With summer break winding down for many students, it’ll be time to get back to their studies soon. With that comes the responsibility of registering for classes for the new semester and maybe some burning questions in the back of your mind.
“Is this class going to be hard?” “What’s the professor like?” With the Web, it’s easy to find out what other students think of the teacher before you take the class. Read up on their reviews and check out how others rate college professors so that you can be better prepared, have an idea of what to expect, and know who you may want to steer clear of.
Don’t wait until the first day. Here are the 4 best “rate my teacher” sites to rate and review teachers or professors.
Rate My Professors is one of the most popular “rate my teacher” websites on the Web. The site boasts more than 10 million opinions of over 1 million professors from students like you. The ratings cover more than 6,000 schools across the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, and Wales.
Just search by professor or just find your school first by entering in its name. Displayed on every professor’s page is the overall rating, followed by ratings on helpfulness, clarity, and easiness.
Below that are the actual reviews, showing the class, how the users rate college professors, and any comments.
RateMyTeachers is another popular review site. This time, however, the focus is on elementary and secondary school teachers only for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
Again, here you can search for your teacher by name or search for your school for the full list of teachers. Once on the teacher’s page, you can rate your teacher right there. It’s another simple 1 to 5 rating system, with the categories including easiness, helpfulness, clarity, and popularity.
Ratings and reviews are displayed just below that. If you’d like to know when the teacher is commented or rated on, just hit the “Follow” button and type in your email address to receive updates.
The academic website MyEdu also features how students rate college professors. What sets this site apart from others is that it claims to be the only community that works directly with universities to post the actual end-of-semester course and even the professor evaluations that students fill out in class.
The only catch is that you have to sign up to the Rate My Teacher site. With a free account, you’re limited to only the latest three reviews (if there are any). Upgrading your account gets you in-depth information about not only the professor but also the class in general, including grade history, drop rate, and more.
For the United States and Canada only, Professor Performance is another useful review site for colleges and universities. Justor to get started.
The rating system is a bit more unique than others, with letter grades, comment, and simple positive and negative columns.
Do you use any of these websites and have they helped you at all? Let us know in the comments.
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