Noah A.M. White
Department of Mathematics
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4.0
Overall Rating
Based on 1 User
Easiness 3.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 5.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: A
May 13, 2018

Before I start writing this review, I have to address the complaints put forward by his 3 series students: You do realize that his grading scheme is literally par for the department, correct? 25% A's and ~65% A's and B's is roughly how most professors spread out the grading. In fact, it's one of the most lenient distributions. His scheme is very lenient as well. Some professors don't even allow you to drop a midterm. White allows you to drop a midterm and two homeworks/quizzes. The "numbers don't lie" except they are comparable to, or better than, most of the professors out there, and just because Greene is an amazing professor does not mean White is a terrible one.

White did have actual flaws as a professor when it comes to experience. He did explain concepts well for the most part, but would often get stuck in the middle of a proof or forget a fact under pressure. This made him hard to follow on certain days. For a math class, the homework was not very satisfactory. There were only six homework sets that you even had to consider, because there were only 3 homeworks and 3 quizzes with only a few problems graded on each, and messing up on a few could get you off to a very bad start (10/20 on the first homework personally was scary), even with the ability to drop two of them. That being said, he was still effective at getting the job done, had a good sense of humor, was very helpful on Piazza and outside of class and approachable to anyone who sought him out, and wrote very fair midterms and a fair final where each question had multiple ways in which you could go about solving it. Overall, I would definitely recommend taking 170A with White.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: A
May 13, 2018

Before I start writing this review, I have to address the complaints put forward by his 3 series students: You do realize that his grading scheme is literally par for the department, correct? 25% A's and ~65% A's and B's is roughly how most professors spread out the grading. In fact, it's one of the most lenient distributions. His scheme is very lenient as well. Some professors don't even allow you to drop a midterm. White allows you to drop a midterm and two homeworks/quizzes. The "numbers don't lie" except they are comparable to, or better than, most of the professors out there, and just because Greene is an amazing professor does not mean White is a terrible one.

White did have actual flaws as a professor when it comes to experience. He did explain concepts well for the most part, but would often get stuck in the middle of a proof or forget a fact under pressure. This made him hard to follow on certain days. For a math class, the homework was not very satisfactory. There were only six homework sets that you even had to consider, because there were only 3 homeworks and 3 quizzes with only a few problems graded on each, and messing up on a few could get you off to a very bad start (10/20 on the first homework personally was scary), even with the ability to drop two of them. That being said, he was still effective at getting the job done, had a good sense of humor, was very helpful on Piazza and outside of class and approachable to anyone who sought him out, and wrote very fair midterms and a fair final where each question had multiple ways in which you could go about solving it. Overall, I would definitely recommend taking 170A with White.

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4.0
Overall Rating
Based on 1 User
Easiness 3.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 5.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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