Had him for volunteering and I would take this class again if i could. Volunteering for this class was truly a life changing experience. Easy class. 1 assignment every month starting in february. Assignment consists of 6 journals, 2 essays and a three question response to a short story. Final essay is basically a 1000 word journal. He grades fairly and gives you feedback for every assignment handed in via lea. Just take his class.
Boring teacher, he tells the most random stories that no one really cares about. However, if you take him for volunteering, you only show up to class for the first 2 weeks then it's all at the volunteer place so you don't have to endure his boringness. The way he grades kinda sucks though, he doesn't want your opinion; he wants you to write his opinion.
Barry's class was pretty easy. I did really well in his class (easy over 90). He can come across as kind of pretentious at times. He can also seem rude, but to be honest, some students just do not read the instructions to assignments. It's not that hard to follow and I don't understand how some students wish to be babied all the way throughout cegep when most of us will be attending university the following semester. Barry's a great guy, just follow what he says and you'll do really well.
Volunteering course means you are not in class after Week 2. You get to choose a place to volunteer from list of 20. Amazing course that changed my life. Teacher is strict on essays and can be short on patience but he's dedicated to students and course. He even showed up at my volunteering on Sat. and my freinds on Sun. TAKE THIS COURSE!!
Great volunteering course and he is very helful, especially on the English Exit Exam. Take this course.
I had Mr. Reynolds for my volunteering class and it was a great experience! He's a really down to earth guy, explains things clearly and is a fair with grading. I got to volunteer at a senior center and the assignments involved writing about my experience which was great. He doesn't like BS, which i really like, so don't try to lie in your essays, he'll call you out on it!
overall great teacher! recommend him to ANYONE!
Barry is great, very nice and volunteering is fun and relaxing and its only 3h instead of four and almost no work very easy marker I'm french and got the best english marks!
I had Barry for Journalism: he really knows what he's talking about but can be very vague with instructions and answers. He gives good feedback which is helpful, tries to make class interesting
teacher is great. just DONT take PCP as your volunteer activity unless you want to be below average...
His volunteering class is amazing. If you can get into the class, I would highly recommend it. Best english class ever by far. Volunteering experience was actually really great!
He is AWESOME! funniest man ever, be chill and on time in his calss and he will love you! hes a must have teacher as often as you can!!!
he's alright. but whenever you ask him questions about the assignments, he'll just tell you to check the samples from past year students. he wont explain much to you. That does not help much =/ picky.
He changed my point of view on life. Amazing teacher. Very chill. The essays are somewhat difficult... I absolutely loved volunteering. Great experience, I'll never forget it :)
A lot of fun, extremely chill teacher! Easy marker too! He's never at his office though and doesn't really help you if you have questions. Not much reading and very fun classes!! RECOMMENDED!!!
community and communication- actually the best/easier english class i have ever taken. He is an awsome teacher and good marker, real nice guy.
Great communications course! Just finished it today and we sang. Great teacher A . My average was 96%
He's a very nice man, but very picky on all writing assignments. His Communications class (not the volunteer one) is one that encourages participation. It's an awesome class that you will enjoy.
I strongly recommend his English Volunteering class for your final English class.You do not need to attend class but you volunteer 3 hours a week. Great opportunity to make a difference in the community.
Community and Communication was an amazing course! Barry was very helpful to the students. Volunteering was a great idea to help others and to help yourself in improving your therapuetic communication with the elderly.
Journalism - provided an interesting perspective, ran the class like a newspaper room. I learned that I don't really care for Journalism writing but he is a fantastic teacher otherwise
Community and communications was amazing! very much worth the effort. Gives good feedback. Everything is online so you dont need to attend boring classes. Just help your community and let it help you back. Take this class!!!!
Community and communication = funnest class ever! You learn a lot of life leasons outside of the classroom. He is a hard marker at the begining but if you follow the guildlines he gives you will do amazing!
sweet man and loves what he does! just follow the guidlines, do the work and hand it in on time and you'll be fine! One of the most experienced teachers!
His Community and Communication class doesn't even feel like school, its a life changing experience led by a great man who loves to give back. Keep up the good work Barry!
Man, I don't know. I hated Barry's journalism class. I found him extremely irritating and boring. "Pardon my French" is not a funny thing to say, nor do I find it appropriate.
Great English course. Community and Communication was fun and Barry is a very understanding teacher with a lot of enthusiasm. I've never had so much fun with school
I took Barry's Community and Communication class and it was one of the best classes, I ever took. Barry is clear in his explanations, understanding and always there to help. Best teacher ever!!!!
The community and communications class is great!!! It does not even feel like a class. I recommend Barry's course for sure.
I took the Community & communications class, and seriously best class ever!!! Barry is so chill, understanding. it is a must take class. if i could i would take it again in a heart beat!!!! WE LOVE BARRY!!!!!!
really good community and communication class...didnt think it would be that good...definitily worth trying
I took his new volunteer work class, community and communications and it was the best class ever!!! you get to pick your hours withing your group to volunteer and you have so much fun doing it.Breakfast Buddies Rox! A MUST!!!
The new Community & Community(Volunteer Work) course is great. Barry has much enthusiasm with the Volunteer centre, volunteering and for his students. I strongly recommend this English class.
The vunlonteering class is amazing! You help others 2 hours per week for the whole semesters and you get to knowincredible people! The organization is very important to the community and really they need your help!
Barry is the best english teacher at abbott!!!everyone has to take him!!His english volunteer class is really cool and laid-back and I would recommend this class and teacher to everyone!!Best english class at abbott!!
BRRRRRRRREYNOLDS. Most interesting teacher in Abbott's History. Barry you are jokes.
