Thank you for clearing up!
She's from Russia.
What do you want from a provincial school-teacher? That's why I started learning English on my own with the help of different English books and Internet.
I can't say my school teacher was bad (I just felt that I needed more knowledge than she could give me). Sometimes we disputed about some grammar questions and she told me I wasn't right so I had to prove my case (is it a correct saying?) to get a good mark.
It's amazing how some teachers, even after getting a degree in an English-speaking country, stop practicing pronunciation and don't keep up with the ever-changing vocabulary and grammar. Those who actually do, like the ones in this forum, are to be admired. But the truth is most don't, and are fairly incompetent compared to teachers of other subjects.