Mr. van Bemmel is very knowledgeable. As a former university professor, he gives many lectures and doesn't use the textbook. He often goes off-topic from physics during class. He often gives life advice with topics ranging from how to be competent in any situation to how to experience one's days with their grandparents. His tests are NOT about long, algebraic answers, but more about truly understanding the physics concepts. The exam is VERY long and difficult and will require 3 weeks of study.
You will learn more about his personal life than you will about the subject. He taught me physics and I remember more of his peronal stories and experiences than physics. Anything I know about that subject, I had to learn on my own, save for some equations, but even the he rarely gav examples so it was a hard trek to figure out how to use the equations.
If you have him, do all the questions in the textbook, but remember his problems on the test will be much harder.
HEYAAAHHHH VB is the best teacher ever ^_^ chiller than mcmaster and still has all the anecdotes in check. teaching wise he is willing to do anything for you (helping you learn)
Best teacher you could ever have. He doesn't have to rely on textbooks. He seems like he has information stored at the back of his head. He's also extremely reasonable
what in the world is assignment 0..he destroys people on tests.
TOPS for the win.... won best teaching award from the president for his dedication and perspective teaching. Truly, it had rung a chord every day, and is a motivation
His teaching style is often a hit or miss. Personally, I found his lectures to be very boring and didn't learn much from them. However, you can tell that he's extremely dedicated to teaching.
Mr. van Bemmel makes me reflect on life and my daily decisions. His perspective of university and a model student really struck a chord. After every class, not only was I able to appreciate the science he offered insight into, but I went home with a more philosophical and introspective state. There are no words to describe his level of realism and inspiration. Without a doubt, he is one of the most dedicated teachers in North America. I am truly honoured to be one of his students.
He doesn't explain anything at all, he goes off topic a lot.
The most dedicated teacher I've come across. I didn't do very well on his tests, but looking back, they really were not that difficult. If you don't read the textbook before his class it's hard to know what he's talking about. Talks go on tangents.
knows his subject very well. Answers any questions. Only problem I have found with his teaching is sometimes he can get carried away. When answering questions, sometimes he speaks very quickly and some things are hard to understand. His math proofs do not make very much sense, but his other teaching is amazing.
he's not the easiest guy to "understand' (in every sense of the word" but you can see he's really devoted to his job :)
Vb knows his stuff and will tell you and explain it to you if you ask. You may not get what he's saying the first time though.
He is the most amazing and interesting teacher I have ever had!! His passion for physics is astounding and he has billions of stories of his life and experiences that make class exciting!!
He is pretty cool, i had him for astrnomy, and even though i never went to class i still got a 95...he is an easy marker and very understanding, although he will try to brainwash you in class, althoug
has huge favourites; always uses them in the useless stories he tells for half the class. a really sweet guy whose heart is in the wrong place. doesn't explain well i learned everything from the textb
Mr. Van Bemmel is by far my favourite teacher! He made my day, everyday. From his awesome stories to his trip to Algonquin, he is a wonderful teacher, and you would be lucky to get him as a teacher.
Love his teaching, love his stories, love Algonquin... writes too small though.
I had him for one of my classes and at first I didn't like him but a weeks into the semester, I learned that he was a very caring and sweet person. Really wanted his students to succeed.
VB will seriously stay until 5 or 6 in the evening and help if you need it. Some of his lectures are daunting to some, but they're not that bad. By the way, VBemmel does programming in VB.Net.
This guy is dedicated, but its in the wrong place. He's way too confusing but i love his stories and supplementary (not useless stuff) If ur non tops avoid him.
Very nice teachers, does not favor students. When McMaster refuses to answer questions about algeo becuase he doesnt know, van bemmel is the guy to ask
He's extremely dedicated. However, his teaching style isn't very good. Goes on forever about useless stuff. Does NOT prepare you well for the exam
A really nice teacher. Really helps a lot, if u are dedecated there is no way you would not be rewarded.
very very dedicated...well deserve the prime ministers award.
He's really dedicated and if you work hard its not too bad.
I had him for calculus. He was an excellent teaher and prepared you well for university life. His methodology defines what teaching is all about.
A very, very hard teacher. However, he really knows his stuff, and if you persist, he will reward you - and you'll know a lot more than you came in with.
sure, he's dedicated but he should teach not go on long tangents filled with fluff.
he's very very dedicated teacher and we should all applaud him for that because you don't see that many dedicated teacher at all.
Awesome! Incredibly helpful and knowledgable. Values his work and his students. Extremely dedicated. Seems like he marks based on what he thinks you can do
best teacher ever!! knows wat hes talking about about!!!
One of the best teacher, very respectful, very helpful.
He is one of the best teacher I ever had. I got to learn a lot from him. He developed my intrest in physics. Hard and challenging teacher!!!
Exceptionally dedicated teacher who cares about both his subject, and his students. His teachings aren't limited to physics; he will teach you about the world.
absolutely awesome, we all LOVE him and he's not scared to say the same about us. he's got life experience and isn't scared to share it. i've learned so much...
He's going to work himself to death if he's not careful, and then where will we be?
amazing teacher. hard in the marks department but definitely one of the BEST and most DEDICATED teachers in this school.