Average 3.45 based on 57 professor ratings
David Gelineau is an English professor at Dawson College located in Montreal, Quebec. When comparing David Gelineau's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, David Gelineau's ratings are below the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Dawson College is 4.02 stars.
3
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
4
Knowledge
3
Textbook Use
3
Exam Difficulty
5
Recommended
3
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity
5
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
4
Exam Difficulty

best english teacher I've ever had. don't necessarily count on getting good grades, but count on becoming aware of knowledge you should have and will later want to learn more about.

1
Recommended
2
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity
3
Knowledge
1
Textbook Use
1
Exam Difficulty

He was a very strict marker, wanted us to write exactly what he thought and when I asked him whether he had a rubric for marking the essays, he said he didn't and that marking an essay is like looking at a painting. I went to see him several times to ask him to clarify what I could do better and I never got a clear answer. He wants you too look purely at the figurative meaning and not at all at the literal.

1
Recommended
1
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity
5
Knowledge
1
Textbook Use
2
Exam Difficulty


1
Recommended
1
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity
5
Knowledge
3
Textbook Use
4
Exam Difficulty

This guy... he is so intelligent and witty, but i dont understand why he decided to become an educator. His "lectures" are useless, and dont even dream about getting a good mark on an exam because he is way too picky and unclear. His handwriting is impossible to read, and i leave his class more confused and anxious than when i entered it.He is not compassionate towards students and really couldnt care less if you pass or fail. Would NOT recommend whatsoever.

3
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
5
Knowledge
4
Textbook Use
3
Exam Difficulty

Not a bad teacher... if you listen to the lectures he gives you all the answers for the exams. Raise your hand, don't be shy, even if you're not right he'll give you participation marks. READ the books because there are quizzes each class (that are beyond easy if you read the book) he is a though marker on the essays but other than reading the books you have NO HOMEWORK which is great if you have a busy schedule. He's always free at office hours too.

3
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
1
Clarity
2
Knowledge
1
Textbook Use
1
Exam Difficulty

he would ask for us to contribute to the learning in the classroom. however, contribution wasn't just reading the plays, it was talking in group discussions which makes perfect sense. the problem is that he keeps favorites and when you try to answer a question or give an opinion, if you're not one of his favorites he won't pick you to answer and he'll shoot down your opinions because they are not his. therefore, you lose marks because you're not contributing to the class discussion

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
4
Clarity
5
Knowledge
2
Textbook Use
2
Exam Difficulty

He is a good teacher, very knowledgeable, and he really tries to help you out when you ask for help. All you got to do is listen to him when he speaks and not get on his bad side and you will be good. Also, do exactly what he tells you to do on the assignments and you will do fine!!

1
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity
5
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
2
Exam Difficulty

Really knows what he's talking about and, if you can get into it, he's actually quite interesting. Didn't have a very good dynamic with the class because he's too strict and some of the students weren't as committed to the subject, but if you give him a chance he's very entertaining and intelligent.

1
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity
5
Knowledge
1
Textbook Use
5
Exam Difficulty

Terrible teacher. Expects you to be an expert on the plays that he tests you on and is a SUPER hard marker. You can't be late for his class, you can't leave to go to the bathroom, and his handwriting is ATROCIOUS so you don't even know what you did wrong on your essays (that you will get highest a 70% on). *AVOID IF POSSIBLE*

1
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity
1
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
5
Exam Difficulty

Honestly an impossible course. You might think its not that bad but once your in it you notice half the group drops it and the other half fails. This teacher is insane. His expectations are way too high and he doesn't understand that some people have trouble so when you make a comment and you're wrong he looks at you as if you were stupid, and doesn't answer. Particpation marks are only given if you ANSWER CORRECTLY. You don't get particpation marks for trying or for reading. Drop it.

1
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity
4
Knowledge

Don't do it. He talks way too fast and he assumes that everyone know what he's talking about. Often, he will skip through explanations and expects everyone to be following along. You are not allowed to get out of your seat during class. He is extremely harsh and you are not allowed to have an opinion.

2
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
2
Clarity
5
Knowledge

You will not get a good mark in his class no matter how hard you try. He rejects many opinions and over analyzes texts and instead of you enjoying the book you end up hating every second you spend learning about it. He's difficult to follow because his thoughts are all over the place. Save yourself the trouble and DO NOT TAKE HIM!

3
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
4
Knowledge

The class can be a little boring since you literally read something and then come to class and read it again. He's exams are all essay exams, but he's very clear on what he wants.

3
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
4
Knowledge

The class can be a little boring since you literally read something and then come to class and read it again. He's exams are all essay exams, but he's very clear on what he wants.

5
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
2
Clarity
4
Knowledge

AVOID AT ALL COSTS! If you want to get a good mark in English, do not take his class. He is a super hard marker and he is annoying as hell. Your not allowed to go to the bathroom during class time, if you go he kicks you out.

1
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
2
Clarity
4
Knowledge

horrible, don't do it to yourself. its his opinion or nothing, he does not agree with anyone elses ideas, super strict his class averages are usually in the low 60s if not lower...

3
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
5
Knowledge

He is a very smart teacher,but it's his opinion or none at all. Classes are boring and long. If you can avoid him, then please do so!

3
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity
5
Knowledge

Teaching wise, he is REALLY good at what he does, he knows the plays and all of their details really well, he is passionate about literature and theater and it shows. Very hard marker, you will have t

2
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
5
Knowledge

This guy is a genius! If you like litterature, take him, you'll learn A LOT.Gives thorough explanations. His writtings are extremely challenging though. Never gives marks in the 90s. He has a very...s

3
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
5
Knowledge

SUPER STRICT. a normal 100 % is an 80 for him!!! highest grade was an 80 and the class average was 55!

