15 years since taking 2 chemistry classes with Mauro! I've not found such an excellent teacher. Besides elementary & high school, I spent 5.5 yrs in CEGEP (2 degrees) and 5-yr engineering program in university so I've had a ton of different teachers. NOBODY comes close to this guy for being gifted with explaining hard technical concepts clearly and with humour. He even warned us what university would be like and was 100% right. He has passion and tells it like it is. Do your work and be engaged!
He is a very knowledgeable teacher but his exams are very hard if you only learn by heart but if you understand every little detail of the theory, I think you can do well. You get 3 bonus marks at the beginning of the semester and every time you finish last in the lab, you get - 1 but you get +1 for finishing first. I personally didnt like it because it made it very competitive and stressful since it put more emphasis on speed than quality of experiment.
If you cannot handle a big challenge, do not take him. Albeit your grades are not that high as you could get with other teachers, R-score is fantastic if you beat the average. Exams look easy, but is, de facto, hard.
Excellent teacher. Got him for two semesters. Hard marker, I agree, but if you are a hard working person, you will easily get over 30 R score with him. If you are hard working, you will end up with a lot of knowledge and a good grade at the end of the semester. Also, he is always available to answer questions.
drop after 4 weeks if your just going into this wanting a good grade I would highly recommend you to not take him he dosent give out good marks he is sooo rude , annoying always tryna be funny.What I recommend is for you is TO DO SUGGESTED PROBLEMS LEARN THE BOOK INSIDE AND OUT EVERYTHING EVERY LITTTLE DETAILS also he dosent explain how to do the labs you just come and do it.Honestly you can pass this class but you just have to work fkgggg hard like nonstop no breaks and put everything second
His Exams are very hard, DO NOT EXPECT TO DO WELL IF YOU STUDY A COUPLE DAYS BEFORE, YOU NEED TO STUDY AT LEAST 2 WEEKS BEFORE. Very Theoretical, if you write something partially correct, almost 99% of the time you will get 0 marks on that questions. Don't expect him to give you partial marks for doing work on the page, he either gives you everything or nothing. Otherwise, very helpful. Don't worry if he's arrogant or mean, hes nice and he makes fun of you so you don't make the same mistake agai
He is very rude, also if you are not very good at chemistry better don't take him or you will end up hating him.
He's really a great guy, I didn't like his teaching method (theory) however he's always there to help in his office (he had the most office hours per week amongst all chem. teachers!) What I liked most about his class were his labs. He just leaves you there assuming that you know what to do - which is hard at first, but it really helps you to start depending on yourself rather than depending on the teacher. Exams might be hard at times, but if you deserve to pass, you will without any problems.
He's really knowledgeable when it comes to chemistry.But he can be quite arrogant and makes fun of you openly in front of the entire class.You better not object and talk back,he'll make you regret it.His tests can be a bit difficult and challenging,you can't really expect to get good grades if you don't do the assignments he posts on omnivox.Just be sure to do them all and ask questions before any test.Be sure to fully understand the concepts.Your sem can be stressful if you take him as teacher.
The guy knows his stuff, but he's a very difficult teacher and can be condescending at times. If you REALLY want to know your chemistry inside out, take him, but be ready for a very difficult and stressful semester.
BEWARE: dont expect to pass by doing the bare minimum. He is a very intelligent man; however his tests are involved and are heavily based in theory... gotta know your stuff inside and out and you will be fine. All in all, he is worth taking! Great chem teacher.
very hard tests. yes, he might know a lot, but he expects way too much from students
He is an awesome teacher, however his expectations are very high. His tests are hard if you study two days befor the test. Took him twice because he is really helpful, always available to answer your questions. Not to mention that he is extremely funny and cares a llot about his students.
Hands down the best chemistry teacher I've ever had. He explains everything clearly, gives enough examples as well as theory, and always takes the time to answer questions. He also has a way of keeping the class interesting. Very funny, too.
Best chemistry teacher in vanier, Hands down and I suck at chemistry. If your planning on learning anything he is the best teacher hands down. All these comments about him being a bad teacher are stupid, its probably a kid who didnt do so well and is insulting the teacher because hes mad. He is not mean at all, if you go see him hes probably the nicest teacher I have ever had. I didnt do so well in the class but I feel like the mark I have I Really deserve.
The best chem teacher at vanier he makes you love chem! Do his problem sets and you'll be more then fine! Wish i could take him again!! Whoever gave bad ratings are lazy people because he has by far the best knowledge in chem
if you work hard and do the homework sets you will succeed ! he was a great teacher very glad i took him ! :)
Mauro is the best (and hardest) chemistry teacher I've ever had. He is a very smart man and knows chemistry like you and I know the alphabet. Often times he swears and makes the class laugh. In order to succeed, you must really apply yourself. Advice: Do all the suggested problems multiple times, read the textbook and go to every class. That is the key to success. You will probably not to do well on the first test but once you get the hang of him you will succeed.
