All Ratings and Reviews for Olga Radko
Radko is a pretty decent professor. I suggest going to her lectures whether you already know the material or not because she often drops hints as to what will be on her midterms or her final. She writes neatly and explains the concepts well. Her midterms are fair, but tricky. There's only five questions on her midterms and 10 on her final so her questions often require you to apply multiple topics in order to just solve one problem. Her final was completely conceptual and required you to really understand the material. It was harder than the midterms but it's too terrible if you studied. The best way to study is to do many practice problems and read through the concepts.
I ended up with an A in the class. I would definitely recommend taking her course. And she grades everything really fast. I got my midterm grades within 48hrs which is pretty fast. Take Radko!
Radko is nice and always willing to help, inside or outside of the classroom. It's nice to have in a teacher. I'll never forget when she gave me the best advice ever for test-taking, and I used it and it helped me ace the final. It's a method of test-taking that helps you when you've already gotten a pretty solid understanding of the concepts, but for some reason haven't gotten the best grades on exams..
Definitely get to know Radko. Take her courses, no regrets.
Oh and what's the secret? I'll leave you to figure that one out.. >:)
Radko is a nice Russian lady (accent is not distracting) who tries to help you out, but she clearly is too smart for the material and grazes over the basics sometimes. Lots of book learning. If you took any previous Calculus course 31A should be relatively easy. She purposely puts hard/weird math problems on the midterm/final so you have to study.
She's an excellent professor. She isn't that hard to understand with her accent. Her midterms were difficult but she never tries to trick you or pull a fast one. She makes sure that you understand the concepts inside and out.
She's not easy by any means, but she'll definitely make sure you learn calculus.
overall, prof Radko is a great professor. You can tell she really cares about the material and will hold extra office hours. Homework is due every Friday which really isnt that bad, jus make sure u have a good TA (mine was Asher, he's great). Also, for the midterms and final just make sure u study the practice problems she gives u and go over the homework, and u will do fine. You should go to the lectures because her examples in class are needed to do the homework. Her accent doesnt really have an affect on the lectures because u can understand her. Take the class
Radio is a good professor. However the tests are notoriously hard. Although I got a B in my first midterm, I quickly re-strategized to improve. The key is to have access to the relevant past papers.
I'm selling Rogawski as well as the collection of past papers for $25 dollars.
Indeed, she is very tough, but she is willing to address students' concerns if you talk to her. Like in our class, in the beginning there're about 20 problems in one HW set. A lot of us thought it was too much, and she converted many problems to extra credit problems. I couldn't have survived well without those EC's...
Really hard to understand and skips steps all the time. But very smart and helpful outside of class. Way too fast, sometimes she just whizzes through thing and you don't know how she got there.
Don't be mistaken, Professor Radko is smart and direct about her teaching of calculus. She knows her stuff. Doing the homework and going to lectures helps a lot to understand calculus. However, the tests are very difficult. Neither the homework or the lectures go over anything like what's on the midterms and finals. If you take this class, make sure you get tutoring and get the concepts along with knowing how to do the problems down!
Prof. Radko did a good job teaching for her first quarter at UCLA...ok, she's Russian and has an accent, but it's not bad at all. She's timid and speaks softly, but the mics help out. Got a question? raise your hand and she'll go-over the whole problem again until all questions are answered. Midterms and finals follow the practice tests on the internet almost exactly, so you know what to expect. Office hours are great and convenient, and she tries to help you get calculus.
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