J Gervasi - Porterville College

Professor: J Gervasi
Department: Mathematics
College: Porterville College
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: MATH206
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He prepared us so well that when I went to Fresno State, in some of my courses, I had to wait for the rest of the class to learn what Mr. Gervasi had already taught us! Fourier series, PDEs, and contour integrals are a few examples. Sad to hear he left because he was the best at explaining complex concepts and I almost changed my major to math.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: MATHP101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The best math professor ever!
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: MATH102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I also took him without trigonometry and passed the class with an A! Anybody who thinks he's hard is wrong. If you ask questions, he will explain. It's college math, of course it's going to be a little challenging. I also agree that your grade reflects upon your quizzes/tests. But he is the best teacher ever. Take him!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: MATHP102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Yes. This class is pretty hard. His tests are okay. However, I got a B in this class without taking Trigonometry. I was barely entering college and had not taken Pre-Calculus for a while. Dr. Gervasi is very enthusiastic about his teaching. He is very helpful after class. Your grade is either your quizzes or your tests. He's a great teacher though.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: MATH103
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's a great guy but not a great teacher... Says he gives partial credit but he dosn't.. His final was very unfair and was more clac 2 based instead of calc 1... And applied more physic instead of focusing calculus.!
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CALCULUS13
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Challenging class, but well worth it. First of all the energy he brings to class is addictive and RARE for the subject. Stern, but very easy going. Homework isn't turned in, but you better complete it. quizzes are hw problems. Great teacher, which is good because advc math txtbooks tend to be utterly confusing. Calc 1 tends to be most difficult.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: MATHP102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Best teacher ever.. love him! Highly recomend..
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: MATHP102
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
By far the best professor at Porterville Campus. Loves to teach and is actually good at it! You do need to put in the work to get the grade, but he will help you out as much as possible along the way. Great professor! Makes math interesting. Wish more professors were like him.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: MATHP205
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Yes, this class is hard. It's CALCULUS (III), what do you expect? Dr. Gervasi does his absolute best to make math fun and easy for you to understand. The tests and quizzes are hard, but not impossible. I would not want to take math with anyone else. Dr. Gervasi is a wonderful professor and a great person. He knows how to make learning fun!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: MATH104
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is fair teacher & his way of teaching is great.He makes Calculus fun.He is always willing to help students.Never hesitate to ask him if you do not understand something.He arranges office hours to help students.DO NOT USE ANY ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN HIS CLASS.He is quite sensitive in case of electronic devices. In short,he is a GREAT professor!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: MATH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This instructor is very helpful and generous. He makes math look very easy and interesting. He is by far the best instructor on campus and very good looking if I might add! I would definetely recommend taking him for Trig and Calculus. :-)
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: TRIG101
  • 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:
Great professor. Lot of work but he is very helpful and makes math fun.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: MATH104
  • 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:
Best professor I took at this institution. He is ALWAYS willing to take time to help students understand the material. By no means is his Calc 2 class a walk in the park and you really have to put in the work but you will understand calculus inside and out after taking his class.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: TRIG101
  • 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:
Trig is hard but if you participate in class and ask questions, Dr. Gervasi will explain until you get it. Optimistic, very energetic, and loves math... he brings those into the class.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: MATH102
  • 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:
He is by far my most favourite teacher in all of my college careers so far because he is genuine, has a fantastic outlook, and truly enjoys his field of expertise. I constantly recommend him to anybody who would like to really study math and understand the "why." Bravo!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: MATH102
  • 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:
Honestly, I had given up math in high school after an awful experience in algebra two. Dr. Gervasi reminded me that I truly enjoy math. My goal is to teach math and if I am half as good a teacher as Dr.Gervasi, then I would be extremely happy. He is by far my most favourite teacher in all of my college careers so far because he is genuine, has a fa
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: MATHP051
  • 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:
Good Proffessor!
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: MATH102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Gervasi is a fabulous teacher! He is always enthusiastic and very passionate about what he does. He is funny and class is enjoyable. The class is hard, mostly because he teaches only upper level math courses but he's willing to help. Not many office hours but utilize in-class time. Study for exams!
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: MATH104
  • 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:
Dr. Gervasi is a hard professor but he is the only one who teaches Calculus at Porterville College. His exams are so hard but he gives partial points which helps sometimes but not all the time. He gives like 6 exams and more than 10 quizzes just in the period of one semester. He doesn't have any office hours. Dont take him unless you have no choice
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: PRECAL
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Gervasi is very enthusiastic about math and is always willing to answer any question. He is funny but his test are not a guaranteed a. The only down side to him is he gets really mad if kids text, cuss, or don't do their work in class. Other than that I would recommend him for math.
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