He has a rep for being a very hard marker, yet I cleared his course with an easy 96% and most of my class was above 90%. Maybe the issue isn’t his marking, but the fault of the people writing the reviews
Mr. Switzer is my absolute favourite High School teacher. I had him for three years from 2008 to 2011.
His knowledge and ability to teach is superb. His classes prepared me for the level of learning and expectations I faced in University.
Mr. Switzer is an awesome teacher, he has a great sense of humour, which makes the class really interesting. If you try your best in his class then you'll be fine and he'll see your hard work and be lenient sometimes, but if you mess around you might not do so well. Just make sure you try and stay on his good side.
One of the best teachers I've had up to now
An extremely knowledgable teacher, but consider carefully whether you want to take his class or not. Personally, I think it was an incredibly enlightening experience - but by default he marks much harder than the other English teachers and does not hand out many assignments (half our grade was based off of one assignment!) Personality-wise, he's not as scary as people make him out to be, but his humour is very dry and takes getting used to. He mispronounces names a lot lol.
Brian Switzer has a towering intellect. He is extremely knowledgeable and is the most inspiring teacher at IRHS by a long shot. He will take you seriously and expect you to engage with what is challenging philosophical material. The only class in high school in which I learned to think independently and without training wheels. Anyone suggesting he is arrogant has both completely misunderstood his humour and missed the chance to get to know a wonderful man personally.
Mr. Switzer is one of the most inspirational teachers at Iroquois. The thing that I remember about Mr. Switzer is his genuine care he has for his students, and his goal to help everyone succeed. Best teacher I have ever had.
Really amazing teacher- he has a sense of humor and makes class fun, but simultaneously manages to keep class engaged and learning.
Great humor but I hate him. Hardest marker ever. Had him for history and I thought I was going to die. He does not like following the course curriculum. at all.
Mr.Switzer. Great memories. His classes were always interesting because he has opinions and is very smart. He challenges his students. I always did well in school without trying until I entered Mr.S's advanced English class. Effort required suddenly. We read Pride and Prejudice and it is still my favourite book to this day. He took the class to see a Shakespeare play in a small theatre somewhere and it was the best play I ever saw . You will not get a more engaging English teacher even in Uni.
Inspiration teacher. Mr. Switzer's ability to allow students to comprehend Philosophy is beyond astonishing. Take the course just to be a part of a mind blowing experience that most grade 12's won't.
Definately the least knowledgeable on his subject than all the teachers in the school. He acts like he's smarter than everyone and only his point of view is correct though. Well, I guess only time wil
Definitely one of the teachers which changed my world view, and one of the best I've ever had, the knowledge and skilIs I learned in his class helped me go from high school into university smoothly an
Mr Switzer is the best. I learned more from him than any other teacher in high school. Take his philosophy class if you can.
he's an amazing teacher with a great sense of humour. he definitley does have his favourites though and thankfully i was one of them. i learnt more from him than any other english teacher ! thanks !
Mr. Switzer's a very funny teacher but also a very hard marker :/ I definitely learned a lot in his class though :)
In a few years, we'll all be calling him "Il Magnifico." After you take his philosophy class, you'll feel so much smarter compared to everyone who didn't take it.
So, I'm a guy unlike most of the other people who like him because he's apparently much more lenient marking girls (it's true).
But, you guys are just jealous because you're in the cave and he's not.
I love this man with the passion of a 1000 splendid suns
Engaging teacher who knows how to teach but doesn't mark very high
Lord Switzer pretty much sums him up. He's hilarious and a genius. Class discussions are always the best! If you're polite to him, he'll treat you the same. HARD MARKER! Watchout for essays.
Best english teacher EVER. I had so much fun in his class, even if it was just summer school English. He's very witty, and he certainly knows what he's talking about.
really cool and introspective person. if youre willing to put yourself out there and try you will he is willing to give you good marks
He taught me a lot! I was apart of his 'Golden Philosophy Class'... his expertise in philosophy, english, arts,history is astounding. He isnt an easy marker but he is a real marker.
