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Ivan Gotchev
Professor in the Mathematics department
at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
are you Ivan Gotchev?
Overall Quality
3.4
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.7
Clarity
3.0
Easiness
2.4
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61 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/12/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
152 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"There for you" "Clear grading criteria" "Big time extra credit"

He gives more opportunities to succeed then any professor I came across. 4 exams and a final, but you if you have a bad grade in any 4 exams you could make up and get a better grade. You go to him, he is always there. He is fair because he actually teaches you not just gives you what you want. Take him, and just try you your best. You will succeed

11/21/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH 152 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Skip class? You won't pass."

Has an accent, but you get used to it quickly. Takes class seriously and will answer anyall questions posed to him. Never did a retake, but available on all tests. Clearly wants his students to succeed. Follows syllabus to the letter and everyone's tests are graded the same, you won't be singled out for asking more questions or using office hours.

11/20/2014
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math 152 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Gotchev was an okay teacher. His class is frustrating but actually completely reasonable to pass. You can make up any and all tests. Once you take a test, he goes over every single problem on his tests. His homework is all online and it is pretty bad but gets easy when you figure out the tricks. He's extremely willing to answer questions. Take him!

11/17/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math 152 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Very hard class

07/14/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math 125 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: D

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.

06/28/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math152 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

01/01/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH 221 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

12/05/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH 152 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

12/05/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 221 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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

11/15/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 152 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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!!!!!

11/05/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math 221 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

05/29/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH 152 - 221 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

01/29/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math152 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

12/13/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH152 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

12/06/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
calc221 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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

04/11/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math221 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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!

01/05/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math152 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

11/10/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAT469 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

05/01/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH152 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

04/18/2011
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH152 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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

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