Jan Peter Hoekstra

Average 4.85 based on 129 teacher ratings
Jan Peter Hoekstra is a Social Studies teacher at R.H. King Academy located in Scarborough, Ontario. When comparing Jan Peter Hoekstra's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Jan Peter Hoekstra's ratings are above the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at R.H. King Academy is 4.29 stars.
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Hearing him speak can blow you away. He's a very intelligent man who knows what he's talking about, and is always clear with his words. He spends a ton of time before tests/exam going over the main points to make sure everyone can be successful. It was an honour to be in Mr. Hoekstra's history class.

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BESTT history teacher ever and one of the best teachers period. He's EXTREMELY knowledgeable, charismatic and just creates a great classroom environment. Totally the reason I loved gr.10 history, he just made the material really fun and interesting to learn, especially with the interactive games we did. Anyone who has him is lucky!

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Mentor teacher for 4 years, he's amazing! One of my favourite teachers from king! I have so much respect for this guy!

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Hoekstra is absolutely the reason I have decided to pursue a teaching career. He is the most caring, charismatic & kind teacher I have ever had. I highly recommend every student taking at least one of his classes, guaranteed even if you're not interested in the subject, he'll make it truly an enjoyable and well-worth experience.

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The absolute best teacher I encountered throughout my high school experience. An extremely knowledgable, charismatic and intelligent man with the perfect combination of humour and teaching ability. Phenomenal person, take his class if you can.

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This man is basically responsible for me doing my undergraduate history degree. Fantastic teacher. I'm doing grad school now - museum studies and archival science. I feel like I should visit him and be like THANK YOU. Really made me appreciate history. It's funny because he preferred teaching classical military history but I became a modern social historian...so he's such a good teacher he even managed to make horrifically dull topics like Roman military strategy engaging!

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Fantastic. I haven't had his class in years now (~2008) but something made me look him up. His passion for history makes me think he really should've tought uni level, but probably would rather the HS level workload instead. Regardless, inspiring teacher overall. At least he's still teaching, which is comforting to know.

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Mr. Hoekstra was such an AMAZING teacher! He was that special kind of teacher where you would learn something in class, and the info just sinks into you and that's how well he explained it. He interacted with us by playing educational games to help us remember the important events or whatever and it really helped. And, I really, really look forward into coming to his history classes! Very funny and caring person.

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Mr Hoekstra is a pretty nice teacher. His classes are alway fun and engaging. Also, he would reward kids.

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Although his classes did not prepare me for the workload I'd see as a history major in post-secondary, he was very entertaining and helpful. He is interested in the material and manages to pass this i

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Glad to see he's still teaching @King. He is truly one of the most inspiring and dedicated teachers I've ever met. Not to mention, his lectures are actually inspired.

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hoekstra is awesome! such a nice teacher

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Mr. Hoekstra has all the qualities to make an amazing teacher. His dedication to his students and the course is truly inspiring!!! He is definitely the best teacher!!!

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The greatest teacher in history!!! His passion for his work is so inspiring that just going to class made my day.

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He is a genuinly, nice guy. Very down to Earth. I remember him asking me if i was going to the musical, and when I said no because I was broke, he offered to pay for me. Offcourse I didn't accept it,

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Please, sir, don't mess up my mark this year. Use a computer, post up our marks, welcome to the modern AGE. Other than that, you're a great teacher.

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favourite teacher of all time:)

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best teacher ever! the boardgames are awesome!

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best guy you could EVER ASK FOR.

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Had him in summer school for history back in 2001. I always hated history class but he made it fun and interesting. I looked forward to go to his classes everyday. Such a genuinely nice guy too.

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he was my favourite teacher last year his classes were sooo much fun!!

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Yea he was great, but he loved war too much and he wasn't very clear about what he wanted from the class. He loved to talk which made his classes sometimes boring. He was a nice person though

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Really nice. Classes were always fun. Knowledgable. Focused a bit to much on the actual war (fighting techniques ect.) than the rest of the course work. Great teacher though.

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He's the best teacher I've ever had... He's honest, fair and is always willing to help others. Knows what is something you can make fun of and what's going to be offensive.

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he's my mentor teacher and i think he's freaking awesome!=)

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awesome chalk drawings ^^

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hes such a great teacher. very nice.

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So France i c ur very liked by people. but remember Britain had great allies 2(even though you won). nywayz ur a reallii kewl guy nd an AWESOME TEACHER!!!

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GREAT TEACHER! so understanding!!...although I did not get such a great mark..He is still a cool teacher

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The nicest guy at king along with Benacem, and Hepperle (used to be at king not anymore) , i'll remember him for the rest of my life. Your awesome Mr. Hoekstra , amazing influence!

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best teacher ever, hope to have him again this year

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sir ur the best. he let me hand in my assignments late otherwise i wudve failed history (1st sem - 2006-2007 class) nd the coolest guy at king. honestly best teacher at king =)

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before i met him i never believed that there is such thing as a good teacher...

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Long live NIE! Sounds like the kids still like you Hoek.

