Words cannot describe a man of such creativity, sensitivity, intelligence and passion. Mr. Stephen Ptak is more that just a teacher, he is a man that gracefully and intelligently instills in a students a love for the English language. Being apart of Mr. Ptak’s classroom means that you you not only learn English or any other subject he teaches, but a long with them you receive a ton of ideas on how what he teaches connects to your world. Mr Ptak is a God among men. -Abdullah Waseem
This is honestly the best teacher you will ever have. He loves his job and is very passionate about what he does. He is really funny and makes class a place you look forward too, plus your knowledge of the English language will have developed tremendously after taking his course. He is a great man in general, that loves English. I 100% recommend his classes to anyone regardless of how much you hate school. ~Nabil Saleh
Had Ptak for philosophy, and grade 11 applied and academic English. Never seen a teacher believe in his students as much as Ptak does. It was always cool to see how passionate he was about everything he teaches and I always looked forward to what he had to say. The writing and critical thinking skills I learned from Ptak help me excel in University today and i'm thankful to of had him as my teacher. Listen to what he has to teach and you wont regret it.
Goes off on tangents a lot, and likes to brag about his asian girlfriend, but he's an awesome teacher. Really knows what he's talking about.
Absolutely amazing teacher with interesting lessons to keep students interested - arguably the greatest that Eastdale has to offer.
The only reason I'm doing so well in first year university is because of Ptak; he helped improve my essay writing tenfold and I managed to ace most of my exams because of him. Funny guy, really cares
Ptak is the only reason I went to University. He was the first teacher to actually care about students and encourage learning.
I just graduated from UofT with an English degree and this man's grade 12 english class still stands as one of the most informative and interesting classes I have ever had the privilege to take.
I love this man's life. He would always talk for hours but he had interesting things to say. I really loved his English class he helped me grow as a person plus he was hilarious.
loves it when you think metaphorically, thats the key. He's funny too.
amazing teacher! ive never been so interested in an english course ever!!! plus hes hilarious haha
really dun teacher loved his storied really intelligent best teahcer ive ever had
I absolutely LOVE Mr.Ptak..I was in his class when I was going through a rough time in my life & he helped me out a lot. Had him for World Religions & he always kept me so interested..Very GOOD!!
THE BEST TEACHER EVER! Japanese, English and History rocked with this guy as the teach! He taught me more than any teacher I've ever had & has so many stories that you can't get bored in class!
the best teacher i've ever had..taught me more than anyone in my life has...wish there were more like him
Aninspiration,trulythemostinfluential teacherI'veeverhad. Taughtmesomuch,thisman issoworldlyandsointelligent, it's a shame there arne't more teachers like him. I LOVE YOU PTAK!!!!!
The best english teachers I had, good prep for University. Changed my writing style to give me A's in Essays at University
i had him for english a few yrs back..hes cool,and a good teacher