Linda Van Thiel at Wayne State University

Linda Van Thiel

  • 1.9Overall Quality
  • 1.9Helpfulness
  • 1.9Clarity
  • 1.7Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/20/13

BIO 1500

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I understand this is a biology class and it is meant to weed out the majority of pre-med students but this class was too challenging. The lab itself is ridiculous the average on the first practical was a 33 out of 93.

5/1/13

Bio 1500

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Poor lab instructor

4/30/13

Bio 1510

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible.

12/14/12

Bio1500

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

a very good professor.

6/27/11

BIO1050

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

She has been my lab coordinator for BIO 1050, 1500 & 1510 and I went to her office once and emailed her once. That was enough never agin!! She is absolutely rude and sarcastic. I received an A in all three classes and got 100% on my BIO 1500 final practical. Lab was VERY difficult but not impossible. GET TO KNOW YOUR TA!!!! NOT VAN THIEL

12/22/10

Bio1510

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I got an A because I went to lecture and read the lab manual. Quizzes are open note and everything you need to know is in the lab manual so I guess if you read it the day of the quiz you will do poorly. Professor Van Thiel oversees the class but it is the TA that makes or breaks it.

10/25/09

BIO1500

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Clear expectations

4/28/09

BIO1510

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

A very bad professor. Do not take her class unless you want to ruin your Gpa. Her class has a 60% fail rate. Very very difficult because her lab book is impossible to understand

3/10/09

BIO1510

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This lady is an old hag, kind of reminds me of the wicked witch of the west...only way bigger and lumberjack style. Anyway, this class sucks. You are going to work your but off and don't ask this lady for help, because you will just waste your time. You are in my prayers if she is your lab coordinator, good luck.

2/18/09

BIO1510

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is not even a qualified professor (no PhD), I dont know where the hell she came from, they need to get rid of ms. van thiel. this class is just busy work. But it is more manageable than bio 1500.

2/18/09

BIO1500

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Honestly, I don't know why they hired this lady. Not only are the practicals impossible (95% fail), the open-note quizzes require you to literally copy the whole lab book by hand (and long CD activities). The lady is downright merciless and crazy. Anyway, you cant cheat (she watches the cameras) or avoid her, so be prepared to work your butt off.

12/3/08

BIO1500

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This lady is a psycho...the practicals are near impossible to prepare for. This is the worst lab class at wayne state, the only way to do good is cheating...its a pity so many ppl do.

12/19/07

bio1510

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Talks down to students. She doesnt like students to ask questions. It was difficult to learn in this class. I was forced to use the web as a source of explaining her lab experiments. Her book was worded difficult and was very difficult to follow. use this site science.nhm.ccd.edu/bio/biolab/index.htm.science

13874556
12/17/07

bio1510

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She gets off on failing students.60% of her class got a D or less overall and 82% failed her final lab exam. She tries to blame the student but it is her.She used impossible testing standards which will knowingly fail students. No scrap paper allowed and lack of time. So do your best guessing on math and story problems.She/He is worst teacher ever

13859680
12/17/07

BIO1050

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took this class after taking BIO 1500, should be easier but it's not! Got my wisdom teeth out and couldn't make it to a lab exam and couldn't get a hold of the TA, she would not help at all! Asked her a question about the lab, started yelling at me. Very rude person, not helpful, I can't believe she's still here. Let's all complain and get her out!

13851300
12/13/07

BIO1510

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is so much work. The lab is like another class and difficult. The final exam was unfair and not enough time to finish test with the numerous story problems(2 paragraph) she gave and math. The questions were not fair. She said lab exam was not like quiz.No multiple choice all fill in blanc and long answer. I am going to dean about her

12/13/07

bio1510

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

horrible class. A test every week you can use notes but still confusing as her lab book is written so bad. Her final lab exam which is worth 27 percent of your grade was UNFAIR. There was not enough time to complete the test. Her story problems were very long and no calcu allowed for the numerous math problems.she actually tells TA not to lecture.

13819049
11/20/07

bio1510

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Had both 1500 and 1510 and there is nothing wrong with Linda Van Thiel. I was wrongly suspected of cheating and dealing with her (after she reviewed my IPOD) was fine. She was pretty funny actually. Don't blame her because you don't put the time in or are confused by the material. 1500 and 1510 are just sucky classes, just get through'em

4/15/07

Bio1510

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I haven't had any personal experience with her as the TA's do all the work in lab but her grading policy and what second hand knowledge I have was enough for me to know to stay away from her. I never expected a lab practical to be easy but it's insane that she refused to curve the thing with a class average of 47%. She is not student friendly.

1/11/07

Bio1510

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

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