I was a student at Parkway College also. I was a quiet and guarded kid, but I responded really well to her style of teaching. There are only a handful of people with the ability to teach, encourage, and guide other human beings (especially hormonal teenage types!) and Avalon Retter is absolutely one of them. Show her the respect she deserves and you will get it back in bucketloads. You'll learn some stuff too.
I'm a former student of Avalon's from Parkway College (1994-1997) prior to amalgamation of Parkway and Wainuiomata College. She was my English teacher all the way through college, and although she could be difficult at times, she was fair, despite the fact that many students during my time there were very disrespectful towards Avalon, and many of the teachers. She treated students individually, and pushed them to the level she felt they were capable of. Great teacher, highly recommended.
Easily the best teacher ever and I'll drop anyone who says otherwise.
favouritzer of the bestest goodie-to-shoe! other than that AND her mood swings she's a great teacher.
She throws the biggest tantrums my class made her cry once... woops no we didn't... nah even though she is moody she is a really good teacher most people don't see her that way though...
She's an excellent teacher and is very helpfull..sometimes she has major mood swings though and blames it on her students
she has the biggest mood swings ever she favouratises students shes mean and is arghhhh but thats only cos i have no personality well according to miss retter...