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Illya Bluskov
Professor in the Mathematics department
at University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC
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Overall Quality
2.7
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.7
Clarity
2.6
Easiness
2.3
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12/13/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
210 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B
"Tests are tough" "Lectures are long"

He means well and will give help if you really seek it out. But gives the most boring lectures that will ruin any subject for you.

04/13/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
math 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

No point in going to class, you’re going to have to teach yourself anyway

04/05/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Extremely dry lectures, almost impossible to pay attention for more than 4 seconds even with a coffee. He literally reads his print off notes exactly as they appear, the only thing you gain by going to class is hearing them in a Russian accent. I had to teach myself the entire course material from the textbook

04/04/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

His lectures are dull and hard to stay awake through, but his notes are really helpful. He has a dry sense of humour, but most people sleep though it!

04/03/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
math 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

VERY dry lectures. He teaches off some good notes, but tests are difficult. His monotonous drawl can put anyone to sleep.

05/30/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Very smart but extremely dry lecturer. I ended up teaching myself out of the textbook. He doesn't seem to make an effort to see if the class is getting it when he lectures. Make sure you have a study group - as long as you do enough practice questions you'll be fine.

11/16/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This prof knows his stuff, but is not an engaging teacher. He has a monotone and a very thick accent. Not a good combination for a person even mildly tired.His class notes are excellent, we just end up being taught off them, and he has a sense of humour, but he has to dig deep to find it. Overall, he is an awesome prof, IF you can pay attention.

11/05/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Bluskov is very dry, but he is intelligent. It takes some getting used to but he wants you to pass and will take out a midterm or two if you do better on your final. After talking to him in his office, he seems really good and wants you to do well.

10/14/2009
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

His notes make things very simple, but you still really have to make an effort, especially when trying to focus in class.

09/22/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Bluskov is quite possibly the worst professor I have ever had. He talks in a freakishly quiet and monotone voice and his lectures are literally word for word renditions of his own hand-written notes which he expects you to purchase.

03/06/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH220 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Good teacher. Quiet with a dry sense of humour. Dr.Bluskov is really approachable and listens to the question before developing an answer..unlike some other profs. The class is challenging but 'tis the nature of linear algebra. One note about the class: Do CPSC141 first, the logic of proofs make way more sense.

02/04/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is absolutly useless. I learn more from having a TA explain something to me for 10min then I do in a week of his lecture. He explains nothing and just reads his notes off the board. They are pre printed notes, but they are not even powerpoint, but scanned pages still as jpeg images and he has to zoom in and out. By far the worst prof ever.

10/27/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
math101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Very monotone and hard to understand. The bulgarian accent is very thick

10/16/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATHMATH Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He speaks i a low, montone voice that is really hard to understand. Listening to his lectures helped to cure my insomnia. Skipped most of the classes so that I could actually get some the homework done without falling asleep every afternoon.

04/02/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH220 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Boring, doesn't care about teaching at all.. just reads his notes verbatim. The most boring class ever. At times you want to gnaw your own arm off so you have something to focus on. Makes the occasional joke tho.. those are funny

01/11/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
math 200, 220 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very smart! A little monotone, but what can you do? His witty humor is sly.

12/20/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

His lectures are dry, but he knows what he's talking about, is good at answering questions, and seems to have fair expectations.

09/16/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
math200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

His lectures can be dry, but if you try hard to pay attention you can really learn. He's also helpful with your questions when you visit him. Notes are available for purchase so you won't need to spend all your time writing down what's on the board.. and I guess that's what makes people sleepy during class...

07/15/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Took his class about 1 year ago and let me first say that this man knows what he's talking about. However, this man will put you to sleep. When I was in his class, I would be so bored that I would actually count the number of people alseep in his class. Out of class of 150 people, only 40 at best showed up and usually 2-3 people would be asleep.

07/21/2004
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Dont bother going, you will learn just as much sleeping at home.

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