Alicia Paterno at Duquesne University

Alicia Paterno

  • 2.6Overall Quality
  • 2.6Helpfulness
  • 2.6Clarity
  • 2.1Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
7/20/14

Chem 1 and 2

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedB-

You won't learn much in lecture once you get into Chem 2. Go to her office hours, read the book, and do the book problems. I was failing halfway through, once I started working on the class my grade shot up.

7/15/14

Chem122

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Paterno's class is tough. Simply, those who did not put in the work didn't do well in Chem II. Study extra hard for the quizzes, the points add up. Exam 2 was very hard and many failed, but she offered a 26 point bonus quiz. She is not out to get anyone and wants her students to succeed. She is helpful if you go to her office hours.

6/28/14

Gen Chem

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

condescending, unhelpful, rude. my friends had her, and every single one just about dropped. i havent heard anyone say shes sympathetic to them in asking about grades. avoid taking her if you dont want to retake the class

5/5/14

CHEM 122

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Paterno is a very difficult professor. Honestly the material is not rocket science, but if you do not put in full effort in chem II you will suffer. I am not saying this to scare incoming students, I am just giving a fair warning.

4/22/14

Chem 122

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Paterno is my favorite professor this semester. I do not understand what everyone's beef is with her. Maybe she does treat the students like children but she gives a fair amount of work. If you do the work she gives you, you will be fine. Her tests are challenging, but definitely fair. Its college, they are supposed to be tough. Good teacher!

4/8/14

Gen Chem

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you took AP chem you will be set if not. You must do all homework problems, attend recitation, do practice exams,start studying early, and do Aleks. If you do what you are supposed to you will do great!

4/2/14

CHEM 122

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awful professor. Useless. The tutors at the chemistry dept may get you through the class, but don't expect anything about a C. Unfortunately you'll probably have to have her. Good luck. You'll need it.

3/20/14

Gen Chem

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

If I could give her a 0, I would. Prob one of the worst teachers on this campus. Very rude, condesending, and seems very uninterested in students or class. Not sure whats worse, the class or the teacher. Just a horrible person really, not sure what happened in her life to make her such a miserable person. Stay away at all costs, honestly.

3/12/14

chem 122

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She teaches on a middle school level and then tests on a graduate level. Her notes vary in helpfulness. She seems very uninterested in her work and is condescending toward her students, especially when they ask questions in class.

1/23/14

CHEM 111

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

The examples in class were a lot easier than the questions on the exam but with a little studying and regular attendance to recitation, a good grade is possible!

1/19/14

CHEM 121

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Paterno does teach at a basic level, but her class is honestly not that hard. If you actually put some effort into the class, you should be fine. However, her examples,practice problems, and practice exams are not as difficult as her actual exams. I am personally not a fan of her but she isn't the worst professor.

12/23/13

CHEM 121

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Worst Teacher ever, lacks clarity in explanation. she seems very confused about the material. God knows who gave her PhD. Duquesne University should get rid of her.

12/12/13

CHEM 121

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Paterno seems very uninterested in what she is teaching. Paterno treats her students like kindergarteners and shows a great deal of disrespect. The first day she introduced herself as being strict and mean. She gives basic examples during lectures and creates impossible tests. Unfortunately, I will have her again next semester. Best of luck!

12/9/13

GenChem

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible. But to elaborate, her tests are awful. very unrelated to the teaching from lectures. Only thing that saved me was recitation. I'd rather have my TA teach me instead of her. Terrible at explaining. I don't know how she still has her job because she is that bad. Sadly, you have to have her. Best advice, good luck.

12/6/13

CHEM 121

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Paterno does teach at a basic level, but her class is honestly not that hard. If you study her practice exams you will do fine. I do not understand why so many people complain about her. There are way worse professors.

12/5/13

CHEM 121

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Paterno was one of the worst teachers I've ever had. Many other reviews are accurate in saying that she teaches on a much easier level than she tests. She gives an excessive amount of work (between text problems, ALEKS, and lab), and is not personable at all. On the first day she introduced herself as "strict and mean". She's the worst.

12/3/13

CHEM121

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Absolutely horrible teacher. Talks to students as if they were kindergartners. Does not explain anything just reads off a powerpoint. Tests are EXTREMELY HARD. Going to her office is a waste, she just told me to go and study more. Avoid her if you can.

11/13/13

GenChem

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Worst prof ever!!! Do not take her if you can avoid! Went in for help and instead of answering a question told me to study more and to get out of her office

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11/12/13

Gen Chem 1

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

gives examples in class that are incredibly easy and then put questions on exams that are impossibly hard. do well on the quizzes and recitation and stay in recitation because that is the only place you'll actually learn. gives bonus at the end of the semester I heard. talks to you like you are in kindergarten.

10/24/13

Gen Chem 121

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Paterno isn't the worst teacher. She teaches at a basic level, but her test are at a higher level than most problems she assigns for homework. Hit your books and do the online homework and good grades can be possible.

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