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3.6
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12/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
BSC 1026 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Gillies is so sweet and witty. She tried to make the class interesting with group activities. It is a science class, so be prepared…you will need to READ. She offers extra credit and if you ever get behind or need to talk to her, she is very receptive!

11/06/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BSC-1026 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Gillies is an incredibly smart woman. Her class of biology in human sexuality was enlightening and i'd encourage anyone and everyone to take it. She expects her students to read and understand the topics taught,and is more than willing to help if you do not understand something. Such a sweet woman!

02/25/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
APII101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very smart woman, but should not be teaching APII. Her level of teaching is of a professor in your last year of Nursing. Very nice but tricky tests. All tests are 75 questions and a-e answers. I recommend another teacher. Her notes are written like a Dr (because she is) so everything is taught as if you already know it.

12/13/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
BSC2093 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is a great teacher, very knowledgeable. if you STUDY, you will pass. She gives plenty of opportunities to improve your grade. DO NOT DROP HER! She is a great teacher and will help you. If you pas her class, you will make it through nursing!

12/12/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
BSC2093 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She is tough and she knows her stuff. If you use her notes to guide you through reading the text you will have no problem getting an A. YOU HAVE TO GET THE TEXT. Every person in the class with less than an A didn't bother to read the text book.

08/06/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BSC2093 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

There is a psychology behind knowing how to relay information to the students. While you learn a lot in this course, the exams are not geared toward rewarding the student for remembering. I only took her because it was the last class open and now I know why. Please sign up early for someone else!

06/26/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
BSC2093 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very difficult teacher, but the class is extremely manageable once you figure out her style. Her tests come completely from the notes, but you won't fully understand them unless you have the book and read the chapters. She wants you to know everything so she can test on anything. Very hard. Not recommended if you're busy for the semester.

06/10/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BSC2094 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Her notes are very confusing. She's a nice person, but I could not complete her class due to her teaching style and tests. She doesn't completely/clearly answer many questions.

05/10/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
bsc2093 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I attempted to take Gillies for A&P I. Total mistake. Her lectures are derived exclusively from her notes. The book is NEVER used, though it is listed as required. If you take notes during lecture, she requests that you "put down your pen." If you wish to take her, good luck: you'll need it. She's nice, but Suri is your best bet by leaps & bounds

04/28/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BSC2094 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

Seriously don't know how she is still employed.Tries to act super smart,but that's no good if you can't teach your students those "smarts" talked about McDonald's fries all too often,& her tests were ridiculous.Just bc something is hard doesn't mean you are learning it. DON"T take her! Just terrible teacher. Highly recommend Humayun!He's amazing!

10/25/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BSC2093 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very nice and amazingly smart, but not a good teacher. The class is hard as it is, but she makes it all the more difficult. Unless this is your only class you take this semester, you will not get an A. Highly recommeneded however if you're somewhat familiar with AP and just need to get refreshed.

08/04/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BSC2094 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Never cracks a smile. No one got an A and we all studied our heads off. Her notes are very confusing, full of abreviations that come out of nowhere. It is too bad because she is quite knowledgeable but cannot confer that knowledge to the students.

08/03/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
BSC2094 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Difficult, tricky

07/26/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
ap2093 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very hard. You will not get an A unless you have no life besides this class. I am an A student, work hard and do not mind the work but barely made a B. Tests questions are difficult to understand.

07/23/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BSC2093 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This class is a thorn in your side, no time to study for other classes, be prepared to submit yourself to the mercy of chance, that maybe you will be one of the lucky few with A's or B's. Classic case of a smart teacher who cannot easily pass along the knowledge, also seems to enjoy the stress/panic in students, strange and disappointing for VCC

07/01/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
BSC2093 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She gives a lot of notes (10+ pages per chapter). She lectures and tests (3chpt/test) directly from the notes. It seems simple enough except she pulls the most obscure details from the notes to test you on. She literally expects you to know EVERYTHING. If you try to argue the relevance of a question she replys, "it was in your notes." She is very knowledgable but students' test scores don't reflect learning. I learned a lot but barely made a C & I'm an above avg. student.

03/25/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
A&P1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very hard! Makes you feel stupid when asking a question. Hard to understand notes.

10/31/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BSC2093 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I took her class fall of 09 and i withdrew. She is a very knowledgeable professor but she is not a good teacher. there is no study guide's, she doesn't review for tests, she looks at you like your stupid if you ask questions, and she rambles on and on in lectures without explaining anything. if you have a chance take a different professor.

10/17/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
BSC2093 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I had professor Gillies last semeter. Oh my God,I ran out of there so fast that I got dizzi after ward. Her test are so long and confusing. She goes to fast on the chapters. Anyone taking her GOOD LUCK. For A&P I strongly suggest Prof. Kamal the best on campus.

08/18/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Anat2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This teacher forgets she is just that, a teacher. Not all of the kids in the class can study 40 hrs a week for a community school course. The class was just boring and time consuming and no one did well except a few brainiac kids. What a waste of time. She comes to class like a den mother who claws her children and then expects them to do well yuck

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