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Hamid Bellout
Professor in the Mathematics department
at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
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Overall Quality
2.1
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.3
Clarity
2.0
Easiness
2.0
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
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10/27/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Math 439 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A
"Would take again" "Get ready to read" "Tests? Not many"

I am currently in Dr. Bellout's Mathematics 439 course. Overall, Dr. Bellout is an excellent lecturer (he does make some mistakes in the notes though). He has enthusiasm for the material in the course. My peers in this class have made it difficult from him to teach this semester, but I would certainly take another course with Dr. Bellout.

02/12/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
math336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr B is a very strait forward professor. I had my doubts at first but twards the end he became more effective as a lecturer. You MUST study the notes you take and do the home work or else you will not succeed.

01/10/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MTH211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Very unhelpful, dismisses many questions asked in class. If you get him, I reccomend switching immediately. Never answers emails! Go to the TA for extra help, not him.

11/10/2008
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH240 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Yes he does move rather quickly, and does have an accent, but he is always willing to slow down. He says 'I have the accelerator, you have the brakes.' He is a valuable teacher in that he is a wizard at calculus.

10/28/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He goes fast so if your a slow learner dont take his class. the recitation is a major help. and the recommended book is very helpful he tends to ask if he said pop quiz right now would u be able to do it n if no one answers will quiz you over what you just learned the min before but you get 2 points if get it correct n 1 point if you get it wrong

01/09/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
math211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

if u have no choice then take him. he is not that bad, but he is very difficult to understand and if your a slow-learner he moves a little fast. i really don't recomment him to anyone.

01/09/2008
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Easy class, especially if you're good at Math. He moves kind of fast so it's important to attend classes or you will fall behind. He is very good at explaining concepts and answering questions. If you attend classes and do the homework, the quizzes and tests are easy.

04/25/2007
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
math211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

lots of homework-the solution guide helps not too bad if you read the book and go to EVERY class-he does have an accent but he's not incomprehensible

12/15/2006
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
math211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Do not take this class with this teacher. When you ask questions he makes it seem likeyou are stupid and he is very hard to understand. Plus, he doesn't curve the grades the way some other teachers would. Try for another teacher.

04/03/2006
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
math 211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

hard to understand, assigns a lot of homework, moves very fast....i would suggest taking a different teacher

01/17/2006
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is hard to understand and moves very quickly... So if you struggle in Math i suggest you take a different teacher.

11/21/2005
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math 211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Hard to understand

11/17/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
calc 211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

wow not a good teacher

11/17/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math 211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Horrible teacher who is hard to understand and incredibly unhelpful. As well as being hard to understand he goes through the material much to fast for example he will be doing an example on the board and be on the third and almost done while the students are still on the first.

10/31/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
math 336 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Good teacher, if you speak up and ask questions you will go far with him. He is also willing to help you out.

10/19/2005
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
math 566 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

no comment

08/31/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
math211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Only take his class if you are really good at calc, or enjoy taking the class a second time

08/30/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
calc 211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

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07/08/2004
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
mth211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

this professor likes to move ahead of schedule, 2 weeks ahead of schedule! Not easy when you are taking a calculus class. Also seems to want to discipline students as if it was a high school class. Get any other teacher for this class at all costs!

09/25/2003
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math 211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

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