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Shailesh Tipnis
Professor in the Mathematics department
at Illinois State University, Normal, IL
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Overall Quality
3.4
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.3
Clarity
3.5
Easiness
1.7
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03/02/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
MAT260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B

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.

06/19/2013
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAT120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

05/22/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Mat 175 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

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

11/20/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
mat146 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This class with this teacher has made me greatly hate math

11/20/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
mat006 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

04/11/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
MAT362 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

12/12/2011
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
MAT260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

11/28/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
MAT260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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

06/25/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
MAT147 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

04/05/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
MAT175 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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

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