Average 4.35 based on 95 teacher ratings
Gary Kauk is a Visual Arts teacher at Centennial Public School located in Waterloo, Ontario. When comparing Gary Kauk's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Gary Kauk's ratings are above the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Centennial Public School is 3.92 stars.
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Mr. Kauk is the best, most understanding teacher I've ever had. He's one of those teachers that you think would be good a teaching everything. Was great to make small talk with. Also a fellow Patriots fan which makes him 100x better.

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I'm not the greatest artist, but I can say one thing. Mr. Kauk changed my life. He is that one teacher that changes you. He made me better person. He taught me what art was, but most importantly, he taught me life skills. I remember one of his classes was based on history and he got me involved in it. That moment changed me,I felt better. He's just like Robin Williams in the movie "Dead Poet's Society" - very good drama movie!
I am thankful to have had Mr. Kauk!
- Current SJAM student, Calin

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A very "strict" teacher, as most say, but in truth he just doesn't like misbehavior, which is understandable. He is funny and helped me out a lot back when i was in his classroom. -Milo

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Guys, at the time you have him, youll think hes the worst. Once you get to highschool, take visual arts. Even if you barley passed in Kauks class, believe me when i say that every highschool visual arts course in this region PALES in comparison to his classes. You WILL get 98 in hs. I got an overall 70 in his class and am now getting 98s allover, eveb got 105 percent on a few art projects

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mr kauk is the best teacher ever -ian

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Mr Kauk is the best art teacher I've ever had, and is great at not only teaching art, but scheduling, and other things.

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Teaches real ar learn alot more than i ever thought i wouldnt and made me

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We have him for English and instead of learning English we only learn art and it's so dreadfully boring, I fall asleep with every word he says, I'm worried I'll fail English next year

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Mr. Kauk may be a bit eccentric and long winded but he might just be one of the best teachers I've ever had. He knows what he's doing and he'll go to great lengths to help anyone. He's intimidating at first, quite a stickler about routine but I've come to appreciate that, and everything he does for Centennial. It just sucks he'll only get to teach half of Centennial next year, especially when he's worked so hard to do both. I won't forget him.

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He's very strict with deadlines and expectations, maybe a little scary at first. But after you get to know him, he's not that bad, and you can learn a lot from him.

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I had him a few years ago, Pretty good dude

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kauk rocks 2000-2001

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I find hes a great teacher, he always makes sure we know exactly what we are doing (maybe a little too much talking) but overall i find hes a great teacher

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I am now in grade 8 and instead of teaching lets get action!

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very funny and fun to be with

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He takes too long to get a point across. Kauk is very very very strict.

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I like his style except on casual Friday. All other days he wears a suit. Suits are awesome.

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kauk is the best teacher that i ever had for art

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Mr kauk was my art teacher about 4 years ago. he was very strict and quite monotone but overall he has a good heart and is truely passionate about art. he inspired me to continue with art (even though i wasnt very good) and i was able to realised my strengths in it. i wouldnt be so addicted to art if it werent for him and i thank him for it. i wish he was still my teacher.

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Mr Kauk has expectations that may be a little too high, and his voice can be boring/monotome but overall he's a good teacher

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Hes a cool teacher but very strict! He really wants us to understand what art is. Also, he marks hard.

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He is very strict but is also helpful and willing to help out with things. even tho hes not my fav teacher hes okay

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Mr. Kauk was one of the loyal teachers I've ever had! He's so nice and caring, not to mention so passianate about art! The only thing is that he has VERY high expectations for certain students which can be slightly stressful when approaching him (if you are one of those few).

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I learned so much from him. He challenged my way of thinking. Sadly, I stopped taking art in high school, but I am beginning to take it back up. Because of him, I am always excited to walk into a gallery and analyze the master pieces of the Group of Seven all the way to Devinci. He is a great teacher that cares about his students' success.

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He is cool! Probably my favourite teacher :)

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this guy is cool i don't have him now because it's second semester and i am in only grade 7. He marks very easy. He also talks way to long and once he took a double explaining one of our art skeches... Also mr.kauk if your reading this right now, I am in 708

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mr kuak was just soooooo superly totally amazingly cooolly awesom!!!!! he was honest and didn't force people to do their art like every body else's ...... he encourages creativity and is really nice( he always makes jokes and tells stories) it's sad that i don't have him for 2nd semester..... he is soooooawesome ! mr. kauk, i hope that you're reading this so you know how much you are appreciated by your students. when i say your fun, i don't mean that you're not strict because you use good discepline and ya

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OH MY GOD!!!!!!hes like my most favourite teacher in the skool hes soooo awsome and nice he just the best!!!!!!!!!!<3

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i think he is awsome he is my favourite teacher in the whole entire skool!!!!!!!he rox!!!!!!

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AWESOME teacher!! He was really strict but for good reasons. My class was probably the loudest and most troublesome this year =P. For some reason we all listened to Mr.Kauk and thought he was amazing. So glad he's back!!

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Mr. Kauk ROCKS!!!!!!!!! He will be the greatest art teacher to EVER LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!

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He is a very knowledgeble teacher who has really been there and knows how to give disceplin and is really nice.

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He is an ownest and helpful teacher.

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Art was pretty "hard" that year, markingwise, which is like 2 years ago, but Mr. Kauk was really a great teacher! He knows so much stuff and he's well respected.

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mr. kauk makes students repeat things in an artsy way.

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Hey Mr.Kauk, remember me? You sent me to OELC and put my landscape in the K-W gallery. U R an awesome teacher. You seveners are going to love him!

