Average 4.49 based on 75 professor ratings
Richard James is a History professor at Vanier College located in Ste Laurent, Quebec. When comparing Richard James' ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Richard James' ratings are above the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Vanier College is 4.04 stars.
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i absolutly loved this class! gives great in class explanations, although he gives readings every class as long as you listen to what he says in class you dont need to touch the textbook. his exams are really easy. i do reccomend going to every class because like i said he explains everything that will be on the test but if you do miss a class just copy someones notes and youll be fine. also take notes of the questions at beginning of each class (they're usually on tests) reccomended! easy pass

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He's really nice but his class is boring. If you miss 1 class you're done, because he doesn't use technology whatsoever and he gives A LOT of information during class with details and puts it in the exam so ATTEND. His exams are easy just study properly and pay attention to details. He's a good teacher but the course itself is just boring. Coming from a person who hates history.

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If you are really bad in history like myself I would take him because his tests are really, really, really easy. He let's you choose the essay question for your exam and he's really passionate with his job. Class may be boring, but that's only if you hate history just as much as I do.

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Had him for Ancient Egypt and finished with a 96% average! He is extremely knowledgeable and his exams are the easiest! However, it is only easy if you attend his classe and take notes, because everything he says is exactly in the exam. I took notes and only read them a day prior to the exam and always had 100%! Thats how easy it is lol He is very straight to the point and only asks the basics, so it really isnt hard to fail. TAKE HIM!

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Knows his stuff and teaches it with passion. Lessons may sometimes be boring but his tests are the easiest I've had since elementary school he allows you to choose the questions you Want to answer only downfall is that he doesn't post his notes and doesn't write that much on the board so you have to listen carefully

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I had him for Ancient Egypt and he was very passionate about this topic and is very good at explaining. He is kind and knowledgeable! Only homework we had was readings from the book and his tests were so easy! I finished them in at least 30 minutes.

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You can pass his tests with your eyes closed, a really good story teller and seems to like what he teaches. Enjoyed being in his class and passing with 95% without touching the textbook and without almost zero effort.

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I took his Western Civ. class. He is boring sometimes but is realllllly funny some other times. He likes telling stories and I liked them all :) Overall, he teaches well and his exams are EASY!

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He's very knowledgeable and loves what he teaches but he can sometimes be a bit boring. I learned a lot in his class and his tests are SUPER easy. I didn't read the textbook at all but make sure you attend most of his lectures! He's pretty strict with cellphones so be careful with that. Very easy teacher to pass with :)

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BEST TEACHER!!! He is so nice, his test are not hard AT all very simple. He tells you exactly what to study so u dont study the whole chapters. Very knowledgeable teacher in all aspects and is always willing to listen to you, explain or speak to you even after class! He makes class interesting and when he tell stories he makes them worth listening too. Will diffidently take him again!! Attendance is somewhat mandatory. Takes attendance rarely but when does he may deducts marks.

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His voice makes me melt... I loved his history classes, took him twice. He makes class super interesting. Easy going, definitely show up to class.

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Great teacher. I loved his RM class. I heard bad things about RM, but this guy made it interesting. He takes you step by step so you understand everything. Very funny man.

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This is the best teacher I've had at Vanier so far. RM is straightforward. He explains everythin clearly. Lessons are interesting and the man iis extremely funny.Arrive on time. You can't go wrong.

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He is possibly one of the most animated History teachers I've ever had. His stories are so enthralling, he keeps you wanting to hear more of them. Take plenty of notes during his lectures, and you'll

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Class can be boring, but its history so when is it ever entertaining ! Pretty easy tests not much studying required, straight forward if you include what he wants (dates,names,places) in the test you'

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Mr James is a great history teacher. I took him for USA and loved his class and got good marks.He arrives on time and expect you too. Helpful man. never boring.

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Can be extremely strict, don't be late or talk during lessons, he'll give you an attitude. His exams are kinda simple.

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He makes the classes interesting and he is often funny. He is a bit to strickt but just dont be late or talk in class and youl be ok. He has no favourite students! Everyone is treated equally

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His U.S. class is the best. Great teacher. Makes history interesting.Take RM with him - makes it simple to understand.

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This is a great teacher. knows his stuff and makes it interesting. Take U.S. with him. great class.

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This teacher is one of the easiest markers! I had him for RM, but dont be late and dont miss his classes because he'll give you attitude..

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Good teacher. Take RM with him. It was a great class. He makes it interesting and funny. Easy marker. Gotta like that brit accent. Don't be late to his classes though.

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This is a good teacher but too strict. However, I like his lecturing style and he makes history interesting. Will be taking USA with him this year.His exams are fair and he has no favorites.

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best teacher

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TESTS ARE EASY! But! go 2 class.. he writes only summary on board so get ur pen out and write as he speaks! makes western civ really interesting but hist. of the USA nt as fun..

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This teacher is amazing, I loved his lectures, he really gets into it, he makes boring ancient stuff really fun. He explains clearly and you don't even have to take his notes. At the beginning I took

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Take him! easy tests (just reread notes) makes class interesting! no homework!!!

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If he does not know your name perfect! Do not get on his bad side! Fair Grader.

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He's perfect! Extremely Neutral. He's not bad and he's not nice. It's a perfect student teacher relationship!

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What a great guy, TAKE HIM. A relaxed and very well educated, he just wants a summary for essays, he does not want you to go all out. his tests, are a dream come true. NO REGRETS. seriously!

