Overall Quality Based on 9 ratings
César Mateus
Professor in the Music department at Ventura College
67%
Would take again
2.8
Level of Difficulty
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Get ready to readLecture heavyTest heavyGraded by few thingsAccessible outside class

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    For Credit: Yes
    Attendance: Not Mandatory
    Would Take Again: Yes
    Textbook: N/A
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    I really enjoyed his class and had a great time. Due to the class size being very small it was super easy to get in touch with him. Some of the assignmnets were unclear and the submission process was very confusing. Instead of turning in the assignments into Canvas i had to email him the assignments to him directly
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    There are not enough characters allowed in this review to detail the ongoing, systematic sexual predation I experienced as a student of Cesar Mateus and afterwards. I am aware that other young women experienced the same. I've tried reporting directly to the college but I wasn't timely in doing so and no action was taken. I wish to spare other women
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    May 21st, 2021
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    Would Take Again: Yes
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    I had him for history of rock. There's only a handful of assignments that you're graded on, so make sure you turn everything in. I'd say he's a lenient grader, the class isn't difficult but there's a lot of reading.
    Get ready to readGraded by few things
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  • MUSV06
    😖awful
    Dec 29th, 2016
    Quality
    2.0
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    3.0
    MUSV06
    😖awful
    Dec 29th, 2016
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    Short temper and gets off topic easily
    LECTURE HEAVY
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  • MUSIC37
    😎awesome
    Nov 18th, 2011
    Quality
    4.0
    Difficulty
    2.0
    MUSIC37
    😎awesome
    Nov 18th, 2011
    Textbook: Yes
    Arrive IN TUNE, and early, help someone get tuned, too. Practice. He will really help if he knows you are serious. If you are lazy, late, and not in tune, watch out! He taught me a lot. Gonzales teach a better intro class. Intermediate Mateus gets good...Jazz, Blues, Improv. Free text! Gonzales is great classical. Both are excellent Guitarists!
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  • MUSIC44
    😖awful
    Sep 8th, 2010
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    MUSIC44
    😖awful
    Sep 8th, 2010
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    He has no patience whatsoever. Yeah, you better ask correctly or you get your head bitten off. I'm glad he is gone.
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    😐average
    Dec 13th, 2009
    Quality
    3.0
    Difficulty
    3.0
    GUITAMUS
    😐average
    Dec 13th, 2009
    Textbook: Yes
    Mateus is a decent teacher but you gotta get him to slow down the pace and offer more 1 on 1 time if you are interested in learning. He is a skilled player and can teach you things you don't know, but you gotta ask correctly. Take the class to meet other guitarists but practice on your own as much as possible. Also, see youtube tutorials :)
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    Nov 18th, 2008
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    MUSV36
    😖awful
    Nov 18th, 2008
    Textbook: No
    I've heard he's a good private teacher, but if you don't already know guitar, if you're a beginner, take Gonzales instead. Cesar spent half the class showing us crazy guitar rifts that had nothing to do with what we were learning and he was not very patient.
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  • MUSV36
    😖awful
    May 14th, 2008
    Quality
    1.5
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    MUSV36
    😖awful
    May 14th, 2008
    Textbook: No
    Poor teacher. I took him for beginning guitar. Good thing I already knew something, I'd never have made it otherwise. Don't take a class with this guy unless you like to be yelled at. Might be his way of making the class size smaller... it worked!
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