cool guy, lost our tests and gave everyone an A
Nickell is super passionate about chem and is very down to earth. He's super scary when he's mad though! Very strongly opinionated which means that if you don't agree with him he kind of goes off (this isn't as much of a problem in chemistry because there's definitive answers). Overall he's very inspiring and reassures that university pedigree isn't all that, albeit he'll be angry if you don't perform to what he believes is your utmost.
tldr; very nice teacher, passionate, don't get him angry
Probably one of the most knowledgable people I have met in my lifetime so far. Very kind and genuine person, isn't afraid to say his mind. Very fair teacher, a little too energetic and passion filled for some but definitely gets you thinking deep. Would recommend
Personally I enjoy his lectures in class, he always has an easy way to remember things and his pop-labs encourage the growth of student's problem-solving skills. 10/10 would recommend!
Where are all our quizzes and unit exams that we wrote two weeks or a month ago?
This "teacher" takes forever to mark and hand back important tests so now we don't know anything about our mark or how we can improve.
Nickell also goes off on wild tangents in class lectures. Do we really care about your "friend" working in this field or hockey or some other random topic in Chem class??? No one cares.
Vastly overrated - incompetent, gives no thought to the students.
Hands down the best teacher I have ever had not just in chemistry, but in any subject. This guy knows what he's talking about. Maybe one of the few classes through the three years of high school that I've looked forward to going each and everyday. If you have Nickell, God is probably rewarding you for a previous good deed. He made Chem 30 easier than Science 10. Not only does he know a lot of Chemsitry, but also teaches you few important life lessons along the way. Nickell's a hands down beauty
That guy that left the review two below is on some drugs and or is butthurt because he sucks at chemistry. Mr Nickel is a one of a kind teacher that constantly stresses how it will be okay if you don't do fantastic on every exam and assignment. He teaches in a way that makes sense and he relates it to real life constantly. Maybe the best teacher I've ever had.
lol at the below review... but yeah Nickell is WAY over hyped
he is a mediocre teacher at best
Wow "best teacher ever"??? Really??? The majority of these reviews must be self-posts... this guy relies heavily on power point lectures and BS labs to "teach". Makes students do useless, tedious, irrelevent labs and assignments that are a waste of time.
Nickell is the best!
One of the most knowledgeable teachers I've ever had, not only in chemistry, but pretty much everything else. Sometimes after leaving his class, you'll feel like you haven't learned anything...but meet up with him after class. He'll make a lot more sense if you talk to him one on one. Get used to his Nickellisms.
Amazing teacher. Can explain a concept in a million different ways so that everyone understands it. Is always nice and truly cares about his students. Will ensure that the whole school is helped and not just his students.
greatest ib chem teacher ever!!! he made chem fun with his chem jokesï¼ awesome, helpful, and very knowledgeable teacher!
Mr. Nickell - YOU ROCK!!! Yea he can get side tracked quite a bit but he still manages to teach everything on time. U are the best man... just the best!
Mr. Nickell is the most awesome teacher I've ever had! He makes the classes entertaining yet his teaching is so simple and clear. Some classes he uses the whole time just telling stories (he can get pretty sidetracked) yet he still manages to cover the whole course 1 week of review left. Mr. Nickell is the shait!
I honestly hope I get Nickell and not SPARKS. Anyone but Sparks.
He is a great teacher. He is possibly the only teacher I've had where I looked forward to going to the class. He'll be a little frustrated if you ask or do something stupid, but if he knows that you've genuinely tried and still don't understand something and ask for his help, he would be glad to help you. He made chemistry fun and understandable. This may possible be the first time where I felt that learning was fun. Everyone in our class prayed we would be in his class again. Too bad I didn't.
personally i have never had Nickell, but i can tell hes a real good teacher because what he does for certain groups in the school ;) thanks mr. nickell, youre the best
Nickell loves teaching and it shows. He's extremely helpful in helping you understand the material. And he's extremely knowledgable outside of chemistry, unlike most teachers.
Great teacher, he marked hard but if you needed help he was there to answer your questions.
The best teacher ive ever had. Good method of teaching and great notes. Highly recommended! Knows what he's doing and truely takes passion in chemistry.
