His classes are difficult but if you put in the effort like you should, he will help you. He is probably the brightest teacher at stlaw!!
Professor Manoli is an incredibly smart and interesting old man. Behind his solemn wise man looks hide a funny and quirky individual. Still, there are good class notes, but they might be confusing to some. The exams are not hard in themselves, the tight time constrain is. The man is very determined to help, but his explanations are long-winded and definitely not straight to the point. Prepare at least 15 minutes for any questions. Not recommended for labs, as his expectations are very unclear.
He is a good physics teacher, very kind, very knowledgeable.
Boy has this man became a legion at the college... People say all sort of stuff about him and here is my experience in class: he is always kind person, except on exams. His goal as a teacher is to teach physics as opposed to make students pass; hence, he expects full comprehension and despises those who only apply formulas without thinking. Choosing to take him or not comes down to this: if you hate physics or want to pass with minimum effort, he is not for you.
No matter what you hear from people about how hard he is, don't listen. If you appreciate proper teaching and learning physics properly, he's the man with the plan. If all you care about is R score, he'll despise you :P best teacher at st. lawrence, period.
Hard, but best courses ever. He is fair in his grading and will try as much as possible to help you if he sees you try to understand.
Taking him again this semester and can't wait for it to begin.
His class is known to be quite hard. Very good teacher though, he will always answer your questions if you tried to understand.
the hardest course i ever had :( but he is available and takes time to answer questions if we go at his office
Manoli is simply a teacher who is trying to prepare us for the higher learning that is yet to come in university by means of this hard course. Great teacher though. Definitely a great experience.
Funny teacher and very helpful! He wants you to understand the material (this is why he gives so many problem sets). Do NOT take him as a lab teacher. You'll never get your lab reports until the end.
I don't understand people giving such low rates. He was one hell of a teacher, he had a passion about what he was doing and always checked if everyone did understand what he was teaching. Thank you si
Love him or hate him....He explains super well and help you extensively in his office...His tests are mixed with algebra and physics, if you love Physics, you will adore him... If you hate Physics,,,,
Great teacher, very funny, and always available for questions! Not an easy course, but he explains very well! You won't get away with just doing the problems, you really have to understand everything.
A good teacher, always available for questions and very happy to see you at his office.... Not very easy though..
Just good. But not for people who wants to writes everything he says. His exam are ok, but revise your note at least once, even if you really good cause the problems he asks are not eveything. Funny.
He knows what he's talking about, but his classes are not well organized. Always available for questions. His Elect.
He talks & writes waaaay too fast! Want sum good notes? GET A SECRETARY. Tests r hard so study...a lot! His sound effects are funny tho and he does the weirdest faces sumtimes... makes us laugh.
My first semester I had both chem and physics with him, and thank god, hes one of the best for both. His tests arent too bad and he answers ur questions well as long as u try
Marks chem labs real hard. not really helpful, never understand questions you're asking
Well, when you need help, you just need to go and see him and he will explain everything. He explain better when you are asking. And the classes are not boring. Maybe his exams are a bit long...
NOT CLEAR' BORING, DOEsnt help at alll when u need it
This teacher is awesome! I was in his NYB class and he always answered my questions clearly. He knows everything about physics. I got about 90 in the final...
He's easy in the labs but very hard for the theory. You'll have to work a LOT if you want a good mark.
Bright guy, VERY good method. Shows you alot more.... You'll remember him.....
if you don't understand something he makes you fell dumb and he is sarcastic
Love him or hate him. I love him, most don't. Sarcastic, interesting.
A teacher who really knows his physics. Granted many people fail, but he's cool.