Average 4.87 based on 86 teacher ratings
John Hodgson is an English teacher at Lisgar Collegiate Institute located in Ottawa, Ontario. When comparing John Hodgson's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, John Hodgson's ratings are above the average of 4.22 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Lisgar Collegiate Institute is 4.02 stars.
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If you have Mr. Hodgson then congratulations! You are the luckiest kid in Lisgar! Funny, knowledgable, and engaging, you will have a great time if you have him. But don't think his class is easy. Just because he's a fun teacher doesn't mean he's easy. Just do your best and pay attention.

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I learned so much being in his class and, without a doubt, he is the best teacher I've had at Lisgar. He is considerate and takes a personal interest in his students; the great humour is just an added bonus. He genuinely wants to help people improve and I couldn't have asked for someone better to teach my favourite subject. Lots of love going around for the Hodge. ♡

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By far my favorite teacher at Lisgar. I didn't really like English all that much... but then I got Hodgson. His excitement and passion about the things he teaches is very infectious. Also, he really cares about your improvement and is always willing to take the time to go over your work with you. All to say, a wonderful English teacher :)

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Literally the best teacher to have ever entered my life <3 What a cool dude. Love his class so much. He really makes Shakespeare interesting. And the way he gets excited about English and books is the amazing. If you have him, DON'T LET ANYONE STEAL YOUR SPOT IN HIS CLASS. If you don't have him, FIGHT YOUR WAY INTO HIS CLASS. He was freaking amazeballs. Just gotta love the Hodge

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Amazing. Had him first semester for g10 English. Not only is he an incredibly knowledgeable and thorough English teacher, but his class will actually make your day better. Very dedicated and passionate about the subject, and also has a chill side too. May mark a little hard at the beginning but he wants to help you get better. Thank you Mr. Hodgson for making a difference in my life.

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Best English Teacher you can possibly get

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Love this guy, he da bestest. He's the dopest English teacher you'll ever have. Keeps it 1hunna throughout he semester. Keep it tril Yvng Hodgson!

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Probably the best teacher that I have had at Lisgar so far. His speaking style is incredibly engrossing, he explains everything really well, his assignments as creative and challenging, and I learned so much in his class. Almost everyone in my class thought he was the best, even to the point where one of my friends designed her schedule around being in all his classes

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Not just is he an incredible educator, he is also one of the most insightful and thoughtful person I've ever met. He always cares to help those in need and has a great sense of humor. I plan to take The Writer's Craft (The AP Course) just because he is the teacher. He gives the perfect constructive criticism too. All in all, he is the best teacher I have this semester; and by far the best english teacher I've ever had.

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I'm not exaggerating when I say that I'm planning on arranging all my courses from now until graduation so that I can take every class he teaches. Brilliant and funny man, and a stellar teacher. Gives excellent constructive criticism on writing and really puts time and effort into giving us the best feedback possible. The course could be quite challenging at times, but I loved every minute of it. Hands down the best English teacher I've ever had, and my favourite Lisgar teacher so far.

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Mr. Hodgson is hands down the best teacher i have this semester. He knows so much about the english language and takes so much care in grading and teaching (he spent 45 minutes grading each 4 paragraph essay my class handed in). We learned so much more than the other english class. He grades hard but i guarantee that your marks in english for the next years will effortlessly high. Not favoritist and always makes class super fun. Overall a great teacher!

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Mr. Hodgson is my absolute favourite teacher at Lisgar because he really tries to understand and connect with his students. While his teaching is extremely effective, there's no shortage of laughter and general enjoyment of any course that Mr. Hodgson teaches. I really hope I have him again soon and feel very well prepared for the years to come.

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I love him so much; one of the best teachers I've ever had. He treats everybody as his friends and makes class very enjoyable.

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I don't like English, but this guy actually helped me tolerate it. He knows so much about what he teaches, and he likes to do things differently. Also has a good sense of humour and is always trying to keep you interested. My one complaint would be he busts your balls with his marking, and he literally makes your grammar look like garbage. If you work hard though, should not be a problem! Always willing to help you too!

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Mr. Hodgson made me love English again, and he became a true friend of mine. He lends me books he thinks I'll like, and is always available to help with work, or just to chat about anything. It's clear that he loves English, and he gets all of his students to appreciate the language more, too. His variety of teaching styles and his charisma and endless knowledge make his classes the best I've had. I'd take any of his courses again just to have him teach me more.

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Definitely the best English teacher I have had. When handing in a book report that I had had two weeks to do, late, he just replied "no problem. Mr. H" They don't make 'em any better than that.

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One of the best teachers I've ever had, and one of the best people I've ever met.
Mr. Hodgson is generous, knowledgeable, charismatic, helpful, kind... Just wonderful

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FREAKING AMAZING TEACHER. I'm taking his classes just so he can teach me them. Extremely interesting, always looking forward to his class everyday!

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Good teacher, but plays favourites, and herein lies the problem.

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Not just a teacher but a friend. His wisdom has helped me through university and through life. This is is seriously the best teacher i have ever had.

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Awesome guy, great teacher. I learned more about the English language in his class than any other class. Gives some of the best constructive criticism for writing I've seen. Plus, he's the coolest.

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love love love best teacher ever. EVER. LOVE.

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This man is a genius and a real pleasure to know. He made me love English again, and became a real friend mentor, from whom I learned countless things. He's the only thing I miss about high school.

