5 evaluations Recognizes Student Difficulties: 0.80 Presents Material Clearly: 0.80
5th Year Senior
Taking this instructor is like being in a Twilight Zone episode. You just can
Rodrigo is a cool dude and definitely knows his shit. He is 100% too qualified to be teaching this lab from another professor's notes. That being said, he did not teach this course well. Our lab was designed by the lecture professor (Dr. Edwards) so Rodrigo had little to no input on what we learned and only knew the material the week before he had to teach us. He was pretty decent the first half of the quarter and then got fed up with us all in class and our questions. He repeatedly said "it's not rocket science", "you shouldn't be struggling with this", "this is ridiculous, just learn it", which (shockingly) did not make help us learn at all! His teaching assistant was a gift from God and helped us all and held his own office hours that saved many of us. Overall easy lab (100% just for showing up and then the lab practical counts for 1/9 of your lab grade and 2.5% of the grade for the class).
Doesn't teach any of the material clearly. Doesn't answer any question that the students ask. Very disorganized and condescending. Worst lab I have ever taken at Cal Poly. Take any other lab teach besides him!!!!! Also, he has a very strong accent and is hard to understand.
He is a cool and funny guy but you honestly cannot understand a single word he says and he does not not how to explain anything. He will teach something and then tell you that you're wrong when you try and solve it. The class was very disorganized and he was very unprepared and very unclear about what he expected from us.
PROS: HOT! I mean he is some serious eye candy that will leave you clueless and speechless with his speedy luring accent. Sure you will learn the occasional term or definition in class but hey my heart got a workout from just talking to him face to face.
CONS: Skinny Jeans and minion obsession is real
Cameras in office so don't try to make a move...because he is mine