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with Emily Malcolm-White10 months ago

Emily was a fantastic professor and if anyone gets the chance they should 1000% take a class with her. She was not only an effective instructor but also was very understanding and fair in her assessments and evaluations. She should definitely be acknowledged for her skill as an instructor but more importantly her ability to be a human being, which other professors seem to forget.

Chill and Relaxed
4hrs / week Low difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
with Steve Abbott8 months ago

Going into Calc I, I was quite concerned given that I had not experienced this course material in high school. However, Professor Abbott really made this course something special. He is extraordinarily knowledgeable and passionate about his job, but above all, he's simply a very kind genuine individual. His teaching style made classes extremely engaging and comprehendible. Professor Abbott is able to explain new material using methodology and terminology that actually means something, especially in terms of application.

Going into Calc I, I was quite concerned given that I had not experienced this course material in high school. However, Professor Abbott really made this course something special. He is extraordinarily knowledgeable and passionate about his job, but above all, he's simply a very kind genuine individual. His teaching style made classe …Read more

Fair GradingDifficult Exams
5hrs / week Some difficulty High value Would not take again
with Emily Proctor3 months ago

Professor Proctor was amazing, providing students with great feedback on exams and lenient grading. The projects were very useful and she does a great job preparing students for other classes, regardless of the field or discipline. The class was fast-paced but when you do the homework and study for exams, it is difficult but worthwhile.

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
5hrs / week Very difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
with Steve Abbott3 months ago

Prof. Abbot may be the best professor I have had at Middlebury so far. He is passionate about the material and teaches in a way that is intuitive and makes following what he is saying relatively easy. There is a homework grade, and 3 problem sets per week. As long as you do the problem sets and understand them this course should be nothing to worry about. As with most math courses, if you start to get behind, then it may become more difficult.

Prof. Abbot may be the best professor I have had at Middlebury so far. He is passionate about the material and teaches in a way that is intuitive and makes following what he is saying relatively easy. There is a homework grade, and 3 problem sets per week. As long as you do the problem sets and understand them this course should be n …Read more

Lots of HomeworkFair GradingEasy Exams
4hrs / week Average difficulty Very high value Would take again
with Steve Abbott3 months ago

Holy shi* steve is the actual best. I've had a thing against math since highschool and taking this class was a 'I can prove to myself that I can do this' moment but despite going into it pretty negatively steve met me where i was at and made the course feel valuable.

Chill and RelaxedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
5hrs / week Very difficulty High value Would take again
with Steve Abbott3 months ago

He really really loves math, and it is evident. He genuinely enjoys working with his students and spends extra time beyond office hours to accommodate students if asked for. The class is not that hard, though there are some topics that we moved through really fast.

Chill and RelaxedLots of HomeworkDifficult Exams
2hrs / week Low difficulty Above average value Would take again
with Rose Morris-Wright4 months ago

I really enjoyed taking the class with Professor Wright. She provides ample opportunities for students to practice the lesson taught, doesn't overload the class with homework, and allows students to learn from mistakes. The practice exams, worksheets, and modules she posts really helped me get through this class without any trouble.

Slow-PacedEasy GradingEasy Exams
10hrs / week Very low difficulty High value Would take again
with Steve Abbott8 months ago

I really enjoyed class with Prof Abbott. He is always super enthusiastic- he will explain examples again in interesting ways if students do not get it the first time. His office hours are super helpful and he always works to provide students with alternate resources to supplement their understanding. If you feel like he's going to fast his office hours help go over class content. He is also just very nice and understanding.

I really enjoyed class with Prof Abbott. He is always super enthusiastic- he will explain examples again in interesting ways if students do not get it the first time. His office hours are super helpful and he always works to provide students with alternate resources to supplement their understanding. If you feel like he's going to fa …Read more

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
6hrs / week Average difficulty High value Would take again
with Steve Abbott5 months ago

Steve is an amazing professor and is incredibly passionate about making sure all of his students feel comfortable with the material and have a fair chance to express their understanding. He is very approachable and I would most certainly take a class with him again.

Lots of HomeworkFair GradingFast-Paced
6hrs / week Some difficulty High value Would take again
with Steve Abbott9 months ago

Professor Abbott is super enthusiastic; he's the only math teacher I've ever had who has actually made math fun! In Calc I he lectures for half of the class which he keeps very engaging and for the second half we work together in groups to complete practice problems. He's very accommodating, and understanding and always cracks jokes in class!

Chill and RelaxedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
6hrs / week Some difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
with Emily Proctor7 months ago

I enjoyed this course although I had already taken Calculus 1 in high school. It was very nice to review the material and I found myself learning stuff that I did not remember learning in high school. For exams, students are given a notecard which is very beneficial in studying and gathering knowledge for the exam.

