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Cary Mijo
Professor in the Physics department
at Clark College, Vancouver, WA
are you Cary Mijo?
Overall Quality
2.0
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.1
Clarity
1.9
Easiness
1.7
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
28 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/12/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ASTR 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A
"Tests are tough" "Assignments galore" "Skip class? You won't pass."

Professor knows his stuff, you can tell he has a passion for astronomy. However, for it being an introductory class (101), it was difficult to understand and follow most lectures. Be prepared to attend every class, do every assignment, and be on it. It is not an easy class but what you put into it you will get back. Textbook was very expensive!

06/16/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ASTR 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

More scientist than teacher. Knows the subject material and lectures well, but expects an unreasonable level of autonomy. Does not remind you of due dates for assignments, even on the day its due. Assignments are difficult to understand. Online learning portion feels disconnected from lectures. Be prepared when entering this class. NOT AN EASY A.

12/12/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ASTR 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This guy shouldn't be a teacher! He only dictaded the book and his test and exams did not match up with the study guied. He would test you on ch.9 and the test was on ch.10. It was horrable and his anwers to everything was read the book.

09/04/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
Astr 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This class was fantastic, Cary is super helpful and very interested in the subject. The work is easy and the only real hard part of this class was the labs which were not a huge percentage of the final grade. This is a an easy class, he is not a bad teacher and these reviews are inaccurate. Cary is a great teacher and this was a fun class!

03/21/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ASTR 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He does know his information, but he is terrible at teaching it. He expects you to know a lot before you get into the class. The class is way too hard he tries to merge two classes together as he feels this is important. He does not have a problem with singling out people and making fun of them. No morals and curses in class.

02/25/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ASTR101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Mijo's class is unrealistic. I am in his Astronomy 101 class and he immediately threw us into the material without any foundation information about the basics of astronomy and embarrasses you if you don't understand it immediately. His lectures are interesting but his tests are outrageous and too advanced for a 101. He needs to be let go.

12/27/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
AST101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I am astonished to see that this guy is still a professor at Clark. He has never learned how to teach. He gets frustrated when asked to clarify concepts and his go-to excuse is that the students aren't smart enough to understand his explanations. He is difficult to work with, and has little to no respect for his students - even those who try hard.

10/05/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
ASTR101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Cary teaches a hard class. He is upfront about that in the syllabus and he repeats it constantly for the first week of class. The material is interesting and challenging. Professor Mijo's teaching style is unique, and he is willing to answer all questions. I notice a lot of people take this class assuming an easy A. The tests are HARD

06/14/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
ASTRO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Out of a class of 25+ students the highest grade is a B- and everyone having to do extra credit to make up their grade just to pass says a lot. Perhaps teaching so everyone can understand and putting it to laymen terms would benefit. Not humiliating students when they dont understand is not good teaching methods. I'd ask the college to re-evaluate.

06/04/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ASTR101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

his tests dont often follow the book. he asks vague questions and then humiliates you in class when you dont understand what he asked. i will never take one of his classes again. I am normally an A students and i am barely passing.

06/04/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ASTR101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor Mijo has unrealistic expectations. He actually told the class on the first day that if we had any real life responsibilities that conflicted with out ability to perform in his class we should abandon them (quit our jobs, ignore our children, etc.) He is condescending and harasses students for small mistakes. FIRE HIM PLEASE!

04/24/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Astr101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The average score for every test in this class was failing. The "extra credit" he offered actually lowered a lot of peoples grades. He understands astronomy, but doesn't understand teaching at all.

09/07/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
phy100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

If you got stuck with this guy, stick it out til the end. My % before the final was 40ish, I know I bombed the final but I ended up with a C. That being said: I took what I could remember of his final to a friend who just received a BS in Physics. She said the final would have been advanced for her.

06/17/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
astro101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Although the teacher does struggle with putting complex science into layman's terms and understandable equations, he does try to make it easy for you with notes/study guides/review for tests. Read the material before the lecture and you'll have a better chance of understanding him. Interesting class and he had tutoring sessions weekly if needed.

08/14/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ASTR101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

While this class is difficult, it is not impossible. It is Physics intensive, with some Math, neither of which are my strong suits and I got an A in the class, and work full-time. Cary is more than willing to help before and during class. He explained something to me for 20 mins, 3 dif. ways until I understood the material.

07/29/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ASTR101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

While this class is difficult, Cary is very candid about the need to study if you want to be successful. Cary provides plenty of opportunities to ask questions and encourages thinking and learning. Personally I think Cary has a great way of relating material to the real world. Cary is not your average guy, but he doesn't pretend to be either.

05/26/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ASTRO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is a terrible teacher do not take this class you will not do well at all unless you are enrolled in calculus and physics. This class says its for non science majors that is a lie! The two texts books that he uses are stupid, his labs have nothing to do with anything. His tests and study guides don't match up! DONT TAKE HIM!

08/12/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

First off, the textbook used is a second yr. book used in a class for introductory non-science majors. Its useless. Be prepared to teach yourself. The professor is meant to be teaching 200 level physics majors. Don't expect to receive help in class. He sets the bar too high for an intro class. The weekly labs had nothing to do with the course work.

05/27/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHY100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I won't lie, he's a really bad teacher. He's nice and all, but he can't connect with anyone. He needs to learn how to talk to a broad audience. Class is designed for advanced physics students even though the class title says "for non-science majors", and the text is second year text. Not a good class for a regular student. :|

05/13/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHY100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

WELL DONT TAKE THIS TEACHER IF YOU WANT TO LEARN THINGS... CUZ U WONT.... HE JUST MAKES EVERY THING HARDER THAN IT SHOULD BE AND WE DO LABS THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT WE ARE DOING IN CLASS.. HE SUCKS AT SHOWING US HOW TO DO THE HOMEWORK THAT HE ASIGNS CUZ HE ONLY DOES PROBLOMES USING PROOFS AND HE REALLY NEED TO LEARN HOW TO TEACH THIS STUFF

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