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Zweibel
Professor in the Mathematics department
at Florida International University, Miami, FL
are you Zweibel?
Overall Quality
3.5
Average Grade
D+
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.6
Clarity
3.4
Easiness
2.4
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
57 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/05/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MAC 2313 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A+
"Tests? Not many" "Would take again" "Gives good feedback"

He's freaking awesome. Looks eccentric but truly knows his stuff and teaches well. I would definitely take him again. Plus his handwriting is like the neatest on the planet!

12/05/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAC 2313 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A+
"Gives good feedback" "Would take again" "Tests? Not many"

People comment that he's a professor for math majors. I would say in general, if you actually want to learn Calc 3, take his class. If you just want to pass, take someone else. I'm a math major and he was a great professor in truly teaching the course. People call him the "hardest" professor, but I think he just refuses to water down the course.

12/04/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
MAC 2313 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Lectures are long" "Skip class? You won't pass."

When they someone tells you he's a math professor for math majors they're not joking. I'm a Math major and am most likely getting an A (or high B) but it wasn't really because of him. Early on I realized that his method of teaching wasn't really for me (kind of put me to sleep) so I quickly just decided to read the textbook instead.

11/20/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
MAC 2313 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: F
"Lectures are long" "Tough Grader" "Tests are tough"

Writes on the board nonstop the entire class. Never really explains how to solve problems, just covers the theories behind everything. No curve no review. This guy has no social skills and is a horrible excuse for a teacher. He might be smart but does not know how to teach. Passed Calc 1 and 2 with a b+ but failed this class

05/01/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAP 2302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: D+

Zweibel a professor for Math majors in my opinion. Did not follow syllabus. Did not curve. Does grade your exam within a week of taking it. Does not give study guides. Does not give extra credit or curve. Failed me by 5 points of a C. Now I must re-take this class. Final was 5 times as hard as any other exam. Thats what failed me.

04/27/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAP 2302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Differential Equations with Zweibel is fairly easy. I don't recommend actually attending class because of how poorly he teaches. There is a myriad of helpful websites for differential equations that are far better at teaching than his lectures. His first 3 exams are easy and straightforward, but his final exam was impossibly difficult.

09/25/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
maa4402 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Very bad professor you don't even know what to study for his test almost the all class is failing and he doesn't care very bad professor. If you want to drop a class this is your world.Dont teach and he think you know perfectly calculus1,2 and 3. He just write on board non stop like a machine doesn't explain a sheet, if you took it rest in peace

09/18/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
mad2104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

be ready to write 12-13 pages per class he doesn't explain, he doesn't stop writing on board, no review for midterm, he expect you to study by yourself

08/31/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
MAC2312 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Worst math professor at FIU. More than half of the class failed. He doesn't care to help out students to pass. 4 tests, all impossible and nothing like the homework. Don't take him even if he is the last option

08/06/2013
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
mad2104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He lectures in theorems and math generalizations. I sat through lectures and never understood the material. He never uses examples. And the exams are serious. The exams never test on examples only proving theorems. You must be prepared, 25 hours per week of study!!! Take a minimum of precalc before this course! If you are not a math major then run!

06/21/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MAD2104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Zweibel is a very nice teacher, extremely knowledgeable in math, but his exams are the most difficult things you'll ever experience in your whole life.No kidding,don't take him, he doesn't curve tests and I still haven't met someone who passed his class.

06/08/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MAD2104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Don't take him, he the worst teacher by far at FIU, writes on the board like he is doing automatic writing, does not explain a single thing, yells at you if you are standing up or making to much noise. His exams are impossible to solve, do not expect to pass his class. Avoid like the plague.

04/05/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MAC 2312 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Really nice, really helpful, incredible at math. His class is not easy and he may seem a little intimidating because of his overwhelming knowledge of mathematics, but he is very helpful in his office hours. Very patient guy and when he makes a joke (seldom) its hilarious always. Did some research and he has a Ph.D from Columbia University.

11/29/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
MAC2312 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Calculus 2 is not easy to begin with. Therefore, this class is very challenging! A lot of students fail his class. You have to set time apart and go during his office hours to help you out or get free tutoring in the green library. Your grade is based on 3 exams plus final. I'm passing the class with an A- because I actually like math and study.

11/01/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
AdvanMath Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I am the mathematician I am today because of this man. He is by far the best professor I have ever had. Some people do not appreciate quality, they prefer someone easy. Sad! they won't go too far in life.

04/26/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
MAP2302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

he loves math a little too much and will get exited into solving the same long problem for a whole class and a half. his test are fairly easy, but of course you must practice a problem or two for each section so you know how solve each kind of ODE. his final is cumulative but once again fairly easy.

08/19/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
mac2313 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

great professr. desnt really use the boook much but is an expert in the subject. everyone who criticizes him is most likely due to the fact that they did not receive a good grade. to sum it up this class is not easy people. you have to put serious time into your studies and practice for hours if thats what it takes. thats your job not the professor

05/08/2011
average
5 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
mas3102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

His teachings of our Linear Algebra class we're purely theoretical. Nobody learned anything from his lectures. We ALL used the book to understand anything and luckily I passed. His test are problems from the book which helps in his exams. He is a brilliant mathematician but we are far lower leveled than him to understand his higher level math.

11/17/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
mac2313 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

Horrible Professor... people like him should not teach. I've have passed all calc classes with A's and i might have to retake calc3. Tests are extremely hard, he does not explain well at all, instead of teaching he writes and writes on the board nonstop!! HORRIBLE!!

11/10/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
MAC2313 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Might not pass the course but he's a great teacher. He knows what he's doing and will stop for questions. The tests are difficult but doable. If you're interested in learning the material well then highly recommended.

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