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Barbara McPherson
Professor in the Psychology department
at MiraCosta College (all), Oceanside, CA
are you Barbara McPherson?
Overall Quality
2.7
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.7
Clarity
2.7
Easiness
3.1
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
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10/09/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSYC 104 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Skip class? You won't pass."

She is not very understanding, I had to leave class early one day to due illness and her response was very odd. She is not that helpful, and seems to make things harder than they need be. I would not recommend taking her.

07/25/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
PSYC 205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

Professor McPherson indeed has no idea what she is talking about most of the time, like many other reviewers mentioned. When you try to correct her she gets really defensive. She made a mistake grading my exam and it took a while to make her realize she did -- make sure you check your exams. BUT as unpleasant as she is, the class is super easy.

05/07/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
psych 205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This professor, is very unstructured on what she is teaching. Class is simple if you go to every class. Most points are from attendance and lab bs. Study the terms in the book and you will do fine. you have to teach yourself because she don't teach, she puts a powerpoint on and reads it. Waste of time class. But guaranteed you will pass.

04/22/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
psyc 205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is alright at teaching for most part she is confusing she is nice but that is not good enough. She needs to assign hw from text she does to much online hw or test its hard and different from the lectures.

03/26/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Psych 205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She is one of the worst teachers I have EVER taken. She is always confused about what we are doing in class. You basically need to teach yourself the material on your own. Does not explain anything, and often doesn't know what she is teaching. DONT TAKE HER!

05/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PSYC 220 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She's a great professor! I took her 220 course at CSUSM. Always show up for class...she takes attendance. TONS of extra credit. You need the book, all hw and studying comes from there. She loves to laugh and smile! Love her teaching style. I like her so much, I'll be taking her again for my 230 (205) course at Mira Costa for the summer :)

05/20/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Psyc 205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is often very confused about assignments and things she has previously said. Once I asked for help and she wrote out the answer but when she graded the paper she would mark incorrect what she did. The exams are extremely hard and often times the answer to the questions can be two options that were given. She is poor in clarity!

12/19/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Psych104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Had this class and have to say it was the easiest statistics course for me. The teaching was clear most of the time. Assignments given were relevant to the lecture and upcoming tests. Professor was very helpful and made it clear to the class what to expect on the tests.

12/12/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSYC104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Lazily prepared slideshows. Not very knowledgeable about the material. You will rely on the textbook. Not the best class, though she is a very nice lady. She doesn't explain the material very well, though.

12/03/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Psyc104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Worst teacer I've took in the two years I have been here. Students correct her at least once every class, which makes things even more confusing. Does not seem to know what see is doing. Test are very difficult in order to understand you need to basically ingnore the lecture and just read the book.

07/08/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
psyc101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

she is a nice person and a great teacher.I would highly recommend her if you want to learn new materials and get a good grade.

07/08/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
psyc101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

she is a nice and a great teacher. I would highly recommend her if you want to learn new materials and get a good grade.

12/11/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Soc205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She's a great Psychology Professor. Shes expects her students to take initiative. I've taken this class before and the professor sucked. In this class we did our own research and learned what its really like to do our own work. The class is very open and regulated at your own pace. The professor is very easy to get along with. Taker her over others

07/16/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

IF I WERE YOU I WOULD TAKE THIS TEACHER, IF YOU WANNA GET AN A. SO MUCH EASIER THEN OTHER PROFESSORS!

07/16/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I am taking her for a 6 week summer class.She is a great teacher, very helpful, she gets to class 30 mins before and answeres any questions you have.Shes very nice and caring. She will get back to you very quickly on emails, which I like! Just study the chapters before class or you wont know what the hell shes talking about.

05/25/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
child121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is a very nice woman but a terrible teacher. I learned absolutely nothing in the class. Passed the tests by simply studying vocab. She didn't test on anything else. She has rediculous expectations. If I didnt need the class I would have dropped. She is terrible!

01/22/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
psyc104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Class is easy if you tune out during lecture and study the book yourself- she makes things way more complicated than necessary, actually had to correct her at times. Very nice though but do not take her if you actually want to learn something

12/20/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSYC121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I had this teacher for one online class and then a regular class the next semester. The work was straight forward and helpful, as long as you pay attention during lectures and do the homework assignments the tests are easy. She is understanding, a sweet person and a pleasant teacher to have.

12/16/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Took this class online, loved it. The information was easy to understand, with a great format, and I learned a lot. It is ONLINE so it's pretty much a self taught, but if you email her she is willing to help.

11/23/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSYC100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She's nice,but the worst professor I've had at MC. I really love Psychology, but I dreaded coming to her class. There are many times where I wanted to go up in front of the class and start explaining what she says because I feel like she did not know what in the world she was talking about. I loathe slide-shows, but that's the only way she teaches.

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