Andris Skuja

9 reviews
Average rating: 1.33




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PHYS103

Anonymous 12/01/2019
This is the lab class for PHYS102, but the lab and the lecture have little to nothing in common. The ExpertTA was decent but sometimes had typos in it that resulted in losing points on questions. For example: "Question 1: What's the lowest frequency the ear can hear?" Chose the correct answer. "Question 1: What's the lowest frequency the ear can hear?" Chose the same answer as before (because it was the same question) and eventually find after losing all possible points that Q2 was meant to ask about the highest frequency. The TA (not Skuja, was Clayton Ristow) was helpful during the class. Labs were sometimes too abstract and didn't have enough background available to make them make a lot of sense.
PHYS161

Expecting a B
cheesecake 08/05/2013
Horrible professor. He seems like a nice dude, but he is the worst lecturer I have ever seen. Has no idea how to teach properly. He just does problems and mumbles about while trying to solve them. He doesn't explain well at all. If you didn't take AP physics in high school, you'll be totally lost. Avoid this teacher at all costs!
PHYS161

Expecting an A
UMDStudent2 06/10/2013
Bad teacher. You will most likely not do well if you did not take AP Physics in high school. Even having taken AP Physics in high school, I had to put in a lot of work to pull off an A. His exam questions are basically taken directly out of the book. My strategy was that if I did most of the problems in the book, I would be prepared when I saw the same question on the exam. This strategy seemed to work, and I recommend it. Btw, the final exam is insanely difficult. You will feel like you failed, but there is some ridiculous 20 point curve because everyone fails it.
PHYS161

Expecting an AB
Anonymous 05/17/2013
Pretty bad teacher. Not much homework. The materials not impossible to learn on ur own.You'll learn nothing in lecture.
PHYS161

Expecting a C
Anonymous 05/17/2013
THE WORST PROFESSOR EVER. You sit in lecture, and think "why the eff am I here?" The examples he gives in class are ridiculously easy and he spends too much time going over them. The exam problems, then, are NOTHING like ANYTHING he goes over in lecture. I stopped going to class because I wasn't getting anything out of them. I'm pretty sure I would have gotten a worse grade in the class if I had actually gone. Instead, during lecture times I self-studied or did the Mastering Physics. Seriously, skuja is a horrible teacher, do anything you can not to take his class. Honestly, he's probably a smart guy with a lot of knowledge, but he does not know how to teach at all. Avoid at all costs.
PHYS161

Expecting a C-
Anonymous 05/16/2013
Terrible Professor. He basically screwed up on the first exam because the average was a 90, and now he's going to compensate for it by normalizing the grades. Going to class is useless and exams (other than the first) are so obscure and ridiculous. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
PHYS161

Anonymous 05/10/2013
He is a nice guy but not very good at teaching. Out of 300 of people in the class maybe 50 go to class. You really need to teach yourself in order to do well in the class. He does not give much homework so it is up to you to study and get practice. He takes everything out of the book almost word for word and does not teach anything new.
PHYS161

Expecting a C
MuffinKnight 04/30/2013
The worst professor anyone could ever take in the span of their entire college career. He doesn't actually teach anything and likes to whip out obscure questions on exams. I would gladly take 8 am or even 8pm classes over this class.
PHYS161

Expecting a C
parade 03/31/2013
Awful teacher, he does not explain anything in class. If you have him, you basically have to self study. When I go to lecture, I come out thinking why did I go? Literally have not learned anything all semestre.