Average 4.25 based on 51 teacher ratings
Tom Gray is a History teacher at Pickering High School located in Ajax, Ontario. When comparing Tom Gray's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Tom Gray's ratings are above the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Pickering High School is 4.15 stars.
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Mr. Gray is a great teacher. He is very knowledgeable and he doesn't take any nonsense from the students. He may seem scary but I respect his firm approach. He can be funny if you get to know him. I was lucky enough to be in his politics class and model UN with him. He's a great guy and probably the smartest high school teacher I've ever met. Robert B

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Mr Grey seems really scary at firt but he's actually a really good guy and extremely knowledgeable teacher. If you try hard in his class, you will suceed. Overall he's a really good teacher.

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Mr. Gray is a hard marker, but he's reasonable. Politics was one of the best classes I've ever had.

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I like Gray. He is strict and appears mean. But he is a great teacher, very knowledgeable and quite humorous in a sarcastic way. His tests are very hard and he is a hard marker. But if you put in the effort, you willl get a good mark. Only complaint is he is VERY left wing. If u aint a commie, pretend you are.

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Words can't describe this teacher.

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Very considerate, open-minded, insightful, and comedic. He is not a hard marker if you try your best. Write out the test review and read it over a few times and you should do well.

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my gray knows what hes talkin about but only take this course if u like history!! and if u like reading. there are readings almost every day and a bunch of essays. hes a fairly nice guy tho. if u dont like history and if u are expecting an easy grade do not take this course!!! u need to work really hard for a 90 he does not jsut give themm out. some units are interesting but some will make u want to hang urself

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If you want to learn and actually remember what he teaches you, stay in the class. However, If you value your average, just change courses. He knows what he's talking about, but he would give you his car before he gives full marks on a question on one of his test.

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Mr Gray gives out the test questions the day before the test! So you basically only have to study what is on the "review"(I say this because you use the review for the test) He is awesome with lates, but usually embarasses you if u do something wrong

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Mr. Gray was my favourite teacher in high school. His teaching style is something that I really like because he never took unnecessarily long on anything and skimmed over the boring parts. He is a really tough marker but he will help to steer you in the right direction if you ask him. He's intimidating because everyone says he's a hard marker, but he's a really nice guy

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A lot of students really love Mr. Gray because his teaching style works for them. Unfortunately, I found him obstinate, intimidating, and disrepectful. I'm a good student but it seemed like whenever I'd missed one days notes, he'd immediately start picking on me in class. I suppose he was trying to push me to learn, but I just felt singled out and like all my other hard work was going unnoticed. He gives test questions the night before a test, but refuses to give them earlier :(

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He's a really good teacher, knows a lot about the subject he teaches, just do your work and you'll be fine. He's funny but sarcastic which I don't mind. Learned a lot from his class.

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he was excited i got a kitty. ive never had him as a teacher, but i feel like he doesn't like me... and he doesn't like cats.

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Get out while you still can. That is the best and most sound advice anyone can have when going into his class - especially American history (kill me now).

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Nice guy, really harsh sometimes but only when necessary. Some of the marks he gave me came out of thin air though, I swear.

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Mr. Gray was one of the BEST teachers I had!! And he reminded me of my dad which was awesome <3 Just stay on his good side and dont forget your text book, then you're all good!

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he is such a great teacher knows everything about what he is teaching taught me alot

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Great Teacher is very funny and intelligant.

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I had this man as a history teacher nealy a decade ago. I am sceptical to this day of the things he taught and his social demeanor. I think Mr Gray toes the line and sells you half truths. I learned a thing or two about conducting myself around elitests through my interactions with him.

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Grey is a great teacher. He is very intelligent and always makes the lessons interesting. His classes are tough, but I learnt a lot in them.

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It's good to have a teacher who is intelligent and has a strong opinion on past and current events.... rants about harper are always entertaining, just dont get on his bad side...

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I didn't like his teaching style. For philosophy it seemed like he was just telling us his opinion which I didn't like. Very hard marker and I dreaded going to his class.

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Tough but good teacher.

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had him for 2 classes in one semester... brutal work wise but i must admit i learned alot... TOO MUCH MONTY PYTHON!!!! also, funny when he yells at stupid students hahaha

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Good teacher. Comedic and interesting. Though he is a hard marker. Nearly impossible to pull 90+ in gifted classes.

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if he likes you, you're set. If he doesnt you have to try that little bit harder. i think hes funny and SO smart. ask him anything, he'll know it! good guy!

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He prepares you well for post secondary education, but that's probably the only good thing about him. He's rude, get's angry easily, and is always bitter about something.

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A great teacher and a great person. Knows tons about history but you have to engage him to learn. Get him to do the Zero Dance. Now. It's hilarious. Why are you still reading this?

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He is the best teacher to draw you out of a shell, he forces you to learn and doesn't put up with slackers, hence the fear factor.

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I STILL read history books and watch the history channel to this day because of his class. I didn't know history was this facinating untill i meet Mr Grey.

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Good teacher...leaves no room for you to be shy...picks on u if u don't say much..which kinda gives you motivation to speak up!

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Best, great history teacher. Smart, smart man. Will help you if you need it. Cheers for the best hockey team. Go Leaf's Go!!

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mr gray is one of the last truly great teachers. you actually LEARN stuff (remember how to do that, kids?). take his class, you wont regret it(& he's cool too!)

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i actually remember everything he taught me. one of the best classes i ever took

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u can be a bit rude and sarcastic sometimes, but there is no question that u know exactly what u are talkin about. smart smart man

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So, so many field trips. They have nothing to do with anything. It's amazing! If you have a lesson in the classroom, it's really informative.

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Really smart and funny, I love him. great to have if your willing to work and like the course

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He's friends with Mr. O'Toole so he MUST be cool! ;)

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A very hard marker, but he sure knows what he's talking about and makes class really interesting.

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You shoulda taught more classes this year...but still a great teacher

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You know what really burns my butt? Flames about this high!! hahahaha I actually remember that!

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he's really scary.

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I learned SO much, it's rediculous what I still know. But you really have to work...

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Ugh...not cool

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I've been called worse things by better people.

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You know what really burns my butt? Flames about this high!!

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Personally, he's a good guy... he's nice in class too, as long as you're polite... but he can be a big of a pighead sometimes.

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let me say this about that...

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Very tough, but learned so much! You gotta work hard, but it is all worth it.

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