Neil Alberding at Simon Fraser University

Neil Alberding

Neil Alberding
  • 3.1Overall Quality
  • 3.2Helpfulness
  • 3.0Clarity
  • 3.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
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2/23/14

PHYS 120

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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!

2/22/14

PHY120

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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

1/22/14

PHY 120

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best physics teacher I have seen in my life!

22783371
1/9/14

phy120

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Baad just bad

11/20/13

PHYS120

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

11/14/13

PHYS 120

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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-

7/31/13

PHYS 141

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the worst I've seen, trust me

3/8/13

PHYS 120

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

2/1/13

Phys141

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/17/13

PHYSD100

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

8/14/12

phys141

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

You don't understand even a single word from his lectures.

5/1/12

PHYS102

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you have him for studio physics, drop the course and take it elsewhere. The experiments were useless and the self directed learning did nothing but muddle everyone in the class. Help was available, but but not useful, and his exams were far harder than anything we encountered in class. Do not take his class.

11/21/11

Phys140

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible prof does not even bother teaching just sits there and looks at stuff on google plus leaves the entitre course to the students alongwith a ton of homework daily. Whatever you do NEVER take a class with him.

7/20/11

PHYS140

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

PLEASE do not take physics with this prof, especially if you're first year. i was not a physics major and found this class *excruciating*. bad lectures, useless help (although it is available) and tons of homework. self-directed class. drop if you have him!

7/20/11

PHYS140

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

if you plan on being a physics major, you might make it through this class. if you're taking it to fufill a lower division pre-req for a diff degree, DONT TAKE THIS WITH HIM. espec. if you're first year. exams ARE fair but you must keep up with homework (there's a lot!) lectures are horrible. hard to pay attention if you don't love physics.

6/14/11

PHYS100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best profs at SFU!

18731574
12/4/10

PHYS121

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible Prof, has no idea what's going on, wastes time, doesn't teach the slides, just tells you to read them at home, when asked a question, he generally doesn't know the answer, so he replies with some off-topic thing, or asks you a question.

11/18/10

phys100

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor is one of the worst instructors at SFU. I have a degree in Business and was coming back to school to complete med school pre-reqs and this guy is without a doubt the worst prof I've ever had. I ended up dropping the course. After seeing the comments from last semester, I'm really glad I did. Avoid him at all costs, he doesn't teach.

11/6/10

PHYS100

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great prof and he is funny. Intersting class,and the content is not very hard. Eassy to follow. Exams are fair, but with too many quizs. or maybe a bit too much hw. I like the way he teachs

10/8/10

PHYS100

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible prof, we learnt almost nothing in class yet the assignments and final were so hard

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