Fall 2015 - It was probably the very first time of him giving lectures to a large class. He always writes down the outline for each class at the beginning of each lecture, then goes directly to introduce, derive, and explain various concepts and formulas. Professor Shadkhoo is not a big fan of calculation, so most of his lectures are derivation-based. He covered lots of formula and concepts in each class, which I found hard to keep up with. The pace might be common for all the Physics 1 series. The first midterm was a disaster. I believed many first year students in the first quarter suffered from the transition from computation to derivation. The raw average was less than 50%. ☹ Professor sent an email asking us the reasons for failing the exam. ☹ The second one was better. But the final again was a disaster to me. Out of the six problems I finished only 1 with confidence. The HWs from Mastering Physics is a waste of time. I spent more time in figuring out how to type in an equation and check the numbers than actually solving the problem. The problems in the textbook are more helpful for practice.
Winter 2016 - I've taken Shadkhoo for both physics 1B and 1C and my experiences in these courses were pretty similar. He likes to spend deriving equations, which is all well and good, but you'll wish more examples were gone over in class when exams are approaching. The homework assigned was through Mastering Physics, which wasn't usually unreasonably long and you could use it to study for exams.