Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Steve Kusnir: All Reviews



Steve Kusnir




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School: Pima Community College
 Location: Tucson, AZ
 Department: Mathematics

2.8  Overall Quality
 2.6 Helpfulness
 3.1 Clarity
 2.0 Easiness

Number of ratings 44


8/8/12
MAT092
Poor Quality
Easiness4
Helpfulness2
Clarity2
Rater Interest1

You definitely need to have a sense of humor to take one of his classes. You can't be too shy either..he will pick on people on occasion but you learn to live with it. Take his class if you already know the coursework and just want to get through it quickly. He tells you when you'll have "surprise" quizzes too so attendance IS NOT mandatory at all.


12/15/11
MAT182
Good Quality
Easiness3
Helpfulness4
Clarity4
Rater Interest5

Has a unique way of teaching. It is true that he only uses the textbook for assigned homework that is not graded. Even though I received a D in his class he is a good teacher. The D I received was because of the lack of effort on my part. I did learn a lot from him.


12/11/11
Mat151
Poor Quality
Easiness1
Helpfulness1
Clarity1
Rater Interest4

Explains the material farily well, however he doesnt use the book, so when studying for tests and doing homework none of it makes sense because he uses his own methods and shortcuts and vocabulary. He doesnt curve the class. I learned the material better own my own then going to class. There are defiantly better profs you can take.


11/17/11
MTH182
Poor Quality
Easiness1
Helpfulness1
Clarity1
Rater Interest1

DO NOT TAKE! This prof is no good, he's smart at math but it doesn't translate into good teaching-only arrogance. Your GRADED ONLY ON TESTS. With no office hours, no responses to email, and all questions referred to tutors THIS PROF CULTIVATES INACCESSIBILITY. He does not explain the book but rather uses it for examples on HW that you don't get credit for doing. Listen and SAVE YOURSELF THE STRESS/MONEY/TIME-TAKE A DIFFERENT PROF!


11/3/11
MAT098
Poor Quality
Easiness1
Helpfulness1
Clarity3
Rater Interest2

He should just teach a self-paced class but he expects you to understand the concepts with out any clarification. If your not strong in Math DO NOT TAKE, he is very fast paced. Only points you receive are on test, nothing for homework or classwork.

9/20/11
Math182
Poor Quality
Easiness1
Helpfulness1
Clarity3
Rater Interest4

This is a teacher who has not embraced 21st century technologies in the classroom. No smartboards or even use of email to communicate w/ students. He's arrogant, belittling students who are unclear & ask questions. He knows his subject but isn't effective at conveying concepts. Be afraid to ask questions in his class-you'll be ridiculed.


8/11/11
MAT220
Good Quality
Easiness1
Helpfulness4
Clarity4
Rater Interest3

Amazing at teaching but his tests are very hard and he gives u one minute per point on the test which is not enough for anyone! I saw his gradebook and it had mostly F, D, and W in it. There is no points from homework too just tests are all the points.




7/28/11
MAT220
Good Quality
Easiness1
Helpfulness4
Clarity4
Rater Interest5

Steve knows his stuff, there is no doubt, however his tests are timed and VERY demanding. You MUST be 100% solid on the material going into the exams as there is no time for redoing problems. This proved to be very difficult in an 8 week calculus course - things just didn't settle into my brain that quickly.




6/28/11
Mat220
Good Quality
Easiness1
Helpfulness2
Clarity5
Rater Interest3

He is a brilliant man, teaches very clearly and thoroughly. Unfortunately, that is also his drawback. He expects perfection on tests and will make the questions utterly impossible if you are less than 100% confident with the material. Do not take his class if you struggle in the least with math.

5/9/11
MAT092
Poor Quality
Easiness1
Helpfulness1
Clarity2
Rater Interest2

Hate is a strong word but I am going to use it. I hated this man. He knows math VERY well but has no tolerance for people who have even the slightest trouble with math. He wants his exact form on every test, but because he strays from the book, both the text and tutors (which he will direct you to if you are lost) are useless. DO NOT TAKE!

4/14/11
MATH220
Good Quality
Easiness2
Helpfulness4
Clarity3
Rater Interest3

I thought he was excessively hard until I moved on to higher calc classes at UA. He grades and teaches just like the professors there and does not hold your hand. Definitely a teacher to take if you want to learn the material and you can handle a bit of sarcasm. Also, most grades at UA level are based on tests and homework is for your benefit.


3/29/11
MAT187
Poor Quality
Easiness1
Helpfulness1
Clarity1
Rater Interest1

Horrible Horrible Individual! (I won't even stoop to calling him a teacher. He doesn't know the meaning of the word.) I had problems with homework and I sent him an email about it and all I received back was a response of "You sure you're in the right class?" I've never been so embarrassed in my life. NOT RECOMMENDED!


