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Friedhelm Schwarz
Professor in the Mathematics department
at University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
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Overall Quality
2.1
Average Grade
C+
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.1
Clarity
2.1
Easiness
2.2
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12/01/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH 2850 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Gives good feedback"

He's okay. Tons of practice problems.

12/01/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
2850 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A
"Respected by students" "Would take again" "Gives good feedback"

Great class! Accent is NOT anything to be afraid of! Goes over tons of problems similar to the quizzes and tests. Takes test questions right out of the book exercises so not too difficult. I WOULD recommend Schwarz.

08/06/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH 2850 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

It's hard to follow his lectures because he talks to the whiteboard. The good news is: his test and quiz questions come from the online homework, so even if you're having trouble following you don't have to fall behind. If you do take one of his classes you should be prepared to learn it yourself or get help, don't sit around and wait to fail

04/19/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
2850 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Test problems are made for the student to figure out, that you haven't done before and are honestly too hard and unfair and doesn't cover all material, only the hard topics. His teaching is ok, useless for the most part. Literally have taught myself.

04/17/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
2850 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He likes to do problems in class. It's like only having a recitation class... Meaning no lecture... No lecture... And those problems aren't on the tests, quizzes yes, tests no.

04/17/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 2850 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Do not take this class if you enjoy receiving good grades. This professor does everything in his power to trip you up while working on a "simple" problem. Tests are absurd compared to the examples covered in class, and the online homework is just as useless. You will be left wondering why you came to class on a daily basis...

03/23/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
2860 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Terrible, class is very straightforward at first so you get comfortable, then after the first test he gives you tests with questions you never covered before in class when before everything was. VERY inconsistent and has no respect for students and has an odd complex for blaming students for his mistakes. Otherwise, great guy!

03/19/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATH 2850 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

He is a very good teacher. His quizzes are from the book problems and are easy numbers. The online homework is easy as well. Even his tests are easy numbers to work with. He does a very good job at teaching and I loved taking him as a professor. He does have an accent but its not as bad as everyone says. Good teacher. Take him!!!!!

01/09/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 2600 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B+

Worst teacher I have had in 4 years at UT. As a fairly smart senior, I can't even believe how badly I struggled through this class. His accent is very hard to understand and does not respond very well to student questions. Never. Ever. take this professor.

10/31/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 2600 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is a worthless teacher who is boring to tears. He unofficially switched our classroom to UHall, which makes it nearly IMPOSSIBLE to hear/pay attention. DO NOT TAKE HIM AS A PROFESSOR. The university changed him to my prof at the last minute. Thanks UT.

09/23/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH 2850 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Basically just reads the examples from the book and does not explain how or why the book did what it did to solve it. The first test was nothing similar too the homework of quizzes. Everything you would expect one should study was not the right material.

04/30/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH 2890 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 highly recommend avoiding Schwarz at all costs. The class textbook is more than helpful if you're a self motivated learner, but his quizzes and exams can be complete nightmares. You'll either get a test over material covered by the book and in class, or you won't. It's that simple. It's also a tremendous loss for those of us who enjoy learning.

01/07/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH1890 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great professor. Uses some upper level jargon at the beginning but will clear things up if asked. More than willing to meet outside of class and is very friendly and helpful. The content of the exams and quizzes consists of what he had gone over in class.

11/03/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH1850 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Bad Speaking English. Tough Paper. Don't take him for Calc. I.

10/13/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MAT1980 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I just spent a total of twenty hours in the last week studying for his exam, walked in feeling fully prepared to ace it, and know I failed. He is a horrible professor that is only capable of teaching students who have already learned the subject. The exams and quizzes are much more difficult than what is done in class. DO NOT TAKE HIM FOR CALC I.

09/29/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATH1890 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He uses computer programming to teach which makes the class very easy. Although he tries to help you when it is not needed and makes things confusing. Thick accent but Hes a funny guy.

01/11/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH3860 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Hard professor, but very good. If you go to his office hours, he will help you understand concepts that you might be struggling with in class. 40% is a passing grade, but it doesn't make the class any easier. Weekly quizzes are given. Overall, he's a good instructor if you are willing to put the time in. Accent is not an issue after a week or so.

09/29/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH3860 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

One of the WORST professors I've ever had...he has a very thick German accent and is fairly difficult to understand. Gives quizzes almost every week which are incredibly hard (I failed the first 3, then I withdrew). Would not recommend him to ANYONE

11/26/2007
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math1260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Makes easy things harder, doesn't speak English well. Pretty much have to teach yourself.

06/23/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
MATH1260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Horrible, Makes easy things very hard. He is very brilliant , but totally on a different level than students and that makes it hard to understand what hes teaching. Funny guy though, like to joke arround and tries hard to get the class involved. 50% is passing , 60% got me a C.... so that might be worth it to some who have poor math skills like I.

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