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Peng Fan
Professor in the Mathematics department
at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
are you Peng Fan?
Overall Quality
1.5
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
1.6
Clarity
1.3
Easiness
2.0
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
77 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/13/2014
average
4 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH10283 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B+
"Pop quiz master" "There for you"

Really nice professor but his teaching skills are not very good. If you go in during his office hours he is actually extremely helpful. He seems to teach better one on one. He grades really easy and gives lot of partial credit. If he sees that you are trying he is always willing to help. It is a manageable class if you are willing to try,

11/30/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH 30524 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's a nice guy and he tries hard, but lectures are disorganized and he struggles to explain concepts clearly. At times he's hard to understand, and you might have to teach yourself how to do some problems. Fortunately though, tests come directly from the homework assignments, so once you understand those, you'll be fine.

11/28/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
10283 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Horrible teacher, does not teach, just sits there and babbles on in bad english about math problems that are not on the test. DO NOT TAKE.

11/21/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
applied calc Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Tests are tough" "Pop quiz master" "Tough Grader"

Tests are only 6 questions, none of which are in lectures, or the book. Take any other teacher, this man does not know how to teach.

11/21/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
10283 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B+
"Tough Grader"

Please never take his class. I took it because it was the only Applied Calc class left open and thought I could survive the class even with having read all the bad reviews. Took AP Calc in high school and this was still a struggle. grades hw for accuracy. doesnt explain anything. pop quizzes every class.

09/18/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
10283 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Fan has by far been one of the worst teachers I have been acquainted with. I was a top math student in high school and am struggling to get through his class. I am going to tutoring at least 6 hours a week to be retaught the lesson that he couldn't teach in the first place. He is a really nice guy, but shouldn't be a teacher.

12/11/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Linear Alg Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

His class formula: 1) assign work he hasn't explained, 2) you find out how to do work, 3) he counts off your grade for not doing it his way... which he never taught you. He's super nice, but super worthless as a professor.

11/14/2013
average
5 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
math30613 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

Pros: super nice guy, always willing to help, easy tests. Cons: does not prepare well for class, scattered lectures. Tests are taken from the homework (with slight modification of course) so the tests are really easy if you know how to do the homework. Overall, it was an easy A but I didn't learn as much as I should have.

03/01/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
LinAlg Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Even though the problems in the homework are oftentimes proofs or deal with theory, Dr. Fan devotes the vast majority of his lectures to concrete examples, leaving the student with the task of determining why he can make the move he just did. Paired with a less than stellar textbook, and you have a truly winning combination.

04/08/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math1028 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr Fan is a really nice guy, use his office hour times, he helps you out a lot on the test. His class is pretty hard, but if you put the effort and time in to show Dr. Fan your effort, he will greatly reward you.

11/30/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Worst teacher I have ever had. Instead of learning material, he will spend the entire class going over old homeworks. If you want to do well, avoid this teacher!

11/19/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
Math030 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I take his calculus class MATH 10283. He is a nice, funny, and kind guy. He is really care about his student. He usually delay the deadline for homework when most of student struggle with that. Most of my class get A! Deffitely take his class! Ask him when you need help.

10/02/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is a completely horrible teacher. I dropped out of his class after about a month of not being able to speak Chinese and taking tests over problems we'd never done. Ridiculous.

11/28/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Hard to understand and bad at explaining even the simplest of concepts. His tests tend to be way harder than the homework or quizes. Stay away if you can.

11/21/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ApCal1028 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

If you have never taken calculus before or are not a math person, DO NOT take Dr. Fan. He does not explain well or know how to teach the material and is hard to understand because of his accent. He is willing to work with you outside of class, but don't expect to be any less confused once you do.

05/17/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH1003 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The textbook is only used for one page and all the homework is online. Hard to understand what he is saying and does not explain topics clearly, says to "use your intuition" instead of providing equations. I made straight As in math in high school, struggled and was shocked that I earned a B in this class.

05/12/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
topic020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

WORST teacher i have EVER had. so awful, i spent so much money on an outside tutor and still struggled to pass. avoid him at all costs!!

04/05/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
topiclkjl Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

dr. fan is the worst teacher i have ever had. his topics class should've been way less complicated than he made it out to be. not to be rude, but his accent makes it even harder...try to avoid him at all costs. i spent so much money on a tutor, and only to barely pass the class after i chose to take it pass/fail.

01/05/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
math101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

One of the worst teachers at tcu. He should be the first one on the firing block.

12/25/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH0273 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Professor Fan is hard to understand and seems to twist everything to a weird dimension that not even friends in higher level math could understand. He also refused to cut any slack on my part when I had a death in the family which resulted in me failing his final and getting a C+ in the class. Take Kathy Coleman instead.

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