Average 2.98 based on 49 teacher ratings
Paolo Altan is a Social Studies teacher at Kitsilano Secondary School located in Vancouver, British Columbia. When comparing Paolo Altan's ratings to other teachers in the province of British Columbia, Paolo Altan's ratings are below the average of 4.27 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Kitsilano Secondary School is 4.08 stars.
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Mr. Altan's marking is ridiculously unfair - he took 50% off my homework because I put my name on the left side of the paper, instead of the right. He takes forever to mark tests, projects, and assignments, and often loses them. >:0

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he knows absolutely nothing. he uses like half the period on complete nonsense. we watch commercials for half the class im not even joking you we saw one about a milk jug with bull semen in it. he teaches us nothing and then expects us to know the whole chapter for the impossible tests he gives us. plus if you do all your homework he'll give you 10/10 even if you didnt answer a question. useless

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Doesn't use class time wisely. Goes on about irrelevant things.

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Altan's a pretty chill teacher when it comes to messing around, and all he does is talk 24/7 about his father. But when it comes to actually doing work, if its a huge project he'll make it due in 1 class & if its hw it'll be due 3 weeks later. And he also isnt very clear or helpful - especially when we have a sub & he makes us do a huge project in 1 class.

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a really nice person, but a really bad teacher. I could learn more on my own than from going to his class.

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Used to give me marks for drawing cars in class. But that's alright with me! :D

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I had him for grade 9 and it SUCKED!! He is the worst Socials teacher ever! He just tells you unrelated pointless stories all class and gives you tests.

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Fun class. brilliant teacher. very nice with you if your respectful towards him. I recommend taking his class.

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I enjoy how he teaches the class. You could just sit through the entire thing without taking down any notes(although you must listen when he talks in class)and still pass the final with a "B"or higher

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Mr.altant is a mainly good teacher. excpet for the youtube videos and tends to spend the whole class talking when we should be learning more. but he is clear,treis to help you and wants to see you do well in his class which is very helpful and good.

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He shows us youtube videos and tells us stories that he has already told us mltiple times and then expects us to know our stuff for tests. Hes nice but too repetitive.

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mr altan is an awesome teacher. The only people who dont like him are the people who cant shut up and the people who dont know how to study.

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yea..He doesn't teach anything but he gives out easy marks. My mark dropped like 5% after the midterm but then somehow it goes up 6% now

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He doesnt teach anything

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He's actually pretty funny if you get to know him a little bit. However, he loves to talk. Sometimes he just needs to shut up cause we get the point. But overall he's understanding and quite a laugh.

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I don't like this teacher, he always tells me to shutup, disrespectful I think.

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he is the coolest teacher in the entire school. Mr Altan Rocks!!

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Mr. Altan is a great teacher, and I’m grateful that I had him for three years of Social Studies. He’s funny and approachable, but definitely not a pushover when it comes to disruptions in class. I wish he taught History 12!

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Mr. Altan is a really nice teacher. Doesnt mark extrmely harsh. Do hw, hand in stuff and you'll get an A

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The best thing about him is he doesn't need us to talk a lot in class. Oh..yeah

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Mr. Altan is nice if u do the homework. it's easy.

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I LOVE his class. It's awesome that he knows so much about his subject. You can always read the book and learn things but how cool it is to learn something beside the book. MR ALTAN U ROCK

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talks on and on and on......way too many projects. we did about 60 this year.

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i like mr altan. rock on mr.A

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Good for classroom discussions... terrible for factual learning. Its suprising how much i backtalked him without any real punishment. Disagree with the things he says, it'll be funny.

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I can't stand this teacher, he teaches us nothing except for his propagandic theories. We do no text book work, and he tests us on trivial things which he does NOT teach!

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Great teacher - engaging and thought provoking.

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Teaching us stuff besides textbook material is a GOOD thing. You really have to be intelligent to appreciate his class. If these people could actually comprehend current events, they might enjoy the discussions that take place in his class more.

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stay to the point, im in socials to learn about whats in the textbook so i can pass my exam not to learn about current events even though they're interesting

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He is very nice teacher!

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Altan is awesome! We don't do much book work, we spend the entire class talking about current events and politics... We have learned way more through these discussion than txtbooks

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Great teacher! Really knows what he is talking about and discussing current events in his class is the best. He is by far the best socials teacher ever!

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I love this guy he's the greatest teacher of all time. He is a God!!!!! I worship the ground he walks on!!!!!

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He's an awesome teacher, and its obvious he really knows his stuff. And the fact that he sponsers the Amnesty Int. club at school is so great! Go Mr. Altan!

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a teacher that loves to talk, and can continue on a conversation for a full class without teaching. no notes of any sort so you are screwed for the finals

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Lets just put it this way, you can still get a good mark even after sleeping through about half the classes, but he does hand out pointless projects.

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well..i've had him for 2 years and....he gives WAY too much projects!! like what's with all the artsy drama type projects that are completely unrelated!?

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Good teacher, lots of projects. Teaches you useful things, unlike Mr. You know who

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he gives you hard projects but you will get agood mark on everything its really easy to get a high mark

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I think Mr.Altan is awsome!! Definitely one of my favorite teachers. Mr.Macfarlane didn't teach us anything.

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Mr. Macfarlane is better... Enough said.

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Mr. ALtan rocks!! You can zone in and out of class and still be on top of everything..I love this guy.

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He's a great guy! Go Amnesty International!

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Kitsilano Secondary School is located in Vancouver, British Columbia with an average teacher rating of 4.08 stars. When comparing Kitsilano Secondary School's teachers to other teachers in the province of British Columbia, Kitsilano Secondary School's teachers are below the average of 4.27 stars. Kitsilano Secondary School ranks 229 amongst all High Schools in the province of British Columbia. Learn More