We sure have moved fast through this course...too fast, I think. We are finished Chem 20 and most other classes are still working with several units left to go. This is way too fast for grade 11 students.
I tend to struggle with Chemistry but I work very hard at it. I was hoping Nickell would be a better teacher for me. I think he thinks we should all be able to get90% without really trying...sorry, doesn't work that way. He's not the worst teacher but I had much better in grade 10. I will choose Leung or Price for Chem 30, not Nickel.
Nickell is quite possibly the best teacher in SWC. His explanation of work material is Great and his exams and quizzes aren't too hard if u just finish the homework material. Best advice is to switch into his class whenever possible.
This dude is kinda wierd in a really freakishly smart way. When you talk to him its like he talks back to you as if you weren't even there. Really strange. A very good teacher for Chem but kinda weird!
i LOVED MR.Nickell so much , the best teacher everrrrrrrrrrrr
It seems odd to me when I hear people say he is such an easy guy to get on with. He most deffinately was not to our Chem 30Ib class. He is a marvelous teacher though, the world needs more blunt educators who are willing to be "harsh" to teach or motivate students. Mr. Nickel had a harsh talk with me about what i was doing wrong, he did not care to euphamize. And on the next test, it payed dividends. Mr. Nickel is definately the best teacher I have ever had. It may not be plesant, but you will be glad.
Incredible. Cool. Amazing. Hard. Mean. Best teacher ever! the only problem that i have with him is that he pics on some people
Mr. Nickell is awesome. He is the best science teacher I have ever had so far.. Its only the second week of school, but already he is totally amazing at explaining and everything!
Brilliant. His passion for chemistry is very motivational. He does all he can to help students with their struggles, teaches effectively and is worthy without a doubt of a full rating of 5/5.
Great teacher. He is the best chemistry teacher that I have ever had. He can be kind of harsh and seemingly mean at times but he really knows what he is doing. He always has something that can break class tension. After you leave his class, you really understand the concepts.
Awesome chem teacher. Down-to-earth and hilarious. One of the rare teachers that can actually teach the concept once and then you get it. As a result, he only spends 20 minutes teaching the material and then talks or jokes the rest of the time.
Great teacher, he is one of the people who will inspire thousands of his students to pursue chemistry later on. Kind of harsh at times but always teaches everything he should teach down to the very last bit and always have something amusing to say.
He's awesome wish i had him again but with his help I graduated so i guess it's a pretty good trade off
Mr. Nickell is definately one of the most charismatic teachers at Churchill. While he may not always be on topic, you still manage to learn everything you need to know to complete the course with flying colours. He's bluntly honest in everything he says, so you can always take what he says to heart. He'll never give up on you unless you give up on yourself first. Amazingly classy individual, and a tribute to the teaching profession, if there was ever one teacher you should love to have it's him.
One of the best teacher's I've ever had. Mr Nickell isn't only a great teacher, but he's a really cool guy too. It was a pleasure being in his class, and he helped me succeed in Chemistry. Oh and I think he's the only teacher to drives a motorcycle to school!
I love Mr.Nickell (literally). =P He hangs around Dr.Pike's room quite often during lunch (2 best teachers in science department). Funny guy, makes chem really fun. I'm so glad I switched into his class.
Great teacher. he talked about cheese ALOT! but funny guy and he knew his stuff. i got a good mark in this class.
Perhaps the greatest Chem teacher ever. He made chemistry fun, easy, and interesting. Always count on an amusing story or two in class, and he always manages to get the class in tears of laughter. He's as charismatic as a cult leader, and he'll make you love chemistry. At least until you get somebody different for Chem 30.
i didnt even have nickell as a teacher, but rather as a club teacher (i think thats what u cal it :D) but , my gosh, that guy is one wonderful person. hes sweet, corteous, and so understanding. not one to laugh at something different.
Awesome teacher, very cool. Teaches you alot more than the actual subject. Funny and knowledgeable.
Nickell is courteous towards his students. He's very knowledgeable about chemistry.
Really great teacher. Knows how to relate to students while still teaching the class.
Best guy ever! only reason im taking chem next year!
YEAAAAA NICKLE U THE MANNN LOVE THAT MOTORBIKE!!!! all other teachers are too CHICKEN to even got a tricycle.
He is a gifted individual willing to pass the gift to his students.