Penny Haxell - University of Waterloo

Professor: Penny Haxell
Department: Mathematics
College: University of Waterloo
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CO342
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Organized the course really well. The weekly supervision is really helpful. Very detailed lecture videos and well-prepared assignment questions.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CO342
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Too many quizes
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: MATH239
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Very good prof, was able to explain everything with great detail, had jokes in between and had real life applications of concepts which made things easier to remember. Solid prof overall, would highly recommend
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: MATH239
  • 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 good prof. Helpful, well-organized & clear. Speaks fast, but u'll get used to it very quickly ;) One of those classes where I keep awake till the end :)
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: MATH239
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She teaches very well, but I found her to have a very unkind demeanor. After I finally gathered up the courage to ask for help in office hours I immediately knew it was a mistake, she didn't seem to want to help at all. This experience was enough to turn me off of taking more Graph Theory courses. A fine professor if you don't need extra help.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: MATH239
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She is very dedicated. Her lectures are very fluid and she knows what she's talking about. Her lecture notes might take a while to get used to because they are not structured like most notes, but in the end I loved her style. I ended up referring to my notes all the time, something I rarely do with other courses. If you can, enrol in her class!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: MATH239
  • 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:
A good prof, explains well and covers the material in a thorough way. The course is not easy but she teaches it well and if you're smart and go to lectures you should do well. Lectures are essential for the notes.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CO342
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
There is not much to complain about Prof Haxell, so she does fairly well but is not exceptional neither funny. Daily quizzes are annoying but easy, assignments are very hard and the tests are fair!
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CO342
  • 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:
Daily quizzes are easy, assignments are tough, midterm and final are fair. Solid prof. Very articulate and organized. Really nothing much to say-she doesn't really stand out as a teacher, but she's really solid when it comes to lecturing. Lays out the lecture nicely and answers questions well. Basically, you can't go wrong having her as a prof.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: MATH239
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great organized lectures. She is very clear at explaining all the theorems and proofs. She made the content very interesting!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: MATH239
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very organized prof, clear, made very new material rather easy to understand. Had no interest in CO beforehand, now find it intriguing. Pay attention in class and read up/ask for help if you're unsure to get most out of this class.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: MATH239
  • 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:
Extremely clear in lectures, helpful on assignments. She seems very serious and it is a bit intimidating, but she's actually very nice! The level of difficulty of assignments and tests was fair.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: MATH239
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The only good prof I had last term, I manage to understand everything by lecture alone, but my mark in this course suffered because I had to spent time focusing on other classes taught by incompetent profs, and missed a few lectures.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CO342
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Haxell is a lovely lady and prof. She's very nice and patient in class and in OH's. Usually serious, but occasional humour cracks up the whole class. Extremely organized notes, loved the way she organized this course. Assignments are hard but addictively fun, ask her for hints. Fair tests. Overall a great teacher for a great course.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: MATH239
  • 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:
This prof is super organized and really good at explaining. Her examples are really good and the assignments are do-able and you learn a lot from them. The graph theory section of the course had very confusing proofs but very good at explaining the proofs. She is a serious prof and not that fun but I really appreciate the she teaches.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: MATH239
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Probably one of the funnest math ever for CSers.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: MATH239
  • 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 well-organized lectures, with good explanations. Made combinatorics more or less fun (aha, if possible). No less scary though, the exam was terrifying (although she can't be blamed for that). Definitely would not have changed professors if I had the choice.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: MATH239
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
very very nice prof!!! she is very organized and explanations are clear. also she is helpful ouside of the class too!! :)
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: MATH239
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
No Comments
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: MATH239
  • 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:
Haxell's lecture notes were well organized and gave many examples. I found that her class notes were very helpful. She will use up most of the time in class without a minute to spare. The course itself didn't care too much for, but her classes are pretty helpful. Should attend all classes.
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