MATH 170A

Probability Theory

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Ioannis Angelopoulos Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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Tonci Antunovic See Full Profile

Overall 4.8 Easiness 3.0 Workload 3.2 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 4.5

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Tonci is a fun and friendly professor. He seems to explain the materials in a very hasty way, but if you can keep up with him, you will have a very good command of the class material at the end of the class. I didn't really go through my notes or textbook before the test. To prepare for his exams, be aware that his tests are very challenging and could be harder than assignments or practice tests. The final is doable but it's kinda impossible to do perfectly on it. The median of the class is usually below 50/100, fyi. The grading is fair.

March 20, 2015
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Alexander Austin Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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Alethea Barbaro See Full Profile

Overall 1.7 Easiness 1.7 Workload 1.5 Clarity 1.5 Helpfulness 2.5

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I've taken PIC10A, math 170A and am taking math 135 with Dr. Barbaro, and she is my favorite professor at UCLA.

Her exams are often tough and long and require extensive studying, though her homework is usually given in reasonable amounts. She is extremely available to help you understand the problems, and will put problems directly from the homework onto the exams so that some of the proofs/problems look familiar.

I am impressed by the way she often provides alternative ways of understanding concepts, she gives skeletons to all the proofs she does so that it is easy to understand and study them for the exams, and she will give you extra material to help you study.

Best of all though, she is extremely nice and really cares that her students are understanding the material. She never gets upset if she has to repeat things or if students get totally lost.

Feb. 15, 2012
Marek Biskup Full Profile > 2.5 Overall 1.2 Easiness 1.5 Workload 3.8 Clarity 3.2 Helpfulness
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Overall 2.5 Easiness 1.2 Workload 1.5 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness 3.2

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March Boedihardjo See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 3.5 Workload 4.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 4.9

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I still cannot believe he is the same age as I am, yet he is a professor and I am an undergraduate. I am 20 btw.

Fall Quarter 2017
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Andrea Brose Full Profile > 2.4 Overall 1.0 Easiness 1.0 Workload 2.4 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness
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Overall 2.4 Easiness 1.0 Workload 1.0 Clarity 2.4 Helpfulness 3.8

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Lincoln Chayes See Full Profile

Overall 1.3 Easiness 1.2 Workload 1.2 Clarity 2.0 Helpfulness 2.3

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he didn't teache anything at all. kinda went over some formulas that were in the book but sisnt't explain the, very well. the only people who got A's were the actiarial plan students that were able to teach themselves. the first midterm was deceptively easy, straight out of the book. the second midterm and final were a whole bunch of wtf?s

Nov. 19, 2012
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Edward Effros See Full Profile

Overall 2.4 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.6 Clarity 2.3 Helpfulness 2.9

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Firstly, my evaluation of Professor Effros pertains only to 170A – Probability Theory Class. I received an A in this class and quite frankly, this was the easiest A I have ever gotten at UCLA. My attendance in this class was sporadic (because of conflict with another course), nevertheless, the lectures that I did attend were worth it. Every little bit of material on midterms and exams had been covered in the class during lectures. There was only one midterm exam and it took me (& most of the class) about 45 minutes to finish it and the final exam was about 100 minutes long for me. If passing the class (and not necessarily learning) is your major concerns, here is the formula:
I) Most of the time Professor Effros will assign homework from the book, however, occasionally he will make up a problem or two on homework assignments, make sure you can do these, THEY WILL BE ON EXAM!
II) Make sure you can do his review sheets for the midterms and finals, 80% OF THE PROBLEMS FROM REVIEW SHEETS WILL MAKE UP 90% OF THE EXAMS.
III) If you follow the first two steps you can get an easy B+ in the class. In addition, if you know how to do homework assignments you are guaranteed an A in class.
If you are a self learner and do not like going to lectures, following the aforementioned steps should assure an easy A for you in the class.
Best of luck!

Dec. 16, 2008
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