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Marcelo Cruz
Professor in the Geography department
at University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
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Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
C
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.0
Clarity
3.1
Easiness
2.3
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09/08/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
UR RE ST 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: C

Terrible professor. Was extremely rude to the class and his lectures were hard to understand because he only talks, no slides or anything. Try to avoid!

12/07/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
geo Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

HARD exams...read the textbooks and know your country location and capitals. Easy quizzes, he helps you out.

11/18/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
UrReSt100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher! He's really smart and can teach you a lot! He definitely has his own sense of humor, which I like, but I can see why some maybe wouldn't. He's super nice and helpful, just can't take him too seriously. Overall, great class, not too much homework but a lot of reading. I thought the reading was interesting, too, though.

11/14/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
UR RE ST 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He did not seem to connect well with the class. In addition, he would break into random Spanish and French sentences that no one can understand. Professor Cruz is a tough grader and it made it hard for me to stay motivated knowing no matter how hard I tried, I could never get a good grade.

11/02/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
UrReSt100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I loved this class and the professor. I'm sure there are people who don't like him because of the way he talks to some, but really it's just people taking him too seriously. He's funny. He will engage you in class so you definitely need to read the material. He is tough grader but I think it's worth it cause I learned a lot from him!

04/26/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
UR RE ST Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is a terrible professor. Expects everyone that is in the class to be majoring in it when it is a gen ed for most. He talks down to everyone and harasses people with what he says. Do not take him if possible, such a terrible semester with him. He is twisted and grades so poorly..

12/19/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
UR100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Nice, funny guy, very passionate about what he teaches which is nice, but I have NO IDEA how he grades things. As someone who has gotten A's on every college paper so far, I found myself struggling to get anything more than a 75% on any paper. The highest grade I got on any large assignment was an 80%. This class SOLELY ruined my GPA.

01/09/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
GEOG102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Marcelo is the best! He is cool, funny, and interesting. I loved his lectures and his exams were not hard in less you didn't study, but you need to study and read the book. Funny as hell, quizzes are a breeze.

09/18/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Geo102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is a RIOT. If you are easily offended by American jokes then don't take his class. I think they are hilarious. He's REALLY smart though, too.

07/14/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
URS341 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Cruz is highly intelligent and has innovative ideas. If you do the readings and go to class you will learn a lot from him. His downfall is that he thinks his teaching style is the best way to empower students to learn. It is actually limiting for students because being ridiculed over and over again causes self-doubt and is not motivating.

04/13/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
URS350 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Cruz is old school. He is not one of the professors who give you your degree on a plate. Be prepared to think with reality, not just theoretically. He will push you to achieve beyond what you think you can but you will be better for it. He does not hate Americans, he just doesn't fawn over them. Respect is earned, not a given. Push yourself.

11/16/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
GEO102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I really enjoy this class and it really makes me think about the world in a different sense and how I will interact with its people and problems.

10/28/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
GEOG102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Pretty Hard class. I was very interested in it at first, but as the first weeks progressed, I started not really enjoying the class. Kind of boring. A lot of information to retain. Tests are pretty hard. He can be funny, but he can also be pretty insulting.

05/09/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
UR100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's rude and unprofessional. He thinks insults count as motivation and that students are stupid because they are too shy or afraid to answer him. He constantly bashes the UW system as a corrupt institution bent on giving students useless diplomas due to grade inflation, easy coursework, etc., and he hates Americans. I was not impressed.

01/14/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
urres101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Good teacher! Hilariously easy on quizzes - literally gives you the answers. Tests are difficult though so be sure to study a lot, and take good notes. Offers extra credit so take advantage of it. He is really fun and a pretty interesting teacher.

12/23/2009
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
UrReS102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Prof Cruz is amazing! I loved this class because he has tons of passion for what he was teaching. He sometimes speaks quietly so make sure you sit in the front. He will also randomly burst out in Spanish/French so that kind of keeps things a little interesting. He also expects you to know a lot about the region your studying so be prepared to read!

08/05/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
urre100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Cruz is one of either two things for you: you either love him, or completely dislike him. I was intimated by his unorthodox way of motivation...but found that's why I adore his teaching approach. After traveling with him to Ecuador I learned much to my surprise he is wise, funny, and harmless if you take his humor with a grain of salt.

06/27/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
UrbSt100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Marcelo was very rude to all. He finds his favorites to pick on, and I was one of them. Even after participating in class daily and going to meet with him, I got a D. Exams are hard & confusing. I did the whole study guide he gave and failed the final. Urban Studies 100 is very hard.

02/22/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
geo101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Marcello knows his stuff. However, he does not like Americans. He is an excellent teacher if you are not easily offended.

01/27/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
GEOG102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He's funny, but very rude toward students. Don't sit in the front row or he'll pick on you all through class. He doesn't seem to like Americans much.. You have to read the book and pay attention is class or you will do poorly.

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