John Western - Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Surrey

Professor: John Western
Department: Accounting
College: Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Surrey
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT1210
  • Grade Received: D
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
avoid at all costs. Very bad teacher, horrible at lectures. The exams are way to advanced as he likes to " test beyond basic skill level" no thanks.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT3410
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
If you practice on the exercise that you did in the class, you will pass EASILY.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT3310
  • 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:
John is a really nice person but definately not a good prof. His lectures consist of him not teaching but talking to himself and he rarely will go over how to go about doing questions and just expects you to know it. His tests are impossible to finish. Each MC takes at least 5 min and then there are about 5 written questions. I don't recommend him!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT3310
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Good instructor but has old-school teaching style. Sometimes spends too much time talking and often doesn't reply to emails. Lots of homework (Wiley chapter assign + next chapter Wiley pretest each week). Pretests cover stuff not in text and stuff that will be taught next class (which is stupid). PPTs are useless - attendance is mandatory.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT1210
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Great teacher with experience in the field that he relates to for the lessons. Gives lots of practice questions in class and goes around helping students. Marks come from the 2 midterms, final and WileyPlus homework. Spending time reading the material, doing the practice questions and the online homework made the course really easy.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ACT1210
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I cannot say enough bad things. He should not be permitted to teach ACT1210. From the start, he made it clear he was un interested in teaching such a "novice" course. He is extremely UNREASONABLE. he thinks everyone should understand everything, and makes you feel dumb if you don't. His tests are WAY too advanced, and seems likehe wants ppl to fail
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT1210
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
useless class. barely need to teaches yourself. tests are so difficult and unreasonable. cant stand fot his class.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT3110
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Acct 3110 is hard. It's depend upon the teacher how he relate course material. I like the style of teaching of John. Interesting lectures. Best prof so far...
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: 3310
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
3310 is a hard course and his lectures can get quite boring, but he's an approachable and nice instructor. I try not to miss a class because he'll mention textbook questions that you should practice and those questions are most likely to appear on exams.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT3310
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
John is one of the best accounting profs at kpu. Only take intermediate accounting if you are committed to put in the effort and there is no way you can't do well in this class. He tells you to focus on the important topics so make sure to attend all the classes and pay attention at all times. Thanks John Western!!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT3410
  • Grade Received: F
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
John is very approachable & professional. His technique is to teach students to learn on their own. He doesn't lecture a lot. Class time is used mostly in practicing the exercises in the textbook. He's very helpful in answering questions one-on-one. However, if you didn't read the material before class, you will have difficulty understanding.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT3310
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
45% class average on first midterm. that tell you everything. stay away.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT3410
  • 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:
Well, His class was the hardest Accounting class I have taken so far just based on the material. He was not helpful at all.. He did not have notes. If you want to succeed do the exercise questions.. every one of them. simply reading the text will not result in a passing mark
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT3310
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
you might as well just take an online class with debbie musil. going to his class is a waste of time, nothing is ever taught, you just need to teach yourself. classes consist of random statements about the chapter...if you're looking for a helpful prof he's not the one for you. he is lazy. never checks his emails either which is VERY inconvenient!
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT3410
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Knowledgeable- he can give you a lot of info on the course material. However, he lectures very quickly so must pay attention at all times to learn everything. Exams are based on textbook questions, so doing hw will help with your grade.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT2293
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's probably one of the most fair professor in terms of marking in the Accounting division. He doesn't typically knitpick over minor mistakes, but will indicate it so that you don't make the same one again. Practice your text book, questions he gives out, your homework questions is your mid-term/exams. Will take him again in the future hopefully
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: 3410
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
GOOD
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT3310
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
All questions on Midterms are from the textbook..simple class
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: 3310
  • 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:
horrible explanation on the material
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ACCT3310
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
John is a good teacher but lazy. Its works out good during exams because all his question are from the text book.
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