Average 4.07 based on 19 teacher ratings
Brian Goudreau is a Science teacher at West Anchorage High School located in Anchorage, Alaska. When comparing Brian Goudreau's ratings to other teachers in the state of Alaska, Brian Goudreau's ratings are below the average of 4.31 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at West Anchorage High School is 4.48 stars.
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He rambles off topic in class. My daughter had to be removed because she failed his exams. Students that do well on assignments and projects should do well on exams if adaquately prepared.

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Mr Goudreau is a wonderful teacher. He may get off topic sometimes, but only because a student asked an off topic question. No matter what we are learning about, Mr Goudreau takes the time to answer any question we may have. He gives very little homework, and when he does it is not usually due the next day, but on the day of the test. He cares deeply about his students and the planet. Just don't bring up balloons!

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Although I am sure he is a nice person at heart, Mr. Goudreau is very vague. He doesn't remain on topic frequently. Because of his lectures, I know more about motorcycle seats than biology.

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His tests are hard but the classwork/homework is easy. He knows a lot too, very very very smart. His expertise are almost a waste to be in his field.

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He's just a great teacher and great person in general. Knows a lot about biology and even more.

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Great teacher who knows a lot and teaches about more than bio.

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Goudreau is brilliant—too brilliant for his field. He really does know most all topics regarding biology—and even more! He is one of the best and my favorite teachers I've had. He doesn't assign much homework, but that doesn't mean you should slack off—really pay attention in class. Prepare for his exams. Some kids are saying an A on his exam isn't possible, but trust me, just pay very careful attention. It's possible. He is an excellent teacher though. Good luck!

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He is way way too smart for what he does. He made biology boring. The only thing is that we did about 10 mins of notes a day and the rest of the time we talked about the worlds problems or his favorite Penut butter. If yo ever have his class, ask what are jellyfish? He will spend days on that completely irrelevant subject. The exams were super hard for me. I would study my hardest the whole weekend and either get a C or a D. He is not a 1 on 1 guy, from my experience. Be ready to pay attention(:

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His tests are always confusing. He will test you over things you didn't go over in class or in the text book. Nobody ever gets A's on his tests. Expect failure.

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he gives really hard eats with no explanation whatsoever I hated him. doesn't give any help

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Super cool dude. Knows a lot about Bio and doesn't give overly difficult assignments. He sometimes goes off on tangents and wastes half of class on an unrelated subject, but it's no biggie.

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Goudreau is a wonderful teacher. However, if you're not motivated at all to do well in school (like me), you might not pass (but it's really easy to pass). You have to study for tests and do all the labs if you want to get an A. Tests aren't a super regular thing so it's a piece of cake. Do the labs.

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I have had Mr. Goudreau for freshmen Biology and also IB Theory of Knowledge, and he is a wonderful person and excellent teacher. Very easy to talk to, honest, and way too smart for his job. He genuinely cares about his students learning and wants to help them become better world citizens.

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He's super smart and knows the material very well. Often we ended up talking about other topics in his Gifted Bio class. He's the type of teacher you either love or hate. (I loved him)

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The guy's super smart. REALLY smart. Especially at his field, biology, but also at everything else. That said, he's kind of weird. So if you're alright with that it's alright. Also, he can get off track. But he's a good teacher overall. Because he's so smart.

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I took biology with Mr. Goudreau during the 1999-2000 academic year.
I know this review is dated, but having gone through college and a little bit of law school, I have encountered many teachers dur

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He is not classified as a science teacher, so don't be surprised when you start talking about something completely irrelevant for the entire class. And he likes to call people narcissistic, so look th

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He does seem to be a good teacher. Involved and engaging. Covers a lot of material quite in depth and seems to do a good job connecting with kids. Very feet on the ground and seems to have a clue. Str

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He is a very challenging and creative teacher! Kept me on my toes!

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At his best when he discusses seemingly random (but fascinating) subjects.

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