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Ali Dad-Del
Professor in the Mathematics department
at University of California Davis, Davis, CA
are you Ali Dad-Del?
Overall Quality
3.6
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.9
Clarity
3.4
Easiness
2.4
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06/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAT 17C 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 had his classes for three quarters. He is super helpful. If you know everything of lecture notes, discussion sheets, hw and practice exams, you will get an A easily. I really appreciate him. Dr. Daddel is definitely my favorite professor in UCD. His passion in math makes him a good professor.

04/01/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
MAT 17B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: B

Friendly and approachable teacher. Good lectures, but follows closely with the book. However, his tests are much more difficult. Attend office hours frequently and requires a lot of effort.

03/28/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MAT17B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

HORRIBLE! He seems sweet in lecture, but everything he covers is so basic it won't help on the quizzes or test. The textbook problems he assigns are the quizzes he gives are extremely unrelated. He makes it really difficult to study for his test because he's unreliable. I studied so often and none of it ever reflected in my scores.

03/27/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
MAT 22AL Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The class was relatively easy, just copy and paste stuff into matlab and turn it in, only thing was that the tutorials online were written poorly so it was hard to understand most of the time. The tutorials were somewhat useful when doing matrices but not really as we did not fully apply the scripts behind the actual matlab in detail. Just basics.

03/18/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
MAT 17B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

His examples in class aren't like the ones on the test. Also, his practice midterms are nothing like the actual midterms. He did not give out a practice final either and basically told us to study everything we have ever gone over. So overall, pretty hard teacher but nice guy.

02/12/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
MAT 17A CO3 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Really cute man, but his class is extremely hard. The examples he gives in class are nothing like the quizzes or tests. Tests are EXTREMELY hard. I had taken Calculus prior to this class, and learned no new information, yet still ended up with a B. I most definitely do not recommend him.

01/11/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
MAT17A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Dad-Del was very enthusiastic and was very willing to help you learn the material. However his midterms and final exam were extremely hard. Make sure to go to office hours, and study a lot outside of class, even if you took calculus in high school.

01/07/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
MAT 17A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Daddel is my favorite professor, as of now. I never had ANY interest whatsoever in calc, but since taking his class, I've actually found some enjoyment in it... Tests may be difficult, but if you study ALL of the material thoroughly, they're all a piece of cake. Even the final. Just requires you to focus and think outside of the box sometimes.

12/26/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MAT17A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This class was pretty hard for me- I have never taken calculus. I thought that he was not very easy to learn from. His tests are hard. I had a friend who practiced the practice test problems and the handouts for the second midterm and got an 88/100. while I studied the homework and got an F. Studied the next midterms practice problems and failed.

12/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAT 17A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Daddel is very encouraging and motivates his students to actually learn the material rather than learn just a few problems that could possible be on the exam. His midterms are hard but doable, and his final is killer. If you study the ideal amount you should be fine. Recommended: go to his review sessions and office hours!

12/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
MAT 17A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is a good teacher. His office hours are definitely worth attending and he is very good about helping his students understand hard concepts. His tests are very difficult but if you study you can usually stay ahead of the curve. Would recommend,

12/07/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAT17A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Hard tests, but he genuinely cares about your learning. Just do maybe half of each homework assignment and the practice exams,and sit back and watch the curve carry you to a B-.

12/04/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
MAT 17B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's a good teacher,but you're going to work hard for his class. I would say that the time I put in this class is the time I put in for a heavy chemistry class. You need to go over every problem and make sure you understand every concept.The tests are hard and not easy.I would take someone else as he makes this class harder than it's supposed to be

12/02/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAT22AL Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I don't know if this dude writes the Matlab assignments himself, but none of it makes sense. Broken English, blurry pics copy/pasted from somewhere, unclear instructions. I learned nothing from Matlab.

06/24/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 17A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Really nice guy, willing to help anyone. But he is a really challenging professor. His exams are super hard and hi final. Lets just say if you ask others, you'll see its impossible to pass no matter how good you are in math. he gives alot of extra credit but he is kind of disorganized with his things. take him unless your good at math

06/18/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
MAT 17AB Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I love Daddel! Hilarious guy, and very kind. His lectures are very disorganized, but he gives you good tips on studying. His class was VERY HARD. I studied a lot but I had to know the material in and out. His tests were ridiculously hard, but he gives lots of partial and extra credit. Go to his office hours, although they can get crowded!

06/13/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
MAT 17A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Professor Dad-del is a great person! But his tests & finals are quite difficult. I retook Math 17A with his class, and as a person who failed it prior, I still got C+ on all tests and tried very hard! The final is almost impossible unless your a math wizard. He offers lots of extra credit though! And discussion problems are on tests!!

06/13/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math 17a Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Daddel Is a great professor! He is very kind, patient and helpful! He has a great sense of humor!:)Go to his Office Hours and the TA's they are very helpful!Overall the course is difficult! the Midterms are hard but nothing compared to the final which is extremely difficult In the final you have to learn to approach the questions in a different way

05/18/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
MAT 17AB Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Pretty good lecturer, but his tests are really hard. There are weekly quizzes and there's homework for extra credit. Going to lecture isn't mandatory, but it definitely helps if you go. You have to study really hard to succeed in his class. Would not recommend

03/28/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAT 17B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Daddel is a very knowledgeable professor. He truly wants his students to understand the material thoroughly. His midterms and finals weren't too bad. Make sure you study the handouts and the book. Doing the homework also helps.

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