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Sandi Fay
Professor in the Mathematics department
at University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA
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Overall Quality
3.5
Average Grade
D+
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.5
Clarity
3.4
Easiness
3.0
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
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49 Student Ratings
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12/18/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
8A Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Tough Grader" "There for you"

You have to watch the videos and learn how to do things on your own, in lecture all you do is work on exercises while her, SIs, and TAs walk around helping people. Don't let her catch you working on something else or she'll get mad. I only go to lec for the clicker questions. She's very helpful during her office hours. Test are trick questions

12/08/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
8A Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Tough Grader" "Get ready to read" "Assignments galore"

Ms. Fay was not a good teacher in respect of the term. She relied on videos the whole quarter and basically did not teach at all. Maybe instead of saying "you should have watched this in the video so here's a clicker question," maybe she should start teaching instead. That would help boost a lot of grades. If you have her, transfer out ASAP.

12/05/2014
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math 8A Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Makes students watch lesson videos from youtube the night before and does a couple examples in class. Makes math so much more confusing then it needs to be.. If you can learn on your own then take the class. If not a math person avoid at all costs..

11/03/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH-008A-001 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I hate her class

04/19/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH8A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

The best math teacher I have ever had. I'm not great at math but she made it so simple. She is extremely helpful during office hours and I wish I could have her every quarter.

03/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH 8A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: B-

Best professor ever to start off my freshman year of college! Although I got a B- in the class, she was still extremely helpful in her office hours. She really cares about her students passing the class, moreover getting through college. She's one of the best professors I have had. I love Professor Fay!

12/19/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH004 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She's a great professor. Show up to class everyday and discussion section and you should be good. No need to buy text book just get math XL code. I never opened the text book once. If you have any questions she always holds office hours after class which is very helpful. All material on test and quizzes are come from the homework; so do it!

12/05/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
MathMath Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I highly recommend taking her class. You have try really hard not to fail her class. She is extremely helpful in office hours as well as her lectures. Her goal is to make sure you pass so do your work and ask questions when you fall behind.

03/15/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATH1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

The class is a bit tough only on the first week. It can easily become from the worst class, to the best/easiest class if you attend regularly to her lectures and the discussions. Also, she is very approachable once you start attending your office hours and she is friendly. Getting an A is easy by doing so, possibly even an A+ if you're consistent.

03/09/2012
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH5 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

No need for a textbook, but you need to go to lectures and discussion. Material gets harder. Speed of class is very fast, so don't fall behind on the hw assignments. Expect to be doing math every day. Make use of office hrs and Ta's!

01/11/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
math040 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great and helpful. she loves her job.

07/28/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math5 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

The professor was nice but the class seemed to just get harder and harder.Out of everyone that took this class she was the only professor who assigned both written and online homework.That was kind of annoying so try to keep up with it all.Tests were hard, she always kind of downplayed how difficult it would be. She also hosted weekend study groups

12/19/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATHMATH Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Fay is seriously a TERRIBLE professor. I rarely attended lecture because she was so awful. The midterms aren't hard as long as you understand the math. Make sure you study everything for the final though :/ . She has an annoying laugh, and seems super fake. Suggestions: skip lecture and just do the homework!

12/15/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
math005 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Super helpful! she was always concerned about the students that needed help! go into office hours. she has a bunch. do the homework right after she assigns it. quizzes are super easy but her midterms and final are hard.

11/24/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH5 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Sandi Fay is a very helpful teacher. If you go to class and additional lecture, you will understand the material. In addition, she also offers a tremendous number of office hours you can attend to get help from her if you don't understand the material. She's very passionate about teaching her students!

11/21/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math005 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I dislike this professor because of the way she makes her tests. What she stresses on the homework is not stressed on the test, but the 1 or 2 homework questions that we do out of 300 are stressed on the test. IT MAKES ME MAD AHHHHHHHH

11/19/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH005 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

SHE IS NOT HOT AND VERY HARD

03/20/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH008A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She is passionate about her job and she is very helpful and caring towards her students. She will go out of her way to help students however, her teaching style is not always clear, but she is a great professor overall.

12/14/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH08A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I'm terrible at math & this was my 2nd time taking a math class taught by her. dropped it my 1st yr bc i thought it was just me, but being a 3rd yr takin this class for bio core, she was still just as TERRIBLE!!! so pretty sure its her, rushes & skimps. take Professor Jose Villa!!!

12/01/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Math8A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Her lectures are understandable and if you're lost, she's always willing to help during her office hours. She has a genuine interest in student's success in that she provides some second chances and advice to her students. Midterms are straightfoward and are based off the study guide/lectures. I highly recommend her.

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