Teaching at OAT - Ontario Academy of Technology is very good in general. There is a high quality of instruction because there is a small number of students in class and teachers can give particular attention for them. Teachers love what they do and the study environment helps them to work the best they can. There is a good communication between teachers and students. There is respect between them, but despite of this, the relationship is very kind. The feedback received is very important and is constant. My son is allways challenged and receives support to conquer more and more, since the acceptance into a university is the dream of most of the students at OAT and the teachers understand this, providing the necessary advice everytime.
All of the teachers at OAT are excellent. I have never in my life seen this kind of service or professionalism from any education based organization public or private. All of the teachers spent most of their lives in the field they are teaching in. Hamed, who teaches the physics and many of the math courses, has a double masters in physics and teaching and has taught in the Middle East, Britain, and Toronto. He has an amazing way of making sure that everyone is learning at a speed that suits them best so no one ever feels left behind. My calculus teacher has a computer science degree from the university of Toronto and is also excellent. Teachers also have the best board notes I've seen.
I can comment on both the math and science instruction at OAT and believe both to be excellent. The teachers are highly qualified. They are also adept at providing the appropriate type of instruction to accommodate students' learning styles. This is not "one size fits all" teaching. I particularly like the fact that students are expected to meet a high standard of achievement and are given the support they need to do so through their own efforts. The workload is significant, but not unreasonable. There are very few "slow periods," however, so students should expect to be putting in time on the subject virtually every day, whatever the frequency of their scheduled classes. The frequency of tests feels appropriate, as does the pace at which the courses move.