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Professor Ratings & Grade Distribution Data for Andry Galiautdinov

Andry Galiautdinov
Professor (2008 – 2015)
Georgia (UGA)
Physics
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4.5802****+
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Rated by 81 students
3.23
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across 2 classes
Fall 2015 Schedule
Add to schedule TR 9:30am-10:45am
Add to schedule T 12:30pm-3:15pm,
R 12:30pm-1:45pm
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PHYS 1111
PHYS 1112
PHYS 1211
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PHYS 1252
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5*****
PHYS 1111 - Introductory Physics-Mechanics, Waves, Thermodynamics
Dr. G is by far the BEST professor for intro physics classes. I'm taking him for the second semester course. Physics is an inherently difficult course conceptually, but Dr. G made us laugh at least twice every class. Btw, go to class. For his exams, ...
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Pros: Extra credit opportunities frequently given. They're usually 1-2% ADDED to your final grade. They require some thinking and are limited to about 10 students each time (it was usually like 4 people max, but we managed to charm him into letting more people try).
Easy exams if you actually use the textbook in the way he recommends you use it.
Replaces ONE exam with your final exam grade, if the latter is better than the former. I went from a 82% to a 98% cause of that (I got a 96% on the final exam and got like 4% extra credit on the final)
MULTIPLE CHOICE EXAMS! YESSSS! For half of the problems, you can guess and check by using the answers given.
Funny. Original problems (many of which popped up on the exams)
Straight forward exams as long as you study. If you don't study, you are thoroughly fucked (unless you're a physics/math whiz of course)
Cheat sheet that is hand written, regular printer paper, front and back.
Cons: Difficult exams UNLESS you complete every single odd problem in the back of the book for each section you are expected to know (i.e. complete the odds for the end of chapter problems for sections 1,2, and 3. No need to do the very last section where it combines the sections.) If you read the book and do the problems in the book as well as the homework, this class isn't hard at all.
15 question exams and a 25 question final exam. Even though this is a multiple choice, if you screw up on 2 questions for the regular exams, you're already looking at a max of 87% on them.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on 12/22/12
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3***
PHYS 1112 - Introductory Physics-Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics
Many of my friends had him in the Spring of 2012, and LOVED him. So, naturally, they advised me to take him in the fall. I took AP Physics in high school, and got a 4 on the exam, so I only had to take the second semester. He completely changed. He d...
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Pros: He keeps your attention, and is pretty funny most of the time.
Cons: He didn't really teach anything, and his final exam was super hard.
Professor rated by: Housing and Consumer Economics Student on 1/8/13
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PHYS 1111
Introductory Physics-Mechanics, Waves, Thermodynamics
5*****
Pros: Extra credit opportunities frequently given. They're usually 1-2% ADDED to your final grade. They require some thinking and are limited to about 10 students each time (it was usually like 4 people max, but we managed to charm him into letting more people try).

Easy exams if you actually use the textbook in the way he recommends you use it.

Replaces ONE exam with your final exam grade, if the latter is better than the former. I went from a 82% to a 98% cause of that (I got a 96% on the final exam and got like 4% extra credit on the final)

MULTIPLE CHOICE EXAMS! YESSSS! For half of the problems, you can guess and check by using the answers given.

Funny. Original problems (many of which popped up on the exams)

Straight forward exams as long as you study. If you don't study, you are thoroughly fucked (unless you're a physics/math whiz of course)

Cheat sheet that is hand written, regular printer paper, front and back.

Cons: Difficult exams UNLESS you complete every single odd problem in the back of the book for each section you are expected to know (i.e. complete the odds for the end of chapter problems for sections 1,2, and 3. No need to do the very last section where it combines the sections.) If you read the book and do the problems in the book as well as the homework, this class isn't hard at all.

