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12/09/2014
average
3
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2
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2
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MAC2311 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: Not sure yet 
"Tough Grader"
"Get ready to read"
Knowledgeable but does not know how to teach. Exams are not hard except for the final which was just set up for failure. She gives reviews for regular exams and tells us what specific q's are going to be on it. The final exam review had NOTHING to do with the final exam. Expects you to be a mathematician. Will not take her again. 

12/02/2014
good
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity
3
Easiness

MAC 1147 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: Not sure yet 
"Would take again"
"Clear grading criteria"
Dr. Shershin was a good professor unlike what most people say she goes over what will be in the exam and does many examples in class. She is however very boring, and can cause you to lose focus and even though attendance isn't mandatory she gives bonus points. Her homework is harder than her tests and ya no calculators. 

07/30/2014
average
2
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
4
Easiness

MAD2104 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A 
I don't understand why everyone finds discrete math so difficult. I got A's on all of my quizzes and 100% on the midterm. You just need to apply yourself and you'll be fine. Attending class is curcial becasuse she gives extra credit towards the exmas and hints of what to expect. Attend class, do the HW, study your notes, & memorize proofs. 

05/12/2014
good
4
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4
Clarity
2
Easiness

pre calc Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A 
First off...this is math, so it's going to be challenging. She gives 5 pts extra credit on each of her exams if you attended all of her lectures. She's a sweet lady, and her accent isn't too bad. She tries to explain how to do the problems but sometimes gets caught up for a minute before remembering how to finish. Best math prof Ive had though. 

04/03/2014
average
3
Helpfulness
2
Clarity
3
Easiness

MAD2104 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A 
Her class is difficult, but manageable. I got an A because I worked hard. Do not slack in this class. Study from the book, and attend class only to get the extra credit she gives for the test. I used chegg to check my hw answers, and only wrote down notes when she went over examples. It does get easier towards the end, if that is any consolation. 

12/03/2013
poor
2
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2
Clarity
3
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MAC 2311 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A 
She knows a lot, but most of the times she does not know how to teach it. 

12/02/2013
good
4
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
3
Easiness

MAC 1147 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A 
She is not a horrible teacher but you really have to pay attention and study for of her quizzes and exams. She tries to give extra credit for attendance which is helpful but her tests are extremely hard. DO NOT EXOECT TO GET AN A UNLESS YOU ARE A MATH GENIUS. 

10/27/2013
poor
1
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1
Clarity
1
Easiness

mac 2311 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A 
She will expect you to be a mathematician before entering class. Her passing rate isn't that high. When you ask her to explain a question, don't expect to understand the answer. Not even people who have taken AP Calc. have understood her class. 

10/25/2013
poor
1
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1
Clarity
1
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MAC 2311 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A 
She is a HORRIBLE.She does say what is going tobeon the quiz but it is not what she teaches in class. On the board she puts 2X2 onthe quiz its 2342342.2342Xsqrt2345.3she hates partial creditHer accent is notbad what kills me is that I have to concentrate just to listen to herShe looses herself while doing the examples on the board. rude to students 

10/23/2013
poor
1
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1
Clarity
1
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MAD2104 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A 
Hard Class. Unclear and hard to understand. Quizzes and tests are literally minutes so you have to be VERY VERY QUICK if you want to finish them. You've been warned! She tells you what will be on the test. You need to read the book on its entirety because her lecture is confusing. Do all the homework. 

10/11/2013
poor
1
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2
Clarity
2
Easiness

MAC2311 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A 
Does not make the subject palatable. She expects her students to "discover" calculus themselves. Leads the class using proofs. Tests mostly on previous knowledge of trig/algebra and expects students to have a solid background in calculus before entering. Pins blame on student's algebra skills on why they can't understand her. Steer elsewhere. 

09/15/2013
poor
2
Helpfulness
2
Clarity
1
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MAC 2311 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A 
Professor Shershin is HORRIBLE at teaching. She's not clear at all. Starts with one problem and moves on to another without finishing the previous one. Failed my first quiz, and even tutoring couldn't help pass. DO NOT TAKE HER. 

04/23/2013
average
3
Helpfulness
2
Clarity
3
Easiness

MAC1140 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A 
Agh, what to say? Well first of all, she's not that bad.... tests are relatively doable you just have to study and she does say what's going to be on the test, 3 tests, 14 hws and quizzes (hw and quizzes online) and one final. She drops the lowest quiz and hw grade at the end. Attend every class prior to test and you get 3 points.Some hws r long 

12/18/2012
average
2
Helpfulness
4
Clarity
4
Easiness

MAC2311 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A 
Granted, Math is a dull subject. The only reason why I got a B+ in the class was because I had already taken AP calc in High School, so it was still fresh in my mind. She could use a little tuneup to stir some interest in learning this subject. 

11/29/2012
poor
2
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2
Clarity
1
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MAC1147 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A 
She is a nice person but she does not know how to teach, she lacks the ability to express her ideas. Quizzes and exams are super hard and very different from what she teaches in class. 10 quizzes droops 2, 4 exams around 25 questions. 

11/01/2012
poor
1
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1
Clarity
2
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MAC1147 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A 
This course killed my interest in wanting to continue learning math. She makes me hate it. Her knowledge of the subject is fine, but she doesn't know how to teach. She just throws random notes up on the board and expects us to know it automatically. Her quizzes and tests are near impossible because she never goes over anything on them in detail. 

04/21/2012
average
1
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4
Clarity
1
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MAC1114 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A 
Took her for trig and ended up teaching myself reading the book. Horrible class, does not help you much. Only 3 tests and a final. No way to see progress. I do not recommend. 

12/02/2011
good
5
Helpfulness
4
Clarity
4
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MTG1204 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A 
She is quite possibly the best math teacher I've ever had. Extra credit on tests for attendance, only two tests and a final, optional homework to help. She caters to your understanding. Try the homework, ask about what you don't understand, & she cares. You'll pass. 

12/02/2011
good
4
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
2
Easiness

MAC2312 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A 
Exams are hard and she curves heavily but doesn't always help you because she doesn't like to give partial credit for the first half of her exams so the curve just balances out everything instead of helping you. Will try to help you but doesn't give back exams to keep and tends to skip some steps so make sure you KNOW material from calc 1 very well 

05/16/2011
poor
2
Helpfulness
2
Clarity
2
Easiness

MAD2104 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A 
Only two profs. to choose from at FIU. Shershin was painfully hard but POSSIBLE. 8 Quizzes, drops 2, Midterm and Final are difficult! Not mandatory, BUT GO TO CLASS. Her lectures are unclear but will go over topics that will be present on exams. FORCE YOURSELF TO READ EVERY SINGLE PAGE ASSIGNED IN THE BOOK. The material more tedious than difficult. 

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