Average 4.55 based on 14 teacher ratings
Mr. Smythe is a teacher at Burnside High School located in Christchurch, Canterbury. When comparing Mr. Smythe's ratings to other teachers in the region of Canterbury, Mr. Smythe's ratings are above the average of 4.54 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Burnside High School is 4.35 stars.
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Exam Difficulty
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Parent Relation
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Empathy
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Homework

Uses Socratic dialogues to empower students to solve problems themselves. But doesn't "read" students well enough to tell whether it's the right way to approach a specific student or not. Some students are naturally shy and do not respond well to being put on the spot like that. At this point a Socratic dialogue becomes outright bullying. At his age, he should know better and realise when to back off.

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Exam Difficulty

One of the best teachers in Burnside. Should abandon his role as a chemistry teacher and go after his true calling, the archbishop of Banterbury. Would have a beer with/ 10

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AWESOME as

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Great teacher who is very helpful when you need help with your work. Teaches me level 2 chemistry and has made learning a lot more fun and enjoyable. I think he genuinely wants to help students achieve with excellence and he will attempt to answer any question you ask him.

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He's a decent guy, not like alot of the teachers at burnside. Made it really easy for me to change schools and then come back over the course of only a few weeks when im sure he could've chosen to make it quite difficult.

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really great head of west as a year nine i am reallyenjoying it here at burnside.

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Clarity

He's my dean. He's okay

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He's mint. He's a way nicer science teacher than a dean!

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Clarity

he's nice if you're good

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Clarity

I had him last year he was a pretty funni teacher!

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Clarity

meh. hes a good dean i dont know about his teaching skills though

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Clarity

cool teacher

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Clarity

because of his new roll at dean he has become a very strict person. everyone i no probably thinks that he is better off just being a teacher

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i think he is a reali gud dean, nd stands up 4 da students

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Was a good teacher at DHS (if its the same Mr. Smythe).

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Burnside High School is located in Christchurch, Canterbury with an average teacher rating of 4.35 stars. When comparing Burnside High School's teachers to other teachers in the region of Canterbury, Burnside High School's teachers are below the average of 4.54 stars. Burnside High School ranks 13 amongst all High Schools in the region of Canterbury. Learn More