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Based on 44 Ratings
Physics Teacher at Ross Sheppard School
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Dec 03, 2013 He rarely spent time in the class room. He would assign work and then disappear. When explaining things he was very monotone, would often make mistakes or not know how to finish a problem sometimes. He would get confused or try to prove something which often resulted in him leaving the room for a while to get some stuff from the lab and then he wouldn't even know the math to finish the problem. Flag Rating

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Sep 15, 2012 Lynden Dorval has been fired for caring about the process of learning. It is a disgrace that superintendents and principals have become so concerned with the politics of education that they are willing to ignore its purpose, that of turning our youth into productive members of society (I suppose they could always become administrators). I applaud Mr. Dorval and, as a teacher myself, will follow his lead if the idiocy of a no-zero policy should rear its ugly and stupid head in my district. Flag Rating

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Jul 10, 2012 The sole fact that Mr. Dorval refuses to allow lazy students to get away with not doing the work required to be successful in life shows he is not only a good teacher, but also one of those few people in life who has that rare thing called "common sense". If you honestly think that "if you don't do the work it won't matter" your in for a real treat when you get fired for being useless. Flag Rating

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Jun 01, 2012 He's a very good teacher, just a bit boring. But that's only because he goes through examples a lot. He's known for being boring, but if you're the kind of student that struggles with physics he's perfect. Flag Rating

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May 31, 2012 All you high school kids will fully appreciate what Mr. Dorval is doing for you guys right now. He may seem strict and hard and a bad teacher right now, but wait until you get to university. You will realize what this guy is doing and he is actually helping you prepare for uni. Great teacher. Sad to hear that he is suspend. Flag Rating

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May 31, 2012 I heard about the recent events with Mr Dorval, and i think they're quite ridiculous. While i do agree that he wasn't the greatest physics teacher, it's not like he was completely incomprehensible. What students need to realize is that they won't always get the teacher they want, and this is especially coherent when students go to university. It's plain and simple: if you don't study, you'll suffer the consequences of getting zeros. Dorval did a great job in preparing me for university. Flag Rating

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Feb 13, 2012 Worst teacher in the entire science department, he never told our physics class we had a Physics unit test, but we still had to do it cause it was scheduled. Turned out our class average was only 56 due to the misunderstanding and the science department said no rewrites. It is a challenge to stay awake during his lectures. Flag Rating

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Dec 17, 2011 Mr. Dorval was a pretty good teacher, knows alot about physics. You might do bad in his class only if you fall asleep. His notes are very good and as long as your on top of everything you should do ok! Hes not very strict so even if you fall asleep he wont say anything. Very passive and wont yell at you at all. His voice is monotone but physics is a boring subject already. Flag Rating

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Aug 01, 2011 Really awkward guy. If you ask him a question, he takes a really long time to figure it out...and often can't get the right answer. Nice guy, but not really that knowledgeable... Flag Rating

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May 09, 2011 Great class for taking a nap and doing your bio homework ;) Flag Rating

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Apr 01, 2011 If you don't know what he's talking about, you're going to have some issues. Gives really easy quizzes, and then bombards the unit exam with unfair questions and doesnt give enough time. Flag Rating

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Mar 26, 2011 He doesn't explain anything very clearly! He has a very monotone voice and is difficult to pay attention to, and his explanations are often very confusing and sometimes contradictory. Flag Rating

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Oct 20, 2010 he doesnt explain anything good enough Flag Rating

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Sep 03, 2010 Although he is a smart man, he cannot teach. His classes are boring and he cannot answer questions. Repeats himself all the time. But he is a very nice person. Flag Rating

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Jan 19, 2010 sometimes its like he is talking to himself when he is teaching the class. but his notes are really good if you study them and he's an easy marker. Flag Rating

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Aug 18, 2009 He is not a boring teacher Flag Rating

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Aug 27, 2008 I always hear people say that Mr. Dorval isn't a good teacher, but in reality he is incredibly smart and always willing to help. Flag Rating

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May 01, 2008 My parents made me take all three sciences to the 30 level. I was so screwed for Physics 30 because of being in his class for Physics 20. I didn't understand most of the course, and he wasn't able to help me at all. Flag Rating

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Jan 13, 2008 He had some really good notes. It made the course so much easier. Flag Rating

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Jan 31, 2007 Mr. Dorval Is actually a great teacher, contrary to what most people say. He may just be a tad boring at times Flag Rating

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Dec 25, 2006 he's a pretty good teacher, just that it's SUPER DUPER boring. cause he talks in that monotone voice. haha i don't think he even knows my name cause i don't talk to him much. Flag Rating

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Oct 04, 2006 MR.DORVAL is the BEST!!! First of all if you want to pass you have to TRY! I know he is boring (i fall asleep in his class somtimes) BUT on test you can peek at your partner for answers. For physics 20 i got 80% Flag Rating

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Mar 23, 2006 When someone asks a question, he actually looks utterly stunned to find out there are students in the room. Flag Rating

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Nov 25, 2005 Very smart man. Watch out! He likes to pick on people in the back row. Especially in the corner far from the window. Flag Rating

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Oct 21, 2005 Needs to get rid of manboobies. Also, very boring. Didn't understand a word of Physics 20(IB). Flag Rating