Burt Goldberg - New York University

Professor: Burt Goldberg
Department: Biology
College: New York University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM126
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I had to teach myself absolutely everything in the course but at least Goldberg wasnt a bad guy (so not the worst case scenario). Very sassy and cute. He gave up by the end of the semester and talked about his cat for 20 mins at the start of lecture.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: GENCHEM2
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I'm surprised to see that Burt is getting such a hard time on here. During this semester, he was caring and extremely fair (he went out of his way to stop the lab professor from switching to this new ridiculous format online). Sometimes he does go a little fast during lecture, but he always will stop if you have a question and will answer clearly.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
By far the worst professor I've had. His whole class is so unorganized, and his syllabus gives me a headache. He's also extremely rude, passive-aggressive, and sassy for no reason to his students. Like hello? We're all just trying to learn here, just cut the attitude. His classes have absolutely no form.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: GENCHEM2
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Incredibly rude and condescending, had him for two sessions of Gen Chem II recitation until I switched out. Very confusing too, he explained a concept completely incorrectly despite the entire class arguing with him (I googled it and the class was correct). Avoid at all costs.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: GENCHEM2
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
his way or the highway
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CHEMUA126
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Goldberg is a fun and fair professor although he can come across as rude. The exam and quiz questions are from the textbook so if you do the HW and sample problems in the chapters and LGs you're guaranteed above an 80 on the exams. He pretends like he cares about attendance by passing quizzes during class but I never showed up and got an A...
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: GENCHEM2
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is an ok professor. He is very hard to talk to. Lectures aren't helpful so I just learned on my own. LG Sheets and HW's are fair questions to be on the exam. Thats how you prepare for his exams.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: GENCHEM2
  • 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 class boils down to you doing the LG review sheets. If you did the homework and the review you are guaranteed at least a B on the exams. He does take attendance in lecture, and recitation quizzes matter. He likes to lecture on things other than the material but he's a really nice person. Its chemistry so still hard but he makes it easier.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: GENCHEM2
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
burt himself is a very smart man, he has so much knowledge stored in his head and he teaches fairly well. the course itself is pretty easy as well, he gives textbook questions that are the "study guides" and a lot of the test questions are directly from these questions. lecture quizzes don't count at all still got an a and never went to class.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: BIOCH2
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
he is brilliant and updates his study guides often. helped me through mcat studying. Updating the study guides helped me with self-discipline and studying more efficiently. def recommend!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CHEMUA881
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Lectures hard to follow, pretty rude in office hours. You understand the material with his study guides, which are nearly identical to the exam he gives you, but he doesn't give you the answers, and you have to look for them in his disorganized lectures/google. 95-100 is an A which is pretty ass, no drops, no curve. But Rohini Qamra was lit.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CHEMUA881
  • 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 most brilliant (although slightly condescending) professors in the Chem department. His exams are easy as long as you study the way he tells you to and drill yourself with the study guides. Overall a great class from someone who has a passion for the subject material. If you took MCB (BIOLUA 21/22), this class is essentially a repeat
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CHEMUA882
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Extremely arrogant, rude, and mean. He knows nothing about mutual respect, but his class is easy. Do his study guides and you will get an A.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: BIOCHEM2
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Goldberg definitely has favorites, but if you ask good questions and pay attention to him during class, the class will be well worth it. Doing the Study Guides makes the difference of whether you get an A or D in the course. Try to do these in a good time span since he tends to put a lot of questions on them. Highly recommend taking it.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: BIOCH2
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Burt has a "very bright" personality which is not understood by some, but he is The Best in his specialty. Make sure to absorb all the knowledge he has to offer! The subject is difficult with a lot to memorize/learn, yet he teaches only what you need to be successful in med school! Very fair grader, honest and charming. Take him at all costs!!!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: BIOCH02
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He is the best. He's rude but only to students he knows and he's always joking! It doesn't matter if you listen in lecture because if you complete the study guide that he sends you, you will 100% get an A.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM2739
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
It hurts me when people say bad things about BG because he genuinely is the kindest professor i've had at NYU. He cares about all of his students, he just has a funny way of showing it. Lecture is worth going to not even for the material but purely for his stories which are extremely entertaining. Love him!
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: BIOCHEM1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Goldberg is definitely not one to mess with, but with that in mind as long as you pay attention in lectures and DO THE STUDY GUIDES then there's no reason why you shouldn't get an A. Make sure to ask more questions during office hours rather than in lectures themselves. Forming study groups is really helpful in the class as well.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: BIOLUA882
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He's one of my favorite professors. He comes off a little intimidating at first, but a week or two into the semester you'll figure out he just cares a lot. The lectures aren't overly helpful, but worth showing up to if you have the time. Find a couple of friends to study with. DO THE STUDY GUIDE - IT IS THE EXAM. Put in the work, it'll pay off.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: GENCHEM2
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This dude is great. Gen Chem 2 was a class I feared, but I loved it a lot. The class is designed in a way that allows for everyone to get as much as they can out of it, and I really appreciated that. Goldberg does get tied up in his own interests during lecture from time to time, and office hours might be daunting, but the product is really great.
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