Makiko Fujiwara-Skroba - Santa Monica College

Professor: Makiko Fujiwara-Skroba
Department: Modern Languages
College: Santa Monica College
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: JAP12
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I studied with Fujiwara-Skrobak Sensei decades ago and my love of Japanese has never abated. It has stayed with me, and even though I did not speak Japanese for twenty years, after three days visiting there it came back to me in a flash. This is because this teacher is so excellent that what you learn is for your lifetime. She is great.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: JAP1
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I took Fujiwara sensei's class back in Spring 2013... She's such a sweet lady. Her lectures are fun, and she likes her students to engage with group works. I miss her very much. If you are looking for a good Japanese1 teacher, please take her. You will love it. Ganbatteyo!!!
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: JAP4
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Okay, maybe she was a good teacher for JAP 1, but for this class she was terrible. Don't get me wrong, she is a lovely lady; but she over estimates her students. First off, she doesn't exactly teach. She has you in groups the entirety of the class. She doesn't tell you what your grade is. It's more self taught than learning from a professor ...
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: 222
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Makiko Fujiwara-Skrobak Sensei is a dream teacher. I studied with her decades ago and my use and love of Japanese remains a joy in my life. If you want to learn and love what you learn, she's the best portal for all of that.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: JAPAN4
  • 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:
nice in person. lecture is pretty confusing because she doesn't go with the textbook steps but randomly. but everything else is fine, test aren't so hard, does give to extra chances to get an A from your homework. But make sure you check e-companion for your homework because she doesn't mention hw in class.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: JAPAN1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Fujiwara Sensei is so one of those cute polite Japanese ladies. I wasn't interested in taking Japanese seriously prior to this class but she changed my mind - I'm taking JAPAN2 this Fall(: It's just sad she doesn't teach JAPAN2 >:O Not only she's super nice, she handles the material very well - Just be attentive in class and it's a guaranteed A
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: JAPAN4
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Fujiwara-sensei is so sweet. Always happy to see her students and always willing to answer questions. This class is not difficult, just make sure you know when assignments are due. She's a fantastic person and will make this experience great!
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: JAPAN1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She's such a great teacher. She's really mellow and chill and cares a lot about her students. Just don't mess up like I did, I could've easily passed this class if I had focused a bit more and not have gotten a d. She's a must if you want to learn Japanese in a friendly and caring enviroment
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: JAP1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This teacher is awesome!!! She teaches with such passion its amazing. Just do all your work, which is easy, and attend class and you will get a good grade. She really cares about her students so don't be scared to go to her office hours because she will make sure you understand.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: JAPAN2340
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great professor had a great time in her class, learned a lot. If I can take that class again I would. Take her take her take her you wont regret!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: JAP1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She's amazing! This class was a blast. Yes you'll have to do some work, although it is very easy. She's a fair grader and memorization is a must! Her test/exams are some what easy because she gives you the answers before hand. If Japanese is something you always wanted to learn with one AMAZING professor TAKE HER!
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: JAPAN1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She's the best profesor I've ever met. She loves her students and is very frindly to her students. Not only her class is super easy but it's also very fun to attend. If you want boost your GPA, this is a good class (5 units & easy A)
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: JAPAN1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I studied with this professor twenty years ago and I still remember both my Japanese and how much fun it was to work with a committed, life loving teacher. She is fantastic!
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: JAP1
  • 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:
Fujiwara sensei is a very kind professor who treats you very well but expects the same from you. She is rather generous with grades. She can however be a bit disorganised. The textbooks she uses, written by herself, are expensive and not used by other classes, including Language Lab. This can be a problem when going to Jap2.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: JAP1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Shes such a sweetheart and helpful sensei but shes not very organized.. if you want to take jap2 then dont take her cuz she uses her own textbk and she doesnt teach ganji. her class is fun hw.. easy.. quiz.. little effort. midterm and finals were harder than everyone expected.. so its not an easy but u just put some effort in it thats all.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: JAP1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She uses her own textbook so if you plan on taking JAP 2 then maybe you want to take someone who uses Genki. Otherwise she's a great teacher. Fun, cute, and easy. She's really sweet and tries to help, not hard on grading AT ALL. her class was a blast.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: JAPJAP
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I love Fujiwara sensei. she is the sweetest and most helpful proffessor that I ever had and she is a silver fox, she's pretty hot for her age
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: JAPANESE1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She is easy!!! She gives A+ easily~ but she didn't teach Kanji in class~ if you want easy A take her~ if you really want learn perfect japanese then consider another professor
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: JAP1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
she is the best professor i have ever seen. i miss her class so much. if she teaches jap. 2 i definitely will take her class again. if you want to get A, you have to memory a lot of stuff, but it's a good experience in learning. great professor........^_^
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: JAPAN1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Skrobak-sensei is a wonderful, kind lady. She uses her personal textbook she authored rather than the Genki textbook used by the SMC, but we still were prepared for future classes very well. Her classes are very easy and she gives simple tests and quizzes. You have a lot of fun in the class and she's easy to talk to. Take her for Japanese 1!!!!!!!!
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