He knows his stuff but when it comes to teaching-total fail. He teaches us in a way that it seems like he wants us to fail. When he makes mistakes, he never takes the blame. He gave us an extra credit opportunity and then TOOK AWAY our points that we gained from it at the end of the semester. Get ready for the 200 question final @ the end of the semester. Finished first semester with a high 89 and he didn't round it up. Homework load isn't bad but all the quizzes and tests make up for it.
gives out pop quizzes that end up being worth more than the actual test (3-4 per chapter). He has no compassion nor does he care about your grade. He will never round your grade and if he makes a mistake it will be "your fault".
The man isn't stupid. You know that, I know that, we all do. However, his inexplicable hatred for everything is absolutely ridiculous. You can just see the child hatred in his eyes- It makes me wonder how he got a teaching job in the first place. You better hope to God you never get this man as a bio teacher. It's my fourth week and honestly, I'm sick of him. Overreacts to the smallest assumed offense, doesn't teach, gives impossible worksheets and tests. Expect to teach yourself this year. GL.
He teaches us at a super fast pace and we aren't able to catch up. He barely teaches us things that are in the text book and gives us super hard test. Also he seems mean and rarely smiles
Mr. Williams is totally misunderstood. He can seem mean but he is trying his best. You can find all his test online, and sleep in class(if you have a good grade). I've had higher than 93% the entire year.
Mr Williams is fine, he's pretty chill. Is more like self-studying in his class and you have to always be prepared for a pop quiz. He's pretty serious about grammar and spelling errors. I wrote a lot on my projects and he actually read all of them! You can basically get an A in his class if you keep reading your textbook over and over.... I think he should teach something that is not in the textbook... other than that, he's fine. He's pretty diligent and he's barely absent.
Had him for Bio last year, and he haven't teach me anything useful that helped me to through out the course, and all he tell the students are just to read the textbook for homework, so what's the point coming to his class anyway, if all we have to do it's to read the textbook.
Does not teach, assigns everything out of textbook or gives worksheets, always sarcastic, always annoyed, never smiles, states the obvious, treats us like kindergarteners, plays videos of other teachers teaching so he doesn't have to, lots of self studying, assigns worksheets, coloring sheets, or section assessments only, never attempts to learn names or actually teach something that's not straight out of textbook, makes us take notes that are powerpoints from the textbook, Etc.
I don't understand why everyone hates him. He is really nice if you talk to him. Its's true he doesn't teach that much but it's regular biology, you don't learn anything anyway. He gives A+ to everyone on projects and all of his tests are online. Great teacher and free A.
He is actually not a bad teacher if you meet him outside of class and ask him a few questions. If you read the textbook on the day before the test and pay attention during his videos then you will earn an A.
He doesn't teach and gives out worksheets that are all found online,especially useless coloring worksheets. You just need to rely on your textbook; taking notes in his class doesn't help because he goes rapid speed through the slides. So much of your homework goes into the grade book as an individual grade and then never passes them back. Doesn't bother to remember your name, & never prepares you for the tests. You have to teach yourself everything & hope for the best. Thanks a lot, Mr. Williams
doesn't even teach and just tells you to read the book. then theres a chapter test the next day......
Mr. Williams is extremely and unnecessarily rude. Not only does he make countless sarcastic remarks to his students, but he also embarrasses them when they try to "break" his rules (I mean that he BELIEVED they were trying to break the rules, and gave them no chance to explain or answer; he just cut them off repetitively and loudly). He drones on an on, assigns innumerable worksheets, many of which are coloring ones, and tells you to read the book.
had him for bio in the summer and easily got an A both semesters. my only advice - don't ask questions; use the textbook!
just get the tests online, bs the labs, and do the homework on a haphazard basis and u have ur A. just don't expect help or any fun.
Hes a good teacher, just hard. Its not like hes devils work hes just challenging what he knows is an exceptional group of young scholars !
guys he nice, tests are all online
Mr. Williams is not as bad as everyone claims. He is actually very nice outside of class, and he will appreciate you as a student so long as you show him that you care. Don't expect to be fed answers; put effort and you will earn that A. :)
very boring lectures that does not prepare you for test. Reads straight out of a piece of paper as lectures. Does not like to answer questions and very impatient.
