Ben Hidalgo at University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ben Hidalgo

  • 2.3Overall Quality
  • 2.5Helpfulness
  • 2.2Clarity
  • 3.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/26/13

PSY 2090

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedA

Great person... horrible professor! Class was all over the place and I cant say I learned anything from him.. He is a very sweet and caring person, but is also a pushover. Didnt quite have control of the students and didnt know when to be strict. As a person, he is awesome but as a professor... very poor. He needs to focus and have structure!

1/12/10

PSYC239

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great class, has a really progressive teaching style, influenced by a liberal arts model of education. You don't need to read the textbook. It's useful though not mandatory to read the handouts he gives out. The midterm is fairly difficult. He does tend to ramble a lot, but I think he's a very competent, intelligent instructor still.

11/15/09

PSYC239

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very lenient grader, but very unclear. No need to come to class other than part of your grade is participation.

11/13/08

psych239

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Absolutely pointless. The only thing he talked about were his views on homeless people and how it was his aim to offend everyone in class. He's smug and condescending and I dreaded going to the class. If there is another professor teaching this class I highly suggest using the other option. The only thing I took away from the class is that I will N

11/1/08

PSYC239

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

It's one of those classes where it's what you make of it. Lectures were dull. Textbook is bland. Class grade mainly based on presentation (most students get As on this) and a midterm paper. He grades these rather hard, so watch out.

10/16/08

psych239

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

ben was nice enough, but he never made any sense. i got an a and never understood what he was talking about. your grade pretty much is based on a big take home midterm which is like 4 papers. i just used the book to write it. never used the book for anything else though. other points from group presentation(graded easy) and easy midterm mc test

5/20/08

psych239

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

So class went well all the way up to the end of the year... put a good amount of effort into the midterm like many said to do, but still ended up failing it. i didn't bother fighting it but friends that did went from failing grades up to Bs. Unless community pysch is your passion, don't take this course.

2/25/08

PSYCH239

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

community psychology.... barely any work at all. it was really easy and he seemed to grade lightly too. i did not read a thing and got an a!

5/21/07

PSYCH239

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He talks about god knows what in lecture. No one knew what was going on and you're slammed at the end of the semester with work. On the plus side he does grade pretty easy. Just actually put some real time into the midterm and you'll get an A. However, do to his lack of clarity and ambigious nature of the whole class, I wouldn't recommend

11/2/06

psyc239

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

worst teacher ever. I still have no idea what community psychology is. He goes off on tangents all the time. There is very little work until the lat 4 weeks and then there is a ton. Don't take this class

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