John Tucker - University of Victoria

Professor: John Tucker
Department: English
College: University of Victoria
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL340
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The best, simply the best.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL340
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He's such a sweetie! I wouldn't have guessed from the first class, but he really tries hard for his students. I found the material quite difficult, and yes, boring, but Tucker scheduled extra classes to make sure we were all on the same page, and his tests are very predictable. I ended up actually enjoying this class, surprisingly!
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL340
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I have zero interest in Old English (I took the class because I heard it was an easy A), however, Mr. Tucker is a very nice, approachable professor.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ENG340
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I found this class absolutely fascinating, and if you love language you will enjoy this course. BUT, be warned, while I found it relatively easy, many others had A LOT of trouble. So if you have no aptitude for language, you may find this exceedingly difficult. Dr Tucker regularly schedules extra classes to help those who are having difficulty.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL340
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great Prof. Have taken almost all his courses.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ENG340
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He didn't actually teach the lessons in class.BUT he did make extra classes for us where we could ask questions and learn how to translate the old English. This course should have a linguistic pre-req of some sort. If taking this course, make sure to read the website he only mentions once in the first class, that's where the lessons are!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ENGLISH340341
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Tucker is a wonderful prof... Very helpful, always willing to put in extra effort, time, or explanations if you're having trouble. He knows his stuff well but does not intimidate you into NOT speaking up on a subject. Recommended!!
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL341
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
A distant teacher (hard to get to know) but clear on what he wanted students to do in class. loves participation, and overall he is worth taking a class from. He knows his Old English Lit!
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: 340
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I have a hard time learning languages, but Tucker is very supportive and helpful! he takes alot of time out to help his students. Any prof who is willing to make extra classes anytime his students want, as often as they want is worth having around to teach. Take his classes, you will enjoy!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL340351
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Average lectures, depending on your interest in the material. 340 needed to be separated into 2 courses, one for language and one for literature - there was not enough time for both! He liked to focus on the details in 351, but major themes were made clear as well.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ENG351
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Definately not the most gripping lecturer. He is kind of monotone and seems a bit aloof in lectures. That said, he is a pretty nice guy, a fairly easy marker and helpful in person. I think the more interested you are going in the better the course will be.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ENG340351
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Nice guy outside of class, a fair marker, interested in the subject. However, he seems to not want to be teaching: he's often haughty, scornful and derisive. Tucker, if you don't wanna be teaching us dumb kids, then don't!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: 351
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great Prof. Intelligent and Helpful. The best kind of University Professor.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ENG340
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
John Tucker reminds me of my grandpa, I love my grandpa! He's got that nice, gentle old man quality about him, and he's always willing to help you if you need it! I'm taking ENG 351 just because he's the prof!
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: 440
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Fantastic guy, fantastic prof--knows his strengths and limitations, which s important, and so is very good about extracurricular help. Kind, sincere, earnest. You'll do well, if you can look at language with some scientific rigour, English majors!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ENG440
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Awesome class, very intelligent.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL340
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Expect to go heavy into linguistics in Tucker's courses; it's his specialization. Very articulate and knowledgeable speaker, with a strangely soothing voice. If you put in the necessary effort in his course, you WILL do well; he doesn't mark arbitraril
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: 400
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I've had him for 440, OE, and Chaucer. He's knowledgable, approachable, very clear about what he expects, and gets excited about his subject. All in all, I think he's great.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL340
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He clearly enjoys teaching and is v. willing to help.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ENG351
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
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