Edward Blinder at Ryerson University

Edward Blinder

  • 2.9Overall Quality
  • 2.8Helpfulness
  • 3.0Clarity
  • 2.8Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
4/7/14

FIN 401

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof Blinder is awesome. He really knows how to handle a class of younger students. Don't expect him to give a blow-by-blow breakdown of how to solve each aspect of the chapter. His classes are a higher level of the topic with some great and interesting stories. Absolutely the best FIN prof. Do your grades a favour and take him.

12/26/13

FIN 501

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a great professor probably one of the best I've had in Ryerson. Extremely interesting and funny makes coming to class a lot of fun. However he tends to go off tangents which wont necessarily be on the test but are a blast to listen to. Midterm and final were much easier than expected and the textbook was more than enough to prepare me.

12/16/13

CFIN 501

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

tells a lot more stories in class than teaches content, oddly enough a lot of the things he did on the board in class were not on the midterm, midterm was fairly easy, the final you must know a lot about theory and some calculations, definitely an upgrade over yuce though, final is 17 chapters so make sure you give yourself lots of time to study

9/7/13

FIN501 601

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA

The best in Fin! Show that you want to know and not just looking to get a pass and he will go out of his way-he is very passionate and knowledgable about finance and examples are very helpful to put it all in perspective. HIGHLY recommend!

9/6/13

fin-300

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

funny that he don't teach calculator, and don't solve problems on board, he just read slides off . if this is called teaching finance, then I can be a prof too. I feel like telling him ,y r u bothering to come to class we will read off the slides and manage to send your pay stub home:)I m really hunger but want to rate him b4 eatin to save students

6/24/13

CACC501

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent prof. What you get out of his class is directly proportional to the effort you put in. His stories are relevant, add value and make the material interesting. Will go out of the way to explain concepts, but you have to want to learn and ask. If you take this class for more than just earning the credit you would benefit from his experience

5/13/13

FIN501

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Relatively easy tests. Marking scheme on the project is ambiguous. Content isn't hard but he tests about 17 chapters on the exam! He doesn't teach much during lectures and usually tells stories. There was actually a single thing he mentioned in a lecture that was on the exam that wasn't in textbook. Recommended over Yuce (who is undeniably boring)!

4/23/13

fin501

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

very rare, very based, chooses the no-textbook approach and talks about his life and skills. he is very smart but doesn't teach anything. seriously, he doesn't teach anything LOL but he's a funny guy to listen to.

3/2/13

FIN501

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

You dont need to attend any of his classes and you can learn everything from the book. In class however he talks alot about his personal life and tells alot of stories. Very smart guy, sometimes funny, sometimes weird. Midterm was easy (FIN501, investments). I would recommend him if you want to accually learn about things that apply to real life.

8/9/12

FIN501

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Explains well, midterm easy, final is tougher. A funny guy, some jokes are good. Overall- knows his stuff inside out, a good prof. Beware, hates ANY noise during class.

5/14/12

Fin501

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is knowledgeable, easy on marking. Tests are also easy. Quick response. Cons: 30-40% of tests are about theory. Lectures are totally useless. U learn nothing except his personal life and experience. He has no particular requirement for the assignment (which is worth 20%). Stay home, read the book and cram theory as much as you can. Goodluck

5/10/12

FIN501

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He lacks teaching skills, talks about his personal experience all the time without explaining the concepts from the book. Going to class is a waste of time. The material is not difficult so better stay at home and read the text yourself.

4/29/12

FIN501

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Overall he is not as bad as many people say. He is very knowledgable about the material and has tons of industry experience. On the project he was vague about his expectations, although he said he gave us specific instructions. His midterms and final weren't bad, straight from the textbook. In general he is okay :)

12/6/11

FIN300

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Most useless professor I've ever had. Skipped two weeks before the midterm, walked out on us last class before the exam, ONLY uses textbook and SLIM TO NO examples. Even when he uses examples, hes all over the place. Funny, good guy- horrible proff.

10/22/11

FIN501

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Blinder is a wizard in finance and definitely one of the best I had. His stories are relevant, his jokes are OK, but what counts - he makes classes interesting and cares for his students. For all cry babies - if you are at school to pass exams and get a piece of paper, you will not like him, but if you want to learn something, his class is a must!

10/16/11

FIN300

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible prof, makes dumb jokes and reads off the text book. doesn't even bother to get up and write stuff on the board. Avoid this prof at all costs

8/25/11

Fin501

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is plain useless ! He's full of himself and thinks that he's very effective in his teaching style. All but NOT !

8/9/11

CFIN501

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Some love him, some hate him. But he's the best finance professor at Ryerson. You will come out of the class having learned something, instead of just written another exam. His teaching methods are a bit different, but that's what makes him so great to learn from. If you get a chance, take his class, but brace yourself for a fun/tough ride.

8/8/11

fin502

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He does not teach the coarse. All he does is read through the textbook. Useless prof, going to class is a waste of time.

4/3/11

FIN502

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

FIN 502 with him is alright since material isn't difficult and the text is pretty easy to read. But Blinder is a pretty terrible prof, I can't imagine having him for a difficult course. He's very lazy, gives no examples and his tests are full of errors and ambiguities that he doesn't seem inclined to correct or clarify. Nice guy, bad professor.

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