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
4hrs / week Average difficulty High value Would take again
with Steve Abbott8 months ago

Steve Abbott is fantastic! He is energetic, kind, and passionate. I was not looking forward to taking calc but now it is one of my favorite classes. His teaching is effective and he is very good at explaining things. The exams are pretty tricky but Steve is a very fair grader. Overall this is a great class.

Fast-PacedFair GradingDifficult Exams
4hrs / week Some difficulty Above average value Would take again
with Emily Malcolm-White8 months ago

I had never taken a calculus class before, and Emily was the most understanding professor. I'm an econ major, so I needed calc to move into the theory classes, and I'm so grateful to have taken this class because my understanding of calc is so much more intuitive now thanks to my experience with her.

Chill and RelaxedLots of HomeworkEasy Grading
3hrs / week Low difficulty Very high value Would take again
with Emily Proctor7 months ago

While definitely not an easy class, Professor Proctor managed to make the experience quite enjoyable. She brings a lot of enthusiasm and is always willing to provide extra support to students who need it. There is a lot of homework for this class (but this isn't unique to Proctor's section), but she drops your lowest three homework scores which gives you some flexibility during crunch-periods. She is also quite lenient with her grading, and allows you to bring a note card to the exams which is great.

While definitely not an easy class, Professor Proctor managed to make the experience quite enjoyable. She brings a lot of enthusiasm and is always willing to provide extra support to students who need it. There is a lot of homework for this class (but this isn't unique to Proctor's section), but she drops your lowest three homework s …Read more

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkEasy Grading
6hrs / week Average difficulty Average value Would take again
with Emily Proctor8 months ago

Emily is honestly the most understanding person ever. She always seems enthusiastic to help an answer question during class and in office hours. She will take the time to help you and she doesn't make you feel bad if you're behind in understanding the material. The material itself can be somewhat challenging and it can feel totally overwhelming at first, but you get used to it. Also, you can't skip class. You'll be lost and find it hard to catch up after.

Emily is honestly the most understanding person ever. She always seems enthusiastic to help an answer question during class and in office hours. She will take the time to help you and she doesn't make you feel bad if you're behind in understanding the material. The material itself can be somewhat challenging and it can feel totally o …Read more

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkEasy Grading
6hrs / week Some difficulty High value Would take again
with Emily Proctor4 months ago

No issue at all with Prof Proctor she's so sweet and really cares about your well-being. The only issue I had was with the calc I course itself. There's just too much material to cover in 12 weeks so it's a really hard intro course. Homework always took 3+ hours but I also just don't understand math that easily. If you have to take calc though, definitely take with Proctor!

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
12hrs / week Extremely difficulty Average value Would not take again
with Jeanne Albert9 months ago

I really enjoyed taking Calc 1 with Professor Albert. She always made sure students understood the material and gave multiple examples for every topic. We were allowed to have notes during tests, which made the tests a lot easier and caused less stress. We also had mini-projects, which were a bit more difficult, but were easier if you reached out for help. Overall, I really enjoyed the class.

I really enjoyed taking Calc 1 with Professor Albert. She always made sure students understood the material and gave multiple examples for every topic. We were allowed to have notes during tests, which made the tests a lot easier and caused less stress. We also had mini-projects, which were a bit more difficult, but were easier if yo …Read more

Chill and RelaxedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
3hrs / week Average difficulty Above average value Would take again
with Steve Abbott9 months ago

Professor Abbott made the semester with him amazing and enjoyable. He is the type of professor who really enjoyed what he was thinking. He can be a little fast at times but if you go to his office hours regularly, you will do great in his class. He doesn't give crazy amount of homework and tests. He is very fair grader. If you have this course with Professor Abbott, you will do great.

Professor Abbott made the semester with him amazing and enjoyable. He is the type of professor who really enjoyed what he was thinking. He can be a little fast at times but if you go to his office hours regularly, you will do great in his class. He doesn't give crazy amount of homework and tests. He is very fair grader. If you have t …Read more

Chill and RelaxedFair GradingEasy Exams
3hrs / week Average difficulty Above average value Would take again
with Rose Morris-Wright2 years ago

Pretty forgiving (you can miss 1 lab, 2 homework assignments (if you do a self-care thing), 1 edfinity exercise and you get extra credit on a couple of things). She puts us on study groups, which I think was really helpful. She uploads literally all the material we go through in class on Canvas with the answers in a clearly structured schedule, which I really appreciate. Pretty easy if you have a strong background in math and she explains concepts clearly, though the fast pace may be tough if you don't.

Pretty forgiving (you can miss 1 lab, 2 homework assignments (if you do a self-care thing), 1 edfinity exercise and you get extra credit on a couple of things). She puts us on study groups, which I think was really helpful. She uploads literally all the material we go through in class on Canvas with the answers in a clearly structure …Read more

Lots of HomeworkFair GradingEasy Exams
4hrs / week Average difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
with Steve Abbott8 months ago

Prof. Abbott is amazing and the most stereotypical math prof. Hands down one of the best profs at Middlebury! The class is fast-paced, so make sure to actually read the chapter. One of my favorite classes so far!

