David Weisbart

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MATH 33A
Linear Algebra and Applications See Full Profile

Overall 2.8 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.3 Clarity 2.5 Helpfulness 3.2

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I have no idea why so many people praise him.

I have to say he is 100% a nice guy and he is very concerned with his students' learning, but he cannot teach well. That is a fact.

1. His lectures are extremely unorganized. He doesn't have a clear schedule and he never uses notes to have some easy numbers to work with. So many times, the class becomes an over-complicated algebra class s.

2. He does not usually talk about definitions. So the outcome is: after a whole class, you had no idea about what he talked about.

3. He covers materials that are not required and does not cover materials on Math Department's syllabus.

e.g. He skips Chapter 2.2 and the whole Chapter 8, but covers 115A material: vector space and inner products.

So after this class, everyone gets an A, but learns little.

(June 12, 2015)
MATH 33B
Differential Equations See Full Profile

Overall 3.5 Easiness 2.3 Workload 2.2 Clarity 3.7 Helpfulness 4.2

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You should definitely take him if you have the chance. His class is hard, but you learn a lot and he's a fair grader. As long as you put in a lot of effort and try your best, he'll be concerned about you doing well in his class. Go to his office hours--he's very helpful. Dave is definitely a professor that goes above and beyond to make sure his students succeed. I had him for two quarters. When I took 33B, I got an F on the first midterm, but I asked him for help and I ended up getting a B in class. If you really want to learn math with a great teacher, I highly recommend taking this class.

(Feb. 12, 2009)
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MATH 33BX
Workshop in Infinite Series and Differential Equations See Full Profile

Overall 3.5 Easiness 2.8 Workload 2.2 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness 4.2

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David teaches in a very natural manner that makes it easy to approach the material.

Instead of copying a bunch of formulas onto the board, he derives formulas to solve general equations and shows you how other questions are really just variations of a few key equations.

He is very welcoming of questions during class. He has interesting anecdotes and a consistently upbeat demeanor.

(April 28, 2014)
MATH 115A
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MATH 115A
Linear Algebra See Full Profile

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MATH 131A
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MATH 131A
Analysis See Full Profile

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MATH 131AX
Analysis Techniques See Full Profile

Overall 3.5 Easiness 3.0 Workload 2.2 Clarity 3.2 Helpfulness 3.0

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David is a great math professor. He does not limit us to problem solving yet encourages us to think outside of box. His classes involve stories and history of the course materials which are really interesting. He's really concerned about students and made problem set session for us from week 6 and on. He's one of the best math professors that I have had at UCLA.

(June 10, 2014)
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MATH 164
Optimization Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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MATH 164
Optimization See Full Profile

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MATH 170A
Probability Theory See Full Profile

Overall 3.4 Easiness 2.2 Workload 2.2 Clarity 3.4 Helpfulness 4.0

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He's awesome! I'd recommend him as a professor to anybody who is planning to take a math class.

He makes the material interesting, and very effective.

The best part? 100% final!

(April 20, 2013)
MATH 190M
Seminar: Current Literature in Mathematics See Full Profile

Overall 3.7 Easiness 2.4 Workload 2.6 Clarity 3.6 Helpfulness 4.0

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For MATH 3A: personally, weisbart's class is a total joke. he extends hw deadlines if you complain, he gives you very little hw, he gives you final exams that only take an hour as opposed to the 3 hours allotted because of their extreme level of easiness, and his tests are the biggest joke of the century. basically, take him! during the final exam, you had to show all your steps in working out problems but he said "if you're running low on time, you dont have to calculate out the final answer" even though i finished the test 2 hours early and even TOOK A NAP! and then he curves super duper well meaning the average being like an A instead of a B or C. i dont know about other classes, but math 3a is really no effort at all and im so horrible at math. the only thing is to not count on learning from lectures because he talks about some random obscure topic like physics which has nothing to do with the hw or tests. so just make sure to understand the hw and practice tests and get extra help from the TA's instead and voila

(Sept. 20, 2009)
MATH 205C
Number Theory See Full Profile

Overall 3.4 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.6 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness 4.0

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MATH 3C

Take this class with him!! definitely great professor because he really cares about the success of his students. He is also very eager to teach the material and he always makes sure you are on the same page as he is on the lectures. His exams are fair and correlate with the problems he writes. His office hours are a must! His office hours are times to go over his problems that you don't understand and to clear up things you do not understand. He is extremely helpful during office hours. He is way better than oberlin, barbaro, goldbring. And he is pretty good eye candy for an early class!

(Dec. 21, 2010)
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