Average 2.92 based on 53 teacher ratings
Gary Suderman is a retired Science teacher at Burnaby North Secondary School located in Burnaby, British Columbia. When comparing Gary Suderman's ratings to other teachers in the province of British Columbia, Gary Suderman's ratings are below the average of 4.1 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Burnaby North Secondary School is 4.02 stars.
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Recommended
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Mr. Suderman was one of the best teacher I've had in my life. He made chemistry enjoyable and was without a doubt my favourite teacher. I was terribly upset when he retired, but I was glad he retired when I was graduating from high school back in 2014. A lot of students were just reluctant to approach him for help, he would always help any students who were willimg to ask a question. He was the most understanding teacher I had. His explanations were always consist and straight to the point. 5/5

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Suderman didn't teach anything to me except the lesson on how to be self-sufficient in my own learning. Because of him, I learned to self-teach myself concepts since grade 9. If your lucky, the practice exams may be your actual test.

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Only teaching he did was give us a hebden book. Other than that just smokes weed all class. This teacher sucks.

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This teacher shouldn't be allowed to use the term "teacher" as he doesn't ever try to teach. You will have to learn yourself, expect to read your textbook, and try your best to make him like you, cause if you don't, don't expect ever getting help from him or having his answer your questions. His class is the most disrespected classes within the whole school and if you do manage to have him as your teacher, be prepared to race to your counsellors and try to transfer out as fast as you can.

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His method of teaching is not actually teaching anything himself, but makes you learn on your own from the textbook. When dealing with some of the more difficult topics, it's a struggle to understand what's going on by yourself

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By far the worst teacher I have ever had. Actually, even calling him a teacher is too much for me. He's more like a guidance counsellor who tells you what to read and gives you tests and quizzes, but he himself teaches nothing.

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Easiness? I'm not sure about this part, but I guess he's easy on you if you know your stuff and asks questions... He doesn't teach or give lessons... If you ask, he's not really helpful either, he rants and gets off topic easily... (which leads to low clarity) He teaches chemistry. I don't get how he gets by. Sure, he knows general stuff... but if you ask him a hard question he will say 'I am not going to bother with it...' Strict: Don't cheat, and you'll do fine... Overall, a bad teacher...

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His stories can be entertaining, but they will never be about chemistry. He avoids "teaching" the hard stuff; he "teaches" stuff that everyone already understands. If no one has questions about homework, he'll sometimes throw in a pop quiz.

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By far the worst teacher I have had in my high school. The first class he tells is that he is a coach not a teacher. We have to read the book and then ask questions, which he doesn't know the answers to. He always talks about cheating and dishonesty and how bad it is. It's always the same thing over and over again. It's really annoying I hope he gets fired one day.

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he doesn't really teach. he makes you read the book yourself and try to understand it. but if you don't understand something and ask, he explains it well.

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Is a good teacher most of the time, but _Definently_ has his moments.

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Outstanding one of the best teachers

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i hate this guy.

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he explains all right but is too lazy

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Hard teacher, but i found chem really difficult regardless of him. really nice person, if you stay on his good side. don't be late, or you'll get detention. do ur hw, and make it clear that u try hard

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Barely coherent, self-discrediting, unhelpful. He is by far one of the worst teachers. Often digresses into pointless tangents. Only good for wasting time and training in the art of selective hearing.

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"how do you do this question mr suderman?" .. -suderman looks through the book- ... "uhhh, it doesnt sayyy... don't worry about it. its a C question on the exam"... =_=;;

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funny joke in class nice guy learned alot this year in science 9

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I love mr.Suderman. Hes so funny, and you learn alot. He explains things really well.

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A lot of quizzes, but fair in that you should be doing homework anyway. Doesn't explain or teach all that well though, but overall still a good teacher.

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hated his way of teaching(or should i say, not teaching), then I realize its all for my own good.self learning is the only way to survive in uni. Fun and respectable teacher who admits his mistakes...

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A wonderful teacher,! He will try all means to help you if you are willing to learn.

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He's actually a pretty good teacher but lots of ppl will tell u otherwise. You'll probably hate the quizzes, but they're only worth 10% (tests are 70%) and they give u a realization of what u have to kno for the test.. smart

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Mr. S is really nice and fun to listen to. He teaches you a lot about life and what is right and wrong. However, sometimes his oral "test outline" are really unclear... so be careful!

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great coach. great teacher. do well in his class and you're set for studying in uni

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Gary is one-cool-doode. Seriously. I learned so much in his class - not only about chemistry or science. He's truly inspiring, and his anecdotes add life and spirit to the class.

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he scared.. but he is such a remarkable teacher.. makes u really learn about life.. he is just.. WOW.. i have never had so much respect for a teacher... he made me think carefulli

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spends way too much time telling you how he knows more than you

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He doesn't teach at all, quite scary when his quizzes will be. Overall, a nice teacher to know about.

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I hated him at first. His teaching style really bothered me. However, now, after 1yr with him, I'm so used to it that it is my fave. class! Another year with him, haha, can't wait

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umm.. if you're smart he'll be good for you and it'll be EASY marks. If you're not good at figuring things out.. just ask for help... he'll be happy to help you out.

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He tests and quizs are not difficult....He tells u not to cram, but I cram and still get 94%. Overall i funny and prepares you well for Ap.

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I HATE the quizzes, and his tests are the hardest ever. I cannot believe he's giving out summer homework. The only way to pass is to asks him gazillions of questions.

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He is a great teacher.If u ask questions, u will do fine.lots of jokes. short quizzes make us realize what we need to study for chapter testes.

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if you work hard, you will do good. ask questions and you'll learn. awesome teacher.

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very easy and acknowledges your effort if you try hard, short lectures but individual questions are always encouraged, prepares you well for AP chem exam

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good guy, has a sense of humour, prepares u well for post-high school, and treats you with respect and as a friend, not just any student in the class

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Great teacher he makes learning funny and fun

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very cool, but would like some more explination.

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very helpful as long as you ask questions very nice and easygoing

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Hard but a good teacher, share lots of things in life with you and if you are a hard working student then you should have no problem with him :D

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jokes..some funny some just plain weird. makes it clear that he doesnt teach..u have to learn urself

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easy quiz. short lecture. but not too helpful. lotza jokes from him.

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