Michael Ruiz at University of North Carolina at Asheville

Michael Ruiz

Michael Ruiz
  • 4.2Overall Quality
  • 4.3Helpfulness
  • 4.2Clarity
  • 3.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
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3/25/13

PHYS 101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

if you know nothing about physics, DO NOT take this class. his lectures are interesting, but they do not prepare you for the tests. ruiz is a fun professor, but you will have to teach yourself all of the material.

10/26/12

phys102

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

How anyone could write a negative review about Dr. Ruiz is beyond me. He is truly one of the greatest professors I've had at UNCA, and I'm from a completely different major (meaning, I'm not a "science" person). He is very accessible, kind and interested in student learning. Plus! He provides the textbook - free of charge!

4/28/12

PHYS102

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is one of the best teachers at UNCA. He really loves to teach(and has been teaching the same classes forever) so he has it down to a science(no pun intended). He is down to earth and really understands students and how to make class fun and engaging.

11/3/11

PHYS101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

makes himself accessible to you 12 hours of the day.. takes time from his life to make study groups and lab time and office hours to help you. he's fun and energetic and nice and approachable and i cant say enough nice things. i voted for him for best professor on campus.. you need to take his class sometime in your college career, ok

11/3/11

phys102

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

The best man on the face of the planet. He's made my entire college experience worthwhile; I would have already switched schools if not for him. I keep finding excuses to take his classes. I hope we stay in touch when I graduate. :') He's seriously the greatest professor ever, and he makes Physics (something I hated) really fun and easy to learn.<3

10/23/11

PHYS101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is so much fun, and he brings a lot of fun to the topics. I can imagine myself learning any topic with him. The amount of effort he puts into providing extra resources for learning and extra chances to get help from him is completely staggering. No other teacher I've had puts as much effort and time into helping their students as he does.

6/25/11

PHY102

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

AWESOME teacher, one of my favorite at UNCA!

4/29/11

PHYS101

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Absolutely ridiculous. I took three years of actual math based physics in high school and loved it. We did actual labs (away form the computer screen!) and had to think for ourselves.. Ruiz.. does not channel this. He fancies himself more of a magician than a physicist and every single assignment involves his poorly designed website.

12/20/10

PHYS100

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

No doubt that he's an interesting guy and that his teaching style is geared to keep everyone on their toes. But IMO, he's a little too whimsical for his own good. Yelling and throwing things at students might impress some people, and certainly keeps you awake. But for some people, he's just obnoxious.

4/23/10

sci100

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He let me borrow a yard stick to get a frisbee out of a tree. :)

5/11/09

Phys101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

absolutely amazing. he was totally interactive with students, and made hard subjects comprehensible. definitely worth taking him, even as an elective. The best professor I've had in college.

4/19/09

phys101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

dr. ruiz is passionate about what he does and it comes across in his teaching. I have enjoyed his class and anyone that says it was too hard did not try at all. He explains stuff in class in a non-traditional visual way, hence the magic tricks and videos of his kids. Seeing a theory applied is an extremely helpful learning tool.

3/21/09

PHYSall

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I am a physics alumnus from UNCA from about a million years ago. Anyone who doesn't think Dr. Ruiz is awesome is a moron. Physics isn't for everyone for sure. You have to be smart to be involved in physics and most people are idiots. Maybe that is the reason for some of the negative reviews. Dr. Ruiz is one of those you always remember.

2/4/09

astro100

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

i think people either love him or hate him. I personally tried to love him... but ended up hating him. the class is interesting and he keeps the attention of a huge group of people- but the tests are absurd and he is completely unhelpful if you are struggling. ..even if you are doing the work and studying.. and getting tutored. he's uninterested.

1/8/09

PHYS102

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

For such a hard obscenely hard subject, he does an ok job. He tries real hard to get you to relate. He's hilarious, cross Kramer and Doc from Back to the Future. HW is immense, but a large part of the grade. Exams are insanely hard, and there's a CUMULATIVE final!I don't think it's his fault; people who get physics should be physicists!

12/15/08

Phys102

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

great professor. anyone who says that the class was hard or that he is not a good teacher obviously didn't try to even put forth any effort. he is very gifted and the class was absolutely one of the best one's i have had. Learn alot of physics as well as history of music and how music operates, whether its instruments or music in general. take him!

12/7/08

Phys102

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible class...I did not learn anything at all. All you do is watch videos of him and his kids playing the piano. Who cares! He does not prepare you well for the tests and the homework assignments are pretty hard and long. DONT TAKE HIM!

4/14/08

phys102

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

far superior to any other prof

4/14/08

phys101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is the best teacher ever. If someone tells you otherwise then they should be slapped with a 50 lb chain in the genitals.

3/14/08

Phys101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I liked the class at first but after awhile I just hated going to it. He spends too much time on stuff you don't need to know and the stuff that's on the exams isn't in the book. Class gets annoying also because he shows you slides of art that have no relevance to what you're learning. I wouldn't recommend it and I won't take a class with him again

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