I have to say his knowledge on chemistry is profound. With that said, it is a blessing and a curse because on the bright side going to see him for one on one for help will clarify a lot of confusion. However, on the bad side, because he knows his stuff really well, his expectations on his students is really high. Therefore, you can expect a lot of hard work on your part to do well on his test (which are brutal), on his assignments and on the labs (believe they aren't any easier). Good Luck!!!
this man made me hate chemistry despite the fact that he explains things really well and i havve different reasons to say that. first of all his tests are unbelievably hard so u need to kill urself studying to pass them. secondly, his labs were like hell. he doesnt give u any instructions so u basically have to ask people around or go to his office everytime. very very harsh marker and could make fun of u in class .and dont be surprised if u see this on tests "ATFQ": Answer The Freekin Question
He's strict and his tests are pretty challenging but he's a really good teacher and cares for his students. Honestly take him if you have the change
Generally, good teacher, but very hard marker and his test is quite hard. You will not be that surprised when the class average for the tests is failure.
He is the best teacher I have ever had. He is an extremely harsh marker and his tests are very difficult. However, he is extremely helpful, he actually cares about students and will come in on a day o
take him, knows a lot about chemistry. easy marker. he usually gives you assignment to hep you study. don't buy a textbook, you don't need it. mauro is the book.
good teacher, always there to help but extremely hard marker... his tests are also pretty hard and you REALLY need to study HARD ! if you're good in chem you can take him, goodluck though
A good teacher who knows his material. Although, his exams were hard. Marks harshly. Always available if you need help, can be very sarcastic and inappropriate with jokes. If you like chem, take him.
Awesome teacher! Really knows what he's talking about, and doesn't mind sidetracking to get to his point. Final average was a fail, but if you want to learn, and you're interested in chem, TAKE HIM!
Good teacher, knows his stuff, but really hard exams!! Class average for final was a fail. Avoid if u don't do well in chem!
Great teacher, made class very interesting, but he is also a very hard teacher.
Best teacher I ever had, period. Listen in class, study and do a few problems before each test and you'll do fine. Test are a bit hard but if u do well, it will benefit ur R-score.
Mauro di Renzo is a great teacher, he answers questions and is very clear when doing so. Although you have to study and undestadn and NOT memorize concepts on his tests because his tests are tricky
Mr Di Renzo is an amazing man! Honestly, if you want the best and clearest explination, go to him. But his tests are EXTREMELY hard, so if you're not very stron in chem, dont take him. miss u sir! ;)
he swears to students, and just insults everyone. his tests are ridiculously hard. example: our last two tests for chem NYB the class average was in the 40's. and the final class average was 58!
SCREAMS in class. Treats us as if we are kids. He should learn some manners.
The best chem teacher I've had so far. Understand the material from the start (it's cumulative) and do his suggested problems. You'll do more than fine and your R-Score will benefit from this course.
If you do like to study chemistry take him. He's a little hard but when he explains you get to understand everything (unlike other teachers). He's the best chemistry teacher ever. Warning! Study hard.
He is funny, knows his stuff, and you'll know your chemistry. If you're a good student, it's also amazing for your r-score as not many people fail, they usually pass with 60's.
Bad Teacher, avoid at all cost! He is a rat! Very mean, not always willing to help you, if you wana fail take him and you will achieve your goal, very bad for R-score if your in access AVOID!!!!!!!!!!
excellent teacher one of the best chem teacher test are not hard if you do the hm very funny and always willing to help
AVOID! good teacher but his exams are extrmly hard. You have to be devoted to chemisrty to pass
Renzo is a really good teacher, he always makes his classes interesting,... BUT, his tests are extremely difficult, i studied like mad for his tests and still failed and im usually not a bad student. He also has a very bad temper problem and always makes fun of all his students for not getting a really hard question in his exam right... he insults his students all the time, he puts us down. DO NOT TAKE HIM!!!
Although his tests are really hard, he is a really good teacher. He helps you whenever you need help and he encourages you to work hard. He puts ambiance in his class because he is so loud and hyper.
Mauro is a very tough teacher, if you get 80's in high school, you'll get 50's in his class, Avoid at all cost if you don't want to ruin your future! I'm a very good example, I'm screwed!
He's the best teacher i ever had! If you ever encounter any problems or anything he will be there to help you, but before you go ask him anything be carefull to know your theory or else he will make you look like a moron! Very funny and very witty and quick ... he knows everyone and he will make fun of you so don't get on his nerves ... otherwise great guy and you can tell that he has a phd .... very very smart !
Study very well, especially theoretical parts of the lectures, and you'll pass his exams. Very tough, but hey, it'll only do you good in the long run! Hilarious teacher, very quick and witty.
