Average 2.63 based on 52 teacher ratings
Douglas Cope is a Math teacher at Earl Haig Secondary School located in North York, Ontario. When comparing Douglas Cope's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Douglas Cope's ratings are below the average of 4.37 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Earl Haig Secondary School is 4.15 stars.
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he's retired now but when I had him last year, in the beginning of the year I hated him because i thought he was a bad teacher and I get why a lot of people hate him but if you didnt understand his lesson, he would've explained how to do it till you got it. In general he was also such a nice guy if you talked to him more.

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First of all Mr.cope is a great teacher!! From what people say, he's like 1000X better. But his lessons barely help and teaches the class too quickly!!! I recommend students who are actually interested in comp.sci to take this course or else its hard to get high marks. Other than that, his tests are fair and is a funny and nice teacher!

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He is a teacher who can teach but, for the most part, too lazy to teach. He can be quite mean at times and drags your mark down. But at the end of year, he raises your mark since he knows he is being too harsh.

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A nice and fun teacher. He had improved a lot over the years. People say that he is not knowledgable but i dont think so. He teaches quite well and clear for the the parts u learn in D2L during the first half the year, the basics of phython. Then you have to learn almost everything yourself for pygaming, which takes place during the second half of the year. The best thing is he BOOSTS your mark in the end! I had him for 2 years, overall, an enjoyable experience.

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Despite all the bad (and also outdated) reviews, I find Mr. Cope a really likable guy. Although every now and then his jokes may be a bit off and reused, I really think it's the effort that counts. Honestly for the rating that he got in the past he could be a lot worse. He himself realizes that he was a bit of a difficult teacher in the past and is working to change it.

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Had him for CS last year. Really likable guy, though he didn't really know too much about what he was teaching (Though he is experienced in Computer Science). That said, if you're independent, you'll have an easy time; you can just teach yourself because his assignments aren't particularly difficult. Do be sure to look at the notes he makes though, since obscure things he mentions in them might be on his tests. Good experience in the end. Missed "36/31" classes (yes, 36) last term and got a 99.

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Overall, knows nothing about my son.

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I had him for computer science and he was awful. He is not a real computer science teacher. He doesn't properly teach. He just gives you a few links and expects you to learn on your own. He also doesn't admit to his mistakes.

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Interesting Teacher:Enjoy his class and engage with him=Favoritism Easy Time. Show no interest in his class=YOU'RE DEAD. Tests have higher expectations than other teachers and exam--Focuses on textbook details for tests. Be positive in his class!

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He's pretty strict and expects exactly what he wants whenever he feels like. Also, he doesn't always know his stuff and doesn't admit to his mistakes! Make lots of notes in his class as he expects you to know everything...even what is in the textbook. His tests are pretty short but right to the point and can be quite difficult, so study hard!

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Hands down the worst physics personnel in Earl Haig relative to the rest of the department. As a teacher, okay in that regard but will belong to my top most hated teachers list because of his habit of returning assignments a month after its due.

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He honestly did nothing more than show us an excess of 50 videos. Oh, and he also gave us comprehension sheets for each video! His tests are really hard becaues he doesn't teach you the content he tests you on. His attendance over the year was deplorable, and the substitute that he contacted knew even less than he did.

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POOR GRADING SYSTEM. People who have colorful/nicer homework dont deserve to have higher marks than other students who have the correct answers. What's important is your students understands what you teach and answers correct answers on their homework or test. As long as the answer is correct,they deserve the points! it doesn't matter if you have colorful/nice/very clean homework/quiz paper, cause at the end of the day, the correct answer is what really counts!not being too neat or presentable!

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i gathered some answers from many of the EH students who are taking physics and i came into a conclusion that this teacher gave the worse marks to his students .I had a friend and last year he got 10 more marks than me physics part of gr.10 science book. but now he is getting 20% less than me and i believe that he is trying hard !!!

