Average 2.61 based on 50 teacher ratings
Gerry Foster is a Science teacher at Desert Vista High School located in Phoenix, Arizona and part of Tempe Union High School District. Gerry Foster's 50 teacher ratings contributes to Desert Vista High School's ranking of 118 in Arizona. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Desert Vista High School is 4.18 stars.
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Contrast to what all the other people say. He is actually very helpful when it comes to the certain unit. It seems as if he studies everything the night before just to teach it, though. I like how energetic he is and how much fun he has with the class. But I recommend you self-study than actually listen to him.

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i liked him a lot

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The Foss Boss is the greatest science teacher of all time. He keeps the classe funky and fresh.

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My true bio teacher in this course was Mr. Anderson - the Youtube guy that Foster pulled up all the time.

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Very very poor teaching skills. I have known him to be head of the science department, and I can honestly say that I have never learned something from his class that wasn't found from an online screencast. He relys way too much on technology and never has teaches anything that he didn't find online. Very disappointed with the HONORS class i'm taking with him.

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He relies too much on electronic media always giving homework to do online. All his tests and quizzes are taken online and half of the time the computers don't work right.

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He is a nice underware model but I like it.

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hes is the honest to god worst teacher that ever lived he has clearly no clue about his subject matter he fails to teach anything ever but never forgets to pile on stacks of meaningless homework and irrelevent mandatory videos count your blessings not to be in his class hes not helpful and he cant teach the most information he could give you on any question is "well what do you think" he's a joke plain and simple and needs to quit teaching forever!

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He's one of those teachers who teach LITERALLY NOTHING himself. He will give you the links to a different online assignment every day, and that's all you do the whole year. The online assignments are time-consuming but a breeze. If you want to learn biology, you should read the textbook by yourself because Foster knows nothing and teaches nothing. And he doesn't weigh quizzes, so you can literally FAIL all your quizzes and still get an A if you do all the online assignment homework.

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Very lazy teacher, never teaches. Random assignments and really annoying with purple pen!!! Mr. Foster is by far the worst teacher I have ever had. He knows pretty much nothing about what he teaches; he will answer your questions with a vague and unrelated story or make someone else answer it for him. Basically, he doesn't know anything. This class was a waste of my life.

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Good guy, but cannot teach to save his life and it would be better for him to be a PE teacher. Not very strict in class so many people just fool around and look stuff up about how badly rated he is.

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Good teacher, nice guy, funny, he tries to help, gets off topic, explains a lot of things, but not the things that we are actually learning.

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He is a great teacher. I don't know why people hate him so much. It is probably because your friends hate him so you hate him. I loved the labs that I did in class and the group works. So stop spillin

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To do well in this class you need to be a self-motivated student. Most of the grades come from self-teaching activities, labs, and quizzes. Very nice man, with a bad reputation he doesn't deserve IMO.

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I don't know, you tell me.

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"lets put it to the purple pen" "well, did you check the blog" "you doing the potty dance mitch?" "i don't think everyone quite heard that, say that again" "come see me after class" "you tell me" haha

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Mr. Foster's famous words... "It's up to you..."

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I don't know. What do you think?

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The class isn't too hard because you can cheat really easily on the final, but Mr. Foster can't teach to save his life. When asked a question, he just says "well what do you think" and never tells us

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Making us have 6 assignments due doesn't make us learn. Stop dipping out of the bucket Foster.

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He help me with problems and if I have a question about grades he is in his classroom after school. He keeps his class organized and he also tries to prevent people from dipping out of the bucket.

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Love him but he's not a good teacher at all.

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There's a fine line between teaching us "critical thinking" and not teaching us at all. Unfortunately, Mr. Foster tends towards the latter.

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Purple pens don't ruin the self esteem of students, pointless assignments and poor class structure does.

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thanks for teaching bio 2 me. oh wait, u didnt! the computer did.

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Nice man, but almost everything is online. He isn't very clear when explaining things and tends to let the student figure it out by themselves.

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Even though his teaching style is unique, it gets the job done. He's a good teacher, all you need to do is ask for help if he doesn't explain it to you the first time

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He is really hard annoying and disaggreable he needs to physically teach a bit more and stop giving us three projects at a time its confusinga and i can't teach myself something i don't know

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he is not helpful AT ALL and we only do stuff on the computer... which is hard for many of us. 4th week of school and we're still on section 1.2a. dont like him one bit.

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I actually like teaching myself biology!!! NOT!!! He's a nice guy, but not a great teacher...

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hes nice, but its hard to learn with every single assignment being on the internet

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hes nice but you dont really learn all that much, and he doesnt explain things very well. i kinda like how everything is on the computers but in a way its bad cause anything can happen when using them

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Mr. foster is really nice and i learn alot in his class, but i think he should give less bussy work and teach more not just have us learn it all on the computer. He overkills the computer site.

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Foster is an okay teacher. His class is pretty challenging though.

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I didnt like him at all last year but he is a really easy teacher it could be worse & if u talk 2 him he is completely understanding!

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one of the worst teachers i've had!! nothing was fun about his class except my friends who where in it!

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He is very hard. And unclear with things. I dont like doing all are work on a computer.

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He could do a little better at telling his students things in ways that we understand them. Like reminding us our power points had to be printed out...

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I listened, did my work and asked questions and did okay in the class. I liked the sorta self paced method of the class. You definitly can't be lazy

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At least he tries to do something different and useful. We can always go back to using text books all day.

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he's not bad, there are definitely worse teachers out there, if you do your work you have nothing to worry about. that class is all about getting points

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Foster is ok but he's extremely hard. He got the webpage from some school in another state.

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he overdoes the webpage, he's an iight teacher

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Mr. Foster is an excellent teacher. He's a little rough around the edges but he's got a kind heart a cares about the students. The web site isnt hard you guys

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Nice guy but he definatly overdoes it w/ the webpage. It should really be an honors class with the way he teaches.

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Pain in the but. Makes his students work to much.

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Outstanding web creator. Best teacher I ever had. You go GF.

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There is more than just the web page.

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