Lyman Chaffee at Pasadena City College

Lyman Chaffee

  • 3.5Overall Quality
  • 3.5Helpfulness
  • 3.6Clarity
  • 2.3Easiness

Number of ratings 105 / Average Grade:  A Submit a correction

Close


  • Your correction will show after moderators approve it.


Date
Class
Rating
Comment
7/1/14

MATH 7B

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedA

I respect Chaffee alot. He assigns the whole book for hwk but it's so you can practice the application of principles and apply your mechanical training to real life scenarios. He follows curriculum but he gives you more ideas to contemplate while teaching you "why". Exams were proof-based and filled w/ word problems. Hard but forgiving teacher. A+

1/17/14

MATH 7B

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

he got on the table to explain the z plane in relation to time and space, later that class day i pied him in the face for a campus fundraiser, ive never had more respect for a professor in my life.

12/30/13

Math 450

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Outstanding instructor and very helpful. Make should you do all of the homework and asked question. You have to work for your grade. He is one of the best instructor on this campus.

11/30/13

math450

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Chaffee is an awesome teacher. He takes the time to help his students and makes sure we understand the concepts before each exam. I hope everybody can experience a math class like his.

8/25/13

math 450

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

It wasn't the subject matter that was difficult, it was the fact this teacher was so cute, it was hard for me to stay focused!!! He is super nice, loved his glasses and tattoos. Oh yes, he taught math too and it was great.

4/22/13

MATH 7B

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you have a chance to take someone else, do not hesitate at any cost. I've never received lower than a B mark in any Math courses and I have finished up to Math 5C now. His lectures during class comprise of derivations or nonesense about the history behind everything.. little about actually doing problems or anything beneficial for exam.

4/14/13

Math7A

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Chaffee makes you think b/c he wants you to think about math at a deeper level. He's more theory than computations b/c he expects you to practice the computations on your own, hence, the titanic-load of hw. The person below probably didn't put much effort. That's why s/he didn't like the class. Chaffee's tough but he's one of PCC's best math profs.

4/9/13

math 7a

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Worst Professor I have ever had. He gives a lot of homework. Doesn't give any examples of how to do the homework, he just talks and talks about how math was created. I did not learn anything from this class. I recommend don't take this class if your not good at math.

11/13/12

math125

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mr. Chaffee taught the only math class that I have passed at PCC - and I have taken a lot! He is hilarious!!!! He is also really helpful and cares about the students who want to pass. I mean who would't want a rock star teaching you math?! LOVE HIM. take his class!

7/25/12

math7b

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good professor. First test was difficult, average after that. Study a lot. Get used to no calculators.

7/1/12

Math5B

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is really great professors. His lecture is clear and he really emphasizes the importance of definitions of mathmatical concepts. His tests are pretty tricky but they are doable. Moreover, he gives you some points if you show him works even though you don't get answers. Therefore, do your best, and you will be fine.

6/3/12

MATH5B

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor!He teaches math in a complete different way since he wants you to understand math not only to compute. The class is hard since the material is hard, but after his lectures everything makes better sense. I will be happy to have him as my teacher again!

3/6/12

MATH125

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great instructor! He explains with detail and breaks things down for easy understanding. The textbook is only used for homework. Everything you need to know is taught in class. Tests aren't as difficult as everyone else says, though it can be very tricky and requires you to think. It shouldn't be a problem if you pay attention in class.

12/27/11

Math5A

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great instructor.

12/22/11

MATH10

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He knows what he teaches.Yes,linear algebra is hard n abstract, but he can explain it clearly.Tests are hard, TRUE,but still somewhat doable.He was pretty nice on the final.Homework is every single problem in the book, which is insane, but mandatory to get a good grade.I don't think he cares whether you complete all assignments or not. Recommended!

12/8/11

Math125

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

His phylosophy of math is really abstract and deep, I never imagine that a person would teach math so deeply. He can explain the definitions clearly. His tests are a little tricky. there are short answers and calculations, so listen to him carefully, you will be OK.Must do the assignments and exam corrections

11/29/11

MATH125

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you're thinking about taking him, then TAKE HIM. I will almost guarantee he will change your life, maybe. Atleast your perspective on math. At the beginning it may be slow but it's gonna get a little bit faster and a wee bit intense as the semester goes on (may be an understatement). But he's really great, so take him!

7/14/11

Math7B

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy knows what he's talking about. He will definitely give you a clear idea of why things work and what they are for. He will not waste time teaching you stuff you do not need. His test are HARD. I got 30 out of 50 for most of his tests and did well on the final receiving an A for the course. If you really want it, you can do it!

7/2/11

MATH7A

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor is very passionate about math and all things math related. He really wants you to gain a deep understanding for what you're doing instead of mere mechanical work. He is a hard professor, but he makes sure that by the end of his class your algebra skills are spot on! Also, NO CALCULATORS!

6/18/11

math125

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

chaffee is really laid back. he really explains all the rules of math and shows you why they work so you dont have to just memorize them. if you try and do all the homework youll be fine. only had like 4 exams and a final. homework is online so pretty easy class.

More Mathematics professors at Pasadena City College

NAME
TOTAL RATINGS
OVERALL QUALITY
HELPFULNESS
CLARITY
EASINESS
HOT?
Poor Quality
213
2.3
2.4
2.2
2.3
Not Hot
Average Quality
162
3.1
2.9
3.2
2.6
Not Hot
Poor Quality
161
2.3
2.2
2.3
1.7
Not Hot
See full department list