4 evaluations Recognizes Student Difficulties: 2.50 Presents Material Clearly: 3.00
Professor Derbidge is pretty awesome. If anything he over-explained things, which I'd much rather have than not knowing what's going on the whole quarter! Only downside is the quizzes that happen every class for the first few weeks. They're on the book, though, and I understand why he does it, because the info in the book is actually really important for the most part. He's just all around a nice guy and a fair grader. I've really enjoyed being in his lab this quarter.
Derbidge is a really laid back, low stress kind of guy. Sometimes he would over-explain some material and then other times just skim over. Make sure you know your Mechanics of Materials and Statics. He's very helpful if you have questions. So make sure you clarify when things are due and what exactly he wants on reports/graphs.
Really great lecturer and person. Good at explaining but a decently difficult grader in terms of formatting.
Fine teacher, but a little dry in the presentation. I wouldnt suggest having her at 8:00 in the morning, might be difficult staying awake.