John Hostettler - San Jose State University

Professor: John Hostettler
Department: Chemistry
College: San Jose State University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1B
  • 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:
Hostettler is the worst teacher I've ever had. He's retired, but if he ever comes back, I wanted to review. Failed ~1/2 the class. Tests VERY hard. I study a lot and am very conscientious, but I still only got a B even after putting A LOT of tutorial time and personal time into studying. The only A I know of is a girl who took Chem 1B already.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Worst prof I've ever taken. Hates answering questions: puts limits on questions in class and at office hours. Calls on people during lecture. Very approachable and nice if you don't talk about class-related things. Labs are horribly disorganized, nothing makes sense, practice exams differ drastically from real exams sometimes. AVOID!!
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1
  • 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:
Hostettler is one of the BEST teachers I have ever had. He's very challenging - an A is hard-earned in his class. But I've never learned so much in a single class before. HE goes very deep into his subject. Not for lazy students.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1B
  • 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:
Very difficult professor, especially the last exams & lab exams. Disorganized and is only somewhat helpful (depends on when you approach him). I wouldnt take his class again even though I got a B. I think he has difficuty explaining concepts in simpler terms. Should stick to upper div classes where students already have an interest in chem.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1B
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Doesn't teach, you have to learn from the book. Very confusing and unhelpful (except for his study sessions in his office hours before a test) He is also very unorganized and rushes through lectures because he wastes time on other trivial stuff. If you have a choice avoid this guy, you WILL be better for it.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1B
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
If you don't mind teaching yourself chem from the book,you're fine. Handwriting:Very sloppy. Do not sit in the back if you are a note taker.Tests:No partial credit.Fill in the blanks.Know everything.He gets distracted and eats bagles while trying lecture and makes fun of questions asked in class.Picks out random ppl to answer q's in class.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1B
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Lectures could get confusing at times but his exams are just like the practice exams, so study those. He's very approachable OUTSIDE of class...during lecture he always seems to be rushing somewhat (because there are a lot of things to cover and he doesn't have enough time). Not an easy prof, but shouldn't be too hard to pass if you try hard.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1B
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
What a piece of work. Avoid this guy at all costs if possible.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM161A
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I think he teaches good. but sometimes he acts like a mean professor. i dont really know why... he was being too tough for our class this semester. the class avg for test is went down alot compared to other semester so that he have to end up making others things up. i still dont know why he is being
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1A1B
  • 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:
I think he is a great professor. He puts out extra effort to help students (even a study session on a weekend!!). He may be a little strict at times which some seem to think protrays him as "mean". Lectures can be hard to follow. Just study prac
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM161A
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
he was my teacher for chem 1A, 1B, and 161A. cons: voice is mono tone and makes you fall a sleep easily, have to memorize lotsa stuff. pros: nice, willing to hold extra study sessions where he goes over concepts that are on the test, gives practice tests
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1A1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Don't know what the fuss is about. Gives out practice tests that are almost identical to the real ones. Just make sure you understand the concepts, and goto office hours if you need help.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1A
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
HE IS VERY HARD AND EXPECT ALOT FROM YOU! I DIDN'T LEARN ANYTHING IN HIS CLASS BECAUSE IT WAS SO HARD AND WHEN I TOOK THE SAME CLASS AGAIN, THE SAME CLASS WAS SO EASY AND UNDERSTANDABLE. AVOID HIM!
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM1A
  • 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
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