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Beverly Wirtz
Professor in the History department
at Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA
are you Beverly Wirtz?
Overall Quality
4.5
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.5
Clarity
4.5
Easiness
2.8
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28 Student Ratings
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07/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIS 21 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: B

This was a good class. She managed to make a boring subject interesting. She's brutal if you aren't prepared, which is mandatory for this course.

05/21/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST 16 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: B

very intimidating at first. she actually just cares about students and wants you to succeed. attendance mandatory. will drop/fail you if you miss 4 classes. expects you to read every week. i didnt but took great notes. never opened the book once. passed with a B. 6 quizzes and a final. i actually enjoyed her lectures and looked forward to class!

05/20/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist 16 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very good teacher, you WILL learn history if you take this class! Studying is a must, coming from someone who rarely studies at all. If you don't care to learn anything and just want to get a good grade, she isn't the teacher for you. I would certainly take another class from her, and recommend her to anyone who is serious about your education!

04/23/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
HST 16 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Never in my college experience (2 years and counting) have I had a professor return work as fast as Mrs. Wirtz. She gets a high rating on that alone. You will have to work hard in this class. Do the readings or she'll make you feel like a an idiot.

12/18/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HST 16 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

If you can't commit to attending class and reading the book don't take her. If you're serious about learning history - and learning about life - do it. She's really hard and she really pushes you but if you do the work you won't be sorry.

12/16/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST 17 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She made me fall in love with history again. Her class is incredibly interesting and informative. She is very motivational and truly wants her students to learn about the US and its past. If you come to class and pay attention, do the study guides and at least read some of the textbook, you will most likely get an A and be very satisfied. LOVE HER.

12/10/2013
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIS16 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

took her class because I read the good reviews but was so disappointed.I love history especially this era, but she managed to ruin it for me.she is extremely strict and has too many rules!her lectures don't seem to lined up with the book chapters. attendance+participation are MANDATORY.got an A but couldn't wait to finish the semester.

11/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST 16 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She definetly knows what she's talking about, she cares about her students, hard working woman, and an excellent person to get to know!

09/26/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIS16 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

too strict,rigid,and unpleasant teacher who treats students like 1st graders.She keeps student from falling asleep by constantly asking questions during the entire class sessions, so make sure you are prepared to answer every class!text book-mandatory, attendance and participation -mandatory too. I got an A but didn't enjoy class. not recommended!

09/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HST 16 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She REALLY cares about her students, but if you don't do the reading she'll nail you with a pop quiz. She wants you to take education seriously - she says that all the time. If you don't, don't take her - if you do, do!

09/03/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST 16 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Awesome teacher. Very helpful and thorough. No curve balls really thrown. If you do what she says you will do more than fine. I learned a ton in this class, but I also put in the work.

07/27/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HST 16 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Ditto comment regarding this course being brutal in the summer!!! If you are looking for a walk in the park take someone else. If you want to actually learn something you won't find a better class or a better instructor. Just be warned - what the syllabus says is for real - she cuts no slack.

07/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist 17 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She was very invested in her subject, she was like a walking documentary knowing all kinds of crazy details. There is a term paper on an biography but she gives almost the entire semester to finish it with plenty of help. it is very necessary to do the reading but if you do its an easy A. She was a great teacher and I looked forward to her class

06/10/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIS120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Overall this would be the proffesor that has made me love college. She is passionate about her learning .

05/22/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST 16 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She is a great teacher. Passionate and makes you think. Use the study guide she gives you! Thats what I did and I got an A. All she tests on is the study guide.

05/21/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIS21 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Best teacher I've had in college. She really loves her job and is tough for a reason. She is very helpful if you need some clarifying and mainly has group discussions and is lenient on written work. Best class yet!

03/26/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist16 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Brutal 8 week class. She keeps it interesting though. attendance is MANDATORY!! READ and show up to class and you'll do fine. all quizzes & tests are short answers/essays so you really have to know your stuff and keep up. one research paper on a biography. cool lady but dont expect to get ANY leniency out of her, she wont give you the time of day

02/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST16 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

by far the best teacher ive had in my 5 years of college. she’s real tough (rules, keeping up with the readings, etc) but she’s well worth it. if youre looking for an easy A find someone else. if you’re looking to learn history take her... every class is like listening to a history channel documentary.

01/31/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hist17 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is very strict and likes to listen to herself talk. Other than short answers from the class she does all of the talking and although she says she wants to hear your opinion there is rarely any time to give it, but she is passionate about History and it shows. She gives you a study guide, but alot of it is hard to find in the book.

12/18/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST16 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is very strict on the rules, so don't miss many classes. All the tests and quizzes are short answer which helps because she will give partial credit. Just know what is being asked and she will give full credit. Going over the study guide for each chapter will get you an A.

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