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I do not understand why people do not like Mr. Toy. He is not difficult, at all. Most sophomores, by the end of the first semester, agree that Mr. Maine's Physics classes tend to be more demanding that Mr. Toy's class. Mr. Toy is a very methodical teacher. Respect him, follow his rules, don't pick up the stapler, don't be a fool, and give A answers. It is not hard. There have been plenty of A's in his class in the past few years. He's a generous teacher who has no time for bullshit.
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
worst teacher ever. i've never met someone so unreasonable
This guy is a complete jerk to all his students. the class is 99% boring and 1% pure hatred and death. NEVER TAKE THIS CLASS!!!
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.
that's a C answer
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.
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.
Mr. Toy is a terrible educator - his teaching style is both hostile and degrading, driving students away from the subject material. He openly chastises students when they make mistakes and mocks students for giving the wrong answer, discouraging them from opening up and allowing them to grow. I also feel as though Toy doesn't understand the role of high school teachers. While a lot of his students do well on the AP, the majority leave his class never wanting to study history again.
I had him for AP Euro and US history. I passed both APs, but the only thing I learned in his class was how to BS my way through 2 years of fear, boredom, and freezing classroom temperatures. He teaches through intimidation - a highly unnecessary method. I will never forget how he made me cry in class twice, simply because I answered a question incorrectly.
The only advice I could give to his future students: once you're through with him, any teacher is a breeze.