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Gary Thomas
Professor in the Mathematics department
at Boise State University, Boise, ID
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Overall Quality
3.6
Average Grade
C+
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.7
Clarity
3.5
Easiness
3.1
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17 Student Ratings
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11/15/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
254 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Gary is an awesome professor! He has a good sense of humor which can help relieve some of the stress. Stats is a hard class with hard material, especially because we take notes for the entire 1 hour and 15 minutes. The tests are not hard but they aren't easy, studying definitely helps! The tests are mostly multiple choice.

05/14/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math 254 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B+

Prof. Thomas is good about teaching what is required on his exams. If you go to class and take notes, you will do well in his class.

05/05/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 254 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Gary is a good professor. Very funny and knowledgeable. It's the class (Stats) material that can be difficult for many to grasp. Really read the textbook, I wish I did a little more. Homework is all online but easy because it gives you the answers after you submit it and you get multiple attempts. Tests are multiple choice except for a couple q's.

04/16/2014
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math 254 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Gary is a great professor, genially cares about his students (who attend class). Homework is extremely difficult but the key will give you answers so there is not reason not to get 100%. However, he is slow at getting back to emails and grading tests, and doesn't know his own grading scale... I would recommend him.

12/28/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH 254 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

He was not a very good professor, but the material was not difficult to pick up on. All of the homework and tests were pretty easy.

07/29/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
math 170 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

If you have to take math at BSU, this is the guy you want.

07/26/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Math 147 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is really good math professor and knowledgeable. He is very helpful to all students. If you do the assignments and quizzes, you gonna do very well in his exams.

07/05/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Math143 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Gary Thomas is one of the nicest most knowledgable people I've ever met. He's very helpful and his tests are fair and only over the material he teaches in lecture (partial credit is given). The only way to fail his class is to not do the homework and not attend class. Do those things and you'll do great (even if your terrible at math)

05/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH 170 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 not a terrible teacher like these others have suggested. Yes, he takes forever grading papers and returning them, but if you go to his office hour you will see why. He teaches 6 differnet classes and 3 of them are at another school but he ALWAYS makes time to help students and even adjusts his schedule to do so cuz he wants you to succeed!

05/22/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
025 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

good instructor for math made most of the subjects clear. By far the worst instructor I've had when it comes to answering questions or getting test grades back. He is of the opinion you should already know your score when you finish.

03/22/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
147 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Worst teacher I have ever had. He was horrible at grading tests in a timely manner. I had no idea what my grade was months before going into the final. He doesn't respond timely to emails either. He wastes the class time on random personal stories. This will be a self taught class if you take it from him.

01/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH143 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is an awesome teacher. he helped me a lot. you must do homework and the test on time if you want to have a good grates. you should use a lot the math center.

01/11/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math143 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Horrible! He is terrible at emailing the students back and does not respond to you if you are seeking for help. He is extremely slow at grading tests, there were 2 tests before the final that never got graded so I never knew what my grade was in the class. It is like pulling teeth with him to get your test results back and to seek any help.

12/19/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math143 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Homework is all online which makes it difficult to actually go to class. He lectured the entire time, which I found boring and I personally didn't get anything from that. Aside from that he was very nice and helpful and I would recommend him to a friend.

12/04/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math147 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Took precalc in high school but wanted to review b4 taking calc, he is a great teacher, sometimes goes off on rants. You can tell he knows what he is talking about though, I definitely feel prepared for calc.Great teacher, funny and makes it an easy class if you make sure you actually go to class. Assignments are online though.

11/16/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
math147 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 hands down the best pro I ve ever had for math. Math 147 is really intensive but he makes it easy for us cause he reviews for the test the night before the exam and 90% of the review is on the test. He tells us to go over the sample test in the textbook and we get shocked most of is on the test. Dont miss this guy, you know its precalculs.

11/04/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math144 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Gary is a fabulous math teacher and keeps you engaged with stories about math that are entertaining and often from his life. Sometime's he's not PC, but that's what I PREFER! Our whole class just loved him. The tests show what you know, are based on the homework, and if he messes up--he fixes it and does not get defensive--I wish he taught 170!

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