Lisa Fiksenbaum at York University

Lisa Fiksenbaum

  • 2.8Overall Quality
  • 2.6Helpfulness
  • 3.0Clarity
  • 2.3Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
4/2/13

PSY3031

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

very unprofessional, makes fun of her T.A seriously,she will embarss you in front of whole class. I doubt that this professor actually have Ph.D. Warning: Stay Away from her

3/20/13

stats 2022

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I loathe going to her classes. She's so monotone, you'll find yourself falling asleep after the first five minutes. Her exams are extremely hard, too many marks dependent on the short answer questions. I finished stats 1 with a b+ and I'm almost failing her stats 2 class.

3/19/13

PSYC 2022

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Agreed. The problem with the theory of "just throw your kid into the deep end and he'll figure it out" was that a bunch of kids drowned before they realized a better way is to actually TEACH your child to swim. She doesn't challenge you in the classroom where you can actively learn, she skims the basics and then ambushes you at exam time.

3/18/13

PSYC 2030

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She shows up 15-30 minutes late, and her lectures are much shorter than the 3 hours we're paying for. The swimming pool analogy below pretty much sums her teaching style. If something is due, make sure you're there on time and hand it in right at the beginning of class, even if she isn't there yet. She seems like a person who hates her job. AVOID!!

3/18/13

PSYC2022

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awful. I have to teach myself the entire course using my textbook because she basically just reads from her own skeleton slides. If you ask a question she snaps at you. In class the problems are easy but then the assignments are crazy hard! I mean come on, TEACH ME SOMETHING! She is really smart but that doesn't make her a good teacher. AVOID HER!

2/28/13

PSYC3031

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Never take a course with this prof. Ever. You need to beware: at first she seems boring and like the class will be easy. The material IS exceedingly easy, and yet the tests/assignments are impossible and marked in such a ridiculous, narrow fashion. If you ignore the warning and take the course anyway, you'll likely kick yourself, and get a bad mark

2/15/13

PSYC2022

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

The person below me who made the swimming pool analogy is dead on. This prof expects a thorough understanding of her material for 2nd year courses and has ridiculous exams. I understand the material taught but her exams are outrageous. She just cost me $650 as I will have to retake this course thanks to an impossible midterm. avoid at all costs

2/14/13

PSYC2022

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lectures are extremely clear and structured. Her pace is good; she really wants us to know the material. The mid-term exam was challenging -- you really need to understand the material. Be prepared to do some work in this course

2/14/13

PSYC2022

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This woman's teaching skills prepare her students for her exams the way showing a picture of a swimming pool to a five year old prepares him or her to swim the English Channel. She expects expertise understanding but puts forth no effort to help her students get there. Very weak professor.

2/13/13

PSYC2021

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

MIDTERM VERY HARD. Better make sure u know material inside out/back to front.

9/10/12

PSYC2030

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Possibly one of the most dull lecturers I have ever encountered. Prof actually waits for students to copy down every word on a slide even though they are posted online. Couldn't make it through a single lecture without having to leave to save my sanity. Assignments are hilariously easy. Tests are a bit more demanding but still straightforward.

8/31/12

psyc2030

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

after reading all of the negative reviews, i was a little apprehensive about taking any classes from dr. fiksenbaum. however, my worries were unfounded - her lectures were very clear, the assignments and exams fair, and she was personable and helpful. i like her, and would take other classes from her in the future.

5/2/12

psyc3010

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

wow, can't believe i made it thru. STAY AWAY at all cost! DO NOT take her class! worst prof at york. she's NEVER clear with what she wants from you, NEVER prepared for class (she "teaches" 30 minutes rather than 3 hrs), will give EXTREMELY LOW marks with no reason at all, TERRIBLE with email, wont answer ANY questions. this is everyone speaking

9/11/11

PSYC2030

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I really, really regret taking her course. She was really inconsiderate towards the students and their needs. When emailed her about marks, the TA and herself kept sending me back and forth, stating that the other person had the assignment, so wasted a lot of my time. She did not go at the pace of the students and showed no interest in the material

8/18/11

PSYCH2022

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She explained everything clearly and answered every single person's question which got ridiculous because it took up class time. Exams were fair, overall good professor. If you work hard and actually pay attention the 'A' will be easy to get.

8/7/11

PSYCH2022

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

to the person that said she never responds to questions in class: i was in the same summer class as you, and she responded to every single question posed to her by students during lecture. anyway, average prof, went slowly for those of us who suck at stats, responded to all my emails promptly, posts lecture outlines before class.

7/23/11

PSYCH2030

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I have to agree she doesn't reply to emails and may be no help, but we are all in school to learn and maybe earn good grades. That said, she excels at that area. Her lectures vary in length and are useful. Her tests are fair..read the textbook and lecture notes and you could end up with an A....do well on the research paper, an A+

7/17/11

Psyc2022

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible teacher. No concern for pace or clarity or answering questions. Never responds to questions in class or emailed! Tests are way above the class material and textbook questions, and with no assigned questions to practice on. Takes no pride in the word or role of teacher.

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3/22/11

PSYC2030

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you want to do well, you must know the course content (esp. the text) inside and out including the details of experiments etc. Her test are very difficult so read questions carefully. Unfortunately, I agree with others that she may not enjoy giving lectures. However, if you study enough, you can obtain a decent grade.

1/7/11

Psych2030

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Delivery was monotone, clung to the podium like her life depended on it. Clearly did not like answering questions or assisting students. Marks were late coming back, I'm into the winter semester, still don't have my fall mark. Questions on exams were poorly worded and confusing and she offered no clarity. No enthusiasm or passion in this class.

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