John Phillips - University of Victoria

Professor: John Phillips
Department: Mathematics
College: University of Victoria
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: MATH100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
His midterms were VERY fair, and I would recommend him if you like going in for office hours. So helpful. The only thing I could complain about was the final exam..it was brutal. I hate math but Phillips made it a bit more enjoyable. If I had to take Math 100 again I would definitely make sure I get him!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: MATH100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Phillips is an excellent prof. His notes are great and are easy to understand. His corniness make the class enjoyable. I highly suggest taking a calc class prior to this to make it easier. taking AP Calc in high school will help immensely. however, you can be getting all A's throughout the term but you cant screw up on the final which is worth 60%.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: MATH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Phillips was an awesome teacher. He was very clear and kept us all engaged. His midterms and assignments were very fair even though not everyone did well. He was always there to help in office hours. Recommend seeing him for help because he helps with assignments a lot! Great at explaining concepts too
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: MATH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is very helpful during class and always stops to ask "any questions?". That is a good quality in a prof. He would help people for even the simplest of questions that he may have just gone over. His midterms were very fair its just that math 101 is hard. he is really funny and has a bit of a twitch that adds to his personality. get him for 101
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: MATH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He makes math class worth going. Math 101 is a brutal class but John Phillips makes you laugh multiple times per class which is definitely an incentive to go. He is super helpful outside of class and was very respectful to all students.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: MATH100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very eccentric teacher, is very good for the majority of the time, but really emphasizes the important points. Having taken Calculus in highschool it wasnt that difficult for me, but he always answered questions and tried to help those who hadn't taken calculus. He is also very funny , and i definitely recommend him as a teacher.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: MATH100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Most of the stuff he taught was useless until the last 5 minutes. The first midterm was easy, the other 2 were almost impossible to finish in the 50 min allowed. Also, for some reason he makes the multiple choice questions worth 3 marks, even tho the work on m/c questions aren't marked; so, if you run out of time, you lose big time!!!
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: MATH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
this guy is eccentric... in a good way! His mannerisms are hilarious. Also a really good prof! I got a C- in math 100 with a different prof, and i got a B in 101 with phillips.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: MATH100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Calculus is so hard unless you took it in highschool. Phillips was my second attempt at university Math 100 before I gave up. He teaches the concepts but not how to solve problems by example. Still, he's nice. I slept through the final exam (seriously!) and he let me do it in his office afterwards. I still sucked. But you know.. that was nice
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: MATH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I took math 100 with another teacher and got a D. I took 101 with Phillips and got a B+. He makes math interesting and the class is fun to be in. He's very approachable at any time and makes every effort to learn students names. His lectures are almost always full - with his students as well as other proff's students.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: MATH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
An awsome math teacher. He was so helpful outside of class, I've never had such a dedicated prof. Although it was harder than Math 100, he was a really great teacher who made class as fun as a calculus class can be. Can't say enough about this guy, literally one of the best profs I've had at UVic
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: MATH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
he is the best prof. his lectures are very clear and he makes sure everyone understands. has a great sense of humor and if you go to him during office hours he is always willing to help. midterms are very fair, if you do the work. overall the best math prof i've had
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: MATH100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
i took math 100 with another prof and failed, this prof has made math 100 a great deal easier and has actually got me interested in math again. Good prof all around.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: MATH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
awesome prof. has the best diagrams ive ever seen... very helpful and genuinly interested in students learning the material. sometimes he gets frustrated when the chalk keeps breaking, gives a good laugh.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: MATH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
he is the easiest math101 teacher, sometimes he's notes are quite unclear but he gives really fair midterms unlike most of the other math101 profs at uvic, which intend on failing you (avoid math101!)
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: MATH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Phillips was a pretty good teacher, a typical math academic though. His midterms weren't too bad either, and prepared you for the final. Just stay on top of the home work and you'll be ahead of the curve.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: MATH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Phillips is an awesome prof. GET INTO HIS SECTION! AVOID ALL OTHER FIRST YEAR MATH PROFS LIKE THE PLAGUE! wish I would have had him 100..."dangerously cheesy" though
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: MATH333A
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Phillips is very excited about math, which make his lectures great to attend. He gives good assignments and fair tests. A good prof.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: MATH435
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Gives HUGE assignments; he's a pretty fair marker though, I think. Presentation in class is generally very clear. He's quickly becoming one of my favourite profs. :)
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: MATH101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Best math prof ever! Always there to help, and tests reflect the assignments. He makes the material comprehensible... Plus he uses TA's for tutorials, instead of marking. Can't go wrong here, get him if you're taking Math 100/101.
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