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Roberta Abarca
Professor in the Mathematics department
at Centralia College, Centralia, WA
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Overall Quality
3.8
Average Grade
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Hotness
Helpfulness
3.9
Clarity
3.8
Easiness
3.6
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07/10/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Math 98 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Abarca is invested in her students. Her teaching style relies heavily on student response, so it can be confusing at times, but she is always willing to clarify if you will take the time to meet with her.

03/29/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATH 099 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor Abarca has a very effecient teaching style. Her style is to lecture during class, assign homework that isnt mandatory, thenanswer questions to start the class th next day. Students that do poorly choose not to do the homework.

10/21/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Math096 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Mrs. Abarca is a nice person and a great teacher. I hated math before taking her course. Now it's enjoyable. The only reason for her "putting down" students (which she doesn't actually do) is because they are being discourteous in one form or another. Use your manners and you won't have a problem.

09/18/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH099 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Abarca was an OK teacher... She came off as rude and frustrated with students a lot of the time. It was a good class to brush up on my math skills tho. Didn't get a good grade, but I am just bad at math!

05/09/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
math098 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Very helpful; keeps the mood light and fun; explains everything very well

01/26/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math099 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Abarca is the best teacher I have ever had--no exceptions! She is tough and had high expectations. However, you WILL learn in her class. She is also funny and kind.

08/15/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math098 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She knows math... but not how to teach math. Takes sometime to warm up too.

04/17/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math99 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

<3 prfct

10/05/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
math99 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Super fun, she is a great teacher and pretty down to earth! Easy enough to where if you missed some days it was easy to pick up where she left off

05/07/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Math099 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I love Abarca, she is super down to earth and really great at explaining things. She has missed a few days of class, but always gave us extra time afterward. I've had students tell me they disliked her, but I have had her for two quarters and wouldn't want to take math with anyone else.

10/14/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
matha Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher. I have always DREADED math but she explained things slowly and in a way that made sense. Friendly person, doesn't pick favorites. GOOD CLASS. I'll definitely be taking her again for future math classes.

11/25/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
Math98 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Attendance is not mandatory as apparently her attendance isn't manditory either. There were several mornings we sat in class waiting for her only for her to not show up. Completly unreliable and came to work hung over on more than one occasion.

02/26/2008
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
math112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Missed classes often, nice enough person however her personal life conflicted with her class time. She mostly teaches low level high school math classes at the college. Explains things well when she feels like putting in the effort.

03/08/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
DEVD86 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

Best Math teacher ever.

02/26/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
math099 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Good teacher. she was able to explain algebra in a way that I could understand and remember (which is saying a LOT). Good attitude. Absent more than any other teacher, but hey she's a single mom give her some credit.

12/08/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math99 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I hated Algebra and could not understand it for the life of me, but that was before taking Abarca's class. Although there was a lot of homework, I did well on the tests and learned a lot. She is approachable and helpful. Who cares if she misses some classes because her kids are sick. She tells the class at the beginning that she is a mom first.

09/26/2006
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATH098 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Absent a lot, but is angry if you miss her class when she IS there. Unreliable. She doesn't seem to really care about teaching as much as she cares about talking about her weekend or whatever. And she only confused me with her instructions on how to do math problems.

03/16/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH 098 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I took her class and she happens to be the only teacher I've ever had who made me understand Algebra.

12/08/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
math 099 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is rude, difficult to work with unless you are a guy interested in cards/poker, and she is often late, misses a lot of classes, and is always gone from campus before her schedule says she would. I will never take a class rom her again.

10/13/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math 098 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

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