Joanna Halsey - Dutchess Community College

Professor: Joanna Halsey
Department: Mathematics
College: Dutchess Community College
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: MAT210
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Took this class online because of COVID, semester was stressful. Teacher would give work and videos wont match the material. Tough grader and takes points off any little thing. What I like is that she gives a lot of extra credit. I only passed because I worked with my tutor. She makes you work for your grade!!!!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: MAT222
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
So uninspiring. She always wasted the first 20 min of a 50 min class explaining course policy or how to do and find things and the most nonsensical extra credit, or just really irrelevant subjects. She doesn't give good explanations which are detrimental to calculus. You must be an excellent student to get a good grade. Absolute no procrastination.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: MAT221
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Halsey is an amazing professor who really cares for her students. She is VERY organized and has every resource you need to succeed. She gives a lot of homework and outside of class work, however it is somewhat manageable. Difficult course and hard work but she makes it better!!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: MAT222
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Halsey is a truly amazing professor. She's funny, easy going, and passionate about what she does. I honestly am surprised by the comments that say you can't get a 100 on class projects. If you put in the time and effort (and see her if you need help), you're bound to do well! The material can be challenging, so make sure you attend class regularly.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: MAT185
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Mrs Halsey is the sweetest woman in the world and she truly does everything she can to make everyone pass. During class she always explained things well and answered questions until everyone understood. The material can be challenging but all the questions on the tests and quizzes are directly from the homework. She also gives tons of extra credit!
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: MAT222
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
If you did not have her for a previous class, you cannot get 100 on an assignment. Does not care about the grades of her students or how degrading it is to receive low grades despite best efforts. Most class below 70. 3 test grades below 20 on last. Is not understanding, will not help with Mathematica projects(so hard). Ruined passion for math.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: MAT185
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I had Mrs Halsey for precalculus and she makes the class passable. There is a good amount of homework but if you pay attention in class its easy (& most of the answers are available in the text book). Ms Halsey clearly wants everyone to pass & tells you EXACTLY what is on the test, so as long as you put in the minimal effort, you will do well.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: MAT221
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Halsey is one of the best math teachers I've ever had. Although the work can be challenging itself, she does try her best to make sure her students understand. She also offers "Success Strategy Points" which is extra credit that can help increase your grade by even a whole letter. Very friendly and understanding of your questions
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: MAT118
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Took online statistics with Professor Halsey, great experience overall. The Aplia homework and discussions could be tough, but she was always willing to help. As long as you do the work and really use the examples in the text book you can succeed in this class.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: MAT221
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She inspires me to take my education seriously. If you do not plan on trying your best in this class then it is a waste of time. The math center and her office hours helped me get a good grade in her class.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: MAT223
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Very strict professor with grading. If you think you got a 100% on a project turned in, think again because that is near impossible with her style of grading. She does offer extra credit though, she is a very bad teacher and you will not get the concepts down unless you learn them on your own time. Awful instructor.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: MAT222
  • 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:
Mrs. Halsey is honestly one of the greatest professors I've had. She cares about her students, gives you projects that really make you think and understand the material, and is readily available to help when you are confused. She teaches straight off the white board, no power points. Highly recommend.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: MAT221
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The only reason I'm even writing this review is because Mrs. Halsey is the only professor to ever call me out on my immaturity and I honestly respect her for that. She saw and told me that I have potential and it really opened my eyes. They always say the third time is the charm.. They're right, I finally passed calc with her.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: MAT223
  • 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:
Fear the Hals! She is an excellent teacher but an extremely hard grader. If you commit to doing the practice problems and asking questions you'll do fine. She loves to answer questions so discuss things in class with her.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: MAT223
  • 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:
good but challenging as a teacher
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: MAT221
  • 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:
Fantastic professor, very clear, expects her students to work hard, low tolerance for apathy, really wants her students to do well and is willing to help, highly recommended
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: MAT221
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Mrs. H grades VERY hard. She requires you do a ton of explaining. If you go to the math lab, her assignments aren't that difficult. If you do the work and try to understand, you'll do well in the course. She does love what she does, as well, which is always more interesting. However, if you get on her bad side, I think she holds a grudge.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: MAT221
  • 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:
Mrs.H is awesome teacher, and is always willing to help a student in need. She is very passionate about her class, and has alot of funny jokes!!!!!
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: MATH118
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Awesome teacher! She is a very pleasant person and really TEACHES the class, unlike other professors. If you do the work, you'll get a good grade. I haven't studied once for that class but I pay attention and do the homework and my average is a 98. Great teacher, would definitely recommend.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: MATH115
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I had this professor for pre-calculus math awhile back. To be fair, she wasn't the worst ever. However, I think that I got on her bad side by asking lots of questions on the second day. She decided to play rough with me, when she was more obliging to some others. I once waited 45 mins, and she told me to re-read the text, rather than helping me.
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