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HORRIBLE. This man does not belong at the head of the classroom. He was a TA teaching Engcomp 3 to my class and made a habit of publicly berating the entire class after every assignment. He failed to effectively critique anyone's essays and give constructive help. He is also socially inept, and appeared to hate his job. He rarely came to class on time, and had no apparent lecture prepared. He mostly relied on the input of his students, who, in my experience, were not engaged by him or the material. I didn't do badly in the class, but I know that many with less writing experience did - and this was not the fault of the students, but this TA's inability to convey information properly. It's really a shame that grad students at this school are forced to teach either without enough training or against their will, but it's one of the unfortunate truths about UCLA.