2/5/11
MAT122
Poor Quality
Easiness2
Helpfulness2
Clarity1
Rater Interest3

In 3 weeks he will try to reteach you math the way HE THINKS it should have been taught to you in the 1st place. Does not follow the book, because he "KNOWS" better. he does not believe in the easy way of doing math, he only believes in his way. he's to lazy for grading so ur grade will only be based on 4 exams.


1/17/11
MAT122
Good Quality
Easiness4
Helpfulness4
Clarity5
Rater Interest3

Kusnir is a really good teacher. He get's a bad reputation on here because of people who don't listen and probably should not be taking a 3 week class. He only uses the book for homework so make sure you take good notes and try to learn to do things the way he teaches you. If you suck at math don't take him. Otherwise he's great


1/13/11
MAT187
Good Quality
Easiness1
Helpfulness4
Clarity4
Rater Interest3

If you come into this class thinking its highschool, you're going to fail. This is a real class with real material. It's fast paced but doable if you just study and do your hw. He knows his stuff and also has a wacky sense of humor. Hard? Yes. But you'll be prepared if you're moving on with math


1/10/11
precalc
Average Quality
Easiness1
Helpfulness2
Clarity3
Rater Interest2

Arrogant, condescending, rude, and insulting. His exams are worded so that you feel like you're solving math problems and riddles at the same time. There are alot of curve balls and I wound up not finishing b/c of time limit. I studied like a mad man and understood all the concepts and somehow still bombed exams. He also favors "certain" students.


1/6/11
MAT122
Average Quality
Easiness2
Helpfulness1
Clarity5
Rater Interest5

Wost math teacher I've ever had. he is rude, wastes a lot of time and tries too hard to be funny. I would recommend you to NOT take his class.


11/29/10
MATMath
Poor Quality
Easiness3
Helpfulness1
Clarity1
Rater Interest3

He comes off as a funny guy, but he is not. He is not helpful at all, he will point you to the tutoring room. He will pick on certain students. He does not teach you the lesson BEFORE you do the homework, he elaborates and explains the homeworks lesson AFTER you do the homework; I was not used to that method of teaching & was very confused on HW.


11/12/10
MAT092
Good Quality
Easiness3
Helpfulness4
Clarity5
Rater Interest3

Really good teacher. His explanations are clear. If you don't understand what he is teaching he will explain until you understand. Uses many different approaches while teaching and keeps it interesting. He strays from the book used quite a bit, but only to teach you in a more practical way. Don't take him or yourself too seriously. Harsh but just.


10/19/10
math092
Poor Quality
Easiness2
Helpfulness2
Clarity2
Rater Interest2

PLEASE CONSIDER OTHER TEACHERS. HE DOES NOT GIVE REQUIRED HOMEWORK FOR YOU TO TURN IN, HE GIVE YOU QUIZES WORTH 5 POINTS AND IF YOU MISS THE NEGATIVE SIGN THE PROBLEM IS WRONG. TEST ARE WHAT HE BASES YOUR GRADE ON AND THEY ARE HARD TEST (STUDY) (ALOT) (FOR) (HIM)


10/5/10
MAT092
Poor Quality
Easiness1
Helpfulness1
Clarity1
Rater Interest2
I'm not a student to avoid hard work. However, I WILL avoid bad teachers and a condescending attitude whenever I can. Unfortunately, Steve Kusnir has both. Absolutely do NOT take this class with him if you can! He has no interest in helping students out, his tests are harder then necessary, and he doesn't even teach all you need to learn. Beware!


7/30/10
MATH220
Good Quality
Easiness4
Helpfulness5
Clarity5
Rater Interest4
I liked him. He comes off callous, but it's easy to see he cares about his students. Besides u substitution, everything he explained was crystal clear. If you struggle with math, I don't recommend taking him.


7/30/10
Mat220
Poor Quality
Easiness1
Helpfulness1
Clarity3
Rater Interest4

This was my last class in order to graduate and he was no help when I told him I was struggling in class...he just simply said it might not be my "time" to graduate...now I have to retake the class. TAKE ANOTHER PROFESSOR IF U CAN! There were no other teachers during the time I could take. HE OFFERS NO HELP AND THE CLASS IS HARD!


1/26/10
Mat122
Good Quality
Easiness3
Helpfulness5
Clarity4
Rater Interest1

Made Taking a boring algebra class interesting and brought in logic where others had not.


10/27/09
mat151
Poor Quality
Easiness2
Helpfulness1
Clarity1
Rater Interest4

I had to drop his class because of how horrible he is!! He knows all the material but doesnt know how to teach it i have taken precalc before and am currently FAILING! I took a pre-calc class that i could have taken for a college credit and got a solid B! AVOID THIS CLASS AT ALL COSTS!!!


