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Neil Alberding
Professor in the Physics department
at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
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Overall Quality
3.1
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N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.2
Clarity
3.0
Easiness
3.4
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95 Student Ratings
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02/23/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS 120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

the worst prof I have ever met across my academic career. he does not know how to teach at all. Taking his class is just a waste of time, but that is mandatory because of the iclicker. and he is unfair on grade. Having a highest mark exceeds the theoretical full mark is just like having rain in Vancouver. Please do try your best to avoid this prof!

02/22/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHY120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Material is easy, Don't expect to learn anything from him in the lecture as all he does is rereading smartphysics again. Kinda forced to go to lecture for the iclicker marks when it is actually a completely waste of time

01/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHY 120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A+

Best physics teacher I have seen in my life!

01/09/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
phy120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Baad just bad

11/20/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Screw this guy, that was a terrible class. 10/10 do avoid at all costs

11/14/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS 120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

all he does is basically reread the smart physics again. doesnt help on problems at all, if you dont get the smart physics lectures, youre pretty much dead..he'll scale you in the end, its just that youll probably end up with C+ or B-

07/31/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS 141 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

One of the worst I've seen, trust me

03/08/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS 120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

the online smartphysics prelecs are just bleh...and all he does in class is a couple of I clicker questions. His exams are waaaaayyy harder than what you'd expect from the smartphysics homework and he doesn't really do anything to prepare you for midterms -,- do NOT take PHYS with him.

02/01/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Phys141 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

LOADS and LOAAADS of Homework/Assignment...etc etc.......Speaks for half hr..and then disappears leaving T.A behind. SmartPhysics is horrible......watch videos aint gonna help a percent.....for such a HARD HARD Course....I wrote stuff in exam.....just passed with C-....... So relieved...Smartphysics thing is over.

01/17/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYSD100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I think a lot of people attribute the falters of the class's parameters to Neil (e.g. the suckyness of smartPhysics and quantity of homework). I found him to be quite average in teaching effectiveness. He had a hard time with explaining some things, but this was countered by his earnestness.

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