Average 3.81 based on 66 professor ratings
John Pestana is a Sociology professor at John Abbott College - CEGEP located in St Anne De Bellevue, Quebec. When comparing John Pestana's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, John Pestana's ratings are below the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at John Abbott College - CEGEP is 4.08 stars.
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Nice guy, NEVER posts his powerpoints, must notes of every single thing he says ans writes on the board. Easy class, good teacher. Take him

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He's really kind and knowledgeable. If you struggle, ask him questions. He give his students the means to succeed.

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He knows the content of the course and he also is a super great teacher. Exam can be very precise but can ask for powerpooints slides with your USB key !!

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Juan is not the best teacher you"ll find at abbott as his classes were often boring and repetitive. Ended using my notebook as a doodling book instead. You can ask for his powerpoint after class, so no need to take notes. Some tests and assignments were harder than other.

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He is a great teacher! Study well cause his quizzes can be pretty precise, but overall he is an amazing teacher. He is super passionate about what he does and funny! Take him!

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All you need to know is that he knows what he's talking about, you can bring a usb key and ask him to put the slides on it so you don't have to take notes and he's from spain and loves talking about that.

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Intro to Socio. He definitely knows what he's talking about. His slides can be all over the place but he sticks to the textbook and lets you copy them to a USB. He mostly marks for quantity and not quality, and his exams are super specific but he tells you what to study so make sure you use the textbook and go over the readings ... He's not the absolute worst but he's not super amazing, lectures vary. Oh and take his second class if he teaches the same class back to back, trust me.

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One of those take-notes-at-the-speed-of-light-from-slides classes. He is a hard marker and has clear opinions on topics, which has me question the way he marks. Was surprised to see another review mention his offensive remarks, I can back that up, as he told my class that he doesn't understand how rape towards males can exist, that he doesn't think it's rape. Well, John... Hope you keep that comment to yourself in the future! Verh specific exams, so study hard.

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Do not take , super boring and talks about things that are not related to the subject . Really does not prepare you for the test and assignments .Goes to fast when taking notes . If you want to take sociology DO NOT TAKE HIM!

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Had him for intro to sociology.Anti-semitic!!!! Shocking how he gets away with such ignorant and offensive remarks!

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Cool guy talks about relevant and interesting issues. gets a little to personal with his stories and examples, and his tests are pretty hard he will often ask you a question based off something he mentioned once or twice in class. If you study a few days before the exam you'll do fine. Also he will give you his powerpoint if you bring a U.S.B

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He really loves what he makes it interesting. the subjects that he talks about are very clear and he knows a lot about them.

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Cool teacher, just pay attention in class and you'll get an 80% on the exam.

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BASICALLY: tests are fine- mostly definitions and stuff he says in class** take notes, not a lot of projects and they arenMt bad, takes attendence. so, boring class but easy if you put the minimum effort into it. Sit in the back and pretend to listen.

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I honeslty don't know why he has such high ratings as a good teacher. I had him for Intro to Sociology last semester and he was absolutely boring and he stumbles on his own words all the time. When he corrects, he basically gives out random marks. If you ask him why you got a 2 and not a 3 on an essay question, he's not able to tell you. If you like to know what exactly is on the test, don't take him as a teacher because he only tells you "chapter 4 is on the test" instead of detailed subjects.

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Had him for intro to sociology and didn't really like him that much as a teacher. You'll be somewhat bored, but he knows what he's teaching. Tests were straight forward, but know your terms and pay attention to the videos: he loves adding those to his questions. I personally didn't open the book all that much, but that's also because I wrote everything on his powerpoints down. But even doing that left me confused at times, so be careful.

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great teacher, had him for two semesters. fun class and is really funny and easy going. love the teacher!!! takes attendance so dodnt miss class.

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Amazing teacher!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Super nice guy who is hilarious and really makes the class fun. He really knows how to teach and makes things easy to understand. His tests are relatively easy if you attend class and read the required readings.

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Very good teacher, interesting class! :D I do recommend him, the lectures are fun and easy going. Nice guy, relatively easy marker. Exams are easy, but do read the chapters and study your notes!! You will find it sooo easy, potential to get very high grades with a bit of work. :)

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REALLY BORING CLASS ... REALLLLLLLYYY BORING.... he really needs to RETIRE , always studdering when hes teaching its really annoying.

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AWEOSME TEACHER!!!! Take him, such a funny, nice and intelligent guy. reasonable work load, dedicated to help his students, always in a great mood, explains really well, you'll adore him as a teacher

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He explains everything clearly. The exams / assignments are really easy. He's a really cool guy. Write down everything from the sides because thats what is on the tests. The class is NOT boring.

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great teacher. write everything u see on slides n read the book for the tests. classes r chill n fun. u can easily get over 90s if u study. take him, u wont regret it.

