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Carmen Shershin
Professor in the Mathematics department
at Florida International University, Miami, FL
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Overall Quality
2.7
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.7
Clarity
2.7
Easiness
2.3
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81 Student Ratings
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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 Helpfulness
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 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
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 Helpfulness
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 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
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 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
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 Helpfulness
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 Easiness
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.

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