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Ahmad Khansari
Professor (2009)
Middle Tennessee (MTSU)
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3.7200***+
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Rated by 25 students
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MATH 1710
College Algebra
3***
Dr. Khansari is very hard to understand because of his accent. I have to be able to understand the teacher to make a good grade in any Math class. He is a very nice man, but I wouldn't reccomend taking his class. I don't feel like I got a fair grade, because according to my calculations I should have had a B. He also told me that he would make our lowest test grade worth 5% and our best test grade worth 25% instead of just dropping the lowest test grade. He asked me repeatedly to remind him and I did several times. The last time he asked me to remind him, he didnt show up for class. I called him repeatedly and he never returned or acknowledged my calls or emails. He probably never even checked his voice mail or email. I ended up with a C, when I really should have had a B, even without him curving the grade.



Exams: Tests were either really easy or really hard.. It irritated me that he wouldn't stick to one format.



Homework: You had to do every chapter review for homework, but he gave you 2 weeks to do it. Even after 2 weeks he would still take it though.
Professor rated by: Student on September 24, 2002
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MATH 1530
Applied Statistics
5*****
Dr. Khansari is a great professor. Since I had taken statistics in high school, I already understood most of the things we went over in class. However, most of my class knew nothing about statistics, so he made sure to go over every useful detail in class. He also gave wonderful examples.



Exams: The tests were really easy because he would tell us some of the exact questions on the test. There were never any surprises. Also, even if your final answer was wrong, he might give you credit for the part(s) of the problem you did correctly.



Homework: We had to do the chapter reviews for each of the chapters we covered, and we had two weeks to do them from the date they were assigned. We could ask questions about them in class if we needed help.



Textbook: I used the book, but it is not completely necessary. If you need more explanations, you might want to pick it up, but otherwise, save yourself the money. If we didn't have books, he always had copies of the chapter reviews to hand out. Also, a graphing calculator is useful.
Professor rated by: Student on January 7, 2003
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MATH 1710
College Algebra
2**
Dr. Khansari was by far the Crappiest professor ever. He picked his favorites early on, and when he assigned extra credit, he didn't even bring enough for the whole class so some people just missed out. Also, the girl I sat beside said that he let her do extra-extra credit, and told her not to tell anyone..? Um, Jerk. I don't like this man, and you won't either...Shoot, I would have gone to class more had I been able to understand the words coming out of his mouth. HORRIBLE!!!!!!!



Exams: Hard! I would have done better on them, had I actually understood what the crap the Professor was talking about.



Homework: The homework was listed on the syllabus, and he gives you a due date for a chapter(s) assignment, which was usually the day of the test. He will accept late homework.



Textbook: I hated the textbook, and you coudln't sale it back because the bookstore already had so many of them..I've got one, if anyone wants to buy it for cheap! lol. You also need a TI-83. It will come in extremely handy.
Professor rated by: Student on January 11, 2006
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MATH 1710
College Algebra
3***
Khansari has a very thick accent and is extremely hard to understand. My biggest complaint is his grading of tests--they have to be worked exactly the way he shows, instead of the way shown in the book. He gave me an F on one test, for working the problems the way I learned in high school (which was much less complicated)--even though I did have the answers right. He did curve the final grade quite a bit, though.



Exams: Khansari was very picky about working out the problems exactly the way he showed us, which was often much more complicated and time-consuming than the way shown in the book. If you work it the way shown in the book, he takes off major points.



Homework: We had occasional homework to turn in, but it wasn't due until 2 weeks after he assigned it--plenty of time to finish it. If we had questions, he would always work the problems in class to help us.



Textbook: The textbook is good. The only problem is that most of the problems have to be worked the way shown in class.
Professor rated by: Student on June 28, 2002
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MATH 1530
Applied Statistics
4****
Dr. Khansari is a very intelligent man who knows his stuff. He was very difficult to understand because he has a very thick accent. It was very easy to get him off the topic being discussed and that was very frustrating for those of us who were there to learn stats. I don't believe that I learned a great deal in this class. If you are looking for a teacher that you can get a decent grade with out a lot of work Khansari is for you. I would not take him again.



Exams: Overall they were graded fairly, but he only returned one of the tests, so I'm not sure what he counted off on the other tests



Homework: Homework packets were given out over each chapter and we had 2 weeks to complete them. Near the end of the semester he wasn't even collecting them.



