Mr. Hallam's class was just one of those classes where you get an A if you did exactly what he said to do. No questions, no thought, just say what he wants you to say. Easy enough but boring and useless as can be. There was no deep thought or heart felt emotion of writing. And he has probably been using the same material since the 90's. Overall just one of those classes you don't hate but don't love.
Saddest excuse for a teacher. I was very suprised by how low of a mark he gave me on a written part of a test and decided to speak with him. I did it in a nice manner and was looking for some corrections I could put towards my future evaluations. Instead he spat out that " this was not a good time" and to come speak to him on monday. I have a project due then that I needed his suggestions for. If he doesnt like my writing don't I at least deserve some guidance? He can't care less and it shows.
Always Doesn't look at me when i ask a question.
Once i asked him to explain something to me and he said that i was supposed to know this even before getting to his class and refused to teach it to me. He literally asked me to ask my seating partner to explain it to me
Wrote an essay and asked a substitute teacher to give me a mark he gave me 80%.
On the next day i handed it in and hallam gave me 55%
Great teacher! Good teaching methods, loved the idea of having a fun trivia at the start of each class. The people who wrote bad reviews were either were too lazy in class, or didn't have a good judgement
He is the worst english teacher I've ever seen. Worst teachers don't mean that those who are tough and give you a bad grade. They are the one who do not teach anything. He just turns on a video (bonfire video for ex) and let students to write something for full class. That happens often.
Had him in grade 10 and followed the stereotypes: "he looks down my shirt"etc..not once did i see that actually happen to any girl. Had him in my final year and he was an EXCELLENT teacher. He shows you how to expand&analyze; your thoughts through his engaging lectures. I learned a lot of valuable things from him. He's not really a nice guy to his students but he rewards those who earn it. Follow his criteria and pay attention in class and you'll get the mark you expect to. Very reasonable man
OMG everyone says he's the worst teacher ever, but I stayed in his class
Double tier standard in terms of marking. His marking standards are questionable. This course is very slow paced. Easy class to pass, difficult class to ace. However, one can learn how to analyze.
I don't know why so many people hate Hallam; may be because you can't get even C+ in his class by only doing the minimum work. I think he's a very good English teacher.
Everything is out of 4 so basicly unless u do really good on all assignments u'll end up getting 75% in everything which won't add up to well.
Teaching isn't the right job for him. I would say he should go do something with buisness since he likes to argue with the students.