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Joy Walker
Professor in the Chemistry department
at Harry S. Truman College, Chicago, IL
Overall Quality
3.6
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Hotness
Helpfulness
3.6
Clarity
3.6
Easiness
2.7
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11/18/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHEM 121 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Tests are tough" "Skip class? You won't pass."

Professor Walker is a great teacher! This class can be tough but if you ask for help, she will help you and show you examples until you understand better. Her tests are tough but she goes over similar problems days before you take the test. Just practice and practice those examples and you will be fine. Take her class if you want a good challenge.

12/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
CHEM 121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

PROFESSOR J. WALKER KNOWS MORE THAN WHAT SHE TEACHES. THOUGH SHE SOMETIMES TEACHES OUT OF CONTENT, YET SHE GETS YOU BACK ON TRACK. WHAT I REALLY LIKE ABOUT HER IS THAT SHE REVIEW WITH THE CLASS TO PREPARE YOU FOR QUIZES OR EXAMS.

11/07/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHEM 201ABC Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

You can't come to class, and check out until the next class. You're asking for failure. She is constantly available for students to come to her outside of class. This extends past her designated office hours. I do agree taking Chem 121 will help. But she covers Chem 121 for the first 3 weeks or so. You give what you get. I got no complaints.

09/24/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Chem 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

If you have never taken basic chemistry course do not take her. Ms. Walker will not be hands on. If you have a job run away from this teacher/class. If you plan to be a chemist that's the only way you might find this class/teacher. This teacher is not for people who are new to chemistry..

04/26/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem. 121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Walker is friendly and you can tell that she enjoys chemistry but that is the only good. She is extremly unorganized.Like nothing I had ever experience from a teacher. It takes two to three weeks to recieve test and quiz grades. You really have no clue how your doing in the class. She seems kind but don't miss any test. Take someone else.

12/06/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I took this professor's class this summer, and as hard as it was to condense the material for a full semester into an 8 week course, I think that Professor Walker remained very approachable and generally wanted students to succeed. Her exams are difficult, but with sufficient time spent studying, you can do well.

10/08/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Che201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I do part time job and study hard to maintain my gpa above 3.0.I learned how to see great stuffs about science in internet from her class.Istill need to revise myself with topics like stoichiometry and molecular arrangements to solve problems.I wanted to study chemistry in her class,but she was never organized. I don't recommend my cousins to this.

08/21/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Chem203 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

good teacher and very interesting and also passionate about chemistry.

08/06/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHEM203 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Walker is very passionate about her field and this shows in her manner of teaching. I would recommend her to anyone looking to really learn the subject of chem. Her exams are complicated, but so is chemistry! Personally, I should have taken this over a full semester rather than the summer due to my weak chem background, but she is great.

07/30/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHEM203 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Walker is hard but fair. She will help you understand anything you're struggling with. She will definitely still hold you to a high standard. She is unquestionably a good teacher, and you will be better for learning from her.

07/30/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
CHEM203 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She knows Chemistry and does lots of demonstrations in class. Overall, believe me her exams may be a little hard, but if you study and do your labs well, you will have excellent grade. If you are thinking of taking chemistry in Truman, she's the best. She is nice and her class is very interesting.

07/17/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Chem203 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She's the head of the Chemistry department and rarely has time for her students. She doesn't grade exams and quizzes on time. Pretty much you have no idea how you are doing throughout the semester because she rarely uses blackboard. She has her own website, and provides answers to problems assigned. Does not have enough time for students!

05/22/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYSC107 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I am not a science nerd but I learned a lot in class. It's cool because a lot of the content relates to real life stuff. And Prof. Walker is a great teacher. When it starts getting dry/boring she tries a different approach. A cool mix of newspaper articles/ videos along with more scientific stuff. A good choice to satisfy degree requirements.

05/06/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
chem201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I wish she had more time for the students and used more examples about what is going to be on the exams..The final is this monday and we didnt have a review!!! Not as good as i was expecting this class to be...

03/08/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
physc107 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Currently taking the current events in physical sciences class. Shes a GREAT teacher even if the subject isnt the most amazing. Im more into the biological aspects of science this is more the dirt and air of it. BUT tons of videos/articles/demos keep it interesting and a great way to take care of a physical science credit req. Also no text book!

01/15/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
CHEM201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Prof Walker is very enthusiastic and energetic. Even though she is the chair of the department, she still finds time to hold student study sessions all the time and her door is always open. Even if you are a good student and not struggling, I recommend attending all her study sessions. It's like an extension of class. She's a great professor :)

01/01/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
chem201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

professor walker is a great professor. she is the reason by me choosing my major.she is so helpful, easy person to talk to and so smart. her demonstrations in class are the best. I learned a lot from her and loved her class.

12/26/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Chem201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Her love of chemistry is infectious. She offers many resources for study outside of class: group study sessions and her own frequently updated website.

12/19/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Chem201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Walker is as good as it gets and if you care about your education then I highly suggest taking her class. She expects a lot but gives as much (if not more) than she asks. She's extremely fair in her grading and is very clear about her expectations. Any reasonably motivated student will have no trouble getting an A and learn a lot in the process.

11/21/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Hmm..She's is okay professor. I think she's kind,too. But I don't recommend her to take with. You need to put a lot of effort to get a grade.

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Posted on: 08/07/09
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I would like to comment on the statement that I have high school rules. I believe this was in response to the rule that sandals are not allowed in the chemistry laboratory. It is not a high school rule - it is required by law for student safety.

Posted on: 06/02/11
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There is a rating about Physical Science dated 3/17/11. This is odd because I didn't teach Physical Science this last year. Also, I hope I am not ever condescending to anyone. So - perhaps I was confused with someone else.

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