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Gerald Alexanderson
Professor in the Mathematics department
at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
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Overall Quality
3.6
Average Grade
B-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.8
Clarity
3.4
Easiness
2.8
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26 Student Ratings
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02/17/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH 52 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Had Alexanderson for 52 a while ago. He's pretty cool as a person, but the material in this class is so utterly uninteresting i dreaded going. Class is curved overall pretty nicely but this was one of my least favorite classes, and not because of the teacher.

01/30/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH 13H Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B-

Alexanderson is an extremely intelligent man, but he is not good at teaching the material to students, in my opinion. He likes to ramble and solve random unnecessary proofs instead of explaining what you actually need to know. He's a nice, funny old man but very confusing teacher and his exams are way more difficult than the homework.

03/31/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math 52 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

nice man but occasionally a little unclear on lectures. His handwriting is kind of messy so watch out for that. Very reasonable grader. Go to his office hours, he is very very helpful and is jovial.

02/18/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MATH52 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Remarkably sweet and helpful old man. I enjoyed the stories he always told. Material was a bit over some students' heads you could tell. (So take that into account when reading ratings for math/science professors...ratings are positively correlated with easiness.)

12/14/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
math11 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 teacher, sometimes difficult to ask questions in class, but is a really nice guy. Go into his office hours if you are struggling or don't get any of the concepts. Overall great teacher.

11/14/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
Math11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

class was hard as hell...He talks way to fast and excepts you know what he's saying. Literally my whole class went to tutoring because most people did not understand his class.

11/09/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math11 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

Most down to earth man ever to exist on planet earth and known to humankind. He has the funniest jokes, too. But that is not related. This class is hard and his exams are tough, but be on his side and have an attitude that you want to do well in math. Then he will like you :)

06/02/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
math13 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

not only a great mathematician, but a all around cool guy. easy A if you do all the homework

03/10/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MATH52 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

Professor Alexanderson is amazing, and I loved taking this class - it was absolutely fascinating. He expects a lot from you, but professors should, and I had no problems with doing the work he assigned every night, especially as it helped me understand the material. I strongly suggest taking him AT LEAST ONCE - one of the best professors at SCU.

03/07/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH13 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Alexanderson is a great teacher, and a hilarious person. Loved going to class because he was so entertaining and wore the funniest outfits. Take him for sure.

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