Many people hates on Mr.Prior but I find him to be a reasonable teacher. This goes for most classes, but if you focus in lessons and don't slack too much you will do just fine. His tests are usually out of a lot of marks, which I liked, because one mark wouldn't count as a lot of percentage. Definitely flip through the WHOLE test first though! It'd be terrible to leave out a question or two.
If you get Mr.Prior then you're in for a hard time. He has harsh punishments and will take off way more marks than necessary and don't be surprised if you get a 0 for one think he doesn't like. Also in his tests, you think you're almost done and then you see the couple of paragraphs you have to write in the end with 10 minutes left.
I had Mr. Prior in grade 11,He may be a good teacher to some, but he seems to only teach the "smart people"in the class. His lessons were hard to follow and he showed favoritism to some students. He tends to pick on certain students and makes them feel low of themselves (like me lolzz).
Mr. Prior's knowledgeable about physics. I learnt to copy notes extremely quickly in his class. He incorporates games and projects that are more fun (and applicable to real-life) than reading from a textbook, though they're usually unrelated to the curriculum and time-consuming. He'll help students in a roundabout way. When sample problems are done, don't expect full-solutions but he'll go over how you should do the problems. He gives mark-breakdowns and seems fair in his marking.
He is a downright awful individual. It seems as if he doesn't care about the well-being of students and treats us as a mass rather than individuals. Extremely rude in hallways and kicks bags around. Never answers questions properly and hates the music students. I feel bad for you for him. One plus side to him is is formatting, but aside from that, please try to make an effort with your kids.
Smartest teacher in the school
The best teacher in the school. Very fun and very young
Knowing I have science every other day of school with Prior honestly makes me cry. While I sit in his class I realize more and more that he treats every student as if we aren't individuals. He is the least understanding teacher I've ever met and it feels as if he's trying to get me to fail. When I ask for help he never actually answers my questions....
Just read the textbook honestly the stuff he says in class won't help you too much with the exam :p
He likes to talk about real life application stuff but make sure you are still doing the textbook work LOL
I dont like the random assignments he gives :/ its so random and doesnt help with what we are learning
Lots of pop quizzes
The marks he assigns are random... LOL ask for a mark breakdown always
He spends the whole period giving useless pop quizzes. His slideshows and notes are useless. Honestly, I do not know how he inputs marks either. Some people who do poorly on tests get their marks boosted, and some have marks that drop 10+ percent for no good reason. If you have him and suspect that there is something wrong with your mark, ask him for the mark breakdown. I honestly think he just assigns people random marks.
I had him for physics. Prior taught things irrelevant to the textbook, but at the same time I think he was trying really hard to inspire and relate physics to real life applications... but they're too complicated to understand! I can see he puts huge amounts of time making the test packages and presentations, but he should focus more on doing practice questions in class and clarifying concepts in physics.
mr.prior is a blessed teacher.
Omg worst teacher i ever had, his projects are so time consuming, will not help me in real life. Lazy marker, with level 1/2/3/4 stickers instead of an actual grade. Never shows us mark breakdown, and very hard to find in the school.
A very very smart guy
My god. They should just send me to iraq to defuse bombs rather than to send me to his physics class. He is a smart man but cannot teach, in other words, good luck to anybody who gets him and just study from his textbook
This year i had Mr.Prior. I thought it would be okay, but then i decided a dog would have taught me better. He is bad, doesn't help when i ask for it; answers with a stupid response that no one gets. His marking scheme makes no sense and sometimes he loses you assignment and tells you that you handed it in late.
doesnt teach at all doesnt teach at all doesnt teach at all doesnt teach at all doesnt teach at all doesnt teach at all
His a nice teacher over all, i don;t get the hate he gets, i mean he was my teacher for 2 years i had no problem with him at all. Male student here.
He makes you take pages of notes in class. You end up needing none of it for the exams at the end. He never answers your questions properly, he simply asks you to check the textbook again.
smart guy but doesnt teach, just makes us make motors and speakers =.=
He goes through slides way too fast. When you ask him to go back so you can copy down the rest, he always makes some snarky remark and keeps going.
he doesn't explain, doesn't write notes. he never goes through sample problems. even after a test, when taking it up, he isn't helpful at all because he doesn't go through the solutions or the right way of doing it. when i asked him a question he didn't explain clearly either
Mr. Prior is a good teacher you just have to do the work he gives you, don't blame the teacher if you don't even try. :)
terrible teacher. blabs on about useless things when we're supposed to be reviewing for a test or exam
One of the best teachers I had during my years in Agincourt. If you've had him for years before gr.12 he'd push you to work harder. If your lucky to have him in gr.12 he'll reward you you very nicely, trust me.
Not very bad this year, nobody's failing so far, and I feel I actually am surviving physics!
Worst teacher I ever had. Unclear in explanation, does not go through material thoroughly in my opinion.
very interesting and teaches well. he's reasonable, i dont know why people think he's so bad. he's the best sci teacher i've ever had
worst teacher ever! gives you a quiz every class in gr. 10 science! walks around in shorts and sandals everyday and keeps windows open when its like -20 outside!!! he is mean and cold!
Needs to work on his emotional intelligence. I'd give him a negative 10 for that.
He is not a great science teacher. Gives bad explanation and always talk about chinese stuff
Totally NOT understanding or lenient. Doesn't give a damn about his students. If you have a problem, just forget asking him for help. The worst part is that he SMILES while he gives you attitude.
Very unpleasant man to be around. doesn't care about you. Drop his class if you have him. If you have him for grade 10 science go to guidance and change.
Trys too hard to be funny, but a pretty nice person. Hard to understand sometimes, but if you have the guts to ask him, you'll be fine. Pretty helpful, if you are welling to ask. Pretty patient and watch out for those pop quizes even though they are quite easy most. They are mostly crosswords.
he can't teach calculations. he gives us a problem, and we just understood, then he jumps to a super hard one. he always does that.. but he gives interesting facts
Teaches hard stuff, but explains well. Just have to take initiative to ask. Very "egg"-like though =)
he's funny, very, very interesting stories about stuff... good physics teacher. im learning a lot! my fav science out of bio, chem, and physics.