The worst English teacher I had at Stuy. She is incredibly critical, judgmental, and condescending. Did not learn anything valuable from her. Her grading is based on favoritism, which was VERY RANDOM (just goes to show how erratic, unstable she is). Transfer out, otherwise she will lower your average.
i don't see how some people think she's good. she has a terrible grading system and only once in a while spits out something useful.
I would advise anyone who gets Ms. Chan for English not to be afraid to get 80s and 65s on essays. My writing went through a huge slump when I had her as a teacher. Weird essays, incredibly low grades
I dont know why everyone complains about her. If you basically just be an honest student w/o trying to take shortcuts-- you'll be fine. Talk to her, she's more approachable than people think. MsChan<3
Transfer out if you want to keep your average high. Grades harshly and leaves insulting comics almost no praise at all. The class itself isn't that bad, decent discussions, no homework, few projects.
friendly as a person, mean as a teacher. Almost no one gets high grades from her and the projects are boring.
She actually teaches pretty well, and encourages student participation. Hates lateness, though. No at-home reading -- just a few projects over the term. Bit mean-spirited, but still nice.
She likes hearing students' opinions, so make sure you participate a lot and express your thoughts in your essays. She catches on quick to students who don't do work, especially in group projects.
Ms. Chan is simply an inspiring literature teacher. Not only is she an extremely friendy, approachable person, she prepares meaningful dicussions. When grading, she may be harsh, but you become a writ
Almost everyone complains about her. Why? Because they don't read her books in class. You simply have to read 10 pages from a book equivalent of middle school level. People who get low grades don't.
BAD GRADER AND TALKS TOO MUCH IN CLASS. TRANSFER OUT IF YOU HAVE HER!
come on cut her some slack. She's only trying to be critical on you. Think about it no one in life can possibly be perfect. I love that she was so truthful even if I wanted a higher score.
She was not a tough grader at all! So inspirational and approachable. She gave 5x more comments on my essays than all my other eng techers combined. She loves you if you participate.
refreashingly honest about your writing. her comments helped me improve as a writer, although i wish it was possible to get 95+ in her class... :(
very tough teacher. you must do extremely well on your projects. also if you see an opportunity to revise and redo your projects...TAKE IT.
Anyone would be lucky to have Ms. Chan freshman year. She is not an unfair grader though she is tougher than the average teacher. It is not impossible to get a 95 in her class at all. Her classes are truly meaningful.
Really unfair grader. She likes to take a long time on some projects and then she throws on tons of work at the end of the term. If you raise your hand a lot, she likes you, but often you participate "TOO MUCH" (I dunno how?)
She is a very difficult grader. her grades are based mostly on your papers. I participated my brains out one term but because she didn't like my paper I ended up with an 85. She's really nice but very very tough.
ok if you get to know her, i guess. doesn't give tests, just participate and RAISE YOUR HAND in class! talk about almost anything. try your best on her projects... and hope for an >85 grade
She is inspiring!! She's really nice and tries to help. Stop complaining about her grading, cause trust me she's fair. Put effort in and actually work hard and you will be happy. If you get her you are REALLY lucky!!!!
Ok teacher, she writes a lot of comments but i think they are too sarcastic (almost insulting). VERY hiper but sometimes that keeps you awake. she is nice though.
I started out thinking she was too happy all the time, but she gets a lot better. she makes you write a lot but you get used to it. do all of your work in this class and raise your hand a lot and she'll love you
One of the only English teachers that actually reads your papers thoroughly AND puts tons of comments! Just do your work, put some effort, and you'll get a great grade. One of best Eng teachers I've ever had.
she was a good teacher BUT i hated that she graded too hard, i wouldve like my average + 10
She's extremley perky, but her comments are helpful. I like the atmoshpere she creates in her classes; considering the circumstances, it's very pressure-minimal.
she is an extremely tough grader but the classes are fun :)
I haven't been a student here for a few years, but I remember this teacher giving me a hard time. She has an obvious preference for Asian students.
Horrible teacher, but the nicest woman in the world. She passed me and for that i am incredibly thankful!
cool .. type hard but cool !! she is a good person nd shes a nice lady
work hard in her class, the conversations are fun cause u can talk an say whatever u like, but some of the stuff can put u to sleep, shes so hyper too