Jon Kraus at University at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo)

Jon Kraus

  • 1.9Overall Quality
  • 2.0Helpfulness
  • 1.8Clarity
  • 2.0Easiness

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Class
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3/29/10

MTH142

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Kraus doesn't assist students in any way. His tests are not easy, the online homework is the least intuitive possible. STAY AWAY FROM KRAUS!

3/17/10

MTH142

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not as bad as everyone thinks. If you read the textbook before lecture, it will make sense. He will go through a lot of examples in class, which is very useful. He will often prove things, but you won't need to reproduce any of that. The homework is online, with a very good system. Do the homework, as the tests are easier than the homework.

1/3/10

MTH141

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He has weird habits and all, but I thought he was a pretty good teacher. the online webassign homeworks were helpful. also, if you do badly on one of the three in class exams, your lowest grade is replaced by your final exam grade!

12/26/09

MTH311

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

no meaning to attand class. Attanding lab is mandatory which sucks. what he taught did not help anything with the tests. this teacher sucks!

11/15/09

MTH141

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

UMMM CAN U SAY WORST TEACHER IN THE WORLD!!! he looks at the board and talks and really doesn't care if you understand or not.... and hey blocks what he is writing with his body so you are behind writing the notes!! would not recommend going to class!!!

5/3/09

MTH311

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hard professor to follow. makes class difficult and hard to understand. flies through proofs with little explanation and thats what all his lectures are like.

4/23/09

MTH311

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

the lectures don't help with the material at all and the homeworks are basically impossible. Hopefully you can get through this class easier than i did.

12/1/08

MTHZZ

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

the first few weeks were very tough because he keeps his back to you and its like hes talking to the chalkboard! you can see everyone getting frustrated with him because he talks and writes very fast and never turns around to answer a question. GO TO RECITATION to learn the material and use the book. less than half the class shows up now.

11/22/08

MTH141

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

One word, HORRIBLE

11/11/08

MTH141

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Do not get this professor! he rambles on throughout the entire class without making any sense. literally more than half of the class doesn't even show up to his lectures and only come when there is a test

10/7/08

MTH311

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Kraus is awesome! He grades the exams himself and writes approximately 4 pages of comments for you. His notes are extensive, but crystal clear. He expects VERY high level thinkers, and your grade will reflect it if you don't meet his standards. However, you will leave his class with a greater understanding than is achieved with other profs.

3/24/07

math411

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is the worst professor i have ever taken. only rambo on the board and never answers a question. note is next to impossible, he jsut write write and writes. avg 5 pages of notes. dont plan on getting a easy A on his class. learn mostly from the TA and the text book. he doest give a review sheet for his test. DONT TAKE THIS SON OF A ****!!!!!!!!!

11/30/06

mth241

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is the worst calc prof..even if you get a 90 in his exams which is next to impossible you get a grade of A-..or lesser...his lectures are boring and he just keeps writing withought answering any questions...makes the class crazy difficult..even smart students have a hard time...he should be sacked..DO NOT TAKE HIM...i am warning you now...!!!

5/6/05

MTH241

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

hard to learn anything from him. his notes are all derivations and take up many pages. he is a smart guy but not a good teacher. take someone else if you can. little to no curve, tests are somewhat a challenge. overall, a terrible prof

3/9/05

MTF 141

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

he is a complete psychopath. he just rambles on, and on, and on and never explains anything. his voice makes me want to kill people!!! omg...worst professor ever!!!

2/20/05

MTH 241

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

never take a hour 20 min lecture... i average 9 pages of notes...either you dont copy and listen or you copy and dont listen... i copy and dont listen and decipher the notes as if it was hieroglyphics....

2/17/05

MTH 141

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Listen to the people that already posted. His lectures are impossible to understand, and he rarely opens his eyes to students, so he never sees raised hands. Prepare to learn from the book or a tutor if you have class with Kraus, because lectures sure won't help.

11/15/04

MTH 241

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I hope u can write fast. Expect at least 3-4 pages of notes at a blistering pace. The tests r very similar to his practice tests but he is a terrible teacher.

11/5/04

MTH 241

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Goes over things way too quickly, and will rarely explain what he means. Expect to fill 3-4 pages of notes every lecture and not understand a word of it. However, the tests are easy to ace if you read from the book and homework is optional.

11/5/04

MTH 241

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not a great lecturer, but if you read the book & do the hw, he's good. Test & quiz questions are exactly the same as the hw. AND you get a 3 x 5 card for the test.

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