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Professor Ioudina is not the greatest teacher. She gives random quizzes and takes attendance. If attendance seems to be getting low, she gives a surprise quiz! She knows what she's talking about, but she talks in such a monotone voice that it's impossibly hard to pay attention. Her examples are incomplete, but she does post of lot of PDF slides/info online, so that helped. Without the book, I don't think I would have been able to understand much in this class. She goes through everything too fast, in such a boring way, that no one can really comprehend what she's trying to say. Her tests are unreasonably difficult and she does not curve the grading (unless everyone is doing bad... which was what happened because she was too hard). However, she does give extra credit opportunities that should make up for bad test scores. Although she's a nice person, she's really not a decent teacher. I'd say avoid her if at all possible.
Horrible professor. She cannot teach, does not curve, and thinks students are stupid when they don't understand a concept, which is really only because she sucks so badly. She criticized the class once for doing bad on an assignment and not understanding, not realizing it's her fault. She also gives pop quizzes at least once every week, which is ridiculous with other classes to focus on. She even gave one every day of midterms week.... Avoid at all costs. Makes an easy subject ridiculously hard.
Just terrible. Let's first start out by saying she does not curve the class. Doesn't make much sense for a math type class to just grade based on a straight grading scale. It's not like she makes her tests so that many people can get high scores either. Basically, you should be expecting only a handful of people to get a good grade in this class. As if that isn't enough, she isn't the best teacher around. Her lectures seem not fully prepared and the rate that she tries to move each lesson makes it very hard to keep up for the average guy. And the biggest reason she is terrible would be because she doesn't care about the success of her students. When I went to office hours to get some clarification on a subject, she pretty much dismissed me and told me to look in my notes. That's not how office hours should work. Avoid at any costs. I got my lowest grade ever in UCLA with this class, and I retook the class with Professor Christou and received an A. Christou lectured in a very clear manner and taught all the essentials while leaving out less important subjects that Ioudina tried to teach.
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