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Maya Kiehl
Professor in the Mathematics department
at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
are you Maya Kiehl?
Overall Quality
4.3
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.3
Clarity
4.4
Easiness
3.7
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93 Student Ratings
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09/29/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
1010 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Respected by students" "Big time extra credit" "Would take again"

There extra credit quizzes that help boost your grade. She writes clearly all steps like a high school teacher. There are suggested homework problems and test problems to study. This is not mandatory to complete and it is not graded. Overall, one of the best math teacher I had in RPI.

11/14/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH 1010 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 Calc I professor. Easy Tests. Great notes, posted online

05/10/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH 4090 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The material can be challenging, but Kiehl structures the class in such a way that it is very difficult to do poorly. It's also refreshing to have a professor who happens to be a human being and not an academic robot.

05/02/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATH 1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very kind professor who actually explains the material well in class. Course is very manageable if you stay on track and study at all.

03/22/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH4090 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

A well taught and well organized class. An enjoyable experience overall. A good teacher that I recommend.

01/23/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She does a great job of explaining things and her test are really straight forward. She bases her test from hw problems in the textbook, so if you do your homework you'll have no problem acing the tests.

11/21/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH1200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Amazing woman. Great teacher. Lessons are very clear and to the point. Come ready to take notes she doesn't pause. If you miss something notes are immediately posted online. Highly recommend.

11/14/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH1200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Kiehl did a solid job teaching Calc II. Granted, the stuff can get terribly dry, but she teaches it, and won't leave you in the dark on anything. She also clearly explains how you will be tested, which is a +.

04/23/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH4090 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is a good teacher, and she is a nice teacher, but as a person she isn't so nice.

11/18/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATH1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Kiehl is definitely my favorite professor here. Concepts are explained extremely well, there's no homework, and tests are pretty easy (and there's a lot of extra credit). Kiehl often gives very big hints about what is going to be on the test and I always felt very prepared going into them. Kiehl is also very nice and helpful as a person.

10/30/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Calc 2 has changed its structure. There is in-class material and quizzes, as well as "skills" quizzes that cover material at a different pace (a little confusing). She teaches integration well and the quizzes were easy. Lines and planes were hard to understand. Does a lot of in class examples and is helpful during at office hours. Go to class!

10/29/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATH1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She's an amazing professor and gives a ton of extra credit. Super easy if you go to lecture and do the homework. Tests are a lot easier than the homework

10/19/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She's probably the best professor I have this semester. She covers the material thoroughly in class but still finds time to explain things further if you have questions during lecture. There's never any HW but there are always optional practice problems online. We've had two tests so far and I felt very prepared for both.

08/15/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATH4090 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She is really nice. The way she teaches her class is great. It is a very simple class and only requires out of class studying. Honestly, she does her part when it comes to teaching. I highly suggest going to office hours. This course is mostly memorization, but also about seeing proof processes. The best thing to do, is practice. Go to class!

07/17/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
CalcMATH Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher! This course was easier than AP calc. Set up problems but do not solve. She went through everything very thoroughly even when kids asked dumb questions. You'll have to use maple for labs. Optional final. Easy A if you could handle AP calc.

06/18/2008
average
1 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH1500 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Very friendly, I attended most classes and she made an effort to learn my name. I would recommend her.

04/15/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
mathcalc Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

incompatible, goes too fast, does NOT explain herself ... leaves you in the dark; very difficult to wrap your arms around this teaching method

05/28/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATH1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Had her for both Calc I and II. Get her if you can. Ignore those who say she goes too fast, she doesn't at all. She tells you the exact kinds of problems that will be on the exams, gives study hints and problems, and explains things crystal-clear. I got an A in Calc II. Easy class, and she is easier to listen to and understand than most professors.

04/03/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Had for calc 1 and 2. She covers more material than some of the other professors but she goes in to less detail and tells you exactly what is on the exams. Awesome teacher

11/11/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
calc1100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Posts practice problems on website that are identical (except #s used) to exam problems and tells you in lecture before exam exactly whats going to be on it

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