Dale Peterson at University of British Columbia

Dale Peterson

  • 1.8Overall Quality
  • 1.8Helpfulness
  • 1.7Clarity
  • 1.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
6/30/14

MATH 200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

A fast talker, but a good teacher.

6/14/14

Math221 and220

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedB

Prof Peterson gets a bad rep. Lots of students don't like him because he doesn't take their crap when he is teaching. (i.e. if people are talking when he is lecturing he tells them off). He is a good math prof where it matters. He is knowledgeable and good at proving where the math comes from instead of just giving formulas. go to his office hours!

5/14/14

Math 221

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible..... Just plain horrible

4/14/14

MATH 200

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

DO NOT TAKE! WORST PROF EVER AT UBC! he fell asleep in front of me during an office hour, very unprofessional and could not answer my questions

3/15/14

Math 221

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

the worst prof I've ever had at UBC, no comparison, unbeatable! rude in class, ignore students' questions,etc. He almost made me give up math. My nightmare at UBC

2/5/14

MATH 221

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

writing this review in class, this is the worst prof I have ever had.

2/3/14

MATH 221

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Enjoys rushing through materials, and unwilling to match the learning pace of students. Results in tendency to NOT answer questions, and jarring differences in exam vs course materials. Also has a fondness for mumbling, hence often blames students for ignoring his instructions (even though his audible range is 3 feet in front of him). AVOID! AVOID!

1/18/14

MATH 200

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

AVOID. AT. ALL. COST.

1/2/14

MATH 200

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lowest avg I have ever experienced! Math200 for this term is only 58% and they didn't scale at all. For all the exams, don't expect that if you tried all the sample exams, you would get good mark. Hard to follow his style. Attending class is useless, but try to attend review sessions. Reading textbook is the key for webwork& exams.

12/28/13

MATH 200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nothing says more about the quality of a professor than the overall performance of his students. Gave out the two lowest class averages (58%). Other MATH 200 profs had class averages in 66%-69%. The possibility that all the underachievers ended up in both his classes is really low; this MATH prof needs to go back to school and learn how to scale.

12/25/13

MATH 200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I would say Professor Peterson is really gooood. He is a little bit eccentric but he is really nice during his office hours. One thing you should keep in your mind is: never go to his class without prereading the text, otherwise you can't follow him because he will write 8~12 blackboards and he goes really fast. MATH 200 is really GOOD.

12/8/13

MATH 253

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Goes through topics far too slowly or vaguely. No interest nor effort in class whatsoever. Unnecessarily uptight during exams.

12/7/13

MATH 253

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This prof talks and goes through everything WAY too fast. He also has some grudge against engineers. Often in class he goes "This stuff is easy, you should know about this since you're all engineers. Moving on". When we obviously didn't learn it. And if we do tell him we haven't learnt it yet, he sighs and says he's disappointed. Avoid if possible

12/4/13

MATH 253

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Was extremely difficult to deal with in person. I was verbally abused twice when I went to speak to him during his office hours. I remained as calm as possible, always giving polite responses, but anything I said made him extremely defensive. Please avoid this prof. I will be talking to the dean about his unprofessional behaviour.

11/10/13

MATH 200

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best prof ever.

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10/28/13

Math 200

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

It was alright.

22224491
5/24/13

Math 221

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible prof that teaches outside of the course requirements and the textbook taking his time on the easy material and steamrolling past harder concepts. He writes on 8-12 chalkboards in a careless scrawl and doesn't answer ANY questions during class. Webworks are a cakewalk in comparison to exams (he writes his own). Avoid this prof at all costs!

4/14/13

MATH 200

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

THE WORST ever. just AVOID, and I mean it. Don't think if you try hard you will be able to survive. No that's not the case when you are in HIS class taking HIS exams.

11/26/12

MATH221

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

While Dale is a very eccentric person who teaches in a very traditional manner. Just going to lectures and doing webworks wasn't enough. After having not taken a math course for 3 years I raised my grade by doing book problems and going to TA hours. His practice problems and worked solutions were helpful for understanding where I was confused.

10/29/12

math200

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Extremely hard to follow in lecture and will not slow down to explain. If you ask him a question he will give you a look that implies you must be stupid to not understand the question. His tests are incredibly difficult and our class average is FAR below that of other sections. I have previously gotten 80's on math mts but I am get fails on his mts

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