Average 4.73 based on 47 teacher ratings
Karl Van Hees is a History teacher at Canterbury High School located in Ottawa, Ontario. When comparing Karl Van Hees' ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Karl Van Hees' ratings are above the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Canterbury High School is 4.13 stars.
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I've had Mr. Van Hees back in 2006. You could feel his passion and love for history, which in turn makes you love history. As long as you stay top on your homework, studying and paying attention, you will find the class fairly easy and not to mention, really fun. He makes history really fun by adding funny jokes and having fun games that really teaches you how running a country works.

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hardest teacher ever

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hes very quirky, you can tell he loves history. but he just hates cell phones and will literally flinch at the sight of one even just face down on your desk, so beware of that.

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The one slight compunction I about Mr. Van Hees is his tendency to explain while we're writing down the notes, but that's probably just how I learn. Other than that, he is incredibly knowledgeable about what he does, and cares about how his students do. He adds a personal touch to what he's teaching without bringing his personal life into his job and he really knows how to get his students to engage. He's easy going and reasonable, especially about homework, I found him to be a very easy marker.

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I had Mr. Van Hees as a teacher back in the early to mid 90s. I actually went to guidance to have my schedule turned around so that I could have additional classes with Mr. Van Hees. Listening to his classes, gave me a great love of history which I still have today. His class taught me how to look at a big picture and pick out the important details. As a real estate agent in London Ontario this has definitely helped me. I am glad to see that Mr. Van Hees is still teaching.

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"THE DINGO ATE MY BABY!!!" all with the English accent and everything. I couldn't stop laughing and had to calm down in the hallway, but it was a great class and made me love history.

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My favorite teacher all four years at canterbury! he is fantastic to work with and really cares about the school and his students. I could listen to him talk for ever. he is really funny too!

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he really is a great teacher! i honestly did NOT think history could be fun at all! he's so enthusiastic about teaching and has the funniest stories! BEST TEACHER EVVVERRRRR

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Great teacher. One of those teachers everyone's afraid of until you have him. Made history as interesting as it can be! Hilarious stories always come up somehow and he really cares about his students.

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Totally awesome history teacher. I'll be SHOCKED, AAAAAND APALLED at anyone who gives him a bad review

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He makes History fun and that makes the information retainable. I learned a lot in that class!

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Amazing Teacher. Made me interested in History and kept the class alive. His jokes made me laugh every time :P "I WILL BURY YOU!!!"

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Genious teacher, funny and informative despite the fact he teaches the same material year after year.

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Mr. Van Hees is halirous!! If you are quiet and listen to what he says he really is soo smart. He really does love his work and you can tell!

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SUCH a great teacher! He's hilarious and fun and really knows how to teach a class.

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Best history teacher ever. Very interesting lectures. The videos were really boring and I always fell sleep, but never during his lectures! Has high expectations, but they are reasonable considering that we are university bound students.

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He's hilarious, I don't know what it is, but he has a strange obsession with dora the explorer. haha! He's always finding ways to make the class more interesting, which is well needed as he LOVES notes, get a 2 inch binder at least for this class.

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I actually (sort of) liked history this year because of him. I hate movies, but I survived because he TOTALLY rocks! I'm a bit frustrated though that he never did the Buzz Lightyear impression for me!

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Most amusing history class I've ever been in. Lectures a lot, but slips in jokes and odd impersonations that keep the class lively!

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def. knows what he's talking about!! very organized and funny :) i like his simpsons impressions! he makes history less boring :)

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BEST HISTORY TEACHER EVER! amazing guy and teaches so well and makes it fun./ hahaha talking dora backpack lol.

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Such a great teacher.

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greatest teacher ever. makes it fun to learn.

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I had him for two different classes and both times he taught the material quite well.

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Entertaining and competent.

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genius. his class is amazing, makes my day. the cartoons, the random bursts of song, the endless impressions. oh man, charleton heston impression... i love this guy.

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I love this guy. That class just makes my day-- he's a genius but very kind underneath all the gruffness and comic relief

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best teacher i have ever had, we watched Dr. Strangelove and then i went out and bought it afterward :)

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v. cool person & ask him to do his Buzz Lightyear impression!! is a lot of fun. besides that, fair marker, is clear, & prepares you well for uni. take World Issues! SO interesting.

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the single greatest teacher i have ever had, briliant, smart and the single funniest teacher in the school. he makes history the best subject of the year!

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Best teacher ever!History was fun AND retainable.Does awesome impressions.Political cartoons, photos, songs,made the course more interesting.Learning without tons of homework

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makes history fun! very professional, knows what he's doing. gives almost no homework, which is awesome!

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Great man

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Amazing teacher. i LOVE history and he makes it ever so more interesting and fun.

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I used to hate history and now I love it! Awesome teacher. Rarely gives homework, but when he does it's a lot - but it's always review stuff to help with a test

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He's extremely knowledgeable, and I came away knowing a lot. His impressions alone are worth coming to class for!

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solid history class; he knows his stuff and doesn't make students do hours of useless busywork every night.

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best teacher in the whole history of teaching YOU ROCK

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His classes were always fun. Gr12 World Religions we had no homework!! He always taught stuff I actually wanted to learn about.. very cool guy.

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KARL is a wicked teacher. too bad he stalks his students at lunch and between classes.

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The greatest history teacher ever!!

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I liked his lessons a lot better than the dozens upon dozens of movies he showed us. Does try too hard to be funny, but who doesn't when they speak to big groups?

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the best ever

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Very smart and funny. A great teacher!

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Amazing teacher.

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Very nice teacher. You be nice to him, he is nice to you. Teaching is detailed!

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Mr. Van Hees is awesome. Tries too hard to be funny, but often succeeds.

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