Average 4.01 based on 61 teacher ratings
Mark Kalin is a Math teacher at Southwood Secondary School located in Cambridge, Ontario. When comparing Mark Kalin's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Mark Kalin's ratings are below the average of 4.36 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Southwood Secondary School is 4.26 stars.
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Fantastic teacher! Loved him. Makes sure you understand and if you don't he doesn't stop until you do

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Mr. Kalin was honestly one of my favourite teachers. Helped me understand math so much more than what my understanding of it was before I came into his classroom :) He has such an amazing sense of humour, great sense of teaching, knows what he's talking about and I'm very sad that he's leaving for a year ): overall, great guy and great teacher

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Kalin knew what he was talking about but couldn't teach to save his life, I've had a 90 in math every year except when he taught me (70) he does not want to help students and is not a nice person

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I retook the same class that mr. Kalin taught me, as I ended with 29%. On the first day of the new class we already learned things Mr. kalin never covered. He only had 1 way of explaining things and wasn't helpful when you requested a different explanation. He taught too fast and when asked to slow down he wouldn't. Half my class ended up retaking the exact same course due to low or failing marks.

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Your wrong. Best math teacher ever. Explains things well and I actually understand math for once.

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I never got anything the first time in his class. I had to self teach, or ask questions outside of class, to which I got the exact same explanation again... Which I still didn't understand.

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Look Kalin is a good teacher and a bad teacher in ways, yes he does pick favorites and can be rather harsh at times but if you do your work and ask for help when you need it you will pass the course with flying colors

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Mr. Kalin was a great teacher! He has a great amount of that knowledge about what he's teaching, he also likes to toss in a bit of fun into his lessons every now and then. My favourite thing about Mr. Kalin is that it's easy for him to teach us.

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Math is not one of my strong skills and I have to work hard at it to succeed. I didn't succeed because I over committed myself in extra curriculars and focused on other courses and neglected math. If it wasn't for Mr. Kalin's knowledge, personlity and friendliness I wouldn't have enjoyed math as much as I did. Definitely ask to have as a teacher. His knowledge of life and personality is contagious and enjoyable! Baconham out.

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Oh man! Mr. Kalin is an amazing teacher! He made every math class a fun one! He brought a creative, fun, funny side to every lesson. Overall an amazing teacher and ultimately an all around great guy!

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My experience with Mark Kalin was an amazing one. He always was willing to lend a helping hand and he actually made math interesting.

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Mr. Kalin is pretty awesome as a teacher. He knows his stuff and is able to teach students easily. Math isn't my best subject, but he did a great job to help me out!

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Little strict on the marking side of things, but other than that he was a cool teacher and always ready to help.

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Overall he is a great teacher... He is always willing to help students during lunch and after school!! The only negative was that sometimes I felt marking was inconsistant and unclear...

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kalin really cares about his students. thanks. .

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Kalin was very intelligent but not a very good teacher. By relying greatly on just examples and not actually teaching, being in the class was a constant struggle. He picks favourites, and distracts st

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best math teacher by far, i actually understood math for once.

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was an amazing teacher, who is full of energy.

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He's too smart to teach highschool level chemistry. I've heard he's a great math teacher, but he was awful at chem.

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Love Math

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Definitly an awesome teacher! I failed math twice and felt like I was terrible at it, but in his class I finished with 82%. Now that's a good teacher!

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He was the first math teacher that I leanered from in highschool.

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Great Semester Mr. K.

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Hillarious!

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hes a great guy, hes funny and he is a very talented teacher. i never did well in highschool math until i was taught by him

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sweet teacher

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Very little empathy towards students dealing with difficulties who are actually trying their best. Could use a class to upgrade interpersonal skills!

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He's way too smart to teach chem.

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Definitely one of the better Math teachers at Southwood, very amped about teaching math and fairly easygoing as long as you listen and don't cause problems

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great teacher

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Well personally i think Mr.Kalin is by far the best teacher ever and like out of any other teacher he is the only one that would ever tells of to rate him... haha funny

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Mr.Kalin was a great teacher who taught with ALOT of enthusiasm.

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Mr. Kalin is a great teacher. You couldn't fall asleep in his class. He taught very cleary and made sure that everyone understood him. I am very grateful for having him as my math teacher 2 years.

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I liked the way he did his teaching, he doesn't just tell you how to do something he tries to explain it to you until you understand it, he made class more exciting, hes great

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Mr. K is one of the CRAZIEST teachers at s-wood. in a GOOD WAY! i love how he does the lessons, and he's really nice and a great math teacher! i had him for 10&12 math GREAT JOB! plus he's funny!

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Mr. Kalin is a great teacher ive had him for 3 years straight now and hes one of my favorite math teachers he does the lessions well and helps you when ever you need it keep up the good work chers

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Mr. kalin is a great guy and a awsome teacher ...his lessons where great and i injoyed them all... Me.Kalin would never make u fall asleep and his classes are never boring ... your a great guy MrKalin

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Mr.Kalin is the best math teacher i've had all my life! he taught me alot! Keep up the good work Rupee!! Later, Janelle.J

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ohhh yes, he was sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet! my name is now RUPE

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kalin is a great teacher. don't worry about the trash talk kalin...from those that probably didn't try and failed

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Mr. Kalin Was A Really Good Teacher. He Talked About stuff that was interesting, and cool but also made sure you did the work you needed to do to pass. i liked the way he teaches & i think hes funny

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He was nice and very helpful, didn't just go for the popular kids.

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Mr. Kalin is a great teacher, he was the first person to make math enjoyable. His notes were easy to follow and always explained things thoroughly if I didn't understand it.

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grade 9 science*

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Mr. Kalin always helped me when I had a question. He answered my question which lead to great marks in grade 10 science in the long run.

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Kalin was hands down one of my favourite teachers i had while at southwood.He is the only math teacher I ever felt comfortable discussing my lack of understanding with and was always willing to help.

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I found that he is very knowledgeable, however the teaching tended to be very fast. While some students had no problem keeping up, many students were left behind. This led to a large gap in the middle

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Uhh horrible teacher. i whent down 15% !! doesnt explain anything at all!!

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a good math teacher. sometimes elaborates way too much and gets off topic about university which can be stressing. A very nice person and very understanding.. u werent that bad.This year was all good

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good teacher

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kalin is a great teacher who genuinely cares about the progress of his students and their general well being. thanks for the extra effort and compassion kalin, it's greatly appreciated

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kalinz whacked. awesome teach. keep doin what yer doin.

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I had Mr. Kalin for chemistry and although most students found that he moved too quickly I found that I was very prepared when I took university chemistry.

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He loves math but doesnt teach it very well. I was in his science class and all he talked about was math and blabber on about nothing. Makes things even more confusing!

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he's a very nice person, but not a great teacher. he doesn't explain things well enough and he isn't very helpful. but he is very compassionate and understanding.

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goes from subject to subject WAY to fast!

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He's a really challenging math teacher. goes way too fast during a lesson..he's pretty much panting once he's done writing on the board..confuses me more when i ask him a question.

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As a 2nd Year Univ. student with a math minor, I can safely say he is a fabulous teacher. A wonderful person & teacher always compassionate and willing to go the extra mile. Great!

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Worst Teacher Ever!!!!

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I had Mr. Kalin for grade 9 math and I thought he was great - I'm going into grade 12 now and he is definitely the best math teacher I've ever had. I really learned the most stuff from him, and I remember it all now too!

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Mr. Kalin is a great person, but a not so great teacher.He's just too genious for us high school kids.He should be off figuring out NASA equations or something.

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