Mary Mcilwain - Mercer University

Professor: Mary Mcilwain
Department: Mathematics
College: Mercer University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: MAT326
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
While still a great professor, Dr. McIlwain did not do as well of a job in this course as compared to MAT 225. The issue is that she likes to teach using her Beamer slides, and while it was fine in MAT 225 where the proofs were simpler, it doesn't work as well when proofs regularly take multiple slides. I still appreciated her great enthusiasm.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: MAT330
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Amazing teacher. If you go to lectures and do the assigned hw, you won't have any problems. One of the best classes I've ever taken.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: MAT330
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Incredible professor for Differential Equations. She knows the material like the back of her hand. She makes a few mistakes on powerpoints, but always catches and corrects them right after. Besides that, she is the perfect professor I wish I had more often. I highly recommend you take her for Calculus II or Differential Equations.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: MAT225
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. McIlwain has a great and fun personality! The only negative thing I have to say is that her presentations tend to have slight formatting errors which she frequently points out during class. Also, the idea of dedicating the second hour each Wednesday to presentations from our classmates was awesome!
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: MAT191
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. MciIwain is by far the best professor ever. She is easy to approach and visit at her office hours. She will help you with whatever you need clarification about; she never makes you feel dumb about the questions you think are stupid and should be easy. She gives amazing lectures and makes sure the class is understanding the material. TAKE HER!!
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: MAT330
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
10/10 would recommend taking Dr. McIlwain if you have the chance!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: MAT191
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Mcilwain is amazing. She comes in always in a good mood and prepared for her lectures. Test reflect 100% of her teaching. Very accessible outside of class. No quizzes. Actually enjoyed going to her class.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: MAT191
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Professor McIlwain is the best math professor I have ever had. I used to enjoy math but lost my love for it because of bad teachers. However, McIlwain restored my love in math, and I am so grateful for her! Her lectures are great, tests are relevant to covered material, and she wants you to succeed! I enjoyed this class so much.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: MAT191
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She is a very solid teacher. Oddly enough she taught my high school calculus professor. It is hard to say how well I would have done had I not taken calculus in high school. I feel like she taught everything pretty well, but making an A without prior calc knowledge may be very difficult, but this goes for any calc teacher. Great personality!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CLAMAT191007
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr McIlwain is one of the best teachers I have ever had. As a math minor coming into calculus was important, and I knew I needed to do well, and Dr McIlwain wants all her students to succeed. If you have to miss class, get notes because you will be left behind, and make sure you do the WebAssign. It sucks but is extremely helpful.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: MAT191
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Loved being in her class. Whenever she teaches something new, she has prepared all her notes and examples for whatever the new topic is. She goes through many examples, including examples on web assign. Always has a positive attitude, which really helps lighten the mood of the class.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: MAT191
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Wonderful teacher who is extremely knowledgable and is great at making the information understandable. No surprises on tests and is a very fair grader. Recommend!!!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: MAT126
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Really good teacher wasn't a hard class
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: MAT133
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Mcilwain is a great math professor. She spends plenty of class time working examples, and is always open to questions. Generally, she assigns group assignments once a week. She seems to be very understanding of the athletic schedules and is willing to work with any student who wants to put in the effort.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: MAT133
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Tests are tough, but she gives partial credit.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: MAT133
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Mcilwain was a great teacher. She explains problems any and every time you ask and is concerned with her students' success. She was always available outside of class for questions and gave partial credit on tests. Online assignments were hard (and tests were too if you didn't study) but overall, easy class if you put in the work.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: MAT133
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Mcllwain is great. She cares about her students and is more than willing to help you if you are willimg to put forth the effort.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: PRECAL
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Good Teacher will help if you ask and is ver understanding towards mistakes.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: MAT126
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She tries to keep class fun, definitely not a mean teacher. Always willing to help out of and in class. I love math, so it was easy for me, I don't know about anyone else. Bookwork was fairly quick and helped me learn the material. I recommend.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: MAT133
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great pre-calc professor. Fairly easy tests, if you study. Just go to class and pay attention. An A is definitely possible.
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