Afsane Arvand at Mount St. Mary's College

Afsane Arvand

  • 3.5Overall Quality
  • 3.5Helpfulness
  • 3.5Clarity
  • 2.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/12/14

Bio002

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedA-

This lady is crazy into her students. She is overall an amazing teacher that takes everything seriously. Anyone can pass this class as long as they put the time into it and go to class EVERYDAY. you cannot miss her lectures because she always emphasizes the major things that will be on her exam. Her final is super easy.

1/26/14

Bio1B

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class is great if you read VERY well before class. She makes everything outrageously clear through her lecture. She uses great examples that make the class fantastically easy and even fun and enlightening. She can make you feel stupid when you ask questions but she's really well-intentioned. Lots of work in the class to enforce your knowledge!

12/26/13

BIO 003

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Arvand is a great professor. She made concepts that were unclear in the book very clear in lecture. Her class teaches amazing study skills that I will use for the rest of my college career. As long as you read your textbook and pay attention in lecture, it is possible to get an A and come out with a great understanding of the material.

12/21/13

BIO03

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA

Dr. Arvand is an amazing professor! She was one of my favorite professors this year. It's not impossible to get an A, there are a lot of opportunities to raise your grade (via quizzes, hw, and exams) unlike other professors that grade you based on only 3 exams. Make sure to STAY AHEAD OF THE READINGS and go to her office hours, she's very helpful!

12/5/13

Bio03

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She does make you feel dumb when you ask her a question lol. Im doing well, but honestly Im learning by myself. I just use her power points to know which topics to study for. You can memorize the book, but UNDERSTANDING the concepts matters for her tests. Its possible to get an A but its not easy, so study very hard. Good luck.

11/2/13

BIO 003

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Everyone saying she requires you to memorize the entire textbook is exaggerating or not looking at the material properly. Her tests are VERY fair and require decent study effort. Microbiology is a CONCEPTUAL subject and not about pure regurgitation. Her tests look for understanding concepts. Figure out whats important and make sure you know it.

11/1/13

Bio 03

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is a professor who makes an already difficult subject even harder. I wouldn't recommend her. You will be stressed out the whole semester. If you want a good grade you better memorize the entire book, yes THE ENTIRE BOOK. Otherwise there is no chance. take my advice take it with any other professor so you don't regret taking her.

10/8/13

BIO 003

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is an okay teacher, she says to use her office hours for help but when you try to ask her anything she just makes you feel stupid. Alot of applying though and alot of hours have to be put in her class. Difficult class forsure!

8/9/13

Bio195

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is intense.Ready to do: several assignments and write EVERY deadline in your planner. The senior thesis is a large % of your grade, so make sure to know your thesis. If you struggle with this, get help from your PI asap! (Peterson, Nogaj, or Chotiner) and later verify with the Prof. Though she is very intimidating, she is very helpful.

7/12/13

BIO-03

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very good teacher who wanted you to grasp everything that was discussed in class. For quizzes make sure you read EVERYTHING! She is very detailed and will make you work. Read the entire book and take DETAILED notes in class. Then you will be fine.

5/10/13

BIO2

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr.Arvand is truly helpful and a great instructor, LOVE HER! :) I got a B in her class because i would study the day before for the quizzes and the exams but you can do this if you truly follow her objectives and base your studies from them.

12/3/12

Bio03

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

calls students out. says shes here to help but when i went to ask questions after class she was extremely rude. treated us like we've never taken an exam before and went over how to do multiple choice questions. exams and quizzes are ridiculous. expects us to know every little detail.

6/6/12

Bio101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This teacher isn't as hard as people make her out to be. She can be really polite but watch out for getting on her bad side. Read the book every day, pay attention, and ask questions and you should be able to at least pass the class.

5/7/12

bio191

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor should not be at the Mount. She says she wants to help then she loads the work on, not to mention pointless work. A SENIOR class where class is mandatory or she will take 5% off... HARD class. AVOID if you can

1/7/12

Bio1A

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr.Arvand is an exceptional teacher.The class is difficult,but she does anything in her power to help you find a studying method. Prepare to READ,and I mean actively read and take notes. If you believe in yourself and study then it is not impossible!Don't let what other say turn you away from taking this class you learn A LOT!(good thing)

12/7/11

Bio1A

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is a great educator. One needs to take this class seriously!Her class load is a lot, but its there for a reason. All the HW and online quizes are VERY helpful. Students do drop out, not because she is mean, but because thier not strong enough for the Biology load.

12/6/11

BIO1A

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor needs to be fired. She is no help. Every year a bunch of her students always fail or drop out. If thats not a sign then I don't know what is.

10/3/11

bio1a

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

goog luck passing, virtually impossible

3/12/11

Bio112

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Arvand is an exceptional teacher. Anyone that takes this class should be prepared to study, study, study (hello, welcome to college). If you work hard you will be successful! She really tries to help in any way that she can. It is not an easy class - but so interesting!

11/29/10

bio1A

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

basically everyone complained about her the WHOLE SEMESTER! for biology. im pretty sure she's a good teacher in nutrition, but biology wise, unless you LOVE BIO, good luck. actually u hv to take her SHES THE ONLY TEACHER. and guess what theres like only 1 physics professor basically. lame.

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