15 question exams and a 25 question final exam. Even though this is a multiple choice, if you screw up on 2 questions for the regular exams, you're already looking at a max of 87% on them.
Dr. G is by far the BEST professor for intro physics classes. I'm taking him for the second semester course. Physics is an inherently difficult course conceptually, but Dr. G made us laugh at least twice every class. Btw, go to class. For his exams, 1-3 questions came directly from what was discussed in class but NOT in the textbook. You can still solve these questions if you truly understand the physics of it, but half of you reading this rating won't be able to do that come exam time.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on December 22, 2012
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PHYS 1112
Introductory Physics-Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics
4****
Pros: He is a funny professor. Tries to keep his students engaged and explains concepts well.
Cons: He lectures quickly and sometimes it difficult to catch important things you need to know.
Professor rated by: Health Promotion and Behavior Student on January 28, 2012
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PHYS 1112
Introductory Physics-Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics
5*****
Pros: Dr. G is awesome!! So entertaining!! Makes class really fun! I actually enjoy going to his class! Multiple choice tests, can use a cheat sheet, & drops lowest test grade! :-)
Cons: Second test is much harder than the first so watch out!
There are 4 tests (non-cumulative) and you drop the lowest - If you are happy with your first 3 test grades you don't have to take the final! The first test was SO easy and the second test was pretty hard so don't slack off! I didn't stress over the second test like I should have and now I will be taking the final but I just want to make sure I will get an A! I would DEFINITELY recommend this class!
Professor rated by: Kinesiology Student on April 16, 2012
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PHYS 1112
Introductory Physics-Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics
5*****
Pros: He is an excellent professor. One of the best I have had at UGA. He actually cares about his students and wants them to learn and succeed. He doesn't act like it is an inconvenience to teach us, unlike most of the professors here. I would strongly recommend him to anyone!
Cons: NONE!
Professor rated by: Cellular Biology Student on April 18, 2012
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PHYS 1112
Introductory Physics-Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics
5*****
Pros: Super cool guy. Very funny. Good accent. Easy tests even without the cheat sheet he lets you use. Drop the final so you can be done about 10 weeks in.
Cons: None at all. Take him if you get the chance. No doubt
Professor rated by: Biology Student on April 5, 2012
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PHYS 1112
Introductory Physics-Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics
5*****
Pros: Probably the best science professor i've had at UGA. He actually teaches you exactly what will be tested over, goes through demonstrations, and works through practice problems.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on February 14, 2012
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PHYS 1112
Introductory Physics-Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics
5*****
Pros: - The best physics professor you will ever have

- Easy to understand

- Funny

- Makes learning FUN

- Homework is online and is brief
Professor rated by: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Student on March 27, 2012
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PHYS 1112
Introductory Physics-Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics
5*****
Pros: Best class and teacher hands down. You learn physics, laugh, and enjoy all at the same time.
Cons: NONE
Professor rated by: Environmental Health Science Student on March 29, 2012
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PHYS 1111
Introductory Physics-Mechanics, Waves, Thermodynamics
5*****
Pros: -He makes the class fun and interesting.

- homework grade can be submitted up to 3 times.

- homework grade is calculated into grade

- Tests aren't too bad

- If you score higher on your final, it can replace your lowest test grade

- multiple choice tests
Cons: - Takes attendance

- tests are only 15 questions

I LOVED this class. Much more than the other classes I was taking that semester.
Professor rated by: Food Science and Technology Student on April 3, 2013
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PHYS 1112
Introductory Physics-Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics
5*****
Pros: GREAT teacher. By far the best in the department. He actually teaches the material in an understandable way and tests based on your understanding without trying to trick you.
Cons: Takes attendance frequently and randomly.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on April 12, 2012
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PHYS 1112
Introductory Physics-Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics
5*****
Pros: Best Teacher ever!

Cheat sheet with every test

Has an attendance policy, but doesn't check attendance very often. If you miss a check, you can just come the next day and ask to have your absence removed.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on April 12, 2012
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PHYS 1112
Introductory Physics-Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics
5*****
Pros: Very enthusiastic about the topic

