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Irina Kristy
Professor in the Mathematics department
at Boston University, Boston, MA
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Overall Quality
1.9
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.2
Clarity
1.7
Easiness
3.3
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11/21/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
MA122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Not a good professor at all but if you're just looking to satisfy a math general requirement and you've taken calculus before, this class is an easy A. There are weekly homeworks and quizzes but often she'll go over exactly what will be on the quiz. For midterms/finals she basically tells you the problems beforehand.

11/16/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
MA123 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I LOVE HER 5 OUTFIT CHOICES!!!! and especially when she gets chalk all over it :] she's not aware of her surroundings because she almost tripped over a ball. but i love her accent!

09/15/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
MathA Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This professor is the WORST. She's impossible to understand, and she rambles forever (so much that you don't have any time to finish quizzes, so work FAST). AVOID THIS PROFESSOR AT ALL COSTS.

04/06/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
MA120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She is extremely hard to understand. She never answers the problem correctly. I got more confused the more I went to class. NEVER take her unless you absolutely have to. She's a nice lady but gets flustered easily.

03/21/2011
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
MA123 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Although her accent makes understanding lectures difficult, she is a nice woman and a decent professor. The discussions and TAs were very helpful. I took calculus in High School, so this class was a walk in the park. She's a very easy grader and really just wants to see her students do well.

11/23/2010
average
5 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
MA122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

One of the easiest professors I've had at BU. A very nice woman, she tries to help you understand even though her accent makes it impossible. Reviews are very helpful because she basically tells you what will be on the exam. For one quiz our class average was a D and she let all of us retake the quiz and the average went up to a B.

05/21/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
MA123 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

You will not understand a word she says. That being said, if you've taken AP Calc in high school, don't bother going to class/discussion. Show up for the quizzes/midterms/final. She counts the final quiz grade twice(lowest quiz dropped), the two midterms each once, and the final exam three times (total of 7 grades, lowest is dropped). An easy A

05/13/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
MA123 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Not the ideal professor, but will teach you calculus. Plus, she's a really really easy grader.

04/12/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
MA123 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She has a really thick accent so its hard to pay attention. She doesn't make much sense even when you can understand her. She is a really easy grader (ex: 85 is still an A- 60 is a C). You will have a quiz every friday, but if you do the homework its not bad. Don't get sick though, because even if its excused, she won't let you make up a quiz.

04/11/2010
average
4 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
MA120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She is a easy grader. However, she is hard to understand with her thick Russian accent. On our first day, she jumped into the information as if we knew everything already. Just do the homework and take the quizzes and midterms as skip everything else and you should be fine.

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