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Fred Avestruz
Professor in the Business department
at Baruch College, New York, NY
are you Fred Avestruz?
Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.9
Clarity
3.0
Easiness
2.5
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0
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12/09/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
FIN 3000 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Tests are tough" "Get ready to read" "Pop quiz master"

The review given in class is nothing like what would be on the test. I took an exam one time and left the room clueless and doubting about passing but I bumped into a classmate who thought the exact same thing. I barely passed that exam but the kid next to me got an A all because he was taught this in MTH 4401 or Theory of Interest!

12/03/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Fin 3000 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He doesn't care about you. "As long as the class has an average of C" His words! If most of the class does well on an exam he will purposely make the next one WAY more difficult NOT thinking, hey they must have really studied and learned. He told us "I must have made to test too easy this time".

06/03/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
FIN3000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

really not a great teacher. he'll teach a little, and then go over a very simple problem. the next day you'll have a quiz on something that's so much harder than what you learned. you really need to do homework and constantly read to keep up an A.

05/29/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Eco 1001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dont ever take this professor. He does not know how to teach and just reads off from slides.

05/29/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ECO 1001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Only 3 tests. No homework, no paper, no project, no attendance, and no participation. You only need to take 3 exams and he will give you sample exams.

05/15/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECO 1001 - 0697 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Horrible Professor, I have a little sympathy for him but he should not be a professor. The way he grades depends on your three test (25/25/50), I can swear studying will not help either. Bad test takers like I should not take this professors corse.

04/28/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
fin3000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

very hard class. have to practice a lot. Test bank is the only friend to do good in this class but have to all the test bank problems..

12/30/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
FIN 3000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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

10/06/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
FIN 3000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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

04/13/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
FIN 3000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

01/02/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
FIN3000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

11/14/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
FIN3000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

09/02/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
FIN3000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Group presentation. median C+ rule. devil

06/10/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
FIN3000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

01/08/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
FIN3000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

12/26/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
FIN3000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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

07/13/2010
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
FIN3000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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

07/12/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
FINFIN Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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!

05/09/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
fin3000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

02/02/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
FIN3000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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!!

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