Will Conley
Department of Mathematics
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4.7
Overall Rating
Based on 33 Users
Easiness 4.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.8 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.7 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.8 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Engaging Lectures
  • Would Take Again
  • Needs Textbook
  • Often Funny
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38.2%
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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A-
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March 29, 2022

To start off, I absolutely need to mention how kind Professor Conley is. This man held review sessions from 5pm to nearly midnight for us on Zoom and answered even the simplest questions. He has so much passion for this class and the guidance that he gives. Onto the actual class: I took it partially online due to Omicron so your experience may vary. We had to get the Achieve textbook (pricey) and homework questions were pretty tricky at times. All exams were open note and 24 hr take homes, and if they were in person I probably would have failed to be honest. He goes at a steady pace during his lectures, and mostly reads off the slides. My TA, Talon, was awesome (cool name too!) and his kindness really showed in his teaching. The LAs Thera and Brian were also super helpful and sweet. He has a grading policy where if you do trash on one midterm, he'll drop it if your average grade without that midterm is higher than if he kept it. That policy got me in the A range. In all, definitely take it with Conley -- it'll save you a headache.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: N/A
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March 29, 2022

Disclaimer: I am pretty bad at Math.
For a person who does not have any background knowledge of calculus, I was extremely lost in this class. He skimmed over many topics. The stuff taught in class did not reflect the homework or the exams. I would only recommend this class to people who are good at math and have some pre-calc knowledge. The exams were very difficult and unfairly marked (in my opinion) if the exams were in person and we had a limited time span to complete them, I probably would not have passed this class.
There are 2 midterms (not cumulative) and a final (cumulative), one homework (around 25-30 questions) a week as well as 2 discussion worksheets (graded on completion). Take this class if you are good at math, if you arent I recommend taking pre-calculus before this.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A+
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March 26, 2022

Conley is a great professor. I liked this class but have a few complaints. I think this is the first (or one of the first) quarters where he started to use Achieve ($100+). Achieve, in my opinion, is useless but required for the class. It gets homework problems directly from the textbook (and sometimes switches up the values here and there), so I'm not sure why we needed to pay extra to get the same questions from the book. Not to mention, there were only 1-2 questions for each topic, which isn't enough to review and learn topics?? Everyone struggled with the homework and helped each other out in the GroupMe, but there were times where even Conley was confused on the HW problems. Nonetheless, he's a great professor and super dedicated -- he's held 4-5 hour Zoom review sessions for us. Overall, would recommend but definitely go to OH if you need help on topics like related rates, (applied) optimization, etc because the quarter system goes by real quick and if you don't review ASAP, you have more material to cover later on.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
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June 20, 2021

Conley is absolutely fantastic. TAKE THIS PROFESSOR. I didn't take any calculus at all in high school, and so came in with very little background, but this class and this professor were the perfect introduction to calculus. Even my algebra and lower level math skills were kind of weak, but Conley (as well as the structure of Math 31AL itself) provides excellent scaffolding for students of all levels. He's kind, friendly, clear, and genuinely cares for the wellbeing of his students. He is extremely friendly in office hours and will patiently go through questions step by step for you until you understand. His teaching style is perfect for taking notes, and he teaches in a way that helps you understand exactly what is happening and why.
There are 2 midterms and 1 final in this class, and before each he would hold a thorough review session. I have now finished taking Math 32A, multivar calc, and I am so glad I had my introduction to calc with Conley because he explained concepts clearly in a way that we could actually understand what was happening, and I still use the skills he taught us. Conley is the best math professor/teacher I've ever had in my entire life and you're only making things difficult for yourself if you choose not to take him.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
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March 30, 2021

Conley was very lenient with due dates and understanding in general. His lectures were engaging and he answered questions patiently. 100% recommend taking him.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: B+
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Feb. 17, 2021

He is the professor to have for this class. Had him online and he gave us 24 hours to take the midterms and finals. He also was very responsive and gave extensions on sapling (hw) and quizzes.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: N/A
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Nov. 18, 2020

Conley is an awesome prof, take him if you can. Super helpful and makes a ton of exceptions on deadlines if he notices the whole class is taking longer than usual; really in touch with his students.
I have a brand new copy of the textbook , still in its packaging that I am looking to sell for $60. Text me @ (925)289-6294 if you're interested!

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Aug. 17, 2020

Professor Conley is by far the best professor I've had at UCLA thus far. His lectures are super clear and he is always willing to go out of his way to offer extra help outside of class. I definitely recommend going to his midterm/final review sessions as they were super informative and a great review of the material.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________I'm selling the textbook for this class for $60 if you are interested! Message me: 1(310) 408-9789

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A+
April 11, 2020

As a math major this class was easy for me. I took this class simply because I want to review some math material since I haven't been doing math for quite a while before college. However, Dr. Conley's background in abstract algebra can never be underestimated, and he delivers excellent talks in advanced topics outside his usual lower division classes.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: NR
March 27, 2020

Professor Conley is one of the best teachers in the Math department. He explains very clearly the topics and really cares about his students. Every lecture he would start by doing a quick review on the last one, before continuing to new topics. He makes this class really simple and helps you understand wat better than other professors. There is weekly homework, two midterms and a final. You can drop your lowest midterm. There is also Sapling. What was really great about him were his review sessions, He would spend 4 hours in a classroom reviewing all the topics for a test, without getting tired!
Professor Conley is one of the only lectures I have had that actually enjoys teaching. If your knowledge in Calculus is not strong, you should definitely take this class.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A-
March 29, 2022

