Average 3.25 based on 146 professor ratings
Oscar Hernandez is a Science professor at Marianopolis College located in Westmount, Quebec. When comparing Oscar Hernandez's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Oscar Hernandez's ratings are below the average of 4.16 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Marianopolis College is 4.1 stars.
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Phd from harvard, adjunct professor at McGill doing research in theoretical physics and in physics pedagogy. His teaching method, while uncomfortable at times, leads to increased student performance. Pretty goofy dude, so you might think hes a little weird at first, but you'll get used to him... If you like physics, you'll like Oscar. He focuses on making sure his students get the concept, as opposed to teaching to the test. His tests are easy but still manges to prepare you well for the final!

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He really does care but his teaching style emphases concepts instead of teaching the formulas. I felt very prepared for the final.

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Altogether unagreeable and unprofessional unless you'd consider brawling with an entire class and belittling them throughout the course of a semester acceptable. If you have no choice but to take him, you have my deepest sympathies. 

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Oscar's teaching philosophy is different to that of other profs, he believes that you should be learning stuff on your own and then use the time you have with him to ask questions and clarify things. This style of teaching is not popular with people who are forced to take the class and just want to pass. However, I think it's a quite effective way to learn if you like the material.

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Extremely nice and willing to help. However, can't teach if his life depended on it. Doesn't give notes or powerpoints like other teachers, nor does he give lectures. If you enjoy talking to your peers during class time and pretty much learning all of the course material on your own, this is the man for you!

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He doesn't give any ppts or notes, and rarely gives lectures. You will mostly do physics problems in teams during class. Your teacher will basically be the textbook (so buy it. its the only textbook worth buying) and youtube. HOWEVER, if u go see him, he's very clear and helpful. Just be prepared to learn a lot by yourself. (i personally prefer learning that way but some ppl not so much)

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Unable to teach properly, difficult to follow, waste time on useless videos. Overall a bad teacher.

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Funny and caring teacher. He actually prepares you well for the final. Just read his notes. He's just not good at explaining, but as mechanics is mostly review from HS, it's not a problem (id be worried if I had him for waves). He doesn't let you keep the midterms and assigns a lot of mastering physics problems!! Really smart, the dude has a PhD from Harvard.

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A very underrated physics teacher. This guy got a full ride at grad school at Harvard, he's bright. Not only is he bright, he's a great communicator; he's funny and charming.

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If you want a teacher that will teach moer than formulas and draw own conclusions take him.

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Extremely knowledgeable teacher. However, if you don't follow his logic, it'll be an extremely tedious course. He explains ambiguously for you to understand by youself, but he lacks a bit too much of clear and understandable explanations. To keep up with his class, you really have to take a lot of time to learn by yourself with the textbook. He's not a recommended teacher if you have trouble with physics.

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He is really helpful during office hours, and although it's more tricky since he wants you to understand the concept and not just know how to apply formulas, helpful for finals because you can apply the concept in many different contexts and still understand. A bit unproductive and ambiguous lectures, but know how to emphasize on the important material. Really knowlegeable, and genuinely wants his students to do good. Overall, challenging but good if willing to work and put your own effort.

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I've had it with Hernandez. He is ridiculous, unjust, and cannot teach for his life. I tried to be understanding but he is plain awful. His tests are okay, but he assigns a lot of Mastering Physics and does not prepare you at all for the labs. He's a smart guy, knows his stuff, but a terrible teacher and cannot teach AT ALL. Avoid as much as possible!!!

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I did not do terrible in his class but I hated him as a teacher. He assigns a lot of homework but only teaches the material you need to know the day that the assignment is due. When you go to his office he is very condescending. He doesn't give any notes and he does not explain anything clearly. I passed this course by getting notes from my friends who had other teachers and by reading the textbook and writing my own notes. Pretty much, DO NOT TAKE OSCAR HERNANDEZ. HE IS A TERRIBLE TEACHER.

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I think that Oscar really wants you to understand, but he is just not good at helping you understand. He is very confusing and when he tries to explain something again, he says the same thing he said before, but with more words (basically, he's megaconfusing). He tries to make the class fun and he tries to teach, but the truth is that you end up needing to read the whole textbook. Midterms are VERY easy, but I doubt that they prepare you well for the final.

