Average 4.5 based on 55 teacher ratings
R. Vanjoff is an English teacher at Burnaby South Secondary School located in Burnaby, British Columbia. When comparing R. Vanjoff's ratings to other teachers in the province of British Columbia, R. Vanjoff's ratings are above the average of 4.27 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Burnaby South Secondary School is 4.02 stars.
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Best English teacher EVER! It was extremely sad to hear that he have retired although he always looked forward to retired :P he taught us a lot of things that "matter" and are meaningful to us. Mr. Vanjoff is a very compassionate teacher and his class lectures are also very enjoyable and entertaining. My English improved by a great extend through his teaching! Hope he is enjoying his retirement!!

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Probably the best English teach you could ever have! Very knowledge! However, he expects a lot from your writings and marks really hard. But he is willing to offer help when you need it

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Sit in the front and be engaged. This is a teacher that you want to show respect and kindness towards. He's exceptionally knowledgeable, but his classes may seem dull and boring, especially since his teaching style is so overpowering and authoritarian. Unless you have concrete evidence or the subject is very broad, DON'T disagree with him unless you want to be blacklisted. This guy means business.

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Vanjoff hate marking but hes real chill, doesn't treat you like a baby

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He is one of the best teacher in South except that his tasks are pretty hard for students who aren't actually planning to take this class seriously.

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VERY INSPIRATIONAL! everytime I walked out his class the world seemed different. Tough marking and VERY DEEP thoughts. TOTALLY recommend him! One of the BEST TEACHERS at south!

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I got a very low mark in his class, yet he opened me up too many new things. He is a knowledgeable guy and will make you think. His in class lecturesérants are hilarious and well thought out. I really enjoyed his class and hope to get him again!

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Mr. Vanjoff is by far the most incredible teacher in my high school career. I wish I had him every year. He is known for his opinionated personality, but I really believe that a teacher without an opinion is a robot standing infront of the classroom. Vanjoff does not sugar coat anything like alot of other tachers. Even though the mark I received from him was quite low, I learned more throughtout the coarse of the year then any other class. I wish there were more teachers like Vanjoff.

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Mr. Vanjoff taught me English 12 4 years ago. As I am in my second last year in University, I still sometimes remember his character, his opinions, and most importantly, his inspiring lectures. He is a strict teacher, because he tries to bring the best out of his students. He is very opinionated, and he tries to make himself heard. I highly respect that. If you want an unforgettable English class, definitely pick Mr. Vanjoff.

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He has a lot of interesting things. However, I see people brainwashed by his ideals. His real point is to make you think and always question and use sense, not to make you think what he thinks.

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Learned alot from him despite I almost failed in his class. Very interesting teacher. He is absolutely the most hardest essay marker in South.

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Passionate, smart and treats you like the young adult you are. He's understanding able personal issues and wont treat you like you're stupid over a couple bad marks or missed assignments. So committed

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VERY hard marker and often too pessimistic, but smart man. "Some people are too self-obessed to care about others" Not only prepares you for university, but life.

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he is harf but i like him

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Hard but simply the best

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he is a really good teacher. on fact he helped me prepared for university! he is not dat easy but he is really helpful unlike my univ prof! univ profs are tough markers! hope they r more lyk vanjoff!

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He is the most brilliant teacher who had really made an impact on me. Students of his and I still talk about him to this day, and we graduated in the year 2000.

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he can be scary sometimes, but i enjoy his lessons. he is very honest about ppl's writing too. he prepares you well for university.

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Some people did not like him in my class, but some people did. I personally did not like him one bit, he needs to try a different career. He should learn that not to voice certain opinions...

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very difficult but he did not ruin english it was a fun course despite my lowish marks :D

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He is the best English teacher that helps us improve our skills to prepare for university-level courses. He is very aware about society and helps us become aware as well. He is simply the best.

