Demetri Brizolis
Department of Mathematics
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3.1
Overall Rating
Based on 61 User s
Easiness 2.5 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.1 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.8 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.2 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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  • Useful Textbooks
  • Often Funny
  • Tough Tests
  • Appropriately Priced Materials

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: D+
March 7, 2019

Listen to everything else that every person who has taken this class with Brizolis in Fall 2018 has to say. As someone who got their GPA destroyed by the final, make sure that your midterm grades are up to par as Brizolis will laugh at your face if you ask him anything about curving in the course. It doesn't help that he doesn't understand how to use the microphone, making the back half of the lecture hall disabled because they can't hear what he says during lecture. He focuses on proofs which are never tested, but his tests are similar in format to the practice ones he provides students. However, it is difficult to predict how complex the problems on the actual exam will be, and often times people will find themselves struggling to finish tests on time. He gives homework every week and occasionally has quizzes in discussion.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: I
Dec. 28, 2018

This was the most UNFAIR class ever. At the beginning of the year the class seemed fairly straightforward and everything made sense. We had homework every section, but it helped you for the midterms. I received a 97 on the first midterm and a 92 on the second one. However, for his final he clearly told us that he was going to make it more difficult than the previous years' exams because we were "more capable." If on average I scored a 94.5 on the midterms someone please tell me how it is possible/fair to get a 66% on the final. I think his class was great he was a great professor, but he said he didn't curve the class at all and was happy that most people scored D's than A's and B's combined because he thought that was a more even grade distribution. Overall, if you think there are better teachers out there for 31A please take them. If you're stuck with Brizolis it's easy until the end, which is what matters most (40% of your grade). So hope and pray you will do well

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: D
Feb. 7, 2020

I took this class with Brizolis, didn't pass, and then retook it with a different professor and got an A. Granted, I was retaking the class so obviously I had an advantage, but the second time around my tests were SIGNIFICANTLY easier than the ones Brizolis gave. The majority of what he does in class is proofs and theories with limited examples, and then the exams are more of a test of your high school algebra skills than anything.

Listen to the rest of the reviews, and DO NOT take this class with him if you have the chance. If it's your only option, do the homework thoroughly every time it's assigned (which is every class), and study HARD for the midterms and final.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: NR
Oct. 16, 2019

Brizolis is a very straightforward lecturer who explains concepts very throughly and well. As someone who took AP Calc AB in high school, I found his midterms to be doable. Overall, the concepts in 31A are pretty simple but Brizolis likes to make his exam questions unnecessarily long-winded. Luckily if you do the practice tests, you should be good for the midterms. The final on the other hand...he managed to destroy everyone's grades and everyone looked shell-shocked coming out of the exam. I was barely able to finish the exam within the 3 hours time slot so be warned!!

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: B
Jan. 3, 2019

the final fucked our whole class over. look for past exams from the test bank and on course hero. do them even if he's never taught it in class, he gives 0 fks. my GPA died because of this class. if you're stuck with him, prepare yourself. do all of your homework, try to get full marks on the quizzes and mid terms, go to all office hours because he explains difficult homework problems there. and go early because there will be a lot of people there. and pray hard. really really hard

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: B+
Feb. 16, 2019

As much as the fall 2018 reviews for Brizolis are warranted terrible, I will give you a voice of reason here. Brizolis is genuinely a better professor than my 31B professor is now, and I feel like I genuinely learned a lot about calculus (and algebra, for that matter) from his class. If you are at UCLA to learn (what are you, a nerd?), then this class is a fantastic choice. That said, if you care about your grade, even a little bit, do not take 31A with Brizolis. I would imagine that he learned his lesson by giving the world's most hellish and curveball final to students that did not even remotely see it coming, considering the godawful reviews he received for this quarter. Nonetheless, you need to be warned, that unless your other two classes are an absolute joke, this class will put you into the soil. You will need to work like you've never worked before, but by god, if you have that ethic, you will emerge a deity of calculus.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: N/A
May 21, 2020

I am currently selling the Calculus: Single Variable 3rd edition loose-leaf textbook by Rogawski/Adams (ISBN 9781319025397) for $30.

If interested, feel free to contact me at mirandafracker9@gmail.com

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: N/A
Sept. 24, 2019

Selling loose leaf textbook $35 (Rogawski/Adams, Calculus, 3rd Edition) 626-240-9385

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: B
June 10, 2019

like everyone else, i too got dicked by the final. despite that, i think taking the class with brizzy helped me establish a solid foundation for math here. i found both 31b and 32a to be easier than 31a. if u care more about learning than ur gpa, id suggest taking this class over easier alternatives.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: B
May 7, 2019

As a student who took Calculus AB, I have to say that his class is significantly more challenging. His first midterm was pretty cake, but the final was on some other level. He gave us his previous final exams to prepare, but the final he gave us was far more difficult. If you're more concerned about learning the material well, Brizolis is a fantastic professor. He explains the concepts clearly and effectively. I would recommend this professor for his effectiveness.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: D+
March 7, 2019

