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Kailim Toy

3.5 out of 5
3.5 Overall Rating
Based on 57 Ratings

11/11/14 - Mr. Toy is probably the hardest teacher I will ever have the only upside is he basically shoves history down your throat. You have no choice but to learn, and not in a good way. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 2.0
Clarity 3.0
Knowledge 5.0
Textbook Use 5.0
Exam Difficulty 5.0
3.3 Overall Rating

10/23/14 - When people say Kailim is a good teacher, what they really are trying to say is that he forces you to memorize or die. Rather than giving his students a love of history, he makes them hate it. He will ruin your GPA under the pretense of a "College Level" class. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
Knowledge 5.0
Textbook Use 5.0
Exam Difficulty 5.0
2.3 Overall Rating

09/12/14 - Mr. Toy is a good teacher. People say a lot about how he is mean and doesn't give the grades they deserve, but some of them just need to deal. I admit he is quite nit-picky about many things but he makes sure that you understand the material. Mr. Toy is good about teaching and making sure that his students are in touch with the world. Yes, he is a bit persistent when it comes to opinions but otherwise he is a great teacher to have. (and I didn't get an A so I'm not just saying this) Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
Textbook Use 5.0
Exam Difficulty 4.0
5.0 Overall Rating

08/16/14 - Homework are reAding assignments.if you depend on hw to help your grade you're doomed. He gives pop quizzes and deduct pts on misspelled words. Mean to students Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
Knowledge 1.0
Textbook Use 1.0
Exam Difficulty 1.0
1.0 Overall Rating

08/16/14 - Insecure and childish. Will hate you if you disagree with him and will pick on you for the rest of the year. So many unhappy students here that regret being in this program. They punish you for being smart. Teachers don't work with parents. Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
Knowledge 1.0
Textbook Use 4.0
Exam Difficulty 4.0
1.0 Overall Rating

04/05/13 - I found his class quite difficult. He does drill the ap subjects into his students, yet he does not allow the students to express their own ideas. What Mr.Toy thinks is right, is right. Outside of class he is a very kind and welcoming teacher, yet he is strict and bias during class. Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 2.0
Clarity 3.0
Knowledge 5.0
3.3 Overall Rating

11/13/12 - He's a great teacher, but his expectations are extremely high.
He expects you to read and memorize the chapter (~ 30 pages) in 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
His pops (I mean... "Reading Essays") and tests are harshly graded.
However, he prepares his students for the AP very well (almost a guaranteed 5).
Other than his strict history teacher-"ness", he is an enjoyable and a funny man who absolutely ADORES Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. :D
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Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
4.7 Overall Rating

05/23/12 - worst teacher ever. i've never met someone so unreasonable Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
Knowledge 1.0
1.0 Overall Rating

04/09/12 - he's a nice teacher outside. inside, when you're learning, when everything really counts, is different. it's a very hostile environment, and getting an a in that class comes a cost of almost killing yourself. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 3.0
Knowledge 3.0
2.3 Overall Rating

03/26/12 - that's a C answer Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 2.0
Clarity 4.0
Knowledge 5.0
3.7 Overall Rating

03/14/12 - Mr Toy's class is quite difficult and you will do terribly if you don't do the reading. I find that some of his pops and test questions are ridiculously inconspicuous ideas in the book. He expects you to memorize the book and do all the extra credit, and then maybe you'll get the A. You do learn a lot from his class if you can stay awake, and hes a really nice guy outside of the classroom. If only he could be so nice in his grade-book. Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
4.7 Overall Rating

01/17/12 - Mr. Toy is one of those teachers that people love to hate. His class is hard, you have to do hours of reading and studying to prepare for his tests, and the margin of error between getting an A and a B in his class is intimidatingly small. That all being said, this was the only class that even remotely resembled a college learning environment. Love him or hate him, he knows what he's doing and will teach you a lot if you're willing to learn. Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

01/16/12 - Mr. Toy was, without a doubt, one of the best teachers in the magnet when I attended NHHS, and if he is still there, I can only assume that this is still the case. I am unsurprised by the relatively low rating he has received; his classes wer certainly the most difficult I took, his strict nature is undeniable. Understandably, his popularity suffers for this. However, he without a doubt taught me more than any other teacher, and both of my 5s in history APs back this up. Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

01/09/12 - mr. toy is a nice guy outside the classroom but inside its all business, i feel he is a great teacher but his grading is so difficult that your ap socre reflects a grade HIGHER then what you really got, but never give stupid answers in his class Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
4.7 Overall Rating

12/17/11 - I'm sorry, but Mr. Toy is a very bad teacher. Not to say that he isn't very knowledgeable on the subject, but he is very intimidating and rude to students, his tests and grading policies are ridiculous, and any opinion that doesn't agree with his is wrong. His class is almost impossible, and will bring down your GPA, although you will get a good score on the AP. I am very good at history, and received a D in this class. Many people did worse. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 2.0
Knowledge 5.0
2.7 Overall Rating

11/10/11 - he's such a great teacher. he's soooo easy and understanding. not to mention his tests are super easy and contain materials that we covered in class. like all i need is a good night sleep on the night Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

09/26/11 - I took AP Euro and AP US History with Toy, and boy were they difficult. His tests were created in such a way that it was hard to get an A even with massive studying. He would be so picky on the essays Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

04/19/11 - way to hard unless you are extremely into history, he cares but doesn't realize there are other classes, brings down grades in other classes unless you are extremely smart AND hardworking Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
1.0 Overall Rating

03/23/11 - The fact that several students were able to receive 5s or 4s in their APs while having Bs and Cs in his class says something about his unrealistic style. If he is aiming to teach, then he should guide Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
1.0 Overall Rating

03/23/11 - Easiness: History is nothing but memorizing. Having someone give you these answers instead of aiding self-analysis to help in memorizing doesn't help.

Helpfulness: Someone asks a question? "Sorry, no
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Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
1.0 Overall Rating

12/26/10 - An excellent teacher who anyone would be lucky to have. He's tough but his class is well worth the effort because you really learn a lot from him. Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

12/13/10 - mint chocolate chip! Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 4.0
4.5 Overall Rating

05/04/10 - Lectures are easy to fall asleep in. When asking in-class questions, no one wants to answer because of intimidation and a sense of self-degradation when told the answer is wrong. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 3.0
Clarity 2.0
2.5 Overall Rating

02/06/10 - Easily the worst teacher I have ever met. Intimidation is not a teaching tactic. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
1.0 Overall Rating

07/02/09 - A nightmare of a teacher and a class. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
1.0 Overall Rating