I've heard plenty of horror stories about platt, but he's always been nice to me. Somebody once told me that he told them to turn off their insulin pump, because it was making noise. I doubt that that's true though. While he can take a terse tone he's a nice guy at heart, he offered us all tea from his tea garden. Overall he's a pretty decent English teacher.
At heart he's a sweet man. However, in the classroom he is constantly suspicious of students cheating or lying, has the tendency to show favoritism, and gives impossible quizzes.
John's an awesome teacher, really down to earth and a cool guy. He's a lot of fun to talk to as well.