Michael Andrews
Department of Program in Computing
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4.3
Overall Rating
Based on 21 Users
Easiness 2.6 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.4 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.4 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Is Podcasted
  • Appropriately Priced Materials

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

59.7%
49.8%
39.8%
29.9%
19.9%
10.0%
0.0%
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C
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D
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

71.4%
59.5%
47.6%
35.7%
23.8%
11.9%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

26.6%
22.2%
17.7%
13.3%
8.9%
4.4%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

25.8%
21.5%
17.2%
12.9%
8.6%
4.3%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

25.5%
21.3%
17.0%
12.8%
8.5%
4.3%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Summer 2020
Grade: N/A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Aug. 20, 2020

Let’s list some pros
-He puts A LOT of effort to help his students learn and do well; even staying 30min-1hr after his office hours end.
-His lectures are clear and nicely paced. The order that concepts are presented is natural too.
-The material he provides guides you to think how to approach the homework problems and build solutions step by step.
-He recognizes genuine effort.
-Overall, Andrews is one of the best professors I’ve had. His class was one of the nicest classes I've taken.

And some tips:
-GO TO OFFICE HOURS.
-Yes, one assignment did cause me a lot of stress. Don’t stress trying to fix bugs, but ask questions that will improve your understanding of the problem, and then looking over bugs can become easier.

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Quarter: Summer 2020
Grade: B-
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Aug. 19, 2020

Taking this class with Michael was a great experience. He uses Xcode during class, which is super helpful for someone who is a Mac user as I am sure many of you are. He posts videos teaching you how to use Xcode/VS which is definitely something that he did not have to do, but he does! He also holds plenty of office hours and is very helpful through email.

The class itself is a hit or miss for many. For those who have coded, it may be much easier for you but many, including myself, struggled with the final hw's (about 20 hours spent on hw6). The class may just be easy for you as well, it depends. Overall, it is a decent class for beginners, you just have to put in the work and be patient.

Some tips that I believe would have helped me get an A:

- Go to lecture and LISTEN TO EVERYTHING HE SAYS AND WRITES DOWN. His definitions and drawings will help you tremendously during the midterm and final. He does these things for a reason. Review everything.
- Double/triple check your hw before submission. There may be something that your code is not able to do or you may even have some extraneous bracket which will prevent your code from running.

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Quarter: Summer 2020
Grade: I
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
July 28, 2020

NOT FRIENDLY for beginners.
His homework allows no mistakes. Considering the homework is 80% of the final grade, and only achieving above 95% will give you an A, this class is the worst. No homework grade would be dropped. He is the harshest grader I have ever seen. DO NOT take this class. (Especially for summer session)

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A+
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
June 21, 2020

This is a Covid quarter review. This professor is always extremely clear. I enjoyed the class and really liked the content. His tests were not too hard. Homework was challenging and it took me some time to finish it. At the same time, it was very rewarding when completed. I would recommend taking PIC 10A with this professor

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
June 13, 2020

Michael is your go-to for PIC 10 A. The workload is definitely not light but it helps you to fully master the basics of C++ and programming in general. The professor is kind, often funny, yet principled in terms of grading and adjusting policies. As someone who had zero coding experience before, I feel extremely grateful to be in this class and 10/10 would take it again.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
June 13, 2020

TAKE THIS MAN!!!!!!!! I’m new to coding and had no prior knowledge at all and he was so helpful and thorough. The homework’s did cause me some stress especially the ones at the end but I would just go to his office hours and he would help so much - even staying after for 45 minutes each time to explain concepts more clearly. He genuinely seemed so knowledgeable in the work not like some teachers who are just copying textbook stuff. He was so nice and funny and always responds to your emails. I wish I had him in person just to get to know him but even over zoom he is the first professor I’ve had who I think I had a genuine relationship with almost like highschool again where they knew my name and could recognize you. I could see why his tests might be tough if it wasn’t online but I’m sure if you studied you would be fine. Also I got by on a lot of the beginning homework’s by creating my own mathematical ways to complete questions Rather than a more code-based way. Honestly no real complaints. He also was very forgiving and openly addressed his thoughts and gave proper recognition and leniency towards the corona situation along with the BLM protests. What a guy, I mean what a guy.

