Daniel is a nice guy but I don't want him to be my teacher.
7 weeks into the course (Algorithms and Design) and all we've done is various flow charts and trace tables. He expects everyone to understand everything he says and gets mad when you respond with an incorrect answer. Loves to berate people in front of the class. Teaches fast and doesn't explain much. Very unapproachable, rude, hypocritical. One thing I hate the most is that he expects you to be able to create an entire flowchart in 5 minutes with almost no context. In short he's not a nice guy.
Dan loves to rant about everything but especially his students. He is a very bad judge of character, he'll single out a few students in the first classes, catch them spacing out a few time, grade them unfairly the first few assignments and first exam and then make it his mission to save these poor misguided youth with his infinite knowledge of outdoors and yoga. Im sure he means well, but really he ends up being a pain to deal with. Just hang in there and regurgitate the whats on the board.
What a year. This man has shown me my potential. His classes are not easy, but that's what makes it so "fun". I HAVE TO apply myself. Dan has changed my mentality; I went from looking someone who never looked forward to something challenging to someone who adores a challenge. Not only is he a great teacher, he's a great friend. If you take his class, I promise you that you will not only find knowledge but you'll also find the better YOU.
Don't listen to the good reviews he is a tough teacher and mandatory for algorithms and operating systems. Basically if it's not his ways it's wrong. He thinks he's always right and if you try to correct him you're wrong. My advice is try to ask people from your class or an other year to help you as you might need it for commenting. Other then that the coding and exams are basically given to you in class notes
If you want a TEACHER and you actually want to learn something, then Dan is the perfect teacher. I learned so much from him not only computer skills/code but also about life. He is one of the rare teachers that want success for his students. Don't listen to the bad ratings. A teacher can only do his part for the success of a student. In summary, he is everything a student needs.
He's an amazing teacher, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Never in my life have I ever met a teacher that cares more about me than Daniel Gryte. The guy has also been teaching for 30 years and was in industry before that for 20, EXTREMELY knowledgeable and knows what he's doing. Class is a little hard, but as long as you pay attention you'll pass, the class actually requires you to learn and work instead of sitting back and auto-passing like most other classes. Amazing teacher, 10/10.
Dan is picky, his assignment instructions are vague. He will openly tell the class he accepts certain things then might completely go back on that saying no why are you doing that (even if it works). He work only mark you on the effectiveness of your code but also the comments you write in it, the way you name your variables/functions and if he doesn't agree with how you went about a tiny portion of it you risk failing that assignment. And if you don't pass the style he fails the logic with a 0
He is a great guy. He cares a lot about his students. He will go out of his way and beyond the duty of teaching students. If you have any problems in your personal lives he may have your answer. Harsh grader a 90% is a 20% in his class.
I found his class very interesting. He is a harsh marker, but the things he took points off at the beginning of the semester, I made sure to never do them again, which allowed me to finish the class with a high mark. The only issue I had with him is that I found him a bit rude, but good teacher other than that.
He is a very interesting man, and is interested in teaching some morals. His class is difficult but we're there to learn. If you out in the work passing is possible.
an interesting teacher was you get to know him, he knows all his stuff inside and out and the homework is practically given to you. A very fun teacher to have
Best. Teacher. Ever. Best. Teacher. Ever. Best. Teacher. Ever. Best. Teacher. Ever. Best. Teacher. Ever. Best. Teacher. Ever. Best. Teacher. Ever. Best. Teacher. Ever.
The negative comments were probably all just written by the slackers that didnt want to do any work. Yes, he sometimes picks on a student but only those that are sleeping or obviously not paying attention. If anything it helps you do better because he makes sure you get it right there and then. He loves giving out spiritual advice, which provides a nice break during the class from time to time. As long as you're friendly and don't act like you own the place, you'll get along with him very well.
Had him for Intro to Programming. He is a VERY DIFFERENT TEACHER. If you want to go see the "out there" teachers, take him. You don't need to be good at anything at all, just listen to him and learn about life. Trust me, take him. You won't regret it. It'll change your life, guaranteed.
