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Dale Peterson
Professor in the Mathematics department
at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
are you Dale Peterson?
Overall Quality
1.8
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
1.8
Clarity
1.7
Easiness
1.9
Helpfulness
0
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11/05/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH200 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: Not sure yet

I do not understand why he gets such a bad rep. He is really clear in his teaching and passionate about his subject. His office hours are fantastic.

10/30/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
200 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Get ready to read" "Clear grading criteria"

Always nice and helpful the few times I talked to him in-class. Doesn't use iclicker. Lectures are understandable but not needed to get a decent grade. Course website is very helpful with plenty of information and problems.

10/25/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
200 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I was verbally abused by this man. He should not be teaching. I strongly urge you to be careful if you are talking to him alone in person.

10/14/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATh 221 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Really boring and talks too much about something pretty obvious instead of core concepts

06/30/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

A fast talker, but a good teacher.

06/14/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math221 and220 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B

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!

05/14/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math 221 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Horrible..... Just plain horrible

04/14/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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

03/15/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math 221 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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

02/05/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 221 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

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

02/03/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 221 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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!

01/18/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

AVOID. AT. ALL. COST.

01/02/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

12/28/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

12/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

12/08/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH 253 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

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

12/07/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 253 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

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

12/04/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 253 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

11/10/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATH 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Best prof ever.

10/28/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Math 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

It was alright.

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