William Modey at University of Illinois at Chicago

William Modey

  • 2.2Overall Quality
  • 2.2Helpfulness
  • 2.2Clarity
  • 2.1Easiness

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4/11/14

CHM112

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

shared the powerpoints he used but he didn't make them, so they were nothing like his tests or quizes. he flies through the chapters, so I was left rereading the chapters constantly. Didn't tell us his office hours or where his office was and he is very intimidating. He also scheduled a test at 4pm the day before thanksgiving.

4/11/14

CHEM 112

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Modey is okay if you are naturally good with chemistry. His exams are hard because they are only a few questions long. His lectures are engaging and he is a funny guy, though.

4/7/14

CHEM114

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Modey was not the best professor I had, but I took him for 112 and 114 because I did well in his classes. The key to doing well here is to do the problems he gives you. His exams and quizzes are almost word for word copied at times.

3/11/14

CHEM 112

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is useless as a teacher, he just stands there reading from a power point provided by the company that makes the textbooks. His accent is too thick to the point where it's pointless and you're better off skipping lecture and teaching yourself the content. The one time I showed up to lecture, he admitted he was a bad professor and he didn't care.

1/31/14

CHM 112

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

The worst part about this guy is he openly told us that he knows he is a terrible teacher. He said "i bet you heard bad stories about me. i like that". This "professor" is terrible.

1/11/14

Chem112

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not a good teacher!!! He stopped doing examples within the first week because he got lazy. Said to look in the book. His study guides were nothing like his exams, he would fly through each slide just reading off of them. Was very disappointed with his teachings here. he is a nice guy though but if possible, avoid!

1/6/14

Chem112

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

A lot of people really struggled with his class. His lectures are practically worthless, and his quizzes are always hit or miss. I'd leave thinking a quiz was easy, but a quiz another class a friend of mine was in got was very challenging. Overall, I'd avoid if you can. People without a background of Chemistry in high school don't tend to do well.

12/27/13

Chem 112

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is by far one of the worst teachers i have encountered. He doesn't bother to teach the material and just reads off from power point slides. His exams are always all over the place and he doesn't keep his promises about what he will be putting on the quizzes/exams.He gave the class an overall ridiculous curve of just 2%.STAY AWAY if you can!!

12/19/13

Chem 112

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pretty bad professor. It was hard staying awake in his lectures. If I hasn't taken AP Chem in high school, this class would have been incredibly hard. His videos on Blackboard help to an extent.

12/15/13

CHEM 112

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a great guy who really seems to care about his students. He does his best to make absolute sure everyone understands a topic before he moves on. Is his course difficult? Absolutely, but if you put in the time and use your resources, you should do fine. Also, make sure you watch his videos he posts on BB. They are very helpful!

12/5/13

Chem 112

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is SO BAD. Don't ever take his class! During his lecture, he always read off the slides. He has very thick accent, it took me about two month to understood. One thing that make me so disappointed is that I emailed him and he saw it and did't reply me although I had a family emergency. When I went talk to him, he had very very bad attitude.

12/4/13

Chem 112

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is the worst teacher ever!!! He is not helpful, yells way to much, and is to hard on the students. The way he grades is unfair. He doesnt understand that this is the first chem class we take and if he doesnt help us understand the basics then we wouldnt understand chemistry. He is the absolute WORST!!!!!! Do not take him what so ever!!!

11/13/13

CHEM 112

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He has a heavy African accent which you'll be able to overcome and understand as time goes on. He describes everything REALLY well and has a fun class (throws out jokes & plays around with people in a friendly way). Tests are fairly easy with a decent amt of studying. Just study his examples he sends out and you'll ace the class!

11/7/13

Chem112

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Modey is a tough teacher and difficult to understand, but he truly wants people to succeed in his class. His PPT presentations are not very helpful in lecture, so you have to teach yourself somewhat. However, he is extremely willing to help you if you meet after class or during office hours. It's clear that his effort is there.

10/25/13

CHEM 112

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He speaks with a heavy accent and his lecture is all about PPT, which didn't make the class interesting. Grading was tough, specially for labs and exams. His exams were hard for the class. Avoid him if it is possible. I took AP Chem and still got B in his class, what a joke.

10/8/13

CHEM 112..114

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I know everyone complains about Modey, but honestly one of my favorite professors at UIC. I had him for 112 & 114 & it wasn't easy to say the least, but he does care. If you show that you care, he'll help you. If you do bad on somethings, you still have a chance, but you have to show that you are working hard for the A. GET TO KNOW HIM DURING O.H.

8/5/13

Chem 112

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Although Professor Modey thoroughly explains new topics,his exams do not allow the student to demonstrate his/her knowledge on the material covered. Study guides are inconsistent, and his expectations are unrealistically high as far as grading. He rarely answers emails and sends texts during lectures. I would never recommend this professor.

7/27/13

CHEM 112

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Modey has a bit of an anger problem. If he doesn't know you, he blow off your questions. He never emails back, hes the only chem professor that requires you to answer ALL the owl questions within 10 attempts. His quizzes are random. The test is unpredictable, the final was terrible and the class averaged a 50, STAY CLEAR

5/27/13

Chem 114

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Modey NEVER emailed me back about anything, he never curves, and he is very unorganized. I highly suggest a different professor. The only way I passed with a B is because i took AP chemistry in high school and took more from that than modeys class.

5/23/13

chem 112

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Thought he was horrid when in the beginning, THEN her curved the class so he's not too bad. my overall grade went up about 4.5% at the end of the semester which helped a lot! He didn't curve ANYTHING until the end the semester so be patient.

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