Listen to everything else that every person who has taken this class with Brizolis in Fall 2018 has to say. As someone who got their GPA destroyed by the final, make sure that your midterm grades are up to par as Brizolis will laugh at your face if you ask him anything about curving in the course. It doesn't help that he doesn't understand how to use the microphone, making the back half of the lecture hall disabled because they can't hear what he says during lecture. He focuses on proofs which are never tested, but his tests are similar in format to the practice ones he provides students. However, it is difficult to predict how complex the problems on the actual exam will be, and often times people will find themselves struggling to finish tests on time. He gives homework every week and occasionally has quizzes in discussion.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: I
Dec. 28, 2018

This was the most UNFAIR class ever. At the beginning of the year the class seemed fairly straightforward and everything made sense. We had homework every section, but it helped you for the midterms. I received a 97 on the first midterm and a 92 on the second one. However, for his final he clearly told us that he was going to make it more difficult than the previous years' exams because we were "more capable." If on average I scored a 94.5 on the midterms someone please tell me how it is possible/fair to get a 66% on the final. I think his class was great he was a great professor, but he said he didn't curve the class at all and was happy that most people scored D's than A's and B's combined because he thought that was a more even grade distribution. Overall, if you think there are better teachers out there for 31A please take them. If you're stuck with Brizolis it's easy until the end, which is what matters most (40% of your grade). So hope and pray you will do well

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: D
Feb. 7, 2020

I took this class with Brizolis, didn't pass, and then retook it with a different professor and got an A. Granted, I was retaking the class so obviously I had an advantage, but the second time around my tests were SIGNIFICANTLY easier than the ones Brizolis gave. The majority of what he does in class is proofs and theories with limited examples, and then the exams are more of a test of your high school algebra skills than anything.

Listen to the rest of the reviews, and DO NOT take this class with him if you have the chance. If it's your only option, do the homework thoroughly every time it's assigned (which is every class), and study HARD for the midterms and final.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: NR
Oct. 16, 2019

Brizolis is a very straightforward lecturer who explains concepts very throughly and well. As someone who took AP Calc AB in high school, I found his midterms to be doable. Overall, the concepts in 31A are pretty simple but Brizolis likes to make his exam questions unnecessarily long-winded. Luckily if you do the practice tests, you should be good for the midterms. The final on the other hand...he managed to destroy everyone's grades and everyone looked shell-shocked coming out of the exam. I was barely able to finish the exam within the 3 hours time slot so be warned!!

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: B
Jan. 3, 2019

the final fucked our whole class over. look for past exams from the test bank and on course hero. do them even if he's never taught it in class, he gives 0 fks. my GPA died because of this class. if you're stuck with him, prepare yourself. do all of your homework, try to get full marks on the quizzes and mid terms, go to all office hours because he explains difficult homework problems there. and go early because there will be a lot of people there. and pray hard. really really hard

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: B+
Feb. 16, 2019

As much as the fall 2018 reviews for Brizolis are warranted terrible, I will give you a voice of reason here. Brizolis is genuinely a better professor than my 31B professor is now, and I feel like I genuinely learned a lot about calculus (and algebra, for that matter) from his class. If you are at UCLA to learn (what are you, a nerd?), then this class is a fantastic choice. That said, if you care about your grade, even a little bit, do not take 31A with Brizolis. I would imagine that he learned his lesson by giving the world's most hellish and curveball final to students that did not even remotely see it coming, considering the godawful reviews he received for this quarter. Nonetheless, you need to be warned, that unless your other two classes are an absolute joke, this class will put you into the soil. You will need to work like you've never worked before, but by god, if you have that ethic, you will emerge a deity of calculus.

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: N/A
May 21, 2020

I am currently selling the Calculus: Single Variable 3rd edition loose-leaf textbook by Rogawski/Adams (ISBN 9781319025397) for $30.

If interested, feel free to contact me at mirandafracker9@gmail.com

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: N/A
Sept. 24, 2019

Selling loose leaf textbook $35 (Rogawski/Adams, Calculus, 3rd Edition) 626-240-9385

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: B
June 10, 2019

like everyone else, i too got dicked by the final. despite that, i think taking the class with brizzy helped me establish a solid foundation for math here. i found both 31b and 32a to be easier than 31a. if u care more about learning than ur gpa, id suggest taking this class over easier alternatives.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: B
May 7, 2019

As a student who took Calculus AB, I have to say that his class is significantly more challenging. His first midterm was pretty cake, but the final was on some other level. He gave us his previous final exams to prepare, but the final he gave us was far more difficult. If you're more concerned about learning the material well, Brizolis is a fantastic professor. He explains the concepts clearly and effectively. I would recommend this professor for his effectiveness.

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3.1
Overall Rating
Based on 61 Users
Easiness 2.5 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.1 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.8 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.2 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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