Dorian Canelas at Duke University

Dorian Canelas

  • 4.2Overall Quality
  • 4.2Helpfulness
  • 4.2Clarity
  • 2.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
4/19/14

CHEM201

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I have to disagree with the other comment left for Dr C this semester. I've HATED the group work-- its fostered a lot of mis-education IMO, I wanted to learn from our prof, NOT my peers. I found myself trying to relearn concepts frequently. Did appreciate all the materials though. I bet she would be a great teach if SHE taught us.

4/11/14

CHEM201

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedA+

She gives you a lot of resources to help you with, and really wants you to do well in the class. Her class has a pre-set curve, and so she encourages you to work together with the other students in the class. I would highly recommend her for organic chemistry~she has a flipped classroom model, but it actually really works well.

12/25/13

Chem 99

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Canelas is a decent professor. She's funny and her lectures are interesting, but I found her rude/unhelpful outside of class. That being said, she gives resources and her tests/homework follow the material. Recitation is mandatory and helpful; lecture is beneficial. Book, her notes, and problems will help you on the exams, which are mostly math.

5/9/13

Chem 201L

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pay attention to what she actually teaches in lecture and do all her practice exams and you should be fine. She was a really fair teacher, and if you keep up with her, then you can definitely do well. I would highly recommend Dr. Canelas!

5/6/13

Orgo 201

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Canelas is a good lecturer, but she does go very fast, and tends to write down mechanisms that you don't need to know. Her tests can be tricky, but are straight forward. She is funny and easy to talk to.

4/15/13

CHEM201

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Canelas is the best possible professor for Orgo you could have. Incredibly clear, funny and witty, and is really interested in the subject. Her TA's grade kinda harshly, but she herself is wonderful. A+ 10/10 would recommend.

4/11/13

Chem 201

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Canelas is a very clear lecturer. She writes really quickly but will pause for people to copy reactions down, etc. She moves quickly sometimes.

4/2/13

Orgo 201

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is so understanding and will help when you ask. Also, she is very responsive to email. She will provide you will tons of resources, which leaves her students personally responsible for their grade.

3/20/13

CHEM201

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Canelas is fantastic. Her lectures are clear (and worth attending!), she's helpful and very approachable, and her tests are relatively straightforward (i.e. over material covered in lecture.) I recommend her highly for Orgo 1!

12/27/12

CHEM99

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Canelas is funny in her own way and always available through email and outside class. She cares about you, although Chem 99 it is a 100+ student lecture. She gives lots of extra resources to study and understand the topic. Also, try to go to lecture (it really does help!)

12/17/12

CHEM99D

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher! Funny, helpful, and approachable! Loved her class!

12/16/12

ChemMWF

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is humorous and approachable.

8/14/12

CHEM151

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Canelas is a good teacher on the whole. It is clear she enjoys teaching chemistry and her tests correspond to her lectures. She does well in pointing out what she will be requiring of each student before the test. Organic chemistry is generally time consuming but Dr. Canelas does well in highlighting the important ideas for the next semester.

5/9/12

CHEM151

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Canelas does everything that you would expect an orgo prof to do, and she does it well. She will not be one of those professors who will blow your mind away and absolutely inspire you. However, she will try her best to ensure that you comprehend the material. She seems like a really nice person and is welcoming and approachable.

5/7/12

CHEM151

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I was warned about taken Canelas's class but I was pleasantly surprised. Canelas cares a lot about her students and I learned a lot from her lectures. She has a great attitude about the class which offsets the intensity of a lot of the pre-meds. She was also really funny which kept the lectures interesting.

3/31/12

CHEM20D

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I love Dr. Canelas. She does powerpoint lectures, is terrific at explaining concepts and really, really cares about her students. She's approachable and really funny. Taking Chem 20D is wonderful choice for someone who doesn't have a lot of chem background; taking this class will make chem 31 so much easier. Be aware this class will challenge you!

3/30/12

Chem151

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Wonderful teacher!!!! Made Orgo fun! Very fair/clear tests/amount of material expected to know. Harsh grading, but this is done mainly by T.A's. Doesn't try to trick you on tests. She is a great teacher, some people complain about her using powerpoints, but they are very helpful and she uses the blackboard to complement her powerpoints. She's great

12/18/11

Chem20D

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Canelas is really nice. Her lectures are effective and she is always making jokes to keep the room alive. She is also available outside of class. Read the chapters, look over recitation materials (post included), and put in the hours and you will get an A.

7/19/11

Chem151

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Canelas is a great orgo teacher. She does a good job of explaining difficult concepts and she keeps class interesting with her lively personality. She made orgo enjoyable and painless to learn.

5/24/11

Chem151

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very enthusiastic about the subject matter. Although very tangential, she genuinely wants you to succeed in the class. Relies on powerpoints during lectures, which can be annoying and unhelpful. But her recitation worksheets are great and often show up on exams.

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