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John Underwood
Professor in the Physics department
at Austin Community College, Austin, TX
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Overall Quality
3.7
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.0
Clarity
3.4
Easiness
2.4
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
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15 Student Ratings
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05/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS2426 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

nice professor, like his lecture, test is not hard, very smart and helpful. doing homework is helpful for test. like him

05/06/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Physics 2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B

He is perfect

01/07/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS1402 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Not an easy class, but the professor is smart and teaches the topics well and is fair and understanding without being too lenient. Good note taking and personal motivation is a must.

12/20/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
ME 2426 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

Very challenging course. Once I took his advice and read the section BEFORE his lecture, things made sense. Underwood is super clear, derives formulas, and works sample problems. He grades fairly, knows his stuff, and seems to award those who show effort. Highly recommend, just be prepared to work hard.

04/26/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Phys2426 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Great professor, very smart guy, understanding, helpful, EASY TESTS but YOU MUST have good study skills to understand his lecture READ CHAPTER BEFORE CLASS. He doesn't check to see if the class is paying attention or following him (most dont read and complain), BUY THE BOOK even tho you can use online system free, use your syllabus to stay ahead

12/05/2011
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS1401 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Underwood is a nice guy, but he's very unorganized when it comes to teaching. You have to do lots of practice & take good notes. Hard tests, hard homeworks, easy labs. Only takes attendance when it's the day you have lab. Helpful if you have troubles with the problems.

11/07/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Phys1401 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

So disappointed. Was it a fluke? The classes were painful. I am a Sci. major, and this was tough. I need a teacher with life, enthusiasm, organization- to bring it to life. He seems "over it", and teaches as if you've had all the math and science that ARE NOT pre-reqs, making it SO easy to get lost. Sadly, I hear he is one of the better ones.

09/02/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS1401 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very clear and focused teaching style. Super awesome too - he allowed me to do an informal transfer to his class. I recommend him!

05/20/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS2426 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

A great class for serious physics students. Don't attempt EP if you don't have a good physics background (I recommend Friedrichsen's college physics first). Lectures involve a high level of abstraction. He's brilliant, so don't expect to follow him step for step, just plug away at the homework and reading. A privilege to have taken his classes.

05/14/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS1401 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Lectures could be confusing if you can't keep up with the pace. But overall nice guy and will help out if you need it. Do the homework and go to class, or you'll be lost

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