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Nancy Dallavalle
Professor in the Theology department
at Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
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Overall Quality
3.3
Average Grade
B-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.3
Clarity
3.3
Easiness
2.4
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61 Student Ratings
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08/19/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Religion 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I found this woman unbelievably rude and completely unhelpful. She points out every last mistake, even when it is clear you're trying your best to put in effort. She calls students out in the middle of class and embarasses them about their answers to questions. Course work is extremely difficult and unclear. I recommend no student to take her.

04/22/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
RS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Do not take this professor! Head of the Religion Dept, very hard grader. I was failing most of the semester, her tests are v. difficult and even if you work hard on a paper she still gives you a bad grade. If you study hard for her final you can pass this class.

03/13/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
RS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

08/05/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
RS 115 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

04/24/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
RELIG Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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

04/23/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
RS 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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

11/02/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
RStenA Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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!

05/11/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Rs10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

04/06/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
RSA Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

12/21/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
RS10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

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