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Arthur Mittler
Professor in the Science department
at University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
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Overall Quality
2.3
Average Grade
C
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.5
Clarity
2.1
Easiness
2.1
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11/05/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
95.141 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A
"Tests are tough" "Lectures are long" "Get ready to read"

I have never spoken a word to Arthur Mittler. He is there for lectures and then disappears. He lets the Recitation and Lab TA's do all the face to face work. Boring lectures but they are informative if you can stay awake.

07/06/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
95.144 PHY2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

Dr. Mittler gets a bad rap. He really knows his Physics, and if you try and follow what he's doing, he explains everything you need to know to do well in the class. Some people find it hard to follow his derivations, but if you take notes of what he does in class, he basically solves all the homework for you. Would take again.

05/22/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
General Physics Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Nice guy, but bad at explaining anything. He says he "doesnt have to work a day in his life because he loves his job." I say, he doesnt work a day in a life because he doesnt DO his job.

04/10/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
PhysicsII Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: B-

Well, he's good at physics. Overall tough class.

12/19/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Physics 2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I did not buy the texbook, I didn't think it was worth the money. His recitation is alright. He gets very worked up over the material, although there are not a lot of demonstrations. He is a nice guy who gets you up at a 8am class. Although, if you want a teacher that is more direct and less abstract, then take another recitation.

05/23/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
physics 2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Really funny and helpful , knows a lot about the subject and is interested in physics. hard to reach out of class but other than that hes really good

12/21/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
GenPhy1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Nice guy but incapable of teaching. Do not take his recitation if you can. Doesn't announce quizzes then teaches you what was on the quiz after you bomb it.

05/20/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Phys1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is super friendly / approachable and will answer any question any time unless he is very busy at the moment. Sometimes his recitations were hard to follow, but any calc-based physics recitation is hard to follow unless you prepare and try the problems beforehand. It's a hard subject, and he is as good a help as a professor can be if you ask.

10/17/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
EXP121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Not fun. Boring, useless, just talks about slideshows, he doesn't even make them.

04/22/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Explo101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Terrible. He's rude and doesnt know anything about the course. My friend and I(and pretty much everyone around us) cheated the whole year without him even having a clue. We knew all of the answers to the quizzes before hand. He is a terrible prof. Take stimets.

04/03/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Physi205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher, probably the best Physics 2 Recitation teacher out there. Very helpful at explaining things and holds 3 hour option review sessions before tests that are very helpful. Nice guy and funny.

04/15/2010
average
4 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
sci101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

this class sucked, but it was hilarious. he is clueless, me and my friends used to scream profanity and shoot spitballs at him

01/24/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
ExpUn1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

The worst professor I have ever had. He is about as clear as fog. Be prepared to use your book more than your notes, and be sure to go the Weds class. Those are the days he reviews for the quiz on.

12/01/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Sci000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

he rambles in class, have to buy a $50 thing thats pointless, other professor don't use it. Has asst on quiz days which is every friday, but you can have study guide out without getting caught. Only need to go to class on wednesday to get study guide info and friday to take quiz...hw and quiz due friday

09/21/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
Scien95 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

bad

06/12/2009
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Phys104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This guy is totally getting a negative rap that he doesn't deserve. He puts a lot of energy into his lectures and knows his stuff. I don't know too many professors who would run 4-5 review sessions in his own free time to help students out.

12/05/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
AA Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Mittler does a great job teaching introductory physics. Exam questions are often very similar to hw problems and practice exams. He gives students every chance to succeed. A science major should be able to take this class and do well.

12/03/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
ETU101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

do yourself a favor if u need to take Exploring the univrse do it on Monday wednesdays and fridays with stimets way easier i had Mitler my roommate had stimets the roomate never had t ogo to class except on friday to take the quiz. mitler gives you a test every thursday and you also need a prs clicker to answer in class questions

04/03/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

he is a good person. he is not the best for BASIC physics. i believe he is better at teaching advanced classes. Gen Phys 1's material is extremely heavy (15 chapters in 16 weeks). i had phys in HS for 3 years and GenPhys1 is almost 3years of HS in 16 weeks. it is not his fault people do not do well. UMASS should change the program. HE IS HELPFULL.

10/24/2007
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Physi9510 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I am sure that Dr. Mittler is a decent man. He is however, clearly unhappy at his job. His lectures are at best murky. I am an A student and could not pass a test in his class. The average grade on one of his exams is 50. His attitude is one of condescention. Seeing him during office hours only yeild impatient answers to your questions.

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