Dr. James Postma at California State University Chico

Dr. James Postma

  • 3.5Overall Quality
  • 3.5Helpfulness
  • 3.4Clarity
  • 2.4Easiness

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12/28/13

CHEM 320

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Worst Chemistry Experience I have ever had at Chico State. I would go as far as saying he was one of the worst teachers I have ever had. He is a very nice guy but knows nothing about teaching students. I can't imagine that anyone in my entire class was inspired. It was a terrible experience, and I hate to say that, seeing as I am a chem major.

12/22/08

Chem107

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is an okay teacher, nothign special. The class averages on test were always around 49% which resulted in a HUGE curve. Pay attention and go to class and its not that hard. On a side note, he is a ass for not letting me take the final a day early, i ended up missing my BROTHERS wedding because of this....hated him for that

1/25/08

chem111

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Postma is a great teacher. He is very willing to help you you persue him. His chem 111X class really helps. if you want a good grade in his class, go to the chem 111X class. he pretty much gives you the answers to the test. but go every week, not just before a test.

1/14/08

CHEM111

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Postma is a very intelligent professor. He knows what he is teaching. Tests may be hard, but he does curve them. Also he's always willing to help and is available during office hours. Great professor!

4/24/07

chem112

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

lectures totally do not relate to lab, sample exams are absolutely NO HELP in preparing for the tests!! class average on the tests are around 33%, he curves but theres something wrong with the prof if thats the average!! nice guy, willing to help, but only explains things one way! definately DO NOT TAKE CHEM FROM HIM!!!!

12/20/06

Chem112

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Postma is very intelligent and knows the ins and outs of chemistry. Highly recommended! He is available during office hours and is very patient. Just ask for help when needed and always attend classes! Study off sample exams and attend the chem x classes. Also reminded me of good old Saint Nick :D

1/4/06

Chem 111

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I think he is the most pateint teacher in the world.He is very intelligent and a nice guy. He talks very slow so we all can follow. It's a really hard class. The easier way to pass the his tests is to study off the sample exams.

1/4/06

Chem 37

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a great professor overall especially for chemistry. Out of all the prof. I have had he is the best. He makes his lectures so easy to understand and his homework is simple. I would also recommend the problem session. Its and extra unit and he gives you questions that would be on the test. Very nice guy and loves to see his students do well.

9/25/05

CHEM 111

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

You gotta give it to the guy, he gets up there and lectures this stuff semester after semester. He is pretty clear in most of his explanations, and if you actually do the homework, then it gives you the conceptual practice that you need for the tests. The lectures help in the labs, I have found out. And in the Chem 111X he will help you step by friggin step for each problem if you need it. Great guy, cool professor.

9/15/05

chemistry

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

so i love this guy but, his lectures are very unclear. yes, his grading is amazing 'cuz the curves so help way much but even though you show up to every class i can't grasp what he says. it seems like he just does practice problems and not explain the material. i love chemistry but, it's going to be a long semester

1/25/05

Chem 37

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guys a chemistry nut! HW is beyond easy and the tests are curved so much, its hard to get less than a C on them. Funny guy and very approachable! If you have to take this course take it from him, He can be funny and you will pass if you show up.

11/19/04

chem 37

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Postma is a funny guy, and he looks a lot like santa. He's jolly, and makes chemistry fun. I thought he did a great job of teaching a difficult subject, and although his tests are almost impossible to finish in 50 mins he curves the grade so that a 40% can still be a C! Take his class.

11/2/04

chem 37

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

his tests are really tough but the curves are great if you pay attention in class you will do fine!

4/20/04

Chem 27

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

He looks like Santa, minus the beard! He's super nice, and he curves his tests SO much! Average grade on tests around 50% which he makes a "C". Tests are long and hard but worth the curve! He did a really good job explaining the book. Take him!

4/9/04

chem27

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

I thought he was one of the most understandable science teachers that i have had, he makes the hard material easier to understand

3/30/04

Chem 27

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very difficult to understand. Lecture is complicated and leaves you confused. He doesn't have the ability to teach students at a level at which they understand.

12/2/03

Chem 27

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very intellegent, but is too advanced to teach a chem class for the applied sciences. Assumes that you know more then you do.

9/22/03

chem 27

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

For a beginning Chemistry course he's too over-qualified. He assumes we know what he's talking about since Chemistry is his life.

5/21/03

Chem 38

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

A great chemistry professor. He understands what he's talking about and is very good at explaining it. Most importantly he is very accessible in his office, despite being the Chemistry CHAIR. I still seek this professors council.

4/7/03

CHEM 38

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Whenever we'd ask him to clarify something, he'd simply state what he said again and again. Very unhelpful, very frustrating.

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