Sana Camara at Truman State University

Sana Camara

  • 2.4Overall Quality
  • 2.8Helpfulness
  • 2.1Clarity
  • 3.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/19/13

FREN 321

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedA

Camara doesn't go the extra mile. He's willing to teach students, and if you're willing to learn he can be really helpful, but most days he just lectures and leaves. You need to ask questions or go to his office hours if you want to learn a lot. Easy A class - research is his passion, not teaching.

4/29/13

Fren 221

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Camara is a nice guy, but the class is not well laid out. You don't learn a lot if you have taken previous French, but he is very helpful. It was neat to have a native French speaker, but sometimes I think things were lost in translation.

11/27/12

FREN221

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I found his class to be a very good experience because his native language is french. He was not always clear in his teachings and it is sometimes hard to ask him questions because I feel he didn't understand the questions at times. He also mumbles a lot. But overall, I enjoyed his class and I thie person.

10/24/12

FREN425

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Fren grammar/phonology: I found Samara nice and willing to help- if I made a sincere effort to get help. He let me off really easy on my grade in this class though. I had not taken French for a year and it was hard because we did ALL the tenses. I liked the phonology part a lot. He is a very interesting person, and I think he has a lot going on.

10/24/12

FREN221

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I really liked Camara. He is my favorite French professor at Truman. He was intimidating at first, but if you actually try to talk to him he is very nice. I think outside of teaching is very interesting. I had to go to his office hours a lot, and he was helpful. I took this class two years ago and he still says hi to me every time he sees me.

12/22/10

FR220

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Alright professor. Terrible person. Has no sense of empathy. Two weeks of class are spent watching movies. Dismisses class 5-10 min early on most days. Tests are not bad if u study a bit. But he does not even allow university-excused absences. Unclear syllabus and unclear expectations.

8/10/10

Fren221

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I really enjoyed Camara's class. He does mumble some and does seem intimidating at times, but overall he is a really nice guy. I'm actually taking French Lit with him this semester, too. Just do your work and pay attention and you'll do fine!

5/11/10

FREN221

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Fairly easy french class. He does talk quietly which can be frustrating at times. Nice guy if you talk to him one on one, but seems intimidating in class. Tells you what will be on the test. Most classes are spent doing practice grammar sentences(endless packets) for the section you are on.

3/26/09

FREN120

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I really liked this professor. I had no prior French experience and I got an easy A. Yeah, he mumbles a bit and his English isn't great, but he's a really nice guy and willing to try to help you if you ask. He basically gives you the test in advance and there's not much homework. He is a little intimidating, but I definitely recommend him.

8/15/08

FREN220

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Wow. I hated this class. His teaching style is basically him writing french things on the board while mumbling to himself, and expecting us to know what they mean. I was lost the entire time. Tests aren't too bad, really easy grader on your writing. But very scary guy.

7/2/07

FREN120

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

know the study guide he gives you before the test and it will be smooth sailing. she doesnt speak very good english. it would have been a hard class if i had no experience in french prior to this class. i would suggest him if you have some experience. show that you care and are willing to work and he will give you a good grade.

4/27/07

FREN221

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Doesn't explain things well and doesn't understand why students can't speak french as well as he can. Really intimidating guy. Scared the crap out of me. Kind of easy class, though because he tells you exactly what's on the test.

3/31/06

120

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

camara's tests are cake. his mannerisms in class while we were reading dialogs were hilarious. he's a so-so teacher.

12/21/05

FREN 120

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He doesn't speak English very well and he knows that. He tells you exactly what to study before the tests. If you don't know any french before taking the class you may have some trouble, otherwise its a pretty easy class. Also he's a real nice guy.

11/4/05

FREN 321

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He gave us all the questions on the test beforehand, so that was good, but otherwise, he doesn't seem to like teaching French Lit. Hardly any outside work, lets class out early, but he flat-out doesn't seem to care. One of the most impersonal profs I've ever had. And yeah, he mumbles.

10/18/05

FREN 321

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

It's midterm, I have no idea what kind of grade I have in the class. There is virtually no homework. Papers we handed in about a month ago are the only assignment, except he hasn't graded them yet. He's just VERY unorganized.

10/4/05

FREN 120

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He mumbles!

12/16/04

French 120

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Speaks quietly. Sometimes isn't good at explaining things, but always tells you what will be on his tests

12/14/04

Elem. French

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He has trouble with the english language. If you already know some french, this is the class for you. I basically learned enough french to get me through the semester, from my tutor, and then switched to spanish. Best Wishes!

5/21/01

FREN 121

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

sometimes has a tough time explaining things

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