Richard Mathews - University of Tampa

Professor: Richard Mathews
Department: English
College: University of Tampa
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: LIT301
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Nice professor who obviously knows what he is talking about. Passionate about the works he chose. The class was based on the students being paired up into groups to lead discussions and he would jump in when he thought there was something important not being discussed. Do well on quizzes and essays and you should pass easily.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ENG207
  • Grade Received: C-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Mathews is a nice guy but I hated his class. He never gave A's on anything, even though there were many times when I believed I should have gotten an A. He assigns reading to you, and then reads it to you in class. Then waits for someone to say something. Then keeps reading. Waste of time.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ENG207
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I took Britlit with him and at first I was so bored cuz his class is 100% lecture but a few weeks in I started loving it. If you actually get into the topics, it's wicked interesting, intellectual and philosophical. He's VERY smart and I love learning from him. It's now my favorite class. There are tons of quizzes aka chances for a good grade
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: LIT207
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Passionate about his field but spent most of the class time reading the homework to the class which wasn't really helpful. Didn't open the floor for discussion to explore themes or ideas which would've been really helpful for writing papers. Wouldn't really recommend, but you'd probably do fine if you read the assigned readings closely.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: LIT275
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Mathews is by far one of the best professors in UTampa. He is so nice, cool, and presents very interesting lectures. Definitely recommend him, you will not regret taking his class. He is amazing.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: AWRH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Mathews is a nice guy, but his class is not easy. He gives the vaguest instructions possible yet is one of the most nit-picky graders I have ever had. He is not awful and I would take him again, and part of the issue is the amount of work the course itself is required to include, but I am a science major and this was my most demanding class.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: AWRH201
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He's an awesome professor! His lectures can be dry occasionally, but he tries his best to make them light and relatable. As long as you do your work, you will be completely fine. He is very fair and reasonable. There are a lot of papers but you will always have enough time to complete them as well as peer review and time to edit. I would take him!!
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ART370
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This class was joint-taught by Kendra Frorup and Dr. Mathews. I wish it hadn't been, because I constantly felt split between having to read a book and react as if it were a writing class, then spend frantic moments finishing art projects we hadn't been given the time to work on. It was scattered and barely coherent, but an interesting class.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: AWRH201
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Extremely difficult grader and not often clear about instructions for papers. You have to read all of the books assigned as there will be random quizzes on them. Stay on his good side and you should be okay but i would not take him again.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: AWRH201
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's a nice guy but his class is very demanding. I took AWRH with him and worked more in that course than in my major courses. It was very stressful.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: AWR201
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Really such a stupid class. He just talks about what we read and gives us pop quizzes that are really specific. Don't recommend him. If you ask for an extension or extra credit hell laugh in your face. Hell laugh at anyone who give an answer thats not what he thinks even if its an opinion.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: AWRH201
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Super unclear about what he expects in your papers. Pretty much rips your paper a part. Nice guy but if you're looking for an A he is not your best bet.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ENG207
  • 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:
Professor Mathews is a a great little old man. He is very jubilant and extremely knowledgeable. His lectures can drag on or get a little boring but so long as you're willing to listen and take good notes the class is not of high difficulty. He really tries to engage the class and will help with anything. Just be willing to show up and do work.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: FYW101
  • 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:
Great teacher. Can be tough if you don't get to know him, but that can be said about most teachers. If you regularly participate, show minimal interest in the books, you should have no problem. Highly recommended.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ENG425
  • 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:
Amazing professor. Makes content interesting. His tests are moderately difficult, but as long as you actually do the reading nd pay attention in class there is no reason to do poorly.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ENG207
  • 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:
Dr. Mathews is a great professor. He can be a difficult grader on essays, but he gives good comments and you really learn from them. I took Brit Lit II with him, and loved it. He is so enthusiastic about literature, and it shows. I gleaned so much from this course. Thank you for making my time at U-Tampa a little better with British Literature!
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ENG125
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Does not like differing opinions at all. Class is uninteresting and not difficult. Exams and quizzes are not well explained or written.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ENG101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Matthews is a very clear professor. But his grading on essays is much too harsh and in class there is nothing interesting to talk about. He does not allow any whispering in class and demands your utmost attention. He will set up individual meetings with you but in truth they are useless. Class is mandatory so don't skip or you'll suffer.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ENGH102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's not a bad human being and when it comes to the materials he explains them pretty well. For essays, he's an extremely harsh grader; I never understood what he wanted and made about 3 revisions for each essay and still I got a C in that class. We're alotted appointments with him, but those are NOT CONSTRUCTIVE. He's also very condescending
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ENGH125
  • 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:
Good Professor. He's funny and a very talkative character. Liked him better than my other ENGH125 prof Winston (she was annoying and her southern accent was even more annoying than her personality) Matthews is a genuine good person and he likes passionate and intellectual students regardless of major.
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