Average 2.68 based on 21 teacher ratings
Steven Bates is a Religion teacher at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School located in Hamilton, Ontario. When comparing Steven Bates' ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Steven Bates' ratings are below the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School is 4.1 stars.
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He was a very hard marker and very specific with the answers he wanted from you. Eg; I used "prefer to wear different clothing" and he took 2 marks off because he wanted it to be "preferred preference was different". His tests were very hard and his test reviews didn't make sense because they will just be one work like "women" and you wouldn't know what you needed for women. Overall, his jokes weren't funny at all and he made fun of students. Usually i'm a 90's student but got a 72 in his class

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He's a great guy that takes a while to warm up to, but when you get to know him he's funny. Talks a lot to get his point across but becomes helpful when your writing his tests. I would recommend not rushing through his notes but rather copy the note while he's talking and add into the note anything he says. If you study for his exam you will do well. Recommend to not switch out of his class!

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Mr. Bates was an okay teacher. He is an easy marker and wants everyone to do well, but its easy to zone out in his class. There is lots of note taking, some more useful then others. He likes to go on these rants about things that are totally off topic, and tell stories that are entertaining but i can't tell if they are true or not. He is sort of a hit or miss kinda guy, you will love him, or you will hate him. It depends on what your looking for in a teacher.

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He tried harder with his terrible jokes to make us laugh than he did teaching us he would put up notes and just read them back to us then make us do textbook work on completely different things, he doesn't know how to teach all he did was talk he never really did anything to help anyone learn he just gave out work expecting everyone to know everything about it it was an easy class that i failed and I spent 4 hours on my ISU and got 50 on it

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He tries too hard to make jokes that 1/5 think is funny. Is a health inspector for the school, so we had a lot of substitutes he gave a lot of homework when he is gone. Is not concise I couldn't learn

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makes bad jokes and singles kids out trying to be funny. puts one line on the overhead, talks for 20 minutes then puts another line. soo boring he talks forever about nothing. unnecessary hand gestures while he talks, says ..right after everything he says. ie soo the treaty of versailles is the main cause of word war 2..right. but a somewhat nice guy. Had a lightsaber dual with our iPhone 4s so can't complain tooooo much

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boring. sorry. some... just some funny jokes. haha wish we had less overheads to copy down...

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stop making fun of your students and actually teach! a hard marker, not funny, tries too hard to get people to laugh then falls off topic.

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I am going to be honest with you, I do not like Mr. Bates. He teaches me religion, and his classes are so boring! But if I had a choice to be with him or my old JK Teacher, it'd be him preferably.

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funny guy! and great teacher/badminton coach!

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good teacher and super funny, keep up the jokes sir!:)

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hes a nice guy.. a sort of teacher.. haha he taped his nose to his forehead...

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Bates is a cool teacher, although he kinda goes off topic its still fun. The jokes aren't funny sir

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tries harder to be funny than to teach

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mean person

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funny character, but by far one of the worst teachers I have ever had

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He's super nice but such a bad teacher

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good guy...bad teacher

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St. Mary Catholic Secondary School is located in Hamilton, Ontario with an average teacher rating of 4.1 stars. When comparing St. Mary Catholic Secondary School's teachers to other teachers in the province of Ontario, St. Mary Catholic Secondary School's teachers are below the average of 4.17 stars. St. Mary Catholic Secondary School ranks 787 amongst all High Schools in the province of Ontario. Learn More