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
14hrs / week Average difficulty Very high value Would take again
with Steve Abbott3 months ago

Steve is the BEST, I'm not a "math person" and calc definitely wasn't my best class, but he's always available for office hours and super accommodating of any student's needs. He loves math and forms close relationships with a lot of his students, super nice guy. Exams are pretty tough.

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkDifficult Exams
3hrs / week Very difficulty Above average value Would take again
with Steve Abbott5 months ago

Steve is a great professor. He is very engaging and invested in his students. He explains things very well. He doesn't give hard homework; however, he is a hard grader. The course material is very interesting and applicable to many majors.

Chill and RelaxedProject-HeavyTough Grading
4hrs / week Low difficulty High value Would not take again
with Steve Abbott8 months ago

The content can be difficult but Professor Abbott is clearly very enthusiastic which makes for a great class. It is mostly an effort based class and the midterms are pretty realistically based off of what we learned in class.

Lots of HomeworkFair GradingDifficult Exams
3hrs / week Average difficulty High value Would take again
with Steve Abbott8 months ago

I was honestly nervous for this class, but it was my favorite class this semester. Steve is my favorite person, he is so incredibly sweet and helps you when you do not know what is going on. I honestly am sad to leave this class. He makes me wants to take Calc II. As for homework, it is usually three assignments per week. They take around an hour, or more, but not horrible. The exams for me for some reason are hard, but there are other factors in your grade.

I was honestly nervous for this class, but it was my favorite class this semester. Steve is my favorite person, he is so incredibly sweet and helps you when you do not know what is going on. I honestly am sad to leave this class. He makes me wants to take Calc II. As for homework, it is usually three assignments per week. They take a …Read more

Difficult ExamsLots of HomeworkChill and Relaxed
3hrs / week Some difficulty Above average value Would take again
with Steve Abbott8 months ago

enjoyed the class, average amount of homework, exams a bit difficult. fast paced class, the professor is clear and very helpful and informed. I really enjoyed the class and even got to do some yoga. I would recommend.

Fast-PacedTough GradingEasy Exams
3hrs / week Average difficulty High value Would take again
with Steve Abbott8 months ago

Abbot is a great professor and is very accommodating to all situations. If this is your first time taking calculus, it's a great class to take with him. Exams are a bit difficult but if you go over the homework you should be fine.

Chill and RelaxedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
3hrs / week Low difficulty Very high value Would take again
with Rose Morris-Wright11 months ago

Ms. Morris-Wright is seriously one of the nicest people I've ever met. The lectures are not too fast. The homework is not a big deal, just like once a week and it takes like two to three hours to complete.

Chill and RelaxedFair GradingEasy Exams
4hrs / week Average difficulty Above average value Would take again
with Rose Morris-Wrightlast year

Professor Rose is very kind and accommodating. This class is quite difficult for me because I'm not really a math person, but going in for office hours/TA hours helps a lot with homework assignments. Prof. Rose is a very fast-paced lecturer, but again, getting extra help will be useful if the material is harder for you to understand. Quizzes were hard but if you do well on the homework and show up to labs, you should be able to get a good final grade

Professor Rose is very kind and accommodating. This class is quite difficult for me because I'm not really a math person, but going in for office hours/TA hours helps a lot with homework assignments. Prof. Rose is a very fast-paced lecturer, but again, getting extra help will be useful if the material is harder for you to understand. …Read more

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
6hrs / week Very difficulty High value Would not take again
with Rose Morris-Wright2 years ago

Honestly I loved this class with Professor Rose. Although the class is extremely fast paced and the material in class can be quite confusing, the lab periods working in groups are very enjoyable and effective. There is a lot of homework every week, so I would definitely recommend going to the TA hours, which are VERY helpful. The tests are easy, and would definitely take the class again.

Honestly I loved this class with Professor Rose. Although the class is extremely fast paced and the material in class can be quite confusing, the lab periods working in groups are very enjoyable and effective. There is a lot of homework every week, so I would definitely recommend going to the TA hours, which are VERY helpful. The tes …Read more

Fast-PacedFair GradingEasy Exams
4hrs / week Low difficulty Average value Would take again
with Jeanne Albertlast year

Professor Albert is very nice and helpful. She answers any questions someone might have and makes sure her students understand the material. You also get a note sheet for each exam which is nice. You have a week to complete the two weekly homework assignments (one written one online with infinite attempts) which is pretty reasonable. If you put in effort you will do well in this class. I took AP calc AB in high school and I felt like this course was pretty similar to that but if you do not have a background in calc I think that Professor Albert does a great job of explaining topics.

