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Mercedes Thompson
Professor in the Languages department
at El Camino College, Torrance, CA
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Overall Quality
3.6
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.7
Clarity
3.4
Easiness
2.8
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27 Student Ratings
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06/01/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
span6937 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very nice lady. Dr.Thompson definitely wants her students to succeed. I love the advice she gives about being a strong responsible person.

12/05/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Spa2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

she started off ****y, but at the end of the year once all the "dropees" got sorted out, she became a nice teacher, really wants students to succeed, talks in spanish a lot in class, so be ready for it, but she will help you i got an Ain her spa. 2 class and im taking her for spa. 3 as well

07/27/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Span6945 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

A good teacher for Spanish, she tries very hard to make students understand what she's teaching. She can come across as strict if you aren't trying. As long as you do the hw and listen to the lectures the tests will be easy. Tends to talks to much about other subjects, such as responsibility and can get boring.

05/26/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
span2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. THompson is a great spanish teacher. She is not easy but she is not hard. It is apparent that she wants her students to succeed. Do not be intimidated in the beginning of the semester. If you pay attention to the lecture with the combination of doing the assignments then the tests will be a breeze. If you want to learn spanish, get registered!

12/20/2008
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
span3 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

not your run of the mill spanish class, if you thought foreign language was an easy a before think again, but i loved that about her!!! She's tough so if you're sensitive better not take her

06/06/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Span2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

You learn a lot and the class is usually pretty lively. Tests weren't too hard. She is a great teacher.

03/14/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
span2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

tests are very hard and class is disorganized.not interesting at all.

12/18/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
span2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is very outgoing and willing to help you if you don't understand something. Her tests are hard but you can make it up if you do the homework and come to class. Overall she is a great teacher. Take her!!

12/17/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
span1a Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I speak spanish. her class was pretty easy but i lost interest. her class was on the boring side. most of the other ratings are on point but id prefer taking wrang or whatever his name is. she's the ehad of the drpt. and probably one of the better spanish teachers there. im taking her spanish 2 class next semester

06/08/2007
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
span1n2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I like Dr.thompson because her lecture is fun. her exams are pretty hard but then she tries hard for the students to understand materials well. sometimes she lectures a lot about students personal responsibilities which is kinda boring but shes an ok teacher.I speak spanish well after i took her spanish 1 and 2 class.thank you Dr.Thompson.

06/22/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Spanish 3 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very good at teaching Spanish. Her daily diaries that she has the students right facilitate conversation and easier vocabulary pickup. She likes to do a lot of class projects for various topics and as long as you can hold your own in a simple conversation you'll do fine.

06/13/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Spanish 3 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Don't even think about it. Prof. Thompson really took away my interest in Spanish. Extremely disorganized and absolutely nothing is her fault. Error on test=your fault. Error in grading=your fault. Has nothing but negative things to say about americans but these aren't her opinions, people, these are facts. Btw, who gave her a pepper?

06/09/2006
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Spanish 3 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Thompson tries to weave out the lazy students by coming off as no-nonsense but she really cares. I think something happen to her in her past because she does not know how to relate with others. She tries to push her left field opinion onto students. If you take her class just make sure you attend class and turn in all your assignments. If yo

05/11/2006
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
spanish 2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

she is the hardest teacher on this planet. i use to love spanish but not anymore. her tests are hard. in my class no one ever got a 100 or close to an A towards the end of the semester. we started off with 40 and end it up with 15. hey thats enough if u still take her class then only thing i wud say is "hey lo siento" thats her favorite word.

05/04/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
spanish 3 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I'm not sure if she just had a bad semester or what. This woman was sooo disorganized! Very confusing, even native speakers didn't know what she was talking about.She stressed out the class because she was all over the place. Also insulting to students. The class finally confronted her on her teaching methods after class, she straightend up a bit.

04/17/2006
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Span 3 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This woman is extremely unfair. Confusing tests, which she doesn't even understand. Very slow moving class. I learned more in Spanish 2. Not for Spanish majors. Very argumentative and has to be right.

01/12/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SPANISH 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Thompson loves what she does and it show in her lectures and how she interacted with her student. i woudlnt say the class is super easy , but it is fair in my opinion. if you are willing to study, do the workbook she assigned, attend class regularly, then you can pass with closing eyes. she doesnt do make up test , however at the end of the sem

12/19/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Spanish 3 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I took spanish for about 5 years (repeated 1-3 for the credit of a language)if i had taken i a teacher like her all 5 years i would be fluent! best spanish teacher i've had! a lot of work, some is helpful some not. but she cares about her students success and it shows! TAKE HER!makes sure all students understand before she moves on to next topic!

12/16/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Spanish 3 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

There is a "method to my madness," as she states. She enjoys teaching her students. She introduces the students to literature, more grammar and more idioms. She explains the meaning of the stories or poems beautifully. She challenges her students. You will be prepared for the final if you follow her intructions. Don't worry, just listen.

12/12/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Spanish Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This teacher is extremely disorganized. She has no syllabus and she waits too long before giving a test. Instead of chapter tests over 1 to 3 chapters, she'll give chapter tests over 6 chapters at a time. I feel she's sort of lazy, disorganized, and unprofessional.

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