Brian O'Connor - Tennessee Tech University

Professor: Brian O'Connor
Department: Mathematics
College: Tennessee Tech University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: MATH2120
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Nice and funny person. Good teacher, he gave us all the resources for success we needed. Test were not too hard, no trick questions. If you know the material you will do well, its not capped by intelligence.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: MATH1830
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor O'Connor is very clear in his expectations. You work for the grade you get. The homework isn't graded but will definitely help on the test. He only grades on tests and he'll drop your lowest test score. He can write really fast on the whiteboard so it's dangerous to look away for too long.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CALC3
  • Grade Received: F
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He posted about 10 hours of lecture online a week when we were supposed to come every other day in person. Note: this is during the coronavirus pandemic. Most of the people I know failed his class and people blamed it on themselves when really the professor should not have done this. Good professor, bad time to take him on my part.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: MATH2110
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. O'Connor is one of the best math professors at Tech. He can be very hilarious and is willing to share some of his really funny stories. I personally found his lecture videos very informative and manageable to follow, since he can write very fast when he is working examples in class. Tests can be challenging, but he is a very fair grader.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CALC3
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. O'Connor has taught here for 40+ years. He still only uses a chalkboard, nothing is online. There wasn't even an iLearn page set up. He teaches well, but only if you attend class and take good notes. Gives around 4-5 homework questions out of the book after every class. The grade for the class is 5 tests with one drop.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: MATH4220
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Honestly, I don't think it's his fault that this class is the most boring thing I've ever had to sit through. He's funny and a nice guy but he's hard on grading and doesn't really let you participate with questions during class. I'm an ME major and taking this class for math minor. There are more forgiving classes if you want credits for a minor.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CALC2
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I had Dr. O'Connor back in the late 80's. He was FANTASTIC! I had him for 3 Calculus Classes, got two A's and one B. He teaches to where I could understand and learn. He takes time for the students, answers any questions, always open door. Gave a test every Friday, made me keep up with class, dropped lowest grade. Highly Recommend
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: MATH4210
  • Grade Received: D
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. O'Connor is a tough professor. However, he cares about the students. If you need help you can go to his office, but once you get your question answered leave! He will further confuse you if not. I did not do well in the class, but that wasn't his fault. I actually should have made an F but he gave me a D just for trying!
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CALC2
  • 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:
He's great and passes the time in his lectures well.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: MATH2110
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
All classes were lectures. He was very good to answer homework questions. Gave all tests back the next day.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: CALC1910
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He is a great teacher. Only grades are from tests, and homework is optional. If you don't do your homework, you won't pass. I held an A in the class until the month before finals. He is really good about answering questions, and goes over homework problems in class the next days. He grades tests and gives them back really quickly.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: MATH2110
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. O'Connor is a great professor. If you take any maths class with him, you'll surely learn the material but it is not that simple to get an A in his class. You have to work really hard to do that. If you really want to learn the material, he is your best bet. If you are looking for a blow off class, his class is not for you.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: MATH2110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. O'Connor is great. He's hilarious, and willing to go out of his way to answer any questions over the material. Only three tests, but if you find old tests and study those, it's super helpful.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: MATH2110
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Is a wonderful teacher. Only gives four tests and a final, but drops lowest test and is a very lenient grade as long as you try. Always give a study session the night before a test to cover any questions you have. Highly recommended.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: MATH1920
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
My favorite professor this semester! He is clear, is open to question, and I personally think he is hilarious in a quirky way. Don't expect an Easy A (or any A), but expect a lot of help.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: MATH2110
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. O'Connor is a wonderful teacher. He is very knowledgeable about mathematics in general, and he can explain it in a way that is easy to understand. Also, he has great English, which is lacking in the math department. His tests are hard, but as long as you know the material (not just the homework), you will be fine. You do have to work, though.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: MATH1920
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. O'Connor is a genius mathematician, but a difficult math professor. His work is a little difficult to follow in class because he does not write out every single step. The homework is optional. Unless you are a math whiz, DO THE HOMEWORK. His tests are hard, be forewarned. He is willing to help you, ask questions!
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: MATH1920
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Great professor, easy to follow along in class. Tests are kinda hard though, and the only grades that come from his class are the four tests he has and the final. At least he drops the lowest test grade.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: MATH4210
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Nice and funny person, but very confusing professor. I wouldn't take his class again. His notes are all over the place and he doesn't explain much.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: MATH4510
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. O'Connor explains the material like no one I've seen teach math before. He is clear and concise. If you are struggling, he will help you and his office hours are very liberal. His tests are usually difficult and the homework tedious, but you will know the material by the end of the semester.
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