Average 4.79 based on 34 teacher ratings
Ian Collins is a Physics teacher at South Carleton High School located in Richmond, Ontario. When comparing Ian Collins' ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Ian Collins' ratings are above the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at South Carleton High School is 3.84 stars.
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Really enjoyed physics class. Very engaging and funny, while also teaching well.

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The best physics teacher anyone could ask for. He assures his students understand, and offers up 99% of his lunch hours to help those who are struggling. He pushes students to reach their maximum potential and is very supportive. My favourite teacher at south , by far!

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BEST FREAKING TEACHER EVER. I had him for grade ten science and im now in grade 12. I still miss my sciences classes to this day. He answered all my questions in such a great way. I really wish he could be my teacher for everything

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Mr Collins is an amazing physics teacher. He may seem condescending at times, but he's very helpful to people who are having a hard time understanding. His tests and quizzes are definitely the hardest out of any course at South, but they prepare you so well for the exam. Compared to the tests he gives, the exam is a breeze. Overall, Mr. Collins is 10/10. Great teacher, tons of fun in his class, and knows his material.

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Mr. Collins is the best teacher I've ever had!! He made me look forward to physics and he's extremely helpful. Very engaging in class and super hilarious. Physics seemed like something I was going to hate but he made me love it!

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BEST TEACHER EVER! I had him for grade 10 applied and academic science. He was an inspiration truly. I wish i had him for all my classes. After I finished the course i went back to south and told him he was meant to be a teacher. He is great. For anyone who has him, be proud, show up for class, ask questions. When you end the course and move on next year, i guaranteed you will miss him. Thanks so much Mr. Collins, Your the reason I pressured science.

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As a university engineering student reminiscing on Collins' physics courses, I can confirm that he is an absolutely incredible teacher. Seems daunting, condescending, and at times threatening, but it is all a beautiful facade. Collins engages his students in a way that is comparable to emeritus physics professors at top universities (look up Walter Lewin at MIT). He has an unbelievably thorough understanding of the topics and one can only question why he chose to teach at the high school level (in particular SCHS). To anybody with an intention of studying science or engineering beyond high school, TAKE PHYSICS WITH COLLINS... no other teacher at SCHS comes close to his level of university-style teaching brilliance (except maybe Clairmont, but he isn't "firm" enough).

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Excellent, excellent, excellent. Understands the subject and can clearly explain all concepts. Helps you to answer your questions on your own. (Basically walks through your whole question with and makes sure you understand.) He does have a sense of humour that some people might find condescending, so that discourages some people, but all around great teacher, and probably one who cares most about his students. Our class failed first test, he wrote a whole new one to retest since it was our first

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Mr Collins is great, he actually makes you think, and is pretty lax on deadlines, dedicates his time to helping out students, he's also very funny

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Honestly the best high school teacher I have ever had. If you are lazy or don't care about things you will hate him, he isn't there to baby you. If only every teacher would do as much as he does.

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Awsome but hard subject

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Challenges you without making you feel stupid doesn't pick favorites or hold grudges,(which is all too common at south,) . All in all, a pretty great teacher.

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Awesome teacher! People who don't appreciate Mr. Collins are just too hard to please because honestly he's as good as they come. Took a hard subject and presented in clearly and in a fun way. Not to mention that he's actually very interested in the subject and knows much more than is required. If you're interested in more information about something ask him and he'll know or try to help you figure it out. Much like a university prof. Oh, and did I mention he's hilarious? Keep it up Collins :)

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Oh yes.. Mr. Collins. YOU ARE SO COOL! Like I'd never knew a person before with 365 ties. Each tie amazes me every time! I had a lot of fun in your class :D Besides that; you are awesome, funny and extremely helpful!

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Hes an extremely funny teacher, if hes in a good mood. if hes in a bad mood he will spazz at you. you either love him or you hate him

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We would judge his mood as he came in the door..and if he wasnt smiling we would be very afraid...we took turns asking questions because we were afraid of him...

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Great teacher, missed his youth :D now we get it.

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Best Physics Teacher EVER! Come teach me University Physics Mr.Collins!! *begs*

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expects alot, maybe too much from students. funny and great guy though. worth the experience no matter how stupid you look in the process. can talk to him anytime.

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One of the best teachers that I've ever had, and I hate science! He has incredible clarity, and if you listen to him, than you will never miss a thing.

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Really funny with his sarcasm and monotone voice. Good teacher and if you need help he will help you.

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OK for my Science exam last year. And 50 bux fell out of my pocket when i was writing my exam. And he picked it up and asked if it belonged to me.

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greatest science teacher ever! Explains things really well and goes over everything. So funny too.

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A miss M. R. would like to tell you how openly awesome you are, and that you should keep up your coolness factor.

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He doesn't write things down on the board much, but he is very helpful when a student approaches him individually.

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He is ok.

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hey man its the track guy did hurdles midget boys 2003, and ur grd 9 sci student thnx for all the help see ya tomorow at class PS, man ur funny

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South Carleton High School is located in Richmond, Ontario with an average teacher rating of 3.84 stars. When comparing South Carleton High School's teachers to other teachers in the province of Ontario, South Carleton High School's teachers are below the average of 4.17 stars. South Carleton High School ranks 1,320 amongst all High Schools in the province of Ontario. Learn More