Average 3.25 based on 34 teacher ratings
Thom is an English/Technology teacher at Auckland Grammar School located in Auckland, Auckland. When comparing Thom's ratings to other teachers in the region of Auckland, Thom's ratings are below the average of 4.34 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Auckland Grammar School is 4.08 stars.
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Sick yarns with this guy. Get him telling some stories of his youth and it will be a good day. He is a fan of dictation which is incredibly boring to learn from. But he's not a bad dude and explained things well.

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He's a good guy maybe a little lazy but there's nothing wrong with him he has a good sense of humor and I remember looking forward to all his lessons just because he's a bit old school and makes you write notes instead of simply getting a sheet doesn't make him a bad teacher. Overall good guy but wouldn't particularly recommend him for teaching classes at the very top end.

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Used to the best period of the day, never learned anything though and once he actually fell asleep and I got some mean close up shots on my phone. Gets so easily off topic

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Mr Thom is my favourit teacher ever! Used to be one of my favourite periods in the day. I would always leave with a grin on my face! pretty sure I didnt learn anything the whole year though...

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What did you have for dinner? Thanks.

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His teaching of the subject is poor, i didn't learn much however his classes are always enjoyable.

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Funniest teacher ever. He gives a lot of notes but they are helpful and if you put some effort in you will learn alot. "RIGHT, NAMES, THANK!, SHUT FACE, APE, AND CUT!!, LA LA LA 3 FINGERS AND A THUMB.

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haha good dude and love his threats!

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Only reason people don't like him is because he makes you write a lot. They're usable notes and he gives you a great deal of context, people who don't like him just expect him to spoonfeed you.

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Not very smart. I had him a long time ago and I still remember he said something he shouldn't have said as a teacher or a decent human being. Very disappointing.

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Great teacher. Was personally devastated if he asked a question the class couldn't answer. "Not one boy!" Made you do the learning yourself. If youre lazy, expect to fail.

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Major Thom- it's great to see that the legend lives on. i left in 96' and I still remember my 5th form english classes with fond memories.

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Mr Thom is the king. I've been out of the Grammar pen a decade now and he's the only teacher who's stayed with me. The eccentricities bring you in, but you stay for the teaching. The world needs more like him.

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Top bloke - "don't make me come over there and kick your teeth in"

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I actually look forward to engilish. Good dude. Never stop laughing. Gotta be quick to see those barn owls though.

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AND CUT!!!

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No reason...Roast potatoes

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I have no doubt he has extensive knowledge in English literature however he doesn't do very well in teaching all that knowledge to his students

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mr thom is a hallerious teacher. good as dude.

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Loud BOOMING voice. Gives heaps of notes to write down. He will criticise your essays constructively outside of class hours if approached. Also makes some random comments during class and a bit picky (Shirt in, boy. Socks up)

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he's a time bomb, he's great the way he sits there all quiet then suddenly booms out in a great thundering voice. says some dam funny things too

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hmmmm, contray to popular belief. He is not actually that good of a teacher whereas Stanely and his iron fist is the teacher. Work is scarce which is good in theory, but not in practice

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hes a ape dog

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he is a very funny teacher. definetly my favourite

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