Showing Professors...
in University of Alabama that teach Business Edit
Professors
  • Load More
Bruce Barrett
Professor in the Business department
at University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
are you Bruce Barrett?
Overall Quality
3.9
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.0
Clarity
3.8
Easiness
2.9
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
Top 20 Tags for this Professor

See how other students describe this professor.

Choose your tags
79 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
10/12/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ST 552 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A
"Inspirational" "Amazing lectures" "Skip class? You won't pass."

TOO GOOD!

09/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ST-552 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 good Professor!

07/24/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
ST 260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This is a boring subject, no way around that, but Dr. Barrett did as much as he could to make the class interesting. I found the test fairly difficult and sometimes tricky. He likes to talk about himself and how smart he is a lot. It's passable, but you have to go to class for the quizzes.

06/20/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ST 260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

This class is not easy, but Dr. Barrett is awesome and makes the course as doable as possible in my opinion. He is very interesting and will be sure to keep you entertained in class. I would most definitely recommend him for Stats 260 at UA.

05/05/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
ST260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is a nice guy and means well. But there are so many other options for teachers (most of which are far easier). Don't take a chance, especially if you need this to get into upper division business. I was stressing the last quarter, so afraid of not getting above a D. Avoid if possible (if not go to every class for quizes, these will help your GPA

08/28/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ST260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Fantastic guy. Truly cares about his students and wants to see them do well. Definitely keep up with the problems he suggests for you do in the book-they really help on tests. Print off the PowerPoints and take notes. Go to the TA's help sessions. Re-read notes/text to help with daily quizzes. His practice tests and exam reviews are very helpful.

07/05/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
ST260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Barret is a really a great guy and he kept the class interesting. There are usually short quizzes but many of them are just attendance. He gives sample tests that are almost identical to the real tests. I would definitely take him!

06/30/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ST260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great professor. Gives quizzes every class so you gotta show up, but the quizzes are usually easy points and help pad your grade. Face it, statistics is boring, but Dr Berrett is probably the best teacher you could have for it. Definitely recommend him.

06/29/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ST260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Barrett is definitely the professor to take for stats. He is a genuinely nice person, and will give you fair treatment if you actually give effort. Doesn't take BS excuses, so don't even try. Daily quizzes, notes on elearning, non-cumulative final, and he gives practice exams. Explains the material thoroughly, and answers any questions.

05/04/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
ST260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He gives out daily quizzes and they count for a test grade so go to class. Really nice guy. Definitely the stats professor to take at UA. Final isn't cumulative and all the tests are just like the practice ones he gives you

04/28/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ST260 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

I think he is an amazing professor; however, I would recommend having some prior knowledge to stats before taking his class. Those that were new to stats seemed to have trouble keeping up with his lectures (they're very fast paced). But don't let that scare you. He really makes an effort to be fair.

03/29/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ST260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He can be fun most the time & tell jokes. He does give hand written examples as well as sample tests. He will call you out if you are on your phone & he does not allow you to wear hats. Overall, not too bad... just hard class because it's statistics!

03/06/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ST260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Statistics is such a boring topic to teach, but he does it well. Quiz every day so you can't ever miss, but he does his best to make it easy. Its confusing when he teaches but when he gives you the study guide for the test it all comes together, so the tests are super easy. Highly recommend.

08/23/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ST260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

For a class not many are excited about Barret made stats really interesting. He is the best option for taking ST 260. Test are challenging but doable. Go to class. One of the better teachers at UA.

06/29/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ST260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Bitter-sweet class.. great teacher, miserable subject material. really enjoyed that he broke the lectures up with an off-topic rant in his attempt to pull everyone back in that had dozed off. Very intellegent guy with some very useful insight. ATTENDANCE IS A MUST. Don't recommend it at 8am though.

05/27/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ST260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Bad Teacher, but means well. He can lecture pretty well, but he will stick you on attendance. There is no getting by on tests alone.

04/18/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ST260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's a great Stats teacher and wants his students to learn the subject and apply it to daily life. He's big on respect like no hats or phones in class. Never cracked open my book, and BEST advice, Go to the review session if Bret Vitrano is still there!

03/23/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ST260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Barrett is a great teacher. Uses the first 2-3 classes to set the standard for his class. He's big on respect. Teaches well & doesnt move on unless he thinks his point is clear. Helpful for sure. Recommend to anyone. ONLY downside of the class the book was never used so if I did it all over I wouldnt purchase the book. Dr. Barrett is a YES!!!!

03/21/2011
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ST260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor seems mean in the beginning but later really grows on you. Lots of attendance quizzes and he gives free points. He's very intelligent and hard to follow. If you read his lecture notes well and do practice test you should be fine He is very entertaining with his rants about todays youth!

01/22/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ST260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Excellent, clear professor. And, I'm sorry, but despite what other ratings might lead you to believe, if you aren't understanding the main concepts of his lectures, it's either because you're not paying an ounce of attention or you're simply stats stupid. His off-topic conservative and religious rants did rub me the wrong way sometimes, though.

Load More
Were these reviews helpful? Help out your fellow students
Rate this Professor
date Class Note
Are you sure you want to delete this note? Once deleted, we can't bring it back.
×

Thank you for submitting your note.

Close ×