I have no doubt in my mind that Mr. Duff understands the math lessons he's teaching; his problem is his ability to properly teach them. He often rambles on spewing the numbers on the board, but scarcely explaining the reasoning or making sure the students understand. Moreover his tests and quizzes are hardly on the same level as the homework he so adamantly recommends. Even after the entire class fails, still he makes no attempt to help us understand. He merely yells at us for not doing homework
He's a great teacher and a pretty nice guy
Anyone who says Duff is bad has 0 willingness to learn. He gave great puzzles and even though he isn't the most helpful that's what the internet is for. Best teacher in thornlea.
I heard in the previous years of his data classes that maybe less or more than half the class failed. Everyday, its like a mission to go to class: i feel like he really doesn't care about us... I just wish he would spend more time teaching to clarify our understanding/concepts, than rushing every unit. I know he'd be a better teacher...
Well good sirs. I believe this man to be of the finest class and deserves to be upon the highest level of teachers. This man is not just a man but could be a god of teaching. I was a very bad person until I had his class and he convinced me to turn my life around. Now, I am a soon to be doctor graduating from Harvard. I hope you can all benefit from this man's wise words because he will surely get you far in life. I apologize for the long post but this man deserves no less.
I thought he was a great person, really nice. Very easy marker! The course overall though was confusing, yet I got by with a 90 surprisingly.
Great person, can't teach that well. but you can show him your program and ask him to fix it for you. and you can see how he fix it and learn from it. It's more of learning it yourself
This guy needs to lighten up, he wouldnt even let me use 1 of the 30 computers in his lab to retrieve my presentation for next period
he was okay. i dont like him that much though. he doesnt teach much, and most of his classes are bassed on jokes. He didnt help much, and he kind of expected the students to know the answer. he just let me pass, but when ever i spoke to him, he made it sound like i was improving emensly, and gave me false hopes.
This guy is a GREAT teacher, helped me get into waterloo. He was one of my best teachers in high school. People rate him poorly because he does not hold your hand and give out free grades and candy. He is a nice person and very helpful. Just because he failed you does not mean he is a bad person.
he tells us how he was offered a good paying job but he took the teaching one instead.he should have takin the othe job 'cuz he cant teach.if you ask him whats rong with your program he'll type somthin in,and when u ask him what he did theres nobodey home
funny, sometimes can't explain stuff but hey at last he can keep the kids who just wanna hear themselves quiet :D
Mr. Duff rules, taught me everything i know about computers!
This man may know what hes doin but he cant teach. Hes pretty useless, i had to get help for every question. "What a Tool"
JAVA and hom don't mix, but I've learned more in that imposssible class then most. Thoes MC questions are impossible
If you're naturally smart with programming, Duff's class will be a lot of fun