Billy Yates at University of Pittsburgh

Billy Yates

Billy Yates
  • 4.7Overall Quality
  • 4.6Helpfulness
  • 4.8Clarity
  • 2.1Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/28/13

Biosc 1070

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA

I loved this class. There is a tremendous amount of information and the course is a lot of work. I would avoid taking this class with a heavy course load. Grading is generous but the class is competitive. I recommend listening to the lectures multiple times instead of spending a lot of time with the textbook.

12/20/13

UHC Physiology

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedA

Dr. Yates is both a fantastic professor and mentor. Not only was his class my favorite that I have taken, but it is also the one in which I learned the most. This is an absolute essential class to take for any Pre-Meds at Pitt, as it gives you a taste of Medical School level material, expectations, and competition. Get to know Dr. Yates!

12/17/13

UHC-Human Phys

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedA

Absolutely loved Dr. Yates. His material was so clear, and he provided lecture recordings, notes, powerpoints, etc. which was absolutely awesome. I would highly recommend this class. It is the best class I have taken at Pitt.

12/12/13

Nrosci 1070

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

By far, the most organized and prepared professor I've ever had. Throws in some humor during the lectures. A really hard class geared toward medical issues. Learned a ton. Don't buy the book--the lecture notes are more than enough. Class average is set to an A, but be prepared to work for that A regardless.

10/30/13

NROSC1070

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is the hardest class in the neuro major(including functional) but it's worth it. Teaches this like a med school class(a number of lectures are exactly what he gives med students). Come away with a whole new idea of anatomy which is invaluable. 60% is an A, he sets the class avg as an A cut off so you don't have to panic about grades either.

12/24/09

NROSC1070

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Go to class, study hard, and you will get good grades. His exams are tough; no basic memorization questions! You really have to apply the knowledge he presents in lectures. Posts lecture notes/powerpoints/voice recordings online. Very helpful. LOVED the class, though the time kind of sucks (M 8:30am, W 3:30pm, F 3:30pm)

12/18/08

BIOSC1070

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I like the way the class is organized, focusing on diseases of the body. Should be a good preview for medical school. I also liked the problem solving learning. One of my favorite classes so far at PITT.

11/12/08

HumanPhys

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

had him for human physio uhc. i thought he was really easy and straightforward. will help you if you need help, i dont know what the big deal is, plus, everybody gets an A if they show up and listen pretty much

10/21/08

NROSC1070

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Yates knows his stuff. You better to by the time the test rolls along. Keep up with the lectures, they are all very in depth. The avg. is a 60 and he makes that an A. So easy to get an A as long as you work VERY HARD.

2/28/06

human phys

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Yates is awesome and treats students with respect. His tests are a little hard, but there is a GENEROUS curve. Most of the students in this class thought they were hot****, and were pretty competetive...but welcome to med school. Anyone who is pre-med and extremely motivated will love this class

9/20/05

Neuro 1070

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I learned more in this class than in any other class I took in college. If you are premed, this will help you immensly. Its hard, no lies, but you will learn so much that it will be worth it.

12/18/04

Nrosci 1070

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Most incredible class ever! Bill's an awesome teacher, you learn so much. Tests are hard, but the class is really fair. You have to study like a madman, but it's worth it.

12/8/03

Neuro1070

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

hard class but very interesting, best part about the class is how they treat you like a medical school student. One of the few teachers that respects his students.

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