Akram M Almohalwas
Department of Statistics
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3.4
Overall Rating
Based on 5 Users
Easiness 3.4 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.4 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.2 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again
  • Has Group Projects
  • Needs Textbook

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

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18.2%
14.5%
10.9%
7.3%
3.6%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

30.4%
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20.3%
15.2%
10.1%
5.1%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

19.5%
16.3%
13.0%
9.8%
6.5%
3.3%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

19.6%
16.4%
13.1%
9.8%
6.5%
3.3%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A-
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
June 11, 2020

Almohalwas is disorganized and does not explain concepts clearly at all. He clearly cares about his students A LOT but is an ineffective lecturer. Each slide show presentation he uses during class is at least 80 slides long and are a complete mess. Reviewing them is often of no use due to their sheer length and lack of information (it’s actually amazing that he is able to make a slideshow presentation this long that is void of any informative content). During class, he brushes over information, doesn’t explain concepts at all and most of the time, people are sitting there lost, wondering “WTF is this guy talking about?” I have never once left and if his lectures and been able to tell you what he was taking about, never mind actually understanding what he was talking about. He NEEDS to begin structuring his thoughts and learn to maintain a clear train of thought for the sake of his students.

Homework assignments all require the use of R and aren’t too bad, they can just be long. The only work that requires calculations to be carried out by hand are the midterm and final, which means you don’t get any formal practice carrying out equations by hand before the midterm and final, which is frustrating. The layout of the midterm and final is also messy with screenshots taken from R which can hinder your performance in the exam. The calculations required if you during the midterm are LONG and tedious. Completing an ANOVA table takes a lot of time and drawing factor diagrams for a repeated measures experiment is an art in itself. These tests are not easy to complete in the allotted time.
Note: I completed this course during the coronavirus pandemic and the George Floyd riots so the final was able to be completed over 3 days so I’m not sure if it is representative of what his normal exams are like. The midterm was completed over an hour and 20 minutes as normal and it was hard to finish in time.

There is a group project which I actually enjoyed a lot. I had a great group which was very motivating and we really worked well together. I feel sorry for those who weren’t so lucky in this regard.

Quizzes contain content from lower division STAT courses so they’re OK if you still remember the content from those classes.

I found the way to succeed in this course is to expect that you’re not going to get much out of the actual lectures. For me, the best method was to read the relevant textbook chapters, take note of the equations (eg all the sum of squares formulae etc) and complete as many practice questions as you can possibly do.

Receiving a reply to an email you sent to Almohalwas is a game of luck. You might receive a reply almost immediately or you might not receive one at all! Im I’ve received a reply to 2 out of the approx. 10 emails I’ve sent him during the duration of his class. I think someone should start a betting ring about his emails.
He will release quizzes and homework's on CCLE without sending out emails so you best be on your toes!

All in all, taking a class with Almohalwas is an experience. He is a really nice guy but a really bad professor. He cares deeply about his students learning but doesn’t know how to teach. Structure snd organization are simply not words in his vocabulary

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: N/A
June 15, 2019

Professor AA is very nice and helpful. He indeed cares about students . However, his class is not clear at all, and the structure is really not organized. His Power Point are kinda messy as well. His homework is doable. The project is a good way to apply the skills we learned in the class. But we have to manually collect data which took a very very long time. Professor AA is indeed a good person and helpful outside class, but I don't recommend his class.

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Quarter: Summer 2020
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Sept. 9, 2020

He is a very nice and kind professor, but he's not particularly good at engaging the students. His hw and exams are not hard, and he is generous with the grade. Would take again, but probably not during a shortened online quarter.

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Quarter: Winter 2016
Grade: A
March 28, 2016

As you can see from the class distribution, Professor Almohalwas's class is doable; however, this does not mean he doesn't teach. He is genuinly concerned about his students and he actually teaches class materials that are useful. His additional lecture materials he posts are very useful and interesting as well.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A-
June 11, 2020

Almohalwas is disorganized and does not explain concepts clearly at all. He clearly cares about his students A LOT but is an ineffective lecturer. Each slide show presentation he uses during class is at least 80 slides long and are a complete mess. Reviewing them is often of no use due to their sheer length and lack of information (it’s actually amazing that he is able to make a slideshow presentation this long that is void of any informative content). During class, he brushes over information, doesn’t explain concepts at all and most of the time, people are sitting there lost, wondering “WTF is this guy talking about?” I have never once left and if his lectures and been able to tell you what he was taking about, never mind actually understanding what he was talking about. He NEEDS to begin structuring his thoughts and learn to maintain a clear train of thought for the sake of his students.

Homework assignments all require the use of R and aren’t too bad, they can just be long. The only work that requires calculations to be carried out by hand are the midterm and final, which means you don’t get any formal practice carrying out equations by hand before the midterm and final, which is frustrating. The layout of the midterm and final is also messy with screenshots taken from R which can hinder your performance in the exam. The calculations required if you during the midterm are LONG and tedious. Completing an ANOVA table takes a lot of time and drawing factor diagrams for a repeated measures experiment is an art in itself. These tests are not easy to complete in the allotted time.
Note: I completed this course during the coronavirus pandemic and the George Floyd riots so the final was able to be completed over 3 days so I’m not sure if it is representative of what his normal exams are like. The midterm was completed over an hour and 20 minutes as normal and it was hard to finish in time.

There is a group project which I actually enjoyed a lot. I had a great group which was very motivating and we really worked well together. I feel sorry for those who weren’t so lucky in this regard.

Quizzes contain content from lower division STAT courses so they’re OK if you still remember the content from those classes.

I found the way to succeed in this course is to expect that you’re not going to get much out of the actual lectures. For me, the best method was to read the relevant textbook chapters, take note of the equations (eg all the sum of squares formulae etc) and complete as many practice questions as you can possibly do.

Receiving a reply to an email you sent to Almohalwas is a game of luck. You might receive a reply almost immediately or you might not receive one at all! Im I’ve received a reply to 2 out of the approx. 10 emails I’ve sent him during the duration of his class. I think someone should start a betting ring about his emails.
He will release quizzes and homework's on CCLE without sending out emails so you best be on your toes!

All in all, taking a class with Almohalwas is an experience. He is a really nice guy but a really bad professor. He cares deeply about his students learning but doesn’t know how to teach. Structure snd organization are simply not words in his vocabulary

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: N/A
June 15, 2019

Professor AA is very nice and helpful. He indeed cares about students . However, his class is not clear at all, and the structure is really not organized. His Power Point are kinda messy as well. His homework is doable. The project is a good way to apply the skills we learned in the class. But we have to manually collect data which took a very very long time. Professor AA is indeed a good person and helpful outside class, but I don't recommend his class.

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Quarter: Summer 2020
Grade: A
Sept. 9, 2020

He is a very nice and kind professor, but he's not particularly good at engaging the students. His hw and exams are not hard, and he is generous with the grade. Would take again, but probably not during a shortened online quarter.

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Quarter: Winter 2016
Grade: A
March 28, 2016

As you can see from the class distribution, Professor Almohalwas's class is doable; however, this does not mean he doesn't teach. He is genuinly concerned about his students and he actually teaches class materials that are useful. His additional lecture materials he posts are very useful and interesting as well.

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3.4
Overall Rating
Based on 5 Users
Easiness 3.4 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.4 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.2 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
    (3)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (2)
  • Useful Textbooks
    (1)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (2)
  • Often Funny
    (1)
  • Gives Extra Credit
    (2)
  • Would Take Again
    (1)
  • Has Group Projects
    (3)
  • Needs Textbook
    (2)
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