Average 3.27 based on 56 professor ratings
Daniel Gryte is a Computer Science professor at John Abbott College - CEGEP located in St Anne De Bellevue, Quebec. When comparing Daniel Gryte's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Daniel Gryte's ratings are below the average of 4.16 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at John Abbott College - CEGEP is 4.07 stars.
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Daniel is a nice guy but I don't want him to be my teacher.

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7 weeks into the course (Algorithms and Design) and all we've done is various flow charts and trace tables. He expects everyone to understand everything he says and gets mad when you respond with an incorrect answer. Loves to berate people in front of the class. Teaches fast and doesn't explain much. Very unapproachable, rude, hypocritical. One thing I hate the most is that he expects you to be able to create an entire flowchart in 5 minutes with almost no context. In short he's not a nice guy.

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Dan loves to rant about everything but especially his students. He is a very bad judge of character, he'll single out a few students in the first classes, catch them spacing out a few time, grade them unfairly the first few assignments and first exam and then make it his mission to save these poor misguided youth with his infinite knowledge of outdoors and yoga. Im sure he means well, but really he ends up being a pain to deal with. Just hang in there and regurgitate the whats on the board.

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What a year. This man has shown me my potential. His classes are not easy, but that's what makes it so "fun". I HAVE TO apply myself. Dan has changed my mentality; I went from looking someone who never looked forward to something challenging to someone who adores a challenge. Not only is he a great teacher, he's a great friend. If you take his class, I promise you that you will not only find knowledge but you'll also find the better YOU.

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Don't listen to the good reviews he is a tough teacher and mandatory for algorithms and operating systems. Basically if it's not his ways it's wrong. He thinks he's always right and if you try to correct him you're wrong. My advice is try to ask people from your class or an other year to help you as you might need it for commenting. Other then that the coding and exams are basically given to you in class notes

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If you want a TEACHER and you actually want to learn something, then Dan is the perfect teacher. I learned so much from him not only computer skills/code but also about life. He is one of the rare teachers that want success for his students. Don't listen to the bad ratings. A teacher can only do his part for the success of a student. In summary, he is everything a student needs.

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I had Dan years ago when I was a student. I thought he was the biggest bastard in the world too. But after the first few years into my career I understand what he was doing. He's getting you ready for the real world. If you dropped out because of his Algorithms course, then you'd switch careers as soon as you step into the real world. I've seen it happen. My advice, get ready to THINK; never try to solve a problem you don't UNDERSTAND. No mesmerizing. It’s THINK+UNDERSTAND. You can do it. GL

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He's an amazing teacher, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Never in my life have I ever met a teacher that cares more about me than Daniel Gryte. The guy has also been teaching for 30 years and was in industry before that for 20, EXTREMELY knowledgeable and knows what he's doing. Class is a little hard, but as long as you pay attention you'll pass, the class actually requires you to learn and work instead of sitting back and auto-passing like most other classes. Amazing teacher, 10/10.

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Daniel Gryte is an odd one, he has no problem spending over 30 minutes helping out a weak student with basic programming, but often dismisses legitimate questions concerning the material. Assignment aren't hard but specs are long and convoluted. Everything he expects students to hand in is usually explained on the board so don't stray to far from what he expect (Don't googlecode). The way he grades exam and assignments can be ruthless, he will Nitpick you into failure if you get on his badside.

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There is no way to really describe him in so few words. If you are talking to him, will likely end with him yelling at you and calling you a lazy idiot. He is very harsh with grading, always do exactly what the instructions say. If you can avoid it, never ask him any questions. He really knows his stuff and despite his yelling and insults, he really does care about his students and is willing to hear you out for any personal problems. He has very interesting insight on life that he shares often.

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There are no words to describe any monster as comparable to Dan Gryte. He makes fun of you, swears in class, meticulously picky and expects you to love the world whereas he constantly ridicules it. Please, please, do not take Dan or you will suffer from his tormented wrath and nonsense.

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He is a great guy. He cares a lot about his students. He will go out of his way and beyond the duty of teaching students. If you have any problems in your personal lives he may have your answer. Harsh grader a 90% is a 20% in his class.

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I found his class very interesting. He is a harsh marker, but the things he took points off at the beginning of the semester, I made sure to never do them again, which allowed me to finish the class with a high mark. The only issue I had with him is that I found him a bit rude, but good teacher other than that.

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He is a very interesting man, and is interested in teaching some morals. His class is difficult but we're there to learn. If you out in the work passing is possible.

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an interesting teacher was you get to know him, he knows all his stuff inside and out and the homework is practically given to you. A very fun teacher to have

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Best. Teacher. Ever. Best. Teacher. Ever. Best. Teacher. Ever. Best. Teacher. Ever. Best. Teacher. Ever. Best. Teacher. Ever. Best. Teacher. Ever. Best. Teacher. Ever.

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every time I ask for a gank he tells me to go see a yoga instructor. Teemo camped my lane and i could not beat him because i am Garen. i was waiting in a bush with Dan but he ran out which made the wild Teemo run away. in the end i said GG and rage quit from the league. Luckily I found another career in evicting people from houses by running inside their house and spinning in a circle. Praise Demacia.

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Had him for Intro to Programming. He is a VERY DIFFERENT TEACHER. If you want to go see the "out there" teachers, take him. You don't need to be good at anything at all, just listen to him and learn about life. Trust me, take him. You won't regret it. It'll change your life, guaranteed.

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Not helpful at all, doesn't explain very well, his tests are very hard and is extremely disorganized. If you are good at programming, then take him, otherwise, switch your program into something simpler(social science, science, etc).

