Do not use your phone. LOOK AT HIM. Otherwise, you'll be "bad" in his books and that will impact your grades even if your assignments were very good. Read the instructions carefully and ask him questions if you are unsure. Overall, you'll have to work hard for your grade but you will learn for sure.
His class is one of the most difficult classes I have ever had. Had to work extremely hard if I wanted to get good grades but it is WORTH. When you go see him and understand properly what he wants you to do it becomes very easy to go through his exams. Everything is very structured. You just need to be careful. He might not seem approachable but he is a great person who really appreciates passing knowledge. In general, you should be serious about his class and go see him for help when needed.
He is really hard on is correction. If you want him to be of any use, you have to talk to him personally, otherwise he can be very unclear.
He is helpful when you go directly to him but in class, it can be tricky to understand what he is explaining. He is really strict and you should probably avoid having him as a teacher!
He is helpful if you go ask him specific questions during office hours. Class average is low, thus if you work hard it can help your r score. DO NOT TAKE HIM if you don't plan on working hard.Always pay attention in class and never use your phone. He likes keeping eye contact with students and he explains exactly what he wants, but you do need to listen and take notes.
He is really picky on getting an eye contact with everybody in his classroom. He evaluates every work with an English Exit Exam grid which prepares you to it. All the texts have a link and it helps on the final essay. If you have him, be ready to work hard. However, if you need help he is really open to help you out and you can make him read your essay to have reviews. I had him on my first semester and i'm going to have him on my second one and im not afraid. Just be prepare and it'll be fine.
Gordon Hebert is a very strict teacher. I've had him for two semesters and there are some good/bad things about him.
If he shows up on your 8AM class schedules, it's best to DROP him or you'll be screwed really hard (Unless you sleep at 10PM, but who does that?). My tips are to finish all your homework exercises as soon as you get them, they're 30% of your grade. His assigned oral presentations are easy, as long as you have basic points and go along smoothly you'll get 5/5.
He is the worst teacher one can ever get! He is unclear about the assignments and the essays. He will always find flaws in your work. Drop the course if you want to have above 70%.
He has improved, he tries to help students to the best of his abilities.
He is best with one to one help. It is best to see him after class in order to know whether or not you are writting according to his University level expectations. It can be to the benefit of students that he corrects with University level guidelines. Sir, you are not a bad person, we only need better explanations and you will see a great increase in positive reviews on ratemyteachers.ca.
Ok, sir, do you get a pleasure out of failing the majority of your class? You have already landed a succesfull career, so why do you want to take that chance away from us? Think about it. Is it right to abuse authority over students? Do you know that we are required to pass all our English courses to be accepted into University? Please, rethink what you are doing and give us a chance, please increase the marks so the hard working students may pass the 30% assignment.
teaching methods are old, unclear with explanations, grades based on his own judgement (which is completely irrational)... Basically he'll find any excuse to make you fail!
I don't understand all the bad critiques this teacher gets; our class average was 70% (which isn't bad at all). He is tougher on the better students and gives an enormous amount of handout which makes
Very hard marker, isn't clear on what he wants exactly. Even when you follow his guidelines exactly, he'll find flaws. AVOID if you want a good mark (above 70)
Gordon was my teacher in 1989. I found him to be an excellent teacher who recognized my hard work and gave me an excellent reference letter - which my employers admire to this day. i don't know why
Jeez,everyone seems to hate this guy,I think he is dedicated and enthusiastic ab/teaching
Good for learning how to write in science and in general, knows his stuff. Picky about paying attention. Your own fault if you don't work enough, but his student interaction needs improvement.
Very hard to understand what he actually wants for all his assignments. Quite sever too.
If your reading this and your in his class and the drop deadline hasn't passed DROP THE COURSE. This teacher has an ego trip in class, expects for you to be able to meet his university standards.
In a 34 students class, there were only 6 passing grades at the end of the semester.. Do I need to say more?
I find that he is a pretty good teacher. just listen to his lectures and read the stories and you will do fine. is a very peculiar. you'll notice he's always wearing the same pants
Avoid at all costs. Very picky, very hard. I stopped going to class because I couldn't stand him anymore. Drop his class.
Very picky teacher. Hard marker. Avoid at all costs.
oddly,i liked having him as a teacher,don't go off on tangents on your assignments, and do exactly what the assignments ask and you'll do fine..oh good tip, don't look at anything but him during class
Listen to him and you'll know exactly what he expects. Do the work like he wants and you're looking at a 90 in his class. He's tough, but nothing near what you'll see at the university level.
He is hard marker and picky. You have to do everything his way. Never contradict him. I didn't really liked him. His lectures are boring and his assignments are often unclear.
He discusses interesting topics but you have to think EXACTLY like him if you want 8/10 on assignements. He's such a hard marker it's unbelievable! So PICKY it's ridiculous and exagerated.
he's a nice guy and all. but he's unclear about what he wants you to do for homework. His marking scheme sux.
incomprehensible and picky,its true, you wont get ok marks unless you agree with him on every aspect of an issue or story.insulting too. settle for mediocrity with this guy...
He contradicts himself when he explains what should be done in an assignment. He thinks he's so much smarter than anybody else. Boring.
I really enjoy when we have class discussions & when he makes us work in groups . He's not as bad as most people think. Pay attention the first day of class because hes a hard marker.
His class is really hard. Make sure you do all his little assignement really well and that you use the format he wants.
loved him. his voice is rather dull, but he's a smart man. Everyone's just bitter cuz' he's a hard marker. If you bother, you can actually learn quite a bit in his class. And he loves you if you go to see him.
Absolutely miserable class. He's annoying, picky, strict, boring, tough, irritating voice... Not super hard class if you work hard enough, but very torturous.
Extremely boring, wont let you do anything else except listen to him very carefully(cant writeyourhomeworkdownorread something else even if you are not bothering him).I found that like all eng.teachers, he was a average markerif youhaveachoice,donttk
Gordon is a REALLY difficult marker, but really prepares you for the final. Lots of people fail his class. Make sure to go see him in his office ASAP and often!
Classes are very boring. He marks papers very strictly. If you put in a lot of effort, you might pass. REALLY BORING has no enthusiasm i must emphasize.
he doesn't know what he's doing. if work is not exactly like his it won't be higher then a D.
By far the worst eng. teacher in the school. Even other eng. teachers make fun of him. Very boring and very unclear as to what he wants for each assignment.
Definitely to be avoided, if possible. His style is monotonous, and if you get on his bad side you're pretty much doomed (I learnt this the hard way!)
He's weird,always strict and sometimes his classes are toooo long. ALways says:"Could you be a little more specific please".Bad habits:Scraching his head/nose
The most boring class in Champlain. His 2 hrs class is like HELL, and when u fall asleep, he will just call u to get out of da class! DUN TAKE HIM FOR ENGLISH!
One of the most boring classes ever taken, fell asleep many times each period. If possible avoid.
His 2-hour classes are like going to the twilight zone.
HORRIBLE TEACHER....very boring class....hard to stay awake...and it asn't elped mi engish at all!!!!
very tough marker, looks for sometimes too precise answers at times, i.e. doesn't give much leeway.
Most don't like him, get on his good side and you'll be fine
Understand his policies at start. Reminds me of Gap for all generations.