John Beck at Foothill College

John Beck

  • 4.6Overall Quality
  • 4.7Helpfulness
  • 4.5Clarity
  • 4.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
6/23/14

ASTR10A

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA+

Excellent professor, and excellent class. Key to a good grade is sitting in the first 5 rows nearest to the board and taking good notes. Bring a joke and participate in lecture makes the class even more enjoyable.

3/15/14

ASTRO 10B

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedB+

Wonderful professor. He is very friendly, approachable and extremely knowledgeable on the subject. He is laid back about most things, and while studying for exams is a good idea, as long as you pay attention to the lectures you willbe good. Textbook is recommended but optional. He will love you especially if you come into class with a joke everyday

12/12/12

astro10a

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great Professor! very understanding and teaches well. keeps it interesting and doesn't believe in treating his students like children. I took this class for G.E. but ended up enjoying it. Also has great sense of humor.

6/21/12

ASTR10A

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is very relaxed and gives his lectures in the same manner. Attendance is at your discretion, but exams are serious and worth your overall grades. He tries to keep it interesting and therefore uses profanity and lamen terms when possible. Easy class!

11/20/10

ASTR10

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher

12/2/09

astro1A

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Greatest professor I have ever had. I did not know anything prior to his class, nor did I care to be interested. He made me beyond interested in this class. I was engaged in every lecture. He helped me to understand, not just regurgitate text. I love this class and look forward to every one of them.TAKE THIS CLASS. Funny as hell to boot.

8/24/09

ASTR10A

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. John Beck is a very insightful instruction whom is passionate about space exploration. His class is structured to prepare you for the final exam and to help you give educated answers to some of the most intriguing questions in the universe. Unless you are comatose in class, like a certain punk kid was in mine, you will do well.

7/7/09

ASTR10A

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

A very lively and funny teacher. If you get offended easily, don't take this class. He gives extra credit and a study guide to help, but his clarity could use some work. Needs to show images of more things--he has pictures in his head we don't. Book isn't needed--pay 100% ATTENTION and take A LOT of notes. Overall, loves astronomy, a great guy!

4/6/09

ast1

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

bets professor he rocks we learnet so much

11/24/08

ASTR10

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's great & extremely funny . (:

10/29/08

AST10A

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

7/18/08

ASTR10A

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

John is the man. You don't need the text but the lectures are absolutely mandatory because 90% of his tests are lecture based. Seriously though, Beck is awesome , funny and extremely personable. One of the easiest and best classes I've taken at foothill.

4/12/08

astr10b

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

very easy class gret proffesour he rocks

12/11/07

ASTRO010A

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great instructor and a very interesting subject matter.

1/7/07

Astro10

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Beck is amazing! Just write down all the notes from the board and do the study guide and it will be the easiest A ever! He's willing to answer any questions you have, especially on the study guide. He wants all of the students to get As and will take time to help you get the A. TAKE HIM!!

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8/29/06

ASTR10

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is awesome, teaches very well in a way that is really understandable. He makes the class a lot of fun and he's funny. Tests are 90% from lecture. (Don't have to buy the book). Copy everything he writes on the board, do the study guide and you will get an easy A. Gives study guides which will have ALL the questions he will use on the tests.

12199668
6/21/06

ASTRO10B Lab

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took Beck for the 10B lab and Fraknoi for the actual class. I liked both instructors for seperate reasons. If you are more into math and logical, straight forward answers then take Beck for both if you can. If you like more theory and a much larger class then take Fraknoi. I liked Beck better because I'm more mathmatical. He's a great teacher!

4/14/06

10A

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I loved this class! Easy to follow lectures, answers questions completely, extensive test review & allows a full page crib sheet (front and back) for all tests, including the final. He's a stand up comedian but he's not as funny as he thinks he is.

3/14/06

astro 10A

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

John is a really funny and reasonable guy! He recomends you take 10B instead of 10A. If you pay attention to the lectures you'll do fine in the class. he frequently tells us which pieces of info will be on the test. the tests are pretty easy and he lets you have a note card. Lab is not bad either. there are some boring assignments but pretty easy

12/1/04

ASTRO 10

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good teacher likes to talk and makes his lectures funny. Allows extra credit, helped my grade allot. Pay attention to lectures and you will do fine.

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