Chris Passerello - Michigan Technological University

Professor: Chris Passerello
Department: Engineering
College: Michigan Technological University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: MEEM4700
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I had him for both dynamics and feedback controls. He is a brilliant professor who will take the time to teach you if you want to learn. He will absolutely make you earn your grade but you will know it when you pass. If looking for an easy grade avoid him but if you want to be a good engineer when you graduate take his classes.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: MEEM2700
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Knows what hes talking about but has no idea how to portray it. He is confusing and calls students stupid for asking questions. Avoid unless you are great at dynamics.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: MEEM4700
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He knows his stuff and can explain it well enough, but he has large ego to boot. Show up to class and pay attention you wont fail.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: MEEM3700
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
not a bad teacher the second time through, first time sucked however. he expects you to know stuff from previous classes as if his class were the final exams for them. he'll make you learn everything, and i mean everything! but make you doesn't mean he'll teach you however. avoid him unless you could basically pass the class without a teacher.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: MEEM3700
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very clear when teaching. Expects you to learn info quickly, fast paced. Always willing to help from his office. Good teacher, subject wasn't fun though.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: MEEM4700
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I don't know what everyone is complaining about. One of the best teachers I had in my entire college career. He expects you to learn or to at least try before wasting his time. As long as you actually keep up with the class material, its not that hard. Stop blaming the professor for not learning the material.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: MEEM2700
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Passerello will expect alot out of you in class but he also is one of the best teachers I've ever had. If you do your work and ask questions when he's not clear you'll do fine. On the tests if you understand the subjects and can defend your answers you'll probably get an A.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: MEEM4700
  • 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:
Despite all of the negative comments I heard, I honestly thought Passerello was the best teacher I had at Tech. He explains things very thoroughly and is very helpful with any questions you go to ask him. If you study and go to class, this class is very clear with him teaching it. Overall an excellent controls teacher.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: MEEM2700
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The hardest professor I have ever had.He expects a lot of work from his students, more than a 3 credit class allots for.I recommend buying a solutions manual for the online work as soon as possible, then studying for exams early so that topics really click in your mind.Take Dr. J if possible, but the common final was a breeze thanks to Passerello.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: MEEM2700
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Passerello is a hard teacher without a doubt. He is also brilliant. He is also a lousy teacher in lecture. The review/help sessions were very useful, but he has an uncanny ability to insult anyone and anything at anytime. Prepare to have your character attacked and your intelligence questioned.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: MEEM4700
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Wow, his get it right or you fail attitude and all his calling everyone stupid really makes for a great class. He is one of the smartest guys here at tech but by far the worst teacher and has the worst attitude about teaching
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: MEEM2700
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's challenging, no question... but if you are willing to put forth a little effort, you WILL know this material. He is tough but fair, and even if you fail all the exams leading up to the final but are able to demonstrate on the final that you did indeed learn the material, he will still pass you. I would take him again, no question.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: MEEM2700
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Working your ass off is a must for this class. Put in the effort and attend the help sessions because if he gets to know your name he is easy to get along with and will not be a prick to you when you ask a question. Tests are challenging but not impossible. The departmental final was a walk in the park after taking him.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CONTROLS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I've had bad instructors but he is the first one that pissed me off the point of walking out of class. Yes it was that bad He spent a whole couple class sessions telling us how dumb we were because of a mistake HE made. I cannont express the Hell his class was in this venue. He even commented on how my wood working skills were poor. Stay away
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: MEEM4700
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
No Comments
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: DYNAMICS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
It is two weeks into the semester and I already want to shoot myself in the head. This guy has yet to teach us a single thing and automatically expects complicated derivations that the class has never seen before to be completely understood and applied on the online homework. Which in itself makes Mastering Physics look like a walk in the park.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: MEEM2700
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This was Dynamics from hell. I had him Fall 05 and he used a brand new book with online homework. Grading is no longer on work, answer only. He loves to waste class time telling you how dumb you are compared to him. Avoid at all costs.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: 4700CONTROLS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This is the Guy to take for Controls MEEM 4700. The guy is just too damn smart for Dynamics. He will make you feel like an idiot, but even one review session he can teach you at least half of the material for one exam. He is very excited about controls and will make it worth your time. Take him for controls, not Dynamics. End of story.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: DYNAMICS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
arrogant, assumes everyone already knows the material and treats you as stupid if you don't, so there's no learning. The worst prof in the ME dept.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: DYNAMICS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
terrible and unhelpful, has his head up his butt
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