Tao Peng at Minnesota State University

Tao Peng

  • 3.1Overall Quality
  • 3.7Helpfulness
  • 2.4Clarity
  • 3.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/11/14

HIST171

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedA-

Great professor! Accent is not a problem, you just have to pay attention. He is very interesting and knows what he is talking about. Not a hard class overall.

11/19/13

282W

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you can get past the accent, this is a man worth learning from. If he knows you care about your grade, he will help you get it.He will make you laugh, make you think, and make you roll your eyes, but all in all, an excellent teacher.

10/19/13

HIST 171

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Go to every class (only meets 1/wk most of the time anyway) and do the MCQs prior to the test. Very nice man, very passionate. Wants students to do well and literally gives you the answers to the T/F questions during his lecture and notes. Personally didn't find his accent to be that bad. No excuse for failing. No excuse not to get an 'A' really.

12/2/11

hist171

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hard to understand.. DO NOT take this class at 8 am.. you will never go! It's nice because you only have class like every other week because you have online discussions to do. Tests are easy if you get the mcq answers from him. Final essay sucked! Who wants to write and essay about historyyy borrringgg! "is it clear" "do u understand?"

12/2/11

HIST171

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

the first day I didnt think it would be bad. he described the class being easy if you had a little back round kowlege. i think that was the only thing i understood from his mouth all year.terrible english, studders, is one sidded, and treats his students very poorly. over-all didnt learn anything in the class.

4/28/11

HIST171

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

So lets say you have a wish to have a class with a teacher who looks, mutters, and acts like Elmo, only the Chinese version. Well folks, that wish can come true if you take a class taught by Tao. The ONLY minor set back with that wish is Tao's incomprehensible & gives online tests most historians would have difficulties on. Btw, 10 page final essay

4/27/11

HIST171

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

From looking on here it looks like some people got study guides but all we had other than the books was an online outline of the book. Never studied harder and done this bad. Study all week before an online test and barely pass. Im in mech Eng and at least for me this class was harder than my calculus class.

2/10/11

HIST171

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

worst teacher I have ever had hands down. you cant understand a word the guy says. the tests are online and are virtually impossible. even with your book and the internet they are still incredibly, incredibly difficult. I highly recommend not taking this course or any other course with him. worst decision of my life

2/10/11

HIST171

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Just....awful...just...can't explain the test I took. Just, don't, do, it.

11/16/10

HIST171

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class is very easy. The exams are not difficult. He gives you almost all the answers in class prior to exam day. Also givesyou a packet of questions to answer and email him your answers & he will sendyou the correctones back. Some of those questionsare wordfor word on the exam, so just memorizethe answers. Hard to understand at first but get easier

8/22/10

HIST160

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This online class was difficult at first but he made it more interesting.

11/10/09

HIST435

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very nice guy. He is super helpful. He has a passion for what he teaches which makes it enjoyable. He is a little hard to understand due to his Chinese/Georgia accent but if you don't understand let him know and he will be gald to explain it. His test are Very Easy. A few papers in which he helps a ton. Easy Grader! Recomend for any major.

8/24/09

HIST435

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I've taken two undergrad classes and one grad level. Tao Peng is amazing. He will keep you interested in history, provide you with all the information you could want and more, all with a distinct, Chinese/Georgian accent which you can EASILY understand if you listen! He loves to involve students and will help you as much as he possibly can!!!

12/10/08

HIST171W

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

in the writing intensive class there were no tests just easy quizes that he tells you exactly what to study for, very hard to understand his chinese accent but is completely willing to stop and recap. one of the smartest teachers ive ever had

11/25/08

Hist171

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class was beyond borring and I really like history plus you can't understand a thing he says!

11/20/08

HIST171

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sweet professor, tough to understand at first, but u get used to it. Class content is boring, but he makes it pretty interesting

10/28/08

HIST170

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easiest teacher in the world gives lots of extra credit.

12/16/07

HIST435

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Let him know if he is unclear. He doesn't take offense to it. I have never had a professor so passionate about his field of expertise. The main project of the class was a twelve page+ research paper, which was actually a joy to write. Very good professor. Very good class.

5/2/07

Hist171

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Worst professor i have had by far. You can't understand a word this guy says. He asks for assignments that are apparently due, only 3 out of 30 people even heard him assign them. His study guides are exactly like the tests, but the true and false come straight from lecture, which makes them extremely hard. Avoid this professor if at all possible.

4/9/07

HIST171

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lecture is absolutely a bore. Class name should be changed since all we seem to talk about is Chinese civilization. Ok Prof., would not suggest taking this class.

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