Average 4.66 based on 51 teacher ratings
Tom Nicolaou is a Law teacher at Don Mills Collegiate Institute located in North York, Ontario. When comparing Tom Nicolaou's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Tom Nicolaou's ratings are above the average of 4.18 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Don Mills Collegiate Institute is 4.02 stars.
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Probably one of the best teachers in the school. He is incredibly knowledgeable and while his class may seem a bit slow paced you end up learning a lot. He can be hilarious too and whenever he makes a joke you look up and he has the biggest grin on his face. Overall the class is hard work but if you are willing to put in effort you can expect to get a good mark. He will randomly start shouting mid sentence in his lectures but it is not a con so much as it adds to the Mr. Nicolaou experience.

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I am currently in his law class, and have had him last semester for Financial Securities, Although I may not have a 90 in his class but that does not mean I simply cant say that he is the best teacher I have ever had. Not only does he care for students he can also be funny at times. A major role in his student success is the way he carries himself and how students look up to him, I believe if DMCI had more teachers like him, it would simply be the best school ever!

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Im a student currently in Mr. Nicolaou's marketing teacher. He's an AWSOME teacher who truly is smart. He is different from the other teachers like Mr. Kamen (who for someone reason can't hear him when sitting at the back of the class). I kind of get tired writing all of the notes he prepares using oral communication. Only way to pass his tests is just pay attention to what he says and participate in homework checkups. Overall I would rate him 4/5.

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Amazing teacher, he's one of the few individuals that I can say played a tremendous role in getting me to where I am today. I graduated from DMCI many years ago and the fact I am writing a review now is a testament to the influence that this man had on my academic and professional career. Thank you Mr. Nicolau for your tips and I still remember my win with Bank of Ireland in your Financial Instruments course :).
Cheers!

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Is a bare monz and is the symbolic head of the fam. When he looks into my eyes, his eyes go so far up into his head they skim the outer portion of his brain. He is a bare cheesz monz.

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His lessons are well structured and it's easy to understand, but so boring. He rarely varies it up, same thing every day. His tests are fine if you study, not that difficult to get an A. Good teacher, but not a nice person. He's biased to students.

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Mr. Nicolaou is an exceptional teacher with previous experience as a lawyer specialized in Estates. He has experience in every field, however, so he is really knowledgeable in in-class debates. Efforts in his class would be recognized with a high mark - he's extremely fair, and does not play favourites. He notes absences and he has caught and yelled at a student in class so don't be on his bad side. Other wise, he's an exceptional teacher and well worth all the hard work. I got a 92 in his class

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He is one of the best teachers at Don Mills because he actually does his job. He marks his tests fast and is very helpful and nice. Very professional too. Just don't argue about your marks because he's a lawyer and he'll win! He's funny too and makes his class interesting with debates

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He is my absolute favourite teacher at DMCI. You need to study, but get on his good side and he'll love you forever. Fastest marker, and he's very passionate about law. He's very knowledgeable, and he'll help you whenever you need. You learn a lot!

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He was so anal about lates. You're better off skipping than coming late. His assignments aren't about critical thinking, just following instructions. Just follow his bs formating.

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scariest teacher ever and extremly extremly strict you have no clue how hard and strict and serious he is

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hmmm...overeall hes a pretty good teacher. im not gonna lie but if u miss one of his lessons your gonna have to strugggle.

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Best law teacher ever! Really knows his stuff as he was a lawyer before and actually and knows how to teach, so you actually learn something without having to self-teach. Very professional!

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He is easy if you go by the rubric. He was a lawyer, so everything is by the books. I just hate that he played favourites, if he doesn't like you - you can feel that he doesn't want you in class.

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Easily the best teacher I've had throughout my years in this school. Really professional, and does an excellent job of teaching the material. Most importantly he is very organized and very fair.

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Nice lawyer. An okay person. Please be flexible about coming 5 mins late for your 1st period classes, think of your teenage days. Oh and please try to be unbiased about your students.

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Fantastic teacher, altho tests increased in difficulty, his helpful learning methods and studying suggestions certainly motivates a student to succeed. Thank you Mr.Nicolaou!

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Mr. Nicolaou is a hero -hero

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amazing teacher. Best teacher in DMCI

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I wish he was serious when he said that he had a tattoo.

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He's an extremely dedicated teacher. Anyone who has taken his class knows that he is the fastest marker in DMCI. Personally, he is my favorite teacher because he knows how to teach.

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He can joke sometimes, but he is generally pretty boring and uptight. His class is all about taking notes and that's pretty much it! And he's an extremely picky marker.

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Made me very interested in pursuing a career in law. Great teacher, should probably be a university professor. Very dry and could be a bit more enthusiastic

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this guy is the best teacher in the world

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YES MR NICOLAOU! law was awesome.

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Great teacher, knows ALOT about his subject. Sometimes goes a bit too slow though.

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one word. machine.

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he's really organized and clear, so as long as you pay attention you can do well. he's an understanding person but a little uptight.

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Favourite teacher in DM, he so rocks. Law rocks too.

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nicholaw, you can sleep in his class, it's just debates not a bad teacher though just doesn't teach anthro right

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Awsome teacher, awsome person.

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Amazing teacher. I learned so much from him, and he was really clear about everything he taught. So long as you take notes/study, you can do well.

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READ HIS IN CLASS NOTES!!! Helpful and logical, do your assignments and take down all the notes and study off of them, forget the text!

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he's a good teacher and all buh sometimes he's kinda boring..he talks so slowly..buh u do have to study for his tests..buh if u do, u'll get the grade..

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Hes a really easy going teacher, kind of funny to observe, I fall asleep in his classes, he doesn't care....and thats what makes him a GREAT teacher :D

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He's the nicest guy, funny too if you get to know him. Always willing to help. You're the best Nicolaou! Keep rockin the law!

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Very hard. But the guy is nice. Nice to know. Interesting. Won't make you feel bad. Need to study in his class.

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Great law teacher. His classes are really interesting.

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A very nice law teacher! The attraction of his teaching is not about jocks, but law itself.

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very nice person, but you must study if you want to get a decent mark

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seriously hes too serious...and organized it's kinda freaky...monotone

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Good teacher, knows his stuff, but needs to chill out a bit!

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You know your stuff just gotta loosen up.

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great teacher! I'm actually into law now!

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best law teacher EVER!!! =)

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