Chi-Yun Hsu
Department of Mathematics
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4.1
Overall Rating
Based on 37 Users
Easiness 3.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.9 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.4 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.3 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Would Take Again
GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

50.7%
42.3%
33.8%
25.4%
16.9%
8.5%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: N/A
March 22, 2020

She's a great teacher. Only criticism is that the exams are pretty difficult. Prepare for true/false. I know.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: B
April 8, 2020

Professor Hsu was way better than my 31A professor, but even so, not the clearest. Lectures are BruinCast which is nice. She doesn't curve at all which is concerning. The only reason we all did well was because of the generous final grades due to COVID-19. Her policy for quizzes is nice. They do help raise grades and serve as a checkpoint of sorts throughout the quarter. The lowest grade is also dropped. From what I've heard from other 31B students, she is the best professor to take for this class.

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: B
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Dec. 16, 2021

As a student who does not necessarily excel in math, I felt like this class was great and kind to those in my position. The tests were difficult as they tested things we had learned but to a greater extent that made you think. The resources to get an A however, we definitely there and I feel if I retook this class with that mentality I could have truly excelled. Overall, she was a great professor and I would recommend even if you are nervous coming in.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A-
June 24, 2021

A lot of people here liked Hsu but I personally didn't have a great experience. A lot of it is my own fault. I got behind on homework and started paying less attention in lecture, and though I got an A- on the first midterm, I got a D+ on the second midterm because of my own mistakes. I took this as a learning opportunity and managed a 98 on the final, so that I ended up with an A- in the class.
Hsu's lectures can be pretty unclear and unengaging, and at times it was difficult to follow what was going on. Reading the sections of the textbook really helped me, as did watching videos on topics I was struggling on on Youtube. There were some things that made zero sense when Hsu explained it, that made perfect sense when I watched a 7 minute Youtube video.
If you manage your time and stay on track with the homework and readings, and DON'T do what I did, you should be okay. Hsu isn't bad, she's just not great (especially compared to Conley who I had in 31A)

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
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June 4, 2021

This class ended up being better than I thought it would be, and it felt easier than 31A in terms of content. I think the pace is pretty reasonable, but it does seem like a lot of material. Professor Hsu is not the best lecturer because sometimes she is not very clear, so the textbook was useful. The open note aspect of the tests was extremely helpful. If you are prepared to put in the time and effort, then you should do reasonably well.

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
March 31, 2021

It can be confusing listening to Professor Hsu's lectures, but when you go read the corresponding sections in the textbook afterwards you will find things start clicking. The content is manageable if you find a balance between her lectures and the textbook descriptions. Overall, I enjoyed the class and Professor Hsu was very helpful and kind.

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
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March 30, 2021

Hsu is a great professor! I think that sometimes people get frustrated with math classes because they expect to understand every little concept just by watching lectures. But as she explained, her job is to give you the tools to be able to do the homework and to start challenging yourself with more complicated problems after the lecture. She isn't always the greatest at explaining/clarifying things, but she makes an honest effort. Her lectures are clear and engaging and she is very personable. If you have any issues with how she teaches, she is extremely receptive to criticism and is fast to make changes. In order to succeed in this class, make sure you understand how to do the assigned textbook problems inside and out.

Overall, she's a great professor to take 31B with!

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: B
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
March 30, 2021

Took this class during covid-19 pandemic. I love professor Hsu, she was the most helpful and accommodating professor I had all winter quarter. She will answer any question you ask her, and will explain it to you until you understand. None of her lectures or discussions were mandatory, she records all of them so you can access the lectures from whichever timezone you're studying from. Exams all have 24 hour windows and are open book. I'm hopeless when it comes to math, I've always hated the class and the only reason I'm taking math 31b is because it's a prerequisite for higher econs classes. Please, do yourself a favor and take all your math classes with prof Hsu. She's a godsend.

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
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March 29, 2021

Math 31B with Professor Hsu was a walk in the park. The professor was very engaging and understanding. During COVID, tests were 24 hours, open note, open resources. Professor Hsu really cared about students' feedback and made sure that everyone was getting the material. 10/10 would recommend.

