John Straub at Tufts University

John Straub

  • 3.2Overall Quality
  • 3.3Helpfulness
  • 3.2Clarity
  • 2.3Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
2/2/11

EC16

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He solved a lot of problems in class interactively; he made the class participate. His exams are hard but he grades them fairly and gives a lot of partial credit. I would recommend taking him after EC11 as he'll give you good insight on how numbers and math work in econ and guide you to understand it all. He also has his occasional funny remarks :)

10/8/10

EC16

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Straub is an excellent professor. He really wants kids to do well, and his teaching style reflects that. He may screw up here and there but he knows his stuff well, and he tries to find the best methods to teach them to his class. Great professor!

9/9/10

EC11

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Makes the class extremely interesting. I don't understand why the previous raters say he's bad. He's not the conventional teacher, and doesn't use PowerPoint. Instead he does a lot of problems, and gets the class to actually participate in solving them. He's funny and helpful(it's the only class I never skipped or fell asleep in).

12/27/08

EC15

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I thought since taking Macroeconomics with him that he may have changed, but now way. This professor lacked every quality that you would want in a professor. He would grade papers without reading them and constantly made comments inferring he doesn't care about how you do. The fact he is teaching at a university like tufts makes me want to transfer

12/27/08

EC15

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awful professor. Grades you based on whether he likes you or not. Gives no understanding of econometrics and gets upset when you know more than he does. Skips over stuff in class he doesn't immediately get, leaving you stranded when its on the test. How he gets paid for this is beyond me. Avoid at all costs, don't waste your time with him.

5/15/07

EC11

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

You will leave this class with a very strong understanding of microeconomics...but that is if you make it through. 30% of students drop the class and it is only then that his grade distribution matches the other EC 11 profs. He's a nice guy who does care about student's understanding- you should be ready to really work though

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