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R Polito
Professor in the Computer Science department
at Ventura College, Ventura, CA
are you R Polito?
Overall Quality
2.5
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.4
Clarity
2.6
Easiness
2.4
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27 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
07/25/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CS V11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Honestly if you are LOOKING to FAIL this class, take him. He can fail you in as little as the second week of class! I recommand they get a new Computer Science teacher, because he is useless for everything! DO NOT TAKE HIM!

04/30/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Csv13 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Must attend or he drops your grade by 800 points, even though when you're there he just shows off. Doesnt answer questions, tells you to google everything, ignores you if he doesn't like you, I could go on and on! If the projects aren't perfect you fail. DO.NOT.TAKE.

08/04/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CS40 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

He is really cool! The projects are easy and he keeps the lectures entertaining. He gives "bonus" points for answering questions in class correctly so prepare beforehand.I think he's one of the coolest professors around. His grading is really fair and rewards you for studying and doing well!Take him for an epic semester!

05/27/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
CSV30 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Mr. Polito knows his stuff for the most part, but it's all old (though useful things). However, what you will actually get from the class depends. His "teaching" style is questionable, asking impossible questions and yelling at students until he's discovered that no one knows what he hasn't taught them yet, which should be obvious.

01/11/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CSV04 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Took this as an online class. Only had to see the teacher once for orientation meeting. Never had a problem with him or his class. He emailed me a reminder that I was missing a large powerpoint assignment. (Which was because VC's email server wouldn't send all the files in one email..had to send each file seperatly).

12/23/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
CS30 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

After taking this class I will never ever take computer science at ventura college again.Just a poor excuse for a college class he belongs in a high school where his ignorance might be tolerated. I cannot fathom how he is still employed at Ventura College. Ridiculous outrageous and just pathetic. Take computer science else where for your GPAs sake!

11/21/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
CSV11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

If you're running late, prepare to be humiliated by him in front of the whole class. Attendance is mandatory or lose points. Assignments are easy because of the annoyingly repetitive lectures. His personality is pretty loud and impulsive so it's up to you to judge him. I personally dislike the fact that he's the only CS teacher. Don't buy the book.

11/16/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
CSV11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Just pay attention, simple as that. Gives you at least 10 minutes to freely ask anything. Never assigns something that he hasn't already SHOWN you how to do already. Even prints out what you need. Projects are a synch... bad rap is from slackers or disrespectful students imo. I've taken a few classes and have learned a lot. Great TEACHER above all.

10/03/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
CSV11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is a pretty straight forward guy. As long as you listen to him in class and do the projects the way he wants, you will be fine. Also don't miss any classes, he is strict on attendance. I don't understand why he gets a bad rap.

09/15/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CSV40 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This professor is hilarious. Is he hard? Not really. I dont know why people complain about him. He explains things clear he will ask students before class ends and will answer them. He is not a bad teacher just do what he says and you will get an A without a doubt. I know because he picked on me alot. I got points taken off but i managed to pass:)

08/18/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CsV40 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

The most ridiculous class I have ever had. If you like to feel stupid this is the class for you. He asks you questions on material you have not been taught and he will lower your grade if you make a mistake. Take this class somewhere else you will never know how bad this teacher is.

05/13/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CSV30 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

By far the worst instructor (he doesn't deserve to be called a "teacher") I've ever taken. I got an A in the class, but his grading is arbitrary. I used to let my friends copy my code exactly as is. I would get full credit and they'd get no credit. He will not give partial credit. If your program has a slight imperfection, you get no points.

11/18/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ProgFUND Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Absolutely the worst teacher I've ever had. He spends weeks on material that can be learned in 10 minutes. His grading is totally arbitrary. I've heard that CSUCI will stop accepting his classes for transfer because students are unprepared for the next levels.

12/11/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
csv40 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very funny! He'll put you on BLAST in class so be careful! Has no patience for people that don't really want to be there. Try to find the answer(s) to your questions in the book or Google before asking him. If you can make him laugh, he'll be nice. Remember "PEMDAS" and "SOH-CAH-TOA" Actually you don't have to, he'll remind you!

09/29/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CSV13 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

when you ask questions he will tell you to google your question for an answer. He gets mad very fast for no reason. He shouts and say some bad words to the students like ?fricken, or you suck monkey but?. If you are a first timer programmer He will get very personal with you! Do you want an advice? AVOID HIM.

09/29/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CSCS Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Do Not Take a Class With Him. "Worst Teacher Ever!". He Is Sick.

09/29/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CSCS Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Do Not Take a Class With Him. "Worst Teacher Ever!"

09/17/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CSV11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This instructor sucks! Avoid him if possible.

09/02/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
CSV13 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very Rude. If student makes slightest mistake he will call them out the entire class. Barely explains projects but claims to explain it "50 fricken times". HUGE ego, loves to tell class about how many years hes teached and how he created college web register by himself. Very strict on code layout. If not perfect in his eyes he gives no credit.

04/30/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
CSV11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very funny, Very Brutal, Very somtimes creates pitfalls with projects not being clear enough (sometimes 25-50% of class does project and get -80 credit(semi-rare))(basically a fail)i took programming fundamentals. Amazing Teacher, in class its like comedic standup/learning. very fun

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