Fall 2018 - Ramsey is not a very clear teacher. He is passionate about math but is not the best at teaching it. He often reads the theorems from the book word for word and uses that as the only explanation for the topic, something which was confusing for myself and many others I talked to. Additionally, he gives one "easy" example and many "hard" examples for a topic, which are not useful in anyway and only confuse you more. I never thought I would say this but the workload is too light for this class. It is quite confusing and I think in order to understand a topic you need to practice it a lot. Ramsey does not provide a lot of extra practice materials and assigns very little work. Of course, you can do extra problems on your own but it is difficult to gauge which ones will be helpful to do/be on the tests. With all this in mind, this was Ramsey's first quarter teaching and I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt the whole quarter but he was just not good at teaching the content.
Fall 2021 - Professor Ramsey is a great guy and engaging and funny lecturer. You can tell he's passionate about the class. However, after seeing so many good reviews implying that the class is super easy, I took this class and was not happy. Prof explains the material well and the homework is super easy and short, BUT (!!!!!!) the midterms and final are TERRIBLE - problems you've never seen before, 10x the difficulty of anything we've gone over in class, and impossible to solve given it's your first time seeing it and you're on a tight time crunch. I studied my ass off and can confidently say I knew all the material we were taught extremely well, but I failed the final because the problems were so unhinged and unexpected. DEFINITELY NOT AN EASY A