Here's the thing - passing his class is easy peasy, because he lets you retake tests and the questions are identical. However, if you take him you will NOT get through the final. The only way I did was reading Calculus for Dummies and extensive tutoring. Seriously, even if you have to make it up in the summer, or take an extra semester (we all do it), it's worth it. I cannot stress enough how terrible he is.
DO NOT TAKE HIM! DO WHATEVER YOU HAVE TO DO, JUST MAKE SURE YOU'RE NOT STUCK WITH HIM OR YOU WILL FAIL. HE IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE TEACHING, THE SCHOOL IS TRYING TO GET HIM TO RETIRE, HE JUST KEEPS COMING BACK!
He isn't well. He isn't in any shape to teach, whatsoever. The only way to learn is to attend class, sit in the corner and work on your own. You should only listen when he gives you assignments. We got lucky to get a replacement mid-year due to his illness. You can't expect to pass with him since not only does he not teach well, but he will often teach you the wrong things or skip chapters. The only way you can hope to pass is to work on your own time with the book.
I'm sure he may be a nice person, but the classroom is not the place for him. Disorganized, late to class, off topic often, not able to see his notes, copies solutions from the textbook and has trouble explaning in depth because of this, assignments were just checked but not corrected, I suspect because he can't see. AVOID. He should no longer be teaching. Unfortunate that the administration waited so long to switch our class back to our original prof.
In short DO NOT TAKE HIM he is a very good guy but not for your cal class. Change your scheduale if you need too but don't make the mistake of taking him. Your life will be awful. Does not give explanation, sloppyyyy notes very hard to communicate with NOT APPROACHABLE. for your good do not take him.
Great Guy, but unfortunately his by far THE worst teacher at John Abbott.
This guy is wayy too old to teach..not being mean. Easy class, but don't take him because you will fail the final if you don't teach yourself. He left mid semester and when we had a good teacher come in, she said that he didn't even teach us half of the formulas and concepts..imagine what would have happened if he was there for the whole semester.
Erban wasnt a very good teacher- his tests are easy but he wont prepare you for the final at all. Great class if all you wanna do is talk and text, but not for those that want to do well in class- "thats just what it is"
If you already know the material, take him. If not, he's the worst teacher ever.......................
thats just what it is (you will know what im saying when you have him as a teacher) loved the class, super easy :) but not a very good teacher :P
Worse teacher I have ever had! repeated himself every single class and doesn't make sense when he talks then we ask him to clarify and he says we are tricking him! He shouldn't be teacher especially n
I had real good time with him. Great teacher, choose him. The best teacher.
Nice guy, but he makes no sense and just repeats the easy stuff, once we asked him to do a problem that he had assigned and he couldn`t even figure it out and said we were trying to trick him!
best teacher ever!!! :D I always looked forward to his classes! Take him, if you want to have fun in your math class AND want to learn something!
Don't take his class! He is not even teaching half of what we are supposed to know for the final. He can't even answer the problems by himself! He just keeps repeating himself over and over again.
It's not that hard to just read the book to learn the course. Do some homework and stuff. At least this guy makes and entertain and funny class. What a character, lol! "Use the calculus"
The worst teacher at abbott. Hands down. Two people passed my cal1 course last semester out of 34. Drop it while you can, you will fail the final. Cal is too big a course to teach yourself
Good points are the ability to retake your test as many times as you like, easy assignments (doesn't check, nothing online) and yea.... Bad stuff: doesn;t listen, bad explanations and focuses the easy
if you have him, drop him! he's terrible, doesnt help and doesnt teach. he's a nice guy but nice won't get you anywhere in calculus. honestly the WORST teacher at john abbott!
his class is really easy but when you get to the exam its like a slap in the face. i didnt know what i was doing in the exam. didnt teach us anything. my mark went down by 18 marks from the exam. terible preperation.
He's a nice guy but has no clue whats going on.WE got the same lecture three classes in a row and he didn't beleive us. If u pass itscause his tests are easy and if you fail you can redo it.take him if u want to be confussed
Quite likely, I swear without exaggeration, the absolute worst teacher at John Abbott. Unclear, disorganized, rambles, does not teach the right material/anything at all. Re: The person who said you have to do all the assignments... you can do one assignment and show it to him each class for the whole semester. He won't notice or care. If you think you can pass the exam without ever learning anything in class though, taking him is quite an experience.