5/13/09
MAT122
Average Quality
Easiness2
Helpfulness2
Clarity3
Rater Interest3

He is a bad teacher He can solve everything but he differs from the book a lot then gives you assignments from it and doesnt grade them He lowers scores for bad form & his form differs from the book @ times so its hard to study correctly a teacher who wont grade homework is hardly a teacher at all


5/13/09
math151
Poor Quality
Easiness1
Helpfulness1
Clarity1
Rater Interest1

Not a good teacher


4/14/09
MAT122
Average Quality
Easiness2
Helpfulness2
Clarity4
Rater Interest4

He is a decent teacher in that he is both entertaining and knowledgeable. That being said, he is a very harsh grader and can be a little condescending. I would suggest taking his class only if you have outside help available to you and you place a high value on being entertained by a SciFi geek.


4/6/09
mat151
Poor Quality
Easiness1
Helpfulness2
Clarity2
Rater Interest3

This guys is crazy. Some teachers just plain suck at math, but his problem is the opposite. He know the material like the back of his hand, and ends up flying through everything, using shortcuts, and not explaining how he got there. If your in this class you better be ready to work your butt off. At first there was 30+ kids. towards the end -10.


3/8/09
math122
Poor Quality
Easiness2
Helpfulness2
Clarity2
Rater Interest5

Used an unfair grading system for the final exam which cost me a letter grade.


12/12/08
MATH122
Poor Quality
Easiness1
Helpfulness1
Clarity1
Rater Interest1

WORST PROFESSOR EVER!! UNHELPFUL AND USLESS..


10/9/08
Math122
Poor Quality
Easiness2
Helpfulness1
Clarity2
Rater Interest1

Not at all recommended. He is the worst teacher I have ever had. His teaching style is awful and unorganized. He is rude and gets pleasure from making his students feel stupid. He is extremely unapproachable and very inappropriate. DO NOT take a class with this man, he is useless.


8/13/08
MAT182
Good Quality
Easiness2
Helpfulness5
Clarity5
Rater Interest4

He is tough but very fair. He can be pacified with Starbucks but is impervious to bribes! :) He's very clear on how he grades and gives excellent feedback. He explains things better than most math teachers I've had. He's a lot of fun and if you're willing to study for your grade, I highly recommend him!


7/28/08
MAT182
Good Quality
Easiness1
Helpfulness5
Clarity5
Rater Interest4

One of the best teachers at Pima. Always cracking jokes, pretty funny ones too. Relaxed teaching style but EXTREMELY smart and aware of the class' progress. Lessons are completely tailor made, only homework is from the book. Frequent quizzes with lots of bonus q.'s. Hard tests but liberal grading. Tends to go off on tangents,lol. Take his class!!


7/6/08
Mat212
Good Quality
Easiness1
Helpfulness2
Clarity5
Rater Interest1

Teacher provides clear examples, but is himself something to be desired


2/26/08
Mat212
Good Quality
Easiness1
Helpfulness4
Clarity4
Rater Interest4

Steve is an awsome teacher. He is hard, i'm not going to lie. But he is so funny and interesting!!! One day I was soo stressed out about our exam and he started giving jokes in class so i would relax. He made me laugh that day! I would definetely recommend him, but be aware you do need to do hw (even when he doesnt collect) or will fall behind.


12/12/07
Calc1
Good Quality
Easiness2
Helpfulness3
Clarity4
Rater Interest3

Prof Kusnir ensures you have mastered previous math skills such as college algebra and trig. If you do not know these skills very well do not take his class he expects you to know these as if you were able to teach them. His test are very hard and he does not allow any note card. He does give you a sheet with all the answers to the test after yo


7/9/07
CALC1
Good Quality
Easiness3
Helpfulness3
Clarity4
Rater Interest4

Don't let him scare you. He's one of the smartest guys I have ever known. And he cares, even though he pretends not to. Does kinda look like a bum, but that's part of the game. He can be condescending but defend your own needs and you will find him enjoyable. Classes are more entertaining than your typical math class.


2/3/07
MTH151
Poor Quality
Easiness3
Helpfulness1
Clarity1
Rater Interest5
Not recommended- actually the worst math teacher I have ever experienced. He acted condescending and highly unapproachable.


11/11/05
MAT 187
Good Quality
Easiness3
Helpfulness4
Clarity3
Rater Interest4

His teaching is really good. Goes through material kind of fast, although easy to follow along. Dont want to fall behind in his class. ALTHOUGH, hes VERY strict on his test. Dont have to turn in homework, in my class. OVERALL, he is a good teacher. I learned alot! I recommend!

9/7/05
Pre-Calculus
Good Quality
Easiness3
Helpfulness5
Clarity5
Rater Interest5

He's a great teacher. I can't wait to have him next semester


8/30/05
Mat 151
Good Quality
Easiness4
Helpfulness3
Clarity4
Rater Interest4

Looks like a bum (I kid you not), but still a pretty cool teacher. I recommend.


5/23/04
MAT 227
Good Quality
Easiness2
Helpfulness5
Clarity5

The best math teacher I've ever had. Those going into computer science might be disappointed by the subject matter in this Discrete Math class. However, if you're a math major, do NOT miss this class.


5/9/04
Mat 231
Good Quality
Easiness3
Helpfulness4
Clarity4

Its been great being in his class, a very livly guy. Never a dry moment.

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