Ajaib, Muhammad Adeel  

Physics

2.75/4.00

8 evaluations


PHYS 121


Junior
A
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Dec 2015
Adeel is a relatively new professor, and its obvious that he is still learning. He does speak with a thick accent and can be difficult to understand at times, but overall he is very knowledgeable on the subject matter. He is an average professor right now, with the potential to improve.


Sophomore
C
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Jan 2016
I try to be constructive when evaluating professors, but I am at a loss for words with Adeel. He was super new, and I understand not everyone can be a great professor in their first quarter teaching. This aside, I have never felt more confused, frustrated, and lost in a class. He never presented information clearly, and couldn't understand how to answer questions. This was the first time I had ever taken physics, but he taught to the class like we all should know what is going on. He just kind of spit out words and hoped we would absorb them, and some people did. I unfortunately didn't, and I can honestly say I've never felt more stupid that sitting in this class. When people asked questions to clarify things, he would repeat what he just and then say "okay?" and move on. After the midterm (which he waited until week 6 for us to take), I had to get a tutor just to make sure I passed the class. I learned more from the tutor in three hours a week than I did in any of the time Adeel spent lecturing.I'm not writing this out of being bitter for getting a C, because I can honestly say its a miracle I passed the class. I'm just trying to give my perspective on how the quarter went. I know a lot of people in that class aced everything and did perfectly fine. but coming from someone who can usually do pretty well teaching themselves, definitely only take this class if you're either a)naturally a genius at physics or b)mentally prepared.


Junior
B
Elective
Jan 2016
Really Friendly and a great teacher. Exams are trickier but do the homework problems and understand the concepts and you should be fine. Don't miss his lectures, explains concepts really well. Only drawback is the online HW can be a pain. He is very energetic and you can see that he enjoys teaching.


Sophomore
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Feb 2016
Not really sure why everyone here is hating on Adeel. This guy rocks! Super friendly dude with a thick accent so there is a little bit of a language barrier when you try to ask him questions. I didn't take physics in high school but had to at Poly and I'm glad I got Adeel as a teacher. The quizzes and exams were WAY easier than the mastering physics homework problems. Overall great teacher!


Sophomore
B
Required (Support)
Mar 2016
Mixed feelings about this class/professor. Physics is a difficult class and that seems like it would be best taught by a teacher with a lot of experience. To my understanding, Adeel didn't have a lot of experience. At times, this showed. He would often ask us to solve problems before teaching us HOW to solve them.... being an hour long class, we usually got through two problems max, or had to stop half way through a problem and start back up the next day, which made things even more confusing. He sometimes rushed through problems or taught them to the white board rather than the class. He always stopped to ask if we had questions, but he wasn't always able to answer them in ways we could understand. His accent was very noticeable but wasn't really distracting nor did it take away from our ability to learn. I put in minimal work for this class, barely understood anything, and came out with a B- thanks to how he grades/weighs things. He doesn't collect homework, but it's very helpful (not that I did it...), grades are based solely off quizzes, tests, and participation. If you're actually looking to understand physics, I wouldn't take him. But if you're just looking to pass a required class, he's not that bad.

PHYS 141


Freshman
N/A
Required (Major)
Mar 2016
Adeel is a great professor, i would take him again if i could.

PHYS 142


Freshman
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Aug 2016
I liked him overall, he was pretty straightforward when presenting the material especially because his lectures came straight from the text book so anytime I was having trouble with a concept that I couldn't understand in lecture I was able to read how the text book explained it using the same examples from class. Some concepts took way too long to explain and felt somewhat convoluted, but given that it was his first quarter teaching I cut him slack for that and I think he just needs experience to cut back on the misuse of lecture time. And super nice btw I had to miss class for an exam and he allowed me to take it during office hours, and patient too

SOC 339


5th Year Senior
C
Required (Major)
Nov 2016
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