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Nexis Avelar
Professor in the Social Science department
at Solano Community College (all campuses), Fairfield, CA
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Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
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Hotness
Helpfulness
3.0
Clarity
3.0
Easiness
3.9
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09/09/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
soc022 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's super laid back and all, but you really aren't going to learn much. If you're good at reading the textbook and figure things out on your own, you'll be fine. however, if you like hands-on help, DROP. there is no real connection. He's pretty disorganized so watch for that. Overall, an easy A if you can manage on your own.

05/13/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC022 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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

12/11/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
socs022 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

12/09/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
socs022 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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!

05/29/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOCSC022 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

05/20/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Socs022 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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!

01/19/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
socs22 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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

12/17/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
Socs22 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

07/28/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
socsc22 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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!

06/14/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SocSc022 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

05/19/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
socs022 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

01/08/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOCC22 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

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

07/19/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
Socs22 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

06/19/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
SocS22 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

06/16/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
sosc022 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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

06/10/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOC22 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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!!

06/09/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
Socs22 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

05/12/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
socs22 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

01/12/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
pol1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

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

12/15/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOCS022 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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

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