TOMKIN J (GEOL)

Grading History

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Review Summary

50% recommended (11 of 22 reviews)

Category Average A B C D F Reviews
Overall Instructor C (2.450) 7 4 3 3 3 22
Overall Course C (1.550) 0 6 5 3 6 22
Communication Skills B (2.909) 11 4 2 4 1 22
Personality B (2.818) 10 4 4 2 2 22
Course Content C (1.909) 6 3 3 3 7 22
Exams and Grading C (1.773) 3 6 3 3 7 22
Time Required C (1.864) 2 4 9 3 4 22
Grade You Earned B (2.864) 5 10 6 1 0 22

Courses Taught in Fall 2016

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Reviews

Not Recommended/C Instructor
Not Recommended/F Course
A+ Communication Skills
C Personality
F Course Content
F Exams and Grading
F Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #1 / Course: GEOL 1001 / Instructor: TOMKIN J
If you have Tomkin...log on to paws RIGHT NOW and DROP THIS CLASS!!!
Posted: 12/17/2007 8:53:24 PM
Not Recommended/D Instructor
Not Recommended/D Course
A+ Communication Skills
D Personality
D Course Content
B Exams and Grading
A+ Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #2 / Course: GEOL 1001 / Instructor: TOMKIN J
It's a class about rocks. That should be enough. If you have to take it, I would check out other instructors
Posted: 1/17/2007 12:31:33 PM
Not Recommended/F Instructor
Recommended/F Course
D Communication Skills
D Personality
F Course Content
F Exams and Grading
F Time Required
D Grade You Earned
Review #3 / Course: GEOL 1001 / Instructor: TOMKIN J
I listened in class, read the assigned material, did the "study guides" and example questions and was very confident that i would do well on the tests....i was wrong; the tests are confusing, and tricky. DO NOT take this teacher!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 12/16/2006 8:42:21 PM
Not Recommended/F Instructor
Not Recommended/F Course
D Communication Skills
C Personality
F Course Content
D Exams and Grading
F Time Required
D Grade You Earned
Review #4 / Course: GEOL 1001 / Instructor: TOMKIN J
Tomkin is a nice guy, but this class is ridiculous for a 1001 level. probably the most miserable class I have had in 3 years. tests are designed to trick the student. Reading the text book will barely get you a C. Avoid this class at all costs.
Posted: 12/16/2006 6:24:35 AM
Not Recommended/F Instructor
Recommended/F Course
D Communication Skills
F Personality
D Course Content
F Exams and Grading
D Time Required
D Grade You Earned
Review #5 / Course: GEOL 1001 / Instructor: TOMKIN J
Teacher ignores student's questions, thinks class is full of geology majors only, very immature when things do not go his way. Get ready to devote all of your time to making a "C". Gives very tricky tests. Do NOT take this teacher!
Posted: 12/12/2006 12:12:40 PM
Not Recommended/C Instructor
Recommended/C Course
B Communication Skills
B Personality
C Course Content
D Exams and Grading
B Time Required
B Grade You Earned
Review #6 / Course: GEOL 1001 / Instructor: TOMKIN J
Makes a 1001 class like a 2000 level class; the tests are rediculous
Posted: 1/7/2006 1:50:22 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/B Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
B Course Content
B Exams and Grading
B Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #7 / Course: GEOL 1001 / Instructor: TOMKIN J
Study guides, super easy quizes given almost daily to boost your grade, tests are a little hard, you can make A by just attending class everyday, book only necessary for concepts not understood in class.
Posted: 12/20/2005 12:32:11 AM
Not Recommended/F Instructor
Recommended/F Course
D Communication Skills
C Personality
F Course Content
F Exams and Grading
C Time Required
D Grade You Earned
Review #8 / Course: GEOL 1001 / Instructor: TOMKIN J
This guy really likes geology but he teaches the class like 1001 is a 3000 level class. The tests are impossible and not from the notes i do NOT recommend this teacher he i way too hard for a 1001 class.
Posted: 12/12/2005 9:27:13 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/B Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
C Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #9 / Course: GEOL 1001 / Instructor: TOMKIN J
This guy is great! Geology isn't the most interesting of subjects, but through his power point lectures and class activities, Tomkin makes it as fun as possible. PS Don't come in late, after awhile, he starts to look a little irked.
Posted: 12/9/2005 5:17:33 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/B Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
C Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #10 / Course: GEOL 1001 / Instructor: TOMKIN J
J. Tomkin is a great teacher for Geology 1001. He makes it as funny and interesting as it can be.
