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Ovidiu Calin
Professor in the Mathematics department
at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
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Overall Quality
4.2
Average Grade
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Hotness
Helpfulness
4.3
Clarity
4.1
Easiness
3.8
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12/18/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math 121 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Would take again"

This is the best teacher I've ever had. Calc 2 is a ridiculous class but he managed to make sure that we understood everything. He cares about his students and has a great sense of humor. I really hope I'm able to take him again.

04/15/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He is a good professor. He does have an accent, so some might have trouble understanding him sometimes, but he's usually very clear. Funny and all around good professor.

01/08/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH 105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Calin is a sweetheart and I cannot recommend him highly enough. I was studying for the LSAT while in his class and he would help me with logic questions during his office hours. I never did homework and still earned an A in the class by attending and taking notes on the problems we did in class.

06/16/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Math 110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Required class, took it last because I'm horrible at math and I earned an A. Must have a knowledge of excel to do well, also a laptop is required. Did not use the textbook once. Homework consisted of coloring the spreadsheet and printed for next class. Take this prof!

04/18/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATH 110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This class is simply an easy A. If you hate math and really don't want to learn a bunch of equations, this is the class for you. Excel is used the entire semester and the assignments are easy. No homework.

12/09/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MTH110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Love this professor! One of the best I have ever had at EMU. Knows his stuff and is always willing to help. He wants you to learn.

06/09/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math592 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Stochastic Calculus is a very useful class. His version of the class was all proofs. You will not know how to use Stochastic Calculus in your work. It will not help with the actuarial exams either. Take Stochastic Processes, you'll learn something useful and practical.

05/02/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH120H Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great professor, as long as you don't have him for honors. He goes very in depth to proofs of theorems rather than teaching you how to do calculus. No homework, he does practice problems before each quiz, funny teacher and he's great at explaining stuff, as long as you have prior knowledge of materials you will need to prove the theorems.

04/18/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Calc0 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

The notes we took in class we not helpful in completing the homework, quizzes, or tests because the examples in class we a lot easier than what was assigned. I do not recommend this professor.

12/22/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very good teacher. Quizzes everyday but it's on the homework so it's basically a homework check. Gives practice exams prior to real exams to help you study. The real exams are harder though but definitely not that hard. He is very funny and you will laugh in his class.

04/17/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Absolutely fantastic teacher. funny, tells jokes, explains things well in class and is very helpful. He even played a harmonica before our exam to make us feel comfortable. EVERYBODY SHOULD TAKE THIS TEACHER.

04/14/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Math341 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Fun teacher, made jokes. Gave a quiz every week and 3 tests. The tests were quite hard but they were take home and he was an easy grader. Little hard to understand with his accent but definitely worth taking.

04/01/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
Math105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

First, he is very funny! He always gives jokes, and one time he even brought a harmonica and sang to the class before the finals! I think he composed the song. Anyways, he is very direct with teaching, he explains the material well. He gives homework every day, but you don't have to turn it in. I suggest take him!

03/14/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Sweetest man you ever met.Never raised his voice even when his voice was drowned out by other Prof. from neighboring rooms. He played his harmonica for the class to reduce stress levels before a test.

02/19/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math118 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He pretended to be nice. No homework just quizzes and exams. But he 's very hard to understand. He often forgot what he taught tow days ago!

09/09/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
mth341 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

he was as good teacher. gave quizzes just about every class... it was a little nerve wracking. he would test us on stuff he just taught us. he wasnt too hard though... watch out for the final. it was ridiciously hard!!! he must have curved it b/c i only answered 3 out of 10 questions and i still got an a lol

07/01/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
math121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Lightning fast. Gives thorough notes, but avoids the idiosyncrasies that students often get hung up on. Dumbs the material down. Note: you must furnish your own questions if you expect to learn.

01/14/2008
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
MTH341 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Pretty good all around. Seems to be learning as he goes but overall a good professor. You won't have to work hard to earn a good grade.

12/02/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
MTH118 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher. Tough class but if you go and take notes you will do fine on the test. One of the best math teachers i have ever had. Kinda funny also. played his harmonica for us.

08/25/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I took him in the spring. He's a genius and has an awesome accent. He is very easy to talk to and willing to help if you ask. Material was harder than I thought and we moved faster than I could learn most of the time but all in all he is a good teacher. He's really scary smart, take him if you can keep up! 1 test was super easy, 1 was super hard!

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