Average 4.62 based on 45 teacher ratings
Kelly Garton is a Science teacher at Walt Whitman High School located in Bethesda, Maryland and part of MCPS. Kelly Garton's 45 teacher ratings contributes to Walt Whitman High School's ranking of 193 in Maryland. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Walt Whitman High School is 4.11 stars.
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Mr. Garton is a nice person and a reasonably good teacher but now we are rushing through everything before the AP exam and I don't feel that prepared. It should be a more fun class then it is.

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If you are a student at Whitman, take APES!! KellyG is the best science teacher I've ever had. Super chill dude, really funny, approachable, and loves teaching. Not a lot of work for an AP class. He is the best!

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He's the kind of teacher that has such genuine interest and passion for a subject that rubs off on every student. While not the all knowing Environmentalist, his understanding of environmental science is large yet he freely admits when he doesnt know something completely. He also finds that perfect middle ground between the work load being off-putting and the work load being written off as a joke. Without a doubt one of the great teachers at Whitman right now, you must take APES at some point.

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Mr Garton is an amazing teacher and he keeps the subject interesting. i never thought Environmental science was something i was interested in, but he opened me up to the subject. although he is not an easy grader, he isn't hard. he just encouraged me to work hard in science and he doesn't make me feel bad if i get a bad grade. definatley switch into his course if you can. HE IS WORTH IT!

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I had Mr. Garton for Biology. He seemed very enthusiastic and passionate about his subject. He was SO much better than the other bio teacher I had. The difference was that he cared about his subject and the assignments were designed to help us apply our knowledge as opposed to just spitting it back. I had a great time!

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He is one of the best teachers I've ever had. He knows the subjects very well. He grades fairly and although the multiple part of his tests are very hard but the FRQ section is pretty easy and he usually tells you that you can find the questions on college board website. Before, I was not interested in any issues related to environment, however after reading books such as Ishmael and silent spring now I am more aware of what is happening to our earth. DO NOT hesitate taking APES with him!!!

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Mr. Garton is a phenomenal teacher, he's the reason why I'm majoring in Environmental Science. He's really funny, nice, and above all, passionate about what he does and is great teacher as a result. Warning for APES students: He doesn't really set aside time in preparation for the AP exam as you would hope, so be prepared to study on your own.

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He was nice sometimes, but mean others, and though I paid very good attention in class, I never felt as though I wasn't prepared for tests in class.

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Garton is a beast

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great teacher, funny guy. he never gets mad, just disappointed.

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he is one of the few teachers that motivates students and makes them enjoy the subject. people do bad on his tests because they don't study, not because he doesn't prepare them. one of the BEST

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I don't want to judge too quickly, but I feel he's not the best at teaching the material. He puts our class down for not doing as well as previous years on tests and insists that it's only our fault.

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best teacher i had freshman year BY FAR- definitely switch in

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Great teacher, really makes it easy to learn! Best class I took in high school!

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he is such a good teacher it is incredible.

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Gentle soul. You can't not like him.

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Kelly G is the man! Made me really interetsed in APES. Awesome teacher and awesome class.

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Great, unbelievable teacher. Fair, kind, interesting, clear, helps you understand... wow, just wow. Can't wait for AP Enviro next year!

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aesome teacher. funnny sometimes. fun. REALLY helpful. great class for bio

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cooooooooooooooooooooooool

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Mr Garton really cares about teaching & his students...it shows in his class.

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Kelly is the man! his class is really interesting and really helps your world view and point of view.

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made biology fun. he was great, funny, and nice. I am planning on taking AP enviro just to be in his class again

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Totally cool, made me care about the environment. I am co-President of college PIRG thanks to him. AP Enviro was one of the best classes I took at Whitman.

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did not get the best grade in his class, but i still this he is an amazing person and teacher that says alot!

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Best teacher in the wolrd, seems kinda boring but is really helpful and funny esp if you go in for extra help

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awsome teacher! really well rounded, something about him, he is funny, can teach, and WANTS THE BEST FROM YOU very caring and helpful, makes science really grea

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awesome teacher... funny, nice, caring.... hes got it all!

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Mr. GArton is the best. He is one of the coolest teachers Ive ever had. Seems kinda dull at first but get to know him and he will be ur best teacher. Never said anything bout skipping or smoking.

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actually wants you to succeed, except when you go A-B.

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By far the coolest guy i've ever met!

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garton's a funny guy

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Mr. Garton is the man, as long as you have scientific terms, 15/15

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Best teacher for Hon. Bio and AP Env. Sci. Gives good advice. Knows a lot.

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Nicest guy ever, a good teacher, and really enthusiastic.

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awesome, smart, funny teacher; will enjoy bio and laugh a lot

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Kind, helpful, funny, patient. this guy is a saint. best high school teacher

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He's the coolest! Respects students, explains things really well

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regardless what u say, he knows alot and teaches really well. amazing fun too!!!

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sailing rocks with him. hes a great teacher too. see you next year.--z

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Couldn't answer any questions; surfed the net all class

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The man is a genius. Learned so much from that class.

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great sailing instructor, missed you in bio. 3rd place regatta. hopeful CIT--Z

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the sweetest teacher

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dunno about his teaching, but awful track coach

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