Rita Mehta at University of California Santa Cruz

Rita Mehta

  • 3.6Overall Quality
  • 3.2Helpfulness
  • 4.0Clarity
  • 2.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
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2/26/14

Bioe 131

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is the best teacher I have ever had, not only at UCSC but ever. She is really funny, has so much enthusiasm for the material and makes understanding the concepts easy. Very structured course layout and the exams follow the study guide. You MUST attend class because there are no lecture notes online. She even became an academic mentor to me.

4/28/13

BIOE20B

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Mehta is a clear lecturer. I loved the stories she told us in class to help us remember the material. Her powerpoints have very few words so you are forced to listen to understand the concepts. This is hard when the class is at 8am but it was cool that she was so excited to teach us. I would really like to take a class with her in the future.

3/28/13

20B

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is a really challenging course. We have only 5 weeks to learn plant physiology and 5 weeks for animal physiology. Dr. Mehta taught the animal half. The animal section rocked! Dr. Mehta is really good at getting your attention. It is a hard class but I recommend it If you want to learn physiology.

3/23/13

Bio20B

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Need to pretty much study the materials constantly if you want to pull a good grade at the end. The exam scores are usually curved based upon class performance, but there is no overall class curve at the end.

3/23/13

BIOE20B

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Mehta presents material that is interesting but really challenging. Her lectures are awesome and it was because of her enthusiasm that I wanted to attend the lectures. Study her notes and read the book before coming to class. This class is fun but challenging.

3/23/13

Bio 20b

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very enthusiastic about the course. Tried to make us excited for the class. Organized slides, but sometimes her slides are just subtitles and you have to listen to her high-pitched voice for the notes. Moves rather quickly. Pretty good professor, but hard grader. First class I've had that gave out +'s and -'s. Ended up getting the lower end of it.

2/19/13

BIO2020B

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr.Mehta is extremely engaging- especially for an 8am class. She seems like she is a pro teaching this material and I would recommend this course to anybody majoring in biology. Thanks for making this course so interesting.

7/6/12

Bio20B

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

The class felt a bit too easy. As long as you read the book before lecture it will be extremely easy to get an A. Everything she expects from you (which isn't much) is in her lectures. Her lab activities were fun but the Seymour Center can make you go out of your way if you don't have transportation. She's nice but her jokes aren't very funny.

6/15/12

BIOE20B

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Instructor is clear about expectations. The clss material is simplified in lectures. Go to lectures. The class is huge!!!

6/10/12

Bio20B

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class material is really challenging. Professor is enthusiastic and helpful if you go to office hours. She is strict but her lectures are really helpful because they narrow down information in the book. Go to lectures or you are going to fail.

5/11/12

BIOE20b

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

one word- HORRIBLE! Her slides were so disorganized and she's not as nice as she seems.she assigned so much reading from the book and barely tested us on it. the final was pretty easy. just study from her notes. dont bother to read.

5/11/12

bioe20b

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Rita expects very little out of you. She is very clear and fair and seems like a nice person, but I found her a little irritating as a professor - she talks to us like we are kindergarteners which makes it difficult to be motivated to try. Exam was a joke, very little understanding required just memorize her very simple notes and iclicker questions

4/5/12

Bio20B

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is very strict and gave most of the class C's. I found her to be very disorganized and I definitely did not enjoy her portion of the class.

4/3/12

BIO20B

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She's an alright teacher. Super enthusiastic about the subject and really wants her students to do well. Really approachable but her notes can be kind of confusing and sometimes vague/not detailed enough. I definitely had to read the book for this class and recommend it!

4/2/12

Bio20B

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She's not the best teacher I've ever had but she is pretty fair. Just make sure you do the reading and take good notes. She is pretty clear about what she wants you to know for the test! Study hard :)

3/25/12

BIOE20B

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

First time teaching the course. Taught the Animal portion of the class. She can definitely improve but she wasn't the worst teacher I've ever had. She's is helpful but also very demanding. Read the book and do the quizzes at the end of each chapter because around 1/4 of the questions on the final were from those quizzes.

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