Matthew Waite - West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Professor: Matthew Waite
Department: Science
College: West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: PHY170
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Waite is an amazing professor! Great lectures pretty easy to follow (it is Physics after all). Very quick grader (lots of feedback). He also really easy to get in touch with even on weekends. He is also really funny! Four exams and you drop your lowest one. All in all definitely recommend Dr. Waite! My favorite Professor so far!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PHY170
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Great method for exams, sends via email. As similar to normal as possible. Lecture would have been fun in person based off his descriptions of what they did. Lab is factored in and not separate. Homework is WileyPlus and is a pain; it's too time consuming and picky. He is kind if he recognizes you are a hard worker.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PHY180
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Great Prof. Lectures are super interesting. Waite provides every opportunity for you to excel. You are expected to be competent with derivatives and integrals. Not an easy class and there is a TON of work.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: PHY170
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Waite was one of my favorite professors so far. The lectures were very enjoyable to sit through. Do the homework, and study it well. Also study the problems in the powerspoints and youll be ready for the exams.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: PHY180
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Hardest class I've ever taken, and I don't know if I can blame Waite for the expectations required for this course, but its awful. Between HW, labs, recitation, class, test, etc, it required A LOT to succeed. IT will eat up most of your semester. His test can be hard to follow, as he words the problems pretty bad at times.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: PHY170
  • 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:
Dr. Waite is an amazing professor. Pay attention to his methods, do all the homework, don't expect to get a good grade without diligence. Lowest of the first four 'big-quizzes' are dropped so try to get A's from the beginning to save yourself later on.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PHY170
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I've been taking professor waite's course for a little over a month now and all I can say is he's a great teacher. He's easy to get in contact with and is understanding of life mishaps but don't push his buttons as he is a well respected professor on campus. His teaching style caters to both visual and verbal learners. Really cool dude all around.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PHY13040
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Waite is one of the best professors at WC. Physics was a pain (130 more so than 140) but his grading scale makes it tolerable. He has a great sense of humor and is always available during office hours. Once a week HW, 4 exams (lowest dropped) as well as a final that is based off of the 4 exams. He will put a curve on exams if needed. Amazing guy.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PHY130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Horrible!!!!! He takes forever to grade and gives no feedback. Never take him!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PHY130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I thought Dr. Waite was great. I liked that his teaching style is very methodical and he explains step by step how to approach problems. The tests are difficult but he gives you many resources to use to help you prepare. He always posts detailed solutions to the Wileyplus homework once the due date has passed and I used those to help me study.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PHY130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He's the WORST! He didn't grade our first lab until halfway through the semester so there was no way we could fix our mistakes for the other 5 labs that we had already completed. He was so behind on grading the entire semester and he takes off points for the littlest details. Lab should be an easy A as long as you show up and my whole class had Cs
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: PHYSICS180
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Waite is truly one of the greatest Professor's i have ever had. (and i have had many). He has a real passion for what he teaches, even if its general physics material that other instructors might get bored with. If you show up to his class, and really try, he will teach you well. He has a somewhat dark, absurd sense of humor. Hes great.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: PHY170PHY180
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Waite is a great teacher. Tests arent easy but as long as you do your homework and pay attention youll pass. Plus he drops your lowest test and homework grade. He always relates what hes teaching to help you understand and is always there to help if you dont.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: PHY170180
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Waite is the best professor I have ever had.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: PHY170
  • 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:
I had Dr. Waite for phy 170 and 180 and he is by far my favorite teacher i've ever had. He is so funny and makes everything interesting and relatable to everyday life! I would definitely reccommed him!! It's not an easy A and you do have to try really hard and study for tests but he is very helpful if you need help!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: PHY100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Waite teaches this class really well Come to class and pay attention while he's teaching and you'll do fine. You should also be ready to actually learn Physics, this is not an "easy-A." The homeworks are online and pretty easy. There are 4 tests and a couple reading quizzes. He drops the lowest test and the quizzes are very easy.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: PHY170
  • 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:
Dr. Waite is an awesome teacher! He breaks everything down so it's really easy to follow and makes all the problems interesting/fun. I'm pretty much in love with him [;
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: PHY180
  • 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:
Dr. Waite is awesome. Took him awhile ago and I still was visiting him weekly my senior year. Tests can be tough but he cuts a lot of breaks and will always help someone who asks for help. Unless you are just plain bad at math/physics, there's no reason why you should do bad in one of his classes.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: PHY170
  • 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:
I had a hard time with this class. It's not necessarily his fault though. He cut me a break though because there was no way I was gonna pass this class but he still gave me a D+. My grade was my fault not his.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: PHY100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Waite is a really cool guy. He is really funny, and truly cares about what he's teaching. His tests come almost directly from the homeworks... SO DO THEM! You do have to study for his tests, but the class was interesting to go to, and he made it fun. He's a really good professor, i recommend him. :)
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