Average 2.04 based on 53 teacher ratings
Shirley Chew is a Science teacher at Killarney Secondary School located in Vancouver, British Columbia. When comparing Shirley Chew's ratings to other teachers in the province of British Columbia, Shirley Chew's ratings are below the average of 4.32 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Killarney Secondary School is 4.2 stars.
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I wish I could say that she was awesome and great at teaching but unfortunately that isn't the case. She is terrible at teaching, notes are from textbooks, questions that were marked wrong on assignments and tests are never explained even when asked. She is constantly shushing everyone even when no one is talking. Little piece of advice, transfer of her class while you still have the chance.

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I was in her class last school year and she was one of my least favourite teachers. She does not teach well, her exams are somewhat hard, she marks hard as well, she doesn't know the material that well, and we mostly just watch videos of science. I know the thought of watching videos sounds fun, but trust me, it gets boring over time... She was nice, but if we were talking about the way she teaches, she's the worst teacher. Sorry if you have her...

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don't take the notes because they are in the textbook but if you must, shorten it because it will take up a lot of paper
the tests aren't hard so just do good in those and you'll be fine

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Horrible teacher picks favourtites, marks unfairly, won't explain what you did wrong on a test or homework when you ask avoid as much as possible, her assignments are worth more than her tests and quizzes

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Most of the time that is used during the school year is note taking, which doesn't help considering they are almost close to the science textbook itself. Homework is mostly given at the end with barely any time for help in class and is ALWAYS given each day, I usually did it when she taught us through a Bill Nye science video because there was so much to do. She does also talk quite a bit too.

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I don't understand why people dislike her, if you wanted help you could have asked her. Her exams are not that difficult if you study the curriculum, but often her teaching is a bit confusing. She's not excellent, but she's not terrible.

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Makes us watch videos a lot, and copy down useless notes.

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I'm in grade 8 Ms. Chew screwd my life she can't do anything right all me and my friends do is eat at the back of the classroom she.is very horrible I suggest you transfer out

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WOW, I was one of her TOP student last year, and now, she forgets me name.

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this teacher seems to have no enthusiasm in class. she doesnt answer questioins when you ask them or will just rephrase the question as the answers. her notes are exactly what is online and it feels l

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She's not that bad..

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Achieved 97%. Unfortunately, she favorites students, and gives useless notes and videos. She gives a plethora amount of homework, and has mistakes on her own test! Transfer is based of preference...

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very forgetful and should teach SLOWER

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shes sweet, but her tests are as long as hell and talks too fast. notes aren't really helpful and they're xtremely long

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Lol, too much homework. And she can't even say fish(pl) right, she says fishes.

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I can say science wasn't my strongest subject this year but Mrs Chew made it worse with her test. But if you study the material go over the notes and listen to her (I know its hard) you'll succeed.

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i hated her class so much, same thing every class.

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too much homework!

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Boring... *yawn* and she hears voices...when noone is talking. Not helpful at all.

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Her lessons are so confusing that there's no point in attending. The textbook's a better teacher than she is. And who says "SHHHH!" that much anyway?

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Haha...she's so lazy that she photocopies the Test Bank and give it to us in 2007-2008 Grade 9. Everyone was failing her class, but i got 98%...Yeah!

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gives up too fast... I guess tall the vids she show is kinda break but its kinda pointless and her tests are all like 100+ questions

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great teacher, she knows what she talking about and her tests aren't too hard, plus she's very helpful and sooo nice.

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nice, but can't teach

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Her teaching method isn't too great. Showing videos, we usually fall asleep cause it's too boring. She tries to teach us, which I give her props, but she gives up to easily. She's nice but has favours the really smart students.

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Ms. Chew is very nice, but she has big temper issues. She gave up on the class so fast, by showing us pointless videos about something no one cares about. But i like her tests they have the same structures, i got an A in her class!

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Can't teach at all so she makes us watch pointless videos all day. It's either pointless videos or copy down 6 pages of repetitive notes...Tests are real easy though.

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She's okay, i guess. I had her for grade 8, she gives out alot of notes that are very helpfull. BUT, she's very boring

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Boring teacher, and you can fall asleep in class. Her notes are great for tests, but you could sit there listening to her and learn NOTHING.

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Should understand that we're not as smart as her daughters...wonder what would happen if we take away her answer key to the textbooks...

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she doesnt teach ANYTHING i learned zip from her......HOW IS SHE A TEACHER!!?!?!

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shes getting better...

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she doesn't know how to teach.......i pitty everyone who couldn't transfer out of her class.....i feel really bad for the ppl who had to suffer over her teaching.

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she's nice and tries hard

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she is really fun

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Wahh...got her this year...high 90s on all my tests but she gave me a super low A...dunno how she calculates

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geez last year in gr 8 i had her for math AND science, and after every math test she goes over EVERY question on the test!

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had her in gr8 and almost failed. got her again in gr10 and got out of her class the same day

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God! She gives us a lab every week and she hasn't given back a single one. And she tries to rush but ends up having to go slower cuz no one understands her.

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very unclear...but her tests are so easy last test i got perfect 25/25!!! =)

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shes nice...dunno her teachin style tho

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well I don't mind ms. Chew!!! Kinda want her to teach me again!! She clear on her work and she helps alot but the only thing wrong is she talks wayyy too fast!!

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Nice person, but can't teach properly. I didn't know what was going on and I ended up almost failing my grade!!

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Says SHH a lot, during my time with her students made her cry.

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talks wayyyy too fast, makes everything complicated!!

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when explainin she makes work seem alot more complicated then it really is

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TALKS WAY TOO MUCH!!!TOOOOO HELPFUL!! EXPLAINS TOO MUCH!!!

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she cannot teach at all

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great teacher one of the best i know

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way too fast and gives too much hwrk!

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talks too much

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When you ask for help, you get a whole HISTORY LESSON!!!!!

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Very nice teacher has a great sense of humour

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Killarney Secondary School is located in Vancouver, British Columbia with an average teacher rating of 4.2 stars. When comparing Killarney Secondary School's teachers to other teachers in the province of British Columbia, Killarney Secondary School's teachers are below the average of 4.32 stars. Killarney Secondary School ranks 186 amongst all High Schools in the province of British Columbia. Learn More