Tina Austin
Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
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4.4
Overall Rating
Based on 7 Users
Easiness 4.7 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.4 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.6 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.4 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Uses Slides
GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS
37.5%
31.3%
25.0%
18.8%
12.5%
6.3%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

46.9%
39.1%
31.3%
23.4%
15.6%
7.8%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

47.1%
39.2%
31.4%
23.5%
15.7%
7.8%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Fall 2023
Grade: A+
Feb. 1, 2024

Professor Austin is one of the most welcoming and engaging professors at UCLA. She is always interacting with her students and encouraging them to participate in class. The content is taught from a scientific perspective but also takes into account the modern-day relevance and application of stem cells. The assignments are very reasonable and there are lots of extra credit opportunities available throughout the quarter. The exams do cover a wide range of topics, but all the relevant material is covered multiple times in class. Every lecture starts with an interactive recap that helps solidify previous content. Professor Austin is also very accessible during her office hours if you need additional help and she genuinely tries to make a connection with each student in the class. Highly recommend this course!!

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Quarter: Fall 2023
Grade: A
Feb. 1, 2024

I think Professor Austin was a great Professor. I joined the class not having any prior background or very limited knowledge about biology. I originally had dropped the class after having attended two lectures and thought it would be too hard, but Professor Austin personally reached out and offered to personally catch me up if I felt it was too tough for me. Overall, she's one of the kindest Professor's I've encountered, she's always willing to make sure the students are enjoying the lectures and just overall makes sure that her students aren't overworked. She's one of the few professor's that understands her students have other classes. Genuinely can say that she's a great teacher.

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Quarter: Fall 2023
Grade: A
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Jan. 30, 2024

Compared to other classes on campus, this class is a breath of fresh air. I took this class as an elective while taking upper divs. The workload was very managable and there was a great deal of extra credit opportunities that were both engaging and reinforced class material. Professor Austin does a great job in making the class interactive through questions and drawing out diagrams on the chalkboard. Our final review was even in a bingo format. She's very caring, takes the time to find amazing guest lecturers like Dr. Kohn, and does her best to interact and help students even in class. I definitely recommend this class for anyone.

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Quarter: Fall 2023
Grade: A
Verified Reviewer This user is a verified UCLA student/alum.
Jan. 30, 2024

Professor Austin did a great job teaching the class. She's also one of the nicest professors I met at UCLA. She posts weekly notes recapping the week's lecture material which helped a lot for studying. Professor Austin also offered extra credit throughout the course so I didn't feel too worried about my grade in the class. The workload wasn't bad at all, and you only had to attend around 40% of the lectures so you don't have to show up to every lecture. The lectures were very interesting and covered recent developments surrounding stem cell treatments. Professor Austin also hosted weekly office hours recapping the week's content which was extremely helpful. If you attend most of the lectures and submit your assignments on time, you should easily be able to get a good grade in the class.

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Quarter: Fall 2023
Grade: A+
Verified Reviewer This user is a verified UCLA student/alum.
Jan. 22, 2024

I took this class as a GE and highly recommend since I found it to be very interesting and enjoyable with a small class dynamic. Professor Austin taught this class well and clearly communicated to students on how the tests and quizzes would be. The workload was very manageable and her assignments were unique and interesting, often evoking critical thinking. My favorite one was a presentation on a stem cell topic of our choice. Additionally, her lectures were in-depth and engaging, and getting a good grade in the class is easy as long as you pay attention in the lectures. The tests include some tricky questions, but they are more than made up for by the abundant extra credit opportunities she gives. If you do happen to miss some classes, Professor Austin is also very accessible at office hours to help you catch up.

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Quarter: Winter 2023
Grade: N/A
Jan. 16, 2024

Dr. Austin is the best Professor that I have seen at UCLA. She explains everything very clearly and tells you whatever is needed for exams. I wish she would teach more classes, but I am so happy that I was in her MCDB 90 class. I learned a lot, and I will never forget her efforts and how helpful she was. Thank you very much Dr. Austin for everything.

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Quarter: Fall 2023
Grade: A
Dec. 12, 2023

The only good thing about this class and teacher is that its an easy A. Other than that prof. austin is actually a horrible lecturer and bad teacher in general. She treats us like children, and forcibly makes us participate even when we dont have our hands raised. She is always late to class and was even late to the final, the quizzes and exams she swears will take you ten minutes and is really easy, but makes it actually difficult for no reason at all. Her final made 0 sense, it was poorly written and seemed like it was made the night before. Overall, if you're looking for an easy A but horrible experience take the class, lol. But if you do not want to deal with the headache that Prof. Austin is just take LS7A as your GE lol.

