Rodney Varley at Hunter College

Rodney Varley

  • 4.2Overall Quality
  • 3.9Helpfulness
  • 4.4Clarity
  • 3.8Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
10/2/12

phy110

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He wrote some amazing lecture notes (probably a decade or so ago) and follows them to the T. Just do the hw problems he gives during class. Offered us practice test questions during the semester, some of which appeared on the test (changed values but kept same concept). Class is pointless except the questions he offers for practice. got an A

5/4/10

PHY110

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

why don't u read his slides or the book rather than complaining. It might do u some good!!!

4/16/10

PHYS230

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The labs we did in class were fun, but I didn't actually learn anything from this class. I didn't learn anything all semester.

9/3/09

phys110

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I can't agree with the last comment. Prof. Varley is very clear and considerate. He practically gives free points just by showing up for recitation, in addition to study sheets. Good pace, and all around humorous guy. The examples in class, will be similar to questions in the exam. Read the book, don't except an easy A without working for it.

1/7/09

phys120

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I don't know how anyone can fail this class. Just go to all the lectures and do his workshops. Using the textbook was useless, since he posts all his lectures online. Friendly and very helpful.

12/28/08

phy120

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

great professor...made the class very easy. Very helpful as well. He can be a bit clumsy...

12/24/08

PHY120

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent professor! The best of the best! Very nice guy and loves teaching. Hunter should clone this guy and have him teach every subject. Very clear and concise. All around great guy!

7/10/08

phys385

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

really easy, just copy and paste! the teacher is very nice and doesn't demand much. i had a A plus in that class. i loved it!

2/2/08

PHY342

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of greatest guys I ever knew in my Physics at CUNY!!!

1/5/08

phys111

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

he wont give up on you if you dont give up on yourself. I recommend taking his class. He's funny and serious at the same time.

12/20/07

Phys111

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I love prof. Varley! His teaching style is pleasant and so very interesting. He is humble and patient enough to listen to student trying to disprove physics laws... He is also surprisingly funny; sometimes I went to class just to have a good time.

11/4/06

many9999

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Varley exemplifies the TEACHER-professor. He is dedicated to assuring intelligibility. He is among the MOST patient of profs I have had; a corollary is that his painstaking style may honestly not be suited for those for prodigies for whom college is merely a formality of previous reading they have completed. Highly recommended.

8/7/06

PHYS 120LC

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Online lecture notes make it alright to not attend at all, but that would be a sin. Easy going. Monotonous, but surprisingly funny. Dedicated to teaching well, as he participated in helped teach a course taught by Mills and Roitberg. Tests were REALLY fun. Exam problems come from in-class workshops. Excellent teaching methods.

6/7/06

Phys120

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Amazing Professor!Very helpfull!Very nice person to talk to.Take his class and you won't regret.Exams were ok, but it doesn't mean that you don't have to study.Review notes , do the hw and you'll be fine.

3/7/06

MATH 385

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

For this class he posted his lectures on-line, which made it easy to follow his lectures and study for exams. In general, his exams are average, but it seemed to me that the final was harder. His personality is nice, and he is responsive to questions. Good professor.

11/18/04

PHYS 120

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Deeply strange, but what do you expect from a physicist? Very clear lectures, very good at explaining. Extremely responsive to email. Class notes/homework answers are also available online. Exams are relatively easy.

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