Matthew Rainbow at Antelope Valley College

Matthew Rainbow

  • 2.9Overall Quality
  • 2.7Helpfulness
  • 3.0Clarity
  • 1.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/1/14

BIO101

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Rainbow is unclear about a lot of things. His first midterm was complete memorization that we didn't learn in class. He definitely brought my gpa down. He treats his students like children and it's completely annoying!

4/28/14

Bio 110

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I LOVE HIS CLASS. THE RELIGION PART OF HIS LECTURES DOESN'T BOTHER ME AT ALL. THE MOST HARD WORKING PROF AT AVC, PAPERS ALWAYS GRADED ON TIME.HE TRULY CARES ABOUT HIS STUDENTS. WORTH THE MONEY I'VE PAID FOR THIS COURSE.

4/24/14

BIO 101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

WHERE DO I EVEN BEGIN... HE'S THE TYPE OF PROFESSOR WHO'S BELIEFS ARE SPLIT INTO 2 (THE SCIENCE WORLD & THE RELIIOUS ONE. EVEN THOUGH HE SEEMED CONFLICTING AT TIMES, HE IS A TRUE BALL OF INFORMATION THAT CAN SERVE A GREAT PURPOSE IF YOU KINOW HOW TO UTILIZE IT WELL. UNFORTUNATLEY, HE IS A BIT ON THE STRICT END ABOUT WRITING NOTES AND EYE CONTACT

4/16/14

Bio 120

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He will fail you based on tardiness (he lies on attendance records and all his grading is subjective. He puts students on the spot in front of the class, so do not take him if you have anxiety problems. Overall, worst teacher I've ever had. How did this guy get a Master's Degree in Education?

4/16/14

Bio 110

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

All of the big assignments require mindlessly copying his own work verbatim. What kind of professor requires a student to copy his own work for full credit?This one. Major lab report=copying Dr. Rainbow's 6 page single spaced lab report word for word and inputting your own data. Easy A but you'll sacrifice your social life without learning anything

3/28/14

BIO101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

So strange. He gives you the exact test in the form of assignments prior the test. He blatantly tells you, this is the test... and yet people somehow don't understand and are angry. If you take this class and take it seriously, you can pretty much sleep through the rest of your biology courses until you hit your masters degree or so.

3/26/14

Bio 110

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I'm an atheist and I still could not stand how much he brought religion into EVERYTHING when it came to using science to put down religion. If i wanted to debate theology I would take a theology class. Worst teacher I've ever had. AVOID HIM! It makes me sick that this man qualifies as a teacher.

3/6/14

Bio 110

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awful class. His grading policy is awful, he guesstimates the value of things on the spot. So he may give one person 5 pts, and another 7 for the same work. I missed one lecture, and made it up asap and never missed a class and got a B for attendance when other students missed more lectures and got same score as me. He is unfair and rude. AWFUL

3/5/14

BIO 110

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I already have a Bachelor's Degree and am attending school again so I can change fields and have never had a professor like this. He will record an hour of tardiness for being 5 min late to lecture or lab and will penalize your grade for it and he will make you raise your hand to use the restroom and will give you crap for it in front of the class

1/14/14

Bio 110

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class will consume a lot of your time so I suggest taking easy classes along this one. For right out of High school students skipping 101 and getting into this class prepare for a major load of work. It's a do-able class as long as you attend, do your homework, and study. Do not dream of procrastinating, not even once!

12/25/13

BIO 110

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Preaches 'Einstein's grandmother' method,you understand the concept if you can teach it in simple terms. Guy's a Hardo,just work through the 1st month, and all the hand motions and random pneumonics will tie together in final weeks.Best advice is sit up front, or you might daydream,ALL the tests are exactly like study guide,verbatim. A/B doable

12/22/13

BIO110

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This teacher is so RUDE and just mean.You can't even ask a question without being made to feel stupid.It's really hard to pass the class with all the detailed COLORING you have to do and the essays you have to write.I've never been in a class where you were scolded for taking notes.IMPOSSIBLE to pass this class, PLEASE FOR YOUR GPA DONT TAKE HIM!

12/22/13

BIOL 110

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I loved Dr. Rainbow. He cares so much about his students learning, which is why he teaches the way he does. I didn't like when we had to talk about religious crap instead of sticking to real biology (evolutionary based.) He is brilliant and the only reason people complain is because they have an issue with evolution and the fact that he cares.

11/23/13

bio 101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very rude teacher has the BIGGEST attitude ever he scolds you for anything, hes very discouraging & he says hes helpful but when you ask him for help u feel even more stupid! Please if u want to take Bio only once & not have to retake it like myself PLEASE take it with another professor!

11/13/13

Bio110

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Worst teacher I've ever had. He is very strict on attendance, he will fail you if you don't show up not just drop you like a normal teacher. He spends the entire BORING LECTURE AND LAB talking about boring useless stuff. Doesn't let you take notes. This is the worst teacher at avc I've had. And I'm usually a straight A student.

11/7/13

Bio 101

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Spent so much time during the labs talking about material that was completely unrelated to lecture that on the DAY OF practicals he'd be going from station to station INTRODUCING us to concepts we should have been previously introduced to and allowed time to study for. Too much personal agenda (evolution preaching) / not enough course material

9/12/13

BIO101

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

When I took class I had a part time job, and was a full time student. A good grade is easy to obtain (i was 3 points from an A) if you follow his instruction perfectly, and You managed your time. Is a self proclaimed genius, and will single you out if you are lazy. If you are anything but an atheist you will have a more difficult time in his class

9/4/13

BIO 110

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Yes he is demanding, yes you will need to devote more time than you want to, yes you need to memorize and reproduce his accurate representations of bio reactions, but HELLO, this course is a requirement to get a bachelors degree. I didn't like his religious references, but I can admit that I learned more in this course than any other bio course.

6/27/13

BIOL 101 and La

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don't bother! You won't learn anything but evolution. HORRIBLE TEACHER!!!

6/10/13

Bio 101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don't even bother taking his 101 class. It's way too difficult and it's probably my biggest regret. Unless you are obsessed with memorizing material from a self-proclaimed genius and trying to draw and color the way he does, then take someone else. This class is way too demanding, especially if you have other classes.

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