Derrick Heyd - Ryerson University

Professor: Derrick Heyd
Department: Chemistry
College: Ryerson University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CHY382
  • Grade Received: D-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Heyd seems like a nice guy but what a useless professor. His teaching is pure trash as he confuses his student with endless derivations of physical chemistry theory. Just show us which formula to use for which calculations and call it a day. We have a full schedule and not enough time to spent a whole day on his subject which he says he wants.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: SCI180
  • 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:
Seems like prof Heyd has been doing SCI180 for many years - he's definitely mastered it. The course is all video lectures: they're concise, he's very clear and understandable, and even gives you hints about the quiz questions. He hunts you down by email to keep you on top of your work which was super helpful, minimizing fails. Great prof!
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: SCI180
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Fantastic prof. He really cares about his students. This was a mandatory course but he definitely didn't make it boring!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: SCI180
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I was lucky that this course became available early. Dr. Heyd is one of those funny professors that makes a joke and sometimes you wouldnt know if he was being sarcastic or not. He is the only professor in Ryerson who hunts down his students via e-mail to complete their modules which was very thoughtful and entertaining. Hope to have him again!
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: SCI180
  • 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:
Dr. Heyd is one of the best professors at Ryerson University. Class was an online, Pass/Fail course, but his emails outlining the logic of most First Year students who take the class and the errors of their ways is priceless. Although his feedback is direct, and at times condescending, it is invaluable to the success of the course. Thanks Sir!
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CHY102
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This man is truly a great lecturer and is amazing when it comes to breaking down complicated concepts into more understandable terms. The classes are mandatory and you probably shouldn't skip anyway (you need them for chem) but it is no matter since this man is actually great. He also provides help whenever asked and makes sure students comprehend.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CHY102
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Not bad but I'm not a fan of the way he teaches. Very monotone voice and just reads from a powerpoint during the whole lecture. I would've given him a 4 if he was just a little more interactive with the class. Most people fall asleep or don't pay attention. If you really try to focus though you will learn quite a bit, he is a very smart guy
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CHY102
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Decent prof that tries every now and then to make the class laugh. Dislikes it when people show up late so try not to do that. Explains concepts well in class but sometimes goes too quickly. All the lecture notes are posted online as well as recorded lectures but going to class still helps.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CHY102
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Heyd is a really good choice. He is very knowledgeable and able to answer tough questions. He is an excellent speaker and posts online lectures as well. He expects you to go to his class, but the clicker marks are only for participation. If you pay attention in his class, you'll be more than fine.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CHY102
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Excellent professor who knows how to teach. Thoroughly explains concepts in lectures, but with the nature of the course, you should really go back and UNDERSTAND the material. Read the text and do the homework. Disruptive students waste his time during lectures and he'll call them out, so be respectful and LISTEN.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CHY102
  • 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 absolutely detest chemistry, however Heyd made the class worth it. You can tell he has a genuine love for his job and tries to teach with enthusiasm. Always open to answer questions mid-lecture, and explains concepts effectively. He also pre-recorded his lectures and uploads them onto D2L along with the current notes. Amazing prof.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CHY381
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Heyd is a really good professor but he's very tough!! His tests are very hard and really wants you to think! Physical chem is a really hard course and he really wants you to learn. Practise, practise, practise! Be a pro at the hard stuff because that's what you'll find on the tests. He's good but really hard!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CHY381
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Heyd is the bestttt. I mean the best. Physical chemistry is a super hard course. He will simplify it for your and make it so simple and make total sense. Everything he gives is super fair, and hes jus awesome. you have to go to class though. you need his tips to do phys chem
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CHY102
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Don't like him at all. His teaching sucks. If you have him, change your professor now!
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: CHY102
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I am not quite sure what students like about this guy. He thinks he is the most important person on campus. Lectures the material as if we were grad students, "assumes" we know everything. I would do anything not to have him as a prof again. The worst.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: CHY102
  • 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:
He's good
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CHY102
  • 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:
Great guy....excellent lectures....very helpful and funny
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CHY20
  • 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:
Sick professor, makes you think and not like other professors where your spoon feeded the answers when problems are given to you.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: SCI180
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very knowledgeable but really a hardass. He was up our a**es about EVERY single thing at RU. However, that really helped us so I don't blame him at all. Overall, great.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CHY382
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Best Prof you will ever have.
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