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Very knowledgeable about Bash coding and C++, but too unapproachable, too strict, and is not very nice to people unless you have something in common with him(sports). PS, he hates video games and cartoons

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Worst teacher and person ever, I had him for Algorithm Design last semester, he's fast, making the material hard to understand. Very vague in the assignment instructions and his tests are never finished. In the first test, 3/21 people passed and on the final test, 4/21 people passed. Don't listen to those who think he's an awesome teacher, it's total BS, and they don't understand that not everyone has the ability to do programming. Unfortunately he's mandatory for Operating Systems as well.

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Extremely strict, he's not helpful AT ALL and puts people down if they're not as smart as him. He teaches at a really fast pace, if you're not good at Programming then he will make you hate it even more. Get a tutor or switch programs if you have him for Algorithm Design and Operating Systems.

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I had Daniel Gryte in my first year and soon realized there is much more taught than a few lines of code. He genuinely cares about his students well-being beyond the teacher-student setting to help you journey through life. Going beyond the college reqmt, he will convey to you the meaning of compassion, mental discipline and spirtual insight. To young students, his pleas for diet, health and excercise may seem silly but will drastically improve our societies health if only we'd follow half of it

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I had him for Algorithm Design last semester and here's the thing. This guy teaches too quickly, never takes the time to explain(gives us a bunch of flowcharts with barely any explanation). His assignment instructions are unclear, and his tests are very difficult(a lot of people fail them regardless of practice). He also tends to bully students(some people think it's tough love, but it's not), and is discouraging. He is the reason why I am in social science writing essays all over again.

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I graduated from Abbott 2 years ago, and I had Dan Gryte. I must say that he is one of the best and most unique teachers out there. No one will push you to learn and succeed like him. He will give you a set of skills that will be useful long after the material you covered in his class is obsolete. Pay attention and keep an open mind. This isn't high school anymore, so don't dishonor yourself by letting Dan fail you because you're used to automatic passing. Make room for self-improvement. Succeed

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WORST TEACHER I HAVE EVER HAD! i am a strong computer science student and have always done well in science until i got him. DON'T TAKE HIM if you care about your marks.

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Knows a lot about the subject but is too unapproachable and grades you based on if he likes you or hates you. Also very scary

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If you are not in computer science, then you are lucky, if you are, get ready to have a difficult time with him in Algorithm Design and Operating Systems

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His instructions are unclear but a quick trip to his office will fix that in no time.
Some people talk about tough love but Dan is all tough and no love. If you realize that the rest of your career will be exactly the same as his teaching, you'll come to appreciate and even respect him for it. Not many teachers actually gave me the will to go beyond the course and seek knowledge for my own benefit, but rather than hand you the answers on a silver platter, Dan makes you figure them out yourself

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He's basically a bully who only teaches for money. The course itself is easy though but he's mandatory for computer science for 1 year so good luck

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He's a mean teacher and a mean person, he's mandatory for Algorithm Design and Operating Systems so good luck.

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Very strict, too career oriented(talks about companies way too much, if I wanted to learn about businesses, I would rather study being a business major), doesn't explain very well and is a bad person

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The class itself is really easy, but he's not a nice guy, and he's not a good teacher. He's basically a bully who only teaches for the paycheck, unfortunately, he's mandatory for 1 year in computer sc

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Dan is the worst teacher in Algorithm Design. He teaches too fast, yells at you for not understanding him and is very vague in his instructions. He should do himself and his students a favor and get o

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This guy along with Mike Cooney is the worst computer science teacher ever, he yells at you, and is completely off topic. He also teaches too quickly and gives you a 0 for any silly mistake you make i

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the course material is not hard so I can study all by myself and got the highest score in the class - mmh, because he never answered my questions! He is a short-tempered, mean teacher.

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At first I didn't like him but in fact he is a great teacher! Towards the end I gained the most respect for him, he encourages students and he actually wants you to pass. Pay attention and PRACTICE!

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He can be mean if you don't put in the effort to think before asking a question, overall though he is a good teacher and his computer science course was easy. He values politeness in students!

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Not the most helpful teacher out there, but he really encourages the students to work solo and get it done.

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Very interesting to hear what he has to say about life, but when it comes to teaching, he's quite horrible. Shows ZERO patience and understanding towards his students. Comes off as very abrasive, and easily gets frustrated at students and is not shy about putting them in their place. Invites questions, but yells at students when they ask. If you have a good enough sense of humor you'll get a chuckle or two out of just how ridiculous he is. ps: don't wear a hat in his class or he'll flip out.

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Had him for a comp, and his class wasn't that hard. Gives u good notes, and tests u on exactly what he gives for assignments. Do the stuff the way he shows u, and u r guaranteed a good mark.

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Yooooo this guy is one of the coolest teachers ever i got a 60% on the dot with him and although his tests are hard wtv man...dont avoid him just get to know him

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He makes simple things VERY complicated; even bright students fail or do poorly. But he's mandatory, so good luck...

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Great Teacher, but beware as he is not afraid to put you in your place. Will not tolerate people who don't take the class seriously .

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I really didn't like him at all but he is really easy

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Always looked forward to the class. His method of teaching inspired me to learn. very fair and informed, about EVERYTHING. very available for help.

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Dan is a good teacher who sometimes gets a little sidetracked with a rant on society at large. Not a good pick for Computer Science Students.

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Has no method. Goes off topic frequently, and explains, very unclearly hw important clarity is. If you pay attention to 1 minute in 5, you get information. The other 4 is personal drivel. Give him what he wants to do well.

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dan's the man

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one of the most interesting classes i ever had.Very easy

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rude, and puts students down

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It's clear now why his office is seperate from the others, too abrasive/

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Very good at explaining stuff that has nothing to do with course

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brutal

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