Thomas Shea at University of Massachusetts

Thomas Shea

  • 3.2Overall Quality
  • 2.9Helpfulness
  • 3.5Clarity
  • 3.8Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
4/10/14

83.101

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you want an easy A requiring little work, take his class. My only caveat would be that his tests are somewhat difficult. If you are serious about learning something in the science field, I would recommend that you don't.

3/14/14

Lifesci

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

To begin, he is completely rude to students. Don't bother going to him for help. He chooses favorites when he grades. Get out of the class while you can before the end! See the science department head.

1/4/14

LifeSci

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

First off, get ready to pay a ridiculous amount for the textbook, which was written by Dr. Shea. It is overpriced, poorly organized, and laden with so many mistakes the TA discouraged us from referencing it in the lab section. In addition, Dr. Shea's teaching style and attitude left a lot to be desired... I was disgusted by the end of the semester.

12/30/13

Science101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class was suppose to be easy but turned out to be harder than expected for a freshman level course

12/28/13

Science

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easy D, impossible A. Changed the scale this semester I think

12/26/13

Life science

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Basically chose grades out of a hat. Decided to only scale some people's grades and not others. His attitude is disgusting. Don't take this class if you actually want to learn something or get a fair grade.

11/6/13

Life Science

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is an awesome teacher. He is very understanding and helpful when you care to ask questions. Attendance isn't mandatory but is helpful because he does go over the material in good detail. He is a great professor, highly recommend him. Do the homework, study the slides, and show up for exams and you'll do well.

5/13/13

LifeSci1

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

The easiest class I've taken so far. Only went to class the first day and when there were tests and got an A in the course. He considers anything 80 or above an A. He isn't helpful at all but it doesn't even matter. Just look at the slides in the book before tests and you'll get an A. The class is a really great GPA booster.

4/25/13

Life Science

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very easy class if you study even a little bit. Three tests all M.C. Final exam is just the third test. All notes are in the back of the book. Skim through the slides before the tests and you will be fine. Scales grades so that a 79 or above is an A!

4/5/13

LIfeSci

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's an easy professor. His tests are multiple choice and based right off slides from the book. Huge scale on the tests. Grade is 3 tests and homework grade. Attendance is not mandatory. He definitely does have an attitude problem towards students who contact him.

2/1/13

LISC1101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class is very easy. Huge lecture hall so attendance is not mandatory. All the slides he uses are in the book for the class. Huge scale for his tests. However it is definitely not worth emailing him he was very rude to me. I do not care for his personality but I would recommend this class for an easy A.

1/3/13

LISCI101

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class is wicked easy, huge scale. Don't care for his personality at all,and it's not worth emailing him because he will be incredibly rude to you. Homeworks are easy, but they take a long time. Min 30 each. Don't bother showing up except on test days.

12/23/12

LFSCI100

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Super easy. 60 - 79% was a B. Huge scale. never have to go to class except on quiz days. 3 quizzes. Homework takes super long. 45+ min on each one. Nobody failed in my class out of 200 people. Read book and slides night before test and youll do fine.

12/13/12

LifSc201

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easy professor, doesn't want to fail anyone. Homework collectively is worth 25%, 3 exams each worth 25% non-cumulative. Non-mandatory attendance

12/9/12

Lifesci

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took him in 2011, he's nice, but makes you purchase HIS overpriced text, classes aren't mandatory, but his work is not effective at all. Really don't do anything, but listen to him lecture for the exams. Smart, but can't really teach.

9/7/12

LIFES101

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not a great class. I could barely stay awake, not that I really needed to because he goes through the power points too quickly to take notes. His overly priced book is a necessity, in my opinion. Studying from that is the only reason I got a decent grade.

6/27/12

LfSc101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great Professor. He makes class fun and super easy always open to questions. Very few people go to class unless its the first or there is a test. Go to class and he does not show up chances are he will and you get extra credit. I very much recommend this class. It is great for those not a Bio-Major

5/21/12

LfSci101

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easy A if you put the work in. He's nice and interesting but won't give you extra help. I also kind of agree with other posters, I fell that I might have gotten a random grade

5/15/12

LS85

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Had a 4.0, he gave me a b even though my grades added up to an A. Scaled some tests then randomly scaled grades. Said he was going to drop a test then never did. Everyone felt like he was picking grades out of a hat. Bottomline, you could get lucky or he could ruin your GPA and not feel bad about it.

5/14/12

LFSCI101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The nicest guy ever! Will help you out whenever you need it and you should really go to class because all his notes are helpful and were on his tests. 79 average equals an A.

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