COMPTNG 10A

Introduction to Programming

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Michael Andrews See Full Profile

Overall 4.4 Easiness 2.4 Workload 2.9 Clarity 4.5 Helpfulness 4.3

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For those who said Andrews was the “best” Professor, seriously dude? With much tears and regret, I dropped the class a day before the finals week.

Fall Quarter 2019
Omri Azencot See Full Profile

Overall 3.5 Easiness 3.5 Workload 4.0 Clarity 2.5 Helpfulness 3.5

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This is for PIC 20A. Azencot is a good professor who is rather lenient, explains concepts adequately, and doesn't make the class too difficult. Coming from other PIC classes, it can be kind of underwhelming to have him, as he is not as charismatic/exciting as professors such as Haberland and Virtanen. However, he is still a solid, helpful instructor that you should definitely consider taking a class with.

Spring Quarter 2018
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Daniel Balague Guardia See Full Profile

Overall 2.2 Easiness 2.4 Workload 2.6 Clarity 2.2 Helpfulness 2.5

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You're better off learning from the textbook than going to Dr. Balague's. He is by far one of the worst professors I have had at UCLA. He doesn't actually teach anything in class. He tends to just copy and paste codes onto his compiler and show you how different things work without going into much detail. He is rude and unhelpful to his students. Is only available for office hours 1 hour per week BY APPOINTMENT. He prefaces many questions directed at him with "well you should know this". Homework can be incredibly tedious and time consuming. Oh, and the worst part is that if your project doesn't compile ( even by the slightest error in one line in your code), you can't get higher than a 50% on that assignment. Midterms and final were difficult, with questions ambiguously worded (and Balague not willing to clarify any wording during the exams). HE'S THE PROFESSOR FOR THE LAST AVAILABLE LECTURE FOR A REASON. DO NOT TAKE HIM.

Fall Quarter 2015
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I Burhanuddin See Full Profile

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HanQin Cai See Full Profile

Overall 3.1 Easiness 3.1 Workload 3.6 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness 3.0

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Coming into this class with no coding experience I was pretty scared, but Cai was pretty good with easing into the class and material. Although his slides are organized and he gives some basic examples using the covered concepts, I definitely would have struggled much more to get an A in the class without the help of other more experienced people and open note midterm and final due to being online (the midterm was two projects we had to code, and the final was multiple small questions - both were 24hr windows). The homework assignments and exams were definitely fair, but throughout the quarter I would have to relearn some concepts through youtube or other means because Cai's lectures just don't go in-depth enough, or he doesn't give great examples.

I can tell Cai cares that we actually learn, but he can definitely be intimidating to go to ask questions to in office hours or over email or in class. Especially when his camera was off the whole quarter.

Spring Quarter 2020
Weiqi Chu See Full Profile

Overall 4.1 Easiness 3.6 Workload 3.6 Clarity 3.7 Helpfulness 4.4

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Chu speaks really slow. If I took this class in person, it'd be frustrating to listen to lectures. I listened to all the lectures at 2x speed, so the class being online definitely was nice. She is pretty good at teaching the material, but it's pretty much directly from the textbook so I guess you could just read the textbook instead of watching lecture. She added quizzes to the class this quarter because the class was online. The quizzes were kinda hard but it was fine as long as you studied a little before each one. The midterm and final were relatively easy. The homework/projects weren't bad either and you get 1 week to work on them, so that's nice

Spring Quarter 2020
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Stephen Desalvo See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 3.0 Workload 2.5 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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Desalvo is an all around great professor. He goes out of his way to make lectures engaging for his students (he uses slides that he posts online, so you’re not screwed if you don’t show up to lecture. Also attendance is not mandatory). He assigns ten coding assignments across the quarter, each of which is due on Friday at 5 PM. There was one midterm and it consisted of only lecture material. Same deal with the final.

Highly recommend this class.

Winter Quarter 2017
Claudia Falcon See Full Profile

Overall 4.8 Easiness 3.5 Workload 3.0 Clarity 4.8 Helpfulness 5.0

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She was a great professor! She would pause in the middle of lectures to answer any questions and was extremely helpful. Would definitely recommend her.

Fall Quarter 2018
Matthew Haberland Full Profile > 4.0 Overall 3.0 Easiness 3.0 Workload 5.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness
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Matthew Haberland See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 3.0 Workload 3.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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