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Betty Wambui
Professor in the Philosophy department
at SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY
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Overall Quality
2.5
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.8
Clarity
2.3
Easiness
2.1
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05/19/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
WMST 130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Wambui is an honored professor in the woman's studies department. She has a unique perspective and way she teaches the class that not everyone will agree with. If you keep an open mind and take notes while she lectures, you will do fine! The coursework is fairly light, just a few written assignments and group presentations.

12/18/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
WMST Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Wambui is one of the best professors at Oneonta. A lot of the bad reviews are students who are not used to having to understand complex social concepts which challenge their thoughts. Wambui is difficult but she will award those who try. She will help those who are open to learning but will not tolerate people who argue for the sake of it.

11/04/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
WMST 130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This is the worst professor on campus. She is a hard grader and doesn't understand nor care about how vague she is. She is a nice lady, but kindness only goes so far when you're a hard grader. She explains nothing, she is hard to understand, and you either think of it from her perspective or you're wrong. She doesn't know anything about her topic.

10/03/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Als273 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Ill start with the fact that I LOVE school! I have never felt so strongly about having a HORRIBLE prof. She keeps us late, doesnt let us speak, when we do speak she tells us we are wrong. She gives NO guidelines for assignments,is BEYOND ununclear to say the least. It is VERY hard to understand her speak. DO NOT be late!DO NOT TAKE ANY OF HER CLASS

05/02/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
WMST130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very wonderful lady. Extremely wise and she knows how to stand her ground. HEAVY group work. You NEED the textbook MUST GO TO CLASS. She will challenge you to think and wants you to challenge others HARD GRADER You must work hard. A very rewarding class b/c you learn SO MUCH confusing and tests are hard but tries to explain herself listen carefully

01/27/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ALS100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I really liked her, she likes you a lot if you go to every class and as long as you skim through the readings you'll know enough to keep up with her in class, she explains everything and is very helpful. only 2 tests, midterm and a final and they are very easy. I really really recommend taking this class.

11/05/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ALS273 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Wambui is a wonderful and highly intelligent woman. This class taught me more than almost any in college. It is not easy and you REALLY have to listen to what she says because she can be hard to understand. There is a lot of group work and you have to use the book. I recommend Wambui and this class.

10/27/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
WMST130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

While she is a very nice lady, she is often very vague. She doesn't appreciate any kind of opposing opinions and almost goes out of her way to prove you wrong. I felt that she really did not like views that opposed hers or the text book. You NEED the text book. She also puts great importance on attendance. Tests are strange/unclear.

08/29/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHIL001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Wambui is an excellent professor. One MUST be an independent thinker in order to do well in her courses. She will not spoon feed you theory, and she insists that students actively seek to understand the material outside of what is contemplated in class. If you do not want to do real theorhetical work, do not take a course with her.

05/09/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHIL102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She is still trying to learn english and things about american culture. She tends to have her own view and on tests which are mainly essays you need to follow her views or be an excellent writer. She loses papers and takes her time giving them back. She is one of those teachers that only gives reading as homework besides the 2 take home essays.

11/23/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHIL101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She's a very nice lady. However I don't think her teaching methods are very good. She is very hard to understand and gives absolutely no notes or power point presentations. If you aren't really interested in taking philosophy I would not recommend it. Also, you must have pretty much perfect attendance or your grade severely suffers.

09/03/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Phil103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Betty Wambui is brilliant! Often times former "students" will complain about the workload or her style of teaching. If one wants to leave a course a better student and a more effective critical thinker..you want to take a course with Betty.I have taken 4 classes with her and never earned less than a an A-. I would highly recommend her. <3

05/07/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHIL102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She's a very nice woman..a bit confusing at times,but is very enthusiastic about what she's teaching. 1 midterm, and 1 final which are fairly easy-essay based. and a 3 paired assignments. Also some group presentations. She gets everyone to participate whether you like it or not. Pretty hard grader so do well on the paired ass/exams also participate

04/17/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHIL102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Wambui has a great heart and really cares how her students do. Attendence is MANDATORY, you need to attend every class or have an excuse letter if you arn't going to be able to attend. 1 Midterm and 1 Final, 2 paired-assignments, which arn't that bad, and 1 group project is all the work for this class. You will get used to her accent.

03/22/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
phil101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Honestly people give her a tough break. If you get to know her she is a really nice teacher. Yes she is hard to understand because of her accent, but as long as you follow along in class and study for the midterm and final you are good. The class is a philosophy class for a reason; its hard to understand in general! She is very friendly though.

01/01/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
phil101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Her grading system is very hard to understand, and she is very hard on grammar. She is also very hard to understand because of her accent, and she picks on the same people every class. Her directions are unclear and nobody really understands what they are supposed to do in her assignments. Try to avoid her classes if possible!

05/06/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
ALS273 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Horrible professor. Maybe it's because of her accent but I never understand a word that she's saying. She is also very choosy with people, by picking favorites. Work is ridiculously inconsistent. The work is super easy and simple for one assignment and then the next it's like she wants more information. Its confusing

03/14/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
phil101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

do not take this class it is very super hard. she peaks in circles and never ever answers any questions ever she spend 2 weeks to do 1 chapter and is uncomprehensible and annoying

03/14/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ethic101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

she sucks supberbly. i cant understand anything the accent sounds like babies cry. the grading is nuts and she can be a ununderstandable and crazy the class sucks avoid at all turns cause it is desfinate failure

12/19/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHIL102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I believe Wambui has a good heart and is knowledgeable about her teaching(s) but this class was extremely complicated.It seemed to be taught way more complex than understandable and on top of her accent, made it even harder to grasp.Neat thing about the class was that it had 2 essay questions as the mid-term & final.Freshmen beware of this course!

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