Jie Ma

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Probability for Life Sciences Students See Full Profile

Overall 1.7 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.7 Clarity 1.0 Helpfulness 1.4

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He was definitely my least favorite professor of the 3 series. His accent sometimes made it hard to understand him in lecture. His lectures were essentially verbatim from the book, examples and all, and combined with the fact that the classroom had no AC and was unbearably warm, it was easy to just fall asleep.

He only had one midterm, which I didn't like, but it wasn't that difficult. The final, on the other hand, was definitely harder and the average was around 60%.

My friend went to his office hours a lot and said that he's very nice. He just isn't a very good professor. About half way through the quarter I stopped going to lecture and just took notes from the book and ended up with an A-.

(Sept. 10, 2012)
Calculus of Several Variables See Full Profile

Overall 1.7 Easiness 2.3 Workload 2.3 Clarity 1.2 Helpfulness 1.5

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Course taken: 3C

Ma is a boring montone professor.
3C is a pointless class whose syllabus after the 3rd or 4th week has nothing to do with any of the physics or LS series.
This class is one of those "You've gotta get through it" type. A lot of SELF-STUDY and even then some things will be confusing.

Relatively easier compared to Sinclair. All 3C profs are bad. He's like the least worst. But he's still pretty bad.

(June 11, 2013)
Linear Algebra and Applications See Full Profile

Overall 1.5 Easiness 2.7 Workload 2.7 Clarity 1.3 Helpfulness 1.5

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Recommend him, seriously. Despite his accent he really makes himself clear, and most importantly he seldom makes calculation mistakes. His grading policy is fair and midterms not hard. I suffered Burke, so I know how well Prof Ma teaches.

(June 6, 2013)
Linear Algebra and Applications See Full Profile

Overall 1.8 Easiness 2.2 Workload 2.2 Clarity 1.0 Helpfulness 1.5

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It's funny that he's just a lecturer but never replies email. Maybe first learn how to learn manners, then teach. It's not your fault that you can't do research. Good Luck!

(April 3, 2013)
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