Professor Albert is very nice and helpful. She answers any questions someone might have and makes sure her students understand the material. You also get a note sheet for each exam which is nice. You have a week to complete the two weekly homework assignments (one written one online with infinite attempts) which is pretty reasonable. …Read more

Fair Grading
4hrs / week Average difficulty High value Would take again
with Steve Abbott7 months ago

Calculus 1 was engaging with Professor Abbott being a passionate teacher, but the final exam posed challenges. The enthusiasm made concepts clear, yet the difficulty of the exam requires thorough preparation. Overall, a rewarding experience

Fast-PacedFair GradingDifficult Exams
5hrs / week Average difficulty Average value Would take again
with Rose Morris-Wright2 years ago

She goes super fast in class but she is always happy to answer your questions in class and during office hours. She is very understanding and gives credit for effort and her grading on exams is typically generous.

Fast-PacedFair Grading
5hrs / week Average difficulty High value Would take again
with Steve Abbott7 months ago

This course was not too hard, and Professor Abbott was wonderful at keeping the class lighthearted and explaining anything asked with great detail. I would say that missing class is pretty tough for your overall learning, as it is relatively hard to catch up. One nice part of class though is that you will get an A for the semester with an 89 or above in his class.

Easy GradingEasy ExamsChill and Relaxed
6hrs / week Average difficulty Average value Would take again
with Rose Morris-Wrightlast year

Genuinely one of the nicest people I've ever met. The lectures are super fast paced but because of how much content is covered in class we have no readings. The homework is once a week and not too bad, 2-3 hours a week.

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
5hrs / week Average difficulty High value Would take again
with Rose Morris-Wrightlast year

Homework was fairly reasonable and tests matched what was assigned. The class went pretty fast so if you fall behind in one area it’s pretty easy to get confused. Professor was very eager to help with any questions and explained things pretty clearly.

Fast-PacedFair Grading
6hrs / week Some difficulty Average value Would not take again
with Emily Malcolm-Whitelast year

I really enjoyed taking Calculus 1 with Professor Malcolm-White. She was really nice and her exams were easy. If you do the homework (which she gives you a week to complete), the exams will be easy (as she usually takes problems from the problem sets). She is very kind and understanding and will take the time to help you if you need anything. She made me love math and want to take Calculus 2! If you have to take Calculus 1, I highly recommend Professor Malcolm White

I really enjoyed taking Calculus 1 with Professor Malcolm-White. She was really nice and her exams were easy. If you do the homework (which she gives you a week to complete), the exams will be easy (as she usually takes problems from the problem sets). She is very kind and understanding and will take the time to help you if you need …Read more

Chill and RelaxedFair GradingEasy Exams
2hrs / week Average difficulty Very high value Would take again
with Rose Morris-Wrightlast year

Prof Rose Morris-Wright is a nice person but not a good teacher. She goes too fast and gets nervous when she is teaching. attendance is a grade in the class and if you miss a class you will get a 0/1 on that day. There are 3 quizzes and a final that are worth 60% of your grade and they are very hard. I would take the class with someone else.

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkDifficult Exams
5hrs / week Very difficulty Average value Would not take again
with Rose Morris-Wright2 years ago

I already took calc and this was a light course. After being taught this before I can say that the prof is not teaching the material the best way. The homework is harder than the tests and the lectures have many examples and notes are easy to follow. 9ams aren’t so bad but it just makes the class harder to pay attention in.

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkEasy Exams
2hrs / week Average difficulty Very high value Would take again
with Rose Morris-Wright2 years ago

Professor Rose is kind and caring professor. The quizzes are somewhat easy but they test your ability to recall information rather than asking very difficult questions. If you do the homeworks and edfinties, then there is no reason you cannot get an A

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
8hrs / week Average difficulty Above average value Would not take again
with Rose Morris-Wright2 years ago

Professor Rose is very nice and she is very enthusiastic about the material. However, it is hard to follow some of the lectures and the class can become a little repetitive. Test difficulty level is very uneven, it could be really easy or it could be very hard. Group work during labs is very helpful and I would definitely recommend making use of the TAs to get some extra help.

Fast-PacedLots of Homework
3hrs / week Some difficulty Low value Would take again
with Rose Morris-Wright9 months ago

I really enjoyed both this course and having Rose as a professor. She was very accommodating and wanted each student to learn and succeed. The homework was doable and translated into preparation for the exams.

Lots of HomeworkFair GradingDifficult Exams
3hrs / week Average difficulty Average value Would take again
with Rose Morris-Wright2 years ago

As someone who struggled with math in high school, I thought that Professor Morris-Wright was a rather clear lecturer. While there was a good amount of homework, I think that our study groups and other homework helped to reinforce the material.

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
7hrs / week Average difficulty Average value Would not take again