Average 3.6 based on 88 professor ratings
Maria Da Palma is an Economics professor at Vanier College located in Ste Laurent, Quebec. When comparing Maria Da Palma's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Maria Da Palma's ratings are below the average of 4.16 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Vanier College is 4.04 stars.
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She is very unclear in her lessons. I had her for QM and Macro. Pretty decent Macro teacher but I basically taught myself all the material for QM.

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Macro with her was so easy. You don't even need to use the textbook because all of her quizzes and class tests are based on the in-class assignments and notes she gives. The course is basically simple math and cause-effect theory. The only way you can fail with her is if you don't do the tests. However, do not ask her questions after class, not even a simple one. She will go on and on without stopping for 15 minutes.

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For her MACRO class, she was amazing and so thoughtful. I failed macro the first time & I was able to finish with a great final grade. My personal opinion, listen to class notes and read the chapter that she focuses on because THE EXAM QUESTIONS ARE BASED ON DEFINITIONS IN THE TEXTBOOK. She's great, love you miss D!

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TAAKEEE HER!! I took QM and Macro with her and it was super super easy! She doesnt gave a lot of homeworks. Her test are easy. I did not have to read the textbook because she gave a lot of class notes and class assignments. The class assignments are very similar to the test so that is why it is easy to pass her classes.

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MEH. She's boring, teaches at such a slow pace, her teaching is unclear, and she gives handouts to do ALL the time. Her tests are easy to do if you understand the work from the handouts. On the other hand, she's really nice and sweet. But this is college.. You don't want a little, sweet lady. You want to learn your material and get the semester over with.

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Hands down the best teacher at Vanier. If you have the chance to take her class....TAKE IT. She likes to say interesting stories and doesnt give hmwrk which is a win-win situation. Also the material learned in class and the exmas are very easy if you pay attention in class, no need to read the textbook

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she is the worst teacher i had this semester, doesn't know how to teach, always goes off topic, if you ask her a question, she tells you to refer to the book...

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Horrible teacher, goes off topic and starts discussing pointless things. The textbook is basically your bible and there's no point to show up for class other than for the hands out that resemble the exam. She doesn't bother explaining and just gives you the answers.

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Had her for QM, easiest class taken at vanier ever, tests are super easy, make sure you get the handouts she gives in class because they are basically duplicates of the tests, got a 90% in her class without even having to try i suggest you take her, the only thing is that she never posted grades on omnivox and that's about it

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She's chill as long you're chill with her. Lets the class decide if ready for exams. End up with her and you'll be fine.

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Honestly ppl listen 2 me. I like her,no hw rly, and u CAN get an easy 90% JUST GIVE IT UR BEST she will pass u and its not hard! She was good but u just have to be patient with her and actually review ur stuff, hw is exactly test!!!

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You have to pay attention to her because she speaks very low and tries to do everything quickly, but she is a good teacher and the tests are not bad.

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best best best best bestttttt teacher ever!!!!! If you listen in class, you cannot fail, she is very clear and explains everythingg!

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She's almost always late for class, gives the answers to quizzes the class before the quiz, tests are fairly easy, she doesn't care if you're late for class.

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Great teacher

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Great teacher, just listen in class and you'll do great. shes very helpful and will tend to pass you if she sees your making an effort. tests are easy and you can get an 86 by just reviewing her notes

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BEST MACRO TEACHER. SHES BORING BUT TEST AND QUIZES ARE REALLY EASY

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Very disorganized but has clear notes. Study them and you'll do fine. There is a quiz at the beginning of ever class (but its the same type of question over and over..). She doesn't give back any as

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she's not understanding at all.

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Very nice teacher she's always there to help hand writte notes but at least they are clear, exams come straight out of the book does many little tests that can help you very good teacher

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can be a bit boring, but good teacher, wants students to pass and easy grader

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for macroeconomics: Handwritten notes only. does not explain clearly.Does not care about her students.Never available during office hours. nvr gives hwk. TO AVOID. shes b*tchy

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o economics:Notes are always handwritten on board.Dsnt explain assignments clearly.Explains everything rly fast.Does not rly like seing her students during office hours.Nvr gives hwk.

