Nancy Dallavalle at Fairfield University

Nancy Dallavalle

  • 3.4Overall Quality
  • 3.4Helpfulness
  • 3.4Clarity
  • 2.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
3/13/14

RS101

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

The material, exams, and papers are quite easy, but she is just so unapproachable as a professor. She picks favorites and if you aren't one of them then good luck.

8/5/13

RS 115

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She comes to class with absolutely no plan and it shows. She is all over the place and her class discussions have no relation to the coursework. She gives off the feeling that she really does not care about what she is teaching or whether or not the class understands what she says. Very condescending and rude.

4/24/13

RELIG

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

so difficult. seriously don't take this class if you want to be able to understand anything your teacher is talking about. wants to make things way more confusing than necessary to make herself sound smart. way too difficult for a religion class avoid at all costs

4/23/13

RS 101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This was my cornerstone even w/o the religion major. While the class can be hard and the tests are not easy, she was easily one of the best professors at Fairfield. She really cares about the students in her class and their well-being. She is willing to work with students. You'll think you're failing all semester but get a good grade in the end

11/2/11

RStenA

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

She was a terribly rude and condescending professor, you must work very hard to achieve on the tests which are quite difficult...she expects a lot.. I feel like she means well but she was just too harsh for my liking... keep in mind I am an A student and am not just a lazy person...I kept up with readings etc...her class just wasn't for me!

5/11/11

Rs10

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dallavalle expects a lot of you. She uses a lot of books and the tests are really hard. She really cares about her students and she's a good overall teacher but her class wasn't for me. She's willing to meet with you pretty much ever and is very nice when you're one on one.

4/6/11

RSA

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible teacher. Don't take her. She is extremely hard, if you don't have an incredible "interest" in religion, then don't take her. get away.

12/21/10

RS10

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dallavalle is very challenging. However, if you go to class, do your readings, study for exams, look engaged during class, and laugh at her jokes, you're golden. She is a hilarious woman, and beneath her cynical exterior is a mom. Seriously, she's such a mom sometimes, it's really cute. If you want to learn things, take her. If not, don't.

10/5/10

RS10

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had her as a teacher last year and she was the worst teacher I had. She picked randomly on the students and put you on the spot. If you try and make an inference she will say "no" and look at you like your an idiot. She also spoke too fast and never smiled. Her office hours were only one time a week. I do not recommend her to upcoming freshman.

4/3/10

RS237

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Definitely one of the best professors that I had here at Fairfield. She is hysterical and definitely keeps you listening for her witty comments. While a challenging professor, you definitely feel rewarded when you have completed the class.

3/23/10

RS10

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

took her freshman year for RS 10. wayyy too intense and hard for RS 10. she has a way of calling on you and while you struggle to answer she looks at you like you're an idiot. teachers should have compassion and help people who have a harder time. seems like a very depressed individual and never smiles. the 8 am class sucks.

12/15/09

RS10

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is not a bad teacher at all. What is expects is for you to actually do the readings and the work. Weird concept for a student, I know. If you do that, then you won't be picked on or feel like she is being condescending. The class isn't a breeze, but if you actually put effort into it you'll be fine.

12/4/09

RS227

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you are an idiot, then by all means avoid this class. However, if you're not mentally challenged you will realize that she is a phenomenal teacher. If you don't do the work, you will fail. If you want an easy class and you don't want to learn avoid her. But if you are intelligent then she is a great asset and will help you do well.

7/12/09

RS10

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not as bad as all these comments. Yea she is sarcastic but its hilarious. Class is class and its religion so its not going to be fun. But she gives a study guide for each test and final. Just go by the guide and you wont do so bad. Not an easy A but def doable. I thought she was kind of funny

5/7/09

RS10

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

this woman is out of her mind way too intense about RS10. Lets be honest, we are forced to take an RS10 class and nobody actually wants to take it. She picks on random people in class, expects you to do all of the reading, the tests require a ridiculous amount of studying and the final has 4 essays on it that count for more than half of the class.

12/27/08

RS10

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

One piece of advice. Avoid Dallavalle's classes at all cost.

12/27/08

RS115

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

terrible teacher. makes no sense whatsoever. office hours are pointless. good luck suffering in her class

12/4/08

RS115

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sarcastic? No, more like rudest person I have ever met. So confusing. Thinks she's better than you. Talks down to students. Makes you feel stupid. Grades terribly. Yea, she's smart. She can't teach. Doesn't care to help her students either. Office hours do nothing. I actually even plan on speaking to the dean about her. She's absolutely terrible.

6/23/08

RS10

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

MC on the tests is hard, but the written essay sections and vocab matching will save you.

4/17/08

rs10

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of my favorite teachers at Fairfield. Extremely intelligent and interested in her subject. If you read, take notes, and participate you will do fine. She is funny with witty comments and making fun of those who are apathetic. Overall, great professor.

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