Average 3.97 based on 75 teacher ratings
Gerry Kuniss is a Social Studies teacher at Templeton Secondary School located in Vancouver, British Columbia. When comparing Gerry Kuniss' ratings to other teachers in the province of British Columbia, Gerry Kuniss' ratings are below the average of 4.1 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Templeton Secondary School is 3.97 stars.
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According to these current descriptions, it seems that he has been falling off of what he was once passionate about. He gives unclear instructions, and he seems to mark on a solid score just by looking at your assignment (For example, on a self evaluation you mark yourself 40/50, he puts it to 35/50. btw, this did not apply just to me, but the whole class). His unclear instructions make it so it is almost impossible to maintain an 80% or higher.

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Textbook use really depends on what class you take But overall a really really really great teacher. He can be confusing at times but will always take the time to explain if you ask.

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BLESS KUNISS. if you've had him for mini, take law 12. it's a breeze compared to socials 11. students who have him for the first time complain about the workload but do it and youll get over 100% (he gives out numerous bonus assignments). saved my gpa tbh. great personality and dog!!

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he's a really good teacher that actually teaches you a lot. At first he might seem like a tough teacher but he knows what he's doing and I really improved academically this year in socials

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Mr. Kuniss is an AMAZING teacher, as long as you hand the homework in, doesn't matter if its late, he will give you full marks. Yes the amount of homework is an insane amount, but you actually learn stuff because you do so many assignments on the material. He does a lot of group projects/assignments so be ready to participate with others. Overall he is very well at explaining himself, but when it comes to some things he can be vague, so whenever possible ask him questions. He will clarify.

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He is so passionate about what he teaches that he can seem overwhelming at times. If you try hard in his class you aren't totally guaranteed a great mark, but you will definitely learn a lot and usually, his passion is contagious. He's a tough marker but it makes you a tough student. I would recommend him to students who think they can handle it.

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*puts hand up* he picks someone that doesn't even have their hand up cuz their his favourite then bam on my report "you don't participate enough" I WONDER WHOS FAULT IS THAT

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He is so sassy!!!

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He gave unclear instructions and was mad when you didn't do the project/assignment properly. He was very biased towards different students and I never felt accepted in his class. Most of the students only liked him because he gave bonus marks on his test but otherwise he gave an insane amount of homework and the tests included very unimportant parts of the chapters. I personally felt stressed every time I entered his class and did not have a good experience

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he is avery good teacher, and i know that is sound like all the others, but o my god, stop with the homework. i do though think he is a great teacher.

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One of my all time favorite teachers, though he gives too much homework he is an excellent human being. YOE is also a must.

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good teacher. very good. but the homework is like bada bing bada boom heres the next project although you have like 3 assignments already. marks unfairly sometimes, but you get to redo a lot of it and he thoroughly talks to you about how you can fix the problem and get a better mark. funny guy. just the homework load is unbelievable. i want to go out and have some free time too please!

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He's a great teacher, although he has very strong opinions.

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Rules in the class of Mr Kuniss
1. if you use a pen that is not black arable, you are screwed
2. always use what he calls a straight edge (ruler) when writing on non-lined paper
3. DO NOT ARGUE WITH HIM, he teaches law. but if you can and you win, you basically win at life
4. ask every. single. possible. question, he can be unclear
5. record what he says, so that if he changes his mind and says you're wrong; you have proof
6. have fun, it easier
OVERALL MR KUNISS IS AMAZING

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I can't even begin to explain

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fantastic teacher. His class is always interesting and makes you want to learn more. He wants you to succeed and never punishes you for trying. He lets you redo things as many times as you want. He doesn't care about marks he just wants you to learn. Whats more he makes sure you are prepared for any provincial exams, when you reach them you will be more prepared than everyone else by a long shot. He does give a lot of homework but it's all worth it in the end. A great teacher and a great guy

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One of my favourite teachers in high school :) Always challenging the class

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:) Mr. Kuniss. What a teacher. There are no words to describe him. It's just Mr. Kuniss. He's his own topic and adjective. Where would someone begin?

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I had very bad experiences with him. He is incredibly unfair and biased. He wasn't professional, till this day I still remember the incredibly inappropriate ways he dealt with certain situations. I do not respect him as a person.

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Awesome teacher, hard homework load but fair in marking and you can always just go up to him and ask him about anything or for clarification. A bo$$ all around town.

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Mr. Kuniss..I find it kind of incredible how little criticism he gets. He works his students hard, and a lot of his work has value, but a lot of it does not. For all you grade 11s reading this: don't

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Dopest teacher ever! Lots of homework but it sticks at the end! .

