Average 3.22 based on 33 teacher ratings
Moore is an English teacher at Niskayuna High School located in Niskayuna, New York. When comparing Moore's ratings to other teachers in the state of New York, Moore's ratings are below the average of 4.33 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Niskayuna High School is 4.12 stars.
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She's very smart and you will learn a lot in her class. She's a cool lady and will help you improve your writing. I definitely recommend her class.

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Dr. Moore's class is the best English class I have ever taken. Not because it is easy as most students like to base their judgments on but because it has pushed me to think and grow in ways I never have before and inspired me to have a greater passion for literature. Perhaps her class is simply too difficult for high school and people are too fragile to accept her criticism. If you think her class is "stupid" you should try to look at where the problem may truly lie...

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Personally, I really enjoyed Dr. Moore. She is an incredibly smart teacher who helped me expand my thinking and intellectual curiosity. I know that everyone doesn't like her, but I understand why. As students of Niskayuna High School we have never been challenged the way we're challenged in Dr. Moore's class. Most kids who take her class just aren't at the level they should be for the curriculum and her difficult teaching demands. All in all, 8/10, would recommend to a friend.

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Kelly Moore has ridiculously extreme views and will force them down your throat unless you agree with her. She's extremely condescending and will give you *that look* of disgust if you deign to bring up a point she doesn't agree with. She insists at first that "there are no wrong opinions," but will go on to tell you that "some opinions are superior to others." Veritably the most insufferable teacher I have ever experienced and the most likely to cause your depression and suicidal tendencies.

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Screw the haters! Dr. Moore rocks. Do the work, take her seriously, you'll do well. I love her class and she's a great person with fascinating ideas.

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She can be a little unclear and the class is definitely difficult but it is very interesting! She is very realistic which can cause people to dislike her but she is funny and is trying hard. In AP 12 you learn a lot that is applicable to college and life.

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I really enjoyed Dr. Moore's class (12 AP). She's one of the smartest and most well qualified teachers in the whole school. She expects you to back up everything you argue and has always helped me outside of class which I now am thanking the heavens for at the liberal arts college I now attend. Also, last time I checked, being a feminist and outspoken wasn't such a bad thing, in fact it created really great discourse in class. She doesn't suffer fools gladly.

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She definitely taught me how to deal with difficult, unhelpful and all around bad teachers, which is a good skill in college, so I thank her for that. Otherwise, I don't thank her for much else and wish I didn't take her class. Go for SUPA not AP!

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Is the worst. Often factually incorrect; don't believe anything she says until you fact check it, especially when it comes to teacher's benefits. Workload too heavy, pointless. You will get poor grades unless you emulate her. The best thing that could happen is if everyone dropped her classes, so then she wouldn't be able to teach despite tenure. Wait for college and a good lit teacher; I spent most of my excellent college lit course undoing the damage she did. Encourages students to not take AP

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If you like men, think that men have use in society, or are even neutral about men, the "Doctor" will dislike you. She's a super feminist. Her goal is to spread her agenda, not really interested in teaching. Also, super condescending.

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What is she doing in High School when she has a phD? thats the real question

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She told me outright that I wasn't going to graduate. Real cool, right?

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self absorbed. she tries to force her ideals on you and she'll hate you if you try to voice a different opinion. she is very unclear on her grading policy (she didn't even give us a syllabus). SHE IS NOT FUNNY!!!!!!!

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I don't get her. She's too self absorbed to truly connect with kids. At least she only teaches upperclassmen. Please keep it that way. I just don't like her and can't tell you why.

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She is very intimidating and does not seem to have a clear plan to her teaching. We have yet to read a book this year in AP english and have written few papers. We have though, created a comic book which really improved my writing skills. Not. She assigns a ridiculously unnecessary amount of work, usually jst for the sake of giving us more to do. She tries to force her views on her students and if you dont express those views in seminar then she doesnt respect your opinion or acknowledge you have spoken.

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The problem is, she should be a college professor. Brilliant woman, but she tryes to go so deep with these high school kids that jsut want to sleep at 7:40. Best English teacher I'll ever have though.

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I absolutely love Ms. Moore. She is extremely intelligent, and just an amazing woman in general. Probably my favorite high school teacher.

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I didn't like her at first because she seemed really extreme in some of her views, but she's grown on me and I realize she's a compassionate, intelligent person. Gave us a new perspective on art/writing--great class.

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Moore is an academic personality teaching high school kids who, for the most part, don't care. Care, and you will excel and love her class. She assigns a lot of creative writing, which is rare and, frankly, phenomenal.

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have to say i hated her freshman year but she was wayyyy better the second time around. get to know what she expects and what her opinion is....cater to that and she'll love you.

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A very much underestimated teacher. Whether you agree or disagree with her has nothing to do with your quality of work. Be creative in class - it'll surprise and please her.

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Doesn't like dudes. Undeniable proof that the Commies have infiltrated the school system. Or the aliens, like in "They Live".

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I had Ms Moore for a full year and it was the worst semester of my hogh school career. Not only is she unclear but she is not fun.

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very engaging. tough but creative writing was so much fun. let things slide and really let creativity without barriers rule the class.

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Mrs Moore is great! She's a little extreme in how she presents her ideas cause she has this mission to enlighten kids, but her classes are deep and interesting

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If this is the same Ms. Moore who was at Colonie a few years ago, she's by far the best teacher I ever had. Niskayuna students are privileged to learn from her

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doesnt know wut she wants. make up grades randomly

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teachers don't fail kids-- kids who don't do the work fail themselves. stop whining, it's your own fault

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i like ms moore shes cool

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i love this teacher she is very hard but she will do anything for her to help you! Plus shes so much fun as a person

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ARE YOU PEOPLE MAD?!?! THIS WOMAN IS THE IZZLE TO THE 'SHIZ! THE E-W IN THE WORD KEWL! she is MAD kewl shizzle, yo.

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