Absolutely awful. Have tried to arrange meetings with her and asked her for help, and she tells me to figure it out on my own. Grades harshly, and even when I made all the revisions on one paper that she wanted, she didn't raise the grade (she will change grades if you do revisions). I have won competitions at the state and national level for writing, but left with a solid C in her class. She is also very condescending. I am now struggling with esteem issues with my writing despite my awards.
Otterman is one of the best teachers ever. She was one of the few that really prepared me for college. I am currently a freshman in college and the skills you learn from her are so helpful and useful to me now. Even though her classes are hard, they are definitely worth taking!
Mrs. Otterman is a wonderful educator, whose class is somewhat of a challenge. But her no excuses attitude and constant determination to bring out the best in her students allows for them to reach the excellence they should get in every other class. Also she's just fun to be in class with!
I liked Otterman. She knows what she's talking about and challenges you to work hard. If you do what you're supposed to, you'll be fine. :)
She's just about the coolest person i've ever known. she's an excellent teacher and a gem as a human being
i've never hated a teacher that has taught me so much she was a great teacher dispite me hating her class
She is one of the best teachers I have ever encountered. I have had her all 4 years of high school, and I have never had another teacher who pushed me to do my best like she has.
Otterman rocks! She may have been extremely hard in comp and speech, but yet she prepares you like no other teacher for college. She is colorful and very knowledgable.
for ap comp: Very hard class, she kept pushing papers back so the last few weeks were even worse, overall it paid off on the ap exam
All these other people were obviously in drama. Otterman IS a good teacher, but unnecessarily hard. She absolutely grades based on who she likes.
Mrs. Otterman demands nothing short of your best. If you give her your best, she gives you hers.
Best teacher in the world! She's the most real person i know, shes a tough teacher, but it only helps you in life, and shes very talented!
Extremely hard, but she knows her stuff...is willing to help if you don't quite understand
Her class got me out of English in college. Hardest class I ever took.