Ratings for Stankova, Z
Based on 130 ratings for this instructor.
Comment: Good professor for this course. Very organized and clear in lecture. Exams were not too bad, though the true/false section has a pretty brutal grading scheme so scores were generally pretty low. The curve was fine though. There were 14 quizzes and you got to drop 4 of them so it didn't matter if you missed/completely bombed a few. Her teaching style seems ideal for any lower div courses
Submitted Feb. 3rd, 2015
Comment: 15% weekly quizzes; and something like 20% each for 2 MT; 45% for final. if final >= MT, replace MT with final score, can apply to both MT which means final can be 85%. Good Prof, good lecturer, friendly during Office hour, no homework collection, give extra knowledge outside of books, she is born to do (olympic) math. hard exams, mean was about 60 for MT; 50 for final. Must mention, if you choose a wrong answer for multiple choice, she deducts your points.
Submitted Jan. 30th, 2015
Comment: The Prof: Don't listen to the bad reviews from her math16A. She is one of the best professors I've had...like ever. She trains the US math Olympiad team, and won some intense math competitions as a kid, so she knows how to give really intuitive explanations to everything. I found myself reading the book and wondering why so many of the theorems were of things that seemed obvious after her lectures. Homeworks had a good balance of easy and hard problems. Final was killer though, but I think it got curved very generously. The Class: felt like a mix of all the fun stuff you didn't get to do up to now. Sometimes could be a little scatter-brained, but it's all connected in really interesting ways.
Submitted Dec. 24th, 2014
Comment: One of the most enthusiastic teachers I have ever met. Really gets through with lectures, but, if you still can't focus, you'll be out of luck when an example from lecture shows up on the test.
Submitted Dec. 20th, 2014
Comment: She's not that hard of a professor considering the class was basically Calculus I. But the curve for 16A is absolutely ridiculous because everyone does well on the tests and the fact that she never wants to answer students' questions, really shows how out of touch she is. I got an A, but only because I took calculus in high school. If I'm taking calc for the first time and she's the professor, I would avoid her even though her tests aren't bad.
Submitted May 24th, 2014