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Mesfin Alemayehu
Professor in the Chemistry department
at West Los Angeles College, Culver City, CA
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Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.1
Clarity
3.0
Easiness
2.8
Helpfulness
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49 Student Ratings
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07/08/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Chem121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Very helpful, gives substantial extra credit, an A starts at 85%, and he gives generous partial credit on exams. He is sometimes unclear and you have to teach yourself a concept. Go to the library and ask for his old exams to review, they help a lot. Hard class no matter who you take so be prepared to do a ton of practice problems to do well.

05/27/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Chem 60 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Took this class over Winter & absolutely loved the professor. He is clear in his expectations and solves a lot of problems on the board. He also walked around the room to ensure everyone knew how to solve problems. He is a kind, KIND person, and immensely interested in the well-being of his students. I really appreciated him and his teaching style.

04/10/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
CHEM 60 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I did great in this class, but not much thanks to Professor Alemayehu. He knows his stuff, but he constantly goes off on rants about the Jungian psychoanalyzation that he believes permeates our society - in other words, there's not as much Chemistry as you'd expect going on. Still, he's pretty friendly and is VERY kind to the eyes ;)

01/02/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem 211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Professor Alemayehu is a great help in office hours, but not so great in class. Class average for the 1st exam was 54% & 2nd exam 58%, though I heard he curved at the end. I got an A, but you have to work hard for it and go to office hours! And be prepared for lots of self study. Don't take this unless you have enough time to devote to it!

08/22/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem 60 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A+

One of the hardest classes i have taken. But I learn so much in his class. great professor willing to help. he give extra credit. But you got to study a lot. read the book and his notes.

06/11/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHEM212 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

His class is very hard but he's a very nice teacher. If he see youre trying hard and he will give u the grade that u deserve.

06/03/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
Chem 211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher really cares about his students. I don't have any complaints. PSA: Dont blame the proffessor for your failure and lack of comprehension and/or commitment, Chemistry is not for every one. Don't expect to succeed without putting hours outside of the class.

06/12/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
chem221 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

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01/02/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Chem212 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

*A* .The class wasn't easy, Ochem never is, but it wasn't unnecessarily hard either. Dr. Alemayehu is a good guy. He was kind enough to even move a midterm date back for us. We were busy, we all voted, and he accepted. The labs are also brand new, with fume hoods for each couple, really top notch. He's there during lab as well for questions. Best.

11/25/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHEM211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

if you dont mind teaching yourself chemistry and waking up to attend a study hall its a great class but if your looking to learn, find another teacher.if you take this professor youve signed you've signed up for independent study.

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