Brian Seymour - University of British Columbia

Professor: Brian Seymour
Department: Mathematics
College: University of British Columbia
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: MATH253
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Good teacher, explained things and had good lectures. Its a hard course but he got the message across.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: MATH200
  • 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:
Fair prof. Class average was average. the markings were fair and midterms were not hard. goes fast on certain topics but is a decent math teacher.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: MATH200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is definitely a fair prof; he did teach the required material and midterms were fair. However, I often found that he went too fast in lectures, leading many students to be confused. Sometimes his notes were somewhat messy as well. So I'd say he's average; not super great, but not bad either.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: MATH200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Cons: goes through concepts too fast, sometimes not clear, mutters, poor notes. Pros: gives sufficient examples in class, made a list of homework questions, finished teaching cirriculum with a few classes to spare. He's definitely not your ideal prof, but if you're stuck with him, just work hard and you'll be fine.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: MATH200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
His examples often have mistakes. He often doesn't teach material that is examinable and enjoys going off topic. Midterms harder than final, by A LOT.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: MATH401
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
"Green's Functions and Variational Methods" A really nice prof. Quite helpful and enthusiastic. Has experience on and knows what he's talking about. Interested in teaching. Interesting topics. It is a course you want to spend some extra time on. Not an easy one though ;) RECOMMENDED!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: MATH200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
examples are from engineering or something...cant even begin to understand those....notes are not in any sort of order...just goes to whatever page he feels like....midterms hard...finals even harder...not recommended
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: MATH201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The professor seemed to talk to himself only while he was lecturing
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: MATH200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very boring prof. Goes through notes way too fast so is very hard to follow.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: MATH400401
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Notes followed no logical chronology. Important theorem/lemmas/corollaries/definitions not given higher emphasis than trivial ones. Midterm tough. Final crazy. 401 was better than 400. If you ask about his graduate advisor, whatever you do, don't laugh.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: MATH200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
he was a good prof, course was interesting, if you did homework the midterms were easy, overall a good prof.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: MATH300
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
A fairly good prof. He does talk about a bit more theory than the course requires. Overall he's pretty clear and his notes are good.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: MATH200
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
boring prof he is. Math is not supposed to be THAT boring.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: MATH200
  • 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:
By far, one of the best at UBC. Study and you'll do well. NO BS
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: MATH400
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Cares nothing for students, should avoid. Midterm was ok, final nicely challenging. Notes were poor, lecturing slightly below mediocre. Math 400 exams correlated with homework, Math 401 students said 401 final had 2/5 questions notfrom homework though.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: MATH400
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
just too darn smart to be teaching undergrad. his explanations START way above everyone's head. but, he did do his job, got the info out there and had several interesting anecdotes to spice it up
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: MATH400
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Hard stuff with not much useful examples..... Finals was all on one subject, so its either you know it or you dont. Lots of useless information within the course, which doesnt relate to the finals/midterm.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: MATH400
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Generally lacking in examples, and focusses on theoretical work. Poor at answering questions, and assignments and midterms are reasonably challenging
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: MATH400
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Seymour is a decent teacher, but he does not seem to care at all about his students. He is horrible at answering questions. When are math profs going to start using modern teaching methods? At UBC I expect more.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: MATH301
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Midterms very easy. He taught everything in an understandable way
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