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Richard Churchill
Professor in the Mathematics department
at Hunter College, New York, NY
are you Richard Churchill?
Overall Quality
3.9
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.0
Clarity
3.8
Easiness
2.6
Helpfulness
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66 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
11/24/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math 155 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Inspirational" "Would take again" "There for you"

Great professor. Doesn't do a lot of problems,instead he explains the concepts in such a manner that you could solve any problem. There's three midterms and a final. He drops the lowest grade. No web assign,but there are homeworks and they count. The exams are largely based on the homeworks he assigns. Take him if you actually want to learn math.

11/24/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
155 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"There for you" "Would take again"

Very nice professor. I took him for both calc 150 and 155, and he'd be my first choice for any math course. There's three midterms and one final, he drops the lowest grade. No web-assign, just some do not hand in and hand in problems. Exams are based on the homework he gives. Would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to actually learn math.

10/12/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math 150 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Lectures are long" "Clear grading criteria" "Gives good feedback"

He OVER- explained if a few students voiced that they were lost. He kept his office hours and welcomed any silly mathematical questions (I asked a few). If you do his homework assignments (he will explained the answers in class) and if you memorize some proofs, you will be fine

05/18/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math 150 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

I hated calculus before this course because my previous teachers didn't teach. Churchill actually explains everything properly and thoroughly. You can tell he has a strong passion for math because occasionally he gets excited about the topics and rambles but those moments only help clarify the problems you're doing. Highly recommend him.

01/30/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Churchill is the best mathematics professor i have ever had. You will be doing yourself a favor if you take his course and are interested in understanding mathematics on a deeper, theoretical level.

12/31/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH 260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Churchill connects with the students and constantly engages with his students. He always gives an opperunity for student to ask question, so take advantage of it, if you are lost. He is also much easier to understand if you go to his office hours. You need a strong will and not be scared off before the midterm. Everything is easier afterward.

12/26/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math 260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Ok so churchill is a great professor. Although his book for linear algebra is TERRIBLE. The text is not for first semester linear algebra students. For some reason he likes it.Do your homework. and to do well on tests study his notes, homework, and the textbook. You can get a C alone on tests just by memorizing proofs and definitions.

12/24/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
math 260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

this linear algebra class was very hard. the most difficult in my entire college career but was worth it. Churchill is very knowledgeable and a great professor. he grades his tests in a way that it is hard to fail. just memorize the proofs and the definitions and you are guaranteed a 70 on the test. test based on do not hand in and homeworks

02/06/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Cal155 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He's a great professor who knows what he is talking about. Just do the "do not hand in problems" and the hand in problems and you will do great on the exams which are curved. Some of the problems on exams come straight from the homework.

01/19/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math155 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is the best math teacher I've had so far. He uses the first half of the class to answer questions and actually go over homework problems, unlike most professors, then uses the other half to lecture. Homework and tests are always graded and handed back the next class, and tests are always curved; he's really fair.

04/27/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math155 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

You should be so lucky to have a teacher like Churchill in the math department of a college like Hunter. This man is the real deal. People that think his classes are tough do *not* enjoy mathematics. Churchill FTW.

02/02/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH155 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

This class was easy if you were familiar with the basic premise of calculus. And a great review if you already took calculus 2. He also brings in many interesting topics. HW counts and he takes many of the problems straight out of the HW. He is also very helpful durring class and in the office. He goes through material quickly.

01/14/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
MATH155 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Interesting guy. He's pretty nice, but I personally had a difficult time trying to understand the way he approached the material. Had an off-handed way of teaching. Gave a lot of problems to work on, but unless you understand whats going on, you can easily fall behind. Especially in a class such as Calc 2.

01/07/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math155 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Best Prof I've ever had. Hands-down.

12/15/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Math155 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Calc 1 was easy with him but Calc 2 is a little more intense, so do your homework and make sure to hand-in all the assigned problems (of course, with the right solutions). He knows people who work their brains off! You'll be surprised with the easiness of his exams if you do all assigned problems MANY times! This professor rocks!

11/14/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math155 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He has his own way of explaining material that can be very difficult to digest at first, however, keep on solving many-many problems and eventually, you'll get over that stagnating point. Love this class b/c of great grading system, no web assignements, just do what he asks you for and do it timely! He'll see the effort and will work with you!

10/06/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Math155 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This guy really can't teach. He writes so small and sloppy and his voice just puts you to sleep. The course itself is complicated enough, he gives very hard problems. But, he is a fair grader on exams. Homeworks are mandatory (must do) counted towards your grade!

12/24/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MATH250 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

I am math major and almost graduate,what I can tell you about him is:if you can't take him,then there is no great math prof for you in Hunter!He is very nice,knowledge,concerned about what you understand.He makes everything interesting & easy,grading is on students' side,gives you some knowledge for future class;such as, 255, 260, very..recommend!

12/20/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math150 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

CALCULATORS NOT ALLOWED SO IF THAT'S A MUST FOR YOU DON'T TAKE. Now that the warning has been issued he's a decent professor. Wants you to know what you're doing not just accept what he says as true. Tests are hard if you don't study but mostly derived from hw and class notes so really study those. Doesn't use textbook a lot except for some hw.

08/24/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Math250 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

after this class i really understand calc 3 and previous calc courses. he wants you to really understand the material and you probably wont until the end but he helps you alot. You should definately read ALL the notes he gives you because its how youll undertsand and get through the class. do ALL the homework, STUDY, pay attention. great professor.

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