4
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
5
Knowledge

Very funny teacher. Very strict grader though. Don't take his class if you are not very good in English. Listen carefully in class, because he tends to ramble on about random subjects and then abrupte

3
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
2
Clarity
3
Knowledge

he is always moving and his hands never stops, he's very strange and i would not take him again he is a very bad teacher i hope students dont get stuck with him like i did

4
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
5
Clarity
5
Knowledge

I found him totally amazing. :) He's a hard marker indeed, but his knowledge is astonishing and I thought that his course was truly fascinating. If you're interested in the topic he teaches, I'd sugge

3
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

he's a genius, if u have a functional brain and u are actually willing to attend all or almost all of his class and listen to what he says, u will do good on exams. Hard marker though.

3
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

Super boring class! Doesn't believe in technology and wont even accept to see a phone or iPod in class even if you're not using it! Hard marker and can be very annoying. Doesnt kno how to spell words.

2
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

OMG so boring! all u do is read, and then you'll have a few in class essays. You have to read for every class and you have a quiz on what u read every class. Difficult marker for essays. I usually get

3
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

He's the only teacher I actually learned something with. Doesn't require studying, only reading and some brains. I would take him again.

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

I don't know what you guys are talking about. He's such a great literature teacher; he's really smart and knows so much about literature. If he's a hard marker it's because he's too brilliant.

3
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

He's pretty nice but he expects people to be at a certain level. He's a sort of hard marker but he gives alot of mini exams which help you make up extra points.

2
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Not an easy marker but he does explain very well. Class is boring because of presentations.

2
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

he's an okaii teacher, not an easy marker, half of the time i don't understand what he is saying and talks very fast. all though, he is a very nice and funny teacher but he will probably but u to sleep!!

2
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

BEWARE OF THIS TEACHER. Grades HARSHLY. I usually get high 80s/90s in English but with him (Drama), i got LOW 70s!! He's eccentric to say the least and rambles on during the whole class. AVOID!!!

2
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

Hard&UNFAIR marker!He gives a lot of interesting explanations that will help u a lot in the exams;yet,he'll rarely give U an 80.He can B amusing at times but her is definitely not 1 of my fave'...

4
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

He is a good teacher. He makes the cours interesting...he couvers the materials and gives you engouh explaination to write the essay.He markes easy and very pleasant to listen:)..I recoommend him.

2
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

Augustan Satire. Granted, he's amusing at times, but it's a difficult course. If you don't do the reading on time, you will get absolutely nothing out of class. He's a strict marker.

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Really good teacher. He is NOT rude, but does take it personally if you do things to disrupt the class. Very good and goes in depth. Hard marker though.

1
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

Hard..very hard for 103,but i don't think it depends on him-the course is difficult itself.But he should not rely on orals that much -they ar'nt always good to prepare u 4 an exam

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Awesome, awesome class. Great texts, lots of enthousiasm and explains them properly. he tried to stir class discussion but it was an 8 am class so it didn't really work. easy marker, take him.

5
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

funniest teacher ever hes so wacky i just went to his class to have fun

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

He's awesome. The people who think he sucks spell annoying "ennoying". The plays are great; He expects discussion of characters, but that's what a class is for. Very approachable; very funny. 8 am class not that bad and i'm used to 80s and I got a 95 with him.

2
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

He is a very unique character just like in the plays. He's a nice guy but the subject itself is ennoying. It's true that he likes what he's doing and so he wants you to talk a lot to during orals, but he is nice and sweet. He is also approachable.

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

He is a sweetheart as a person.What can i say D.Gelineau lives in his bubble of litterature. It is a person that loves what he is doing.

3
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

He can be a tough teacher sometimes, but he's not necessarily that hard. Even though he gets a little forgetful and talks a lot, he's really funny.

2
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

he's cool, not too much work, take him if u can...(drama) because then u have lots of napping time, but make sure u read the story or understand it for tests.

3
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

I took him for Drama and I had a very good class. We did do work and quizzes(DUh!) but I did not find them very hard.

4
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

Hardest class I've ever taken, but somehow got really good marks. If you manage to stay awake, you'll get an idea of what's going on...

4
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

Monotonous. Lecture's on for long periods of time without getting specific. Unclear. Uninvolved.

2
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

Very difficult class, not really recommended

4
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

He doesn't explain the text thoroughly, he makes students read aloud in class, and gives DUMB essay questions! Boring class.

5
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

Horrible...class never ended...he'd talk and talk and talk about stuff in books that no one understood! no nice guy ..bad teacher

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

I liked the class although we had little practical work and a lot of in class reading. I think Gelineau is nice, humorous and fair. The whole I am in my own world thing is just an act to let him have a distance with his students and to not get too emoti

3
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

he is very boring, and he talks a lot his class goes on and on but he is a faily good teacher

3
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

Boring class! If you have sleeping problems, take his course you'll have a great 2 hour nap!!!!

3
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

Keeps talking for 2 hours. Every class has work to do.

4
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

he is a good and respectfull teacher but is soooooo boring i mean 2 hours of class seems like 200000 hours and he goes on and one and one..

3
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

Very boring and long to listen to. Just keeps talking forever it seems.

Similar english professors like David Gelineau?

97 Ratings
96 Ratings
93 Ratings
89 Ratings
86 Ratings

Learn more about Dawson College

5-star
67%
4-star
14%
3-star
10%
2-star
4%
1-star
3%
Based on 26,261 Ratings
Dawson College is located in Montreal, Quebec. Dawson College has 1,642 professors listed on RateMyTeachers.com. Dawson College ranks 231 in Quebec. The average professor rating at Dawson College is 4.02 stars. Learn More