John Sheridan - Rutgers - State University of New Jersey

Professor: John Sheridan
Department: Chemistry
College: Rutgers - State University of New Jersey
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM116
  • 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:
This professor made it impossible for students to fail, however, if you want to learn Chemistry, you should avoid taking him. You have to work hard and study the material well because the exams were very difficult and he doesn't really know how to teach. If you have him, good luck.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM116
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Read reviews before taking this man and disregarded them since he was all that was available. I was better off taking chem another semester. His lectures had no examples, during covid he stopped teaching claiming He doesnt like teaching online. Letures were not helpful no examples. Half the class skipped his class to learn from another teacher;bad.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM116
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Just do the work and pay attention in class.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM115
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He literally makes it impossible to fail the class. He does read off slides but they are helpful in helping you learn concepts, which are on his exam. Homework and outcomes help with the math part, easy grade boosters. Exams are tough but its CHEMISTRY, do not expect it to be easy. No professor is gonna hand you a decent grade on a silver platter.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM115
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Sheridan literally reads off the slides , but he gives his students opportunities to get a good grade in the class! Yes his teaching skill arent the greatest but , he honestly tries ! He gives assignments called outcomes and they are literally easy As just try! And go to OFFICE HOURS !! He explains better in his office hours! Exam are hard !
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM116
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
IF COVID-19 HAD A FACE, IT WOULD BE PROFESSOR SHERIDAN, SOCIAL DISTANCE FROM HIM FOR YOUR OWN GOOD!!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: GENCHEM116
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Doesn't provide lecture videos on time. Doesn't respond to emails. Added attendance to the grade without telling anyone. Promised makeup exams, but now refuses. Uses other professor's lecture slides. Gives us homework right before the exam date. Exams are extremely difficult bc there's barely any time to solve problems. Avoid him!!!
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: GENCHEM116
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Just avoid if possible, please. He has no care for students whatsoever or for teaching and it really shows. Always posts things late such as assignments and notes. He uses all the exams and notes from the other professor and his lectures are so boring. Never replied to my email when I had difficulties with the online exam even tho I sent proof.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: GENCHEM12
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Although we are going through a pandemic, it doesn't justify his inability to provide the recorded lectures in a timely manner. He will always upload lectures days after when he said he would. Before exam 2, he said we wouldn't have time to search through our notes, work thru problems, & upload pictures of our work to blackboard. Avoid him!!!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM116
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
DO NOT TAKE HIM! I repeat DO NOT TAKE HIM EVER! Firstly he is rude and blunt. Secondly, he does not teach. The worst thing happened to me in his class. I took one of his mid terms and never received my grade back and when I go to his office looking for my exam, he says that they might have lost it and I had to re take the exam at the end of the sem
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM116
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
This was the worst chem class ever. Read off power points and was never available for office hours. Only spoke about concepts and never did any math that was 90% of all exams. Changed grading system and didn't tell students and then changed Final format, notified us 20 mins before exam. Students left in the dark! Couldn't calculate grade at all.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM116
  • Grade Received: F
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Do not ever take him!!!! Your best bet of passing Chem 2 is in NJIT or some other school, with transfer credits. This guy can barely teach and the class averages are extremely low, with literally no curve. I actually had to study by myself, and take my own notes because he was such bad prof, save your GPA and don't take chem at Rutgers newark.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM114
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Doesn't care about student experience or learning. Reads the slides, cracks weak British jokes, and gives difficult exams that don't resemble practice, recitation, or homework problems. I learned far more online than I did in his lecture. Legend tells us that at eons ago, he worked problems on the board and cared about the students. No longer.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM313
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He's an alright professor. He teaches some material better than others. Makes some funny jokes at times. A little full of himself but his British accent makes him seem so nice lol. Overall, not amazing but would take him again. Fair grader. His midterm was super hard, quizzes were okay and final was also okay. Do the homework problems!
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM115
  • 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 Recitation teacher. Knows what he's talking about. Overall Good. Read.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: INORG313
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
he's amazing professor. If you didn't study and put your time into subject, don't complain. Want to go med school and pharmacy school but want easy A in gen Chem and Orgo? start studying or get over your dreams. He's knowldegable and willing to help with reasonable answer. He does like to show off his knowledge about chemistry but who doesn't ?
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM115
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I think he is an okay teacher, but seriously this guy reads off powerpoints and thats it. What really annoyed me was that he copied the powerpoints from an another university and made it his own without giving credit. i found all the powerpoint sliders up to chapter 16 even before he showed his "own" to the class.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM115
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
this guy screws you over as much as possible and doesnt care about his students..DO NOT take him at all..complete waste
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM115
  • 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:
Horrible professor, as others have said. Take chaffee if you want a decent professor. This guy doesn't teach, and let's you down when you need him the most. Anyone, and I mean ANYONE who calls him "good" or "helpful" probably learned chem elsewhere and are lying about this professor.He reads from a powerpoint and often doesn't make his ownquestions
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM115
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The quizes are hard, the tests are harder. Had him for chem115 as a lecturer. His powerpoints aren't bad, and he knows his stuff. If you ask him a question, he'll give you a reasonable response. To do well on the tests, you have to read the book...and memorize it. He puts up his powerpoints and audio online which is nice.
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