Odemaris Valdivia at Santa Monica College

Odemaris Valdivia

  • 2.0Overall Quality
  • 2.1Helpfulness
  • 2.0Clarity
  • 3.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
11/23/13

Acct31B

Accredited

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

VERY hard to understand the instructions for class especially if you did NOT take ACT31A. Don't ask questions after you are graded. She will find more things wrong to reduce your grade. Her eaxpectations for Comma and Dollar formatting is impossible to understand. Expects formatting to be different from book. She does not provide good example.

9/29/13

Acctg 31A

Accredited

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Valdivia is absolutely horrible, avoid at all costs. Does not return homework and assignments until the end of the semester, so you never get to learn form your mistakes until its too late. Expects perfect formatting, yet her own instructions and organizational skills are the lowest ive ever encountered at smc.

12/20/12

Acct31AB

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took 31A and B online. I think the content was easy if you do the work. Yes, she is a stickler for details. Which is ironic given that her instructions and explanations are often full of errors. She talks about "professional" documents but her work is full of errors, excess formatting,and confusing instructions. Not very clear.

12/13/12

BUS17

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class started out confusing because instructor did not seem to have materials prepared. The syllabus was confusing with incorrect dates and materials listed. But once that is clarified, the class was pretty easy. Read the textbook and do your work and you can get an A. She is a stickler for formats so make sure you follow instructions to the T.

8/16/12

CIS30

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took this class online for summer! From the beginning you have to be very attentive! It is definitely not an easy class, since it requires following instructions from the textbook and building on from them. I barely recieved a B, but learned a lot! She will grade depending on you, and will help as long as you communicate and is eager to learn

6/27/12

Acctg1044

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is my third online class and first time with Prof. Valdivia. I must say this is the most i have learned in or out of a classroom. She is a bit tough but good teacher.

1/5/12

Excel1047

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is a demanding instructor but reasonable. We get so use to lazy teachers that when we get one that actually has expectations from her students, we think there is something odd. Hey.. lets start earing our grades!

11/1/11

Acct31A

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I read all the negative comments here and took CIS 30 Excel to prepare. There is a lot of overlap, and it made this class easy. Just read the directions and keep referring to the weekly tips from week 1 on proper formatting. The midterm and first class project closes on a Friday. Not incomprehensible, but she definitely needs a proofreader.

7/2/11

ACCT31A

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Instructions were all over the place and largely incomprehensible. I expected to learn how to make better use of Excel in the accounting field; instead I learned how to make "pretty" spreadsheets. Her top priority was making sure every tab was a different color and dollar signs were in the right place. Very little about accounting, formulas, etc.

3/31/11

CIS60A

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This instructor's near-total dependence on the class textbook isn't helped by her poor command of English and confusing instructions for assignments. Most weekly board post questions have little to do with the actual class topic. That the class is run on a buggy online instruction system makes it that much harder. Not recommended.

1/2/11

ACCTG35

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher. You learn a lot in this class. I got a job after taking this class.

1/2/11

ACCTG31B

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She responds to emails fast depending on the day of the week. No weekends emails. She does tell you that at the beginning of the class. She is nice, and she is always sending me job openings when they become available. I will take Prof. Valdivia for ACCTG 35 for the Spring semester. I like this instructor. I think she is fair on the grading.

10/8/10

CIS36P

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you can keep up with her, by all means, take the class. She was difficult to keep up with for most of the students. She doesn't explain exactly what you're supposed to do with the homework assignment. She lowered my grade and I told her I didn't understand the homework. She doesn't email you back right away when you ask her a question. Good luck

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10/2/10

CIS40

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I am two weeks into the course and should have respected my instincts from ACCT31A. She is as bad in this class as accting. She also hands out 'early status' warnings at the drop of a hat, the fourth day of class (!) for 'not logging in', very negative way to begin [I have over a 3.5 in all my coursework at SMC] DO NOT TAKE, a mistake on my part

10/2/10

ACCT31A

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Wish I'd read some of the comments beforehand.It is as bad as everyone says. The instructions and English are as bad as everyone says. Plus she is VERY negative in her approach to teaching and to students. Take my advice, find another professor or take it at another school.

8/31/10

ACCT31A

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I cannot understand when the hell my assignments/tests/projects are due. I seriously hope this professor was previously an accountant. Absolutely baffling how this person is still a professor.

2/17/10

Acctg1043

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This person is a soul-less monstress. I didn't learn anything, grading is set up to be very arbitrary offering no feedback. I would never bother to take anything of hers again. Unless u want 2 take a class the instructor feels should be "the highest priority in your life" don't bother. Even f U do, there are better classes 4 that level of commitm

9/4/09

CIS35

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Worst online teacher I've had! Instructions unclear and full of mistakes, and does not respond to questions. Took longer to figure out instructions than to do assignments. Rude,did not grade homework til end of quarter. Sometimes posted online content a day late, so we lost a day of work. Deducts points for ANY mistake, no matter how insignificant.

7/25/09

ACCT31

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Second the comments of students on this board. Teacher's instructions are posted late, repetitive, provide conflicting info. Writing is not standard English. It needs work. Also, she comes across as disrespectful-needs to lose her baggage about students cheating. 90% of the students in the class. Her knowledge of Excel, in her examples, is weak.

6/27/09

Acct31A

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took this course online. The professor is extremely unorganized. Her english is barely understandable. She is very picky and her instructions are so messy, it's hard to understand what she wants from you. She is not very responsive. Even if you excel really well, you'll lose points for stupid things like not being able to understand what she wants

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