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Djiby Fall
Professor in the Mathematics department
at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
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Overall Quality
2.1
Average Grade
C-
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.0
Clarity
2.3
Easiness
2.4
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11/12/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
math 111 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Tests are tough"

This teacher was one of the worst math professors i have had. He would make mistakes on the board and just move on to another problem, stating that we should know how to fix the mistakes because were students. If anyone had questions he blew them off. Very unorganized, no test review, questions on test didnt match what we did in class.

11/06/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math 106 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: C

I has him for math 106. His class is easy but back then i was just lazy. He is not a good professor now that i think about it. He just picks problems and solves them on his own. He doesnt how to explain in lectures. And i never used the book. Dontbuy it.

05/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH 114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B+

Dr Fall is an excellent mathematician and a great teacher. Take him if you want to learn. Thank you for a great class and congratulations on the new baby.

05/14/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Calculus II Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

IM nice, The reason why his class sucks is that he is so LAZY. I went from having A in Calc 1 to having D in Calc 2. IT is impossible to understand him and he do a good job of explaining the overall meaning of his topics. Lecture is him literally just selecting few problems and doing it. He does not tell u the trick or the method he is using.

03/19/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: C

Basically teaching myself calc two. I've discovered that I do better in the class if I don't attend lecture and study on my own. If you choose to take him, you should set aside a lot of time for math, just saying.

02/07/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH 114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is NOT as bad as others claim he is. Honestly, people complain because they expect to get an A without trying in the class. Sorry people, this is college, not high school. He is a very good mathematician and he has a deep understanding of the subject. He makes mistakes once in a while, but hey, who doesn't. Overall very pleased.

01/13/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math 108 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Absolutely unprofessional. I'm not math oriented and need to have extra help from tutors etc to fully understand the material and Fall never replied to my emails, and never addressed a major issue with the course homework website not working properly after students emailed him multiple times. Another example of the terrible professors at mason.

12/23/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH 108 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Fall was a terrible teacher. His accent is pretty thick and hard to understand. He could barely solve his own example problems. The youtube videos of other math teachers on xyz was more helpful than him. He was late to most classes. If you can teach yourself then you could be okay. Go to class bc he uses variations of his in-class examples.

12/20/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 125 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Completely apathetic and disrespectful; goes over problems incorrectly, doesn't show up to class without notifying students, makes tests harder than hw, doesn't always give study guides, hard grader, very defensive, thick accent, unknown grading scale, taught myself by the book. DON'T TAKE HIM!

12/20/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH125 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: C-

He IS as bad as everyone makes him out to be. Class average was a 66%. He doesn't provide clear instruction on how to do problems which makes independent studying morr of trying to figure out the process of how to solve the problems rather than problem solving itself. He often reviews things that are not on the test during test reviews.

12/16/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 125 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Terrible teacher. Average for each test given this semester was below 70 with the first test having an average of 30. He has skipped office hours on me several times and has been caught being unable to solve the answers on the tests he gives. Avoid if possible.

11/09/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH 125 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 really isn't as bad as everyone says he is. He explains things clearly and is straight forward. You just have to study hard. Get used to it.

09/28/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
213 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Probably one of the worst, most unprepared professors I have taken at mason. He doesn't help when asked (beats around the bush) and is incapable of solving his own problems. I would avoid this professor at all costs

09/25/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 108 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Absolutely horrible! I never write a review about a professor, but I felt I had to for Professor Fall. He is impossible to understand and heeasily gets confused with what he teaches. The class has barely have enough time to even complete the tests! Avoid at all costs!

09/25/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
213 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Worst professor I think I've ever had. Can't actually do a problem on the board without having to think about it for a good 10 minutes then gets an answer and goes back to make the parameters fit his answer. I've never seen a teacher more unprepared for a class than he is. Has no idea what he's talking about.

06/10/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
math 108 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

If u can teach urself math and dont want to go to class. it is the class for u. if not well DONT TAKE fall. He don't know how to teach and communicate effectively. Personally, I think he needs to go back to teaching school to learn how to teach. However, his tests are not hard if you know your stuff. The homeworks are fairly hard.

05/19/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH 108 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Very average professor. You need to study because there are only 15 questions on each exam except the final. Study his notes but also review graphs from the textbook and you should be ok for the exams. The final was difficult. His study guides aren't that helpful. homework was a lot harder than tests. Will curve at end of sem if class avg is low.

04/19/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH-113 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Difficult to understand b/c of his accent, & he isn't very good at explaining things, either. I took Calc 1 in high school & aced it (I'm also a mathematically oriented person), but I ended up with a C in his class because he doesn't curve and is bad at explaining. He certainly isn't the worst teacher out there, but I would avoid him if possible.

04/18/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 108 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

You are better off staying in your dorm and reading the textbook. He consistently messes up and gets stuck in his own problems and lectures. He is a harsh grader and gives only 4 tests and 5 hws. Overall, avoid him at all costs.

04/17/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math 113 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Fall was a terrible teacher. I previously had calc and he managed to confuse me more about the subject. Simply a terrible professor. If you end up in his class I wish you luck

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