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
March 28, 2021

31B is a difficult course overall I think. Prof Hsu is very kind and really does do her best at explaining things, especially when asked directly. However, I was not a super big fan of her teaching style. She tends to teach very conceptually and rarely did we have time to go over more difficult examples like the ones on the hw. That being said, tests were very fair, especially with the 24 hour format. She's a solid professor, but her style is not really my cup of tea.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: N/A
March 22, 2020

She's a great teacher. Only criticism is that the exams are pretty difficult. Prepare for true/false. I know.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: B
April 8, 2020

Professor Hsu was way better than my 31A professor, but even so, not the clearest. Lectures are BruinCast which is nice. She doesn't curve at all which is concerning. The only reason we all did well was because of the generous final grades due to COVID-19. Her policy for quizzes is nice. They do help raise grades and serve as a checkpoint of sorts throughout the quarter. The lowest grade is also dropped. From what I've heard from other 31B students, she is the best professor to take for this class.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: B
Dec. 16, 2021

As a student who does not necessarily excel in math, I felt like this class was great and kind to those in my position. The tests were difficult as they tested things we had learned but to a greater extent that made you think. The resources to get an A however, we definitely there and I feel if I retook this class with that mentality I could have truly excelled. Overall, she was a great professor and I would recommend even if you are nervous coming in.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A-
June 24, 2021

A lot of people here liked Hsu but I personally didn't have a great experience. A lot of it is my own fault. I got behind on homework and started paying less attention in lecture, and though I got an A- on the first midterm, I got a D+ on the second midterm because of my own mistakes. I took this as a learning opportunity and managed a 98 on the final, so that I ended up with an A- in the class.
Hsu's lectures can be pretty unclear and unengaging, and at times it was difficult to follow what was going on. Reading the sections of the textbook really helped me, as did watching videos on topics I was struggling on on Youtube. There were some things that made zero sense when Hsu explained it, that made perfect sense when I watched a 7 minute Youtube video.
If you manage your time and stay on track with the homework and readings, and DON'T do what I did, you should be okay. Hsu isn't bad, she's just not great (especially compared to Conley who I had in 31A)

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
June 4, 2021

This class ended up being better than I thought it would be, and it felt easier than 31A in terms of content. I think the pace is pretty reasonable, but it does seem like a lot of material. Professor Hsu is not the best lecturer because sometimes she is not very clear, so the textbook was useful. The open note aspect of the tests was extremely helpful. If you are prepared to put in the time and effort, then you should do reasonably well.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
March 31, 2021

It can be confusing listening to Professor Hsu's lectures, but when you go read the corresponding sections in the textbook afterwards you will find things start clicking. The content is manageable if you find a balance between her lectures and the textbook descriptions. Overall, I enjoyed the class and Professor Hsu was very helpful and kind.

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0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
March 30, 2021

Hsu is a great professor! I think that sometimes people get frustrated with math classes because they expect to understand every little concept just by watching lectures. But as she explained, her job is to give you the tools to be able to do the homework and to start challenging yourself with more complicated problems after the lecture. She isn't always the greatest at explaining/clarifying things, but she makes an honest effort. Her lectures are clear and engaging and she is very personable. If you have any issues with how she teaches, she is extremely receptive to criticism and is fast to make changes. In order to succeed in this class, make sure you understand how to do the assigned textbook problems inside and out.

Overall, she's a great professor to take 31B with!

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: B
March 30, 2021

Took this class during covid-19 pandemic. I love professor Hsu, she was the most helpful and accommodating professor I had all winter quarter. She will answer any question you ask her, and will explain it to you until you understand. None of her lectures or discussions were mandatory, she records all of them so you can access the lectures from whichever timezone you're studying from. Exams all have 24 hour windows and are open book. I'm hopeless when it comes to math, I've always hated the class and the only reason I'm taking math 31b is because it's a prerequisite for higher econs classes. Please, do yourself a favor and take all your math classes with prof Hsu. She's a godsend.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
March 29, 2021

Math 31B with Professor Hsu was a walk in the park. The professor was very engaging and understanding. During COVID, tests were 24 hours, open note, open resources. Professor Hsu really cared about students' feedback and made sure that everyone was getting the material. 10/10 would recommend.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
March 28, 2021

31B is a difficult course overall I think. Prof Hsu is very kind and really does do her best at explaining things, especially when asked directly. However, I was not a super big fan of her teaching style. She tends to teach very conceptually and rarely did we have time to go over more difficult examples like the ones on the hw. That being said, tests were very fair, especially with the 24 hour format. She's a solid professor, but her style is not really my cup of tea.

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4.1
Overall Rating
Based on 37 Users
Easiness 3.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.9 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.4 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.3 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (13)
  • Needs Textbook
    (21)
  • Useful Textbooks
    (23)
  • Is Podcasted
    (20)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (19)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (13)
  • Would Take Again
    (22)
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