Bailin Song

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MATH 3A
Calculus for Life Sciences Students Full Profile > 1.7 Overall 2.1 Easiness 2.3 Workload 1.6 Clarity 2.4 Helpfulness
He is a nice guy and responds to email but is socially awkward. His exams are on the easier side...
MATH 3A
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He is a nice guy and responds to email but is socially awkward. His exams are on the easier side compared to some of the other professors at UCLA. BUT he can't speak English for shit it's more like Korengrish. Seek outside help such as Covel, AAP, or Swartwood tutoring if you want to do well in this class. Do well on all the homework and one midterm (he drops one midterm). I got a 70 on the first midterm and a 87 on the second and because of that I have a 100 going into the final with the curve. Lecture is pointless since he can't speak English and reads from the book. If you decide to take this class just do the homework, turn it in, and get outside tutoring and you'll be more than fine.

MATH 31A
Differential and Integral Calculus Full Profile > 1.8 Overall 2.2 Easiness 2.5 Workload 1.7 Clarity 2.7 Helpfulness
Let me just say that I took this class in high school and had a 4 on the AP exam. I am so glad I...
MATH 31A
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Let me just say that I took this class in high school and had a 4 on the AP exam.

I am so glad I knew the material. It's very tough to understand his English; I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't taken it.

The first midterm is easy, but it gets progressively harder from there. He told us to memorize proofs that would show up on the test, and it turns out, they didn't show up. Average on the final was under 65%.

I ended up with a B in the class. Class is curved at the end, after all points are added up, median is a B-.

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MATH 31B
Integration and Infinite Series Full Profile > 1.5 Overall 2.2 Easiness 2.2 Workload 1.5 Clarity 2.5 Helpfulness
Honestly, even I am a chinese, I can't understand his english. His english is more than accent. He...
MATH 31B
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Honestly, even I am a chinese, I can't understand his english. His english is more than accent. He can't pronounce a word correctly. And his curve is not generous at all. Avoid him if you could.

MATH 31BH
Integration and Infinite Series Full Profile > 2.0 Overall 2.8 Easiness 2.4 Workload 1.4 Clarity 2.6 Helpfulness
His accent makes it impossible to understand and if you are slightly not interested in the subject...
MATH 31BH
Integration and Infinite Series See Full Profile

Overall 2.0 Easiness 2.8 Workload 2.4 Clarity 1.4 Helpfulness 2.6

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His accent makes it impossible to understand and if you are slightly not interested in the subject or a little sleepy, there's no way you can stay awake in th class!

MATH 32A
Calculus of Several Variables Full Profile > 1.7 Overall 2.3 Easiness 2.6 Workload 1.1 Clarity 2.3 Helpfulness
So I noticed that not many people sign up for his class and instead opt for Park. Bottom line is,...
MATH 32A
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So I noticed that not many people sign up for his class and instead opt for Park. Bottom line is, take Park if you want to learn the material, and take Song if you want easy exams. Song's exams were straight from the book and homework (just with different numbers). He gets the harder problems from the chapter reviews. The curve is set pretty low, which I don't understand. His accent is very heavy, but you get used to it. Just sit in the front.

MATH 33B
Differential Equations Full Profile > 2.0 Overall 2.4 Easiness 2.6 Workload 1.4 Clarity 2.4 Helpfulness
In all honestly, Song is a pretty lousy professor. His lectures are borderline incomprehensible,...
MATH 33B
Differential Equations See Full Profile

Overall 2.0 Easiness 2.4 Workload 2.6 Clarity 1.4 Helpfulness 2.4

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In all honestly, Song is a pretty lousy professor. His lectures are borderline incomprehensible, and you have to mostly study from the book. That being said, his midterms and final were extremely easy...mostly homework questions regurgitated with different numbers. I probably skipped half my lectures and did decently well on the midterms and final, so I am expecting a B+/A-, if his curve is generous then an A is also possible. My recommendation: if you can study on your own from the book, take Song. His class is extremely easy as long as you can teach yourself.

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MATH 33BX
Workshop in Infinite Series and Differential Equations Full Profile > 1.5 Overall 2.3 Easiness 2.5 Workload 1.3 Clarity 2.3 Helpfulness
The class is alright because you can study on your own and get a decent grade. However, if you...
MATH 33BX
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The class is alright because you can study on your own and get a decent grade. However, if you think you would understand his accent, you are so wrong! I tried for the longest time listening to him very carefully during lecture but didn't. Doesn't know how to use mic, horrible handwriting, etc. Not recommended!

MATH 110A
Algebra Full Profile > 1.8 Overall 2.0 Easiness 2.5 Workload 1.8 Clarity 2.2 Helpfulness
Professor Song is an intelligent professor who knows his material. Unfortunately, he does have a...
MATH 110A
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Professor Song is an intelligent professor who knows his material. Unfortunately, he does have a thick accent, though you should get used to it after a while. Fortunately, he lectures straight from the textbook, so if you read up on the material before and/or after lectures, you should get a good grasp on it. He's open to answering questions in class, and definitely interacted with the class. He's also unintentionally funny at times. His exams are not terribly difficult, so long as you study up, and do practice problems from the books. He's not the best math teacher I've had, but he's better than a bunch, and I would take another class with him if the opportunity arose.

MATH 132
Complex Analysis for Applications Full Profile > 1.8 Overall 2.2 Easiness 2.2 Workload 1.8 Clarity 2.4 Helpfulness
Extremely thick accent, and very sloppy on the board. He would just rush through lectures and just...
MATH 132
Complex Analysis for Applications See Full Profile

Overall 1.8 Easiness 2.2 Workload 2.2 Clarity 1.8 Helpfulness 2.4

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Extremely thick accent, and very sloppy on the board. He would just rush through lectures and just write everything on the board without stopping much to ask for questions. Would definitely avoid this professor

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