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CHEM30A 30: CHEM30A
San Jose State University

Average Class Rating

Rated 3.8/5

Average Class Difficulty

2.1/5

Rated easy

Average Grade

A

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CHEM30A 30 CHEM30A is an Engineering course at SJSU.
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  • Class rating 4/5
    She tries to teach rather than give the answers to the questions in the lab manual. She wanted people to get the information and went over the problems until everyone in the class understood. She's very nice and wants everyone to succeed. I found her class enjoyable even when it was 7:30 in the morning. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Thanh was one of the best Chem instructors I've had. I was slow at learning Chemistry, and she never gave up on me. She always helped me out in her office hours and during the lab. I got a B+ because I didn't study much for this class. You can get an A for sure. She's a young, chill, sweet, and a good Instructor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    She was the hardest and strictest TA I have ever had at SJSU. She kicked anyone out if they don't have goggles on or proper clothing. She kept on repeating that she wants proper clothing and list all thing things. IT GETS TIRING! She was not very helpful and can't explain anything. SHE IS THE WORST TA AT SJSU! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Nice to look at and very helpful. you won't mind going to lab with him ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Chang is very nice and understandable when it comes to students not understanding certain chem concepts on the day they first learn them. Try to take this lab instructor if you have a choice. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Explains what the lecturer does not. She's really easy and nice. Easily approachable for help and wants you to pass the class. Attend all labs and you will pas the class with at least a C. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    she is fantastic when it comes to sympathy. she really does her best to be fair and authoritative at the same time. she really wants her students to pass! i HATE chem and i did not understand 90% of what she taught. i think i was the only person in the class who knew NOTHING. she does her very best to make sure you get the work done! recommended ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    LOVED HER! So very sweet, and pretty easy on the eyes :)Very helpful! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is ridiculously helpful and is willing to go above and beyond for his students. I learn more from his lab than I do from my lecture. He likes to make jokes and truly wants to see his students succeed. He made chemistry so much easier. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He goes very slow which makes a lot of his students not interested. He utilizes the entire 2 hours and 50 minutes during each lab and will not let you go until most of the class is finished. Also he has a very mono-toned voice and he doesn't seem like he knows what he's teaching since he is very young (graduate student maybe?) I could teach better. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Easy grader, but her accent is a little hard to understand. Not much else to say. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Thanh was very helpful and clear about what she expects from us. She let us work at our own pace and allow plenty of time to finish our work in class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    This professor seems very intimidating, but you can tell how much she cares for her students. She doesn't take attendance, but I recommend that you just come to class. PowerPoint lectures are posted online and even then I had trouble understanding some chapters. She explains each concept clearly and she's diligent about her office hours. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    She seemed like a nice professor, basically if your nice to her then she is nice to you. she cares and teaches well . I strongly recommend her . ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    she is a great teacher and very concern about her students . She's a very strict grader when it comes to labs, good luck taking her class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    She's kind off cold. Not ver approachable. Somewhat easy. Good but I hear there are better lab teachers ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    She is a sweet and approachable professor. I'm not sure about how she is for harder chemistry courses, but for Chem 30A, she is a great professor! Sure, she does get behind on lectures, and is not clear about some material, but she is always available after class or during office hours to help students. She was always eager to help me out. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    AVOID HER IF YOU CAN! If you are a person who does not understand thick, thick accents, DO NOT take her!! She doesn't grade too hard. If you're fine with someone who doesn't smile much and talks with an unbearable, by all means, take her lab. If you are taking chem for the first time and do not understand anything, she is not the professor for you. She has a thick accent and is very hard to understand. Her lectures are based on her terrible handwriting and she zooms through them very quickly. Her tests are extremely hard. Take someone else, trust me. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    At first she may seem really mean, but later in the semester, she turns out alright. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    John Kim is the best chemistry teacher in the world, actually he is the best teacher in the world. Crazy, easy to learn from, he helps you and anyone even those not in his class. His office hours go past what he say, he is always smiling, and willing to help. I would have never passed chemistry unless John Kim was there. Missing John Kim already. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    She may seem strict but she is actually an easy grader. She talks fast, and sometimes it's hard to understand what she is saying because of her accent. However, she's nice & easy. She also helps you on the lab by giving you some of the answers. All you need to do is ask for help. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    She is a good lab instructor. Grades fairly, always willing to slow down if the class is having trouble. If you follow the rules you'll be fine. Highly recommended. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Kala is strict but that is perfect for the lab - take her if you want a SAFE working environment without any crazy pranks from the instructor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    didn't understand anything! wasn't much help, talked tooooo low and went too fast. there were times he couldn't help us w/ the lab assignment because we stumped him. he was very nice but i suggest to take another lab instructor. if you take him, you'll spend more time trying to understand HiM rather than the assignment. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    First off, Sherman has a certain humor that not everyone understands but I found it to be pretty funny. Watch out for his random outburst. He tries his best to cover many materials that wasn't covered during lecture. He's pretty lazy sometimes. Try to bribe him with sushi, esp Dragon Roll, and maybe he'll give you a good grade. (jk) I was bummed that i got stuck with a friday lab, but after the first day of class i was super happy he was my professor. that class was totally worth going to friday mornings. he is friendly, approachable, and always willing to help his students. he clearly explains complex material. take him! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Unlike other lab instructors who collect the labs when you're done, he gives you multiple chances (after helping figure out your mistakes). reallly funnn. understandable and explains material before lab. if he teaches 30b i would def take him again he's very nice and helpful. you gotta take him= ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Sherman is really funny. He's a very funny Chinese guy. Very helpful in labs and explains everything thoroughly. He gives you very helpful hints for tests/midterms/finals, so take notes! Very easy. He made labs very enjoyable with his jokes and sarcasm. I would definitely recommend him. Probably the best CHEM30A lab professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is definitely a hardcore WoW and Starcraft gamer, you can tell by the way he talks as well as his mannerisms. He'll yell people's names out as if they're in trouble, only to simply hand back old papers - it was amusing. He even pulled a prank in class one time on a student...so watch out. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He's intense. He makes the labs short and simple because he knows no one wants to be there longer than 2 hours and he sure doesn't want to be there either. He's really helpful and he makes sure you know your information! Did well in this class because of him His lectures are short and concise. He gives very helpful tips for the midterm. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Call him Sherman not Professor Lee! He is cool, I'd take the class over again just because of him. He hates being on ratemyprofessors.com!!! hahaha! Very funny guy, doesn't mind having a little fun but still has the class get things done with a bit of notes and quick labs. He makes the material simple and is an easy grader. He makes it worthwhile to come to class so get him! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    best lab teacher. He is VERY strict about goggles so keep them on when you're supposed to or else he will scream your name and it will make you jump out of your seat. Very funny guy!! Very helpful because he offers to go over your lab work before you turn it in. Easy/fair grader!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is the best lab instructor i ever had. He checks your lab in class and you keep the lab and pretty much everyone who attends the lab gets 100%. He's funny and never keeps you there longer than 2 hours. Got A+ in the class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    GREAT teacher! Very helpful. Made chemistry fun. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    he is such a good lab professor. I wish he would teach 30B and the lecture too. He is so approachable and nice and gave me the best chem experience ever! I almost want to be a chemist thanks to him. Funny and very helpful. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    This guy has an amazing personality. He's extremely helpful and approachable if you have any questions. Definitely show up to the labs and you will do fine because the majority of your grade depends on doing the labs. Attend lecture and read the book for the tests because they can be hard. Moreover, the final was HARD. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Love Sherman's snowboarding goggles and Chemistry shirts. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I love the sherminator! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Sherman is the best student teacher I've had thus far! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Sherman is this crazy guy who comes to class and says crazy things. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Entertaining and knowledgable instructor. ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 4/5
    She tries to teach rather than give the answers to the questions in the lab manual. She wanted people to get the information and went over the problems until everyone in the class understood. She's very nice and wants everyone to succeed. I found her class enjoyable even when it was 7:30 in the morning. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Thanh was one of the best Chem instructors I've had. I was slow at learning Chemistry, and she never gave up on me. She always helped me out in her office hours and during the lab. I got a B+ because I didn't study much for this class. You can get an A for sure. She's a young, chill, sweet, and a good Instructor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    She was the hardest and strictest TA I have ever had at SJSU. She kicked anyone out if they don't have goggles on or proper clothing. She kept on repeating that she wants proper clothing and list all thing things. IT GETS TIRING! She was not very helpful and can't explain anything. SHE IS THE WORST TA AT SJSU! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Nice to look at and very helpful. you won't mind going to lab with him ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Chang is very nice and understandable when it comes to students not understanding certain chem concepts on the day they first learn them. Try to take this lab instructor if you have a choice. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Explains what the lecturer does not. She's really easy and nice. Easily approachable for help and wants you to pass the class. Attend all labs and you will pas the class with at least a C. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    she is fantastic when it comes to sympathy. she really does her best to be fair and authoritative at the same time. she really wants her students to pass! i HATE chem and i did not understand 90% of what she taught. i think i was the only person in the class who knew NOTHING. she does her very best to make sure you get the work done! recommended ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    LOVED HER! So very sweet, and pretty easy on the eyes :)Very helpful! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is ridiculously helpful and is willing to go above and beyond for his students. I learn more from his lab than I do from my lecture. He likes to make jokes and truly wants to see his students succeed. He made chemistry so much easier. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He goes very slow which makes a lot of his students not interested. He utilizes the entire 2 hours and 50 minutes during each lab and will not let you go until most of the class is finished. Also he has a very mono-toned voice and he doesn't seem like he knows what he's teaching since he is very young (graduate student maybe?) I could teach better. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Easy grader, but her accent is a little hard to understand. Not much else to say. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Thanh was very helpful and clear about what she expects from us. She let us work at our own pace and allow plenty of time to finish our work in class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    This professor seems very intimidating, but you can tell how much she cares for her students. She doesn't take attendance, but I recommend that you just come to class. PowerPoint lectures are posted online and even then I had trouble understanding some chapters. She explains each concept clearly and she's diligent about her office hours. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    She seemed like a nice professor, basically if your nice to her then she is nice to you. she cares and teaches well . I strongly recommend her . ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    she is a great teacher and very concern about her students . She's a very strict grader when it comes to labs, good luck taking her class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    She's kind off cold. Not ver approachable. Somewhat easy. Good but I hear there are better lab teachers ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    She is a sweet and approachable professor. I'm not sure about how she is for harder chemistry courses, but for Chem 30A, she is a great professor! Sure, she does get behind on lectures, and is not clear about some material, but she is always available after class or during office hours to help students. She was always eager to help me out. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    AVOID HER IF YOU CAN! If you are a person who does not understand thick, thick accents, DO NOT take her!! She doesn't grade too hard. If you're fine with someone who doesn't smile much and talks with an unbearable, by all means, take her lab. If you are taking chem for the first time and do not understand anything, she is not the professor for you. She has a thick accent and is very hard to understand. Her lectures are based on her terrible handwriting and she zooms through them very quickly. Her tests are extremely hard. Take someone else, trust me. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    At first she may seem really mean, but later in the semester, she turns out alright. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    John Kim is the best chemistry teacher in the world, actually he is the best teacher in the world. Crazy, easy to learn from, he helps you and anyone even those not in his class. His office hours go past what he say, he is always smiling, and willing to help. I would have never passed chemistry unless John Kim was there. Missing John Kim already. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    She may seem strict but she is actually an easy grader. She talks fast, and sometimes it's hard to understand what she is saying because of her accent. However, she's nice & easy. She also helps you on the lab by giving you some of the answers. All you need to do is ask for help. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    She is a good lab instructor. Grades fairly, always willing to slow down if the class is having trouble. If you follow the rules you'll be fine. Highly recommended. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Kala is strict but that is perfect for the lab - take her if you want a SAFE working environment without any crazy pranks from the instructor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    didn't understand anything! wasn't much help, talked tooooo low and went too fast. there were times he couldn't help us w/ the lab assignment because we stumped him. he was very nice but i suggest to take another lab instructor. if you take him, you'll spend more time trying to understand HiM rather than the assignment. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    First off, Sherman has a certain humor that not everyone understands but I found it to be pretty funny. Watch out for his random outburst. He tries his best to cover many materials that wasn't covered during lecture. He's pretty lazy sometimes. Try to bribe him with sushi, esp Dragon Roll, and maybe he'll give you a good grade. (jk) I was bummed that i got stuck with a friday lab, but after the first day of class i was super happy he was my professor. that class was totally worth going to friday mornings. he is friendly, approachable, and always willing to help his students. he clearly explains complex material. take him! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Unlike other lab instructors who collect the labs when you're done, he gives you multiple chances (after helping figure out your mistakes). reallly funnn. understandable and explains material before lab. if he teaches 30b i would def take him again he's very nice and helpful. you gotta take him= ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Sherman is really funny. He's a very funny Chinese guy. Very helpful in labs and explains everything thoroughly. He gives you very helpful hints for tests/midterms/finals, so take notes! Very easy. He made labs very enjoyable with his jokes and sarcasm. I would definitely recommend him. Probably the best CHEM30A lab professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is definitely a hardcore WoW and Starcraft gamer, you can tell by the way he talks as well as his mannerisms. He'll yell people's names out as if they're in trouble, only to simply hand back old papers - it was amusing. He even pulled a prank in class one time on a student...so watch out. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He's intense. He makes the labs short and simple because he knows no one wants to be there longer than 2 hours and he sure doesn't want to be there either. He's really helpful and he makes sure you know your information! Did well in this class because of him His lectures are short and concise. He gives very helpful tips for the midterm. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Call him Sherman not Professor Lee! He is cool, I'd take the class over again just because of him. He hates being on ratemyprofessors.com!!! hahaha! Very funny guy, doesn't mind having a little fun but still has the class get things done with a bit of notes and quick labs. He makes the material simple and is an easy grader. He makes it worthwhile to come to class so get him! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    best lab teacher. He is VERY strict about goggles so keep them on when you're supposed to or else he will scream your name and it will make you jump out of your seat. Very funny guy!! Very helpful because he offers to go over your lab work before you turn it in. Easy/fair grader!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is the best lab instructor i ever had. He checks your lab in class and you keep the lab and pretty much everyone who attends the lab gets 100%. He's funny and never keeps you there longer than 2 hours. Got A+ in the class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    GREAT teacher! Very helpful. Made chemistry fun. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    he is such a good lab professor. I wish he would teach 30B and the lecture too. He is so approachable and nice and gave me the best chem experience ever! I almost want to be a chemist thanks to him. Funny and very helpful. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    This guy has an amazing personality. He's extremely helpful and approachable if you have any questions. Definitely show up to the labs and you will do fine because the majority of your grade depends on doing the labs. Attend lecture and read the book for the tests because they can be hard. Moreover, the final was HARD. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Love Sherman's snowboarding goggles and Chemistry shirts. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I love the sherminator! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Sherman is the best student teacher I've had thus far! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Sherman is this crazy guy who comes to class and says crazy things. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Entertaining and knowledgable instructor. ...Continue reading