Best enlgish teacher I have ever had. His class "Speak Up" was amazing. You have to work in his class but its worth it, you learn so much. Super interesting guy and class!!
not the easiest marker Abbott has, but you actually learn something with him. he was awesome with our communications class, the tuesday lab class became optional for the second half of semester and on thursdays we listened to orals and watched movies!! slack class but he expects the written work to be really good. TAKE HIM! you wont regret it.
I LOVE HIM. hes the best english teacher i've every had. i actually looked fwd to going to class...hes that fun.
Barry is the best English teacher I've had at Abbott. I had him for DBW (communications) class. We watched movies and orals on Thursdays in the auditorium and Tuesday classes are optional the 2nd half of the semester.
journalism class: at first the workload is intimidating....but he's an understanding guy for the most part and makes classes fun!!! so much energy!! just keep up, put an honest effort in, and you'll get high marks. i would definitely take him again
at first i hated him. but after i gave it a chance he proved to be understanding, lenient when necessary and a great teacher who really knows his stuff. not to mention a pretty cool guy with his jokes.
Best english teacher! His class is a breeze (speak up), almost no hmwk, it's awesome! Loved him, made class super interesting. I WANT TO TAKE HIM AGAIN! Taking this class was the smartest thing i've done!
best teacher i'vr ever had. he was always energetic even at 8:30 in the morning. quite easy, if you take his speech class , once a week all you do is listen to speechs. it's pretty slack but you need to participate in the debates. awsome teacher.
Barry is really a good teacher that knows how to teach properly. If you messed up on a paper, he'll gives you a second chance to redo it and perfect it. he promised us donuts , but never gave them to us. Journalism -
Greatest teacher I had...He's kind and funny and will help you if you need it. He grades fairly and gives you helpful advise to get the job done right. If your going into journalism...look for him
This guy is awesome, i havent stepped a foot in that place since 2000 and the guy still wants to know if im doing well. Not only does he care about the education, he also cares for the students well being a lost art in teaching these days more teachers should be like him or take a note
Definately one of the best teachers ive ever had. Hilarious and very engergetic.
Definately a great teacher who enjoys what he's doing, and encourages his students to do well and participate. His speech class was a great step for me, and anyone who has troubles with public speaking.
He's a fun teacher to have, he's very animated and experienced in the field of journalism. I'd say take him if you can!
Best teacher I have ever had! Funny, good marker and comprehensive! Pick him and you'll have fun during the semester.
the best english teacher i have ever had. very funny and he is a good marker. if you do your work you will pass no doubt about it. he is very friendly and will help you if you have a problem. thank you very much Barry
Best Teacher I've ever Had. He helped me alot and he's hilarious! Take him if you get the chance
Amazing teacher! if u get the chance to take him go for it! funny classes.. do the work, and ull pass.
TAKE HIM! He's great and funny too. Work is nothing hard... just DO IT and you'll do fine in his class.
hilarious, he's available for help outside class. but a stickler for writing and u have to do fair amt of work, reading
really cool class...I laughed a lot, but did not really learn anything
His class is super easy and he often makes classes optional. His speak up course was so much fun and super easy too. You won't learn much english though.
He is the sickest teacher ever. Straight up, his class is hillarious and so is he. Pretty easy marker, but if you have trouble ask him to help you. TAKE HIM!!!
Barry's Journalism class is a lot of fun! If you actually do your work and attend classes (one in which he gives you 10% for basically nothing) you will get over 80
the best.good marker& great guy.his class is based on public speaking so if ur shy,u should take him to get over shyness.i looked forward to his class.speeches/debates were great
Awesome teacher! He makes you feel confident about making speeches and the class is very different form your typical english class. It's a lot more fun!
Well its easy to get above 70. very hard to get above 92. So if ur dumb hes perfect. The speech is easy if ur confident. 2 good for the course. Should be teaching something harder.
AMAZING!Best experience to date. His class was very active, he is funny, smart, and is an incredibly fair marker. His assignments aren't hard and can be completed anytime.TwoThumbs
Great Guy, Great Teacher. funny, and so hyper i thought he was on speed for most of the term. really apreciates his work, smart guy.
A great person an even better teacher!! I encourage you to get him :)
Awesome teacher and a great class. Take Barry if you can!
Best teacher at Abbott...Easy marker and a real stand up guy. Most of all he cares about his students which is icing on the cake!
Barry is awesome. Easy marker and really funny. I recommend him
Very cool and helpfull teacher! Down to Earth. Easy marks and fun classes
Really Great Guy, very down to earth funny as well... Pro Palestinian thats what makes him amazing...
AMAZING TEACHER. WICKED!!!!!!!! ez marker and gets tot he point. Helps out an awful lol...you'd be stupid not to get above 70 in hiz class!!!!!!!
Very nice teacher, great guy, easy marks, easy and barly any assignments....Just don't ever say like, um or uh because he'll embarrass you if you do.
Veryyyyyy fun calss if u do the work even if english is ur sec lang u'll get over 90s he is the best
Great class but gets repetitive towards the end (journalism). Charming and funny guy, hand in your assignmwnts and he'll give you awesome grades!!
Nice down to earth teacher with alot of funny stories to share. Just listen to his helpful suggestions before he gives out assignments and you should get 80's.
THIS GUY IS HILARIOUS, CLASS IS REALLY FUN, GREAT GUY
Great class (talking about Journalism)! The work can be challenging, but fun too! Barry's pretty funny too. Easiest 90% I ever got!
Very good teacher, I learned alot in his class. His work is very enjoyable. Best english teacher.
A great teacher with lots of real world knowledge- a great resource for help with career advice too.
He's really cool, but sometimes tough to please. He makes you work for the marks. Nice guy if you respect him. Apparently, Piperberg is his idol, which is just so funny if you ever had him.