Average 4.79 based on 77 teacher ratings
Adam O'Boyle is a Math teacher at Thornhill Secondary School located in Thornhill, Ontario. When comparing Adam O'Boyle's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Adam O'Boyle's ratings are above the average of 4.36 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Thornhill Secondary School is 4.14 stars.
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Can objectively say he's one of the best teachers at the school based off sample size. Gr. 12 math is by no means easy, but O'Boyle's notes are great and he's always there to answer questions. Tests are hard, but requires you to grasp the mathematic concept rather than memorizing formulas.

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Mr. O'Boyle is a great teacher, he explains how (and more importantly why) everything in the course works clearly with examples that logically make sense. He is available after school frequently for asking questions and as long as you spent the time to actually do the homework and think about the material, you will do well on the tests. The test material comes from the homework so if you do it, you will not be surprised on the actual test.

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Extremely good as his job, you'd be lucky to have him a teacher.

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well he is knowledgeable but he just waste too much time by over explaining :)

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Using complicated ways to do simple questions. Ridiculously, stubbornly and meaninglessly strict on showing the reasoning, which means i have to use words to explain how i get the answer. Feels like im not doing math.

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Prepared me to university (Waterloo Engineering) super well! If you get 90s with O'Boyle, chances are you will do as well in uni! Super helpful and very knowledgeable. Best teacher I've ever had. Just try hard since he is preparing you for the real world :)

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O'Boring, more like it...his class is really slow, but he's a nice guy and knows what he's doing.

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Most clear and useful math teacher ever.

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AMAZING TEACHER!!!! Best teacher for advanced functions and calculus, tests are alright, only thing that will pull your average down is tips so make sure you do well on his tests.. Overall the nicest, smartest, and most enthusiastic teacher out there you'll be super lucky to have him💯💯

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Awesome teach :D
TBH, the people he 'picked on' were those who weren't paying attention in class at all, on their phones, etc. (Tip, don't do that). And yeah, his dark humor got through post-first month(weird for some, cool for others). 'Seems like some people didn't do their homework. Seems like a nice day to...' xD Still remember it. This guy knows his maths. Be a good student, he'll be a good teacher. Even if you know no maths, if you pay attention, and do the work, you will do well in math.

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He's very nice for the first month of the semester but then he starts disrespecting his students and showing his dark side. He's a good teacher but overall he's sarcastic!

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7 years after graduating high school, and Mr O'Boyle is still one of the teachers that stands out to me. He is a very kind, caring teacher who genuinely wants to help students learn. He knows how to explain difficult math concepts clearly and in a way that is easy to understand. I would highly recommend him, especially to people who aren't so good at math. He is still one of my favourite teachers.

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The best math teacher ever!!!!!!!! Highly recommond!!!!!!!

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As a Thornhill graduate, I can say Mr. O'Boyle is by far the best teacher I've ever met. This talented teacher is very knowledgeable, teaches in a way it is easy to understand, cares about his students, is very dedicated, extremely kind, helpful and he prepared me well for university. His classes are very fun as he likes to joke and knows a lot of math puns! I miss him and will definitely visit.

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My favourite teacher of all time. I have been out of highschool for nearly 10 years, and I still have stories about what a pleasure it was to be taught by him. SO knowledgeable, super kind, very positive about everyone's abilities.

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Honestly my favourite teacher I've ever had, and one of the nicest and most understanding people I can think of. He teaches his material so thoroughly, and is such an expert at what he does, it's hard not to appreciate his efforts and do very well in his class if you try. Truly wants everybody to succeed. He's one of those people that students that already graduated come back to see regularly, and I plan on doing the same. Wish there were more like him.

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Mr. O'Boyle is an absolutely amazing teacher. I had him for both Advanced Functions and Calculus, and can guarantee that you will be very lucky to get another teacher like him. I was able to get a 4.0 (90+) in first-year university Calculus and can easily say that the strong math background Mr. O'Boyle fostered played a huge part. His tests and the exam are fair and he is always willing to help. Take advantage!

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Asymptote are pretty kewl.

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Explains work and new material very well. SOOOOOO SWEET, and would love to help anyone willing to come after school (: so glad i had him for grade nine !

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nicest teacher i've ever had, was very polite and was really helpful

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absolutely best teacher ever i'm not that great at math but with him as my teacher i was eager to get to math class very knowledgeable, clear, helpful. marks reasonably; he'll give you exactly what you deserve, no more no less. honestly the kindest, nicest teacher i've ever had.
honestly, if you get him as your teacher, you're very lucky.

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Even though I have been out of high school for years, I have such fond memories of Mr. O'Boyle's class I had to comment. He was by far the best, most helpful and kind teacher I've had in my whole life. I cannot say enough wonderful things about him. He actually made math enjoyable and I loved attending his class. I was so lucky to be in his class for 3 years and I can only hope he is still teaching when my children attend high school.

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He's is easily the best math teacher I've ever had. He's a real nice and sweet guy, and he's just ...plain....AWESOME!

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Nicest, most patient, amazing, intelligent, adorable...
There is actually nothing bad to say about him!