Class isn't that hard. He wants you to actually learn so he will pick on you if you sleep but don't take it personally. Just take his notes and use the flowcharts because his instructions are unclear. When you go up to the lab begin working on the assignment immediately, he will like you and you will be done your work during class. Assignments are not hard but just follow the instructions exact and comment every while or if with a question and comment every variable you declare. Tests are long.
Don't listen to any of the positive comments about this teacher, his method of teaching is terrible and he is also a bad guy. I agree with the comment below, if you want an accuracy of this teacher, look to reviews that have been posted in the past. After that, either the students are his favorites, or they are just too smart that they will work with any teacher.
The negative comments about this teacher are completely false. I was took calculus III this semester, and I knew I had no chance in passing after failing my first 2 tests. Mr. Gryte doesn't even teach calculus, but he went out of his way, 2-3 times a week to help me understand everything thoroughly. He always helped me back on my feet whenever I gave up. He is everything I aspire to be. His range of knowledge is vast. This man is a saviour.
He is the most ridiculous teacher in the name of computer science, I had him last year in Algorithm Design, and I can tell you that those who wrote positive comments on him are either his own, or his favorite students. He teaches too quickly, never gives time to explain the material(unless you see him in his office, which is also a terrible idea), and his tests are ridiculous(he expects you to be extremely fast when writing the tests). My final mark with him was 42%, class average was 66%.
He is extremely bad as a teacher and a person, I disagree with the other reviewers who say that you need to pay attention in class and do the work. You can still pay attention and do the work and still fail the course(mainly because of his tests). I also disagree with how they say that he's a caring teacher, because he's rude to a lot of people(students who are in computer science and those who are not) and teachers alike). My advice, GET A TUTOR for Algorithms and OS
He is extremely tough, always tries to be sure that the students will fail at all costs by giving them 0s on labs and tests. If you are lucky, you can pass his class, if not, drop out of computer science or drop the complementary class.
Extremely strict and is not the nicest person on Earth. He speaks fast, doesn't give time to explain the labs, and gives us code which have practically bugs in them. He doesn't understand that not all computer science students want to become programmers(some of them want to become computer technicians). My advice is to either get a tutor or switch programs completely(he's the reason why the graduation rate for computer science is extremely low). He's also unhelpful during office hours.
Not helpful at all, doesn't explain very well, his tests are very hard and is extremely disorganized. If you are good at programming, then take him, otherwise, switch your program into something simpler(social science, science, etc).
Awesome teacher, anyone who post negative comments on him either don't do any work and don't pay attention. Do the work and pay attention, no sweat. He hates slackers and people who do not care about their education, if you fall within these confines expect to fail.
Conundrum, Kernel Panic
Extremely strict, he's not helpful AT ALL and puts people down if they're not as smart as him. He teaches at a really fast pace, if you're not good at Programming then he will make you hate it even more. Get a tutor or switch programs if you have him for Algorithm Design and Operating Systems.
I had Daniel Gryte in my first year and soon realized there is much more taught than a few lines of code. He genuinely cares about his students well-being beyond the teacher-student setting to help you journey through life. Going beyond the college reqmt, he will convey to you the meaning of compassion, mental discipline and spirtual insight. To young students, his pleas for diet, health and excercise may seem silly but will drastically improve our societies health if only we'd follow half of it
I had him for Algorithm Design last semester and here's the thing. This guy teaches too quickly, never takes the time to explain(gives us a bunch of flowcharts with barely any explanation). His assignment instructions are unclear, and his tests are very difficult(a lot of people fail them regardless of practice). He also tends to bully students(some people think it's tough love, but it's not), and is discouraging. He is the reason why I am in social science writing essays all over again.
