I know that RateMyTeachers is a medium students use to let out their frustrations.Mr. Girmay is unusual. He's not perceptive, his lessons take forever, and is uninteresting. Students are unmotivated to do work, and thus do poorly in tests, and get a bad mark. Remember that this is high school math. No easy marks. All work. If you listen to his lessons, he is pretty clear and understandable (85% of the time). He's very nice and answers any questions clearly. Your MINDSET is key to success!!!
I have to resort to learning by myself in this class. He's super nice, but there are a lot of things that I would like to say. If you're in this class and you don't have a tutor or extra class like me, good luck. You have to learn everything by yourself. Try to ask a question? You'll end up with a condescending rebut. If you want to pass or understand you have to read the textbook and learn your sheets. Good luck to anyone who is in this class.
If you'll have him for grade 11 may god help you.He is able to spent an entire class for an easy question and yet still not be able to found the correct answer.Lack of teaching skills.The only thing you'll improve is trying to stay awake during a his class.
His accent is a little hard to understand but other than that he is solid. Ask lots of questions and he will be happy to help. Loved him as a personality in the school. Probably the most easy going teacher in the maths department. Super chill if you get to know him and I suggest you do. He will definitely take your side of things in any altercation you may have (Personal experience). Fair warning though, math at AY is pretty hard so don't just blame him if you dont do well.
you do not want him as a teacher. he can't teach students that solely depend on teachers from school. the students that were passing his class had tutors or were naturally gifted in math. He's not afraid to fail you and wont offer his own extra help. Do your homework daily because you wont learn from him, you'll just be teaching yourself. He has the worst attitude towards his students which makes him unapproachable and does nooo corrections on your test so you wont know what you did wrong.
Teaches step 1 and 10 but steps 2-9 not explained! Very ineffective teaching style that lacks in explanation and basic method. Monotone voice.Test result return is slow. Teaches for most part off handouts rather than textbook. No parental interaction or outreach. Had to resort to private tutoring and math classes. Extremely disappointed.
If you go to him for help, he'll help you. He's a nice guy, but I remember REALLY hating his class. Sometimes he would get confused as he's explaining a concept and confuse the rest of the class. Boring voice.
He's lowkey hilarious with his hidden sarcasm but honestly I learned nothing from him. His voice put me to sleep, lessons never really made sense and he's obsessed with his water bottle. 90% of the class ended up with an average in the 60s
nooooooooooooooooooooot good teacher, was hard doesn't help
He is really nice and funny (in a totally lame way). I really like him as a person, and he is easily approachable. He is really reasonable with problems. However, he talks in this monotone voice that would do any lullaby justice. I slept through many of his classes. Never did worse in math, EVER.
I don't understand the hate for Mr. Girmay. He is a great math teacher. His lessons can be a bit dry but if you focus during classes and do your homework, you are fine.
He has taught me well! extremeful helpful, and gives students all the material they need to be successful in his class
knows math, teaches math well, tests are straight from homework, as a current grade 12 student, i can say that he prepared me well in grade 11
very very soft...i did not do any hw at all....and played itouch in class and other stuff..... half of our class were like this... and he didnt care...
nice guy... i feel bad now
Not a very good way of teaching... or should I say 'not clear'
Not a very hard teacher. This doesnt mean dont pay attention. If you dont pay attention or do your work you're likely to be one of the people who blames the teacher instead of yourself. He is very knowledgable and fair.
He's a really easy teacher for grade 10, but not sure for grade 11
well, he copied most of his notes from the textbook and he simply just read the textbook...had him for grade 11 math
He's a nice teacher and i think he was pretty easy..well for gr 10 at least.but i think he shouldnt be giving out the tests by marks. i didnt mind it though cuz i got good marks ;P still, I dun think ppl who got bad like that
nice guy... he was a fine teacher for grade 10 ... dont know about 11
he is very easy, but he doesn t know how to teach!!! sometimes, i m the one who teach him math!!
really nice guy but SUCKS at teaching...like he does it an understands it and stuff...but doesnt explain WHY youre doing it so you dont remember by the time of the exam
He should not teach math since he knows too little about math
I think Mr.Girmay is a nice teacher even though at times its hard to understand him...well i got good marks in his class anyways haha
talks to blackboard...can't speak eng well...knows his stuff..but doesn't kno how to teach..tests are easy tho
He has favorite ppl to hate,... and i hate him for that
He seems like a decent person. I like him as a person, but not as a teacher. He knows his stuff, but he doesn't know how to teach it. Reminds me of Mr. Magoo..
Very understanding and decent man. Good at doing his lessons....but quite frankly, sucks at performing extra help