I had him for Know Your Rights, and I can say that he is very knowledgeable about the subject. He is a bit difficult to understand at times, however if you just pay attention and show up to class it really isn't hard at all. I learned quite a bit from him. He was also kind of funny, but unintentionally funny if you know what I mean.
He's a lawyer, he knows what he's talking about. But he is very difficult to understand, and doesn't explain things well. He takes attendance twice through the whole semester. He's very kind, but in my opinion shouldn't be a college teacher. If you're polite and ask him questions and he gets to know your name, he will pass you no matter what grades you get in the semester. I failed both exams in the 50s but got 80 on the essay and I finished with a 95 average in the class. I don't recommend him.
He is confusing but just show him you care and he'll give you an amazing grade
I had him last semester.He's chill, but don't be fooled that this is a "no-effort" class. Actually, don't take it as something for granted. Go to class, write down the very little notes he gives and don't forget to add some of the stuff he mentions in class. His exam questions are tricky and that's why you have to pay a little more attention in class - everything is from the notes, literally. Short classes; sometimes doesn't even show up. Not a hard class, but not as simple as he makes sound xD
He is the absolute worst! He is not helpful at all in exams and has the most confusing questions ever. He will pass everyone but if you actually care about getting good grades and not just passing stay awayy!
Kiven is a very knowledgable professor. She's really passionate about what he's teaching and approachable. Althouh I found his class very confusing. I had him for knowing your rights and we used the Canadian charter as our book. He rarely used it and would say his tests are "on what he says in class" but what he would explain was all over the place. I ended up getting a 78 and the class average was a 62. Once good thing is his classes are usually short and sweet max an hour. Take notes ull be ok
Well, after reading reviews about this teacher I was kind of scared to take him. However, I did not regret to take his class. Yes, he is hard to understand, he does not use the powerpoint and he only talks. His classes are very short, about 30-40 min. However, he is very helpful if you have troubles, he likes if you ask him questions related to topic. He grates you on attendance as well, yet he takes it only twice. If you make a nice relations with this teacher, you can be sure that you pass.
He's a nice teacher (if you are nice to him). But I really had a hard time understanding what he says because of his accent. He does not take attendance, but he has a good memory who comes to class and who does not. His handwriting is terrible and he does not get up from his chair. Lol. But he's very helpful. I skipped a lot of his classed and I still manage to pass his class.
omg this teacher is amazing guys! stop hatin' even though it might be hard to understand him if you go see him and show him you care he will pass you even if you fail your exams! show up to class cuz he remembers EVERYONE and you won't have any problems ! his tests are so - so but like i said he doesnt mark you on test performance but on how hard you try!
He is an okay teacher, heavy accent, but his notes are all over the place not organized and does not really explain topic as well, hard marker, exams are hard I SUGGEST YOU DO NOT TAKE HIM.
He's a great guy and very knowledgeable (in his own way) and if you show up, participte, and do your work you'll have no problem passing. With that being said, he is also very confusing and hard to understand, there is only 3 tests and 1 essay and the tests were very specific and hard, focusing on the points he discusses in class. I would avoid his class, but if you are forced to take it, make sure you show up.
At the begging, it is hard to understand him, but as time pass, it becomes better. He is so in love with the Canadian Charter that he might even sleep with it.
Not as bad as everyone says IF you show up to class and you actually particiipate. Smile and ask questions, and it won't be as hard. I had him for Knowing your rights, and he ADORES the Canadian Charter. He was passionate about the topic when he talked. Just take notes & smile, you'll be fine !
This teacher is a nice person but his class is hard to pass. I would say take him if you want to learn about the subject because he is very knowledgeable but his hand writing is horrible and sometimes he is hard to understand because of his accent. i try not to take him bt if you get him, just study hard and SHOW UP TO CLASS even though it's not mandatory.
you don't understand a word he says. He is monotone. If you don't like politics don't take his Knowing Your Rights class. Hard marker on tests. Writes a few notes and rambles on, making for short clas
Very hard to understand, and doesn't explain the topic very clearly if you don't understand. Just writes a few notes on the board and rambles on for the rest of the class time. Hard marker!!
Hard to understand what he says, and all he does is writes a couple notes on the board and then rambles on for the rest of the class...