Mr. Williams, please, if you are reading this, give us more extra credit or drop one test. Help the people with borderline grades. Extra credit with the weight of 0.1% of our grade is simply too little to do any good. We've worked hard all year not to only get an 89% in this class, so please reconsider the weight of extra credit.
He doesn't teach. When a student asks him a question, his usual answer would be: "It's in the book. Find it yourself."
Mr. Williams is not evil like people say he is. He's actually nice and has funny sarcasm. He just thinks that students should be able to handle things themselves. Consequently, he doesn't go out of his way to help anybody. All the answers ARE actually in the book, so read it when he tells you to. Pay attention to concepts and after you take a couple of tests, you will get a sense of which answers are correct b/c the choices and wording are funky, I'll admit that. Use LOGIC. Don't sleep in class.
I honestly didn't think he was too bad when I first walked into his class for regular biology. Yes, he's boring and monotonous and very sarcastic... as long as you hang your head low, do his work, and look like your paying attention, he won't pay much mind to you and you won't get on his long list of hated students list. As for his tests, pretty much everyone in every period knew they were online... most of his stuff is online or in the book. Just google it. Oh
Williams must quit the AHS immediately if this man has, at least, conscience as a human. But, I bet for sure that this guy, unless fired, will never leave. He does not care for students, but cares for his job security. Ahhh.. the maximum security for living. It is a true shame to keep him in AHS. This man is the true example that anybody could be a teach regardless of qualification. It is because of this kind of dysfunctional employee that AHS should be restructured. Useless!
I hope the people who claims that hes the best teacher ever are trolling. i have him for regular bio right now and im really hesitating about taking ap because i do NOT want to increase my chances of getting him for a second year. jesus christ. if u get him, theres really no hope left in life. i didnt have a single day of quality learning in his class. we went too quickly and the tests were too rushed. he likes to test on things not in the text. worst teacher.
my favorite teacher! he's so nice, and his lessons are funny as hell!
I have no clue why he became a teacher in the first place, his teaching methods are clueless. Unlike other teachers he does not teach the class, he expects us to learn everything ourselves. Rarely he gives us lectures, my only advice for him is to quit and get a new job. Hopefully he retires soon so no one else has to suffer in s201
Sure he may not be the BEST teacher........ but he means well. And, he must know SOMETHING.... they let him teach AP classes...
my favorite teacher, hes so nice and his lessons are funny as hell
He is really mean when u first know him.... But after a while, u will realize that he is not that bad. I don't know why people dislike him that much, he tries to make his class fun.. Maybe he is just not that funny type of teacher. Also, even though he doesn't teach, he still gives good advices.
His teaching methods honestly suck and he never puts in an effort to help us. His tests came too quickly and he never answers questions.
he refuses to stamp my sponge questions, he marks me tardy for asking him to use the restroom, worst teacher ever.
He knows nothing about biology. He doesn't deserve to teach an AP class. He's a teacher that doesn't teach! I don't know why the school still lets him keep teaching AP class! Worst teacher I've ever seen!
Mr. Williams is a really hard teacher, but he tries to be a good one. He attempts but is not very good at clarifying things. He encourages self-studying a lot. Study really hard.
i rarely give teachers a 1 on everything... but i guess ill have to make an exception for mr. williams. -he doesnt really teach (unless u count reading off a powerpoint) -his tests are hella hard -he
Forgot my name the entire first semester, and gave us tests that were not relevant to the chapters we studied.
He just has no knowledge of biology whatsoever. Just a mediocre teacher overall. His "teaching" is just reading off a power point and doesn't bother to elaborate.
For regular bio, all his tests and homework can be found online. Just read and memorize the book for tests and you'll get an A
I have him in AP bio this year and he put me off in the front corner. THE TRUTH IS HES JUST TRYING TO MAKE BIOLOGY FUN. I don't personally hate him at all and I think hes a decent teacher. SO LAY OFF!
