Average 3.64 based on 29 teacher ratings
Gord Houchen is a Social Studies teacher at Semiahmoo Secondary School located in Surrey, British Columbia. When comparing Gord Houchen's ratings to other teachers in the province of British Columbia, Gord Houchen's ratings are below the average of 4.1 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Semiahmoo Secondary School is 4.11 stars.
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A rlly great teacher! very helpful
knows a lot abt history

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He is the best teacher ever!! He is very clear and his slideshows are the best. I would recommend him for grade nine because he gives no tests. But all in all he is my favorite socials teacher ever!

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Basically the most unpleasant teacher ever. Super scary when he is in a bad mood. He's interesting when he talks so discussions are great. However, we watched videos everyday which was SUPER BORING. At least we got time to sleep. Basically had no tests and just had worksheets. Didn't learn a thing. Recommended if you want easy marks, but not recommended if you actually have a passion for History.

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He's a super nice teacher who just makes you work a lot so u can succeed.

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If you actually try in his class, you succeed. If you don't, you don't succeed. Honestly I think he was a really fair teacher because only those who tried and cared about the class were getting As. Not like a teacher who gives an A to every other student because then it just is not fair for the really hard working ones.

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I think he hated me, probably, at least that's what my friend said. Always 'lost' my assignments/homework as they were passed up row by row, and yet no one else in my row suffers from missing without a trace assignments.
Personally, I think he's okay, his tests are real easy and reasonable if you had at least paid 1/4 attention to the videos or worksheets. Great place to take a 70 min nap during daily movie days. Earned $8 in his class with his crosswords/word search, so hey, making cha-ching~

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mr houchen is super nice! really liked the game project we did, we should do more of those

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Done with his class? *bows down on knees, looks at sky, starts crying tear of joy* worst. Experience. Of. My life. I used to like social studies class..., but then ii come to his class. To his fututure students, you will be missed.

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Great Teacher! Really inspired me a lot in history! Really interesting teacher!

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Too many useless worksheets and information packages make this course a burden to any student who lacks the time to visit the teacher (Houchen) outside of class. There are no written/essay assignments

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Great teacher that teaches both side of history. showed saving private ryan in class with the swearing. and i think there is a rifle in the back if his file cabinet. cool teacher at any rate

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Very good teacher

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i think i did well bc i study but sometimes i didn't and he knew and he would say study and i would and i did well.

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He is the reason I went into the faculty of education - I knew what kind of teacher I didn't want to be. He should really sit down and actually read a book once and a while.

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Houch Dee oh Double Gee....he is awsome, go look at his picture to the right of semi co. and you'll understand

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ib teachers put him to shame, he is unoriginal and teaches basics, uses videos to teach for him and doesn't properly prepare you for anything, no discussion on ideas only dates.

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if you want to watch videos and look at notes on the overhead from 20 years ago, you should take this class. uses same tests every year, ask around to find all the answers for them

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all he does is put videos in.. lets us use cheat sheets on tests.. i'm learning nothing! If you have him next semester change your block so you actually learn

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this is my first time with him for a teacher but this guy is def cool

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Fun, easy teacher.

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Houchen's class is easy, pay attention and do assignments and you will do well. The lecture/note sessions are pretty boring, but double block crosswords rock.

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Overall good teacher. Easy to pass, since I was constantly slacking off and still got a high B and got recommended. Threats at the start of the year is a no no.

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Obvioulsy cares for his students- will stay for hours helping if you need it- Great guy

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he's relatively cool

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Very easy teacher, i had him for gr.10 and he gave us the test a week or so before the test and we could find and memorize the answers, but he favours athletes.

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So clear and sooo helpful, Will stay hours after school to help. he aint easy, but you will really benefit from his class. Had him every year, he is awsome.

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He is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO Boring!!!!!!!

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