Ivan Gotchev at Central Connecticut State University

Ivan Gotchev

  • 3.3Overall Quality
  • 3.7Helpfulness
  • 3.0Clarity
  • 2.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
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7/14/14

Math 125

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedD

Gotchev has a bit of an accent but he's not hard to follow at all. Even though I didn't do well in the class. I must say if you go to him for help he will try his hardest to make you understand the material. Don't be afraid to ask for help in his class.

6/28/14

Math152

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you want to learn the material well, take it with Gotchev. He has a little bit of an accent, but it really isn't that bad. The take home tests are harder/longer than the actual test. So if you understand the take homes you'll be fine. Wish I could have him for more classes honestly.

1/1/14

MATH 221

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Gotchev knows the material very well. He does have a Bulgarian accent but he is easy to understand. This class is very challenging but if you utilize the book, online math lab, and his office hours you can pass. Make sure to ask questions in class, he will clarify anything you have trouble understanding.

12/5/13

MATH 152

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Oh my goodness. His lectures are very hard for me to follow. Maybe if you've taken calculus before, he'd be easier to understand. I never took calc in high school, so I have such a hard time following along. Tests and take-home exams are pretty hard. Just so many analogies about hot air balloons and fathers and driving from Hartford to Boston.

12/5/13

MATH 221

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Inspirational quote from Gotchev: “Math is like driving a car. It’s hard at first, but with practice it gets easy.” If his class were a car, most people would never make it out of their driveway. Lectures are hard to follow unless you study before every class and most people who understand what he attempts to teach in class still do poorly on tests

11/15/13

MATH 152

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

HORRIBLE! It will take at least 2 weeks to understand his accent.. His take home exams and exams are horrible. The average of our last exam was a 50! and theres 25 ppl in the class!! DONT TAKE THIS CLASS IM SERIOUS!!!!!

11/5/13

Math 221

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you get a class with this man, switch out immediately. As a first semester freshman math major, I hopped right into Calc 2, admittedly a hard course, but Gotchev is awful. He makes no attempt to level with students, rambles and is rude and hard to understand, and the take home exams and homework will make you cry. Doesn't show up to Off hrs.

5/29/13

MATH 152 - 221

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Calculus is second nature for him. Lectures are very fast paced, you may stop and ask questions. Homework is outrageous; take home exams and strenuous amounts of online homework due the same day we have to take a test. He offers retakes, but study MUCH harder for those.. they are difficult. Use your resources: book, tutor, office hours.. GOOD LUCK.

1/29/13

Math152

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is the definition of crazy hard. He gives you the option to retake your quizzes but with a catch of course, they are twice as hard as the first one so think twice before retaking your quizzes. Be prepared to learn the material on your own because you will walk out of class every day without learning anything.

12/13/12

MATH152

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is hard to understand. All the Calculus test are easy except for Test #3 which was a real pain. He keeps you later than the 3:20 and spends too much time on 1 problem. He puts simple equations on the board and super hard equations on the tests. No study guide for the Final, no hints, suggestions, nothing. It was TERRIBLE.

12/6/12

calc221

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I absolutely hated this class. He could not meet with me any time but his office hours, so no matter how much i asked for help, i couldn't get it. Lectures are boring, and they are extremely hard to follow

4/11/12

Math221

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a great teacher,do the take homes by yourself and if you have any problem with it, go to him for help,you will do well in the exam,don't expect the exam to be exactly the same as the take home though, you have to really understand the material,do not miss any class is the key!

1/5/12

Math152

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best math teachers I've had the pleasure of learning under. He is sometimes hard to understand, but if you have a question he will make sure you understand what is going on. The only catch is that you have to make an effort to learn, but if you put in the effort he takes a difficult subject (in this case calc) and makes it very easy.

11/10/11

MAT469

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He has very high standards and sometimes gets carried away with problems, but he's a nice guy and does seem to want you to learn. He gives retakes but they harder than the original test and you have to take the second grade regardless of how you do. He's not a pushover but if you state your case well enough he'll think about what you're saying.

5/1/11

MATH152

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sometimes it's hard to follow his lectures. If you are able to find someone to help you outside of class, they can be done easily. Also, I did poorly the first exam and aced it when he let me retake it because they were almost identical. It makes you study and appreciate how he gives you a second chance. He's a really nice guy at heart, seriously.

4/18/11

MATH152

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Gotchev has extremely good intentions,but thats good and bad.He wants you to think.He's all about theory rather than being straight forward and telling you how to do the problems, and calls it real math.It's hard to understand him and his teaching will put you to sleep.He doesnt interact with the class, just stands for a couple hours and lectures

3/16/11

MATH152

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great smart man, but his explanation take forever. It's like taking a detour from "Hartford to Boston" class would know what I'm talking about. He a fair man though, his exams are easy... its the same as take home if you fail than no comment mate. Recommended for sure.

12/18/10

Math152

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I read the reviews for Professor Gotchev and thought he would really help me understand math, wrong. He was the worst teacher i have ever had, you cannot understand a word he says and my entire class failed most of the tests. Terrible teacher, retaking with someone else. DO NOT TAKE HIS CLASS

8/26/10

Math152

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don't worry about his accent it is really not that bad. Very very very inteligent professor. He knows what is talking about. Does a good job explaning. He won't become your personal friend but he will be more than glad to help you during his office hours. Takes into considiration what students say so you can negotiate. Take him, but study!!!

7/7/10

Alg101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

By far the best Math Professor i've ever had! I didnt think I had a prayer of passing he cares about your grade, lets you retake exams, hw is not checked, attendance didnt matter. He was able to answer in depth questions and show several ways of performing tasks until you understand it. Do the HW and show up ull do fine. Our entire class passed!

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