professor
Debora Monego

Apr 2021

Debora is a PHENOMENAL seminar instructor. She is extremely approachable and ready to help out students. Albeit the ton of work that comes with FroSci, she is very accommodating with Zoom and understanding. Her office hours are incredibly helpful, and she would reply to emails in an appropriate timeframe. Like everything with Zoom, there were moments of awkwardness that come with the class, but that is mostly a result of the students and seminar environment. Debora did as much as she can to make the all too dismal semester feel engaging and exciting. She too was getting adjusted to the rigor and community of Columbia, but I believe she did a wonderful job!

Apr 2021

Debora is an extremely compassionate, joyful, and enthusiastic seminar instructor who wanted us to have a good FroSci experience and build a class community. Unfortunately, our class's excitement didn't seem to match hers. On her teaching-- Pros: - Class generally helped reinforce info and clarify topics - Very thorough feedback - Chances for homework corrections and extra credit - Sufficiently knowledgeable about all the content - Accessible and enthusiastically willing to help - Showed up pics of her cat! Cons: - Some in-class activities did not feel conducive to learning, at least partially due to zoom In general, I think she was strongest when directly teaching and weakest when facilitating activities. We tended to do some of both in each class.