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Greg Santillan
Professor in the Chemistry department
at California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
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Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.2
Clarity
2.8
Easiness
2.6
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
69 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
10/19/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
102 and lab 103 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A
"Tough Grader" "Assignments galore" "Hilarious"

Great prof and very helpful. He can be a bit confusing, but he loves his subject and is willing to answer questions. VERY tough grader, never gave anyone 100% on assignments. Tests are pretty easy, just make sure to do practice problems and you'll be fine.

09/28/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
CHEM 103 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Tests are tough" "Hilarious" "Get ready to read"

Had him twice. *hint use Google for sample exam practice. Really shines as lab prof since he teaches quant and biochem and leaks advanced techniques to students who want higher accuracy and precision. Always took max time for exams because he loves those big problems. Final is drastically easier than midterms since it's essentially midterm 1+2.

07/17/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
CHEM 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is unclear and his grading is somewhat different from most other profs. Show all work and do 'practice' problems in etext because they appear in pre-lect quizzes. Usually curves, but you cannot get lower than a C on any exam and expect an A. If he knows you as an enthusiastic student, he prob curves you an extra 2% total. Gives hints for exams.

10/02/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
chem 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

he is very good teacher, very nice and easy! Lab is fun. but his grading is quite hard! u have to really understand ur materials and spend time to study alot.

09/11/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem 151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Difficult tests but overall very helpful, definitely know your chemistry dont just study problems make sure you get the concepts because they WILL be on the midterms and final

08/21/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Chem 151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A+

He is a good professor. Just show interest in his class, ask alot of questions, and get ready to do alot of work! He cares about his students and responds quickly to emails. Make sure to visit during office hours to stay ahead of the game!

01/22/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHEM201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Worst professor I've had.

12/12/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
chem101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Avoid at all costs

10/19/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
chem201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Terrible professor. His slides are full if mistakes, he is biased when grading. Take anyone but him or you WILL regret it!

10/19/2011
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHEM201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Santillan is a professor that usually assumes that you understand the material. He knows his stuff, but he isn't the clearest professor. If you don't understand him, ASK HIM QUESTIONS after class or in lab. Keep on asking questions until he has to give clear answers. Nevertheless, I would recommend him. He's got a quaint sense of humor.

10/13/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
Chem353 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I have him for lab and his explanations of things are SO confusing. He is a nice guy but he manages to make things way more complicated than they need be. Also, he assigns a lot of pointless busy work.

09/12/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
CHEM201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Lectures are incredibly dry. So hard to stay awake during his class. Powerpoints are not very easy to follow. Use the study guides, as the tests are exactly the same questions as the study guides, just with different numbers.

09/03/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHEM201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Really nice guy and is helpful when you ask him questions but he's such a harsh grader! i had him for quant lab and he gave really low scores even if you turned it in a second time with corrections! i would recommend students to pick another teacher if possible but if you have him, just be very careful at following the procedures in your lab manual

03/23/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
chem151 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is a good guy, but not good teaching, i recommend to not take him if possible but if you have to i recommend you get to know him and tell him how hard your workig...he will most likely cut you a break.

01/08/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Chem101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

just keep up with the work and study from the book

06/23/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Chem102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

he's pretty good for a lab professor. grades flexibly and good. better than stevenson. individual work is more effective

03/29/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He's very nice, but cannot teach, he's all over the place. I learned more on my own, like on the owl homework, than from him.

03/28/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He sucks at teaching chem. yes he's a nice guy, but that doesn't mean he's the greatest professor. kinda killed my interest in this major, but this is just one road block. AVOID HIM IF POSSIBLE, for ur GPA's sake.

02/28/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHEM101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Hard teacher and very confusing. Lectures are all over the place and expects too much for intro Chem.

02/03/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

yuck

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