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Barry Finkleman
Professor in the Education department
at St. John's University, Jamaica, NY
are you Barry Finkleman?
Overall Quality
3.3
Average Grade
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Hotness
Helpfulness
3.3
Clarity
3.3
Easiness
3.3
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24 Student Ratings
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05/06/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
EDU1011 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

class is entirely lecture and class discussion. 3 Projects at the VERY end of semester. I do have to say though, Barry is a wonderful man to listen to, definitely has a lot of experience in the teaching field and has a lot of good knowledge to share. Definitely take. He's a brilliant speaker and left me thinking after I left class every day.

01/19/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
EDU1011 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Finkelman is a very humble professor, probably the best male EDU prof out there. He has a very old school style & is dedicated to seeing great teachers come out the program. You will do a moderate amount of work & while he is brutally honest, he's also only trying to help you improve. Definitely recommend for those who want to be great teachers

12/15/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
EDU1011 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

What a disaster! I don't need to watch him pick his nose every class, thank you very much. Aside for this distracting detail, Finkleman likes to talk. A lot. And refuses to listen to any of his students' contributions in class. For a class on human relations that tries to encourage better ways of communicating, he fails. Get class out of the way...

12/17/2008
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
EDU1011 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

he gives a paper, a project, and a final. show up in class, participate a lil and study for the final from the book some point and do study what he says to study cuz its all in the final. he doesnt teach much rather than talk but just go to class and you'll do fine

11/04/2008
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
EDU1011 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

guys get a's and girls don't. he isn't helpful from an education standpoint. Yes, its good that he only gives one test and a paper.. but you have no idea what you are getting on the final because he barely taught the class.. i had an a until the final that i wasn't prepared for from the class.

02/17/2007
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
EDUGRAD Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Kind of an ass. Don't expect to get anything out the class - just show up, listen to him rant, and go home. Don't raise your hand, because he doesn't want to hear it, and he'll bite your head off. But not a bad guy. Just kind of an ass.

09/08/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
edu1011 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

His is a very easy class, but frustrating because you won't get any grades til the last couple weeks of the class. He does like to hear himself talk but it isn't too horrible, the book is only needed to memorize stuff out of for the final, so share with a friend or ten and you'll be better off

05/18/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
EDU 1011 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Don't buy the textbook!! He never uses it, and you have to get it from Ed's so you can't even sell it back! His class is pointless and boring but an easy A. He doesn't like hearing your opinion though, he will cut you off - very annoying. He's boring.. good luck! easy though, just go to class.

05/03/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ed relations Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

easy class. he is a good professor just alittle boring and interupts people alot. but he cares about students and takes time to hear questions. no midterm but group project and a twelve page paper and final.

04/04/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
edu 1011 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

great teacher, funny man, great personality, sometimes a little boring but overall a great class... not sure about his grading yet

12/16/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Edu 1011 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This class is s common sense class on how to relate with others. If you take good notes and skim the chapters you'll be fine on the final. Only 1 paper and group presentation. Come to class and take notes and you'll be fine.

09/21/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
Human Relations Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

An approachable man, but his main failing lies in the fact that he offers no real outline for course requirements. I was confused and frustrated the entire semester because I never really knew what I was expected to do. He changed requirements almost every week, and never used the textbook for the class.

09/10/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
EDU 1011 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

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12/21/2004
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
1011 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

DO NOT TAKE HIM THE CLASS IS POINT LESS AND YOU'LL NEVER REALLY KNOW HOW HE IS GOING TO GRADE YOU TALKS WAY TOO MUCH

12/14/2004
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
edu Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

repeats his lectures over and over..very boring..hardly teaches about edu..gives hardly any work in the beginning of the semester but it the work will hit you towards the end..final extremely hard..you have to memorze the entire book to do well.do not recommend him..he spits so be careful

12/07/2004
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
edu 1011 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

take him, very easy professor - boring classes and yes he does spit but there are no tests and only 1 paper and a group presentation.. the paper is easy - he just makes it seem hard..sometimes he is interesting..

11/09/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Edu 1011 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

basicaly a class on discrimination n racism. His experience is helpful but does not address most of the questions that are on the final. the book is only needed to study for the final. 1 paper due at the end about your heritage. you can write "la dee da" for 6 pages and still get an A on that paper.

05/14/2004
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
EDU 1011 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

He DOES spit. He was interesting, a little intense, loves the sound of his own voice and will stare at you constantly. He interrupted my presentation ten times before I was even finished. He favors men.

05/14/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Ed 1011 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

He's great. Fun, easy class. He challenges you, but with a fun atmosphere. You'd have to not show up to fail. He does NOT spit. Give this guy a chance. Might turn out to be your best grade and favorite class.

03/11/2004
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
EDU Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

he is ****! boys get an A girls dont!

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