JavaScript

david hochhaus
david hochhaus
81 Points

Really hard to understand. I feel like this instructor is intentionally making his explanations as cryptic as possible.

Also why is there no way to leave a review of an instructor / course?

SAMUEL LAWRENCE
SAMUEL LAWRENCE
Pro Student 8,447 Points

Which instructor? And let me just say, when I first joined treehouse the first video I ever watched was of Nick Pettit and I just loved his style of giving lessons. It was clear and at a pace I could follow. The second instructor I watched was Guil Hernandez . It was very different from Nick's and I thought I didn't like him just like you, I thought that exact samething. Is he intentionally making this difficult to understand? I continued and later realized that it was my mindset that was the problem. He was talking about JavaScript, Nick was doing HTML and CSS and the two are very different, in terms of difficulty. I was expecting the same thing I got from Nick. But that's unrealistic. Then I met Dave McFarland also very different from the first two, now I don't focus on the instructor or his style of giving lessons, I focus on the lesson and what the instructor is trying to teach us. Now I wouldn't want to do these courses without either of these teachers. Continue the course, which ever it is and very likely you'll feel differently. Don't focus on the instructors style but try and comprehend what he's trying to teach you.

Hope this helps.

For the record I think all the instructors here at treehouse are spectacular. But that's my personal opinion. Good luck and keep at it.

3 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
130,935 Points

You can always submit feedback to the staff as described on the Support page.

Jazz Jones
Jazz Jones
6,192 Points

I wouldn't say any of the teachers are being cryptic at all. Coding and computer programming in general has it's own jargon that can make it hard to wrap your head around when you first get into it. You're not going to absorb all of the information at once or even make sense the first, second, or third around. I would say take notes and if there are any terms or phrases that are confusing, write them down and go to google. Or just practice the examples they give you in different ways to see what they mean.

I'm a slow learner and have been trying to learn to program for a year now. My mistake was that I started with Java and that was a little discouraging. Now that I'm working with JavaScript more, I've been getting more "aha!" moments the more I practice and read code. Just keep pushing through and try to learn the basic concepts that the teachers are trying to give you. It can be frustrating at first but once you get that "aha!" moment and it starts clicking, it'll start feeling very rewarding

Dave McFarland
STAFF
Dave McFarland
Treehouse Teacher

Hi david hochhaus

Sorry you're finding one of our courses frustrating: looks like you might be referring to React Basics?

You're right: we don't have a way to review a teacher or complete course -- interesting idea though and I just shared it with the product team. You can give ratings and feedback after each video, quiz and code challenge -- and we also just recently added a new feature for reporting an individual quiz question.

In the meantime, I'd recommend leaving a rating after a video and your comment there too. You can also feel free to send your thoughts on any course directly to me: dave@teamtreehouse.com . Thanks for being a Treehouse student.