Calculus for Life Sciences Students

Olga Radko

Calculus for Life Sciences Students

Mathematics department

Olga Radko

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Ratings

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Overall 3.4
Good
Hard
Easiness of class 1.6
Easy
Heavy
Workload 1.8
Light
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 3.6
Clear
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 3.6
Helpful
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Tags

  • Needs Textbook
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tough Tests

Grades

Spring 2015
16.7%
13.9%
11.1%
8.3%
5.6%
2.8%
0.0%
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A
A-
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B
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C
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D+
D
D-
F

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

Winter 2010
21.4%
17.9%
14.3%
10.7%
7.1%
3.6%
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.

Spring 2006
17.0%
14.2%
11.4%
8.5%
5.7%
2.8%
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.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Spring 2015 Submitted June 19, 2016 Grade Received: N/A

She is a nice professor and she tries to make sure that every student understands the concepts she is teaching, however, those tests that she gave were KILLERS! Literally, we had homework and quizzes, but the midterms and finals were terrible. I ended getting a C+ in the class, but after the final, I did not think I was going to pass the class because the test was so hard. If you can, I would advise taking this class with someone else, but she is not a terrible professor, just hard.

I am also beyond happy to see a woman teaching b/c often in the math world there are a very limited number of women teaching. Really nice professor though!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 13, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

Professor Radko has a great personality. She is really nice and helpful. She tries to be as straightforward as possible, unlike some other math professors. She does a lot of examples and explains each step throughly.
That being said, sometimes she jumps right into examples before introducing the concept. In cases like that, I suggest you read the book. Sometimes a quick scan of the book helped me more than being in class and going to discussion.

I had a tough time with the material at the beginning of the course and had to do a lot of practice problems to keep up, but once I learned to work hard, I was able to slack off at the end.

My opinion of each test-

Midterm 1: HARD.
Average was 60%

Average was
Midterm- EASY
Average was 62%

FINAL- VERY HARD! STUDY FOR THE FINAL. Do not be like me and leave it to the last minute! (Literally, I studied from 12-4:30 the day of)
The average was 46%

I got a 60/60 on both midterms, 82/120 on the final, and A in the class. Overall, I suggest you do a lot of practice problems and attend office hours. Pay attention to your notes because she draws a lot of test examples from that. The class is hard work, but feels rewarding at the end! Good luck Bruins!

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  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tough Tests
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