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Pam Riggs-Gelasco
Professor in the Chemistry department
at College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
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Overall Quality
3.9
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.2
Clarity
3.6
Easiness
2.1
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10/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHEM 111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I am so glad I had her for this class, it was hard but I learned a lot.

01/02/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

PRG is a good teacher given she is HARD! Do practice problems in the textbook and GO TO HER OFFICE HOURS! Attend SI sessions regularly and you should be fine. Attendance is not mandatory but I strongly suggest you go. She's tough and sometimes her notes are scattered all over the board.

01/02/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHEM111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

PRG is head of the chemistry department so she knows what she is talking about & loves what she does. Content/Class is tough, but she helps prepare her students for the future. Go to office hours. Key: do book practice problems & go to SI. TAKE if you want to be prepared for future chem classes, do not take if you have no interest in chemistry.

12/02/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is ok. But she is normally a chem 300+ teacher so she assumes that you are really good at Chem. Well, I have never taken chem before so I was doing poorly. Doesn't respond well to emails, doesn't explain things clearly at all. The kids who did well have taken AP chem before. Period.

11/11/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHEM111 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

PRG is absolutely amazing! She's so dedicated to science and she tries to get the rest of her class interested, too. I seriously want to be just like her when I'm older.

04/18/2012
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is hard, very hard, but helpful

03/22/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is the best teacher I have had in college by far. She is a fair grader who gives partial credit if you started a problem correct.She is also a really funny person who makes chem interesting. If you take her class you will have to work for a good grade. The key to doing well is read the book, do the homework problems, and use her practice tests.

12/14/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
CHEM111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Wonderful professor! She explains concepts in a way every student should be able to understand. I highly recommend reading the text book to follow along with lecture. Doing problems is the only way to succeed in this class so DO THE HOMEWORK PROBlEMS SHE ASSIGNS from the book. She always gives helpful practice tests as well. Take her!!

12/07/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
CHEM111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Riggs-Gelasco is the best professor I have had at the College of Charleston. She has the funniest sense of humor and tries very hard to make class enjoyable. I definitely recommend taking her. She is a fair grader and gives partial credit if she sees you started the problem out right. She is also very eager to help students with questions.

07/01/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem352 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. G is amazing. This was by far the best class I've taken. She's very difficult and expects a lot from her students, but the hard work is completely worth it. You won't find a better Biochem professor around.

06/29/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHEM112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Moves quickly and doesn't explain the concepts very well. When she does try to explain, she gives a lot of useless information that will only confuse you more. On the day of our final, we had exam 4, took a 10 minute break, then had our final. Needless to say, I would not recommend taking her classes.

01/27/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem111 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

Dr. G is absolutely brilliant. She's definitely the best science teacher I've ever had. She's so eager and straight to the point. She really challenges in the most effective ways and helps you to succeed. If you ever need any help, she's absolutely willing to help and answers questions in the best way. Thanks to her, I aced the ACS final.

12/12/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHEM352 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

Dr. Gelasco is awesome! Easily one of my favorite professors at CofC. She is so enthusiastic and exceeded my expectations of the course. It is a lot of material but she explains things very well and is very helpful. She makes the class fun. And she brings food. If you like chemistry you HAVE to take Dr. Gelasco!!

08/15/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She is a hard teacher but loves what she does. She is always willing to help, just go see her! I am not a fan of chemistry but she worked so hard to help me because I continuously went for the help! You have to go to her though! Always go to class, its a must! I totally recommend her.

03/26/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHEM351 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

SHe is very enthusiastic, and you need to be too...to do well in this class you must read ALL of the relevant chapters and understand them forwards and backwards + look into concepts outside of how she or the book presents them. Difficult but rewarding if you like chemistry... B- (what I would give her)

01/24/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
chem111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Lectures useless and unclear. Easily could teach myself by the reading the book. BORING!!!!

12/11/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHEM111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

PRG is awesome! go to every class - she tries to keep things interesting. great sense of humor. A is possible, but you MUST read the text, do ALL homework, and go to S.I. Also, she is willing to help in any way possible.

12/03/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHEM111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very nice and a great teacher. Very organized and grades work very fast. You have to go to class everyday because she goes fast and if you miss a day you dont have time to make it up. She is extremely helpful and will do anything she can to help you keep your grade up. I highly recommend taking her class

12/03/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I loved Dr. Galesco. She is EXTREMELY hard but is very willing to help you understand. Go to the SI's, do your homework(online and bookwork), and always attend class and you will do just fine. miss a class and your pretty much dead unless you go get extra help.

09/24/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHEM111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great prof. Knows her stuff.

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