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Bruce Trumbo
Professor in the Mathematics department
at California State University - East Bay, Hayward, CA
are you Bruce Trumbo?
Overall Quality
3.2
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.1
Clarity
3.3
Easiness
2.8
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14 Student Ratings
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11/11/2014
average
4 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
3502 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: INC
"Tough Grader"

YOU ARE BY YOUR OWN. If you are not a STAT major avoid him by all means. He has a lot of information on him, but very unclear and he doesn't follow up the book. Just try to avoid him if you are not a STAT major or get ready for long hours of work.

11/29/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
STAT3502 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Wow what a horrible rep the Prof. has received. I just finished taking a class with him. He expects a lot but you will learn a deal deal of information to take with you into the future. If you are lazy, then do not take this class or any science/quantitative classes. He is willing to work with students always and he sends emails that are helpful.

06/22/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
STAT6205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Worst course I ever have taken. Course is difficult not because the material is difficult but because the core concepts, ideas, algebraic formulas and techniques are scattered across 2 text books and hundreds of handouts. So much homework that it is difficult to patch together the bits and pieces of relevant material in the remainging time.

09/20/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
stat3401 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Required printouts of 100's of pages on top of the text. He sends emails almost daily and at all hours of the day- very dry lectures. Knows his stuff..but gets caught up in talking about irrelevant things and wastes class time.

02/19/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
STAT6304 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I recommend you to take this class with him, very helpful. He gives alot of detail in any topic. However he exams are pretty tough if you didnt have well prepared or if you didnt understand the materail. Moreover he always clearifies questions, replies email pretty fast..

01/24/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
STAT6304 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor not only uses two textbooks but requires printouts of HUNDREDS of pages of additional material. His teaching style is inscrutible, and it is unclear what he wants. You will be unprepared for future classes if you take this professor, as basics are lost in his endless minutiae.

01/05/2008
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
STAT6304 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Trumbo knows much about the subject but for first year grad students I think he went a little to ahead. Too many formulas, sometimes very hard to grasp the basic idea. Fair exams and tricky quizes.

12/02/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
statSECT Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Boring, disconnected from the subject matter.

09/07/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
STAT 4412 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Excellent teacher. Consummate master of the material (Ph.D. Chicago) and has tremendous, infectious interest in it. Not a particularly difficult professor for strong students, but rigorous.

08/25/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Stats real worl Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very bright guy that is really interested in teaching.

04/20/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Stat 3502 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

A little too knowledgeable. Understandable if you're a math/engineering major, otherwise, not. But mostly straightforward. Sometimes condescending to some students. Fair grader. Gives surprise quizes.

10/28/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
stat3502 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very clear. Makes a difficult subject easy. Really interested in teaching students.

11/12/2003
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Stat 1000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

KIND MAN WHO KNOWS THE SUBJECT HE'S TEACHING AND IS VERY CLEAR IN HIS TEACHING.

01/27/2003
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
CE 3601 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Very clear, precise and puntual....great teacher

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