Fall 2018 - [Tyler's not going to be here after this year, but I thought I'd give a review as reflection of what honors multi can be.] One of the best classes I've ever taken. The lectures were engaging - concepts were *explained* - all the reasons behind each concept, well enough that I could normally look back at my notes and understand at least to some degree why every action was taken. And if I didn't, there were three hours of OH to get help with homework, get questions answered, and go on random math tangents. The course was very different from non h - very proof-based, large focus on sequences and sets, homeworks had a limited number of problems that required much thought, and the class was small enough to have a fun group chat and group study/support. I also took 32bh, and this sequence convinced me that I want to at least try some upper div math classes - currently planning to end up with a math minor. It'll depend on the teacher, but I highly recommend at least checking out the honors math classes
Winter 2019 - I took 32AH and 32BH with Professor Arant and he’s one of the most wonderful professors I’ve had at UCLA. His lectures are exceptionally clear and he explains hard concepts very well. His class was definitely challenging and 32BH was harder than 32AH. However, as long as you do the homework every week, you should be on top of things. To do the homework, you will need your notes/textbook but if you do that, you should be pretty much set for the midterms/final. He’s very approachable, friendly and has good handwriting. I heard he also won a teaching award, which he definitely deserves. His class prepared me really well for my proof intensive upper division honors classes. Can’t recommend him enough. Take a class with him if you can
Summer 2021 - Math 106 is definitely different. I expected an easy A since this seems like a history class, but I was wrong. I think the professor you get for this class greatly affects your experience, as professors have the choice of covering certain chapters and whatnot. Here's the breakdown of this class with Tyler: 1) Tyler is a great lecturer. I learned mostly all of the material from his lectures and lectures notes. The book isn't so great, as it skips a lot of steps or explains things with too many words than actual math. Tyler did a great job with filling in the gaps and presenting a pretty complete class with his lectures and lecture notes. 2) Tyler's homework was okay. The questions he wrote were alright, but most of the time, I found the book questions to be confusing. Like I said before, the book is too verbose and the questions are just confusingly written. However, if you go to office hours, Tyler is more than happy to explain everything. He is very much advises students to come to office hours, and he is willing to explain and re-explain things that are confusing. He's very approachable in OH and in lecture, so the homework is not that bad to do if you just get help from him. 3) Tyler's exams are mostly fair. I thought his midterm was very fair based on the HW and lectures and his final was mostly fair. He did have one question I wasn't particularly a fan of, but that's only one question out of six. If you do the homework and understand the lecture notes, you should honestly be fine for the exam. 4) The content covered in this class is where I have the most issues. I think Tyler got to choose certain topics, and I feel like he made this class harder than it needed to be. He didn't focus much on the history, but had sections on sets and logic that were very new to some people. The only prerequisites for this class is lower division calculus, and oftentimes, I found myself using proof techniques and ideas that I learned in Math 115A. I don't think other professors make this class as hard as Tyler made it. It's not undoable or anything like that, but it's not what I signed up for. Overall, I wouldn't mind having Tyler for another class. He is a good lecturer and is helpful and approachable. However, this class just wasn't my thing.
Fall 2020 - Different teaching styles work for different students... I personally didn't love the way this professor structured the class, but I think he is actually a good teacher. You have the security of knowing that if you go to all lectures, do all the work, and stay on top of everything you will do well in his class. I prefer a class that is less structured, with less homework, and more of a work independently to learn the material environment. I think I may be the rarity in this sense, so I do think many students would enjoy having him as a professor. Be prepared for a lot of homework, but you likely also won't need to do much extra studying aside from the homework, which he grades on completion. He also had a quiz once a week and I found that the quizzes were not easy, while they do account for a large part of your grade, so be sure to study for those. He is helpful at explaining the material and especially I give him kudos for being so organized. It was very easy to navigate back through his lecture notes to find what you were looking for, which is much appreciated in the remote learning environment.
Summer 2020 - The class itself I found super dense. It is extremely theoretical and proof based, but if you take the time to memorize the proofs and the application, you will do fine. The professor was extremely helpful and clear, one of the best math professors I've had at UCLA.
Summer 2020 - Even though he seems really helpful but most of the time he tries to twist the explanation. His lecture notes are copy-paste from the book so is pointless to attend the lecture unless you have spare time to waste. Hw load is massive so be prepared to do 35-45 problems a week. Exams are pretty much same version of hw problems but he takes so many point off for small mistake even if you have the right answers (imagine you did everything right, exactly like solution manual but you gonna end up with high C) and there are typos in every exam. The only good thing about this class was the super helpful TA and the fact that final exam worths same weight as other exams so it doesn't really effect your grade at end