Algebra

Sherry Gong

Algebra

Mathematics department

Sherry Gong

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Quarter Taken: Fall 2019 Submitted Jan. 7, 2020 Grade Received: B-

To be frank, although she's a nice person, Professor Gong was not a very good lecturer. She was super confusing and her lectures were all over the place, and with abstract algebra that was pretty much a death sentence given how difficult it is to grasp normally. She went out of her way to help as much as she could in office hours which was nice, but her lectures to the class were so hard to follow that she made a class that should have been decently easy (light workload, straightforward exams) into a class that I and a lot of my friends in the class really struggled to understand and do well in. She also went WAY too fast to follow, and we ended up finishing in like 6 weeks and spent the rest of the time going over stuff from 110B when none of us understood the stuff we were supposed to learn in the actual class we were in. I hate to give her such a bad review because she seems like she's trying really hard and I'm sure with time her lectures will be much more clear and rehearsed, but for now I would recommend choosing another professor if you have the option because unless you're a math genius you'll have a hard time self teaching enough from the book to do well in the class.
Professor Gong (or anyone from the department) if you're reading this, thank you for doing your best, I appreciate your effort and help during the quarter even if it was hard for the class to follow. For the future I would recommend preparing your lectures more thoroughly and making/following lesson plans strictly- I think if you had more clarity in what you were trying to teach us and an organized, structured plan on how to do so you'd be a lot more successful getting your students to understand algebra!

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