Carmen Shershin at Florida International University

Carmen Shershin

  • 2.7Overall Quality
  • 2.8Helpfulness
  • 2.7Clarity
  • 2.3Easiness

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Class
Rating
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5/12/14

pre calc

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/3/14

MAD2104

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/3/13

MAC 2311

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She knows a lot, but most of the times she does not know how to teach it.

12/2/13

MAC 1147

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/27/13

mac 2311

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/25/13

MAC 2311

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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

10/23/13

MAD2104

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/11/13

MAC2311

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

9/15/13

MAC 2311

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/23/13

MAC1140

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Agh, what to say? Well first of all, she's not that bad.... tests are relatively do-able 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

12/18/12

MAC2311

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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 tune-up to stir some interest in learning this subject.

11/29/12

MAC1147

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/1/12

MAC1147

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/21/12

MAC1114

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/2/11

MTG1204

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/2/11

MAC2312

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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

5/16/11

MAD2104

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/4/11

MAD2104

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took both Calculus I and Discrete Mathematics with her. If you took calc in high school, her Calculus I class should be an easy A. I never did the homework! Just go to class everyday, and pay attention! Discrete Math was hard, but I don't blame her though. It's a tough class to teach. I got an A- because I did every problem she assigned for HW.

11/27/10

MAC2311

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Makes Calculus as difficult as possible. Its difficult to understand her teaching and she tends to lose her students, ramble on and frequently gets lost herself. Her spanish accent is heavy.Shes a very nice lady. I did well in AP Calc in HS but almost failed her class. she's obsessed with proving various aspects of Calc. Good luck.

11/26/10

MAC2311

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

She was so easy, she made calculus seem like a coloring class! She is very clear and if you do and understand the homework problems you will pass the exams. Calculus is a hard subject in general but she is a good teacher by far. Nice, organized and always smiling.

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