All Ratings and Reviews for Jie Ma


Overall 1.7
Easiness of class 2.5
Workload 2.5
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 1.1
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 1.5
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MATH 33AH Submitted April 29, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

This proof is classic! Funny as hell!

MATH 32AH Submitted June 11, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

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.

MATH 33AH Submitted April 3, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

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!

MATH 33AH Submitted April 29, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

This proof is classic! Funny as hell!

MATH 3C Submitted Sept. 10, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

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-.

MATH 33A Submitted June 6, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

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.

MATH 33A Submitted June 17, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

Professor Ma is the worst professor I've had during my first year at UCLA. He seriously sucks. Most students say that 33A is way easier than 32B, but with Ma as my professor, 33A was horrible.

His lectures are straight out of the book and he has a thick accent. There's absolutely no reason to go to lecture. Just read out of the book, go to discussion, and do a lot of practice problems.

On top of that, he's rude and mean. Just don't go to class.

MATH 3C Submitted Feb. 6, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

Yes he's a bad lecturer. Not only he has a thick Chinese accent, his lecture and examples are straight from the book.
His exams are however really easy. I recommend his class.

MATH 33A Submitted June 17, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

Bad accent, worse teaching, straightforward tests.

Grading is 20/40/40 or 20/20/60 HW/Midterm/Final. Weekly homeworks are about 25 problems apiece.

He's bad, but not the worst out there. Thankfully, 33A is a class where you can self-study for the most part and do well. Having a good TA makes all the difference in this class-- go to discussion!

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