IF YOU WANT TO PASS. YOU MUST DO ALL THE ASSIGNMENTS!! and its not enough to just do the problems you really need to understand them. Also his tests are usually identical to the assignments he gives, so the key to passing his class is doing your homework because there is no way you can learn anything when he explains it on the chalkboard...Its also good if you go see him in his office, he is reallly helpful, but I think in class he gets nervous or sumthing and like starts to stutter when you ask a question.
he explains things very poorly and wants you to use pen for everything in Calculas, hes infamous for going off on complete tangents that have NOTHING to do with math or even Science in general
We spent a whole class talking about Bambi =P His lectures are really funny and his class is slack he's not so bad if you just read the book
He has no any talent in teaching. He explians bad and speaks in a way that makes you snooze!!! You cannot understand what he explains and u never know what he is talking about. He also always talks about things that have nothing to do with the course (space, baseball, handbags, ...). Pick Seely instead!
very disorganized. randomly tells stories you don't care about. but can be very nice.
If you read your book and prepare for the test, you'd do well. Complain less and work more!
Pretty random lectures, you'll have trouble understanding the big picture. He isn't very clear and somewhat hard to follow. Do your assignements WELL, understand them and be prepared to learn a bit on your own.
k so hes the worst eacher on the plant but his test are easy, but do as many practicce finals as you can or u will fail the final! he never has a watch so you can get out of class early DO NOT TAKE HIM!!!
Okay, so he's not a mean guy AT ALL, he's actually kinda a pushover. But as a calculus teacher he's basically as bad as it gets. His class is funny because the students spend alot of time laughing at him since hes so out to lunch all the time, but i learned NOTHING from him. Hes a generous marker but doesnt prepare you for the test and unless you've already taken cal or are a math genius YOU WONT DO WELL ON THE FINAL EXAM!!! Really try NOT to take this teacher!!!
good lord.. i didnt learn anything from him, all i learned was from the book. his class is a joke, you can survive cal 1 because its pretty easy but dont take him for anything else. he'll make you laugh a LOT though and its VERY easy to make him believe class is over 30 minutes early since he never carries a watch. that's what it is folks..
If your really good in math, take him if you want to laugh, otherwise, avoid him. I had him for Cal I and hard a hard time getting used to him. He's not as bad as people make him out to be, but you have to work hard. He lets you retake failed exams, where you just do the same exam so its easy to pass with a 60.
Comes unprepared with a simple problem. Takes 1/2 hour and the answer doesn't work. Next 45 mins we find about 6 errors, and still wrong. then he gives it as next assignment. rambles a lot so fun if you already know material.
Th..th.th...that's what it is!I have him for Cal 1 and it's frankly not THAT hard, just do the assignements and go to the math center every now and then and you're safe. By the way, he's the FUNNIEST teacher you'll EVER have!
his tests are fairly simple, but it doesnt mean much considering he does not teach very well. he tends to go on very strange tangents that have nothing to do with the course that are all too frequent and long
All that you read here is to extent true, he is a little un-organized and has trouble connecting with the students although he knows what he's talking about. If you have trouble he is always willing to sit with you and give you a hand, I had him for Cal 1 and I found is marking scheme to be a little unfair but expect high test marks which give you breathing room for the final.
Save your self. I was an excellent student throughout school in math, never got anything below 90s. He doesn't explain, tries to avoid the hard questions and explains the easy ones. Collects assignments but have no organization. I handed in 20 of he 21 assignments, yet he gave me credit for only 1s. I even showed him the assignment on which he gave check marks, which were more then 12. However he didn't change that mark. Also if you don't look at old exams you are sure to fail the final. I did about 6 .
