All Ratings and Reviews for Guillaume F Chanfreau
Professor Chanfreau is a great teacher. He really takes his time out for students and is very patient. He also takes student suggestions very seriously, and thus is very accommodating. He seems to know every obscure fact and is quite intelligent. His tests are very easy. He uses questions straight from the homework and from previous tests.
Study his lecture notes really well even little picture because sometimes on his exam he wants to draw them out. Technically if you understand the material you'll know how to answer the question but there are little details you might need to memorize. The exams are decent and you just have to get used to them. He likes testing on experimental data but they tend to follow the same pattern. One thing I didn't like about his is his policy on asking questions during test taking. He doesn't like answering them and even tries to limit the number of questions asked per student. Overall he really tries to teach the course and is a pretty lenient grader.
This is one of the better chemistry professors I have taken here at UCLA. He does have an accent and at first I wanted to take the other lecture only it couldn't fit into my schedule. I'm glad I stood in this class, the professor is a great lecturer and he made his 8am class interesting. He did recycle a question on the final that apparently many students got wrong. I would have to say that his tests were fair, a bit on the conceptual side, which is good in biochemistry. He does curve the grades, generously I thought. I don't think the problem sets were too integral to the class (hardly anybody did them anyways) and they weren't graded so grades were based solely on tests. He does a good job in office hours explaining any difficult aspects. The great thing about this class is that he prepares handouts so that you don't have to take so many notes in class.
I would recomment anybody to take Prof C
Good lecturer, but the down side of taking 153B with this prof is that he focuses only on few concepts for exams. that doesn't sound cool to me. you spend endless time going over the handouts passed in class and the book only to find few experiment based Q's on midterms. exams are not comprehensive at all and fail to test how much you've studied or mastered leaving you unrewarded and bewildered when the test comes back.
Dr. Chanfreau is a good teacher, but he lectures totally away from the textbook. He has tons of lecture notes, but definitely not enough supplementary reading or ANY sample exams for you to study from. However, he is VERY helpful in office hours. His class may seem easy, but this is the first chem class at UCLA I won't be getting an 'A' in.
Professor Chanfreau is a very good teacher who cares about his students learning the material. Sometimes it is frustrating that he teaches soley from his handouts and not from the book and his handouts are somewhat disorganized, but many times the handouts go beyond the book into more interesting material. I would definitely recommend Professor Chanfreau for 153B.
Professor Chanfreau is awesome!!! I must admit that I was a bit aprehensive at first about this class, but it turned out great. His expectations are clear, and he really makes the material interesting. His reader is really great and it makes studying very straitforward. Yes, there is a lot of memorization, but the tests are fair, and the class is curved. I found myself looking forward to this class every day, and I am really happy I took it over the summer. Professor Chanfreau does everything in his power to make this class as painless as possible, and he holds a ton of office hours for those who need them. My TA was great, and the reader was so clear that I did well without going to office hours. If you show up to class every day, pay close attention, and keep up with your studying (a little bit each day), you should have no trouble doing well in this class. Very straitforward and doable!!!
This guy knows the subject inside and out. He is the most qualified person to teach this class, I mean it. However, he is boring and has no patience for questions that he thinks you should know already. As long as you know your 3D shapes and you can interpret some given data, you will be fine.
Professor Chanfreau is an approachable and fair instructor who seems to have teaching for years. His explanations are straightforward and clear. Furthermore, he understands this material incredibly well. His lecture notes are hard to follow at first glance, but explained very well in lecture. After a few notes, they're straightforward. The book is a supplement, but the lectures and notes are key. Considering test preparation, the problem sets are crucial and he is ALWAYS willing to meet in office hours. I usually don't go to office hours, but I was encouraged to do so in this class. His tests are challenging. They gauge knowledge of concepts and ability to apply experimental concepts. But, again, the problem sets and office hours help considerably.
Addressing the honors component, it is challenging(as it should be) and requires reading and understanding of a lot of papers. It also requires the student to present a paper. It was an excellent learning experience that helped teach me two valuable lessons in science: paper analysis and paper presentation.
Dr. Chanfreau is a professor that really cares about the students. When our class results on the 2nd midterm didn't go as well as expected he made an extra set of office hours to help student learning. In the beginning of the quarter I though he was very unorganized because he wouldn't make us copies of his overheads but then he surveyed the class as to how he could be a better teacher and basically told him to be more organized. So he started making copies and labeling every handout for us. His exams are pretty straight forward and if you can catch everything he says in lecture (try to record the lecture), then you will get an A in the class.
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