Average 4.79 based on 16 professor ratings
John Downes is a Multiple Subjects professor at Kaikorai Valley College located in Dunedin, Otago. When comparing John Downes' ratings to other professors in the region of Otago, John Downes' ratings are above the average of 4.65 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Kaikorai Valley College is 4.26 stars.
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Really enjoyed his lessons, made the classes fun as well as interesting. Very personable, seemed more like your friend than teacher. One of my favourite teachers.

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Fantastic teacher very helpful

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Absolute legend teacher, strict and no nonsense but still a great sense of humour and very personable.Entertaining and enlightening to a fault, did not suffer fools and that made him a fantastic teach

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really nice teacher, always chreeful and has a smile on his face.

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Probably the biggest influence in my life so far. Inspired me to seek to better myself and let me know what I wanted was within my reach. Envokes respect without having to ask for it! As a past KV student I have to say he is a major reason for my successes since - would not have got through 4 years of university without his essay writing lessons!

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One of the best teachers ever. Taught me for english and history, very enthusiastic and articulate. An excellent guy. Was the reason I enjoyed MacBeth

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really passionate about history, which is totally great because his enthusiasm rubs off on you, and you end up really enjoying his classes. he may be a little biased though.maybe.

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great history techer! i have him this year and he is a great historian. he looks past uniform and make up if he lyks u. nice guy 2.

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JD was a legend. A master of the back-away glide to third man.

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Mr Downes really cares for KVC. He has been around for 20 something years! He went to school here and has spent most of his adulthood here. People just dislike him because he is a bit tough and follows the RULES!

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hes a Great history teacher sure he gos on for a bit but hes really suportive and encourages you in your learning and in sport hes one of the best teachers ive ever had the only thing i dont like about him is he gos a bit to far with uniform rules but he doesnt really care if he likes you

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he is on a power trip and is a very irresponsible teacher and is not very reasonable

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If you're willing to put in some effort, Mr. Downes can be one of the most helpful and enthusiastic teachers at KVC.

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hes awesum, very good teacher.

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Excellent English teacher. Quite approachable and it's great to see him support the sports teams at KV! He's the only teacher to do so.

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excellent english teacher! has a genuine interest in his students and their learning! makes sure they are well prepared for exams and assessments, and picks material to study in class that will be easy to write about in the exams and has a lot of information in it! john is the best english teacher i had during my time at kvc

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