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Alejandro Garcia
Professor in the Physics department
at University of Washington, Seattle, WA
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Overall Quality
4.0
Average Grade
B-
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.2
Clarity
3.8
Easiness
2.8
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05/19/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS 121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Attendace is mandatory, clickers used, bonus points for right answers. Very clear and helpful.

03/26/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
phys 121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: C-

Garcia was adorable with his accent and when he gets flustered. He is extremely approachable and eager to help anyone who asks. Overall his class is doable if you actually watch all the lectures and ask questions

03/25/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS 121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B

Found Garcia to be a really useless professor. He generally just restated things we had learnt online verbatim and offered very few explanations to harder homework questions. I didn't feel that he prepared us well for exams or homework. Also, his organisation was pretty bad. Nice guy but go for Reid instead.

03/18/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS 114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A+

He is a flawless professor. I know not of a better teacher more interested in the success of his students. The class is hard, yes, but you would be hard pressed to come out of this class not having learned anything useful. Not to mention that he is also a genius, taking on CERN.

03/17/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS 114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: C-

Does absolutely nothing to encourage someone who isn't interested in physics to be interested in physics. His lectures have no structure or continuity and frequently contain mistakes that he'll admit to at the end of the class. If I had a background in physics or had tons of time to devote to the class that I would have done better.

02/11/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

he is a good teacher, humorous and patient. But there are so many things to do for the PHYS121 class, like the pre, in, post lab, pre lecture, pre test and webassign. webassign questions are some how little bit hard and Garcia uses clickers in his class.

12/13/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHYS114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is so cute!!! The class is very easy!!!!

12/09/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS 114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Garcia is really nice, but his lectures are all over the board.. literally. He goes off making up his own problems from chalk board to chalk board all class, and his tests are nothing like what you study for homework. He doesn't follow the book at all except for general content. He has a thick accent and confuses crucial words like in/on top

11/25/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He sticks to the schedule well. Physics has always seemed hard to me before, but the class isn't super hard (I do nearly all the odd chapter problems). Tests are okay - I do much better on FR (fairly easy!) than MC. Averages have been low so far but I think some people are just having a hard time, with some of the questions in class...

11/25/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS 114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He doesn't use powerpoints or any means of organizing his lectures. Constantly goes on tangents and does everything on blackboard with some random clicker questions worked in. He works through problems without explaining what or why he is doing anything, and makes mistakes every single day that the students correct. He is smart, but cannot teach.

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