Average 4.64 based on 56 teacher ratings
Jim Barnett is a Science/Biology teacher at Santa Teresa High School located in San Jose, California and part of East Side Union High. Jim Barnett's 56 teacher ratings contributes to Santa Teresa High School's ranking of 1,240 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Santa Teresa High School is 3.81 stars.
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Mr. B was without a doubt the most influential teacher in my life. I had him in 1997. We had just begun using Micro syringe tech. and it was a great experience. Most down to earth teacher with the best ride (Jeep Cherokee with the mud tires) and always had a flannel on lol. Hope all is well Mr. B if you have a chance to read this. God bless Sir. thanks for keeping me interested in my studies!.

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I had Mr. B for biology in 1998 and though I rarely think about most of my teachers, Mr. B is THE teacher that comes to mind when I think back to HS. I had a lot of personal problems and was even considering dropping out at one point and Mr. B was a good friend who encouraged me to stick with it and get my diploma. He stayed after school to help me when I was struggling to understand the material and he treated me like a person, not just another random kid. I will always miss him.

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I had Mr. Barnett for biology when I was a junior at ST high back in 1998. All I have to say is... here we are 13 years later and I'm still thinking about what an awesome teacher he was. he's not the kind of awesome teacher that students say are awesome because the class is easy. he does have a certain way of making things fun. my favorite part of the class was when we had to do the insect collection. we had to collect several different species of insects and put them in a wood display case.

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So passionate. He definitely helped me to find myself looking to medicine as a career. Though he's retired, he is definitely one of the best assets ST ever saw. I miss him.

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B is AMAZING. I had him for Bio and AP Bio. He makes everything memorable and very interesting! I will never forget our good times and all the yummy food we had. I love him!! AP Bio class of 2009-2010

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B is an incredible teacher in BIO AP and he made sure we got the subject. The lectures we boring with the overload of facts, but B made Bio super intresting. I'll never forget his class. Bio Ap class of 2009-10!! :)

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One of the best teachers you will ever have in your life. Im a biology major at a UC and he surpasses many professors even at college level. He's enthusiastic and great. Material is pretty hard but he will definitely be able to explain everything.

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Everybody love B. Good guy to talk to. Gets the job done. I feel like he stresses things a little too much. At least more than it needs to. Something about him bothers me but I can't put my finger on it yet. But as a teacher its all good for the most part.

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Really cool, but class can be hard

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As long as you pay attention and follow directions, Mr. B will be a cool teacher who is great to talk to.

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mr b is prob one of the coolest teachers ever at st, only a few others at st can match

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Funny guy. Don't agree with the smart water idea since it's like favoring the best student in the class. It makes me feel horrible about myself.

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Mr. B is a great science teacher and is really passionate about his work. His Bio class is rather challenging and I've heard only terrible things about his AP class (that it's EXTREMELY hard)... I can guarantee you that you will NOT pass his class if you don't do your homework.

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Mr b is one of the coolest teachers in the wolrd!he is the first science teacher i had no problem learning from. he makes his class fun for everyone, if you get him you will for sure have a blast ALL year loong

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B is just about one of the best teachers in the world. lets see a while ago my dad had b for Bio and just last year my friend and i had b 5th period(we ruled) but anyways even though i dont have B this year i still go into his class just to say him every single day on my way to chemistry.

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Mr. Barnett's daily dose of humor, encouragement, and support helped reduce my stress load in AP Biology. He is the reason I survived Campbell/Reece. I loved this class even though it is the only "C" on my transcript. .

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I had him for AP bio. The way he taught did not help me at all, so I had to teach myself everything, which was okay for me, but I found him to be annoying (he always plays favourites and thinks he's basically the coolest person alive). I am pretty indifferent towards him...I loved the class, but not b/c of barnett

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ap bio was my favorite class. b is extremely intelligent and implements a variety of strategies to help each of us be successful. even scheduled afterschool and weekend study sessions to help us navigate through the volumes of content. exams are challenging and make up about 70% of course grade. make sure you pre-read material before lectures or you'll be lost. b is very passionate and enthusiastic about his subject matter and his students. b, thanks for the journey--i did enjoy the challenge!

