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Evan Gallagher
Professor in the Computer Science department
at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY
are you Evan Gallagher?
Overall Quality
2.8
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.8
Clarity
2.9
Easiness
2.4
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
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0
74 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
09/17/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
cs1114 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Participation matters" "Amazing lectures" "Inspirational"

incredible knowledge depth in python and cpp. tries to be humorous in his lec feels Great to learn from him. pay attention and try to gain as much as possible from him coz hez an expert

04/26/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
CS1114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

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

04/07/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
CS 1113 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

01/28/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CS2164 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

10/03/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
cs1114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

10/02/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
CS1114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

07/16/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CS1114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

05/26/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CS 1114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

04/22/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
CS1114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

04/02/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CS3224 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

02/04/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
CS3224 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

01/06/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CS1124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

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

12/18/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CS3224 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

11/20/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CS1114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

05/01/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
CS1114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

04/23/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
CS1114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

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

02/25/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PYTHD Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

01/25/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
CS1114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

11/21/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CS1114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

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

11/18/2011
average
1 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
CSA Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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

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