Alejandro Engel - Rochester Institute of Technology

Professor: Alejandro Engel
Department: Mathematics
College: Rochester Institute of Technology
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: MATH182
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Engel knew what he was doing, and was a nice guy, but it was his last semester before retirement and he clearly didn't care too much.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: 182
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Its a trap, don't take his class for any reason. Avoid!!!
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CALC182
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
His approach to teaching is to make you feel as stupid as possible. He's condescending, lazy, irate, explains nothing, handwriting is hardly legible, stands in the way of the board, and it goes on. The class gets stuck on his garbage and he tells us to go back and take Calc 1. For what we pay in tuition this guy should NOT be an educator at RIT.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: MATH305
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
My impression was that he did everything to have the least amount of work for himself. The class did badly on a test, he never went over it, said "lets forget about it." I have doubts he even graded our final. Tests were never on what he said they were going to be. Awful, unhelpful. Did end class an hour early all the time. Literally.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: MATH328
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very limited office hours and unhelpful during mentioned. Class pace is slow but lets students out early. Seems more concerned on students not using electronic devices. Homework is only online. Tests consist of 4-5 problems but gives little to no partial credit. The list goes on...
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: PBIII02
  • 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:
Laid Back Professor and has his funny moments. Not the most clear; softly spoken, handwriting gets smaller as he writes, misspells & doesn't really label. Doesn't really care if you don't care. HW is online. He's kind of big on respect, be on time and turn off cell phone/computer (he makes a big stink about it). Exams are usually about 4 questions
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CALCII
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I really dislike RIT's PB calc sequence, but Alejandro was simply awful. Nearly all of his activities were not doable until we were taught in the following lecture. His exams are fairly easy and he gives quite a bit of leeway though. I already took AP so I don't know if you should take my word but he gives massive extra credit so an A is easy.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PBCII4
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Engel is my favorite teacher so far at RIT. He's very laid back, funny, and approachable, but he won't hold your hand. He gives a lot of homework, but if you put in the work you'll definitely get an A. He's very engaging; he actually solves his example problems with you, he doesn't just read the steps off an index card. I highly recommend him
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CALCIII
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is one of the worst math professors here. Expect to teach yourself calc if you don't know all the topics already. Runs through things and never explains why things happen, he expects you to already know why. Very impatient and his craftsmanship is poor, to say the least. You can't read his notes and they have no reasoning. Tests only have 4 ques
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PBC2
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He fired his TA halfway through the quarter leaving us w/o a TA for a few weeks. He leaves the room during labs to walk around outside. He wrote "terrible" on my test, when I got an 85. He makes you feel stupid when asking a question, very limited office hours, refused to help on the labs, and teaches the lab materials after the lab. DON'T RECOMEND
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CALC282
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I like this guy. Nice, simple, easy class.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CALCII
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I could write a bunch of comments right here, but it would be very redundant. Any poor rating said about this guy so far, all the bad ratings, are all 100% true, I don't need calc to know that! He is VERY bad! Mean and a bad professor with bad grading and hours of homework a week. Look, i hate him so much I raged about him anyways! BE WARNED!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: DIFEQ01
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He has a very easy grading scheme and tells you exactly what will be on tests. As long as you study and are decent at math Diff Eq will be a breeze. He is a really cool guy as well.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: PBC282
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
hes really funny. but along with this he moves thruogh topics quickly and he is sometimes unclear. but overall i like him.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: MATH420
  • 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:
Very difficult to understand, teaches from book, and seems to not have a good understanding of material. But, he is very approachable, book was an e-book(free but old), hw was not mandatory. Tests were 2-4 questions. Had to go to all his office hours to understand(hard class + bad instruction). Also had to ask a lot of specific questions.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: DIFFEQ
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
One of the oddest teachers I've had, especially in the beginning of the quarter. Some of his lectures were a little hard to follow and he doesn't follow the same variable notation the book uses even though he uses examples from the book. Easy grader, homework is optional, but recommended as the tests are similar to the problems assigned.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CALC3
  • 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:
hes not as bad as everyone says, hes a nice guy and is willing to extend homework assignments and such. Tests are not too hard, its all relevent to what we did in class
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: MATH103
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Workshops are insanely difficult. Tests are not related to homework. Homeworks are about 70 problems/week and are also unrelated to lecture material. Avoid at all costs
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: PRJBC3
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He tries to scare you to leave his class, and tells everyone that his idol is Dr. House. Comes to late to lecture and workshop consistently. He has dyslexia and makes mistakes which isn't very good if you don't already know the material. If he doesn't like you, you won't get partial credit.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CALC283
  • 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:
Avoid if you can!seriously!
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