Average 3.79 based on 27 teacher ratings
John McKnight is a Math teacher at William Aberhart High School located in Calgary, Alberta. When comparing John McKnight's ratings to other teachers in the province of Alberta, John McKnight's ratings are below the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at William Aberhart High School is 4.04 stars.
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If math is easy for you, McKnight is the best teacher you could have. He's the best teacher I've ever had.

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Mr Mcknight is such a nice guy. I had him for calculus and it was one of my favourite classes. He was always cracking jokes and engaging everyone. His lessons are fast paced and sometimes confusing but if you ask for clarification he is very helpful.

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He's a nice person but he's not a very good teacher. He often does equations in his head without ever explaining what he did and occasionally belittles students who have continuous problems. He tells wacky stories which are not math related.

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Absolutely the BEST math teacher I've ever had. His lessons were clear and he gave us plenty of time to do the (not mandatory) homework. He only counted the unit tests towards our mark, but as long as you knew the content you were fine. Some blame/blamed lack of quizzes for bad marks in his class, but you just need to KNOW THE CONTENT before going into the test. If you don't, I swear he lives at the school and he was literally ALWAYS available to help if you can't get something.

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Mr McKnight's classes can be challenging. I was in both his 20-1F and 30-1F when I went to Abe. But if your pay attention in class, ask questions, and go to tutorials you can succeed. If anyone is in his class and hears how he had a student pull their grade up 12 points (he might end up saying 30...) that was me. I was able to do it because he helped me. I got into university because he helped me.

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I switched out of his class after the first 2 weeks or so. If you're terrible at math like I am, you will be completely lost even after the first lesson. He is funny and nice but there is no way you'll pass if you're bad at math without hours and hours of tutoring. I showed up for one of his tutorials but he wasn't there, so to me he wasn't helpful at all. I felt dumb for asking questions in his class.

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Mcknight is a great teacher. First teacher I've had that treats students like adults and not children.If you pay attention in class, you'll do great. I'm asking for him again next year.

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He's a funny guy, but unless you're a math god his very fast lessons are difficult. He can be very demotivating and insulting at times. I got put into an honours class the year after, which was supposed to be "fast paced", however his lessons went half as fast as the ones I had in honours math. I did much better in honours.

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mcKnight is the worst math teacher ive ever had. He speeds through his lessons in the first 15 minutes of class and gives the rest to do homework. unless you are really good at math, good luck learning from him.

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awesome teacher

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He's a nice and chill guy, but isn't very good at explaining things very thoroughly. If you are an excellent math student, then he's great.

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Really bad teacher to have for maths unless you are naturally good at maths.

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Pretty awful teacher, he's funny and has a great personality but he's hard to learn from. he's great if you are good in math, but if you're no good at it you're out of luck

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Awesome guy. Easy to learn from and super funny too.

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A nice guy, full of personality... but his notes arn't clear, and if you don't do it his way, you have the right answer, you get a zero for that question. Doesn't understand that we don't all the same

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Funniest math teacher ive ever had, really good one too. Very very clear.

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Tells a lot of weird jokes. An okay teacher though.

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great teacher...

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hahaha, this guy's hilarious, he's obsessed with shania twain. And he's a good math teacher too

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good guy, really funny, needs to be a little more clear and organised with notes however

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A nice guy, but he is a little strange.

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