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Michelle Priest
Professor in the Biology department
at El Camino College Compton Center, Compton, CA
are you Michelle Priest?
Overall Quality
3.4
Average Grade
C
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.5
Clarity
3.2
Easiness
1.7
Helpfulness
0
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08/23/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio 10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B

This class is not for the lazy.Dr. Priest is truly a bright individual and passionate about her career choice. That being said, this class is a lot of work. Don't expect to just scrape by. She is demanding and does have high expectations, but this is college. I highly recommend taking her, but only if you are willing to dedicate the time and effort

08/23/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Biology 10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

You really need to study. Her class is not easy!

08/08/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio 10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This is not your high school biology class that you can fly through without studying. The only way you'll pass is by watching her self recorded videos and reading her power points. There's online weekend timed quizzes too. STUDY!!! She loves attention and is very much a control freak so stay on her good side.. YOUTUBE what you don't understand.

08/05/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
bio 10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: F

Shes a good professor but she definitely extremely high expectations towards all her students, she should be teaching in a graduate school not giving a class of basic biology. she will make you hate the class she focuses on people who have the best grades, dont take her.

05/21/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio 10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: C

Biology is not easy at all. In Dr.Priest's class,you have to work hard otherwise you WILL fail. She doesn't try to fail you on purpose, she wants you to pass. She is super helpful, smart, and an excellent teacher. I can honestly say I have never learned so much in a class before. My only regret is that I started taking the class seriously too late.

05/13/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO10 9840 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This class is SUPER hard. No one gets an A, and very few get B's. The majority of the class got C's or D's (mostly D's). I wouldn't take the class if you're a full time student with 3 other classes, or if you're a part time student. This class is SUPER demanding and stressful

04/23/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO-10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This teacher has incredible expectations & teaches at an vigourously fast pace. She never acknowledges the fact that almost the entire class is constantly confused & falling behind. She just continues on to the next section. And now more than half the class has dropped. I believe her teaching skills are inadequate.

04/01/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
bio 10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B

She was way to hard. If you have nothing else going on and have the time to put in some 10 extra hours of studying and working, go for it. If you're a lazy student that's going to try to get by as they go, look somewhere else.

03/04/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio 17 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is very serious. First day of class she said no cell phone I guess student didn't take her serious and was asked to leave the class, the student then missed two class meeting and was dropped. this class you have to pay attention to pass this class

12/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 17 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

If you're a person who expects to just show up and pass, dont even bother. Work must be put in to get a good grade. Not only does she give you the powrpoints ahead of time but you can also get her lectures, what more can you ask for?! Great professor and great class, definetly taking her again. An A is possible, but you have to work to get it

12/05/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO 10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If you are a scholarly individual that can truly say you dedicate yourself to your studies, then this class is for you. Otherwise, don't take this class unless you want to waste 30$ on the hybrid online course account and not to mention expensive textbook & workbooks but at least you can get your money back on those. I have a 3.2 GPA because of her

11/26/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Marine bio 17 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This teacher is really bad. She treats us like high schoolers. Everything she lectures on has nothing to do with the exams. She's horrible. Expects us pay for a book we don't use and a 30$ trip to the aquarium. I don't understand how people actually pass her class.

08/29/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A-

Dr. Priest is a strict, but very caring professor. Biology is not aan easy class, but it is as easy as it could possibly get with Dr. Priest. You absolutely need to study and listen to all the hints that Dr. Priest gives you. Also use all the resources that you get in Course Compass because that really helps.

08/14/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio 10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Bio 10 with Dr. Priest isn't an easy class because there is a lot of work. Dr. Priest has so much to offer, She makes bio 10 very interesting and relates it to daily life. Even when we didn't understand something she was there to repeat it for everyone and as many times. I learned so much from her, she's a great teacher!

06/11/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio 10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Bio 10 is a very hard class. This class taught me how to work smarter and not harder. Bio 10 is a class you have to put effort in and attendance is mandatory. If you want to pass this class you need to use all the helpful resources that are there. Also don't take this class with other tense academic classes. Form study groups with your classmates

06/07/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio 10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Don't take her if you're looking to coast through Bio 10. If you're looking to actually learn and you're willing to put forth the effort then take Dr. Priest, she is the most knowledgable teacher in her subject i've come across. Contrary to what people write, she wants her students to not only pass her class but be successful in their future.

06/07/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Bio 10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher. Sweet lady. But Bio can be hard. Be up for the challenge.She will not give you a grade,you have to earn it.Respect her "rules"(ex.be on time),follow her academic instructions,& study,study, study.Making time outside of class is required.She gives diff resources to use to help learn the material.Find what works and give it your best

06/06/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Priest is a lovely woman. Even though I only got a C, I learned SO much from her that I am really happy I took her class. Dr. Priest really cares about her students, and that's why she expects a lot. She gives all the resources that a student could ever want, so use it wisely. You need to study a lot. Not an easy class, but it can be.

05/16/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Biology 10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Priest is a great professor. What she teaches is what is exactly on her tests which are pretty easy if you study. People expect to just pass without putting in an effort but in a class like Biology you NEED to study. But Dr. Priest really makes it easy and fun. Her class is long but it is never boring with her. She really cares for her students

04/16/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is biased! She will grade you based on her choice of thinking if you have put in enough time, instead of actually grading by validity. She makes you pay for some online website account called coursecompass.com. It is $30. Find a better teacher! (trust me there are much better teachers).

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