Average 2.69 based on 35 teacher ratings
Bob Buckvic is a Science teacher at Westdale Secondary School located in Hamilton, Ontario. When comparing Bob Buckvic's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Bob Buckvic's ratings are below the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Westdale Secondary School is 4.19 stars.
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It seems he doesn't want anyone to know more than him so he doesn't teach whats expected on purpose. No part marks, even if some of your answer is right. Don't challenge him! If you have him I recommend you switch out as soon as you can, or drop the course. He's very passive aggressive. DON'T BE LATE TO HIS CLASS!! "Preparing you for university" doesn't help when he's the reason you probably will not make it there.

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Pretty knowledgeable? But does not know how to teach. Not a fan of effort marks, either!

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Super funny and nice person. Tests are Exams are difficult and often very require lots of application. If you are good at Chemistry you will do good in his class and you can get a great mark, because he gives free marks on his tests and fogives stupid mistakes often.

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Mr.buckvic is the reason I'm never taking another chemistry class again in my life. Switch out if you can. He has clear favourites,doesn't give part marks and you're not allowed to email him for help...

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Even if you study his notes and try really hard, you still end up with a horrible mark. Don't expect alot from him because with the mark he gives, it's going to drop your average and like he says "Im preparing you for university."; that's if you get in with the mark he gives you. I suggest switch out, or take a summer/online class, any teacher is better than him.

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If you ever get him, either switch out immediately or be prapared to teach yourself everything you need to know to pass because he can't. He clearly knows nothing about chemistry, yet he will expect you to know the things he doesn't teach, in tests and exam anyways. I can say with confidence that his class is an absolute waste of time. In fact, you'd probably learn a lot more if you didn't go to class and just studied the textbook because many of the things he teaches are wrong anyways!

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Really nice and friendly guy! :D Loved him.

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Super nice person, and a great teacher! He really prepares you for university.

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Bukvic is an awful teacher. His notes usually just drawings or calculations, with zero explanation, and when he does explain, he does a very poor job of it. Studying for his exam is impossible. The majority of things he puts on the tests are things he never taught, but just expects you to know. And even if you just try to guess on the tests, he doesn't give part marks. Mr.Bukvic is the worst teacher i've ever had. If you're in his class, switch out while you still can

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Be prepared to do lots of self learning if you want to do well in his courses

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i had him for grade 11 physics. this guy should have never taught physics, i dont know how good he is at chemistry but he was an awful physics teacher. he didnt know much and was a really hard marker

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I thought that Bukvic was a great teacher. He was a little hard to deal with at times, but he prepared me for uni. If you put effort into his class, you'll get a lot out. Also, people who can't adjus

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He is a really nice guy and really sarcastic which isn't horrible, he gives a lot of breaks in class and rarely gave us homework which is odd for physics... That being said he doesn't know much about

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honestly just awful. he can't explain what he's talking about, and isn't organized at all! ridiculous. (In his current IB class)

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His impression of his teaching style does not match how effectively he teaches. He does as little work as he can in order to "teach us how to handle university". Be a teacher.

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1. Bukvic i) refers to - a teacher who gives really bad marks to even the smartest, most hardworking students cause hes too subjective and has terrible teaching/marking habits.

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He's a very intelligent guy, but has a really hard time explaining theory and calculation type problems to us in ways we'd understand.

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Great guy, and most importantly a fabulous teacher if you make an effort to learn. Always willing to meet the individual student's needs when asked requested.

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bad at gr. 10 science GREAT at gr. 11/12 chem phrases things in different ways so that you can understand/remember them

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awesome guy, willing to help ... doesn't follow text / any curriculum so test are impossible ... marks are random and NEVER reflect your performance

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has trouble explaining a theory in more than one way

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Nice guy and even nicer when you go in for extra help or talk to him individually. Also makes a lot of funny jokes and uses sarcasm in a funny way.

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Not a bad guy... but not a good teacher. Doesn't follow the course outline or the textbook. He's test are impossible to do because he doesn't teach what is going to be on them...

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He's a really good person. His way of teaching is kinda weird though. If you try, you can get decent marks, but don't expect too high.

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mr bukvic's a great guy yet not such a good teacher. i really had fun in his class. his exam's brutal tho...

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great teacher, great once you goin in for extra help:P

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He isnt a bad teacher. He just Teaches bad stuff. I swear people ahte him except me. Grae 10 Science!

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he is really bad, he doesn't give specifics, and he expects you to know every thing already

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A lot of people hate Mr Bukvic (gr 12 chem). But in truth, the only people who hate him are the ones who are too lazy to learn. This teacher is truly great.

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nice guy but puts things on test that he expects u to know but u actually dont

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he always makes jokes and no one knows what hes talking about. hes really unhelpful

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Hes a cool guy but a brutal teacher. He'll have you make a lab report then change the whole thing on you the next day and he doesnt teach the material very good

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I haven't learned one thing this whole semester, it's amlost impossible for me to understand what were doing just by the way he teaches things

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worst teacher i have ever had, and i have had alot of bad teachers

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He's a funny guy, but he uses way too many big words he doesn't understand

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