Thomas Leness at Florida International University

Thomas Leness

  • 3.2Overall Quality
  • 3.2Helpfulness
  • 3.2Clarity
  • 2.6Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/2/14

MAC2313

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

His lectures were very fast and sometimes too fast but he spoke perfect English and actually knew his math (sometimes professor do not know what they are talking about, you don't have to worry about that with this guy). Gives homework that is helpful and curves his test a bit.

4/29/14

MAC 2313

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedB

His lectures would not make sense at times. I taught myself for the second half of the class and did better . However, he can give really great curves. No extra credit. Doing the homework and reviews help for midterms and final.

4/21/14

MAC 2311

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedA

Great Professor! Unlike other math classes I have taken, the review is just like the test. If you have a hard time understanding math he makes it very easy. Highly recommended.

4/16/14

MAC 2311

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedA+

He is literally the greatest math professor I have ever had the supreme pleasure of getting in my lifetime as a student. So many examples. The curve is so overpowered, (there was literally one with about a 12 point boost) not that I needed it tho since, thanks to his clarity and endless examples I aced just about every exam. You have to take him

12/19/13

MAC2313

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good professor! he's an American born so you don't have to worry about accents! he explains things really well and always does lots of examples! Test are standard, but the reviews he gives are REALLY helpful.. Do all hw and study the review and you'll pass... Always curves the exams!

5/2/13

MAP 2302

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Teaches way too fast!!! You have too choose between writing down whats on the board or listening. Be prepared to do most of the teaching yourself outside the classroom. Very fair test and quiz giver. Concepts straight out of the homework. I could not keep up with the work, due to the time required to learn everything myself and manage other class.

4/25/13

MAC 2311

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Quite a difficult subject to begin with but Leness doesnt make it any easier Snarky attitude, not helpful and tests are ridiculous. Hardly any curve. Avoid if possible.

4/9/13

MAC 2312

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you dislike having professors with accents, than take him, he is american born so his english is crystal, go to class and take notes, his reviews are helpful and he uses wily plus as well as book problems that he doesn't collect but will go over in the beginning of class if you have questions. His exams are similar to his review. Hes good.

12/5/12

Mac2311

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

It's easier to understand him if you have some background on Calculus, because he explains a lot with theory, although he provides some examples. He's very smart, and wants you to know the "why" behind math. His curves are awesome! It made the difference between a B and an A- . If you took Calculus in high school, you'll be fine taking him.

11/30/12

mac2311

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good professor, knows what he is doing, but unless you have a pretty solid background...dont take him, seriously. He loves definitions and you will barely see examples or even numbers on the board. he is really smart but prepare to feel dumb there. he is helpful with HW (if you ask), his tests are fair. 94 is the min for A, so dont expect to end A.

5/31/12

MAP2302

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is an OK professor. But he is not flexible at all in his grading scale. You need a 73 to pass with a C and a 94 to get an A. He doesn't drop, or curve grades. His tests are average in difficulty. Gives quizzes every week. Honestly, i would get someone else.

1/20/12

MAP2302

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

PRof. Leness teaches WAY to fast. I only needed one point to get a C and he refused to help!! :(

7/13/11

MAC2311

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nice guy, even though I highly questioned him in class because their were times when I didnt think he was that sure of what he was teaching. I don't know why he puts so much WORDS on the board when its a math.Was helpful in giving points on tests after looking twice at it.But I was like 2 points away from a C in his class and he did nothin to boost

4/11/11

CALCU03

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

A nice professor, but he teaches way too erratically. He literally takes 5 minutes to cover a topic and does problems so quickly, you can either listen to him explain what he's doing, or attempt to copy it down and TRY to decipher it yourself at home. If this is your first calculus class, GET EXTRA HELP. You will not do well with his lectures alone

4/9/11

MAC2311

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Probably one of the only calculus teachers that doesn't have an accent that is impossible to understand. He is a great Calculus professor. Very willing to go over homework problems as long as you ask. If you do not ask questions he will just move on to the next topic. A lot of homework but if you do it it is very helpful for his tests.Made an A+.

12/23/10

CAL2311

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He focuses primarily on theory but he uses examples as well. The online assignments (if you do them) will be very helpful on the exams. Exams can be a bit difficult but he does review before each one and curves graciously. It's very possible to get an A in the class, but you have to work for it and some previous background in Cal would be helpful.

12/16/10

mac2311

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

i have some cal background and still couldnt understand the material he gave, no exercises given as practice to understand the material, goes very fast thru the lectures and new material in top of the other, he gives practice tests before the actual tests and final is cummulative, very hard tests

10/31/10

MAC2311

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

You must have some kind of background in Calculus to understand what goes on in class. He goes through material pretty fast.

12/21/08

mac2312

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

OMG! Where do I start 4rm? First of all, I'm super upset dat I have 2 take dis class over again cuz I listened 2 some1 and took dis guys's class. He's 1 of d worst I have encountered of a math teacher in ages. His tests were extremely hard and his finals are cummulative. I'll be shocked if anybody passed dis class with at least a B dis semester.

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12/17/08

mac2312

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

cumulative final exam was brutal.

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