At first, i thuoght he was kinda rude and grumpy. but as the year went onn hes actually not tootally bad. just dont be late to class and do your homework. he gives good advice on how to get a good grade on the tests. because i actually did what he said (read the book everyday, study notes, ect.) and i got an A haha
really cool and easy teacher. aced that class and i didn't even do hw
Not a bad teacher... but too many students are big slackers so hes hard LOL
I have him for Biology, and he just doens't teach you, he expects you to read the other crap we never went over in class.All I have to say is good luck, and "trying" to kiss up isn't gonna get chu anyway. I tried xP, either way if u could, DROP THE CLASS, and btw im a freshmen and yeah... already hate him
Gave us 15 minutes to write the essay, lol. Assuming that you finished the 65 mult. choice in around 25 minutes.
hHe doesn't teach anything he just gives us handout abd tells us to study. What kind of teaching is that. he doesn't explain anything worst teacher every
I doubt he knew anyone's names at the end of the school year. he's not real nice and just there to hand you worksheets. you will have to learn everything yourself if you are taking AP Biology with him. Just keep quiet and don't cause too much attention to yourself or he's going to pick on you the entire school year!
Worst science class I've ever been in. Didn't teach, didn't try to get to know us - wasn't sure he knew any of our names for most of the year - doesn't even seem to really know the information sometimes. In his regular bio class, you never do real labs...he tells everyone to study but the tests are basically the same as can be found online, and doesn't explain things well enough for those who need extra help. Plays favorites too.
he was helpful, but was very monotonous. i had him and i have lived through it. so i suggest everyone to go to MRS. WOODS BIOLOGY WEBSITE.
ohh he's actually a little better 2nd semester. even though half the class has c's. but it's ap bio, so err. use outside resources... lots! he prepares you for the ap exam kinda-ish. he seems like a good teacher when you get to understand him.
He's paid to give you worksheets. You teach yourself, don't fool yourself into thinking otherwise and realizing that you need to reteach yourself 56 chapters the week before the AP test.
He does prepare you for AP Bio, regardless of anything else.
he tests AP concepts in his regular bio class. i only know this 'cause my brother took AP bio and he helps me study
He was one of the greatest teachers I have ever had. Dr. Pal is MUCH worse. Mr. Williams is EASY! and a great teacher. It's hard not to get an A in his class.
Ok, all his "handouts" are stuff from the student handbook which you get anyways. His class "assignments" are on the computer from the CD, which doesn't help with his tests that are so ambiguous and if you try to argue, he just shrugs his shoulders and takes a deep breath and says too bad.
worst teacher at arcadia ever. i had him for ap and everyday he told us to read the book, and he never teaches. he is disrespectful and cold
if you just take the notes, listen and do the homework you can pass, cause that is all i did, not helpful and not that popular but you can pass as long as you do not procrastinate and pay attention
he's not that bad, just smile and answer his questions, i have made it my duty to answer all of his questions, and for his tests, just read the whole chapter through in one sitting on the night before the test and you'll do fine, at least i do, i hope i have him for AP biology...............and smile more, it helps.
Terrible. His tests have things that either aren't relevant or were never covered, and half of the answers are ambiguous. Routine every day, and that's not a good thing. His notes can be confusing (doesn't help that he scribbles over his mistakes, and this is in marker!), and there's not much direction when studying for a test. Pop quizzes are also used, which is never fun. The biology book is super-heavy, which might be adding to my dislike for the class.
It is true that he puts things on the test that were never learned before, but he is funny. As long as you read the book (and I mean really in between the lines), you'll get a decent grade.
if you get him, i suggest you drop. he ruined my grade so that i could not take ap bio. he has favorites.he is very cruel toward athletic people and he is very biased towards asian students. he never passes back homework, so you will never know your grade. he posts grades the day before the final and then its gone the next day. he does not use the school's grading system, so you can never be sure of your grade. he gives you a formula to calculate your grade, but it is never the same as what you really get
Honestly, just work hard in his class. All you have to do is read the book a lot, and you can ace the tests easily. A lot of people like to blame their failures on him, but really--it's not that hard. He's always a scapegoat.
Overall, as a teacher, i think his teaching can improve but his overall class is very easy as long as you take notes and listen (and aren't popular or athletic) then he's probably one of the easiest teacher i've had
i say this from experince if you are one of the un lucky to get him, GET OUT WHILE YOU STILL CAN. he isnt helpful, he has a sarcastic tone like he's better than you, and he plays favorites
Very, very boring. And doesn't teach, either. He has a very dry and sarcastic tone and if you come across as a slacker he may pick on you. It feels like he has a prejudice against all students and lacks faith in everyone. Just study and read the book on your own and you'll usually do fine.
