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George Kapp
Professor in the Physics department
at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI
are you George Kapp?
Overall Quality
2.8
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.7
Clarity
3.0
Easiness
2.3
Helpfulness
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71 Student Ratings
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02/17/2015
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
phy211 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Lectures from bell to bell everyday. Writes sloppy cursive which is nearly impossible to read before getting used to it well into the semester. Tests are next to impossible with material not covered in class. ..

02/15/2015
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHY111 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He rambled and would go off on weird random topics with the other profs in the middle of the lecture. Awful class

02/08/2015
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHY211 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B-
"Skip class? You won't pass."

Smart man, horrible prof. Lectures not exam or homework guided at all. not much you can do to avoid him, just prey he stops. i learned most of the material from the textbook. George is really bad so good luck and sorry!

02/06/2015
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Phy111 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Tough Grader" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Lectures are long"

Lectures are useless. All he does is work problems and do derivations (Which you can hardly understand him anyway). If you are lucky, you get a good Tutor for problem solving and they can actually go over the problems and clear things up. For everything else though, you're pretty much on your own. His labs are for fourth graders.

02/05/2015
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHY211 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Lectures are long" "Get ready to read" "Tough Grader"

By far the worst Professor ever. Shows up late unless he has a class prior. Doesn't hold office hours unless you ask him. All he does is read to you like your in 4th grade. Doesn't work example problems, not sure he knows how. Likes to insult students. Can't believe he still teaches .

02/04/2015
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHY211 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Tough Grader"

He uses these meaningless thermo equations for many weeks and In then he starts talking about statistical thermodynamics. This dude is teaching the wrong class.

01/31/2015
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
111-211 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A
"Clear grading criteria" "Hilarious" "Skip class? You won't pass."

111 and 211 were almost identical courses joke for joke with the addition of a few new equations in 211. I left class knowing how to decipher physics problems. Spells out the fundamentals very clearly, follow them on the exam and you will get an A. Good luck in engineering school if you can't follow his instructions.

07/27/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHY111 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

RUN AND DO NOT LOOK BACK.. HORRIBLE PROFESSOR...

07/27/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHY111 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Doesn't teach the material well at all. Stay away if you can.

06/20/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHY222 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Kapp is a teacher who knows Physics. Unfortunately, it's obvious he's either become frustrated with being a teacher or never wanted to be one. This comes through in his teaching. He doesn't have any passion for teaching his students and tries to make you feel stupid for asking questions. He is a not a good teacher and not a nice guy at all.

05/11/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHY211 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Babbles incomprehensibly and uses shoddy math to derive seemingly meaningless thermo equations for many weeks. In the last 2 weeks he starts talking about statistical thermodynamics. This dude is teaching the wrong class. Tests and homework are 100% recycled .

04/29/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHY111 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: WD

TERRIBLE TEACHER.

04/23/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHY111 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is incredibly difficult to follow and expects you to be able to figure everything out on your own. Never take any Physics class with him.

04/11/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHY 211 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

A knowledgeable guy but usually try to make you feel stupid. That makes us dare not to ask any further question. He doesn't try to be helpful and care about if we are still confusing. I just end up studying by myself most of the time.

04/06/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHY111 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: C

Not helpful at all, didn't ever stick to his own word. Tested on irrelevant subject matter and lectures were a waste of time. Told many stories that is all.

04/03/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHY211 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Class is confusing and he doesn't do much to help. In fact he confuses you even more.

03/29/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHY 211 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

George Kapp is honestly the best engineering professor I have ever taken. Sure, it was a very difficult class and he is a strict grader but you should expect that from an engineering class.

03/27/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHY111 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This teacher is absolutely terrible. He copies the book onto the board, so going to class is worthless. Do not take him.

03/13/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHY211 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: C+

Useless as a professor. Completely unprepared for class and when he doesn't know something, he skips over it. he stares at the PP slides and reads them to us for 2 hours. Not a good class.

02/06/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHY111 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Stay away. He tells a lot of jokes while the students fall asleep. I am doing OK in his class but it is a waste of time.

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