All Ratings and Reviews for Brendan Sheehan


Overall 4.7
Easiness of class 2.4
Workload 2.2
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 4.4
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 3.4
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MATH 31B Submitted Aug. 29, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

Easy A class!! I hated math, but he is the best math teacher ever. He gives good lecture, clear and detailed. His exams are pretty easy. As long as you study your notes and know how to do the study questions on the text book, there is no reason to not get an A. I couldn't ask for a better teacher.

MATH 32A Submitted Dec. 16, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

Great Professor. His lecture is well organized and easy to follow. His materials on tests are partly from practices in the book. So, just go through the book, u will get an A. I got an A without spending too much time.

MATH 202A Submitted June 27, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

I had sheehan for Pic 10A.

His class was pretty easy--he covered everything in an extremely efficient way. The midterms were very straightforward and the final was a piece of cake. I'd definitely recommend him for future students.

MATH 31A Submitted Feb. 3, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

He does all right at conveying the concepts, but the questions he gives on the midterms and finals are much more difficult than anything he goes over in class or assigns in the homework. The average class grade on the first midterm was a 69%. Also most people in the class took AP calculus in high school so its a tough curve. Good luck.

MATH 32A Submitted Dec. 1, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

Professor Sheehan was very consistent with notation, using the same as the textbook which was very helpful. Weekly quizzes were verbatim homework problems or very similar, and the class had a very high average. Lecture was helpful, and his explanations were very clear. Exam questions look nothing like the homework or quizzes, much harder.

MATH 32A Submitted Dec. 10, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

He's a really good professor. follows the textbook and assigns problems that help understand the material. he's a good lecturer and is very organized. it helped that my ta, shagnik das, was also really good. weekly quizzes were given during discussion, but if you did the homework, you pretty much aced the quiz. the only problem is that his test questions are very hard and require you to go beyond just understanding the concepts.

MATH 202A Submitted Dec. 11, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

Sheehan is hilarious! I had him for PIC 10A and I loved going to lecture because his deadpan humor would crack me up. PIC 10A was a pretty easy class in general, so it's hard for me to say how difficult or effective he was, but his lectures were definitely clear and well organized and he did a great job of engaging the class.

Take his class if you can. I'm going out of my way to take a class this quarter just because he's teaching it.

MATH 32A Submitted Dec. 14, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

Sheehan was great! His lectures were straight from the book, and he would go through the examples and make sure they're well explained. Midterms and final weren't too bad at all, they required some conceptual knowledge and some understanding of related concepts, but nothing too extreme. The median for the final was an 87%... if that gives you a clue. Quizzes in discussion were pretty straightforward as well, a lot of the time they would be unassigned homework problems from the section, so studying other problems in the section would definitely help for the quizzes. My TA was good, overall moderately easy and good!

MATH 32A Submitted Dec. 17, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

Leatures are straight from the book. The quiz questions is also one or two problems from the book. The exams are difficult because you need to know and understand definitions and proofs. Also, on the exam, make sure that you can solve the really hard problems in the textbook because they will be on the exam, and read/understand all of the examples. If you think you may have trouble on a particular area of the subject, go get tutoring right away. This professor will make the exams difficult. BE PREPARED TO FAIL EVEN IF YOU UNDERSTAND THE HOMEWORK!!!!!!! Do all of the problems, not just the assigned ones. If you're a transfer student, I DON'T RECOMMEND THIS PROFESSOR!

MATH 32A Submitted Jan. 7, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

Very good lecturer, but not much fun. I've never seen someone so serious. But it is kinda funny when he waves his arms around. If you've had him you know what I mean. On the bad side, he grades pretty hard. Don't count on partial credit, because he isn't inclined to give much of it.

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