Average 4.42 based on 98 teacher ratings
Peter Spitzer is a History teacher at Ancaster High School located in Ancaster, Ontario. When comparing Peter Spitzer's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Peter Spitzer's ratings are above the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Ancaster High School is 4.01 stars.
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Phenomenal teacher. great man. Great personality. Super funny guy. Always laughed in his class but still learned soooooo much. I like how he talks about his life experiences. he wrote me a excellent reference letter for leadership program. His heart is really into teaching. DEFINITELY knows what he is talking about.Genius!! The best teacher in the school by far!!!!!

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He reviewed a lot for tests and the exam to make sure we would do good.Love the discussions.I aleays hated history until I had this guy. His love of history made me love it too.He is really inspirational.Always listened to me. He. even helped me in my other courses.Strict, but he really cared for everyone in the class.A great guy with an unbelievable sense humour.Take this guy....you won't regret it.

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Amazing teacher!!! Really gets his points across.He knows so much. Great role model.He really cares and wants to do well.Congrats on nomination for the Governor General's award. A very charismatic teacher. The best.

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Peter Spitzer is a great teacher, he is enthusiastic, and attentive. He is knowledgeable about everything that he teaches. I'm surprised at the fact that he hasn't written any books. He does not have to look in any textbook to know the answer to your question, and spends much time emphasizing the point he wants to make clear. He is an amazing choice for anybody who wants a teacher who is capable, easy to understand, and cares about his students.
Its a shame that your retiring,
C'est la vie! -B

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He knoes history dates like crazy.He doesn't look in the book to see what the dates are. He knows them. great discussion. Always talks about the news of the day. He loves the news. Best teacher in the school. Would take another course him again.

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This guy knows every date there is. He is like an encyclopedia. Amazing what he knows. Learned so oooo much in the Canadian history class. Studying for the exam was really easy. Culminating was a lot of work. Am taking ancient history with him again next year.

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Brilliant teacher. Everything he taught me made so much sense. I learned so much from him. He taught me how to study the easy way. He made sure that he covered everything that was going to be on the exam. I never really cared much for history but this guy made it sooo interesting. I liked the quizzes on the board. I didnt even know I was learning as much as I did.

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worst teacher ever. shows up late to class, doesn't do attendance, never hands back projects or tests. saw my mark once at midterms and never again. didnt even know what my mark was heading into the exam. all the people rating him high are the ones that like to laugh at how ridiculous he is. would NOT recommend if you actually want to learn anything. lots of textbook work then taking it up and talking about whatever was on the news. worst teacher in awhile.

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Plan on going to univ? Spitzer's essay planning thing is exactly what my profs want. Not what the English dept taught me. I had him for 2 courses and was challenged.

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This History class in grade 10 was excellent. I loved it and if you put in the f word (effort) you can easily achieve 90's. He is a great teacher, just dont be late to class, and do your work.
Some great quotes
-Do re me moneyyy
-Sorry to use the r word, but you ... research
-Sorry to use the f word.... EFFORT
-If you ever come across a website that says "Hitler was a great man." Yoy got the wrong website!
You can get any mark you want it all comes down to the effort.
Great class!!

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Dough re me MONEYYYYY

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His classes are boring and he's moody some times

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I am majoring in history because of this guy. Oh yeah, and he saved my life, too.

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Great teacher, doesn't do attendance so didn't have to go to class

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Funniest teacher you'll ever have I went into history just to hear him talk about his American border experiences and his giggles he gets from graveyard

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I literally skipped the whole semester but he rarely ever does attendance so I was able to get away with it. I somehow received a 100% on a test I've skipped and finished Grade 11 Genocide with a 95. Best teacher ever

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Fairly laid back yet engaging teacher. I found a healthy balance between doing nothing and working hard in his class. Just maintain good behaviour and he'll like you, I think the people who say he "picks favourites" are those who were disrespectful in his class.
I plagiarized 70% of my final history essay in grade 10 and he still gave me a 97 on it.

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Peter Spitzer is a very fair person and has a great sense of humor. While his rules are reasonable, abiding by these common courtesies results in his great treatment.

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terrible teacher, plays favorites, annoying, don't do anything, and doesn't listen to you.

