Derek Cole at Baton Rouge Community College

Derek Cole

  • 3.5Overall Quality
  • 3.7Helpfulness
  • 3.5Clarity
  • 2.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/19/14

BIO 120

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Heard he changed his teaching techniques which may be the reason for the positive comments. We had to read over 30 pages before every class, power points were never shown in class, he went over questions from students only during class. Do not recommend, if you need someone to actually teach the material!

5/13/14

BIOL 120

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is NOT an easy class. It is alot of information in a short amount of time. He expects you to do your part and read the chapters and is willing to help those who help themselves. He is a great teacher and helped me A LOT through out this semester but, he did make me work for it. Don't take him if you aren't willing to put in the work.

2/1/14

Bio 120L

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedA

Dr. Cole is an awesome professor! He gets strait to the point and stresses what you need to know for exams. He also splits up the labs so that you dont spend the entire 3hrs in his class. Answer the learning outcomes, pay attn during the labs and become familiar with them all. I would HIGHLY recommend taking his class!

1/24/14

biology 120

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I love him but you must do your part as well.. awesome teacher

1/22/14

RNRE

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher, I think as long as you're involved in the class and show that you care, he will care back and make the clad very interesting and is always open for discussion. One of my favorite teachers. I would highly recommend taking him. Just don't slack or he won't have any sympathy

1/13/14

BIO120

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedB

DR.COLE IS A GOOD TEACHER.THIS CLASS ISN'T A CAKE WALK, BUT HE WILL HELP YOU IF YOU PUT FORTH SOME EFFORT.THERE IS ALOT OF READING AND YOU HAVE TO BE ACTIVE IN DISCUSSIONS IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND. IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A PROFESSOR THAT'S AN EASY "A" THEN HE IS NOT THE ONE, HOWEVER, IF YOU WANT TO CHALLENGE YOUR MIND... THEN HE IS THE ONE FOR YOU.

1/2/14

BIO120L

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lab class is easy, but take it with lecture or read the lab book or you fail the tests. He makes the class fun and doesnt keep you the whole 3 hours. he is also really funny and kind. def take for Lab idk about lecture didnt take him.

12/18/13

Bio 120

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I wanted to rate Dr.Cole more than any of my professors!It is understandable having to read before going to class but he wants to be more like a "STUDENT AID" rather than an actual professor.He wants you to read 20 pgs and then ask ??s. He thinks teaching needed material means giving answers to tests. (WHICH IS RIDICULOUS)DO NOT TAKE HIM!

12/16/13

Bio120

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA-

As everyone else has said you have to read! Don't even try to take notes in class. Just listen to him and write down the stuff he repeats because it will be on the test! He is clear from the beginning that you have to study and it is very hard. A lot of people don't like his style of teaching but he is straight up from the beginning. DO CONNECT!

12/13/13

BIOL 120

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Cole makes it clear from the start that you MUST READ to do well in the course. If you don't read, blame the grade on yourself. Connect is helpful with your grade - may give bonus at the end of the course. Also get one exam drop (lowest grade). Showing up is crucial because it may help you learn what is on and not on the exam. Nontraditional.

10/30/13

BIOL 120

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

First of all, bio has ALWAYS required hours upon hours of reading and *memorization*! I would not suggest taking Dr. Cole if you want a traditional lecture or generally a teacher who actually teaches. This guy runs around the classroom and says random things about the subject. Offers one exam drop, but uses Connect for 5 pts/ assignment which helps

8/21/13

bio 120

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mr. Cole is an awesome teacher! He expects students to read material before they come to class..THIS IS CRITICAl. Also if he knows you are trying, he will help you. He will help those who help themselves, basically.

8/5/13

BIO120

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took this class over summer and recieved an A so it may have been more difficult. It took hours on hours reading course material. Expects you to know information and ask questions if you don't understand. Rather hard class but if determined can get an A.

6/18/13

Biol120

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Really have to work for grade. He considers a "C" to be very good if taking biology for the first time. Encourages student to teacher interaction so take advantage.

5/24/13

biology 120

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I would not recommend this professor unless you already taken biology or have knowledge of biology. Does not stick to the subject, you have to learn everything for yourself. He may master biology but unable to teach it.

3/13/13

BIO101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The BEST prof I've had at BRCC. Totally recommend his class only for serious students. You have to pace yourself and be ontop of readings. Will answer any question you have and has an open office if u still don't understand. He won't be easy if u expect him to do all the work. He will only cover material on test, gives study guides, and loves bio!

11/2/12

bio120

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I would not recommend his class if you need someone to actually teach you. I needed a teacher that presented the material to me and taught me about the chapters. He wants you to read the chapters and ask questions if you have any. Its hard to ask questions when you dont understand anything you have read. Hes very nice, just didnt benefit from him.

10/28/12

BIOL120

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I need a teacher who presents the work to me before I go home and read it, not the other way around. His method did not benefit my learning methods.

6/27/12

Biol101

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Do the mastering biology

5/22/12

BIOL101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Loved his class! He really tries to dumb down the material so it's easier for people like me (that loathe bio) to understand. Willing to help students with ANY issue. Does give study guides unlike the post from 11/18/11. Will keep you laughing. Passionate about the subject. Would definitely recommend!

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