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Kimberly Contag
Professor in the Spanish department
at Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
are you Kimberly Contag?
Overall Quality
3.5
Average Grade
A+
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.9
Clarity
3.1
Easiness
2.9
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
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Rating Class Comment
10/13/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Span 365 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Participation matters" "Hilarious"

Contag is hands down the best teacher I have ever had in my life. she is fun in class and really good at explaining things when needed. but be sure to attend or you will fall behind.

07/25/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Span 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is a hard grader and I never felt prepared for the tests. I didnt feel she stayed to her syllabus. She would assign homework but never formally collect it. She would assign online homework, but not tell us. You are allowed to miss 3 total classes the whole semester which is okay but even if I am sick and unable to attend she was not flexible

05/12/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
SPAN202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

very nice professor. very challenging. willing to help. make sure you read the syllabus on what is due, not always stressed. course is a lot of work, but pays off in the end.

12/28/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
span101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

One of the worst, most unorganized professors ever. She said she'd hand out a syllabus with due dates and total points by week two and then never did, even after I contacted her several times requesting them. She is condescending much of the time, rarely gives decent advance on when things are due, and often takes days to email you back.

11/06/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
span210W Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Senora contag is a very knowledgeable prof. She actually gets to know her students, and will take time outside of class to help. The class is very helpful if you plan on majoring in spanish. I have heard that she is the best prof in the spanish department.

10/30/2007
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
SPAN402 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She gives a lot of unsolicited advice and can be difficult to understand, she is a nice lady but the only thing that I am learning is how to fail the tests

05/10/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Span402/502/604 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Class was challenging, mainly paying attention to presentations. She participates somewhat in class discussions but doesnt actually teach anything. she mainly babysits us and gives out challenging tests, which kinda sucks. i know basically no new spanish from the course. plus the grad students suck.

01/24/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Span 210 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I absolutely enjoyed her class and wish I could take another of hers. She is a lot of fun, very helpful, and you can really tell she loves what she does. I definitely recommend her classes.

12/02/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Span 210W Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Contag is a wonderful teacher. She really cares about and gets to know her students and doesn't make you feel stupid if you're not perfect in the language. Sometimes her deadlines and assignment details are vague, but she's lenient about it. Span 210 was a challenging class but was also a lot of fun. And no tests!

09/02/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Spanish Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very interesting and intelligent professor!

08/29/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Span 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Nice Lady, cares about her students, and is easy-going about turning in assignments late (mainly because she is a bit vague about due dates). Expects a lot, but that's good. It helps you learn better Spanish at a faster pace.

08/20/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
spanish 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Was quite difficult. Had way too high of expectations. Her tests were impossible. She is obsessed with her style of teaching spanish, which was terrible. Very nice lady, but terrible at teaching.

05/31/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
german 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

well i have never taken spanish before taking this class(elementary spanish). I was one of two people in the class who hasn't. If it is the lowest level at the university why should that be. I was so lost it was terrible. She basically blamed me for not studying enough. Terrible experience i think i may try and learn spanish on my own now.

05/09/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
SPAN 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

a very energetic class! i enjoyed it, however the homework is not enjoyable because it's hard to know when they are due.. so ask questions!! one more thing - if you need a rigid atmosphere, do NOT take this teacher! she is logical in teaching, but not in the ordinary sense!

05/06/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Spanish 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Doesnt explain due dates. Journals Suck. Otherwise nice person.

05/04/2005
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
spanish 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

this class is very hard. contag tries to fully emerse you in spanish but it doesn't work for 50 minutes 4 days a week. she also is not very well organized and it hurts your grade because she doesn't tell you that things are due, like ever.

04/12/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Span201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is super nice, but her classes are difficult if you are not a wiz

04/29/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Span 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Very good teacher... would recommend her to anyone!

04/03/2004
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
SPAN 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Only reason I got an A was my French ability. Took class when new GLL was unavailable, and my speaking level of Spanish is horrendous. Language immersion works only when actually in the culture, not staring at a banana for an hour per day.

02/05/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Span 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Contag is the BEST prof I have EVER had!!!!!!! TAKE HER CLASS!!!! YOU WILL WANT TO BE A SPANISH MAJOR BY THE TIME YOU ARE DONE!!!!! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!!!!!!!

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