Average 4.81 based on 54 teacher ratings
Michael Burns is a Math teacher at Waterloo Collegiate located in Waterloo, Ontario. When comparing Michael Burns' ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Michael Burns' ratings are above the average of 4.21 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Waterloo Collegiate is 4.04 stars.
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He used to work at NASA. He is the best teacher.

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I plan on taking his astronomy class later!

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His physics classes are engaging and informative. Best teacher I've had in high school.

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(written 2015 1st semester)Totally recommended, I am taking pre-ap math. He is sooo good at his job, he makes school fun. Yes actually fun!His motto is to "Grok it", to understand the steps that you do rather than memorization. To actually practice it over and over again until you just know it. That is when you Grok it. Unique teacher that makes sure everyone is on the same page and explains if you do not understand. Excellent teacher ever had!!!!

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Burns is the BEST physics teacher! He makes physics the funnest course. He is so knowledgable and knows how to transfer his knowledge to his students in so many fun and interacting ways. His tests can be sometimes a page too long I find, but for the most part he is one of the best teachers. Wish every teacher was as fun and knowledgable as him!

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"I may have a PhD but don't call me a doctor, I don't help people" burns is the smartest teacher ever and I look up to him for all that he's accomplished. So brilliant and a great teacher overall.

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guy-guyss. the mothership is calling.

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By far the best teacher I have ever had. Incredibly knowledgeable! Makes students understand why, not how. Even though I'm in university he still blows all the other profs I have ever had out of the water! Made all of first year a breeze with AP! :)

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The best teacher ever. I have him almost everyday of the week, but his classes are never boring. He knows his stuff very well.

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This teacher is so chill. He gives great reference letters to just about anyone, and he loves to give out marks. Just give him the respect he deserves and you're in for smooth sailing. Two thumbs up.

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he is really easy..but never seem to keep his promises...

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He is a really passionate teacher for his subjects, you can learn a lot from his class. He is definitely a fair and fun teacher, if you do the work he will give you the mark!

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One of the best teachers. Extremely passionate, knowledgeable and helpful. Very fair with students. Somewhat skewed towards smarter students, and less inclined with less gifted students.

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From the moment he begins to speak, you can sense the passion he has for the subjects, he's awsome, pure and simple. Makes you think, not memorize, best teacher at WCI.

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a good guy, but it appears sometimes like the only people he recognizes and is personal with are the smartest of the class. You know, us middle of the pack students would like acknowledgement too...

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wow. His level of education and experience in terms of astronomy is amazing and impressive.

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This is the best teacher at WCI. He made me love math for the first time. He even has a Phd in Astronomy. Wow!!!

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intelligent, funny man; helpful online lessons. however, he needs to slow down sometimes and be a little more lenient in marking towards the ap students that aren't the top 5. good person though.

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His enthusiasm for math is contagious! I can now find enjoyment in a subject I once loathed. Excellent teacher; goes out of his way to help students. Pushes you until you do well. Entertaining and fun

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still my favourite teacher. Even though I'm in university now.

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mr. burns rox

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best teacher ever

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good teacher.sometimes gives the impression he only cares about the really smart math students. overall one of the best math teachers i've had.

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He gives you so many chances for bonus marks ... He's a good teacher, and he's pretty nice as well.

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made calculus make sense, and fun to do... very fun, and easy to learn from, always willing to help you...all around great teacher:D

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MR BURNS UR THE BEST!!!

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a smart teacher, if you have him, you will learn so much, only if you are as smart as him,lol.

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Amazing math teacher, always available for extra help. Really cool guy.

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too smart to be teaching... not a very good math teach

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He's a good teacher, a bit clumsy... I doubt he'll know a quarter of his students' names by the end of the year... but if he's giving you a good mark who gives?

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he know his math. there's no question about it.

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wow I love his math teaching. I now know what math is all about.

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This is the best teacher I have ever had. I feel so confident in going to University

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best calculus teacher in the universe.

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Great.....just wut mathz supposed 2 be 'bout....!!!!!!!

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I finally understand my math!

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Amazing and inspired ;)

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if only all teachers were like him...the world would be full of smarter people

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Smart guy, teaches very well

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Very smart teacher

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he's the best!

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He is hard, but I have learned more math in grade 9 than before

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Best math teacher! Gave me an entirely new (and hard) view on math

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Best calculus teacher. in the world probably. my cat can do this

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I must thank him for making the course hard as well as fun

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Mr. Burns is the best math teacher at WCI.

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He is the best teacher in WCI

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He is the best math teacher I ever had

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I had him last year. He is the best teacher of Calculus

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Makes you work, but worth it

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A Great Teacher , the best

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Great teacher. Not an easy teacher, but you'll thank him later on.

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