Chiaka Drakes at Simon Fraser University

Chiaka Drakes

  • 4.0Overall Quality
  • 4.0Helpfulness
  • 4.0Clarity
  • 2.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
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7/28/14

Math 157

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Her notes are concise and her lectures are lively. If you do the homework and follow her instructions, the exams will not be that hard. HINT: If you do not know how to do a question make a diagram or just put the formula down. She gives you more then 1/2 the marks for the question if you do this.

7/27/14

MATH 310

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Chiaka is awesome. Her notes are concise and her lectures are lively. She will keep you awake with her humour and will encourage questions after every concept she explains. If you do the homework and follow her instructions, the exams will not be that hard. If you walk into the exam unprepared thinking you will do okay, you're gonna have a bad time

6/6/14

MATH 152

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Overall average prof. Exams are harder than other math courses I've taken. She refuses to release averages and information about the exams which is annoying. I personally wouldn't recommend her over other math profs.

5/31/14

MATH158

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I miss her FUN lecture! Hard exams but she definitely want you to learn a lot and prepare for the upper level courses! Work hard and you'll be ok! Trust me you'll miss her when you are taking other math courses with boring profs

4/30/14

Math 100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedB-

At first, I was scared to take a math course, but her optimistic personality and encouraging teaching skills gave my hope to stop being afraid of math. Just because the class is hard doesn't mean it's the teacher's fault. She is one of the best math teachers in the school. I would recommend to take classes with her :)!!

4/14/14

MATH100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr.Drakes is quite the amazing individual, incredibly hilarious with her sarcastic remarks that made me actually want to go to class. Midterms, quizzes, and the final were based directly form the text book. BUY THE TEXT BOOK AND DO THE QUESTIONS. If you study/prepare this way you will be guaranteed at least a B+.

4/11/14

MATH 150

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedA-

Great prof, easy to understand and has clear notes, also friendly. not exactly easy but that's more course based to most people

4/9/14

MATH 158

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Chiaka is hands down the best calculus professor out there. She is highly energetic and genuinely wants her students to learn. Her notes are very clear and she is available for extra help in the math lab. Taking the class with anyone else is a mistake!

3/12/14

MATH 158

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Never never never never take with her. Midterms are very very hard compared to other math session. And she never give the stats of the midterm. The reason might be that the average is very low.

3/11/14

MATH 158

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedC

She is a great professor. Easy to understand, and she's funny so the class is enjoyable. However, her tests are extremely fast so be prepared to memorize questions and the procedures for them rather than understand the process and apply it.

1/18/14

Math 157

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedB-

Dr. Drakes. ohmygod. she is just so amazing I can't even use words that would justify her amazingness. The class itself is a difficult one but she does a good job teaching it, and is SUPER helpful if you ask or go to open lab when she's there.

1/17/14

MATH 157

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Possibly the best math prof in history. Shows great passion for math & ALWAYS encourages questions. Weekly quizzes and midterms were completely fair, no surprises. Her sense of humor makes the class very enjoyable. Final exam was kind of lengthy but fair as well. Her notes are clear & concise and is always around for extra help. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

12/2/13

MATH157

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Doctor Drakes, oh, Doctor Drakes. She is seriously my favorite human being. Ever. She's clear, entertaining and helpful. Although math is probably one of my least favourite subjects, I go to class. Always. She's just so awesome! Thus far, her midterms have been fair - just a bit more time would have been nice.

11/14/13

MATH 251

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedINC

AVOID AVOID AVOID Inappropriately difficult coursework. Don't take her class unless you are an actual math genious. She is funny and entertaining though.

9/6/13

math310

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hard final, the hardest I've ever seen

8/20/13

MATH 310

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedB-

An energetic prof who gives very helpful notes. She tries to encourage questions, keeps office hours, and promotes interest. The exams are VERY difficult; the "memory sheet" is virtually useless for the theorems she tests (nearly exact wording required). Also, her homework assignments are good practice, but quite lengthy.

8/19/13

math 251

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

soooo hard,the hardest course in the whole universe . dont take it, u will regret i guarantee.

8/19/13

MATH 251

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Her exam is so hard, incredibly hard!

8/14/13

math310

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nice lecturs, but Exams are so hard!!

8/8/13

MATH 310

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She's very energetic and interesting to listen to, which, for a math professor, is a huge bonus. She's helpful, and encourages questions, but I find her explanations too 'mathy' for my tastes; she doesn't relate the material to the outside world or give good analogies so that you have a better understanding. Her midterm and final are brutally hard.

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