Helped me throughout VCE Chem 3/4, wouldn't have got topics such as spectroscopy without his overly in-depth teaching on the topics. Was able to score quite well in Chem without a tutor thanks to his teaching and resources
Mr Sarbinowski is highly knowledgeable, however he is unable to impart his passion for science onto his students. He speaks quickly with lots of jargon, and often goes off on tangents that make the topic even more difficult to learn and follow. He also expects for students to do workbook chapters before a subject is taught, and only uses the standard powerpoints and materials given by the Science Faculty. His passion for science is clearly there, although his teaching style is very static.
I'm having him for year 12 chem and people the reviews here are more often than not exaggerated. He knows his stuff and is able to teach if you pay attention. I've been averaging A+ with him this year, no tutor. He has a lot of resources and is willing to help you one on one after class.
If you ever get Mr Sarbonowski for chemistry, it'd be best to have him for units 1+2. Mr Sarbonowski is constantly late to class, even for class test. Most times we would have to stay after class to receive that extra 5 mins. His tests are not difficult if you have revised. His marking is also very harsh. Getting Sarbo for chemistry may help you develope a few skills, such as learning to self-study, but overall, he constantly puts bad students down which can cause them to despise him or motivate
He is a smart teacher and knows what he is talking about. He just needs to learn how to teach students in a way they can learn. Btw, if you have him then you need a tutor.
gr8 teacher i r8 8/8
I never thought I could learn so much in one year, his decades of experience teaching young men are obvious during his lessons through the way he conducts the lesson especially because he captivates every student. A very reliable teacher who always knows the answer to all questions and really does not confuse his students in the mean time. One of the best teachers in the school and hence why all his students strive to never miss any of his lessons.
I agree with what everyone else has said. He explains Chemistry in a manner that no one understands (eg. jargons, ideas that are not our level etc.) and he spends more time on things he find interesting (but we don't understand) than things that are actually on the course. You really have to concentrate in his class to slowly piece together what he is saying (he speaks fast as well), and go back home and read the textbook and maybe some of what he says will ring a bell.
knows his stuff but doesnt know how to teach properly
Absolute freshcat <3 Can sleep easy knowing that he is here to guide me through the treacherous river that is chemistry!
Great Bloke, knows his stuff, genuine chief as he doesn't care what people think about him, loves B. Cook
Sarbo knows his stuff, unfortunately he cant teach at all. He assumes knowledge about nearly everything, which is why everything he says makes no sense. Hardly writes notes on the board, so if you hav
very difficult to understand go back to teaching school first. he needs to be more clear. He does however make an effort and i respect him for that, but he needs to spend less than 1 FULL TERM on ONE
Fails to effectively communiate with the class and is normally late and very disorganized. Therefore he sucks at "teaching". Umm, so why the hell is he a teacher?
knows his stuff, but thinks he's teaching you when he ain't
Is not the nicest person you will meet. Although, he is a helpful teacher who will answer your questions and laughs when the class is acting stupid. Not too bad!
to all of you that don't like dictation. ASK FOR HELP THEN, jesus you're all useless. his notes were GREAT, his summaries PERFECT. if you're not going to ask for help it's your loss. p.s likes bourbon
Hmmm, we were dictated too. Don't think it's a very good technique. Although, he was a good guy and was helpful if you needed it.
Sarbo was a very good teacher. he was always willing to help and was aware of the individual needs of EVERY STUDENT.
"Sarbo" usually teaches by dictating what he writes on the board. He is obviously very smart in chemistry, but struggles to effectively share his knowledge, which is a shame.