Rona Gurkewitz - Western Connecticut State University

Professor: Rona Gurkewitz
Department: Computer Science
College: Western Connecticut State University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CS110
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
CS110 is odd because, for someone who is a CS major, I could pass this class blindfolded and asleep. However, a lot of other majors require this class as well - some that might not be so tech-savvy. To me, she seems a little unorganized and inept, but her ppt slides were surprisingly clear. Offers a lot of office time for those who are confused.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CS110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Does not teach anything. Instructions are incredibly confusing. Be prepared to teach yourself. Google and YouTube are your teacher if you take this class. Only thing that makes this class worth it is they are an easy grader and allows multiple attempts on assignments.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CS110
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Very straight forward class. She is very helpful if you ask questions and has worked with me on issues that affected my ability to turn in work. As long as you read the Power Points, do the homework, and ask questions on things that are not clear, you will get an A. She allows multiple submissions on work so you can improve your grade.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CS110
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She's very nice but just not the best at actually teaching. I honestly taught myself pretty much everything through youtube videos and the internet. She means well but her instructions just aren't very clear. If you are willing to teach yourself the material go for it. If you aren't, I'd avoid her.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CS110
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I took CS 110 as an online course. It was a little difficult the learn html and css, but she gives good feedback and you can submit assignments as many times as you want until you get full credit. Only 2 big tests and 1 project.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CS110
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Rona is very sweet, but this class is hard. Unless you know a lot about computers it is extremely confusing and a lot to learn. But, for the test and assignments, you can look at previous assignments so it's easy to figure out on your own.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CS110
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Not a difficult class and you will learn about HTML and writing web pages.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CS110
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Very easy A, class is simple- couple easy tests and one project. Take her!
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CS110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Gurkewitz is really sweet. Her powerpoints are really long and boring, but she takes times to explain things and makes sure students understand. You'll be fine if you take her. You don't really use the textbook because her power points have everything on it. As long as you do the exercises at the end of class and do well on the tests... which you can bring notes for and use google.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CS110
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Ms Gurkewitz was very friendly and helpful. She comes early to class and stays until the last student is helped.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CS110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This Teacher just reads straight off the power point slides and expects us to be experts at what she just taught us. This class is not for Computer science majors and is hard for people taking this as part of their major requirements. The only thing that is good about this class is how much of an easy grader she is.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CS110
  • 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:
Rona has been extremely helpful and she is willing to help if I had trouble on a certain topic. The class is very interesting and I recommend this class to every Computer Science major.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CS110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This is an easy A class! Terrible teacher but an easy A! I did nothing in class all semester and just did the final which is a webpage that you get a couple weeks to do!
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CS110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I got an A in the class and she is a nice lady. But she really isn't a great teacher
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: CS110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I took the course during the spring semester and am happy to have gotten through. However, Prof G talks about students behind their backs and trashes English majors.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: CS110
  • 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:
Web Production: sweet woman but terrible professor; teaches thru powerpoint slides; grading criteria not clear and material is incomprehensible; suckup to the know-it-all in class and hopefully you'll get by
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CS110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
A very kind woman. CS is not my strong area and she got me through. Nice lady.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CS134
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Beyond incompetent! Makes us type in programs that do not work. Cancels class at least once a month. Had us create programs that are irrelevant and in programs such as office and power point. I asked if she could teach us stuff in word (we could get some use of it) and then told me that there would be no time. Do not waste your time with her!
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ALGORITHMS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Cancelled class too many times, found that her only 2 areas of knowledge are oragami and LISP. When you challenge her to actually do her job, she starts barking about how she has tenure. No teaching skills. Doesn't even have a Ph.D. If student reviews had any affect on her future, she would have lost her job 10 years ago. Bad, bad, bad teacher.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CS
  • 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:
Rona is one of the kindest and sweetest people I know. I had a personal problem with a brain tumor and she helped me through it all. She brought soup to my house and walked my dog. How wonderful is she?
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