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Daiva Kennedy
Professor in the Mathematics department
at St. Petersburg College (all campuses), St. Petersburg, FL
are you Daiva Kennedy?
Overall Quality
3.2
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.4
Clarity
3.0
Easiness
3.0
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
41 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/07/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Trigonometry Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A
"Would take again" "Assignments galore" "Participation matters"

I didn't mind taking Kennedy for Trigonometry. Honestly, she's probably one of the best math teachers I've had at SPC. She uses my math lab but it helps. I didn't like how much she cared about attendance. Once I came in 5 minutes late and she got angry at me. I can see getting mad if you come into class 5 min late repeatedly, but it was one time.

11/23/2014
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
mat1105-trig Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Assignments galore" "Tests are tough"

Be prepared to teach yourself on my math lab. She doesn't explain much, but she's an easy grader. You could probably skip class and learn as much online, but she penalizes absences.

11/17/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
STA 2023 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A
"There for you" "Clear grading criteria" "Respected by students"

I am just finishing up the semester with Daiva Kennedy & she in wonderful! She is from Lithuania and does have an accent but I could always understand her very clearly. She CARES about her students & teaches with a lot of examples. Online hw and 4 tests but she drops the lowest. Also allows for a notecard during tests. Loved her teaching methods!

11/06/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
STA 2203 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Gives good feedback" "Participation matters"

she is great teacher forever....i hope every teacher will be like her

10/06/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
MAC 1114 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: C
"Assignments galore" "Tests are tough" "Skip class? You won't pass."

Note card? Yeah right, after asking the professor if she allowed it (from other reviews on here) I was told absolutely not. Very hard to understand because of accent, and refuses to back track, so if you don't know basic college algebra don't take her, because she WILL NOT review any old material. MEMORIZE and STUDY all formulas and you MIGHT pass.

06/24/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Stats Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is very helpful and fair. Cares about the students understanding the material. Allowed a notecard with formulas for the tests.

05/01/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
STAT 2023 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

Great teacher, full calculator use. My stat lab for all homework and quizzes (so don't bother buying book). Tests are EASY, she allows a notecard for every one. If you do well on the 4 exams, you are exempt from final! Very understanding, willing to talk to you re:any questions. She wants you to pass. Show up and do the work, you will get an A!

04/17/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
STA 2025 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: C

Avoid taking this instructor if you are a student with any disability. Once she knows this she tries to embarrass you out of class by being demeaning & dismissive. I filled two academic complaints that went unanswered for 6 weeks. When I finally got a response it was "the situation must have resolved itself" because I did not drop the class.

03/10/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
STA 2023-17 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I'm not a math person but I enjoyed & did well in this class. We use My Math Lab which is helpful, you can do the HW as many times as you want to get the best score, & you also have lots of optional practice. You can do quizzes twice & take the best score. On tests you can use a note card with formulas & notes and you drop the lowest test/final

12/17/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
STA2023 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A+

She is a very Awesome teacher, she explains everything very slowly and detailed, she reviews before the tests and if you are happy with your grade you don't have to take the final exam, she is very helpful, she works with you and answers your questions she is very easy going and easy to work with, Take her!

12/12/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAC 1114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Her class is kind of easy but you wont understand when she explains for the first time. You have to ask for help again. If you are good at math, you will do fine. If not take some other prof.

12/07/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
MAT 1033 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

Easy A if you stay on top of your work. She sends emails every week and answers all questions. Lots of homework and quizzes but all open book. test reviews actually count as much as the tests! This was awful, always got As on tests and Cs on reviews. Midterm & Final proctored are 60% of grade. Uses pearsons mymathlab, costs an additional $90 to use

04/03/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
STA 2023 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Good teacher and answers all your questions. If you have a hard time with accents, then you may want to choose another. She gives lots of resources to help study and lets you have a notecard for the test. Statistics is a little boring, so i did watch thte clock, but she tries to make it interesting with group activities.

03/25/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MAC 1105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This was my worst experience as a college student. I would NOT recommend this instructor online. If you don't complete so much as a homework assignment on time you cannot proceed with the course. I was not allowed to take my mid term exam (and I paid to take the course) because I did not recieve 70% on a mid term review. Had to drop as result.

11/18/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
STA2023 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very nice teacher. She really pushes you to do your best and tries to challenge you. She only grades tests and projects, so you have to work hard on those. You really have to study the material but she allows a note card on the test. Even though she doent grade homework, I would get the book anyway because it has lots of problems you can practice.

11/14/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
mat1105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

All around nice teacher. I missed some lessons and a test and she reopened them in MatLab with no problems. Well organized and keeps the class up to date with regular emails. By far the least painful math class I've taken online in.. forever. Take her if you want to pass a math class.

10/07/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
STA1110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This class is the hardest class I've taken at SPC yet. If you suck at math and don't have time to study and basically learn the material own your own, don't take her.

12/08/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
STA2023 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She's really a great teacher. The only grades are tests and you really need to go to class if you plan on passing, if you skip, it shows on your grade. she lets you use a notecard on the test which helps A LOT. No final, just a really easy project that also replaces the lowest test score. I personally would take her again.

11/16/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
sta2023 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She's very good. She tells you the very first day if you cant understand her to switch out of her stats class. so if her accent is a problem, you should figure it out then but its not bad. she lets you bring a FLASHCARD to the TEST w whatever you want on it! how can you fail? there is no final exam only a project that replaces you lowest test grade

10/14/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MAC1005 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She moves way too fast in the class, I understand this is college but to tell people that they should know stuff and move on and not explain why. Her test reviews are totally different than her real tests and there are no way to get your grade up as far as classwork or homework. Don't take if weak in math I spent days studying and still failed!!

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