Andy Robinson - University of Guelph

Professor: Andy Robinson
Department: Animal Biology
College: University of Guelph
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: MBG3060
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
AVOID AT ALL COSTS. He will say that people that complain about his finals haven't prepared for them. Do not listen to him. I studied until there was nothing left to study and tanked the final, there was nothing I could have done differently. Finished with 95+ in my other courses and mid 80 in this. The most unfair exam I've written.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: MBG3560
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Amazing prof. If you want a good grade you have to work for it. But everything is there and given to you for you to succeed.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: MBG3060
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
People who are extremely comfortable with genetics and are able to understand the content without much input from the prof will love him. He spends roughly 40% of the class making horrible jokes and talking about his personal life. This is time he could spend actually teaching the course content! It is very annoying when you are struggling
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: MBG3060
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Robinson is one of my favorite professors. He genuinely wants you to succeed and gives you all the tools you need without spoonfeeding you. Although the content was a little difficult at times, having a great professor really makes up for it! Highly recommend taking any classes with him as a prof!
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: MBG2400
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He spent 50% of lecture time talking about his personal life rather than teaching the content. Surprise surprise the final ended up being horrible, with content that he had never mentioned or gone over. Really frustrating.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: MBG2400
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Andy Robinson is a cool professor. I've had him for 2 courses so far in my degree program and I'm honestly impressed with all that I've learned from him. I'm not the smartest and his content was not that challenging for me. His chill style of teaching, great notes and straightforward exams are only some of the great things this gem has offer.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: MBG2400
  • Grade Received: INC
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I'm sure Prof Robsinson is a good guy in normal circumstances. However, when taking this class online, he's been pretty bad. His lectures go off on tangents that are completely irrelevant, which makes focusing difficult. Also, for the final exam, he's just announced that we will not be allowed to use paper or a calculator, FOR AN ONLINE EXAM.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: MBG2400
  • Grade Received: INC
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Robinson seems like a really nice guy and i know he means well, however he can go off on A LOT of distracted tangents and its hard to know whats important. He also doesn't finish his lectures the next day if we were unable to finish the content the day before (because of the tangents). I just find his teaching style very difficult to understand
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: MBG2040
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He provides lecture podcasts and answers discussion board questions or emails fast!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: MBG3060
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Andy is the best prof I have had. He is funny and actually wanted all of his students to do well. He cares and is often available to help with any questions you have. I have had him for three classes and across the board he was awesome. Finals are difficult though!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ANSC4020
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
So funny! You can tell he really loves what he's lecturing about. He is a gem and posts all podcasts on Courselink so even if you don't want to go to class they can still get the lectures! He gives out stickers in class when you answer questions I love him!
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL1050
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I've had Robinson for 2 courses so far and have him for another one next semester. He's an awesome lecturer and makes notes super clear. He also records himself as he goes through each lecture so if you missed class or there were extra notes you can find his podcast of it posted on courselink!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: MBG3060
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I took this course DE and he really treats the students in DE as if they are animal bio students unwilling to make it to class. Gives a huge advantage to those in class, such as review sessions, details only provided in lecture but we are still quizzed on those details etc. If you need to take this class, don't take it online.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL1050
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Andy Robinson is the best professor I have ever had. He makes a ton of dad jokes and doesn't take himself too seriously. He is always willing to help if you ask for it and he is a fair grader. His classes are not a gift and you defiantly need to work for your grade but he is so engaging and gives great explanations that make you enjoy the class.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: MBG3060
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Robinson, I know you read these things and I just want you to know that despite the fact I'm forced to take this class, I enjoy it. Not because I like genetics, but because you genuinely want to see your students to succeed. You are an amazing prof and EVERY prof should model themselves after you. Thank you for making learning fun and doable!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: MBG4020
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Robinson is a genuinely great guy, and his classes are quite enjoyable. His teaching style is not the best, as he goes off on distracted tangents and it's difficult to know what's important at times. However, he posts podcasts of his lectures which are awesome for studying. Final exam challenging, but easy to go in with an extremely high mark.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL1050
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Super good guy. Interesting lectures, very laid back and kind. Provides lots of information, and although fairly difficult, is reasonable.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: MBG4020
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I'll fight anyone for this man. Taken 4 classes w. him, as a student and as someone who's chronically ill it's been a great experience. Makes material easy, straightforward in testing, very fair quiz qs & method. Tries to podcast lectures so you can review easily, and he's always up to explain material in office hours - lean into the dad jokes
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: MBG3060
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Robinson is an okay-prof. He definitely makes it easy to come out with a good mark (or at least go into the final with one), and makes the quizzes and midterm easy to get 100 (or close-to) on. However, although he provides practice, I wouldn't say it prepares you completely for the final, so make sure you really understand all concepts.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: MBG3060
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Andy is a great guy and the quizzes and midterm are fair but the final was brutal! I did every practice question and attended all lectures and did countless old finals but the one in Winter 2018 was absolutely horrible. I have never left a question blank before but I did on this exam.
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