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DROP/SWITCH WHATEVER CLASS YOU HAVE WITH HIM NOW. his teaching is a nightmare; he just puts on movies, talks about his personal life, etc. his tests are also extremely difficult and most of the questions are irrelevant to what he's been teaching

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obnoxiously impossible tests

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Mr. Cope can teach and he occasionally makes jokes during lessons. It's fun to learn from him, but my only complaint about him is that his tests aren't fair, as he gives questions that we haven't even done before in class. However he is a person who does appreciate students for trying in his course.

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I believe he is very nice and genuinely cares about his students. He is indeed intelligent and I have observed that he always tries his hardest.

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Mr. Cope is a good teacher overall but i feel that his evaluations aren't entirely fair and sometime his test are made of questions which we weren't supposed to study. He is understanding though.

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Mr. Cope is a tough marker, but he does provide assistance upon request of needing students. Sometimes further clarification is required after a lesson, but overall nice teacher.

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Marks Very Hard, and his marking is unfair.

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My original take of Mr. Cope was similar to those of my previous commenters, but during class one time he said something interesting. "I'm not so mean when I'm not teaching", and it's true. I suppose he finds it easier to deal with kids when he puts on a mean front, but in my after school help experience, he's actually a very nice person. He can be quite helpful. My only complaint is that he goes through each unit a little too quickly, not spending time on details he assumes everyone should know.

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Could be better I suppose..

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i dont know who he is and how he teaches but I have a feeling he's gonna have a bad year if he goes on the way he is right now...

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Worst teacher of my high school career. Thanks for discouraging me from physics for the res tof my life. We wonder how this individual continues to torment students without recourse.

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Not a difficult marker, but like to trick you.... Wish i had him for computers this year

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He marks so hard!!! If you have him, BEWARE.

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He is funny!! I enjoyed his class!

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Well he is an okay teacher...he isn't the best. I hate how he always picks on you and how you can't get away with anything. He also always wants you to follow his every inscrution. I hope he gets better i really don't like him. Also he is a very hard marker. He is (in my opinon) the worst teacher i have ever had!

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He makes fun of you...

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Here's little advice to future Physic students who got cope as the teacher. The reason Mr.Cope's marking scheme seems random is because he uses the method of "median". That means that if you had 3 tests, with 2 of them being 100% and one of them being 0%, your average would be 100%. This method could be good for you as well as bad, i recommand taking advantage of this method! If you dont have time for a test, just get a zero, it won't effect your grade at all lol.

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hes kinda funny (when hes not making fun of YOU) at least hes much better than schmideg

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u don't know about MR.COPE. Last 3 yrs...i was glad that i had classes with MR.cope.........

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He tries at least!

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he's a good teacher, and cares about the students. he is very amusing too. he's a bad teacher if the students don't do their work. if the tests are hard, then you need to work harder.

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If teaching students the wrong stuff is count as teaching, then god help the TDSB education system. HE CANNOT TEACH PERIOD.

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BEST TEACHER EVER IN THE UNIVERSITY!!! SO COOL AND SMART...GOD OF PHYSICS...

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He is a smart teacher. He seems to know a lot. But, Mr. Cope, problems are that you have to teach us with the enthusiasim

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A very hard marker! Doesn't explain suff clearly and does not tell you his expectations until after the quizes and tests. (

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Slacks off in class and plays with his toys, then justifies incredibly unfair tests with "you're enriched". If we're enriched u should teach us something!

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he's da worst teacher eva! doesn't kno how 2 teach, tries 2 talk about garbage in class, + gives low marx! if nething, switch out! TERRIBLE!

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It's true..if you work hard at home,you'll be fine..

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what can i say? the rating and all the other marks sum it up.

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He'll be all over you if you're late. Never do really well in transfering his lesson. If you do ISP (Independing study) for his courses, you'll be fine.

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the worst of his kind

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Absolutely terrible. He definately does not know what he is talking about. Very unorganized and unprepared.

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he teches okay, hard tests though, explains everything when someone asks, but he tries to be funny, and he is really not. ppl who study will do well

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I don't know why he is so proud

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he doesn't even know how to do most Part B questions...

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scary!

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dunno how he is marking

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he is not knowledged in any of the courses he is taking

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