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John Currie
Professor in the Finance department
at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
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Overall Quality
4.0
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.1
Clarity
4.0
Easiness
3.0
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
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10/19/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
cfin300 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Tests are tough" "There for you" "Skip class? You won't pass."

I found John helpful , but exam questions were nothing like the textbook questions assigned. Responds to e-mails .Midterm and final are hard , the class average was C .He doesn't teach you how to use calculator.I found John helpful when you ask questions , but exam questions were nothing like the textbook questions assigned. Responds to e-mails .

06/25/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CFIN300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He did not go over any concepts. He expects you to learn everything on your own including the calculator. Don't expect him to help you either as he just makes everything even more confusing. All he does is go over textbook questions that are not similar to the exams at all!

04/28/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
fin300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

good guy but tough, prepares you for fin400 and beyond. this course is not a walk in the park. must complete homework before classes, participate and learn to use the calc on your own. no bonus marks, no mercy, no friends. this course is all blood and sweat

03/28/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
CFIN300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I would not recommend taking John Currie as he does not go over concepts or lecture. All he does is take up 3hrs and goes through the textbook questions which are not similar to the exams.

01/05/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CFIN300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Good guy, he goes over problems in class to try and prepare you for the tests he responds fairly quick to emails and you can tell he really wants his students to succeed

12/29/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
CFIN300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Did not attend a single class because he only takes up homework that he assigns.The midterm and final were fair. Like most of the FIN 300 profs he does not teach the calculator, however it is not hard to learn how to use on your own.

12/29/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
CFIN 300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I found John not helpful at all, exam questions were nothing like the textbook questions assigned. Responds to e-mails but doesn't directly answer questions. Expects you to teach yourself how to use the calculator (a BIG annoyance for a course like this). If you want/need a prof that explains concepts well and helpfully DO NOT choose him.

12/05/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
CFIN 300 F2013 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very passionate about teaching and engaging everyone in class, rare qualty! Witty, has charming sense of humor and cute to boot! I love attending his class. Wish the class would never end. Anybody know what other classes he teaches at Ryerson? I'm hooked.

10/28/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CFIN300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Fantastic teacher that encourages class participation and is very clear with his answers when questions arise. John will always be there via e-mail, should you ever need him, and will provide you with the appropriate help if you should so seek it! Few tips when taking his class: No laptops, participation is key, and no lectures for FIN300!

09/17/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
cfin300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Possibly my favourite Ryerson teacher so far. He contributed to the love of finance and investing that I have since pursued. He made what would be a difficult topic for me very easy to conceptualize.

08/08/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CFIN300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He's really helpful. If you have a question email him. Use the practice exams if you can find them. Understand how to use the Calculator!!! program it too. Come to class hes the best teacher for FIN300

04/14/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Fin300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

The way he explains the problems are very helpful.

03/03/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CFIN300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

"Professor" doesn't describe him. "Answer key" is more appropriate. Doesn't actually teach anything, just takes up homework questions. Waste of money to take a class with him.

12/27/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CFIN300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

WORST PROFESSOR IVE HAD IN 4 YEARS! No pwt. slides.0 review 4 midterm&final.Teaches in the most difficult way.Good at emails.Does not teach you ANYTHING on the calculator.Class is USELESS.No labtops.Moves 2 fast 2 keep up, and cant copy answers.Cares 0% about his students.4 the midterm included more chapters than EVERY other class.hard exams AVOID!

12/20/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
FIN300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

STRAIGHT TO THE POINT!! 1) Expects you to learn your calculator on your spare time. 2) Dose not use or have POWERPOINTS. Only thing he dose in class is take up questions and throws in his own ways! like really brah we have FIN 401 after we need to learn the text book way! 3) DOSE NOT DO REVIEW 4)Final exam was on all chapters 1-13 (omit 11)

12/12/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
cfin300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Just horrible this guy will not let you copy answers, will not let you know how to use your calculator (he expects you to read the manual). He is very backwards and needs to reinvents himself, does not allow use of laptops in class and if he finds you using laptop of tablet he ll ask you to bring doughnuts to the entire class. just Pathetic

09/04/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
FIN300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Does not teach calculator or theory or formulas. Takes up hw in class. if you do the assignments prior to class its easier. the calculator is a life saver so find someone to teach you how to use it.

08/08/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
CFIN300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He doesnt do lectures! only takes up assigned questions if you understand the questions then dont come to class about 1/4 showed up to class. emails quick and gives great depth explaination. dont go on your cellphone or will call you out and doesnt teach calculators so learn ahead of time!, other than that hes great i would def take his class!

08/07/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
CFIN300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is extremely helpful he replies to email instantly. However he does not teach any theory which is a downfall. If you do all the homework before coming to class it makes a lot more sense. It is very difficult to sit in class and watch him do the problems without knowing what he is doing. Midterm and final require a lot of practice

07/16/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
fin900 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Horrible

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