Ted Chang at University of Virginia

Ted Chang

  • 1.5Overall Quality
  • 1.5Helpfulness
  • 1.6Clarity
  • 2.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
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10/11/13

math 692

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Discrete Probability

8/2/10

STAT212

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Seriously, to echo everybody else, never ever ever take. The cutoff for a B+ was an 87. I got an 88 and he gave me a B because he told me he didn't think I deserved a B+.

5/14/10

STAT2120

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you must take this course, here's some advice: DO NOT listen to what the TA and prof say about failing the midterm-I swear they WANT students to freak out. All that is difficult is the format. If you complete the hw and understand it, the exams are simply re-worded hw probs. Do practice problems and don't depend on excel formulas to do them.

12/20/09

STAT2120

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

WORST TEACHER EVER. He is a horrible teacher. My friend did better than me and he never went to a single class. Not only that, he's a prick. My friend and I both tried e-mailing him for our grade breakdown, I didn't get one, and his grade was changed for the worse. He even admitted to making the test differently than he teaches. Just awful.

12/19/09

STAT2120

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Just don't go to the lectures. You won't know what he is talking about. Read the powerpoints and maybe textbook by yourself. You could get a nice grade if you know when to use those formulas (don't need to know WHY the formulas could solve the problems). Anyway, don't go to the lectures to waster your time.

12/2/09

STAT2120

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I came to this class with some understanding of statistics. I'm leaving wondering what the heck he was talking about. As has been said, he teaches from the slides, which usually don't make much sense. His lectures simply aren't clear and he doesn't seem to care.

12/1/09

STAT212

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

pretty hard. good luck! youll need some with this course

11/19/09

STAT201

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

There's a reason there aren't any positive reviews for this professor. Reads slides during the lecture which can be found online, going to class is completely pointless. midterm much harder than the quizzes and homework and he doesn't curve grades, so good luck.

11/17/09

STAT212

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Chang does not teach. His power points are unclear and do not explain the material. Homework is no help in preparing you for the his impossible quizzes and tests. Expect to spend a lot of time with a stat textbook if you want to pass the course.

11/16/09

STAT212

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

STAT 212 is the absolute worst class I've ever taken at UVA. The way the class is run is terrible... it seems as if Ted Chang and his TA's WANT you to fail. Tests are extremely difficult and nothing at all like the homework. The only reason I took this was for my Econ major. For an intro course, it's unnecessarily painful.

11/9/09

STAT2120

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you have no background in stats, absolutely avoid this class. He honestly reads directly off the powerpoint, (which he didn't even make), and he is no help if you ask any questions. It always seems like he just wants to get out of the class as quickly as possible. He is the worst professor I could ever imagine having in college.

9/21/09

STAT2120

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not very intresting. Reads off powerpoint. Often gets things wrong. Exams are difficult.

9/2/09

stat212

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Drop and wait until he isn't teaching to take the course.

5/18/09

APMA311

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

An absolute waste of time. Do yourself a huge favor and drop whatever class you're taking with him and wait until someone else teaches it.

12/12/08

STAT308

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Seriously the worst teacher I've ever had. Take my advice and find another teacher. You'll be glad you did. Lectures were incomprehensible, he was really weird and grading on the final SUCKED. he is not consistent with grading at all. AVOID HIM AT ALL COSTS!! :(

12/9/08

STAT308

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

AVOID AVOID AVOID AVOID AVOID AVOID !!!!! He is like a nightmare! Terrible lectures. And he is really mean to you. He is a Monster. The homework is hard. You spent so much time on it, and you still couldnt get a good grade. Worst Professor Forever. If you dont want to torture yourself, be wise and don't choose his class.

5/6/08

stat212

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Worst teacher I have ever had in my life. Mocks his students, mean, biased, overall horrible teacher. AVOID AVOID AVOID!!!

4/22/08

STAT212

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Worst professor I've ever had; doesn't know how to teach; you will learn nothing from him. Just stands in front of the class and mumbles incrompehensibly. The class is so useless; less than 20 usually show up out of 140. He is also very mean and not willing to help students either. If you have to take this class, please find a different professor.

2/19/08

STAT212

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

class was absolutely useless, so was the homework. Read the book in each and every detail, because it will be asked on the exam. HORRIBLE teacher, do not take Stats with him.

1/25/08

STAT212

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I should have read these ratings before I took his class last semester. They are all true. The book is a life-saver. Don't go to class unless you enjoy the company of only 20 other people who want to waste their time.

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