Aberbromby, Kira  

Aerospace Engineering

3.30/4.00

10 evaluations


AERO 101


5th Year Senior
A
Elective
Nov 2011
I just want to give a shout out to the 2 idiots who made 2 separate Poly Rating profiles, neither of which had the proper spelling for this poor professor's name. If I were her, I would be LIVID. I'd think to myself, "What was going through my head when I applied to teach at this school? Students here obviously have no grasp on the concepts of spelling and grammar. Is it because Cal Poly's student application doesn't require an essay? Sure they can do math, but come on... That's it... I'm leaving after this quarter. I'll become a hermit. At least then, I won't have to deal with these schnooks..."

AERO 121


Freshman
N/A
Required (Support)
Nov 2016
Dr. A is awesome! She's really funny and is good with all the students and although it was just an intro to Aero, she seemed to be really good with the information and I learned a ton. The only problem in the class was due to technological malfunctions. She's chill, take it.


Sophomore
A
Required (Major)
Dec 2016
You go Dr. A! I was actually suprised at how energetic and helpful she was towards freshman in general (and us transfers). I hear a lot about how large freshman classes don't usually get a lot of attention cuz the profs don't have the "time" to talk to everyone and get toknow them. Not the case for Dr. A! In lecture and in office hours she's alwasy engaged with us and with enthusiasma and will know us by name. She's also the aero career advisor or something for the aero dept so that's really good too. Any questions u got about the aero major go to her!

MATH 142


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Feb 2011
The best teacher that I've ever had, has amazing lectures and really helps the students understand the material. You get as much out as you put into this class and I have come out of White's class with a fundamental understanding of calculus from the base of the tools we use to their functions. TAKE HIM IF YOU CAN!!!

AERO 300


Sophomore
N/A
Required (Major)
Feb 2009
I'm currently taking AERO 300 and am hugely disappointed in Abercromby's teaching ability. Obviously she is just out of industry, so teaching an entry level class might not be the best for her (because she doesn't remember any of the material from when she learned it), but I think she should still be able to put in the extra effort needed to learn the material through and through before teaching a lecture on it. I kid you not, she literally will hold a piece of paper in front of her face with the notes on it while she copies them down onto the whiteboard for us to write down. The only problem with that is that most of the time she doesn't even copy the notes correctly, so you're always sitting there trying to decipher what she just wrote. Of course, she's trying to do the same, so it's just a bad combination. If you can, take marshall for this class over abercromby, but honestly, both teachers aren't the greatest. the only reason i suggest marshall is because he has been teaching the class for awhile, so at least he knows the material. (i know this because marshall taught our class for a week when abercromby was gone getting her picture taken with the new shuttle. why that takes a week i do not know...)


Junior
D
Required (Major)
Mar 2010
Dr. A was an awesome teacher. The class itself is a very tough class and it can be hard to fully understand all the covered material in the lectures but Dr. A does her best to get through everything and make sure everyone understands. She is extremely helpful in office hours and always answers email quickly. If you pay attention ask questions and are interested in the topic she will definitely recognize that and help you accordingly. The tests were hard but it wasn\'t anything we hadn\'t seen before, just more difficult problems than we were used to. Every thursday she has the class get into groups and has a jeopardy style Q&A for extra credit points on your final


Sophomore
B
Required (Major)
Apr 2010
Dr. Abercromby\'s lectures are always very fast paced, but that is because this class has a lot of material to cover. There is weekly MATLAB and book homework and then a midterm and a final. The midterm and final were just more slightly more difficult than the homework, but there was always one much more challenging problem. Dr. A is very helpful during office hours. If you ask questions when you don\'t understand things during class/go to office hours you should be fine.

AERO 353


Junior
A
Required (Major)
Apr 2016
Dr. A is by far the best professor I've ever had. She's extremely knowledgeable in the field and is very good at explaining complicated material. She is also a fantastic person and knows how to take a joke as well as dish them out. She makes class a fun experience that I look forward to every day. I wish every professor at Cal Poly was like her.

AERO 470


Junior
N/A
Required (Major)
Sep 2011
Shes ok.

ENGL 754


5th Year Senior
B
Elective
Nov 2016
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