S. Vincent Lloyd - El Camino College

Professor: S. Vincent Lloyd
Department: Astronomy
College: El Camino College
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ASTR20
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Lloyd is an incredible professor, truly. He is fun, energetic, and truly passionate about Astronomy, which made showing up in the morning fun. He has a few tests and the lowest score is dropped. His tests truly challenge your critical thinking abilities. Class has a few homework assignments, two projects, and a speech with a partner.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ASTRO20
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Lloyd was a good astronomy teacher and really seemed to be passionate about the subject. There's quite the amount of tests and quizzes, but he allows a flashcard to be used. He makes you do a speech by memory on a comet/star/etc. and gives 2 projects. Honestly, it's nothing too heavy. I would definitely take him again in another astronomy course.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ASTR20
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Makes study guide to major tests. You are allowed an index card with notes during tests. You can work on assignments with partners. You will be blown away by how many lies you believed about the universe. Class is inside the ECC Planetarium and demonstrations are amazing!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: AST20
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I came to about 90% of classes, there were 11 people, and even though it was difficult at times Prof. Lloyd explained things in a very simple way. Projects are simple, study a star, memorize its facts, or watch the sunset for a week and draw a diagram. If you're able to come to class every week and study and you have a good memory take this class.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS11
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This is the worst professor I have ever taken a class with. The way he teaches HEAVILY relies on showing youtube videos on the topic at hand and does not give any time at all to absorb the info from the video given. He doesn't even have notes and the rare times that he does, he'll go over all the slides for the slides in only 5 minutes.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: AST20
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I love Professor Llyod!! He was the best! His lectures were very interesting and he even made me tear up a couple times in class because of how mesmerizing the vast cosmos is. If you love astronomy, this class will not be a burden because you will basically study about the things you love! He is really funny and is very approachable. LOVE HIM
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS11
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Prof Lloyd is an eccentric individual I took his physics class and passed without trying very hard. If you go to class regularly and try your best on the quizzes/exams (8 quizzes 4 exams) you'll be okay. Don't skip lecture though because he covers everything you need to know and DO THE HOMEWORK. Those points really add up after a while.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: AST20
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
There's one presentation project for this class but you get a partner and it lasts less than 30 seconds. Pay attention to lectures. Tests are hard if you don't know the material, however he gives lots of EC opportunities. Moon project and Sun project take a bit of dedication but he has alternative online assignments if you can't do them. Lots of HW
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: AST25
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
All he does is talk. He goes over his notes very quickly and gives homework every week. Kind of boring you mightn't fall asleep in class
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ASTRO20
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
If you have a lot of time to go check the moon everyday lol or go check the sunset everyday then get him. And if you have a lot more time for take home mini essays and paperworks get him. But if not, dont. He loves his job but doesnt think about his students. That his students are college students that have other stuff to do+not detaild when teachn
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: AST20
  • Grade Received: C-
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Lloyd is a pretty chill professor but his teaching style is more teach yourself. His book was written by him and he doesn't check the book work. The projects are extensive with a lot of astronomical observations so be ready to stay up. He cares more about the concept even though he skims the lectures so you better go to si or you'll fail do Ec
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ASTR20
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
he was such a bad prof. when i would ask for help he would tell me to look for the answer in the book myself. he isn't patient nor friendly. he made us buy his own book he created instead of a regular astro book. i went to tutoring but not even the tutor understood his teaching style. i had to drop his class bc i knew i was going to pass.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ASTR25
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
If you have to take Astronomy 25, don't take him
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: AST20
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
If you like teaching yourself, then this is the class to take....
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ASTRO1056
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Well, professor Lloyd is an interesting guy and clearly loves astronomy, teaching and being around students all day. It's very easy to fall asleep in his class because we are in a nice dark planetarium and in comfortable steats, but I found the lectures to be very interesting and never checked out, but I can see how others can. Easy A
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ASTRO20
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
1. Be ready to teach yourself. He doesn't explain & always runs out of time/skips past major topics. 2. I don't think he even knows how to grade. Two people with the same answer, one would get it wrong, one would be right??? This was common. 3. I think I'll have a crick in my neck for a year after looking straight up at his lectures all semester.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ASTR20
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
When talking about the vast universe you expect your professor to clarify certain subjects and bring thing into perspective. He teaches this subject as if he were teaching it to students that have already taken a similar class or are majoring in Astro-Physics. Sorry not for me, I learned more at Griffith Observatory!!
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ASTRO25
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The teacher was really easy. All of the grades are inflated which makes it easier. I took it over the summer I don't know how the teacher is during the regular sessions.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: 1057
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's super monotone so I found the class pretty boring. It's inside of the planetarium so I always had a hard time trying to stay awake. Study and read or else you won't pass the quizzes and tests. Overall he's not a very hard teacher. Do all the assignments. And go to SI if you can coaches (Luis) are pretty helpful.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: 1055
  • Grade Received: N/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 loves Astronomy. His lectures are not clear. He's all over the place. If you go to the SI Sessions you will understand better and pass the class with a C or better. Do the EC, it helps your grade.
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