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Emma Previato
Professor in the Mathematics department
at Boston University, Boston, MA
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Overall Quality
2.2
Average Grade
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Hotness
Helpfulness
2.3
Clarity
2.1
Easiness
2.4
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07/03/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MA225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Previato is one of the kindest professors at BU. Putting her personality aside though, her teaching is far from perfect. In class she would talk very softly and constantly made mistakes in her work on the board. I stopped going to lecture and just studied independently. After this my grade went up by about 20%.

02/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MA225A1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Despite the bad reviews, she is my favorite professor so far. She teaches with the assumption that you've already read the chapter and then goes and walks you through proofs of the equations. Personally I think she makes perfect sense. She cares for her students. If you are having trouble she will go out of her way to help you out.

12/03/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
MA225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I took Multivariate Calc once before, but with an even worse professor than this one. Prof. Previato is extremely nice, but can't teach very well at all. She relies way too much on her notes, and can't answer questions without spending 10 minutes trying to find what the student is pointing out. Lecture started with ~100 people, ended with ~25.

11/25/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MA225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Congratulations. You chose the worst math professor at BU. All jokes aside, I really gave her a chance. She's a good person, but she can't teach to save her life. 50 minutes with the TA (bless his soul) taught me more than a week of her lectures.

11/10/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
MA225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

lecture is useless,and she doesn't use the Mymathlab you purchased,and that means you have to take every discussion class to take the qiuz to proof you did the homework,which is hard because I sometime overslept and missed the quiz.Beside she speaks extremely slow with strange accent,and she writes in very tiny words,invisible actually.

11/02/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MA225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Lectures are useless. Don't go unless you want to sleep or take the notes (which usually are not worth your while either). Tests are based entirely off homework, so this class will basically force you to learn everything yourself, either by reading the textbook or using the MyMathLab tutorials if you have taken MA 123 or 124 prior to this class.

08/08/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
MA124s Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

:Lectures were absolutely useless, answers to homework problems were unclear and often omitted steps. Grading was unfair, with little partial credit. Terrible course, terrible professor.

02/09/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
MA225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Lectures are useless. Why waste this time when you could be on facebook. I really thought she couldn't be as bad as everyone said, but she is. Read the textbook and worship it, 'cause nothing that comes out of her mouth makes sense. Tests are easy since she "doesn't believe in thinking" during exams, and practice probs are identical to actual exam.

01/12/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
MA255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

You can really tell she cares deeply about her students. She clearly loves her subject and will go the extra mile to help her students. The subject is hard so the class is hard but how difficult you find it depends on how much you try. Hint: Read the textbook religiously, go to all lectures and catch up on anything you don't understand fast.

09/26/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
MA225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This professor can't teach for her life. She is too involved in her own world to realize that she is not imparting any skills or knowledge to the students. Please do not ever ask her for any help. She is unreliable.

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