Jamie is a great teacher - very clear, concise, fun, young, energetic, and smart. He is a PhD candidate at Columbia and writes about art/books/fashion for some magazines. He made U. Writing a fun class to come to.
Our class discussed Twilight and the role of vampires in society once and there were many other similar discussions/days that were just fun.
It is a really good idea to meet with Jamie because it is the only way to really know what write, how to edit, etc. He does a great job of teaching in class and of getting everyone to share, but if you want feedback on your specific essay, set up a meeting.
Overall, I'd say a really good choice for any freshman.