Average 2.35 based on 69 teacher ratings
Gail Thomas is a Science teacher at Markham District High School located in Markham, Ontario. When comparing Gail Thomas' ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Gail Thomas' ratings are below the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Markham District High School is 4.06 stars.
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It's not that she doesn't teach well... it's that she doesn't teach at all. If you're in her class, I wish you luck.

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I agree with the review on June 22 2016 exactly. Although she has good intentions, she should not be allowed to be a teacher. Science class was a class where I would either be on my phone watching Netflix or socializing with friends the whole time. She doesn't give us any info for the exam and half the stuff she will tell us is wrong. Ex. she gave us the wrong formulas for Snell's Law on the physics test. She doesn't mark half of assignments and loses the other half...

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She is a bad teacher and does not know how to teach, she make simple things hard to understand and does not go through topics thoroughly and explain them instead she insisted we just use our notes when the notes we take don't help.

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Does not actually teach lessons, just hands you packages and expects you to do them. I've never met anyone that likes her.

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Pretty bad teacher

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Does not teach properly and relies on textbooks heavily. Everyone in class has a problem with her. I learned more from supply teachers then i do from her. Switch class if you have her and need to go back to teachers college

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Have trouble learning anything with her, was great in science before but now I have am lost and get no help from her. Noone in my class finds her as a good teacher

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I don't have her. My friends have her and they're doing poorly in her class (keep in mind these people are 90's students). Sometimes I have to teach the science lessons to my friends. They're so desperate that they took my science notes to photo copy to share with the rest of their classmates. And it sucks for them because guidance won't let them switch out of the class.

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Bad teacher

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I'm with the guy below this comment, she can't teach, needs to get her stuff together.

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Not a good teacher! Can't teach! Why is she teaching? She says she made millions by " teaching " not fair, give it to me! Tries to be funny, fails miserably. Has absolutely no clue what she's doing and she's lazy as F$$K

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I'm going to fail this class because of her :(

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I literally took enriched courses so I wouldn't get her next year

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Tbh I wouldn't want her as my teacher ever again she avoids the question given or she gives us non-sense and recommends us to look in our notes when the notes she gives us is so bad .. Terrible teacher...

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not a good teacher but she is very hip with the new lingo and stuff

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Worst teacher ever, i tried asking her question and she will just repeat my question making it sound like an answer. If you ever have her, prepare for a hard course

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She is bad at teaching, but is nice. She needs to elaborate more and offer more help during labs.

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I really don't like her as a teacher. I'm sorry it's not that she doesn't know her stuff it's just that she goes way to fast and doesn't really "teach" . Learned more from the book!

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im still in her class

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I have learned nothing this year that I could have taught myself. Although I did extreamly well in the course I could have sat at home insted of going to class and done just as well. Patheric effort.

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nice funny teacher need to explain better and let class under stand slow down need to work on explaining and clarifiy it

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She was a nice teacher but when I came to Grade 11 I felt like I was going to fail Physics because she barely taught it!

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so helpful!

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ok not goin to lie, ms. thomas doesn't always know what she's teaching about/how to teach it but i still like her as a teacher and she's really nice. she rly loves physics tho and some of her classes are pretty cool still. shes not that bad of a teacher, stop hating.

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... Just ... Not a good teacher. Although, she's one of the nicest teachers I've had.

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I loved chemistry, until I took it with this woman. She made learning impossible. Even my mother (who is a teacher and always sides with them) admitted that Mrs. Thomas is a bad teacher. Thanks for ruining any love I had for science.

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if i ask you a question, it would be fun if you answered the question i asked, instead of spending all your time explaining something that i already know.

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she's a nice person but she really doesn't put much effort into teaching the stuff. we've never had a quiz and had a total of three projects all year and four tests (one open book) all year. she might be "easy" but come exam time you'll realize how little you actually know. you really have to be on your toes and teach yourself a lot of material. keep up with your homework even if she doesn't check.. or you'll regret it later.

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she's a horrible teacher! she definitely can't teach. and she's so lazy! we don't even get homework or anything, never mind actually learning something. sooo useless! i wish you the very best of luck if you ever get her as a teacher - you'll need it!

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i'm very disappointed because i dont understand why the school hired such a lazy teacher. mrs. thomas does not teach and we know a lot less compared to other classes, it isnt fair that we have to waste our time with this useless teacher. she does not fufill her responsibilities as a teacher and she does not have any job ethics. i can't believe she isnt fired yet.

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A pretty sad teacher, she'd basically allow you to cheat on tests and leaves the rooms and half the time shes not even in the room to begin with being away at least once a week and although it was fun in her class because she wasnt there doesnt help later on when I need to know my stuff. Oh she also does care if you swear and make fun of people, I was right infront of her swearing, she didnt mind

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worst teacher ever. can't teach can't explain can't mark

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Very Good..at giving text references and homework questions, with work periods to finish them. Will usually spend one class a unit teaching the text.

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best teacher ever... teaches everything with clarity to enhance learning ability.

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Shes one of the worst teachers i have this year! We just get assigned questions from the text book for one class then she takes them up the next. I cant remember a single time when she actually taught us something useful. She didnt even collect any labs this year, too friggin lazy to mark; the little stuff we did hand in, she has not given back and it was from like the beginning of the year...

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Worst Physics Teacher Ever. Might as well just get the homework, and text references, cause you're not gonna get taught anything by her.

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Well..I had her for TWO days ... got a project and I really have no clue what she teaches. She gave us a lab without teaching us. And she taught something wrong (I learned the stuff from Ms.Shah and its diff from hers!)!!!

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Worst teacher ever. She's afraid of me because I yelled at her. She's so unclear, and she's totally turned me off science

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I think I might fail the physics unit. When she tries to explain something, it doesn't help at all. She says that we're doing it right, then changes her mind later, and we have to redo it because we did it wrong.

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she definately CANNOT teach! i dont understand anything she teaches...i have to learn everything on my own...

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she is nice and sometimes funny, but.... really needs to improve her teaching skills

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i do credit ms. thomas for giving me my independence from teachers: i had to learn the whole gr. 11 physics year on my own. difficult, but attainable. we sat in class the whole time doing nothing or random unrelated projects. and when she did try to explain things, she wasn't clear. if you do end up in her class, i wish you the best of luck.

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um.... i dont like her projects....

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Doesn't seem to know what she's doing....

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all she does it copy from Nowikow's text books and put on overhead

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i got 66% in the course, and i didnt know what i was doing, i got 10% in 2 days

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OH GOD THE OVERHEADS! does she know what she is teaching?

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Oh God the Notes!!!

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