Average 3.35 based on 79 professor ratings
David Gelineau is an English professor at Dawson College located in Montreal, Quebec. When comparing David Gelineau's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, David Gelineau's ratings are below the average of 4.38 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Dawson College is 4.11 stars.
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He is the hardest grader ever. The class average is usually failing. He is rude too.

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Honestly at this point teaches can't always be super fun and entertaining. This teacher comes to class ready to teach you about English and he's pretty good at it. Yes he's a hard marker but it's also not that hard to do well in his class. Just come to class and pay attention for two hours. Also im not typically one who talks in class but doing so in his class was very helpful and he gives you a grade for it. Essays are easy if you come to class. Also go on shmoop if you need help, it saved me.

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DO NOT TAKE HIM! Drop it, you're better off taking a summer class than being stuck with him for a whole semester. He is SUCH a HARD marker, even if you've been getting 80's in English he makes you feel like you're a terrible writer and you don't understand what you read. Does not care about his students, since half the class probably fails, class average is extremely low. If you do not participate in class than you'll fail his class. Be ready to have quizzes almost every class!

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Rip R score if you decide to take him. Ive never gotten under 85 in english and the highest I've managed to get with him is a 70. Class average is usually fails or barely passes. No matter how hard you try you'll get shit grades with him. If you get him just drop it, its not worth the hassle. I decided to keep him bc i didn't want summer classes : Biggest mistake of the year. I wrote everything he said in class and still could not get past 70. He is knowledgable but overall impossible.

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I would not recommend this teacher to anyone. His classes will bore you to death, not to mention he has very strict rules on cellphone use, eating in class and going to the bathroom. In his essays you must write exactly how he interprets the story and will fail you if you express a different opinion than his. He is very condescending and rude at times if you do not have the same view or opinion as he does on his readings. His teaching methods are outdated and leave no room for creative thinking.

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No one should take this teacher, he is an impossible teacher and will make your semester a lot harder. He grades you based on what he believes rather than how you would interpret the plays or books on your own. His class rules are ridiculous, he doesn't let you eat or go to the bathroom. He will never give you a good mark and won't agree with you if you don't share the same opinions as him.

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best english teacher I've ever had. don't necessarily count on getting good grades, but count on becoming aware of knowledge you should have and will later want to learn more about.

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He was a very strict marker, wanted us to write exactly what he thought and when I asked him whether he had a rubric for marking the essays, he said he didn't and that marking an essay is like looking at a painting. I went to see him several times to ask him to clarify what I could do better and I never got a clear answer. He wants you too look purely at the figurative meaning and not at all at the literal.

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This guy... he is so intelligent and witty, but i dont understand why he decided to become an educator. His "lectures" are useless, and dont even dream about getting a good mark on an exam because he is way too picky and unclear. His handwriting is impossible to read, and i leave his class more confused and anxious than when i entered it.He is not compassionate towards students and really couldnt care less if you pass or fail. Would NOT recommend whatsoever.

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Not a bad teacher... if you listen to the lectures he gives you all the answers for the exams. Raise your hand, don't be shy, even if you're not right he'll give you participation marks. READ the books because there are quizzes each class (that are beyond easy if you read the book) he is a though marker on the essays but other than reading the books you have NO HOMEWORK which is great if you have a busy schedule. He's always free at office hours too.

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he would ask for us to contribute to the learning in the classroom. however, contribution wasn't just reading the plays, it was talking in group discussions which makes perfect sense. the problem is that he keeps favorites and when you try to answer a question or give an opinion, if you're not one of his favorites he won't pick you to answer and he'll shoot down your opinions because they are not his. therefore, you lose marks because you're not contributing to the class discussion

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He is a good teacher, very knowledgeable, and he really tries to help you out when you ask for help. All you got to do is listen to him when he speaks and not get on his bad side and you will be good. Also, do exactly what he tells you to do on the assignments and you will do fine!!

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Really knows what he's talking about and, if you can get into it, he's actually quite interesting. Didn't have a very good dynamic with the class because he's too strict and some of the students weren't as committed to the subject, but if you give him a chance he's very entertaining and intelligent.

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Terrible teacher. Expects you to be an expert on the plays that he tests you on and is a SUPER hard marker. You can't be late for his class, you can't leave to go to the bathroom, and his handwriting is ATROCIOUS so you don't even know what you did wrong on your essays (that you will get highest a 70% on). *AVOID IF POSSIBLE*

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Don't take any of his courses, he expects you to know exactly what he is talking about and when it comes time for the essays you write exactly what he says and he states that you are 'generalizing' worst teacher i've had by far

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Honestly an impossible course. You might think its not that bad but once your in it you notice half the group drops it and the other half fails. This teacher is insane. His expectations are way too high and he doesn't understand that some people have trouble so when you make a comment and you're wrong he looks at you as if you were stupid, and doesn't answer. Particpation marks are only given if you ANSWER CORRECTLY. You don't get particpation marks for trying or for reading. Drop it.

