Valerie Foster at Pasadena City College

Valerie Foster

  • 3.7Overall Quality
  • 3.8Helpfulness
  • 3.6Clarity
  • 2.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
2/6/14

Bio 10A

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is a hard a professor because her tests and the whole class is critical thinking based. She requires you to really understand everything and not just memorise. Which is a good thing for your future but not so good for your grades.. That said, I think she's the best bio professor at PCC and the most knowledgeable and creative.

2/1/14

Biol 10b

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible teacher do not take her class

1/20/14

Bio 10A Chem 1A

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is not very helpful, and if you dont understand something right away, she'll make you feel dumb. She can be very rude as well. She is not the worst professor, but if you have any other options, I'd go with that. All her tests are short answer, and she grades very harshly and barely gives any partial credit. DO NOT TAKE HER.

12/12/13

Bio 1a

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

WARNING: Do not take this class, you will regret it!!! Like most of the student in this class, we came in loving biology but came out really hating or disliking it. I didn't want to believe what other people below me said, but I really do agree with them and that she's a really bad teacher. Avoid at all cost!!!

10/20/13

bio 1a

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

if you take her, you will be making a mistake

12/13/12

BIO1804

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Foster is a hard Biology professor at PCC. If you are serious and very good in bio, you can take her. Not recommended for students who do not like Bio. Her class is the most hardest one I have taken at PCC. If you are not able to endure her harshness, you will fail. Her class will overwhelm you. But, you will feel prepared if you passed.

12/8/12

Bio1212

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible professor!!!!!! She sets all of her students up for failure.. No joke. Incredibly hard passing. I have learned nothing. When I mean nothing , I mean nothing related to bio. Not sure why she is even rated above a 1.0.... she advises all of the students not to drop... I have no idea why... I guess she enjoys passing out F's...

7/5/12

BIO1

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Poor teacher.

6/25/12

Bio1B

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class was HARD. That said, she's one hell of a caring instructor. You will become a better student with her help. Recommended for the hardworker

6/17/12

bio11

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is very knowledgeable but she thinks everybody is going to biology major. Her class is very difficult. Most of the people in my class got a C. Her tests are very hard. If you are taking bio 11 only because you have to take a science class, please don't take her, you'll regret for the rest of your life.

5/10/12

Bio1A

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof.Foster is a really nice person, but her class is intense and will definitely stress you out! I had people in my class crying and dropping receiving W's. It's definitely not an easy A, B, or C class. If you want to go to med school, don't bother because it's rare to receive an A.

3/29/12

Bio1AB

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Foster is the ish. If you plan to be someone who puts the work in, you will get the material crystal clear. She really loves what she does.

12/9/11

BioIAU280

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you do the work then you'll do fine. This class does take quite a bit of mental effort, but she's very friendly and really understands her topic. It's very hands on, so if you want to know if this is the major you want to be in, then definitely take the class.

12/5/11

Bio1A

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ok, so here's the thing, this woman has a bad rap for being too hard or mean but it's just NOT true! She's by far one of the best! Her class IS unorthodox I'll say that much and it does take some getting used to. But if you put your mind to it you'll pass with flying colors! She's a wonderful professor and puts a lot of time into her class!

11/29/11

biol1235

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

the class is hard, there is a lot of work involved. don't try to take this class with too many other high level classes, especially if you have a job. it's difficult, but it's possible to succeed. the field work is fun if you don't mind going out of the class environment. also, as an important side note, she is extremely hot. painfully beautiful.

9/11/11

Bio1A

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

avoid this class as much as possible.

8/24/11

BIOA

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not helpful at all esp if she doesnt like your class, YES she has favorites and she makes it known. Dont take her unless you have to because you will be hating your life for 16 weeks.

7/15/11

Bio1A

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

What's more harder than a rock? Her class! If you want an A in her class, then just register for her class only! She's going to make you take extremely lots of time working on projects.

7/5/11

Bio1A

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Same thing as the comment below, I did learn a lot after all from her class, and ended up an A. It is totally possible to get an A if you study in a way like a college student should be..Overall I had a lot of fun experiences in her class.

7/4/11

Bio1A

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I gotta say,as hard as it could be, her class is so far the one that i learned the most from.her class is project based, which stressed me out like hell but i truly appreciate the overall problem solving skills that i've gained as a person along with all the academic knowledge i learned as a student.it was a nightmare but it's worth it.i got an A

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