Posted: 12/5/2005 10:37:38 AM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Not Recommended/D Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
D Course Content
B Exams and Grading
C Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #11 / Course: GEOL 1001 / Instructor: TOMKIN J
Dr. Tomkin can be funny, but the class is just so boring. Take something besides geology for your science sequence.
Posted: 7/28/2005 9:41:41 AM
Not Recommended/D Instructor
Not Recommended/F Course
B Communication Skills
C Personality
F Course Content
F Exams and Grading
D Time Required
B Grade You Earned
Review #12 / Course: GEOL 1001 / Instructor: TOMKIN J
These tests were impossible! I knew everything on the review and could never make above a B. He's a good teacher but tests are way too hard.
Posted: 4/19/2005 2:21:25 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/B Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
B Exams and Grading
A+ Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #13 / Course: GEOL 1001 / Instructor: TOMKIN J
Very funny man with Australian accent, but you can clearly understand him. Go to class take notes, you'll be fine. Book not necessary.
Posted: 2/12/2005 12:14:16 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/C Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
B Course Content
C Exams and Grading
C Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #14 / Course: GEOL 1001 / Instructor: TOMKIN J
No review provided.
Posted: 12/15/2004 12:57:17 PM
Recommended/B Instructor
Recommended/C Course
A+ Communication Skills
B Personality
A+ Course Content
C Exams and Grading
D Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #15 / Course: GEOL 1001 / Instructor: TOMKIN J
Tomkin is a nice guy and he cracks stupid jokes to make you laugh. It's powerpoint lectures, so be there everyday and take notes. Read the book if you need extra help, but otherwise you dont need it. You HAVE to study and KNOW the material.
Posted: 11/16/2004 9:25:59 AM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/B Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
B Exams and Grading
C Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #16 / Course: GEOL 1001 / Instructor: TOMKIN J
Professor Tomkin is a great teacher!!! He is funny and cares about his students!!! You mUST study, but duh its college!! TAKE HIM!!
Posted: 10/21/2004 3:41:12 PM
Recommended/B Instructor
Recommended/C Course
B Communication Skills
A+ Personality
B Course Content
B Exams and Grading
C Time Required
B Grade You Earned
Review #17 / Course: GEOL 1001 / Instructor: TOMKIN J
He is really excited about teaching geology and makes you want to learn! Tests aren't that bad just study hard! Overall he makes class fun!
Posted: 3/29/2004 10:12:08 AM
Not Recommended/F Instructor
Not Recommended/F Course
F Communication Skills
F Personality
F Course Content
F Exams and Grading
F Time Required
F Grade You Earned
Review #18 / Course: GEOL 1001 / Instructor: TOMKIN J
He taught the class as if we were geology majors
Posted: 3/26/2004 4:53:31 PM
Recommended/B Instructor
Recommended/B Course
B Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
A+ Exams and Grading
B Time Required
B Grade You Earned
Review #19 / Course: GEOL 1001 / Instructor: TOMKIN J
Kind of hard, but you really learn the material. You do have to study.
Posted: 1/20/2004 11:20:15 PM
Recommended/B Instructor
Recommended/C Course
C Communication Skills
A+ Personality
C Course Content
C Exams and Grading
B Time Required
C Grade You Earned
Review #20 / Course: GEOL 1001 / Instructor: TOMKIN J
He's AUSTRALIAN so he's great!!!! his accent is so funny and he makes jokes about america/australia.....he does have a doctorate so his tests are difficult, but if you read the book and study the notes, a B is definite, A very likely =)
Posted: 10/30/2003 1:25:03 PM
Not Recommended/C Instructor
Recommended/D Course
A+ Communication Skills
B Personality
C Course Content
F Exams and Grading
C Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #21 / Course: GEOL 1001 / Instructor: TOMKIN J
His tests are hard. You can tell he lives and breathes Geology, he is enthusiastic but he goes off about things that don't pertain to a 1000-level course. Prepare to hear a full 1 1/2 hour lecture.
Posted: 8/28/2003 6:36:34 PM
Not Recommended/D Instructor
Not Recommended/F Course
C Communication Skills
B Personality
F Course Content
D Exams and Grading
C Time Required
C Grade You Earned
Review #22 / Course: GEOL 1001 / Instructor: TOMKIN J
His tests are killer. Tests are multiple choice, but had lots of trick questions. He does not review before tests.
Posted: 5/11/2003 11:39:53 AM

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