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Quarter: Fall 2023
Grade: A+
Feb. 1, 2024

Professor Austin is one of the most welcoming and engaging professors at UCLA. She is always interacting with her students and encouraging them to participate in class. The content is taught from a scientific perspective but also takes into account the modern-day relevance and application of stem cells. The assignments are very reasonable and there are lots of extra credit opportunities available throughout the quarter. The exams do cover a wide range of topics, but all the relevant material is covered multiple times in class. Every lecture starts with an interactive recap that helps solidify previous content. Professor Austin is also very accessible during her office hours if you need additional help and she genuinely tries to make a connection with each student in the class. Highly recommend this course!!

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Quarter: Fall 2023
Grade: A
Feb. 1, 2024

I think Professor Austin was a great Professor. I joined the class not having any prior background or very limited knowledge about biology. I originally had dropped the class after having attended two lectures and thought it would be too hard, but Professor Austin personally reached out and offered to personally catch me up if I felt it was too tough for me. Overall, she's one of the kindest Professor's I've encountered, she's always willing to make sure the students are enjoying the lectures and just overall makes sure that her students aren't overworked. She's one of the few professor's that understands her students have other classes. Genuinely can say that she's a great teacher.

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Verified Reviewer This user is a verified UCLA student/alum.
Quarter: Fall 2023
Grade: A
Jan. 30, 2024

Compared to other classes on campus, this class is a breath of fresh air. I took this class as an elective while taking upper divs. The workload was very managable and there was a great deal of extra credit opportunities that were both engaging and reinforced class material. Professor Austin does a great job in making the class interactive through questions and drawing out diagrams on the chalkboard. Our final review was even in a bingo format. She's very caring, takes the time to find amazing guest lecturers like Dr. Kohn, and does her best to interact and help students even in class. I definitely recommend this class for anyone.

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Verified Reviewer This user is a verified UCLA student/alum.
Quarter: Fall 2023
Grade: A
Jan. 30, 2024

Professor Austin did a great job teaching the class. She's also one of the nicest professors I met at UCLA. She posts weekly notes recapping the week's lecture material which helped a lot for studying. Professor Austin also offered extra credit throughout the course so I didn't feel too worried about my grade in the class. The workload wasn't bad at all, and you only had to attend around 40% of the lectures so you don't have to show up to every lecture. The lectures were very interesting and covered recent developments surrounding stem cell treatments. Professor Austin also hosted weekly office hours recapping the week's content which was extremely helpful. If you attend most of the lectures and submit your assignments on time, you should easily be able to get a good grade in the class.

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Verified Reviewer This user is a verified UCLA student/alum.
Quarter: Fall 2023
Grade: A+
Jan. 22, 2024

I took this class as a GE and highly recommend since I found it to be very interesting and enjoyable with a small class dynamic. Professor Austin taught this class well and clearly communicated to students on how the tests and quizzes would be. The workload was very manageable and her assignments were unique and interesting, often evoking critical thinking. My favorite one was a presentation on a stem cell topic of our choice. Additionally, her lectures were in-depth and engaging, and getting a good grade in the class is easy as long as you pay attention in the lectures. The tests include some tricky questions, but they are more than made up for by the abundant extra credit opportunities she gives. If you do happen to miss some classes, Professor Austin is also very accessible at office hours to help you catch up.

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Quarter: Winter 2023
Grade: N/A
Jan. 16, 2024

Dr. Austin is the best Professor that I have seen at UCLA. She explains everything very clearly and tells you whatever is needed for exams. I wish she would teach more classes, but I am so happy that I was in her MCDB 90 class. I learned a lot, and I will never forget her efforts and how helpful she was. Thank you very much Dr. Austin for everything.

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Quarter: Fall 2023
Grade: A
Dec. 12, 2023

The only good thing about this class and teacher is that its an easy A. Other than that prof. austin is actually a horrible lecturer and bad teacher in general. She treats us like children, and forcibly makes us participate even when we dont have our hands raised. She is always late to class and was even late to the final, the quizzes and exams she swears will take you ten minutes and is really easy, but makes it actually difficult for no reason at all. Her final made 0 sense, it was poorly written and seemed like it was made the night before. Overall, if you're looking for an easy A but horrible experience take the class, lol. But if you do not want to deal with the headache that Prof. Austin is just take LS7A as your GE lol.

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4.4
Overall Rating
Based on 7 Users
Easiness 4.7 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.4 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.6 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.4 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

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  • Uses Slides
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