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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
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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: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: 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...

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