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Really nice guy and teaches students to think for themselves.

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Worst teacher ever. Don't take him. He knows his physics, but he thinks you know it all as well and skips many steps in his explainations. He just tells you to read and asks questions. He doesn't give notes. His exams are easy, but don't prepare you well for the final

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WORST TEACHER EVER. AVOID. AVOID. AVOID. He is the most condescending and rude teacher I have ever met. He knows his stuff but is unable to teach and transmit information. He gets frustrated when he has to answer questions and he makes a huge scene when someone doesn't understand something he's saying. WHOLE CLASS BASED ON READINGS IN THE TEXTBOOK. You basically teach yourself. Forget about office hours, he prioritizes some students and everyone else has to go elsewhere. Save yourselves

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To be honest, I was little scared when started his class after everything I had heard. I ended up being very pleasantly surprised. Oscar genuinely wants his students to do well and puts a big emphasis on UNDERSTANDING the concepts rather than just mindless memorization. I feel like I actually understand Waves. Although he is quite disorganized and unclear, if you read the textbook and keep up you WILL do well!! Midterms were very manageable and we were well prepared for the final!

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at first I was unhappy to be in his class but he is actually very nice and does a good job teaching

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Save yourself by NOT taking this if you want to call him "a teacher". Should not even chosen this profession since he clearly does not want to teach. Definiton of lazy and unclear. Assigns a ton of readings every week so he does not have to teach in class. All he does is answer questions yet he still doesn't even answer them clearly. Don't take this teacher or else you will regret it.

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He has the teaching skills of a brick, has clear "favorites" and makes fun of those who may have trouble understanding. His "Is this clear?"s are nothing but perfunctory attempts at appearing helpful, which he completely fails at.

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Worst teacher ever. Always up in your business and super nosy about everything. Doesn't like texting in class (but you can still get away with it). Does EVERYTHING from the textbook. Assigns reading for every class and does not teach any material. No notes to be taken because he only answers questions/does questions in class. Can barely even answer questions clearly. Save yourself and don't take him.

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Most irresponsible teacher I've had! He doesn't really prepare his lectures. We were always one or two weeks late on the material. He is absolutely lazy and unhelpful. He just doesn't know how to teach.

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Most irresponsible teacher I've had! He doesn't really prepare his lectures. We were always one or two weeks late on the material. He is absolutely lazy and unhelpful. He just doesn't know how to teach.

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Worst experience at Marianopolis. His "method" (more like laziness) is to assign textbook readings and then answer questions - which would be fine if he actually answered the questions. Instead he refuses to answer "stupid" or "obvious" questions and is condescending and rude. Finished 10% lower than any other class at Marianopolis. HORRIBLE TEACHER - lazy, cheap marker, picks on some students, grades inconsistently for labs. AVOID. E&M was a nightmare.

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Seeing the poor ratings, I had to give my grain of salt. He's actually a really nice guy with the big ambitions for his students. He can come off as condescending, but give it a second try and you'll see it comes from a passion for logic, clarity and the scientific method - not bad intentions. He can teach the traditional way when he wants to, and is actually beyond clear when he does, but opts for you to learn to think for yourself instead. He is a challenge worth taking - if you have time.

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This absolute value of the rating i would give him: -5
Midterms are full of errors and his questions are confusing and misleading, yet mr. Hernandez expects us to communicate in an ESPECIALLY clear fashion that involves circling data points in graphs, explaining why we use a formula on tests, and such time wasting nonsense.
Finally, we did not learn everything we need for the final.
ps: yes, im a troll

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This absolute value of the rating i would give him: -5
Midterms are full of errors and his questions are confusing and misleading, yet mr. Hernandez expects us to communicate in an ESPECIALLY clear fashion that involves circling data points in graphs, explaining why we use a formula on tests, and such time wasting nonsense.
Finally, we did not learn everything we need for the final.
ps: yes, im a troll

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DO NOT TAKE AT ANY COST HE EXPLAINS NOTHING AND EXPECTS YOU TO LEARN EVERYTHING ON YOUR OWN DO NOT TAKE

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DO NOT TAKE AT ANY COST HE EXPLAINS NOTHING AND EXPECTS YOU TO LEARN EVERYTHING ON YOUR OWN DO NOT TAKE

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He doesn't teach; simply assigns readings. So basically if you get Hernandez, you're on your own to learn the entire course. When you do have a question, he'll ask other students to explain it.

