Average 3.9 based on 28 teacher ratings
Steven McNamara is an English teacher at Marist College Eastwood located in Sydney, New South Wales. When comparing Steven McNamara's ratings to other teachers in the state of New South Wales, Steven McNamara's ratings are below the average of 4.47 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Marist College Eastwood is 4.37 stars.
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does not explain much he shouts things,makes bad jokes and laughs his head off.
very high standards

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was top 10 in the grade in english and then i got him and dropped to below the grade average !! he expects you to know everything and doesn't explain anything. Never explained anything about the exam and what we had to do instead we watches films and read a test numerous times and then wonders why the class average was so far below the grade average ! Been at Eastwood too long and should leave

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He goes halfway through a sentence than stops talking. He mumbles on most occasions. He gives us homework and expects us to just know it. He doesn't even explain things to us. He gives you detentions and doesn't even tell you what you did wrong. He is usually on holiday and we usually get a relief teacher. He doesn't even let us drink water on boiling hot days. He has no sense of humour. He doesn't even notify the class when we go in the classroom. Overall terrible teacher, would not recommend.

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Doesn't explain anything fully. Goes Halfway through a sentence and just goes back to typing. Expects us to understand and punishes us for not doing unexplained homework. Won't let you drink in a classroom even on a 40º day. Overall the worst teacher at MCE.

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The only hold-back is that the way he teaches. It is extremely monotone and boring which leads to the lessons being less interesting causing hardly any work to be done.

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I have him for english. He can be very, very annoying at times, but he is very knowledgable on the subject and very helpful, we learn a lot.

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Professional and yet the best in teaching. definently respects the students

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He is the best ever. Rock on Sir!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mr McNamara, hands down has the best hand writing out of any teacher. Always disciplined the trouble-makers (I was one of them) and gave out heaps of detentions etc.
All in all, I needed the discipline and looking back now, Steve was one of those teachers that I despised at the time but appreciated after graduation.
Thank you Sir!

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McNamara was probably the wisest teacher in the school in my opinion . Very Knowledgeable and caring guy, would always help you when you needed it and had a great way of approaching the students when they were struggling with school work. Definitely one the top 5 teachers to ever go through the school. I give him a gold star . In saying that the way he teaches wouldn't be for everyone . But for me it was awesome and very informative . 5/5 for effort

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For all you guys that hate him your a bunch of wusses cause he either gives too much h/w or he's too strict. He is a great teacher who is extremely knowledgeable and really pushes into a higher level. I have to say he is an awesome teacher

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He is a good teacher and is very knowledgeable however I wish he could get more involved with the class.

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A very nice teacher who has a good sense of humour. Sometimes gets a bit strict when he's in a bad mood. He teaches very slowly and creates a lot of awkward silence moments

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Overload i homework and very slooooww at teaching. Nice though.

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Exemplary teacher. Strict, yet likable, just and fair. Word list and heavy h/w regiment helped me immensely, defintely worth it. Shows how hard work pays off. He should teach Senior English too.

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He's strict but fair and a fair good teacher. His vocabulary list was a pain though lol. He's overall the best teacher

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He Gines So Much Homework He Stops Us From Havin A Life

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great teacher!!!!

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great teacher but also a great basketball coach

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hes such a great teacher. he really cares for all of us.

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Goes easy on us Yr 7's in English and is a very smart teacher!!

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hes a good teacher and tends to use humour in the class

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great teacher helped me a lot when i was sick and all. He teachs very well also. He is a bit strict but only when he needs to be.

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He is the one of the best!!! You need 2 pay concentration while he is speaking.

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Strct on work and makes lame jokes.

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this guy when i first arrived at MCE scared the crap out of me, i wrote an essay in my diary and i was afraid to get in trouble for the rest of the week. great teacher though.

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great teacher, i was crap at english and now im good

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cool interesting learn alot

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Best teacher EVER!!

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Marist College Eastwood is located in Sydney, New South Wales with an average teacher rating of 4.37 stars. When comparing Marist College Eastwood's teachers to other teachers in the state of New South Wales, Marist College Eastwood's teachers are below the average of 4.47 stars. Marist College Eastwood ranks 123 amongst all High Schools in the state of New South Wales. Learn More