Nexis Avelar at Solano Community College (all campuses)

Nexis Avelar

  • 3.0Overall Quality
  • 3.0Helpfulness
  • 3.0Clarity
  • 3.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/13/13

SOC022

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Tells students up front he's not a baby sitter i.e. he will not rtrn phn calls, emails, & doesn't care y u no show. Bk is pricey so try to buy off CL. Atnd only to see when he knocks on desk, that means that info will be tested. Covers mainly Mexican culture and students teach about 75% of the class through PPs.BS teacher easy grd most ppl get Bs

12/11/12

socs022

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

can be rude. just turn in your learning logs and try your best on the exams. sometimes the answers he gives you to exams are not the same as the answers required to get the question right. kind of a confusing class. just make sure you got contacts.

12/9/12

socs022

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible teacher. He's funny but doesn't show genuine interest in students. Unclear in what he wants and doesn't even answer phone calls. He's hard to understand and you won't learn much at all. He's extremely rude and laughs at his humor. AND you gotta do an hour long presentation. Cutie in my class doe..only good part haha. Don't take him!

5/29/12

SOCSC022

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class hard to follow, no true structure;2 tests,1 gp power point-ea mbr graded on their own;Never took time to learn students names;Recommend u find good/reliable classmate to clarity info/any questions. Ask 4 clear info/extra credit, etc. U must make the effort;Learning log- Take notes @ ea class;divide notebk via info for log/for test items.

5/20/11

Socs022

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Avelar is horrible. He is unprofessional and disorganized. Total waste of time, I dreaded going every week. He would go on and on about topics irrelevant to the course and often racially inappropriate. He swears too much and uses his education to justify discrimination. If you arent hispanic don't expect to be respected!

1/19/11

socs22

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

kinda funny guy, repeats jokes a lot. very easy a. doesn't take attendance. one big project, a journal like project. very easy to bs. pretty sure everyone got a's. the whole semester was split into different racial groups that were in the book, and groups of people had to give presentations on it. very easy. didn't learn much but easy A

12/17/10

Socs22

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very accomplished professor, he's a double doctorate. I was very interested in taking his class, but I was pretty disappointed. He had very little in the way of lectures or actual teaching. It almost felt like we were teaching ourselves. Nice guy, kinda funny but not a very good teacher in the traditional sense.

7/28/10

socsc22

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Avelar made what otherwise might have been a very dry class, interesting and fun! I look forward to going to his class each night, and honestly have learned a lot from him. I recommend him to students who are open minded and have a sense of humor, because he will have you laughing for sure! Thank you Dr. Avelar!

6/14/10

SocSc022

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr.Avelar is one of my most favorite teachers!! He really cares about his students and will anything to help you walk out his class with a good grade! Who better to learn Social Science from? He's a master's prof. at Sac State and is involved w/the U.N.

5/19/10

socs022

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a good teacher but its a different teaching style than most are used to. Dr. Avelar is very intelligent and i learned alot from his class. Attendance is semi necessary since a major assignment is due at the end. His class is very straight forward though and i would reccommend him to all. The jokes do get repeated but so what.

1/8/10

SOCC22

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He steals a lot of jokes from different comedians and should get sued other than that, I think he's a great teacher. :-)

7/19/09

Socs22

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He didn't teach me ANYTHING. We did watch some good videos, but man he could have taught the entire class in a two week period. Total waste of time going to that class. But if you want an A by BSing papers and doing 1 Power point, go ahead and take him.

6/19/09

SocS22

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This was a fun class! Dr. Avelar keeped his class interesting and interactive. We always played games, watched movies, and had discussions that had to do with a the topic of the day. Everyone has to do a presentaion. Exams are a little hard. Overall, a great class.

6/16/09

sosc022

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Avelar may come across to some as being "****" by the very fact that he will throw every stereotype out there while he's teaching. The very comments I've read prior show just how closed-minded many people still are. It's his "in your face" attitude about stereotypes that should show where prejudices still lie. Look beneath the surface people

6/10/09

SOC22

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

OMG people u must have the wrong person. Dr. Avelar is AWESOME!!! his teaching strategies are different but he gives u a chance to explore topics on your own & then clarifies & adds during class discussions. his jokes are HELLA funny & he's always trying 2 open your eyes to the problems in this world. i would so definitely take his class again!!

6/9/09

Socs22

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is not helpful, class is never to the POINT. He just tells recycled Carlos Mencia Jokes. Horrible teacher. He will tell you NOTHING relevant. Papers, you can pretty much BS. I do not exaggerate when it comes to teachers, if he was actually teaching us something, maybe I'll feel different, but he is worthless.

5/12/09

socs22

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Avelar is NOT misunderstood, he's NOT a good professor and you will NOT learn anything in his class. He lacks professionalism! and does NOT make you feel welcomed in the class. The class is composed of presentations from classmates, "jokes" that are jsut a bunch of stereotypes, and stories from Avelar's life.

1/12/09

pol1

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

well avelar, you are bad. very bad. not good at teaching.go back to la.and yeah he sucks

12/15/08

SOCS022

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hes a very funny teacher but i wouldnt recommend him. Each group in the class does a presentation each week on the chapters in the book. we do his dirty work for him. and since we teach and he doesnt you WILL bomb the tests

7/2/08

socsc22

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

You don't learn too much in this class but I got an easy A. I think white people get offended by his jokes but I didn't.

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