Mohsen Janatpour - College of San Mateo

Professor: Mohsen Janatpour
Department: Science
College: College of San Mateo
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS100
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He does not grade anything including 10 page class summary which was 40 percent of your grade. You wont have any idea what your final grade is gonna since he does not update anything. The final oral exam was not how he had described in the lecture at all. There is no way I will take his class ever again.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS250
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Pre-COVID review. Prof clearly very knowledgeable and funny, but class moved really quickly, hw was tough, and during problem-solving sessions, he often left the room, returning only to solve the problem and put up a new one. Assumes you know the material decently already, I always left lectures completely lost and with more questions than answers.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS260
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Easy A. Take it you will learn a lot and get a good grade.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS210
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Maybe it was just that it was an online class, but the class was extremely unorganized. Never had any grades published, never had any due dates posted, assignments were emailed instead of on canvas. His tests were not too hard but the homework was painful since it was very easy to lose points. Confusing but necessary lectures only made it worse.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: PHIS210
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He gets off track easily. Only focuses on problem solving instead of theory. Grading criteria is not clear. I find physics hard already so will not take him again because i don't like his teaching style at all.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS210
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
His lectures aren't super clear, you definitely have to spend a lot of time studying on your own. Homework is reasonable. He gives an oral exam at the end of the semester. Didn't upload any grades so you're pretty much left guessing what your grade in the class is. I'm not a huge math/physics fan, so I personally wouldn't take him again.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS250
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Amazing professor. I took PHYS 250 with him, now I am taking his PHYS 260, and will take PHYS 270. He gives very good and informative lectures, he is inclined to answer any question that you might have. His knowledge of the subject is immerse.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS220
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This professor is amazing. He really cares for his students, he goes out of his way to make sure everyone is on track. He encourages questions and will ask every now and then if you understand what's going on in lecture. He really wants you to do well in his class, and yes his class is curved.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS250
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Mohsen is definitely a smart guy who is clearly very passionate about physics. One thing I respect about him is how well he kept the class engaged and participating, even over Zoom because of COVID. Mohsen is pretty good at explaining things, but the tests are extremely difficult. Lots of HW
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PHY250
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
As long as you listen to lectures and do hw and lab reports with good effort, you should get a high grade in this class. Also, take the 6% extra credit opportunity as that will boost your grade.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS210
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He tries to be funny and genuinely wants to help his students, but goes off topic a lot. He assumes you know a lot of things already and doesn't explain well if you don't get it at first. During lab, he just puts problems up or explains the experiment and then leaves for 15-30mins. He's knowledgeable but not the best teacher so the class is hard.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: MATH251
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He tries to be funny and genuinely wants to help his students, but he moves very fast and can be hard to follow. Even when asked questions, he just repeats things and doesn't explain clearly. Sometimes he leaves a problem up and then leaves the room for 20mins. He's a smart and funny guy just not the best teacher so you have to work hard for an A.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS250
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Mohsen is very disorganized, condescending, and is very unapproachable. Honestly, he ruined physics for me, the whole experience in his class was very stressful and disheartening. I would NOT take him again nor would I recommend anyone to take his class. Took the this past Thursday and he just assigned a hw assignment today due in a week LOL
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS210
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
So many things to be said in such little space. Don't take his class. Drop it while you still can. He knows physics, but he cannot teach physics. Everyday, he gave us a problem we never saw before, then he would leave the room for 15-30 minutes. He would come back, do the problem, give us a completely different problem and the leave again. avoidhim
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS210
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
PHYS210 is a difficult course & I felt Mohsen did not take this class serious. He jokes & digresses A LOT, making note-taking difficult b/c we get off track so much. Graded by 3 tests & 1 final but we fell so behind that we only had 2 tests. He curves the class tho! Get the textbook and review chapters at home to grasp the class if you take him.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS250
  • 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:
Mohsen is not a good professor, but he thinks he is. I would compare his lectures to Ted talks where you're interested for a few minutes and walk out remembering nothing. Respectable man and a good speaker, but terrible at teaching. Labs are hard and homework must be right on the first try, but he makes the tests easy if he sees us all struggling.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: PHY250
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Mohsen is easily one of the smartest professors I've ever had and he inspired me to change my major to Physics. He doesn't need any notes to teach his lectures and is clear on what the concepts are. You can't just show up to the lectures and pass. You must study at home to fully understand how to solve the problems since this is a tough subject.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: MATH251
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He goes through class extremely slow by either getting sidetracked easily or giving a complex problem that takes the entire class period, which he expects us to be able to do without help on a test. The problems he gives in class rarely relate to the specific types of problems given on an exam, which are very difficult. Would avoid if possible.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: PHYS250
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He is very smart; he has a unique style of teaching. He is friendly and wants his students to learn the material in depth. However, his tests can be challenging. Especially since each test is 20% of your grade and there are about 5 questions in each. Hence, doing the textbook problems is a good preparation for the tests. There's also extra credit.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: MATH251
  • Grade Received: INC
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The textbook is optional. Buy it! You will get lost very quickly. If you think the exam guides he gives you will be helpful, you are wrong. What's worse is he gave us an important exam AFTER the date for last day to drop. His style benefits no & he often skips step leaving you confused & calls explaining what he skipped 'slow motion' which is rude.
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