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He's the best teacher ever, makes me love Social Studies. Makes me want to learn! Looooove him so much

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he assigns too much work.we had book report project then he adds more things to it when the cut off date was coming in less than 2 weeks. marks way too hard. failed too many people in my class. hes co

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Makes you learn.

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Really tough, assigns way too much homework. He's really helpful, but likes to criticize the smallest details and subtract marks because of them.

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i really like him as a human being. but as a teacher, he assigns way too much work and every year he's behind by the end of the year. other than that, i love kuniss he's defs awesome.

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Good teacher but makes Social Studies courses longer than they should be by adding excessive amounts of assignments. Great man to talk to just personally. Allows many times for bonus marks.

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Needs to take student feedback, and learn from mistakes he made the previous year, which, if you are reading this Kuniss, does not mean giving us more work than you did the last class.

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gives the right perspective on what socials is about- an interesting person, and gives interesting work that matters- is also very challenging and often not clear on assignments

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assigns homework like you have no other classes to worry about....marks hard.

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He seem's like a cool teacher. But he gives us waay too much homework, and at times doesn't properly explain what to do. He seems very cool and enthousiastic though.

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lots of homework..projects are large and time-consuming. but he gives a lot of bonus marks and his lessosn are very entertaining. Kuniss made me like socials.

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He marks very hard at first it seems, you just have to pay a lot of attention to his assignments and projects. I hated his class at first but by the second term it was one of my better classes

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Genuinly wants students to do well, is very understanding and doesn't really keep due dates. Lots of homework though, especially for his minischool classes. Funny and a good teacher.

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really nice guy..lots of homework..great teaching methods.

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Really nice guy, bad teacher.

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He's great teacher,but tons of homework overall,He' a pretty good teacher

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Amazing teacher; his technique is great. His homework load is unbelieavable, however, as a student, it is inevitable anyway.

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cons; he gives a LOT of homework... I mean there's a lot and then there's kuniss-lot. Its simply excessive. Pros: He's great! He teaches well, helps you, goes over mistakes with you, understanding

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occasionally is out of his mind..assigning no homework at times.and way too much at other times..and he scares me..occasionally..but overall..he's a nice guy

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pretty good but for a test worth 15% of term mark, he marked the scantron wrong like one of those nonsense answers and he wouldnt change the marks :( lots of hw but pretty good overall

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he did something for me to help me pass law 12, i just passed, but he helped me, and for that i gained a lot of respect for him...he can be annoying at times but hey, hes still mr. kuniss...

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LOTS OF HOMEWORK, but even if we do them at the end of the term, they still count for marks. Very nice, super-forgiving, very friendly. Pretty cool guy. Also, updates marks quickly

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kuniss is great, even though he gives out loads of homework..but he always lets us make up for them..nice, nice ^_^..oh yea!~ he gives out lots of bonus marks too..haha =)

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Just what that other person said about the wrong instructions. Tons of busy work, especially those flashcards.

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Hmm. Honestly He gives realy bad instructions. Many times has my whole class been given the wrong instructions and told to redo projects, and it wasnt our fault

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Kuny's a fricking awesome person, but not so much teacher....gives too much work but tries to keep you interested.....more than i can say for some others....

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Hey Gerry Keep up the good work...I'll see you on windy Joe...behind me of course

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hmmm lol kunis is cool, but i agree he gives too mcu hw. he gives zeros right away, but u can make up for them =)

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kuny is a cool teacher, he helps us understand things better with great projects, but too much homework! Overall kuny is the best socials teacher I've had

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I find him a bit to obsessive on alot of topics. He does try but I find his mini philosophie kind of hypocritical in places.

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kuniss is a cool teacher. so much better than furgy

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HEY... Kuniss is SO funny and even his initials represent JustJokin'. Good not to be too serious... Unlike some... Tsk Tsk...

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mr.kuniss is cool....although u give too much h/w!! =[

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lol very cool teacher! too much hw though!

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AWESOME TEACHER!! mini pride..lol..class i look forward to most in gr 10

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Kuniss is sooo good. so fun. you acually learn something in his class

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cool teacher!

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Too much homework.

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his long answer tests are tedious except his m/c tests are okay. at first i was afraid of him (dunno y now that i think of it). he's an AWESOME teacher.

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kuni so cool! too much hw though....

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Goodness Kuniss, your are so hard. Long test tomorrow

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yea thats right,glitter should not equalgood marks! dont be manipulated by shiny

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Ah He Always Picks on me...But Nevertheless The BEST

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Mini School Forever!!!

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Down with glitter marks!

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Kuni, you da man! :)

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