6 evaluations Recognizes Student Difficulties: 2.33 Presents Material Clearly: 2.00
This class was the BIGGEST joke ever. Flores shows up late all the time, never has a lesson planned for class, goes off on the most pointless tangents, and overall is ineffective. Going to his class 4 days a week was the worst part of my 2nd year at CP, and I had multiple 7 AM’s. In total there were two midterms and supposed to be a lab activity, which he never signed any of his sections up for, so instead we had to write, in English, a response on how a poem made you feel. I took this class because I need to know spanish for my future job, and my high school teacher taught me more than he did. Such a joke and waste of time and money. Take a different professor if you want to learn anything at all. Also, I got an A- somehow, when I showed up every day, got above an A on both midterms, and know I did well on the final. Can almost guarantee he just gave people random grades depending on how they did on the first tests, and didn’t want to give out to many A’s. Such a freaking joke.
Alex is a really nice person but not the greatest lecturer. His lectures weren't always very clear and most of class is spent working on activities in the textbook. He assigns online homework but only requires 60 percent of it to be complete, which is nice because there is a lot of it. I recommend studying a lot on your own as you won't learn a whole lot from the lecture. There were no quizzes and one midterm and an oral and written final. In addition there were a few writing projects responding to Spanish art or media and a short story written in Spanish.
Don't take this professor if you can avoid it! He can't teach Spanish at all. Class is useless but attendance is mandatory so you're basically sitting in class doing nothing at all. Sometimes he enjoys just talking to himself and no one is actually listening. He's an ok guy as a person but I would not take his as a professor if I had the choice. He taught 3 different verb tenses in 1 day when only 5 people were there in class (it was the Tuesday before Thanksgiving break) and the final was basically based off of those verb tenses. If you have no background in Spanish whatsoever, DON'T TAKE THIS CLASS.
Alex is a homie. 103 was a chill review class for me. He went over everything clearly and is relatable with his students. He recognizes that not everyone is at the same level coming in and is able to engage everyone in discussions. Some vatos complained about the tests but they never took the time to understand the simple concepts in the first place. You only have to put in like an hour a week into this class to do the online homework and there are a few easy assignments at the end.
Alex is a cool guy but I would not recommend taking this class if you are actually trying to learn Spanish. I think he got sick of teaching and he stopped assigning us homework around week 5. He would go days without really teaching much, and then the day before Thanksgiving break (when a lot of the class was gone), he taught two verb tenses, both of which were a large part of the final. If you're willing to teach yourself the class is really easy (and he grades super easily), and it was fun going to class cause everyone just kinda hangs out for an hour and Alex is cool, but again, I wouldn't recommend taking this class if you're serious about learning Spanish. He doesn't even hold office hours cause he said he's too busy.
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.