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Nice guy. Easy to listen too. Teaches with great notes on slides which if you ask you can save them from him on a USB. Go to class

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BEST OPINION. Trust me, hes a great explainer, makes the course very interesting, we watch movies, he cancels some classes too! Exams are easy and relate to everything he says, no surpises in exams

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He is hilarious and very personable! You take notes every class, he'll tell you not to write everything down, but do it anyways if you want to get a good mark on the tests:) fun teacher, good times!!!

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Super nice teacher. If you study for the tests you're ganranteed a high grade. Sometimes, he doesn't mark the short answer properly though, but if you go see him he'll bump up your mark.

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Good teacher and has a sence of humor! Hard marker at times though...

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His class is actually a joke. He just reads off powerpoints which you can get off him before tests. No need to listen, just study pwrpoint and you'll do amazing. Take him if you want easy marks.

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John is super nice and very helpful and tries really hard to make the class interesting. His assignments are super easy but the tests are pretty hard. You don't have to do that much work

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Awful teacher. Don't take him

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He cancels classes a lot so thats pretty fun but the class content is boring

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READ THE BOOK...do the assignments, and you'll pass the exams perfectly. He cancels classes alot which is awesome. Kind of boring because he stands there monotonely all class, but he's a good guy whose really laid back.

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Just do your things and you'll pass. His classes are pretty interesting.

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pretty boring class, not that hard. but he cancelled class atleast 5 times this semester, it was awesome, chill guy

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boring,when he stands infront of class its like he would sleep and talk at the same time,SOmany spelling mistakes,it hurts your eyes.easy to get high marks, but ididnt learn anything new. was just common knowledge as a class

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I love this man. I love him - he is hilarious and cancels classes non stop and if you don't like your mark he'll reread the assignment. LOOOOVe him got a 97%

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Good teacher, nice guy. Cancels classes a lot which is awesome. Uses a lot of power point, so you don't really need to read the book, however, on his tests he bases questions from the book and from class notes. Three assignments, three tests, all pretty easy.

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Good teacher, easy class, uses powerpoints all the time and if you actually take down the powerpoints you don't need to read the book. Tests are easy and makes for a very relaxing enjoyable class.

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Good teacher. Very cleary teaches the material if your in class and listen at least half the time you definetly should pass

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If there was something as your normal everyday teacher, then this guy is the perfect example. Nothing special. Just an ordinary class.

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He uses powerpoint all class. So good for visual, but you have to still read the book. Tests are like 30 mutl choice and 3 essay ?'s. for essay question the more u write the better u get. he's an ok teacher, swears in class but doesnt get to kno students.

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he was a great teacher... gave good examples..used a lot of powerpoint and videos . ..was fair in grading as well

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class is a bit boring, but he can be pretty funny. pretty easy to pass if you pay attention to his powerpoint slides.

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John Pestana is a good teacher. His powerpoint slides are useful and he relates them to class discussions which makes it very interesting. The course is spread out really well so you have time to do the assignments and study for tests. 4 assignments (10%) each and 3 tests (20%) each. He lets you hand in assignments late without any penalties which is amazing. Take him, easy class to pass.

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great teacher, but has a boring topic, but you dont have to buy the book you only have to listen

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Very easy, hand in stuff late. Trys to make things ineteresting, not bad.

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easy class, multiple choice exams . i learnt alot

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I sleep in almost every class, he is very boring. BUT he is really nice and marks fairly. If you take the short amount of time needed you'll pass this corse no problem.

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A fun and interesting class, good topics, nothing is really taboo. Great attitude towards teaching. Sociology is a very interesting discipline, and he'll you understand the basics.

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great teacher but a lot of work!make yourself prepared for long assignments.dont know what exactly will be asked in tests.if you are ready to work itll be a great,interesting class

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OK teacher. A lot of notes but take them you'll need them for the exams and assignments. Takes attendance each and every class. Boring but no stress and easy to pass.

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he's a nice teacher. be nice to him, he'll like you, take notes and must read chapters to pass teh tests

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good teacher! willing to help his students, you have to take a lot of notes but other than that is easy a little boring sometimes but you ll pass

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he is a really nice teracher, and if you pay attention you will get good marks, but only if you make the effort

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his intro to sociology class is super easy if you listen to some of the lecture and read the material. 3 tests, 4 assignments, you can hand them in late

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he lets you hand in stuff late!!

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The class goes by slowly and he is sort of boring. Completely obsessed with his power points! But he's VERY NICE, lenient, and fair. The tests are quite hard.

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WAY too lenient, lets you hand in assignments three weeks late w/o penalty and if you miss the test you can take it 3-4 classes later. Class goes by VERY slowly

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The most boring teacher I ever had!!!

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he's a bit boring but he's in to what he does for living and does an effort on keeping the class entertained. Very good guy overall...accepts late assignments

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A little flakey, but a good guy. Nice and direct. A fairly easy class.

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so boring. I'm now a sociology student, and i remember NOTHING of his class.

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