I was one of those as described in previous ratings as an "um" and "erm" student. Even though I took a lot of hits, he is still one of my most respected and memorable teachers. His lessons are truly valuable.
At first seems scary and mean but after a while he's a really great guy
One of the most knowledgeable teachers at this school, his lessons always help students learn new things at an extremely fast pace. While he can be quite strict, his discipline leads to vastly better results within the class. His knowledge of Latin, Theology, and Literature is truly astonishing.
Difficult teacher, spends a lot of time disciplining, very knowledgeable.
Easily the class I am most scared by, some of his learning tactics a bit quirky, hard to ask questions difficult to receive help but a very smart man.
Awesome teacher, he can be difficult and scary to students and targets those who need help. However it can be a little intense and intimidating. Asking questions can be difficult if you don't use perfect english, grammar and use "umm" or "errr" during a sentence, essentially he can't stand inarticulate speakers. He's got a brilliant mind, but a hard mind to crack. Once you understand him then you're set for life, but if you don't.....you're in for a hard year my friend.
Yes, class time might be a huge rush, but at the end of the day he is a bloody knowledgeable, thinker. Straight up
Dr Collins is a great teacher. He is far more knowledgeable than any other teacher at scotch. Especially the other English teachers.
Dr Collins is not in the right field of teaching, he should be teaching university students, not senior school students.
Best English teacher at Scotch. He exposes the idiocy of the bogan students and instills much-needed discipline in them. The world needs more teachers like Dr Collins who maintain standards, ruthlessly correct illiteracy and ignorance, and effectively instill discipline through an iron fist combined with public humiliation.
He's a good teacher, but he'll tear you apart for the smallest error.
Very effective english teacher. Bit harsh at times, but if you had to choose an english teacher for year 12 to get the best possible reults out of you it'd be him.
this guy is the best teacher there is, knows his stuff, funny guy and just a champ, may seem tight in class but outside of class just a nice guy
GREAT GUY..FUNNY, as long as you dont get in trouble
very tight, but knows his stuff well, a great lit teacher.
If you're a good student and don't get in his way too much he's a brilliant teacher and classes are absolutely hilarious. If you're a bad student... Well. It's lots of fun watching him abuse the other kids - he ripped up a kid's messy folder the other day. Definitely knows his stuff though. Enjoyed his classes. Although he can be unhelpful at times when he thinks he is clear and is not. If you don't understand he encourages kids to ask but when you do you get treated like a 'bonehead' to quote the doc.
The doc is scary person but i give him credit for being a good teacher
This guy's funny as. Just don't be the one he is bagging.
Every class is a laugh riot. He knows his stuff. But he is tight and strict. Thats why he's funny.
Fancy with the books and stuff. But, he's cool cause he bags other kids so badly. It is funny but just don't become a victim. I think he can teach well. But he is unpredictable.
absolutely the worst teachers to come good for education but for unfunny jokes or how he mocks others
An extremely intelligent man, great teacher. My writing improved a lot, and his passion for literature is clear.
Dr. Collins is the truly the greatest english and literature teacher i have ever had. The people who spend their time whinging on this website about his teaching style are only proving themselves as weak. If scotch students really want to succeed in the real world they have to learn to handle a tough teacher once in a while. Absorb what Dr. C has to say and your marks will only go up!!!
A bit strict, and expects homework to be completed quickly. Sometimes does not really mark work, or provide constructive criticism. Leaves presentations, etc... for a long time, sometimes forgetting completely about them. However, he can provide some valuable knowledge. More egalitarian class needed, and he needs to stop demeaning students. If he's personality were better, and his style of teaching (all speaking) was refined and improved, he could become on the the best english teachers, in my opinion.
Very strict and seems quite mean at first. However once you get used to this u can learn a lot from him,
Dr. Collins is Very knowledgable. Ironically, almost all the bad comments made against this teacher have spelling or grammatical mistakes in them. These mistakes definitely say a lot about the students who wrote the comments.
great teacher,very clever..some can find him intimidating
A bit of an egotist - as most seem to know, but you definitely learn a lot from him. His manner can seem a bit intimidating, but it's probably just because he knows you haven't done your homework. :P
We get the feeling that this teacher is disliked by many. However, on the other side of the coin, he IS quite an effective teacher, and can actually care about his students (sometimes).