Average 2.03 based on 58 teacher ratings
Shirley Chew is a Science teacher at Killarney Secondary School located in Vancouver, British Columbia. When comparing Shirley Chew's ratings to other teachers in the province of British Columbia, Shirley Chew's ratings are below the average of 4.1 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Killarney Secondary School is 4.12 stars.
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don't take the notes because they are in the textbook but if you must, shorten it because it will take up a lot of paper
the tests aren't hard so just do good in those and you'll be fine

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Horrible teacher picks favourtites, marks unfairly, won't explain what you did wrong on a test or homework when you ask avoid as much as possible, her assignments are worth more than her tests and quizzes

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I went in early to get some help with chemistry, she started getting irritated after I asked one question. One time I asked if I got a few question right, she said yes, I later turned in the worksheet and all the questions she earlier said were right were marked wrong.

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basically note taking and watching videos.

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Most of the time that is used during the school year is note taking, which doesn't help considering they are almost close to the science textbook itself. Homework is mostly given at the end with barely any time for help in class and is ALWAYS given each day, I usually did it when she taught us through a Bill Nye science video because there was so much to do. She does also talk quite a bit too.

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I don't understand why people dislike her, if you wanted help you could have asked her. Her exams are not that difficult if you study the curriculum, but often her teaching is a bit confusing. She's not excellent, but she's not terrible.

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Makes us watch videos a lot, and copy down useless notes.

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Terrible teacher. Tests come out of her textbooks and makes you watch useless videos. Her tests are like 5 pages and she puts shiz that you haven't even learned on there. Her notes are not very helpful so I suggest you study out of the textbook. She marks right things wrong and vice versa. I regret not transferring out. DO IT FOR YOUR OWN GOOD SERIOULY YOU WILL NOT HAVE FUN IN HER CLASS

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HORRIBLE TEACHER. doesn't explain things clearly, tests are unreasonable, and if you're not her favourite you're screwed. I suggest you transfer out if you're in her class

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Mrs. chew knows her stuff but her way of teaching is not clear. She tends to get mad if you ask a "stupid" question. Being in a learning environment in her class is not enjoyable at all. If you didn't get an average of 80% last year for science you will struggle in this class.

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She makes no sense. If you are in her class......... DROP OUT OF SCHOOL RIGHT NOW OR TRANSFER OUT OR ELSE UR SCREWED

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Wrong things marked right, while right answers mark right. Plus doesn't care if someone cheats on a test

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CAN TEACH FOR **** spends most of our class time making us mark her work.

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WOW, I was one of her TOP student last year, and now, she forgets me name.

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Got like 80% by guessing on tests and not unerstanding anything she said. ^__^ Even though you are kinda boring, you are not that bad.

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She's not that bad..

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Achieved 97%. Unfortunately, she favorites students, and gives useless notes and videos. She gives a plethora amount of homework, and has mistakes on her own test! Transfer is based of preference...

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very forgetful and should teach SLOWER

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I can say science wasn't my strongest subject this year but Mrs Chew made it worse with her test. But if you study the material go over the notes and listen to her (I know its hard) you'll succeed.

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Technically, I LOVE Science. But she makes me hate it soooo much.

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I used to like science. If the majority of students are miserably failing, it is a sign.

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"OK class, we're going to learn about magnetism...SHHHH! [when no one's talking]...so here we have 2 magnets SHHH!! [again nobody's talking] with the north poles SHHH![still no one's talking]"

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Haha...she's so lazy that she photocopies the Test Bank and give it to us in 2007-2008 Grade 9. Everyone was failing her class, but i got 98%...Yeah!

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gives up too fast... I guess tall the vids she show is kinda break but its kinda pointless and her tests are all like 100+ questions

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great teacher, she knows what she talking about and her tests aren't too hard, plus she's very helpful and sooo nice.

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nice, but can't teach

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Her teaching method isn't too great. Showing videos, we usually fall asleep cause it's too boring. She tries to teach us, which I give her props, but she gives up to easily. She's nice but has favours the really smart students.

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Ms. Chew is very nice, but she has big temper issues. She gave up on the class so fast, by showing us pointless videos about something no one cares about. But i like her tests they have the same structures, i got an A in her class!

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Can't teach at all so she makes us watch pointless videos all day. It's either pointless videos or copy down 6 pages of repetitive notes...Tests are real easy though.

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She's okay, i guess. I had her for grade 8, she gives out alot of notes that are very helpfull. BUT, she's very boring

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Boring teacher, and you can fall asleep in class. Her notes are great for tests, but you could sit there listening to her and learn NOTHING.

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Should understand that we're not as smart as her daughters...wonder what would happen if we take away her answer key to the textbooks...

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she doesnt teach ANYTHING i learned zip from her......HOW IS SHE A TEACHER!!?!?!

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shes getting better...

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she doesn't know how to teach.......i pitty everyone who couldn't transfer out of her class.....i feel really bad for the ppl who had to suffer over her teaching.

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she's nice and tries hard

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she is really fun

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Wahh...got her this year...high 90s on all my tests but she gave me a super low A...dunno how she calculates

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geez last year in gr 8 i had her for math AND science, and after every math test she goes over EVERY question on the test!

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had her in gr8 and almost failed. got her again in gr10 and got out of her class the same day

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God! She gives us a lab every week and she hasn't given back a single one. And she tries to rush but ends up having to go slower cuz no one understands her.

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very unclear...but her tests are so easy last test i got perfect 25/25!!! =)

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shes nice...dunno her teachin style tho

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well I don't mind ms. Chew!!! Kinda want her to teach me again!! She clear on her work and she helps alot but the only thing wrong is she talks wayyy too fast!!

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Nice person, but can't teach properly. I didn't know what was going on and I ended up almost failing my grade!!

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Says SHH a lot, during my time with her students made her cry.

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talks wayyyy too fast, makes everything complicated!!

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when explainin she makes work seem alot more complicated then it really is

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TALKS WAY TOO MUCH!!!TOOOOO HELPFUL!! EXPLAINS TOO MUCH!!!

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she cannot teach at all

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great teacher one of the best i know

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way too fast and gives too much hwrk!

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talks too much

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When you ask for help, you get a whole HISTORY LESSON!!!!!

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Very nice teacher has a great sense of humour

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