He is very hard to stay with, he takes very long pauses in sentences for no reason and can start writing something on the board and not finish and just forgets about it. You have to be attentive 100% of the time in his class or else you will get a horrible grade on the exam and you can not get that knowledge back. Overall, I do not recommend him.
Always available to help you. He CORRECTS your essays and papers when you go see him during the english workshop hours. Many people want to change teacher when they get him. Bad idea, folks. If you "copy/paste" what he says during class + go to the workshops if your english isn't that good you'll certainly get 80%+. The only thing I hated about him was his monotone :( But overall, very good teacher! He's funny when you actually listen to him :)
My Shakespeare's Tragedies class (2001) was boring because of his tone but the things he talked about were very interesting. But it was hard to focus on what he was saying because he was not very expressive. His exams were very hard but you could get good grades for your papers, he wasn't too harsh with those.
He has a lot of knowledge, it is interesting. I'm in his ICE workshop, and even it is boring, it helped me a lot with my verb tenses.
A teacher who knows his stuff... maybe too much; there is too much to remember! Low tone boring voice: you lose attention and miss important pieces of information. To pass his course, you absolutely gotta be in language program. Too hard for others!
Very hard, must pay attention at all times. Try to avoid having him as a teacher.
Although the exams are very hard, I think he grades papers fairly and he has a lot to teach. I took his Shakespeare's Tragedies class back in 2001 and I really liked it because I learned a lot.
Hardest teacher I ever had, for a course that doesn't necessarily require this amount of work and difficulty. Boring and endless 2 hours class where you fight against sleep, you study hours to end up with a 30% on your final essay... This class only brought me constant stress through the entire semester because the difficulty is too insane. If you don't write what HE thinks, you'll fail. No opinions in this class. However, he is available for questions in his office, and knows his stuff.
Mixed feelings here. He's a nice person. A strange quality he possesses is closing his eyes every time he explains something. He explains quite clearly too. However, his semester 1 class is so boring (almost puts me to sleep) but his semester 3 class is slightly more interesting. He just talks for 2 hours and you take notes in class, ugh. However, he's like a god-send for a good cote R, cause his reading tests are outrageously difficult, asking specific details from a reading.
Like the others said, do what he asks and you will get good grades. He give very tricky exams so be prepared to work hard before (if there is a book to read, make sure you have read it at least twice!
Yeah John Whitt was a pretty chill teacher
Really hard, but easy to follow. If you do what he asks and do not improvise, then you'll have a good note. However, be prepared to work. Don't start your projects too late.Do what he wants!Go see him
Hardest class. But he is interesting and he is great when you ask for help! Always available for students! :)
DAMN! HE IS SO FREAKING TOUGH but listen, after his course then you do have truly grasp English.
Essays are long and tests require a lot of studying, but I've learned more from him than any other English teacher! Piece of advice: read anything he assigns TWICE. It helps he's always available
You need to ask you a question. Are you at school to get good grades or to learn? If you want to learn...take his class!
He asks a lot but once you know what he wants it's pretty easy to get ready for his exams, just be very prepred. If you need help with your essay or if you hvae a question, he will take the time!
You cant have your own opinion, and he is too demanding. A 2000 word essay is short, even for a 10 line poem!
We learn unusuful stuff.Boring. Thinks he his funny well he is not. Asks too much (thinks we only have his class), we cannot be creative in his class since he wants us to basicly recopy what he says.
Very clear about what he wants. Doesnt let us have our opinion or style, but follow his and u have an easy 90. Very helpful with essays, know what he wants, knows his stuff.
He is Very Hard, but Its a good thing that we learn stuff, he really knows his stuff, and expects his students to do the same
Really demanding, I had him In Shakespeare and you basically have to know by heart all the play. He always talked on the same tone, but he knows his stuff.
He knows his stuff! You have to take detailed notes and attend all classes if you want a good mark.
His tests are way toooo hard!! He is a cool teacher but is very too strict on grammar... hard to pass!!
Meticulous. Hands back essays with a page-full of feedback, very refreshing. Watch your grammar!!!
He is a hard teacher & know his stuff. But when you know him, he is a cool guy!
the best english teacher I've ever had, he knows his subject, demanding
never had him as a professor, but he'S good with ESL!
Not an easy subject, but as long as you write in your exams what he said, you ok
He is so boring and his tests are very demanding. Don't get him as teacher.
WAY to demanding, his tests are way too hard compared to other english classes..