Average 2.63 based on 19 teacher ratings
Tom MacFarlene is an English teacher at Brampton Centennial Secondary School located in Brampton, Ontario. When comparing Tom MacFarlene's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Tom MacFarlene's ratings are below the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Brampton Centennial Secondary School is 4.17 stars.
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Will target students and pick on them throughout the semester, through sarcastic jokes and makes announcements to the class that are obviously targeted at (student). Rambles too much, has a predictable lesson structure every single lesson, and gives long tests with short deadlines (45 minutes or so)- and when you come to him with a concern he will get defensive, so I've found there's no point in it. There was some high points in his class but I pray that I don't endure another course like this.

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At first I thought he was an ok teacher,but when it came to marking he made a lot of mistakes, and when you talk to him about it, he'll get mad and starts hating on you and making all these comments in front of the class and you can tell its directed towards you. when it comes to the exams and if he doesn't like you, he'll find every way possible to fail you. i really don't like him and hope I don't get him again.

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He's an okay teacher as he is always there and is willing to help you if you need it. Some of the problem I had with him was that he was very passive aggressive when he talked to students. Also, the short stories he picked in his grade 12 course mainly dealt with human behaviour and psychology so if you are not interested in those topics, get ready for a boring unit. If don't debate about political issues with him and show that you are trying to do well, you should be good to go in his class.

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hate him, worst teacher ive ever had

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awesome person BUT he has no chilll when he marks. you can be chill with him and he'll find a reason to give you a bad mark, esspecially on exams. good luck if you have him in grade 12, you should probably switch out

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he's an ok guy...really talkative but he's cool (sometimes) there's day when he's nice and days where he gets annoyed by everything. I never had any trouble with him but I have seen him bring students down with his "jokes" or his use of "sarcasm"

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Ridiculous, he's not invested in the course and you can tell he's not interested in being a teacher. He's not helpful at all. I've gotten amazing English grades until I had him, proves it was his teaching style and not my work. Gives out good marks to students he likes, if he finds out you resent him, he'll definitely give you a bad mark. I don't even know why he is a teacher when you can tell he doesn't like his job.

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I think he's a great teacher :D (Y)

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He's kind of weird and shady. He never had a problem with me but I saw the way he talked to other students and it was not cool. He made a lot of unnecessary jokes and he's not even funny.

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He didn't have any problems with me, because I didn't talk and make a fool out of myself when I went to class. He's definitely very sarcastic, and he singles specific people out who don't appeal to him. Meh, I don't like him much. Don't think he's a good teacher.

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if you actually try hard and pay attention, he doesn't seem to be too bad. He has got amazing tate in music...so that is cool!

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I think he's very misleading. You think your getting good in his class, but then u get an essay back n see a 60% on the top of ur page.. i don't know if it's because he has personal issues with specific people, but he defintly knows how to single you out!

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He definatly picks on people. I guess he's an old fashioned kind of guy, if you just sit still, pay attention, be polite and DON'T FALL ASLEEP he's a really cool guy. Bit of a hard marker though. You need a near flawless essay to get 80%. Good class discussions though and he can make some good jokes too.

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picks on people a lot

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He's an O.K guy...but as a teacher...not so good. He's too opinionated and he rambles on way too much. He wastes alot of time when we could be doing something else. And he picks on people alot.

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he is a nice guy as long as you know when to shut up. he has the greatest taste in music.

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This guy was a great teacher. A bit of a push over though, easy marker just don't take advantage of him, show your appreciation for good grades and u keep them.

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Great teacher, loved going to that class!

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