Had him in Grade 10 History and Grade 12 Law. My favourite teacher at Pope by a mile. The dude is hilarious! Had my history class rolling in laughter at some of the stories he'd tell and imitations he'd do. I'm ready for university, and he's a big reason why. If I ever get arrested, I want him as my lawyer. :)
Although I did find creating 60 questions based on the textbook ridiculous, he remains to be one of my favourite teachers at pope. He was passionate and funny. Would definitely take his class again if I had the chance.
Knows what he's talking about, made me love the concept of law even more! Never had a teacher who was so chill but at the same time wanted his students to not only succeed but EXCEL in classes. DO NOT USE YOUR PHONE, but you won't need it, this guy is hilarious, he makes you want to be his best friend, but will reject you if you ask him to be LOL. Awesome teacher, TAKE ALL HIS DAMN COURSES
Doesn't get any better than Da Silva. Love his sense of humour. Knows his stuff!! Might even give out free legal advice if you need it. :). His class isn't easy, but if you work hard, you'll do great. Totally prepared me for university!! In my opinion, best teacher at Pope!
Definitely one of the best teachers at pope. Super clear in what he touches and gets the class to participate. He literally drags you by the feet to face any social anxiety when it comes to presentation. Fair marker and amazing person to talk to. Although I can see his favouritism, at least it's not as bad as Maclean (although it's hard to think who'll ever surpass her level of favouritism).
Hands down the funniest teacher in pope. You're fortunate if you've had him as a teacher and/or if you're going to have him as a teacher.
Da Silva made my last year at Pope fun! I loved Law because of him. The course wasn't easy at all, and he has high standards, but that pushed me. Best class I ever had in highschool - best teacher too. Gonna miss u sir! Thanks for everything!
This dude is smart! Knows answers to ANY questions. Tried to stump him and I couldn't. LOL! Has high standards which pushes u to be better w/o realizing it. Very nice guy and funny! Great class!
Funny and Smart! Made me love History and Law - never thought I'd say that.
Best teacher at Pope!! had him for Law and History. Very smart and very funny! Great!!
Awesome! If you're lazy, you'll find him difficult. Totally prepares you for university. So smart too! Knows his stuff! Funny in class and a very fiar marker. My fave teacher EVER!
he is THE greatest teacher ever. yes, i agree that he is in fact a perfectionist, but he is incredible. i wish i could have him again.
I loveeee him ! Best teacher ever. I understand the way he teachers so well
BEST TEACHER, he likes to act out the things he teaches. Hes funny
honestly, best teacher ever, hands down. people can say what they want to say, but this guy inspired me to do better things in university. YOU ROCK SIR!
one of the best teachers at pope! he's one wacky teacher..
He is an amazing teacher. I thought i kinda liked law before but i acutally love it now and i listen when he teaches because he just makes it good. He also cheers me up when im sad even if its @ my expense
One of the reason why Pope has a great History dept is bc of Mr Da Silva. There was never a dull moment in class, always interesting, one of the best highlights was the Mock Trial.
Funny guy but can give alot of work.. over all a good teacher
nobody prepared me better for university than the d-man! made me love law...he's organized, fun and he knows his stuff!! loved him!
he's da best...really knows his law...won't like u if u r lazy....best teacher at pope by far!!!
gimme a break..he's awesome!!!! if you failed you don't like him duh!! best teacher at pope 4eva. great prep 4 university!!!!!
he is a good teacher but he abuses his power and is unfair alot. not very understanding. Wont take law again.
great teacher....his law class is the best....got some good jokes too
he's tough but fair..a really nice guy.....knows his law!!!.....he's gotta be a cop or maybe was a cop?....best teacher i've EVER had!!
actually cares about us....wants us to succeed...can always talk to him about stuff
he makes you work for your marks...but he's real fair..why do people he makes fun of like it?
DaSilva's the best.....really knows his stuff! He's funny and really wants us to succeed. I was lucky to have him 3 times!
he's the man......I love him.....best teacher we have.....funny too!
actually cares about us.......great prep for university....funny as well
very good teacher. methods encourage students to try to succeed