Average 4.41 based on 107 teacher ratings
Marinko Tabak is a Social Studies teacher at Killarney Secondary School located in Vancouver, British Columbia. When comparing Marinko Tabak's ratings to other teachers in the province of British Columbia, Marinko Tabak's ratings are above the average of 4.1 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Killarney Secondary School is 4.12 stars.
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I was in grade eight last year, and Tabak was my favourite teacher! He does pick favourites, but I believe he marks fair. He 's one of those teachers who pick on the shy and quiet people, like me, for example. His tests are easy if you pay attention in class and study, and his homework assignments require more thought. There will be many class discussions. To be honest, I really wish Tabak would teach grade nine socials so I could have a chance to be in his class!

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Hes a great teacher! At some points I've become mentally EXHAUSTED from his class but that could just be me. The homework he assigns can occasionally be difficult to answer and you will have to put a lot of thought into your answers. He does class discussions almost every class based on your homework so you have to be prepared. His tests are VERY HARD unless you STUDY WELL then its considerably fair. He always makes jokes and and includes everyone in the class. Good Luck!

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Awesome teacher! He makes jokes and is very funny. His tests are somewhat hard (ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON'T STUDY). Get ready for a good class discussion, because he's one of those teachers that would pick you if you don't talk!

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I had him a few years back. If you want to do good talk in discussions as it's probably a core part of your course out line. His test are hard and you're not gonna do well if your group messes up on a presentation. well good luck in highschool guys!

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Mr. Tabak is awesome! I'm a grade 8 so it's been my first year in high school and he's great! At first, I hated him because he was strict, but I realized he was funny as well. We would listen to songs like "Bohemenian Rhapsody," and "The Good, The Bad." Although he gives so much homework and an extra project to do, Mr. Tabak is one of my favourite teachers. Also, his tests are only hard if you don't study!

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My me is Dean and I have him for Socials 10 and so far he's great, as long as yo you try, participate in discussions and pay attention. You'll have some fun becuase he's not as bad as people say. Lots of group work and can get lots of easy marks for participating. He's a funny guy and useful teacher

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Tabak plays favourite and it's super obvious, his test/quiz are hard, assigns too much hw when he does and I don't ever have motivation in his class AND he's slightly annoying.

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He's a great teacher, from what I remember the assignments were usually easy and so are the tests so as long as you study. However a glaring problem that I have with him is group projects, I graduated about 3 years ago and I hear complaints from my cousin (who's in grade 10) about how she gets paired up with people who are slackers and she's scared that her mark will go down, I always try to help her in school but it's a group project so I really can't, that's my only concern about this teacher.

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Mr tabak was the best teacher i ever had, i had him fro all three years that iwas at kllrny and he was the best, he was funny, supportive inspiring and very real. ngl i hated him at first in gr 10eng but i learned that he uses a type of tough love. even though he ddnt teach any grade 12 courses for my year of gr 12 i decided to service for him just to be in his class lol, and tbh i wasnt the best service student but he gave me the motivation that i needed for my last yr of hs. THANK YOU TABAK

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He is a great teacher,but he pushes you to study and his tests are hard

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he's funny and nice (sometimes) but his tests are pretty hard so make sure you study. his homework involves a lot of paragraph/multi sentence answers. be ready to participate during class discussions!

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He is a great teacher. He is funny, caring, but also loves to challenge you. As long as you study hard for every quiz and exam and you aren't a slacker at projects like me then you should be absolutely fine. Also make sure you participate because he takes that just as importantly as quizzes and tests. You'll know you are one of his favourites if he keeps teasing you! Not the easiest teacher, but definitely one of the best teachers.

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Great teacher in my own personal opinion

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great teacher. funny and caring. we should have more teachers like him in this school

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im mad beyond mad!! like r u srs i dont want to do this bull over my break i want to relax and not worry about a single fckin assignment thank u much

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cri cus his test

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good teacher but if you're not his favourite you're kinda screwed

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Great teacher! His jokes are really funny and I learned a lot in his class. Wish I could be in his class again.

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better try to become his favourite or you're pretty much screwed in his class, also if you dont like country music you better go cause he plays it a lot

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tbh it's just the tests that kill me. Other than that he's pretty good! (:

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There is not a week where he doesn't complain about technology... hahah but other than that he's a great teacher!(:

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Tabak truly cares for his students so if you try hard in his class, you are almost guaranteed a good mark. However, if you don't try then definitely be prepared for teasing and pep talks. He often tells stories relating to the course which makes his classes very entertaining, but there is a LOT of homework.

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Mr.Tabak's a great guy! Although I think that his schpeel on not giving up at life got rather repetitive, I still believe he cared about his students. He's there to give you advice if you need it. Academics-wise, his tests were pretty difficult and required a greater understanding of the material. If you're a hard worker who regularly assignments, you should have a great year, but if you're a slacker, prepare to be picked on and lectured.

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really fun at first, but overdoes jokes biased, has favourites thinks with his emotions thinks he's really smart, or some hot stuff sensitive bit annoying/obnoxious (talks too much)

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He's a great teacher, but if the class tends to go off-task or tends to fail, he will rant a lot. It will get annoying, but he's a funny guy. He needs assists on good jokes.

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Assigns too many useless assignments, wastes a lot of time, mood swings, tends to favor certain students.

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Hes honestly one of the nicest teachers EVER. He sets himself apart from other teachers, and one of the things that make him so great and popular with his students is that he actually cares and he mak

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Good guy.

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He's a great teacher, when he teaches the way he talks isnt all uptight and I understand the things he's saying. His jokes get old though.. By the end of the year nobody was laughing.. Just silence.

