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Toru Shibatani
Professor in the Biology department
at Austin Community College, Austin, TX
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Overall Quality
2.3
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.7
Clarity
2.0
Easiness
1.4
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01/08/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
1406-001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

BEWARE CLASS!! He is unbearable, stares at the celling during the entire class. Pretty sure English is far from his first language, his grammar is minimal and when asked questions he is unsure how to respond. This may just be a pet peeve of mine but after every two or three words he says "OK?" like he is answering a question. DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS

11/05/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Biology 1406 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He managed to make a class that is usually hard for most students UNBEARABLE! He's not helpful, mostly because he doesn't understand the question. English is his 2nd or 3rd language... It's hard to understand him even after you adjust to his accent. AVOID IF POSSIBLE! Tests and quizzes are ridiculous.

10/17/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL 1406 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Agree: You must study, but this is a premed course. What do you expect? He is very good with analogies that help you remember things and is always happy to answer questions (esp. during office hours).

10/17/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL 1407 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Agree: You must study for this class; but this is college-not kindergarten. Agree: Accent is thick, but the ear adjusts over time. His slides are quite clear and he is very happy to answer questions (esp. during ofc hrs).

02/16/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

THIS IS THE WORST PROFFESOR I HAVE EVER TAKEN!! He cotinuously stares at the celing and repetively uses the phase "OK" He does not work with his student and thinks his way of teaching is perfect after asking for assistance from him to pass his class he told me that students throughly enjoy his teaching method and that i should drop the class.BEWARE

01/27/2013
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL1406 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

not a good professor...his accent is so bad that we can't understand what he is trying to teach...doesn't give enough time to complete homework...all he does is just giving homework and quizzes...

12/13/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
biol1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Biology is going to be difficult no matter what. He does have an accent but nothing you can't get used to. Always willing to help and his power points are very helpful! No need to buy the book. A good amount of my class did well in intro to biology with him.

08/07/2011
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL2304 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This is a very hard professor. You will come out of his class feeling like you could teach Anatomy. You will spend several hours studying everyday, but that's the nature of the class. It's Human Anatomy, not Golf 101. He has enyclopedic knowledge of the material. Will go out of his way to answer questions. Try not to take concurrent classes.

08/04/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL2304 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Difficult to understand, verbally & on written exams/quizzes. Spent almost all of my free time studying his handouts, my class notes & logged alot of time @ open lab and still struggled to meet his expectations on exams, lab practicals, daily quizzes. I found this instructor's teaching style to be VERY, VERY frustrating. STAY AWAY IF YOU CAN

08/04/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL2304 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This gentleman is useless, much like half of the information he insisted on teaching us. He is the definition of strict. His class IS passable, but I would not recommend taking any other courses with it or working or having kids or having any sort of life outside of his classroom, that seems to be what he thinks everyone is doing. It's unnecessary.

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