Ken Somppi at Southern Union State Community College

Ken Somppi

  • 3.8Overall Quality
  • 3.7Helpfulness
  • 4.0Clarity
  • 3.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
11/10/13

ECO231

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Goes fast doing charts on the board, hard to learn and copy as fast as he writes but he goes over the same material for days on end. Bores me to death but does make lots of real world references to keep you interested. Study those graphs, they are the majority of your test grades! Don't need book, all from notes.

7/26/12

ECO231

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is moderately interesting and not too difficult if you come to class and write down everything he does. He was very helpful outside of class, and was never rude to students in class. I was bored with the subject, but if I had it to do over I would still take him. Oh, he keeps is classroom SUPER cold!

4/23/12

ECO232

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

LOVED SOMPII! Bring a jacket to class, write what he writes, and the tests will never consist of any more material than that. He gives a practice test that is much like his regular tests. Attendance isn't mandatory, but i highly recommend it! You will not get a good grade in this class if you do not attend. Take him for EC231 EC232 and Stats!

11/15/11

eco232

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Love him. Micro is easier than Macro. It's easier to understand. Don't need book. Great teacher. Took for Micro, Macro, and Stats. Made everything so interesting. Easy class

11/15/11

Eco231

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

GREAT teacher. LOVE LOVE LOVE him. He is so funny! Macro is harder than Micro. He is very clear and gives study guides before the tests. Will definitively help you anytime.

8/2/11

Eco231

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He always makes sure everyone in class understands what he's teaching. Bring a jacket b/c if you get cold and complain about it, he will get mad. DO NOT EVEN LOOK SIDEWAYS AT YOUR CELL PHONE! If he sees it, there will be a pop quiz on the spot! He's a bit of a smart alec, but after you get past that, he's a decent teacher.

6/20/11

microecon

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I have taken Somppi for Micro/Macro/Stats, he was the reason I became a Econ Major at AU. EXTREMELY RECOMMENDED!! He teaches with clarity and encourages discussion. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR, TAKE HIS CLASSES! Funny and sarcastic, everything that keeps attention easy. Take notes, ask questions, come for extra help if needed and enjoy your A, I know I did

12/6/10

eco231

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nice guy...you do really need to attend class. As long as you pay attention and study the practice tests you will do fine

11/21/10

econ231

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I was dreading econ, but I passed micro with a B, then macro with an A. order the WSJ on the 1st day. the practice test is almost identical to the real test. it would behoove you to sit in class. TAKE SOMPPI. he does not leave lingering questions, and will help you in any way he can.

6/19/10

econ271

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Loved his class!

4/30/10

BUS271

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took Mr. Somppi for BUS. Statistics & highly recommend him! I had no interest in this class at first, but he loves teaching on this topic, you can tell, and that really made a difference in what I learned in class! He is very easy to talk to one on one, goes over homework in class, & is more than happy to help with Q's during his office hours.

4/5/10

BUS271

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I've taken Mr. Sompii for Microeconics, Macroeconomics, and Statistics. He is a great teacher, and is very willing to expain things until you understand. I just wish he would teach MORE classes!!!

4/5/10

macro101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mr. Somppi is a great teacher he is very clear about the material. however his test questions can seem a little tricky but do not overthink the questions. he gives you a study guide for every test and goes over ALL of the material. an A might be difficult to get but a B is easily achievable

2/15/10

ECO232

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent teacher and is very clear on expectations. Each subject for tests is clearly explained, several times. He is very fair in his grading and is open to questions at every class. Save money and buy the international version of the book, it is exactly the same!!!

1/7/10

ECO232

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

tests are way too hard and tricky. ended up not liking him in the end simply because he made a comment the last day of class saying he could care less about what you make in the class because he was tenured and you couldn't do anything about it. I went to every single class, took notes, studied and made a C. how lame is that?

12/14/09

ECO232

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

he is an interesting teacher however his test questions are pretty confusing especially his multiple choice questions you have to know read them very carefully and study ALOT to do good overall he is a good teacher but he could make his tests a little less confusing and ask a straight up question instead of beating around the bush about it

10/27/09

ECON232

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Covers all material in lecture, repetitively. Tests are based on lecture and on practice given. Overall a decent informative class.

7/31/09

ECO232

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

good teacher. anything he writes on the board, you need to know. tests are a little hard & seem tricky, but if you read the questions carefully you'll be ok. it's really not that bad of a class.

5/14/09

Econ101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome teacher!

4/29/09

ECO231

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not a bad teacher. Very funny & definitely knows his stuff. Tests are a little tricky (especially the final), but if you study you'll do fine.

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