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Sweet teacher !!! Explains very well ,easy marker and very helpfull i do suggest her to you !!! Very good teacher

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I enjoyed her class she gives out bonus assigment if the class did poorly on an exam always there to help.

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Easiest teacher ever. Doesn't give back assignments so you know how you're doing, but I got 98 as my final mark :D

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She is very boring, but the class is very boring. she cant make class interesting but her tests are reallyy easy. Take her if you get the chance!

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Avoid if you can.

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Extremely easy, don't need to go to class to do well. She does examples 1 million times each and an identical question appears on the test. Old fashioned with her notes but still a super easy course.

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Shes a good teacher, class is easy and her exams are easy too she an easy marker. She goes off subject a lot and tells boring stories and shes always there to help you

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Just...avoid at all costs.

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She's really chyll, not strict at all but doesnt stick to one topic, usually drifts away. More than half of the times i was confused. However, she will pas you for sure!

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I got a 96%, however, she liked me very much. I saw people she refused to answer because she didnt like them. has teacher pets, its not funny

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OK well i really liked her because she helped me alot one on one....She wont fail a student that she sees really makes an effort, understanding and helpfull when you go see her in person. Pretty chill

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AVOIDD HER she makes no snce .. out of everything u cover in classs none of it on the test. RICH PPL DO NOT EAT POTATOES thats alll she taught us

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Really nice and interesting to listen to, but her notes are near impossible to read over. Easy marker and good chances of sucess if you listen

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AVOID AT ALL COST. SHE EXPLAINS A LITTLE AND STARTS TALKING ABOUT HER PERSONAL LIFE. HER TESTS ARE HARD BUT SHE DOESN'T EXPAIN. ALSO WHAT U DID NOT COVER IN CLASS ARE ON TESTS.DO NOT TAKE HER.

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she is a really easy teacher, the work load is very light and she will do anything to make you pass

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SHE IS SO EASY! just show up to class and youll get amazing marks! but classes are boring a little ... but ya she lets you re-do tests all kinds and u get bonus marks for nothing!

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i liked herr, a bit boring but she's really nice and if u study the notes she gives,, youll do well and on top of that at the end of the semster she gave us a bonus test of 10% extra, people who want

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not such a great teacher rude and not really nice

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I love this teacherr !! She is soo nice and very helpful ! She actually puts notes up and explains well :)

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i think that she is a good teahcer, but you must go to class...she gives really good notes and has fair exams, i would recommend her

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i took her for two semesters, she is amazing as usual

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honestly i dont understand how anyone could say that she is a good teacher.... so hard to stay awake in her class for QM... doesn't start teaching the material until after test... that helps thx!

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Good teacher. She explains things and as long as you take notes in class, you'll never even need to TOUCH ur macro book (dont even buy it if u take her for this class..save $80). fair tests as well.

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she gives surprize quizzes at the begining of the class so read your notes. besides that, boring you will fall asleep very easy. for the exams read carefully your notes and understand them, and pass

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very nice lady, her notes are easy and if you don't miss classes and study your notes (just a lil bit before class) you can end up having 90+. and of course don't fall asleep cz sometimes it's boring

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Interesting, helpful and easy. Notes aren't the best but wtv. She's not cold...we're in College buddy. Very enjoyable Macro class. I Highly recommend to show up for classes..makes the tests easier.

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VERY SLOW, VERY COLD, VERY AMBIGUOUS, VERY BORING, DID I MENTION VERY COLD, VERY UNORGANIZED, TAKES AGES TO CORRECT ANYTHING (she is however, sweet and might help if u c her individually) Macro's easy

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She is such a nice lady! Her classes are so interesting and I consider hes exams to be easy!

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WAAAY TOO LONG TO CORRECT ANYTIHNG! It took her 2 weeks to correct our first exam, when she did, she only gave us the marks, and said the actual exams are in her office and that she'll bring em later!

