Average 4.47 based on 85 professor ratings
Tamara Zakon is a Math professor at Marianopolis College located in Westmount, Quebec. When comparing Tamara Zakon's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Tamara Zakon's ratings are above the average of 4.28 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Marianopolis College is 4.13 stars.
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Very nice woman, who is clearly very knowledgeable. I had her for Calculus 3 and I found she didnt organize the time of the classes well by for example focusing on cal 1 and cal 2 material more than required and rushing through multiple integrals at the end of the semester. Her tests and exams were all extremely fair but long. She is getting quite old which shows in her effort sometimes such as posting the review package for the final exam a week after school ended. Overall a very nice teacher.

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I'm not great at math. Mrs Zakon helped me persevere a lot for Cal1 (Which I had to redo...) LIKE ALOT. She's really sweet, can seem somewhat scatterbrained sometimes but still knows her stuff and really REALLY cares for her students and how they do. She encourages them on all aspects, grades, participation, clarity of work, effort, anything! She also makes summary documents for students to make sure you don't miss a thing! Still go to class though, it's math, not magic.

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You gotta love Zakon. I had her for cal 3 and I had never done worse in math...but I still adore her. She simply cares so much about her students and literally makes sacrifices for us. I didn't do well because I never needed to study for calculus 1 and 2, however if you have her for cal 3...you gotta study in advance and do her assignments.
Take her if you are organized and responsible and/or love math. Avoid her if you are a slacker.

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Zakon is both a wonderful teacher and a comedian in the classroom. A must-take at some point during your studies at Mario.

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Linear was a breeze with Zakon. Has a quirky order of explaining things that work better for some. I think she's a genius in the way she teachers things so that everything just comes together if you've been following along. She's unbelievably flexible in her curriculum, making enriched material for those who seek it, extending deadlines, doing labs instead of assignments, etc. Always (as in really always) available for help if you get lost. One of those classes whose concepts I'll remember.

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Oh so very confusing! But oh so nice! She obviously loves teaching but I did not understand a single thing in her class (Linear). I somehow managed to still do incredibly well though. Very understanding and good with deadlines. Always willing to help. Checks her MIO a gazillion times a day so you're sure to get an answer. Doesn't have defined office hours because she's ALWAYS available whenever she doesn't have a class. But explains in a vary weird way/order. Take if only option otherwise don't.

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Oh so very confusing! But oh so nice! She obviously loves teaching but I did not understand a single thing in her class (Linear). I somehow managed to still do incredibly well though. Very understanding and good with deadlines. Always willing to help. Checks her MIO a gazillion times a day so you're sure to get an answer. Doesn't have defined office hours because she's ALWAYS available whenever she doesn't have a class. But explains in a vary weird way/order. Take if only option otherwise don't.

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I love her. Might not be obvious, but she cares SO much for her students. Gives long assignments especially made for us that prep us SUPER well. Understanding

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I love her. Might not be obvious, but she cares SO much for her students. Gives long assignments especially made for us that prep us SUPER well. Understanding

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cool teacher! take!

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cool teacher! take!

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Very gooood teacher for commerce take take take no hesitation

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Very gooood teacher for commerce take take take no hesitation

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Used to be one of the worst teachers a few years ago. After taking a year off she came back and is one of the best math teachers in mario. (just read the most recent 3 pages) (took her for calculus

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Used to be one of the worst teachers a few years ago. After taking a year off she came back and is one of the best math teachers in mario. (just read the most recent 3 pages) (took her for calculus

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fantastic teacher, had her for linear algebra (commerce), assignments super easy, flexible on due dates. also a very nice woman with easy tests. take her.

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fantastic teacher, had her for linear algebra (commerce), assignments super easy, flexible on due dates. also a very nice woman with easy tests. take her.

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Nice woman, atrocious teacher. Her notes are the most unorganized I have even witnessed. DO NOT TAKE FOR TOPICS. Hey tests are similar to her notes, but if you cant understand the notes.....

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Tough Teacher, and way to many notes. Her accent is understandable but causes some of her repetitions to be annoying making going to class almost painful. Explanations are not always clear.

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so much assignments but it helps a lot for the exams, you don't even have to study to get a good mark

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so much assignments but it helps a lot for the exams, you don't even have to study to get a good mark

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I HATE HER! DONT EVER TAKE HER! HAD HER FOR TOPICS ENRICHED! sooo boring! and she is clearly not afraid to insult you! not helpful. its self-learning. and ur life does become a proof after her class.

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I loved her throughout the term but even though I take responsibility for not studying as much as I could have, she could have better preped us for the Cal 2 final.

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I loved her throughout the term but even though I take responsibility for not studying as much as I could have, she could have better preped us for the Cal 2 final.

