He can be rude sometimes but he's generally a nice person and is a great English teacher.
Honestly his class is great! love the connections he draws to the literary time periods and what happened during them and how it affected writers. Doesn't expect students to take notes during movies and as long as you watch and stay off your phone he's great. Over all one of my favorite teachers in high school, lectures like a prof and teaches because he cares. Word of warning... Do NOT show up late more than a few times.
I had him as an English teacher and he has been my favorite so far. He's real and gets to the point. This eliminates people from fooling around. He is always willing to help and put student's first. Although he may be tough on individuals, it's only because he wants them to reach their full potential.
He's actually so funny and such a great teacher. He comes off as super judgemental and seems kind of arrogant but I feel like he was one of my favourite teachers ever, and definitely knows what he's talking about.
He taught us the lit course instead of gr 12 AP but I loved the history to it, minimal writing, simple tests, and tons of movies. I actually feel prepared for university, he was like a professor. He knows what he's talking about, but you have to take his opinions into account. He plays up the condescension as an act. He was very honest with us about life and the flaws of the school syst but still joked a lot. His tangents were interesting most of the time. I don't know how he still can't spell.
Dowhanuik is an amazing teacher, although his classes aren't for me, the one class I had with him was probably the only class of my grade 12 year that I actually learned something that stuck with me. Great guy, funny, and knows what hes talking about
BEST english teacher i have ever had. One of the few teachers who actually want to prepare you for post secondary. Wish i had him all throughout highschool. Other teachers definitely need to learn his teaching ways. 10/10- love u dowhaniuk!
Totally reasonable teacher, had him 4 years ago and what he taught me in grade 10 none of my english teachers after could teach me half of it. Put in the effort and you'll get a good mark. Pretty simple.
Mr.Dowhaniuk is like the old wise turtle, the type of teacher that gives you a reality check, and tells you how things really are. He is a fair marker and if you don't understand what you did wrong, JUST ASK and he will tell you. Don't worry he does not bit.
He knows his stuff like no one else. He is by far the smartest and best english teacher ive had. Not nice though. at all. in any way. If you have fragile self esteem leave.
this guy is unbeleivable, he makes fun of me EVERYDAY, and he discriminates all us europeans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he is such a bully to me, samthing need to be done!!!
I loved his phrases. "It's really actually quite interesting!" "It's really quite freaky!" He brought my marks up from last year 20%. There was a comic rivalry between us I will never forget :P
As for his teaching abilities, I think he's phenomenal but certain aspects about him are not appreciated. He is not willing to help, and I had some struggles which he turned a blind eye to even upon r
The only teacher who truly prepared me for what university would be like. Whether you like him or not, if you plan to go to university and you're looking ahead to the adjustments you'll have to go thr
Not a bad teacher at all. I had him some time ago, though (late 90s).
I have no personal issues with this teacher, but he simply does not teach well. He talks constantly for the full period, if you can't make notes on your own and learn outside of class you will fail.
Mr. Dowhaniuk has to be one of my favourite teachers so far. But definatly my best english teacher. he teaches you everything that you should actually know, and leaves all that shakespeare acting crap
When i first met Dowhaniuk I thought he was pretty chill. First impressions can last! He's a good teacher who will make fun of you if you do something or say something stupid, which is awesome haha
dowhaniuk appreciates hard workers. he'll give you a hard time, especially if you're chatty and/or goofy. he's one of the most solid teachers ive ever had.
Best English teacher in the world!!! Told me to do my work and not to be lazy and i will get good marks. And he did not lie.
His daughter was more helpful than he was. I loved how she played the flute in band camp :-)
Quite a fun teacher. Definetly not understanding when it comes to personal issues affecting school work. He can be an awsome teacher. But he takes no slack from anyone.
He definitely deserves way more than these malicious ratings written here.. He's very insightful and he makes you learn. Best teacher you can ever hope for in a high school!
He has been the most intriguing and insightful teacher i've had yet.
I think mr. d was an awesome teacher. still recognizes me around the city and always says hi and chats for a few minutes. best teacher i've ever had!
i loved mr. d! definately a great teacher. get on his good side and it's smoooooth sailing
Not one of my favourites. No matter how hard I tried, he never recognized my efforts...
An amazing teacher and an amazing person! He is definately one of the best I have ever had, and was always there if you needed him personally or academically!
Not a big fan. But he is challenging and that is hard to come by in the Highschool world. And if you get on his bad side, you're done.
good teacher, likes to talk in class things usually get delayed because of talking, but its always interesting, he expects alot from students eg. responsibility
I'm glad BCI is in the past, this guy made the last few days soooo horrible
Grow up!!! He demands lots from his students, mainly responsibility. If you don't like him, its because you're childish.
Tough marker but a great guy. Get on his good side and problems... none.