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Lap Ly
Professor in the Mathematics department
at Cosumnes River College, Sacramento, CA
are you Lap Ly?
Overall Quality
3.1
Average Grade
B-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.4
Clarity
2.9
Easiness
3.1
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
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78 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/12/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math 370 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Tests are tough" "Tough Grader"

Once you get him to say "I don't know" with his little half smirk you will forget everything you thought of him and love him forever. You'll see. But he was a hard homework grader, and tests are stressful.

12/11/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
335 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B
"Skip class? You won't pass."

The accent takes a bit getting used to. Tests are based on the hw.

12/02/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
100 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: WD
"Assignments galore" "Tough Grader" "Tests are tough"

He's a nice teacher, but his accent makes it hard to understand him, he flys over the material, i tried multiple times to get extra credit, i studied and still failed his tests, he makes them to hard. he doesn't really help you if your not understanding. he speeds over lectures and instate very clear on steps. but he's a nice guy.

09/19/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Math 420 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Tough Grader"

As a student it's your duty to get help when needed. Professor Ly is a great professor IF you utilize him correctly. He's tough, but it only means he wants the best from his students. He gives you the tools and he expects you to hone your skills with them. Math is not an overnight thing. Pay attention in class and you should be fine.

08/21/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH335 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Mr.Ly wants students who work extra hard. He is a hardworking man himself, he is a good guy if you get to know him. He gives a lot of hw especially in the summer. I believe if you can handle his class, you can handle the higher level classes. He knows who are the hardworking students in his class.*most of his questions on the exams are from the hw*

05/17/2014
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATH 420 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: A+

This teacher can lecture that good and has a strong accent. However, he grades really easy and 90 percent of the credit just for setting up the problem the right way. If You know your stuff take him and guarantee A for Cal 1,2,3 and DE

05/04/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Math335 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

he s a very good teacher.

04/16/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math 120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Prof Ly is a really good teacher. He doesn't teach exactly from the book but, if you didn't understand what he taught then you can always refer back to the book. Be prepared to do tons of hw. And to learn math, practice is what makes perfect. You can't learn math overnight so it's good that he assigns a lot of homework.

03/20/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATH 402 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

TI-89 allowed on all tests/quizzes. Quizzes are 20% of grade, tests are 45%, and final exam is 35%. You can get up to 110% on tests if you do the extra credit. Quizzes/tests straightforward. He will tell you everything that will be on them beforehand. If you're "good" at math, this is an easy A.

01/28/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math 420 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Just plain horrible. Doesn't finish his sentences when speaking. He repeatedly needs to clear his throat every 3 words in a sentence and next to impossible to understand. When writing on the board, he jumps around on multiple parts of the board, making it difficult to follow along. He writes middle, then left, then right on the board.

12/24/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math 420 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Had to take the community college route because freshman priority doesn't cut slack at Sac State. HARDEST MATH CLASS OF MY LIFE (even doing really well in Calc 1-3). Literally impossible and 3 page long problems (often picks the hard long ones). Hw not required. In this class, a dumb mistake at the beginning of a problem goes a long way...

12/18/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH 120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

VERY BAD ACCENT. SOOOOO MUCH HOMEWORK..literally 5-8 hours a week. He's nice I'll give him that. Not helpful at all however, does not explain things clearly. I took him for Math 120 ended up dropping it cuz I was failing then I retook the assessment test and got into Math 300

12/09/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math 335 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Don't Take This Teacher! I should have seen many red flags! 1 He writes his own book 2 Answers are wrong so you will waste time trying to get the answer he gives 3 His test questions use only 2 or 3 of the easy topics from the chapters and the rest are the very difficult ones. 4 I was in math lab every week to try and understand what he taught.

11/22/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
math 335 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Really hard to understand. I had passed trig and pre cal before but couldn't do his class. He is way to hard of a grader, I got failing scores for right answers and good work because I didn't answer the problems his way.

09/19/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
math 120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He has a very thick accent and has bad handwriting. He does not explain stuff very well or finish the homework problems when trying to explain it. DO NOT TAKE

09/13/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math 335 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He has a very heavy accent. Plus, he did not use a textbook, so I transferred into another section with a different professor.

08/07/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH 370 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

His exams and quizzes are moderate. Some questions will be hard but rest are ok if u study before the exam. I hated that i was just off by 5 points to get B and yet he didnt bump me up..but ohh well...LOTS OF HW so take out alot of time to study and do them.

07/16/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Math 335 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Ly does not teach this class with a textbook, he passes out lecture notes, which is essentially all you need for this class. The homework has good examples. I don't understand why pre-calculus is required, pre-calculus is basically a review of this class. If you take this class, and get an A, you'll definitely be prepared for Calculus

05/21/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math370 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor is great. Spend 5-8 hrs a week studying/doing HW and you'll pass w/ an A or B. If you completely suck at math like me, then 8-13 hours a week study. Lots of HW but it prepares for quiz/tests. Tests are made of moderate HW problems. From observations, ppl juggling between job and school may have a difficulty w/ this class. Learned a lot!

05/07/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
m335 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Lots of Homwork and not enough time for tests

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