Average 3.55 based on 37 professor ratings
Richard Martin is a Computer Science professor at Vanier College located in Ste Laurent, Quebec. When comparing Richard Martin's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Richard Martin's ratings are below the average of 4.16 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Vanier College is 4.04 stars.
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He always says : "Now I got a question for you!" And trust me if you don't have some background knowledge in the subject, you would likely not understand what he wants. Doesn't really teach, he just shows some powerpoints and talks a little and expects you to understand. A lot of learning has to be done outside of class on your own since his few explanations are not clear.

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Had him for Programming I and over half of the class failed. He doesn't teach, he doesn't help, and all he says is, "I have a challenge for you," then gives us a hard question to answer even when literally no one has a single clue on what he just said. Worst Computer Science teacher.

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He doesn't teach

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He expects too much from his students and makes his tests really hard. Assignments are easy but if your average of the tests is lower than 60% they don't count and you immediately fail. I find his correction bad because he removes a ton of points for simple mistakes.

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He doesnt let you use your books for tests. He doesnt teach he doesnt help you if your struggling you either get it or dont get it with him

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"Now, I got a question for you."

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I had him for Using Computers. IF YOU WANT A CLASS THAT YOU DONT NEED TO ATTEND, AND STILL BE ABLE TO GET A 95 AVERAGE......TAKE IT. It's a really easy class and his marking is SOOOOO easy. He is a super nice man and easy to get along with!

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He knows the course material but there is not a lot of teaching done in class. He does not have long lectures but will give some hands on labs and will come see the student if they are having problems. If he finds that the issue is minor, he will not tell you what is wrong but instead leave you with other questions and wanting to bang your head against a wall. Aside from that, he is a great person and will give a lot of practice exercises if students are having trouble in the course.

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Richard is a great guy, he does not teach the class very much, but if you do the assignments and keep up to date with any labs, you'll pass, i guarantee it.

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Richard is a quiet man. During the second half of the semester he just sat there and watched the class instead of teaching. We learned only the very basics of the courses subject which was disappointing. We probably only had 3-4 lectures. Richard is very nice, and will help any student if they have a reasonable question.

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very easy teacher is you do the work. took him for two complementaries and got 100 on each. he is very helpful if you ask him, but you need to ask. you work on your own, but if you need help just ask. also because the books are self teachable, he doesnt mind if you dont go class.

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Excellent teacher. He encourages learning by doing and is really encouraging and a great motivator. Your grade will reflect the work you put into his class

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Follows the book but can make you think a lot in exams.Very straightforward and reasonable guy.Asks a lot of questions to see if you know the stuff.He tries to help everyone, likes to see you working.

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Very nice teacher. He is funny and really make sure u understand everything. I had him for Intro to powerpoint n believe me each course was memorable!!! I RECOMMEND THIS TEACHER.!!! FAIR MARKER!!!!!!!

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Very helpful and certainly willing to help with those who are serious about the course (be warned, he can tell). Often joking around. Very nice with the students who aren't outright mean to him. Info Sys course was really easy.

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Good guy. Has strong ethics. Do your work and you'll get through. Not your typical computer science teacher.

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WHAT???!?!?! AWESOME teacher...great guy...funny...chill.. helpfull..smart...everything you want in a teacher!

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teacher isn't good

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Great guy. Alway's smiling and laughing, very funny man. Very easy labs and tests. Doesn't care about attendance, extremely leniant, classes are short. He's also extremely helpful when you have a problem.

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Very positive guy. I started to like his classes from the first da of school. Doesn't give notes but explains pretty well. Sometimes tests are tough, but you just need to read the book and do your HW. He's also just a nice and funny guy.

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Funny teacher. Expects you to know your stuffs. If you need to install any program, he's the guy for it

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Read on your own in the book if you wish to pass.

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Really nice guy. His lectures aren't very good, but he's a helpful teacher who's always happy to help you out and a forgiving marker. His class materials (handouts, etc) are also excellent. Definitely a good choice.

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expects u to read ur stuffs on ur own

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Great teacher, Had him for info Sys was fantastic. got to joke a lot in the labs, very easy going. i got a 70 in this class, and i enjoyed evry moment.

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In my opinion very good teacher!! Just make sure you do all the homeworks and assignments and you will be more then fine!! Richard would not help people that are not doing anything. He simply wants ppl to become good and know the material 100%

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Hes an OKAY teacher. Just read ur book ahead before classes and ull do fine. Do ur homework and exercises in class. If he sees u working hard in class and u have a 54 or 56 in an exam he will try to help u pass.

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his explanation are not clear, every time you ask him a question, he'll tell you to read the book. i think he is fed up teaching.don't take him.

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Very easygoing teacher. He is a very fair person. Will help you out but will not give you the answer. Helps you become a very good programmer if your willing.

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nice man. understanding. not very clear when you need an explanation, but very easy to pass his class.

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nice person, more you know the harder he makes it for you, makes you to do the same staff only differenly much harder way other then that he is a good teacher.

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he's a good teacher ,helps a lot but gives hard exams

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I rule in programming so my advise is to be ahead of him so u can ask your questions in order to understand b4 the tests! got 90+ so u can do well!

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he's exams are unclear...he doesn't give notes

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Very cool guy! Easy to pass his course.

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very nice guy, won't make us sweat just do your HW

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