Average 3.71 based on 20 teacher ratings
Jim Tonks is a Physics teacher at Centennial Secondary School located in Coquitlam, British Columbia. When comparing Jim Tonks' ratings to other teachers in the province of British Columbia, Jim Tonks' ratings are below the average of 4.11 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Centennial Secondary School is 4.11 stars.
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Mr. Tonks is a very decent teacher in terms of the textbook choice and usage. He does not ask you to do more than you need to. His "notes" technique is straightforward and understandable, but sometimes I found it really difficult to follow what he was saying. When I came up to him with questions he was always ready and eager to answer, and his answers worked out better than the explanations he did on the board. Exams have 1 or two difficult problems in them. Old school is the best school.

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BEST PHYSICS TEACHER I'VE EVER HAD! Gives you sheets of notes that are basically notes of the textbook info. Could be a little more strict. Explains everything clearly. Does not wander off topic while explaining. Definitely do the homework and make sure you UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT! If you don't you are in trouble. Does a great job of managing the class schedule and making sure tests are not on Mondays. DO THE HOMEWORK! Lucky if you have him as a teacher.

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He is a great teacher. His notes are a bit hard to understand but overall he explains everything well.

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If you are any good at simple math, you wil hav no problems in that class. Great teacher explains really well,and gives2 days for homework so you can always catch up.

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Great teacher. He allows you to try to figure it out for yourself, instead of no-brainer copying. If you didn't understand, simply ask him whenever you want.

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All about the problems. Tries hard in class but u have to ask him to explain. Makes mistakes, but if u are awake u can spot em. I ended up withan A by going back to ask every day.

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Hard to follow his lessons in class ...Even when you ask him questions after class he makes no sense.

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I wouldnt say he is bad..hes actually a pretty good teacher. Best of all he will help you whenever you want! Thats awesome! I have him for Summer School for Physics 11.True he rushes things a bit but i understand him :D

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SO hard to follow. Text book questions are hard and he gives us like university questions > <

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Physics is hard. Munro wont spend all the timeafter school that Tonks will when you need it. Just ask!!! Not as fun but always there for u.(plus rugby 2!!)

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Class can be confusing. He gets lost sometimes, but u can get tutoring from him any day for as long as u need and its lots clearer.

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Somewhat boring and makes loads of mistakes...some of what he says is difficult to follow, but he will help you if you ask for it.

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Hard to follow in class. If you ask him to, he'll help you outside of class until you understand everything

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very bad teacher. Get munro if you can, he is much more clear.

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worse teacher i ever had at cent. really, just freekin horrible.

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hes very confusing, doesnt know physics, or at least pretends to, sad really.

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hes so confusing and makes tons and tons of mistakes

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He's the coolest!!!!

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