Toru Shibatani at Austin Community College

Toru Shibatani

  • 2.3Overall Quality
  • 2.7Helpfulness
  • 2.0Clarity
  • 1.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
1/8/14

1406-001

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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

11/5/13

Biology 1406

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/17/13

BIOL 1406

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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).

10/17/13

BIOL 1407

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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).

2/16/13

BIOL001

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

1/27/13

BIOL1406

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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...

12/13/12

biol1301

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

8/7/11

BIOL2304

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

8/4/11

BIOL2304

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

8/4/11

BIOL2304

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/18/11

Biol009

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Do not take this class. This teacher is very hard to understand. His teaching style is not helpful at all. He gives you to much homework assignments that you do not have time enough to study. His tests are very hard and he will fail you. You will spend to much time studying every waking moment of your life. Beware of this teacher, you will fail!

5/8/11

BIOL2404

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

A little tricky to understand due to his accent but not too hard. The labs were fun and interesting, and he let me make up one that I missed.

5/31/10

ant001

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

it's not that he's a bad teacher he just has not developmented a good teaching style and has an extreme lack of confidence in his teaching and is very disorganized. he's really smart just needs a better teaching plan, and better communcation with his students

11/11/09

biol2404

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

do not take this class. he is very hard to understand. homework assignments are impossible. answers can't be found anywhere. tests are ridiculously hard. you will spend every waking moment studying for this class only.

10/28/09

biol2404

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very time-consuming. Very difficult tests. Tests do have built in extra credit points, though. Make sure you study for the quizzes and do as well on them as you can. He's a nice guy and is very helpful if you ask him and always responds to emails quickly. Grades are always posted quickly.

8/21/09

biol2304

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I actually made it through his Anatomy class. My only advice is this: DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS. You will either lose your money(my count, 14 out of 24 dropped in my class) or lose your mind. You will do nothing but study and ONLY for his class. You will have to learn every word on every page of the text. He does not curve. BEWARE.

8/15/09

biol2404

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you take this man's class, be prepared to drop other classes just to concentrate on his. On his take-home quizes, work together with others (if possible) to save time, because they take forever to do. Study the labs beforehand for the classroom quizes to get the max. in extra points. If you take his class, you will have to study tons and tons.

6/20/09

biol2304

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

VERY hard to understand and likes to say "OK" A LOT!!! doesn't look at the class when teaching scared at the roof maybe back of the class (haven't figured that out) I would not recommend you waste your time or your money!

5/15/09

Biol2404

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

EXTREMELY HARD TEACHER!!! What ever you do, DO NOT take him! It is very hard to understand his accent. He does not ever give bonus points and does not ever curve grades...even if the class average on a test is below 50%! When i took his class over 70% of the class had to drop. Only 4 people made it all the way through..barely!

4/29/09

biol2404

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is a hard class no matter who you take it with. He is a nice guy but very hard to understand. You dont know what to study even with his study guide.

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