All Ratings and Reviews for Paige Greene

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Overall 4.3
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Easiness of class 3.3
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MATH 31A, taken Summer 2020 Submitted Sept. 23, 2020 Grade Received: A

Admittedly I found this class easy because I'd taken AP Calculus in high school, but I think even people without prior knowledge will do well with Professor Greene. She genuinely cares about her students, so she's always willing to answer questions and help you when you have trouble. Her lectures move at an appropriate pace and are pretty clear, and when something is unclear and you need clarification she's always willing to explain. Each homework assignment was only about 10 problems, and while there were several assignments due across the week, it was easily manageable; it wasn't busywork with too many useless problems. Exams were the same difficulty or slightly harder (but not too much harder) than homework. The TA Harris Khan was also very helpful, doing many clear examples and having a lot of office hours to help students. Overall, I'd highly recommend taking math with Paige Greene.

MATH 31A, taken Summer 2020 Submitted Nov. 28, 2020 Grade Received: A

In agreement with everyone here, Professor Greene's a great teacher! I took Calculus before taking this class, but the way she explained different concepts really helped me to understand the reasoning behind the material. She's a great lecturer and was super helpful during office hours. Seeing pictures of her grandson and her cat was a plus too!

The class is pretty light in terms of workload. Weekly online assignments for homework, two midterms, and a final, all of which were pretty easy as long as you paid attention in lecture. Harris Khan was an amazing TA. Very responsive with emails and accommodating for students in different time zones. It was super useful to go to both his and Professor Greene's office hours since they both explained concepts so clearly.

MATH 31A, taken Summer 2020 Submitted Oct. 9, 2020 Grade Received: A

I took this class in six weeks over the summer through CSI, and it was a good introduction to UCLA. Speaking as someone who literally despises math with every aspect of my being, Professor Greene actually made this complex concepts easy to understand. She is the sweetest lady and was always so chatty before class and in office hours, and loved showing us her cat and her grandson :) Her main goal is not to just teach the concepts, but to teach why the concepts work the way they do and how we arrived at them. A lot of things she explained were things I learned in high school, but never truly understood until now. There is homework almost nightly on Sapling, but it was usually like 7-10 problems and didn't take too long if you knew what you were doing. Be sure to attend lecture and take your own notes, because although she uploads her slides, they are handwritten and (due to the nature of trying to write on an IPad), difficult to read. She has a ton of office hours and was so accommodating whenever a technical or personal issue arose, and Harris was an absolutely fantastic TA as well. Since I struggle with math, I always attended every lecture, discussion, and office hour, so the class became time consuming, many of my peers did very will without committing so much time. She is very considerate and generous, and allows notes and other resources on her midterms and final, which were very fair (although rather long and time consuming, but again, I'm slow at math). I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to take this class, especially over the summer or anyone who generally isn't the fondest of math. Hoping she teaches 31B soon!

MATH 31B, taken Spring 2020 Submitted June 19, 2020 Grade Received: A

Unlike some of the professors here at UCLA, Greene does not assume you've already taken AP Calculus ABCDEFGHI.... in high school. She takes her time to explain important concepts thoroughly. Most importantly, connects them to real life examples that helps you realize the importance of calculus. I originally took the class with another professor but ended up dropping it because of how horrible the material SEEMED to me. Little did I know that the professor was just butchering calculus, so when I took this course with Greene, she showed me the true beauty behind calc. She is easy to comprehend and talks in a very clear manner. I went into the class hoping never to take another calculus class, but left wanting to take more. UCLA keeps hiring PhD students to teach classes that they have no business teaching because it saves them money. Greene is one of those rare professors who doesn't have a PhD, but has stuck around because she has a clear talent for teaching. If you're scared of calculus but want to like it it, take any course with her. You'll thank me and her later.

MATH 3C, taken Spring 2018 Submitted June 26, 2018 Grade Received: B

- wiley plus- can be found for like $60 on ebay btw, useless af and we only had 4 assignments
- hw- 2/8 assignments got dropped
- tests- just like practice exams, DO THE PRACTICE EXAMS. test averages are like 85%
- final curve was pretty good
- she posts this girls lectures notes online and that's all you need. you really need to go to lectures tbh

MATH 3C Submitted June 14, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

The most kind and caring professor I have met at UCLA. Her class always fills up first every enrollment period for a reason. Go to her office hours and you will receive the grade you want. She has 8 WHOLE hours of office hours per week. I have never heard of a professor that puts him/herself so available to students.

In regards to tests, her midterms are very similar to her practice exams, so they are very predictable. Her final exam for 3B was quite hard I must say, however for 3C, it was ridiculously easy.

MATH 3C, taken Summer 2017 Submitted Sept. 18, 2017 Grade Received: A+

she is the easiest and hardest professor i have ever taken at UCLA. her tests are extremely easy but also extremely hard, so either you can study or not study if you want to do well and ace or get an F. thank you and have a nice day -- or a bad day if you want!

MATH 31B, taken Spring 2020 Submitted Nov. 10, 2020 Grade Received: A

Greene is very good at explaining concepts and problems and does not skip over details. All though she had a difficult time switching to online at first, she was very accommodating and gave ample time to complete the homework. The grade was solely based on homework, which you submit online and have no time limit on. Lectures are recorded. Overall she made a very difficult class pretty easy.

MATH 31A, taken Summer 2020 Submitted Sept. 17, 2020 Grade Received: N/A

I took this class as Math31A in Summer 2020. The professor is really generous with grades and does not give impossible tests (mostly they’re easy but certain questions are hard but since we are in quarantine we used the app sapling to do tests and it was pretty easy as it gave us more trials). She is also really understanding (I misunderstood something and forgot to submit my work but she let me resubmit it).
Coming to the cons, her explanation was not really understandable at some points (Hard concepts) and was kinda messy. Sometimes, she would explain really briefly in class but the hw would be harder, things she didn’t discuss in class. The TA’s (Harris) was amazing and was really helpful in office hours(legend). He gave so many office hours and gave review questions which were kinda harder than the test but were helpful to get a strong understanding. Overall, most of us got As (the average was 94) but at some point I had to work hard to understand and the workload was kinda tough. If you would like to guarantee a good grade and are welling to work hard, take it.

MATH 31B, taken Spring 2020 Submitted July 25, 2020 Grade Received: A+

*** COVID-19 Review ***
Greene is really good at actually explaining the math we're working on and goes over a lot of examples. I found it very easy to follow her lectures. She does give homework through Sapling, but you can easily get the answers for it and it's hard for that to knock your grade down.
Apart from that, she was a bit of a hot mess which is why I knocked down her ratings. She originally said no exams and then added them, and there were multiple moments where she changed the exam as students were taking them (however she gave me a 100% because of all the issues). She is a very sweet lady, and I know that the transition was especially rough for her and she had a lot on her plate, but beware.
You will be able to get an easy A in this class, but do not let it trick you. Be attentive if you need to continue to Math 32A, because it is easy to just stop paying attention and still score well.

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