The average mark for a student is 7/10 in any subject with any teacher. Not this one. This guy never gave over a 6/10. The top students of the class were really annoyed that their grades were between 3-6/10. Absolutely nothing above a 6. I find it preposterous considering the high imput of effort and quality these students put in.
He is not normal... I want to show you him so that when you seem him you'd say, "oh..."Now I'm not saying that this guy *isn't* just a jerk. He might be. But he might also be a new guy trying his best. Either way, you need to do the best you can with the situation. Work hard. When it's time for course evaluations, be honest (but not dramatic).
Nothing gets through his head. I said that it was like talking to a brick wall. I'm not exaggerating here. He just can't accept that he's wrong in absolutely anything. I will try and talk to him about improving myself but knowing him, he'll say a quick line and leave.You mentioned that you've tried talking to him. I would suggest trying that again - but do it on his terms. Go during his office hours (or make an appointment - or both). Talk to him one-on-one. *DON'T* focus on how you don't like him. *DO* focus on asking how you can improve yourself and your understanding of the material. *DON'T* "blame" him for the fact that your scores aren't what you expected. *DO* emphasize to yourself, the whole time you're there, on how important it is to treat him as someone you respect and have a lot to learn from. Be mature, even if you don't want to (we all have those moments ). Do not, whatever you do, respond petulantly to *anything* he says. Don't make excuses. It's probably best if you don't mention grades at all - "how could I have done better / what did I omit" is okay. "What does it take to get an A" is horrible.
You may already have done this - but your goal here is to learn as much as you can from him and complete his courses so that you can move on in your curriculum. There's nothing to "win" in a conflict with him. Keep that in mind.
Anyway, that's what I think.