Average 4.93 based on 23 teacher ratings
Rand Helmkamp is a Science teacher at Novi High School - NHS located in Novi, Michigan and part of Novi Community School District. Rand Helmkamp's 23 teacher ratings contributes to Novi High School - NHS' ranking of 357 in Michigan. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Novi High School - NHS is 4.02 stars.
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Rand is the man! I took AP Chemistry with Mr. Helmkamp as a Freshman a couple years ago. The fact that I still retain so much knowledge of chemistry despite taking so many classes since then truly points to the amazing teacher Mr. Helmkamp is. While his exams were tough, they really prepared us for the AP Exam. I still remember, to cheer us up, he showed us his "magic tricks" and the "lighting gummy bear" lab. He made chemistry so interesting and I recommend him to anyone taking AP Chemistry.

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One of the best teachers I've ever had. He made chemistry so interesting. I don't think there's a thing he doesn't know about chemistry. I could come to him with any questions and he easily answered it, no matter what it was. The tests are difficult but if you're willing to put the wok in and learn from your mistakes, the class is doable. I respect Mr Helmkamp for his knowledge and helpfulness

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Makes AP Chem easy, as long as you're willing to do work

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Greatest teacher I've ever had

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AP Chemistry. I don't care who you get, it's viewed as one of the harder AP classes (such as Calc or AP Physics etc). It's a very high end class. Helmkamp is a good teacher who can explain. REGARDLESS, this doesn't make it easy. Lots of studying required, and daily homework typically. Labs are thoroughly graded in specific notebook formats. Gelmkamp is a boss, but don't be shocked when you get a 60 on one of his tests. He wants you to do good, BUT, you gotta want it more otherwise it'll be tough

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Mr. Helmkamp is the BEST teacher I have ever had.
Unlike most teachers, he actually knows how to "teach".
He also has years of experience and is VERY knowledgable about chemistry.
Best of all, he genuinely loves his job and cares about all of his students.
Mr Helmkamp definitely is one the most experienced/respected teachers in the school.

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If I could, I would give Mr. Helmkamp a 5++++ on "Knowledgeable" and "Clarity". I came into AP chem hearing stories about how tough it is, and I was truly very scared. However, as the class started rolling, I began to look forward to coming to AP chem every day (hard to believe, isn't it?). Mr. Helmkamp is probably the most chill, respectful, and kind teacher I've had. Even elementary teachers are harsher than him. His way of teaching really helps you understand the topics in a simple way :)

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He is one of the only teachers in the entire high school that actually teaches and teaches well. He is very knowledgable and knows how to treat his students properly. You will be lucky to have him

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he is always open to helping us! really tries to make sure that every student is on track.

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RAND! Rand is the man. He takes AP Chem, a medium-hard class, and turns it into a fairly easy one (given you do the homework and pay attention in class). He's very respectful with students, despite being a football coach (a harsh but true stereotype). Has a vast and deep knowledge and passion for chemistry, which reflects in his teaching style. His personality is kind and funny without being distracting, and offers many opportunities to improve bad grades - nearly every test can be retaken. 💞💖

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Best teacher ever Loves what he doe Always on top of things Chemistry genius Keeps chemisty enjoyable Willing to help you out Interesting labs to do Fun (especially with his magic tricks) Enjoyed having him as a teacher

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Mr. Helmkamp is AWESOME... But his class is hard. You have to work and spend time on Chemistry everyday. He respects every student and helps them whenever they need it!

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Very helpful if you ask. Very knowledgeable. Holds his AP students to a very high standard. AP class is fairly easy to pass if you do your work, but still very challenging.

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Took AP Chem with him, the guy is an amazing teacher and easy to follow. Got a 5 on the AP test as well

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he is amazing!

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the best teacher i had and will ever have...i already know that and hes pretty funny too...lol...hes awesome

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i had him for chemistry...he made it fun doing lots of demos and he randomly would show us magic tricks lol hes the best!

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I hate science but Helmkamp made it incredibly fun with his sarcasm and his awesome demos! I actually miss that class!

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He is the best teacher ever!

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Rand is the man! I loved his class! Him and O'Leary are the only two AP teachers that don't run their classes like a prison. You rock Rand!

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I liked him, even though I almost failed his class.

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Helmie's the man!

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