She is one of a kind. If you show even a remote interest in her subject, she is committed to helping you in any way she can, whether it be going above and beyond in marking work, or helping you with little grammar points. Most cultured and knowledgeable person I know, may seem eccentric at first but she is a wonderful teacher! She truly brings the subject to life and treats students with patience, diligence and care. Remarkable teacher who had a huge impact on all her students.
Makes the lesson really tense you can cut the air with a knife and expects you to say things perfectly that she just told you and haven't practiced yet.
Passionate about her subject, wonderful teacher
Miss Smyth is remarkably easy to get along with, provided you hold a genuine interest in her subject, are organised, and don't talk too much in lessons. She tends to focus a little too much on textbook work, and speeds through the harder parts of the curriculum, while deliberating on the easier parts. I quite like her, now, but I think many find her to be a Marmite Lady - you either love her, or hate her. Definitely has a great knowledge of languages, and an interest in learning more!
i dont get why people dont like her, shes not that bad.
Really intelligent woman. Knows her stuff. Go....mrs smyth. U r cool!!
i hate gcse french because of her. gone from getting near enough top marks to C's and D's in the space of 8 months.
Grrrr she annoys me so much! Good teacher but shes so patronizing and smiley when shes telling you off!
"Truly bizarre, but at the same time, strangely ace" seems to cap it all, really. One has to take her "schoolteacher" persona with a pinch of salt: she does it so convincingly that a lot of pupils are fooled into forgetting that underneath the impenetrable straightness there's someone with an emotional life. Sometimes in lessons you can hear a tell-tale hint of impatience in her voice, but if you demonstrate an interest in her subject and ask for her support, she'll bend over backwards to help you.