...the review below me is completely absurd. Kate Ceredona is definitely a hard grader, but that's because she wants students to push themselves to learn and understand the material better. She is by no means, a "BxTCH." All too often, students blame their own inabilities on the TA. TAs are there to facilitate student-generated discussion and help students understand the material. They are not there to hold your hand or spoon-feed you answers/good grades.
I took Soc 101 (not 184...101 wasn't on the dropdown list) with Ayala...DON'T DO IT. It's only 7th week, but I'm angry enough to do the review now. His lectures are AWFUL. He reads straight off of the slides, which are just quotes from the readings. He then comments upon them, but mumbles so quickly that you can't understand what he's saying at all. This is the worst organized course I've ever taken. He's too preoccupied with making his Powerpoint titles spin and dissolve that I think he's forgotten entirely how to teach. He grades on a 4.0 scale...BEFORE the final grades are calculated. It makes no sense. You can not show up to the midterm at all and get the same grade that you would have if you got a 50%. He's an idiot. Seriously. WORST CLASS I'VE TAKEN AT UCLA.
**GE CLST 72B, NOT SOC184** I liked her. She was a very nice professor and her test questions were very clear, unlike one of the other professor's. She also was the one of the four who seemed like she genuinely cared the most about her students and always came to class with a smile and a good attitude.