Average 3.3 based on 29 teacher ratings
Kurt Semon is a Social Studies teacher at Burnt Hills Ballston Lake Senior High School located in Burnt Hills, New York and part of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District. Kurt Semon's 29 teacher ratings contributes to Burnt Hills Ballston Lake Senior High School's ranking of 1,084 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Burnt Hills Ballston Lake Senior High School is 4.14 stars.
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My class was his first class to have nearly everybody fail his midterm; only one person got a 92 in all three of his classes. If you have him, you will be annoyed by his public person beliefs, but beyond that his teachings will help you with the Regents. He is very much like a High School College professor; he lectures the class. If you don't write down every analogy he uses or his explanation of his notes, you will do poorly. Also, Crash Course videos are your friend.

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Has a lot of knowledge about the course but doesn't understand his students dont. This is very hard to do in 500 characters because he is by far the worst teacher in all of burnt hills, maybe the state. I personally think he should be fired for all of his sexist remarks, for calling his students stupid and retarded if they don't know something, his ability to get off track every five minutes, and the fact that all he cares about is his ego. He is such a bad teacher my parents have already set it

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He is very knowledgable about history and obviously loves it, but there is something about his voice that makes me want to doze off. He doesn't know how to teach students well, and you must be able to devote an immense amount of time to studying from not well organized notes to do well. He does give a large amount of extra credit, but only if you are willing to stay after for three whole activity periods.

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The man knows history, but in no way can convey his knowledge to the students. If I did not have prior knowledge of the course I would have really struggled. He would be ok secluded in a research facility, but has no business in a classroom

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He is a very condescending man who loves to spend all class telling stories that are irrelevant to what we are supposed to be learning. He doesn't like it when people question him because he hates looking like a fool ( he does that well by himself anyways) he teaches off Wikipedia and rants the rest of class. I had to teach myself all the topics and even Tutor friends who had him as well. He is also a bit seksist. He has been one of my least favorite teachers.

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Something is not quite right with him, hope he is seeing professional help for his issues.

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Hes very boring and his teaching method stink

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I feel he is a very knowledgeable teacher but his teaching method is terrible. You barely learn anything in class and his Homework assignments are awkward especially when you're looking up the info he was supposed to teach you in class. Bad Teacher, poor at managing time and gives you homework over break FOR his poor time management.He spends half the class talking about his glory days in the Navy.

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Awsome! No homework during Thanksgiving. Works us hard during the week but respects our time off during holidays off.

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He is always there for help when I show up for help and he always gets the unit done before a test. He even reviews with you for a test if you stop to see him. OK, so he tells stories but some are c

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SEMON FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!!!! mr semon is the best guy ever due to many reasons most of which are the fact that he is a veteran and he is a badass

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He is a really great guy that you can tell is pure of heart. Just look up his involvement in local politics to see that he cares about those in the community around him, of which he is a part.

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Have him now for US. Tends to lecture, though he is very informative. Do the homework, take notes, and sort of pay attention in class

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Mr. Semon was a great teacher! His classes were easy and if you did the homework you'd pass easily. He's also just a nice guy..I really enjoyed having him as a teacher!

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One of the best teachers I ever had. He's amazing and teaches well

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Had him my Jr. and Sr. year. Not the most popular teacher, but hey he knows his stuff and if u pay attention, u'll do fine.

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I had him when i was a junior and he seemed to think that going on about one subject for 82 mins was helpful, but all it really did was put the whole class to sleep...

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he only likes seniors

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I know he loves what he does, but his student teacher is more interesting.

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How can he really think that lecturing for 82 min. while we fall asleep is real teaching??? Seriously!!

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hes ok. talks alot about stuff noone cares about. and makes jokes no one gets cause theyre too old. but other than than he teaches well

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hes sooooooo boring!!

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He's a good guy, but I'm not learning anything by hearing all of his lectures. We should do more activities. It'd make learning in his class a bit more interesting.

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ok, i graduated 2 years ago when he first started there. He has a very distinct way of teaching, and it works, he is a good teacher and he made that class good

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a good teacher, but a little intimidating.

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yeah, i don't have him, but his voice is annoying and he need's to change his last name, seriously.

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His teaching is interesting...

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A good teacher but a bit different.

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