James Hutton - Bucknell University

Professor: James Hutton
Department: Mathematics
College: Bucknell University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CALC201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Lectures are very boring and labs are totally pointless. He makes you work with this program called mathematica that is hard to understand. I joined a study group and that how I was able to understand
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: MATH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
professor hutton is a funny guy. his class is pretty straight forward as long as you pay attention in lecture. weekly quizzes are very similar to exam questions. as long as you understand the homework the exams should be very simple
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CALC201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Makes you write paragraphs explaining how you did your work. Barely explains anything in class, lab sessions are pointless, and exams are brutal. Small assignments can pad your grade, but the amount of effort put in outside of the class does not lead to great results. Hard to do well if you're not good at advanced math.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CALC201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
The worst teacher I've ever had. Tests are impossible and you can easily tell if he doesn't like you. Holds vendettas against kids for no reason. Class is brutally boring and I don't think there was a class where at least 3 kids were asleep. Math labs are useless and god help you if you ask for help. Can't explain the material. The worst.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: MATH202
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He tells lots of jokes and eyes down people who don't do work. Prepare to love his huge lips they are constantly cracking and that is all he complains about.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: MATH197
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He was a bad professor. Tests were nothing like the homework or webwork although thats what he said. Quizzes are doable if you look through the chapter. very argumentative if you try to get the answer your own way. avoid class at all costs
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CALC201
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Extremely intimidating and unapproachable.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CALC201
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Hutton is a really good guy, and really loves Calc, but he does not do a great job of explaining it. He is willing to help if you ask for it, but even then his explanations don't always do the trick. Problems on the tests are harder than any examples in class or homework.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: MATH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
His lectures are so boring and he reciets the text book and thinks everyone is as interested as he is when most people aren't. He takes off tons of points for little things on tests so grades are bad. He has math lab once a week that is hard and usless. He's a nice person but avoid the class.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: MATH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Nicest Teacher ever
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CALC201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Awful.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: 201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Didn't like him. Hated his teaching. Super boring. But he was a lovely man once class was over and very kind in office hours.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: MATH202
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
not particularly engaging. homework was not mandatory. office hours were helpful. very nice man though
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: MATH197
  • 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:
The man is retentive. On one test I showed all my work and got all the right answers EXCEPT I apparently didn't show him the work he wanted to see... Ended up with a C-. If you enjoy banging your head against brick walls this MATH 197 with Hutton is for you!
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: MATH211
  • 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:
His class is a bit hard, and he can be confusing at times. I recommend going to his office hours. He is very nice, occasionally telling students to have a good weekend when it is in fact wednesday. He wants us to succeed, and there is no graded homework. Your grade is all based on quizzes/tests/final but he had a great drop policy
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: MATH211
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Boring he put me to sleep. Nice guy. You would think that not having graded homework is a good thing but then you are not forced to do it so you don't really understand what is going on
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: MATH211
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Hutton is a great guy, don't get me wrong. But he doesn't put any depth or emotion into teaching, it's all regurgitated from the text. Everything he says is so simple that it doesn't really even help you. Spends time doing the wrong things in class as well. I tell all of my friends to avoid him even though I feel bad saying it.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: MATH202
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Reitorating what the last person said, I don't know why Hutton is ranked poorly. The weekly quizzes are homework problems with slight variations, and the tests are the most straight forward of any math class I've ever been in. HW doesn't get handed in. He is extemely helpful and interesting at office hours. IMO they the key to any math class.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: MATH211
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Hutton is AWESOME. I don't get why people rank him so low! Doesn't require homework handed in, but tests you on the homework, which is absolutely fair. Quizzes and tests are predictable once you do the homework and actually try to learn the material. Can be funny too.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: MATH212
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
class may cause narcolepsy. make friends with the textbook and do the homework problems and then go to his office hours. he is extremely helpful when you meet with him outside of class. he means well and can explain things better one on one
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