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Matthew Salveson
Professor in the Engineering department
at California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
are you Matthew Salveson?
Overall Quality
3.7
Average Grade
C+
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.9
Clarity
3.5
Easiness
2.1
Helpfulness
0
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15 Student Ratings
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06/05/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Engr-112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I dropped my grade after the final cause I got lazy. He tells you exactly what is on exams so you can master that and make your note sheet accordingly. Great board work, lots of color and clarity. Really helpful outside class too.

10/24/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENGR112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Take Salveson for 112. Just do it. A lot of people have complained in the past on this site that he doesn't have enough examples. Well now he has tons of example problems done on videos that he posts online, which is much more useful to a student than examples in class. If you want to learn, take his class. If you want an easy A, take someone else.

06/14/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENGR112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Salveson was an extremely helpful professor. I enjoyed his class a lot. We had a bit of a clash at the beginning of the semester where he said some harsh words, but he later apologized and that gave me an immense amount of respect for the man. If you are ok with working for your grade, Salveson will be a good fit for you.

11/22/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CE112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Salveson has got to be the best teacher I have had at Sac State thus far. He uses many different teaching techniques to ensure that every student has the opportunity to learn the material (some students are visual learners other do better with equations and theory, etc.).Overall I have really enjoyed being in his class and hope to have him again.

05/27/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CE164 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Salveson is my favorite professor at Sac State. His lectures (CE 112/164) are clear and to the point, providing an in depth and overall understanding of the subject. He is very helpful in class and during office hours. His test are difficult and tend to come from left feild, so can be stressfull, but he grades the class on an end-of-semester curve.

12/19/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGR112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Honestly, a really good professor. He takes pride in his teaching. Teaches thorough derivations, examples, and overall good lectures. Learn a lot from the class. Material is difficult, so expect a lot of work. But if you work hard, you will pass. Very good teacher for engineering classes.

10/15/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
CE164 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very intelligent man, but has a hard time conveying info. in a way that makes sense. Class time=derivations and vocabulary lessons. True applications and sample homework problems are NOT solved in class.Office hours, he is helpful. Overall to expect everyone to have to go to your office hour to understand the homework is ridiculously time consuming

05/19/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Engr30 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

A lot of people have negatives things to say about him, but I think that overall he was a pretty good teacher. His homework standard is a bit tedious, but it's all in the good name of professionalism. It's definitely not an easy class. You're grade reflects how much effort you put into it. He is also very helpful if you seek out his help.

04/26/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENGR164 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is more focused on avoiding questions than answering them and leaves questions unanswered. He is very intelligent and knows his stuff but has no idea how to impart the knowledge. Class time is wasted since we have no idea how to do homework after class. We have learned a lot, mostly from having to spend exorbitant amounts of time on this class.

04/20/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
CE164 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

NOT a good teacher. He spends most of his time doing derivations. There are few example problems worked in class. He responds poorly to anything resembling dissatisfaction with his teaching. He stated the book is useless. Thanks for making us pay $230 for it. His project is ill planned and his answers to questions are vague. Avoid at all costs!

04/17/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Engr30 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Basically, his class is not an easy A but neither is it impossible. In fact it is very passable with some effort and his help if you need it. He makes himself very accessible to his students and is helpful. HW is time consuming so don't take with a crazy load of units like i did.

03/26/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Engr112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very hard teacher, had to spend most of my time on this class. Hw is hard and time consuming. However i did learn quite a bit. Not a bad teacher, he just expects a lot of you.

02/14/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
eng101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Seriously blue eyes...but seriously -nice guy, you have to work hard but you can tell he's working hard to help you learn

04/24/2009
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENGR112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He doesn't do many example problems, mostly derivations the whole lecture. Homeworks and tests are NOT easy, but he grades on a curve. Nice guy, but not an easy teacher and this is not an easy guy! So think before you choose his class)) but he's not the worst teacher...

04/23/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENG164 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

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