Hes so friendly and easy to talk to when I meet him in the hallway. His jokes are really funny. He is a genius in the field of philosophy, literature and history.
smartest, wisest person i know.debates u abt evrything..its kinda annoying but funny. tough marker but good teacher.
had him for history! His knowledge is UNBELIEVALBE!!! One of the best teachers u can get. His history class was SOOOOOOO FUN!!!
He's a very hard marker, but makes up for it with his excellent teaching abilities and sense of humour. I found him intimidating at first, but I got used to him after a while. If you only care about your marks, you may not like him, but if you care about actually learning something, you will find he's a fantastic teacher.
A truly brilliant individual. I learned more from him in a semester than I did in all of high school. Well-spoken and well-read...this guy knows something about everything!
Exceptionally hard marker.You can right the best essay in the world but if he doesn't agree with your thesis he'll take marks off. He's kinda funny but he thinks 2 highly of himself & picks favourites
His marking is really unfair, and sometimes unwarranted. He's pretty cool when it comes to speaking frankly. Sometimes it's better to take English in Summer/Night school, than have him lower your average.
funny teacher, but wayy to hard of a marker. i dont think he understands that universities are competitive. Students not in his class have an advantage because any paper the write would get at least 10% lower in his class. He is a good man though.
Grade 9 students are not supposed to read Grade 12 books.....?
Hah he's great! he's helpful and makes awesome jokes yo! He's a pretty hard marker but it's good for later life yo, you know what I mean? Yeah he's good.
he's a really hard marker if you get on his bad side, but if you talk about class stuff with him, itll pay off later. Your marks may not be tha good but you will learn so much and actually be interested.
he is a very hard marker who i hope never to ahve again for that reason only, but he was an awesome teacher and i will never forget him..keep it up mr switzer!!
Heir Dr. Switzer was the best teacher I have ever had. As a recent university grad in Law and Criminology, he is preparing you for the future. Learn from him.
GET ON HIS GOOD SIDE.... IT WILL PAY OFF FOREVER!!!!!!!!!
One of the most respectable and intelligent people that I have ever met. One of the best teachers in the school. He failed me, but I still think he's amazing!
Excellent teacher. Hard marker but you will learn so much.
such a funny teaher but a really hard marker. Anyone who has him have fun trying to pass his class with anything over a 60
the best there was, the best there is, and the best there ever will be. TEACH ON SWITZY!
Yes he is a hard marker,but he is just trying to help you. He is a nice guy.Just study hard and you'll have no problems.Welcome to University a little early.
Berating your students (and other staff members!) is not cool. He knows his stuff but can be downright mean.
Switzer will teach you how to write a real university - calibre paper. His classes really do pay off. Thankyou for your inspiration.
He is such a good teacher, He is so funny. If you get him you are so lucky.
He is a completely wicked teacher. He is absolutely hilarious and you are lucky to have him. It might be a lot of hard work, but it will pay off in the long run!
He's hilarious, and doesn't get mad when I talk too much in my little corner in the back. He's a hard marker, but makes sure that you try harder to excel
he mocks everyone, but is completely intolerable to those who mock him, grow up and get off your high horse
He was an inspiration. He made you want to do better then you ever thought you could.
a truely inspiring teacher makes you want to learn. BEST TEACHER EVER!!
Mr. switzer is funny on occasion but sometimes takes his humour over the top
I have never worked so hard for or been so proud of a %75
good to be one of the favorites, good, good man that switzer
I have learned more from him than any other teacher ever!!!
Hes a really hard marker but hes still an awesome teacher!!!
You'll learn a lot, but you'll learn it the hard way
If you're an English Buff, He'll love you. If not, he'll still love you.
hehe crazy switzer, the walking thasurus... i good no at english
Despite failing the course, I learned more in one semester than ever before.
Funny guy - but not easy. Thanks for the memories, fearless TAG leader.