Average 3.15 based on 61 professor ratings
Diane Serafini is a Business professor at Dawson College located in Montreal, Quebec. When comparing Diane Serafini's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Diane Serafini's ratings are below the average of 4.3 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Dawson College is 4.1 stars.
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I've had her for Intro to Marketing, IMC, and Advertising, and I have to admit that you have to work your butt off in her classes to get a good grade (80+). However, this gives you an idea of how University will look like. She cares about her students, you do learn a lot with her projects, and she makes class interesting if you pay attention. Her online classes weren't the best, but at least you could be anywhere you want to attend it. I would take her again if I have the chance to

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You can do a better job by just reading the powerpoints instead of going to class as all she does is read them out loud followed by unnecessary personal stories.

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She's a good teacher, but what will really help you is the book and the only quizz.

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She is a very kind person. She cares a lot about her students . However she expects students to be at the university level. My marks are always in the 80's and 90's but I barely passed her tests . The exams are ridiculously difficult consisting of 50 complicated multiple choice questions. She is very specific with what u answer in the essay questions too. I worked very hard in her class and again barely passed the tests. Project was fun and easy and did boost ur mark.

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I've had her before, so second time around i wasn't as shocked as first time. I had her for IMC and i honestly cannot complain. She knew me and liked me so no actual issues, her tests aren't anything to joke about they're pretty tough but i got my way around them and did well. She is a bit crazy at times but she has grown on me.

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Terrible teacher, insists that online classes are a better way of teaching. No one listens and her material is rather confusing. Buy the book and teach yourself

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She knows her stuffs but her voice is quite annoying. Plus, half of the course is online and the online classes were really boring. Her exams are hard too even if you studied. The textbook is expensive and not really helpful. Overall, I did not hate her class but I will definitely not take her again.

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Shes a super nice and happy person but did not teach well. She just reads her powerpoints which make no sense. Her online classes are very long and boring, i would watch netflix or even sleep but just have it playing in the background until i heard her say a polling question which i had to answer because they count guys!! tests are very long, essay part is easy if you study the powerpoints but the multiple choice are pretty hard. never got an amazing mark. project is easy and indiviually marked!

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there isn't a real way of describing her... all i can say is goodluck. prepare yourself. I did end up with a decent grade above the average and literally never listened to her in class, but i had to study hard for tests, work hard on projects and act like i cared. You can pull it off, just warning you ahead it'll be rough.

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Her online classes are nice since you can take them pretty much from bed, but they're impossible to listen to. She teaches DIRECTLY out of the textbook, so you're basically teaching yourself since, I promise you, you won't be listening. Going to class at all is pretty much useless. If you're willing to put in a couple studying hours and read the textbook, her class is a breeze, and you can take it from home too, which is a plus. Easy class if you're willing to do some textbook work.

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She was a really bad teacher. She was really boring and it her voice was so annoying. Her online classes were useless, and I learned everything on my own. She brought a lot of her personal life into class. Which is somewhat normal but she kept going on about when she worked for Clairol and how fun it was compared to her teaching job

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avoid. not available for students, rushes through the material. always irritated

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As many people said it, she does half of her classes online which is not a good way for us to learn and understand the material. However, if you actually pay attention for her online classes, you won't have problem! She makes herself clear and repeats the important notions but it's true that she yells most of the time...Her exams are honestly too hard for nothing and the book is useful. But she is a good person, willing to help you even out of office hours regardless the time/moment/etc.

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She probably is one of the worst teachers I've ever had. She almost NEVER came to class as she gave most of her lectures online which were completely inefficient for many reasons. First, she basically read all her material and does not allow any kind of good interaction with the teacher. In addition, there is always some technical difficulties with the sound or the camera, so you miss half of the class just trying to correctly log in the online class. I don't have enough words here(rating above)

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This teacher could potentially be good if she didn't do online classes, and scream 3/4 of her classes. She doesn't give a toss about her students and always complains on the government, and then she tells us about how loaded she is and how she could be treated better because of that. She almost never comes to class, and then wonders why students don't understand.. She always want to use technology but it doesn't work half of the time, but she doesn't case about this, she's a queen.Don't take her

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She talks too fast and does way too many online classes which sucks because you don't really get anything too fast. Nice but has an attitude a little, not sure if she's sarcastic or does she actually mean it. I mean you can literally take this class on your own and learn it yourself all the slides are online. And she doesn't give any guidelines or outlines anymore, she said, " it was a new thing due to cheating from previous years." to prevent cheating.

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Talks too much and that too, at a very fast rate. You have to work hard in order to have a passing grade.

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she is not that bad but talks a lot,, a LOT. she knows what she is doing , but could take a break.

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did not like her way of teaching. Too much material, not enough explanation and she speaks very fast.

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Very nice, knowlegable teacher. Marks the essay questions a little difficultly. SHe tells you what to study for the test. A lot of reading the textbook. She also has slides that help a lot!

