Average 3.95 based on 35 teacher ratings
Rosamund Downing is a History teacher at East Lyme High School located in East Lyme, Connecticut and part of East Lyme School District. Rosamund Downing's 35 teacher ratings contributes to East Lyme High School's ranking of 171 in Connecticut. Additionally, the average teacher rating at East Lyme High School is 4.18 stars.
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Mrs. Downing is great at explaining things and I always remember things and learn things from here class. She is a great teacher the only problem is her homework grades are too difficult. I typed up my homework and spent 3 hours on it and tried the hardest I could and I still got an 85. I do admit she makes us put more effort in but she shouldn't be so hard on the homework when we try the best we can and really put forth a lot of effort.

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Yes, her class is hard. She is a strict grader especially for homework but she has a good teaching method and is very clear. Even though it is hard to leave this class with a high grade, you will def leave with a lot of knowledge on the subject.

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Ms. Downing was my absolute FAVORITE teacher. The people that don't like her are the people that don't do what she asks. If you do what she wants, you will do good in her class and learn a lot. I still remember things from her class, and I still use her notebook method. Although some of her teaching styles are old-school, they work. The more you get to know her, the funnier she is and the more you will like her and learn to appreciate her.

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She's is a great teacher and she knows what she is teaching. Her class can be a little difficult and boring at the same time but just keep studying your notes. Also, always type your homeworks and try to aim for "Check Plus". Doing well on homeworks can really help to boost your grade even if you get C's on your test.

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Not nearly as bad as people make her out to be, but definitely on the stricter side. Can be somewhat time-consuming to do homework and notebooks if you don't know what to feed her. The class she teaches is rote memorization anyway no matter what so that's not a problem. Just type your homework, use 1.5 spacing, and actually study legit for her tests.

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she is horrible the worst teacher i have EVER had. she doesnt not deserve good reviews from anyone. my best grade in her class was a D and thats with me turning in all my home work assignments on time and getting check pluses on them. I got a 80 on every test and still the best grade i got with her was a D

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i cant express how much i hate this women but i hate her. shes not human she is from another planet.

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I love Downing! I had her freshmen yr, didn't think she was hard just strict, I got an A in her class, she joked and laughed a lot in my class, I think our class was relatively easy compare to others

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She's just too scarey to be called a teacher, she's very knowledgable, but needs to give kids a break. Whatever you do write in pen.

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Rosamund Downing has no soul or compassion and should not be working with kids.

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if you don't do exactly what she wants you to do, you're obviously not gonna have fun. If you do exactly waht she want, she won't like you extensively but she'll leave you alone which is a good thing.

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Either she likes you, or she does not. If she does, you will do well. If she does not... Well you can save yourself the trouble and just stop trying now. I learned that the hard way.

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She's def. hard. And not my favorite teacher...but she's a good teacher anyway.

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shes a really good teacher, i mean she scares you into doing homework, and she always has you doing something, if all teachers were like this, we all would get good grades in highschool.

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She's a really good teacher except she doesn't like freshmen that much and is a tough grader. she expects you to go beyond her requirements. If you do everything, you'll get a B. she's a really good teacher and i liked history because of her class.

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Her classes are really easy if you get on her good side.To get an A you have to go beyond her requierments. Type up all ur notes and your golden.

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She's hard.

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her teaching style is a 50-50 situation for most kids. if you are able to learn with her outdated teaching styles, you will learn lots. if not? dont expect a great grade

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Best teacher I have ever had- she is very very strict-so always be prepared for class!but i have never learned so much in a class before. The info she gives you stays in your head.

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She's a very hard teacher, but she gives freshman the reality check. You undoubtedly learn things.

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she is very hard. makes u write a lot of notes but i'd rather write notes then listne to her talk. the highest grade i can get in there is a D+

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hardest teacher of my life...shes so snobby!! cant stand her, but she teaches really well- she gives freshman(like me)a reality check, but someone should give one to her!

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Although she asks you to know every little detail, you learn a lot in her class. Her style of teaching may be dated, but it works.

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Ms. Downing, U have made such a difference in my life. U are such a good teacher with amazing abilities. You really did show us fresheman a dose of reality.

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eh..she is very strict but you know exactly what you have to do to "pass" the class with a B. A= death tryin to achieve on of those.

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Just cuz you get bad grades is no reason to hate a teacher. Bet you'll learn way less in a "fun, cool" teacher's class. She TEACHES really well!

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She struck me as having a few personal qualms about teaching certain students, she doesn't like you until you earn her respect. She taught very well, though.

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She is one of the smartest people I've met, she knows her stuff, and tries to make it as interesting as she can. If you do your work, you will do fine.

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Mrs. Downing is extreamly hard, but she knows her stuff. If you do your work, you will get a B.

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A good teacher.... but strict! she is nicer to me now that i dont have her as a teacher.

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Eek... She failed me.

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She doesn't appear to like freshmen but she is a really good teacher and I can't wait to have her again. She gives incoming freshmen a dose of reality

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I had her last year, and I learned the most in her class. After a while, she gets better. She's really smart and you learn a lot from her.

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