Jock MacKay - University of Waterloo

Professor: Jock MacKay
Department: Mathematics
College: University of Waterloo
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: STAT230
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Took STAT 230 a year ago. I tried failing this class on purpose but it was so ridiculously easy with him so I ended up passing. Great guy.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: STAT231
  • 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:
He's the BEST professor ever! He's so funny and explains everything clearly. I enjoyed his class so much. Moreover, he's really helpful if you approach him with any questions.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: STAT231
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
AWESOME!!! Funny. Makes the material understandable. Exams are the same as the assignments
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: STAT371
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
awesome prof. his exams and assignments are fair and if you study you will be in good shape. excellent prof.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: STAT231
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Material you don't care about presented in a way that doesn't make sense. That being said, Jock does try to entertain, and do his best, perhaps they should let him rewrite the course. It's a required course (for bmath), and the stats department isn't deep when it comes to profs, take it with him when you get the chance.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: STAT231
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He needs to explain with more details and should improve his hand-writing. Everything else is extremely fine.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: STAT231
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
A very fun class to attend. The professor is very philosophized and sophisticated.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: STAT330
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
best prof ever! for real make sure you take this guy's class it will knock ur socks off if u pay attention (really funny guy)
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: STAT230
  • 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:
Awesome prof!! highly recommended. very helpful as well. he is very experienced and makes stats very interesting. mid-terms and exams are a bit hard but if you attend his class you will find that the questions he gives are out of his lecture notes and examples. very helpful and cares about student's grades.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: STAT230
  • 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:
Professor MacKay is pretty good, I just didn't like that the university is cutting costs with the whole one lecturer two rooms. There is always room, but teaching mathematics with slides is moronic; come on university admins! All that aside, he has a lot of help available and the course is straightforward. Take STAT 240 if you want a run for your $
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: STAT371
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Not my favourite stats prof, but definitely my favourite academic advisor. Very helpful and listens to your concerns.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: STAT330
  • 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:
Prof Mackay is fantastic. By far the best prof I've ever had. Normally I would have hated Stat 330 since it was so hard, but he definitely made it enjoyable!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: STAT330
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great Prof. I'm not even stats, I didn't even have to take this course. I took it as soon as I found out he was teaching it. I don't agree with some of his marking scheme, but he's always willing to listen. Funny prof... makes stats fun.... enjoy!
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: STAT330
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Messy Messy! Course was organized very badly.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: STAT330
  • 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:
Great prof. He can make every thing easier.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: STAT330
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great guy.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: STAT330
  • 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 PROF AT UW!! He makes stats fun!! So helpful in tutorials. If he's teaching a course - take it!!
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: STAT330
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
If he's teaching the course, take it with him. One of the best profs ever. Besides, his exams are soooooo ez.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: STAT330
  • 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:
This is the only man on the planet who can make mathematical statistics entertaining and enjoyable.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: STAT231
  • 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:
Jock MacKay is the best professor at UW!
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