Marshall Leitman - Case Western Reserve University

Professor: Marshall Leitman
Department: Mathematics
College: Case Western Reserve University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: MATH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
It is too bad that 1 is the lowest rating that I can give. I would give him a flat 0. Wait for another professor to teach this class. Otherwise, you would feel miserable.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: MATH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Terrible professor, Graded extremely harsh
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: MATH201
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Every! Single! Test! I got in the top 25% of class grade. For every! Single! Test! And I got a C for my final grade. Just please dodge this professor like how you dodge a giant cannon ball thrown your way!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: MATH201
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Single worst professor I've had. Teaches intro to linear algebra like it's a 400 level class. Expects you to know every bit of material top to bottom word for word. Doesnt give answers to any practice tests or HW. I wish I would have dropped this class after the first test instead of being hopefull it could change. Don't make the same mistake as me
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: MATH201
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Terrible professor. His lectures make no sense. His quizzes make no sense. His tests make no sense. Imagine spending 8 hrs on a TAKE HOME quiz and getting less than a 50%. That is your reality when you take Leitman MATH 201. The averages on the tests have been 63, 48, 27. If this isn't indicative of a poor professor, I don't know what is. Good Luck
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: MATH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Updates to previous comments: 3rd test average 27. This course's title is introduction to linear algebra but it's end of linear algebra to me.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: MATH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The single worst professor I've ever had. Exam 1 range was 18-95. Average was 44 and median was 46. Exam 2 range was 11-96. Average was 43 and median was 48. He said "exam 2 was poor. I will not be curving it." And that was all his discussion on that exam. He has his own notation of linear so you can't learn on your own or use anything new.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: MATH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
4 hours' hw with 30 problems a week, but 2 points in total. If you make one slight mistake, you get 1/2. 1st quiz average 63, 2nd 48. He requested everyone to meet with him, but very few showed up. No one liked his classes or him at all. Avoid at all costs.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: MATH201
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He didn't post solutions to HW or mock test so to prepare for my exam I used a similar test solution available online by a NYU course. Test day came I followed the same exact step on the NYU mock and got a spectacular 0/6 for the question. This example speaks for itself. Avoid at all cost!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: MATH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I went to his office hours and he called me dumb like 10 times. He's also a bad lecturer. His tests contain stuff that is irrelevant. Avoid at all costs.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: MATH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Terrible. Never again.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: MATH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Had a take-home quiz, read the book, read more of the book, then khan academy videos, then I consulted fellow students, then I did the quiz. All said and done, five hours in KSL, maybe more. I got a 15% Had to spend an hour of the man lecture me on how what i wrote was gibberish and the answers were obvious. Avoid, even if it means not graduating.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: MATH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
HOPELESS was how I felt this semester. Extremely hard quiz and tests. I couldn't understand his lectures even if I tried to and took notes. He's a good person though, very caring.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: MATH223
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I'm just so done with this guy. He's such a terrible professor. His lectures are misleading and confusing. Also, his tests do not reflect the homework problems or the materials he "attempted" to cover in class. DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: MATH223
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I really have nothing to say. This guy is the worst teacher that I have ever met. Never take his class please. His teaching is too confusing and his pace is too slow. Just think of that, we have been left behind by a whole chapter compared to students in other sessions. The questions in his tests are also weird. Anyway, he is too bad.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: MATH201
  • 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:
I failed the first test (my fault), but afterwards, I had a meeting with him to discuss what I did wrong. At the meeting, he called me stupid at least 10 times during the course of an hour. So, I don't know about the other professor that teaches MATH201, but you might be safer there. (Also he consistently lectures past the end of class)
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: FSSY112
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
AVOID FSSY112 AT ALL COSTS. He and his wife 'coteach' the course, which just ends up being them bickering about how to run the course. His grading criteria was never clear, and he would up moving the date of final presentations to the next day with no warning. On top of it all, he's my advisor now and just jetted off to Italy for 10 months :(
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: MATH201
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great math class and great professor. He cares about how you're doing in his class, and is helpful during office hours. The homework is long, but he doesn't assign any problems that won't help you understand the material (Read: mindless repetition). Tests are hard, but he gives you 60% of the questions ahead of time. Difficult but rewarding class.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: M201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Class averages on tests are extremely low and because he "doesn't believe" in a grading scale, there is no way to tell what your grade is. Also, take-home quizzes are difficult and time consuming and lectures are extremely boring.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: FSSY112
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
You read a few shakespeare plays, talk about them, & write 4 papers that are about 4-5 pages long. He only likes ideas if he agrees with them. The essay instructions are confusing & vague & he grades randomly without any real feedback. If you go to talk to him, he will just read each line of your essay to you instead of giving a holistic review.
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