Erik Sotka at College of Charleston

Erik Sotka

  • 3.2Overall Quality
  • 3.3Helpfulness
  • 3.1Clarity
  • 2.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
9/6/12

BIO122

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is super smart and funny. However, he grades HARSHLY. Powerpoints are informative, but you HAVE to read the textbook if you want to get a good grade. I got an A in the class, but I read every single chapter. When I got my first test back, I didn't even pass. So if you want an easy class don't take him.

5/19/12

BIO112

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is a difficult class, a handful dropped out and a lot of people did very poorly, I barely scraped a B- from it. You can tell because it is his only 112 class he doesn't really care about it in comparison to the upper levels. He is very enthusiastic about the subject though and organizes material in logical ways. This is a weed out class.

1/28/10

Biol211

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

So cute. So smart. So funny. Best teacher I've ever had, just do the work and study for the tests, you'll be fine. Please take him, I miss seeing him 4 times a week :(

12/18/09

BIO211

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very hard! Powerpoints are not helpful. His classes are very boring and hard to follow. Tests are lengthy and cover too much material for the depth of questions asked. Would not take!!

12/10/09

Bio211

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

By far my favorite teacher I've ever had in my life. His passion for biology makes the class so enjoyable. He has a nerdy sense of humor but it's adorable. He's always willing to help if you ask him to, and he's just an amazing teacher!! TAKE HIM.

12/9/09

BIO211

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He may be nice to look at, but his tests, especially the final, are absolutely ridiculous!!! Don't waste your time.

12/9/09

Bio211

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sotka does a good job of not only presenting theory but also backing up it up. i have never had any trouble understanding the material he presents by simply looking at the powerpoint slides he uses to teach. there is a lot of material that he presents throughout this course, but recitation helps, and this is a good foundation course to take with hi

4/28/09

BIOL152

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I am both an honors student and a SNAP student and i found this class EXTREMELY difficult and when I asked for help I got almost no feedback. One time he forgot to bring my exam to SNAP. His power points are pictures from the book and his teaching strategy is more talking at you than lecturing. Tests are impossible. I would not recommend him.

4/24/09

HONS152

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Even though attendance is not required, go to class!! Tests come directly from class lecture/power points and tests are HARD! Reading the textbook isn't required, but I recommend reading what you might not understand just to grasp the info a little more. He's very cute and funny and I you go to most classes, read a little and study you'll do fine

11/23/08

bio630

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's horrible! His tests are ridiculous. He acts like he wants his students to fail. He just wants to be "cool" and doesn't care about how he teaches.

11/23/08

bio630

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had a lot of trouble with this teacher. His tests were really not appropriate or fair and he was really not interested in the welfare of his students.

4/20/08

HONS152

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The four exams include info from Sotka's powerpoint lectures. He's young and pretty funny, seems to actually like biology. Many kids (honors) have difficulty with his tests; the average is usually around a B. Tests are a mix of short answer, multis and essays. It's not an easy class, but if you study the material you should be able to do decently.

11/8/06

Bio211

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lectures from powerpoints, you get a second choice for each question on tests for half credit but they are still tough tests. very possible to make an A as long as you study your notes from powerpoints. He really is a good teacher.

8/3/06

Bio 112

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a very nice teacher but his class is very challenging. If you take him be sure to devote most of your time to his class. Lectures seem easy to understand but the tests are extremely confusing. The two option answers arent a good idea for people who second guess themselves!!

6/24/06

Honors Bio Lab

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Fairly easy lab if you know the material from lecture. He's EXTREMELY laid back and most people mess around in lab, which never seems to go very long at all. He's never really clear on the material- the teaching part of it- but is a nice guy and was an easy A for me.

4/9/06

Bio 112

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Let's you guess twice on every test, doesn't mean they are easy though! Tough class study alot good luck kids.

1/18/06

Bio 112

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible teacher. You go to class to practically have the book read to you, but tests turn out to be impossible. Dont take him!

12/11/05

biol

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's amazing!Love Sotka!

12/5/05

Bio 112

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I would not recommend taking him if you want above a B. No one got an A in his class and he wouldn't curve anything. Tests are not phrased from his lectures. Not very clear, but very hard. He doesn't budge on anything so don't expect it. There is no extra credit, so your test grades are your grade. Don't take him if you like second chances.

11/10/05

Bio 112

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I think he is hard. You come to class and he lectures the entire time about exactly what is in the book. I study a lot, but am still struggling. He is willing to help, but not really sure where I should even start. Nice guy, though.

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