO ONE has aced a speech, at least to my knowledge.
Um I aced lit last year, and this year I haven't gotten above a C on any paper. Just because you hate the way I write doesn't mean you can fail me.
Mrs. Saxsma is a great teacher, i learned a lot from her class