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Dorval

Physics Teacher at Ross Sheppard School
2.3 out of 5
2.3 Overall Rating
Based on 44 Ratings

12/03/13 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
Knowledge 1.0
Textbook Use 1.0
Exam Difficulty 4.0
1.0 Overall Rating

09/15/12 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 3.0
Clarity 3.0
Knowledge 3.0
3.0 Overall Rating

07/10/12 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

06/01/12 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 3.0
4.3 Overall Rating

05/31/12 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 4.0
Knowledge 5.0
4.3 Overall Rating

05/31/12 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 3.0
Knowledge 3.0
3.3 Overall Rating

02/13/12 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
Knowledge 3.0
1.7 Overall Rating

12/17/11 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 3.0
Knowledge 5.0
4.0 Overall Rating

08/01/11 - 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... Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 3.0
Clarity 1.0
Knowledge 1.0
1.7 Overall Rating

05/09/11 - Great class for taking a nap and doing your bio homework ;) Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
1.0 Overall Rating

04/01/11 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 3.0
Clarity 3.0
3.0 Overall Rating

03/26/11 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
1.0 Overall Rating

10/20/10 - he doesnt explain anything good enough Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 2.0
1.5 Overall Rating

09/03/10 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 2.0
Clarity 4.0
3.0 Overall Rating

01/19/10 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 3.0
Clarity 3.0
3.0 Overall Rating

08/18/09 - He is not a boring teacher Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

08/27/08 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

05/01/08 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 2.0
1.5 Overall Rating

01/13/08 - He had some really good notes. It made the course so much easier. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 5.0
4.5 Overall Rating

01/31/07 - Mr. Dorval Is actually a great teacher, contrary to what most people say. He may just be a tad boring at times Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

12/25/06 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 3.0
Clarity 4.0
3.5 Overall Rating

10/04/06 - 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% Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 4.0
4.0 Overall Rating

03/23/06 - When someone asks a question, he actually looks utterly stunned to find out there are students in the room. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 2.0
Clarity 2.0
2.0 Overall Rating

11/25/05 - Very smart man. Watch out! He likes to pick on people in the back row. Especially in the corner far from the window. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 3.0
Clarity 1.0
2.0 Overall Rating

10/21/05 - Needs to get rid of manboobies. Also, very boring. Didn't understand a word of Physics 20(IB). Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 2.0
Clarity 3.0
2.5 Overall Rating