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pretty funny guy but his tests are killers

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good teacer

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I like how he's funny and helps us with simple work. A good sense of humor, but not a really easy marker, this makes me have respect for him.

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He is an awesome teacher. He has a way of inspiring his students to do well. I loved his class and I learned so much. I owe him a lot- it's nice to know that there's someone there for you.

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Funny and easy. His personality makes student slack off...

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Mr. Tabak is certainly the kind of guy anyone can get along with, whether you are 'popular' or a 'nerd.' And to me, that's amazing because generally, teachers like one or the other. Mr. Tabak's jokes can be a little too much, but they are funny, and his playfulness adds to his wonderful personality. Honestly, I do question his ability to teach Social Studies; I do believe he is a very dedicated teacher because he does care about his students, which is possibly more important than the latter.

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He's really funny... but I think he over does it

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The best teacher ever!!!!!!!!!!!

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He should stick to teaching Drama... Law is a bit sketchy, though I did learn in his class. He plays favourites, so if you can't get a good mark it might not because you're not trying hard enough.

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very nice :)

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Another truly EXCELLENT teacher of Law and Comparitive Civilizations. I'm not too sure about the patience haha but his methods are fun and exciting and the projects that he assigns us to do always end up fun and interesting. He does over stress himself a lot of the times but it's because he cares about his students a lot.

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BEST teacher ever. Probably my favorite teacher for the rest of my life. He actually finds a balance between teaching and joking around. Great person, and loves teasing people. Such an easy class.

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lol tabak is just like a little kid, always bugging ms.moore and joking around with everyone but I personally think that he should go over the material more with the students, he teaches too fast. really, really nice and funny though.

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your now my teacher but i want you to be, your really funny, like when you come into Mr Lee's class and you two battle it off making fun of each other :P very funny, well hope to be in your class sometime in the future :D

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most understanding of all the teachers. funny, hyper and ummmmm * passionate * . as long as you do the hw, you will do absolutely fine.

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he sort of understands students and always tries to help us succeed.

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mr. tabak is a great teacher i met him and he is wonderful and it would be great if my children were in his class again

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mr. tabak is awesomeeee sooof funnnn and funny hes one of the best teachers i've ever had.... i hope i have him again next year

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one of a kind! he has the best teaching system. Tabak and Helem are the best once in Killarney :)

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Awesome teacher. really laid back. When hes angry its almost comical. :P

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awesome teacher,! LOVE his class

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TAABAAAK! hes the best teacher, has a great sense of humour and understands view points of students. Well done! Yazdi...

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i'm so glad hes still teaching at our skool this year. have him for socials. fun teacher, ahah calls me "munchkin head" ahah.. wuta guy.

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best teacher i ever had

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Awesome teacher just needs to relax a bit thats all

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good teacher and funny but is too nice! has to be more strict!

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we were doing a "get to know u test" and I put down as my fav teach my pe teach and then below what I put there was a huge X and he put:Mr.Tabak=BonusMarks

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Yay! Mr. Tabak is still at our school! He's the BEST!!!

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he is the best and the funnesit teachers

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he doesnt really care how well you do. if you dont talk a lot, you get a good grade. hes funny and gives everyone a chance to speak =]

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awesome teacher/ good job

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BEST TEACH ON DA PLANET!!!!!!!!Thats all thats needed to be said

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He is so cool!

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MR TABAK ISH DA BEST TCHER EVER!! HE MAKES BUSINESS SHO FUN!!! HE BETTER BE HERE NEXT YR OR ELSE WE SHOULD GO ON A RAMPAGE!!!!!

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He makes learning really fun, cool, and easy!!! :D

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OMG! THIS GUY IS THE KEWLEREST PERSON EVER! AHAHAH HE MAKES FUN OF LIKE EVERTHING N HES JUST THE BEST PERSON EVER =)

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SWEET TEACHER!!!! He's so cool! He makes everything fun but still teaches us the things we're supposed to know. You're the best!!!

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Also this years improv coach...KEEP IT TABAK!! we love you!!!!!!!!!!!

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he's so good...funny teacher...~not very hard if u do ur hw....u'll get easy marks~easy to get an A in his class~

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this guy is the coolest teacher, and he loves the canucks!

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This teacher is in excellent quality! He teaches in a manner that's fun but serious. He's my buisiness teacher and is a fine marker. Keep up the great work!!!!

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get over yourself.

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hes a gangster hes da coolest teacher ever but the ppl take advantage of his niceness =P

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He is nice and a great teacher. His class is lots of fun. Too bad there are so many nuts in his class. They spoil it

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He's a great teacher...

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Best SS Teacher!~

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tabak is the best teacher in the whole school

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best teacher! he was my socials teacher but now hes my drama teacher...he can teach serious subjects and fun ones!!

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4 hole puncher!? not cool!!!!

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he is a great teacher

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very cool

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wahahha~~~he is so nice~~i hope he will be here next year

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he is da best!!! he is the best teacher i have ever met

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He is soooo nice

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I LIKE MR TABAK! HES SO KEWL! BEST TEACHER EVEERR !=D U HAVE TO STAY TILL THE END OF DA YEAR!

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UR SOOOOOOOOOOOO COOL MAN I LOVE U!! UR DA BEST KEEP IT UP N MAYBE THEY'LL LET U STAY!!

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a reeli good teacher.the best one i hav this year.=)

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super nice~

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So good teacher hi mr Tabak

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very good teacher/smart

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awesome teacher

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great teacher

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The BEST teacher EVER

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