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Professor Ratings & Grade Distribution Data for Walter Sotero

Walter Sotero
Professor (2007 – 2012)
Central Florida (UCF)
Process Cell Biology
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3.1852***
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Rated by 27 students
2.60
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across 4 classes
Fall 2013 Schedule
No classes for this semester.
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5*****
PCB 3063 - Genetics
Study hard, don't fail your tests and you will able to avoid the final. Easy A if you can cram the slides at least 5 days in advance. Just show up pay attention, study your slides and you'll be set. Ignore the book.
Pros: Straight up class. No surprises.
Cons: None.
Professor rated by: Microbiology Student on 5/1/11
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1*
PCB 3063 - Genetics
I didn't really like him as a professor. He was way too softspoken, with no curve, and the tests were nothing like what was taught in class. He didn't go along with the textbook either, and that paired with missing PowerPoint slides was detrimental to my grade.
Pros: Plenty of examples
Cons: His examples don't get included in the PowerPoints he posts online; if they do, the answers are missing.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on 12/8/10
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Student Ratings 1 - 20 of 27

 
PCB 3063
Genetics
5*****
Pros: Straight up class. No surprises.
Cons: None.
Study hard, don't fail your tests and you will able to avoid the final. Easy A if you can cram the slides at least 5 days in advance. Just show up pay attention, study your slides and you'll be set. Ignore the book.
Professor rated by: Microbiology Student on May 1, 2011
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PCB 3063
Genetics
3***
Pros: Tests come straight from powerpoint notes.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on April 25, 2010
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PCB 3063
Genetics
1*
Pros: Plenty of examples
Cons: His examples don't get included in the PowerPoints he posts online; if they do, the answers are missing.
I didn't really like him as a professor. He was way too softspoken, with no curve, and the tests were nothing like what was taught in class. He didn't go along with the textbook either, and that paired with missing PowerPoint slides was detrimental to my grade.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on December 8, 2010
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PCB 3023
Molecular Cell Biology
3***
Pros: Only tests from lectures. Available to answer questions. Material is always interesting.
Cons: Tests on tedious details. Sometimes treats you like you're stupid when you ask a question he doesn't understand or you have a had time communicating your thoughts. Seems grumpy all the time.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on December 3, 2012
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PCB 3063
Genetics
4****
Pros: tests are based off of lecture and his powerpoints
Cons: if you don't go to class it could be tricky
he's a great teacher and a lot better than Calestani
Professor rated by: Health Science Student on December 14, 2010
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PCB 3063
Genetics
3***
Pros: Dr. Sotero is meant for students who can memorize power points very well.
Cons: All your grades were based only on test so no room for error.
Dr. Sotero is a really nice guy compared to other biology professors. I feel he is very approachable. However, if you are not a good memorizer/test taker, I would suggest not taking him because his class could be tough for those people. The first two tests are easy; however, the third and fourth test are tough. Even though you don't need a textbook, there are some concepts he does not explain well, so you might have to read on your own. In addition, try to avoid taking the final, the final was much tougher than his other tests.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on May 14, 2012
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PCB 3023
Molecular Cell Biology
5*****
Pros: No text book required. Everything you need comes from the slides.

Interesting content.

Very friendly and helpful teacher.

Good pace.

All exams were multiple choice scantron exams
Cons: A lot of information to remember.

May help to have taken him for genetics (but he does go over stuff that you may have forgot)
Lots of information is presented, but he takes things at a good pace. I went to his office hours a couple of time and he is always really friendly and helpful. Nice guy. Would take him for other classes. Drops and one exam for your highest grade, so you don't have to take the final if you do well.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on February 3, 2013
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PCB 3063
Genetics
5*****
Pros: Tests are straightforward from the powerpoint slides.

He does good lectures
Cons: Tests get harder as the semester goes on. 4 tests and that's your grade
Very manageable class if you just keep reviewing the information/slides every now and then. A good SI helps too. If you aren't a good test taker then you might want to find a different teacher. He also said that he does a standard curve at the end of the semester, but idk how much that is cause most people aced all the tests. Final is optional if you like your grade.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on June 2, 2012
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PCB 3023
Molecular Cell Biology
4****
Pros: Easy class if you know/understand all details and concepts from the powerpoints. Very nice man, always willing to help. Straightforward tests.
Cons: boring, routine
Professor rated by: Biology Student on January 5, 2012
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ZOO 4603
Embryology/Development
2**
Pros: Exams come from power points. Gives 1-2 bonus questions in exams
Cons: Class is booooring. Do not use +/-, no curve.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on April 28, 2011
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ZOO 4603C
Embryology/Development
3***
Pros: Test come from power points
Cons: No curve or +/- grades
Professor rated by: Biology Student on April 28, 2011
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PCB 3063
Genetics
4****
Pros: 4 tests, 1 dropped
Cons: Points come solely from tests.
Professor rated by: Health Science Student on January 9, 2014
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PCB 4723
Animal Physiology
5*****
Pros: Best Bio Prof!
Study the PPTs
Professor rated by: Biology Student on April 26, 2013
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PCB 3063
Genetics
3***
Cons: MEMORIZEE!!!!!!!!
Professor rated by: Undeclared Student on April 15, 2012
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PCB 3063
Genetics
4****
Professor rated by: Biology Student on September 11, 2013
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PCB 3063
Genetics
3***
Professor rated by: Biology Student on December 3, 2012
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PCB 3023
Molecular Cell Biology
3***
Professor rated by: Biology Student on October 22, 2012
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ZOO 4603C
Embryology/Development
3***
Professor rated by: Biology Student on January 31, 2012
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PCB 3023
Molecular Cell Biology
3***
Professor rated by: Biotechnology Student on December 2, 2010
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PCB 3023
Molecular Cell Biology
4****
Professor rated by: Biology Student on November 18, 2010
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