Jim Belcher at Valencia College-East and West Campus

Jim Belcher

  • 2.7Overall Quality
  • 2.9Helpfulness
  • 2.6Clarity
  • 2.5Easiness

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7/18/14

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Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Does NOT teach. His "lectures" are mundane topics that have nothing to do with science. He has the students preform pseudo sociology activities like stand under a tree and clap. Do not take this "professor" if you want to be treated like a human being.

7/18/14

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Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedA

Jim is very dedicated to you understand the material and not memorizing it. He split us into groups where we did a lot of work together in class so it makes it easier. There is quite a bit of homework and if you don't do well he allows you to make it up. He is a very chill teacher and even gives you his cell number if you need to contact him.

6/23/14

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Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedB

Jim is awesome he is strict on what he wants but he gives you plenty of opportunities to correct them. You are allowed make up work highest grade you can get is 80%. He wants to understand not memorize. There are no test only quizzes in his class and homework assignments. There is a lot of modeling and diagraming, showing up MANDATORY extra credit!

5/26/14

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Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I liked this class. Don't expect to just show up each week without studying & pass. Not a BS class, you will learn. I didn't know much about the subject prior to taking the class but I studied hard & did well. Don't just regurgitate info that you have read; LEARN it. He doesn't care much about proper formatting. Just show you know the info.

3/23/14

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Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

First, this class is hard. You teach yourself. If you have any questions he will answer them all. You can text him and stuff too. This class is entirely question based. If you have problems with homework, ask. You teach yourself. If you dont ask questions you will fail. Started with 25 students were at 12. Take if science major. You will learn.

1/30/14

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Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

DO NOT take this course with this professor. He does not cover the material in class and never teach us. The only things we cover in class are questions about the HW that was already submitted. He's a really tough grader you will learn on your own. Do not take this course with him.

1/22/14

BIO1010C

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

You have to really WANT to learn biology to do well in this class. When it comes to tests, you really have to know the material bc they're not multiple choice. This was by far the hardest class i've taken. I passed with a B. He also does not take crappy work. He will literally give you a zero if the work is not as detailed as he wants it to be.

1/16/14

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Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Unless you can teach yourself biology do not take this professor. His exact words he said to me in class "I don't teach you anything, you come in with questions." He gives you assignments without teaching you a single thing about them first and then doesn't actually teach you about the assignment until AFTER you have turned it in. Stay away!

12/14/13

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Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Do not take this class. This guy was the worst professor you can ever take. He grades so unfairly and expects you to know information coming into the class. This is a fundamentals class not a med school class.

12/11/13

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Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He doesn't actually teach about environmental science, but his class is pretty easy as long as you do your HW. Don't buy the book you don't need it for anything. Don't get scared by the bad comments hes not bad at all, hes an awesome professor, Oh and show up for class early because he gives pop quizzes, they're easy you'll never fail them!

12/9/13

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Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedB

Jim expects you to have researched the topic prior to class. He focuses the class on what you want to learn, and we went over in class what was on the test. If it's difficult understanding something he is more than happy to help and explain. I didn't want to take him at first b/c of his previous scores but he is well above the score he received.

9/17/13

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Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

You will learn absolutely nothing about actual Environmental Science. The only thing you will learn is how oil will be too expensive to buy, how we apparently do agriculture completely wrong, how we will soon completely destroy our environment, etc. I got 0 education about environmental science. Don't take this class if you actually want to learn.

8/21/13

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Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher!! easy to get along with and lets you express yourself. Don't buy the book you don't need it at all. Just do the homework and be involved in what he is teaching. Wonderful Teacher!!

3/1/13

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Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

GREAT TEACHER! This is a class where COMPASSION and CREATIVITY is welcomed and NOT BORING. The students who rate this professor poorly were mostly the ones who did not even try to stay involved in the class....and most likely failed. His teachings, not LECTURES, are very open to discussion and he always welcomes his students opinions.

12/16/12

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Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Jim is an awesome professor. He teaches with an open-forum style that mirrors that at Berkley. Most people feel weird at first but learn to be open minded after some time. Jim cares about the planet and it shows in his teaching. You learn real-life info that can be used, unlike most material taught in college. I loved this class and Jim.

11/8/11

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Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

'Jimbo' is a super easy teacher, Take this class if you want an easy A. Don't buy the textbook because we never once opened it. He doesn't really talk about the enviornment so beware.

10/10/11

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Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This teacher is as bas as they come. If you need a fluff class, take this one. But otherwise if you truly wish to learn about the environment, seek elsewhere for a better teacher! All you talk about is how much we suck as human beings. He always asks what you liked about his hippie rants and videos.NEVER asks what you didn't like.Depressing&annoyin

9/1/11

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Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

this guy is def a strange one. dont buy the book and be prepared to talk about how our environment/future is basically screwed. DO NOT bs ANYTHING you turn in, he grades harsh. very lil hw. he gave us an exam cuz no one would pitch in his lectures. lets u redo assignments and exams! gives extra credit opportunities which brought me up to a B+ :)

5/5/11

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Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Belcher has a very different teaching style than any other teacher I have had. He encourages the understanding rather than the memorization of material. At first I didn't dig his methods, but after time I began to get it. I ended the class with an A. He gives plenty of opportunity for answering your questions. I learned a great deal.

4/27/11

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Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Complete nut-ball. Do not buy the book. Very easy class, just mention community gardens and he will rant for the whole class. The final is to draw a map of your community. Do not forget to bring your "name tent" to class. If you are absent he will have someone in the class call you to ask where you are. No joke.

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