Tinker Ready at Boston University

Tinker Ready

  • 3.9Overall Quality
  • 4.2Helpfulness
  • 3.7Clarity
  • 3.5Easiness

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Date
Class
Rating
Comment
5/11/14

COM 201

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA-

Tinker Ready made my writing 200% better. She tells you exactly what you need to work on and she works with you on it for the entire semester. She is very down to earth. One of the best professors I've ever had. I wish I could have her again! She really made COM 201 one of the best experiences I've had at BU. Thanks, Professor Ready!

2/24/14

CM201

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don't be put off by her blunt comments. Tinker wants you to succeed. If you heed her comments your grade will reflect it. The textbook assignments are busy work--but they end up being helpful from time to time. Overall it's a good class.

12/27/12

onlinb1

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Tinker has such a great sense of humor, she managed to make this very technical class the highlight of my week... She is also super straightforward: If she says 'do A' and you do, an A is what you will get. Also, she considers revising your grade as seriously as you consider making good on those revisions. She prioritizes learning and CARES.

1/3/12

COM201

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor! Her comments on the drafts are really helpful. If you follow her advice you can get the A. She is open to working with her students. She has been around the block with her journalism career. Her stories about her experiences were helpful. Made the 8am class worth waking up for. She is pretty funny.

19656547
12/19/11

CO201

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome teacher. The class itself sucks, but she makes it great. Attendance is mandatory, but I liked going to it & I had it at 8am. She is very helpful & clear, you'll know exactly what you need to fix in your drafts. She makes the class fun. She's very funny w/out even realizing it. Take her; you'll hate the class w/ any other professor.

4/13/11

CO201

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easily sidetracked but it's not a good thing. Very self-involved, you can't go one class without hearing about her personal life or career. Speaks her mind in comments but it often just comes off as rude and unprofessional. Partly it's a badly designed class, but she certainly made it worse for me. Try to avoid.

3/18/11

COM201

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I loved Tinker! I always looked forward to her class every Monday and Wednesday last semester, and miss it even more now that I don't have her. She is funny and helpful, and I feel like I learned a lot from her. Take her for COM 201 if you can!

12/1/10

CO201

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Tinker is the best teacher i've had thus far at BU. Her comments on papers are very helpful and she is very knowledgable in communications. Great sence of humor and she really wants her students to do well. Take this class!

11/22/10

COM201

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

GREAT PROFESSOR! take her class, she is really understanding and willing to help her students!

9/15/10

CM201

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

love this lady?plain and simple. Best professor for 201 by far.

5/3/10

COM201

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I recommend not taking her class. Professor Ready is incredibly hard to understand. Her grading is unfair, and she makes unnecessarily rude comments. Choose any other teacher.

1/14/10

COM201

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor. She is a working journalist so she knows how things are actually done. Helped my writing a lot. She moves all over but eventually ties it all together. Helps with otherwise difficult grammar tests. Essay comments helpful, and very open to work with students. TAKE HER.

5/7/09

com201

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Talks a lot and rambles a little, but she was really helpful improving my writing and if I needed help on assignments. Fair grader; be concise in your writing and it'll really help your grade. Definitely recommend taking her.

2/24/09

COM201

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Likes to ramble, but makes class a lot more interesting. Assignments and tasks are not organized as best as they could be, often confusing to follow what is due and when. Overall, good teacher who cares about students.

12/19/08

COM201

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is by far the best prof to have for 201. Ready, though her class is almost intolerable to get through cause she rambles so much, is a fair grader and wants kids to do well. Show up and get a B.

7/15/08

COM201

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Out of all the COM 201 sections, Tinker's is probably the easiest to take, she is very nice and chill about deadlines. She does tell little anecdotes about her life all the time, some interesting, some not, but overall a good teacher that gives fair grades.

14661138
5/10/08

COM201

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Oh, Tinker. She's hilarious and always willing to help her students. She really loves journalism and mentions some of her work. She's crazy, but we love her. She made COM201 much better than it would have been otherwise. Take her class. =)

4/6/08

COM201

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Tinker is an odd one, but I love her! I counted, and she referenced ratemyprofessor.com almost every class. She wants students to do well and like her. Yes, she talks about herself a lot, but some of it is pretty interesting. She's a total hippie. Very understanding and ok about deadlines, she likes to know her students on a personal level.

12/12/07

COMSECT

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

awful lady. so full of herself. i have a feeling all the positive comments on this site were written by her -- they sound just like her in class! always talking about herself. she's not even full time professor, just a part time adjunct. beware!

12/10/07

CO201

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very diorganized and spaced out professor, as she herself will admit. But she's very nice and helpful, and her disorganization tends to work in your favor. Take her class if you can.

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