Matthew Simms at California State University Long Beach

Matthew Simms

  • 4.5Overall Quality
  • 4.4Helpfulness
  • 4.7Clarity
  • 3.9Easiness

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Class
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4/16/14

AH437

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

seriously an amazing teacher. Ive taken 3 of his classes now and always find his art descriptions specific and spot on. hes passionate in the way he talks which makes you want to pay attention. easy class IF YOU TAKE GOOD NOTES and show up (ON TIME) to class...ive gotten an a on every assignment :)

1/15/14

AH 111B

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class is fairly easy. Don't bother buying the book; his lectures have plently of information. He's very passionate and easy to approach.

1/2/14

AH111B

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

3 Exams and 1 paper on a work of art from a museum. He's very passionate about the material and tries to make it interesting. Sometimes it's hard to stay awake since his voice is soothing and the UT is dark. He's a very easy grader. Don't need the book at all! Everything's on the lecture. Great class! I wish he taught all AH!

12/8/13

AH111B

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

The material isn't the most exciting but he made it seem that way. His enthusiam when giving the lecture helped to keep me interested. As long as you study the material a bit, its an easy A.

12/3/13

AH 111B

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I love professors that are passionate about what they teach, and Dr. Simms definitely is. I'm not an art major, and he made Art History very fun and interesting. His tests are easy if you take the time to memorize everything--he gives you the list of paintings and artists that are on the exams. Really enjoyed his class!

5/24/13

ART 111B

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is 3 exams and one very easy paper. The thing with this class is that you need to attend the lectures and remember the starred items, which is about 40 for each exam. You have to recall the artist, name of the painting, date and art movement. If you can to that, take the class. He is very easy on grading.

1/22/13

AH111B

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

The class is very easy. 3 exams, 1 three-page paper, and one awesome lecturer. The man really loves what he do. Ask question after class than during his lecture because he hates to be disturbed. If you really want an easy A take this class.

1/18/13

AH111B

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is really great. His lectures are thorough. He tells you what is going to be on the exam and has a study session. He is very helpful and clear. 4 assignments worth 25% each and he does take attendance.

12/13/12

ART111B

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Simms was amazing. He really was knowledgeable and appropriately funny. Take him you will enjoy it.

12/12/12

AH111B

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Really interesting lectures! He really gets into what he's talking about & you learn a lot! He does take attendance. There are three tests in which you compare several paintings & includes an essay. There is also a 3 page paper in which you write about a work of art you visit. Each is 25% of your grade so if you don't do 1 thing, bye bye A or B!

5/11/12

ART111B

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Simply the best, always enjoyed coming to class, his enthusiasm is infectious and motivates you to love art as much as he. Wish he would lecture all my classes...

5/1/12

AH111B

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This man is so passionate about art history, it's adorable. Before, I was generally interested in art, but now I'm in love with it because his enthusiasm is just so infectious. VERY easy class, pretty simple, and if you need help, he's the most polite. He's handsome with a subtle sense of humor, very articulate and soft-spoken. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

5/1/12

AH111B

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome professor, made art history more approachable, even for an engineer. His exams were extremely easy, a couple of hours prior to them can easily net you a high B or an A. The paper he has is also fairly easy if you are good at writing, but mostly it bumps your grade if you put in the effort. I highly recommend this professor for this class.

1/22/12

AH111B

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Even though I would periodically fall asleep during his class, the fact that he's really enthusiastic about what he teaches really helps. 3 tests, 1 paper. Study, I made note cards. He's really nice, and cute, not gonna lie. Studied for 2hrs B4 every test and got an overall A in the course. Study and it'll be a piece of cake.

12/8/11

AH111B

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very knowledgeable and gives great lectures. Went into this class expecting boredom but I was pleasantly surprised. The tests are easy, and the paper just has to follow some very basic rules. Easy to pass, easy to learn. Don't bother with the textbook.

12/7/11

AH111B

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very easy, don't need books, clear explanations, minimal assignments, simple tests, pretty decent speaker, and easy on the eyes!

5/26/11

AH111B

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Goood professor, don't need book! Just be there and take notes :) easy A but you have to study hard :) test are kinda hard but i manage to get A ^^

4/21/11

AH111B

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

His lectures can be boring but it just depends on how interested you are in the subject. He is a very educated man who speaks fluently and clearly in every lecture. His test are simple if you study, and the paper was easy, just don't wait till the last minute to do it. Overall, easy A. Just pay attention, take good notes, and make good notecards.

4/2/11

AH400

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher! Probably the best Art History teacher I've had. Grades are based on a mid term, a term paper and the final, but he doesn't pack the tests with more memorization than humanly possible. Would definitely take him again!

1/18/11

AH111B

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is easy even if you don't like art history. As long as you can understand the major ideas of each art work and can write about it, you will do fine on tests. Book was more like "advised" reading than mandatory. Paper was easy, he is just concerned that you actually get out and look at some art work in person.

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