Karen Friedman-Kester at Harrisburg Area Community College

Karen Friedman-Kester

  • 1.9Overall Quality
  • 1.7Helpfulness
  • 2.0Clarity
  • 2.8Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
3/17/14

Nutrition

Accredited

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is the worst teacher ever! She isn't clear on directions, I don't think she knows what she's doing half of the time! She isn't helpful, her homework is only worth five points but over 100 questions and takes almost two hours to complete. Nothing on the test is in the textbook. Her projects are hysterical. She seems disorganized and rude.

8/8/13

NUTR104

Accredited

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Absolutely the worst! I took this class online & it was a disorganized mess. As others have said, she is very unclear & very rude. I did get an A in her class, but it was the most stressful semester I've had d/t constant worries about unclear due dates, assignments, instructions, etc. She doesn't even seem to understand how to use D2L.

3/3/13

Nutr104

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I'm a pre-dietetics major and I did not like this class. I love nutrition, but this was one of the worst classes I took. She basically read off the slide-show the entire time, which made it boring. She had no passion for what she does. Then everything that she read from the slideshow wasn't even on the tests. Pointless class. did not learn anything

3/2/13

nutr 104

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I used online materials to teach this class to myself so my success really isn't due to anything she did or did not do. I was very frustrated by her tendency to grade work VERY slowly (up to a month after the due date!) I got an good grade, but I think I would have retained more information in a face-to-face class with a different instructor.

10/30/12

NUTR104

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Her lectures are over powerpoints and they normally line up well with the textbook. She isn't that good of answering your questions. Can get an attitude fast and does a lot of taking during the lecture, some is useful, but other just takes up time.

5/7/12

nutri101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

solid professor, covered book completely, tough exams (even when open, relevant stories/anecdotes, may need clarity on projects... Enjoyed class.

5/6/12

NUT104

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

New online forum with D2L, but that was least of problems with this prof. She took very long time to grade assignments (sometimes 3 weeks). Very sarcastic and unprofessional with responses. Posts assignments later than listed on syllabus. Doesn't post how grades calc w/feedback or rubric. Cannot see tests after taking to review errors.

4/18/12

NUT104

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took class online. It was horrible. Not organized, not helpful. She barely answered questions, when she did they were short and not very helpful at all. Only gave us 2 days for some discussions. Did not communicate well to us. Unclear instructions and a lot of things were messed up (eg. unable to take tests, unseen discussion posts).

4/4/12

Nutr104

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Im not sure how I feel about her, I really want to like her-but she is not helpful and somewhat condesending. I barely studied for her class and scored high- but I already had a deep understanding of chem and advanced bio. She is disorganized and shows up late and ends late. She simply reads the pwrpt and uses an online format.

3/15/12

NUT104

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

(TOOK ONLINE) Posted assignments late. There's a schedule so you're UNABLE to work ahead. Had closed book/timed exams (1 MIN PER QUESTION) - I studied and they were difficult! Not helpful when asking questions, usually responds extremely late. I'm a very good self-learner, but this class was much harder than need be.

12/6/11

NUT104

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Never comes to class on time, but gets upset when we're late. Self-centered anecdotes (with name-dropping) aplenty. Short responses when class members share. Not difficult to get an A, but very annoying to sit in class. Material from Power Points and text. Projects are not difficult, but there are several. Attendance counts for grade.

12/1/11

NUTR104

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Never showed up for class on time, but got angry when someone walked in a few minutes after her. Didn't really teach, just read off of slideshows, wouldn't believe a word she says, apparently her and her husband know EVERYBODY. Would not recommend taking this class if you want to be taught something significant.

9/5/11

NUTR104V

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Homework/projects not too demanding & the text was used often. Questions to prof were answered w/short, snappy answers. Assignments were not sufficiently posted ahead of time because she didn't want us to work ahead. Tests were often not posted on the days stated in syllabus. Fair grades. Timed tests with no book/notes. No independence to pace self

8/22/11

Nutasdf

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took this class online in spring 2011. I believe this was her 1st time learning computer program for class. She was learning too. Very easy class, interesting, easy A! I cant believe anyone wrote negative comments about her. She answered questions and graded fairly!

1/12/11

NUT104

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Although this prof's teaching style is sometimes sprinkled with personal anecdotes, it's basically verbatim lecture from the power point. Her due dates are somwhat unclear, but she is EXTREMELY lenient on turning in papers late. She was also willing to let us re-take an exam at home (open book) after over half the class failed it in the classroom

1/7/11

NUT104

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This instructor is the worst! She had 3-4 different due dates for assignments, then posted a rude comment on the class website about "people complaining about not knowing when things were due" Assignments made me feel like a child, although they were challenging. She docked points even when directions were followed explicitly. Don't take her class

1/7/11

NUT104

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This "teacher" is HORRIBLE! She really does answer questions with one word & is exceptionally rude too. Her assignment dates were always changing & were extremely childish to say the least AND they were VERY time consuming. Points were taken off without any reason. DO NOT TAKE HER! I wanted to go to the Dean about her multiple times!

9/15/10

Nutr104

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Never in my life have I been treated so disrespectfully by a professor. I took it online. Everytime a student asked a question they recieved a bitey, single phrase response. A lot of info was really unclear, and shes not very specific so its really tough to know exactly what you need to do to succede, hence the questions. Wouldn't reccommend.At all

8/15/10

NUTR104

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took this class online. Prof was slow about grading assignments in timely manner. Didn't receive most grades until last day of semester, so never knew how I was doing. Also changed the deadline for an exam without notice, so missed an exam. Most of the assignments were useless and the directions were confusing.

1/14/10

HRIMHRIM

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took her servsafe class and everything was read straight from the book and powerpoints.

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