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Benjamin Hafensteiner
Professor in the Chemistry department
at University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
are you Benjamin Hafensteiner?
Overall Quality
4.1
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.4
Clarity
3.8
Easiness
2.9
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
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10/09/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHM 131 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Hilarious" "Amazing lectures" "Respected by students"

Dr H. is the best professor I've ever had. Yeah the subject is hard, but he made me understand chem in a way I never thought I could. Absolutely recommend, and I formed my next semester schedule to make sure I could have him again.

08/05/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHM 132 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. H is a great professor. You can tell he really cares about his students and loves teaching. He's very helpful in office hours.

07/24/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHM 132 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. H is the best professor at UR. He is hilarious and cares about his students like no other. He has many office hours to attend and I've never left feeling like my questions weren't answered. Chemistry is my weak point, but if you work hard, he will notice and you'll get the grade you deserve.

07/15/2014
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
chm 131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He's a very nice guy and very willing to help students, but his lectures are not organized in the best way. One can tell he has yet to figure out the best way to explain some conceps. I'd hesitantly reccomend another prof (except schroeder). You won't get the same super-sunny disposition, but you'll get a more experienced teacher and explainer.

05/18/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHM 208 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Still new and learning to be an effective lecturer. Goes off on tangents in lecture which makes it longer than necessary and confusing. Does do a good job clarifying some poorly worded portions of the lab manual (and often makes verbal changes to it in lecture). Very nice and genuinely cares about his students. Really helpful when he comes into lab

04/30/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHM132 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. H is an extremely nice person and he cares a lot about his students. However, lectures are a disorganized regurgitation of the textbook. I would recommend primarily using the textbook and using lectures as a supplement.

03/25/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHM 32 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B

Difficult class but awesome professor who is always willing to help!!

12/31/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHM 207 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

Dr. H is a great guy. Really cares about his students. The lab manual is sort of poorly written, but he does a decent job of covering the important stuff in lab lecture. Sometimes a bit disorganized and tends to go off on tangents. The lab write-ups are obnoxiuos but not too tough and he covers all the info you need in lab lecture

12/17/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHM 207 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Nice guy, helpful in office hours. You can tell he's not super experienced at teaching because some of his lectures are a somewhat convoluted and disorganized. Overall average + and after a few years should be very good.

11/21/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHM 207 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. H runs a really great organic chemistry lab. His lab lectures are (mostly) clear and helpful, and he is very helpful and friendly in person. Also a pretty entertaining guy. He's definitely better at explaining organic chemistry than gen chem.

11/07/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHM131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is the best professor that i meet so far. You probably won't fall asleep in class.

10/27/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHM 207 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. H is fantastic. He's very open to meeting and discussing with students and understands that we're not all professionals in Chemistry. He also really respects all the TAs

10/27/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHM 132 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He's a very cool guy. Funny, humorous lectures and he really cares about his students. Held a long review session the weekend before the final. You can tell he's not a seasoned lecturer though, because he hasn't quite figured out the best ways to teach some topics. But very approachable and tries to be helpful. Reading the book helps a lot.

10/27/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHM 131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. H is a decent professor. He's very eager and willing to help, but it's clear he's new to teaching (which he is). Sometimes h gets stuck trying to some trickier concepts and gives very confusing explanations, but he sure tries his darndest. He really cares about his students and is always looking for input on how to improve.

10/04/2013
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHM 131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Over-rated. Don't bother with lectures. Workshop and textbook are your best friend for this class. Nice guy and cares about students, needs more experience lecturing.

08/30/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
CHM 132 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

After hearing so many great things about Dr. H, the low quality of the course surprised me. The course webpage was often updated late, and lectures were disorganized. The poor lectures resulted in packed office hours. He lets the class get loud and out of hand. While Dr. H is kind and funny, he should make an effort to improve as a professor.

05/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
CHM132 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. H is a dedicated professor who clearly cares about his students. His lectures are slightly unorganized. The best way to study for this class is to read the book, do workshop problems, and do the practice tests. If you stick to this method, the class is pretty easy. I think Dr. H needs more experience, but in time he will be an excellent prof.

05/16/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHM 131-132 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. H is the best! He is funny, smart, and he truly cares whether you do well or not. His exams are a little difficult, but definitely doable if you go to workshop and do the practice exams. His office hours are extremely helpful too! Also, he doesn't expect you to memorize information like the periodic table or equations. Def my fav professor! :)

05/15/2013
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHM 132 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. H got a lot of hype as being the best prof in the chem department, and I was disappointed with him. Lectures were really disorganized, and he didn't do a good job keeping the course website updated. Workshops were really helpful - exam questions look alot like workshop questions. He's a nice guy, and really eager...needs more experience.

02/26/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHM 207 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Professor Hafenbro is the BEST! Definitely take his classes whenever you can. I learn more orgo in 10 minutes of lab lecture than I do in a whole semester of class.

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