Average 4.62 based on 73 professor ratings
Karen Solsten is a Math professor at John Abbott College - CEGEP located in St Anne De Bellevue, Quebec. When comparing Karen Solsten's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Karen Solsten's ratings are above the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at John Abbott College - CEGEP is 4.08 stars.
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Had her for linear. She is probably the best teacher I have ever had. Make sure you ask questions if you don't understand because she will stop to help. It is easy to get 100% on the hw, just don't leave it to the last minute because they prepare you well for the labs (which you do with a partner and notes). She made linear very easy to understand, and is very helpful at office hours. If you have the chance to take her do it, she is amazing and hilarious.

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Karen is super nice and a great teacher, Linear is a hard topic so you do have to stay on top of the workload, I never did any of the homework and only did the labs but was able to cram night before every test and final to pass anyway because she teaches very clearly! 100% would recommend!

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Took Karen for Linear (Commerce). She's very funny, blunt, and posts all of the notes so you only have to fill in the blanks in class. Her tests were okay -- the math itself was easy, but she often had tricky true/false questions which made it hard to get over 90. The labs (quizzes) are done in class in groups of 2, and homeworks are easy free points. I think she prepared us well for the final so I'd recommend her

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I had her for cal 2 and she was amazing! Everything was clear!

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I had karen for linear (social) she's a really good teacher her tests and marking are hard-ish but that's expected for math, she assigns a ton of homework which is worth 1% each or so if you do it its free grades, if you don't practice you will fail, but she's really good for answering questions and doesn't go too fast with the material.

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Really nice teacher and wants her students to succeed. However, she's a really harsh grader. Takes off a lot of points for small mistakes.

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I took her for cal 1 and it was amazing! she's so helpful and really cares about the subject she is teaching. I highly recommend her, I'm taking her again for cal 2.

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Amazing teacher. Taking her for Liner this semester. Best teacher I've ever had for math. She likes to have fun with her students and cracks jokes all the time. Meanwhile, she really explains things thoroughly and makes sure you understand. She always gives ways the class helpful tips to remember things and is overall super kind and knowledgeable. She really knows her stuff.

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Treats class as if it is high school, offended by absences when most teachers would continue teaching material instead of ranting and negatively affecting those who are actually in class. (Recurringly)

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Absolutly awesome teacher! I had her for cal I. She is very organized and her notes (and explanations) are crystal clear. It sucks that she doesn't teach science cal.

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Take her if you can! I had her for cal 1 and she was the best math teacher I have ever had. Her tests are easy if you do the homework, doing your hmk is free marks and quizzes are like the hmk. She prepares you really well for the final exam. She's really nice & helpful.

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The best math I've ever had

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Take her she is super nice and prepares you really well!

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SHE IS AN AMAZING TEACHER!you wont regret having her :D if your someone who doesnt really like math you will finish the semester thinking that math is your favorite subject! she is always there to help you and she is the sweetest teacher, very funny too! :) I would take her again:)

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BEST MATH TEACHER EVER! She made me like calculus! She's funny, super nice and great at explaining. She is everything a great teacher should be!

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Awesome teacher! She is funny and has great notes towards the material, take her if you can!!!!

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Great teacher for both AQM and Cal2! :) She is really helpful and clear! & Hilarious too. You won't regret taking her!

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Words cannot describe how much of an amazing teacher she is ! She is super encouraging and really motivates you to do well. Her teaching methods are amazing and she has a really good way of explaining things. She is always willing to help you and is a super fast marker! She is one of those teachers i'll remember forever .

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Great teacher, but the way she marks is a little harsh. She takes off massive amount of points if you make a teeny, tiny mistake. For linear algebra, it doesn't matter if you understand the concept. You need to do everything perfectly with the perfect words and perfect notation.

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best math teacher a student could ever have. A great person, always have the willing to help her students out.

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BEST TEACHER EVER! She is super nice and she made me enjoy calculus instead of dread it. I went into class excited every class!

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AMAZING TEACHER, TAKE HER, WORTH SWITCHING SCHEDULES FOR!!! SIMPLY THE BESTT!!! I LOVED HER CLASS and im taking her for the enxt 2 semsters :) BEST BEST BESt

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BEST MATH TEACHER EVER! If I were you I would work my schedule around this lady right here. Her positive attitude makes the class fun. She also sings the formulas to you so you don't forget them!

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Very nice teacher, she's really fun!! highly recommended for Linear

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SOOO NICE and absolutely hilarious, but gets lost half way through the problems!! but overall, really fun class for math!

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Nice person, helpful teacher. Her grading scheme is a little too intense. Had her for half the semester.