To start off, I absolutely need to mention how kind Professor Conley is. This man held review sessions from 5pm to nearly midnight for us on Zoom and answered even the simplest questions. He has so much passion for this class and the guidance that he gives. Onto the actual class: I took it partially online due to Omicron so your experience may vary. We had to get the Achieve textbook (pricey) and homework questions were pretty tricky at times. All exams were open note and 24 hr take homes, and if they were in person I probably would have failed to be honest. He goes at a steady pace during his lectures, and mostly reads off the slides. My TA, Talon, was awesome (cool name too!) and his kindness really showed in his teaching. The LAs Thera and Brian were also super helpful and sweet. He has a grading policy where if you do trash on one midterm, he'll drop it if your average grade without that midterm is higher than if he kept it. That policy got me in the A range. In all, definitely take it with Conley -- it'll save you a headache.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: N/A
March 29, 2022

Disclaimer: I am pretty bad at Math.
For a person who does not have any background knowledge of calculus, I was extremely lost in this class. He skimmed over many topics. The stuff taught in class did not reflect the homework or the exams. I would only recommend this class to people who are good at math and have some pre-calc knowledge. The exams were very difficult and unfairly marked (in my opinion) if the exams were in person and we had a limited time span to complete them, I probably would not have passed this class.
There are 2 midterms (not cumulative) and a final (cumulative), one homework (around 25-30 questions) a week as well as 2 discussion worksheets (graded on completion). Take this class if you are good at math, if you arent I recommend taking pre-calculus before this.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A+
March 26, 2022

Conley is a great professor. I liked this class but have a few complaints. I think this is the first (or one of the first) quarters where he started to use Achieve ($100+). Achieve, in my opinion, is useless but required for the class. It gets homework problems directly from the textbook (and sometimes switches up the values here and there), so I'm not sure why we needed to pay extra to get the same questions from the book. Not to mention, there were only 1-2 questions for each topic, which isn't enough to review and learn topics?? Everyone struggled with the homework and helped each other out in the GroupMe, but there were times where even Conley was confused on the HW problems. Nonetheless, he's a great professor and super dedicated -- he's held 4-5 hour Zoom review sessions for us. Overall, would recommend but definitely go to OH if you need help on topics like related rates, (applied) optimization, etc because the quarter system goes by real quick and if you don't review ASAP, you have more material to cover later on.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
June 20, 2021

Conley is absolutely fantastic. TAKE THIS PROFESSOR. I didn't take any calculus at all in high school, and so came in with very little background, but this class and this professor were the perfect introduction to calculus. Even my algebra and lower level math skills were kind of weak, but Conley (as well as the structure of Math 31AL itself) provides excellent scaffolding for students of all levels. He's kind, friendly, clear, and genuinely cares for the wellbeing of his students. He is extremely friendly in office hours and will patiently go through questions step by step for you until you understand. His teaching style is perfect for taking notes, and he teaches in a way that helps you understand exactly what is happening and why.
There are 2 midterms and 1 final in this class, and before each he would hold a thorough review session. I have now finished taking Math 32A, multivar calc, and I am so glad I had my introduction to calc with Conley because he explained concepts clearly in a way that we could actually understand what was happening, and I still use the skills he taught us. Conley is the best math professor/teacher I've ever had in my entire life and you're only making things difficult for yourself if you choose not to take him.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: A
March 30, 2021

Conley was very lenient with due dates and understanding in general. His lectures were engaging and he answered questions patiently. 100% recommend taking him.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: B+
Feb. 17, 2021

He is the professor to have for this class. Had him online and he gave us 24 hours to take the midterms and finals. He also was very responsive and gave extensions on sapling (hw) and quizzes.

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Quarter: Fall 2020
Grade: N/A
Nov. 18, 2020

Conley is an awesome prof, take him if you can. Super helpful and makes a ton of exceptions on deadlines if he notices the whole class is taking longer than usual; really in touch with his students.
I have a brand new copy of the textbook , still in its packaging that I am looking to sell for $60. Text me @ (925)289-6294 if you're interested!

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A
Aug. 17, 2020

Professor Conley is by far the best professor I've had at UCLA thus far. His lectures are super clear and he is always willing to go out of his way to offer extra help outside of class. I definitely recommend going to his midterm/final review sessions as they were super informative and a great review of the material.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________I'm selling the textbook for this class for $60 if you are interested! Message me: 1(310) 408-9789

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Quarter: Fall 2019
Grade: A+
April 11, 2020

As a math major this class was easy for me. I took this class simply because I want to review some math material since I haven't been doing math for quite a while before college. However, Dr. Conley's background in abstract algebra can never be underestimated, and he delivers excellent talks in advanced topics outside his usual lower division classes.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: NR
March 27, 2020

Professor Conley is one of the best teachers in the Math department. He explains very clearly the topics and really cares about his students. Every lecture he would start by doing a quick review on the last one, before continuing to new topics. He makes this class really simple and helps you understand wat better than other professors. There is weekly homework, two midterms and a final. You can drop your lowest midterm. There is also Sapling. What was really great about him were his review sessions, He would spend 4 hours in a classroom reviewing all the topics for a test, without getting tired!
Professor Conley is one of the only lectures I have had that actually enjoys teaching. If your knowledge in Calculus is not strong, you should definitely take this class.

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4.7
Overall Rating
Based on 33 Users
Easiness 4.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.8 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.7 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.8 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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