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Djivede Kelome
Professor in the Mathematics department
at McGill University, Montreal, QC
are you Djivede Kelome?
Overall Quality
3.5
Average Grade
B-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.4
Clarity
3.6
Easiness
2.2
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
27 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
01/14/2015
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
math 133 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A
"Tests are tough" "Tough Grader"

Kelome is fine until you have a problem and want to discuss it with him, then he treats you like an insect. The difficulty of his exams is not proportionate to the prowess of his teaching. Many fail. This grade was the first I've ever gotten below an 80, and I worked far harder for it than other classes. That isn't "tough love," it's spiteful.

01/05/2015
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH 133 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B-
"Tests are tough" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Lectures are long"

Content was hard. Kelome's accenthandwriting was often hard to understand. Tests were pretty hard, the midterm in particular was a bit shocking. The textbook was confusing but fairly helpful. Lectures were helpful but were often long and boring. You need to review and practice the material until you're really good at it if you want to pass.

01/04/2015
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH133 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This is why I don't like that this website includes "easiness" as a way to rate teachers. Is the class easy? No. Is Kelome still an amazing teacher, and possibly even more so because he gets through a lot of material and makes you work for a good grade? Yes. I love Kelome but DEFINITELY don't fall behind in this class...

12/29/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math 133 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A
"Tough Grader" "Skip class? You won't pass."

Final was ridiculously hard compared to the midterm and written assignment. Don't fall behind in the class or you're screwed. The prof doesn't answer emails either.. Also he's very difficult to understand. Avoid at all costs...

12/28/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
math 133 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

let me start by saying i read the entire textbook, understood it, and did all the practice questions. Midterm easy af, final - bring something to cry in

12/07/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math 133 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Would take again" "Tests? Not many" "Skip class? You won't pass."

Great teacher, but you really do need to pay attention in class and do all the practice exercises he gives out. He does go a little quickly at times (especially over the material that's really trivial) but overall it was an awesome class.

10/16/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
maths 133 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Tough Grader" "Tests are tough"

He's a good prof but if you come to him for help, he will do the least he can and make you feel uncomfortable for "wasting his time". Make sure you go straight to the point if you have any questions.

10/08/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math 133 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Tests? Not many" "There for you" "Amazing lectures"

He makes you feel enthusiastic about the topic and inject you the motive to learn. Outstanding teaching skills... Really enjoyed the class!

04/26/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH-430 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great man, knows his material really well and very helpful during office hours. On the other hand prepare yourself to get crushed if you don't work hard.

01/17/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 133 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Did not respond to any e-mails with questions I had about the course. Tough to meet in person, and was condescending if you did. Avoid.

01/06/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
math 133 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The best prof of the semester. Dedicated to teaching which made students concentrate better as well. Clear notes. Fair exams. And with a good sense of humor. He's with a strong accent, but you ll get used to it and start loving it.

06/06/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
math323 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Course itself is not bad, pretty easy material compared to some other math courses I've taken but final and midterm were horrible. The written part is okay but the short answer questions are ridiculous. He won't take into account your reasoning even if it's correct because since we are in McGill he expects us to be some kind of geniuses. AVOID!

01/06/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math133 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He clearly knows his material inside and out. Always supplements each concept with at least one example. Tries his best to clarify the concepts and answer any questions. Beware though, his final exam was very difficult (disproportionate to his midterm). Many people who went into the exam feeling very prepared found it quite difficult.

12/20/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH133 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Kelome is a nice prof, but somehow his exam got a lot harder. Very hard to do well on the final due to the ridiculous multiple choice questions. The writing sections is fairly easy. But average is very low.

12/19/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
math133 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 put in as much effort as my other courses and the result is so disappointing. my other courses are a-. and this one i didn't even get a B. are there people who have the same experiences?

10/23/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math133 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is a good lecturer although he can go a bit fast at times. He gives good examples in class which lead to good notes to study from. My advice is come to class with at least a general idea of what he's lecturing on or else you might be blindly copying notes without understanding.

09/15/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math133 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is no doubt the best Maths Professor of McGill. I used to be so enthusiastic before attending his class at 8.30 in the morning. He have a set pattern and knows his material extremely well. He knows what he is teaching and delivering to the students. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND EVERYONE TO TAKE HIM FOR WHAT EVER COURSE THAT HE IS TEACHING!

04/18/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
math133 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

excellent teacher. the midterm was kind of tricky but i heard that if you do old midterms it's really easy. the final is completely straight forward. the MC's are mostly from old midterms and the short answers are things he's done in class. never opened the textbook.

02/17/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
math133 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is amazing. So nice, so helpful. Lectures are so clear you dont even need the textbook. He is open to questions, he does tons of examples. If you can take any math course with him do it, you won't regret it. Best math professor I have ever had!!

02/11/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH323 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

good lecturer but extemely hard midterm and final.

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