John Deak - University of Scranton

Professor: John Deak
Department: Chemistry
College: University of Scranton
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM112
  • 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:
During the pandemic did not hold class. Only had office hours. No zoom meetings, and video lectures did not match up to homework problems. Must take in person, did not handle online well AT ALL.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM362
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I am a chemistry major with a 3.8 gpa (before Deak a 3.94). This is amongst the most poorly taught classes I have taken. Class feels like being blindfolded while being read the textbook from text-to-speech software. He shows no concern for student performance. Exams have little to do with covered material and have too little time. Avoid if you can
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM112
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Even with COVID-19 going on, Professor Deak did not show any sympathy. It was already hard to do chemistry online, but he made the experience even more terrible. He barely had zoom meetings to review. I remember asking for more help and he just told me to work harder without telling me specifically where I was going wrong.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: GENCHEM
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I took this class online and I was basically teaching myself. We didnt meet at all for classes. He posted his lectures and hw problems, it was up to us to keep up with the work. I eventually dropped the course because it was just too much.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM112CHEM113
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Greatly organized Guy! For his class you just need to focus in his class and work on the assigned problems. He doesnt grades the them, but they are really helpful in exams. If you ask him to any query, he would literally walk you through each steps. But if you don't work on the assigned problems, there is no way to pass his exams. HW is the KEY.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM112
  • Grade Received: D+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Doesn't help students, and the way he emails you seems like he doesn't care. His tests are hard, I wouldn't take him again. He literally does not care how you do in this class. He gives you attitude if you ask him anything. Highly do not recommend.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM112
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Course is very difficult and he does not explain the material. He grades harshly. More than half the class dropped out after fall break.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM112
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Deak is such a good teacher because he does his best to teach in an understandable way. Chemistry is a really hard subject but he tries to make it easy. He goes really fast on some subjects and slow on others. If you do his homework and spend time on this class you should do fine. His tests are completely based on the homework he assigns.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM112
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Deak is the best chem professor at the U! If you fail it means you don't do the homework! What the exams and quizzes are EXACTLY what are in the homework problems. Do the homework and you'll do great in the class!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM111
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I personally did not do well in Professor Deak's class because I did not put the effort it, but when he talked to me about my poor grades, he was incredibly kind and caring. You need to put the effort in to do well because it is chemistry after all, but Deak is a great dude. Study and you'll most likely pass!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM112
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This class isn't easy but it is worthwhile. Dr. Deak is an amazing teacher and it is the students fault if they fail. His tests are exactly the homework questions worded differently. The homework questions are more challenging than the test questions, so do the homework and you will be fine. He loves chemistry and gets very into it, he is very nice
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM112
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Deak is the smartest man. He is a very good teacher and if you do the homework, you will be good for his class. He teaches very fast, but you should be going over material at night anyways. I was scared to go to office hours, but I ended up going and he was so helpful and nice. He gave me great advice on my major and was fun to talk to
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM112
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr Deak is the worst professor I have ever had. He lectures on theory and tests on math. His exams are challenging for this reason. Even by doing all of the homework problems and studying, getting over a B is rare. His office hours are unhelpful as well. He is bland and has no sympathy for the students. He gives no extra credit either. Stay away!
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM112
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
The worst prof. I have ever had. I want to say he's a decent guy but nope. not sympathetic or helpful in anyway! No chance for extra credit because he "would have to give it to the entire class", if you have a class average of a 70, everyone could use the extra credit. Tests are the HW worded differently, but does not give adequate time to complete
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM112
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I personally strongly dislike Chemistry but Dr. Deak made the class so much more bearable/enjoyable. He has a quirky sense of humor and you can tell when he's interested in the topic he is teaching. Definitely do the homework he assigns, his tests are just the homework problems worded differently.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM113
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Very smart man and knows his stuff. Likes to lecture and gets a bit excessive and dull. Very easy to lose focus but if you listen you'll be fine. Practice problems a couple days before the tests and do the homework if you want a grade above a 75 on the exams. Recitation quizzes are nice grade boosters.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM112
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
To say the least, Dr. Deak is the BEST. He really loves teaching and does an amazing job at it. He teaches you how to do the problem and gives you homework problems that will help prepare you for the exams. DO the homework... trust me! Amazing guy. Awesome class. I highly suggest him for someone who wants to enjoy taking Chemistry and learning.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM112
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I took Dr. Deak over intersession. On the first day, he explained how the grades distributed, and his grading scale is very nice. Tests are fair. DO THE HOMEWORK problems they significantly impact your grade. He tried to make lectures more enjoyable.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM112
  • Grade Received: D
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Such a nice and funny guy. I'd definitely take him again if I were more into chemistry. This class made me realize how much I hate chem. The tests are very difficult. Gives lots of homework, it's not mandatory, but it helps prepare you for the exams. Overall, if you like chemistry, definitely take him!
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM112
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Deak is a great guy, and very personable during office hours if you need extra help. The course itself is super tough though, and in order to do even average you need to go to class and do the homework problems. Recitation isn't helpful at all, so get a tutor right off the bat if you don't understand something. Overall, I'd take Deak again.
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