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William Pietro
Professor in the Chemistry department
at York University, Toronto, ON
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Overall Quality
4.2
Average Grade
B-
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.0
Clarity
4.3
Easiness
2.4
Helpfulness
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188 Student Ratings
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01/23/2015
average
1 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem 1000 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Tests are tough" "Would take again" "Hilarious"

He definitely knows what he's talking about so you get additional information about the material that you won't find in the textbook. On top of that, he is very funny, so at least you can laugh and have fun in class even if you are helplessly confused most of the time. You should be prepared to do all the readings before lecture to do your best

01/15/2015
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHEM1000 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A
"Amazing lectures" "Hilarious" "Respected by students"

Dr. Pietro is an overall good prof! He knows his material. There may be times where the concept is complicated so you may need to read or attend tutorial to understand it a bit better. His quizzes are tough, but there are doable if you study! He does a great job consider how broad and general the course material is. Definitely choose him for CHEM!

01/11/2015
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
1000 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: D+
"Tests are tough" "Tough Grader" "Skip class? You won't pass."

He is the hardest prof you can ever have. He makes his tests in away that makes it impossible to achieve a grade you want! you have to a chemistry major to do well in this class. He teaches well but his tests are very tough. He is never clear on what is on the upcoming test. I STAY AWAY FROM THIS CLASS!!

01/08/2015
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHEM 1000 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: C
"Amazing lectures" "Tests are tough" "Get ready to read"

Worst chemistry professor in terms of tests. Yeah he does make lectures interesting but at the end of the day, you're there to learn and do well not marvel at his public speaking abilities. If you're looking to just take it for a requirement, definitely do yourself a favor and take another professor. ANYONE ELSE. Save yourself and your GPA.

01/05/2015
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHEM1000 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Hilarious" "Tests are tough" "Tough Grader"

I had him for Chem 1000 this year. He's a great lecturer and takes up many questions in class however his tests are so brutal.... That's the only reason why I would prefer another prof over him. But if your up for a challenge, Pietro's ur prof. U must analyze all his test questions before answering as they are made to trick you..

01/01/2015
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHEM 1000 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: C
"Tests are tough" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Tough Grader"

Dr. Pietro is a very knowledgeable professor however at times, his great knowledge is overshadowed by his arrogance and egocentric personality. I find it difficult to say that he is a great professor if students came from other classes taught by other professors just for the lecture but did not stay in his class since his tests are hard for 50 mins

01/01/2015
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
chem 1000 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Skip class? You won't pass."

worst professor ever! His tests are deadly. Stay away!!

12/23/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHEM 1000 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A+
"Amazing lectures" "Inspirational" "Tests are tough"

Tests are pretty hard but it is better to have a hard prof that teaches good rather than an easy prof that teaches bad. Made me love chemistry even more!

12/14/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHEM 1000 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Amazing lectures" "Tough Grader" "Tests are tough"

He's an amazing prof. He teaches really well, and is clear in his lectures. However he's a hardass. His first test will KILL you if you don't study. He emphasizes learning as opposed to studying. Overall his tests are hard in comparison to other profs. TAKE MY ADVICE. Take a different prof. and come to Pietros lectures.

12/10/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem 1000 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Hilarious" "Amazing lectures" "Tests are tough"

Dr. Pietro is an amazing lecturer. His lectures are enticing, interesting, and extremely informative. He also tells stories and jokes (sometimes related to the material, sometimes not) and makes every lecture worth going to and a great learning environment. His tests are more difficult then other classes, but if you know your stuff you can do well.

11/26/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHEM 1000 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: C+
"Tough Grader" "Get ready to read" "Tests are tough"

Dont take him if you have the choice. he's really hard, hardly does any examples and the tests are BRUTAL compared to the other sections. he never helped prepare you for the test.

11/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Chem 1000 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Best professor ever. explains things crystal clear and difficulty of his tests are average if you studied and did practice problems in text.

11/05/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHEM1000 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A-
"Tests are tough" "Amazing lectures" "Inspirational"

Dr. Pietro is the best professor I've had. He's extremely knowledgeful, very passionate about his field, and also hilarious. Lectures are fast-paced but interesting and do not drag. First tests is VERY difficult, you will most likely fail. However 2nd and 3rd tests are very fair and can be aced. All in all, Amazing prof; hard but great course.

10/08/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem1000 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Get ready to read" "Tough Grader" "Tests are tough"

He is a good teacher. Clear and will help if you ask. Nevertheless the good things stop there. -HARD Tests (know your concepts) -Practice, Practice, Practice - READ THE BOOK -HE GOES VERY FAST, PAY ATTENTION. Lastly, if in highschool CHEM was not your thing, drop his class and switch into another, more easy one.

10/02/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHEM 1000 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: B+
"Tests are tough" "Tough Grader" "Get ready to read"

Worst prof ever. He may be funny at times, but overall he expects you to have a good background in chem. Tests are extremely difficult compared of the other CHEM 100 prof tests. Very very difficult to get an A in his course. Many agreed that his tests were really bad. A LOT of people FAIL his first test. No lecture slides, no repeating of material.

09/24/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
chem1000 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Amazing lectures" "Tests are tough" "Tough Grader"

He is so funny. But his tests are trick. you really need to know your stuffs. focus on theory , understand it. go pass session and peer tutoring ,its help a lot

08/20/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
chem 1000 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr.Pietro is amazing lecturer. First test was the hardest for me, second and third were much easier and therefore the grade was way better. Exam was fair, covered the material from the whole course. An A is achievable, but hard work is required.

07/14/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
chem 1001 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is an amazing professor. Teaches things very clearly and with a lot of interest. His tests can be a bit challenging though, meaning studying days or even a week before won't do you any good. Do all the problems at the back of each chapter while you are learning the material, not just before for the test. Overall, amazing prof :)

06/20/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
chem 1000 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B

He is an amazing prof and is very passionate about chemistry.His enthusiasm about the subject kindda rubs off u lol His tests are hard and tricky BUT all you need to do is to study constantly!! Do not study for a test some days or weeks before.

06/18/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem1000 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Pietro is one of the best profs I've seen first year at york. I disliked chemistry coming into uni but he totally changed my mindset and made me interested in chemistry again. He makes you really think! His tests can be quite challenging but his lectures are really interesting and I'd recommend him over any other chem prof!

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