Mara Fuentes Avila at Carleton University

Mara Fuentes Avila

  • 1.9Overall Quality
  • 2.0Helpfulness
  • 1.8Clarity
  • 2.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
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8/21/13

PSYC 1002

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

worst prof i have had ever

6/21/13

PSYC 2100A

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Worst prof ever. Doesn't speak English at an acceptable level to be teaching. Repeats herself with every sentence and still have trouble understanding her. It's a very easy course subject though. Extremely vague exam questions and project instructions are worse (TA had difficulty..). Very rude to students. Will never take her classes again. Avoid!

6/20/13

PSYC1002

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

cannot understand a word she says and she continuously repeats herself in sentences that do not make sense.

4/29/13

PSYC1002

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Some people just aren't meant to be professors, and she is a fine example of one of those people! She repeats herself a lot and uses a lot of "ummm" and "uhhh." In addition, her exam questions are very vague so it's tough studying for her class. Definitely will not take a class with this woman again!!!

4/17/13

PSYC1002

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

While numerous people have complained about this prof, I honestly really enjoyed taking her class. No problems understanding her accent as long as people weren't talking around me, easy to retain information, she posted her notes online, repeats information you NEED to know, and did review sessions prior to exams.

4/11/13

psyc1002

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

very difficult to understand, not interesting at all but I must admit she went out of her way to run classes on saturdays in order to help students understand what will be on the exam

3/18/13

psych 2002 G

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

very boring and not interesting to listen to, very hard to understand

3/12/13

PSYC 1002

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She's awful. Every class, less and less people come and I'm starting to understand why. Her accent isn't totally incomprehensible, but she repeats herself all the time. The absolute worst part is her exam questions. They're horrible, vague, and impossible to study for. I hate tuesday's because of this woman

6/25/12

PSYC1002

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I liked her a lot. I don't have a problem understanding people with accents so that wasn't a problem for me. She was very nice and interactive and used lots of videos!

6/24/12

PSYC2100

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mara is the reason I love social psychology. She has clear lecture notes, she is upbeat. Yes she has an accent,easy class if you work 40mc midterm 60 mc final. Don't think you'll get an easy pass if you just read the notes and go to class.Don't whine here if you didn't work hard.

6/19/12

PSYC1002

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Exam questions are often worded difficultly and choices are vague. This was frustrating when the grade consisted of a midterm (40) and a final (60). She has a very thick accent and repeats every other word. She only ever focused her lectures on a small part of the text chapter so reading was crucial. I could have done better with a different prof.

3/18/12

PSYC1002

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Although she is very knowledgeable, the course isn't as interesting as it could be. Although her accent is thick I find it only took a class or two and I don't even notice it. Her questions on exams are very vague though... it's difficult to comprehend what she is trying to ask for most of them.

1/10/12

PSYC1002

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Was not helpful when inquiries were made.

8/2/11

PSYC2100

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

--CONS--: Killed my joy of soc psych, Repeats every 2nd word, thick accent, MC tests Qs are pretty vague, poor communication skills, trouble answering Qs. --PROS--: Notes are clear, pleasant attitude, tries to stay upbeat, course is easy.

7/26/11

PSYC1002

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Exams are really easy. She reads off of the slides but acts as if she doesn't. She is cocky when she has not much to pride hersel with, rude and doesn't listen when spoken to. She "uuuuh" alot which becomes irritating and uses alot of necessaries hand gestures. Read and study the slides and you'll get in the "A" range.

4/22/11

PSYC1002

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I really don't understand why there is such bad comments on here, let me tell How Mara is, one go to class, second read the text,three ask questions. If you skip and ask questions on the exam she'll give you the boot..She is not a hard marker, nor an impossible person, I have taken 3 classes with her all were above B.

1/7/11

PYSC1002

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Her thick accent makes it very hard for you to understand her. You spend most of the lecture just trying to comprehend what she says. Her tests are MC but some questions are unclear and subjective, and when you ask her to clarify them she walks away. She isn't helpful at all. Take this course, it's great, but from a different prof!

1/6/11

PSYC1002

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Decent prof and lays out concepts with above-average examples, which makes it very easy to grasp. As long as you understand the concepts, you'll be fine.

12/28/10

PSYC3603

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I found her teaching dull, but at least she let us have class discussions sometimes. Her tests were full of grammatical mistakes that changed the meaning of the sentence, and lots of T/F questions (which is ridiculous in a 3rd year Psychology course that is so theory laden). She will not listen to you if you try to argue for marks. BAD.

1/11/10

PSYC1002

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She's so excited about social psychology! Because of that interest, she pretty much ignored biological aspects that I hear would have been covered in this introductory course, which was a little unfortunate I think. She does repeat words quite a bit, but that gave a good indication of what she would be testing. Definitely possible to do VERY well.

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