I had Mr. Tallman about a decade ago and I still remember him as a great teacher. He didn't let you get away with anything but that's a good thing. Ten years later I think he was fabulous.
wow how can people compliment him...awful, jerk, bad teacher in every way
Tallman is great...a little bit on the oddball side, but great nonetheless.
I had him last year in bio (replacing my prior pregnant teacher). He can be humorous when he wants to be. most of my dumb peers didn't understand him.