Nikita Lyssenko at Memorial University of Newfoundland

Nikita Lyssenko

  • 2.9Overall Quality
  • 3.1Helpfulness
  • 2.7Clarity
  • 2.7Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
3/25/14

ECON2010

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I hate economics but it isn't because of Nikita Lyssenko. Yes - he has an accent. It's not difficult to understand, and he speaks at a great volume. The course is very dry and extremely excruciating to take. Wouldn't recommend the course. The prof, however, I would.

3/13/14

Econ2010

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedA

Found him to be a really good prof. He has a Russian accent but I feel like he speaks clearly and is easy to understand! Tests are fair. I've seen him in office hours a few times and he was helpful, not condescending or anything. Nikita likes if you participate in class though so be warned. If you don't, prepare for awkward silences.

1/6/14

ECON3550

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA+

Nikita is probably the funniest professor I've ever had. His deadpan jokes are great. And his teaching is clear as long as you review his lecture notes after class!

12/8/13

econ 3080

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA-

He can be rude, but his lecture style encourages students to participate and be engaged in the material. I enjoyed 3080 a lot! I would recommend him

12/13/12

ECON2000

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nikita Lyssenko isn't that great of a prof. I think he tries and he really does mean well but he doesn't speak loud enough, his accent is very thick and he's a little saucy from time to time. If you go you don't need to copy the notes from the slides as he puts them online and he goes too fast to copy (most times). Wouldn't reccommend.

12/10/12

Econ3080

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great prof. First economics course I've taken and actually enjoyed. He explains things quickly and effectively. I also love how there's no required textbook. Make sure you go to class and read his online notes. Exams are very predictable if you attend lectures.

12/4/12

Econ2010

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nikita Lyssenko is very hard to understand, you must sit close to the front in class. Although he means well, he has a hard time explaining answers and often times asks other students to respond. Exams are fair but he the online assignments are unbelievably long and hard but they do help. He loves smoking cigits too!

12/2/12

Econ2010

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Okay prof gets better over time and is to the point. He is very hard to understand but from what I heard is one of the better profs for this course.

9/25/12

ECON2010

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had mixed feelings about this prof. He seems nice enough but I could not understand him. He has a language barrier and mumbles and all this could have been fixed with a microphone that he never used. Frustrating. Tests are fair but it takes a few weeks to get them back. I don't know.. I wouldn't take a course with him again.

11/24/11

ECON2010

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I would recommend him for this course. He teaches only what is relevant to exams. The exams were easy and straightforward. For this course exams are multiple choice. The questions can be very difficult. It seems like the grading is based on how well you can read a question rather than how well you know the material. This should be improved

10/18/11

ECON3080

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I have taken 2 courses with this prof b/c he is awesome! He sparks your interest in the course and takes the time to explain and answer questions. He is a little strict but in a good way, makes you really respect him. I failed the 3000 because of my own doing but I had him again for Natural Resource Econ and he is awesome, loved the class and him!

6/15/11

Econ2010

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a good teacher if you are willing to pay attention to him. Study the book and look over all the examples and practice tests he gives you because he will give you some of the exact same questions on your exams.

3/29/11

ECON2010

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He has very little patience or sympathy for people who do not come to class, and rightly so. If you show up to the majority of the classes, you WILL understand this course, and do well. Very good instructor, although he does have some trouble answering questions sometimes. Highly recommend.

12/16/10

ECON2010

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He isn't to bad, although he is hard to understand if you pay attention to him and attend more of the classes he will help you. Show him that you care about the class and he will make sure you do decent. Always late thought, but overall he gets a C+

4/11/10

Econ3000

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Thought he was a great prof. Study the questions at the end of the chapters and you'll be very prepared for the final!

10/22/09

ECON3000

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent Prof! If you take the time to actually go to the class that you're paying for and read the word for word lectures notes that he puts on the reserves then you'll do fine. If you fail it's your own fault. Perhaps why people dislike him is because he is NOT a hand holder. This is university. Get used to it.

10/7/09

Econ3080

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nice man.

9/4/09

econo3080

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible! He waited until a few days before the final to tell us that it was not comprehensive, making all the studying that I had done useless. Takes forever to get tests back. Can't answer questions clearly at all! Avoid at all costs!

7/20/09

Econ3080

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good prof can be a little unclear because of language but really knows his material. Just pay attention and you'll be fine. Gets a bad rep. for being rude but I found he was only rude to people who showed no effort and were clueless. Know your material and participate. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

5/12/09

Econ3000

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lyssenko gets a bad rap for teaching hard courses. I'm sure if he were teaching the introductory courses he wouldn't be nearly as difficult. The man has gone out of his way to help me in this course and others. As for him being rude, I think it comes down to him teaching a difficult course while dealing with a language barrier.

3/31/09

econ3000

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

unbelievable this man is a prof. Avoid this prof at any cost. Totally unhelpful in every aspect, rude, and just a complete jerk.Explains the course by drawing a random graph and saying "what dis is?". I had 90+ on the 2000 econ courses and failed this one with a 35 (my next lowest grade that term was a 70). Did I mention you should avoid him?

1/23/09

Econ3080

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lyssenko is the man! Extremely nice and helpful.

12/2/08

Econ3000

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Useless notes. Does not know proper english. Rude to students for no reason. ALWAYS 10 minutes late.

10/14/08

ECON3000

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Avoid his classes if possible! This prof doesn't even deserve to be at MUN.

10/9/08

econ3080

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Done two courses with this prof, and honestly, I think he's pretty rude to some students. To some he's not that rude - I have no clue why. I'm too intimidated to ask him questions about anything, I just don't want to speak to him!! I even hate going to his classes but I have to do his course *SIGH*

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