Heather Tienson

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CHEM 153A
Biochemistry: Introduction to Structure, Enzymes, and Metabolism Full Profile > 3.3 Overall 2.2 Easiness 2.2 Workload 3.5 Clarity 3.4 Helpfulness
Warriors blew a 3-1 lead against the Cavaliers. (Fall Quarter 2016)
CHEM 153A
Biochemistry: Introduction to Structure, Enzymes, and Metabolism See Full Profile

Overall 3.3 Easiness 2.2 Workload 2.2 Clarity 3.5 Helpfulness 3.4

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Warriors blew a 3-1 lead against the Cavaliers.

(Fall Quarter 2016)
CHEM 153C
Biochemistry: Biosynthetic and Energy Metabolism and Its Regulation Full Profile > 2.3 Overall 2.4 Easiness 1.9 Workload 2.6 Clarity 2.4 Helpfulness
Tienson taught 153C well but the midterms/final were quite bad. Prepare to memorize EVERYTHING: structures, enzymes, every step of regulatory pathways, ... (June 12, 2015)
CHEM 153C
Biochemistry: Biosynthetic and Energy Metabolism and Its Regulation See Full Profile

Overall 2.3 Easiness 2.4 Workload 1.9 Clarity 2.6 Helpfulness 2.4

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Tienson taught 153C well but the midterms/final were quite bad. Prepare to memorize EVERYTHING: structures, enzymes, every step of regulatory pathways, how to chop down or synthesize any amino acid, and the ATP cost of everything. Also you have to memorize the study question answers verbatim to get the "key words".

Despite this, exams were a very poor assessment of knowledge. Averages were all around 50. If you memorized everything, you'll still be thrown for a loop by horrendously vague questions ("What is the overall effect...", "What is a possible problem that arises...") or pathways she never went over. And if you DIDNT memorize everything it will be even worse. Time-management on midterms is critical because nobody will finish (final is more reasonable in this aspect).

Otherwise, I think she is good at lecturing and teaching the material, it was much the same style as 153A. Except to clarify some bad slides, you dont need the textbook. Prepare to feel fuqqed by tests. She says she curves the average to a B which is pretty generous.

(June 12, 2015)
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CHEM 189
Advanced Honors Seminars Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
CHEM 189
Advanced Honors Seminars See Full Profile

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CHEM 192C
Undergraduate Assistant Education Practicum in Chemistry and Biochemistry Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
CHEM 192C
Undergraduate Assistant Education Practicum in Chemistry and Biochemistry See Full Profile

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CHEM 192D
Undergraduate Assistant Education Practicum in Chemistry and Biochemistry Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
CHEM 192D
Undergraduate Assistant Education Practicum in Chemistry and Biochemistry See Full Profile

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CHEM 375
Teaching Appentice Practicum Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
CHEM 375
Teaching Appentice Practicum See Full Profile

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