Ki-Yong Kim

This professor has taught: PHYS121, PHYS122, PHYS171, PHYS275, PHYS276, PHYS373, PHYS485, PHYS685
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Ki-Yong Kim
PHYS121

Anonymous
01/07/2021
I had never taken a Physics class before, and the amount of knowledge he expected you to know ahead of time didnt seem fair. He has a very thick accent, which I feel like isnt that big of a problem, but his way of explaining does not come off as very helpful. In my eyes, he's almost TOO smart to be teaching a basic physics class.
Ki-Yong Kim
PHYS121

Expecting a C
Anonymous
10/29/2020
I have never taken physics and I am disappointed with this. He is a sweet guy but the problems on the exams and homework make you infer so much... If you come into his class with no background knowledge in physics you will do poorly.
Ki-Yong Kim
PHYS122

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/23/2013
Dr. Kim is a great professor! I don't know what these other reviews are talking about. Yes, he has an accent. So what? He does explain well, and he genuinely cares about how well his students do. He makes himself very accessible with multiple office hours and quick responses via email. He does the coolest demos ever! Sometimes I felt more like I was watching a magic show than sitting in physics lecture. I was actually excited to go to class, and I don't even like physics! Just go to class! He even made the class before every exam a review session and told us exactly what to study. If you go to class, pay attention, and do what he says you will do well.
Ki-Yong Kim
PHYS122

Expecting a B
Anonymous
08/23/2013
He was not very good at conveying information for the course. Boring lectures. Thick accent. I learned from the book. Big curve though.
Ki-Yong Kim
PHYS171

Anonymous
05/16/2012
He is one of the worst teachers I have ever had. When he is teaching he makes too many mistakes in his equations and does not give good explanations. The book is twice the teacher he is. You must have the book required because that is where you actually will learn. Do not get this professor.
Ki-Yong Kim
PHYS174

Anonymous
05/18/2011
You won't learn anything from this guy, seems to hate teaching/answering questions.
Ki-Yong Kim
PHYS142

Expecting a B
Anonymous
12/18/2010
He's not the best lecturer. He likes to prove theories and doesn't test on them. Doesn't really encourage questions. It's amusing to watch him try to figure out how to make the demos work. He's also a really nice person. Basically, if you study really hard and write good cards (you're allowed one for the first test and additional one for subsequent tests), you'll be fine. He curves a lot.