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Professor Ratings & Grade Distribution Data for Pamela Balthazar

Pamela Balthazar
Professor (2008 – 2011)
Houston (UH)
(Mathematics)
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4.3191****
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Rated by 47 students
2.10
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across 2 classes
Fall 2014 Schedule
No classes for this semester.
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MATH 1313
MATH 1330
MATH 1431
MATH 1432

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MATH 1431
Calculus I
3***
Pros: Does try to make the material as simple as possible.
Cons: The textbook and TA are no help and it's difficult to cram all the material into 40 minute lectures.
She does cover everything you need to know but it wont be enough. Expect 60+ homework problems a week, EMCFs before each class, poppers every class, weekly quizzes, and quizzes in lab. The workload is insane for just one class. If you're not good at math (like me) then get ready to teach yourself. If you study and really understand the material you wont have a problem though.
Professor rated by: (Computer Information Sys) Student on November 8, 2011
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MATH 1432
Calculus II
5*****
Pros: Extremely well prepared for class. Teaches at a quick pace, but thoroughly explains everything clearly and concisely. Makes time for students questions even though she has a lot of material to cover.
Cons: There is a lot of homework in her class -- but it is worth doing, and if you understand it you will get an 'A', so I'm not really sure that's a con.
Excellent professor. Wish she taught some higher level MATH classes as I would definitely take her again.
Professor rated by: (Computer Science) Student on August 15, 2011
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MATH 1432
Calculus II
5*****
Pros: Nice person

She teaches well

Good TA's

Lots of practice with quizzes, etc
Cons: Calc 2 is difficult

Lots of quizzes, hw, poppers, etc to keep up with

It's a bit of a time crunch to keep up with all of the different assignments every week, but if you do them all truthfully, you'll learn and practice the concepts really well. Calculus 2 is hard, so you need all the practice you can get.
Professor rated by: (Biology) Student on December 13, 2010
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MATH 1432
Calculus II
3***
Pros: She makes everything seem to easy, lots of shortcuts
Cons: 3 days a week class, and the class is only 1 hr long short time to cover heavy loads of material
the best Cal 2 professor out there is Rebecca George ...i learned more from her than balthazar
Professor rated by: (Biology) Student on September 30, 2012
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MATH 1431
Calculus I
4****
Pros: good lectures

explains well

posts nots before class

posts worked notes after class

Cons: doesn't post asnwers after missing questions on quizzes,

no examples to show while trying to attempt quizzes, etc.

so many different assignments

CASA
Professor rated by: (Pharmacy) Student on October 15, 2012
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MATH 1432
Calculus II
5*****
Pros: Wonderful professor.

Has a very distinct personality.

Giants fan!

Teaches at a solid pace.

Very supportive.
Cons: Tests can be difficult.
One of my favorite professors. Enjoy attending her class, and has made me love Calculus.
Professor rated by: (Biomedical Engineering) Student on February 29, 2012
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MATH 1431
Calculus I
5*****
Pros: Very good at explaining concepts

Her notes are online

Her notes have lots of examples
The quizzes are in lab not lecture. Poppers during lecture but she usually tells the class the answer.
Professor rated by: (Mathematics) Student on March 27, 2013
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MATH 1432
Calculus II
3***
Pros: She gives you many opportunities to make a good grade and is always available
Cons: She gives homework and quizzes all the time and goes at her own speed during lecture and will not slow down
Professor rated by: (Biochemical&Biophys Sci) Student on November 8, 2012
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MATH 1431
Calculus I
4****
Pros: She goes over problems which are useful to look back on for examples.
Cons: She goes over easy problems, and all of the homework and quizzes are much more difficult.
Professor rated by: (Electrical and Comp Engr) Student on December 6, 2010
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MATH 1431
Calculus I
4****
Pros: She does lots of examples and frequently asks for questions.
Cons: She has a tendency to talk to her classes like they are a large group of unruly kindergartners.
Professor rated by: (LASS Affiliated Studies) Student on April 18, 2010
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MATH 1432
Calculus II
3***
Pros: Lectures are good. Very helpful
Cons: i just wasn't good at calculus so hated that class. she goes very fast for a normal student. math geniuses loved her
Professor rated by: (Biology) Student on May 8, 2011
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MATH 1431
Calculus I
5*****
Pros: Amazing. If you are taking caluclus first time around, second or even third, I would recomend her. She is awesome and very patient.
Cons: Moves quickly.
Professor rated by: (Civil & Environm Engr) Student on December 10, 2010
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MATH 1431
Calculus I
5*****
Pros: Explains everything very well. Always there to help you. Always on time to class.
Cons: Online quizzes every week are kind of hard.
Great course!
Professor rated by: (Biotechnology) Student on December 12, 2010
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MATH 1432
Calculus II
5*****
Pros: Works lots of examples so you can see different methods.
Cons: Can move too fast to pick up what shes trying to teach you in class at times.
Professor rated by: (Biology) Student on April 24, 2012
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MATH 1432
Calculus II
5*****
Pros: Very clear, fun, engaging, and easy to communicate with.
Cons: Lots of homework and quizzes, but they really help you prepare for the tests.
Professor rated by: (Engineering) Student on September 25, 2011
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MATH 1431
Calculus I
4****
Pros: Clear examples and goes over alot of problems. Handwriting is legible
Cons: Homework problems and quizzes are difficult
Professor rated by: (Pharmacy) Student on April 23, 2011
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MATH 1431
Calculus I
3***
Pros: Not so much homework as other professors
Cons: Is sort of bad at explaining things
Take only if you have no other choice
Professor rated by: Undeclared Student on December 9, 2010
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MATH 1431
Calculus I
5*****
Pros: Amazing professor

explains and go through concepts and problems
Cons: labs suck, but some TAs are helpful

Professor rated by: (Computer Information Sys) Student on August 15, 2012
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MATH 1432
Calculus II
5*****
Pros: The best Math professor out there. She was always wiling to help and taught step by step.
Professor rated by: (Petroleum Engineering) Student on May 24, 2013
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MATH 1432
Calculus II
5*****
Pros: good teacher, works everything a lot
Cons: she doesnt explain much
Take her over Morgan anyday
Professor rated by: (Chemical Engineering) Student on December 22, 2010
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