All the people below who gave 4's and 5's must be so damn lucky because he didn't seem to care about individual students. Unless he liked you. He's not a bad teacher but I sat in the first row and he never bothered trying to remember my name (still didn't know it by the end of the semester). He also favourited one girl who got a lower grade than I did (not sure how that works). I tried to participate in class but he would only call on his favourites even if their hand wasn't up.
He's the type of teacher that's only there to teach and doesn't really care about the students TBH. But he is really good at teaching and I understood everything we was saying and he would provide 1 on 1 with a student if they needed help! Definitely recommend him
He's a wonderful teacher, and cares about your learning. Many rates here say how he's fast paced, and it's true! But with the amount he has to teach in one semester, it's understandable. I'm quite shy in class around others but I can approach him during lunch and he's very friendly and will go through the steps with you if you need it. He may seem intimidating but he isn't. If you miss a class or two it can be hard to catch up, but he will help you for sure if you approach him. He wont chase you
Mr. Silva is hands down my favourite Math teacher. He made everything so easy to understand and he's really really encouraging and helpful to the students that need it. He made my Math class fun and I'm glad I had the opportunity to have him as my teacher.
Amazing teacher...his solutions, notes and moodle are really organized...he gives ample practice to help with tests...if you do your homework then you are good for the semester- you get high marks because he gives lots of importance to homework
He always encourages asking questions too.
I am bad at math, and I feel like he's really hard to approach. He moves incredibly fast, and so it's really hard to keep up in his class, but the smart people in my class seem to be doing fine.
He's very strict, and we should follow his own way. But he's good at teaching anyway
so funny, and so slack, but you still manage to learn alot in his class. his tests are super easy and very fair. overall, one of the best teachers at uhs.
No doubt a major reason why UHS is one of the best high schools in Ontario. Learned a lot in his classes which were both fun and educational. Excellent style of teaching. GJ!
Very clear, and makes math easy to understand. Personality makes classes very funny and very interesting. One of the best teachers in Uhs. P.S Not as "hard" as everyone says he is. Tests are fair.
nice guy in general. hard and lazy teacher, tough to earn marks. if you have him for advanced functions or calculus, i would suggest trying to switch teachers especially if you plan to get over 80
smart. fashionable. engaging. entertaining. challenging. passionate about math and life, and keeps them real.
He is brilliant. He is the Dr. Gregory House of uhs math department. quite the musician as well.
mr.silva's a pretty awesome teacher. his notes are really clear and detailed, and he always makes sure that everyone understands the concepts before he moves on. he cracks a lot of jokes too!
XD maybe the only math teacher who plays a guitar..a really passionate teacher and a really nice person. some questinos might be a bit hard but as long as you pay attentino in class you're fine
XD maybe the only math teacher that i'll ever know who plays a guitar...great teacher, however Mr. Silva does give out hard communication questions...as long as you pay attention in class you're fine
hes really nice. hes a really gud math teachercouldnt ask 4 anything better:):)
I think Mr.Silva was a great teacher. He makes the effort to teach you content and understand what it really means. Plus he tells great stories.
Favorite teacher.He teaches like he is in a talk show; very funny sometimes,but not all the times."Don't use a machine gun to "k i l l" a mosquito bite."-Laughed my head off the 1st time I heard it.
best math teacher ever.he's clear, detailed and has great ways to help you understand things.makes tests slightly more challenging to make sure u're ready for exams and a great role model for students
He's a good teacher teaching a hard course. I'm doing well....DEAL WITH IT!!!
Challenging teacher; marks significantly lower than the other calculus classes, but believe me, you'll learn more and be more prepared for univesity. Great teacher!
Amazing teacher. Mr. Silva teaches you until you actually understand the stuff. Simply amazing, however his TIPS and Communication questions are madd challenging.
awesome teacher!!! he plays the guitar!!!, he's got nuthing on the other teachers!!!!
Just had my exam and it wuz EZ!!!! he prepared us great! I want him grade 10!
This teacher is AWESOME!! Knows how to have a laugh but knows when 2 get down 2 work also. Lessons are ALWAYS well organized and right down 2 the last minute. I'll miss him!!
he was really good, made it a easy move from gr.8 math to gr.9 thanks.. i got good marks i like him!
He's a great teacher, he explains stuff in detail, and his way of teaching is interactive. Always helps students in need.
he's a great teacher and all, but he can be REALLY discouraging, especially when you get the wrong answer. he looks away.
brilliant teacher, logical, and funny! every teacher should strive to be MR. SILVA. best teacher as UHS
He is challenging, and my mark is significantly lower than friends in other classes that i know more than...but i know that ill be better off. He prepares you well for university..
Great teacher, when he's there. Often misses classes leaving us behind. Nevertheless, very helpful and funny. Great guy!
Thought, intelligent and probably the smartest teacher I've ever had!
BEST TEACHER IN UHS SO FAR. Helpful and extremely clear. When in a good mood (90% of the time), he is nice. Expects class to contribute and learn. g8 guitarist!
This teacher is magic, best lessons ever. Safe to say he's one of the smartest teachers, but what really makes his style work is he loves his job, and it shows.
HE PLAYS THE GUITAR! You gotta love that =D. He's a pretty good teacher, understanding and EXTREMELY helpful. He's a fair marker but soem of his tests are hard.
I dread getting a different teacher-he makes everything clear and understandable-i dont even LOOK at my textbook!
i haven't had him as a teacher.. but at the christmas play he was sooooooooo funny!
He tutored me in OAC and now he tutors me in First year Calc @ UofT. I'm getting 80's! 'nuff said?
Silva knows his calculations, and it's good that he doesn't gives us that much homework! But high school teacher wasn't his first job, he has been a musician 2.
Very cool and relaxed teaching style, but pretty hard... Funny guy who tries to help his students whenever...
this guy knows his stuff...he loves his job...mayb a lil too hard though...
Silva rocks! I can only hope my University calculus profs are half as good!
He's the REAL maths teacher in this school. Sit Back & Relax. Have Fun !!!!! Just a little bit hard.. Who cares... Teach well > Hard
thanks soo much!! u teached me well and u were a great help during the exam
He won't give you a free ride but he'll teach you the stuff!!
hmm...i like the candy...polite and good hygiene...lisa is good at teacing :)
he doesn't really explain much..and goes too fast. but he marks ok.
teaches with tons of detail..cares more about understanding than just memorizing
1st math teacher 2 make me work and challenge me! u cant be a slacker here!!!
VERY VERY HARD... but i'm all ready for gr 10... great guitar playing mr silva!!
pretty nice...but gives a lot of QUESTS!!! and he teaches too fast...
Amazing math teacher overall but marks a little hard.
Can explain the same idea a million ways! I still use his notes from grade9!!
smart teacher...knows what he's doing...tests are long though
Very nice teacher, tests are actually pretty straight forward