Probability for Life Sciences Students

David Weisbart

Probability for Life Sciences Students

Mathematics department

David Weisbart

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Overall 3.4
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Easiness of class 2.4
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Workload 2.6
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Clarity of professor 3.6
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Helpfulness of professor 4.2
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Winter 2015
48.6%
40.5%
32.4%
24.3%
16.2%
8.1%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2014
23.2%
19.3%
15.4%
11.6%
7.7%
3.9%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2014
34.1%
28.4%
22.7%
17.1%
11.4%
5.7%
0.0%
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C
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2013
27.0%
22.5%
18.0%
13.5%
9.0%
4.5%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2013
28.3%
23.6%
18.9%
14.2%
9.4%
4.7%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Jan. 31, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

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Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Jan. 6, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

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Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Jan. 6, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

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Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 25, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

Weisbart is probably one of the best teachers you could ask for for 3c, but the subject matter is so abstract that the class can get pretty difficult regardless. Luckily, he's pretty nice with grading, since his quizzes tend to be grade-boosters (try to keep up as much as possible to do well on them) and he seems to curve scores pretty generously- I got a C on the final and a solid A in the class. He does make his exams pretty difficult, since that's his excuse for the generous curve, but test bank tests will be your best friend since there's only so many question-types he can test.

He tries very, very hard to get you to understand the underlying concepts and methodology of the problems, but that can get very confusing, so #1 piece of advice, LEARN HOW TO DO PROBLEMS. Even if that means going about it the formulaic way.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 16, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

I have to disagree with the evaluations below. He is the nicest professor ever, he really cares about his student and his class is easy, I got an A. I thought his class was super hard, but you can do 100% final, which is actually pretty good because by the end of the quarter you understand the material more. He is a really nice guy, go talk to him during office hours and he will make sure you succeed in the class!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 24, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

He is a good guy who cares about the students but can't teach well the material he wants them to learn. No real structure to his lectures or class. Not due to the lack of effort though. You either like his style or you don't.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Sept. 21, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

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Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Aug. 14, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

Originally I didn't like Professor Weisbart's teaching because I thought he was difficult to follow, but by the end of the class I was able to understand most of the material. You'll either really like him or really hate him However no one can deny that he genuinely cares about his students and even though I didn't get to know him personally I always felt like he was talking to each student individually during his lectures through all of his stories and life lessons. The one thing I've always hated about college math courses, particularly at UCLA, is that professors will give an exam with lots of difficult problems in which you need to show all the skills to get the problem correct. However, the questions don't test on how well you know the basic skills, they test if you can solve the harder problems. And in the end most students end up failing even though they may be adequate in most of the course material. Weisbart used this new testing system based on C, B, and A level questions. Each section tests on the skills/level of thinking you need to get that grade. I suggest getting practice exams, doing his homework sets, and going to your TA's office hours because the material can be difficult for some people to understand.
Overall, I enjoyed the class and this guy really does deserve to get a teaching position at UCLA, none of that assistant adjunct crap! Shoutouts to our TA Faye, if you're lucky to get her as your TA you might just get an A!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted July 31, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

All I can say is Weisbart is a boss. The pacing of the course is FAST but the way he teaches it all makes it feel like it's normal paced. I heard someone complain once that he dumbs things down and to that I say this: He doesn't "dumb" things down, he actually teaches the damn material so you understand it. If it feels easy? That's a GOOD thing.

He gives quizzes each week in discussions and they're easy. Both the TAs were extremely good too.

I don't know what else to say without giving away too much of the class but trust me when I say that if you have to learn probability, you want to take it with Weisbart. He knows his shit, which shows in the fact that he can teach every example in 2 or 3 different ways for people who don't immediately understand it.

The final was exactly like the quizzes, just longer. The textbook will help explain the concepts but his questions are a lot more straightforward. Pay attention to the types of examples he gives (Rings/markers, Russian Roulette, Cards, etc).

He's just an all around genuine, charismatic guy. He talks like his students (so if you're sensitive to cursing and what not...LA is probably not the city for you, lol). He's really funny and, a plus for all the straight girls and gay boys in the class, he is really, REALLY hot. I'm surprised he hasn't ripped a shirt yet what with the way his muscles bulge.

Anyway, take this class. UCLA needs a lot more Weisbarts.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Sept. 2, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

I usually don't submit evaluations, but I liked this professor so much that I needed to do this.
He's by far my favorite professor here, so far. Weisbart (he tells us to call him David) can go with the flow of the class, meaning he will teach us what we want to learn and when. He doesn't go off of a written plan, so it's awesome NOT having a professor read off proofs from some paper that you copy down. His pace is the class' pace.
He's also a really interesting person. He was telling us random things about history and life in general (yeah that was really corny, but it's true).
I took him during the summer. Tests were really fair! I never felt like he was trying to trick us in any way. He's also a really friendly, approachable, and patient professor. He's just awesome! 3C with him is just the best.

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