Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes - San Diego State University

Professor: Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Department: Economics
College: San Diego State University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ECON102
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This professor is by far the worst Econ professor on SDSU's campus. I took it hybrid and the homework was impossible to get 100%. Her accent is very strong and hard to understand. I took ECON101 after this class and it was insane how much easier economics can be with a better professor. If you have to take Econ take Cullivan!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ECON102
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Think accent was tough, but she was nice. An optional final would drop a midterm score if you scored higher. Clicker points count for correctness. Curves every test. If you put in effort you'll be fine. I didn't watch a single online lecture in a hybrid course and I got a B+ without taking 101 first (I took 101 and 102 in reverse order)
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ECON102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The WORST teacher Ive had at state. She goes way too fast and does not even look up to see peoples hands when they have questions. She writes on a piece of paper for lectures, but she barely zooms in on the projector so nobody can see anything shes doing (even when people ask her every class to zoom in, she just does not get it). AVOID!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ECON102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
She is sweet and has a great personality but her teaching format is really bad. I can't really understand her sometimes because of her heavy accent but I can look past it. What is really annoying is that her handwriting sucks and I never know what she is writing during lectures. Make sure you try in this class.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ECON102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Mediocre teaching! Stay away. Makes your GPA go down
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ECON102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She is positive, cheerful, kind, and really helpful. Even though I am an international student, her accent didn't bother me that much. Its not that hard to understand. I got an F from her but that was totally on me. You just need to be an average student to get a B. Attend to her lectures, study for the exams and DO YOUR HOMEWORK. You're good to go
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ECON102
  • Grade Received: D+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She is a very nice woman I'll give her that, but when it come to what matters she is a bad professor. I ended up getting a 69% and she still woudn't round up my grade, ultimately forcing me to stay another semester at SDSU for ONE class. Homework is a huge 35% of your grade and it's extremely difficult. honestly just stay away. I HAD a 3.5 mind you
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ECON102
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
It's really not that bad of a class. She teaches everything you really need to know for tests so you don't really need to read. Do the online practice problems before the homework. Uses clickers last couple minutes of class and give some room to miss class or homework.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ECON102
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I'm not a fan of her knowledge, teaching technique, and would not recommend her as a professor.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: 390
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Her study guides were almost identical to the exams. Numbers may be different but concepts the same. If you did them and the book questions, I don't think you could have a problem.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ECON102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
STAY AWAY!!! The worst professor I took this semester! You can't understand her, and she doesn't explain the material well. Micro is hard to begin with and she didn't make it any easier. You basically have to teach yourself and do lots of reading. Clickers required. Don't take her unless you absolutely have too.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ECON102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She is very nice and loves her job, but hard to understand because she has a strong accent. There is online homework every week and clicker questions the last 15 min of every class.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ECON496
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
She's very friendly, helpfull and she's really into her research. I liked her and her way aof teaching a lot while it can be a little boring from time to time.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ECON101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I would avoid taking this professor. She is a nice person and very understanding but her teaching style needs work. I learned from the work I did by reading the chapter and doing my own notes but I wasn't able to pass the exams. Homework, three midterms, one final, and clicker questions. I worked really hard and failed.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: MACROECONOMICS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Her accent makes it impossible to pay attention. Exams feel like you are asked to multiply all knowledge you got from that class times 10, super hard. Says "okay" after every single sentence which is extremely unprofessional and annoying.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ECON101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
REALLY thick spanish accent so quite hard to understand. Would recommend sitting near the front if you want to do well. Clicker points will help you pass the class because tests are kinda hard but she curves it so it's easier. weekly quizz which is about an hour of work if you want to do well, this also brings your grade up a lot!!!
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ECON380
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Econ 380 -- The book is a must! The multi choice questions on the books web site, are like the quiz questions. The questions at the end of each CH are like the written tests. Focus on the book questions that she covers, as they are they ones most likely on the test. I would take this Professor again.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ECON101
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I took her because people said it was easy to get an A in her class. IT IS NOT. Hard midterms and homework. Clicker question in almost every class. Try to take another Econ 101 professor.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ECON101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This class is impossible to get an A in. Tests are really hard. 3 midterms, and optional final. Her accent is REALLY difficult to understand. Aplia homework is assigned weekly due sunday, and its also difficult. Don't take this class if you don't have to.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ECON100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She is really hard to understand and does not give great examples at all, like its SO hard to even understand the concept. Do not take this class, it's a waste of time.
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