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She very organized, knowledgeable and ready to help students.

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I found her class very easy if you read her powerpoints and the textbook. She really listens to her students about test dates and it shows that she cares. Shes very nice to talk to out of class, I rec

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Nice person, good teacher who knows her stuff. All notes online. Though she reads more than teach... still relatively easy class just read the book.

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My best teacher because she really cares and explains her material.

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She puts lots of effort into her teaching.

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She doesn't make the class very interesting. She talks a lot too. I got very tired of listening to her. The class was fairly easy, as long as your there to do the work.

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She seems very nervous and always talks so fast. She's nice though. Just thoroughly read the textbook before the test.

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She is a good teacher. She gives students detailed constructive feedback on assignments, seems passionate about the subjects she teaches and has an enthusiastic and energetic personality.

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She is horrible. she grade you unfairly, not on what she asking you to explane but if you choose the most popular question to answer. If you want to study a lot and don't get a good grade she is the

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NOT an easy class, ill tell you that much. if ur not into reading i suggest u dont take this class. for the test you will have to read A LOT!

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The most nervous teacher i've ever had in my life. Stressful just to look at her!! She's alright, all the powerpoints are online so theres no real point in attending class

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No mater how much effort u put in her class, u won't get a good grade. She only certain students at class.

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Once she knows English is not your 1st language she will give you less than 70 for sure. It does not matter how good you are in writing. Serafini you should be little fair to us.

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I really enjoyed this teacher, i never understood why she got such a bad rating. I have her again this semester and I am really excited. Go to class, do your work and you WILL pass! She is a fair marker, and gives you chances when you deserve them. She was my favorite teacher last semester :-)

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she loves what she does, but she really doesn't teach anything, you might as well sit home and read you books. sadly she can't teach properly. she cannot make the topic fun, as it should be!

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great, great, great

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aghhh the woman is scary. Talks too much and way too fast. She's indeed very nervous. Didn't like her and didn't like her class. Stay away!! she thinks she's the best

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What a nervous lady! She feels a constant need to reassure the class that she's doing her job right. Get on her good side as she seriously picks favorites. Her test q's are far fetched

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the worst teacher Ive had at dawson, i seen also how she discriminates some students, and she doesnt have a proper way to talk to students

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Diane is so a good teacher, she cares about her students and wants them to succed! read the textbook and you'll be okay for her tests. Do the assignments seriously and your grades will be higher.

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Ms. Serafini is a nice woman who really cares about you passing. her assignments are fun and easy and those who complains about her it's just because u complain too much for nothing.

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Shes such a nervous wreck. She treats us like we are in kindergarten and never lets us speak, her multiple choice are too hard and she thinks she knows everything. Does not know what humour is, badbad

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She is such a bad teacher and eliminates any possibility for class discussion. Her Multiple choice are way too hard and she talks at 200 km/ph. Dont listen to her, just study the slides.

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She's a hard-marker and she complains about the students all the time. If I could run as fast as she talks, people would call me the Flash. Think about that for a second.

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She's nice... but SO NERVOUS it stresses me out!!! I thought I needed sedatives at some point just to keep my stress down... but I LOVED the material and it's obvious that Mrs Serafini loves what she teaches: which is something Dawson teachers often lack.

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Serafini is a sweetheart, but it takes a lot of energy to pay attention in her class. she talks fast, and at times contradicts herself. At least she cares enough to help.

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this teacher isnt that bad, shes just really extremely weird, she acts liek shes on speed! she talks all fast and has to catch her breath and lokks at u and those are the moment when u really start to wonder what shes on....shes just weird

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i think shes an amazing teacher, do your reading before class and,pay attention and you will understand a whole lot.

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She's a horrible teacher who treats her students like they were her 7 year old kids. serafini is immature and only dictates. She is one of the worst at dawson.

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she makes this annoying sound with her mouth like "tsss" everytime she finishes a sentence! (and shes a hard marker and gives way too much work)

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Shes not such an easy marker, but shes a nice teacher.

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This teacher is very unclear, and does not care about her students at all. It's as if she's teaching to a wall.Awful.

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Probably by far the worst teacher i've had at Dawson. She goes way too fast and test are very difficult.

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trick to this techer's tests is learn the essay question, its always worth 60% and it takes 20 minutes to learn

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She's a really hard marker but she is a good teacher, go see her and get help.

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Shes a chill teacher but she needs to SHUT UP about Clairol!! Also she has issues with remembering names.. my name was chad for the first 4 weeks.

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Her exams are only hard if you're not there for the review. She's a good teacher and she knows what she's talking about.

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Very hard teacher. She knows what she's talking about, but her tests, and markings are brutal!

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give really easy exams...just learn it all by heart...

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Worst teacher i have ever had. She makes the material harder than it actually is and really tries hard to stump you!!!

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