Monique Yaari - Pennsylvania State University

Professor: Monique Yaari
Department: French
College: Pennsylvania State University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: FR332
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She kind of can't teach, her method is confusing. But she's the most understanding, flexible, and helpful professor ever, esp if you're having issues and need help keeping up with the work. She's super nice.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: FR202
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Does not know how to explain French grammar, when asked questions she reponds with"just because." Does not give a lot of time to review papers and submit material. Is not helpful in class. Homework is not the same topic as discussed in class. Assigns a lot of homework. Does not explain assignments. Uses a higher vocab than expected of this level.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: FR202
  • 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:
She is awful. Extremely unclear, extremely unorganized which makes it nearly impossible for students to be organized, has a habit of assigning things in a very passive nonchalant way at the end of class, and then freaking out at students when they don't remember it for the next class, when half had already left the room. Rude and condescending.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: FRENC200
  • 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:
I had Dr Yaari for a French/Francophone culture class. Loved it. Nice lady. Hard to understand, but the class was one of my favorites as an undergrad.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: FR001
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I absolutely love french and usually enjoy any french class. M. Yaari is a horrible professeur, she is incompetent with technology, her Romanian accent makes her french difficult to follow, she is disorganized, her directions are unclear, she speaks too softly and is completely unfriendly. She is often rude to her students.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: FR001
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Her lectures are difficult to follow and she creates unclear and random activities out of the blue that are very difficult to understand. She is also rude, and makes comments that can be taken offensively; however, I don't think she even realizes what she is saying.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: FR597
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Has a problem with professional boundaries and asked me some very insulting personal questions. She is, indeed, condescending and rude. However, I don't think she realizes it.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: FR332
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
STAY AWAY from monique yaari she is the worst professor! do not take her class! she doesn't encourage participation and she is not very sympathethic! DO NOT TAKE HER!
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: FR352
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I took Madame Yaari fall 2009. She's one of the most lovely, intelligent and interesting professors in the French department. This class as any other literature class, requires you to read. If you're having difficulties do not hesitate to go to the office hours - Madame Yaari is really helpful professor and a great person to converse with.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: FR331
  • 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:
Dr. Yaari is extremely intelligent and caring. She is also interested in ensuring her students LEARN. She takes her job seriously, which is why she is sometimes viewed negatively. I have had almost EVERY prof in the department and Yaari is by far the BEST. She prepared me for grad school and it's 'cause of her my dreams came true! Thanks Dr. Yaari!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: FR202
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She is GOOD! Maybe a little bit off,but very helpful. If you just want an easy A without putting any efforts, then avoid her. My writing has improved a lot after this class. She is extremely knowledgeble and willing to help students in her own time. Yes she is not organized,so she is not very strict to the due dates and grading!
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: FR352
  • 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:
I found different from what most people said. Prof. Yaari is very nice and helpful. She gives us opportunities to redo certain assignment if we did bad, and she loves what shes teaching. Although if you dont read the materials n come to class, then you will have problem flowing the system. If was fun, not a harsh grader. READ and its your world.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: FR332
  • 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:
This is the worst teacher I have had at Penn State. The structure of her lectures are terribly confusing. Her organizational skills are awful and they affect the class significantly. Her memory is really bad and she accuses you of not turning things in on time BECAUSE SHE LOSES THEM AND FORGETS. Just buy the book and read at home. Class to AVOID
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: FR330
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
My meetings with Prof. Yaari were quite different from what was said before. She took quite a bit of time to clarify certain issues. Very helpful and caring teacher! But I agree that she does expect some effort from the student.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: FR497
  • 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:
It seems to me that everyone else had bad experiences with Prof Yaari, and I can understand where they are coming from in some senses. She is not tolerant of disrespect, so if you come to class unprepared and don't try, however she is very helpful if you are actually interested. I found the subject material we covered in class very interesting.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: 330
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Quite possibly the worst professor at PSU! I love French (and even did well in the class), but not with her demeanor and inability to clearly explain things. She was very unorganized and quite condescending to students. Uncomfortable environment for learning. Avoid any class with her, take another prof - look at all her negative ratings!
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: FRENCH330
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She was very flustered most of the time, and it was next to impossible to follow her lectures. She would demand our participation on questions that weren't in the reading, assuming that we should know information on french history that she didn't teach. I would choose a different teacher for this class if I had to take it again.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: FR352
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
At her office hours and I told her that I didn't understand something that we had read, and she asked me if I had a learning disability or ADD. She ended up making me cry, and I found out later that the girl who was waiting to go in after me ended up crying as well.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: FRENCH330
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She is a very condescending and disrespectful professor who discourages questions, yet demands participation. She assigns far too much busy work, and almost refuses to lecture because she believes the class should be able to teach itself. She ruined the course for me and countless others. AVOID HER!
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: FR330
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
As other reviews show, many students who took Prof Yaari's FR 330 class disliked her disposition in and out of class. Normally, I am the last person to criticize my professors, I try to give them the benefit of the doubt and I look to my own shortcomings before those of my instructor, but in all honesty, Prof Yaari is a bad teacher.
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