I graduated from Abbott 2 years ago, and I had Dan Gryte. I must say that he is one of the best and most unique teachers out there. No one will push you to learn and succeed like him. He will give you a set of skills that will be useful long after the material you covered in his class is obsolete. Pay attention and keep an open mind. This isn't high school anymore, so don't dishonor yourself by letting Dan fail you because you're used to automatic passing. Make room for self-improvement. Succeed
WORST TEACHER I HAVE EVER HAD! i am a strong computer science student and have always done well in science until i got him. DON'T TAKE HIM if you care about your marks.
Knows a lot about the subject but is too unapproachable and grades you based on if he likes you or hates you. Also very scary
If you are not in computer science, then you are lucky, if you are, get ready to have a difficult time with him in Algorithm Design and Operating Systems
His instructions are unclear but a quick trip to his office will fix that in no time.
Some people talk about tough love but Dan is all tough and no love. If you realize that the rest of your career will be exactly the same as his teaching, you'll come to appreciate and even respect him for it. Not many teachers actually gave me the will to go beyond the course and seek knowledge for my own benefit, but rather than hand you the answers on a silver platter, Dan makes you figure them out yourself
He's basically a bully who only teaches for money. The course itself is easy though but he's mandatory for computer science for 1 year so good luck
He's a mean teacher and a mean person, he's mandatory for Algorithm Design and Operating Systems so good luck.
Very strict, too career oriented(talks about companies way too much, if I wanted to learn about businesses, I would rather study being a business major), doesn't explain very well and is a bad person
The class itself is really easy, but he's not a nice guy, and he's not a good teacher. He's basically a bully who only teaches for the paycheck, unfortunately, he's mandatory for 1 year in computer sc
Dan is the worst teacher in Algorithm Design. He teaches too fast, yells at you for not understanding him and is very vague in his instructions. He should do himself and his students a favor and get o
This guy along with Mike Cooney is the worst computer science teacher ever, he yells at you, and is completely off topic. He also teaches too quickly and gives you a 0 for any silly mistake you make i
the course material is not hard so I can study all by myself and got the highest score in the class - mmh, because he never answered my questions! He is a short-tempered, mean teacher.
At first I didn't like him but in fact he is a great teacher! Towards the end I gained the most respect for him, he encourages students and he actually wants you to pass. Pay attention and PRACTICE!
He can be mean if you don't put in the effort to think before asking a question, overall though he is a good teacher and his computer science course was easy. He values politeness in students!
Not the most helpful teacher out there, but he really encourages the students to work solo and get it done.
Very interesting to hear what he has to say about life, but when it comes to teaching, he's quite horrible. Shows ZERO patience and understanding towards his students. Comes off as very abrasive, and easily gets frustrated at students and is not shy about putting them in their place. Invites questions, but yells at students when they ask. If you have a good enough sense of humor you'll get a chuckle or two out of just how ridiculous he is. ps: don't wear a hat in his class or he'll flip out.
Had him for a comp, and his class wasn't that hard. Gives u good notes, and tests u on exactly what he gives for assignments. Do the stuff the way he shows u, and u r guaranteed a good mark.
Yooooo this guy is one of the coolest teachers ever i got a 60% on the dot with him and although his tests are hard wtv man...dont avoid him just get to know him
He makes simple things VERY complicated; even bright students fail or do poorly. But he's mandatory, so good luck...
Great Teacher, but beware as he is not afraid to put you in your place. Will not tolerate people who don't take the class seriously .
I really didn't like him at all but he is really easy
Always looked forward to the class. His method of teaching inspired me to learn. very fair and informed, about EVERYTHING. very available for help.
Dan is a good teacher who sometimes gets a little sidetracked with a rant on society at large. Not a good pick for Computer Science Students.
Has no method. Goes off topic frequently, and explains, very unclearly hw important clarity is. If you pay attention to 1 minute in 5, you get information. The other 4 is personal drivel. Give him what he wants to do well.
one of the most interesting classes i ever had.Very easy
It's clear now why his office is seperate from the others, too abrasive/
Very good at explaining stuff that has nothing to do with course