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Don't do it. He talks way too fast and he assumes that everyone know what he's talking about. Often, he will skip through explanations and expects everyone to be following along. You are not allowed to get out of your seat during class. He is extremely harsh and you are not allowed to have an opinion.

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You will not get a good mark in his class no matter how hard you try. He rejects many opinions and over analyzes texts and instead of you enjoying the book you end up hating every second you spend learning about it. He's difficult to follow because his thoughts are all over the place. Save yourself the trouble and DO NOT TAKE HIM!

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The class can be a little boring since you literally read something and then come to class and read it again. He's exams are all essay exams, but he's very clear on what he wants.

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The class can be a little boring since you literally read something and then come to class and read it again. He's exams are all essay exams, but he's very clear on what he wants.

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He is a very smart teacher,but it's his opinion or none at all. Classes are boring and long. If you can avoid him, then please do so!

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Teaching wise, he is REALLY good at what he does, he knows the plays and all of their details really well, he is passionate about literature and theater and it shows. Very hard marker, you will have t

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Teaching wise, he is REALLY good at what he does, he knows the plays and all of their details really well, he is passionate about literature and theater and it shows. Very hard marker, you will have t

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This guy is a genius! If you like litterature, take him, you'll learn A LOT.Gives thorough explanations. His writtings are extremely challenging though. Never gives marks in the 90s. He has a very...s

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This guy is a genius! If you like litterature, take him, you'll learn A LOT.Gives thorough explanations. His writtings are extremely challenging though. Never gives marks in the 90s. He has a very...s

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SUPER STRICT. a normal 100 % is an 80 for him!!! highest grade was an 80 and the class average was 55!

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SUPER STRICT. a normal 100 % is an 80 for him!!! highest grade was an 80 and the class average was 55!

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His boring classes and strict manners discourage students from attending classes at all. During most of the Sem, less than half of the class was attending. Those who skip usually do poorly, partly due

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HE IS THE WORST TEACHER I'VE EVER HAD. HE IS SO RUDE AND STRICT. DOESN'T LET YOU EAT, GO TO THE BATHROOM AND IF HE EVEN SEES YOUR PHONE, YOU GET KICKED OUT. I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU DON'T TAKE HIM. His

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HE IS THE WORST TEACHER I'VE EVER HAD. HE IS SO RUDE AND STRICT. DOESN'T LET YOU EAT, GO TO THE BATHROOM AND IF HE EVEN SEES YOUR PHONE, YOU GET KICKED OUT. I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU DON'T TAKE HIM. His

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Very funny teacher. Very strict grader though. Don't take his class if you are not very good in English. Listen carefully in class, because he tends to ramble on about random subjects and then abrupte

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Very funny teacher. Very strict grader though. Don't take his class if you are not very good in English. Listen carefully in class, because he tends to ramble on about random subjects and then abrupte

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he is always moving and his hands never stops, he's very strange and i would not take him again he is a very bad teacher i hope students dont get stuck with him like i did

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he is always moving and his hands never stops, he's very strange and i would not take him again he is a very bad teacher i hope students dont get stuck with him like i did

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I found him totally amazing. :) He's a hard marker indeed, but his knowledge is astonishing and I thought that his course was truly fascinating. If you're interested in the topic he teaches, I'd sugge

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I found him totally amazing. :) He's a hard marker indeed, but his knowledge is astonishing and I thought that his course was truly fascinating. If you're interested in the topic he teaches, I'd sugge

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he's a genius, if u have a functional brain and u are actually willing to attend all or almost all of his class and listen to what he says, u will do good on exams. Hard marker though.

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he's a genius, if u have a functional brain and u are actually willing to attend all or almost all of his class and listen to what he says, u will do good on exams. Hard marker though.

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Super boring class! Doesn't believe in technology and wont even accept to see a phone or iPod in class even if you're not using it! Hard marker and can be very annoying. Doesnt kno how to spell words.

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Super boring class! Doesn't believe in technology and wont even accept to see a phone or iPod in class even if you're not using it! Hard marker and can be very annoying. Doesnt kno how to spell words.

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OMG so boring! all u do is read, and then you'll have a few in class essays. You have to read for every class and you have a quiz on what u read every class. Difficult marker for essays. I usually get

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OMG so boring! all u do is read, and then you'll have a few in class essays. You have to read for every class and you have a quiz on what u read every class. Difficult marker for essays. I usually get

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He's the only teacher I actually learned something with. Doesn't require studying, only reading and some brains. I would take him again.

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He's the only teacher I actually learned something with. Doesn't require studying, only reading and some brains. I would take him again.

