Ms Gilston is a FANTASTIC APUSH teacher. She knows the curriculum so well that she can explain to her students noncondescendingly and crack jokes. Her essays require preparation and the multiple choice tests aren't too bad. Overall, a great teacher who is obviously passionate and LOVES her AP students.
Gilston, whether you like her or not or whether she likes you or not is a good teacher. Although her class is easy to pass, you can cheat on all the hws (she is or at least acts very oblivious) and i never cheat on her tests but I know people that do. But the point is that she teaches mainly by talking, and I learn very well in her class and cheating isnt necessary. She prepares you well for the regents and I really like her as a teacher. She knows a lot about everything and is a very niceperson
She knows her stuff and understands US history like the back of her hand. She is engaging and smart, and has a legitimate desire to teach her students the abundance of knowledge that he possesses.
this lady is ridiculous. she gets off topic a lot and doesnt provide clear feedback. also, her frustration with students and the school's administration is obvious.
Sometimes I like her, I think she is a pretty good teacher and is kind of funny. However, I think she's pretty biased (perhaps against boys?) since she gave me a low grade last semester after getting 90s on all my homeworks, tests, quizzes, etc and participating all the time. I dont know what the deal is, I guess I'm just a hatable person.
she can be hilarious at times and it mostly comes out of the student-hating sarcastic image image she gives off. As long as you aren't easily offended, she's a good teacher and prepares you pretty well for the AP. (Unlike mr. sperber it seems..)
I loved her: Best teacher I've had yet. Learned a great deal, garnered a love for U.S. history/history in general, and got a 780 on the U.S. History SAT II's
Completely and utterly unfit to teach AP US History. If you are considering taking this course and she is the teacher, drop it immediately!!!!! She is totally ridiculous and biased against students.
Gilston is a great teacher. She's just extremely hard when it comes to AP.
Among the best teachers I have ever had. Difficult, but displays a very deep understanding and a love of U.S. History.
doesn't prepare you at all for tests (especially in ap us) and is extremely scatter brained and forgetful. good to go to to get help after class. in general interesting and qualified.
Easy teacher. Easy class. She always say she might collect something, 99.9% of the time, she doesn't mention to collect it.
Ah, her stupid museum report took over 3 hours, shes not good at giving museum reports. Not cool, but besides that, shes ok
she's an okay teacher. i didn't hate her but she's really distant with her students. definitely do your homework, study for her tests on regentsprep.org ... there's not much else to say about her.
do your homework and you'll do fine. She takes a lot of her test questions from regentsprep.org. Really easy class
Shes amzing! Shes so clear to under stand, but she gives alot of H.W. Dont crew up with the H.W.'s
She keeps giving a test with topics we did a month ago. I do badly because I forget what stuff was in the topic when we are doing something completely different in class.
I like her stories, she's very sarcastic. Not cool how she talks a lot before tests and during the tests.
i had her for ap, cool teacher, stories were funny, and i did well on the ap exam!!!