Mesfin Alemayehu at West Los Angeles College

Mesfin Alemayehu

  • 3.0Overall Quality
  • 3.1Helpfulness
  • 3.0Clarity
  • 2.8Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
7/8/14

Chem121

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA

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.

5/27/14

Chem 60

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/10/14

CHEM 60

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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 ;)

1/2/14

Chem 211

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA

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!

8/22/13

Chem 60

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedA+

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.

6/11/13

CHEM212

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

6/3/13

Chem 211

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

6/12/12

chem221

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

1/2/12

Chem212

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/25/11

CHEM211

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

6/5/11

chem60

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He?s an okay teacher, the practice tests are sometimes useless because they aren?t like the test. Since it?s a lot of material, my advice is to study everyday especially with the math part of chemistry because you do see a lot of that in the tests and they are worth more points. Good luck!

12/14/10

Ochem211

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a nice guy, but a terrible teacher. Don't take the class, unless you want to ruin your GPA. He will only confuse you and all your hard work and sleepless nights reading the book would not help. His lectures are useless. Exams are confusing, and have little to do with lecture or the book. Waste of time.

10/20/10

Chem60

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

His speech may not be as clear, but I give him kudos for being very patient, knowledgeable and nice. I hated chemistry, so to get an A in a summer Chem class is such a huge accomplishment. He doesn't really make the exams difficult and he never gave us any surprise quiz. Although, his study guides could be off at times.

10/5/10

Chem060

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

terrible teacher, dont take him unless you're really good at chemistry, if you struggle with this subject, take a better teacher, especially if you have to advance to Chemistry 101, he wont help at all,and he doesnt realize that he teaches so boring to the point that will make you lose interest, makes simple chemistry feel more difficult than it is

8/23/10

Chem60

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

If I can get a passing grade in this class so can you. I never took chem in high school & just recently back in school after 30 years. Professor is straight forward and once you get use to his accent, not difficult to follow in lecture. Take good notes and come to class.

8/7/10

OChem1

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Final exam is comprehensive and it came from the old test. He never assigned homework so you don't really need a book. Just use any ochem book you will be fine. He tests came from his lectures 100%. Take good note and if you have good back ground in chemistry, you should be able to get an A. He also gives 50 points extra credit for 4 pages essay

7/18/10

OChem211

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

nice and kind; no lecture notes and bad hand writtings; accent is not bad but voice is low; 85% is A and it is possible if you read the book; test is heavy on reactions machanism; most of multiple choice questions are similar to practice tests provided prior to the exams. overall: recomended.

6/10/10

chem60

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a very nice guy, means well, and curves quite a bit. I don't think he is particularly clear however, and his study guides are all over the place/confusing. If you work hard in this class you'll be fine.

12/25/09

Chem60

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took Professor Alemayehu's 8 am Chem 60 class. He was often a little late, but so was half the class. His teaching style was ordinary. He graded fairly, and I earned an A. It wasn't easy, but most people don't consider chemistry as easy. He does NOT allow students to use cellphones in class, and asked my classmate to leave the room for doing so!

12/3/09

CHEM51

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

PLEASE do not consider taking this class w/this professor! You will DEFINITELY REGRET IT! This professor has no interest in seeing his students succeed. First, you can barely hear him even if you ask for him to speak up! Secondly, he was absent several times and put us behind schedule! He made our last test a week before the FINAL! Tests R UNFAIR!

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