Peng Fan at Texas Christian University

Peng Fan

  • 1.5Overall Quality
  • 1.6Helpfulness
  • 1.3Clarity
  • 2.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
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12/11/13

Linear Alg

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/14/13

math30613

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/1/13

LinAlg

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/8/12

Math1028

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/30/11

Math1

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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!

11/19/11

Math030

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/2/11

MATH111

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/28/10

MATH103

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/21/10

ApCal1028

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/17/10

MATH1003

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/12/10

topic020

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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!!

4/5/10

topiclkjl

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/5/10

math101

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

12/25/09

MATH0273

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/11/09

MATH070

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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!

12/10/09

MATH1003

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/14/09

MATH1003

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/18/09

MATH1003

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/21/08

MATH101

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/12/08

MATH070

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

TERRIBLE!!!!!!!! Do not take this class!

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