Evan Gallagher at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

Evan Gallagher

Evan Gallagher
  • 2.8Overall Quality
  • 2.8Helpfulness
  • 2.8Clarity
  • 2.3Easiness

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Date
Class
Rating
Comment
4/26/14

CS1114

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA

Pay attention and you'll be fine. His course website can be really frustrating, though.

4/7/14

CS 1113

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I absolutely love this professor. A lot of students who dislike him mainly do so because of group mentality. He's actually a wonderful person, in and out of class.

1/28/14

CS2164

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you like programming, this will be an excellent course. Gallagher does not hold your hand - he genuinely wants students to work through the concepts themselves and may come across as insensitive at times. Since I do love programming, I had a great time in this course, learned a lot about how to code in C, and got a summer job because of it.

10/3/13

cs1114

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

His teaching style is unlike anything I've come across. He will "answer" your question with another question. He is helpful, however. I had no experience in programming and have learned a great deal from this man.

10/2/13

CS1114

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I learned absolutely nothing. In fact, I think he degrade mine and everybody else's knowledge. He uses borderline mentally challenged terms such as "Great snake in the sky" or "Snakey breakfast" and confuses the hell out of those who have never programmed. Would never take a class by him ever again.

7/16/13

CS1114

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

At first it's really hard to follow Gallagher & his tests are difficult, but if you pay attention during the lecture, you'll do really well. Gallagher is super nice and helpful, especially if you take the time to ask serious questions and go to his office hours! He's very knowledgeable and a little 'quirky' in the computer-science sense.

5/26/13

CS 1114

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very good professor. Doesn't move too fast and explains whenever a student has questions. Has a bit of a dry sense of humor- some students think that he's being sarcastic and mean, but he's actually really nice and helpful. Don't be afraid to ask questions in class if you don't get something.

4/22/13

CS1114

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

A- in the class. The curve definitely helped. He is often sarcastic, so you have to make sure you ask the right questions. Pay attention and don't sit in the back with your laptop open. Easy enough course.

4/2/13

CS3224

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Had him for OS in Fall 2012. Did not learn anything from him. The project isn't graded till after the final. We had no grades going into the withdraw period(midterm day before withdraw date). Did the first 5 chapters in 2 months, the last 3 chapters in 2 weeks and expects you to know it all. Ask a question and get a question back.

2/4/13

CS3224

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took OS with him. Terrible professor. Can't teach at all. So disrespectful when communicating with you. He comes in late and then gives pop quizzes and laughs at the students who came in late and failed. I think he was once a drug addict a while ago. I got a good grade and still think he is TERRIBLE.

1/6/13

CS1124

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible. Didn't learn anything from him. His website is a mess and answers your questions with his own questions.

12/18/12

CS3224

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

We were behind the schedule most of the time. When we got to the end we skipped so much material. Didn't learn much from him.

11/20/12

CS1114

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Too sarcastic. Cannot understand a single word of him. His jokes are not even funny. TA are much more helpful than the professor and any text book is way more helpful than this Gallagher.

5/1/12

CS1114

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Overall, it's an easy class, but the professor intentionally makes the course sound ridiculously hard. Sometimes, there is barely any sort of organization on the website. In my experience, I found the textbook to be more useful than the lectures.

4/23/12

CS1114

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He has very good intentions but he's rather obnoxious about it. His website is a complete mess.

2/25/12

PYTHD

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

horrible. all over the place, unorganized, not clear on his assignments. his website is a mess. spelling errors everywhere. you're going to hate it.

1/25/12

CS1114

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Learned way more from fellow students and tutors than I ever did from one of his lectures. Very sarcastic, never answers questions straight. Be prepared to do a lot of learning on your own.

11/21/11

CS1114

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Slow, but you learn the stuff by the end of the semester.

