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Weixuan Li
Professor in the Mathematics department
at University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
are you Weixuan Li?
Overall Quality
2.5
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.6
Clarity
2.4
Easiness
2.7
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
89 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/17/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MAT1320 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A+
"Lectures are long" "Tough Grader"

Very poor in teaching. He knows the course and have a good knowledge but very poor in teaching. He doesn't give marks to students not using his methods in exam. If you're a student with no or very less knowledge on integration then please don't attend his class.

12/15/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MAT1300 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: F

STAY AWAY!!

12/07/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
MAT1300 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Lectures are long"

His lectures are horrible. Overall, he is such a nice guy even though it is sometimes hard to understand him. The course is easy, so I basically just taught myself everything. Also his tests are easy and fair.

11/18/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
mat1320C Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Relies heavily on vocal lessons but has a thick accent. His notes on the chalkboard are disorganized, inconsistent and bears no consideration to students taking notes. Ultimately you can't understand what he's saying and you're left with his confusing notes. At least, write better notes so students can self-study, right? But his exams are easy.

11/16/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Mat 1300 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A
"Tests are tough"

Very difficult to understand and he doesn't use Balckboard at all.

11/14/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
1320 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: A
"Get ready to read" "Tests are tough"

Please don't make the mistake of taking him as your prof if you don't have a good background in Calculus..!!

09/28/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
MAT1300 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Tests are tough" "Skip class? You won't pass."

A lot of people complain about his heavy accent - I'll admit it's at times hard to understand him. However, if you pay attention, do homework and study, you'll do fine.

08/29/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MAT1322 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He was a funny guy who kept class interesting but wasn't very clear with his teaching. Go over class examples more so than the textbook questions as the textbook questions he assigned weren't very relevant to the exams.

08/05/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
MAT 1322 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A+

Go to class, do your assignments, review your notes and assignments and you'll do well in your midterms and finals :)

07/31/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
mat 1322 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Good prof,...

07/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
mat1322 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

great prof

01/30/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
MAT1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Once you get past his thick accent, he's easy to understand and tells you everything that will be on the midterms and exams, doesn't really teach you though just kind of gives examples, so I wouldn't recommend him if you haven't taken calculus before

01/09/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MAT1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

For a 75 year old I found that he had a lot of energy which I liked but other than that he wasn't a good teacher, his lectures would mostly consist of copying examples.

01/06/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
MAT1300 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 is very nice><

12/19/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MAT1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Miserable prof with a thick accent! HE doesn't care for the students, doesn't have a website and doesn't even reply to emails..RUN AWAY!!!

12/18/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAT1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Li is clearly an excellent mathematician; he is not a very good teacher. I was able to do reasonably well in his class by doing all the textbook homework and by attending DGDs. Lectures are an exercise in futility - they are really not necessary.

12/02/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
MAT1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is hard to understand at first but after awhile you get used to it He doesnt understand questions very well and take him awhile to understand what youre asking he makes a lot of mistakes in his examples He writes really fast and you basically have to scribble it down as fast as possible which makes it hard to listen and comprehend whats going on

11/27/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAT1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is a very nice person, but he isnt very good with explaining the material. Hard to understand. His exams are short and not so hard but confusing. If you miss class u will miss a lot because he covers a lot in each lecture. He gives many examples in class and exams are very similar to those examples. dont miss the DGD's because they help a lot.

11/02/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAT1322 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great prof! and im american! and still understood him perfectly.... p.s. "Cuut It!!!"

10/07/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

If you struggle with math, don't take it with this prof. I know a lot of people complain about Li's accent, but it's really not the problem... He just can't teach. All he does is write problems on the board and expects you to know how it's done. If you can't learn this way please for the love of god, do not take this prof.

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