Shailesh Tipnis at Illinois State University

Shailesh Tipnis

  • 3.4Overall Quality
  • 3.3Helpfulness
  • 3.5Clarity
  • 1.7Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
3/2/14

MAT260

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedB

Dr. Tipnis will make you earn a good grade in his classes. He is not an easy professor, but he is very intelligent and will help you as long as you seek his help. I got a B in the first class I took with him, but then took an elective with him because I learned so much from him, and got an A in that class. Great professor overall.

6/19/13

MAT120

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a very smart man and knows a lot. The class can be very confusing, but if you do the homework and ask questions when you don't understand you will be fine. Also, he gives partial credit on tests which is really helpful.

5/22/13

Mat 175

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hated him... and was happy to receive a C in his class which is saying something because I'm a straight A student.

11/20/12

mat146

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class with this teacher has made me greatly hate math

11/20/12

mat006

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

All the financial turmoil we've witnessed since 2008 is a byproduct of preferring calculus over statistics. When I learned calculus, I wasn't taught to "understand" it. It was taught as a set of tools. A derivative is essentially the slope, an integral is essentially the area under a curve. Class with this professor is lifeless and uninteresting.

4/11/12

MAT362

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr.Tipnis is by far my favorite teacher in the math department. His classes are hard, but he's *very* good at teaching the material, and is always willing to help anyone who needs it. Also, he speaks clear english, which unfortunatly can't be said for quite a few other department members.

12/12/11

MAT260

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Tipnis is a very mean math teacher. He knows his stuff, though. He'll criticize you whenever you ask a question--he hates reviewing material. Overall, the class was on the difficult side, lots of homework, lots of info to digest. I squeaked by.

11/28/11

MAT260

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

A word to the wise: study up for your first test in his class - it's very difficult. The class average was 54/100, but he gave us a 10 point extra credit quiz to boost it up. After that, it gets much easier, with average test scores around 80. The amount of study you'll put into this class is quite high. Difficult class, but good teacher overall

6/25/10

MAT147

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I went in and saw him every day for help, and he was very helpful. You will do awful in this class if you don't want to work.

4/5/10

MAT175

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very good teacher, but VERY challenging. You will learn ALOT from him, but his tests are extremely hard! I got my first B in this class, but I was happy with it because he makes you earn it. If you want an A he isn't the teacher for you, but a B is very attainable. (75% and up is a B) Overall good professor if you like a challenge

12/8/09

MAT260

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

His tests are near impossible, and he's really boring. He makes you feel stupid for asking a question or giving the wrong answer, and then never does give you the answer. It's virtually impossible to get an A in his class, although a B is attainable with a lot of work. The only good thing about him is that his English is decent.

5/6/09

Math147

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Although I received my first ever C in his class, I feel like I learned more in his class then I would with an easier teacher because since his tests and quizzes were challenging they made me work harder. His notes in class were unorganized and hard to learn from so be prepared to teach yourself. However he is always willing to help his students.

5/1/09

mat147

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

to all these people saying he is awesome, i bet it was because you were one of his favorites. his guy is terrible. he just tells you how stupid you are the entire time

4/13/09

MAT175

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Overall I felt that his class was worth taking. His tests were very challenging, but I feel that i learned a lot more in his class than I would have if I took it with an easier teacher. Tipnis has a habit of insulting or talking down to his students, but dont take it personally and you'll do fine. An overall capable professor.

3/19/09

MAT147

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

His nature is very duplicitous. I've spoken with him outside of class. He was very cordial and all around good guy. However, I have spoken to classmates. Some of them have not found any help in his office. He knows his math, but his criteria for who he is or is not cordial to is somewhat a mystery. Finally, He makes his class VERY challenging.

12/2/08

MAT147

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took this class about a year ago. He was not helpful at all. In class, he would tell you to come to his office hours to answer questions. In his office hours, he would make you feel stupid by talking down to you. Though he curves his grades slightly, his tests don't reflect what was taught in class. He is a great 175 teacher, but TERRIBLE at 147

10/10/08

MATH362

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I completed two courses with Dr. Tipnis. He is an effective, helpful, compassionate teacher. He makes himself available on weekends and evenings via email and his office door is always open during the day. Additionally, his ability to relate various combinatorial subjects: LP, game theory, graph theory, etc is amazing. He is truly outstanding.

9/30/06

MAT147

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Anyone who badmouths the Tip should be shot in the temple. He is by far the best teacher at ISU, which puts him high in the runnings for best worldwide. His tests are hard and even though you'll end up with a 50%, you will get a sure A or B. Also, in class, NEVER contradict the Tip. I have seen the limits of his mercy.

4/10/06

Calc 3 (Mat147)

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent teacher...willing to help out and take as much time as is needed on any given subject. His tests are usually harder than anything you see in the homework but the basics are covered well enough to figure everything out.

9/28/05

260

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

All around good teacher. Made class fun. Keeps you on your toes. Knows lots of math tricks.

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