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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.

12/09/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 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

You're graded off homework, attendance, weekly quizes, two midterms, and a final. They all count almost the same. She's an easy grader but if you don't already have the gist of some calc, it's going to be tough to learn it all from her. It's possible, but some prior calc class is really helpful.

11/10/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
MA122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Terrible teacher. Impossible to understand and not open to questions. Only good thing about this class is that she is a fairly easy grader.

10/22/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
MA120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

impossible to understand.

02/11/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
MA120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Overall easy class. thought i was gonna get a C but ended up with an A-. very generous grader. you only need to go to lecture for a few minutes to find out whats going to be on the quiz. she's very hard to understand but if you were able to get through basic math in high school you should easily be able to teach yourself from the book

12/18/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
MA120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

the absolute worst teacher. She speaks russo-english with a heavy accent making her extremely hard to understand. Tests are easy because of the reviews held 1 day before them. She does not teach, and sometimes tests are on irrelevant material. Take this class if you can teach yourself things you have learned in 10th grade from the text book

12/17/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
MA120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

she would be a good professor if this is a russian university, but BU is not one. if you want to get a good grade and learn nothing, this course is a great option. She's unorganized and she has a very strong accent. Whenever I go to lecture I have to sit in the front row in order to understand half of what she's TRYING to explain.

12/11/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
MA120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

take this class only if you have taken pre-calc before. if you do, you never have to go to lecture except for the first 20 minutes once a week when she goes over what will be on the quizes. doesnt give any homework except for a weekly quiz that is very easy. she is an easy greader as well. she is very sweet lady but her accent is impossible!

09/03/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 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 CAN´T SPEAK ENGLISH. If I have a hard time with math when it´s taught in English, how am I supposed to learn it in whatever that gibberish is that she speaks? Totally disorganized... a full 15 minutes late to the first lecture of the year. Very weird and frightening woman. Had to drop the course because it was so intolerable. AVOID HER!!!!

08/08/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
MA242 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I thought she was a pretty good teacher. It takes about 2 weeks to get used to her accent but when you do, you'll really start enjoying her classes. She has a great sense of humor and explains concepts well. She's also an extremely generous grader. I was very happy with her teaching.

08/07/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MA242 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I did well on her class but only because I love math. Going to class was a complete waste of time, she is impossible to understand and is very disorganized. Everything I learned came from reading the book and the study guide. I learned absolutely nothing from her. She shouldn't be teaching at all.

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