M. Cather Simpson - Case Western Reserve University

Professor: M. Cather Simpson
Department: Chemistry
College: Case Western Reserve University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Althought the class moves pretty quickly, Dr.S is mre than willing t help anyone that needs it, and go to POD's they help a lot. Also she like to post things at odd hours of the night to check your email before you go to class to see if there is anything posted
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM111
  • 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:
AMAZING PROF!!! One of the most helpful people if you let her. Get to know her, she is an excellent person and is willing to just talk with you. I learned a lot from Dr. Simpson.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. S is cool, but it's hard to get help from her because there are always a million people in her office during office hours
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM111
  • 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:
She is a great teacher and always encourages students to visit her during office hours. She will explain anything and help anyone that asks! Go get the PODs! The material itself is very hard and the class moves very fast so don't get behind.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Stuff gets easier through the semester, check out office hours and go to SIs
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She goes through the material very quickly but is very accessible during office hours for extra help. You will have to do the homework and PODs if you want do do well. Her tests can be insanely difficult but if you practice you will be fine.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Simpson is a little frightening. She makes up for it by being very helpful. She expects you to study, but that's kind of a given considering the fact that it's a college chemistry course. You can't be lazy in CHEM 111. If you do run into trouble, though, Simpson is very willing to do extra to help out.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Its a tough class, but she'll do anything to help you out with the material.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM111
  • 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:
Awesome teacher...She's great at chem and really knows her stuff. It can be tricky but go to recitation and PODs and you'll do fine!! Highly Recommend her class
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Awesome Teacher! really knows how to approach students concerns over the material. This class was rigorous though, but If you do HW and go to recitation, it is possible to do fairly well.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The class is rigorous, but definitely possible to make an A with hard work. Sometimes hard to understand, but overall the clarity isn't horrible. Review sessions are very helpful and regular attendance at them will almost guarantee a good grade in her class.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Eh...the best "help" and advice she ever gave me was to "Drop the class, please...drop the class". So I did. She's cool, but can't get through to students. Horrible if you suck at chem from the begining like me! I'm no longer an engineering major because of her.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Tough class, but she'd do anything to help you get an A. Definetly better than CHEM 105/106
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Well, the class covers a ton of material, nothing too hard by itself, but all together its a bit overwhelming. Maybe if i could have gotten myself to pay attention in every class it would have been better, but she's not very interesting. Pulling a B wasn't hard, but an A would be a challenge. The final was a joke (class average of 69%).
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
blech.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
alot of material on the tests but there's a relativly large margin of error so if you screw up on a test you xan still recover and get an a. she very approachable. go to the extra stuff if you need it
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM111
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
i love this prof. obviously chem 111 is a weeder class for engineers, so its hard. simpson makes a point of putting resources out there for those of you who want to get A's. she is nothing but helpful and puts a lot of her time into helping students. if you are having trouble, approach her or go to her review sessions and you will do fine.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM111
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I give her props for tackling 111. She certainly knows what she is doing, but she just can't communicate it to the class. She has a very hard time teaching and she is very hard to learn from in lecture, although going to her personally will get you very good results. Read the material and go to her during office hours and you will do fine in 111.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM111
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Alright, she took over and had very little time to prepare, so her other courses may be different. She makes a lot of errors in her math when teaching, making it difficult to follow. She offers a lot of resources, but many times there are errors in them. She cares about her class and she's a wonderful woman, but hard as hell.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CHEM113
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The labs themselves were alright and the grading was good, but the exams were impossible. Unless you love chemistry and are a nerd and sleep with the lab manuals under your pillow, you won't do well on the exams. Luckily, the exams weren't that huge of an impact on the final grade.
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