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Kristin Smith
Professor in the English department
at City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Overall Quality
3.9
Average Grade
D+
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.9
Clarity
3.9
Easiness
3.0
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
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42 Student Ratings
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10/08/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
70873 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Tough Grader"

Tough grader and not very helpful I would not recommend her. She is a horrible teacher. She is one of the worst teachers at CCSF

06/05/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
1A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

It's the worst English teacher i've ever had (I come from ESL). She gives u back the essays until the end of semester, and she tells you that you are getting a C or D . She makes you write journals that she never grades, read books that you never discuss, not helpful at all. Internationals better watch out! Save Ur money

05/07/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
9293 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Do not take her class. At the end of semester, half of students dropped her class. She is so strict and you are going to group work every time.

01/23/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
eng93 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She is very selfish in the sense that she sees a student is too advanced for the course and will keep them there. Other teachers offer and follow though with assisting students who are too advanced for this level of English. Don't take her class she won't help, makes you get in groups and nobody is ever prepared! She never teaches just group work

12/29/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
English 9293 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She's a good teacher but expects too much. Definitely do not take her if you want to skim by, but if you want to learn she's good.

09/08/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
eng96 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: C

make sure you make it on time to class and to every class she will notice even when you think she wont. make sure to pay attention and you'll do great in the class but even if your great if you miss a couple days it will affect your grade immensely.

07/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Engl 96 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

The first english teacher who taught me a lot about writing an essay. Very helpful and considerably fair. If you wanat to learn, take her class. Many people in my class wished she taught 1A.

07/08/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Eng 93 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She's ok but not very approachable if you need anything. 10 min journal writing journal sessions at start of class. The whole class we get in partners and nobody knows what to say about the discussion very annoying. Alot of ESL in class so just retake your ace ment not worth it. Expects too much from a college student and does not reciprocate.

06/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENGL 92 - X03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If you want to just pass, your place is not here. if you want to learn English, she is the best teacher for you. i really liked her class.

06/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
34226 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If You want just to pass , do not join. If you want to learn English, she is the best teacher ever. guaranteed ;)

04/25/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
r ng 95 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I think she's a ok teacher and tries her best to explain and help, but she likes top help her star students most even when others need help. She thinks her class should be your #1 priority in life, which is not practical. Also very harsh when grading!

01/18/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Eng9293 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

We have lots of homework.It is hard to get good essay grade in her class if you are bilingual student.

08/08/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
Engl96 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Well, all is good except the grades for essays. She is a great English teacher, and she taught how to write an essay. She gave us rubrics so that we can know what we do good or bad in the paper. If you are a ESL student taking her class, remember that you need to work very very very hard. Otherwise, you will definitely fail in this class.

07/27/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL96 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I like her a lot but her essays are hard to find topic sentences in ENGL96. Don't know why people says she is easy in ENGL96. In ENGL96, we do 3 essays during the summer such as we learned about technology and social network. However, her ENGL93 is much easier. Overall, she makes students happy and likes all students.

07/22/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL96 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

shes always happy but her essay topics are hard to write

07/20/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
eng96 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

she's so pretty! wish she taught english 1a :( take her! highly recommended!

07/16/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENGL93 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher! Very straight forward in what you need to know or be prepared for Engl 96. she puts effort in her teaching methods making sure students understand her lectures.

05/08/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Eng93 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She's alright. She is nice but I didn't really learned anything.

01/09/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENGL93 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Her assignments are easy to understand and she is also pretty.

01/06/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL93 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Ms. Smith is an enthusiastic teacher. She also nice and easy to communicate with. However, she doesn't give enough feedback on essays and harsh grading on essays. We only did 2 essays for the semester. Also,1 in-class summary for midterm and 1 in-class essay for final. Overall, she a fair teacher and she gave me a C for midterm and final grade.

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