Dennis Stynes at York University

Dennis Stynes

  • 2.9Overall Quality
  • 3.0Helpfulness
  • 2.8Clarity
  • 1.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
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7/29/14

chem 1001

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedA+

He is incredibly smart, but soooooooo boring puts you to sleep every time. I would advise taking a different prof if you can.

7/25/14

1001

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Read the textbook and attempt practice problems before class. Stynes jumps right into the hardest questions you'll see on exams from day one. Attend class. Take notes and re-write all problems he does in class afterwards (these will be on the exam). Exams are nearly identical from near to year, make sure you can solve all previous years problems.

7/9/14

CHEM 3030

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

The brightest and most experienced professor in the entire chemistry department. Whoever sais otherwise did not do their homework or did not read the textbook. His lectures are very interesting and insightful and he teaches at a proper pace. I learned a lot from taking his class and it was a pleasure to listen to his lectures.

6/11/14

chem 1001

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a good guy but, WOW is his lectures boring. He reads off the slides and puts you to sleep. However he does a lot of practice problems which does helps students.

9/24/13

CHEM 3030

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

very intellectual and knowledgeable professor. Top expert in his field.

1/9/13

chem3030

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

A lot of work. But it's not too hard. He expects a lot from his students. Tests are not bad but know ideas behind everything. Know why. Don't memorize.

8/16/12

CHEM1001

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I always find it impressive when he doesn't use a calculator to solve a complex problem. Do the practice problems in the textbook prior to class. Go to all tutorials and don't worry so much about lectures. Tests are easy if you do his previous ones. I missed 85% of lectures and slept during the 15% I attended and managed to get an A.

8/4/12

CHEM1001

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This was my second time taking CHEM 1001, and Dr. Stynes' expectations are much higher than other prof's. Pay very close attention to what he reviews during lecture, and make sure you understand the principles he introduces. His practice quizzes/exams are great for practise. Work hard, and you'll be fine! Don't miss class!

7/25/12

CHEM1001

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

he might be a good person but his lectures are useless he just reads of the slides and his test are BRUTAL i studied so much and used to be good at chem you have to put alotta effort if you take this course with him he does give like makeup opportunities cause he even knows how hard his tests are its first year chem RELAX

6/24/12

CHEM1001

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This has got to be the worst prof for CHEM1001. DONT ASK HIM A QUESTION DURING LECTURE! HE WILL DEFINITELY MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT IN FRONT OF EVERYONE! His first and second Quizzes are terrible! He basically reads off the slides and can't solve a simple question from the textbook properly. Highly NOT recommended

12/2/11

CHEM3030

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Stynes is an inspiration if you have a love of chemistry. It's a shame I had to wait for 4 years before having him as a professor. He is really easy because he tells you everything you need to know! Too many people write everything down and don't LISTEN. It's really that simple. This course is the only A+ I will receive in Uni.

8/19/11

CHEM1001

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He goes through the material very quickly, but uses all of the extra time he's made to review and do more practice questions as a class. He provides practice exams and quizes that he takes up in the tutorial two weeks prior to the test. These are almost exactly like the real quizes and exams and are extremely helpful. A wonderful teacher.

7/17/11

chem3030

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This prof has a very good personality. Everyone thinks that other profs who laugh on your face but... are good but since prof Stynes is not laughing and is hard prof everyone thinks that he is not that perfect. He is one the best profs that chemistry department has. I wish always luck for him.

12/20/10

CHEM3030

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is an old fashioned professor who expects a lot of dedication out of his students. He can be very quick in lecture but is helpful if you go to his office. If you take the course seriously and use all the resources provided to you then you can do well.

2/4/10

CHEM3030

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

THIS PROF RULZ! VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND HELPFUL ALTHOUGH VERY SARCASTIC OF STUDENTS. THE COURSE IS HARD AND HE EXPECTS MORE FROM YOU. DO ALL PROBLEM SETS AND ASSIGNED QUESTIONS TRY WRITING EVERYTHING HE SAYS IN LECTURE AND UNDERSTAND THE ARTICLES HE TALKS ABOUT IN CLASS. ATTEND ALL UNOFFICIAL 8:30 TUTORIALS. THE COURSE WILL EAT YOUR TIME!

2/4/10

Chem3030

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This prof has character, he's very knowledgable. Beware! you'll have to work smart and hard in order to understand the level he wants you to be at!

9/14/09

CHEM1001

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Works harder on his tan than on his tests. Seriously, you are an idiot to take this course with this man. Don't try to convince yourself that you will be different. You won't. There is no hope.

9/1/09

CHEM1001

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is by far the worst prof I have ever had. His tests are Ridiculous, and so is the exam, this year it was tremendously HARD. Basically you dont know what to study for, he always rushes through material, not very helpful at all. Our class average on the 1st test was below 50, therefor he had to belcurve it. I do not recomment him AT ALL!

7/25/09

CHEM1001

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

never take this course in the summer.. always take it in the winter term. his quizes are not even quizes they are like long test. class avg on 1st quiz just a bit over 50%. more than a quarter of ppl dropped out including me.

6/13/09

CHEM1001

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! WORST TEACHER EVER! He is by far the worst teacher I've had! He basically reads off his slides and doesnt teach anything! whizzs by everything so fast without explaining leaving the class in utter confusion! When asked a question, he can't even explain it clearly! EXPECTS YOU TO ALSO HAVE PRVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF CALCULUS!! BAD PROF!

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