The lecture was so borrriiinnggg, homework problems were very easy....she went over a lot of easy problems in the class that make you think the exams will be very easy. But in reality, it was totally the opposite....there were too many tricky questions in the exams and lot...of readings. Also, she went over the materials that she won't even asked in the exams too slowww....and went over the important materials too fast so it's useless....Eventhough she is a nice teacher but her lecture was suck big time.....
Overall, I think he's a good professor. His lecture was interesting, it's more to application rather than theory. Of course you have to understand the theory in order to solve the problem...=) If this is your first statistics class and you don't know what's going on in the class in the 3rd week, don't worry! As times goes by, everything will be clear. His midterm was pretty easy, 75% class average tells it all. However, the final was pretty hard. One more thing, try to go to his office hour if possible, it'd be a great help.
Christou is one of the best lecturers here at UCLA. I can honestly say I still use some of the stuff I learned in his class for my other classes. His tests are extremely tough and they require a lot of your KNOWLEDGE, not your memory. Yes, he allows open notes but if you don't know the material then your notes are of no use to you. You have to study for his tests as if you aren't allowed to use notes. You won't need the text for his class, and personally I think he should write his own text (if he hasn't already). He's absolutely brilliant, funny, all-around great. The greatest thing about his class is the satisfaction of knowing you've actually LEARNED and what you've learned doesn't go away after the final.
Postives: -Really cares about student's understanding in the coursework. -Responds to emails promptly. -Helpful office hours. -Is a fair teacher. Negatives: -Handouts are very unreliable (filled with mistakes and errors all over the place). And what's worse, expects you to study off it. -Occasionally, if not often, makes mistakes on the board.
Professor Ioudina is not the greatest teacher. She gives random quizzes and takes attendance. If attendance seems to be getting low, she gives a surprise quiz! She knows what she's talking about, but she talks in such a monotone voice that it's impossibly hard to pay attention. Her examples are incomplete, but she does post of lot of PDF slides/info online, so that helped. Without the book, I don't think I would have been able to understand much in this class. She goes through everything too fast, in such a boring way, that no one can really comprehend what she's trying to say. Her tests are unreasonably difficult and she does not curve the grading (unless everyone is doing bad... which was what happened because she was too hard). However, she does give extra credit opportunities that should make up for bad test scores. Although she's a nice person, she's really not a decent teacher. I'd say avoid her if at all possible.
She is both unorganized and confused. She flies all over the chackboard, and has a hard time figuring out what she wrote last (and where she wrote it) She gets lost in her own notes, and has a very very hard time communication the ideas effectively to her students. I learned everything I know about the material by reading the book. I kid you not: I did not learn a thing from her...I wouldnt recommend her at all...I felt she was the most ineffective teacher at UCLA
A very easy class compared to some of the CS and EE classes CS & E majors, who are required to take this, have to go through. I really liked Schoenberg's style of teaching. On top of that, 1 hour classes go by so fast now compared to all the mind-numbingly boring 2-hour CS classes. He is a refreshing change of pace from your usual UCLA professor, as he is both light-hearted and easy to understand. If you're thinking of taking Stats 110A sometime, jump on the opportunity when Schoenberg's teaching it and you will be really glad you did, especially compared to the horror stories I hear about some of the other professors teaching this class. One other thing is that some of the other so-called "good" professors for this class meet in a Stats lab one day out of the week. Not with Schoenberg and that's a good thing since it detracts from the flow and progress of actual material covered.
He's a really nice teacher. His class is really easy too. He postponed homework due dates many times because the people would say it's hard (when it really wasn't). Sometimes I felt bad because he would get sad when people said his homeworks were too hard. He really cares about students understanding the material. Highly recommend.