The workload can be trying, however the material is exceptionally interesting. If you are the type of student who enjoys an engaged learning environment where open discourse is encouraged, then you will love E's classroom. The structure of his tests and assignments are comparable to what is expected of college students, so he is the go to if you're looking to prep for later studies-- but he is also helpful in guiding you and giving you the tools requisite to take on such challenging assignments
Mr. Ellinger is a man who makes you want to go to his classes. He has funny stories about when he was a kid.
Mark Ellinger is quite an interesting character. He's knowledgeable beyond belief, hilarious, supportive, and genuinely nice to talk to. After having had him in sec 3 and 5 I can say with confidence that towards the end, I thought of him as more than just a teacher. Now, he's a great guy, but damn, you've got to be ready to work. This is not to say that the work is hard...but there's a lot of it. Be bold. He gives you creative freedom, so take it. He'll love anything you for being zealous.
Possibly the best teacher at VMC. He knows literally everything, his stories are amazing, and his classes are awesome. Sometimes he's a bit pretentious and condescending, but overall he is just a great person. DON'T piss him off because he is terrifying when he's mad. And don't raise your hand again if you've already answered a trivia question wrong!
This man literally knows everything
By far the best teacher I have ever had. I learned more not only about English but about life in his class than I did in my whole high school career. Always looked forward to his class and made me motivated to succeed. Do your research and you'll get a good grade. He's available if you need help and makes time for his students if they show respect. He made my high school experience that much more amazing.
most genuinely nice man ive ever met. he really wants his students to succeed and has a sense of humour. great teacher.
Mr.Ellinger is a teacher who know what he's talking about he make sure that every student that walks out of his class learns something.
By far the best teacher at vmc. His tests are quite difficult but dont worry you'll somehow end up doing great by the end. I never learned so much in a class and hav never been so excited to attend someone's class prior to or since mr ellingers class. He is one of the few teachers who is at par with standard vmc sets. I loved him as a teacher and hope you all have a chance to experience his class because your vmc experience is truly not complete without it.
LOVE HIM! I don't even think he was a hard marker. His tests were hard but I did really well on essays, I felt like I got the mark I deserved. He always cracks a joke and makes class interesting.
best teacher ever! had him for two years but i wish i had him for all five...and it would be nice if i could have brought him along to college too!was always the highlight of my day! MISS YOU SIR!!
Even though he may not be the easiest teacher, he's a great help. You really learn a lot and most importantly, his classes are never boring!
Besides the fact that he marks really hard, he's an amazing teacher
It might be hard to get a high grade with him but he makes every class enjoyable. His crosswords help you a lot in later on!
He may be a tough marker, but his amazing teaching skills make up for it. It isn't until you start CEGEP that you'll realize just how much his class benefitted you. A really smart and interesting man.
One of my favourite teachers ever, no doubt. He is so interesting and his classes are amazing. It's unfortunate I only had him for 2 years. I would have loved having him for all 5 years! :)
amazing teacher.work hard and u'll do fine. his class is such a joy always! i wish i had him more than 2 years! having him chages ur whole highschool experience!
Mr. Ellinger is amazing. He's led such an interesting life. He makes you want to listen to him. His classes aren't the easiest, but his really helpful at all times. Had him for two years, he's great.
You won't get extremely high marks with him but he prepares you a heck of a lot for next year and you have fun learning at the same time !
BEST TEACHER EVER!! his classes are never, ever boring! you read interesting pieces in his class and have really fun discussions. I would attend this class in my spare time if i could!
he is the best English teacher i ever had!!i wish all the teachers were like him
He is the best english teacher i've ever had. He's amazing. <3
this man made me go from an F to an 84 in enriched english. he is the reason i was able to stay in enriched english and then bakos booted me down for sec.5. ellinger rocks.
I don't know what some people are talking about but...I did waaaayyy better than I did with Bakos. I got perfect on one response and close to perfect on one essay. I appreciate all he did for me.
ehhhh i never got the way he wanted me to write his essays! soo harrddd! so easy to get him off topic too. never gives bak work. shes ok if u hav him 4 only one year. 2 is too many
He's the best taecher you will ever find in the world. Charming, smart, fast-thinking and fun. Okay maybe he gives hard tests, but other than that he'll teach you clearly until you get it. BEST!!!!!!!
This man is the best freaking teacher ever. English was my favorite class ever, and he made it worthwhile. He has the best stories to tell and he is just so freaking awesome!
Ellinger is the absolute best teacher i ever had. He's so funny and always has something witty to say!!!! brutally honest explains everything rly well. english is the highligh of my day!!
Best teacher in the world. makes school worth coming yo. DUDE YOU ROCK! Great stories. Very funny
I remeber one year we actually made a petition to keep him in the school. Incredibly witty, charming, down to earth, honest, and fair. Has every great quality you can ask from a teacher.
ellinger is the way 2 go....hard but fair, brutally honest but chill fun and educational
Omg amazing teacher...i don't think he's mean or makes fun of people...he's just brutally honest! loll The first year i actually learn something in english
He is definately one of a kind. We are blessed to have him. Even if he doesn't correct stuff pronto,he is still a wonderful teacher.He teaches you much more than just english!
One word: genuine. He's got it all, i owe him big time. English isn't english if you don't have Mr. Ellinger teaching you. He's so intelligent and funny.
he's my favorite teacher ever...english was my least favorite calss till i had him... omg he's the best
omg HES THE BEST!!!!!! i enjoy being in his class. hes hilarious n i rlly like english wit him.. i rite so much better now:):)
The first teacher that made english interesting! His stories are great, and he helped me so much in english..the first year I finally learned something useful! You rock!
So much fun, even if he can never stay on the point for more than 20 mins. I LOVE YOUR WHEELCHAIR STORY MAN.
worst teache rever..never gives back any work...takes FOREVER to correct..and has favorites...definitately an aweful teacher MOST UNHELPFUL TEACHER EVER
very good teacher, relates to stdents, class is interesting, his stories rock, you learn a lot
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING... You will rarely find teachers like him!
HE'S AN AMAZING TEACHER!!! HE WILL ALWAYS BE MY FAVORITE ENGLISH TEACHER!
Mr. E you're the best! we crack up with u every class! you make english fun for once in our lives! i wish we could have you in sec.4 and 5 but wtv!ur the best!
It's always a pleasure to be in his class, but the work is still pretty hard. I never did really good in english until I was in his class.