Average 4.59 based on 42 teacher ratings
Francis Butts is an English teacher at Malvern Collegiate Institute located in Toronto, Ontario. When comparing Francis Butts' ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Francis Butts' ratings are above the average of 4.36 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Malvern Collegiate Institute is 4.02 stars.
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Mr Butts is the best english teacher I have ever had. At the beginning, I really didn't want to like him, because he seemed like a conservative, stodgy old man, but after a while I realized how genuinely smart and kind he is. He genuinely loves teaching and wants his students to succeed and learn. He also has a lot of great anecdotes about his life. I really felt a genuine connection to him, and hope he keeps teaching. He even recommended an author to me that is now one of my favorites!

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In a dark time as a teenager, he was the only teacher who believed in me. He noticed my intelligence, despite my poor attendance, bad behaviour and lack of work ethic. While the other teachers judged me and wrote me off, he noticed that I was a smart person making poor choices and motivated me to try harder. He genuinely wanted me to succeed.

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He is a brilliant man, I am honoured to have been in his class

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He believes that his interpretation of a book or a piece of text is the only correct way to look at it. We've had quizes on our interpretations of a comic jokes, which doesn't make sense to me because how can you know what the author meant when he wrote it. He also quizes us on memorization of passages in Macbeth, which I failed because i foundnd it very difficult especially when it isn't even written in modern english. Don't expect and creative writing in his class.

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Hands down the best teacher I have ever had, and one of the smartest men out there. If you have him consider yourself lucky. Tiff, you're a gem. Thanks for getting me into University!

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Amazing teacher!!!!!!!! nothing more to say.

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One of my favourite teachers. He is not easy, or hard- he is fair. If you plug away and do your work, you will be graded well. He is also very unique. He switches up classes with readings, videos, funny music, and lectures. A former university professor, he has more knowledge of English/ History material than most. He prepared me for university very well, and I am grateful. Thanks Mr. Butts.

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Mr. Butts is a great teacher who will readily go off on a tangent if you let him. This uses a great deal of class time! You'll even get used to him saying "Uhh..well..." all the time!

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very clear, if you get in his class and pay attention you'll actually learn something. Pretty lenient on assignment dates. I've noticed him to be a bit of a tough marker but I am glad that I had him these past two years.

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Just absolutely frustrating...I was a 90% english student for 3 years and then dropped 15% upon entering his class. If you're not going to write what he wants then dont bother at all.

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He lost half the classes essays and he was like I believe you did it but you still get a zero cause I have nothing to mark..

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Mr. Butts is probably one of, if not my favourite teacher. His knowledge of history together with his dry humour, wit, and understanding of Shakespeare makes for an entertaining and highly informative

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Um..ahh..umm...(clears throat)...aaa..well... Love Butts! Great teacher and a great person!

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Um..ahh..umm...(clears throat)...aaa..well... Love Butts! Great teacher and a great person!

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Um..ahh..umm...(clears throat)...aaa..well... Love Butts! Great teacher and a great person!

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Best teacher ever!

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Love Butts! Great teacher, definitely a more sophisticated/ traditional way of teaching (lectures). Under-appreciated. Would love to have him as a professor. Wish I had him my last year.

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What a champ.

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needs to get his butt back to university teaching where more will respect him and actually learn. amazing teacher

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crazy conservative, all right sense of humor, marks relatively easy, class is way better than all other english classes at malvern

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Awesome teacher, i'm sad I didn't get him this year, he's very informative, has interesting stories and an easy marker.

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Love the guy! The smartest man I have ever met. Super easy marker. Definetly a kind soul, and always wants to help. Classes are interesting. Just ask him about his art, he'll go off topic for hours.

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wanted him so badly this year but i didnt get him - he was very good with extensions for good reasons and loved his miss stories - miss him !!

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At first I didn't like him but now I think he's amazing. Very interesting. I look forward to his ridiculous stories. Awesome teacher overall.

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Best English teacher ever. He made English fun and enjoyable.

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Mr. Butts is probably the smartest teacher in Malvern. His classes can be boring, but they're usually very interesting. His stories are freakin awesome, love him or hate him, you'll learn a lot from him

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Mr. Butts...so boring, but if you can actually keep yourself awake, he's one of the best teachers you'll probably ever have. Extremely smart and he really prepares you for anything that you need. I'll always remember him as one of my best teachs

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Straight up, excellent readign lists, a serious and "real" teacher, unlike the many who simply mail it in. MCI '01

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hated malvern! however, Butts was a great teacher and inspired many with his true life tales and insite. Malvern 1997.

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Mr. Butts was an excellent teacher who really got me ready for Uni. Great guy who can trade jokes with the best of them

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a good teacher but VERY boring. it's hard to stay awake in his class. every other word he says is "uh" and he's very monotone.

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Mr. Butts is fantastic. He made truly prepared me for University. He was one of the few teachers I felt ashamed handing in bad work to. Loved his stories, wish he would write a book of them!!

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Great Teacher, Makes you learn what its going to be like in University. hated him for the first few months, love the guy now. his stories are hilarious and he is an indivdual guy. Best English Teacher in Malvern.

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Mr. Butts is a champ. Has the best english class at Malvern. You just can't hate the guy!!!!

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draft dodger! Totally confusing and random.

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I think I learned more in his class, than I did in all my other English classes combined and I actually looked forward to them.

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Cool teacher, likes guns.

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despite how much i couldn't stand his class, looking back he was the best teacher at malvern

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Mr Butts is the greatest English teacher I've ever had. He's very opinionated, but loves when you argue as long as you have valid points.

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Was a really nice guy and taught excellently

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really good teacher, but intimidating

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likes to talk alot about himself but nice and fair

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