Gary Thomas at Boise State University

Gary Thomas

  • 3.6Overall Quality
  • 3.7Helpfulness
  • 3.5Clarity
  • 3.1Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/14/14

Math 254

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedB+

Prof. Thomas is good about teaching what is required on his exams. If you go to class and take notes, you will do well in his class.

5/5/14

MATH 254

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Gary is a good professor. Very funny and knowledgeable. It's the class (Stats) material that can be difficult for many to grasp. Really read the textbook, I wish I did a little more. Homework is all online but easy because it gives you the answers after you submit it and you get multiple attempts. Tests are multiple choice except for a couple q's.

4/16/14

Math 254

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Gary is a great professor, genially cares about his students (who attend class). Homework is extremely difficult but the key will give you answers so there is not reason not to get 100%. However, he is slow at getting back to emails and grading tests, and doesn't know his own grading scale... I would recommend him.

12/28/13

MATH 254

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedA

He was not a very good professor, but the material was not difficult to pick up on. All of the homework and tests were pretty easy.

7/29/13

math 170

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you have to take math at BSU, this is the guy you want.

7/26/13

Math 147

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is really good math professor and knowledgeable. He is very helpful to all students. If you do the assignments and quizzes, you gonna do very well in his exams.

7/5/13

Math143

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Gary Thomas is one of the nicest most knowledgable people I've ever met. He's very helpful and his tests are fair and only over the material he teaches in lecture (partial credit is given). The only way to fail his class is to not do the homework and not attend class. Do those things and you'll do great (even if your terrible at math)

5/25/13

MATH 170

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is not a terrible teacher like these others have suggested. Yes, he takes forever grading papers and returning them, but if you go to his office hour you will see why. He teaches 6 differnet classes and 3 of them are at another school but he ALWAYS makes time to help students and even adjusts his schedule to do so cuz he wants you to succeed!

5/22/13

025

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

good instructor for math made most of the subjects clear. By far the worst instructor I've had when it comes to answering questions or getting test grades back. He is of the opinion you should already know your score when you finish.

3/22/13

147

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Worst teacher I have ever had. He was horrible at grading tests in a timely manner. I had no idea what my grade was months before going into the final. He doesn't respond timely to emails either. He wastes the class time on random personal stories. This will be a self taught class if you take it from him.

1/25/13

MATH143

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is an awesome teacher. he helped me a lot. you must do homework and the test on time if you want to have a good grates. you should use a lot the math center.

1/11/13

Math143

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible! He is terrible at emailing the students back and does not respond to you if you are seeking for help. He is extremely slow at grading tests, there were 2 tests before the final that never got graded so I never knew what my grade was in the class. It is like pulling teeth with him to get your test results back and to seek any help.

12/19/12

Math143

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Homework is all online which makes it difficult to actually go to class. He lectured the entire time, which I found boring and I personally didn't get anything from that. Aside from that he was very nice and helpful and I would recommend him to a friend.

12/4/12

Math147

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took precalc in high school but wanted to review b4 taking calc, he is a great teacher, sometimes goes off on rants. You can tell he knows what he is talking about though, I definitely feel prepared for calc.Great teacher, funny and makes it an easy class if you make sure you actually go to class. Assignments are online though.

11/16/12

math147

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is hands down the best pro I ve ever had for math. Math 147 is really intensive but he makes it easy for us cause he reviews for the test the night before the exam and 90% of the review is on the test. He tells us to go over the sample test in the textbook and we get shocked most of is on the test. Dont miss this guy, you know its precalculs.

11/4/12

Math144

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Gary is a fabulous math teacher and keeps you engaged with stories about math that are entertaining and often from his life. Sometime's he's not PC, but that's what I PREFER! Our whole class just loved him. The tests show what you know, are based on the homework, and if he messes up--he fixes it and does not get defensive--I wish he taught 170!

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