John Schaffert at Foothill College

John Schaffert

  • 3.5Overall Quality
  • 3.8Helpfulness
  • 3.2Clarity
  • 3.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
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8/16/13

Chem 30B

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

One thing is that you earn your grade. This class is easy if you study. If you don't study it's difficult. Textbook wasn't much use. Tests are based off lecture, ppts, and hw. Needless said, great professor.

8/12/13

Chem30B

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great Class this summer. Advice is Take chem30A, take Bio classes then take Chem 30B with Schaffert. Everything will make sense. Got an A- but studying the notes plus online hmwork paid off. I will definitely will take another class with him. Very nice person.

8/12/13

Chem 30B

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took Chem 30B with him Summer 2013. He is a great instructor, very knowledgeable in the subject. He will go out of his way to help, all you have to do is ask him. The class was not was not easy, but I managed to get an A-. Take notes EVERYTHING that he writes on the board. Study all of your notes and go over mastering chem. homework before exams!

8/10/13

CHEM 30B

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor was by far one of my favorite teachers. Chemistry is a hard subject, but he managed to teach it well in order for his students to understand. I would definitely take another class with him.

8/9/13

chem 30B

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher, he definitely he loves being a teacher!! Nice guy. just follow the instructions, do all the assigments and you will do good in this class

7/27/13

Chem 30A

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

First time taking chem so it was all new for me.I studied so hard for many hours and even had study sessions with my lab partner.Labs were not terrible but time consuming. I seriously had no life this quarter and in the end still only ended up with a B-. The subject was really hard and not so much the teacher. He is really nice. Chem is terrible

7/25/13

Chem 30B

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

A very good teacher of a very tough subject. He is very sweet and knowledgeable about the subject. He really wants students to succeed in his class and will help you as much as he can. He's very straight forward and you get to drop lowest exam and quiz score. Great teacher and awesome person! Highly recommend.

5/3/13

CHEM30B

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had to read along in the book to have any idea what he was talking about. Boring and unengaging. Not clear about what will be on the test.

2/19/13

CHEM30A

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I was excited prior to going into this class. He doesn't explain things well. I had to teach myself with youtube videos and the textbook. He gives you way to much info and says certain things are on the test but really aren't. Really hard class.

7/24/12

Chem30B

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Eh.. Not a good teacher. I taught myself most of the material and hardly showed up to class after he stopped taking attendance. He's a nice guy but not a good professor. The labs are Extremely unorganized. Hes an easy grader, gives partial credit, and drops one lab and lecture quiz so it's not an unbearable class.

11/30/11

Chem30

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you are good at teaching yourself everything with no guidance you'll do fine, but don't expect much clarity from him. Sweet man, but he made the material and class harder/stressful than it should have been just because he can't he can't communicate with clarity what it is he wants us to know. Half of the class dropped so go figure...

10/29/11

Chem30B

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's such a sweet guy who is willing to help you as much as he can. He not like other instructors who try to hurry you out of cuz they need to go home or something. His tests are pretty much from his notes and the final questions are similar to his midterms so if you study all of your midterms and quizzes you'll be fine on his final.

8/8/11

CHEM25

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Schaffert is a very good teacher. He explains things well and is far more than just a powerpoint monkey. I'd suggest doing many odd# questions on paper written the same as one would on a test. Follow his instructions very precisely. Chem 25 is an interesting course and seems carefully designed. Highly recommend both course and teacher.

3/30/10

CHEM30B

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a great professor teaching a difficult subject. Of course there will be a lot of work, so you can't be lazy. FOLLOW HIS INSTRUCTIONS to the letter! His lectures are engaging and you can tell he really enjoys what he does. Anyone who's made a committment to school should do well in his class. The negative reviews must just be sour grapes.

3/20/10

Chem30B

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Schaffert is a quirky, joyful teacher. He is excited about chemistry and is willing to answer any and all questions. He really wants his students to do well. If you do all of the recommended and assigned homework, follow the lecture notes, and utilitze the Mastering Chem power point slides, you can easily succeed in this class.

8/9/09

Chem25

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Extremely helpful!! Would definitely recommend taking his classes

7/15/09

chem25

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

wow, this teacher can not teach, he may know the material but he does not let the students know that he knows. Do not take if there is another teacher available, you will struggle to learn if you depend on him and will have to do a lot of learning on your own.

6/13/09

CHEM30A

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

A pretty decent chem teacher. There are 3 quizzes, 3 midterms, 10 labs, & 1 final. He lets you drop your lowest quiz & lab but you really shouldn't depend on that to save your grade because they're not worth much. Exams are doable and he rarely ever puts anything he didn't discuss in lecture in it. An easy B but you have to work a bit for an A.

5/26/09

chem30A

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He cannot explain the material in a fluid understandable manner. He assumes we already know the subject. If you don't memorize the textbook, you won't do well in his class. He only has 1/2 hour before and after class to help everyone, so wait in line! He does answer emails but his answers are not clear.

12/13/08

CHEM30B

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible teacher. He talks in circles and can't manage a lecture without talking about things way to in depth for this level class. He needs to stick to the teaching material and not higher level chemistry material.

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