Average 2.33 based on 35 professor ratings
Richard Soare is a Geography professor at Dawson College located in Montreal, Quebec. When comparing Richard Soare's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Richard Soare's ratings are below the average of 4.16 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Dawson College is 4.02 stars.
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I totally agree with every that has been posted here, do not take him!!!

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He has no manners of how to address himself to others. He is absolutely impolite. Not at all clear. He thinks he's so intelligent. His class on aliens is pointless and so confusing.

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I had this teacher last semester and I a hard time in his class. It was hard and no one participates. His notes are complicated sometimes and uses stupid explainations, such as "stands of spaghetti" or something like that. I failed the class because I lost motivation in his class. I also went during his office hours for help and he wasnt that helpful when it comes for the research assignment.

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Wouldnt recommend him. If you must take the class try to take it with a friend. Easy class though if you do all the work.

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Worst teacher I've ever had at Dawson. He is so unclear on what he expects, and his material is completely irrelevant. Questions would come up on the exams that had no relevance to the subject. "What is muktuk?" "I don't care!!" He is arrogant, uses big words to make himself look smarter. His class is more philosophical than it is scientific, but then he tells his students that their answers on tests had too much "stream of thought". DO NOT TAKE HIM.

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I hate his class,everyone told me intro to geo would be the easiest class you may enter, it turns out to be the hardest. DO NOT TAKE ANY CLASS WITH THIS TEACHER. He is so bad, he makes no sense, his tests make no sense to what you study, and the replacement was so much better!!! after he came, it got complicated again. its philosophical more than it being geography and science. FORGET ABOUT THIS TEACHER. i didnt believe the rates before, now i regret not dropping out. So bad just dont take him

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Richard is the worse teacher I have ever had. We recently had a teacher called Luna replace him while he was away and she was SO helpful and clear compared to him. Honestly he over complicates everything so that he can seem smarter to everyone, when in reality I doubt he knows much. I contemplate jumping out the class window every time I have his class and need to listen to his nonsense completely irrelevant to geography that somehow ends up on the exam. Do not take him.

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Dont take him , his class is boring af ! And the exams are very hard. He asks you things that you've never seen before and he gives you assignments that are very hard to pass . Avoid him !!!

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He's a piece of ****. DO NOT TAKE TRUST ME IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR R SCORE THE WAY IT IS. Unless you have a 37 CRC score and you don't care anymore. Worst teacher i've had at Dawson, and i've had about 15. All of them knew their subject and were ABLE to teach the class properly. Listen to everyone here AVOID HIM

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He's very disrespectful even if you show respect to him. He's full of himself and is the worst teacher. DO NOT TAKE HIM!

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Prof. Soare is a little full of himself so the students must be assertive to succeed in his class. Generally not very skilled at setting tests, as he supplements his questions with random facts discussed in class despite telling the students at the start of intro to Geography that "we won't be learning about the products of XYZ or the length of rivers." In fact if you don't have in mind to learn the national dish of Peru or the relative sizes of Antarctic ice I don't recommend this as 1st choice

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Prof. Soare is a little full of himself so the students must be assertive to succeed in his class. Generally not very skilled at setting tests, as he supplements his questions with random facts discussed in class despite telling the students at the start of intro to Geography that "we won't be learning about the products of XYZ or the length of rivers." In fact if you don't have in mind to learn the national dish of Peru or the relative sizes of Antarctic ice I don't recommend this as 1st choice

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I really recommend you not take this teacher. Weather and climate is the worst class he is very boring and it is honestly hard to stay awake during the class. His exams have multiple choice questions and essay questions but he will ask you questions on the littlest, unimportant things in the book. just don't take him you won't regret it

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I really recommend you not take this teacher. Weather and climate is the worst class he is very boring and it is honestly hard to stay awake during the class. His exams have multiple choice questions and essay questions but he will ask you questions on the littlest, unimportant things in the book. just don't take him you won't regret it

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I took him for weather and climate, he's a good teacher. He is very knowledgeable about his course material. However, if you're a shy student, I'd recommend you not to take him because he does require class participation and asks you to work in groups every class.

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Crappiest teacher I got stuck with all semester. His power points are crap and provide little help to study for the tests. He's boring and doesn't know how to keep your attention focused on the subject he spends an hour rambling on and on about. He mutters about senseless crap and you will usually leave his class wondering what you're even supposed to be learning. Do yourself a favor and drop the class or find another teacher if you really want to take geography.

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It's odd to describe his class, he doesn't like it if you skip though. If he asks you questions frequently during class presentations, it means he likes you. As for the course material in my geography class, he is not that great at explaining material but most tests are multiple choice though. The assignments are easy and where you need to get your marks. I didn't try much and I got 81

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It's odd to describe his class, he doesn't like it if you skip though. If he asks you questions frequently during class presentations, it means he likes you. As for the course material in my geography class, he is not that great at explaining material but most tests are multiple choice though. The assignments are easy and where you need to get your marks. I didn't try much and I got 81

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i dont understand how he grades... he gives everyone around the same mark (~70s). he cant count. he made three calculation errors on three separate occasions, and then, he didnt want give me the marks

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I am a great student and have been taking some form of geography every semester; yet I am still only getting the average. Unfair marker, horrible personality and not a great teacher. Avoid.

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In highschool i maintained high 90's in Geo and we covered roughly the same topics, like i new my geo inside and out and in his class i only did 3 percent higher then class average which is quite odd

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don't even think about taking him.

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If you have a class with this teacher, which you obviously do because you're reading this, i would advise that you drop the class as fast as you can. STAY FAR FAR AWAY

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HE HONESTLY DOES NOT CARE ABOUT HIS STUDENTS!!!!!! has no heart! text book is very clear but the teacher IS NOT! AVOIDDDDDDDD!

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Very boring for QM! The text book is more clear than he is. He gets very annoying with his vocabulary and says "kiddies" alot...

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makes you feel supid if you don't answer correctly.. surprisingly i did well in his class i dont know how...his labs are easy and short and test are pretty easy but he's arrogant degrading

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not nice, very degrading. He uses very proper vocabulary and its annoying. his marking is average, but he criticizes everything you do. I suggest you dont take him, there are better teachers for I.S.

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he may look funny and talk funny but if you really listen to him hes hilarious... Everyone says that hes bad but hes a good guy... and his tests for geo are so easy

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may look funny and dress funny but if your nice to him and study a little bit for the test you'll pass no problem i slept through every single class and didn't hand some things in i was nice to the man n he passed me chill guy and doesn't mind what you do if your nice to him

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Talks too smart, thinks he's never EVER wrong. Not a good teacher by any means.

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Very boring..had for Research Methods...stay away

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