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Friedrich Finnern
Professor in the Biology department
at Norco College - Riverside CCD, Norco, CA
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Overall Quality
2.0
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
1.9
Clarity
2.2
Easiness
1.6
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
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Easiness
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07/15/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio-1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B

Sometimes her lectures were great and I was able to follow them perfectly. BUT most times I was completely LOST. She's NOT NICE. Shoots down questions in class and tells students the answer in a SARCASTIC and snarky tone. Be prepared to listen to HER VOICE. HARD TEsTS, TONS of Mastering Bio, clicker questions during lecture so sit next to a nerd

06/07/2014
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Biology is a pretty hard class who ever you take it with, so it's hard to find an easy way out. I found Finnern hard to follow during lecture. She goes fast and just doesn't interest the class during lecture. I thought she was scary to approach, but heard she's helpful in office hours. Not a class to slack off so study study!

12/13/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO-36 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Really bad teacher, but a nice lady. Her lectures are extremely unrelated to her tests. Also, lectures are directly out of the book. I only passed her class cause I did all of the homework and showed up. Would not recommend.

11/07/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio-36 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I DO NOT RECOMMEND! I couldn't get into her biology class so I took her environmental science class. She doesn't teach well and doesn't answer questions. The only reason I am passing is because of her online homework and extra credit essays. I read my book, take notes, and record her lectures and I have no clue where she gets her test questions.

10/23/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio-1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Bio is a hard subject from the start, and having a professor that is very unapproachable and unhelpful makes it 100x worse. She has no interest in helping students. she seems too always be rushed and flies through her slides as if we already know her material. She is proud of the fact 60% of the class fails. she always says it. AVOID her class!

09/07/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
bio36 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

DO NOT TAKE FINNERN. she does not help with the exams. there are no study guides. She knows the material, but her lack of passion for teaching is evident. She's very condescending and rude to her students.Too intimidating to approach. when i saw her snap at a fellow student with a reply of "thats ur problem" i backed away and didnt bother with her

09/05/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Clearly does not enjoy teaching. She knows the material, but her lack of passion for teaching is evident. She's very condescending and rude to her students, spends a lot of time putting them all down. Too intimidating to approach. I don't understand how this woman has a job.

06/18/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
bio12 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I didn't think she was that bad. Her lectures aren't very helpful but her tests are pretty much based entirely on the book. As long as you don't miss lab, turn in all hw, do ALL the readings and masteringbio, you should be fine. Put in genuine effort when you do masteringbio bc it's seriously a life saver. Field trips are really fun, too!

12/06/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO36 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Her class can seem very overwhelming at first but she is actually a good teacher and I learned alot from her. A few helpful hints to new students. Print her notes before the lecture because she goes very fast (she puts them on her website)...Also you must do all of the Mastering HW(its not hard and its easy points)& do all the extra credit you can!

10/05/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO3806 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Goes through each concept very briefly without details. Majority of the time learning new materials is from reading the book. Tests questions are not the same as the ones learned in class/book.

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