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AWESOME MATH TEACHER! Long assignments, but well worth it when it comes to midterm/exam time. Very structured teaching method. Flexible on assignment deadlines. Take for Cal 2!

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AWESOME MATH TEACHER! Long assignments, but well worth it when it comes to midterm/exam time. Very structured teaching method. Flexible on assignment deadlines. Take for Cal 2!

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NICEST WOMAN! so helpful!!! Hard assignmaents but you are well prepared for the misterm in exchange. Fair midterms too. She cares so much about the students which is always a plus!

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NICEST WOMAN! so helpful!!! Hard assignmaents but you are well prepared for the misterm in exchange. Fair midterms too. She cares so much about the students which is always a plus!

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Honestly there isn't a worse math teacher at Marianopolis. Thinks we should be treated as children and can't even organize her notes properly. Also assignments = sooo long!

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She tries too hard to make her class fun....especially with her "exciting" chain rules... But she is a good and organized teacher but boring!

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She tries too hard to make her class fun....especially with her "exciting" chain rules... But she is a good and organized teacher but boring!

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Highly recommended. DO THE ASSIGNMENTS. They are VERY similar to her tests and difficulty is the same. Correcting is fair. Cal I with her was very organized.

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Highly recommended. DO THE ASSIGNMENTS. They are VERY similar to her tests and difficulty is the same. Correcting is fair. Cal I with her was very organized.

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awesome teacher

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awesome teacher

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Actually puts problems in context, very hard and challenging material but explains so well that everything becomes easy. Fair marker. OK-hard exams.

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Actually puts problems in context, very hard and challenging material but explains so well that everything becomes easy. Fair marker. OK-hard exams.

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Tests are very fair. Do your assignments, and you will do fine. BUT YOUR LIFE WILL BECOME A PROOF AFTER STEPPING INTO THIS CLASS

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Tests are very fair. Do your assignments, and you will do fine. BUT YOUR LIFE WILL BECOME A PROOF AFTER STEPPING INTO THIS CLASS

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her exams are very similar to her assignments. she really helps you when you don't understand but ask her during office hours.

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her exams are very similar to her assignments. she really helps you when you don't understand but ask her during office hours.

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Great teacher. Very organized. Hard tests.

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Great teacher. Very organized. Hard tests.

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amazing! i thought i would hate having an enriched class but her enriched topics were fun...she's polite, amazing notes and funny too

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amazing! i thought i would hate having an enriched class but her enriched topics were fun...she's polite, amazing notes and funny too

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she's a great teacher...really knows her stuff too. i took enriched with ehr and did fine...and that's sayng something :)

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she's a great teacher...really knows her stuff too. i took enriched with ehr and did fine...and that's sayng something :)

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She is an easy going teach. Understands when dont have time to do assignment.Long but easy exams. Her class notes are amazing!,no need for a textbook!Exc.teach

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She is an easy going teach. Understands when dont have time to do assignment.Long but easy exams. Her class notes are amazing!,no need for a textbook!Exc.teach

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workload is a bit heavy, and she's boring, but she explains well and her tests are easy.

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workload is a bit heavy, and she's boring, but she explains well and her tests are easy.

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Excellent, comprehensive, and organized. It's amazing how much you learn.

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Excellent, comprehensive, and organized. It's amazing how much you learn.

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she is a nice person....but all those prooooofs!!! why?!

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good, not too hard, a lot of work though, explains well and kind of boring

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good, not too hard, a lot of work though, explains well and kind of boring

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why do we have to know all these proofs?!?!! WHHHYYY?!!??!

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why do we have to know all these proofs?!?!! WHHHYYY?!!??!

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never take anything enriched with her!!!!!!

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What do you mean, you don't understand!?

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never take anything enriched with her!!!!!!

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What do you mean, you don't understand!?

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tough but will prepare you welll for University..

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Extremely rigorous; hard assn. make for OK tests. Excellent if you want to learn

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tough but will prepare you welll for University..

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So boring you want to die, but you learn the material.

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So boring you want to die, but you learn the material.

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do u like 3-page essays on complex numbers?

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do u like 3-page essays on complex numbers?

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Very nice teacher... But gives challenging exams.

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Very nice teacher... But gives challenging exams.

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good teacher, i like her attitude, keeps things formal

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so easy, should go much faster! write too much for nothing, mids are a joke

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so easy, should go much faster! write too much for nothing, mids are a joke

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good teacher, i like her attitude, keeps things formal

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very good, moderately easy tests

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very good, moderately easy tests

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really excellent teacher

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really excellent teacher

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not bad, don't take an enriched course with her

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Stay away from her if you are like me, lazy and looking for a good teacher

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Stay away from her if you are like me, lazy and looking for a good teacher

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not bad, don't take an enriched course with her

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Teaches a difficult but incredibly comprehensive and challenging course.

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Teaches a difficult but incredibly comprehensive and challenging course.

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