O'Connor will always be a mark on my memory of one of the least compassionate people I have ever met. One of my parents died. While the rest of the exemplary staff at ND support me and my family through this time, there was zero compassion from him. He refused me the opp to write my final exam on a diff day; this despite all my other teachers agreeing. So, on the day after my parent's funeral I went to school and wrote his exam. He failed me with a 49% and said I'd benefit from more focus. Cool.
Very hard marker. Extremely knowledgeable, makes sure to thoroughly explain and make students think about all of the content that is read. lengthy tests and exam, a lot of long answer. Funny guy but would recommend taking english online especially if you are a procrastinator lol.
Super knowledgeable guy. Likes to get off topic with things that matter. Tough, tough marker -- gives out exemplars of your peers' work that is only a 4-, which seems to be the highest grade you could ever achieve in his class. Most grade 12s opt out of in-class English and take it as an online course during their final year, as his strict grading can leave a dent in your transcript (especially if english isn't in your post-secondary plans). Good guy though, always knows what he's talking about.
Best teacher ever, the only question I still have after taking his class is whether or not he has a belly button ring???
What a great teacher! Challenging - made me work for my marks and opened my brain to new ideas. I had him for many different classes gr. 10-OAC (yes, OAC was a while ago). Sticks in my mind as one of those teachers you hope your kids will have
O'Connor really is an unbelievable man. And he'll never see this posting cuz he doesn't give a damn about a teaching website haha he really lives his philosophies and has good morals. A great teacher,
Mr.O'Connor was strict. I didn't get my work done due to a loss of inner fire. But by the end of the year, I was trying my hardest. If I had any other teacher, I don't think I would have even tried.
He is funny, and he tries to get ur full potential out there!
Cares about us individually, and knows what he's talking about. Can be blunt, but not in a mean way. Not a hard marker if you do your work. None too bad looking, either!
O'connor can be tough but only because he knows that you can do better, but the wall of shame can be a little harsh, you need to be mote speciffic about the dirt !!!
Awsome teacher!dicusses his views on important issues and helps us understand our world a bit better.a time for fun and a time for work. thats why we're egar to lean,perfect balanc
A good teacher who challenges you. Great discussions and very insightful!
Mr. O'Connor was tough but very helpful! He's a great teacher adn I learned a lot of new things in his english classes!
He sees people for who they really are and he actually seems to care about his students and how they're doing. Difficult but awesome!
Mr.O'Connor is the man! He has helped me some much is my english!
He could be great,if only he opened his mind a little, let other people talk once and a while and didn't do his marking during our class time!
He's a great teacher but he has to remember that he isn't always right, despite the fact that he thinks he is!
great teacher, not afraid to tell us what he thinks about the world today, essays aren't anymore fun but they seem to be easier to write
He is a teacher who makes you challenge yourself and think about the world around you. Makes even writing essays interesting. great discussions
This was my first year with Mr. O'Connor and I finally got to see first hand what everyone was talking about when they said he's awesome. Class was always interesting, especially when we talked about real issues. Ball was fun!
O'Connor really opens your eyes and your minds in his class. He makes you actually use your brain. I have learnt so much from him. He is a tough teacher, but very fair and he knows how to make you improve and feel good about it. Thanks!
Awesome teacher, nice to have a teacher not afraid to say what he thinks about real issues. Best time I've ever had in an english class, and learning useful stuff to boot!
Great teacher. I do know who George W. Bush is thank you very much!
An overall good teacher, makes you realize that english isn't entirely boring. I've never looked forward to a class until now.
very smart, good conversationalist, helps people understand what he is talking about. Has fun during class and tries to make it fun.
Meh, a pretty good teacher, ok, an awesome teacher, but I'm not a big english student therefore I don't do as well as you wish I would.
awesome teacher! very tough but knows each students capability and knows how to help. brainiac too! knows exactly what hes teaching and talking about. i agree, he should get a raise!
U da man, best english teacher in school board. Raise should be a option. Catcher in the rye was over rated.
Amazing classes!! Teaches SO much, SO well! Best teacher I've had yet!