Average Rating (from 6 Students)
Course Difficulty
Easy 0%
Medium 83%
Hard 17%
Top Course Tags
Math-heavy
Background Knowledge Expected
Go to Office Hours
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I would recommend it because he truly cares about his students and he really cares about getting to know his student if you visit his office hours and ask for help! He's always willing to help out. His tests are very challenging but he offers study guides with the problems worked out by him so you always have a clear expectation of what you're going to see on the test! He's a great guy if you get to know him, and prepare for sarcasm as he likes to joke a lot! He also holds review sessions.
Course highlights:
The most learning I did were during his office hours and review sessions! He really takes the time to explain in depth whatever you have questions about. I highly recommend him for this class because his challenging exams really forced me to put the time and effort into the curriculum, which really laid a great foundation for the proceeding calculus classes after this class. He majored in electrical engineering in college so he has an engineering background and that's how I connected with him, as I'm an aspiring civil engineer! He offers a multitude of outside resources as well, as he is the instructor for the SAME club at saddleback (society of American military engineers).
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Be prepared to put the time into it. Visit his office hours if you need help, he's always very helpful in addressing your problems! Make sure you really absorb and understand the concepts in this class because it lays the foundation for the rest of your calculus career. It's nothing to be scared about as it's very manageable!
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
It is a fast paced course that really prepares you for the next college math classes
Course highlights:
I learned about the study habits that I need to implement in the rest of my classes, study groups are essential
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Be prepared to actually put in the effort, you cannot go through this thinking that you can only study for two hours, you have to put in the time and actually understand the material
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
While the class is interesting and the teacher is nice, he seems to take the more difficult method when it comes to fairly basic Calculus concepts. With integration, for example, he would take the geometric route instead of just integrating the equation. This made the question overly complicated and unnecessarily difficult.
Course highlights:
We reviewed calculus concepts I had already learned in a previous math class. One section we went over was actually more appropriate for a higher math class, as he said we would go over it in Math 3C (multivariable calculus). I learned more about integration and differentiation.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Make sure to do the homework, even though he doesn't collect it. It is good practice and will help a lot.