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Words cannot describe how awesome of a teacher (and person) this guy is!

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Not only have I become a better writer, but also - at least in my mind - a better person. Mr. Hodgson doesn't teach to grind through the days, but to truly inspire students to write, and write well.

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One of the best teachers I've ever had, by far. His classes are always funny, entertaining, helpful and smart. He really gets you to think and genuinely helps you learn. My favourite teacher at Lisgar

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This teacher loves to teach and loves his students and it shows. He also never takes himself too seriously, and teaches as much like a friend as an authority figure.

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Love this guy to death! He really cares about his students and tries to make things fun!

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He makes students work, but he wants them to succeed. Plus his classes are awesome.

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frakkin awesome guy

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a great english teacher. plays favourites but wants all his students to do well. his class is in no way easy but he will help you whenever you need help. every class was a barrel of laughs.

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Mr Hodgson is the best! A truly caring and concerned teacher, genuinely interested in his students. Class is so much fun and English is interesting. His end-of-year Shakespeare festival is the best! A++++ teacher

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Everyone loves him because he is 'cool' with his students, but he is actually immature and unfair. If he likes you, things are fine; however, if you ever tell him you disagree with what he's saying then he will begin to hold a grudge against you that won't go away and will effect everything you do.

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Totally cares about his students, wonderful teacher who knows his subject, overall pretty intelligent too. Although sometimes you wonder whether the concern is an act or his politeness, because there's so many of us and one of him.

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you. are. the. absolute. best. teacher. ever.

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Best teacher I've ever had; knowledgeable, friendly, funny, enthusiastic, clear. The Best

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just superb. can't say much more than that.

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omg i LOVED your rap!! it was awesome. mr hodgson is sooo nice. he takes the time to help you and he really wants to to do well. he even does individual interviews to talk about your essay to make sure its good! he is my fav teacher ever!!

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Mr. Hodgson is an awesome teacher!! He makes english so entertaining and interesting. His drawings are awesome. Although he marks hard, he teaches well and tries to help you with whatever youre having trouble with. Go Hodge!!!

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Great teaching style~ Interesting classes, incredibly willing to offer help, and understands young people.

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Mr. Hodgson is the BEST english teacher I have ever had the privilege of being taught by.

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good work keep it up!

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he is just too cool. best teacher ever.

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I LOVE THIS TEACHER! HE'S AWESOME!

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OMG!! BEST TEACHER EVERRR!!! I learned a ton in this class...more than in any other english class ive ever been in, he's funny,friendly,helpful, and has great class controll... A+

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My favourite teacher at Lisgar so far. His classes are really interesting, he's really fun and creative and I just loved his class!

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Mr. Hodgson is by far the best teacher I've ever had. Funny, understanding, relateable, knows where to draw the line. "S""'s gonna go down here!"

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So mr hodgson is THE COOLEST! definately a rival to mr peters....possibly even more fun. great drawings..you should be an art teacher then id take it. you shouldve breakdanced more

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Hodge is the most amazing teacher ever! He makes learning fun and I look forward to having him again.

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Very insightful and understanding. Very. Also knows his subject and teaches it like a pro (which, of course, he is)

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he is an great teacher.

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One of the best English teachers ever! So funny! He's really cool, learnt a lot from him, and just awesome! Keep it up!

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Funny, good teacher, almost everyone loves him...but I didn't like/get as much from the class nearly as much as other people did

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i love hodgy. he'd love the picture of "catcher in the rye". he should bring in gem.

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Mr. Hodgson is the greatest teacher I have ever, ever, ever met. He is also a very cool understanding person. GO HODGE

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Went the extra mile to get comfortable with his students and understand where they're coming from. He's impassioned and delighted to be teaching, and it shows.

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Mr. Hodgson was definitely one of my favourite teachers at Lisgar. He's intelligent, hilarious, creative, inspiring, and understanding. A great great teacher!

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his classes are fun...i mean most other classes aren't fun at all unless the teacher isnt teaching, really coll guy, good teacher

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That is not an easy class. Mr. Hodgson rocks though. And where's the breakdancing? MORE! MORE!

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He shaved the beard?! At any rate -- Mr. Hodgson is a fantastic, fantastic person. Talk to him! Get to know him!

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Keep it up, but why did you shave the beard???

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absolutely the best teacher i've ever had

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Definately my choice for teacher of the year.

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awesome guy

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Nice Hodge. Quite the chiller but you have to breakdance more. A lot of quality work. -K

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so chill... writes amazing reference letters... the best teacher at LCI

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Oh, he's a good enough guy... it's just that he doesn't teach much of anything.

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sweet.

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Most inspiring and genuine teacher I've ever had.

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a good breakdancer. lotsa fun.

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Great guy, he's a good teacher now, but will be amazing teacher in a few years

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Can you say coolest teacher ever?

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see you in greece!!

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Awesome guy. Inspires you to work harder. Really cares about students

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One of the best, most caring teachers I've ever had.We need more people like him

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GREATEST TEACHER AT LISGAR. helpful, insightful, smart, very funny

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chiller

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the hodge is wonderful. enough said.

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I'm special

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A fantastic teacher who will leap tall buildings to encourage your creativity.

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Best wishes to the growing Hodgson Family!

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He's a nice guy. Him and his sharp objects.....^-^

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Amazing, fantastic, incredible teacher

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