Ms. Van Auken is a fantastic teacher with some intense facial expressions. Those who don't respond to her style of teaching most likely have a poor work ethic and cannot multi-task at all.
She is a nutcase, but for those who are amused by nutcases as I am, the class is great. Just don't take her too seriously.
If you don't mind constant insanity, she's a wonderful person.
Ms. Van Auken is the debate mommy . She doesn't really know anything about the actual subject, but rather keeps her children laughing and going at it.