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Lyman Chaffee
Professor in the Mathematics department
at Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
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Overall Quality
3.5
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.5
Clarity
3.6
Easiness
2.3
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07/01/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH 7B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

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+

01/17/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH 7B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

12/30/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Math 450 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

11/30/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
math450 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: 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.

08/25/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
math 450 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

04/22/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH 7B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

04/14/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math7A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

04/09/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
math 7a Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

11/13/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
math125 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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!

07/25/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
math7b Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

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

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