A bit of a tough grader, but it makes you improve. I came into her office hours once or twice, and she was very approachable. Her standards are high, but it's not hard to get an A if you try for it (and not just at the end of the semester). I knew some people in my class who got docked from an A- to a B- because of excess absences, so don't skip. Ever. Now I want to become fluent.