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By far the best teacher in king. I enjoyed sharing my militaristic and political views with him and getting an amazing mark as well. Just show up and he'll pass you. He doesn't like faling anyone.

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The best there is, PERIOD. He will inspire you and make history fun to learn. Tests can be a bit much in terms of amount vs. time. Great guy, great teacher, you are lucky if you get him!

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You'd be hard pressed to find a better history department! Hoekstra is one of the best teachers I've ever had and he doesn't bore you with history he makes it fun. Awesome, just awesome teacher!

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BEST TEACHER AT RH KING. TRIPS TO DAIRY QUEEN ARE THE BEST :)

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Mr. Hoekstra's a cool guy, easy going and is the only teacher that can make history fun. Best part is I have him as a mentor and teacher!

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Mr. Hoekstra is the best History teacher ever! He makes History amazing to learn, with his diagrams and his acting out of historical events. Loved the class mr. Hoekstra!!

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THe only teacher who let me pass history! Great teacher

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Best teacher I've EVER had. Helpful, kind-hearted, and knows how to capture an audience. honestly the best teacher at king, he rocks that place! LOVE YOU HOEKSTRA!

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LOL..g8t teacher!!..hehe jks alot..but still was able to get the lesson across..final exam was THE BEST ever..luv the trick ya play..nearly go us!! cooff fake exam..*sighh..XD

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It's simple and true...THIS GUY IS SOO AWESOME!

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One of the best teachers I had in high school. Really cool guy. Knows how to interact with students. I had a low mark and he boosted it up and it was awesome!

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A brilliant man and instructor. Also in the Infantry, which makes him even cooler. Without doubt the best teacher in Southern Ontario - atleast.

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Too much to be said...He's Amazing.

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mr hoekstra is the best thing that ever happened to R.H. King =)

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AWESOME TEACHER... Gr8 work Capn' HoeK!

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hoekstra such a good teacher, he makes the class fun and doesnt bore us 2 death...anyone who has his class is sure 2 pass

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mr. hoekstra is my favourite teacher, he so funny and very knowledgeable, he makes learning fun

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Captain Hoek is truly the best,but he persuades me into doing things and i don't realize until its too late

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BEST IN THE WORLD. Keep up the good work. Keep on teaching!!!!11

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Mr. H is the best. He's very helpful and is a really good teacher. Keep up the good work.

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The BEST teacher at king, u gotta love him!!!

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Mr.H! is the best teacher in the whole history department. He makes everything understandable for every single student!!!! Keep it up MR.H

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Sir you are the BEST teacher ever. Thanks for all those times when you were there for me and lended a helping hand when I needed it. You're truly the best!

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He is the best TEACHER In the whole wide world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Seriously the greatest teacher ever, wicked eyes too!!

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Hoeky's a good guy. Always had jokes and a mischievous grin. recall him fooling us on the exam, BUT 'NUFF WITH THE BOARD GAMES ALREADY!!! BACKSTABBER!(GO JAPS)

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Sir you must be the best teacher @ King, and you take the longest to mark our work! Hurry up!

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THe best teacher on earth!!!

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sir, you're the greatest teacher in king, you make people like beal look bad, keep up the good work

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Mr. Hoekstra is a gentleman, he's an awesome teacher and in a world and environment where the kids are getting worse the the budgets are getting smaller-fab!

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Not only is he one of the few teachers who care about his students he really knows how to teach, Your the coolest!!

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The only teacher I will remember out of King in ten years!

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knows what he is talking about and motivates students to challenge themselves

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definately one of the best teachers!!

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Sir, you're the best teacher I have had in my whole high school career

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Sir, You are the best teacher at King!!! Thanks for everything

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The guy is hardcore. Fell from the ceiling of D floor and walked away

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i got to leave class early n all i had to do was sing rudolph loud down the hall

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Best teach i eva had,learned the most from too. ease up on the notes sir

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He is the BEST teacher ever he cares about his students

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best teacher at king actually cares bout us and his class as pure jokes

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best teacher @ king!

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wow, you other teachers should be jealous

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best teacher u ever have, likes to tell jokes

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cool, best teacher

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best teacher sooo funny when he picked me and my desk up ( u know who i am)

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go army go

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One of da best teachers @ King, fun class and he has good stories!

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sir you are the greatest teach, adn i know i'm your fave student! much love!

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Best Teacher i've ever had. he is the best. and funny

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Love his lecture notes. BEST teacher for History.

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He'll tell you anything you want about war... Just ask man that guy rules.

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The nicest teacher, gives you notes so you know exactly what to study.

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he is the best teacher!! love the drawings and the train stories!! a badman dat!

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Air Cadets Rock!!

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gotta love Captain Canada! sir u're the best!

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BEST TEACH IN KING!!! NEVER FALL ALSEEP IN HIS CLASS

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Sweetest man you'll ever meet. A real gentleman and he is a really good teacher!

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Very cool teacher! But makes you take sooooooo many notes!

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Hes da best teacher in da school! He's pure jokes everyday guy! madd love 2 him

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HOEK HOEK HOEK Mr. Army he is the crazy dood

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Best teacher ever!

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