You are not able to understand what he saying, so it becomes difficult to follow,
classes end early but his grading is random, 20% of the mark is participation, meaning that he gives whatever mark he wants to give
I learned alot from him, he is really easy going, to all the student who are in Law and Society i suggest taking his class. if he see that you are interested in law he will help you out.
Knowing your rights: Best Teacher! His classes last 20-30 minutes instead of 2 hours, but to get a good grade, you need to work hard. I passed with a 78 without putting much effort into this class.
No homework throughout the whole semester... hard to understand him... make sure he likes you... he somehow remembers everyoneees absences... passing wont be an issue, but getting a 90 will be.
i think ive had overall in 1 sem. 4 hours of classes. workload is easy.. understand the cases but SO DOESNT CARE.. hes a lawyer and does this on the sides
Cancels a lot of classes w/o advising or else cuts them short to 30 mins or so. He's hard to understand but gives a very light workload and is lenient for absences and re-takes.
what r u ppl saying, this guy is so chill. a two hour class lasts 45. as long as u go to every class and write down the notes u'll do fine on the test. super easy plus he knows what he's talking about
Attendance pays off hugely when he determines final averages & 90 is the highest mark he gives. Tests can be tricky, and he can be very opinionated in lectures. Two pluses: short classes & no essays.
cancels class without posting it/boring short classes where you can't understand what he is saying.. no clear indication of where your marks come from.. an overall avoid
Hes the best teacher ever. I wouldnt know why everyone says hes a bad teacher. The guy doesn;t even come to class. Half of the semester is cancelled. Its the easiest course ever. You don't have to do anything. He will pass you!!
TOO EASY!thats all i have to say ... i did absolutely nothing and got a 60% .. i was happy .. the only thing i care about is passing and getting out of vanier
If you just want to pass or get credit from Humanities, you mind as well take this teacher. However, you will not learn anything from his course. He gives15% mark for attendance. He does not check attendance every class. But, if you happen to be there everytime he checks attendance, you will get your 15%. Also, it is very hard to understand when he talks. Very short class, about 30-45 max every class. VERY, VERY LOW MARKER. Extra easy class.
even though i failed in his class,i find that he is a pretty good teacher.just listen in class ,take notes and ask him questions and u will pass
Very very easy class!!! tests are tooooo easy. Even if your test is 100% correct he will not give you 100%. Unfair marker and gives better marks to those he likes. do not need to go to class and usually lets you out after 30-45 min. If you have a big break before his class do not take him since it is a waist of time.
Knowing your rights is the easiest class I had at Vanier. 4-5 pages of notes, 3 easy test where you can write key words! Funny guy though....
Class is easy, 3 easy test, attendance is taken ramdomly. In a semester, i had 4 pages of notes only, and i did well. What gives on board, is the awnser of the exam, just memorize it !
you can't understand what hes saying for the first 2 weeks but after that you get the hang of it. he only gives you 3 tests and attendance matters, exams are ez
HE IS THE BEST TEACHER YOU CAN'T MAKE LAW MORE EASY THAN HE MAKES IT!! HE REALLY KNOWS WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT . I LOVED THAT CLASS :)
great teacher,three tests all semester. A little hard to understand but is very helpful. just understand the few sentences of notes put on the board.
For his strong accent: you get used to it. His exams: exactly what he tecahes and writes on the board. Trick: memorize your notes before your exam U'll do great
I'm so happy I took this course, he is so straight forward with what he wants,and the best of all his classes are short.Fact: take notes, dont skip.
Nice teacher. If you show interrest and participate you will do VERY well. You have to attend his class for 80+ marks. Just listening will get you a 70%.
Hard to understand. Upside is there is no homework and dosing off in class. Small amount of studying to pass, or listening attentavely.
if you ever go speak to him in his office, make sure you have 2 hours to waste.he doesn't take attendance but HE KNOWS IF YOU GO TO CLASS OR NOT, so go
Just make sure he doesn't remember your last name or your face. That way you can skip his class a lot more often and still pass.
i had him last semester and it wasn't a problem at all. He's very fair and easy going
niceman, but hard to understand what he wants, but no homework and easy exams