Professor

Keith Ouellette

1 of 2
Easiness 2.0 / 5
Clarity 3.1 / 5
Workload 1.7 / 5
Helpfulness 3.6 / 5
Most Helpful Review
I felt that Prof. Ouellette is super fair, but how difficult you find his class will most likely be dependent on who you had for 10A. And ironically, I don't think Ouellette for 10A will adequately prepare you for Ouellette for 10B. I took 10A with Virtanen, and by comparison, Ouellette's class was a relatively more one. Pros: - Ton of time to finish homework assignments, just don't EVER start 1 or 2 days before it's due. Even if you just look at it the day it's assigned, that's better than pretending it's going to go away until a couple days before it's due. - Exam formats are pretty much the same, from midterms to final. - On a related note, the final did NOT take all 3 hours. Major plus. - MY GOD THE AVAILABILITY OF THIS PROF. Never take it for granted- massive bonus that he will answer content related questions over email! And seriously he like lives in the PIC lab there's no excuse for not getting help. Go to him before TAs, Lab assistants, classmates. He is your key. Cons: - No curve, no dropped exams. He's really straightforward about this going in. It won't change for you. - Memory based: More than problem solving, I felt this class was for homework, ability to follow directions to a tee, for exams, remembering all the little behavioral details and syntactical requirements. C++ is a strict language and his exams reinforce that. MY TIPS: - Please start the homework when it's assigned. - Find a homework buddy! I had one, we met every week on a day that prof O had office hours and got the assignment done in <5 hours - Use his resources. Studying will require going back through every lecture, looking at examples to supplement your understanding, etc. - DO THE BOOK PROBLEMS HE RECOMMENDS. - Find old exams. I got a B and had there been an alternate grading scheme or a curve it would've been an A- or higher. Just be prepared to put in work for this class, ESPECIALLY if your 10A class didn't focus too hard on either pointers or classes.
AD
Easiness 1.8 / 5
Clarity 2.8 / 5
Workload 1.4 / 5
Helpfulness 3.4 / 5
Easiness N/A / 5
Clarity N/A / 5
Workload N/A / 5
Helpfulness N/A / 5
Easiness N/A / 5
Clarity N/A / 5
Workload N/A / 5
Helpfulness N/A / 5
Overall Rating N/A
Easiness N/A / 5
Clarity N/A / 5
Workload N/A / 5
Helpfulness N/A / 5
Overall Rating N/A
Easiness N/A / 5
Clarity N/A / 5
Workload N/A / 5
Helpfulness N/A / 5
Overall Rating 1.0
Easiness 1.0 / 5
Clarity 4.0 / 5
Workload 2.0 / 5
Helpfulness 3.0 / 5
Most Helpful Review
Summer 2016 - Always Always Always ALWAYS ALWays Always avoid this professor. Always avoid this professor. I can't emphasize enough how important to not take his class and save your GPA. This professor has HORRIBLE and RIDICULOUS grading policy. First of all, he does not curve the score. You may say, not curving the score is not that bad right? Trust me, not for this professor. I have taken some lectures from other professors who do not curve the score, but they try to make their tests fair and make the average around 80. For Ouellette, lol, the average for the first two midterms is around 65. The average for the final is 66, but he DOES NOT CURVE the fucking score, which means almost half of the class will fail. The worst thing is not only his grading policy, but his TA (Eric Prizomic, do remember him) . This TA does not know anything about Math. I went to his office hour once and asked about homework problems, he can't explain shit. During discussion, he even asked students for help because he didn't know how to solve the problem. And his discussion is a complete waste of time. This TA is also EXTREMELY strict on grading homework and exam problems. The only thing he knows is to follow the solutions he did himself, and if anything on your homework is different from his solution he will take points off. 131A is one of the most difficult classes among upper math classes. It is a class about proving, which means on your exam and your homework, it is hard for us to give a perfect proof during exam. They can take off points anywhere they like. Making his students get low score seems please this professor and his horrible TA. Taking this professor's class is one of the worst decisions I have ever made during my life. Try to avoid this professor.
AD
1 of 2

Adblock Detected

Bruinwalk is an entirely Daily Bruin-run service brought to you for free. We hate annoying ads just as much as you do, but they help keep our lights on. We promise to keep our ads as relevant for you as possible, so please consider disabling your ad-blocking software while using this site.

Thank you for supporting us!