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Nicholas Calvanico
Professor in the Chemistry department
at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, PA
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Overall Quality
2.0
Average Grade
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Hotness
Helpfulness
2.3
Clarity
1.8
Easiness
1.2
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01/25/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHE106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dr Calvanico has the expectation you will become a biochemist by the time you complete this course. As far as I'm concerned, going to school for nursing, I need to know BASIC chemistry. The homework assigned will take you entirely too much time and it will tell you you're wrong although you're right. I had a 4.0 before this class.

06/14/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem135 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. C relies too much on mastering chem to teach.The time it takes to do the problems is very lengthy and frustrating. Him "Dumbing"down class simply means he needs to simplify his teaching methods. he needs to understand that this class is a BASIC chem class. 9 students=3 passing=it is him not the class. Read other reviews.

06/13/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
chem135 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr C is very knowledgeable in chemistry which makes it hard for him to dumb the class down for students who are not knowledgeable in chemistry. If you do all the hw problems he assigns you should do good in his class, but you will have to work your butt off.

05/12/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHE106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Alot of very difficult material presented in a short amount of time. Intelligent professor. I found him to be intimidating at first but after seeking help via email and pre-/post-lab, he's a nice guy willing to do what he can to help you. He extended hw assignments on several occasions and even offered plenty of extra credit opportunities.

09/15/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr calvanico is a very good chemist, but he needs to do something other than teaching. He is very unclear with what he teaches and he moves very fast. If you do bad he'll make you feel really bad about yourself. He pulled me aside asking me if I care about school and made me cry.

08/07/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHE106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I want to shoot myself everytime I come to class. Follow the textbook - it explains things better. Lectures are fast and unclear. He also does not care for those who struggle with chemistry. Smart man - horrible teacher. When we ask him questions in class, he laughs and makes everyone feel like they are stupid. The room isnt big enough for his ego.

05/16/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
chem106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Calvanico is an amazing chemist but a horrible teacher. He gets frustrated easily and gets annoyed when students do not understand. He doesn't teach chapters in order and adds questions to the tests about things he doesn't even go over. He is horrible. Do NOT take him.

09/17/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHE106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I took Chem 106 with him 2 years ago and I failed. When I signed up to take the class again this fall I told them I did not want the same professor. I happened to get Goldberg and I AM SO GLAD for that. Mr. C. was really nice but I dont think he really cares to teach much anymore, he just seems very uninterested to teach. Goldberg is wayyy better!

02/23/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHEM106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He can't teach his way out of a wet paper bag. He has the knowledge but its usless because he CAN NOT TEACH! He goes through the chapters way to fast. He gets frustrated if you don't understand something. He is DIFFICULT, if you want to pass this class do not take him.

01/20/2009
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHEM106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Difficult, difficult, difficult. Although Dr. Calvanico is a brilliant man, he can't teach. I found him to be more helpful in lab than in lecture. He talked way over everyone's head and didn't know how to explain things to someone who has never had chemistry.

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