Average 2.75 based on 53 teacher ratings
Robert Prior is a Physics teacher at Agincourt Collegiate Institute located in Scarborough, Ontario. When comparing Robert Prior's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Robert Prior's ratings are below the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Agincourt Collegiate Institute is 4.22 stars.
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If you get Mr.Prior then you're in for a hard time. He has harsh punishments and will take off way more marks than necessary and don't be surprised if you get a 0 for one think he doesn't like. Also in his tests, you think you're almost done and then you see the couple of paragraphs you have to write in the end with 10 minutes left.

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I had Mr. Prior in grade 11,He may be a good teacher to some, but he seems to only teach the "smart people"in the class. His lessons were hard to follow and he showed favoritism to some students. He tends to pick on certain students and makes them feel low of themselves (like me lolzz).

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Mr. Prior's knowledgeable about physics. I learnt to copy notes extremely quickly in his class. He incorporates games and projects that are more fun (and applicable to real-life) than reading from a textbook, though they're usually unrelated to the curriculum and time-consuming. He'll help students in a roundabout way. When sample problems are done, don't expect full-solutions but he'll go over how you should do the problems. He gives mark-breakdowns and seems fair in his marking.

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Smartest teacher in the school

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The best teacher in the school. Very fun and very young

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Just read the textbook honestly the stuff he says in class won't help you too much with the exam :p
He likes to talk about real life application stuff but make sure you are still doing the textbook work LOL
I dont like the random assignments he gives :/ its so random and doesnt help with what we are learning
Lots of pop quizzes
The marks he assigns are random... LOL ask for a mark breakdown always

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This teacher is more inbred than if he was made in a sandwich

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He spends the whole period giving useless pop quizzes. His slideshows and notes are useless. Honestly, I do not know how he inputs marks either. Some people who do poorly on tests get their marks boosted, and some have marks that drop 10+ percent for no good reason. If you have him and suspect that there is something wrong with your mark, ask him for the mark breakdown. I honestly think he just assigns people random marks.

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I had him for physics. Prior taught things irrelevant to the textbook, but at the same time I think he was trying really hard to inspire and relate physics to real life applications... but they're too complicated to understand! I can see he puts huge amounts of time making the test packages and presentations, but he should focus more on doing practice questions in class and clarifying concepts in physics.

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mr.prior is a blessed teacher.

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This is the worst teacher I have ever had in my entire life. If you ever have him just drop that class. Whenever it's the day where I have science with this mess of a teacher I cry a little to myself knowing that I will enter a class where there is a ludicrous man teaching what he thinks is science. This guy. I don't know how to say it. He is an unfair marker; an extremely lazy one too. For real, I don't think he even reads it. I'm pretty sure this guy just looks at how long it is a slaps some

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He gives very useless projects irrelevant to course material and puts random questions on tests we've never covered. Also, he doesn't actually read the assignments you hand in, he just gives you a lazy level grade based on how much he likes you.
If you're an Asian girl, he'll probably like you and write "you're very beautiful and smart" in your yearbook.

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Omg worst teacher i ever had, his projects are so time consuming, will not help me in real life. Lazy marker, with level 1/2/3/4 stickers instead of an actual grade. Never shows us mark breakdown, and very hard to find in the school.

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A very very smart guy

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He is the worst teacher i have ever seen in my life

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Just horrible teacher cant teach only talks to female asian girls.

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- There's questions on tests he never taught - Gives you Gr.12 information that is irrelevant
A nice person
Overall he is a nice person with a lot of knowledge but a horrible high school teacher.
Additional : He seems like a good teacher at first

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Had him for grade 10 science and now have him for grade 11 physics. Makes you take way to many notes that you almost never use, and does not give good answers to students questions. In general, I don't like him.

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This year i had Mr.Prior. I thought it would be okay, but then i decided a dog would have taught me better. He is bad, doesn't help when i ask for it; answers with a stupid response that no one gets. His marking scheme makes no sense and sometimes he loses you assignment and tells you that you handed it in late.

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doesnt teach at all doesnt teach at all doesnt teach at all doesnt teach at all doesnt teach at all doesnt teach at all

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His a nice teacher over all, i don;t get the hate he gets, i mean he was my teacher for 2 years i had no problem with him at all. Male student here.

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He makes you take pages of notes in class. You end up needing none of it for the exams at the end. He never answers your questions properly, he simply asks you to check the textbook again.

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smart guy but doesnt teach, just makes us make motors and speakers =.=

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He goes through slides way too fast. When you ask him to go back so you can copy down the rest, he always makes some snarky remark and keeps going.

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Hes an okay teacher, but hes extremely unfair sometimes. I dunno why but chinese girls keep getting 90s in his class, even though they dont do anything but talk.. wtf .Also, he doesnt explain anything.

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he doesn't explain, doesn't write notes. he never goes through sample problems. even after a test, when taking it up, he isn't helpful at all because he doesn't go through the solutions or the right way of doing it. when i asked him a question he didn't explain clearly either

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Mr. Prior is a good teacher you just have to do the work he gives you, don't blame the teacher if you don't even try. :)

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terrible teacher. blabs on about useless things when we're supposed to be reviewing for a test or exam

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One of the best teachers I had during my years in Agincourt. If you've had him for years before gr.12 he'd push you to work harder. If your lucky to have him in gr.12 he'll reward you you very nicely, trust me.

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Not very bad this year, nobody's failing so far, and I feel I actually am surviving physics!

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Worst teacher I ever had. Unclear in explanation, does not go through material thoroughly in my opinion.

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very interesting and teaches well. he's reasonable, i dont know why people think he's so bad. he's the best sci teacher i've ever had

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He's kind of intimidating. Not much fun in class...

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worst teacher ever! gives you a quiz every class in gr. 10 science! walks around in shorts and sandals everyday and keeps windows open when its like -20 outside!!! he is mean and cold!

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Needs to work on his emotional intelligence. I'd give him a negative 10 for that.

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He is not a great science teacher. Gives bad explanation and always talk about chinese stuff

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Totally NOT understanding or lenient. Doesn't give a damn about his students. If you have a problem, just forget asking him for help. The worst part is that he SMILES while he gives you attitude.

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Very unpleasant man to be around. doesn't care about you. Drop his class if you have him. If you have him for grade 10 science go to guidance and change.

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Trys too hard to be funny, but a pretty nice person. Hard to understand sometimes, but if you have the guts to ask him, you'll be fine. Pretty helpful, if you are welling to ask. Pretty patient and watch out for those pop quizes even though they are quite easy most. They are mostly crosswords.

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he can't teach calculations. he gives us a problem, and we just understood, then he jumps to a super hard one. he always does that.. but he gives interesting facts

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has something against the music department

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Teaches hard stuff, but explains well. Just have to take initiative to ask. Very "egg"-like though =)

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he's funny, very, very interesting stories about stuff... good physics teacher. im learning a lot! my fav science out of bio, chem, and physics.

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