All Ratings and Reviews for John Hong
John is one of the best math professors I have had. He cares about his students. He is a fair grader, holds office hours often, and explains things clearly to his students. He is very receptive and helpful. Gret person!
Prof Hong is probably the best professor of any math class I've taken. He is understanding and seems genuinely concerned about students learning. He also makes himself available for additional office hours if you can't make his normal ones.
Professor Hong is probably the nicest, most approachable teacher I have had here at UCLA. His tests were pretty damn hard, but his curves were so generous that you could get a B or an A if you knew the material reasonably well. Put it this way, if you showed up to lectures (which were really informative and instructive) and did the homework, there's no way you couldn't get a B or an A in his class. He seems to really care about our learning the material and he'll dedicate a lot of extra time (esp. around midterms and finals) in extra review sessions and office hours just so we could do well on the exams. Trust me, compared with the other choices for math 32b teachers (Brose,et. al) Hong is a walk in the park. I mean math 32B is hard enough as it is, why have your teacher make it harder. Hong certainly doesn't.
The tests are killer. They are challenging, despite that they are just a few problems. I'd say there are four problems on the midterms (each with 2 or 3 subsections). The final exam is about equivalent to 1.5 midterms. But average scores are about 55 out of 100. He passes out practice test review packets before each midterm and the final, which are fairly helpful. Combined that with examples presented in lectures, you might find yourself doing a very similar problem on the test. Of course this does not excuse you from doing your homework.
There are homework assignments twice a week due pretty much a week after they are assigned. They are turned in at lecture and returned at discussion, each assignment having 10 points possible. They contribute to about 15 percent of the class grade if I remember. The book is horrible...I found that half (or more) of the problems I end up throwing at the TA.
this guy is super nice! He presents the material in a simple way, but sometimes it gets a bit annoying when he derives EVERYTHING. His class was definitely an easy A, because he tells you pretty much everything thats going to be on his tests. Take 3c with hong!
Without a doubt Hong cares about student learning more than any professor i've had. he is very generous and will spend as much time as it takes for you to understand the concepts. it can be frustrating when students take advantage of his kidness (i.e. convince him to drop lowest midterm, add extra credit to midterms, etc). but take him as a professor because he actually cares and will help you succeed--he hates when students fail.
Granted, I dont think he is a very effective teacher. However, he is genuinely concerned about student learning and constantly asks for feedback on his material and lectures. Eventually, I think he will be a better teacher because of this.
Hong is the best. I love this guy. He lets you copy his lecutre notes and even gave the class 2 hours to do a one hour midterm..
Out of respect you almost don't want to ditch lectures.
just a decently effective professor, but Dr. Hong will bend over backwards just to make you learn. ask him for any form of help at any time and he'll do it. he totally understands the overburdened student's plight; so if you complain about tests being to hard or too much homework, he'll reduce the workload
I found Hong was a very accomodating professor. He really wanted us to do well even though the material was somewhat difficult. He gave everyone copies of the homework solutions and made an effort to be around to answer all our questions. Yeah, the tests were hard but he had a very generous curve. I definitely recommend Prof. Hong.
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