Fatma Selampinar at University of Connecticut

Fatma Selampinar

  • 3.2Overall Quality
  • 3.4Helpfulness
  • 3.0Clarity
  • 2.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
8/20/14

CHEM 1127Q

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Selampinar is a little difficult to understand but you get used to it after the first few weeks. I always attended lecture and found them to be extremley useful. That combined with her review sessions before the exams helped solidify my knowledge on the material. Definely do the problemsets for practice problems and study for lab quizes.

5/14/14

CHEM 1127

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedB

Both 1127 and 1128 are taught by terrible teachers, and the Chem department has no idea what it's doing. But if you had to pick one, Selampinar is the only professor worth going to lectures of (people skip their own teacher's sections to go to hers) and that's saying something. Basically avoid gen chem if you can.

3/27/14

CHEM1128

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nice lady, bad teacher. She doesn't explain well. Gives handouts and then just does them on the projector without explaining her steps or thinking. I take thorough notes from the book to help me understand and OWLs actually help you understand better, too.

1/26/14

CHEM 1127

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best professor I had all semester, she does a great job of explaining examples and making sure you fully understand before moving on. Gives plenty of review for exams as well. Highly recommend.

12/17/13

Chemistry 1127

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Selampinar is outstanding. She gives great eamples during lectures and is more than willing to help if you see her during office hours. Tests are difficult but if you review her notes, read the textbook, and do the review sheets you will be fine

12/15/13

1127Q

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Switched halfway through the year into Selampinar's lectures. She is by far the best professor/lecturer of all the 1127 professors. She also holds alot of power and knows alot of information as she is head of the department

12/5/13

CHEM1127

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

All she does in lecture are examples from her own notes that she neither explains or elaborates on. You must assume where she is working from, it is very unclear. Then she puts problems on her exams that we have never seen before. It is no surprise she is on academic probation for failing too many students.

11/3/13

1127Q

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

She uses a projector while she lectures to write notes and examples. I didn't like this because she moved quickly through the examples without explaining the steps she took to get the answer. The exams are much harder than the examples shared in class. I ended up teaching myself everything using the textbook, which was very time consuming.

10/22/13

CHEM 1128

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

nice lady, easy class. didn't buy the book and got an A easily just by attending lecture and doing practice exams.

9/10/13

Chem 1127Q

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She was a great professor. She genuinely cares about her students and is always available to help. The course isn't necessarily a breeze, but if you put in the necessary work, its really not too tough.

7/11/13

Chem 1128

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

She's a decent professor, especially in a hard course like chem. You will have to study a lot to see good results however. Went into the class thinking she would be horrible, but she taught well.

7/11/13

Chem 1128

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Despite what some people say about her, Prof. Selampinar is actually the best chemistry teacher I have ever had. Her style of teaching worked for me. I hated chemistry to begin with and now I'm declaring it as my major. Give her a chance and you won't regret it.

6/11/13

Chem 1128

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is an absolutely wonderful professor and person. She really cares about the students and she wants you to understand chemistry. Chemistry is hard, and it's not any easier with anyone else. Best chem prof I have had so far, she teaches you everything you need to know for the exams. She's always really helpful and emails back SUPER fast.

6/11/13

Chem 1128

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Selampinar is the best chem teacher I have had, and I have had Morey and have gone to Oppenheim's lecture. She is a nice lady who is very approachable and helpful. She teaches you what you need to know for the exams. I mean come on, you can't expect a weed out college course to just hand you an A. If you put in the time an A is doable.

6/4/13

Chem1128Q

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I am a Chemistry major and I personally didn't like the way she taught. Though she does know her material she quickly gets off topic, preferring to make jokes with the people sitting in the front row. Do all of the problem sets and if your TA is not helping you go to her office hours, but be warned she will consistently call on you in lecture.

5/2/13

CHEM1128Q

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Such a good professor. I loved her teaching style. I took both chem1127 and 1128 with her and she is the best. She is hysterical in class as well as extremely helpful during her office hours. By far my favoriate professor at Uconn. Definitely take gen chem with her.

4/4/13

Chem 1127Q

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Gen Chem is a weed out course, tests will be extremely thorough. Know your material and be able to do it fast. That said Dr. S is a fantastic teacher. She is very thorough in explaining material is very approachable and provides good extra study materials. I strongly recommend her to anyone taking gen chem.

3/18/13

CHEM 1128Q

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took in Spring 2011. horrible teacher. Doesn't know how to connect to students in lecture. BUT a great help during office hours. Knowing how 2 work the practice tests is not enough at all. Listen, gen chem is a weed out course. Hundreds of kids will get C's and D's & nothing will change. You gotta work hard for a high B or A. Plain and simple.

3/13/13

Chem1127

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is a really sweet and funny lady. The concepts are easy to understand in class but they are nothing like the exams. You really have to put a lot of effort into this class. I really liked her as a lecturer but her examples weren't that helpful when it came time for the exams.

1/23/13

CHEM1127

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Does not teach well. Uses overhead projector and writes notes (which you often can't read). It's easy to understand her accent, but she's so dry and boring. Nice lady who is willing to stay after to help you study, but very unclear in the lectures.

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