Textbook: The text was of no use. He covered the same material as the text but he taught it very differently than how the text presented it. I returned the text before the end of the semester.
Professor rated by: Student on May 13, 2004
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MATH 1710
College Algebra
1*
Coming out of that class I was more confused about Algebra than I ever thought possible. DO NOT TAKE THIS PROFESSOR if you can avoid it. First of all he has a very thick accent and it makes it difficult to understand him sometimes, but on top of that he doesn't answer questions completely. He always took attendance, though, and it was absolute torture to sit in class. I think I would have made a better grade if I had tuned him out and just taught myself the material.



Exams: If you had a question about a problem, you should have asked him. He would talk you through it, so you'd have to be completely brainless to miss it after that. unfortunately I didn't figure this out until too late.



Homework: A bunch of review problems prior to the test. I have no idea how he graded homework, but I don't think it was weighted that heavily.



Textbook: You need to book both in class and for doing the homework.
Professor rated by: Student on December 1, 2001
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MATH 1710
College Algebra
1*
PLEASE! PLEASE! DO NOT, LET ME REPEAT, DO NOT TAKE THIS MAN! Unless you already have a Ph.D. in Calculus or math. Even then, you may need to assist him in teaching algebra. If you want to give more money to MTSU and not gain any knowledge by all means take him.



Exams: I actually tried to get help outside of class but he was very short with me. One of my classmates missed a considerable amount of day yet he made it know that he liked her, one of his "favorites". I asked her how she did on her first two exams and she said she got F's on the exams but he told her that he would take care of it so she got A's just for writing a paragraph for some art exhibit irrelevant to math. He also told us on the first day of class that if he likes you he will give you an A.



Textbook: Textbook was wack. The lecture and textbook were on to different levels and did not cohere with one another.
Professor rated by: Student on June 1, 2008
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STAT 5130
Applied Statistics
4****
He is the best professor i have ever had. He allows you to do extra credit assignments that in the end benefit you. I did horrible on all the tests but i never missed class and did all the extra credit and i made it out with a B. He is very understanding and if you talk to him and go to class and show him you are trying he will not fail you.



Exams: The tests were extremly difficult, however, you got to use a page of notes for the test. When the tests started most people used all of their notes and their books.



Homework: He would assign a lot of problems and give us two weeks to do them. He only assigned the homework twice and then we never had homework again.



Textbook: I only used it a few times. I was so lost in the subjest that the book wouldnt help me much, however it did help others.
Professor rated by: Student on July 19, 2005
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MATH 1530
Applied Statistics
4****
Take this man for Math. He doesn't speak good english, but it didn't matter if you got the homework memorized and took the tests. He is a really nice guy and will help you out if possible anytime. Highly recommended professor. But, if you have other stat. classes to take, and you actually wanna learn statistics...you might wanna take another professor, but if you just want an easy A...he's your man



Exams: Tests come straight from the homework handouts...so do the homework and memorize it and you'll do fine



Homework: he gave out handouts which were to be turned in 2 weeks later. he gave us all of the answers prior to the date to be turned in, so it's not a big deal. Take him if you can. I hate math, but I got an A in the class



Textbook: Book is expensive and we didn't use it at all.
Professor rated by: Student on December 16, 2002
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MATH 1610
5*****
Dr. Khansari has a thick accent, so he can be hard to follow. He can be very pleasant, but he has a temper. He does not like it if you come in late or miss class. I think he will try very hard to help you pass the class, but only if you attend class and pay attention. I would recommend him to anyone who struggles with math and who can attend every class.



Exams: His tests were short, no more than ten problems. He will give partial credit for attempting the problem and using the right method. Most of the problems were exactly like an example in the book or in his lecture.



Homework: He assigned homework as a means for studying for the tests. It was optional to turn it in. I don't believe he graded it.



Textbook: It's a useful book.
Professor rated by: Student on August 7, 2002
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MATH 1710
College Algebra
5*****
He is great. Everytime I had a question he was more than willing to help. He made sure everybody understood everything completely before he moved on. He also had a good sense of humor. He made algebra seem a lot less complicated than it is. I have never been good at math but I feel like for the first time I have actually learned math. Take him whenever you can.



Exams: Before tests he always tried to make sure that no one had any problems and made time to go over anything we were not clear on.



Homework: We needed to answer some review questions and turn them in before tests. Very helpful since test material was similar to some of the homework assignments.



Textbook: Necessary for doing homework.
Professor rated by: Student on December 1, 2001
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MATH 1530
Applied Statistics
2**
Dr. Khansari is nice and tries to be funny. He honestly has no idea how to convey his points across to students in English. He is from Iran so he's really hard to understand at times and you really have to get used to his talking. He can rarely ever answer a question without getting off on another point. Eventhough he's nice, i think taking another professor would be better just because you would actually understand statistics more!!



