He is a good teacher but his test are ridiculously hard
He's a great teacher and he knows quite a bit. Sometimes it's hard to understand what he means the first time he says it but he can make it clear if your willing to ask for help. Honestly one of the best, if not THE best teacher I have ever had. Too bad this is his last year.
Scary in the beginning because hez serious about evryone getting good on all the homework and stuff. Got to concentrate on what he sez though
He was easy to talk to, and gave me a lot of pointers for getting my daughter to get better success. I am glad that she had him for a teacher this year. Thank you.
My son was in his class three years ago and he was ok. My daughter really enjoys physics this year. I guess I was too hard on him earlier. He ended Dec with an interesting project that really got one group of girls working.
My son did not like physics in the beginning. I did trust Mr. Oja and did not let him drop the class. Now, he comes home with something wonderful to say each and every day. He actually likes his other classes better now too. Thank you.
Hez the best teacher. We are all making musical instruments in physics. I had trouble with mine but now it is working. I wish I could play mine as the big guy can play his Pan thing.
Will actually teach you useful lessons. Best teachers I've ever had. He enjoys when you bring him food :P but by far my most knowledgeable teacher!
I don't know what I want to do, but I want to take philosophy next year. Oja makes philosophy interesting.
I learned a lot about philosophy and a lot about learning. I learned about scholarships but I found out about a few but it was late.
I was worried before I started class but he is great. There is physics in everything and I luv class.
Hez philosophy class was great. I learned a lot about philosophers and what they said about all sorts of thigns. I also learned what was wrong and how to discover that on my own.
Excellent Teacher. Obsessed with getting you to learn.
good teacher knows what hes talking about im accually learning something in science this year
Wrote me a great letter for university scholarship and I know I learned a lot from both the physics and philosophy courses. Thanx much.
He should not repeat things so much for people who are late or people who don't listen. Hez exam was hard but I kept my A and I am happy.
easily gets off topic doesnt explain very well very repetitive disorganized
hes pretty good, needs to hand assignments back quicker.
awesome teacher, only class i actually learned something useful
He helped me with my MCAT examination. I don't think that all physics teachers do this.
He made us work hard. I wish everyone in the class wanted to learn.
I can ask him any question, and he has something to say to me. I always leave with lots ov learning and with a lot more questions. I hope I am in his class for next years physics class.
Great Teacher, If he doesn't like you it's probably because you don't do anything in his class. Very Knowledgable teacher in his subjects and in general information.
He is great, but he should do something about the students that show up so very late for his class. He repeats stuff and that just holds us all back. Otherwise very good and entertaining..
He spends time bringing physics to life for everyone. I like the class. People who don't do any work probably don't.
He helped us review for the science exam and I am sure I got an A on it. He was great and I wish I could have him for grade ten too.
Looking through my brother's binder, I can see that this year's Physics course is going to be fantastic. Oja does the physics of everything.
His got no notebook. He knows everytning. I asked him a question in Philosophy & answered it in about half n' hour but he knows the names & books. Great course ... great teacher.
I do not care for the man but I do wish I had learned what I learned from him about learning a long time ago. I did well and I am ready for University. I know I did well on his tough exam.
gives lots of talks about Kombat Abkido and is very far by the time exams comeHe does give you snapple and m&m's if you are nice or ask. He gives lots of the work straight from the book
Well... what can I say about Mr.Oja? All I can say is meet him, have your own conversation with him and build your opinion off of that, not by what other people say, (They're probally failing anyways)
Don't talk to him about calculators, or Merlin, or Climate Change, or Aikido, or action movies or just about anything because you will be talking about physics and doing math in a few minutes.
I like him. Don't let other people's opinions of him turn you away from his class. You want him as your teacher, not just to learn the school material but to learn so much more about yourself!
He's good at teaching you how to teach yourself I find, though he seems to have lost sight of actually teaching the subject. I get great marks in his class but he needs to find a better balance >>>
I am at Waterloo again this year, and I remember making medieval war machines in our Grade 12 class. I remember doing a Martial Egg Drop competition too. I liked his class.
