Nathan Norris at West Valley College

Nathan Norris

  • 4.2Overall Quality
  • 4.3Helpfulness
  • 4.2Clarity
  • 2.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
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4/14/14

biol 10

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Norris is very helpful and his lectures are very organized and clear. Most professors go off on tangents but his actually make sense and pertain to lecture. He gives students a chance to really succeed by keeping organized and gives helpful tips to stay on top of studying and test taking. Not boring at all. Makes biology interesting. GREAT teacher!

1/6/14

BIO 47

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Norris is an amazing teacher. This class requires a lot of work and active participation, but he is willing to clarify anything that you don't understand and he's extremely well versed in the subjects he teaches. Come to class EVERY DAY or risk falling behind very quickly. Quizzes every week, tests every few weeks. Great teacher, loved the class!

12/29/13

bio047

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class requires a lot of work, memorization & test/quizzes. Attending class is mandatory for your own benefit. I loved him as a teacher but sometimes the way he phrases info can be confusing but ask him-he's super helpful. You dont NEED the text but it helps ALOT!!

12/15/13

Bio 47

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Norris was one of my favorite professors. There is a lot of material to cover, but he is very knowledgeable and gives a very engaging lecture. Amount of material can be overwhelming, but just ask if you are confused about anything. Must attend class to stay on top of material.

11/18/13

BIO 010

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Loves what he teaches and I genuinely look forward to attending class. Was never a science person but his lectures are entertaining and have sparked my interest in Bio! Recommend for sure.

4/11/13

BIO10

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher, covers what he needs to and answers any questions/repeats details or re-explains if asked. Variation in tone when lecturing, friendly guy. NO surprises on tests. Not hard to study, just memorize material (look at notes, text, and lab work). Tests mostly mult choice, few fill-in's.

12/5/12

Bio48

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

There is a huge amount of information presented in this class. It is NOT easy. Come to every lecture and lab. If you answer all study questions and lab questions you will do well on exams. Norris can be a bit scattered with lecturing, but is easy to listen to. He is very helpful if you just ask. Don't take this class with a full load.

5/25/12

BIO10

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

NORRIS IS AWESOME! Will definitely be looking forward to take more of his classes. Elaborates on everything and explains any questions that you have. Testing is straight forward - no trick questions or anything! Funny man as well. Great professor. He's also good looking.

5/23/12

Bio10

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the greatest teachers at WV. I hated biology before but he makes it really easy to understand and is so unbelievably helpful if you don't understand something. Extremely nice and very funny. A+ Quality teacher for sure. If you have to take biology, definitely take him!

4/24/12

BIO10

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Norris is very clear in all of his lectures and takes the time to explain any material that may not be clear. He makes the material very easy to remember and comprehend by usning a lot of examples. Take good notes, use the the chapter outlines that he provides show up for lecture and you will get an easy B.

4/24/12

BIO47

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He genuinely wants his students to do well and succeed and he was very helpful when I was struggling to keep a B in anatomy. The class is fast, but it has to be and he does a good job with the material. I really learned most of the stuff, didn't just memorize it. He's a nice guy and a good teacher. I'll take him again for physiology.

2/25/12

bio45

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you want to get an A in this class you should stay up late to read the book before class,record his lecture for quizzes,ask him right away for unclear stuffs, practice and practice ...You have to read the textbook to catch 10%-15% information he will pull out for the exam which is barely talked in class. Good luck!

2/10/12

BIO47

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

SO FRUSTRATED! he expects you to know EVERYTHING! Study GD's are joke! Does not focus on important stuff which lead to quiz/exam!! S/B pretty basic concept for professor. Expects to know it ALL AND HOPE FOR THE BEST ON EXAM DAY? COME ON!

11/22/11

anato47

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very helpful texbook mostly for pictures. Gotta put the time into it but if you do you will do fine.

5/2/11

BIO048

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He knows his stuff but doesn't know how to relay it to his students very well. He lectures very fast and goes back and forth between different subjects without warning. Doesn't repeat things, and when he does he says it in a whole different way. Doesn't use many pictures. If your a visual learner like me, good luck!

4/25/11

BIO48

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nice person but..He said that if textbook was enough,we wouldn't need him.He must've been joking!It's easier to follow hard textbook than his lectures.Just use text.to answer his study/lab Q.s and study that way.Forget his lectures!!Although he tries..but looses us when giving all possible variations.He should know KISS- keep it simple..as possible

4/24/11

BIO48

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Has no idea how to lecture.

3/24/11

BIO48

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pretty nice guy, but goes so fast it's very difficult to take good notes in his class. This semester he doubled up on lecture material during the week prior to the exam (1.5 hours in lecture, 1.5 hours in lab. I'm so frustrated. Everyone else I've talked to feels the same way.

11/23/10

bio48

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

great teacher

1/3/10

BIO010

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent professor, knows his stuff, very good at explaining everything. Goes at a slow pace. You don't need to do readings.. just come to class and you will be fine. I got an A and I literally did no work.

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