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Michael Famiano
Professor in the Physics department
at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
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Overall Quality
4.6
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.5
Clarity
4.8
Easiness
2.9
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26 Student Ratings
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05/01/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS2070 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

04/30/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS2070 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

03/21/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS2050 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

12/18/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS2050 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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!

11/28/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS2050 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

10/30/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIOS2500 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

01/11/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
phys2050 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Highly recommended awesome prof

01/08/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHYS2070 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

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

12/09/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Phys2070 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

10/26/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH2070 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

very clear teacher, easy to understand

09/17/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS207 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

08/20/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS2050 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

01/03/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHY2050 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

12/18/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS205 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

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

11/17/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS2050 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

10/17/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS2050 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

09/25/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS2050 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

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.

04/23/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS2050 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

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

04/16/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Phys2050 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Good prof.

10/14/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
phys2050 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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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