Average 4.7 based on 69 teacher ratings
Dave McPhee is a Physics teacher at Burnaby North Secondary School located in Burnaby, British Columbia. When comparing Dave McPhee's ratings to other teachers in the province of British Columbia, Dave McPhee's ratings are above the average of 4.11 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Burnaby North Secondary School is 4.02 stars.
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ask questions after school, explains questions very well

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he is good teacher. ...............................

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I still remember the first thing he ever said to our class, "just to warn you guys, we will be having our first quiz next week".Possibly best teacher at Bns. Do not get me wrong, class is very difficult and if you are not on top of your work you will fall behind. However, always explains things very clearly, providing in depth solutions for all problems. Although he may be intimidating at first, he is actually very approachable and a really nice guy.

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Mr. McPhee is the teacher who actually knows what students need to learn and explains in a extremely clear way in this school. To those who say he's bad, I can only say just because you don't like his style does not mean you should criticize him. His sense of humor makes the entire class engaged; the clarity of his lessons prepare you well for school exams and post-secondary; he makes sure his class is about physics, not anything related to politics or any irrelevant things. Best teacher ever!

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I'm my opinion he's not one of the bests. He goes his own way and he doesn't matter if you don't follow him

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A very humourous guy! AP Physics 1 seemed very intimidating at first but his explanation were so clear and helpful that nothing seems too big of a challenge (for now, at least). He treats you like an adult and expects that you know your responsibilities as a student, which pushes us to take initiative of our own learning. Great guy, you'd be lucky to have him as your teacher!

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Saltiest person I've ever met haha. Awesome teacher! Although in the beginning it seemed like he didn't welcome questions because he probably got tired of questions that could be solved with free body diagrams. Once you're done that unit it's okay.

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Mr Mcphee makes physics so much more fun. He has a weird sense of humor that always actually makes me want to listen to his lessons. He is actually pretty hard, but he's really clear. I hope I will have him again in the future for physics

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Mr. McPhee is the best physics teacher I've met so far. He's extremely knowledgable and he explains everything explicitly. His tests are not easy, but he'll literally give you everything you need for his tests. If you review EVERY SINGLE POINT on his notes, you'll ace the tests. He's not really a hard marker, depending on your effort. Personally I got 98% in his class. However, note that his project may be difficult to finish. To recapitulate, if you come to BNSS. It's a must to have his class!!

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Mr. McPhee puts a lot of effort in teaching, he makes classes entertaining and he will try his best to make sure you understand the material. He is usually there after school to help you and once again, will do his best to make sure you understand the material. His class is hard, tests are hard, but he is amazing at his job!

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just look at my ratings :)

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Mr McPhee has a unique way of teaching that is very effective. Physics concept becomes vivid in his knowledgeable instruction.

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A good teacher overall. His policy against retest is alright because it teaches us that we don't always get a second chance. He is very knowledgeable considering the fact that we rarely have to use our textbooks, and all practice assignments are handmade by himself.

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Best physics teacher I've ever had!

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Hardest teacher I ever got. And yet he is one of my favourite. I've never been much of a science student or a test taking student, which is probably why I did really bad in his class but I love his lessons and his homework assignments. His notes are crystal clear his sarcasm makes lessons enjoyable. I just sucked as a student (it's not him, it's me.) Him and Ms Wong are adorbs. I ship McWong!

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Extremely knowledgeable teacher. He explains subject areas with high clarity and is always helping and constantly encouraging students to ask questions. Part of his class would always be sarcastic and humorous-- very witty-remarked teacher. Just be careful of significant figures and it is CRUCIAL that you understand the subject before the test-- skimming through notes will almost always not guarantee a high mark.

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He is awesome. He's soooooooooooooo skilled as a teacher. The way he explains stuff makes it super clear. I mean yes, his tests are hard, but his classes give you a strong understanding of physics and is super useful in uni. I dread his concept questions LOL >< But funny, cool, and artistic! He made me LOVE physics.

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Best teacher I had in my whole life. Taught me everything I needed to know to be a good student. Pushes you to work hard and understand material. Funny teacher too!

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Mr. McPhee is a GREAT teacher!! he's knowledgeable and the class was always fun!! i just love his cartoon drawing on my test papers so much!! MISS BNSS AND MISS YOU MR. MCPHEE!!

