Average 3.87 based on 31 teacher ratings
James Lau is a Math teacher at Riverdale Collegiate Institute located in Toronto, Ontario. When comparing James Lau's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, James Lau's ratings are below the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Riverdale Collegiate Institute is 4.11 stars.
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AWESOME TEACHER!!! tells us really awesome stories and is funny. he explains things rather clearly and his hw load is totally manageable. marks test fairly. unless ur really bad at the material and dunno ur stuff, ur gunna like him and do well

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Prepare to get completely screwed!

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I liked him as a teacher.

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Mr. Lau is a great teacher. I just can't keep up. I've never really been good at math but I went from getting 80's, to 50's... He teaches very fast so it's a little hard to keep up, and he gives us a lot of homework that I have a hard time with, because I'm not very familiar with the material we're working on. When you ask for clarification, he just repeats the same words that he had said earlier on as part of the lesson.. Good teacher, hard class.

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the most uncaring teacher i've ever had at riverdale. doesn't care if you're failing, won't reach out and if you reach out to him he'll deny you, even if you're failing. only cares about his paycheck i guess.

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I've personally never liked him, I always seemed to worse in his class that I did in other teacher's classes. He gets really scary when he's upset.

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he has alotta favourites in class he's test are okay

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MR.LAU MAKES NO SENSE :( hes really hard to understand.

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best math teacher!

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his tests are really hard! but AWESOME dude someone who students can honesty connect with. As you said, down to earth, easy to get along with! He teachers things with clarity, definitly shows favoritism in class though. None the less he was so cool, was very extremely sad to leave his class.

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YEER great teacher :P

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he is amazing, mr.lau rocks. he's such a down to earth guy with an awesome adittude!

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He's funny. I love it when he insults people, it's hilarious until he makes fun of me. He's also very clear and to the point -- he never strays off-topic and explains the material well.

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Tries to make jokes every class but offends students. Teaches material very quickly and expects us to keep up. Gives a lot of homework so we understand things more clearly.

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He's a really cool guy, but serious.

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sometimes he pushes things tooooo far but it makes me laugh so its probably okay.. even if i was the person he was picking on >.< its alrightt because dat doesnt really matter, wat matters is how he teaches, i really like it and im not getting such a high mark in his class but im still learning, although he goes a little tooo fast when he teaches, its probably just me acutally.. GOOD TEACHER OVERALL =]

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Mr. Lau is a pretty cool teacher, but he's pretty harsh sometimes. It seems like he can't really go through a class with out offending at least one person. I think sometimes Mr. Lau takes thing a little too far, and maybe he doesn't quite understand his boundaries...

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test hard?! how is that possible...it's alwayz been quite easy..Making people should just review their notes more if they need to. The tests contain only the materials that are taught in class, if you get them, then there is nothing hard about it. Unless, of course if he throws you a question you never learn before, but he never did.

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cool but HARD

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is his calc tests really hard?1 last years exam wasn't. he's helpful and funny guy!

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i had mr lau when i went to rci and he's a great teacher. yeah he is hard, but if u can't handle him then dont complain about not getting into uni cuz you're not ready yet. its not like it gets easier...but he's such a nice guy and very helpful

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IF ANYONE, and i mean ANYONE GETS HIM FOR GRADE 12 CALCULUS, DROP IMMEDIATELY, he will ruin your life, by keeping you out of university. His tests are ridiculously hard, exam quality. Again, bad teacher,who won't admit hes wrong, DROP

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Mr lau is probably one of the best math teachers i have ever had... he gives good notes, he makes sure you learn the material, and makes class fun... but his tests are EXTREMELY hard...

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such a cool math teacher

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A great math teacher who explains things well and simplify the function and relations course

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another grrrrreat math teacher, he's so clear and he knows how to solve problems.

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excellent teacher best math teacher.ever

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The best Math teach i have so far in rci

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Riverdale Collegiate Institute is located in Toronto, Ontario with an average teacher rating of 4.11 stars. When comparing Riverdale Collegiate Institute's teachers to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Riverdale Collegiate Institute's teachers are below the average of 4.17 stars. Riverdale Collegiate Institute ranks 768 amongst all High Schools in the province of Ontario. Learn More