He's honestly such an amazing teacher, he's funny, he enjoys the subject & has a passion for it, I had him two years in a row & im so glad I did. I learnt so much & it has been a pleasant experience. He has prepared us well for grade 12! Thank you sir!!!!
Pretty good guy all around, is a pretty hard marker though. Most people have 70s or low 80s, getting a 70 is easy, and 80 requires work and a high 80 requires a lot of dedication and knowledge. He is afraid of giving out perfect marks though
Went from having a 91 in Mrs. Kite's class for grade 10 to receiving a 77 in his pre-ap class the following year. Fair enough I didn't put in any amount of dedication whatsoever, but it just goes to show you what kind of trouble you are in if you get him for grade 11 or 12. (Generally I get 90's without putting in much effort)
We went from a strong enmity at the beginning to a pretty good understanding by the end.
My first experience was getting yelled at in the hall for talking somewhat loudly. My last was a great mark and a realization of knowledge and that I learned a ton.
He's a fair guy who taught me about life.
Just recently graduated from law school and I can honestly say I wouldn't be in the the position I am today if it weren't for Mr. Sommerfelt
A great teacher, as he's very knowledgable, and smart. However, his marking is very hard, and if you don't put effort into this course you will crash and burn. He's a genuine nice guy though, and wants to help his students succeed if they approach him. Disses other classes, which is great though and the environment is super fun. When you do well on one of his assignments (not a test) it gives you an amazing feeling of satisfaction.
HAS NO CHILL, a total sadist in a typical high school English teacher way. Constantly dissing his Gr12 AP students. Has this demonic little laugh when you ask him a question about a test. Hands out very low grades on purpose, has ridiculously high standards, but overall you can't not laugh in his class. Alright human.
Good teacher but gives the hardest tests ever. There is a reason that so many people failed his class this semester. His notes are terrible and for civics, teaches us useless stuff that we won't need for the exam. He picks the smalelst parts and details in the textbook which people don't even remember and put it on the test. His fill in the blanks are nearly impossible. End of rant.
Had him this year. He's super nice, VERY intelligent and extremely thorough. Loves his students like they're his own children. Amazing guy.
Great English teacher if you like English. Truly pushes kids to their limits and has high expectations for everyone. If you follow his instructions and truly care you are more than capable of doing well in his class, but if not you're gonna suffer. Gives very few perfects, but classes are enjoyable and projects are fun.
10/10 "you can't buy bok choi with a promise" -Sommerfelt (2015)
I credit Mr. Sommerfelt for teaching me writing skills that I still use today as a university student. Advice: Go in for help and put effort into every single assignment. He has a heart of gold.
Even if he play favourites (which teachers don't, let's be honest), he still marks hard for everyone T___T but the discussion in the classes are very fun and stimulating. He also has a bit of a sadist
I hope he realizes that he gives us the most work out of all the english classes...
Not an easy teacher, but you'll learn things in his class that you will carry throughout your university career. Specifically, your writing will become coherent and clear. Would definitely take his cl
Best teacher at Martingrove. Classes were fun. Gave out a fair amount of assignments, but if you work hard he grades accordingly.
Which geniuses screwed up? Well, anyways, he's the best teacher in my schedule this year. Although I don't like his remarks about Miley Cyrus.
cool as a person, good teacher, but SUPER hard marker. :( :( :( sadistic, almost.
The best teacher I've ever had in my educational career. He motivated me to go beyond the horizons and helped me gain a knack for English.. Helpful, knowledgable and passionate.Thanks Mr.Sommerfelt.
most people don't like him because he marks SUPER HARD and has favs. however, if you do put in the effort and follow the rules, then you'll prob get 85+. great discussions and very interesting
plays favourites, marks foolishly hard, likes watching us suffer. class averages on tests in the 50s or below. thats not the classes fault. Ive never worked so hard in a class, or gotten a worse mark.
Probably one of the smartest teachers I've ever known, I think I learned more from him than any other teacher in the school
Mr. Sommerfelt is an okay teacher. I like his discussions and inputs he has to offer to the class. However, he gives out a lot of work and is very vague about expectations.
He is just the best English teacher i ever had. I actually learn stuff from him. But hes a hard marker.........u really have to impress him. great sense of humour. love this guy!!!!
good sense of humour will try to help you but will say things on paper he will never say to your face.Gr 10, 95 in english and it went down to 68 in 11.i think he plays favourites.
good teacher, but good in an academic sort of way, because his classes are EXTREMELY hard. has nice sence of humour- at least compare to the other teachers
Mr Sommerfelt is an excellent teacher. His class isn't a walk in the park, but it's not non stop boring either. He's very smart.
he's by far a better teacher than mr finucan. u can really learn smth with this cool guy. too bad he gave us to "the writer"
Argh, I wish I had sommerfelt for history; so many fun stories, ah well. I hope that he'll take over ancient civilizations...like next year
Trying too hard to be a harder teacher, it's annoying and frustrating for people who had him last year. Needs to learn that his normal teaching was fine.
Sommerfeld's History class is turning out to be like Mr. Peasley's Science class, So glad I got moved. >:| ARBAN |:<0
Aww I love Mr. Sommerfelt! He's so nice..like a baby teacher...a baby teacher with glasses...everyone could use a baby teacher with glasses once in a while!
good job for his first year of teaching, one of the more open teachers
Great guy. Great guy rite there....Mr. Sommerfelt kicks ass!
He is awesome! Real funny, just all out nice guy! Two thumbs up!