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I gave the rating above because of several reasons. I came in and thought machine knitting would be a great skill to learn and I know more then I did when walking into the classroom, but not as much as I would have wanted. The professor that taught the class said she's been all over in the fashion industry which is great and she's very knowledgeable and knows what she's talking about as I myself am in the industry but, there was a serious disconnect when it came to wanting to teach. I noticed that she would get aggravated when techniques she showed to the whole class you didn't get on your first try and would have to show you again. I though that was disrespectful especially when you are a teacher you should know your going to have to show students more then once how to use machines they've never used before in there life. On that note I liked the class even though it was a short amount of time and what it was about but not the teacher teaching it because I didn't get to fully understand it without having to worry about her getting mad that I didn't understand what she said the first time.
I learned a lot in class.
Great class, a bit fast paced for the beginner but it makes sense because theres so much to get through.
Great intro to woodworking, we used almost every machine in the shop!
Great teacher very informative would take another one of her classes. Also great for networking!
Class was great and I'm excited to try my pants. Joan (Instructor) was very helpful and informative.
The classroom was super hot and the humidity was stifling. There was a class before ours, students were always reluctant to leave the classroom.
Kate is a great instructor. Her assignments and exercises really bring the most out of her students. She understands the industry/topic well and brings guest speakers into the class to complement her expertise. A must-take for anyone interested in changing the fashion industry or ethical business practices.
The instructor Walter Atkinson always seemed unprepared and unorganized. Very flustered. He could not control the class when people started talking amongst themselves. There needed to be at least one Teacher's Assistant to help people moving slower than others. Maybe even two TAs would have been helpful. We only had a TA on the first day; then she never came back. Walter moved way too fast on day three and about half the class fell majorly behind, but he kept on going and more and more people started getting frustrated and confused. The class should have been smaller; perhaps half the size it was so that more time is alotted for undivided attention and one-on-one interaction with the teacher. Walter had trouble staying on topic during each class. He would start talking about his apartment, his other jobs, his hobbies, and all sorts of topics that were completely unrelated to SketchUp Pro. Then he would try to convince us to come to his studio in Cobble Hill Brooklyn to take private lessons. He was always trying to sell us something. Convince us to spend our money on him, which I would never do in the future. I feel a better teacher would have made me more successful in this course.