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Not only is Mr. B a great teacher, but a great role model and friend. Mr. B isn't what you'd expect from an average teacher-he's got a great sense of humor, isn't an old fogey like all of my other teachers, and a very intelligent man. I'm glad I got Mr. B as my Biology teacher- you motivate me to do well, and as mentioned below, you're the best!

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Barnett is a cool person, but in his AP class, he doesn't teach anything. His lectures will not make any sense if you haven't read the chapters. He doesn't even give much time to read the chapters. Most chapters are 20 pages long, and each unit has one of those 40 page chapters. He expects each chapter to be read in a couple of days, and doesn't give time for rests. Unless you enjoy reading lengthy chapters EVERYDAY for an entire year, you will fall behind.

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thinks he's funnier than he is but he is good to his students and very intelligent

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Hard class. He's pretty strict on rules and grades. very enthusiastic but its a hard class. test are hard, and a BIG chunk of ur grade.

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Mr. B Rules!!!! He is so helpful and gives us good life lessons!!! He is the reason I love science so much!! GO BRONCOS

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Im a graduate of 2001 from ST. and had B for two classes. All of you should take the opportunity to have this man educate you. He wants everyone to succeed. FUN

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my mom and I finally agree on something--we both had mr. barnett for biology and he was our favorite experience at s.t. he's the best!

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Mr.Barnett is one of the most incredible teachers i have come in contact with over my years at santa teresa. He loves his students to death...

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I love having B as a teacher. He is the best. He is such a great teacher.

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Inspirational-everyone should love life and their work as much as he does. Thanks Mr. B for everything. UR the BEST !!!

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Barnett is a great teacher. His grades mainly depend on how well you do your class work and homework but sometimes i don't agree with his policies.

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I love this guy! I had him 10 years ago (1993). He made me love science & now I'm in school to be a science teacher. GREAT guy!

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my all time favorite of all my teachers.B has tons of energy is always in a good mood.

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He was an awesome teacher in 2000 when I took him, and Im sure still is. I liked the fieldtrip, but hated the big collection project.

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Mr. B is great. He knows how to teach and he lets you learn things on your own. Go B!!

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I don't what college he went to, but they're not like what he describes anymore, well atleast the courses i've taken-

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B is definitly one of the best teachers I've had. He makes class fun, and you can get an A or B if you want to--all the outlets are there, you just have to try.

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This class is hard for me but "B" always stays after school to make sure I understand the material.

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B is nice but annoying since he goes on and on about how his class is a college course when its really not. class is super easy and super boring.

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Mr B is definatly the coolest teacher! He makes me laugh and is also a great friend, hes always teasing me about my love life. love that guy!

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B! the best teacher I have had my whole high school LIFE! his passion for getting you involved and helping you learn is awsome!

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I had an 89% in his class and he wouldnt give me a 90 no matter what...he was the only B that I had that year.

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b is undoubtably the best science teacher ever. he has an amazing bond with all his students that you will never have with another teacher. take him quick!

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B is a great teacher. He really cares about the students and is really passionate about biology. His energy and enthusiasm motivate students to do well.

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Barnett is the man. He is the greatest teacher for science and is a great man all togeather

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Biology class with Mr. B, as he is called, is a very eventful class. There is usually never a day where B will yell at you unless you are truly an unruly child.

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B is the awesomest teacher ever! you do learn a lot of stuff in his class if you are dedicated, and you will have a lot of fun too! don't slack and work hard!

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B is the best teacher! He treats his students with respect and the students dont even think of disrespecting him like they might to one of the other teachers

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B makes learning science fun. He makes you want to go to class and keeps it interesting. Plus he is really nice and funny. Hes a good person all around.

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A very dedicated teacher of biology. I sometimes have a hard time understanding the lectures because he talks a little too fast for me to fully understand.

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B treats you like an adult and makes biology fun. Keep up on studying and do te extra credit- there are no second chances

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Mr barnette is the best teacher i even had...he teaches me so that i can understand what he says.

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Probably one of the most dedicated teachers I know. He actually loves his students which brings a great atmoshophere to the classroom

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The best science teacher I've had.

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He is a totally awesome teacher that relates to his students. His attitude makes you want to try harder.

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He was awesome in '83. Funny funny funny! He really cares about the kids! (Introduced me to fried calamari in Biology too!)

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B is AWESOME! he makes biology fun and exciting! he's such a good teacher!

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