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Paul Hertzel
Professor in the Mathematics department
at North Iowa Area Community College, Mason City, IA
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Overall Quality
3.5
Average Grade
A+
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.3
Clarity
3.6
Easiness
2.5
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
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17 Student Ratings
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07/21/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Calculus Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A+

Hertzel is a fabulous teacher & guy. Bad reviews are probably by people who didn't invest the effort a math class takes. Hertzel is knowledgable, hilarious, and helpful. Like all math classes you have to put in the effort & do the homework to understand the concepts.

04/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Took Math 100 with him a few years ago. BEST MATH TEACHER I'VE EVER HAD. Not sure what's the deal with these other reviews, but he helped me a lot. Hertzel would not continue a lesson until EVERYONE in class understood it. He doesn't care about pushing through chapters, he really cares about everyone getting an education.

10/04/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Not a very helpful teacher. Gives off very creepy vibes, and turns off some students from attending class.

03/14/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
calc219 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is a great professor and really knows his material. He is sometimes hard to approach and wants you to really think about a question before asking for help. I don't think I would have made it through calculus 1,2 and 3 if he wasn't teaching it.

01/29/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math222 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

When you ask questions he always made you feel like an idiot. But he was really funny and lets us bring treats to class. He also looks like Einstein.

01/23/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
math128 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

not good ask questions and he never answered them. try not to go to him

07/19/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH210 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Without a doubt the best math teacher I have ever had. We used the book for homework, not much else. He explains concepts much better than the book does.

09/05/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Calc1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

After taking Calculus 1 with Hertzel I couldn't believe how much "simple" math I didn't know. He is a great teacher and has an awesome sense of humor. Even helped me at 2 AM when I couldn't figure out some things. I would definately go to Hertzel if you want a good math class where you will learn a lot!

07/25/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
MAT210 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Willing to help you out when you need it and very good at explaining things in a way that you can understand. I was in a two hour class and he always let us have a break halfway through too! Really helpful and cares about his students.

05/22/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Yes, they're right: Hertzel wants you to do things his way because he's a mathematician and knows how to do math! There's a right way and a wrong way! NO ONE did more to help me than Hertzel, he got me into U of Iowa because thats what he cares about: my education. The students who think they know better than him are the ones who wreck NIACC.

10/19/2006
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
math102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

tough, hard to understand, must do problems his way or they are wrong no matter if the outcome is right.

04/27/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Quant Methods Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very unhelpful, unclear, and rude to students. Accused several students of lying about why they missed class, would not help them cut them a break when they were going to visit another college, and when you ask him a question he will point and laugh at you!

11/03/2004
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Quant. Met Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This guy has split personalities. In class he appears to be a warm and friendly guy...but when you go to his office he is out of his mind. I've noticed this 3 times this semester. In effect...he has no concern for my success in the class, and responds to my legit questions as "stupid questions"

04/08/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
math (gee) Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

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03/08/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
math (ge) Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

good class, good prof

01/03/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
math Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Works really hard. If you try he cares enough to help. Math sucks but he's good!

12/10/2003
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

He is a worthless teacher, he explains things harder than they actually are. He degrades you when you ask for help saying negative comments towards you.

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