Those who say that he "got off topic" clearly didn't understand him. He didn't get off topic, he taught you things without you even realizing it..he is THAT good of a teacher.
This man is my idol. He made coming to class worth while.
Sir, you made me like french. Because of you ive decided to do international business in france. I entered gade 10 hating french and left loving it. I guess one person can make a difference.
Thank you Sir, for everything you have done for me. You were the one who said to pursue teaching and I am. Never took a note and that was fine with him. Put effort into you if u showed it back. Thanks
man i am so dissapointed that you left..seriously the grade 9's just coming in that didnt even get meet you are missing out!! u will be miss a lot! ur replacement is nice though. aurevoir monsieur!
Thanks for all your patience in class and the university scheduling help!
i love this teacher so much, and i never got to be in his class. i would skip mme.patellas class to sit in on his. sir, your amazing. dont retire:(
Too bad you're retiring, sir. Education in general will miss your passion for teaching. For those who didn't have him...you missed out big time. Tough, but fair and caring.
You're right sir; the more I participated the more I understood and the easier it got.
Best guy ever, I learned so many things in his class and a lot of it wasnt even french.
He tries to be funny way to hard. Its hard to concentrate because he keeps making jokes or whatever and getting off topic. He can funny but he does it way to often.
MR Bortolin u are awesome best teacher at holy names and by far the best french teacher ive had, too bad ur only my teacher for two years
has to be THE best teacher i've ever had, mde my semester a lot more fun, too bad i only got his class once
Just plain amazing this guy makes my morning every morning thank you so much sir u rock my world
Any negative rating about this guy is straight up BS. He's the best teacher I have ever had. Period. You could walk out with a 2% in his class but you'd have learned so much. Thanks for everything sir
He is very cool. He knows soooo much about everything. I'm glad I'll have him twice before high school is over:)
Just finished 1st yr @ u. Thanks for the great preparation.
Good teacher, agreed - but the hero-worship needs to end, honestly people.
Definitely the most amazing teacher! If you haven't gotten him, you've really missed out. Always a step ahead of me! He taught me so much.
PERFECT. Learn how to play "the game"; you'll learn more here than any other class - and not just about French. Wonder how 1 person knows so much about life.
WHEN IT COMES TO HUMOR HE'S THE KING OF THE CASTLE! AND WHEN IT COMES TO SCHOOL HE'S THE BEST TEACHER.IF U EVER TRY TO DISS HIM,HE'LL BURN U.HE'S NEVER SERIOUS!
This guy is very bright but he has a serious ego problem, he thinks is fun to push around high school students, which is pretty sad, if you think about it.
He thinks he knows everything about everything, the sad part is...he pretty much dose. You awesome sir!
the only person that is always 5 steps ahead of me...loved playing the game...learned so much about EVeRYtHinG bc of you your inspiring!!
I had him in grade 9, he is the reason i'm going to take French throughout highschool. second period first semester 12/15/2003. YOU RULE
You are the BEST wish you were my dad thanx for everything
sir you are the best teacher in the world!! you rock
u are the best french teacher. bettar than tose lousy grade school french teach
His class isn't all about french; but about our future!
Had him in Grade 9... last time i ever took French. Thanks.....
sir you rock, awsome teacher, showed me some true values
For a guy who wants to be hated, he sures make it hard
Somehow, everything seems to lead to something else in that class
talks soooo fast! haha! i was scare of him in grade 9! very funny!!
BeSt TeaChEr EvEr!!!! The ReasOn Why Im TaKiN FreNch ThrOUghoUt HighSchOoL
The most influential teacher since highschool. He is great! I got into OYAP sir!
makes you realize how important languages are and makes learning fun!
Funniest man I know! He gets your attention like no one else- phenomenal teacher
The best french teacher ever,i enjoyed his french classes even if he made me cry
Hilarious and always challenges us. One of a kind, and the best.