Average 3.59 based on 13 teacher ratings
Jim Smanik is a Science teacher at Sycamore High School located in Cincinnati, Ohio and part of Sycamore Community City School District. Jim Smanik's 13 teacher ratings contributes to Sycamore High School's ranking of 346 in Ohio. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Sycamore High School is 3.98 stars.
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Doesn't answer emails and gives the same speach every single day that we are here to "learn" and give us one day to study, I hope he retires

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One of the worst teachers I've ever had. Stands at the front of the class and lectures for the entire bell, and it is next to impossible to not zone out because it is SO BORING. He would give us extremely complicated explanations and would say "you won't need to know this for the test, but..." and then would put the things he said we didn't need to know on the test. His tests and exams are extremely difficult, and rather than test our knowledge of the material they are set up to be confusing.

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Had him for academic bio. Class was a total clown show. Gave out extra credit if you bring in a "scientific news article" to share which led to 3 girls just bringing in articles every day (even though it was only supposed to be 3 per quarter) which led to no time in the class to do anything else. Told the same stories about how his daughter "didn't want to learn in high school and now she's #1 in her class at Ohio State." Always thinks you're cheating even though nobody really is. Just not good.

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Amazing. One of the best teachers I ever had. You are lucky if you have him as a teacher.

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sooooooooooo nice! and really funny and always helpful and really cared about each and every student! i want to have him again! his exam was nice and easy ! got an A. just be cooperative and you wont be upset with him. you either really like him or really hate him. he has ADHD so don't get mad at him and yell at him because he doesn't want to respond to all your emails! he is just a bit slow! you should be really excited to have him! and you can ask him anything . you will have fun in his class!

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Mr. Smanik is easily one of the most caring people you'll ever meet; he also has a great passion for his subject, he always wants to learn more biology, and he's really interested in helping you. :)

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Doesn't seem to know what he's teaching for physics. Just gives out some worksheet or lab, and tells us everyday "were here to learn".

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Very knowledgable about his subject. Teaches to the AP test, and does it well. I didn't do crap and I got a 5 on AP Bio.

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A really nice guy, but very disorganized.Seems like he doesn't know what he's doing sometimes

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Really nice guy who seemed to care about us a lot. That said, he didn't seem to have a very deep passion for biology -- he made students do a large part of the teaching for themselves, which may or may not reflect on his own knowledge of the material...

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good man

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Jim Smanik is my hero

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