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Mike Rosenthal
Professor in the Mathematics department
at Florida International University, Miami, FL
are you Mike Rosenthal?
Overall Quality
4.3
Average Grade
C+
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.2
Clarity
4.4
Easiness
3.1
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
164 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
10/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAC 2311 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A
"There for you" "Would take again" "Gives good feedback"

Awesome professor that makes math super easy. Constantly updates his website with class info, has online videos in case you miss class (or don't go),tells you what will be on the exam, has extra office hours (even on weekends!) and will gladly take the time to give you all the help you could possibly need, even after you've taken his class. Awesome

10/16/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MAC 1147 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

His teaching methods are really good. His examples are crystal clear and he is willing to help. Overall, he is one of the best teachers that I've encountered so far.

10/14/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAC 2311 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B+
"Respected by students" "Would take again" "Amazing lectures"

This guy was born to teach. Try to take calc w Rosenthal. If you can't, or are absent, his lectures are all free on itunes which you should definitely watch. He's super clear and anticipates any questions we'll have. Just don't be late to class. Seriously.

10/02/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAC2311 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A
"Gives good feedback" "Amazing lectures" "Respected by students"

wonderful

08/05/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MGF 1107 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

One of the best math professor I've had at FIU. I failed this class when I first took it and I came into this class with a lot of reservations. However, Professor Rosenthal made the material so easy to learn & nearly impossible to fail. Do the homework because the test is composed of problems very similar to it and don't be afraid to ask questions.

07/30/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAC2311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I don't understand why anyone would have an issue with him unless they are rude themselves. I am easily distracted and love that he's strict with the class. He responds to emails quickly and practically has endless office hours, INCLUDING WEEKENDS!!! He will do everything he can to help you pass. HIGHLY recommend.

06/21/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MAC 2311 Taken for Credit:No Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A+

Fantastic Professor!

04/28/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
mac 2233 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: C

Took this online and he is a great teacher. bus calc was very hard for me but i was able to pass. His lectures were online and very helpful. 3 Tests in class worth 20% each, 21 mcgrawhill connect quizzes worth 50% in total and a final exam in class worth 25%. The class was hard for me but he is extremely helpful

04/26/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MGF1107 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I hated math prior to him. Failed MAC1105 twice and moved on to other things. His online class was AMAZING. He is so clear in his lectures that I rarely had questions and when I did he answered within minutes every time. Very fair grader and you can tell he isn't out to get you on his tests. TAKE HIM!!!!! for MGF1106 too!

03/28/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MAC 2312 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 was very interested making students understand the material. its a hard subject so you have put effort into practicing the problems in the book. there is online hw.

01/30/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Mac2311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is awesome, Rosenthal is my favorite professor. He makes you learn math, not just rote memorization like some teachers. Explains everything clearly and does reviews of obscure topics from algebra/trig/etc. that are relevant to the class. Plus he is funny, which keeps things interesting, reduces boredom with the occasional joke. Awesome prof!

12/27/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MAC 1147 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Bad teacher, I tried my hardest and took all his advise (Extra book work) and even went to his office hours. But he had no sympathy for how hard I tried for his class. He did not want to help me at all.

12/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MGF 1107 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Great professor, very willing to help and make sure you pass the class. The exams are all based on the HW questions, and he posts the grades up a few days after the exam. If you're not the best at math but need the credit, TAKE THIS PROFESSOR.

12/19/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
MAC2312 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is the best teacher as far as clarity goes in the math department. But, the amount of homework is insane, expect to employ 20 hours a week on doing it. Exams are easy but his grading style is unfair. Expect to lose points for not putting parentheses and other silly things; he wants things done HIS way. Plus, he is arrogant and condescending.

11/19/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MGF1107 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Mr. Rosenthal is an excellent teacher. Math has never been my best subject, but with the help of his videos and office hours, I understood the majority of the concepts. 3 exams, and one final cumulative exam..if you do all four kinds of homework he assigns (only one kind is graded), you'll ace the class, even online.

11/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAC 2312 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. the class itself is hard. Calc 2 is no walk in the park yet he makes it so doable due to his teaching style. take him. but you have to try

11/13/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAC 2312 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

Take him. he is very helpful and he does care and gives you many opportunities to do well in his class. you have to put in work and watch out for his jokes. they may bring you to tears

11/13/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAC 2312 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Rosey was one of the best calc teachers you will have. he is helpful and will provide many recources to ensure your success. it is NOT a no effort class but you will be happy you took him

09/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAP 2302 Taken for Credit:No Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Rosenthal is awesome! I've watched all of his calc 1, calc 2, and differential equations lectures online and his lectures are the best that I've ever seen. He also has a good sense of humor so his lecture videos are not only informative but are fun to listen to as well.

08/29/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MGF 1107 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This was not my first time taking this class and with this guy I fully understood him. My only advice is to keep up to date with everything he posts on blackboard. other than that he was really great and this class become like common knowledge to me.

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