Average 3.18 based on 46 teacher ratings
Steve Zimmerman is a Science teacher at La Cañada High School 9-12 located in La Canada, California. When comparing Steve Zimmerman's ratings to other teachers in the state of California, Steve Zimmerman's ratings are below the average of 4.26 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at La Cañada High School 9-12 is 4.0 stars.
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Way better Chem teacher than Bio. Actually helps with problems if you need help and is a pretty chill teacher.

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Best teacher ever so chill

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Zim is the worst teacher i have ever had he put 2 grades in for the first 2 months of the second semester and he tells you how to do something for 5 minutes then gives you a worksheet to "practice" even though he barely taught us. If you have zim switch out immediately.

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For the first few weeks, he taught us some stuffs, but by second semester, all we were doing in class was making posters and watching videos. People had to self-study to get at least B in tests. His tests never reflect how much you studied. He probably didn't make the questions himself.

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Mr. Zimmerman is a cool guy, but he absolutely SUCKS at teaching. For one, the tests are not his, they're Ms Compeau's, and people tell me to read the book to get an A, but even the book has NOTHING to do with his tests. How people get really good grades, I have no idea (don't say the curve), but I guarantee you anyone who has a good grade in that class knows almost nothing about biology and they are just good guessers. His tests are hard because theres no way to prepare for them in any way.

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I hate Mr. Zimmerman. HE is the WORST teacher I have ever had. He is a very poor teacher with very hard tests. Sure the tests are open book, but you are so unprepared and some of the material is not even in the book. He stole the other teachers tests so some of the questions come of the lab. I did no work and homework and got a B.

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Mr. Zimmerman is honestly the most favorite teacher that I have even had the privledge of having. Some people dont like his teaching styles, but to me, he is an outstanding teacher. He lectures (which some people do not like) but I like it way more than the stupid common core based curriculum that all the other teachers give. He teaches with simplicity and he makes sure you understand the fundamentals before moving on, which I love. In all, you are lucky if you have him, hes the best!!!!!!!!

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he's a great guy. my grade sucked, but it's not his fault that chem is the worst frickin subject ever. his class is designed so that even if you're bad at chem, a B is still reasonable. just ace those vocab quizzes, take full advantage of his extra credit, and wear those hawaiian shirts on fri. keep everything. the notes are important. the study guide he hands out beforehand for exam preparation....yeah, do it. he recycles questions. super approachable, and super friendly. don't talk too much

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I switched out of his class because it was all busy work while he was on the computer.

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I don't know if this counts as teaching, but his robotics class was really boring. He spent most of his time on the computer, just letting us sit around.

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He's a really good guy. He's fun to talk to. I had him for Biology and he sometimes had to be corrected by the smart kids on what he was teaching. I didn't learn that much in his class and we did lots of busy work. However, that makes it not very hard to get an A. If you do you work, you'll be fine. I think he likes Chemistry a lot more than Biology.

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Zimmy bear is a decent teacher. But can be a little anoying at times, This was actually one of my favorite classes cuz I had some awesome seat partners.

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Very chill teacher that knows his stuff. If you go up to talk to him about stuff you'll get a lot more out of it. He's also really understanding. One of my buddies was cheating off me, and all he did was to tell him to stop.

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one of the best teachers i have pound it, explade, implode

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Mr. Zim is the nicest person at LCHS. I used to think he didn't know how to teach, but when you go up to him and tell him you don't understand something, he WILL go through the whole thing step by step and explain how things work and why. He just doesn't do it in front of the class that often.

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zimmerman doesn't know how to teach. he's a nice enough person, but that isn't worth much to be honest. i had so much trouble staying awake in that class its ridiculous. overall, he's just bearable.

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zim is pretty cool as a person, but i dont think hes the best teacher. on the lazy side, wont grade most of our tests or anything. doesnt really teach us, gives us busy work out of the textbook. this year in bio, the textbook basically taught me. supposed to be good for chem though, i hope to get him next year.

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mr zimmerman is not a teacher in my opinion. he is a coach. i think they only hired him because they needed a football coach. he gives busy work that will not help us learn about anything we are SUPPOSED to be learning about, informs us about tests only days in advance, and is too lazy to teach us anything.

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not a very good teacher. his tests are easy because he gives us the review sheet before the test, which is the test. if you study the review sheet and previous vocab quizzes, you should get an easy A even if you never do homework.

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"Disasta!" Hahaha! still makes me laugh. not a good teacher though.

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a little lazy, but he gives the students a lot of freedom

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I LOVED him. He made Chemistry so easy and understandable. He was very approachable and fair. He never played favorites when it came to grades. Just pay attention and don't talk or else he'll pick on you.

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Doesn't seem to care much about his students and he really doens't know the subject matter that well.

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nice hat good coach

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he's never been mean. he's very funny! disasta.. he gives bones for the most random things as long as its related to chem or himself

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I was always confused in that class.

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He is clare in his teaching yet can come across as mean when explaining it a 2nd time. Doesnt give enough time for portfollios.

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he is a cool teacher

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I don't understand a thing in chem, but i still like the class...

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Zim's a great teacher. He is easy and all, but some of the work is hard. once you learn the tricks of the trade to his tests and quizes, ur set.webpages sux

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Invader Zim- you are so cool

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zimmey is the man. he is really hard and i hate chemistry so much. its hard and plus its not even interesting. but zim zim is cool

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Zimmerman likes the people in the front that pay attention the best Just study for his tests and... don't be stupid? otherwise its a disasta

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he's a good teacher if you pay attention. but his portfolios are irritating.

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Disasta man! Zimmerman is a funny guy if you sit in the seats that are right next to him. You get to know him pretty well, sort of.

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Hard but a great teacher. Knows his stuff

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i just can't stand the portfolios. what a waste of time.

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Zim is cool..his class is pretty good and he is really smart

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Pretend You know how to teach Disasta

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I think hes cool he means well

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I love Zimmy-boy! hes so cooL! i like his class...

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La Cañada High School 9-12 is located in La Canada, California with an average teacher rating of 4.0 stars. When comparing La Cañada High School 9-12's teachers to other teachers in the state of California, La Cañada High School 9-12's teachers are below the average of 4.26 stars. La Cañada High School 9-12 ranks 492 amongst all High Schools in the state of California. Learn More