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I had her for Linear Algebra and what a great teacher. She explains everything very well and gives good real life examples. The material actually became interesting with her. One of the best. She is also very helpful!!!

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Best math teacher I've ever had! She made things so clear and enjoyable and made me love math. Her notes are incredibly clear and she's always there to help. Won't like you too much if your a slacker.

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i had her for learnings techniques, and she was very good. if you had any problems in math classes i always went to her ( i had a horrible math teacher). she is very caring and very helpfull. overall she's AMAZING!!

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awsome teacher

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she's a pretty stingy grader, but she's fun in class, and knows her stuff (linear) best teacher to take for Linear, the rest are completely incapable.

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two words TAKE HER

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She made math fun again :):):) She gives you tricks to remember certain rules. Also, she is really really helpful, she comes in 2 hours before exams and helps students in her office. Just remember to do your homework, that is what every quiz/test is based on. ASK LOTS OF QUESTIONS IN CLASS!

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She's an awsome teacher!if your having any problems, go to her she will be more glad to help you. Very good sense of humor. I suggest u take her! Best math teacher sooo far!!!!

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Clear in class when explaining things, but I found she had horrible, unorganized notes; I always had to refer to the book. But the best for non-science Linear Algebra (comparably).

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Shes awesome, my favorite teacher by far!!!

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if she doesn't like u, its over, ur going to fail

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She's like a friend teaching you some math, honestly she's great! I'm actually starting to like maths...

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Wonderful teacher! Extremely clear. She is really fun and will make the lectures interesting. Her tests are extremely fair.

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Nice teacher. She WILL help you if YOU ASK for it. I found her tests moderate, but got a 85% overall. She trys to keep the class active, offered to take everybody out for ICE CREAM

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She's the best math teacher I ever had if you want to pass, take her and to the work you'll do very good. Linear was a pleasure with her.

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Wow this woman made linear like a walk in the park. Very clear explanations, just do the work. Her tests are a little easier than the final tho.

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Very nice, but it's like taking linear from someone who barely passed the course last semsester: easy marks but she doesn't know the stuff at all.

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Excellent teacher! extremely helpful. If you don't understand something, she's more than willing to help you.

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Simply the best math teacher ive had. Really nice and really helpful, if you do ur work u can ace this class, if u dont u can still pass by asking her for help

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Best math teacher ever! DO the homework, and problem sheet,you can ace the tests. She is good in office hours, really nice upbeat, math is fun kinda person

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Very understandable and helpful, but maybe a bit too easy in preparing you for the final.

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Shes the best teacher I ever had. Shes very heldfull and her class are not boring

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Great teacher, she is soooo nice and she explains well except sometimes she is confused but a great teacher better then a lo of other teacher(like Boshuck)

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The best teacher ever...Take her!!!!!

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karen is awesome she made me enjoy and understand math, if you have the chance take her as your teacher, you won't regret it

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Easy to pass her course with no work.

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This teacher is great! She's hilarious and a very helpful lady- makes going to class fun.

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She's a really nice and funny person, but can be really confusing from time to time. It sometimes seems like she's jumping around from one topic to another.

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Shes the best. breaks everything down really well. very approachable and nice. brings herself to the student's level.

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Really nice teacher...loves her Cal 1 and 2 stuff. Makes a couple of jokes here and there...watch out for final though!

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Great teacher, she makes sure the class understands everything and simplifies everything down and teaches does not just give notes!Will she teach Linear?

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She's alright, sometimes confusing when explaining.

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kool, really simplistic teaching, but good

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even though i didn't do any work in her class and still got over 80, she is a really nice teacher anmd she is really helpful. i still remember the song!!!

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great teacher. really funny. makes you like the course but beware: she doesn't prepare you really well for the final.

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I didnt like having her, when someone would be talking she would stop the whole class she would stop the whole class and treat us like babies.

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She's a really cool teacher. She helps you understand things so much easier. She sings throughout the class. If you ever need help or re-explanation,shes great.

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She's great, understanding and really explains well. She's hilarious!!! You'll never forget the product rule song... By the way she's always singing.

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amazing teacher even though she hated our class and told us. very chill teacher. take her she makes everything easy to understand and ace

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THE BEST TEACHER AT ABBOTT!! she is very patient and understanding and VERY good at explaining.

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amasing teacher - she explains thing so well, makes you really understand it all, always available, will prepare you very well for the final

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She's GREAT! Enjoys what she does and loves to help you understand.

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best math teacher ever! i really do enjoy math cuz of her class, i seriously wish shed teach linear for science, shes funny too

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she makes the course fun and interesting

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Very Good..I wish you were teaching Cal 2

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good teacher

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