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Tutino is a very challenging, but helpful professor. In the 97 Seminar, she has her students develop arguments using evidence from the readings. This may sound like a simple exercise, but Tutino is relentless and will pick your argument apart down to word choice. While defending your argument will be very tough and stressful (it was probably the most stress I ever been under in class that was not a test), she does this for your benefit and it really helped me to understand the process of arguing a historical thesis.
Tutino is a very good professor who cares about her students and their learning. She begins class, and sometimes even halts discussion, just talking to her students asking about their weekend, interests, or just for the sack of talking.
She is also hilariously Italian and it shows sometimes!
Terrible. Absolutely terrible. Atrocious. Horrible Professor, doesn’t care about students only picks favorites. Her TA’s are even worse, one TA says something then every student does that on the midterm and then this “Professor” comes in and says no, you did it all wrong. Like what? Your TA’s told us to do it like this. Don’t waste your time she’s absolutely trash.
I took this class fall 2020 during covid and enjoyed it. I found it fairly easy although people seem to have really struggled on the midterm. She was a tough grader when it came to the papers and expects high quality work. If you can't write do NOT take this class. Class wasn't required and was honestly not super useful. However, discussions were INCREDIBLY important and I really enjoyed them. (35% Midterm Paper, 45% Final, 10% easy final assignment, 10% participation in discussions).
I really enjoyed Professor Tutino's class! She is very passionate about the subject she teaches and it's portrayed through her lectures well. Lectures are not required, but I think they are worth attending. Professor Tutino is somewhat difficult just because she expects a lot out of you, but she's very helpful. Your grade is made up of two essays, a selfie with an artifact, and section participation. Discussions were honestly super boring and awkward, but it was easy to get participation points. Overall, a pretty easy class!
This class is a lot like AP World History. The professor is super nice but sometimes it was difficult to understand what she was saying. My TA wasn't really helpful. The reading is a lot and it was pretty hard to stay up to date. There are no tests, just a midterm and final paper that were easy to write.
(Note: we had a TA strike this quarter so your experience may vary). This class had its ups and downs. Professor Tutino is a no-nonsense professor who will simultaneously humble you in office hours (show up early!) but will absolutely give you the feedback you need. Don't waste her time; if you have a question, make sure you have examples of what you're working with so far. This class has one midterm essay, a TA section write up, and a final essay with two parts: a picture with a museum display and the essay itself. Not an easy A, but if you are willing to put in the work and sharpen your history writing, take this course. Also can I talk about her garbage can dress? Lady Gaga could never.
Took class while TA strike, so did nothing for this class except final essay after week 5. Class is completely dependent on TA, and if they grade harsh/easy. Patrick Morgan was a very good TA, chill and easy.
Although I haven't received my grade yet, I feel like I can give an accurate review of this class with it still fresh in my head. In short, her lectures are honestly incredibly engaging and funny, and I found myself actually wanting to go to her lectures (something I can't say about most other UCLA classes I've taken so far). The midterm was a short answer response to a passage from one of the important figures in 16th century history, and the final contains 3 short essay questions. Although I enjoyed her class, she is definitely not an easy grader, and was surprisingly intimidating to talk to one on one.
Truly one of the best Professors I have ever had. She is so passionate about the material it makes you want to work harder. The class consists of a midterm 3-4 pages, a selfie which is 10 percent of your grade, and a final paper 10 pages or podcast 10-15 minutes. She is so incredibly helpful and will never hesitate to guide you as long as you reach out to her. Just make sure to go to office hours and ask a lot of questions whenever anything is unclear. I highly recommend this class with her she will strengthen your writing skills for future classes to come.