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: B+
April 2, 2019

As someone who has no idea of c++ ahead of time, the class is hard for me. It's not the false of this class but the false of c++. He is a nice and funny guy and actually tries to help students. The homework was harder than the test, so try them hard. The test was fair and nothing surprising. This grade was all I could do. Wish that I could have done better, but really learned a lot.

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0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Summer 2020
Grade: N/A
Aug. 20, 2020

Let’s list some pros
-He puts A LOT of effort to help his students learn and do well; even staying 30min-1hr after his office hours end.
-His lectures are clear and nicely paced. The order that concepts are presented is natural too.
-The material he provides guides you to think how to approach the homework problems and build solutions step by step.
-He recognizes genuine effort.
-Overall, Andrews is one of the best professors I’ve had. His class was one of the nicest classes I've taken.

And some tips:
-GO TO OFFICE HOURS.
-Yes, one assignment did cause me a lot of stress. Don’t stress trying to fix bugs, but ask questions that will improve your understanding of the problem, and then looking over bugs can become easier.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Summer 2020
Grade: B-
Aug. 19, 2020

Taking this class with Michael was a great experience. He uses Xcode during class, which is super helpful for someone who is a Mac user as I am sure many of you are. He posts videos teaching you how to use Xcode/VS which is definitely something that he did not have to do, but he does! He also holds plenty of office hours and is very helpful through email.

The class itself is a hit or miss for many. For those who have coded, it may be much easier for you but many, including myself, struggled with the final hw's (about 20 hours spent on hw6). The class may just be easy for you as well, it depends. Overall, it is a decent class for beginners, you just have to put in the work and be patient.

Some tips that I believe would have helped me get an A:

- Go to lecture and LISTEN TO EVERYTHING HE SAYS AND WRITES DOWN. His definitions and drawings will help you tremendously during the midterm and final. He does these things for a reason. Review everything.
- Double/triple check your hw before submission. There may be something that your code is not able to do or you may even have some extraneous bracket which will prevent your code from running.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Summer 2020
Grade: I
July 28, 2020

NOT FRIENDLY for beginners.
His homework allows no mistakes. Considering the homework is 80% of the final grade, and only achieving above 95% will give you an A, this class is the worst. No homework grade would be dropped. He is the harshest grader I have ever seen. DO NOT take this class. (Especially for summer session)

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0 3 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A+
June 21, 2020

This is a Covid quarter review. This professor is always extremely clear. I enjoyed the class and really liked the content. His tests were not too hard. Homework was challenging and it took me some time to finish it. At the same time, it was very rewarding when completed. I would recommend taking PIC 10A with this professor

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
June 13, 2020

Michael is your go-to for PIC 10 A. The workload is definitely not light but it helps you to fully master the basics of C++ and programming in general. The professor is kind, often funny, yet principled in terms of grading and adjusting policies. As someone who had zero coding experience before, I feel extremely grateful to be in this class and 10/10 would take it again.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: A
June 13, 2020

TAKE THIS MAN!!!!!!!! I’m new to coding and had no prior knowledge at all and he was so helpful and thorough. The homework’s did cause me some stress especially the ones at the end but I would just go to his office hours and he would help so much - even staying after for 45 minutes each time to explain concepts more clearly. He genuinely seemed so knowledgeable in the work not like some teachers who are just copying textbook stuff. He was so nice and funny and always responds to your emails. I wish I had him in person just to get to know him but even over zoom he is the first professor I’ve had who I think I had a genuine relationship with almost like highschool again where they knew my name and could recognize you. I could see why his tests might be tough if it wasn’t online but I’m sure if you studied you would be fine. Also I got by on a lot of the beginning homework’s by creating my own mathematical ways to complete questions Rather than a more code-based way. Honestly no real complaints. He also was very forgiving and openly addressed his thoughts and gave proper recognition and leniency towards the corona situation along with the BLM protests. What a guy, I mean what a guy.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: B+
April 2, 2019

As someone who has no idea of c++ ahead of time, the class is hard for me. It's not the false of this class but the false of c++. He is a nice and funny guy and actually tries to help students. The homework was harder than the test, so try them hard. The test was fair and nothing surprising. This grade was all I could do. Wish that I could have done better, but really learned a lot.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
2 of 2
4.3
Overall Rating
Based on 21 Users
Easiness 2.6 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.4 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.4 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (8)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (13)
  • Often Funny
    (12)
  • Would Take Again
    (12)
  • Is Podcasted
    (10)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (6)
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