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Mr. Spitzer is awesome! He can be strict but only if you disobey his few rules, he gets pretty ticked if break those rules but they're no brainers. Other than that he's really relaxed. He loves to talk and tell stories. Fact is he loves film, politics, and the news of the day. If you can talk to him about any of those things he'll love you. He's extremely knowledgeable. If you're willing to learn from him you'll have fun. Basically everyone who walks in gets a 70. Spitzer is fantastic!

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He show's up late to class sometimes, outrageously late. He covers the material, and does work till mid-terms happen. After that, boring you sit in class doing nothing. People rate him high cus its a slack class. He does pick favourite's, and if you get on his good side, and hand in bad work. Your mark should be high 80's. Cheers!

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Very personable with an excellent sense of humor. It was a pleasure to have studied with such a knowledgeable and charismatic teacher!

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Peter doesn't make sense most of the time. He'll tell you to do something and then go back on his word and get upset if you point that out. It's not uncommon for you to spend one day working on a worksheet that takes 5 minutes to complete (spending the rest of the class talking), the next day will be spent taking up the aforementioned worksheet, with the next day being a discussion. Oh, and his jokes are terrible but he laughs at them for ages.
Other than that, he's pretty cool.

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anci nt class is incredible. he knows almost every date thier is. thinking of majoring in history in uni.

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Amazing teacher. Makes learning fun, but you still learn a lot. Funny Guyyyyy

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WELL WAVE THEE BANNERS AND SOUND THEE HORNS ITS MR SPITZER

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Really cool teacher. Amazing with dates. His classes are pretty easy and you learn loads. He puts fun into learning. Da best.

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Worst teacher ever. Ignorant and very impatient. Never listens to you and god forbid you interrupt him.

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He was the most fabulous teacher i have ever had. He made me love history, and i am continuing with it in university. He made learning soo easy!

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Seriously??? I don't think so never again

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amazing teacher. He marks hard,but knows what he is talking about. Learning history came easy to me after taking his class. Best teacher evr.

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he knows almost every important date theres to know. Hes probably the smartest man at the school. Makes history fun and interesting. Got a really good mark in his class

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Laughs at his own jokes for sometimes over 5 minutes. Great teacher, but sometimes annoying.

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Mr. Spitzer pulled me out from under a tractor that was crushing me. Instead of dying, I ended up with only a few broken ribs.

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great class, he makes history fun

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Awesome teacher. He made history amazing. Classes were fun and interesting. He made it really easy to remember facts. He's really helpful; he even gave me a reference for university.

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He made studying sooooooo easy. He makes learning really simple and humorrous. Learn ed a lot of him.Both his ancient and Canadian classes were incredible.Anyone who disses him is messed.Great teacher

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This man is one of the wierdest people I have ever met. Great teacher, never boring in his class.

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This guy is incredible. He teaches us so much and it all comes so easy to him. He is THE BEST teacher I have EVER had. Want to become a history teacher because of him. great anceint course.

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He knows sooo much it is scary. He really makes history interesting. He is really lively.He acts crazy but he sure does get his points across. I love him. Wished I had him earlier.

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Mr. Spitzer is actually an amazing teacher. Everything he tought this year made sence. He knows exactly what he's talking about. He's probably my favourite teacher... ever :)

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Funny guy. I like how he makes learning fun. You don't even know you are learning as much as you do. He makes it entertaining. One of my favs.

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Super smart guy.... and he is soooooooooo hilarious too. He gives it everything hes got. Reviews tons so you know you will do well if you study. Best teacher at the school. Keep it going dude!!!!!!!

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The best teacher I've ever had. Great at keeping your interest.

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best class we took work up around 4 times... he goes on for entire classes about history. He is a history encyclopedia, or perhaps that is an understatement. For review for test he reads from the shee

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its upsetting to see people taking hits on mr. spitzer. He is this most amazing teacher i have everhad! I do admit, he plays favorites but only with the students that deserve recognition.

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so hilarious. cant wait to have him again next semester for ancient history.