A jolly old soul!The Santa Claus of Biology!Completely and utterly selfless...so devoted to the subject he teaches...so passionate...a student's dream!
rides a bike to school (too many people keyed his car), can't teach, talks about you can't go to college everyday
omg.. cut the guy some slack... how interesting can you possibly make biology?? Sure he's not the most interesting person ever but he'd be funny if he didnt always repeat himself
There must be a reason why he has the worst ratings among his colleagues. He is insensitive and cannot care any less about his students. His tests are poorly worded(which is why he throws off 5 flower questions automatically)
...Mr. Williams actually is not that bad. Admittedly, he is a little boring and not the best teacher, but you do force yourself to learn. This is the first AP class for most people, so it only seems especially hard.
he's just boring tends to repeat himself hard class you've gotta try rite off the bat
never teaches, and never helps. has a very sarcastic tone of voice :[
"Let's analyze how those Twinkies you ate for lunch produces energy for your body" - Williams. People, seriously, read the book. This is suppose to be a college level course and you're suppose to read on your own.
Guys... Williams is the WORST teacher I've ever met. He does not teach, yet his class is impossibly hard. He is also unreasonable: whenever a student asks him a question this is his one and only response:"Go read the book."
def does not teach. classtime = casestudies online and grading papers but by not teaching everyone (almost) studies harder n do better. when hes mad he never yells but youll be able to tell, kinda amusing. give him a break!
"Good students do their homework." -Mr. Williams. He is sort of amusing, but when you are sick and need a drink of water, forget about it...
The man has a boring droning voice and gives pointless assignments. He is completely paraniod, lazy, and unhelpful.
His tests are easy if you read the book, but he is not helpful at all when it comes to labs. Also kinda hard to hear what hes saying becasue he talks like hes whispering.
Come on guys. Williams may not be able to teach but don't blame him just cuz you guys don't want to open the book and read.You're in AP Bio.You should be able to learn by yourself.
He is not that bad for plain Bio! You just really have to read the book and not wait until the last minute to study! You just need a 86% average on his tests. Just never slack off!
I was looking foreward 2 bio.I love learning, n he was a disapointment. All I know are sentences from the book.What these sentences mean, I dont know. But at least im getting an A.
he's a cool guy.. just have to talk to him but the problem is that he doesn't teach and you have to do everything on your own.
Mr. Williams doesn't know how to teach. BUT THE THING IS... IN BIO THERE'S PRACTICALLY NOTHING TO TEACH, you gotta study yourself. Not his problem, people are stupid.AP BIO IS EASY
He's certainly not the nicest guy on earth and i think he has a problem with mumbling to himself i mean what is that? Needs to lighten up or leave!!
MR. WILLIAMS IS A NICE TEACHER. HE HANDLES THINGS IN A NEAT MANNER. JEEZ, GIVE HIM A BREAK. HEHAS KIDS YOU KNOW? AND PLUS, HE'S REQUIRED TOTEACH BASED ONTHEBOOK
i really dont know...just had him for the first time today....first period....seems like a nice guys, but guess i'll see how well he teaches...hope he's patient
OK.. he's BASICALLY THERE TO TAKE ROLE. seriously.. we learned everything ourselves. he's so freakin useless.
he needs to learn how to teach. bio, learn it yourself. doesn't care about student's edu. needs to improve on attitude, and show more respect to others
bad teacher... but pretty nice guy: 1. let's you sleep in class most of the time 2. points on essays if you ask him 3. doesn't force you to pay attention
This class is soo boring...he cant teach well either
duue people stop bagging on him..if ya just do ur hw and study..or do w/e he says then yeah he's realli kool..but he can be realli sarcastic...TURNoFF..but yeah
pretty cool, but not very helpful, if you are taking regular bio, just read the book, or the chapter you have test on, sleep in class, and you can at least an A
he's real nice but he doesn't really teach at all. he's not THAT hard...just read the textbook and study a lot cuz you're on your own.
okay. so it figures that he is hard. well actually biology is hard not him. teachers are there for maybe 10% of you're education. the rest is up to you.
he's not that bad, even though he mumbles to himself a lot and doesn't teach he lets you sleep during his boring lectures =)