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Natarajan Kumaresan
Professor in the Computer Science department
at Georgia Perimeter College - Decatur, Decatur, GA
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Overall Quality
3.1
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.2
Clarity
3.0
Easiness
2.7
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
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12/07/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CSCI 1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Study the book and practice coding! He doesn't make the course easy but it isn't that hard. I studied a few hours the night before each tests and made straight B's. He gives extra credit and the tests are really not that hard.

11/09/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CS 1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

If you register for his class, you are paying $ to teach yourself the material because Nat doesn't teach you anything. He doesn't drop any of the impossible tests he gives. Terrible terrible teacher who is supposed to be educating engineers and programmers. Don't take him.

04/12/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
CSCI 1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Unless you have previous expirence in Java or very comfortable learning on your own, DO NOT TAKE. If you dont understand the material he is very rude and condescending. I'm sure he's a good programmer but he's an awful teacher. He gives no second chances and is very cut throat to those who struggle. Really avoid the class at all costs.

01/16/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
csi1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is a good professor, if you truly want to learn how to program! He is passionate and experienced in the subject.Be prepared to read the book ahead and ask questions in class.He is likes to help students that are interested, but not the lazy ones.Come to class, read the book, pratice the exercises and turn in all your projects even if with errors

10/24/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
CSCI1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I'm taking his class again and I think I'm beginning to like the class. It is still hard but we are using a new book now and it's so much better than the last book. Example he gives you in class is very important so don't miss that. Go to his office more often if possible.

07/28/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
CSCI1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

His style relies a lot on the text. If nobody asks questions bec. no one has done the reading homewk, he'll move on or ask you to code somethg in 2 mins. Exams can be easy if you read and practice from class/book exercises. He'll often give a lot of partial pts for incomplete/buggy code. If you dislike fast-paced, don't take any CS in the summer.

06/30/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
csci1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He intentionally makes his test hard with alot of trick questions. Heed my warning.. DO NOT TAKE HIS CLASS!! If you have to, be prepared to read every chapter. Their are no test reviews or study guide.

05/17/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
CSCI1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This class covers total 10 chapters and he goes over 1 chapter per week. Extremely fast pace and you are required to read the whole book. There are only two tests and a final exam. So, if you fail one, the chances you will get an A is very low. Absolutely no extra credit, no curve. Good luck.

05/17/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
CSCI1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

So maybe he's smart. It's great that he has real world experience, but let's be honest, he doesn't kno how to teach. For those of you who have comp background, his class will be fun but I warn you, he will challenge you. He just don't understand why ppl don't get it right away.

05/16/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
CSC1101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Bad teacher. Not patient at all.Doesn't explain material well. Maybe for people who are interested in Computer Science he might be good.If you don't have any prior knowledge about computers it will be very difficult class. I don't mind to work hard but this was way too much work just to survive. Yes, he doesn't get it that people don't get it...

05/16/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
CSI1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If you don't have any background of computer science, DO NOT take Kumaresan! He cannot teach at all, he literally confuses everyone, and he is really fast paced! For his tests, use the textbook to study and watch YouTube videos. Do not use the powerpoints. If you want to get an A, don't take this guy! Take someone else!

05/02/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
CSCI1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Fast-paced class, will make you learn tons if you don't have a CS bkgrd. A LOT of reading. Better to study off the book (not the slides) for tests. Not great at explaining but will help clarify outside class. Can be snarky when students don't "get it" right away, but if you don't take his humor personally he is actually a very nice guy & hilarious.

04/27/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
CSCI1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Fair & lenient if you show effort. Keep up with the reading or you'll be lost in lecture/tests. Test problems are about the same as those from the book/class/labs/hw. Won't spoonfeed how to write every single program, but available to help. That's just part of programming, you won't learn if you don't practice on your own. Really smart instructor.

11/30/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CSCI1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Easily my favorite professor from GPC. Kumaresan is such a brilliant, intelligent professor that has a passion for what he teaches. He presents the material well and gives great examples. I got A's in both of his CSCI 1300 and 1301 classes by reading the textbooks while taking notes. Tests are hard but fair. Definitely take him if CS is your major!

07/30/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
CSC1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

A good teacher. Very intelligent and very helpful. I took him for 1300 and I am taking him in for 1301!

12/06/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
CSCI1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher when one on one. Ask questions and you will do fine. When lecturing, he is a bit harder to follow, and every concept he covers appears on his tests.

09/27/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
CSI1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I lost interest on comp sci bcuz im taking this course (writing this in class btw). I don't get anything from what he teaching. When he asks did we learn anything from 1st day until 8th week, everyone looking at eachother which means NO. I still like computer but this class is just hard for beginners. He needs to consider his teaching styles.

07/22/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CSCI1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Good Professor. Take him if you want to learn something.

06/15/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CSCI1301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very HARD!!!Terrible, at best teaching style. Makes you figure everything out on your own. Might as well stay at home. If you didn't practice computer sciece as a kid dont bother with his 1301.

06/03/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CSCI1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I lost my interest on computer science after taking his class. He doesn't help you at all. tests are very very hard and doesn't give you any study guide. you've to read everything from the book and the power point slide. I studied so hard only to pass this class and got a C. Don't take him.

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