Wallace Rutkowski - New Jersey Institute of Technology

Professor: Wallace Rutkowski
Department: Computer Science
College: New Jersey Institute of Technology
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CS341
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Had him online for 341. He decided this semester not to give any exams (cause of covid), and we were graded on 2 assignments that were pretty easy. (Note that he probably will give exams in future semesters). Lectures were boring and I didn't pay attention. He takes a long time to grade the assignments.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CS341
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I'd like to preface this by saying this was for the online class. I'm not sure how different the class would be in person. For online, there were no quizzes/midterms/finals. We had two assignments this entire course and both were pretty simple as long as you put in a bit of time. This class was really chill!
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CS106
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I had to take him for 2 separate classes, and that's terrible. He's boring and goes off on tangents during class. You'll be teaching yourself.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CS101
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
To be honest the only reason I got a good grade was because of my TA. The professor clearly knows his material however he goes off topic quite a lot and his tone will make you fall asleep. He also forced us to learn Python when the class was about MatLab. He doesn't accept late work but his exams are actually quite easy.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CS115
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Absolute WORST and can't/doesn't have a passion to teach. Go to your TA's if you have one, if not 100% go to ACM tutoring because if you don't have a programming background just like me, this class is an uphill battle. Only show up to lecture for exam reviews and actual exam. Pathetically rambles about spaceships and ancient programming languages,
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CS341
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Kind of an impractical class... that A tho
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CS115
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I took this professor over spring. Thank god my TA was a good teacher - main reason I passed. The professor is clearly smart, but HORRIBLE at teaching. You can easily pass without learning anything in both cs115 and 116. But if you are in CoE, GL in CS280. In NJIT there's Free cs tutoring, highly recommend you try to get help there instead.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CS114
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Tends to blather. Assignments are not instructive; rather than program something from the ground up, you usually edit code he already wrote. That said, when he is on-topic he gets the point across fine enough (not that the material is very hard anyway). You could do WAY worse at this school.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CS106
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He is a very brilliant computer scientist and overall a very sharp mind. Unfortunately he is very disorganized and not one bit motivated to teach. As a result, you will learn practically nothing from him and instead you will have to self teach yourself.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CS115
  • 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:
Every lecture I've had with him he goes off on a rant about some airplane crash and i end up wasting my time. I havent learned a single thing about programming in C++ or programming period. The labs might be easy to some but for who's never programmed anything in their life it's quite hard. every time I ask him something he never answers clearly.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CS115
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Not one good thing to say about him. He has no real resources for you to try and figure things out on your own. Literally posts a simple example and you're figuring out his projects on your own.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CS106
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
This professor rambles on and decides each lecture what kind of powerpoint hell open up depending on what he feels. He's usually late to class and sometimes even forgets to show up. This is an introductory course and he expects you to understand everything he mentions. He's terrible at teaching and not helpful when you're struggling to understand.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CS116
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Likes to rant A LOT. Mostly stuff that has nothing to do with the slides on the screen. Talks about code that isn't used or won't be used in the class. Compares different codes that aren't used. Gives irrelevant examples of code and expects everyone to know way more than they've been taught.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CS341
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Avoid him if you can. His teaching method is him directly reading from his PDFs. He's extremely unorganized -- he comes to class and then starts thinking about what to teach, and begins to look for PDFs. You'll here this line very often "The PDF I wanted is on another device, maybe we'll take a look at it next class." --Then he never goes over it..
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: CS341
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
DO NOT TAKE HIM. You won't learn anything and he makes you wait 3 weeks to get your grade on the midterm. He won't do anything to help the students.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: CS341
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This class by him is one of the toughest and by far the worst one I have ever taken! He doesn't curve and likes to fail students! Stay away from him.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CS341
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
One of the worst professors at NJIT!! Stay away from him as much as possible. His exams are awfully hard, students don't know what to expect on the exams or even grades! His lectures are very boring and if you skip class, don't worry you won't pass. His curves are minimal and isn't scared to fail anyone. Worst class ever!
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CS116
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He does not make us do assignments(practicals), instead of that he make us take stupid quizzes, which we cant even review. Don't take him unless you are out of options.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: CS115116
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
if you are a COE major, this prof. is setting you up to fail a much harder cs course, cs280. you can basically get away with not learning anything from his classes and still pass with an A or B+. His exams are so easy in both cs115 and cs116 that even someone w/minimal knowledge can do well and not code be able to code even a very basic program
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CS115
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
If you want to learn C++ or whatever language this bum is teaching don't take him. Easy A if you just copy the assignments and study the previous exams but if you actually want to learn then avoid like the plague.
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