Patrick Duffy - Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Surrey

Professor: Patrick Duffy
Department: Chemistry
College: Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Surrey
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1210
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He gives you unlimited practice problems and is always available for help. Super nice prof.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1210
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He loves chemistry & he is always happy to help. But his lectures & his tests are a world apart. Due to the online class, you make notes off his lecture, and try to solve his problem sets on your own. You are literally teaching yourself., also he replies very late to his emails. He doesn't always give you partial credit even though he says he will.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1210
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Hes terrible!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1210
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
patrick is awesome. He made an 8am class worth going to. He makes his lectures very funny and interesting. He is always available to help and explains the material very well. The course itself is difficult and one cant expect to pass if no effort is put in.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1210
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Just study and go see him if you struggle. His lectures are really straightforward, he teaches you concepts, then problems, rinse and repeat. Duffy has a need to stop to breath every few words sometimes and it was very distracting for me to listen to. His tests are also hard, the questions are always a step harder than the ones in lectures.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1154
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The key to succeeding Patrick's class is to attend class. All of Patrick's midterms and final he writes himself, and the material he teaches is so similar to the tests. That being said, don't buy any textbooks, as by Patrick's recommendation, just use his site. Learning was easy as Patrick is constantly making jokes. He preps you so well for labs.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1105
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great guy. Tests are really hard, but do his test prep and you'll do fine. Super nerdy sense of humour makes the lectures entertaining. 10/10.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1210
  • 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:
I LOVE his classes. Finally understood some chemistry. Wish had him earlier as a prof. And god, he is SO FUNNY!
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1154
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
What to say? His lectures are a mess, I couldnt properly understand his lectures. my previous chem course I ended with an A+ , this with Patrick I almost failed. If you can take the course with another instructor.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1100
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Study, study, study.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1154
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I'm sure that I failed the final exam, but I did good on the midterms. I should get a D or F based on course policy, but I talked to Patrick, and got a C+. He is an extremely sincere, flexible, reasonable and funny teacher. Show him that you've tried in his class and he will give you a deserving grade. MAKE sure you study the previous final.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
the best teacher I have had in a long time!! his tests are hard but they prepared me for future classes. I recommend him to anyone who is starting out in chemistry. he is always available for help and he is the best!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Patrick is an amazing teacher! As awkward as he is, I found his lectures to be amazingly clear and easy to catch on to because he would put everything into simpler terms. His tests are tough, but whatever he says in lecture is what you're going to get in the tests. A lot of writing when it comes to notes, but that's only because he's very detailed.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: 1110
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Pat is an amazing prof! He teaches clearly, gives many examples and is ALWAYS available to help. He's also hilarious so class goes by quickly. However, his exams are EXTREMELY difficult and will have problems that are more complicated than those he taught. Bye bye GPA. I'd still take he again because he prepared me for future chem courses :)
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: 1154
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
My suggest is not to take chem1154 here, this instructor is not helpful at all. no slides. tests are way too hard, the stuff that is online is too vague + the answers to tests dont have good explanation, and not to say, your GPA will fall to the ground.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1154
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
do not wait to get butcherd by duffy, if yuo see that you are not doing well, withdraw and take 1154 in another college, trust me.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1094
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dude, for a beginner them course he makes it so difficult to understand. He teaches well but then goes off topic for the exam and is not what ur excepting. IF YOU ARE NOT GOOD IN CHEMISTRY TAKES this a warning take it with someone else not Duffy. Maybe just use him as a chem tudor that is it.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1154
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
A very knowledgeable individual, however, as instructor he is not worth one penny. You will figure it out yourself.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1154
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Old style professor, no powerpoint slides, you will loose plenty of time writing down stuff from board. Lectures are not clear. Your GPA is in danger, no matter if you are good or bad. If you are lucky you will get a B- or C.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: 1154
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
If you can, take chem 1154 somewhere else. Lecture are very messy and are NOTHING compared with tests. One of the worst instructor at KPU.
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