Jocelyn Guindon

Average 4.09 based on 45 professor ratings
Jocelyn Guindon is a Geography professor at Dawson College located in Montreal, Quebec. When comparing Jocelyn Guindon's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Jocelyn Guindon's ratings are below the average of 4.16 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Dawson College is 4.02 stars.
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He likes what he does and knows a lot about geography, but that doesn't make him a good teacher. His exams are pretty straightforward and easy as they are a reflection of his class notes. However, his assignments are confusing and his instructions are unclear and insufficient. You can't really tell what he expects from you which makes it hard for you to get a good grade. He gets annoyed very easily also.

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Disorganized and vague about assignments. Comes off as patronizing. Overall, wouldn't recommend - made me dread the class to the point of not even showing up.

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He was a very funny teacher and when it comes to assignments they are quite fun. If you pay attention, it should be easy but at times the tests were difficult although I had spent hours covering every single aspect of the material we went over. Assignments are quite fair and easy to accomplish so if you ever do poorly on an exam, you can always catch up in this class. I did not find he was very approachable though.

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He was just awful, I saw these other ratings here and decided to take him but he is just awful! He is so unclear regarding his demands for assignments that you're second guessing whether or not you are doing things properly. Class average on the final project was 52%, thats when you know....

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This guy loves geography and I find it funny because he gets so happy when teaching. However, he is very unclear with assignment instructions and gets irritated easily. I usually get grades above 80, but because of his unclear instructions, I did bad in the assignments and ended up with a final grade in the low 70s.

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I had Mr. Guindon for Geography. He is a nice teacher, however, strict on cell phones, must pay attention in class, must do your readings or you'll be SCREWED on your exams and must do your journals. He is very strict on his journals as he asks and demands for a lot of details, details you are yet to explore and never thought you would know. Overall, he loves what he does and wants his students to love it as much as he does. He takes his field works very serious too so GET READY TO EXPLORE!!!

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I had this teacher for 3 classes, he is very passionate and is always willing to help his students. His exams are not too hard and he is very helpful if you go see him at his office. I highly recommend taking him!

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Very nice man! I enjoyed his class. He is very knowledgable and he cares about the subject he is teaching which is always very nice to see. Study and see him during his office hours if you need clarification or guidance and you'll be golden.

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Had him for Intro to Geography and he's very nice. His tests are super easy if you study but he's a tough marker for assignments. He takes attendance every class and he doesn't post powerpoints.

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He's really nice if you build a relationship with him one on one through meetings in his office. I had him for Applied Geography. His class could be demanding and he'll send you all over Mtl studying certain parks and streets. It's an interesting project and could be really fun but don't take his class if you have 8 classes in your semester. His marking can be a little hard on assignments, but his tests are east. Overall I would recommend.

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He is a nice guy and tries to help you when you go to his office. He is also easy if you do what he asks you to do. I found the tests were a little bit unfair since they covered material that wasn't really taught in the class, but he gives bonus assignments which even out your grade anyway. Overall the assignments and in class work is super easy! I would recommend him!

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had him for intro to geo. as a person, he's really nice, knowledgeable too! and tries to get you to add to his lectures in class. as a teacher, he's creative when it comes to assignments. however, he grades hard and doesn't prepare you well for exams at all (the notes you take in class don't help you in exams most of the time) if you take him, he definitely won't be your worst teacher but nor will he be your favourite.. because at the end of the day, all you want is good grades right?

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Jocelyn was a good teacher. He cares about students. He has a slight Quebecois accent, but its okay. He makes you work for your grades.
He wasn't exceptional - but I would take him again, if possible

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I really enjoyed his intro to geo class! The tests and assignments coincided perfectly with the material we learnt in class. He's a nice, helpful man who really did everything he could to make the class interesting. Take him if you can :)

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I really enjoyed his intro to geo class! The tests and assignments coincided perfectly with the material we learnt in class. He's a nice, helpful man who really did everything he could to make the class interesting. Take him if you can :)

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His INTRO TO GEOGRAPHY class is hard. Really tough grader, very vague and his preparation for exams is awful.

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His INTRO TO GEOGRAPHY class is hard. Really tough grader, very vague and his preparation for exams is awful.

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Nice teacher in IS but sometimes he doesn't answer your MIOs and sometimes he doesn't let u know that u don't have class.

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If you can take his Tourism class, go for it! He's passionate about what he teaches, really helpful, gives many personal anecdotes in his lectures, and is very flexible on due dates.

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he is so weird... really passionate about his field though. If you're actually interested in geography take him.

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boringest teacher in the world, talks and talks for hours. He pays attention to everything you do so u can't even doodle.

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AMAZING TEACHER! take him if u have the chance i took him twice.

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In any class Tourism, Applied or Intro to geo, he was AMAZING! He is great, interesting, clear and easy. No orals, just few EASY assignments. My FAVORITE TEACHER at Dawson!!

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hands down one of the best teachers in dawson

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Cool guy, very nice and down-to-earth. Makes Geography easier than it already it. Very approachable, too.

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Super nice teacher, I hand my assignment in about a month late and he will take it. He is so nice and also very helpful.

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Very nice and understanding teacher. Take him for Geo!! He's very cool.

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very cool guy for geo..nice guy quite interesting...do anyone else have to do any oral presentations?

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RM!!!! do not take ... too much work.. every week...very detailed and hardd!!!

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you take projection notes every class. it's hard to listen and take the notes. get on his good side though and he's real funny...amazing assignments, let's you do everything with a partner.

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odd guy. organised note taking, cant speak well but gets everything across. assignments are bit of sucky but reasonable. study wat he tells u for the tests, gives bonus marks.

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Awesome Teacher. Well organized. Sure he makes mistakes in his english but over all he's the best teacher I ever had in Dawson

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i love this teacher, i'm now taking a second course with him!! fair marker, nice guy, interesting topic, and his poor english is highly amusing. definatly recomend him!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Good guy, stop making fun of his english! he's a french guy but he tries so hard! nicest teacher ever just go see him hes very helpfullllll!!!! honnestly love the guy

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Jocelyn needs to sit down and realize that his English is just too bad to be a Dawson college teacher (in the English language, of course). He is a very nice person but can be quite difficult to understand. He also harbors many ideas that are questionable, at best. I'd also have to say that he is a better Geography teacher than Research Methods teacher. How the two of them are related is way beyond me.

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This teacher is great! I've had him twice he's amazing, cool projects the test are quite random but if u know NEthing abt the topic youll be fine! Really organized too i recommend!

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Tries to make jokes that are not always funny so everyone just laughs at him! Great guy though.Very clear notes! I recomend.

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this teacher cracks me up! hes such a nice guy, really wants to help you out. He's open to new ideas and over all hes amazing, you neeeed to take him!

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This teacher is awesome!!!!!

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Thought I failed but I managed to get in the 80s, tests are fair and assign also

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Interesting and fun lectures. Took him twice and i wasn't disapointed

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Easy fun class. Everyone should meet this guy and shake his hand

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he is ok, not bad at all...I recommend him to people

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AWESOME GUY!! you will learn so much interesting material & easily. fun trips!!

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