Walter Sotero at University of Central Florida

Walter Sotero

  • 3.3Overall Quality
  • 3.1Helpfulness
  • 3.5Clarity
  • 3.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
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6/22/14

PCB3063

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Honestly, he is an OKAY professor. Lectures can be boring which at times can make them hard to follow. You can get an A in the class, but you have to spend a lot of time on just this class so be prepared to do so. This is the first class at UCF I didn't get an A in.

5/11/14

PCB 3063

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedA

Definitely easier than most science courses. Go to class because he better explains the powerpoints and memorize them. Honestly, the only reason you get the grade you get is because you didn't put in the effort. Drops the lowest test grade including the final.

5/5/14

PCB 3063

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedB

Loved this guy. I really do not know why he even has one bad review. Go to class. Don't nee the book, just study the slides. He gives good examples and analogies for things in class. Funny guy and very approachable. He also drops the lowest test grade, to help students out!I mean everything he test you on is in his pp. If you do bad it is really u

4/28/14

PCB3063

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class was not that hard if you really pay attention, attend class, and study you will definitely pass. Unfortunately I didn't do these things. Focus on the PowerPoints and revert to the book whenever you need clarification and you'll do fine and definitely watch YouTube videos they help a lot

2/1/14

PCB 3063

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher. Had genetics in the fall. There is a written portion for tests 1 & 2, and final is optional if you do well on all the other exams. I went to his office hours and he was very helpful and took time to explain things I didn't understand. He wasn't quick at email. Would take him again though.

1/6/14

PCB3063

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Never email him. I was in a car accident and later got sick, both times would not respond to my emails or even pick up phone calls. I fended for myself instead because I knew he doesn't care. Last page of my test was missing and he did nothing to remedy it so I got a 79.3%. My first C at ucf and I have one semester left.. That says something..

12/18/13

pcb 3023

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible! He does not care about his students. He does not reply to emails so it's pointless trying to get in contact with him. Wish I had token someone else.

12/16/13

PCB 3063

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

You need to put a lot of work to get an A, dont rely on the final, work hard on the first 3 test and dont take the final if possible, he does mess up/gets confused a lot in class. Dr. Sotero is a boring lecturer.

12/15/13

PCB 3023

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sincerely loved the guy until the very end, his personality is very cold and uncaring. I honestly think he's an a hole. As far as a good professor who cares, would not recommend. Even if he sees you working really hard and are borderline he will not help you out whatsoever. Also not a good professor.

12/13/13

pcb3023

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor does not know how to teach. He just reads straight from the power points. I do not like his way of teaching.

12/10/13

3063

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I sincerely detested every day I went to this class... Grades aren't posted yet but I think I got a B. The guy seems nice, but you probably would be better off buying the book, reading it and never attending a class. And don't email or ask questions... He won't answer any of them. Nothing against him. Just not my kind of teacher. I was a number.

8/14/13

PCB 3063

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Love this professor! Tests are fairly straight-forward with all information coming directly from the slides. I didn't buy the book for this class and got an A. His lectures always keep you interested and he's pretty funny too.

5/1/13

PCB3063

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took him for Genetics. Pretty easy to get a B, quite hard to get an A, unless you are very good with rote memorization. Tests are more geared towards tiny facets rather than larger deduction based reasoning and concepts. Study time isn't that bad. If you would actually like to learn genetics, buy the book, otherwise memorize power-points.

4/25/13

PCB3063

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

My head was not in the right place for school this semester so I did poorly. But, when I did have a question, I would email him and I NEVER got any responses. His office hours were during my other classes and I hate when I have to try to track down teachers. Just answer your emails once in a while!!!!

4/20/13

PCB3063

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Got a B. Hardly went to class though. Don't need book. Just study ppts. Easy to follow bc ppts are detailed. Good professor and clear. I was just busy so I got a B. Just read ppts like 3 times each and you'll do good on tests. Drops lowest grade, even the final. So...you can skip the final!

3/25/13

PCB 3063

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher. Pay attention in class and to his lecture notes/powerpoints and it will be an easy class. He gives so many examples that he makes the material easy to understand, and works with you until you understand.

3/18/13

PCB 3063

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don't buy the book, you don't need it. His tests are based on his lecture and his sample problems are similar to those on the tests. He also adds things to the slides in class that aren't on the ones online. An easy B class if you just study the night before. An A requires a little more studying.

1/15/13

PCB3023

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Got an A in both genetics and molecular cell biology. Very clear lecturer and fair tester. Go to class, read the book to supplement the lectures, and memorize the powerpoints. Nice guy, would recommend his classes to others.

12/20/12

PCB3063

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

fair class, 4 tests (including final), drops lowest. first 2 tests are fairly easy and 3rd is sort of hard. lecture is extremely boring, one of the most boring classes ive ever had. but yea overall the class isnt too bad.

12/15/12

PCB3063

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sotero was really nice and made genetics as interesting as it could possibly be. Take this guy, you won't regret it. Really fair and "easy" if you put in the effort. Tests only on what he covers on ppts. Good luck!

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