The guy's a genius when it comes to math, he's a nice guy who tries really hard, but he's a little out of touch and is not a very good teacher. He's constantly making mistakes and getting distracted by talk of nuclear reactors and jazz, but when he's on, he explains things very well. You just can't depend on that so you will find yourself in the help center or with a tutor very often. He likes it when students show an interest in the course and is way more helpful in person. I have to say, he's pretty funny
This guy is a horrible teacher. He isn't very clear and always makes mistakes. He will start to teach and within 5 min start talking about how he hates technology. He doesn't give any notes, so unless you are really good in math and want to laugh in his class, do not take him!
had Mr. Erban for W-2007 I did not particularly like him I think he has potential to be good. He is off topic far too often dosent inforce homework and dosent give quizzes so you can know how you are doing before a test comes
what a funny guy, if u actually pay attention to the stuff he talks about, it really does make sense. it takes a lot to pay attention to him, sometimes it gets boring. overall he's a good teacher or at least a decent one
a good teacher, gives examples and assignments to make sure you pass your tests. He gets upset when his students failed his tests. Honestly, you won't be ready for the final if you don't extra study, at the end of the class, you are not going to be ready if you don't do exersices. I guess it's the same for every teacher in every science courses
what a weird guy, he likes to talk about computers. every class he'll mention that computers cant compute equations. he also rumbles off subject A LOT. Read the book if u get this teacher, dont expect that the notes will help u.
The worst math teacher ever... you probably learn more by reading through the math book and teaching it to yourself....
This teacher is...... honestly he doesnt no wat he rlly talks about and he sometimes gets lost in his own material but hes always there for his studnets. hes rlly caring and sometimes depening on the subject hes good. If u rlly rlly need to pass math with a high mark i suggest you dont take him but if your in it randomly, dont sweat its an easy course as long as your good in math.
If you need to be taught to understand math and get good grades then avoid this teacher! He is very confusing though he is an absolutely hilarious teacher because of his randomness. He always refers to the course as "The Calculus" and will take any opportunity to go off track. He once spent a whole 30 minutes rambling about Newton or how he hates football ("the sport with the square ball.") If you're there for a good laugh- take him. If you actually want to learn- AVOID!
Erban is actually the worst teacher that I have ever had in my life. He is so confusing, and is always off topic. Makes mistakes on the board every class. Doesn't correct homework and wont give the answer for practice tests. If you can take another teacher, do it without any hesitation!!!!
extremely hilarious man, when it comes to a teacher - theres no one worse. comprares 'the calculus' to nintendo and enjoys talking about anything other than the subject at hand.
A strange little man, needs correcting once and a while, talks of old music, tests are harder then the practice, if you don't really understand math, don't take him, he's confusing
Has a tendency to go completely off subject with random stories. Tests are easy & exactly the same as practice tests. But is very helpful if you go see him during his office hours.
He's an awesome teacher, makes the class go by fast with his random stories. He teaches really well and everything seems easy compared to Cal.
Kool guy, he knows his math but has problems teaching what he knows. Great class if you can teach your self.
This teacher does not know how to teach... If you like homework and listening to him talking about THE calculus then take him. I did not understand anything and after this class I gave up on Math. Avoid if you need explanations and you dont really get math
A little bizarre, but all you have to do are exercices and then the exam is exactly the same!
OMG!!! Extremely over confident with his math skills. He thinks soo highly of himself and really doesnt care if u understand or not. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!!!!!!!
Wow.....this man makes no sense....his tests aren't that hard but he explains nothing in class....you must learn on ur own!!
Kool guy, he's not a good teacher if you dont already understand math. Willing to help
loool this teacher is a joke! he's really weird. if you have no problems with math, take him!!! it's fun! otherwise don't! he can't explain!
this teacher is hilarious. Classes are fun because hes so clueless. dosent explain stuff very well but tests are easy.
If you have a hard time with math, don't take this teacher...too hard to follow. Have you seen "A Beautiful Mind" w/ Russell Crowe ? ... same thing!
You can't understand a thing he says, he does'nt know what he is teaching or how to explain it. should be teaching philosphy instead of math! STAY AWAY!
In Alg& Trig he's not that good in the review at the starting but towards the end at the Logs and Trig have never had a better teacher + his final is really EZ
If you take him for Linear, don't expect to pass the final if you didn't study a whole lot. He always makes mistakes when solving problems. Stay away! Please!
you can't actually understand anything that he says..... his tests are easy but don't expect to actually pass the exam
I love this teacher. So random, and that's what makes math easy and enjoyable!
DO NOT take him for QM. He makes this supposedly simple class way too hard.