Arthur Mittler at University of Massachusetts

Arthur Mittler

  • 2.3Overall Quality
  • 2.6Helpfulness
  • 2.1Clarity
  • 2.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
7/6/14

95.144 PHY2

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedA

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.

5/22/14

General Physics

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/10/14

PhysicsII

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedB-

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

12/19/13

Physics 2

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/23/13

physics 2

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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

12/21/12

GenPhy1

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/20/12

Phys1

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/17/11

EXP121

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

4/22/11

Explo101

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/3/11

Physi205

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/15/10

sci101

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

1/24/10

ExpUn1

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/1/09

Sci000

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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

9/21/09

Scien95

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

6/12/09

Phys104

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/5/08

AA

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/3/08

ETU101

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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

4/3/08

PHYS104

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/24/07

Physi9510

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

9/27/07

scien95

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

i think this guys should not be teaching doesnt help u when u need it.if ur slow in writing notes then there is no way ur going to have notes

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