Pei Yu - Western University

Professor: Pei Yu
Department: Mathematics
College: Western University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: AM2402
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Avoid Him Yu's lectures are so clustered as he overexplains so much and skips steps. I found the textbook was much more helpful than any of his lectures. His evaluations are horrid. Quizzes were 4 questions (1 MC and 3 SA). So if you get all 3 SA perfect (which is more work than 1 MC question) and get the MC wrong, your mark becomes a 75% maximum.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: AM2404
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
While he's not speaking in broken un-understandable English he's teaching from slides that can only be described as confusing and scattered. If I was in his position I would be embarrassed to post my slides and would probably quit teaching. Its not fair to accept money from the university and then do such a bad job. He should quit.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: AM1413
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
If you can, change sections immediately before it's too late. his lecture are very hard to understand and he has a very heavy accent. during lecture he point at the slides and speaks indistinctly. Only time I understood anything was when someone came to supervise the lecture and coincidentally it was the only time he used the board.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: AM1413
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
His accent makes him harder to understand; however, this wouldn't be the end of the world given support by intuitive lecture slides or whiteboard use. HE WILL NOT EVER TOUCH THAT WHITEBOARD. His class attendance went from a class of 300 to maybe 20 students showing up for the week before exams, and 10 before the finals crunch started. Demoralising.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CALC1301
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
In calculus and I can now say I suffer from depression after a full year with Pei Yu. His knowledge of the course content is undeniable but his teaching style is awful. I dont know how he can expect students to learn with his scatter brained, face-the-board mumbling, unorganized lectures. Not to mention his English is IMPOSSIBLE to understand.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: AM1413
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Legitimate the worst teacher I've ever had. Im currently sitting in class, I can't understand a thing through his accent, and when I can understand it he doesn't explain anything he does he just does it.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CALC1301
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
BAD
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: AM1413
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Should not be allowed to teach he is horrible. And where is the curve??
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CALC1413
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Extremely hard to understand during lectures and tests are really hard.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: AM1413
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Cannot understand what he is saying due to his accent
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: AM1314
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I have a strong suspicion that this dude is Chinese Yoda but the force is not strong in this one.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: AM1413
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Yu, please slow down. If you used the whiteboard instead of slides that are many years old, then maybe more then 13(of 200)students may actually attend your lectures, instead of doing what I do and literally read straight out of the textbook for an hour on something you never covered. I had the best calc mark in my region and now i'm at a 90...
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: AM1413
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Awful. Just an atrocious teacher who has a very good understanding of the content but has proved to lack any ability to teach whatsoever. I attend another lecture in secret just to be able to achieve a passing grade. I recommend switching into another Calc prof's lecture as soon as you find out you have him. He is a poor excuse for a professor.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: DE2402
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Awful professor, reads of the slides and doesn't explain anything at all. Worst professor I have had so far
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: AM1413
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Quite possible the worst teacher I have ever encountered. He has a vast understanding of the content but little to no skills to convey his knowledge clearly and in an understandable manner. Lectures are often empty and his slides are confusing and often have little to no explanation.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: CALC1
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Yu's lecture isn't the most interesting but his lecture slide is second-to-none. You'd better do every single question on his slide because they will show-up during exams. He tend to provide the most mathematically-rigorous explanation and can be confusing, but he is very willing to help, very responsive to emails, and prepare you well for exam
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CALC1
  • 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:
Had him for first year calc 1000. His lectures aren't very interesting and he just recites what is on the powerpoints, but his powerpoints for 2017 were legendary. You could just go off his powerpoints without using a textbook at all and still get a relatively easy 90. (his section average was also by far the highest).
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CALC1000
  • 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:
Everyone hates on Yu for his accent, but within the first few days it becomes easier to understand him. His tests can be hard, but he prepares you very well for them and the exams by using his power points. They contain tough exam level questions in them normally, and overall he is a great professor who helps people understand the course material.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: AM03811
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
he is soooooooooooo nice!
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: AM3811
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I don't mind his accent but he is a not a good lecturer. He tends to skip a ton of steps in his proofs , which makes you super confused. His notes come straight out of the textbook but his quizzes are not questions similar to the textbook practice problems he assigns or his examples. Overall bad experience.
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