Fred Avestruz at Baruch College

Fred Avestruz

  • 3.1Overall Quality
  • 3.0Helpfulness
  • 3.2Clarity
  • 2.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/30/13

FIN 3000

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Definitely a easy class once you understand all the concepts, the textbook is your best friend in this course. His exams are not difficult, but his lecture will definitely not teach you things unless you really understand the material. I would say he's 3.2/5 for a professor, he would be a good pick if you like teaching yourself

10/6/13

FIN 3000

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mediocre professor like many over at Baruch. Avestruz jump from a very easy problem to a one nobody understand. Tests are very tricky compares with class examples. He avoids to gives real world examples and push for formulas. You can feel he does not care about students really learn the material. Mediocre guy

4/13/13

FIN 3000

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Get ready to teach yourself. Class is a waste of time and he expects you to do every problem at end of each chapter. Not much help and exams are tricky.

1/2/12

FIN3000

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

An A is manageable. He only teaches problems from the book. To be honest one can do all the problems in the book and not attend class and you'll do good. I read chapters and practiced problems repeatedly before exams, and managed to get an A in the course. I don't really like his teaching style, but we're adults and can teach ourselves if need be.

11/14/11

FIN3000

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

soooo nice and helpful! he really cares and if you have a question he really tries and helps you understand. goes over sample questions before test and they are very similar.

9/2/11

FIN3000

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Group presentation. median C+ rule. devil

6/10/11

FIN3000

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Write donw what he writes on the board. Even if you do not understand his explanations... After you read the chapters in the book, you will actually find class notes helpful because he briefly summarizes what's in the book.I wasn't following what was going on in class. But read the book and did well. Overall, boring but A is possible if you study.

1/8/11

FIN3000

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He does not care about you at all.Ignores emails, when he answers, he answers not the questions you asked him.writes on the board with small letters you cannot see.Solves problems way too quickly.If you cannot keep up,too bad:)a lot of question on small details on exam.

12/26/10

FIN3000

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

well, i believe he improved a lot since previous comments.He explains material now. He curves.he his grading of presentation is good for you too.+he is cute for my liking

7/13/10

FIN3000

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

The problems he goes over in class are easy compared to the test. The test is very hard and he only gives a midterm and a final 50% each. So if you do bad in the midterm you are done. Must study hard and go over the problems on your own. Hard class to take and the professor doesnt really care about the well being of the students, if anyting he make

7/12/10

FINFIN

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

When taking this class make sure that you do all the work on your own and you understand it!The prof. is good at FIN but HORRIBLE at explaining it.In class you will do all the easy problems.The day of the final you will have a heart attack.He does curve at the end to make sure that he adheres to department rules.If you have another option,TAKE IT!

5/9/10

fin3000

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

annoyingly unclear, not the best at explaining. so boring that you cant handle attending class. was extremely eager to learn about finance but this guy killed it for me. final is gonna be ridic. its cumulative! so many equations that need to be applied, nice guy not horrible teacher. ive been in baruch long enough to tell the dif.

2/2/10

FIN3000

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Do all the home work and you will go into the final with an A. Presentation grading is horrible for real... but do good on everything else and it won't matter much. I ended up with an A- and I think I missed a Home Work... I am a Finance major and he did pretty good with the course when I took it. This is not Preschool! READ!!

1/3/10

FIN3000

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I was never afraid of challenging courses before but this one was a very frustrating one. He gave a much harder final exam in which the highest scored 24/30, took away >=1/10 from your presentation. Ultimately, no one got >91/100 in accumulative. His grading system is vague and unfair! Take him if you?re a risk taker/don?t mind to receive C or B?s.

11/19/09

FIN3000

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He seems easy but sometimes not. His grading is weird. He teaches 2 classes. In one class the AVG is 90 and in other the AVG is 80. But student from both class who is on avg will get C+ which is wierd. So if you are in class w/ 90 avg. ur 90 is C+. and more advantage to the other class who C+ = 80. Strange. I havent seen this in any if my classes.

11/12/09

fin3000

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

he is not as hard as other prof. But you will not learn much. If you are Finance major i recmnd you to take other prof. He follows dept policy for givin median a C+ grade. so always try to get over class average. Exams are not hard, but more easier if you have prev sem exams. overal gud class to take wth other hard classes coz u dont need 2do much

11/10/09

FIN3000

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Exams are hard, but not impossible. Prof. knows his stuff and is nice and helpfull. I can't say I studied too much, but was able to pull off and A, so that's a good class/Prof IMO. Taking FIN 3610 now and I discovered that I remember a lot from his class which helps!

9/8/09

FIN3000

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Avoid, all he does is practice problems on the board. Exams are similar to review exams. Got a B- but hardly learned anything, better prof's out there for FIN 3000. If you want to a better FIN foundation go look elsewhere...

8/26/09

fin3000

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's an extremely NICE professor... BUT his style of teaching is not the best. Honestly the best way to understand the material is to study on your own or preferably a group and study the text book and do ALL the practice problems! He gives homeworks worth 2 points... do them cause that might help you do better overall. He's defnitely willing to an

2/1/09

fin3000

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

he has some tricks up his sleeve. teaches well, but exams are still harder than expected. presentation was ok, but nobody got a 10. this was a grade killer. you can bring notes and sample solution to exams; 5 homeworks, worth 2 points each. hard to get A, hard to fail. i got an A, would take him again, now that i know his style.

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