Good luck falling asleep in his class. I swear this guy should do stand up. Like when he wants to be funny...which is always...ur bound to laugh...he remembers students and doesnt treat them like numbers, hes really entertaining and he KNOWS his stuff. PHD in chem, the guy will answer any questions. very willing to help also. watch out for the tests and gives a lotta pop quizes
Awesome teacher, is one of the only teachers to make my understand chemistry, take him, maybe his quizzes are a little spontaneous and difficult, but you learn alot.
Very talented,clear,interesting teacher. If you go see him he is very helpfull, and yes he will give u a second chance if you show him you care. He's a very hard marker, but there is not one class that you will not be interested in.
He is very very hard! and he is not the best teacher if you have troubles in chem....take him only and only if you are really good in chemistry! but be ready to have a low average!
ARG!!! He teaches very well and can easily captivate your attention. He is also very funny!!! but oh lala... his exams are quite tough! But if you study and keep up to date with everything... especially the theories... you'll be fine...
Very funny, dynamic and fun teacher but gives EXTREMILY HARD EXAMS. MUST READ TEXTBOOKS, DO THE EXERCISES OR YOU SHALL FAIL! He explains extremily well (he's also very hyper...)but you'll learn alot of CHEM if you have him.
yo this guy is a tough marker... when correcting exams, only his methods are the ones accepted even if other teachers think other ways are right... name:toons
he made me like chemistry!!!!! do not ask stupid questions, he'll embarrasse you in front of the entire class, but still the best teacher
Excellent teacher,he's funny,clear.His tests are hard if you dont understand.Take him if you understand chemistry I got 90 without doing any prob in the book.
cool teacher, fun class, hard tests, he takes best 2 out of 3 tests, must know your stuff & hmw to do well, overall good
His class rocks. If u don't understand something ask him, he's the best at that. On the other hand if u lust extreme tests (hard ones) take this man.
Well, I must inform everyone with a sincere intention that this guy will be hard 4 u. pop-up quizes really screwed me up. his exams??? the hardesttttttttttttttt
the worst teacher u can ever get for chemistry. Exams are the hardest!!!
Mo's a terrific teacher. He explains everything very clearly and is generally a fun guy.
not a nice man..sarcastic, rude loves 2 make fun of u if u don't understand. i wouldn't recommend him 2 any student
My favourite science teacher at Vanier. I have never enjoyed a science class so much. Funny, friendly, taught us to cha-cha in the lab! Study, you'll be fine
Hilarious teacher. It's true that his tests are pretty hard, but if you're willing to spend a little more time than usual on the material, you'll be alright.
Stoopid teacher ..... Even with a 99 percent average with him, he will make your final mark drop to 80.
Amazing teacher, funny, sarcastic gives candy occasionally, but his exams are freakin hard and he will laugh when u fail!
funny, explains really well, knows his stuff but beware of tests (tend to be tricky but study as if the test determins life or death and youll do super well)
hate his sarcasam. mean and not helpful. nice guy but prepare to fail if you have him.
Nice guy. Bad teacher. He will try to trick you on exams so watch out!!! Never corrects homework. Sometimes makes you feel stupid when you ask questions.
He is great.IF you want to know your staff =take him, if you just want to pass=DONT. he explains good,give great notes & his tests are very "INTERESTING.
Although he is sympatic, he is the worst teacher I ever met. He is not the type of teacher that has mercy. His test are very hard, FINAL EXAM!!!
this does it all... all u need to do is work for his class and u'll ace it. i should of failed my class to take him again hehehe
Good teacher, interesting, extremely clear and helpful. Tests are really hard. You need to study a week in advance, and read the txtbook in order to do well.
he's a really cool guy, but he does have a temper,i got kicked out 4 times just for saying a word to my friend! tests are tough but do-able, but POP QUIZZES???
explains VERY well, tricky LOOKING tests, but easy at the base of it. cool and fun...work hark and expect the worse and you'll do amazing.
pretty hard teacher, very sarcastic, tests are hard, goes too fast
great teacher, clear and funny, u'll never fell asleep in his class. his tests are tricky and hard, but he explains very good... recomended!
very good chem teacher.. knows his stuff.. exams are tricky and hard... u gotta study a lot to do well...
fun teacher loud and moves alot. exams real tricky, but if you study hard a few days before the exam you will pas for sure!
although he is a nice guy hes the worse teacher ive ever had he cant explain anything and currently pretty much all of of are failing his class
explains well. loud and obnoxious though, so sit in the back
AMAZING teacher.exams could be tricky and hard but nothing impossible
He is a nice and funny teacher. But, his exams makes you go crazy.
he counts the best 2 out of the 3 exams. u can afford to fail 1
ull have no problems w/ this guy except for labs.hes still a teenager at heart