Faik Akif Tezcan at University of California San Diego

Faik Akif Tezcan

  • 3.4Overall Quality
  • 3.3Helpfulness
  • 3.5Clarity
  • 2.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
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7/23/14

120A

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I would greatly advise you to take avoid taking this professor, take it the next semester if you can. And to the guy below I'm sorry about your grade, especially since you were so close. But D+ aren't offered at UCSD.

6/14/14

CHEM 120A

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedD

Many questions you are tested on, you have never seen anything like it before. Unreliable at office hours. Terrible book. I wanted to learn but the class made it impossible. I got a D when I was 1% away from a C-, not even a D+? But he let 20% of the class to leave with their cell phones during the final. Avoid if you care about learning/grade.

6/3/14

chem 120A

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Should not take this course with this Prof.

4/14/14

CHEM 120A

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

His lectures are mostly useless and the TA Was just as bad. His notes on how to do things are not comparable to his quizzes at all. In general try to avoid this teacher.

6/11/11

CHEM6A

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Tezcan is great. He actually enjoys teaching and really cares about his students. Your grade is based on weekly quizzes, homework and a final. If you go to class and do the problem sets you will do fine. I came into this class with no prior knowledge about chem and ended up really loving the subject. Highly recommend Prof Tezcan.

6/9/11

CHEM6A

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nice professor but difficult class. Weekly quizzes do not reflect material in lectures. Quizzes are basically a midterm and final is most of your grade. The only redeeming thing is that he is an EXTREMELY generous grader.

5/5/11

CHEM6A

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good professor, relative to the rest of the 'teachers' at UCSD. He loves what he does and is very knowledgeable. The class is a bit frustrating though, there are weekly comprehensive quizzes that don't reflect the material that you have been studying. The questions are very tricky too, nothing is straight forward, and they are very short, time wise

4/29/11

CHEM6A

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor! Clear explanations and interested in his subject.

11/6/10

CHEM6A

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very interested in his subject. Does a good job of explaining basic chemistry especially since many have not taken a chem course for a few years since high school. good lecturer, breaks down material so a complement to the textbook rather than just reading slides. Sarcastic sense of humor. If you show interest great guy but don't piss him off.

6/15/10

CHEM6A

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

i absolutely loved prof tezcan, and he has a wonderful turkish accent. he's really hard and kind of sassy, but as long as you study hard it will be fine. quizzes every week, no midterm. final is 1/3.

12/26/09

CHEM6A

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

There are better teachers that will not confuse you and you will not have to suffer illogical explanations.

8/5/09

CHEM6A

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He lectures well considering the fact he has to teach such a hard subject. Weekly quizzes are fair as long as you pay attention to lectures and keep up with the reading (although not necessary). He is approachable, funny, and an all around great professor who has a legitimate compassion for chemistry and the learning environment for his students.

5/14/09

Chem6A

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Brutal marking on weekly tests, no marks for attempt no matter what ur methodology unless the answer is exactly right..may as well not ans the question at all-very disheartening. Most of material on tests is taught 2 days before exams. As if that isn't enough time to study, u need 2 know material inside out 2 b able answer trick questions presented

6/2/08

Chem6A

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He was new. When I had him he used organic structures no one understood and wasn't very clear. His tests weren't that hard. However, the material is hard so it's all relative. I recommend Hoeger, but he is also a harder teacher. You won't learn as much in Tezcan's class.

5/24/08

CHEM6A

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

His lectures are clear and easy to follow. His quizzes are not hard.. It only seems that way because he does not offer partial credit. BUT! He makes this up with extra credit questions on the quiz. His quizzes are representative of the lectures and the book so go to lecture and read the book. Overall excellent professor! I recommend!

5/9/08

Chem6A

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pretty hard teacher, but quizzes are mostly do-able. He doesn't give partial credit, but he does offer extra credit.

4/24/08

chem10a

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

clear lectures..quiz every week but no midterms. pretty easy if you read the book and go to his lectures..lectures the day b4 the quiz is usually on the quizzes.

2/23/08

CHEMCHEM

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

very clear and easy t follow.

7/18/07

chem6a

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Really interested in making sure his students learn through WebCT. Learned a lot for a new prof. Quizzes every Thurs so you HAD to come to lecture. Kind of had to go Tues lectures since he explains some things not in the book that'll be on the quiz. Usually gets mad over people talking during lecture. But recommend :)

6/21/07

CHEM6A

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

good teacher

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