Ratings for Simms, E L

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41

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Assignments
53
Exams
33
Helpfulness
45
Enthusiasm
73

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Simms, E L (BIOLOGY 1B, Fall 2015)
Assignments
50
Exams
35
Helpfulness
34
Enthusiasm
50

Comment: Awful wording of the exams + final. Often not too reflective of the content. She's really into her material though and that is a plus but lectures became long and boring after a while so many stopped going all together. Study both the lectures + book.

Submitted Jan. 27th, 2016

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Simms, E L (IB 160, Fall 2011)
Assignments
50
Exams
0
Helpfulness
1
Enthusiasm
59

Comment: She is very obviously a nice person who cares a lot about what she is teaching, but she's just not a good teacher. She's not very helpful, her test was ridiculous... And when the class average from midterm 1 (Padian) to midterm 2 (Simms) dropped from around a 90 to a 60, she refused to curve the test or make any adjustments, saying that the difference was not significant. IB 160 is an amazing class, but only for Padian and Boore... Simms shouldn't be teaching.

Submitted Oct. 16th, 2012

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Simms, E L (IB 160, Fall 2012)
Assignments
49
Exams
70
Helpfulness
79
Enthusiasm
81

Submitted Oct. 2nd, 2012

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Simms, E L (IB 160, Fall 2011)
Assignments
31
Exams
1
Helpfulness
71
Enthusiasm
75

Comment: she tries hard.... not a very good teacher... only gave out one A on her midterm... take the class for padian and boore

Submitted Dec. 12th, 2011

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Simms, E L (IB 160, Fall 2011)
Assignments
65
Exams
11
Helpfulness
16
Enthusiasm
92

Comment: Simms is really bad at teaching! there is no way to get around that point. She knows the material but when she is up there teaching, it's as if she forgot everything! She has mistakes on pretty much every one of her slides. Her equations are derived wrong! Her excuse to that is that she "can't do math on the fly", and that she doesn't have an editor to read over her notes and point out mistakes. This is very bad, i loved IB 160, but her section was really horrible!

Submitted Nov. 21st, 2011

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Simms, E L (IB 160, Fall 2011)
Assignments
76
Exams
84
Helpfulness
70
Enthusiasm
81

Comment: She really cares about the material she is teaching, ehich makes her a good instructor. Sometimes however, she is unclear about what material should be focused on as per her exam.

Submitted Oct. 27th, 2011