MATH 31A

Differential and Integral Calculus

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Michael Andrews Full Profile > 4.5 Overall 3.2 Easiness 3.3 Workload 4.3 Clarity 4.5 Helpfulness
Andrews is a great professor, if you ask for help, if you go to office hours, if you sit at the front of the class you will most likely pass. None of th... (Winter Quarter 2016)
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Andrews is a great professor, if you ask for help, if you go to office hours, if you sit at the front of the class you will most likely pass. None of the work he assigns is impossible to do, challenging yes but not impossible. He teaches the class like everyone has background knowledge of calculus so the people who have taken calculus before have somewhat of an advantage over those who haven't, thats why its important to seek out help if you havent taken calc before so that you dont get behind in class. I hadnt taken calc before I took this class so he kind of assaulted me with terms I had no clue about the first couple weeks, but I was able to catch up with what he was teaching in class. He is an extremely fair grader, I got a C for the first midterm, an F---- for the second midterm and a C for the final and I was able to pass the class because he recognized that I had done better in the final than I had in the second midterm. The key to this class is to ask for help and practice what is taught on the final, if you havent taken calc before you are probably going ta have to try a lot harder than the other people but its totally doable.

Winter Quarter 2016
Tonci Antunovic Full Profile > 4.8 Overall 3.8 Easiness 3.0 Workload 4.4 Clarity 4.2 Helpfulness
Fall 2013 I thought he was a reasonable professor. He was good at explaining most topics and truly did care that students would understand. He is kind ... (March 29, 2014)
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Fall 2013

I thought he was a reasonable professor. He was good at explaining most topics and truly did care that students would understand. He is kind of quirky in a good way! It is entertaining sometimes to see his tendencies in class. He does have an accent, but I don't think it got in the way of his teaching. Office hours with him were helpful and I thought his grading was fair.

March 29, 2014
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Matthias Aschenbrenner Full Profile > 3.1 Overall 2.6 Easiness 2.9 Workload 2.7 Clarity 2.3 Helpfulness
For me, Professor Aschenbrenner was sub-par. Going into the class with previous calculus experience, I failed the first midterm. Realizing his lectures ... (Dec. 11, 2011)
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For me, Professor Aschenbrenner was sub-par. Going into the class with previous calculus experience, I failed the first midterm. Realizing his lectures were useless in terms of the tests, homework, and understanding, I never again attended a lecture aside from discussion, which was the only thing worthwhile. By going to the TAs office hours and discussion (highly recommend matt lane), I proceeded to get an A on the second midterm and the final. Traditionally professors are supposed to teach, but if you're looking for this don't take Aschenbrenner. I did get extra sleep though, so I guess in a way it wasn't so bad

Dec. 11, 2011
Erkao Bao Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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Marek Biskup Full Profile > 2.3 Overall 1.3 Easiness 1.1 Workload 2.9 Clarity 3.4 Helpfulness
This man was the bane of my existence. Strict grading & a harsh inventory of problems. OFFICE HOURS are crucial. but then again, not taking this man mig... (Feb. 4, 2011)
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This man was the bane of my existence.
Strict grading & a harsh inventory of problems.
OFFICE HOURS are crucial.
but then again, not taking this man might just be a smarter choice

Feb. 4, 2011
Demetri Brizolis Full Profile > 3.3 Overall 2.8 Easiness 2.9 Workload 2.9 Clarity 3.2 Helpfulness
This class is no joke. I came in with a solid math background from AP Calc AB, so I'd seen all of the concepts covered in the class before. I even thoug... (Fall Quarter 2017)
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This class is no joke. I came in with a solid math background from AP Calc AB, so I'd seen all of the concepts covered in the class before. I even thought I had a pretty grasp on how to do all of the problems. Even still, I was woefully unprepared for the midterms.

The midterms were the most ridiculous questions I'd ever seen in my life. I got an A on both quizzes given out in section, yet barely pulled a D on the midterms. Plus, you only have 50 minutes. Nobody ever finished early.

Brizolis himself is a nice guy and is super helpful in office hours. The homework can be pretty difficult so I was always in there asking for help. His lectures are all proof-based, though. Don't expect him to do any practice problems.

Like someone else said, this class is for the brave and the savage math gods. I would highly discourage anyone from taking this class unless you're incredibly confident in your calculus prowess.

Fall Quarter 2017
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Robert Brown Full Profile > 4.7 Overall 2.2 Easiness 2.3 Workload 4.3 Clarity 4.5 Helpfulness
He is an extremely nice teacher. He lets you use notecards even though most of the time u don't need it. The only problem is that he does wayyy tooo man... (Dec. 13, 2008)
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He is an extremely nice teacher. He lets you use notecards even though most of the time u don't need it. The only problem is that he does wayyy tooo many proofs :( his class is half above C half below C I think. or that might be for every math class. anyways, he's pretty helpful during office hours. :)

Dec. 13, 2008
Steven Butler Full Profile > 4.3 Overall 1.7 Easiness 2.0 Workload 4.3 Clarity 4.3 Helpfulness
AVOID BUTLER AT ALL COSTS. He is a good lecturer but his tests are simply impossible. (March 14, 2010)
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AVOID BUTLER AT ALL COSTS. He is a good lecturer but his tests are simply impossible.

March 14, 2010
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Will Conley Full Profile > 4.6 Overall 3.7 Easiness 3.9 Workload 4.6 Clarity 4.6 Helpfulness
Conley is an amazing professor. His lectures are straightforward and he takes his time out to explain everything very clearly. He holds review sessions ... (Fall Quarter 2016)
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Overall 4.6 Easiness 3.7 Workload 3.9 Clarity 4.6 Helpfulness 4.6

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Conley is an amazing professor. His lectures are straightforward and he takes his time out to explain everything very clearly. He holds review sessions before every test and proceeds to go over literally everything. Homework was simple and his tests are very direct and almost straight from the textbook. 10/10 would recommend him.

Fall Quarter 2016
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