Average 3.89 based on 21 teacher ratings
Bernard Gilmore is a Computer Science teacher at St Johns Preparatory School located in Danvers, Massachusetts. When comparing Bernard Gilmore's ratings to other teachers in the state of Massachusetts, Bernard Gilmore's ratings are below the average of 4.26 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at St Johns Preparatory School is 4.24 stars.
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Mr. Gilmore might come off as cold and disinterested, but when you get to know him, he is actually a very nice guy who is committed to teaching. He makes his expectations clear and will grade harshly if you do not meet them. His classes can be hard, and if you are not willing to put in the work, he will leave you in the dust. If you're relatively comfortable with programming, willing to do a bit of self-teaching, and willing to put in the work required, I would recommend his classes.

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extremely knowledgeable teacher. Very skilled at what he does. His classes are hard, but if you really like CS you won't mind. Others get frustrated and left behind, as is expected. If you really like to program and know what you're doing, take APCS. Overall, precision is what makes or breaks your grade. I learned that the hard way. ALWAYS include javadoc, ALWAYS align your curly braces the way he wants. He teaches you to follow the specs, not do what you want to do, a very important skill.

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Miata is Life Bro! Do I need to say more homie?

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Bernie is one of the worst teachers I have ever had. He has no clue how to teach high school students. I will admit he is probably a genius, I mean he went to Harvard and Yale. But even with all that knowledge he still has no clue what he's doing. DO NOT take AP comp sci unless you want to do excessive amounts of homework on topics you've never learned.

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great class. AP class really taught me to think clearly and understand that that's what programming's all about.

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I'm actually doing OK in this class, but that's only because I do as much extra credit as I can. In other programming courses, I've averaged 99's and perfect 100's. In this class I have somewhere in the B range. His quizzes are ridiculous, he gives hard questions and not enough time to complete them. The last time we wrote actual programs was months ago. He cares more about people getting 5's on the AP exam than he cares about teaching actual useful information for future programmers.

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No exams so that doesnt matter, not good at teaching, will gladly give zeros for late projects or work, not many people are currently passing

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A good teacher, really cares about the topic he teaches, has enthusiasm for the subject. Had him for two years, always very generous with extra credit.

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If you dislike him you just can't handle him he's great

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Seems to hate his job.

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classes boring cares way to much about MLA formatting and MACs

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learned a lot about pwrpnt

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I had Mr. Gilmore my sophomore year at The Prep and my writing skills skyrocketed that year and I owe that all to Mr. Gilmore. He’s a difficult but great teacher!

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Nice enough guy when things go his way. Displease him and feel his wrath.

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DON'T write papers the night before; now I'm doing MUCH better.

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he is probably one of the hardest teachers ive had durring my 2 years, be sure to put the right header on the email and papers

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Looking back on last year -- can't believe what he had me do. If you have him now, hang in.

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One of the best teachers I've had; I started out a bad writer, ended much, much better. Hard work, though.

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This guy acts so tough. He has no respect for your personal prose style. Make sure to check your papers over with him for an easy A.

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THIS IS NOT AN EASY CLASS. He REALLY knows his stuff, so hang in there, it is all worth it!!

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pay attention, don't write papers last minute, and let him review your papers before the due date and things can work out ok for you

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St Johns Preparatory School is located in Danvers, Massachusetts with an average teacher rating of 4.24 stars. When comparing St Johns Preparatory School's teachers to other teachers in the state of Massachusetts, St Johns Preparatory School's teachers are below the average of 4.26 stars. St Johns Preparatory School ranks 251 amongst all High Schools in the state of Massachusetts. Learn More