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Jim Willis
Professor in the English department
at Las Positas College, Livermore, CA
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Overall Quality
4.9
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.9
Clarity
4.8
Easiness
3.9
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19 Student Ratings
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08/17/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
eng 4 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

one of my favorite teachers at las positas. is very passionate and genuine in his teaching. He assigns interesting books, it is important you actually read them, if you do you're basically guaranteed a good grade on the tests. He does like to keep his students as long as he can, we never got out early.

08/17/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG 4 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Mr. Willis is a great teacher. If you do ALL the reading (or listen to the audio books) you will pass this class. He tells great stories, but can repeat some of the stories. Always willing to help you on any question. Be sure to study for the test he tells you to. I don't recommend missing classes, he goes over a lot of the reading in class.

04/21/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Eng 4 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is an amazing teacher. Show up to class and you will not only learn a whole lot, but you will get a good grade. He is very passionate about what he does and it shows. I highly recommend him.

12/17/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Eng. 4 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B

I learned a lot from this class. He is straight up with what he expects in class. Do the work and you will be rewarded. It was a meaningful experience. I am super happy to have met Mr. Willis!

12/03/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENG4 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

Jim Willis is an all around fantastic individual. I could listen to his lectures and stories for hours due to his brilliant speaking styles and awesome stories. I am not a fan of English/literature at all, but somehow was always exited to come to a night class. I highly recommend Mr. Willis, this was my favorite class I have taken. Easy Grader.

02/08/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENG4 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is the best English teacher I've ever had. He's funny and engaging and very smart. He is very flexible when it comes to essay writing. The tests are easy but you have to have read everything.

04/06/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Engl1A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

very good teacher!!!!!!!!!!!

02/26/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Eng4 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

The greatest teacher I have ever had. Not only did I learn about the subject matter; I also learned more about what it means to be human. He is a gifted writer and has the biggest heart. He is available for help anytime and cares about the success of his students. Make sure to do all of the reading he assigns. It's a lot of work, but worth it.

03/19/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG4 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Love Mr. Willis! TAKE HIM! He loves teaching. Lots of reading. A midterm on a book. FInal is accumulative of the reading. You need the books. Work hard and study. Beyond all of this, Mr. Willis taught me so much and if you are willing to learn then you will love his lessons. There is a point to all the reading he assigns. GREAT TEACHER!

11/30/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENG3 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Best teacher at Las Positas! He can be so funny, but also very deep and serious when he tells his personal stories. He's an awesome person and I have gained so much from taking his class. I really encourage everyone to take any of his classes.

05/27/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Eng4 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I love him! He is so fun and he keeps the class interesting. This was an easy A if you studied. There is a lot of reading, but most of the stories are not boring. We did a ton of reading in class. He is an easy grader on essays. I recommend this class to everyone. He will really get you to appreciate English! A++++++

05/06/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG1A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This guy is an AMAZING teacher. I learned so much from his class compared to any other English class I've ever taken. His English 1A class wasn't the easiest, as there was a lot of studying and work to do, but he keeps you on task and interested in the material. I highly recommend this teacher. He tries his best to help you with whatever you need.

12/17/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG1A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Mr. Willis is such a nice teacher. He's funny and his classes are long, but you can tell he has a real passion for English. He assigned 5 essays, ALL of which are mandatory, a weekly quiz (based on whatever two books he assigns), and sadly focuses a LOT on grammar. (But what do you expect, it's 1A.) Take him and you'll love him!

05/29/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG4 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Covers a lot of materials. Assigned four essays and were graded fairly easy. The only quiz was over 100 questions of Les Miserables. The final had over 150 questions with the majority being quotes from materials read, but were not told what the quotes were. Also, it counts for half your semester grade. Learned some things, but find someone else.

07/28/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Eng4 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He's a great teacher. He has a passion for literature which will make you acquire one! Alot of work, but very rewarding! Easy grader on the essays!!!!

10/05/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENGL3 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Jim Willis will imbue in you a love for literature you never knew was possible. If you have a chance to take his class, take it! This is the most enlightening and fun class you can take at Las Positas.

01/14/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG 4 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very knowledgeable and fun. Throughout the class you write a handful of essays and have a couple of tests. The final is based on every story you read, so either read them all or just pay attention when he reviews them in class. Awesome teacher. Take him if you get the chance.

01/13/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
eng 4 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is an amazing teacher and guy! And easy grader for essays, but what you get out of the class is worth more than any other class at Las Po

11/11/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
English 3 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Awesome teacher with high moral fortitude and a fun crude humor that makes class enjoyable. If given the opportunity take this class!

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