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Dennis Spellman
Professor in the Mathematics department
at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
are you Dennis Spellman?
Overall Quality
1.9
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.1
Clarity
1.8
Easiness
2.8
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15 Student Ratings
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05/09/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
STAT1001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Probably one of the worst teachers you could possibly take. You can't understand a word he says and he shows up late to every class. You have to teach yourself everything in the class. He should retire as soon as he can.

01/31/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
Stat1102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Where do I begin with him. For one im in class right now typing this review because I have nothing else to do. He doesnt follow the book at all and just goes off on whatever he feels like. YOU MUST TEACH YOURSELF so be prepared. He seems like a good guy but he should definitely retire immediately, make that he should have retired years ago.

12/22/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH1021 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He can be very unclear and often teaches things in the most round-about difficult way possible. He would often explain Algebra using reasoning from a higher level course. His mannerisms are both cute and annoying. Try to teach yourself the material before coming to class. I would never really grasp the concept until I went home and taught myself.

08/05/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math1013 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

The class is hard and the material doesn't come naturally. But he does do a good job explaining the concepts. And he's willing to help anyone, who's struggling, when they attend his office hours. He might come off as craggy but if you put in the work, you'll do fine.

06/09/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
math65 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

cutest man alive. "never do my fingers leave my hands". If you pay attention in class, or even just GO TO CLASS and pay the slightest bit of attention, you will pass the tests. Hes really old and has a lot of experience.

05/07/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
C65 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

You need to read to book before going to class so that you understand what he is talking about because he is not always clear. Can go off on tangents about certain things that you do not need to know. Helpful if you have questions...he's pretty funny too

12/20/2006
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math65 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He's so funny... I feel like he's such a nice guy but maybe should retire... yeah definitely

12/15/2004
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
MathC055 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I'm not sure how this man has not been rendered clinically insane. He talks to himself, and from time to time wears a sweatsuit over his normal suit. He is useless, i had to teach myself everything.

03/04/2004
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
55 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

everything i was gonna say has already been said.

02/06/2004
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
73 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Bad, bad, bad....i got 100 on every test by spending hours teaching myself. He wasted my time. Open book tests.

10/15/2003
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math 73 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

stands up at the board and talks...and never stops. the tests are on nothing learned in class. we had 195 problems for homework last week. ridiculous. avoid this "teacher".

10/15/2003
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
CO73 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

too old to still be teaching, stands up at the board and talks to the board instead of the students. Never answers questions to the homework and is so dull I want to kill myself.

08/19/2003
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
Math 73 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

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02/02/2002
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math74 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Poor Explanations, Goes Too Fast, etc.

12/10/2001
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

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