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don't take him if you're an idiot. this guy is brilliant and if you pay attention and make an effort, you'll learn a lot.

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I don't know what you guys are talking about. He's such a great literature teacher; he's really smart and knows so much about literature. If he's a hard marker it's because he's too brilliant.

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I don't know what you guys are talking about. He's such a great literature teacher; he's really smart and knows so much about literature. If he's a hard marker it's because he's too brilliant.

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Unless you want to be a professional writer...AVOID HIMMMMM... The guy is never satisfied. SUPER SUPER SUPER hard marker. BORING CLASSES. a simple no no. unless you want to make a living out of it.

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He's pretty nice but he expects people to be at a certain level. He's a sort of hard marker but he gives alot of mini exams which help you make up extra points.

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He's pretty nice but he expects people to be at a certain level. He's a sort of hard marker but he gives alot of mini exams which help you make up extra points.

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He's a harsh marker, never satisified, but he'll help you if you have the patience to try to make things work for him. classes are long and boring because of his presentatino methods, :S just avoid

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Not an easy marker but he does explain very well. Class is boring because of presentations.

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he's an okaii teacher, not an easy marker, half of the time i don't understand what he is saying and talks very fast. all though, he is a very nice and funny teacher but he will probably but u to sleep!!

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he's an okaii teacher, not an easy marker, half of the time i don't understand what he is saying and talks very fast. all though, he is a very nice and funny teacher but he will probably but u to sleep!!

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BEWARE OF THIS TEACHER. Grades HARSHLY. I usually get high 80s/90s in English but with him (Drama), i got LOW 70s!! He's eccentric to say the least and rambles on during the whole class. AVOID!!!

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Hard&UNFAIR marker!He gives a lot of interesting explanations that will help u a lot in the exams;yet,he'll rarely give U an 80.He can B amusing at times but her is definitely not 1 of my fave'...

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He is a good teacher. He makes the cours interesting...he couvers the materials and gives you engouh explaination to write the essay.He markes easy and very pleasant to listen:)..I recoommend him.

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Augustan Satire. Granted, he's amusing at times, but it's a difficult course. If you don't do the reading on time, you will get absolutely nothing out of class. He's a strict marker.

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Really good teacher. He is NOT rude, but does take it personally if you do things to disrupt the class. Very good and goes in depth. Hard marker though.

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Hard..very hard for 103,but i don't think it depends on him-the course is difficult itself.But he should not rely on orals that much -they ar'nt always good to prepare u 4 an exam

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Awesome, awesome class. Great texts, lots of enthousiasm and explains them properly. he tried to stir class discussion but it was an 8 am class so it didn't really work. easy marker, take him.

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funniest teacher ever hes so wacky i just went to his class to have fun

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He's awesome. The people who think he sucks spell annoying "ennoying". The plays are great; He expects discussion of characters, but that's what a class is for. Very approachable; very funny. 8 am class not that bad and i'm used to 80s and I got a 95 with him.

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He is a very unique character just like in the plays. He's a nice guy but the subject itself is ennoying. It's true that he likes what he's doing and so he wants you to talk a lot to during orals, but he is nice and sweet. He is also approachable.

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He is a sweetheart as a person.What can i say D.Gelineau lives in his bubble of litterature. It is a person that loves what he is doing.

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He can be a tough teacher sometimes, but he's not necessarily that hard. Even though he gets a little forgetful and talks a lot, he's really funny.

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he's cool, not too much work, take him if u can...(drama) because then u have lots of napping time, but make sure u read the story or understand it for tests.

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I took him for Drama and I had a very good class. We did do work and quizzes(DUh!) but I did not find them very hard.

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Hardest class I've ever taken, but somehow got really good marks. If you manage to stay awake, you'll get an idea of what's going on...

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Monotonous. Lecture's on for long periods of time without getting specific. Unclear. Uninvolved.

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Very difficult class, not really recommended

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He doesn't explain the text thoroughly, he makes students read aloud in class, and gives DUMB essay questions! Boring class.

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Horrible...class never ended...he'd talk and talk and talk about stuff in books that no one understood! no nice guy ..bad teacher

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I liked the class although we had little practical work and a lot of in class reading. I think Gelineau is nice, humorous and fair. The whole I am in my own world thing is just an act to let him have a distance with his students and to not get too emoti

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he is very boring, and he talks a lot his class goes on and on but he is a faily good teacher

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Boring class! If you have sleeping problems, take his course you'll have a great 2 hour nap!!!!

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Keeps talking for 2 hours. Every class has work to do.

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he is a good and respectfull teacher but is soooooo boring i mean 2 hours of class seems like 200000 hours and he goes on and one and one..

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Very boring and long to listen to. Just keeps talking forever it seems.

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