Average 2.06 based on 64 teacher ratings
Shirlene Shelfontiuk is a Social Studies teacher at Vancouver Technical Secondary School located in Vancouver, British Columbia. When comparing Shirlene Shelfontiuk's ratings to other teachers in the province of British Columbia, Shirlene Shelfontiuk's ratings are below the average of 4.11 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Vancouver Technical Secondary School is 4.07 stars.
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She gives great advice about life and she talks about current events, which is nice :))

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Made one of the best life decisions of transferring out from her class. Transfer out asap until its too late, or drop out and take socials online to prevent yourself from entering in to a well of depression.

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Hardly teaches, bringing in more teachers to do her work. Boring and jerkish to grade 8s making that transition. You could get your arm lopped off and she'd still give you 0. Make your work flashy to get that A. She assigns work that will never be marked and notes that will never be used, and the exams are stuff she hasn't taught. We're all self-taught in her class or we're lucky enough for her to bring in another teacher,

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Best teacher NA

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I love her as a teacher, I still miss her class :D

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Worst teacher hope she gets hit by a bus, or gets cancer.

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This one needs to go. She honestly knows nothing and is trash all around

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Lol @ succeeding in this class. High favoritism

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she doesn't teach. she only gives homework and you have to figure it out by yourself

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she hates everyone

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Ms.Shelfontiuk is a horrible teacher :)

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it not going well

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Worst teacher every, can't even teach. All we do is colour and she just gives a bunch of stuff without explaining it.

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she takes favorites.iddin't even talk and i got moved.
you can ask to go to the washroom because there's a chance of you getting roasted.

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If she is your teacher, try to transfer out ASAP.

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To be rather honest, she wasn't so bad, maybe cause I was one of her favorites. Overall, she doesn't really teach that bad..she gives a decent amount homework, but quite a few projects.
My recommendations to survive her class and get A's are
-give her the wow factor she wants. (More colour, work harder)
- don't talk to your neighbors in class even if your closest friend is beside you. She will not like that and might move you.
-Don't be a fool and remember your text book

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Oh no, no no no no no, I got her for socials X.X

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I was in her class. I made the mistake of not transferring because I thought it wouldn't be that bad. She picks favorites and she will move you, give you detention for the stupidest things (I forgot my textbook) I got a B in her class but I tired extremely hard. If you get her just transfer

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Why is she still teaching here? Anyway, if you get her as a teacher, good luck.

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I didn't want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.

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the real mvl @tech

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I ate my own fetus because i was in her class

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not a helpful ladie that eats babys and is so annoying

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For future generations to come until she retires, DO NOT remain in her class at all! Most of her assignments aren't relevant to the course curriculum and especially the projects she will assign later in the course. It's not surprising that much of the content will be related to patriotism and somewhat intimidating; I don't think she's doing her job as a social studies teacher if she fails a lot of her students. If you're reading this, please drop out and take it online or get a different teacher

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Quite nice if she likes you however, she cannot really teach. Expects you to learn the material yourself without explaining much. Occasional notes, but most of the work is projects and essays.

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hmmm For starters she assigns lucrative homework on a daily basis, all the while we have a massive project. she assigns work late and always loses work she was supposed to hand back, not to mention she is a mean hearted person altogether.

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Sad. Hope she gets the help she needs.

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She has favourites, doesn't teach, marks awfully and eavesdrop in your conversations in class

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Nothing nice to say, mean, gives work at last minute, does not tolerate lates and lieks to favor people.

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You're pretty much teaching yourself in her class. Expect tons of essays, big pointless/patriotic projects and homework that better be filled with details. Everyone hates her. Wish she'd leave Tech..

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She is mean, so strict, and likes failing everyone. She may have knowlegde but I hate her. And alot of people do too -.-

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=.=' I don't understand what she wants. Ridiculously harsh

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Lol.. the first 50-60 kids who race to the counsellors office to transfer out wins!!! ready... set... TOO LATE

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Worst SS teacher I have ever had. Infact, worst teacher I ever had in my life. She's unfair, assignments are brutal. Most of the things we do benefit nothing to out learning. She is really that bad. Transfer while you can

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She's not a very good teacher. She does teach well and can be unreasonable at times

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We spent all of grade 10 Socials colouring maps! =] We also finally made it to Chapter 2 in the text near the end of the year! Of course she didn't go over it with us... But at least I know how to colour in a map now right! Oh and ZERO if u miss a qz

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be prepared to say goodbye to all your binders and folders and hard work, because she never hands them back, and it takes her 4 months to mark an assignment. her teaching is ineffective, but then again, she always has "guest speakers" to teach.

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She looks pretty mean at the beginning but when you get use to her and know her better you know that she isn't that bad and that she is trying to help you pass the course, The best part is that shes almost always away! :]

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There is a lot of coursework to do and it doesn't really lead anywhere. Her curriculum is left questionable, as most of it is colouring and writing essay topics that are only slightly relative to what we're learning about. Overall, isn't a very good teacher.

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She was pretty mean at first, but shes easy to get use to. Just finish ur Hw and all is well that ends well.

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NO MORE HOME WORK< NO MORE HOMEWORK

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Hard teacher to begin with.. but if you spend time with her, and get to know her better.. she is very nice and understanding!!! Rank her 8.8/10

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worst teacher ever

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there was tons of hwk! but i did learn alot from her, and those projects were so much fun. got to know her and my friends better from that too :)

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Plays favorites, gives horrible projects without much criteria or supplies, even the other teachers said don't give projects you can't handle. just horrible.

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It's true! so true! If you get her RUN! and she WILL write in your report card after you've had her, even when you don't get her again! I can prove it!

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GOOD TEACHER!!!!! I agreed that she gave too much homework sometimes,but if you spend time doing it,you will get a good mark at it.

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fun teacher ever but surprise quizes dang! drives me nuts but its for the good..a challenging teacher..

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A C+?!?! I worked so hard in doing all my homework and doing my projects on time.... I barely get sleep! I do like her, it's just that.... TOO MUCH HOMEWORK

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had her for 2 years. she starts out the year with a lot of hw but as time goes by it gets reduced. showcase project is just horrible

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She just shouldn't be teaching, if that's what you call it. and yeah, the show cases are teacher glorifying projects cuz i know you read these shelfontiuk

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Very good at teaching but gives out to much Homework but doing it for a good reason though

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if she can't teach i cant learn, get the picture?

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ALso a canucks fan, thats the best part

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She doesn't even know how to teach. More then half her class failed last term. she is basically a teacher who wants to be WILd and have fun while you just fail.

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this teacher is really nice

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cool teacher that gets u ready for post secondary. very kind and cares for student's work

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fun projects.. you guys should b happy.. if you try.. i'll get good..

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EASY PASS MAN! i cherish those years.. now mr mueller.. mannn... too MUCH!

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Can't teach, Won't teach, gives teacher-glorifying projects, spiteful

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work work work

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way too much work

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she hasnt gave mi back mai stuff that i did

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