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Entertaining teacher. Entertaining classes. Great notes.

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The first year he came to BNS, I was still in grade 11. I am so glad that I had him for Grade 11 and Grade 12 Physics. He made me love physics. The one teacher I actually miss (LOTS) from BN.

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Best and only teacher I've had for physics, both AP and honours. He pulled me through to AP though I didn't meet the minimum average. And even when I didn't do well in honours, he taught me to a 4.

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Had him for science 8. He gets impatient when no one participates, but his sarcastic humour makes the boring things hilarious. He isn't a TEXTBOOK teacher. Does his own thing, while still teaching th

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awesome demos =)

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loved his classes, awsome teacher... not so easy tho struggled thru the course, but one word pure awsomenss

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Mr. Mcphee, you may not remember me for I was not a good student.But you were my best physics teacher ever.Thanks to you,now I have walked out of grievous past and made lots friends in University.

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Coolest/smartest teacher ever. He's funny, is extremely helpful, but only if you try. Makes physics fun, and understandable. REALLY good.Get him for physics 12, and you're good for intro uni physics.

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just the best pysics teacher out there... bendy trucks vs smart cars.... ^^

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one word awesome!

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Greatest physics teacher. He's funny and you gotta love is doodles. Makes understanding physics fun.

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he's just an awesome physics teacher who makes learning a blast!

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one day to describe him AWESOME

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McPhee is AMAZING. He taught me everything I know about physics. Prepared me EXTREMELY well for university. I cannot thank him enough. I still remember his classes, his drawings, his jokes.

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nice guy... he's not like who he seems to be. as long as u r working on those half WS he gives you, u'll be fine. HARD TEST.

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This guy knows his stuff! He may seem mean and uncaring, but he's really the opposite - just pay attention and do your homework, and you'll be fine. I started with 70% and ended with 89%!

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I wouldn't understand a single thing if he didn't explain it. Tests can be hard though

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such a cool guy! his notes are great, and his sarcastic humour always makes the class interesting. he gets frustrated if noone participates though... but he's always willing to help afterschool.

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Great physics teacher! He knows his material beyond the textbook and is great at explaning. His test are quite fun to write; they are filled with funny narration.

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Coolest, possibly the best, teacher at BN. Stopped liking me randomly, but I don't spend that much time with him. Physics in his class is awesome!!! (Even thought he doesn't like me, that's how good)

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Had him for grade 08. He was awesome, taught well, and had good notes. Yes, tests may be hard tho. Nice and helpful guy in whole. ((Tattoooooooss&&Creature drawings ^^"))

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Mr. McPhee is by far the coolest and most knowledegable science teacher I've had. At first he seemed real scary, but he proved to be an awesome guy. - Best teacher I have had.

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thought he was a cool, smart teacher at the beginning of yr... well hes still cool.. only knows stuff frm the bk WELL tho.. always helpful but tends to get annoyed when u hav too many questions/questions that he doesnt know..

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puts everything in a nutshell you can understand. i love his drawings XD and he's the one with the tattoos on his arms, if you're wondering

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Very creative and funny.

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He's REAL cool... I like his tatoos =] Humourous and helpful with students.. The nicest/best sci teacher in BN i say. havent had any of his tests yet.. but am gonna next week.

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he's the best!! i had him for grade 8 sci...SO GOOD! haha..tatoooooos!

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Mr. McPhee is the BEST teacher i've come across at BN. He will help you anytime you need it. understanding, humorous, and cool. Definitely the best!

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He's Cool and super nice^^!

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McPhee is one cool teacher. Show some interesting demos. He gives lots of helps, but his explanations can be confusing. MC are hard..be prepared.

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he's nice and cool, but tend to be more helpful in honors class. Anyway, love him so much!!!~

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he's the nicest teacher there is!

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ooh..cool tattoos.he's physics class was sortha hard..but he;s a good teach.

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awesome!

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a funny and cool teacher...but m/c questions on test are just....nice tattoo too...and most of all he made physics fun..especiallly the picture he drew

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So nice

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cool and funny guy...but his m/c questions are...just....ummmm

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COOL DUDE...man this guys is so cool..with tattoos and old skool skatebroader style...he really knows his stuff...MATH MAJOR

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Awsome DUDE

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Very funny, CRUSH!!!

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Easy & Cool^^

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Nice. Test MC Ques...umm...

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