Marlene Gillies at Valencia College-East and West Campus

Marlene Gillies

  • 3.6Overall Quality
  • 3.6Helpfulness
  • 3.5Clarity
  • 1.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
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12/9/13

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Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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!

11/6/13

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Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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!

2/25/13

APII101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/13/12

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Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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!

12/12/11

BSC2093

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

8/6/11

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Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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!

6/26/11

BSC2093

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

6/10/11

BSC2094

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/10/11

bsc2093

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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

4/28/11

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Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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!

10/25/10

BSC2093

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

8/4/10

BSC2094

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

8/3/10

BSC2094

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Difficult, tricky

7/26/10

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Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

7/23/10

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Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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

7/1/10

BSC2093

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/25/10

A&P1

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

10/31/09

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Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/17/09

BSC2093

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

8/18/09

Anat2020

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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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