The_Captain wrote:Worst teacher I ever had was my 11th grade Geometry teacher - she was a total b**** and when you asked for help she more or less belittled you for not being able to figure out the answer yourself.
I had a teacher for math in grade 11 whose name I cannot recall now, but he was such a d**k to people when they couldn't grasp something that one kid in my class actually snapped the desktop corner off (about 1.25 inch thick particle board) from holding in his desire to pummel the living snot out of the teacher. Picture a guy 6'4" and around 265lbs getting viciously berated by a guy 5'11" and around 140lbs - it would not have been a pretty sight if he had taken it out on the teach rather than the desk
We had a substitute for a month while the guy was dealing with his wife succumbing to cancer and the class average increased somewhere around 12-15% in that month because the sub actually took the time to TEACH when someone did not understand.
He died about 4 years after I graduated, and while discussing it with my Mom I was overheard by a friend of hers who had him 15 years before I did and she was emotionally scarred enough by him that she actually cheered when she heard the old bass-turd had kicked it - thereby killing my theory that his wife's illness had a lot to do with his bad attitude...