Ok am I seeing things? I could have sworn you asked me to PM you with the name, and I was in a rush and had to go at the time. So here I am, and its not there. But it seems you figured it out because it is 4 letters and starts with * and ends in *.
He only teaches micro and micro lab. He doesn't do any nursing courses.
He does try to make you think when taking the tests. Its nothing like the nursing tests, but its a start in critical thinking. With us, after the lecture tests he would go and grade them and then come out into the hallway and show us what we got. Later on in the day, he would email the grades to everyone, so if you didn't stay, no biggie, you'd still get your grade later. He also gives 1 or 2 more questions on the test for extra credit.
The big thing with him is:
1) he really tries to break the info down so that you understand it. You will not need the book, at all. He provides lecture notes and anything he's ever tested on has come from there.
2) he really cares about teaching
3) this is the most important......no teacher I ever had has ever done this, and you probably won't ever see another teacher again do this, but on the saturdays before the test, he will go to school and do a review for anyone who wants. Its usually 2-3 hours, but it was a help nonetheless.
I had an A average with him, but unfortunately he was only teaching half the semester and the other half was taught by someone else and he was HORRIBLE! Worst teacher I ever had. Lecture slides came straight from the book (which not a whole lot of people had anymore), so you might have well just stayed at home and read your book instead of coming to class, and test questions came from the air. For a "review" he would give us a "list" of words, which I have no idea what the use was for because most of them were not on the test, but we thought we were supposed to use these words to study from- like use them as a guide and study the concepts surrounding them. There were things on the test he never included on the list. He was very unhelpful in every aspect. I would avoid him at all costs. And Its not like my grade dropped and I am upset saying this.....I am not the only one........I had several friends who all had A averages, people who had high GPA's, whose grade dropped when the new professor took over. His initials are **. I ended up getting B's which I was unhappy about because I am totally competitive with myself. But I am still thrilled because I had heard micro was hard. Maybe it is, but I found it very interesting and I didn't really think it was that hard. I did have to study, but looking back, its cake compared to the nursing program.
Oh, I had heard great things about ****** ******* @ central, too. My friend took him in 6 weeks over the summer and got A's. She said if it wasn't for him as the professor, she would have never got those A's. MY top 2 choices were ** @ central and ** @ north. SO was completely full within a week of registration, so I took **.