8 evaluations Recognizes Student Difficulties: 1.25 Presents Material Clearly: 1.38
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.
Manjarin has so far been awesome to take anatomy with. He clearly put a lot of time into his poly learn. He has a very detailed schedule of how each class will go, but that doesn't mean that he wont change thing around when needed. Also, he gives a TON of extra credit opportunity which is very helpful because anatomy isn't the easiest subject. I am a little unsure of what to expect for the final, but I feel like he will clarify what he is looking for us to know based on how the class has gone so far.
He made this class seem so difficult but it really is not. All the work is very do able. He presents a lot of material but tells you exactly what will be on the final. Theres a quiz each day in class that as long as you pay attention you will be fine. All other midterms/quizzes are online and take home. Also, if he tells you there is a quiz on the first day of class -- its not a real quiz it was a jeopardy game for extra credit. He gives a lot of extra credit opportunities. I wouldn't say I really learned too much, but it was an easy class.
IF YOU CAN TAKE THIS CLASS WITH ANOTHER PROFESSOR DO IT!!!! Honestly this class sucked. While the labs were pretty cool the actual lecture part of the class is so dumb. He gives you an obnoxious amount of information and it is honestly impossible for ANYONE to be able to remember 1/4 of it. then the tests are over very small details about the information and not even the big picture ideas. He talks way too fast for anyone to follow along and when people asks questions he basically answers in a few words and moves on. There was WAY too much information and honestly if this class was a year long you probably still wouldn't know it all. People used to say that this class was too easy, so he made it WAY too hard. TAKE SPRAYBERRY IF YOU CAN! STAY away until he figures this class out and makes it more organised i felt like i was in 5 different classes at once.
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