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He doesn't teach; simply assigns readings. So basically if you get Hernandez, you're on your own to learn the entire course. When you do have a question, he'll ask other students to explain it.

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hernandez's teaching methods s_cks. he doesnt give lectures. and he assigns a lot of readings and let us ask questions, but instead of answering them, he always says "why don't you just explain to eac

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hernandez's teaching methods s_cks. he doesnt give lectures. and he assigns a lot of readings and let us ask questions, but instead of answering them, he always says "why don't you just explain to eac

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Had for NYB. He is the WORST teacher ever. "Is that clear?" No Dr.H, it's not, and your confusion analogies make it worse! Take him if you want to have a laugh at how bad he is, but you will fail NYB.

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He always asks if u understand

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He always asks if u understand

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Although it seems like your not learning much (it feels like he asks whether you understand more than making you understand) overall a cool teacher, he teaches students to think for themselves

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Although it seems like your not learning much (it feels like he asks whether you understand more than making you understand) overall a cool teacher, he teaches students to think for themselves

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FANTASTIC. In my whole cegep years at Marianopolis, he is the BEST science teacher. If you are a person who hate teacher who consider you as a little copy machine during class and want to learn things because you can draw your own conclusion, decide what is right and wrong base on you learning ( instead of what the teacher said). take his class!

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Not too bad. Seems condescending at first but is willing to help if you go see him. Cares about students. Fair marker. Homework preps for midterms. Final was rough.

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Not too bad. Seems condescending at first but is willing to help if you go see him. Cares about students. Fair marker. Homework preps for midterms. Final was rough.

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Hernandez is a decent teacher. He teaches you everything you need for the final and his midterms are easy. He takes the time to answer all the questions in class.

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Hernandez is a decent teacher. He teaches you everything you need for the final and his midterms are easy. He takes the time to answer all the questions in class.

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The Worst! This guy can't teach at all. He's arrogant, conceited and unfair. Doesn't prepare you for the final. Only conceptual garbage. He should retire, quit, leave Canada. TERRIBLE PHYSICS teache

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Is that clear? Never really is. This guy is arrogant and impossible to deal with. Doesn't prepare you for his midterms. His midterms don't prepare you for the final. Awful teacher AVOID!!!!

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Is that clear? Never really is. This guy is arrogant and impossible to deal with. Doesn't prepare you for his midterms. His midterms don't prepare you for the final. Awful teacher AVOID!!!!

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He knows his stuff (He's got his PhD from Harvard). One thing though, prepare to work your butt off.

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This teacher in 3 words: W... T... F... Avoid at all costs...

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His class is not much note taking. Teaches with a peculiar style that some will dislike (I don't like spending hours on minute details and having the whole class participate and look like fools). Looks and sounds very arrogant, not so great. Not the best, not the worst.

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Does not give complete examples. Spends too much time making sure that 'everything is clear' when very little is anyways. Unhelpful, even though asks you what is it that you don't understand. Too blase. Can't teach.

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Does not give complete examples. Spends too much time making sure that 'everything is clear' when very little is anyways. Unhelpful, even though asks you what is it that you don't understand. Too blasé. Can't teach.

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Likes rubbing rods with cat hair. Is that clear?

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His classes are interesting and tries to make you really underdatnd the stuff but if all you want is to get through physics with the easiest tiem possible don't take him.

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A pretty bad teacher. His assignments don't prepare you for the final. They prepare you for the test but if you don't answer the question the way he wants it you won't get it right. He's slow so he covers everything vaguely.

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A pretty bad teacher. His assignments don't prepare you for the final. They prepare you for the test but if you don't answer the question the way he wants it you won't get it right. He's slow so he covers everything vaguely.

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You either love him or hate him. If you're easily offended, Hernández is NOT for you. Don't mistake his pride for rudeness.