11/18/11

CSA

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Corrects your questions, only accepts good ones, so you're bound to be intimidated and sit quietly in his class. His lectures are very helpful, but you learn more from his textbook. Make sure to sit in the front. IT works

1/18/11

CS1114

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

You shouldn't have an issue if you put some effort into it. I admit, he is sarcastic/ it was amusing at times. This is a professor you can approach in private if you have any issues, he would be glad to answer any questions. He just won't "hold your hand." Keep up the hw and labs to have a clear understanding and you?ll do fine. DON'T FALL BEHIND!

12/10/10

cs1114

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

11/19/10

cs1114

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

he definately doesn't hold ur hand, if u read and work hard and still dont get it, hell bevery sarcastic about it. its all up to u, if u have no programming experience then seek help or speak to him in private. he goes fast and expects u to grasp everything quickly like the some few in class, yes college is hard but this class can add loads more wo

8/17/10

CS1114

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is probably one of the best teachers in Poly. And hes got his own music gigs around ny. AND he's super hot. What more can you ask for in a professor ESPECIALLY at Poly.

6/8/10

CS1114

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Teaching style is great because he doesn't hold your hand through the class. He teaches you what you need to know and how to program like a problem solver. Great experience being in his class because he teaches you the basic knowledge you need to get a job at a place like Google. Great professor in Gallagher.

4/9/10

cs1114

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Everyone here is a baby. I came into this class with NO programming experience at all and managed to get a B+. You cannot expect to just go to lecture and pass the course. This is college, you have to do some studying on your own as well as programming. The professor can be sarcastic at times (a lot) but he knows his stuff and is pretty helpful.

2/18/10

CS101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very unorganized and all over the place.

1/20/10

CSE

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very difficult class, especially for people with no programming experience. Often answers questions sarcastically or with other questions. A very strict and demanding professor but I believe that he's fair and will drill into you correct programming practices.

12/21/09

PythoR

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is the worst professor you could possibly have. DO NOT TAKE HIS CLASS.

3/23/09

CS1114

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

It's a very hard course and the professor is not very helpful. He likes to answer on question with a question. Sometimes he is boring. I have managed to pass this course after taking it 3 times and still got B-!

2/11/09

CS1114

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

2/3/09

cs1114

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

he only likes kids who knew stuff prior to class

11/15/08

cs1114

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible teacher. Way too sarcastic, never gives a staright answer. The TA's are impossible to understand and this professor never keeps track of what he taught.

10/2/08

CS1114

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's my favor.

9/26/08

cs1114

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

he jumps around a lot when explaining things and it takes forever before he tells you how to code it. go to PTC for help, you will need it

4/13/08

CS1114

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Gallagher isnt a bad teacher. The calliber of students in his class is just extremly low and are babies. They dont know how to adapt in a college enviroment and dont seem to understand that a professor is not suppose to spoon feed you. How can a test be hard when all the questions come right out of the book?? I got an 80 in my sleep, and Im smart

10/26/07

CS220

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very difficult to understand what he's talking about. Keeps switching topics, and I never got to understand the whole picture from his lectures. Homeworks/tests are on a huge curve.

10/21/07

CS1114

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the worst professor I've ever seen. Since I became a tutor after his class, I realized just how bad he is... not to mention that his TA's are terrible; most of them are Indian, with poor communication skills, and absolutely no knowledge about either the language OR the lab/homework they're supposed to be teaching,

10/8/07

exp1114

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

late to class all the time

9/10/07

CLASSSECT

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pretty Good

8/19/07

CS1114

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

one of the most shameless insensitive jerks around. guy specifically writes tests designed for students to fail. (8 choices in a multiple choice question?) hes horrible, hard to talk to and his lectures are worthless. you get more learning done in lab. AVOID AT ALL COSTS (kinda hard since theres only 2 freshman CS teachers)

5/26/07

CS1114

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is a jerk and should have been fired long ago. Smart, hard working students who actually try cannot pass this class b/c he can't teach and has an attitude when asked a question. Anyone learning programming for the first time should stay away from him. If 1/2 the class drops EVERY semester, its obvious HE'S the problem.

