Average 4.21 based on 44 teacher ratings
Rick Fontaine is a Science teacher at Dakota High School located in Macomb, Michigan and part of Chippewa Valley Schools. Rick Fontaine's 44 teacher ratings contributes to Dakota High School's ranking of 340 in Michigan. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Dakota High School is 4.17 stars.
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Mr. Fontaine is by far one of my favorite teachers. He is very knowledgeable and explains things very well. There was not one day in which I didn't laugh in his class because he is so funny. At times it may feel like he is calling you out and embarrassing you, but it's all in a joking matter and no one's feelings get hurt. He is a 10/10 amazing teacher and I really enjoyed going to his class, and that says a lot because I did not personally enjoy chemistry.

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Mr. Fontaine is a great teacher and his explanations are very effective! It's not hard to get and A in his class if you pay attention and do the homework. However, his ego is through the roof, and he looks down on his students. If he ever says, "it's MY fault," RUN. He never yells at his students, but he always manages to make us feel awful about ourselves. Oh yeah, NEVER, EVER, be on your phone while he's talking. He WILL call you out in front of the entire class.

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He was perfect! Absolutely perfect! He made Chemistry super easy and I owned it with an A! :DD

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Her was perfect! Absolutely perfect! He made Chemistry super easy to understand and I owned it with an A:)

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He was a really great teacher! You are lucky if you have him!

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As long as you pay attention, and stay on his good side, you'll be okay. the way he teaches will make you learn.

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Favorite teacher tied w/ Samonie The 1st day, I thought he was going to be mean by the way he talked and the fact I had to actually use my book the first day! He seriously was really nice. He STILL was willing to answer my questions, even when I didn't have him as a teacher anymore He does get really annoyed with people who don't work hard. Work hard make and honest attempt w/ every problem

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He's a great teacher, but very sarcastic and at times gets near to losing his temper at kids.
He also says "again" alot.

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Constantly throws fits and his weapon of choice is sarcasm towards the kids. Also like to embarass kids if front of the peers.

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very annoying. he's very hard to listen to but is willing to help students who dont understand stuff. i hated him though hes strict.

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He's a really good teacher, and you can tell he wants to do his best unlike a lot of teachers, but his temper is through the roof. I went to go get my books for the beginning of the year and I needed a pass and I literally thought he was gonna flip a desk over (wait, he did do that.) FOR A FRIGGEN PASS. Just don't talk to him the whole year and you'll be fine.

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He is such an awesome teacher.. explains well.. but kind of crazy/strict, really funny at the same time.

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Everybody hates him. He does have a thing against guys who aren't football players, and band kids. But he's an amazing teacher..people in his class are just lazy.

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I had him for regular chem last year... the only reason i am passing ap chem this year. such a great teacher and truely friendly

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he is a good teacher who really explains things so students can undertand it, very student friendly

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He's an excellent teacher who explains a difficult subject very well.

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Hes thinks hes is better than every other teacher in the school and he lets his class know every day before we start the lesson. He holds a grudge for sooooo long too. And if you make him mad he'll go on and on and on about it. The kids who thinks hes the best teacher are the kids who are on his good side and dont get humiliated and yelled at in front of the entire class. My advice if you have him is try to do everything possible to get on his good siad and stay there.

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He is the best teacher ever, but a lot of kids don't like him, because he is mean, but if you try and do good you will get along with him

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He is his own biggest fan. He is also extreamly rude not only to kids who dont listen but to those who just dont get it. he yelled at me and my friend for writing notes while he was givving notes. who does that?

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He is the greatest Chemistry teacher I've ever had. He gives us notes on each chapter and explains almost everything. We barely even used the textbook (just for diagrams and such). Good teacher, just he needs to loosen up a bit and be more friendly.

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great teacher... terrible at letting things slide.

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Good teacher, horrible guy to get along with

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a good teacher, not a good friend!!!!!!! needs to loosen up, less strict and learn how to have fun, outside and inside class.

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Fontaine was great at teaching but he was super strict. One time he brought this girl to tears because she was doodling or something!

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He's a fantastic teacher, but a horrible friend, it's obvious that he doesn't want to be there, so he doesn't belong there. He's also a walking contradiction of his own self.

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love himm

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ehhh..fontaine...not so great...hes mean, likes to critize and not so helpful at times. one word....... BAD

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Maybe if he got off the computer, lowered his right eyebrow, and opened his lips when he talked, it would be a much easier course.

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I don't like him personally(short-tempered), but he is an awesome teacher. Science is my worst branch but I really learned in his class. Just pay attention.

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fontaine is sweet. you WILL learn and do well in his class if you just pay attention, he's very thourough. also, once you get used to him his sense of humor is actually pretty funny

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has a temper actually, but his bio notes are really good and i did learn

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I wish i had realized sooner that he is actually a really good teacher. he can be a bit crabby, but once you get past that his class is actually fun and pretty easy (PAY ATTENTION!)

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Hard teacher, but he's an overall nice guy

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hes a great teacher+i acctauly learn things in his class he does things over if we dont talk but its so we can learn who cares if he gets crabby once in awhile deal with it because at least we learn

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great teacher, you actually learn, and is letting me transfer to his class cuz macksoud sucks

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Very tough teacher. I adore him though. So he wants you to pay dead attention to him during class, OH GOD we might just learn something. Ive had him for two years and i remember everything he taught

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contradicts himself WAY too much during notes. i have to study a lot to do well. not a very good or nice teacher. and he wonders why we dont laugh when he jokes...

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Hes an alright guy funny at times "Slapintosh" was probably his funniest line other then he ask me "Hey can you speak Spanish, this is team qautro" funny times

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he does FORCE you to learn.

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Hes not bad pretty funny "slapintosh" but he can Bi-Poler at times.

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Great teacher. He forces you to learn.

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Very cocky...thinks way too much of himself.

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