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Gary Shimamoto Edit

Based on 70 Ratings
Chemistry Teacher at George Washington High School
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Jul 10, 2014 Although he isn't as organized as you think he is, if you manage to ask for one-on-one help he'll clarify in a very explicit manner. He just dislikes students who always want an A and does not really care about the subject at all. --A student Flag Rating

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May 21, 2014 He is the worst teacher i could ever imagine. He hates the kids and constantly puts them down. He is also very inappropriate in class and very creepy... Flag Rating

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Dec 04, 2013 1) Doesn't teach for shit. 2) Gives the hardest tests ever. 3) Always off topic and talking about Chinese people for some reason. 4) Tries to be funny but really not
5) Complains everyday of how we are failures

Transfer out or you will regret it. .!. chem classsss!!
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Sep 15, 2013 he is a HORRIBLE HORRIBLE teacher!!! i hate him so much! he is sooooo hard and doesnt even teach. he trys to funny but, he is not, it just irritates me, i try to go to him for help and he doesnt even help! if u can transfer do it! an average grade would be a c(for the SMART PEOPLE) its impossible to get an a. when i was in his class it was pure hell, i am a good student, straight a's except his class. btw he is also creepy, he reminds me of the guy from human centipide 2! i hate him!! Flag Rating

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Mar 12, 2013 WORST TEACHER EVER people who gave more than 2 stars are crazy. Flag Rating

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Oct 08, 2012 Awful teacher. He does not try to teach his students, he simply goofs off telling kids to "Shut the front door" and tells stories of his life before becoming a teacher. He rights things on the board like equations or charts but does not explain them well enough to fully understand. His tests are very hard, I can only name a handful of students that don't use their Iphones during a test; The only way to study is to read the book. I highly recommend transferring out as soon as you possibly can. Flag Rating

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Mar 22, 2012 DO: Read THE BOOK then listen to his lectures or you will just be confused... when confused, ASK FOR CLARIFICATION. Just do it. “Dumb” questions are nonexistent in class.

His lectures are very straight forward. His lectures are SIMPLE outlines. Details are in the BOOK. READ IT. His tests are based mostly on the details in the book and general concepts in his lectures (which are found in the book as well).

Having a continual perception of class being "too difficult" = FAIL
Laziness = FAIL
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Mar 18, 2012 WORST, LAZIEST, SHITIEST, FATTEST, MEANEST TEACHER IN WASH. CANT TEACH FOR HIS LIFE. DONT LISTEN TO WHAT OTHERS TRYING TO DEFEND HIM, HE PRETENDS HE WORKS HARD .... HE DESERVES TO GET FIRED. HE DONT DESERVE TO TEACH. Flag Rating

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Feb 10, 2012 Just open your book and read ; take notes and pay attention in class and do well on tests to get a good grade :D Flag Rating

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Dec 12, 2011 One of the worst teachers in wash. He always tell the class that the students is responsible for teaching them self. He never teaches or answer questions and all he does is make fun of student's name. He basically get paid to sit in a classroom. but he does play favor to ppl that kiss up to him which explain why he has good review here Flag Rating

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Dec 06, 2011 Mr. Shim is a very strict teacher, so those in class who expect to be spoonfed and get good grades from him without putting effort or self-motivation into his class are getting what they deserve. He is also a very fair teacher who will help actually help you through most problems by actually having you run through it and tell you what you are doing wrong, so long as you do this on your own time. In order to get help, you must show that you want to improve yourself. It's as simple as that. Flag Rating

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Aug 18, 2011 Shim is one of the best teachers i have had in a science department. He might be a tough teacher that makes u ask him questions, but if your class likes to have fun he will take part and even laugh wi Flag Rating

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Aug 11, 2011 If you're a lazy person, don't bother with his class. If you actually spend time studying then you would LOVE his class. I would recommend him if you care about learning more than your grade. Go shim! Flag Rating

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Feb 24, 2011 WORST TEACHER EVER EVER EVER HE SHOULD BE FIRED HES THE ABSOLUTE WORSE TEACHER U CAN EVER GET IDC WHAT ANYONE SAYS DEFENDING THIS GUY AS A GOOD TEACHER IS COMPLETELY STUPID HE IS TERRIBLE IF HES ON UR Flag Rating

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Feb 24, 2011 He hates his job. End of story. Flag Rating

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Feb 18, 2011 He goes over the book chapters in class and if you bother reading the book his class is pretty easy. Shim isn't a bad teacher, don't complain if you dont bother coming in during lunch/afterschool. He' Flag Rating

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Feb 18, 2011 Guys, cmon. He is a bad teacher, you're probably failing because he does NOT pass back the homework that you do... to some students "whats the point if he doesnt pass back the homework that you do bef Flag Rating

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Feb 12, 2011 Guys, cmon. Be reasonable. You're probably failing because you don't do anything in his class. Yeah, he may not be clear at times, but at least he helps students at lunch and after school. In my opini Flag Rating

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Jan 26, 2011 Can't teach for sh*t. Grades are probably bsed. -.- Flag Rating

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Oct 15, 2010 He seems like a nice person, but it is really tough to understand what he assigns you, not to mention he won't answer your questions clearly. Flag Rating

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Sep 17, 2010 His class really brings out the true student in you. Don't expect to be able to walk into a test without studying. You need to work and spend time trying to understand the material. Flag Rating

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Aug 04, 2010 His classes are basically 100% tests, which is nice. It makes the student actually study and not BS through his exams. Overall, his class was pretty easy, I got straight As. Flag Rating

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Mar 30, 2010 An okay teacher.Listen to his lectures, read your book, Flag Rating

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Mar 11, 2010 hes only getting bad ratings cause he won't try to help students who wont put in effort themselves. you have to put in your own effort and dont expect the teacher to do it all. Flag Rating

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Mar 11, 2010 hes not as bad as everyone thinks. you really have to learn to learn by yourself. don't expect all your teachers to spoonfeed you. Flag Rating