March Boedihardjo

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MATH 3C
Ordinary Differential Equations with Linear Algebra for Life Sciences Students See Full Profile

Overall 3.0 Easiness 3.5 Workload 4.5 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness 3.0

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This class is not "hard." The material and concepts covered in class are rather easy to understand. This is evidenced by the quizzes that the TAs give, I got 100% on nearly all of them. However, as you can see I was left with a B+. Not only does March not care at all about his students he is incapable of answering a single question. He doesn't understand what your asking. I mean not a single question that was asked in the lecture, by anyone, was answered clearly. He also basically whispers at the board when he lectures, so it is really hard to hear him. He also lacks any sense of empathy. I took this class during the quarter that was cut short due to COVID. I had gotten an A on my first midterm and did poorly on the second (79%) and I was banking on the final because I knew I could better and it was 30% of our grade on the syllabus. Long story short: I studied, got 100% on the final, then he changed the syllabus at the VERY LAST SECOND (I'm talking week 10) and made the final worth 10%. This made my final grade useless in bringing my grade back up to an A. He did this in the middle of everyone moving home and taking finals for the first time online. I emailed him explaining that changing that at the last second really screwed me over, he did not care and replied with one word.

Basically, I'm sure you can do fine in this class but if you have the chance to take it with Greene (the nicest woman ever & amazing professor) do it. She is so much better it is not even a comparison.

(Winter Quarter 2020)
MATH 3C
Probability for Life Sciences Students See Full Profile

Overall 3.8 Easiness 3.4 Workload 3.8 Clarity 3.4 Helpfulness 3.3

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Honestly, I was initially worried about this class because I hadn't done anything calculus-related in a year, but you really only need to know basic derivation and integration for this class. March's lectures are very organized and he posts a concise summary of each lecture on CCLE after class. He is also very clear about his expectations, which I really, really appreciated. For every quiz and exam, he will give you an outline of exactly what each question will be about and how many points it will be worth so you know exactly what to study. There are no surprises and the tests are all very fair, so as long as you do the work you should be able to succeed in this class. It is 10% homework, 20% quizzes, 20% first midterm, 20% second midterm, and 30% final. Overall, I had a very enjoyable experience in this class and I would 100% take it again. Also, if Ben ever TAs for this class again ENROLL IN HIS SECTION. He is so, so helpful.

(Fall Quarter 2019)
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MATH 32B
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Overall 4.5 Easiness 4.5 Workload 4.3 Clarity 4.1 Helpfulness 4.3

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I didn't expect this class to be easy like this. Prof. Boedihardjo made the class so much simpler. The course materials, quizzes, and exams were all straightforward. Homework is optional too.

To be honest, this is an easy A, but at the end of the day, I don't feel that I have learned much.

(Spring Quarter 2021)
MATH 115A
Linear Algebra See Full Profile

Overall 3.0 Easiness 1.6 Workload 3.6 Clarity 3.2 Helpfulness 3.0

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avoid him at all cost. if you like challenging, never mind.

(Fall Quarter 2020)
MATH 131AH
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Overall 2.0 Easiness 3.0 Workload 3.0 Clarity 2.0 Helpfulness 2.0

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Being a math prodigy and having the ability to teach are 2 completely different things. Professor Boedihardjo's lectures are pretty underwhelming. He often gives non-standard proofs that he comes up with himself. The problem with that is they are generally hard to follow and we don't usually end up gaining any insight about what is trying to be proved. For example, his construction of the reals made no sense to me. I don't understand why he couldn't have just did the standard Cauchy sequence or dedekind cut stuff, but maybe I don't deserve to be in honors then. Also, the professor is quite unenthusiastic, so the lectures will be dry. Further, his voice is ridiculously monotone, adding to the dryness of the lectures. The last and really most important criticism I have is that he gives literally no intuition for any concepts. I left the class with no intuition for what compactness, completeness, etc are, except for what their definitions are. I know the guy is a straight up genius and will likely prove something substantial in his lifetime, but as a teacher I wouldn't recommend.

(Winter Quarter 2020)
MATH 131AH
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MATH 131AH
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MATH 131B
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Overall 1.4 Easiness 1.6 Workload 2.6 Clarity 1.2 Helpfulness 1.4

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Avoid this guy, his syllabus may fool you with having 90% as solid A and having 5 online quizzes, but he's teaching is the worst. When it comes up to quizzes and midterms, they are impossible to get full score. I just wish I dropped the class before the first quiz was graded, at least I could've changed the section or the class for easier one.

(Fall Quarter 2020)
MATH 131BH
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MATH 170A
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Overall 4.9 Easiness 3.4 Workload 3.9 Clarity 4.9 Helpfulness 4.7

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He is very clear about what he will test you on. He gives homework and optional exercises which will prepare you well for the tests. Midterms for our class were a little hard but Final was quite easy. For his class 90 is A. So class is not curved. Would definitely take it again!

(Fall Quarter 2017)
MATH 170B
Probability Theory See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 5.0 Workload 4.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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Take him if you can. His lectures were super clear, and his homework was usually straight forward. It was not hard to get an A in this class, and I do feel that I have learnt things from his class.

(Spring Quarter 2018)
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