Alethea Barbaro
Department of Mathematics
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1.8
Overall Rating
Based on 17 User s
Easiness 1.6 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 1.8 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.2 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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June 7, 2010

She is very difficult, and her midterms are very hard. You have to memorize proofs and definitions as well as know how to apply the concepts learned. There is never any time to finish the midterm, but since the midterms are so hard, the curve is very low (around 60%). Also, if you decide to take Barbaro, make sure you get Josh as your TA. He's great! Overall, I don't think her teaching is terrible. I think she's better than Oberlin, and she's very nice.

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June 7, 2010

If you have a choice between Oberlin and Barbaro, take Oberlin!! Barbaro is crazy! She teaches straight out of the book, so basically no point in going to class. The examples she gives are EXACTLY from the book so it's super frustrating because you would expect teachers to at least be able to make up their own examples! She makes you memorize about 7 proofs per midterm!!! So ridiculous! And the first 2 pages of her tests are always DEFINITIONS. So besides actually trying to understand how to apply the concepts, you need to memorize exact proofs and exact definitions! On the first midterm we had NO time to finish the entire test. She realized she made it too long and told us that the second midterm would be shorter. But noooo, the second midterm was actually LONGER!! Also, no point emailing her because she NEVER responds!! I've emailed her so many times before! And her final was on the difficult side! Oh and whatever you do, do NOT..let me stress it again..do NOT get Siddharth as your TA. He is BEYOND horrible. If you're stuck with him, go to Josh's discussions! This class has pissed me off way too much!

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May 6, 2010

AVOID THIS WOMAN AT ALL COSTS! She is a horrible lecturer and she thinks she's soo good at explaining when all she really does is teach STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BOOK. She GOES WAAY more in depth than the other professors, which is a bad thing especially since its probability and its very difficult. Her TESTS ARE IMPOSSIBLE. She made a test for our midterms that was over-the-top difficulty. If you mess up on one question, then your grade is finished and screwed. Also she told us not to read a certain section in the book, and then she put something from that section on the midterm! Apparently one other quarter, she made a question that was virtually unsolvable, and she STILL DOCKED POINTS off of her kid's scores! Shows you what a prick she is. She is unfriendly and not committed, offering office hours only at times during the day, when no one can attend. I've sent her 10 emails, SHE DIDN'T RESPOND ONCE!! The TAs are absolutely useless, but if your South campus I'm sure you're use to having shitty TAs. Simple solution: TAKE OBERLIN OR AVOID THIS WOMAN AT ALL COSTS. My friend in Oberlin's class gave me his test, and wow it was supper easyy.

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June 7, 2010

She is very difficult, and her midterms are very hard. You have to memorize proofs and definitions as well as know how to apply the concepts learned. There is never any time to finish the midterm, but since the midterms are so hard, the curve is very low (around 60%). Also, if you decide to take Barbaro, make sure you get Josh as your TA. He's great! Overall, I don't think her teaching is terrible. I think she's better than Oberlin, and she's very nice.

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June 7, 2010

If you have a choice between Oberlin and Barbaro, take Oberlin!! Barbaro is crazy! She teaches straight out of the book, so basically no point in going to class. The examples she gives are EXACTLY from the book so it's super frustrating because you would expect teachers to at least be able to make up their own examples! She makes you memorize about 7 proofs per midterm!!! So ridiculous! And the first 2 pages of her tests are always DEFINITIONS. So besides actually trying to understand how to apply the concepts, you need to memorize exact proofs and exact definitions! On the first midterm we had NO time to finish the entire test. She realized she made it too long and told us that the second midterm would be shorter. But noooo, the second midterm was actually LONGER!! Also, no point emailing her because she NEVER responds!! I've emailed her so many times before! And her final was on the difficult side! Oh and whatever you do, do NOT..let me stress it again..do NOT get Siddharth as your TA. He is BEYOND horrible. If you're stuck with him, go to Josh's discussions! This class has pissed me off way too much!

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May 6, 2010

AVOID THIS WOMAN AT ALL COSTS! She is a horrible lecturer and she thinks she's soo good at explaining when all she really does is teach STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BOOK. She GOES WAAY more in depth than the other professors, which is a bad thing especially since its probability and its very difficult. Her TESTS ARE IMPOSSIBLE. She made a test for our midterms that was over-the-top difficulty. If you mess up on one question, then your grade is finished and screwed. Also she told us not to read a certain section in the book, and then she put something from that section on the midterm! Apparently one other quarter, she made a question that was virtually unsolvable, and she STILL DOCKED POINTS off of her kid's scores! Shows you what a prick she is. She is unfriendly and not committed, offering office hours only at times during the day, when no one can attend. I've sent her 10 emails, SHE DIDN'T RESPOND ONCE!! The TAs are absolutely useless, but if your South campus I'm sure you're use to having shitty TAs. Simple solution: TAKE OBERLIN OR AVOID THIS WOMAN AT ALL COSTS. My friend in Oberlin's class gave me his test, and wow it was supper easyy.

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1.8
Overall Rating
Based on 17 Users
Easiness 1.6 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 1.8 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.2 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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