Entertaining and easy to learn from
Best science professor ever
Professor rated by: Animal and Dairy Sciences Student on April 28, 2012
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PHYS 1112
Introductory Physics-Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics
5*****
Best physics teacher at UGA!! Tests are based off homework problems and class examples.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on March 30, 2012
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PHYS 1112
Introductory Physics-Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics
5*****
Pros: He's awesome! Best physics teacher. Makes it very easy to understand. Test questions straight from examples. Get to use cheat sheet on tests.
Professor rated by: PHYSICAL THERAPY Student on March 21, 2012
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PHYS 1112
Introductory Physics-Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics
3***
Pros: He keeps your attention, and is pretty funny most of the time.
Cons: He didn't really teach anything, and his final exam was super hard.
Many of my friends had him in the Spring of 2012, and LOVED him. So, naturally, they advised me to take him in the fall. I took AP Physics in high school, and got a 4 on the exam, so I only had to take the second semester. He completely changed. He didn't really teach a whole lot. He would explain the history and how the equation was derived for almost an hour and then discuss actual problems for maybe ten minutes- just not the way I like to learn. He would occasionally put up a powerpoint slide from the spring semester. It was apparent that he taught way more in depth during the spring. He also required everyone to take the final for the first time (it was optional for all my friends). He lets you use a self-made cheat sheet on the tests, so the first three weren't that bad. He also likes to take questions from the HW for the first three tests. But, the final was super hard, and it wasn't even cumulative. I understood all the topics, did all the book/hw problems, and wrote down everything from the book on my cheat sheet, but didn't even use any of it because the questions just weren't relevant to what we had learned. Even with my previous knowledge, of physics, it was still difficult. He's a super nice guy, and I ended up with a B in the class, so it wasn't terrible, but definitely not an easy A.
Professor rated by: Housing and Consumer Economics Student on January 8, 2013
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PHYS 1112
Introductory Physics-Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics
5*****
Pros: Very funny teacher and great with explanations! Makes the class fun and tests are really easy so long as you do the homework. You get a help sheet for each test too. He's definitely a people person, and if you need help with anything, he'll take the time to explain. He puts his slides on ELC and puts up pictures of whatever is written on the chalkboard too (depending on if students help take pictures on their phones, etc. and sends it to him). Will sometimes give extra credit points for class participation. Takes best 3 out of 4 tests (this is including the final exam).
Would take him again if I had to take another Physics class! :)
Professor rated by: Biology Student on June 6, 2012
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PHYS 1112
Introductory Physics-Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics
5*****
Pros: funny, easy homework, fair exams, drop exam
Cons: sometimes a bit difficult to understand
Dr. G was awesome! His exams were 20 multiple choice questions and sometimes straight out of the notes. You're allowed to have one sheet of whatever you want on it as well for the exam. You're also allowed to exempt the final if you do well on the first 3 exams or you can drop the lowest exam grade out of 4 if you do take the final. He was very funny and did many examples in class. His homework was pretty easy. His accent made it a little difficult to understand sometimes. One of the best professors I've had!
Professor rated by: Biology Student on May 6, 2012
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PHYS 1112
Introductory Physics-Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics
5*****
Pros: Prof. G is very thorough in class. He always went through the notes in an organized way. You do have to take good notes, and he doesn't allow electronics in class. He lets you make a "cheat sheet" for every test with anything from notes and formulae to full examples; use it to the fullest! You can drop a test or exempt the final.
Cons: He doesn't upload notes, so take very good notes in class. Most of the notes are examples.
Professor G is very personable and approachable. If you're having trouble understanding anything, ask him for help!! He's very open to helping!
Professor rated by: Biology Student on October 29, 2012
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PHYS 1112
Introductory Physics-Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics
5*****
Pros:

- funny

- nice

- enjoyable

- easy tests

- all MC tests

- understanding

- structured

- posts pictures of notes on elc

- cheat sheets allowed
Cons:

- make some mistakes on the tests and it could be hard to make the mistakes up

- if he calls your name and you arent there itll be 2 points off your final grade

Very funny. Makes physics enjoyable with a lot of experiments. Works problems on the board. Nice guy. Can make up attendance by going to class twice to make up for one miss. Overall, take HIM! You can put anything on his cheat sheets.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on May 2, 2013
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PHYS 1111
Introductory Physics-Mechanics, Waves, Thermodynamics
5*****
Pros: Dr. G is definitely the professor to have. He lets you have a cheat sheet and the final wasn't cumulative. Also, class is never boring because he makes dry jokes that crack you up.
Cons: If you don't take really good notes in class you'll have to teach yourself from the book because his notes are hard to follow.
Definitely the easiest core science I've had at UGA, but I also learned a ton because the homework and studying force you to understand concepts.
Professor rated by: Veterinary Medicine Student on December 20, 2012
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