College Professor Spends Entire Semester Teaching Wrong Course
The course was suppose to be an “Intro to Chemistry,” but the professor mistakenly taught an advanced curriculum.
Lauren Firmin claims [this] happened in her Fall 2013 semester at Lonestar College- University Park in northwest Harris County.
The class she had enrolled in and thought she was taking was an ‘Intro to Chemistry’ course, a study of the basics of the science.
Yet this student with a 4.0 grade average found herself unexpectedly struggling with the material.
“I was getting 40’s on every test,” said Firmin. “I studied as hard as I could, did everything in my power to try.”
Then, shortly before the class’ final exam, Firmin claims teacher Thao Shirley Nguyen admitted something.
“She told her mistake in class to all of the students,” Firmin told the KHOU 11 News I-Team.
And the mistake: “She was teaching general chemistry, another course, all semester.”
Neither the school nor the teacher publicly admit any wrongdoing, but the school says they’ll take a look at it.