4 evaluations Recognizes Student Difficulties: 3.00 Presents Material Clearly: 2.50
Very friendly. This class is ALL hands-on and he is always providing help. It is nearly impossible to not get an A in this class.
When Tom gives feedback (after you force it out of him) it is normally very helpful.
However, he is a very inconsistent grader. If two people do the exact same thing wrong, he will mark one student down ONE point for it and mark the other student down TEN points. And this is for something that he didn't say was required of our work.
He is very good at what he does and has high expectations, such as perfect "craftsmanship." So good luck, but do enjoy the class!
Missed the first day, went to the second day. Went to the midterm. Went to the Final. Three days of class total. I got a B, easy. This kind of shit gives our school a bad name.
Tom is great when it comes to identifying individual student problems and working with you to overcome the problems. However, he does not have a consistent grading rubric and his expectations are often unclear. The final project is a huge amount of work and you have to plan ahead to do well. Overall, he genuinely cares about the success of his students but be prepared to meet with him outside of class to do well.