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Great teacher.... not the easiest class, but an enjoyable one

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Picks favourites that get high marks consistantly, while the rest of the class recieves 70s that slowly glide to 80s towards the end, regardless of how hard or little you work. Carbon-copy schedule of three days, where first day is do textbook questions, second day is take them up, and third day is discussion. Never have I thought Ancient History to be dull until I got this guy, and his sense of humor isn't good enough to give much perk to his lessons.

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PEANUTS! great teacher....bird course

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this man has reached the pinnacle of human existence. he seamlessly combines learning with fun, and kept me in school. he helped me deal with my meth addiction, and regularily takes me to church. i love him.

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Not a very prepared teacher, as we only did textbook questions, with no guidence from him while he did desk work.

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Great teacher. Funny guy who rants on forever. Super easy class as well. He's one of the bests at Ancaster High.

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VERY VERY VERY VERY GOOD...HE KNOWS HIS STUFF...

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Strict teacher, but he knows his stuff. Hope to have him again for grade eleven ancient. Heard he's terrific

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He is a very good history teacher. He maked the class more exciting. I hope to have him next year.

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Solid teacher. I found him to be very helpful and understanding. You da man spitz!!

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Spitz is the man. Class is mostly oral, and we have a lot of class discussions in his class and we do a lot of trivia. Don't drop his class - you're missing out on a great teacher.

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Basketballll. Want the hands. Love the whole Roman Candles story. Dont drop his class.

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wow ok so ok teacher maybe but really plays his favourites , unrealable he said hed get back to me a few times but still hasnt , not helpful at all

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Knows More history then Pierre Burton, yet teaches it in a fun and care free way that makes learning fun. Also a fair marker, so that eveyone who cares,doeswell

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This man is the apex of good teaching. Anyone who goes to Ancaster high school WILL learn to do a half decent spitzer imitation and carry it forever.

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Great teacher. He really did a fantastic job of preparing us for universityl. His heart is really into teaching. One of the BEST!!!!!!

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Best... teacher...ever. It was so awesome. I didn't even have to study because I learned everything so well in class. Holy crap, awesome.

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he is a good guy and all but all he ever does is wander off topic and laugh at his own jokes! buthes cool

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How can anyone think the spitz is a bad teacher...hes the funniest guy ever. He's an easy marker and he makes the classes fun!

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umm yeah, why doesn't he actually TEACH THE COURSE?

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spitzer is god:

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is very kool. And wrote me a referance letter with spelling mistakes.

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YOUR THE MAN SPITZ!

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This man treats us like human beings. He reviews enough, maybe too much, but his tests are fair. He really does care about us in his course and as people.

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Spends the entire class making lame jokes. Dumb teens love it until exam time comes and they realize he didn't teach half the stuff on the exam.

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Mr. Spitzer knows history so well and is so vivid in his teaching that it truly inspires students to want to learn more.

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Awesome summer school teacher. Learned a lot from him. Could have given longer breaks though.

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He really cares about us. He makes sure that we are prepared for university. A very nice man!!!

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The best history teacher in the school. You care about each and every one of us. Thanks so much.

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He makes learning a REAL MARDI GRAS!! But doesnt teach us everything in the curriculum...which sometimes is a downer! BEST TEACHER EVER THOUGH!

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funniest man EVER!!!! go play on the traffic circle

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the best teacher ever

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SPITZER U ROCK!! You've been the best teacher I've ever had. Keep it up dude, we love u!

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very inspiring teacher

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u gotta love this guy... funniest man alive... of course im being a bit FESICIOUS... and if he did know everything he would be a NOBEL PRIZE WINNER... haha but ye hes a great man

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He is the only reason why I take History - he is the only real history teacher in the school. Congrats on your Masters Degree.

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if he knew everything he'd be a NOBEL PRIZE WINNER though

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Spitzer is the most amazing teacher I have ever had in my life! i will never..

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He is awesome... but bring some advil for the headaches

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Fun guy. Learned a lot in his class

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Spitzer rules, a bit nutty but that's what makes him interesting :-).

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A BEAUTIFUL HUMAN BEING. Who could not love such a person???

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BRILLIANT TEACHER!!!!! Really cares. Best teacher I ever had

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spitzer is the best

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fun classes, ROM trips always a fave...+ ok guy, I'm being facetious

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Love's teaching!

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Spitzer... the man... love the ROM... tons of fun

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