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JavaScript Object-Oriented JavaScript (2015) Practice Project User Interface Code

Anna Neyman
Anna Neyman
6,157 Points

Again, video narrative is super confusing

Dear Treehouse,

with all due respect, I'm sure Andrew's a great developer, but in my honest opinion, he should not be a teacher.

Sincerely, Anna

I agree!!

10 Answers

Anna Neyman
Anna Neyman
6,157 Points

Oh well, I suppose we just have different preferences.

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 90,719 Points

Absolutely nothing wrong with that.

My favourites over the last 2 years have been Nick Pettit, Guil Hernandez and more recently Zac Gordon for the WordPress courses :)

i think u shud leave treehouse and take down all ur videos and make better ones. absolute worst teacher here

Tony Wang
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Tony Wang
Courses Plus Student 7,898 Points

To be honest, he is nice man and an excellent developer, but not a good teacher. Because he does not know the right way to teach.

I think the topic is confusing, to be fair. If you watch it again it may click into place? He does cover the subject in a roundabout way sometimes, but the subject is sprawling!

Personally, if there is a teacher at treehouse that I admire the most, it certainly will be Andrew Chalkley, I just love the way he passes through the information and how he explains it in a way that you ll get it softly ! Keep it up.

Anthony c
Anthony c
20,907 Points

I think he is a fine teacher. Some of the older courses were more like code-along screencasts. Recently Treehouse has started to move towards courses where (a) each video is under 3-4 minutes whenever possible, (b) tried to keep things to one concept per video and (c) one high level concept per course.

For instance, they use to have one massive CSS course, which they seem to now be breaking down concept by concept into individual courses-- same goes for javascript courses.

Still, I think some of the javascript courses could be broken down even further (or more prerequisite courses could be added). So I think the issue isn't Andrew (he's great), but rather the problem may be some of the decisions made to put too many concepts into one video and/or not giving enough time to underlying concepts.

That said, their planning and course design has consistently improved with every new course they've released, and I have no doubt that trend will continue.

Andrew Chalkley
STAFF
Andrew Chalkley
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hey Anna Neyman

Sorry to hear that I've let you down. If you don't mind me asking what's you're learning goal?

Regards,
Andrew

Anna Neyman
Anna Neyman
6,157 Points

Hi, Andrew. Front end developer.

Jonathan Grieve
MOD
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 90,719 Points

Hi Anna,

I like Andrew's courses. He's a fellow Englishman ;)

The only course from him that I found really really hard to follow was the Interactive Web Pages with JavaScript course. I completed it just fine and was able to produce the to do list application but this course was a few years back and his courses have come on nicely since then.

I've taken the Object Oriented JS course and IMO it's just fine. He speaks slowly and articulately and you can always go back through the videos and even try to contact him through these forums.

I really (really) struggled with the interactive web pages course too!

delanobartolomei
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delanobartolomei
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 14,052 Points

I agree the "Interactive Pages with JavaScript" is pretty intense and packed with knowledge, it took me more time than expected to go through it. But I like Andrew, his accent is funny and makes it less boring to watch :)

Brian Mendez
Brian Mendez
7,734 Points

This is some Good Will Hunting stuff :)