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hes very good, expecially his rants, butu very hard

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hes a very good teacher and tells you noe lies and only the truth but hes soo pesimestic .he should say some of the good stuff happeing in teh world not only the bad. hes an interesting teacher tho

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i dont hate him but i dont agree with many his theories....thats why i transfored out.i think it is great that he has a strong opion toward things but those are things i cant agree,i am pro-capitalist

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He's the best teacher I've ever had. He treats you with respect, keeps you entertained and is a pretty easy marker. He makes you really learn. This guy's awesome:)

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his lessons are effective, understanding, bit intimidating but overall he's one of the best eng teachers

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Very Democratic

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He's not very intelligent, and highly ineffective as a teacher. Wrong profession.

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Easy if your smart, hard if you talk. Interesting view on things. Lots of great stories. Went to a Snoop concert, hates Bush, and broke tons of bones in a motorcycle accident. Fun.

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Knows his stuff. Intelligent. Quite easy. Thinks outside the box. Hippy =D. Very interesting lessons. Drives a motorcycle. Once went to a Snoop Dogg concert. You are the man Mr.V!

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I have nothing but good things to say about him. He is an intelligent man and is awsome prep for university. Best English teacher ever!

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a waste of time, throws too many tantrums in class, extrememly easy

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best thing about being in his class was when he took the outsiders and threw it in the garbage

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he's the best teacher i've ever had.mainly cause he knows how to teach.talks about politics and that sort of stuff alot but thats good.good luck in life Mr.V.

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Very Diffcult...but he will treat you like a human being not a student. This is the best English Teacher ever.

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Stop complaining about his rambling.You'll have a million other teachers who STAY INSIDE THE LINES. He doesn't and for that I'm thankful. GREAT SOUND EFFECTS!

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cool but gets side-tracked too easily, can spend whole class talking about politics, and kind of hard

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Greatest educator at South. His tireless effort into marking helps to improve. This guy teaches about so many things- he's simply the best. Kudos to you, sir!

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hey robert man you rock!Your an awesome teacher and should tell those stupid politicians what your all about!You should run your own campaign!!!I'D SUPPORT IT!!

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Hes the best teacher ever. Hes real, he lets you talk and understands whats important in the world not just about the stupid novel you read. An amazing teacher.

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Mr. Vanjoff stands up for a lot of things especially about anti-war.He is a very passionate person, but as a teacher he lacks that.He often goes off topic.

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I hated him. He uses class to rant about anything he wants, usually in a really biased way. And he's boring. Thinks everyone's out to get him. Too lenient.

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Existentialist. Teacher. Human being. Very few teachers will impart the sort of sense of humanity like he does. Best teacher in the school.

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HE ROCKS! HE WILL TEACH YOU SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU LEARN IN YOUR LIFE. AWESOME TEACHER

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hes like morpheus,this guy speaks the truth.the stuff he teaches goes waay beyond just the english curriculum but im not complaining. this guy will educate you.

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VANJOFF IS THE MAN. I THINK HE IS THE BEST TEACHER 4 ENG I HAVE EVER GOT. HE IS SO HONEST,HELPFUL,AND VERY DOWN TO EARTH. IF YOU GET HIM, CONSIDER URSELF LUCKY.

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His classes changed my life, great teacher, gets you to think, really think hard. Actually teaches English, when he is done talking that is.

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great teacher. Interesting class discussions.

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Definitely a good teacher, nice person too. Wonder if he recovered from that accident...

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Vanjoff was seriously the best teacher i ever had - he's also the most honest. If you don't like him, "you can't handle the truth!"

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Treats his class like a forum, he's a really cool guy. "Maybe the book's not boring, maybe YOU'RE boring." Tell it like it is man.

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i got a lousy C grade because I have NO IDEA what he's teaching,he keeps on talking about himself 20 years ago. toughest english teacher i have ever had.

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teaches nothing in his classes, rambles on about the same things over and over...hardly give any assignments, but when he does, he marks really really hard

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Very strong opinions, selfish. Too many complaints. Demands too much.

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