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Rodney Varley
Professor in the Physics department
at Hunter College, New York, NY
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Overall Quality
4.2
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.9
Clarity
4.4
Easiness
3.8
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16 Student Ratings
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10/02/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
phy110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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

05/04/2010
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHY110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

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

04/16/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHYS230 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

09/03/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
phys110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

01/07/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
phys120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

12/28/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
phy120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

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

12/24/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHY120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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!

07/10/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
phys385 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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!

02/02/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHY342 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

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

01/05/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
phys111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

12/20/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Phys111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

11/04/2006
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
many9999 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

08/07/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHYS 120LC Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

06/07/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Phys120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

03/07/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH 385 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

11/18/2004
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS 120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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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