Denis Labutin at University of California Santa Barbara

Denis Labutin

Denis Labutin
  • 2.5Overall Quality
  • 2.8Helpfulness
  • 2.2Clarity
  • 3.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
4/1/14

math 3a

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Warning: do not take math 3A with Labutin if you are not already an expert at calculus. His homework at first is relevant to subject material but later becomes increasingly hard and irrelevant to final material. Class attendance is usually low due to his disorganization and lack of clarity during lectures. Most use CLAS to understand material

3/24/14

MATH 111B

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

A little hard to understand, and I would appreciate some more organization to his lectures. Overall, good professor who aims to help you understand the big picture, which then helps you understand how the little pieces and concepts fit together. Take-home exams. Very likable guy.

3/12/14

Math 3A

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Labutin is a very confusing teacher, don't recommend if math is challenging to you. If math comes easy to you take this class u can learn from CLAS or Math Lab in SRB and don't have to attend lecture. I aced first two midterms, final is 50% of grade and way more difficult than other exams.

2/1/14

MATH 3A

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Stopped going to lecture halfway through the quarter. I walked into lecture understanding the material and walked out confused. Section was a joke. I took CLAS, but I didn't really need it. Never taken calc before but the tests were EXTREMELY easy.

1/8/14

Math 3A

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is not a good lecturer, but he lets you use a full page of notes for the midterms and final. Homework was not very important and if you learn the information you will be fine.

12/31/13

MATH28928

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

His lectures are not that interesting but if you actually paid attention you could learn a lot.Sections aren't helpful at all. Exams are easy.

12/28/13

Math 3A

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Confusing and not helpful... the class was pretty easy initially. One take home final, and one in class... then we got to the final. A little over half of the class failed the final. He also doesn't curve; avoid him if you can.

12/28/13

Math 3A

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Do not take this class if you don't have any prior knowledge of calculus, or if you're not very good at it. Very confusing lecturer whose homework problems poorly correlate with those on the tests. FInal was extremely difficult. Be prepared to teach yourself in this class because you won't be getting a lot of help!

12/26/13

Math 3A

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Labutin's class overall isnt very difficult and with some effort you can easily pass. 2 Midterms(very easy) 1 Final (Difficult) practice exams were posted online for all exams and were almost identical to exams. Hw is done online, book inst needed at all. I suggest signing up for CLAS at least until you get used to his accent (love the accent btw)

12/21/13

MATH 3A

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

No point going to lectures, go to CLAS instead. Sections were also very helpful. Take home midterm and second midterm were fairly easy. Final was very hard. Don't even bother buying the textbook, he never uses it.

12/14/13

Math 3A

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good teacher but could be deemed as confusing because of his accent. 2 midterms were easy but the final was pretty hard. Join CLAS! That is what saved my grade.

12/13/13

math3a

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easy midterms, easy lectures. Final was brutally difficult.

12/7/13

Math 3A

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Smart guy, bad teacher. He knows he is confusing so he makes tests extremely easy.

11/19/13

Math 3A

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Midterm and quizzes are fairly easy. He's difficult to understand in lecture, and his notes are very unorganized. Sometimes he'll make the material seem harder and more complicated than it really is. Lots of people used Khan Academy and Youtube videos to learn the material instead of lectures. If you don't know any calculus, I would not recommend.

11/16/13

3A

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's confusing but the tests are easy. Only take this class if you have a solid base in math. Go to lectures it may seem useless but it will help.

11/14/12

MATH34B

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is not to bad if you actually pay attention and learn how to do the problems. Labutin is not the easiest teacher to understand because of his accent, however he knows that and therefore makes his tests rather easy. The final was also easy because we went over similar questions in class right before too. Did I mention he is hot.

3/19/11

MATH124A

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Perfectly good professor. Take home midterms and final,got an A+ and barely studied.

12/19/10

Math5C

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a nice guy and seems to be available to help often. Gives 2 take home midterms which aren't too bad, and a final. He teaches really conceptually

12/17/10

MATH5C

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Upshot: Easy math class with a professor that explains math conceptually.

4/22/09

math3b

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

lectures were boring but if you copied down everything exactly as he did, and looked over them after afterwards, they'll make sense. it's a hard class and he doesn't help much, but the notes, CLAS, and doing the HW will save you. the midterms are take home.

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