Ken Goodearl at University of California Santa Barbara

Ken Goodearl

  • 4.1Overall Quality
  • 4.0Helpfulness
  • 4.2Clarity
  • 3.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
3/18/14

MATH220B

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great lecturer.

5/12/12

HALGA

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best professors I've ever had. He is a true gentleman.

3/7/12

math3a

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

DON'T go to lecture, you're wasting your life if you do. Save yourself from being bored out of your skull & go to CLAS where you'll learn everything you need to know. Goodearl is extremely monotone & has a roundabout way of teaching. It's much simpler than he makes it out to be. Although his grading is extremely generous and his tests are fair.

1/6/12

Math3A

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

His lectures put you to sleep but he does a good job of explaining a topic then giving an example. The class is not hard if you do all your homework and really focus on each problem

12/15/11

Math3A

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Really tough class if you haven't had calculus in high school. I had a really hard time keeping up. He knows what he's talking about, but can't teach well. You'll have to rely on section and definitely take CLAS!!!!! GO to as many review sessions as possible! Really tough class as i was going through it, but looking back doesn't seem terrible.

12/12/11

math3a

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very boring lectures. I have never fallen asleep in a lecture hall before this guy

11/19/11

MATH3A

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

His lectures are EXTREMELY boring. He seems to know what he is talking about, but he doesn't explain things very well at all, and there's no interaction. I find that going to lecture is useless, although I go to every one. Test, are not bad if you know what you are doing. GO TO CLAS! I can't stress it enough!! Only way I learned anything at all!

11/16/11

Math3a

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nice guy but i find his lectures boring and useless, midterms are hard and some questions are confusing.

11/14/11

a3

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Does not make any sense of what he's talking about, and tests are not what is done on homework, much different kind of poblems

11/14/11

MATH3A

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He know's what he's doing, but he isn't able to clearly communicate what he wants students to understand. I don't know why he's rated so high, his class was boring, the midterms/final are much harder than the homework, and overall I learned nothing.

11/9/11

MATH3A

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

His class is fair. The tests are not ridiculously difficult but they aren't easy. I did not use the text book at all. He isn't very good at explaining; so you have to pay close attention during lecture. Plus, he is a big research professor, what do you expect?

10/28/11

MATH3A

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very nice, humble man. Lectures purely on subject matter; thus they can be a bit on the boring side. Section attendance is compulsory. Tests are essentially homework problems, so ample practice should be sufficient for one to do well. Three grading schemes, and many resources available, such as CLAS and office hours. Use them to your advantage.

10/18/11

A3

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

BORING and i didn't learn anything from him. I had to get lots of extra help. He seriously did not help with anything.

12/22/08

Math5A

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Clear, helpful and concise. Awesome teacher. Follows book well but can show you different ways if the book isn't clear enough for you. Tests are just like homework, which is online and relatively easy. Some lectures repeated and not necessary to attend, especially before first midterm. A good idea to read the book before homework.

11/18/08

Math5A

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hands down the best math professor I have had at UCSB. Tests are straight forward and a lot like the homework. Very good at explaining the concepts and is always very helpful. Writes small on the board though so make sure to sit close. Awesome teacher

4/2/07

Math5a

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome teacher. Probably the best teacher I've had here. He is so good that I almost stopped going to class because I was so caught up.

3/30/07

Math3A

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Goodearl is a REALLY good math teacher. He's clear anc concise with all the concepts. The homework is webwork which kinda was tough. His midterms and finals, to me, had the most hardest challenging problems. But he grades 3 different methods so you can get the highest grade.

2/28/07

math3a

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

His class is GOOD!

2/14/07

Math3A

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easy to ask questions to.

1/29/07

Math3a

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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