Average 2.8 based on 41 teacher ratings
Hardy Pohani is a Social Studies teacher at Earl Haig Secondary School located in North York, Ontario. When comparing Hardy Pohani's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Hardy Pohani's ratings are below the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Earl Haig Secondary School is 3.99 stars.
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Really enjoyed History 10 with him. He is a great teacher. I would definitely take another course from him!

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It's not a bad teacher but when I'm in his class I'm getting so bored he never gives us hmwk and always textbook work.

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Homework

My son had Mr. Pohani for grade 10 history. I was told multiple times that the teacher would unfairly mark tests based upon who he likes more in the classroom. That is not a way to teach. Growing up in Spain, we were always told that correct answers deserve correct marks, Mr. Pohani being from India does not understand this concept, and I hope to have his teaching mentality fixed soon

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He is a very nice guy, he always give personal thoughts on the cases in the textbook. I believe those who rate 1 or 2 stars were because he spoke alot of jokes and not teaching enough. But I am 100% sure that he is an easy marker.

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Taught completely out of the textbook. Having a teacher seems optional. Dry and non stimulating class with lots of movies that may or may not be relevant to the course.

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Mr. Pohani often personally attacks students, all while taking any criticism of the offensive things he says as a personal attack. I would usually trust a psychology/sociology/anthropology teacher not to be racist, sexist, and not to call mentally ill people "funny", but this is not the case. He seems politically unfit to teach this specific course. Plus, after a few weeks of class he almost wholly gives up, often showing movies while leaving the class for "breathers".

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While Mr. Pohani seems to be a very knowledgeable teacher, none of that knowledge has been translated to our class throughout the year. This is my second year being taught by Mr Pohani, and both years I have failed to learn anything from him. He plays movies, occasionally makes us copy overheads, but usually leaves the class for the majority of it. His assignments and very confusing and he does not explain them well. Overall i have learned nothing from him, which is ultimately frustrating.

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Mr. Pohani was my teacher back in 2006 and 8 years later my brother has him as teacher. STILL, HE'S USELESS. I can't believe he is still working at Earl Haig while fresh teacher colleague graduates cannot find jobs. If you cannot teach, just retire and stop taking over people's job and ruining kids future. Thank you Earl Haig for hiring incompetent teachers to teach our kids.

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HE IS SO EASY, let me tell you, you are not gonna learn anything in his classes but get good marks, which is good if you're in grade 12

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Mr pohani did not teach me a single thing. i learned more in 8 hours of studying the night before my exam 10 times more than what i learned in his class all year. he covered maybe 2/5 chapters on the exam.

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Great teacher. a lot of movies and videos. also not much test and quiz. But when there is, the questions are insane

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He always leaves class, to take "breathers," we watched a lot of movies and he always assigns questions for homework everyday. He is very biased and stereotypical about Claude Watson students. Not a helpful teacher at all.

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If you have this miserable excuse for a teacher, do yourself a favor and drop the course immediately. He's not knowledgeable on ANY of the subjects he teaches (assuming that he formally teaches anything) and just copys off of other teachers. Expect to learn everything in the course on your own time, he just puts on videos and hands out readings then drifts away into his own world.

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Awesome teacher!! I have to say one of my favouriteess..he taught both my twin and I, and we're both super satisfied with him :D. LOVE YOU MR. P

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he is perfect i love him!

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love him so much but sometimes he talk so mch still a good teacher!!

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He has favouritres

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i wish he made me care more about the course. but he's a good man.

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he's alright..but often gets off topic..it's better if u read ahead!

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Awful teacher ... very lazy

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Big mystery happens between class and what you can expect when you write your exam.

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ya those looks he gives are killer! but he's a great teacher very knowledgable about current events. very worldly!

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He likes me.. Will have a good time if you are a Toronto Sports Fan, Raptors, Argos, Leafs and even the Rock...He'll talk with you all day and give you good marks or watch movies allday

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Nobody learns much from him, and I seriously doubt if he loves his job.

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Nice guy. I think that he tries to be a good teacher but at the same time he wants his popularity to be bigger then anything else. He really tries to impress us and always wants us to think that his class is the best.

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he DOES NOT TEACH AT ALL. Since from september, i did not learn a single thing in my class. He talks about his family, and other usless information towards human life~ U can say that it's an easy class because we do nothing at all, but in a way, we come to school to learn, i aint learning anything. Anybody can teach like him. But he's a nice guy!

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somewhat of an easy teacher. but DOESNT TEACH AT ALL. i havent learned a SINGLE thing in my economics class yet.. always talk about the news, his family, and other useless stuff. either that, or he brings in a video and we watch it (that'll take 2-3 periods) or we do a presentation about a little section from the text.

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The best teacher ever. Works hard and deserves to get paid more.

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You have to self-teach from the textbook to do "ok" in his class. He only gives his favourites good marks.

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Excellent history teacher, love the way he teach 5/5 for sure - Chris W

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he only favours his favorite students. to students he dislikes, he really makes u feel degraded. he's kool and all but sometimes, i dont like the look he gives.

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doesn't teach..leaves the class a lot..and a lot of video wathcing -__-

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Huh. He's a freaking hard marker, but pretty nice. Hez got funny jokes and obsesses about his kids. He doesn't really teach. Its either video/presentations/hwk

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I think he can teach every subject, coz he just brings a VCR tape every class. Class time: preparing for presentation, or watching a video.

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He's the coolest teacher EVER, we watched movies all the time- he's quizes are pretty easy and he is always joking around. YOU ARE NEVER BORED IN HIS CLASS!!!

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can't teach!read the text,write the quiz *never a test in the whole year* get low mark!he doesnt kno his stuff!unprepared!bias!NE1 remember that IQ question?!

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A very very werid teacher and never knows what he is teaching

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His jokes can get a bit annoying, but at least he tries.

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Compare to Miss A, he is a very hard family studies teacher, I dropped it.

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a friendly teacher, but marks r hard to get

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Earl Haig Secondary School is located in North York, Ontario with an average teacher rating of 3.99 stars. When comparing Earl Haig Secondary School's teachers to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Earl Haig Secondary School's teachers are below the average of 4.17 stars. Earl Haig Secondary School ranks 1,322 amongst all High Schools in the province of Ontario. Learn More