Purba Fernandez - De Anza College

Professor: Purba Fernandez
Department: Geography
College: De Anza College
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: GEO01
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I strongly advise not taking this class. She just uploads the textbooks a few times before forcing you to buy them. Even if you explain things properly, she extremely finicky and will take off points for not wording things her way says things like "you clearly don't understand this and other disparaging comments Chose any other GE.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: GEO1
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Fernandez is a Real Professor. Because she will not only teach you exactly what you need to know in order to pass the class but she will also listen to what you have to say and gives you all of the resources in order for you to pass the class. And she is so nice
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: GEO001
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Super nice professor! Took her for fall 2020. There's a chapter quiz each week and three written assignments and answers can be found in her lectures. Her exams are multiple choice and has a written section, but she gives you the prompts in the study guide. She sends you emails encouraging you when you get As on your exams!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: GEOD001
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
One of the sweetest professors I've ever met. Super kind and helpful if you asked questions. Attending lectures is the most important. If you can take good notes on lectures, you'll be set for tests and hw. Her lectures are amazing in general so you should be good in any case.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: GEO10
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
very nice and if you do the homework you will pass
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: GEO001
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I LOVED this class. This class wasn't that difficult for me, but a lot of people did struggle. My #1 tip is to take notes. Write down EVERYTHING she writes down. Take notes as she speaks. Look through the textbook for clarification. You can pass the class. She gives a detailed study guide for every test. Nothing is a surprise. Straight to the point
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: GEO1
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Fernandez really does everything possible to help her students succeed: she provides detailed study guides for each exam and offers plenty plenty of opportunities for extra credit. Her lectures are engaging and informative; she uses lots of diagrams and drawings in her lectures to make concepts easier to understand.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: GEO1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I would definitely take her class again, even with the regular assignments. She gives you every opportunity to succeed with assignments/tests on exactly what she lectures/in the textbook/and study guide. She's very composed and serious but she is clearly passionate about the subject. Sometimes she wears hurricane picture t-shirts.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: GEO001
  • 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:
You will feel like you don't deserve the grade you'll get. You'll regret this class.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: GEO04
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The test is very hard. All the question is essay or short answer. No multiple choice. It is difficult to get full point for every questions. Although you spend a lot of time to this class, you still can not get A.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: GEO001
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Wouldnt recommend this professor. I found her to be rude and almost wishing for the worst for her students (like she wanted people to fail). Instead of being encouraging she made me feel like a failure. Plan on taking extensive notes because if you dont use her wording in answers you will be marked off many points.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: GEO001
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Solid choice. Her lectures are easy to understand as long as you attend the classes. Three homework, several pop quiz (but she lets you open book and work with partners), three exams. Stick to her study guide, it's extraordinary helpful. You do need to put time into it though, no easy As. Also provide 40ish extra credit chances. Overall amazing.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: GEO01
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
A very good geography teacher. She is clear on everything she teaches, you can rely on your notes to study. She is always available to assist you on hw and test prep. You can get away with not having the book.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: GEO001
  • 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:
her lectures were easy to understand, she goes over the test/hw content during them so don't skip. take good notes b/c it may be difficult to recall exact processes. she randomly gives graded assignments during class so make sure to show up if you want full points. hw is due at the end of each unit, gives exact study guides for tests
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: GEO01
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The best professor on the planet. She cares about her students and what they're learning. She's genuinely passionate about and well-educated on the topic of geography, and makes sure to explain things in terms that we'll understand. Only gives exams, some quizzes that you do with partners, and no papers. She's a gem <3
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: GEO001
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Totally suggesting to take her class. She is a great lecturer, gives homework that helps so much with exam, never misses a break, uses all the visual objects. She always takes questions in class and after class. She is really trying to help. Attendance is not mandatory but you don't want to miss once a week quizzes.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: GEO001
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Very good Teacher. explains everything on details, but goes very fast sometimes. gives you good feedback and always keeps you aware of what tests quizzes or homework are coming up
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: GEO001
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
seems strict, but very passionate about the subject. 3 big hw assignments, 3 exams including final, quizzes throughout. possible to get an A, just don't make a lot of mistakes. ec available.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: GEOG1
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
A lot of work but she's probably the best geography teacher at De Anza.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: GEO001
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Fernandez is by far was one of my favorite professors. She is kind, accessible outside of class, and willing to explain and help you with homework or anything you are confused about. I have to give her credit for her amazing lectures that are very clear. Her study guides for exams are gold! Complete it and you will get an A on the test.
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