Student Evaluations

“I personally enjoy giving to student-oriented projects, because students need to feel that FIU is special for them. As faculty, our job is to make it just a little extra special for them.”

—Kalai Mathee, Ph.D., Ignite Donor Interview

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  • Spring 2009 MCB5315C

    Anonymous Student

    Dr Mathee is an excellent professor and knows the material very well. She expects students to find out a lot of material that should presented in class.

  • Spring 2009 MCB5315C

    Anonymous Student

    Instructor needs to be more organized and assist students outside of class. Response to emails took very long time if response was given at all.Was difficult to keep up in class as there were no notes and she spoke too fast to ensure proper notes were made.Has good knowledge of course material. However, poor instruction skills. Future classes with this instructor will be avoided.

  • Spring 2009 MCB5315C

    Anonymous Student

    Class was good overall. But I recommend that the professor link the concepts together for the class.

  • Spring 2009 MCB5315C

    Anonymous Student

    Course content should be explained more clearly keeping in mind students from other disciplines who might not have the same background.

  • Fall 2007 PCB6025

    Anonymous Student

    A very good professor developing student interest in the subject. Tends to go a bit fast through the syllabus.

  • Fall 2007 PCB6025

    Anonymous Student

    I found the subject matter very stimulating as well as the class topics. However, I found that the lectures were hard to follow at times. It seemed as if they were not organized in a way for me to easily follow and connect topics. I enjoyed the professor’s enthusiasm. I found her knowledge and attitude inspirational.

  • Fall 2007 PCB6025

    Anonymous Student

    Dr. Mathee is a very knowledgeable instructor and a great lecturer. My only objection with regards to this course is that the exams given by Dr. Mathee were extremely long (class took on average 3.5 hours to complete it).

  • Fall 2007 PCB6025

    Anonymous Student

    I found the course very educational and challenging. Dr. Mathee was very passionate about the material and thus captivated my attention.

  • Fall 2007 PCB6025

    Anonymous Student

    I felt the course content was quite rigorous as were the exams. Part of this could be my lack of any recent exposure to the material. Overall both the profs. teaching style and expectations of her students helped me to get through everything with a much better understanding of prokaryotic mol. bio.

  • Fall 2007 PCB6025

    Anonymous Student

    Very knowledgeable about material. Very hard professor but also quite helpful.

  • Fall 2007 PCB6025

    Anonymous Student

    Great course!

  • Fall 2007 PCB6025

    Anonymous Student

    The great disparity in the teaching and grading styles between the course professors has greatly increased the challenge in this course. Dr. Mathee perhaps unfairly treated all of her students as upper level PhD molecular biology majors. Her test style was that of PhD qualifying examinations for her personal students. That being written, I appreciated the challenge although I think the grading was unfair.

  • Fall 2007 PCB6025

    Anonymous Student

    Intellectually stimulating classes. Probably the best graduate level exams that I’ve taken so far. She accentuates on thinking and applying what has been learnt which is vital for good courses. Excellent prof.

  • Fall 2005 PCB6025

    Anonymous Student

    It was difficult to switch instructors half-way through the semester. Your half should have been first. Most importantly, if there must be two instructors, they should both design tests that are much more similar. That way there is a chance for students to get used to certain formats and expectations. I would have probably done considerably better in the class if this were the case.

  • Fall 2005 PCB6025

    Anonymous Student

    I hope your class as stimulating as ever!

  • Fall 2005 PCB6025

    Anonymous Student

    This part of the class (Dr. K. Mathee’s) should go before Dr. Khun’s. Very good professor. I like the power point technique and the facilitation of the slides so we can attend and do not have to write all and loose our time.

  • Fall 2005 PCB6025

    Anonymous Student

    Dr. Mathee’s section should have been 1st. Liked the PowerPoint notes except lbr2 of them had no relevant chapters in the book. Not as horrible as everyone made you out to be except your tests are very challenging.

  • Fall 2005 PCB6025

    Anonymous Student

    Dr. Mathee is an excellent professor. Her lectures are clear and well organized. Her exams are fair and cover only material she has covered in class. Very enthusiastic instructor.

  • Fall 2005 PCB6025

    Anonymous Student

    Sometimes Dr. Mathee is difficult to understand. I did not like the two-teacher method. It is difficult on the students because once they get to know one style of teaching and tests everything gets changed. Also it does not give the student an opportunity to drop the class if they are not compatible with the second teacher’s style.

  • Fall 2005 PCB6025

    Anonymous Student

    It would have been better if prokaryotes are dealt with before eukaryotes. It would enable us to under complex systems better.