Julio Fonseca at York University

Julio Fonseca

  • 3.8Overall Quality
  • 3.7Helpfulness
  • 3.8Clarity
  • 3.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
9/1/13

SP1000

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I rarely write comments...but for this one, surely will. Julio is an awesome guy, positive and funny. Most importantly, he is a GREAT educator, strict and makes you do the work. He is loud and clear. DO the work, attend, participate and you'll get an A+ like me. For those who know Russian/Soviet education, his method of teaching is just like that.

10/21/12

SP1000

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

LOVE Julio. Great prof. Strict marker but You get something out of the class. I follow the man on twitter :)

12/3/10

SP2010

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dude's Cuban, says something about his character, ergo it's very strong and students, who are easily intimidated, will feel as if he's rubbing them the wrong way. Teaching style is effective, as a native speaker my writing, reading, and speaking vastly improved. Get on his good side though, punctuality, participation, and disposition are a must!

9/30/10

SP4000

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Teachers can sense those who have a passion for learning & for Spanish- and those who are there to play around, make friends and not do any work. Try hard, do your homework, ask questions, participate. I've received an A+ with Fonseca in both SP 3000 & 4000. He is a fair man u just need to be a serious student unlike most university kids these days

8/11/10

SP2010

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Love Fonseca! Ive seen both his bad and good sides but in conclusion he will help out the students that WANT to learn and are not in class just for the credit. Make sure to attend class, do the assigned homework, hand in assignments on time and you will receive a good grade.

6/8/10

sp2010

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Gives certain students preferential treatment, will not know your name unless you have made a lasting impression on him. Although it seemed he didn't know anybody's name after a year. Unapproachable. Doesn't teach just reads.

1/28/10

SP1000

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Textbook teacher unlike I've ever seen before! Just reads it verbatim, assumes that's enough to make it sink in, and then assigns partner work. Also speaks very quickly and for a beginner, it was sometimes very hard to follow. Though I did like him. Very nice man with fair expectations that you do the work and study.

8/22/09

SP3000

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Do not believe any negative reviews- he is an amazing prof, and an even better person. Intelligent, insightful, intellectual. Fair, humorous, helpful, approachable. His tests were very simple. Anyone with negative comments clearly wasnt there for learning. If you attend, participate and do your work, you will do great. My fave prof. GRACIAS FONSEC

6/16/09

SP3000

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Julio was great! Looked forward to Spanish class because of him. Granted, he goes through the textbook a lot, but he still teaches. Very fun, humorous, and isn't scared to say he's not sure of some things sometimes. Great prof!

6/15/09

SP3000

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I am a native Spanish speaker, and I still learned SO much from Julio. He's enthusiastic, very knowledgeable, and if you make an effort he acknowledges it and helps you in any way he can. The class atmosphere is very conducive to learning, especially for non-native speakers. Truly a great class. Gracias!

5/22/09

SP3000

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Intimidating, unapprochable...can make you feel stupid for not knowing an answer. He taught straight out of the textbook for the entire year...didn't switch up the lesson plan at all. Extremely difficult to understand at times especially if you're not a native speaker.

4/16/09

Span1000

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I actually really like Julio. You'll do fine as long as you come to class. Also, he often has something interesting to say about Latin America. Though it may stray away from the lesson a little bit ;)

4/1/09

SP1000

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

dropped spanish because of his demanding teaching style. VERY intimidating. will never forget him.

11/5/08

SP1000

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Okay so I missed the class last week. And today I asked him a question about that class. And he shouted at me and said he wont answer my question unless I prepare a doctor's note. That is ridiculous! Who will prepare a doctors note for a miss class/lecture? And actually I was just asking a specific question but not about the whole class.

9/3/07

psych1000

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Julio was an amazing guy. He was very helpful if you went to ask for help. He helped me with all my questions and retaught me things i couldn't understand. I dont know why people said he was rude and non approachable. If you give him a try and show interest in the class you'll do fine. I got an A in his class. He's AMAZING!! very nice guyy

5/30/06

SP 1000

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a good prof. But he does read from the book, and i do not think that he is good for preparing you for higher levels of spanish.he is certainly fun, amazing person. i wish every prof was like him a bit:) it was a pleasure being in his class.

5/8/06

SP 1000

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

JULIO DOES NOT TEACH, HE READS. ALL STUDENTS LEARN BY THEMSELVES. HE MADE ME LOOSE SOME INTEREST IN LEARNING SPANISH.

4/3/06

SP1000

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not only is he easy on the eyes, but he's an amazing teacher too! He's so helpful and available to those in need! He's also really funny and he dresses nicely, etc... if you want to take Spanish, make sure it's with him! Awesome guy!

1/14/06

1000

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He was funny, and he dressed well, but he DID have his favorites. I found him intimidating and somewhat arrogant. It turned me off language courses.

10/27/05

Spanish 1000

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Definitely interesting...he's funny, very sarcastic, and I quite enjoy his class. He can be a bit unfair and strict when it comes to being late for class and with assignments, and sometimes can be grumpy and harsh, and a little unclear in teaching style at times. For the most part though a good prof, funny guy, y una clase interesante!

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