Ms. Maeda isn't very smart for an English teacher. She's overly dramatic, she tries too hard to sound intelligent which makes her sound even less intelligent, and she's not very nice. Bad teacher.
Much nicer one of Maeda/Vallone. But you will work, but not too much. Bearable class.
REALLY sarcastic, and when shes mad it hurts... same w/vallone... only teaches art/architecture... i basicaly slept through this hum and got A's though
i love ms. maeda!! she's so nice and she's hilarious!
i <3 maeda! not much writing (thank god) but lots of reading & analyzing from diff periods of american writing. art&architecture are interesting, get off her back! love her sense of humor. try not to turn things in late, or youll get the evil eye. but overall, my fav english teacher at the school!
Junior year is the year to prep for college essays and SATs, bone up on vocab, essay writing, etc. Maeda, however, spends waay too much time on art and architecture. Moreover, her sarcastic nature is annoying.
Shes a funny person, but really sarcastic. In HUM2 don't plan on learning much English (writing technique or vocab); the class is geared toward art and history.
she is pretty cynical, which can make the class kinda uncomfortable. She's pretty good at teaching art.. but she should teach other things..
So last year in APX...she gave our group advice, we followed it, and then got downgraded for including things she TOLD US TO INCLUDE. Hmm...clarity? I think not
If you want to learn English, look elsewhere. Maeda = art. You won't learn vocab or how to write essays, but you will know your 19th century painters.
Actually teaches! but you never write. Great sense of humor. Don't believe her, she's the nice one. Not really that good, but looks great compared to Vallone.
Oh She is so so awesome. this is super rocking year.
She does not teach. Period. Nor does she treat her students as intelligent human beings, though she is not as openly condescending as Mrs. Vallone.
She's just cool. I would like more writing assignments and vocabulary review, though.
i was bitter for a while that she gave me a B+ but i've forgiven her, she's a great person to talk to (if she likes you) and one of the funniest people i've met
had bigler/maeda.. it was always a relief when ms. maeda got speaking time. if she'd taught AP lit, i'd've taken it instead of writing sem. loved her approach.
ms. maeda is the coolest teacher ever. she teaches puts life and meaning into history. she's also very effective and extremely understanding!
She's very nice, sure, but I didn't learn anything!! All she does is teach art/architecture. We wrote no essays and my writing has gone downhill.
Really funny, she's the better half of the HUM, her subtle sarcasm is priceless
cool teacher; funny and easy to talk to; all that art/architecture was pointless
Ms Maeda is awesome! Great discussions, good at teaching art and literature.
She's nice, an easy grader, but she goes in more for art than writing
much cooler than vallone-when she is present. her other self is mrs schun