Gary Tompkins at University of Regina

Gary Tompkins

Gary Tompkins
  • 3.3Overall Quality
  • 3.5Helpfulness
  • 3.1Clarity
  • 2.3Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
11/17/11

Econ201

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/18/11

Econ280

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/4/11

ECON354

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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

12/22/10

ECON201

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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..

3/25/09

Econ201

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/5/08

ECON201

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/5/08

ECON201

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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!

12/4/08

ECON201

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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!!

12/3/08

Econ201

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible!

12/2/08

ECON201

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

11/27/08

ECON201

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Probably a good prof for higher level economics classes, but for ECON 201, I'd highly recommend avoiding him. He talked in examples which made it very hard to apply concepts to actual assignment or test questions. He pulled a lot of things out of the air. Not a good introductory course.

11/17/08

econ201

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible incomprehensible writing, gives no examples of how to solve equations. Did not show up for first few classes and left seemingly no guidline for unprepared subs.

11/6/08

Econ201

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is terrible. He's all over the place in his lectures, and his assignments have very little to do with the material in the text book. He gives very few mathematical examples. He usually just puts the formulas on the board, but won't work them. Good luck with this guy if you struggle with math!

10/6/08

Econ201

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Do not take a class from this guy if you have problems with math. He spends a ton of time drawing graphs and putting up numbers. But fails to explain how he comes up with the numbers.He expects everyone to know algebra. I've gone to him asking questions, but won't go through solutions step by step. I leave more confused than when I went to him.

5/17/08

Econ496

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I don't have enough good things to say about Dr. Tompkins - simply an amazing prof!

12/18/07

ECON496

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very flexible guy, likes to help out students. Keeps lectures interesting. He is the only prof that can teach math (mathematical economics in this case) to me and keep me awake, and I love math.

7/20/07

ECON396A

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

The math. econ. class he teaches goes at a fast pace (as do most of him classes) so if you're smart you'll like the pace but if you have difficulty it may be going too fast for you. Dr. T is helpful if you struggle with the material. He keeps the lectures interesting and he's a fair marker.

1/4/07

ECON401

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Tompkins is an awesome professor and I have nothing but the highest of praise for his lecturing abilities and his ability to make you learn. With Gary, you sink or swim, and its all up to you. If you decide to swim, Dr. Tompkins will really help you. I think he is an awesome Professor! Tompkins likes his Math, so know it, especially Math 122.

12/1/06

ECON401

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Tompkins really likes math. If you're taking ECON 401, you will have trouble if you aren't good at math, but you'll learn some interesting math tools. The midterm was brutal, but he seems to mark easily sometimes. Tompkins has very interesting lectures, and he doesn't drag on like other profs. He's also pretty funny.

12/15/05

econ 354

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good guy, great class, but if he doesn't agree with your opinion then don't expect a good mark in the class

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