Average 3.72 based on 49 teacher ratings
Marian Patey is an English teacher at Chantilly High School located in Chantilly, Virginia and part of Fairfax County Public Schools. Marian Patey's 49 teacher ratings contributes to Chantilly High School's ranking of 331 in Virginia. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Chantilly High School is 4.15 stars.
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Need to use to use the bathroom? Two minutes maximum. Need a stretch? Too bad. Wanna blow your nose? Go outside. Talking with friends? She's going to email your mother. Overall, Mrs.Patey has some of the most ridiculous rules I've ever heard of. According to her, you have to stand for the pledge, or else you're getting detention. Never have I had a teacher as difficult as her. Other than than, it's an easy A class.
Buy lots of highlighters because it's basically a coloring class.

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Listen to direction, buy a lot of highlighter, bring your supplies everyday. Bring 2 highlighter, 2 red pen and 2 pencil everyday. Her way of writing essay is terrible. You will not improve writing in her class. Easy A, show up and you will not get trouble. Also of you reading this... you have her for next year which mean that she not retired yet... every year she say she going to retire but never did.

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I'm 36 years old and was her student in 1997 She was hard and strict but gave a great education! You either loved her or hated her and I ended the year out with lots of respect for her and a great education!

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She calls people out for disruting the class but in reality they're doing something so small, that her bickering about them doing something as insignificant as stretching back in your chair or not sitting in your chair properly which she deems "inappropriate". Reading a book aloud will be constantly interupted by her saying "stop talking" when no one said a word. Very irritating to deal with

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Ms Patey makes you highlight an entire page, making the point of highlighting useless. Basically, buy a bucket of highlighters and you will pass the class. And she is very knitpicky. Overall good teacher with different methods of executing her goals, which=strictness

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This lady is insane! Her class is easy if you just follow all her knit picky rules. Always bring a binder, pencil, red pen, and a YELLOW highlighter. She gives a lot of pointless highlighting assignments and most of the reading tests are all quotes and who said them. Get ready to memorize hamlet because you will read the to be or not to be soliloquy a million times in class. Words can't describe her craziness so get ready.

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Marian Patey is phenomenal teacher. Her assignments may seem difficult at first but once you ask her for help, they are extremely easy and tolerable. You learn a lot in her class. She is an interesting person. One of the best teachers i've ever had.

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Her opportunities that she gives you sound great but 75% they will be inconvenient to you, not because its sometimes on a Friday but because u will miss lunch and she won't let you eat in class. She d

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She is very demanding. She loves to yell at kids for no reason. The class is fairly easy but it makes you want to hit your head on a wall. The class is boring and you do meaningless tasks. She is a pa

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terrible teacher. you will only learn how to highlight.

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some of her rules are a little ridiculous, but in the long run they help you and she knows what shes doing. you just need to pay attention. she also lets you use notes on basically every test!

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PAY ATTENTION

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Shes a good teacher but very strict! Really easy class if you follow directions! Shes knows what shes talking about!

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really in to what she teaches and has had alot of years experience with it and expects you to have the same knowlede about all the stuff as she does, makes all tests herself, *TALKS TO PARENTS ALOT!*

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At first I thought she was really strict hard but it's really not, her strict ways was beneficial to me throughout high school. Her class is easy, we even got to take notes for the tests! =]

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I really thought that her class was really easy. Very strict but very nice, especially outside of the classroom. You need to stay organized but she'll help you out if you get behind.

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Has some incredibly feminist posters on her wall. You must be perfectly organized and follow her every direction, including sitting up straight, or she will let you know you were wrong every time. Chooses a few kids to pick on and watches them closely for mistakes. No homework :)

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she's actually a really nice person outside her classroom. When your in her class room you have to get down to business and she really strict about getting things done on time but shes great

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shes good and really strict and a perfectionist but my binder was the most organized binder i ever had in my LIFE litterally if u do exactly what she says u will pass p.s there is barley any hmwk!

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never had her myself but i know she gives a lot of quizzes and she is a huge democrate... and HATES freshies

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one of the most annoying teachers. don't rest on the desk, chew gum, slouch. her quizzes r given to u on a platter and u basically have to memorize the sheet or take notes which is hardr thanit sounds

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Pretty sure her class scared me all freshman year. It was alot of work, but it made me smarter in the end. She's a very good teacher and we are literally amazing friends.

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Ms. Patey is tough but is a good teacher. If you want to pass in her class just write notes and highlight and youll get at least a B for the year.

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she's ok if you don't chew gum and are honest.. but she can easily get on your nerves.

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sweet lady for the most part, if she likes you and you show her respect in the classroom youll do fine, DONT CHEW GUM EVER, she hates that. No Homework, good reading, easy tests, if you read the books your golden

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Get a lot of Highlighters. She is insane. The class is boring and you learn about random stuff

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because of her i passed english my sophmore year cause she helped my writing skills get better she has been the first good english teacher i have actually had and al of u think shes hard well good for u ur used to teachers who let u get away with anything

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You will learn how to highlight - forget about learning how to write.

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oh lighten up people. she is a little facist ("I am the Queen and you are all my Minions" -Mrs. Patey 2002) but GET OVER HAVING HARD TEACHERS AND STOP WHINING WHEN YOU GET ONE. HARD TEACHERS ARE THE BEST TEACHERS.

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She's a good teacher...strict in her own ways. As long as you do EVERYTHING her way...you're set...and dont forget any stupid little things.

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Mrs.Patey runs her classroom facist-style and I absolutely hated her when I had her but now that I dont have to see her all the time she's ok.

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Makes you feel like you worth nothing. You are never right, and there's no point trying to compromise with her about anything.

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do as you are told, it's as simple and difficult as that

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Why is it that I feel like either a dog or a 1st grader whenever I am in her class! I had her last year and she is the worst teacher I have ever had in my life!

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even though her class is really hard, she is a very talented teacher; she makes you actually learn what she is teaching

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she's a great teacher!! just do what you are told

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I hated her...if I wanted to take an AP class I would've she gave us a rediculous amount of work and referred me chewing gum!

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alright, all the votes in favor...mrs. patey stop voting for urself

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she's ok if you just listen and follow her instructions..like do EXACTLY what she says

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She is a great teacher you just have to get to know her!!!!! She is very nice

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she gives alot of homework but she is cool if you just follow directions. After school shes real cool and she dont act so up tight

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she's cool. and she's an awesome teacher, you just have to do what you are supposed to do and follow directions

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Ms. Patey's pretty cool.. just don't get on her bad side!

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shes a hard teacher but i respect her cause she lays down the law...even to kids twice her size

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She can get REALLY annoying sometimes!!

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