Average 4.62 based on 45 teacher ratings
Ian Thomson is a Science teacher at Thornhill Secondary School located in Thornhill, Ontario. When comparing Ian Thomson's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Ian Thomson's ratings are above the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Thornhill Secondary School is 3.95 stars.
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one of my favorite teacher in TSS

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Even if he starts class 20 minutes late we still learn everything. Funny and not too difficult. Too bad he's retiring.

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Thomson puts the 'u' in fun.

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Mr. Thomson is by far my favourite teacher in TSS! Love his teaching style & his participation during the lessons. It's pretty funny trying to finish his sentences. He also makes a lot of puns & cracks jokes which makes class more fun. He's super knowledgeable & knows his stuff REALLY WELL. Overall, extremely chill. Doesn't complain about his ex-wife *coff*, ACTUALLY teaches, & gives pity marks where deserved. What more could you ask for?
Sad to hear he's retiring... was worth it at the end!!!!

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other than showing up to class 10 minutes late every single day, Thomps is an absolute gem. He is knowledgeable, he is clear, he is very good at giving feedback and i would rate 8/8!

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absolute m8 brilliant science teacher

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Ian's voice is mesmerizing, but he needs to start the class earlier than 40 minutes in. Also his lemon square is still imprinted on my papers. If you get him, ask him about his periodic table 'word'. And I like his ties.

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I had ms Meema before for bio since grade 9 gifted and 11Ap and although i didnt succeed in 11AP as i would have wanted ms meema is by far one of my fave teachers at this school. This year i have Thomson because i dropped out of AP and honestly i dont like him at all. Hes retiring this year and it seems like he doesnt care what he does anymore. Half the material on tests are totally random and out of nowhere, hes sooo lazy when it comes to marking and his lesson are pure powerpoints. it sucks

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best science teacher in thornhill secondary in my opinion. hes really funny and cracks jokes here and there and gets along with the class really well. is always available to answer any questions. loved him!

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During my undergrad years at York university, I have met 5 people who chose to pursue Biology bachelors degree just because they fell in love with it during their high school years. All of those 5 individuals (unrelated at all) we taught by Mr. Thompson. The same was true for me when I chose biology

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Brilliant bio teacher. Did so well in his class because he's amazing at explaining things. Love how he wants the class to finish his sentences so he's stuck saying stuff like "mooooo" for a really long time.

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Very good at explaining, really fun in class, just a great teacher overall! You'll get a lot of work, but you will learn a lot from him.

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Best science teacher I've ever had - he definitely lives up to his position as Head of Science. He's absolutely hilarious in class, and is great at explaining difficult concepts. Try and get him for 11 or 12 Bio!!

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I would probably say that he's the best science teacher I've ever had. He's a great guy who knows when to be easy-going and when to demand work from students. He has an interesting sense of humour and maybe because of that, it's rather interesting to be in his class.

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He was my bio teacher and he honestly made everything so much fun to learn! i actually looked forward to his class!! great teacher, i hope i have him again =)

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ONE OF THE best teachers in ALL OF THORNHILL. Seriously he has a gift for teaching. He says something and you understand it. That's it. He is very nice and pretty funny. Amazing teacher!

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Very helpful. Keeps the class entertained through even the most boring lectures. A ton of notetaking, so avoid skipping class whereever possible. You probably won't do well if you don't go. Extremely nice, and explains things very clearly. Easily one of the best teachers at TSS

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One of the greatest Teachers I've ever had.

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He's really your ideal good teacher in my mind. None of his expectations are unreasonable. He's good at explaining things, very reasonable and logical with just about any concern you may have.

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One of the best I've ever had. He is very friendly and is able to keep every single class interesting. Fair marker, and explains everything clearly. Always states expectations clearly beforehand.

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Keeps class very interesting by making jokes and such. Explains things very clearly, and is helpful when you ask questions. Knows how to relate to the students. Comfortable classroom environment.

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What a great semester with Mr. Thomson. Full of biology related jokes and humor. I really enjoyed being in your class and I hope to have to again if I take bio in grade 12.

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Mr. T is an awesome bio teacher and I'm not a science person but he made me enjoy it and i looked forward to going to that class each day. Thanks for the awesome semester Mr. T

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He is the Greatest teacher. I hate science, but Biology's my favorite class this year. He has a really good sense of humour. And he really wants his students to do well.

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Mr. T is a great bio teacher. He makes the class so fun with his random jokes and sayings. Way to go Mr. T!

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BEST TEACHER IV EVER HAD, makes bio class something ot look forward too.

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Mr. Thomson is a great bio teacher! He's a good guy who knows his stuff, and tries to help people with their bio issues. Laughs at his own jokes, and explains things well.

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YOU ARE RELI THE BEST TEACHER EVER!!! I CREID MYSELF TO SLEEP WHEN I KNOW THAT UR NOT GOING TO BE MY TEACHER TIZ YEAR!!!

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He is very good at explaining things and creates a comfortable atmosphere in the class. Good teacher overall.

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Thomson is the coolest! He teaches really well like now I understand everything! hes not not strict but controls the class! Ur awsome!

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He explains things well and keeps our attention, he teaches us what we need to know and his tests are fair. By the way, I hate science. makes you think, huh?

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mr thomson was the best!! funny teacher, great notes, taught you what you needed to know, and i felt like science (exam and all) was a breeze.

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nice and funny at times but he can be strict about test dates

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Excellent science instructor. Funny and helpful. Shrubbery!

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I am now in gr 10 and i have to say if it wasnt for him i wouldnt have passed that coures u ROCK MR.THOMSON

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university grad. in IT and comp. sc. now i look back 7 yrs. thomson is a great guy. he actually cared about students. i wish he was a university professor.

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A great science and bio teacher. lots of fun and full of jokes!

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Willing to explain what you don't get, and a great bio teacher :D

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Mr Thomson rocks. I love bio now. He is so nice, and he does give a lot of work, but he explains it all and gives enough time. Willing to negotiate extensions

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Too much work? Thomson takes u on a leash the course, and his notes were awesome. He was da best bio teacher

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You're the best science teacher I have ever had!

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Very funny

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The only reason why im interested in Science still.

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unfair, too much work

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