Ratings for Bergman, G M

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27

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57
Exams
39
Helpfulness
26
Enthusiasm
55

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Bergman, G M (MATH H1B, Fall 2014)
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58
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27
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0
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39

Submitted Jan. 12th, 2015

50
Bergman, G M (MATH 245A, Fall 2011)
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50
Exams
50
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50
Enthusiasm
50

Submitted April 26th, 2012

6
Bergman, G M (MATH H1B, Fall 2010)
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51
Exams
50
Helpfulness
5
Enthusiasm
60

Comment: He's pretty bad at teaching lower division math but seems like he'd be much much better at upper division or graduate math.

Submitted April 2nd, 2012

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Bergman, G M (MATH 245A, Fall 2011)
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44
Exams
36
Helpfulness
38
Enthusiasm
43

Submitted March 20th, 2012

6
Bergman, G M (MATH H1B, Fall 2010)
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51
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6
Helpfulness
17
Enthusiasm
50

Submitted Sept. 14th, 2011

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Bergman, G M (MATH H1B, Fall 2010)
Assignments
37
Exams
15
Helpfulness
12
Enthusiasm
51

Comment: Difficult class that is more oriented toward proofs than anything else. Take only if you are brilliant and can stand painfully boring lectures.

Submitted May 9th, 2011

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Bergman, G M (MATH H113, Spring 2009)
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86
Exams
51
Helpfulness
40
Enthusiasm
81

Comment: Like all upper division math classes, make sure to keep up with the reading and do/learn/understand psets thoroughly. Airtight understanding of material is necessary to do well on exams. Professor is enthusiastic, but bad lecturer.

Submitted July 27th, 2010

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Bergman, G M (MATH 1B, Fall 2008)
Assignments
37
Exams
71
Helpfulness
31
Enthusiasm
59

Comment: Exams weren't too bad. The homework was long and boring, but that's math for you. Bergman's lectures rambled on about things that were completely unrelated to the subject. He was really hard to understand, because he mumbled a lot. He was really enthusiastic about math and was a nice guy, his lectures weren't helpful for an undergrad though.

Submitted June 19th, 2010

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Bergman, G M (MATH 1B, Fall 2008)
Assignments
77
Exams
27
Helpfulness
4
Enthusiasm
11

Comment: Very intelligent, but the worst lecturer I've ever had at Cal. Absolutely incoherent, talks to the board, and is condescending towards student questions. Despite getting a 5 on AP Calc BC, I was still utterly confused by his lectures, and eventually I stopped going altogether. Exams are difficult but fair, barring the proof question on each one. Almost nobody got the proof question right when I took the class (he made an announcement in class). Avoid if possible. Seriously.

Submitted June 5th, 2010

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Bergman, G M (MATH 1B, Fall 2008)
Assignments
50
Exams
35
Helpfulness
0
Enthusiasm
81

Comment: Lectures are AWFUL. He's so brilliant that he doesn't know how to explain what - to him - are basic concepts. If you take his class, expect to count on your GSI and your textbook exclusively. He seems like a nice guy, but he's one of the worst professors I've ever had.

Submitted May 31st, 2010