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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.
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.
*** 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.
This professor is literally an angel! By far the sweetest and most understanding professor I've ever come across at UCLA. I am by no means a math person AT ALL but this is the first math class I've ever enjoyed. Take advantage of her office hours & stop by to chat even if you don't have specific questions! Please be patient with her in remote learning environments because if it seems like she's not responsive or the Sapling is acting up, know that she's really trying her best and technical difficulties are out of her control. She very much prefers you to discuss problems or point negotiations in office hours, not spamming her email inbox. All the points came from Sapling homework and the two "tests" were really just homework assignments titled "exam." I highly recommend this class with Professor Greene, even if you're not a math person!
Professor Greene was an incredible teacher. I always felt welcomed in her class, and she always slowed down to ensure student learning and explained difficult topics. She was understanding of our workload, and her assignments were always reflective of what we had learned. Her teaching style was great, and she was very organized. She made learning math fun and easy, and if I needed to take another math class, I would take it with her. I appreciate her genuine passion for teaching and care for her students, and she made my spring quarter very enjoyable in this class.
A little difficult content but Greene is so adorable and considerate. Her lectures are very clear, she talks a bit slow but that actually helped me keep up with the course.
A pretty decent professor in general. She spends lots of time going over concepts and examples during ZOOM meetings, despite various technical difficulties. It would be best to watch her lectures after she posts it, live lectures are hard to listen to as her internet connection is really unstable. That said, she truly cares about her students and wants them to succeed. She offered us accommodations, we had two tests this term, and all our grades were from the Sapling homework she assigned. You get five attempts for each question, and the system automatically grades you. The test is one attempt per question. There was no final because of the ongoing pandemic and BLM movement. I am pretty sure the whole experience would be much better had it not been online.
I took this class during the COVID-19 pandemic, so my experience will likely differ from you lot who are living in a 'normal' world (this sucks :( ).
Professor Greene is an awesome professor. Plenty of examples that help you understand the concept and integrates theorem in a way that is not too overwhelming. She is always willing to answer questions during and after lecture so if you are confused make sure to ask her.
She did give us a hassle during weeks 4-5, where she dropped a test on us 3 days before we were to take it. She had told us that there would be no exams and was pretty rude in emails. The situation likely got to her so it was understandable. Exams were not too difficult and we were given 4 hours to complete 20 questions, so it paid off.
Hw was all on sapling and was fairly easy. Just stay on top of the assignments and you will do great.
Calc ll can be difficult, so study.
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