Planning was an important lesson, but I don't think that everyone learned that lesson. We had many lessons in class, but I don't think everyone came to class.
He taught me Physics three years ago. The course was fantastic. I learned a lot from him. He does not work well with lazy students. Just ignore them.
knows physics, tends to rant, hilarious, must take class, it should be called life class. if you work hard, you will have a good mark. will beat you up (martial arts). seems unhappy.
very intelligent, and down to earth. i find he has an "unorthodox" method of teaching Philosophy, however, that's what makes it an interesting and fun class.
Philosophy is the only course in high school that I want to take again. I learned a lot of important things from Mr. Oja, and I apply the things I learned in class to my life every day.
Nice guy but lets you know when your on his bad side. FYI ASKING for detentions isn't easy. One of the best years of science I had, dispite not knowing anything about Astronomy!
He is one smart dude, wow. He doesn't give the easiest work but hes ok. But oh he's KOOL!:P
HIs study methods actually work. I've still got all of my index cards, and they're more useful now than ever before. I use them in all my university classes and my classmates are hooked on them too!
Don't take philosophy if you are expecting an easy course!! I had to hand in one of my essays twice!! I think that he likes to find mistakes in people's writing because he wrote all over mine.
I have invested in index cards, I have my learning office at home, and Friday I received word on a University acceptance. I have $ 14,000 scholarship !!!! Learning how to learn was the secret!! TYMO
Great teacher, but if you slack in his class you don't get sympathy. Your mark reflects how much work you actually do. Don't try to argue with him either. A few more exciting labs Mr. Oja!
I had to resubmit my high school philosophy essay THREE TIMES, and I was angry at the time. But, I have my LU marks in front of me, and I have an A average. I can write a fair good paper now!
He is considerate of the well-being of his students and understands situations outside the classroom. He realizes that other things may be going on at home, then just his class.
He met with me, and we spoke about solutions to my son's lack of motivation. He also gave me a large handout of nearly 30 pages. It was filled with ideas and suggestions.
Oja met with my Mom early in December and now I have a schedule for my study & review. A final exam from 2002 was my Christmas present. Ho!Ho!Ho!
Mr. Oja is a very respectable person (IMHO). He is able to cover the cirriculum effectively while still having time for motivation, strategy, and ... yes!! Martial Arts!!
I find Mr. Oja's teaching technique very useful; he makes science interesting (as if it wasn't already). I must say I enjoy his philosophical analogies more than his defense ones.
An excellent teacher who has prepared me well for University. Those who dislike him are slackers and their marks reflect that. His classes are for the motivated.
He wasnt that great of a teacher. The most I remember from his classes is that his daughter was a great student and he read his cue cards during breakfast.
We did a cool electricity lab that even the Seniors did not do before. I'm glad that I am at this school, and in Oja's class.
Philosophy was supposed to be easy. It is not easy, but it is fun. Sometimes I almost break my brain thinking about some of the stuff. You need to listen.
This guy knows EVERYTHING about Physics. I almost run to class to find out what we will be doing for each and every day.
I learn something each and every day. I think that his everyday examples are the best I have ever heard. I wish I could have Mr. Oja for every science class.
I heard "Bring Me To Life" coming from his Philosophy class. Easy right? No ! We learned a lot of serious Philosophy too. Great class. Great teacher !!!
Funny guy. Great stories, but needs to lay off on the self defense demonstartions and stop scaring off the girls.
When I was in Grade 9, I was scared Oja would eat me....He was a great teacher for Science in Society. I loved the class.
the big guy who takes every hat he sees. very smart and has a lot of theories and stories to keep you entertained.
He picks on me all the time. He knows more than the textbooks do. Tests are to hard I doubt he can pass them. I put time in my planner to fill out this survey.
Mr. Oja ia a genius!! I owe him a HUGE paycheck when im rich!!
Mr. Oja is the greatest teacher i have ever had!! he is the coolest!! I learnt soo much about planning my life!! Someone should give Mr. Oja a raise!!