Yevgenya Shevtsov
Department of Life Sciences
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2.8
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Easiness 2.8 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.0 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.0 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.7 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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Quarter: Summer 2017
Grade: A-
Sept. 17, 2017

Excellent professor! Very thorough explanations. I really can't say anything bad about her except that her lectures can be pretty slow sometimes. For midterms and finals, just study the practice exams and you'll be well prepared.

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A
Jan. 2, 2023

As nice as Prof. Shevtsov is, it’s very very difficult to understand her and the overall course is mismanaged because the labs do not really correlate with the material sufficiently enough. Homework is due weekly as well as labs, the former grades for completion but the latter being extremely difficult/tedious. Tests are fair enough (Go to weekly problem solving sessions!!!).

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A+
Dec. 28, 2022

If you liked calculus, biology, and a little bit of coding, this class will be a breeze. There is a learning curve in the first couple of weeks and the topics feel very abstract, but trust me when I say that everything will eventually click. Please please please attend labs, because the coding assignments are graded based on accuracy (due at the beginning of the next lab). The TAs are super helpful with going over both the lecture and coding material.
Lecture is honestly not as bad as people make it out to be. There are clicker questions, but they're graded based on participation. If you sit near the front pay attention, Prof Shevtsov is engaging enough and really isn't that hard to understand.
The homework was honestly long and stress-inducing, but they were helpful in clarifying stuff that Shevtsov may have been unclear with during the lecture. (And again, if you're confused, ask your TA for help!) Luckily, they were graded based on completion.
For the midterm, if you are able to do the practice tests Prof Shevtsov gives out, you will be completely fine. On the other hand, the final felt slightly different from the practice exams. The general consensus was that it was harder than the practice, but that might just be because I sucked at them. Although I never attended a single Problem Solving Session, I have heard they were very helpful and the TAs and LAs gave out questions similar to those on these exams.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
July 21, 2022

Dr.Shevtsov was a pretty good professor but Winter 2022 was an unusual quarter since the first half was online and the second half was in person. Her online lectures were definitely better but her in-person ones were not as good because of the lack of slides she had before and some tech/audio issues that were out of her control. One thing about the class is the homework. She assigned so many problems in the textbook and many of these problems were so weirdly worded or just difficult to answer. Other professors like Jukka assign fewer problems from the textbook. Her tests were somewhat fair, definitely a bit more difficult than the practice tests given by other professors. These tests make you think a lot. However, her coding practical (basically a coding test) was very easy since it was just simple concepts you already learned before. The TAs were really helpful and nice! The coding part was time-consuming but I found it to be a lot of fun (due to my prior coding background).

TLDR: Dr.Shevtsov is not a bad professor to take it with! Bit tougher tests and more homework, but all of that is manageable if you stay on top of the class (class concepts are pretty easy if you've taken AP Calc).

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: A-
Feb. 18, 2018

Literally, avoid Shevstov at all costs. I'm serious, the 30A/B series is a freaking scam from our school. It's a fake math series and you're going to be better off taking the 3 or 31 series. This whole series was created to spite the math department basically and it still isn't accepted for some graduate schools; however, the 3 and 31 series are.
But, really from what I've heard recently, they've made the 30 series harder since they actually test on coding now. Shevstov herself is a pretty bad lecturer and 99% of the time you will not be able to understand her.

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: NR
March 14, 2017

Do not take it with her!

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A+
Feb. 2, 2023

Jane is not really good at explaining content, and sometimes her classes are super slow, but her exams are easy. So it's kind of like a trade off if you choose her, a teacher that doesn't teach that well and easy exams.

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: B+
Jan. 31, 2023

Lab: If you don't know how to code, this class is going to be so hard for you just as it was for me. I came into this class thinking it was just going to be another calculus class and I was excited because I love calculus, but it wasn't. There was a coding lab, which was frustrating to say the least and often times did not make much sense. At the end of each quarter, there is a lab practical, but we did not have that this quarter because of the TA strike.
Lectures: She had slides and would explain things minimally, but I figured out soon enough that if it weren't for the TA's writing notes down as she talked, I would not understand. That was literally the only way that I would semi understand the content. Also iClicker is mandatory and it is also not free.
Homework: The homework was so exaggerated. I had other friends in the same class with a different professor and they had about 8-12 questions of homework a week and on the opposite side of the spectrum, she assigned close to 25 questions at a time, which I felt was not that helpful.
Exams: The exams were reasonable and they were doable because of the problem solving sessions and office hours.

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: B
Jan. 21, 2023

Jane was a very sweet professor and obviously passionate about the subject, but it was often extremely difficult to understand her. This course is pretty difficult, so it makes it worse when you cannot understand the professor. I always left lectures feeling like I learned absolutely nothing. I found out that her exams were supposedly easier compared to other professors. She was extremely accommodating during the TA strike. The course itself is one of the worst courses I have ever taken, but that is not really her fault. My final grade was a B, which for someone who was completely lost throughout the quarter, I would take as a win.

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A-
Jan. 14, 2023

Honestly, don't take this class. Take the Math 31 series. The material is seemingly useless and there's an unnecessary amount of coding and homework. Jane is super nice, but she's hard to understand and the lectures are just the textbook (which is not a good textbook at all). Thankfully, we got excused grades because of the TA strike. The midterm was fair, but the final was super hard.

