Average 4.26 based on 45 teacher ratings
Mieke Vanderkooy is a History teacher at Notre Dame Secondary School located in Burlington, Ontario. When comparing Mieke Vanderkooy's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Mieke Vanderkooy's ratings are above the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Notre Dame Secondary School is 4.13 stars.
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Has a tremoundous ego and loves to ridicule students in front of a class (especially quiet ones). She is more interested in making fun of you instead of actually helping with your essay.

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She was super mean to me, she'd always single me out and make me feel like crap. She gave me a bad mark because she didn't like me and she always said to me "It gets better.", wtf does that mean..

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She's literally made me cry of laughter more than once in class, she really gives great advice when it comes to life and is an all around great teacher with awesome explanation skills. Although she can be a little harsh sometimes I know that it's one of the things she tries to fix about herself, she doesn't really mean what she say's when making fun. Great teacher, definitely will remember her when I think back to high school

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Was in her class in the mid 90's. One of my fave teachers, made history very entertaining. Didn't put up with silliness.

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I'll hand it to her, she's a great teacher and she knows her stuff, but she can be kind of nasty if you aren't specifically on her good side. I can be a little sensitive, but jeez, the way she unapologetically mocks her students is a bit excessive. She did teach me how to make good notes though haha.

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One of the best teachers I ever had, she made me love history.

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She was a very good teacher, nice person, and a hard marker. I did not like how she used humiliation as part of her humour (almost bully-like). It made her more intimidating than she already was.

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she is one of the most amazing, inspiring teachers i have ever had.

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best teacher, hands down.

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i hated history, now i love it! Great teacher!

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makes history so fun.. she made me love field hockey as well.. i actually cried when i found out i wouldn't be able to make the senior field hockey team.. i have anc civs with her now..b ut i miss fh

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explains everything, makes boring topics interesting with her off the wall "performances." She often uses humiliation as a means of humour, and thinks highly of herself. Hard marker.

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Amazing woman. The effort she puts in is unbelievable. She is hilarious and makes you love going to class. Put effort in and you'll get the marks in return.

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Ms Vanderkooy was my history teacher about 12 years ago..... She was one of the best teachers at the school. She taught me to love history....

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yeah okay.. she's funny and teaches history so that her students actually understand what occured. HOWEVER , she picks favourites & if she doesn't like you : LOOK OUT because she will grab at any opportunity to rip you to shreds and gnaw at your flesh in front of the entire class.

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If you work hard, she will be the best teacher you ever have. She prepared me for university and made me love history!

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i cried 3 times of laughter in her class. she made me LOVE history and made me want to become a history teacher myself. best teacher ive had.

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she is absolutely hilarious! By far my favourite. I barely had to study in her class because she explains things so well, and she captures you in her lessons, which makes the information just sink in

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LISTEN CHILDREN! Everyone listen to the wisdom that is Mickey. No other teacher better prepares you for university. Who knew history could be interesting? -love western and ancient

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yah shes sarcastic but she like the same music as me. now thats awesome when ur teacher actually agrees with ur taste in musik!! go field hockey!! go mrs vanderkooy!! go coldplay!!

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Without Mickey, many of us would be failing university. Yes she marks "hard" and yes she will become scary if you dont do your work. She ACTUALLY TEACHES! i had her 4 times :)

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She's very enthousiastic with her lessons, so it's a lot easier to understand even the toughest of subjects. WARNING: Just make sure you always get your homework done!!!!!

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awesome teacher really nice. best class ever

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FANTASTIC teacher, very funny, her classes are the most interesting I've ever had. She obviously loves history and what she does, and makes the subject come alive.

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I had her 4 times in high school. And now after 2 years of college i still have to say she is probably my favorite teacher of all time! I miss new and interesting!!

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Oh, I get it...she and Lawlor rate each other for kicks!

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Excellent teacher; very funny! Makes class seem like an awesome movie! Sometimes spends a little too much time off topic though..

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awsome teacher, one of the best ive ever had. history is so much fun with her. ask her about the scooter story. wes

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great teacher. Makes history soooo much fun....

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awesome teacher, although expects alot from her FH girls, sometimes i kinda feel bad. Hard marker but fun teacher. Hist is actually worth listening to with her!

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She id definitely the best teacher i've had at ND in all my 3 years here. Its amazing how clearer and more fun she makes history...her stories are hilarious!

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One of the best teachers through out high school, love the stories, and the way she made learning fun

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great teacher who actually knows her stuff. takes favourites though. especially if they play field hockey.

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such a funny teacher. she is so nice, and helpfull.

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makes class very fun and teaches really well , u learn a lot but shes a hard marker

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Excellent Teacher, one of the best three in the school I dont think she's excellent at her job and i understand everything she teaches. New and Intere.good:)

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I think she is a terrible role model. She is mean and sarcastic.. and that's not teaching!

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Awesome teacher... Makes history FUN... I didnt think that was possible!!

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She was an extremely hard marker on essays...but it is because of her that my note taking skills are so much better:)

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HeHe excellent teacher hilarious too.

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She's a tough marker and very picky on the style, but she's a fun teacher!

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Hilarious lady...good teacher!

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