Brenda Kaye Silva at San Jacinto College South

Brenda Kaye Silva

  • 4.6Overall Quality
  • 4.7Helpfulness
  • 4.6Clarity
  • 4.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
7/7/14

GOVT 2305

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedA

I just finished taking Dr.Silva's summer (5 weeks) Federal Government course she explains everything that you need to know and gives you great examples to understand the material! Very educated teacher and loves what she does. Like any other course you have to study and put your effort to pass the class. Highly recommend her!

1/6/14

govt 2305

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hands down best government professor around. Knows her stuff, and as long as you put in an effort to do well, you will. My only regret was that I didn't take her for the first government class. I wish she taught other subjects too, so I could take her more. Amazing, amazing woman.

1/6/14

Govt 2305

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best professor ever. No idea where the bad comments are coming from unless it's just one person going off on a rant because they thought they could float by without studying. Hello... This is college. Dr. Silva is clear in instruction, her stories are entertaining and educational, and she is always there to help students who really want to learn.

1/6/14

2305

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr Silva is the kind of professor where you actually have to pay attention and be there, if you actually talk to her she'll try her best to help you out. As for the test if you actually took the time to read and pay attention you would have been fine. The papers were EASY one research typed, one handwritten OPINION paper. (continue to next comment)

12/18/13

govt2305

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

the class was bit confusing but over all she is a great professor. Just go to class, take notes and you will be fine.

12/15/13

Gov 2305

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I ran out of space for the previous post. Dr. Silva's tall-tells are so crazy that you know they are not true. Last one i heard was that she pick up the phone & called the president to tell him that she disagree with something. LOL. I could go on but I am running out of space again. Good luck is you take one of her classes, expect to be self-taught

12/15/13

Gov 2305

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I usually don't like to post negative reviews but i really feel like i have to. Of all the professor i have taken classes from this lady is by far the worse for the following reasons: 1) She never stick to her own deadlines, 2)She did not cover a lot of the material that was in the tests, for example, 3)Tall-tells, she is off the subject often.

12/9/13

GOVT 2301

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

These newer comments are all true, she is very confusing and the Test are hard filled with confusing questions.

11/20/13

gov 2301

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

RUN AWAY!!!! This was the hardest professor I have ever had, she is so confusing one minute she says the tests are all on the text book then you get the test and it is totally different! I can handle a high level math class but her class is crazy hard. Unless this is the only class you are going to take do not take her.

22360257
11/14/13

GOV 2305

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

WORST PROFESSOR EVER! I have a 4.0 and had to drop this class. Only class I've ever dropped. She wont tell you what your grades are and doesn't answer any emails. She could care less about her students. DO NOT TAKE HER.

22320096
11/6/13

GOVT 2301

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don't take her unless you want to pass with an D or F. She does not teach, she talks about random irrelevant topics which are hard to believe. I guess in the past she was easy, but not this year. You have to basically learn on your own. All she says is read the book and you'll do fine. No reviews, most of the tests answers are 2-3 answers. 2 papers

22265587
10/30/13

govt

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

EXCELLENT PROFESSOR! INTELLIGENT, DOWN TO EARTH, AND CARES THAT HER STUDENTS LEARN.

22236766
8/8/13

GOVT 2306

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

All she ever talked about was her personal life. The notes were useless, and the textbook really wasn't all that helpful either. Her grading is based on personal beliefs and if you differ in opinion from her, your grade WILL suffer. I prefer to work alone, yet she forced us to do group studying and assignments. I definitely wouldn't take her again.

22037482
7/30/13

Govt 2301

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you are not willing to try, she is not the teacher for you. She is the best professor I have ever had. She believes in networking. If you pay attention to all her notes and review everything its an easy A.

7/8/13

2306

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

HORRIBLE teacher!! I would have never taken her if i knew most of these good comments on here were complete lies. She spends most of the time just talking about her life outside of school and ives us horrible notes, keeps you after class sometimes and very hard, unintelligent, grades under her personal feelings. very inconsistent. don take her

7/8/13

US GOVT 2305

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you want someone who is consistent and concerned about you academically then she is the one for you. If you don't plan on working then she is not because she is going to help you to succeed in your college career. That is life.

5/9/13

govt 2306

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

WORST TEACHER! I took her class based on these reviews. She didn't teach! I would have rather taken my hard professor from last semester than her!She assigns a lot of pointless papers. Also he rules while taking test are dumb.

3/17/13

Govt 2301 2302

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ok so about the bad comments Silva is getting. They are from the ones who aren't doing anything that is conducive to actually learning. She is one of the best professors there is at that school. Her classes are ridiculously easy and if you don't take her, you WILL miss out. Oh and the notes you take in her class will be your bible!!!

10/11/12

GOVT1406

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr.Silva is awesome! She is passionate about the success of her students. I took her 6 years ago and she still remembered who I was. She openly offers letters of reqs and advice. Great Professor, Great Person. You're missing out if you don't take her!

8/9/12

govt2302

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is freaking amazing, took her for both 2301 &2302.Taking notes in her class are really the best thing you can do, the reading is dry but she makes it come to life. If you want a professor who really cares, who is understanding and quirky enough to make the class interesting take her!!! You will not be disappointed!!!!

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