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Quarter: Summer 2017
Grade: A-
Sept. 17, 2017

Excellent professor! Very thorough explanations. I really can't say anything bad about her except that her lectures can be pretty slow sometimes. For midterms and finals, just study the practice exams and you'll be well prepared.

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A
Jan. 2, 2023

As nice as Prof. Shevtsov is, it’s very very difficult to understand her and the overall course is mismanaged because the labs do not really correlate with the material sufficiently enough. Homework is due weekly as well as labs, the former grades for completion but the latter being extremely difficult/tedious. Tests are fair enough (Go to weekly problem solving sessions!!!).

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1 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A+
Dec. 28, 2022

If you liked calculus, biology, and a little bit of coding, this class will be a breeze. There is a learning curve in the first couple of weeks and the topics feel very abstract, but trust me when I say that everything will eventually click. Please please please attend labs, because the coding assignments are graded based on accuracy (due at the beginning of the next lab). The TAs are super helpful with going over both the lecture and coding material.
Lecture is honestly not as bad as people make it out to be. There are clicker questions, but they're graded based on participation. If you sit near the front pay attention, Prof Shevtsov is engaging enough and really isn't that hard to understand.
The homework was honestly long and stress-inducing, but they were helpful in clarifying stuff that Shevtsov may have been unclear with during the lecture. (And again, if you're confused, ask your TA for help!) Luckily, they were graded based on completion.
For the midterm, if you are able to do the practice tests Prof Shevtsov gives out, you will be completely fine. On the other hand, the final felt slightly different from the practice exams. The general consensus was that it was harder than the practice, but that might just be because I sucked at them. Although I never attended a single Problem Solving Session, I have heard they were very helpful and the TAs and LAs gave out questions similar to those on these exams.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A
July 21, 2022

Dr.Shevtsov was a pretty good professor but Winter 2022 was an unusual quarter since the first half was online and the second half was in person. Her online lectures were definitely better but her in-person ones were not as good because of the lack of slides she had before and some tech/audio issues that were out of her control. One thing about the class is the homework. She assigned so many problems in the textbook and many of these problems were so weirdly worded or just difficult to answer. Other professors like Jukka assign fewer problems from the textbook. Her tests were somewhat fair, definitely a bit more difficult than the practice tests given by other professors. These tests make you think a lot. However, her coding practical (basically a coding test) was very easy since it was just simple concepts you already learned before. The TAs were really helpful and nice! The coding part was time-consuming but I found it to be a lot of fun (due to my prior coding background).

TLDR: Dr.Shevtsov is not a bad professor to take it with! Bit tougher tests and more homework, but all of that is manageable if you stay on top of the class (class concepts are pretty easy if you've taken AP Calc).

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: A-
Feb. 18, 2018

Literally, avoid Shevstov at all costs. I'm serious, the 30A/B series is a freaking scam from our school. It's a fake math series and you're going to be better off taking the 3 or 31 series. This whole series was created to spite the math department basically and it still isn't accepted for some graduate schools; however, the 3 and 31 series are.
But, really from what I've heard recently, they've made the 30 series harder since they actually test on coding now. Shevstov herself is a pretty bad lecturer and 99% of the time you will not be able to understand her.

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: NR
March 14, 2017

Do not take it with her!

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A+
Feb. 2, 2023

Jane is not really good at explaining content, and sometimes her classes are super slow, but her exams are easy. So it's kind of like a trade off if you choose her, a teacher that doesn't teach that well and easy exams.

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: B+
Jan. 31, 2023

Lab: If you don't know how to code, this class is going to be so hard for you just as it was for me. I came into this class thinking it was just going to be another calculus class and I was excited because I love calculus, but it wasn't. There was a coding lab, which was frustrating to say the least and often times did not make much sense. At the end of each quarter, there is a lab practical, but we did not have that this quarter because of the TA strike.
Lectures: She had slides and would explain things minimally, but I figured out soon enough that if it weren't for the TA's writing notes down as she talked, I would not understand. That was literally the only way that I would semi understand the content. Also iClicker is mandatory and it is also not free.
Homework: The homework was so exaggerated. I had other friends in the same class with a different professor and they had about 8-12 questions of homework a week and on the opposite side of the spectrum, she assigned close to 25 questions at a time, which I felt was not that helpful.
Exams: The exams were reasonable and they were doable because of the problem solving sessions and office hours.

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: B
Jan. 21, 2023

Jane was a very sweet professor and obviously passionate about the subject, but it was often extremely difficult to understand her. This course is pretty difficult, so it makes it worse when you cannot understand the professor. I always left lectures feeling like I learned absolutely nothing. I found out that her exams were supposedly easier compared to other professors. She was extremely accommodating during the TA strike. The course itself is one of the worst courses I have ever taken, but that is not really her fault. My final grade was a B, which for someone who was completely lost throughout the quarter, I would take as a win.

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A-
Jan. 14, 2023

Honestly, don't take this class. Take the Math 31 series. The material is seemingly useless and there's an unnecessary amount of coding and homework. Jane is super nice, but she's hard to understand and the lectures are just the textbook (which is not a good textbook at all). Thankfully, we got excused grades because of the TA strike. The midterm was fair, but the final was super hard.

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2.8
Overall Rating
Based on 35 Users
Easiness 2.8 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.0 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.0 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.7 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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