Michael Famiano at Western Michigan University

Michael Famiano

Michael Famiano
  • 4.6Overall Quality
  • 4.5Helpfulness
  • 4.8Clarity
  • 2.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/1/13

PHYS2070

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

If it weren't for this guy, I would have FAILED this class! He went WAY out of his way to help. Spent time in evenings and even on weekends to help me. He even skipped meals to help his students. This is a hard class, and he really takes his students seriously. But go to class and office hours if you want to do well.

4/30/13

PHYS2070

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good "in class teaching" but bad "out of class" help, especially when it came to corrections. Little to no partial credit because he doesn't grade his own tests. In addition, expects that you know above and beyond the concepts just to pass a quiz, and it gets harder on tests. The material itself was interesting though. Not recommended.

3/21/12

PHYS2050

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He was a pretty rad teacher. He taught the material in an engaging and interesting way. Tests were hard if you didn't know the material completely. Definitely go to his "office hours" (cookie hour), he goes through just about every homework problem and explains concepts and questions. You want this guy as your prof.

12/18/11

PHYS2050

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class definitely was a challenge for me. Famiano was a good professor he really knew his stuff, physics is just a hard class. If you want to be sure to pass this class, do all the homework, reading assignments, online quizzes, and do the quiz corrections. If you do all of this you will do just fine. GOOD LUCK!

11/28/11

PHYS2050

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Does not explain topics well and wastes time in class when he could be explaining examples further. His tests and quizzes are ridiculously hard. Class average on tests below 50 percent.

10/30/11

BIOS2500

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is an exceptional teacher. He explains all concepts clearly and in depth. Also, he has a great sense of humor. I would highly recommend him.

1/11/11

phys2050

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Highly recommended awesome prof

1/8/10

PHYS2070

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

BEST TEACHER I HAVE EVER HAD!!!! He really made the class easy because he is such a good teacher.

12/9/09

Phys2070

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great, great teacher. I am a third year student pursuing an engineering degree at WMU, and Famiano is, at this point, the best professor I've had. By a large margin. He clearly cares about the performance of his students, and with that concern comes an exemplary performance from himself. Can't say enough, really. Highly recommended.

10/26/09

MATH2070

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

very clear teacher, easy to understand

9/17/09

PHYS207

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor. Intersperses humor with in-class work so you don't fall asleep. Very good to go to for help; willing to answer any question and help you through the material.

8/20/09

PHYS2050

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Most people like him, I did not. Got stuck with a bad group for home work and got dragged down. you will love him or you will hate him.

1/3/09

PHY2050

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

The class is tough, but he makes it about as easy as it can be. There is group homework every week, so make sure you get a good group! Homework was 15% of my grade. If you have to take a physics class, definitely look to see if you take it with him - it will make your life a lot easier.

12/18/08

PHYS205

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very energetic and loves to teach physics. I wouldn't take physics 205 with anybody else! Likes to do groupwork and has quizes each week, but they help your grade. Highly recommended

11/17/08

PHYS2050

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

made physics fun, if that is at all possible. if your interested in physics or kind of good at it, probably will be an easy class.

10/17/08

PHYS2050

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor. Connects with students well. Easy to approach. Cares about his students. Group work helps with homework. Quiz and exams are fair. Overall: I recommend this professor.

9/25/08

PHYS2050

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor. Difficult subject to learn, don't miss class. Good for all learning styles. ADVICE - You're put in "work groups" for whole semester. Either seem dumb on the sheet he has you fill out, or request members...otherwise it's the classic one person does all the homework which 4 people get credit for.

4/23/08

PHYS2050

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

he's a great little guy. he knows what he is talking about. He also tries to make the class interesting.

4/16/08

Phys2050

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good prof.

10/14/07

phys2050

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher. He is very good at explaining new material and makes class fun. The class is challenging, but I feel like I learned a ton.

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