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best teacher ever!

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He teaches very well but slow. Very nice person, clear, patient, an amazing teacher. If you listen to his lessons, you will most likely get over 90 in his class.

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whoever doesn't like this guy is NUTS... oh ya and CRAZY!!!

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Even after being out of high school for a few years now, I still rememeber Mr. O'Boyle was one of my favourite teachers. Explains everything clearly, extremely patient, and always willing to help. Very nice guy to talk to in general. He makes the more complicated material easy to understand.

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Had O'Boyle 3 of my 4 years in high school back in the day. All I can say is, he is the best teacher I've ever had in my life. This man can teach you anything and is a very nice person on top.

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he is best teacher ever met in my whole life. he is good at teaching grade 12 advance function

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Did not like. Condescending, makes assumptions, did not listen to students. I guess he knows his subject and isn't that bad, which damn near makes him a standout.

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I LOVED MR.O'BOYLE! One of the nicest people I have ever met, and ALWAYS helpful.

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Great Teacher. He does his best to make sure you don't fall behind - is always offering help and really wants to help you. Never angry at students, and a very nice guy.

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He is AMAZING. VERY NICE. VERY CALM AND PATIENT

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Very nice and patient

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NICEST TEACHER EVER. Always Helpful

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O'Boyle's class was the best! He's always so happy and enthusiastic.

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Mr. O'Boyle is incapable of getting angry.

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i just hope i am lucky enough to be in his class again

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sweetest man to ever walk the planet. very helpful, very smart...loveee mr. o'boyle

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Wonderful teacher, cares about his students and brings math to their level

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One of the nicest and most helpful teachers. Always offers extra help if needed. Shows you exactly where you went wrong and how to fix it. Tests are very fair. Makes lessons easy to understand.

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Am I the only person who dosent like this guy?

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Always starts off by telling you something you're doing right, then tells you exactly where you're making a mistake so you know where the problem is. Extremely nice and helpful.

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A great teacher and is honest to students. He is always there to help me after-school even for 30 minutes. If you are serious about getting help he is always there for you.

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I love the individual attention he gives his students! He's so caring and just awesome. Honestly, probably the best math teacher I've ever had.

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One of the best Math teachers ever. I have him for Grade 11 U/C and he makes everything soo easy and clear. Always helps when we need it. Though some people in the class still have trouble..

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I didn't get the greatest mark in his class, but he is still a really cool guy. Very nice, never yells.

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He is so awesome. is always there for help. i miss him :(

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Mr.O'Boyle (Obie, O-Bo, Mr. O) is the GREATEST teacher ever!! I've had him three years in a row!! Obie, you're the greatest!!!

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best teach evaaa! OB is such a punum

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One of the nicest teachers ever. Makes math easy to understand. Very quiet thought so you have to pay attention.

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NOT KOOL at all!! he makes everything so hard to understand it's not like brain surgery, IT CAN BE THE EASIEST thing n he makes it so hard so he feelS so SMART!

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The friendliest and nicest teacher in all of TSS, and you told me you played football as a kid. Did you apoligize to ever guy you ever tackled?

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Mr. OBoyle is a great nice guy, absulutely, and I love his classes, they make math so much more fun and easy to understand.. O BOYLE ROX TSS!!

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wow, what a great person. one day he will vent all of his bottled up anger and it will not be fun... but right now he is the greatest!!!

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really nice and good at explaining things

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This guy could be a millionaire doctor/lawyer/engineer...whatever! He'll succeed at anything he does...wow!

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O'BOYLE RULES!!!!!! But seriously, not so much cool.

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Mr. O'Boyle is funny, interesting, and probably the best teacher in the school, he's great overall! I wish I'd end up in one of his classes again.

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hes the the best teacher at tss! i dont understand how he can be sooo calm and where he gets the money for all the food he feeds us!

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The nicest most calm and friendly teacher ever! I started loving math because of you!!

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Mr. Oboyle rocks he is the best math teacher in TSS. And hes so funny!!

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BEST MATH TEACHER EVER!!! I never had a better math teacher

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Mr. O'Boyle is the best math teacher you'll ever have. he's kind, helpful, funny and gives the best lessons ever. Unit circle lolies are the best!

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Definately the best math teacher. Not an easy teacher, but the way he taught it made even the hardest material easy. Never yelled, brought us treats, made the environment of the class very relaxed and friendly. Definately a great person and teacher. THA

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only math teacher who knows how to teach and he's the best teacher ever!

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He's such a good teacher, and helps u understand everything. The best part is when he gives u a treat on ur b-day.

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Best Teacher. Believed in me when i didnt

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Even though it seems like his class is way behind the others, you still learn everything because he takes the time to ensure you understand. Go unit circles & ambiguous case!

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Something tells me he would be less happy with a high easiness score. Awesome teacher!

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he is there when you need him the most

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By far the BEST math teacher I've ever had! :)

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By far the best math teacher in Thornhill!

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MR O'BOYLE UR THE BEST! so helpful, even when im NOT in ur class

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Great teacher, nice guy...he helped me manually start my car!

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One of the nicest teachers

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