Exams: They are usually from the take home packets that he gave you, but you never know with Khansari he likes to mix it up.



Homework: Take home test packets



Textbook: Buy the book. I think it would definitely help out a lot if you have this professor.
Professor rated by: Student on April 16, 2004
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MATH 1710
College Algebra
5*****
Dr. Khansari is hard to understand sometimes, but he really wants the best for his students and is really sweet. If you have to turn in homework late he usually understands and the same if you have to miss class. He is very helpful and will offer extra credit.



Exams: He always helped with the tests as long as you went up there and asked him. If you were wrong he told you how to fix it so that you would get it right.



Homework: Each chapter you had to do homework from each section, and turn it in on or before the test date.



Textbook: Dr. Khansari is hard to understand sometimes so it was helpful to read the section before doing your homework.
Professor rated by: Student on April 22, 2005
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MATH 1530
Applied Statistics
3***
I thought the professor sucked, but then again I was taking statistics at 8 in the morning. I could barely understand him most of the time. He always talked about differnt things that did not relate to the subject. He would always use the same example over and over.



Exams: I hated the tests. The information that he presented in class wan not on the tests. I don't know how I did it, but I failed every test and still passed with a C+.



Homework: We did have homework that he never took up. I guess he thought that it was for your benefit. When someone did not understand, he would never help them.



Textbook: The textbook was good.
Professor rated by: Student on April 13, 2005
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STAT 3150
Mathematical Statistics I
5*****
He was really good proffesor. I thought that the course would be so difficult, but he definetly made it so easy. He was always willing to help in class and after. The class went by so fast because he just worked examples and didn't rambble about stupid things. I would definetly take him.



Exams: The first two were really easy, if you went to class and got the reviews because he would tell you what type of problems to know for test.



Homework: After the chapter was complete, you had 2 weeks to get the review and chapter quizzes in. However he was very easy....because hardly anyone had it in on the correct day, and he didn't care.
Professor rated by: Student on April 15, 2002
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MATH 1610
5*****
Dr.Khansari tried so hard to help me with my problems. He was always available to help. He reviewed everytime we asked him to. He went to all extents to make sure we all got the grade we deserved. If you want to learn and are willing to do the work, I would definitely recommend him. He also has a great sense of humor.



Exams: He gave partial credit so all your efforts will not be wasted if you get the wrong answer.



Homework: Homework was very helpful. Some test questions were right out of the book.



Textbook: Semi-useful. His ways are much less complicated than the book. Listen to him and you won't need the textbook as much.
Professor rated by: Student on October 2, 2002
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MATH 1730
Pre-Calculus
2**
he told us that if we made an a on the exam, then he would give us an a for the course....i definately made an a on the exam and still made a b for the course...also it is SO HARD to understand him that most of the time i stopped listening after like 2 mins. he also very quickly picked favorites in the class and ignored everyone else....



Exams: i feel very sure that he look off from my tests because i didnt come to class. no where in the syllabus did it say he could do that.



Homework: none



Textbook: on the first test, he told us which examples he was putting on there.
Professor rated by: Student on January 29, 2005
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MATH 1530
Applied Statistics
4****
I didn't like this class. He is a nice man, but it is very hard to understand his accent. I had a hard time understanding what he was talking about. When people would ask questions, he was try to explain it, but if you still didn't understand, he would just say that you were making it too complicated, etc.



Exams: He went over questions that were the same type of questions that were on the test. His tests were very hard.



Homework: We usually had questions out of the book.
Professor rated by: Student on April 13, 2005
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STAT 5130
Applied Statistics
1*
DO NOT TAKE THIS YAHOO!!!!!!!!!! You will not be able to understand a word he is saying, and he is off topic most of the time! I actually understood and could work the problems, but if you did not do them his way you were screwed. I ended up dropping the class. This was the worst experience I ever had with any class.



Exams: Except for the first Test, the study pasket was absolutely worthless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Homework: Study Packets



Textbook: Worthless!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Professor rated by: Student on May 20, 2004
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MATH 1630
College Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences
5*****
I actually enjoyed this class. I did terrible on the tests, but he gave me some extra credit because i went to all the classes and was trying. I should have made a D, but came out with a B. He is pretty hard to understand, but i would recommend taking him.



Exams: Had to go to his office to actually see your test, he just brought the grades to class.



Homework: Gave problems for each chapter, but we had two weeks to turn them in.
Professor rated by: Student on August 24, 2005
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