My Calculus III professor...

Petrus

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Well My calculus 3 teacher is well known for saying, "I Was not prepeared for this.." Evry single lessons.. When he show some proof he see that he makes misstake and use that as excuse.. And Also sometimes in exemple.. Then he says "You can read this exemple in book.." And I Dont even got same book.. I Dont gain from listens to him I just get more confused and calculus 3 is not easy to learn.. Well im not alone but I start to think if My school is serious when they choose teacher..:/

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MarkFL

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Re: Using expressions like "easy to see" or "it is obvious"

Well My calculus 3 teacher is well known for saying, "I Was not prepeared for this.." Evry single lessons.. When he show some proof he see that he makes misstake and use that as excuse.. And Also sometimes in exemple.. Then he says "You can read this exemple in book.." And I Dont even got same book.. I Dont gain from listens to him I just get more confused and calculus 3 is not easy to learn.. Well im not alone but I start to think if My school is serious when they choose teacher..:/

Regards,
$$\displaystyle |\pi\rangle$$
While I have never formally taught, I suspect this professor is new to teaching. It sounds like this may even be his first term as a teacher. He will most likely quickly learn to know what he intends to prove in front of his students beforehand and have all the details already worked out, so that he does not stumble at the board. I would venture he is easily capable of these proofs, but because he is new, gets flustered and embarrassed when he makes a mistake and is unable to proceed at that point. For people who are new to speaking publicly, one little error could be all it takes to overwhelm them.

Regarding the textbook issue, I would say it is on you to obtain the correct textbook, and perhaps use the other as a supplement.

Petrus

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Re: Using expressions like "easy to see" or "it is obvious"

While I have never formally taught, I suspect this professor is new to teaching. It sounds like this may even be his first term as a teacher. He will most likely quickly learn to know what he intends to prove in front of his students beforehand and have all the details already worked out, so that he does not stumble at the board. I would venture he is easily capable of these proofs, but because he is new, gets flustered and embarrassed when he makes a mistake and is unable to proceed at that point. For people who are new to speaking publicly, one little error could be all it takes to overwhelm them.

Regarding the textbook issue, I would say it is on you to obtain the correct textbook, and perhaps use the other as a supplement.
Indeed he is NEW and nervous and yes he Will probably get better in time but My class Will still have trouble cause this is a fast calculus 3 which end in 1-1.2month so still we Will have a painfull.. I would be same as him but I would start with smaler, maybe help with homework or something.. My calculus book is not that bad I like it which is Calculus - James Stewart - Google B
Yes it is heavy TO CARRY>.< but still if you plan to show an exemple to student you cant just change your mind.. What ever I should STOP complain and do My best...

Regards,
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MarkFL

Staff member
Re: Using expressions like "easy to see" or "it is obvious"

Indeed he is NEW and nervous and yes he Will probably get better in time but My class Will still have trouble cause this is a fast calculus 3 which end in 1-1.2month so still we Will have a painfull.. I would be same as him but I would start with smaler, maybe help with homework or something.. My calculus book is not that bad I like it which is Calculus - James Stewart - Google B
Yes it is heavy TO CARRY>.< but still if you plan to show an exemple to student you cant just change your mind.. What ever I should STOP complain and do My best...

Regards,
$$\displaystyle |\pi\rangle$$
Hey Petrus,

I apologize if I came off like I was telling you to just suck it up and not complain and just deal with it. This was not my intention at all. I was really just trying to perhaps see it from the perspective of a new teacher. But, in the end, if you and your classmates really feel that he is an ineffective teacher, then you are well within your rights to address these issues with the administration. If the issues go beyond him occasionally faltering at the board, but indeed really are more an issue of truly bad teaching methods, then you and your classmates would be acting in the interest of the school to (respectfully) point this out to his superiors. I would be sure to have concrete and specific examples to cite in your complaint, and the more who officially agree with the complaints, the less likely it will be taken as a few lazy students complaining about challenging coursework, which I know in your case is not true.

I think it would be best if I split this discussion into its own topic so that we do not derail the original discussion.

Random Variable

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Re: Using expressions like "easy to see" or "it is obvious"

Somehow I posted in the wrong thread.

Petrus

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Re: Using expressions like "easy to see" or "it is obvious"

Hey Petrus,

I apologize if I came off like I was telling you to just suck it up and not complain and just deal with it. This was not my intention at all. I was really just trying to perhaps see it from the perspective of a new teacher. But, in the end, if you and your classmates really feel that he is an ineffective teacher, then you are well within your rights to address these issues with the administration. If the issues go beyond him occasionally faltering at the board, but indeed really are more an issue of truly bad teaching methods, then you and your classmates would be acting in the interest of the school to (respectfully) point this out to his superiors. I would be sure to have concrete and specific examples to cite in your complaint, and the more who officially agree with the complaints, the less likely it will be taken as a few lazy students complaining about challenging coursework, which I know in your case is not true.

I think it would be best if I split this discussion into its own topic so that we do not derail the original discussion.
It's ok I cant expect the best I am so nervous how this course Will go and that's it.. I will ofcourse gain alot of knowledge to try study by Myself and much more.. Nothing can be change to try talk about this, I have to try My best of it

Regards,
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