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Matthew Rainbow
Professor in the Biology department
at Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, CA
are you Matthew Rainbow?
Overall Quality
2.9
Average Grade
B-
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.7
Clarity
3.0
Easiness
1.9
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
224 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
10/30/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
110 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B+
"Get ready to read" "Clear grading criteria" "Participation matters"

If you Really wanna learn biology take this class. People say he is hard but that's how it's supposed to be in college . Work hard and He will reward you. He gives points for everything you do. You have to attend every class; DO NOT miss class unless you really have to.

08/30/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

WARNING!! This is an extremely difficult class, very time consuming and a lot of memorization required, you will have to draw, color, and will not be allowed to take notes. His class is with the lights out and always wants to see you engaged in the subject. Seemed more like a theology class than a biology one. Very obsessed with religion!!!

08/13/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great professor, doesn't let you take notes because he gets you involved in the lecture. He has his own textbook/packet. It contains ALL NOTES, HOMEWORK, AND COPIES OF THE MIDTERMS/FINALS!Do not take if you have a full schedule. Might want to take a drawing class. He will make you learn. LOTS OF HOMEWORK. Willing help you if you visit his office.

08/06/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Biology 101 Lab Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Run for your life, I advise you...DO NOT take this teacher. He does not let you take notes. He is very condescending and he is all over the place, while not being clear on the subject matter. For lab, he'll lecture for 95% of the time, while only leaving 11 minutes for you to perform the lab. His tests and quizzes are impossible. RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!

08/02/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: C+

Rainbow, seems to be intelligent and knows his stuff, but he is unorganized, he doesn't require a text book just a "study packet" that he, himself wrote, It cost $80, we didn't even use the whole thing. You have to memorize everything, he won't let you take notes, horrible class! If you seriously want to learn, don't take this instructor!

05/01/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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!

04/28/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio 110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

04/24/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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

04/16/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio 120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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?

04/16/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio 110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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

03/28/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

03/26/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio 110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

03/06/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio 110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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

03/05/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO 110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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

01/14/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio 110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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!

12/25/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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

12/22/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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!

12/22/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL 110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

11/23/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
bio 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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!

11/13/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

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