Steven Platau - University of Tampa

Professor: Steven Platau
Department: Accounting
College: University of Tampa
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ACC202
  • Grade Received: D+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This is the worst class I have ever taken and he is the worst professor. Never take him and if you do I am sorry. He gives an insane amount of homework on material he does the worst job teaching. If you want to sit there for 4 hours listening to his lectures that make no sense then take this class. He's very rude in office hours as well.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ACC202
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I have never been more frustrated with any other teacher in my life. If you want a good grade in this class be prepared to spend at least 40 hours on exams for A's. Platau also gives you extremely hard homework before he even teaches the subject. Homework can take up to 5 hours each week because you need to teach yourself the subject to complete it
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ACC352
  • 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:
Really hard class!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ACC352
  • 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:
Why is this class harder than a level 400 class? is it the professor or the subject? Wish there were other professors...
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ACC352
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
If I took the class with no professor, I'd've gotten the same grade. Homework problems are due before class discussions, but when I asked him for extra practice he told me there was no way to do that. Students on Zoom told him we couldn't see the board and he said "I can't control technology" and refused to try to clarify the material.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ACC352
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Most work I ever had to do for a class, but nothing is busy work. Every assignment taught me something and I am walking out of the class feeling like I know the tax code. He makes lectures super interesting and interactive. Only complaint is no sympathy for grades. He will take off points just for his grammar suggestions. Exams can be impossible.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ACC101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Go to his office hours!!!!!!!!!!! the only way to improve in acc.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ACC352
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I found his teaching style to just not work for me. He seemed to skim over the powerpoints and assume you understand what youre doing for the homework. Times where Ive tried to ask for help, he gave a well that sucks kindof response. I wished there was another professor that teaches this class.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ACC352
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
TAX SUCKS! I loved intermediate accounting but tax is the death of me. So much work. Stay on top of it. I let it slide so now Im so behind and since I hate tax I have 0 motivation. Hoping for a C. But Platau is awesome. He has the most random stories but it keeps you interested the whole 4 hours of class. Try to take it 2 days a week rather than 1.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ACC352
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Platau's class was difficult but was extremely rewarding. He is easy to pay attention to in lectures and is always extremely prepared. The workload was the most of any class I've ever taken but if you prepare yourself to spend a lot of time on his work you should not have a problem. His assignments will take time but are not impossible.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ACC352
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Class is extremely difficult. Platau is a great professor who knows the subject extremely well, but is an extremely difficult grader. Be prepared to work extremely hard to get a solid grade. Use the book each class
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ACC352
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Platau is a great professor who is subsequently teaching a ridiculously difficult course. However, I would certainly love to take a class with him again and he is certainly well versed in the topic of taxation.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ACC352
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
he is a great person, teaching a terrible subject.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ACC352
  • 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:
If you want to learn tax, take it with Professor Platau! If you go to UT, he currently is the only professor to teach the subject -- unfortunately you don't have a choice. All exams are open book and students will fail. It's the subject, not the professor. Platau makes tax about as fun as it gets. If you get offended easily, brace yourself!
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ACC352
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Great Prof. but hard. Learned tons. Super engaging.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ACC352
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Bury students with tons of homework without enough guidance and explanation. He has no sense of fairness! Only care about himself. Make students suffering as if the course is not already hard enough. Lots of ridiculous and tedious rules. No sympathy for others.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ACC653
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The best college teacher I've ever had. Second best teacher ever (only to my fourth grade teacher). He really cares about the students. Really, he recalls students situations and incorporates their stories into tax. Always has a story for tax, which makes it fun and can come to life.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ACC352
  • Grade Received: D
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
This class is an absolute grind. The exams are nearly impossible. Average on the first exam was a 60% after the curve. The second exam average was a 45% after the curve. The third exam and final exam were similar in grades. Ton of homework and other mandatory out of class events. Unless you love accounting, I highly advise rethinking your major.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ACC352
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Very tough class. Professor has no patience to answer students' questions. Lots of materials. He made students very stressful in the class.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ACC352
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is difficult, and probably scares some people. I, however, loved his very dry sense of humor. SIT NEAR THE FRONT AND BE KNOWN. This class is the hardest (mostly time consuming) class I have ever taken. He also forces you to go to events and volunteer filing taxes, but those are extremely beneficial experiences many wouldn't do if optional.
Add Your Review Below:
Search Professors:
Welcome:

Before signing up for classes every students should gather as much information as possible to make a decision on which professors as well as which courses to take. This website will help you make this decision easier.

Here, the students can rate, research and cross-reference the overall performances of the professors to select the best ones, and always be informed and up-to-date with what’s important.

Join the fun! Visit all pages and get all the information you need to choose the best class and best professor that you’ll enjoy listening to and learning from.

Our Friendly Sponsor:
Schools:
Our Friendly Sponsor:


Celebrity Net Worth Visa Bulletin