David Fan at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

David Fan

  • 1.5Overall Quality
  • 1.6Helpfulness
  • 1.3Clarity
  • 2.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
4/9/14

1101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedA

Really bad teacher. I feel bad saying that because he's a decent guy but AWFUL teacher. Sorry dude. This class could have been pretty interesting if it were taught well. Huge bummer.

3/26/14

bio 1009

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Cant follow a word he says

2/17/14

Biology 1009

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA-

He made everything required to pass his class very clear immediately. Once things clicked in, it was very easy to understand. Sometimes hard to follow but if you listen at the proper level things become obvious.

7/1/13

BIO1009

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

The worst teacher I have ever had. Class isn't even worth attending. Makes absolute no sense and when you ask questions he confuses you even more. You have online link quizzes that are absolutely worthless as well

5/12/13

Biol 1009

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible professor should not be allowed to teach at all. Class is very confusing and not worth attending.

5/9/13

Bio 1009

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible...

5/8/13

BIO 1009

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I would avoid his class if you can. There are 12 Link Quizzes that are easy but they are used in discussion during the next lecture. In which he calls on random names and if you don't answer you lose a point. There's no additional credit if you are called on. Goes of topic all the time and is hard to follow even though he knows his biology.

5/2/13

Bio 1009

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

The guy knows biology, but can't teach to save his life. Random, inconsistent and expects knowledge of powerpoint slides he skips over. Avoid if at all possible

4/30/13

BIO 1009

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

His lectures are very confusing. He tends to spend immense time talking about nothing and then only having 3 or 4 slides covering the actual material that you need to know. He ends up spending so much time on meaningless material that the lectures are pointless. On a positive note, most of his test questions for this class were fairly easy.

4/23/13

BIOL1009

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible teacher, avoid at all costs.

4/4/13

BIOL 1009

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Goes off on irrelevant tangents and is very difficult to follow. Taking notes is almost impossible at the speed he moves through important slides.

3/28/13

BIO 1009

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He tends to talk in circles, and he also tends to play with his right nipple.

10/18/10

BIOL1101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Doesnt make anything clear

1/6/10

BIOL1101

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Fan is far from comprehensible. The problem with his teaching style is that he often switches things around, doesn't make sense, and comes in looking unprepared. Two of the three days he is introducing high school level biology, and Friday is made up of presentation from students that requires mandatory attendance. Do not recommend.

3/31/09

BIOL101

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

True, he does f up your understanding of genetics, but the ethics part was worth it since I took this class for c/pe. His tests are hard and the average was pretty low (c average i think). But all in all, he tried to satisfy the students and always asked what they wanted. I don't think he's that bad.

1/16/09

BIOL1805

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

His heredity and human society class was terrible. It was supposed to be based on bioethics but he only discussed the very basics of biology, and much of it, was incoprehensible and questionable. It was an easy class, but not worth it if you want to learn anything.

12/15/07

BioL1101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Worst professor ive ever had, sad to say. Nothing is clear. Expects you to know WAY to much for a intro class. He puts all the work on the TA and i felt bad for her, cause she seemed confused as well. The ethics wasnt even integrated into the biology.Lectures were boring and your will be lucky if you take anything away from them.

12/3/07

Biol1101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof Fan made topics that I have covered before, and understood, confusing. In what was supposed to be an intro genetics course, he flew through material like we were experts. He made simple topics confusing, and tougher concepts incomprehensible.His tests were a horrible measure of understanding (averages were 15/40). I DO NOT recommend David Fan!

11/28/07

BIOL1101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class indeed is a waste of time. The TA is of no help, either. I strongly dislike David's teaching style because he seems to talk in circles and he even admitted that he talks around a subject or a question. Therefore the tests are so hard but papers and presentations are easy. One of the worst professors ever.

11/20/07

bio1101

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Fan's class is an absolute waste of time. The lectures are IMPOSSIBLE to follow. He skips from slide to slide without giving proper time for students to write things down. The notes he posts online are very hard to follow. Going to lecture itself is pointless because his style of teaching. DO NOT TAKE A CLASS FROM THIS PROFESSOR

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