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Bill Buchynski
Professor in the Speech Communication department
at Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA
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Overall Quality
4.4
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.4
Clarity
4.4
Easiness
3.6
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10/22/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
COMM101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Tough Grader"

tonight was the midterm and the last question was a bonus- if we were going to leave him an awesome rate my professor. awesome professors get awesome ratings! this guy is a joke! he's rude and expects A LOT and will patronize you if you're confused. the time he wastes talking about himself is ridiculous.

10/13/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
COMM 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A
"Tough Grader"

If English is not your first language, don't take him. It's bad enough to where you could call it racism and get away with it. Just because students have accents doesn't mean their speaking is flawed! It's like this professor thinks an American accent is perfect English. He's a hard grader and he desperately tries to be funny. Waste of time.

08/08/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Comm 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Mr. B is a really good public speaking teacher! His grading system is a little tough, but you still learn a lot from him. Has fun speech exercises. Grades on the improvement of speeches. Book is only used once, during the midterm. 4 speeches, 1 midterm, a final, and loss of anxiety. Strive for that A, and it's yours! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

07/14/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
COMS 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

5 Week course with 1 speech a week. He lets you pick your own topics but is a hard grader. You get comfortable over time in class and he doesn't choose people to present, it's all voluntary. you use the book once, only for the midterm. the midterm is like common sense so you really don't need to buy it.

12/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Comm 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I have found a new interest in public speaking because of Mr. B! He was such a funny and entertaining person. By far my favorite class I have taken at Pierce. I was so nervous in the beginning but his critiques helped me reduce my nervousness. He is a hard grader but he makes you appreciate public speaking. It was a very entertaining class. TAKE IT

12/18/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SPeech 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Mr. B is funny guy and he truly, as stated by others, will do everything in his power to reduce the nervousness. He understands that it is not easy to stand in front of 30 people and talk for 5 min, but don't expect him to baby you around. His tests were straight forward, 5 speeches, few in class participation games..overall an entertaining class!!

09/16/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
COM101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Let's you know what he expects from the beginning. He is entertaining and does a great job of reducing what is a very stressful subject for most people. Makes it a fun learning experience where you get a chance to practice speaking on topics that interest you. 1 of 5 speeches requires some research. Uses games and exercises to get you going.

08/24/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Speech 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: A

He is a pretty good professor. If you have to take speech I would recommend him. He has a very odd sense of humor, but most people in the class found him funny. He really sets up a comfortable environment though. If you hate public speaking, he'll try to make you as comfortable as possible. He is a tough grader, but if you do the work you'll be ok.

08/16/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Speech101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great professor but a bit of a hard grader. He makes the class fun to go to and attendance is mandatory. If you're a shy person it may be tough at first. Overall great class as long as you improve on your speeches. Midterm & final were easy.

05/31/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
speech101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Good class to take. This class offers exercises that help open up. teaches you to speak in front up people with certain levels of confidence. If your shy this class might be a bit intimidating but can break your shell. overall the class is fun and interesting. I had a good experience, he is very nice, but will grade you on effort.

12/23/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Speec101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's a very nice guy and very entertaining. He tries hard to keep everyone interested, and does it successfully. He's not the easiest grader ever, but i say hes fair. This class isn't an easy A, but i dont believe any speech class is. I'd recommend him, very laid back and fun.

06/08/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
speec3146 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Do not take speech with him if you are not native he has no mercy and you will most likely get C or lower grades.I did grate with all my speeches and i got C he is not fare at all...

05/01/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SPCH0694 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This teacher is AWESOME! I never really had an interest for speech and I always thought it was a boring class to take, but this professor makes speech fun and it helps you outside the class as well. Im still enrolled in the class right now, and HIGHLY recommend this instructor. Makes the class fun, and you will not be sorry. You can't go wrong.

08/28/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
spech101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

he is the most out going charismatich helpful teacher i ever had.He creates a comfortable enviroment for public speaking.makes it reely clear on how to improve you public speaking so you can get an A. He's awesome!

12/15/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Spee101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I had one of the best times in his class. Most funnest class ever and is a great teacher. However, the way he grades is horrible. His moods determine of how good a grade u get or not. Some who do bad in the class get good grades, but others who improve, get worse.It makes no sense. I'd rather had gotten the grade i deserved than had a fun class.

10/29/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
speec101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very helpful teacher....

06/30/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
speec3369 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

if you are a secound language, don't take him.no matter how hard you try, he won't give you higher than c.

05/21/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
spch101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

EASY CLASS! you must either be extremely stupid or never show up to fail this class. the only thing is that he wastes time talking about random topics then getting the speeches done. i recommend you take this class.

02/24/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SPCH101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Easy, fun class. Very relaxed and entertaining. He turns public speaking into a game, and the goal - to improve - was met by everyone in the class. Even the shyest of people can deliver a good speech with Mr. B's help.

02/05/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Spch101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

What a great teacher! 3 speechs, one midterm (easy), and fun final. id recommend him to anyone who is scared of public speaking, he will help you and makes the class fun.

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