Jim Wolford at Clark College

Jim Wolford

  • 2.7Overall Quality
  • 2.8Helpfulness
  • 2.7Clarity
  • 2.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/5/14

trig

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA

Great teacher. His style of teaching was entertaining enough to break up the monotony of a 2:30 minute math class. Types of questions on the tests were emphasized in his lectures. Tests graded fairly. Homework was every other odd for all sections. Overall great teacher and very fair

3/6/14

MATH 095

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I loved him as a teacher! Dorky and loves math, and good at teaching it. He answers all questions until there are none left, very patient. He makes it very obvious what kinds of questions will be on the tests, and there are no quizzes! Tests are nice and short and simple. Laid back and helpful!

3/2/14

MATH103

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

VERY unhelpful... does not give much assistance, works way to quickly, horrible and describing how he works through a problem and is all over the place in a lecture. Doing the homework helps but he is of no use. The only useful lecture days are when he covers test material the day before. Do not take this teacher if you have a choice.

12/19/13

mth103

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

worse professor i have ever had ! i would not recomend any one taking his class

9/16/13

MATH 090

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This instructor bounces around through the chapters and its very hard to comprehend because of this. Even an honor student had to withdraw. He is a bit eccentric and sarcastic but really its just how he sets up this class, he bounces around and its very confusing. I will not take another class with him.

9/12/13

MATH103

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Jim's lectures are good and his tests are fairly short (8-10 questions) and easy. Do the assigned homework problems and go to every lecture and you'll pass.

8/14/13

Math 093

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Taking a class with him was waster of my time and money. He was unclear in lecture and hasty. Horrible at responding to questions . Do not take classes with him at all. He never follow the book, he is so random in his lecture jumping from one lecture to other. lecture in class never reflect the book and homework.

7/11/13

MATH 095

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I went from an A in Math 090 to withdrawing from this class since I would inevitably fail. He is a VERY harsh grader. A minor error WILL get you an F on the question, regardless of how well you display your understanding of the process. What is even better is he didn't allow calculators, so I would fail my tests due to minor arithmetic errors.

6/26/13

trigonometry

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Taking a class with him was dissatisfying and unfortunately a waster of my time. He was unclear in lecture and hasty. Horrible at responding to questions and often unavailable during office hours. he is unresponsive to emails and family emergencies, frankly he is rude. He is a student as well which affects his teaching performance and quality.

3/29/13

Math 095

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Such a great teacher! I would take him again and again! He's so easy going. Does not take attendance. He lets you know what will be on the test. He's very patient and answers questions until nobody has anymore. Tests always seem slightly more complex than what we did i class but he gives partial credit on wrong answers if you we're partially right.

2/22/13

math095

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is my second course with Jim. He is an excellent teacher. Homework is suggested. Does not matter if you have an old textbook. No surprises on the tests. No quizzes. Gives loud hints as to the test questions. Usually has a bonus question. Take-home for chapter with story problems. No complaints here. Plan to take trig with him too!

2/21/13

Math103

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I would NOT take a class from him. Tests, homework, and lecture is all something different.

12/8/12

Math103

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took trig with him and his lectures are very confusing. I sometimes know the topic before the lecture then the way he explains it I'm not sure how anyone else would understand it. Tests can be hard, my lowest grade was a C, and he is "harder" on the level of grading scale. Lectures can be good but some are bad. Overall, 2.25/5 in my book

10/19/12

MATH091

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Will spend as much time as students ask for helping with math homework. Never embarrasses anyone for not 'getting' it. Pleasant always. Gives us a nice break. Makes no comments if folks need to exit during class.

8/20/12

Math095

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Tests are entirely too difficult, doing the homework will not help because he makes up the problems himself and will disregard the book. I would highly reccomend finding another teacher.

7/2/12

MTH90

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is hilarious! I share his nerdy sense of humor. Attendance isn't mandatory, but miss a class and you miss a lot of information. Ask questions if you have them, he is great at explaining and working through the problems in manageable steps. I have never understood math as well as I have with him teaching.

6/16/12

math63

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

good teacher :)

6/12/12

MATH62

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome teacher. He is helpful, and if you actually PAY ATTENTION you will pass his class easily. He is great at teaching lower level math classes, and prepares you for higher level classes as well. Anyone who fails his class obviously wasn't listening properly. If you ask questions he will work with you until you get it.

6/12/12

MATH70

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best math teacher ever. Seriously. I hated math before I took his classes, I've now taken 3 classes with him and plan to take more. He is extremely helpful, and straight forward. I would recommend him to anyone.

2/6/12

MATH091

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

By far my favorite math teacher at Clark. He was funny, interesting, and interactive. He took his time not only explaining concepts, but explaining WHY, which many math teachers skip. Be prepared to attend class, seek help when needed, and do extra HW when needed (he doesn't assign much). If you do these things, you'll succeed with him.

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