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Drue Coles
Professor in the Mathematics department
at Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA
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Overall Quality
3.9
Average Grade
C-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.9
Clarity
3.9
Easiness
3.2
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
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12/05/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Java 1 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Tests are tough" "Tough Grader"

Super hard homework compared to what is done in class. The tests are not too hard but not enough time is given. He gives 4 home works (30% of grade) 2 tests (40% of grade plus the final (30%). Very hard if you have no prior programming experience.

09/04/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
math 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This class is easy if you make an effort. Dr. coles wants everybody to learn and he tells a lot of things about math that you never knew. I did not like the graphs part of the course, but I went to coles office hours and he talked to me until everything was simple. Highly recommend!

05/15/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH THINKING Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

HORRIBLE TEACHER! Makes material more confusing than it really is, and doesn't help any student with questions. He is the only reason why the class is hard. He makes the total points for the class out of 100 points and does not give partial credit on tests which is your only grades. Avoid if possible.

05/14/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Worst professor on Bloomsburg Campus. He has a large pride issue and refuses to help. Canceled office hours leading up to the final. Also teaches "necessary material" in the last five minutes off class before the test. DO NOT TAKE COLES at all costs. Would of rather taken an 8 am than Coles. OFF LIMITS IF YOU WANT TO PASS MATH.

04/17/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Math Thinking Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I hate math but I really like this class. I don't understand some people say he goes to fast. He repeats things and he is very polite and helpful in office hours. But he really cares about you learning. You have to read the book and do the homework problems and then the tests are simple.

04/15/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
math thinking Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Worst professor I have ever had. When you are unsure about something he is a jerk and does not care what you have to say. His tests are impossible and there are no other grades that you recieve. He is very confusing and unclear when teaching his material and does not want any feedback. Its his way or the highway. HORRIBLE TEACHER. 37 people failed

03/26/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math Thinking Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very rude, has a hard time explaining something more than once (to those confused), talks down to students who are confused, etc. I recommend taking this course with a different teacher. He was not helpful whatsoever.

03/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Math Thinking Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

All test questions come right from things he said in class. It's easy if you do the homework. If you get stuck, go to his office he will stay there for an hour explaining until it makes sense. Easy to talk to. Pretty interesting in class most of the time.

03/11/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math Thinking Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Went to class every day and office hours and had to withdrawal. His test are impossible and he is not helpful. Take this class with a different teacher. He is also very rude.

02/26/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
CompSci 121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Good teacher. Helped if you needed help, but only if you specifically asked for help. Goes through the material fast and you really need to pay attention to get a good grade.

02/01/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
compsci 121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

It's hard if you don't take it seriously, but if you really work then you can learn more from this class than any other I've had. He answers every question very precisely and shows lots of different ways to do the same thing. I know more about Java now than I learned in 3 courses at another college.

01/18/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
CS 121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Best class ever.

12/12/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
COMPSCI-121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Had him for Java 1. Funny and engaging professor who really tries to get students interested in programming and its applications to the real world. If you pay attention, you will pass. However, the course can be difficult even if you do, especially the exams. Also, he is a big fan of Star Wars.

08/21/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
java-1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B+

Nothing like I expected, best class ever. Dr. Coles is like a robot that knows everything about java and loves teaching it. I thought I was gonna fail but then I started studying like he says we should and I got a good grade and I feel like I now know so much about software. Fun class, great examples, real world and challenges.

03/23/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
CS121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I'm just amazed how students are giving him 5 out of 5 in easiness? Well, I had a solid programming experience prior to entering college in C++. This professor is not eaaasy. He involves extreme theories in his tests plus that he puts three tests in one with short time limit. Believe me, this is not the way CS should be taught.

08/19/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This was the best summer class ive had. i expected to hate it but i learned more than in any course at BU except my major and a lot of it is really interesting to know. He explains over and over until you get it. easy but you have to study a lot.

08/15/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Math101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

First off, this class is an accelerated summer course, so you go over the material quickly. It can be confusing at times, but if you come to class, do the homework and pay attention then you will pass. I don't think Dr. Coles has a pride issue. It seems that he wants to teach students who actually want to learn, not just take a class to pass it.

07/25/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MathThnk Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I had Dr. Coles for Math Thinking. He was absolutely horrible. I never missed a class, did my homework, and was in study groups with people who were also completely lost. He has a pride issue & doesn't like teaching a 100 level course so he makes it harder than what it should be. When asking a question, he argues with you instead of clarifying it.

12/07/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ComSc121 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

Easy class. Funny. Tries to get class engaged. Will pause from programming occassionally for random comments to give us a break. Programming homework is easy if you follow exactly what the paper says. Gives 10-question quizzes to see if you've read. Stay off Facebook and games, and you'll learn. Those with hard time are the ones screwing around.

11/11/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
java1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This is my favorite class, but it would be a lot better if the lazy people would get out. Some cheat on homework and they are so stupid they still fail. For those of us who really care about learning cs this is a fun class and super organized.

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