Winter 2023 - This Professor is one of the best that I haver taken at UCLA. I took Math 151AH with him, not 151A. there just isn't a section for reviews of that class so I am doing it here. HOLY MOLY, THIS MAN KNOWS HIS STUFF WHEN IT COMES TO MATH. You could ask Carney any question related to the content and he could provide you with a clear and concise answer with all of the foundational details described to help you fully understand the answer. Carney is an excellent teacher who clearly cares about his students and how much they learn from the class. I struggled in this class due to the difficulty of the content and my weak foundation in linear algebra (LOL). However, I have learned an incredible amount from the course and I believe it is all because of Carney. His lectures are engaging, made from slides that are typed and written on to cover concepts. The lectures were also recorded. His homeworks (remember this is for 151AH), while pretty challenging, were very well constructed and covered all the concepts gone over in lecture. Most importantly, Carney provided 3 hours a week outside of class as OH which were incredibly valuable. (I was a regular at these) If you are ever considering taking an honors upper div math course, I would highly reccomend this one if Carney is teaching it. Like any honors upper div course, it will be extremely challenging, but I feel like it was worth it mainly because of how well he taught the course.
Winter 2021 - Very passionate professors that writes out his lecture notes instead of using the textbook. Do a way better job at making theoretically messy concepts from the book more comprehensible. Overall his tests are fair, not easy but neither is all the material in the course. Really helpful in office hours, and homework accounts for 50% of the grade, which is nice!