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Nice person, but she doesn't teach well. Her material is all over the place and when she explains, it only gets worse. It's hard to talk to her one on one because she expects you to know everything already. Take someone else.

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she is a great teacher.... don't listen to what the others have written she is amazing... she knows her material really well and she doesn't mind re-explainning things a million times. I had her for Macro and RM and I had a bad semester and she gave so may extension. You know she is a teacher that helps those who help themselves. She enjoys talkers.

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She's a pretty good teacher, I had her for macroeconomics.. For the most part, she teaches on the university level; which enables us to teach ourselves the subject more than she explains it... She's fast paced and takes extensions. The only downside is that she takes forever to correct a test or assignment..

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great r.m teacher... helps students as much as she can... funny sweet and a blast to have as a teacher. tests r really easy, no homework except for final paper... take her

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hmmm...well she's not that good, don't buy the book, the notes she gives don't help a lot for the exam, quizzes don't really count, they're only used for attendance purposes, confusinnnnggggg (my brain is going to melt because of her) .... I've just realized that that course was 'supposedly' a Marcoeconomics course.....in other words, don't take her

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She's a good teacher, but she has her flaws. She jumps from chapter 2 chapter & doesn't tell u which one she's teaching for the test; never handed back assignments which wouldn't bother me except that it can help to have for tests. She gave us a term paper but only explained it 1 wk b4 it was due, but she was cool & gave us an extra 2 classes to hand it in without any penalty. Don't put anything in her mailbox or under her door cuz she won't accept it and will throw it out.

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doesnt explain well...worst teacher for rm ...expect wayyyy to much ...other teachers are wayyy simplier ....she was good for qm though

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She doesnt expalin well.. she talks low... she gives assignments and never gives them back.. the term paper she gave it to us 1 week before it was due... she doesnt even tell you whats gonna be in the exam.. u have to try to find it in ur macro book.. shes NOT a GOOD teacher... i suggest you take someone else

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love her love her and simplye love her she is a pro

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well, she's a good teacher, maybe I should have taken the class a bit more seriously...follow the RM instructions step by step, you'll get a good mark for sure

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Just listen to her instructions for RM, and you should do fine

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Very nice person, always in a good mood. Good notes, easy to understand. Tests are a bit tricky. Major emphasis on attendance!!! Textbook virtually unnecessary.

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Really good and easy teacher for Q.M. but not so good in R.M.

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nice teacher! always in a good mood! easy exams & easy material! don't buy the textbook because u won't even use it!

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The class contents are very easy. Textbook is not neccessary for this class. She marks very slowly, so you may need to a little paitence.

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She teaches boring stuff but she's a goos teacher and person!

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don't bother with the book and be ready to get lost with completely off-topic conversations that last long and waste time.

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Shes a great teacher, you will understand everything and she is sooo nice.. go to class and listen and thats all

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Very good and effective teacher. Just go to class or get notes from someone who went. Don't buy the book, you don't need it.

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easy tests and quizzes, very very very nice and easy to pass! just be social with her! =)

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Good teacher! Clear and helpful when needed. Not much workload... Tests are on class notes and exercises.

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shes a realy nice women, always there to help, dont buy the book waste of 80$, take her! her tests arent so hard

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awesome teacher!willing2help,clear notes,tests areSTRAIGHTfrom the notes.i didnt even [email protected] textbook&i got an 86 in macro.

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she is the nicest teacher alive!

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i don't need to say nothin', juss read the other ratings

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the best teacher, easy, follow the notes which r very clear and ull do fine, also very helpful wants u to pass

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Very clear and very helpful. Everyone should take her.

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he he he....i missed 3 or 4 classes....but i got 91%.so easy and nice

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She's a very nice teacher, but you can't hear her!! I was sitting in front!

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Omg she is the nicest, easiest also, just study notes, got a 95% in her class

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Super nice teacher. She goes out of her way to help, and always seems interested

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Study the notes & ull do fine, very nice teacher, gives u extra points if needed

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she's a nice teacher a nice person

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