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Gary Tompkins
Professor in the Economics department
at University of Regina, Regina, SK
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Overall Quality
3.3
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Hotness
Helpfulness
3.5
Clarity
3.1
Easiness
2.3
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48 Student Ratings
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11/17/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Econ201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Terrible! Tou think a prof could answer e-mails since it is an online class.nope. Tompkins puts in low level of effort at best. Very confusing questions on assignment and never states his expectations or what the fvck he wants for an answer. If your thinking of taking a class from him DON'T it will only cause head aches and frustration.

04/18/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
Econ280 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Definitely one of my favourite profs in my time at the University. Very fair and generous marker and his classes do not have an overload of work. Assignments are straight forward and easy to comprehend. I definitely recommend him as one of the best options among the economic professors at the University.

01/04/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECON354 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great prof possibly the best I've ever had. Made class really interesting. Highly recommend him as he is a very flexible and understanding guy. However he may be difficult for introductory econ classes

12/22/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is horrible at getting back to emails. Took his online course and getting him to reply was almost impossible. The assignments seem to have little to do with the material and I had trouble with a lot of it. I would have liked to get feedback and answers to emails within a day or two instead of a few days or none at all..

03/25/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Econ201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Tough class in my opinion, he was kinda dull and boring but he was an average teacher, he expected students to know too much about economics for an introductory course. Really helpfull in office hours.

12/05/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Econ is hard, and it may have been better had i taken it from a different prof, but gary really knows what he is talking about. His examples really put the material into context, but it can be very difficult to study off these come exam time. Approachable, and is willing to help on assignments, that is if you can find him in his office hours.

12/05/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I am usually good at math, but had nooo idea how to do the assignments! Your only chance is if you can make it to the help session, but they're at awkward times. He is bad at explaining concepts and gives lots or irrelevant examples. Do NOOOTTT take this class from him!

12/04/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

DO NOT TAKE FROM HIM!! I could not understand at all what he was talking about the entire semester and I had to teach myself the material from the book. He talks so fast, doesn't make any sense, and he talks in examples. The class was really hard!!

12/03/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Econ201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Terrible!

12/02/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

neverrrrr take economics from him unless you like the class and are planning to major in it.

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