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The first day youll regret picking him and think hes boring... but hes HILARIOUS, fair and kind. BRITAIN FTW

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Good Teacher I have to give him that, very organized, but notes are a bit hard to take, goes on forever with his lecture gets a bit to much in his lectures... its kinda scary

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He's very nice and is willing to help you when you need it! Attend all his classes and you pass with flying colors. Also, hates when your late for class or absent.

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WOW this is the Best Teacher. Tests are extremely easy. filled in the blanks and the 750 words essay was a breeze. Make sure u take notes. Highly recommended!! Don't be late, zero tolerance for that!

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This has got to be one of the best history teachers EVER!! His tests are easy and classes are extremely interesting. His lectures always caught my attention. Strongly recommended!!

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Very easy teacher... quizzes are like tests but really easy. Hard to fail.

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Great teacher, tests and assignments are very clear and easy... had him 2 times and class averages were over 75... does not like talking, tremendously caring, WILL MAKE IT IMPOSSBILE TO FAIL!.. BEST

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Good teacher! If you like class discussions then don't take him, but his lectures are great and he makes them very interesting. Quizzes are the easiest thing ever.

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Easy tests Good prof, genuinely interested in what hes teaching, warning prefers to lecture rather than have discussion, but nice fair and approachable, a good choice if you want an easy history intro

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Best LECTURES EVER... There is no way your ever gona want to miss one of his classes... easy test... great teacher... I hated history.. But he makes it so interesting that it makes you want to learn

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EASY class. Take notes as he lectures (special tone of voice I must say), and study your notes. He works with the easiest quizzes!! Impossible to fail. He's careless, has no favorites, so no worries..

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He gets really into his lectures, sometimes i get scared lol ! hes great

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very easy class, lectures the entire time, poor notes & a very annoying tone of voice, easy marker and easy exams: 3 parts, 15 questions, answer 9 out of 15, if u answer 14 he'll pick the right ones

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Toooo easy! If you`re bad at history or want to skip class and do nothing and still have a super high grade, take him definitely. His class is very boring and disorganized, but don`t worry, its easy!

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5 5 5 very good teacher

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Everything I've heard about this teacher has been good.He makes history interesting and his exams are fair. I heard that he brings to life historical figures by pointing out their special characterics

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One of the most monotone and cut from the present teacher. I really didn't enjoy his class,he doesn't allow for class discussion and he can go on for so long about some really unimportant stuff. Avoid

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Good teacher! makes history interesting... imagine that.... don't show up late... and take good notes!

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hes a very good teacher, but u have to take really good class notes.. i had him for western civ, you'll do well as long as u know your stuff.. he gets really angry at people who come late (he wont let them in) and at people who talk in class.

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I took him for Western Civilization, he's a very nice teacher. His tests are easy if you go to class and take notes. He's a sweet man :) TAKE HIM, you actually learn a lot of basics on history, and he's an easy marker! LOVED HIS CLASS!

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Great teacher in RM. Easy to have 80%+ without working much. Very little workload. Easy quizzes and addignments. Classes usually last from 1h or 1h15 and not for 2h. No study at all.

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A learning experience he is. His teaching style is lecturing, (good brain food), he goes in depth in the subject/chapter we cover. I used to not like history as much until this one western civ class. Easy test, excellent marker, funny and charismatic. He is one of the teachers that changed my Vanier experience. Take him :)

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I loved every bit of his class(don't expect all of his classes to fun, cuz some parts of history we covered =boring). Anyone who attends class regulary, takes good notes, reads the chapters he assigns and just puts a little effort will pass with flying colours like I did. His exams are VERY VERY EASY!!! He also has a very peculiar sense of humour lol

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good teacher..makes history fun, but you really have to pay attention, read the pages in the book,and study HARD...but overall a good choice for a history teacher

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great teacher, strict but fun!!!

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interestin if u pay attention...exams are easy...hes a good choice

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Western Civ was a class that I didn't want to have, but having Mr. James as a teacher made the class extremely interesting to someone who hated History. I missed a number of classes, but handed in all my work and did all the tests (which you can choose the questions you want to answer and the questions are fill in the blanks what more could you ask for). He makes a few jokes here in there to loosen the class up and he is passionate about the course. TAKE HIM!!!

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Easy marker, no workload, barely any tests! However, his classes are like sleeping pills.

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Western Civ.: I barely went to class and i got over 80%. He is however a good teacher, and he does make funny remarks every now and then.

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Don't bother buying the book, you won't be using it. Other then that, nice guy, good teacher.

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He hates it if you're late to class, but in the end it's the marks that count....Easyyy tests, high marks!!

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Professor James is the best history teacher. Don't miss any class and take note, you will get at least 80%. Don't be late or disturb, he doesn't like it!

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He's a REALLY good history teacher, you learn a lot and you don't really have to love history.

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Easy Western Civ class. It was a breeze. Relaxing.

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Professor James is an excellent professor. He is the best I.P professor in Vanier College. If you want to do really well, write your project on Charles Darwin!

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Good teacher. I would take him again for sure!

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great teacher easy tests

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He's soooooooo boring, but his tests are JOKES!!!!

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I like the way he teaches, and his exams are really easy. Just make sure you know your stuff, it's not hard anyway.

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Wanna take a history class and do no work what so ever??...This is your guy!

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The best IP teacher out there. Everything is simple and to the point. Very easy Marker. I recommend him to everyone.

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Really easy teacher and good explanations.

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i like him....hes cool, and likes teaching, u can tell!

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his way of teaching is telling stories which makes it interesting

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history cant be interesting! Very easy grader, easy exams, no attendance!

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