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You either love him or hate him. If you're easily offended, Hernandez is NOT for you. Don't mistake his pride for rudeness.

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The best physics teacher I had at Marian. Actually cares about physics. He is structured and gives (gasp!) page references! You'll actually know what to study. Recommended, fair marker and will try to help you.

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The best physics teacher I had at Marian. Actually cares about physics. He is structured and gives (gasp!) page references! You'll actually know what to study. Recommended, fair marker and will try to help you.

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you need to review his notes then tests are really easy, 90 or high. But, he explainations are terrible! he is arrogant!! at the end, he'll just rush up! no time to finish!

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U should think the way he does. Even if u get EVERYTHING right on the test u ll probably get 70 just because "it is right but not the way i explained"

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U should think the way he does. Even if u get EVERYTHING right on the test u ll probably get 70 just because "it is right but not the way i explained"

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HOnestly, He cant teach!!! worst teacher ever! not helpfull and arragon. a hard marker

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HOnestly, He cant teach!!! worst teacher ever! not helpfull and arragon. a hard marker

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in order to fit my schedule, I changed his hum. such a lost for me. At the second class, he made me love science. take his hum if u can!!!!

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Best physics teacher ever, knows too much about quantum mech. Explains NYC so clearly. Great homework problems: standard and at times challenging. Excellent preparation for final.

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Best physics teacher ever, knows too much about quantum mech. Explains NYC so clearly. Great homework problems: standard and at times challenging. Excellent preparation for final.

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He makes you understand and LOVE physics, and that's the most imortant for a teacher. Very nice and helpfull. Take the enriched class!

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He makes you understand and LOVE physics, and that's the most imortant for a teacher. Very nice and helpfull. Take the enriched class!

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Nice physics teacher. Got him in enriched NYC and was hard. Tries to explain things so everybody understands. Best source of error: friction! He studies in particle physics! :P

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Nice physics teacher. Got him in enriched NYC and was hard. Tries to explain things so everybody understands. Best source of error: friction! He studies in particle physics! :P

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Take the enriched class! It'll blow your mind. I loved it. One of the best courses at Marianopolis!

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rudest teacher ever. ***, not atall nice.

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extremely rude, arrogent, not at all helpful, glad he's gone...dont coome back

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Well Oscar is a fine teacher who teaches you just enough material so that you can think on your own and learn all the fine details through your own studying. Need to put some effor

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Well Oscar is a fine teacher who teaches you just enough material so that you can think on your own and learn all the fine details through your own studying. Need to put some effor

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For physics Hernandez is one of the best, however I have no idea what;s he like for HUM. He loves Quantum Mech. I strongly recommend his PHY-NYC (enriched).

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For physics Hernandez is one of the best, however I have no idea what;s he like for HUM. He loves Quantum Mech. I strongly recommend his PHY-NYC (enriched).

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Had him in humanities and I adored the class.A friend of mine had him in physics and foun him hard.His notes are utter mess, but i didn't really need them anywa

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Had him in humanities and I adored the class.A friend of mine had him in physics and foun him hard.His notes are utter mess, but i didn't really need them anywa

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he doesnt know anything about music!

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he doesnt know anything about music!

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...boring.

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definition of unorganized lecture notes... bored me to death... his jokes are funny... if you're smart enough to understand (rarely in my case lol... fair mids

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definition of unorganized lecture notes... bored me to death... his jokes are funny... if you're smart enough to understand (rarely in my case lol... fair mids

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Short midterms with weird questions.makes you prove every formula you use so you lose loads of marks for no reason. Doesnt answer questions!!

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very rude person.

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very rude person.

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not helpful at all ask him a question and he gives a rhetorical one back, ask him why and he says he won't explain, to be avoided

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not helpful at all ask him a question and he gives a rhetorical one back, ask him why and he says he won't explain, to be avoided

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Nice person. Class is intersting. Makes sure everyone understands...

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Nice person. Class is intersting. Makes sure everyone understands...

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Really arrogent. Full of himself. Not funny, insulting.

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Really arrogent. Full of himself. Not funny, insulting.

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I liked him

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Aggogent, thinks he's funny but he's not

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