Ratings for Computer Science 61A

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81

Based on 582 ratings for the instructor(s) that have taught this course.

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76
Exams
67
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76
Enthusiasm
81

Instructor Ratings

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DeNero, J S (CS 61A, Spring 2015)
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100
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100
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Comment: best prof ever

Submitted Aug. 7th, 2015

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DeNero, J S (CS 61A, Fall 2014)
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99
Exams
93
Helpfulness
100
Enthusiasm
94

Comment: You will never forget DeNero's iconic "61A Lecture #" start to all of his video lectures... because he is amazing.

Submitted July 31st, 2015

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DeNero, J S (CS 61A, Spring 2015)
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100
Exams
87
Helpfulness
100
Enthusiasm
100

Comment: DeNero is a first-rate professor, very knowledgeable, yet he's also skilled at making references and jokes that people who are not hard-core CS can appreciate and enjoy, which I liked very much. The class is very well run, there is lots of support from the numerous TAs and lab assistants, and I think the assignments and labs do a good job helping you learn. Tests can be tricky, but that goes for any computer-science class, I think.

Submitted June 22nd, 2015

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DeNero, J S (CS 61A, Spring 2015)
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89
Exams
29
Helpfulness
93
Enthusiasm
100

Comment: awesome guy!

Submitted May 26th, 2015

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DeNero, J S (CS 61A, Fall 2014)
Assignments
93
Exams
50
Helpfulness
81
Enthusiasm
82

Comment: Denero is a great teacher. He explains concepts pretty well. He is the reason why I decided to continue on with CS.

Submitted May 15th, 2015

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DeNero, J S (CS 61A, Fall 2014)
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100
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100
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100
Enthusiasm
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Comment: I love John DeNero! You can tell he really loves teaching and he taught me a lot in this class. I had programming experience coming in so the class was pretty straightforward for me, but even so I don't think you can go wrong with John DeNero. One of the greatest men of all time.

Submitted April 23rd, 2015

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DeNero, J S (CS 61A, Fall 2014)
Assignments
75
Exams
71
Helpfulness
96
Enthusiasm
96

Comment: John is an amazing teacher! He tries hard to keep the course hip and the audience engaged! The assignments are usually pretty fun and the projects and amusing (Hog anyone?) The only problem is that his tests can be tricky, but they're not too bad.

Submitted April 6th, 2015

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DeNero, J S (CS 61A, Fall 2014)
Assignments
75
Exams
77
Helpfulness
100
Enthusiasm
100

Comment: Take this course right now, with this man, and never regret it.

Submitted March 12th, 2015

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DeNero, J S (CS 61A, Fall 2014)
Assignments
74
Exams
29
Helpfulness
35
Enthusiasm
99

Comment: Denero seems like a fine guy but I honestly hated this class. The huge class size really works against it. I liked the assignments and projects, but that's about it. The exams were pretty difficult and I never felt like I learned anything from them. They were just tricky for the sake of being tricky and they felt completely pointless. This class unfortunately turned me off from everything CS at Berkeley. (By the way, I got a good grade in the class, so I'm not just venting my anger; the class was just a really negative experience for me).

Submitted Feb. 3rd, 2015

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DeNero, J S (CS 61A, Fall 2014)
Assignments
80
Exams
0
Helpfulness
98
Enthusiasm
98

Comment: 20/80 on the final exam. Need i say more? He was a pretty awesome professor though. The exams were HORRIBLE.

Submitted Jan. 26th, 2015