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he was really cool. i was never really good in art but last year he really opened it up forr me. he should really stop with the "art aprreciation" thing though

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he expects everyone to be at least able to get an 80 in art and his jokes are lame.

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m kauk is awsome loved talking to him about sports, maybe u can guess who i am... DEVILS Rock! and i hate the sens!! lol u know who i am

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Awesome teacher! Very fair in every way, and very kind to everyone.

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Mr.Kauk is funny.And where most teachers say they're always fair and stuff,he really is.

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you can't just 'tack' on another percentage for someone raising their hand. its our job to participate. and everybody does it, but does everyone get another percentage higher? didnt think so...

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WOAH his expectations are way too high...

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Great teacher!!! Knows the basics of art well.... Teaches it even better... But Stay on his good side... Yatti out.. Gotta Love Kauk.. Marked A little rough on some assignments... But your guaranteed a passing grade if you try... You cannot get a better deal than that. Had him few years back, he probs hasn't changed a bit lol. Will always be remembered!!

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Best. Teacher. Ever.

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He's a really good art teacher. No doubt about that. He is that best art teacher I've ever had. The only problem is his lectures. I knw they're important but sometimes they can be really boring!!!!!!

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sure he talks way to much about art and his lectures are a tad boring but hes a great teacher haha vocab lessons but he rox!

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YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! your my fav teacher, cept 4 mr hart lawl you care soo much! ty soo much

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noes abosolutly nothing about art worst teacher i've ever had

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He's alway interested in the student not as much what they are doing but how they are. I love his art classes!

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I love him so much. I lv how he talks so much with philisophical vale and he knows how to do art! An artist! He rox my socks ^_^

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YOU TALE TOO MUCH AND I DIDNT LEARN ANYTHING ABOUT ART AND WE DONT CARE ABOUT THE 'PRINCIPALS OF ART'!!!

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He cares and knows what he is talking about. Yeah he's a little weird but aren't we all? He makes you earn good marks but that's good. I've had way too many lax teachers.

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your way too by the book, i think he should just relax a little rather than ALWAYS having a perfect schedule. fool around a litttle bit, have some fun with the kids

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One of the best teacher's out there. Takes his job seriously and really tries to help students love art. SO COOL

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Mr. Kauk talks alot, but it's not like he's just going on trying to pretend he knows what he's doing, he DOES know what he's doing! He makes sure YOU know what you're doing too!!!!

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An exellent and fabulouse teacher, very fair and reasonbale. Certainly knows his subjects! Everything about art! Good jokes everything......

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i think hes a great art teacher becasue hes cares about our future and he'll help us i just sux at art so u know w/e lol i like u mr kauk just shut up plz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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OK, chill-ax on the art philosophy, um, ya, it's not cool ya know, and no offence but does anyone care. Talks way more then anyone should and gets annoyed really easily.

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you are the most amazing art teacher i have ever had!!! i love being in your classroom because i always learn something new! YOU ROCK Mr. Kauk!!!!!!!

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really think about this mr.kauk could be a pretty good lawyer but our school isnt law school

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okay we're not doing brain surgery so could you cut the lectures and just let us work!?! jeeze i know how to use scissors!!

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okay mr. kauk i had him for hm last year and omg he was okay at first but he talks so much n it is so annoying he talks bout the history of art and pointless stuff omg grrr!

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omg he's great! the best *art* teacher i've ever had!!

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mr kauk does talk a bit to much but rlly knoes art he is the only GOOD are teacher iv had! his style of clothin changes alot tho:P but owell hes pretty kewl

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they guy is so awesome, i mean he really knows his stuff. he may dress kinda funny and talk really smart (cos he is) but he is so cool. DONT CHANGE!!!!!

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hey mister kauk i think you are a great teacher but sometimes your words are a little bit too large for our learning level.

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I dunno what everyone's talking about... Mr. Kauk rules! He talks alot, but at least he knows what he's talking about! AWESOME TEACHER!

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i thnk ur ok..but u talk wayy to much!

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ok... mr kauk is one of a kind. what can someone seriously say about him? i've never felt so proud to get a 92 in my life, though... lol. eccentric. interesting. LONG WINDED! lol..

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Heh, Mr. Kauk. Great teaching, but you have too much of a vocab. and talk a lot, esecially those double intake periods... Great non the less

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mr.kauk u are a good teacher but i think u talk to much!!!

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You are an awesome art teacher and you really know your stuff. The jokes are corny, but everyone really does love them!

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Always has a joke at the beginning of class, very fair and has the best subject! An awesome teacher, I learned A LOT!

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WOW! this year with mr. kauk was interesting i've never had a teacher like u b4 u were..different i luv u jokes somethimes they dint relly make sense though??

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He talks very clearly, so he makes no mistakes, i love him! He should teach things like geo or history too, he'd make it easier. go mr.kauK!! YOU ROCK!!!

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You talk for way to long a double studio is like 30 min

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With a joke every day and his interesting style of talking and teaching, he is a very great and unique teacher even though he may be tough sometimes

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hard marker, but really cool teacher

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He KiNdA sCaReS mE!!!:S

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he is an cool teacher

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u r an AWESOME teacher!!!!!

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mr kauk rocked...i loved being in your class

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MR.KAUK YOU ROCK. AEROSMITH FOREVER!!!!!YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN!!!

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best art teacher in the world! i luv your jokes mr. kauk!

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OMG u think its bad 4 u ...he's my homeroom teacher...&4 rox!!

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Your crazy! ^-^ heeh umm.. your smart too

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talks all fancy but is a good art teacher

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says messed up things

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Best Teacher YO!

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