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Peng Fan
Professor in the Mathematics department
at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
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Overall Quality
1.5
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
1.6
Clarity
1.3
Easiness
2.0
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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.

12/11/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH070 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

TOPICS IN MATH - not a fun class to go to. hard to understand what he is saying. teaches topics in hard ways to understand, gives homework every class and makes it mandatory so if you dont do it it really affects your grade. tests are SUPER hard and ALL fill in the blank so if you screw up the first step you get minus 10 points on just 1 problem!

12/10/2009
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH1003 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

PLEASE do NOT take his class!!! He can't comprehend that people don't know math as well as he does. He's very smart, but a BAD teacher. The upside is sometimes he tells cheesy jokes and tries to do in-class activities. So if you are stuck with this teacher, GOOD LUCK.

10/14/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH1003 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

The class in general is very easy if you like math. All I did was sit and doodle. It was more like a refresher for me. If you're bad at math he's really awful at explaining things. He has a thick accent and only one way of explaining things. He does take attendance and it does effect your grade.

04/18/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH1003 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He was very hard to understand and did not know how to teach. He would often yell at students who were taking notes. He would say "Pay attention to me! Use your INTUSION!" (attempt @ saying intuition?) He would refuse to give formulas and insisted that we use our INTUSION to figure it out. I had to teach myself from the book to pass.

12/21/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Don't take math from Mr.Fan! He is a horrible teacher and his english is very hard to understand. If you want any help out of him you have to stalk his office all the time to actually get some help, and is also impatient when he is trying to help you one on one. I would suggest if you are taking topics of mathematics to take from another teacher.

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