5/2/07

CS1114

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Come on, he teaches a fairly tricky course. Cut him some slack for being impatient and moody at times. You'd be pretty freaked out too if you had to teach a course like CS1114 to like 70 kids in a lecture at once. But be warned, if you're slow or stupid, go with a different teacher.

1/5/07

cs1114

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pay attention to every detail that goes on in class and do the online recitations and you'll get an A. His tests reflect almost, if not everything, he teachers in class.

9/12/06

CS1114

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

2/12/06

CS 901 - PERL

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

PERL was a pretty good course. He teaches you the basics and adds a few helpful sidenotes. His writing is like chicken-scratch but you can't do anything about that. there was only a final when I took it (Fall 05) so make sure you keep up.

1/20/06

CS1114

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

11394788
1/8/06

CS

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

11324465
12/10/05

cs1114

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

At first he comes off as a mean person but he is a great professor. He explains things very well; to get good grades, SIT FRONT AND CENTER. If you pay attention you will understand him. If you e-mail him questions he does a good job answering them.

11/23/05

CS1114

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

not helpful at all. his lecture is useless for lab and test. K. Ming Leung is way better.

10/31/05

cs 1114

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Worst Professor ever. You will learn more from the book than from gallagher.That Proffessor should be fired.

10/31/05

CS 1114

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

wow, wth are u guys up there talkin about, that dude's a total loser... i've learned more from the book and a substitute TA than from him. if more 50% of the class drops from that, how are there any POSITIVE reviews... u guys must be on crack

10/28/05

CS 1114

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I hate how he grades the homework and etc... One line of mistake and that is -10 points off the grade.

10/21/05

cs1114/1124

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

i dont know what u morons are talking about, i just sat in class and listened and never opened the book and got a B, and a B- which is not bad considering i never took cs before and 70% of the class fails

10/5/05

CS1114

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

gallagher is the reason i cry when hw is posted. he's such a skitzo too. like he does so much role play when he teaches lecture, wtf?

10/4/05

cs1114

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

damn, he is mad bore. repeat repeat and repeat.

9/12/05

cs 1114

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

just pay attention in class if you wanna learm/n.. hes excellent!!

8/31/05

CS1114

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible teacher. Think he's so clear, forget the "stool you" and all those weird things he say! Talking like ppl doin bad cuz no one studying, maybe it's because u cant teach n u get ppl even more confused!

4/26/05

CS1114

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Go to registrar. Drop the class. Drop Poly. Go to CUNY. Or...Read 4/26/2005 rating of M. Leung. Remember: don't blame your professor; blame your friends for not giving you the code!

4/11/05

cs 1114

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

2/13/05

CS 1114

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mean, rude, not helpful at all. As if programming wasn't hard enough, makes it even harder. No wonder 80% of the class fails. Miss a comma in your program, you fail!

1/17/05

CS 1114

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE

11/21/04

CS1114

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hate him, hate him, hate him! I hate all cs related things, especially him!!!!!!!!!!!

4/30/04

CS220

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

BEST CS teacher I have had.

4/25/04

CS1114

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible professor. Some kids don't even know CS, and so CS is their first class...this guy is mean, criticizes those who ask questions that are common sense to him but not to the student...he should be nicer

2/27/04

CS1124

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

HE is the best CS prof so far but he is mean sometimes. He is very understandble and helpful

3/6/03

CS1114

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome Professor!! Some don't like him because he's blunt and mean, but those people are stupid and can't program. He's an intelligent snob and he's great!

2/20/03

cs

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

i couldn't copy even 50% of what he used to write on the board.

12/11/02

CS220, CS2

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

You go in to his class knowing something, you come out braindead! This pointer.

4/20/02

Comp Sci

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

He makes funny remarks, but theres no joke about his class, ITs TOUGH to pass it

12/13/01

cs1114

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

he is good prof

12/13/01

CS1114

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

12/11/01

 

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

i came to class for the jokes

12/11/01

CS1104

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

CS!!!! ARGH!!!! He is okay! but annoying at times!

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