Neil Basescu at Westchester Community College

Neil Basescu

  • 3.6Overall Quality
  • 3.7Helpfulness
  • 3.5Clarity
  • 2.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
8/21/14

physc 112

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

VERY hard class. you really need to pay attention and do the homework.

2/12/14

Physics 1

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedA

My favorite professor at WCC. He really knows his stuff and is willing to explain anything if you don't understand it. The tests are also based off concepts he mentions in class along with problems extremely similar to those in the textbook.

7/18/13

physc 101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

AWFUL. DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS. He is boring, odd and confusing. THe hardest class I have ever taken

1/10/13

physc111

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best prof .. He knows his stuff .. physics is hard anyway you wont do well if you dont work hard enough.. hes always willing to help.. gives a workshop once a week .. drops lowest grade and allows you to bring a cheat sheet.

12/13/12

Physc101

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very smart but you have to go to class and pay attention. He is unclear sometimes so ask questions. If you don't do your homework, or lab or show up to class you can kiss your grade goodbye. This is a class you have to put 110% in to succeed. Great guy, doubt I would take his class again. It's a lot of work if you don't understand it the first time

12/7/12

Phys201

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Basescu is an acquired taste. He is a bit peculiar, no doubt about it, and can be pretty tough, but he's fair. He is also a maestro of algebra. If you're interested in science and math and attending WCC, you can't do much better than Basescu.

11/4/12

PHYSI101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

for lecture he explained things by the book. gave no world examples of how to apply the concepts. for lab he sat quietly at his desk. I strongly suggest avoiding this teacher. if it wasn't for youtube lectures I would have failed the course (stanforduniversity youtube channel - prof Leonard Susskind) amazing physics professor!

1/29/12

Phys101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very intelligent; really knows the subject well. If youre planning on transferring to Engineering, etc., take this class. Grading is difficult by community college standards, but if you have to take physics here, take it with this guy.

1/16/12

Physc111

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. B genuinely cares for each of his students' success in mastering physics. Physics is a hard subject and you will quickly realize this but w/ his help you can definitely do well and even earn the grade that you want. He drops one exam and gives a review sheet which gives examples of the style of questions he asks on exams. Do the hw problems!!!

1/11/12

phys110

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Basecu is has an amazing understanding of physics and mathematics and is a very fair professor. I would reccomend him if your taking physics or another course he teaches at WCC

11/30/10

PHYSC1623

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He was my professor for Earth Science Lab and he was very strange. I feel that he is a very good teacher and fair grader, but his personality is kind of weird.

9/19/10

Astro101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best classes I took while at WCC. His teaching can seem a bit dry at times, but this is a nerds subjuct to begin with. So, if you find this subject interesting, you will learn alot in his class and he is a very gair grader.

5/21/10

PHSY110

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

hard....thats all i can say, hardest class ever i have taken

1/15/10

PHYSC123

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I'm going to be frank, this class is hard. Dr. Basescu is a great teacher and makes little physics jokes throughout class. He's a real genuine, down to earth guy. He lets you bring in a cheat sheet for tests and the final. I believe the breakdown in grading was 22% Lab, 22% final, %10 homework, 46% Tests. The labs and HW will salvage your grade.

1/11/10

PHYSC123

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very helpful professor! I was having a lot of trouble understanding the material in the beginning of the semester but Prof. Basescu was always very helpful. I went to ask for help many times during his office hours. He loves teaching! And tries to help the students the most he can.

11/17/09

PSYSC123

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor. He is extremely lenient on grading, particularly when you mess things up, he'll try to figure out what you were thinking, and is very generous with partial credit. Basescu obviously enjoys physics and teaching physics, I'd recommend him to anyone as long as they can do algebra and trig. You must know them to do well.

8/18/09

astro101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don't take him. He's boring. He sounds like that guy from the clear eye commercial. It's like he's mad that he has to teach & couldn't be an Astronomer or whatever.

5/19/09

phys101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very comprehensive, really knows his stuff! Answered all my questions and thoroughly explained the work. Really enjoyed his class

3/22/09

PHYSC101B

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Simply one of the best physics teacher I've had. His explanations are very clear and he is extremely knowledgeable. You do need to work to get a good grade. It is important to do all the homework and read the book. His grading is fair and very clear.

11/10/08

PHYS123

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor! Great at what he does.

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