Hands down the best teacher I've ever had. Years after being done high school and college I still remember him. You always learnt much more than what was in the course material. He isnpired you to do your best. Not just that but he treated you with respect.
always there to help, even a few years later helped me get a job, very friendly, hope his surgery has made everything ok
BEST TEACHER Ever
BEST TEACHER EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mr. Bates is one of the coolest and best teachers I have ever had.
wonderful teacher, you will learn more than just the course material. hilarious, kind, respectful, fair, overall perfect teacer.
When I look back at highschool. The one person that stands out is Mr Bates. Mr Bates has inspired and helped me through the years and has been like a mentor. Enjoy your well earned retirement Mr.Bates
He was so extremely considerate and helpful. He inspired my lifelong love of history.
As with everyone else who's responded, he was one of the best teachers at SSS.
He is the best teacher I've ever had! He is kind, funny, and never judgemental. It had been 6 years since I had him and I miss him! We should sent him this page to make him smile! Luv him!
Mister Bates... been 3 years since I had a class with him, and I've not had a better teacher since. Great in class and someone I can even call a friend. Get well soon, Tom!
One of the few teachers I would always want to keep in contact with...I should have listened about his postures thing more earlier...Might prevent me from these back pains...
Wat a gr8 teacher? this teacher's probably the best teacher most of us will ever have a chance to work wit. hes been an inspiration. he tries to help us so sincerely and he's funny
mr. bates is the best teacher in streetsville and i loved his programming class, he makes it very interesting and funny. but when you get on his case, goodluck. get well soon.
One of the best teachers I've ever had. The guy is hilarious, and with a name like Tom, who can go wrong?
Always makes you laugh everyday, he is the greatest teacher I've ever had!
All i have to say, is he gives teachers a good name!!