Honestly, just switch out as soon as you see his name on your schedule.
As you watch those lifeless, beady eyes stare down and ask "you follow?" you'll wish there was a hell that you could he sent down to instead of his class. He blames his students for their failure and fails to realize that he is at blame as well. Since he has taught for so long, his expectations are higher than anything I've ever seen. If you didn't like History as you enter his class, he'll make sure you dislike it even more you leave. Non-stop lectures about how his students suck. Good luck.
Switch out before it's too late
POLLY! I had him in grade 10, and again in grade 11. He's a very interesting fella. I personally loved him and his classes.
hated him and the class!!! one of the worst teachers!! so boring
Pontrelli is one of my favourite teachers in the school. You can have real talks with him, and as long as you come into class with a confident smile, participate, and watch the news!! you'll do well. I still come to visit Pontrelli in my spare time; he helps you with everything! LOVE HIM!!
A sum of Pontrelli's class: massive amount of movies (with instruction to copy down every word), writing on the board that NOBODY can read, tests you dont have to study for and jokes all day.
"You're grades are history" lmao I love that man :) best history teacher ever! I was the only one who did all the homework LOL
'You guys are bricks!' 'Copy da BOAAAARRRDD!!!' 'Everyday I teach this class... a little part of me dies' 'Alright?' Honestly, he is my favorite teacher, his favorite teacher is Eugene Weber. Every day he talks to us about our generation and how its falling into laziness. Unforgetable teacher. No matter how good or bad you get on tests, you end up knowing just as much as he does by the end of the year.
I was one his first students when he came to Pocock in the 90's !!!! Good to see he's still around and keeping you guys interested. Way to go Pino !!!
hahah he's so awesome "copy the boaaaaard im starting in 30 seconds!" :what da heck have you been doing?"
Pontch all i have to say is ....."SIT DOWN AND COPY THE BOARD ALRIGHHHTT!" lol amazing teacher but tough marker! def got me interested in history.
ye cool guy but though dont sleep in his class u fail for sure he doesnt help much its all lectures no notes. but still ok teacher good guy though
a really good guy, hes tough but of course he is he wants you to do well and in order to understand andhave a discussion on history you need to do the flippin work. pretty funny down to earth guy when you actually talk to him although i think he did favourite specific people but either way i have a lot of respect for him
BEST TEACHER EVER! not one of those uptight teachers. he;'s more outgoing, and fun; someone to joke around with, yet be seirous around when it comes to work. Likes to watch movies in his class(to do witht he subject) and he teaches interesting courses. point is: awesome teacher. and i hope every gets to experience him as a teacher.
best teacher at pocock. He prepares you for university by making you work hard for your mark and with all the vigorous notetaking you must do! He has an awesome sense of humour, although mainly corny, and is the most intelligent person I have ever come across. Messy hieroglyphic writing that's always exciting when attempting to decipher and a golden voice that you'll never forget. God bless you!
hes the coolest! i loved his history class! made me want to become a history teacher!
He is by far one of the WORST teachers at pocock!!! Hed a very hard marker, all he does is talk, no notes so you have nothing to study for tests. Doesnt tell you whats on the test and there very hard. Terrible teacher
SO awesome! i loved his class, one of my fave teachers. He was a bit tough but fair. He convinced me to take his world history class & i can't wait :). Really funny too =)
COOLEST TEACHER EVER,,, I GIV U AT 5.0 FOR BLUFFING TOOOOOOO
Sir, you really need to stop with that look! It's like a mix of confusion and frustration! And when we're doing presentations, its really hard to focus when we see that look. You think you're not doing well and you forget everything you just explained.
A great teacher! Introduced me to how wonderful history is. I'm now studying it at the university level.
standing up there with the pencil in his ear, i dont think i'll forget that class, although i dont even remember what we learned...
one of the best teachers i have ever had. was funny, but knew when to joke and when to teach. although, give better reviews Sir!!
Great teacher! Made History come alive....oh n he has the perfect clock lol!
PONCH!!!! hahaha what a cool teacher...knows his stuff! law was fun! i actually enjoyed it. Keep at it sir!
Great history teacher. A bit tough, but fair. Intelligent. A great speaker-makes me want to listen. I think he's cool! May become one of my favourites!
he is the greatest man alive!! so wat if his class is boring, u actually learn! but w/o his binder he may not kno nething(ey mar!!)the nicest man n pure JOKER!!
good teacher, I like his teaching methods. u think he talks too much? try listening!
Too Many Notes Throughout class And too much homework... He thinks we are like machines
BORING! Told us about how he bought his wife a fridge for Christmas! haha
knows what he's talking about; the best teacher of my high school years!
An intelligent sense of humour that only the privileged could understand.