Average 4.55 based on 56 teacher ratings
Robert Heathcote is a Physics teacher at Etobicoke Collegiate Institute located in Etobicoke, Ontario. When comparing Robert Heathcote's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Robert Heathcote's ratings are above the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Etobicoke Collegiate Institute is 3.84 stars.
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Hands down the best teacher at ECI. His laugh is so funny and although he is strict on his marking, it helps the students learn from their mistakes. he is the only reacher who is actually knowledgeable in his subject

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strict and fun teacher with very good science background. his class is really full of fun.

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It's almost like fun!

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This guy is so overqualified he is such a good teacher. If you have him pay attention in his classes you can learn so much from this guy.

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He is the only reason I go to school!

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Mr. Heathcote laid the foundation for my engineering career. To this day (as an energy engineering consultant), I still use the unit conversion methodologies learnt from his classroom. Students will complain that he is brutally hard and strict, but I truly believe his method is effective and am glad to have had Mr. Heathcote as my grade 11 and grade 12 physics teacher.
-Wilson Chung (class of 2004)

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I love Mr. Heathcote! :D He actually explains things in simple, straight-to-the-point explanations and always answers questions the best he can! His class made me understand science so much better, and it was actually fun to go to class.

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Learned nothing all year

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I failed his course.. :/ He is an awesome teacher! I love physics because of him (even though i failed it) Its just he is really really really strict in his marking.

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Easily one of the smartest and most enthusiastic physicists I've ever met. He's the reason I like physics at all. One of the best teachers out there, but he's really hard and strict.

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Good Afternoon..........Tell me if you are in his grade 9 2011-2012 science class and get this joke!

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He is the hardest teacher in the world but he is the best! First year since grade 5 I actually learned something in science! -Amar Latchman

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I don't really like his suprise quizes, and he's kinda picky at times and is a hard marker, other than that, a friggin awesome teacher

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He is a good teacher but PLZ NO PROBLEM SETS

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He is a pretty tough and strict teacher and a VERY hard marker. But he teaches pretty well.

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very strict and hard marker, but teaches well. I have to give him credit for that.

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Very hard marker, but very good prep for uni. Makes physics very enjoyable, and unlike other teachers who simply give examples of the textbook, he actually teaches and makes you think and be part of t

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simplifies physics. His notes are the holy grail of physics! He really knows his stuff (like EVERYTHING there is to know under the sky!) and really enjoys teaching. Love the jacket ;)

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HARD TEACHER, BUT A GOOD ONE

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BEST TEACHER EVER! Its hard but SO worth it.

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the best teacher but TALKS to much and a tough TEACHER when it comes 2 marking ur work but he is the best science TEACHER you rock MR. HEATHCOTE

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Amazing teacher! Really knows his stuff! he is a really hard marker but left an impression as one of the best teachers i have had! makes physics really interesting but ridiculusly hard! rumour has it he is not human due to his intelligence lol

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I have to say that although I'm not at this school anymore and I only have mr. Heathcote for a year, he has made a lasting impression on me. He's a great teacher and a great guy and his lab coat is amazing. My favourite teacher in my whole high school career.

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Very hard, but a good teacher, he knows his stuff.

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Picky but a great teacher. If you show him that you're trying you'll get a good mark even if you don't deserve it! I tried so hard in physics but never did that well but still ended up with a great mark! Now I'm in Civil Engineering. He taught me a lot and now getting 80's! WAY BETTER THAN O'RIELLY!

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As mentioned he's extremely picky and there isn't a mark above 80% in our whole grade! So if you need physics for university take it at night school or something! He's a pretty cool guy but he's always bouncing around hyper! Always wearing his lab coat he's the #1 nerd at eci! PS you do learn a lot!

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He's great. know's his physics, and always happy to help. he does seem to get very happy when you give a forula to work with. Grade 12 physics is a lot of fun with him teaching it.

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really hard but really good teacher

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EXTREMELY picky, but a fantastic teacher all the same. EXACTLY what a science geek should look like!! <3 labcoat <3

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Hey, I graduated E.C.I in 1997, and I still remember that Heathcote was an exceptional teacher. Don't let the fallacies grip you, Heathcote physics opens you up to more than formulae if you listen. Tell him yasin says hello, and thanks. Currently doing a postgrad in Political theory in Istanbul.

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he was an awesome teacher! at first i thought he was kinda strict, but afterwards, honestly, he is so good at teaching science.

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Mr. Heathcote is honestly the best teacher I have ever had. Incredible. First year physics a joke if you get 75+ in his class. He's a genius teacher, and I wish I could do his class again.

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hm dunno dunno we'll see soon, but so far his teaching is great in comparison with all the others teachers!

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heh made my life a nightmare, during last school year, but in the end when i passed i understood that he is cool .knows his stuff.

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heathcote is really pickyyy but i will give him credit for his teaching style. i guess he prepares you well for university.

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not a bad teacher. class is really boring though

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Good guy, TERRIBLE course. don't let these mr heathcote fanboys mislead you though, he is not going to make you understand physics if you are not good at it already. Unless you want to study engineering in university, i suggest you not take this course

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It might be the best teacher there is. Very hard, but very helpfull, and able to explain well. In addition, makes you think for youself.

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Awsome teacher, very smart. But but when I rearanged a formaula in my head before writing it down then was told that it was a bogus forumula.. thats just not fair. He should loosen up on the format of your solution, then he could be a allaround fantastic teacher

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Pretty cool guy, knows his stuff. VERY HARD but fun!

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Physics was my most hated subject but Mr.Heathcote made it interesting. Great teacher, works hard but not so easy...

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Very good teacher, but also a very hard one. Don't be late, do your work, and pay attention!

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sets you up with the fundamentals of approaching scientific probs in general. all in all, high school physics is easy math applied to real-world probs (or physicsland ;]). once you meet ppl in uni, you'll understand you've been taught well.

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This guy knows his stuff, he tells you exactly what you need to know with all the details. If you want to learn, he is the man. The fanny-pac and his thick glasses make him look great!

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dont stand in front of his class whens he teaching

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Best teacher ever!!! Dont even think of sleeping in his class!!!!!!!

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Clear, concise, tell exactly whats expected. Avoids inaccuracy. Excellent teacher.

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Prepares you for university like most other teachers should. Pay attention and do the work and you'll be glad you did.

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One of the only teachers I know, that truly LOVES TO TEACH

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Really sets you up for university, and loves to teach!

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Definately the most demanding and dedicated teacher in the school. Teaches with a REAL passion. Difficult marker because he teaches physics ( not basketweaving)

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yes, very good,...but do 100% what he says,..do things his way or ur doomed

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Good teacher.. But do exactly what he says

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