Deb Pharo - Northwestern Michigan College

Professor: Deb Pharo
Department: Mathematics
College: Northwestern Michigan College
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: MTH2816
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Deb Pharo is by far the worst teacher I have had. Her lectures are made up of questions that do not pertain to what we are learning at all. There is a ton of work to be done in her class that it leaves little time for other classes. She is extremely rude and will refuse to help by saying "you should already know this." DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS!!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: MTH251
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She is a very good teacher, but she has a very hard class. As long as you do the work and pay attention you will be fine.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: MTH251
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Coming to class, paying attention and doing your homework is important, just like it is for any math class. I feel like anyone who does their best in this class will pass no problem.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: MTH241
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
-if you make an effort and go to office hours, she will gladly help you -every section has two assignment which seems like a lot, but they're pretty easy -go to class because you loose points if you don't -lectures are long, but this is a high level math class what do you expect -teaching style: lecture or occasional directed learning activity
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: MTH241
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The hardest class I have ever taken. To be clear calculus three is a hard course at any school. The amount of homework and prepare activities made it feel more like an 8-hour course than a 4-hour course. The tests were very difficult and the grading was daunting. Overall though she teaches you to be concise and proper. A 4 point is very rare.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: MATH23
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She teaches everything on an Ipad, she is an extremely tough grader I would get marked down for the silliest things. If you skip class she will do anything to not give you the points for the day. Do not recommend her.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: MTH23
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She is always ready to help you , She will even help you solve some of your homework if you asked. I finished math 23 and mth 111 in the same semester and I could have not done it without her help and patience .
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: 111
  • 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:
Pharo is just an OK teacher. There's definitely worse &better out there. There's quite a few assignments, but they're rarely ever very long. Tests are pretty straight-forward, she doesn't try to throw any curveballs at you. She expects you to know a lot already, but will help if you ask. Records lectures & puts them online for if you miss a class.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: MTH111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She has long lectures every class. Most lectures might be basic though.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: 111
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She was a pretty good teacher, sometimes she forgot that we are not math genius'. She was nice, but did not allow students to use their one techniques. Her class is not hard though. It's mostly just review. It was a lot of work though. Weekly apps, online quizzes after every class.. she offers a lot of extra credit. It was a pretty easy A for me.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: MTH106
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She has terrible "desk-side" manner. Rude and at times disrespectful. Silly projects. Building a xylophone that is able to produce a musical scale in tune and learn a song to play on it, and a paper on the ear. This is not shop class, music class, or even a science class.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: MATH111
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Pharo is tough. I would not recommend taking her class. She is unclear about what she wants, and comes off quite rude at times. Whether you pass her class or not, she doesn't care.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: MTH106
  • 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:
worst teacher I've ever had! Doesn't explain, review or help! Expects you to know the material already. I was worried about my grade and asked her what she suggested I do to succeed and her response was "if you don't know this material you need to retake math 11". She doesn't care about her students success. Terrible teacher don't take her
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: MTH106
  • 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:
WORST TEACHER IVE EVER HAD... if you're going for a teaching degree go to a different school, it will lower your GPA. and discourage you from going into the teaching program.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: MTH122
  • 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:
The subject was not easy though I managed to passed with her help. She is boots and jeans but very professional. Mannerism of a coach, knows the criteria very well as she has been teaching for a long time. She is indeed one of the better math teachers at NMC. Pay attention in class and do all the homework, it's that easy.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: MTH106
  • 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:
She has wasted so many students money on her class. Even if the students received a 4.0 in the college level math class, this class will ruin them. She rushes through her examples, and her portfolio and group themes will make you fail. I hope NMC knows she will be the reason the teaching degree for transferring will be ended soon.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: MTH106
  • 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:
I am not being dramatic when I say this. I thought NMC was perfect to do my transfer guide into CMU or any other University for teaching (Elementary/Special Education) until this class became the problem.I revieved a 4.0 in all my classes. This teacher is crazy, and will not help her students! When you ask for help, all she says is you should know.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: MTH206
  • 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:
Doesn't explain anything. Just shows examples but doesn't explain how to do them. I DON'T recommend her!
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: MATH111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Don't take her class!!
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: MTH241
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I had her for Calculus III and if you pay attention in her class, she will tell you nearly almost everything you'll need to know. On occasion you'll have to reference the book. Overall she is a fair, clear, pointed teacher. If you dont understand a topic, and you go to see her during her hours, she'll make sure you understand when you leave.
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