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08/06/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
mth 277 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

he does not know how to teach!!

06/29/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
MTH 291 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Should have read the reviews. I didn't think I needed to for an online course. He's often more interested in being sarcastic and showing off than seeing his own students succeed. There were MANY times where I answered a problem correctly, used the right method, yet received points off for not writing it down the exact way he wanted you to. USELESS.

06/09/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MTH 291 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

You must be extremely self motivated to do well. You automatically get an A for all of the quizzes, so long as you turn them in, and his exams are no more difficult than the quiz problems. Pay close attention to the feedback he gives you, and ask for clarification. He will challenge any bad math habits you have developed, so do not be sloppy.

05/24/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MTH 277 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Don't take him. Worst prof. ever. You need to know "math language" in order to explain the answer in the quiz. I'm not sure how he grades the midterm and final. He is not helpful; his explanation for just one question is related to presentation, and all you do is study by yourself. Good luck with whoever takes him. Just waste time, money!!!

01/04/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MTH 277 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A+

At first it seemed like he was a tough grader because his quiz feedback was very particular. And I had to rely on outside sources to learn the material. But he was always willing and available to go over questions. I did well by studying the exam guidelines, watching recordings of old e-meetings reviewing his quiz feedback.

12/21/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
MTH-291 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This professor is very difficult to deal with. He is extremely particular about your work and will criticize work that is not to his liking. As far as actual teaching, is it nonexistent, so you better be prepared to do all the work on your own. My recommendation, do not take this course with Dr. Goral---anybody else would offer more.

11/14/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
MTH 174 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He says that he is available for help anytime via email. However, it will take him several days to respond and his response won't even help. If you are going to take another course, then take it with another professor.

06/05/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
MTH 277 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Goral is willing to help if you ask for it. However, the help received is generally drawn out and sporadically explained. His downfall as a professor is not a lack of understanding of the course, but his methods of teaching and his ability to teach. This online class is an evaluation of your ability to teach yourself out of a textbook.

03/27/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MTH 166 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I took him this fall and he's a good person but not such a great teacher. Our class average was always in the 6x or lower range, he refused to curve any tests but he does drop the lowest one. Very unclear with the material and spends copious amounts of class time going over 3 homework problems and then rushes over the lesson. Do not take him.

05/11/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
MTH277 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

If you need help, he's more than willing to take the time to help. If you do the HW, the assigned problems for each section, there should be no problem getting a "B" in the class. The exams are very simple forms of the HW... sometimes just changing a number or a sin to cos. Put effort and ask for help and you'll be fine.

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