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Dana Bortes
Professor in the Mathematics department
at Florida International University, Miami, FL
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Overall Quality
3.3
Average Grade
C-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.7
Clarity
2.9
Easiness
3.2
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
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26 Student Ratings
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12/09/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MAC1140 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: C-

please, run as fast as you can. I have never had such a horrible experience. Almost everyone in the course had trouble passing. Almost everyone had a tutor. She is almost impossible to understand with her accent. No extra credit,no curve, no multiple choice in exams, HORRIBLE grading- marks an entire problem wrong when it deserves half credit. DONT

12/05/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
MAC 1105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Don't do it. This class took all i had just to pass. She is nice but she isn't always clear. Her tests are nothing like the online quizzes. All tests come from book problems. NO extra credit or curve.

02/26/2013
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
MGF 1106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Bortes is hard to understand, but she is very helpful and she grades fairly. I took Finite math twice and failed it. I passed her class with an A. So happy!!! She drops the lowest grade and gives a lot of extra credit.

08/07/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
MGF1106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Just took this class and passed with a B. Do the homework and online tests and you'll do well on the 3 tests and final exam. She also gives you an opportunity for extra credit. She grades fairly. I took this class before and failed, but Ms. Bortes made me interested in math again. She is very helpful!!!

01/31/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MAC1105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is an overall OK professor. Not terrible, but not great either. She deducts a lot of points off of the tests and exams for minor mistakes. She takes problems from the book and does a good job of explaining the material, but she has an accent. I would choose another professor if possible, but she is OK if there are no other options available.

12/24/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
MAC1105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Well, what can i say about professor bortes, she sweet has an accent, does not give extra credit. Her quizzes and homework are simple. the problem with this professor is that she don't allow calculators on her test. Please pick a math professor with a good rating please. Don't pick Her.

11/10/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAC1105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Well what can I say about professor Bortes, well HONESTLY she is a nice professor, You can understand her, She wears black everyday, she takes problems from the book and that it. The quizzes weight more than the test it's self, the HOMEWORK and QUIZZES are SO MUCH EASIER, than her test. Her test, don't get me started, it's passable.

10/25/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
MAC1132 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is very picky about showing your work if you get even the slightest detail she will get you for it. She also wears black all the time and wears same outfit to class, its like her closet is filled with black outfits and I can barely understand her, it makes the class worse plus she makes careless mistakes every class and students correct her.ugh

10/06/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MAC1102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is a nice person but horrible teacher. You cant understand a word she saids sometimes and the homework is a much better teacher than her. She is way too picky with the work on a test, if you miss a single letter or variable or number even with the right answer she will give you points off. Ugh. Not a great teacher but not a bad teacher.

08/05/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
mac1114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is a very good teacher. She goes a little fast sometimes, but if you do the homework you will do fine. She gives a lot of extra credit opportunities. Overall, she is a great teacher and if you put time into the assignments

04/29/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
MAC1105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Her grading is VERY fair (she gives you a lot of points in exams for trying to work it out), and she provides a lot of avenues for extra credit to be able to bring up your overall class score. She does have an accent, and her in class teaching isn't the best, but do yourself a favor and take this class. If you put in the effort, you will pass.

04/16/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
mac1105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Took her mac 1105 class during the summer last year. She is a GREAT professor. I am definitely not a math person and out of the 5 times I took this class, this is the only one I understood and passed :}

03/03/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
MAC1105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Great professor. She is a very nice lady and offers extra credit assignments to boost test grades. Her notes could be better, but they get the point across. Yes, she does have an accent, but it's not that bad at all. Just like any math class, to pass the tests you have to do the homework and practice the problems until they become a joke to you.

12/04/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
mac1105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This class is easy but DO NOT SLACK OFF. Do every single thing from the beginning and you should get an A. I started off slacking and then tried to pull up my grade. It wasn't impossible but the class would have been extra easy if I would have been on top of things from the beg. Take her she gives extra credit

08/24/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
MAC1105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Bortes has a heavy accent but its not difficult to understand she is very open to questions and takes the time to explain an do problems to clarify anything you ask. She gives extra credit for every test and review guides , also she grades homework so if you keep up with the work there is no reason that you can't pass with a good grade.

04/07/2009
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
MGF1106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She's a very sweet lady but her accent is so thick you can barely understand what she says most of the time. She doesn't explain the material in great detail, just gives you a definition and then starts working out the problem, thinking you know what you're doing. But she does gives you a lot of ways to bring up your grade. Extra credit helps too!

12/18/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MGF1106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

SHE'S A GREAT PROFESSOR AND VERY FAIR! ATTENDANCE IS NOT MANDATORY BUT YOU SHOULD ATTEND CLASS AND TAKE GOOD NOTES FOR THE EXAMS, THE TESTS ARE NOT HARD. SHE HELPS A LOT SO STUDENTS PASS THE EXAMS...OVERALL SHE'S A WONDERFUL PROFESSOR NO COMPLAINS!

06/07/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
mat1033 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is a WONDERFUL teacher. She is extremely helpful and really explains the material. If you pay attention and do the homework and the extra credit you will ACTUALLY learn a lot. She gives out a syllabus on the first class and everything you need to know about the class is in there. BEST TEACHER!

05/01/2008
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
MAC1105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She is literally, impossible to understand. With that being said, if you do the homework, you can easily pass this class. Extra credit is extremely beneficial too!

04/04/2008
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
mgf1106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Not a bad teacher. Extra credit becomes extremely hard to figure out but useful. She has a strong accent but explains slowly and is a pretty good teacher. She'll give you points on test just if you write a number. She's not a hard grader, you just have to study.

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