Average 2.63 based on 46 teacher ratings
Robert Lay is an English teacher at Avonside Girls High School located in Christchurch, Canterbury. When comparing Robert Lay's ratings to other teachers in the region of Canterbury, Robert Lay's ratings are below the average of 4.32 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Avonside Girls High School is 4.26 stars.
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I found media studies really fun except at times that were wasted because of him having to tell off silly students before starting class. He is really helpful when it comes to making films etc and working on internals/externals especially if you are willing to learn. He can be pretty funny at times

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He approached my group of friends at lunch once just to start hissing insults at us. He did the same thing when I had gate duty but that time he shouted at us from his car. I sat in his class with my hand up for almost half an hour once while he ignored me. He once handed a stack of worksheets to my friend and growled "how about you make sure EVERYONE gets one this time, hm?" she had never been asked to hand out worksheets before that.
Don't know why he's allowed to be a teacher.

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he has his favorites and doesnt bother to look out for people he doesnt think has skill when really they do he just doesn't let them get to that point!!!!!!

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When I dealt with him he was a media studies teacher. Sure, studying the history of film and genre is fine and all but someone should have taught him more about computer technology and methods of NOT losing your work (clearly he didn't know what he was doing when it came to that aspect of the course - as a result, we kept losing our work because someone pushed the wrong button) Less interested in students and more in getting through the course as fast as he can, he's not easy to get along with.

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He's a cool as guy, I've learnt not to ask too many questions though as he'll talk for ages but never fully answer my question...

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I enjoyed his classes!

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Great teacher - really made me laugh when I was in his class.

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Best/funniest teacher around.Once asked me (when handing back an assignment) if i had had a couple G

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I never understood what he was teaching and he was not very helpful

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he was ok, could seem a little more interested in the pupils but did his job.

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Rob Lay was one of my favourite teachers at Avonside - however this may be because English was one of my strongest subjects. I think he's really helpful to students that are willing to learn.

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Mr Lay aint too bad. You just gotta suss him out to learn well from him. He teaches media studies well, bloody good with our Western films study in 6th form,

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He is really so caught up in thinking he knows it all. That he forgets too teach us anything.

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He really does love media studies, I'll give him that. But I found him to be hard to understand at times, and not very clear on what he wanted us to do for certain standards.

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He is mean, looks like a cross between hermit the frog and principle skinner. Although we can jump out the window because he is so oblivious. He doesn't know what he is doing

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he is always off in that computer room making love to the computers i think. He adds unnessary adjectives and i doubt he knows what they mean. like panacea. He doesnt notice when we jump out windows

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Mr Lay was a good teacher but didnt really listen to students. Too caught up in himself and his kids!

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HAH mr lay is not good. he doesnt know a thing about media. he snatches and has a bad temper and knows nothing. he didnt know what the hell he was doing.get a new media teacher please.

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Definitely favoured some students over others. It also concerned me that a Year 13 English teacher was unable to spell "imperial". I hope he's over the ducks (Eddie, was it?).

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Mr Lay is cool. He likes photocopying stuff, which is good resource material, and he's informative. he's got a pretty decent approach to teaching and some students dont like him just cos he's assertiv

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it takjes a while to get used to him but he is a cool teacher! he lets you learn in your own way and helps when you need it. once you get past the monotone hes a cool guy....go sergio!!

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mr lay has lots to learn about fashion! have u seen the knitted turtle neck jumpas he wears!? its SIK! and he dusnt no how 2 controll his class!

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"it just doesnt wash with me" man does that saying get annoying. i love your knitted jersey mate...

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He's an insufferable know it all. It's true he does favour some students and have it in for some. I don't think he even learnt my name when I had him

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Interested in his subject, but not in teaching. Talks too much about his family. Vague, pays much attention to the biographic approach to literature, & little attention to interpretation & analysis

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Mr Lay has the best quotes. "A Western is different to a War film, girls, just as a cake is different to a salad". Ah Rob, keep up the good work.

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Mr Lay is alrite, we should probably be a bit more respectful to him. He tries hard. But he does need to help students a bit more, and stop being so vague. He clearly loves media more than english.

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He obviously loves media studies as a subject, I think he needs to command control of the class better and also to explain things in more depth without talking down to the class.

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Mr Lay was a bit vague, he didn't seem to notice when my friend and climbed out the window in english and came back through the door! Or maybe he just didn't really care.

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Mr Lay was alright..

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rong appoach to teaching, should not single students out and put them down, needs more control over the class, but can be fun on the off occaion

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He favoured people and always got off track

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Mr Lay has always struck me as unfit to teach. He knows little of his subject matter, responds poorly to student enquiry and couldn't get to the point if his life depended on it.

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I have him for Media Studies. Hes good.

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He had it in for me, but i found it rather amusing, i never liked english to start with but his classes were always rather entertaining.

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hes not a good teacher, hes got it in for people

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mr lays a funny old joker,stick with media studies mr lay you know ur stuff.english is english and media studies is media studies.keep it seperate.p.s love your green polo by the way, very u!

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he has it in for me

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Mr Lay always got off track and talked continuously about his daughter, the topics we studied weren't great and he blatantly favoured some students more than others.

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Didn't enjoy the topics we studyed in his classes, could have easily found something more appropiate. he made you feel out of place at times justine

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