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Richard Hansen
Professor in the Mathematics department
at De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
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Overall Quality
2.9
Average Grade
A+
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.9
Clarity
2.9
Easiness
2.4
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11/20/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
1C Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Big time extra credit" "Lectures are long" "Would take again"

Hansen is a nice guy. Lectures are quite boring but his quizzes, exams are not hard. He gives a lot of extra credit that I ended up easily to get an A (50% on final exam to get an A). I finally ended up this class with A+. He will not give you A- but will give B+ for people who cannot get A. Highly recommended!

11/19/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
math 1C Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Lectures are long" "Big time extra credit" "Tough Grader"

Gives a good amount of extra credit. Quite a tough grader though, really wants to see that you have a solid theoretical grasp of the material or he will take off many points. Quizzes and tests were obviously hard due to the nature of the material, but nothing crazy. NO TI89 allowed.

06/27/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 1D Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He was okay. Not great, just okay. I had a rough time understanding the material at all, he had a tough time explaining it. Multivariable is no picnic, but I can't say he was the greatest at teaching it. Nice guy though.

06/18/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 1D Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This guy basically teaches using his notes. He copies everything on the board and if anyone has any questions he doesnt have the answer and would ask you to come to his office. His tests are extremely hard; he tries to put all the course study in one question. What kind of teacher does that, trying to trick students!Not recommended for learning.

07/02/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Calc1A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He is not helpful at all. His explanations are not clear and in lectures he goes over sample problems from the book(I could do it without him at home). His tests are hard and most of the problems are at least one level harder than what is in the textbook.

03/09/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH1A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Lecture does not very important,but you need to finish HW to meet his test requirment

03/09/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH41 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

hes no easy teacher, the guidelines you follow on his tests are very strict, but if you value your math education you should take him, i wish he were teaching the rest of this class because he is amazing, he lets you out early once you finish the section and is very clear and helpful

12/22/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math1C Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is probably one of the best calculus professors i have had. Trust me when i say this: he is not an easy professor but if you do all the homework problems he assigns to the class there is no way you can get a bad grade. If you have any questions go to him during his office hours he will be more that happy to help you.

07/28/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
math14a Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's not that bad as some people have described him. I mean come on. atleast he doesn't care about the method that's used as long as you get the right answer. can't complain much.

05/29/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH212 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Good Prof. Very clear lecture style. He gives lots of extra credit. Do all of your homework and attend every class you can get a bonus. I will take him again if he teaches 114. He has a sober sense of humor, be sure to turn off your cell phone and don't talk in class. Thats all you need to do well.

06/26/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
Math114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is a very good teacher. Make sure to do all the homework. It does not matter if it right or wrong, just try your best and do all the problems. He will discuss them in class, so your will have the answers. The quizzes are easy. Study all the homework problems. Thats what you are tested on. He is a good professor.

12/11/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
Math1B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

These guys sure can chirp. I took him last summer, and no one actually rate him. He knows his stuff and give lots of extra credits. One good reason to take him, when you're about to get B, you'll earn A thanks to the extra credits. The only critique I have would be lectures are monotone.

09/27/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH1B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is a really good teacher. Unlike other math teachers he really tells you the way to remember formulas rather than just telling us to memorize them. Even now I still don't remember most of the 1B formulas , but I just know how to derive them in just a few seconds. I definitely recommend him if you really want to know what math is all about.

07/06/2006
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
math 49b Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

If you listen carefully, you can learn alot from him, but he has a monotone voice so after a while i kind of dose of. Just focus and you'll do fine. The workload is not hard.. but some of the test questions require you to manipulate what you learned from the lecture/hoemwork.

07/06/2006
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Math 12 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's really nice, a little picky on grading hw but lots of extra credits. However, if everyone want to take math 12 with him...they need a little bit of Calculus...because he goes so fast. Test just like HW...

03/14/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math 112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I signed up with this teacher and it was the biggest mistake I made over the years I put into Deanza. He doesnt help. When you ask questions he makes fun of you. I think he very egotistic and is one of those teachers who thinks he's too superior to answer questions. Enroll with Shirley!!

11/09/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
mathematics Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This is the worse teacher ever!!! He is not willing to help whatsoever! What he teaches in class is NOT what he puts on the test and make sure that you write VERY clearly otherwise you will lose a rediculous amount of points...Just save yourself the time and sign up for a different class!!!!!

04/12/2005
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math 105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's a tough teacher and you may get confused now and again. Doesn't seem to want to help though. If you do not like math and can't really learn on your own, I recommend another teacher. If you knew math and got it, he liked you.

02/08/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 1A, 2A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Hansen seems like a bit of a math nut. He's incredibly thorough and theoretical. That can be a good thing in the advanced classes, because those classes are for people who are studying math-heavy majors. But I can see why people wouldn't like him for 105, where his style might get in the way.

06/25/2004
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Nightmare teacher from hell is all I have to say!!!!!! Don't even bother asking questions unless you want to get yelled at in front of everyone! :(

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