Average 4.13 based on 39 teacher ratings
Jaroslaw Szecowka is a Science teacher at St. Francis Xavier Secondary School located in Mississauga, Ontario. When comparing Jaroslaw Szecowka's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Jaroslaw Szecowka's ratings are below the average of 4.37 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at St. Francis Xavier Secondary School is 4.34 stars.
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Mr. Szecowka expects you to read the textbook and understand concepts before he teaches you lessons which seem somewhat unrelated to the stuff in your grade. I had him for grade 9 pre IB and it was great because he is incredibly smart and knowledgeable. He is not fit if you like your teachers to care about you as a student. He probably doesn't remember my name because he prioritizes his Ib students who are going to graduate. The exam is easy, he just teaches unnecessary stuff.

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This teacher definetly favourites a lot of students and he always expects you to know everything even if he didn't reach it. His tests aren't that hard but he can be very rude about his corrections. He also singles out ESL students and makes them feel "different". Gets very mad easily. For sure a really smart scientist but a bad teacher. Do not recommend him.

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Teacher is very knowledgeable, he knows what he's talking about. But, he isn't clear when teaching. He's good as a science person, but not a good teacher. He's passionate about science, though. He also shows obvious favoritism, as he doesn't remember most of his students by the end of the semester. He's quite strict and gets mad easily too. Overall, just an okay teacher.

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a lot of people dont like him because he is "mean" and has class favorites. but i think hes a great teacher and he reminds me of a uni prof - he knows his stuff, teaches all that he knows (even some random interesting things) and its your job to research further online if you dont get it. i thought he was great - his marking was fair and he tried to promote self learning and he encouraged everyone to think out of the box. his passion for bio showed through - he was really interesting. loved him

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I am very dissatisfied with this teacher. He is very knowledgeable, but he "teaches" in a horrible mess of chalkboard drawings and old notes that are not sufficient for our curriculum. He takes too long to mark, and when he does, he docks marks for the most minute things. He refuses to explain things during review periods and he calls students out on their test mistakes by name. He favours the white boys and is extremely condescending. Horrible teacher; I am astounded that he teaches IB Biology.

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His teaching is amazing. He knows so much information and presents in in diagrams, pictographic form, everything.
His teaching may be good, but his attitude is the worst I've ever seen in a teacher. The information is presented in a way that is easily understandable, but as a person, his snarky remarks and condescending tone makes you want to do anything but listen to him.

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He's one of those teachers who are REALLY intelligent but can't teach. He has favourites =/

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People dont realize that this guy could be a doctor making $300,000 a year, but he decides to be an underpaid teacher.

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Awsome, lots of life experience, very intelligent, gives more info than the course requires him to but in consequence give a much better picture of things. Great teacher if you are thinking beyond uni

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Superb doesn't even begin to describe the sheer genius that is Dr. S. A superb teacher with an abundance of life experience.

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bad teacher... he only likes you if youre doing well... he doesnt teach in depth and forces you to read the book, his thinking questions are hard, the only good thing? he gives bonuses

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one of the most amazing and influential teachers ive ever had...feel lucky if u ever hav him!

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hahaha, this man is awesome! Greatest teacher I've ever had.

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The man teaches well, but he marks pretty damn hard...and teaches ALOT outside the curriculum, but otherwise, listen in class, do yur homework (at least sumtimes) n u'll do well

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I liked his depth of knowledge.

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can be nice but not very consistant with marking. stories re-used every semester (interesting but predictable). not useful when confused and can be quite mean sometimes

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He is very very smart, but he just CANNOT TEACH, (stupid videos, barely any notes, questions on tests and quizes..where did they come from? we never even learned that stuff!cont'd.

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WORST TEACHER i have EVER had..he was rude..he favoured only the smart GUYS..he belittles you..if anyone ever has him as a teacher i pity you..SWITCH CLASSES!!..and TOO many videos

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horrible

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Not a good teacher. Very stressful. If you can get it changed, change it!

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Great teacher!!! He is a easy marker, and also pretty funny. I didn't want to take Bio in grade 12 before, but now i'm going to. lol, he does show a lot of (boring) bio videos.

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This calss was a really really fun science class. The discussions gave me far more insight than i would have gotten anywhere else.KNOW the stuff, you'll do fine

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Great guy but not the best teacher- too many movies, but great to talk to about life experiences- very travelled and cultured

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Best teacher Ever!!! Inspired me to pursue BIO. I did very little, finished with 98. Too many movies, not enough notes, but learnt so much that i loved him

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My best teacher ever! He is smart... knows 5 or 6 languages. and you dont need to do your homework or take his notes. I finished with a 90 with him I all i hadt

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Amazing Teacher!!!!!! Thats all that has to be said!!!

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watched too many movies. Smart guy but kinda stubborn. i like the bonuses

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Made Biology very fun. Great stories. Sometimes never taught the course material and wandered off to university stuff.

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very easy teacher. gives bonus marks. but he's smart and you learn a lot in his class. funny stories.

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Great guy. Very insightful stories. I've had many an extra-cirricular discussion with him. Knows a lot about everything.

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he was one of the best BIO teachers EVER!!! it so nice how he tries to relate everything! he's not afraid to share things with us...loved every minute!

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Yo he wuz the shiznit...nuff respect...

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he likes to talk more then he likes to give notes, but he knows his stuff adn has really interesting stories.

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He taught me that its not the teacher who needs the grade it's me. A lesson that i will always remeber lol.

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He's a good teacher

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he really knows his stuff

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he expects alot

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St. Francis Xavier Secondary School is located in Mississauga, Ontario with an average teacher rating of 4.34 stars. When comparing St. Francis Xavier Secondary School's teachers to other teachers in the province of Ontario, St. Francis Xavier Secondary School's teachers are below the average of 4.37 stars. St. Francis Xavier Secondary School ranks 979 amongst all High Schools in the province of Ontario. Learn More