He's not qualified to be a teacher. He used to teach Spanish at Rikers and he is used to shanking students.
You can tell he geninuely wants to teach bu doesnt know how to cntrol the class. He's a good teacher if you give him the chance. If youre cnfused, dont be afraid to ask. He picks on those who slack
Even if you fail the final/tests, and never do the homework, do nows, and projects, he'll give you a high 90... lol... He never teaches though
He does let the class go wild, but it's really the students who are at fault. He DOES make an effort to tame them. As for teaching, I'm actually learning. His tests have a curve( 20 extra credit).
DOESN'T TEACH transfer out when u get him seirously the rumors are true he lets the class go wild
MR. DOWNS IS TEH BEST Yeah, he doesn't teach that much, but just ask him a lot of questions about the work, he'll answer all of the questions and give you mini-lessons He has a cool sense of humor :)
i don't know why he's still at the school! HE DOESN'T TEACH. I mean, he does occasionally, but its really unclear. He gives really hard tests. He's cool and smart, but not a good teacher...at all.
I've had him for one day, and all I can say is get me out of here. I mean, he's a cool teacher and everything, but, I'm not learning anything. And he expects us to understand everything he's saying.
His tests are hard but you can seriously fall asleep in his class without getting caught. Try it and tell me if I'm wrong.
i think he needs to learn to teach. he especially can't control a class and takes forever grading tests. his tests are pretty hard considering the fact that he doesn't teach.
Mr.downs is so cool......................but his tests are really hard...........i have learned alot..........he is an awesome teacher..........he is great
Mr.Downsz Isz da BesT TeaCher..Point blank...Handsz down Me n him whusz singin christmas songsz in the audotorium 2day..madd cool
all i have to say: why is he still here? Just hire a new French teacher who can also teach spanish, like Ms. Sembene.
Great teacher. I had him for french for three years and I loved it. He doesn't ahve the best discipline but wow is that a smart man
NICE PERSON, BUT REALLY SUCKS @ TEACHING...I THINK IT WOULD BE BETTER OFF IF HE SPECIALIZES IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS INSTEAD OF TEACHING.
He has a great personality. But he goes to fast. It is very hard to understand him. He speaks very fluently, and his tests are sooooooooo hard.
Im sry to say hes cool and all but he teaches 5 chapters at once. He skips everything!
he iz mad cool...his test is mad easy pay attention 4 juss one day n u gonna pass.
He's cool...but he gives hard tests and he doesn't really teach. but he gives a good grade.
I'm sorry to say, but Mr. Downs is the worst teacher ever. He is soooo lazy. He only taught 5 lessons in the entire year. I never learned anything in his class.
He didn't teach! Just b/c we were in honors he thought we knew everything. He and students played chess in class, while others were playing handball.
mr downs is a very helpful n cool teach! hes nice in every way hessssssss da bomb!
hey i think mr downs is great...he kept me motivated and was a g ud teacher wen i tried really hard i understud things...
cool teacher but he's madd lazy.. dunt do nuthin in his class...
graded our projects on how well the class listened. then he gave tests on things we didnt know. plus, he told me to start stripping
very unclear and gives pretty hard tests for umm how should i put it NOT TEACHING..i did look forward though to just going in to class and chillen
If you listen to what he has to say, then you get something out of his class..He's a good teacher, its just people dont give him the time of day. pretty cool.
he does not teach the class and gives us tests based on things we have not learned. the few times he does teach, he is unclear. his class is good for resting.
eh? well. if youre a teacher, arent you supposed to, um, teach?