Timothy P. Bianco

Teaching Philosophy

A full version of my teaching philosophy is available upon request.

Courses and Evaluations

University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)

  • ECO 201 - Principles of Economics I (Introductory Microeconomics)
    • Overall value of course: 4.7/5.0
    • Overall quality of teaching: 5.0/5.0
  • ECO 202 - Principles of Economics II (Introductory Macroeconomics)
    • Overall value of course: 3.33/4.0; 3.2/4.0; 3.1/4.0
    • Overall quality of teaching: 3.33/4.0; 3.0/4.0; 3.1/4.0
  • ECO 391 - Economic and Business Statistics
    • Overall value of course: 3.36/4.0
    • Overall quality of teaching: 3.55/4.0 

Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)

  • ECON 200 - Introduction to Economics
    • Student evaluation score: 3.99/5.0; 3.63/5.0; 3.82/5.0; 4.02/5.0
  • ECON 203 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    • Student evaluation score: 3.91/5.0; 3.76/5.0; 3.79/5.0; 3.71/5.0

Selected Student Comments

"I loved the teaching style. Very cool and laid back, but got the point across and never moved on from topics if someone did not fully understand." (ECO 201 - University of Kentucky)

"I loved how this course was taught using several different teaching techniques in order to reach nearly all learning styles." (ECO 201 - University of Kentucky)

"Overall, Mr. Bianco is a great teacher! He used real life examples, different from ones in the text, that helped me better understand the material." (ECO 201 - University of Kentucky)

"His ability to meet each student where they are and teach to their learning style was very helpful in this course. Additionally, he kept the class interesting through using real life examples and telling stories which made me, as a student, more engaged throughout the class period and more interested in the subject." (ECO 201 - University of Kentucky)

"I truly would not change anything about my instructor. He was always prepared, knew his material, and was willing and able to help every student. There is not much more you could ask for as a student." (ECO 201 - University of Kentucky)

"This class is spot on what college should be like. Ask Tim how he teaches his class, and do exactly that." (ECO 202 - University of Kentucky)

"The best professor I've had at UK. He really made me love economics!" (ECO 202 - University of Kentucky)

"It is well applied to current issues, especially with the '07-'09 recession, so that was interesting to see it relate." (ECO 202 - University of Kentucky)

"Tim has a very good skill of explaining economic concepts in a way that students can easily comprehend. Not often did I feel lost during a lecture, but when I was, Tim would clarify any issues that I had. Overall he is probably one of the best professors I have had in my educational career." (ECO 202 - University of Kentucky)

"Tim was great! He really knew the material and was able to offer it to us in a way we could understand it. This course has a lot of complicated subject matter but he would meet us at our level so we could comprehend it. The thing that sets him apart from other Ph.D. student instructors is that he really cares that we learn the material. He was available frequently and answered emails even on the weekends. Even his email responses were thorough and nuanced." (ECO 391 - University of Kentucky)

"Could tell the instructor had real experience in the business world to help put some of the theoretical concepts into meaningful context. He also had a good sense of humor which kept the class going in the wee evening hours." (ECO 391 - University of Kentucky)

"Very knowledgeable on the information, and always willing to help in any way that he can." (ECO 391 - University of Kentucky)

"Extremely enthusiastic. Great understanding of what he teaches. Interest in individual students is fantastic!" (ECON 200 - Bowling Green State University) 

"The instructor does a really good job breaking down difficult concepts and material so that it is comprehensible. He was very helpful and understanding during class and I would certainly take another econ course with him." (ECON 200 - Bowling Green State University)

"The teacher, Mr. Bianco, was amazing. He was willing to help everyone in and out of class." (ECON 200 - Bowling Green State University)

"Very good intro to economics class. The instructor is very knowledgeable and passionate about econ, which aided our learning. He also had us analyze concepts more than some instructors would have." (ECON 200 - Bowling Green State University)

"He is energetic, excited about the material, and an all around enjoyable and helpful professor." (ECON 203 - Bowling Green State University)

"You are the best econ teacher I have had. Thank you! :)" (ECON 203 - Bowling Green State University)