Someone above me just made a really good point about working with snooty divas and it reminded me what another student said about me as a teacher.
A student (not mine) came in and, as we were talking, asked if I was a mean teacher. I kind of laughed because I think I'm a total push over! However, in one of my classes, I cannot afford to be "nice" - one toe out of line, and I have to come down hard. This is because of their behavior. On the other hand, most of my classes are a riot and we're laughing the whole time! I second that if you're a good student and listen, it may turn out she's nice after all and you're a breath of fresh air for her. I love it when my students can act mature and take some responsibility for themselves - those classes are so much fun!