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Joel Robbin
Professor in the Mathematics department
at University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
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Overall Quality
1.6
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Hotness
Helpfulness
1.9
Clarity
1.4
Easiness
2.0
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07/18/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH221 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If you have a class with this professor, DROP NOW. He constantly makes mistakes on the board, explains things that are irrelevant to the class expects you to know random info for the exams. I dropped this class b/c I was failing and took again w/ a different professor and received an A.

01/01/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CALC221 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I went and met with this professor, and as a person he was very nice and interested in my struggles and progress as a student. However, as a teacher, the way the class was taught didn't make sense, he was hard to understand, and was self proclaimed to be falling "deeper and deeper into his senescence". Also, my TA barely spoke english.

12/03/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math049 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This guy makes you prove a lot of theorems. He also put on the midterm i just took something that nobody knew what to do with. The secant concavity theorem. He gave a list of proofs he said might appear on the exam the week before the midterm, but this was not one of them. I had to leave the page blank.

09/27/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
math3 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

Didn't understand a thing from lecture.

09/01/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
math112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

hands down worst professor i've ever had. extremely unorganized, unhelpful, and does not know how to teach what he is supposed to be teaching. the board is a mess when he writes on it, and he constantly erases notes because students always find errors in his work. avoid if possible, if not, be prepared to learn yourself.

04/12/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH320 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

THIS GUY CAN'T TEACH (and he admits it too)! Must learn the material on your own...and he misses appointments. I am very lucky to have a good TA; otherwise I would have flunk this class already. If you need this material own the road, AVOID AT ALL COST....

05/24/2007
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
math222 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I ended up working really hard to get an AB...If you take this class you have to be adept at teaching yourself the material. Make sure you have a good TA because it is almost impossible to learn from the lectures and the notes provided...If possible I would take this class from a different professor. He is a nice guy but he isn't the best teacher

05/16/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
math222 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Horrible, avoid at all costs. I have always liked math until I took his class. Never uses the book and his lectures will just confuse you. Smart guy but he should definitely not be teaching this course.

05/16/2007
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math222 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Had him for 221&222. Wow,it's been a love hate relatnshp with this guy. He really is a nice guy but wow sometimes its too much. Perpetual confusion. Hands out "lecture notes"-HW problems in it are ridiculous...to the point where your performance in the class rides completely on the level of your TA's competence/level of caring. One midterm, 40%=D/F

04/16/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math222 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Lectures are almost pointless, the guy makes so many mistakes, the only reason I might do OK in the class is because of my awesome TA Kostas. Definitely look elsewhere for a Math 222 Prof.

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