Marcus Roper

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MATH 3A
Calculus for Life Sciences Students Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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MATH 3A
Calculus for Life Sciences Students See Full Profile

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MATH 3B
Calculus for Life Sciences Students See Full Profile

Overall 3.2 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.5 Clarity 2.8 Helpfulness 4.0

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I first had Professor Roper for math 3a during my first quarter at UCLA. I initially thought it was a terrible class and that Roper did not teach very well, but this is SO FAR FROM THE TRUTH. After having him for a full year now (3a-3c), I can confidently say he is a GREAT professor. I'm honestly REALLY sad I'm not going to have him as a professor again. Ngl, it takes a while for you to adjust to his teaching style. He always tries to quickly go over proofs and theorems just so you have somewhat of an understanding of why what you're doing works. But once I was able to discern which parts of his lectures were vital to doing well, it was smooth sailing. Not to mention how FUNNY he is. He's unintentionally funny. He's just naturally a funny guy which makes lecture pretty enjoyable. I might have enjoyed it even more because I like math in general, but his humor alone would definitely make the lectures bearable if you don't like math. He's also a VERY humble guy. You can literally ask ANY question and he will answer with no judgement. This man has the biggest growth mindset I have ever seen and he is always willing to admit any mistakes he has made. As for the grading, you get homework every lecture which can seem like it's a lot if you fall behind. There is one midterm and one final. If you do better on your final, it'll replace your midterm grade. Overall, 10/10 standout guy. I will miss Professor Roper, my favorite professor here so far.

(Winter Quarter 2020)
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MATH 3C
Ordinary Differential Equations with Linear Algebra for Life Sciences Students See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 4.0 Workload 4.0 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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MATH 32A
Calculus of Several Variables Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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Calculus of Several Variables See Full Profile

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MATH 134
Linear and Nonlinear Systems of Differential Equations See Full Profile

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MATH 142
Mathematical Modeling See Full Profile

Overall 4.5 Easiness 4.0 Workload 4.0 Clarity 4.5 Helpfulness 5.0

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Office hours are important. Nice professor

(Winter Quarter 2016)
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MATH 266A
Applied Ordinary Differential Equations See Full Profile

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MATH 266B
Applied Partial Differential Equations See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 3.0 Workload 3.0 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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For 266A, professor Roper is a great teacher and eager to help students, and he is generally clear on courses materials. He can be occasional late in class, but I find that understandable since he can be occupied by his daughter at times. The only con is that he seems never prepare for classes, and can sometimes confuse himself in some proofs (also higher possibility of typos in notes). The tests are fair for a graduate course, and I believe he curved a lot to give out more A’s.

(Fall Quarter 2020)
MATH 272A
Foundations of Continuum Mechanics See Full Profile

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MATH 272B
Mathematical Aspects of Fluid Mechanics See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 2.0 Workload 5.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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Professor Roper is an excellent professor who truly values whether or not his students learn in his class. Being an undergrad taking his class, I was a bit worried about the pace and the rigor of the class. However, I soon realized that Professor Roper is extremely helpful during lecture as well as his office hours.

I found his lectures to be extremely interesting and engaging, and I can safely say through this that he is one of the best maths professors in our department.

I would recommend this class 10/10. Thank you, Professor Roper.

(Spring Quarter 2021)
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