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MATH 53 (Fall 2013)

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Comment: Super helpful professor! By far my favorite math professor

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Comment: Auroux's eye candy if you are into adorkable math professors

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Comment: Went to lecture very rarely because he mostly covered subjects that were already in the book. Exams are easy - direct applications of subject material, mostly.

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Comment: He makes the subject really easy to understand and explains it well. He has an accent but it isn't a problem at all. Some homework assignments are challenging but the exams are VERY fair. He's a very helpful professor.

MATH 53 (Fall 2013)

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Comment: Great Professor, very helpful, and willing to answer questions. His lectures get a little boring but he explains the material well

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Comment: Everything you hear about Auroux is true. He is an excellent lecturer and very helpful during class. His exams are challenging but very fair and doable if you did the review problems he posts in addition to some problems from the book. He provided two very helpful review sessions during Dead Week. Not to mention he cracks some pretty good jokes during class and wears the same red polo practically everyday. Both of which are key to being a good math prof.

MATH 53 (Fall 2013)

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Comment: Best professor ever!

MATH 53 (Fall 2013)

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Comment: Professor Auroux is fantastic. His lectures are incredibly clear, his problem sets are quite straightforward (though some of the problems that *he* writes can be quite challenging), his exams are incredibly fair, he's always willing to answer questions, he stays longer than he's required to help students who are having difficulty/are extra curious, and he's quite funny! I cannot recommend him enough.

MATH 53 (Fall 2013)

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Comment: The best math prof in Berkeley so far

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Comment: Couldn't ask for a better multivariable calculus professor, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks that way. In fact, I met two exchange students from Europe this semester who used to watch his MIT online lectures. His French accent is adorable and only makes paying attention easier. His lecture notes always featured sketches and graphs, which benefitted me as a geometry/shape-oriented learner. Exams are extremely straightforward, which might cost you if you make a simple mistake, but they, along with the amount and difficulty of homework assignments, were quite fair. Do not miss out on this guy!

MATH 53 (Fall 2013)

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Comment: I love his lectures and his exams are fair. I really enjoy taking 53 with him!!!Also, his french accent is cute and awesome!

MATH 53 (Fall 2013)

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Comment: I came out of the final knowing i screwed up a problem. Auroux is a great professor. For the Berkeley math department he is superb. The other professor this year focused on theory and other things more suitable for math majors. Auroux emphasizes the visual aspect of Math 53 and its applications ( especially in physics btw he has a physics degree). Some of the material in 53 will blow your mind. He has a lot of resources online ( problem sets, practice exams, MIT videos). He is good at answering and explaining your questions. His exams ( especially the final) were difficult for me. They sometimes went a bit beyond the problem sets/book material. But math at berkeley is curved so if you have the choice of Auroux and a lesser professor take it with auroux since you will learn and understand so much more!!

MATH 53 (Fall 2013)

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Comment: Very good! Homework is very doable, but exams are pretty challenging, though they are very fair to the material taught in the course. It does help that he has his MIT OCW video lectures online, but don't let that replace going to lecture!

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Auroux was one of the best math professors i've ever had, the homeworks and tests were fair, but the final was hard.

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MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Ignore my ratings for assignments and exams because I never took his class. I did take his online video lecture though. He definitely helped me understand Math 53 when I was really, really confused. Great lecturer (at least in his online video lectures from MIT), and explains in detail!

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Comment: French

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Comment: Pretty cool professor, makes lectures interesting and sometimes shows neat stuff. Homework can be a little tough especially those not in the book and the extra hard ones. Tests are very reasonable.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Taught a very straightforward course in a very straightforward manner. Nothing tricky here.

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MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Auroux is one of the best professors at Berkeley. His lectures are crystal clear, he has a great sense of humor, and he's incredibly patient when it comes to answering student's questions. You can tell he's a genius, but unlike some other brilliant professors he NEVER gets confused trying to explain low level concepts. Homework was very fair (advice: do the optional problems!) and he even included his own problems, which is rare for lower division courses. He also really emphasizes the geometric aspect of the material, rather than tedious computation. Go to his office hours! I didn't and I really regret it.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Auroux definitely kept me engaged during lecture. He's excellent at boardwork, and erases thoroughly. He's also very skilled at representing concepts through chalk drawings, and will not hesitate to make his appendages into vectors when doing so will be useful. He has a pronounced French accent, but it's not hard to adapt to, and he's hilariously self-deprecating about it. Exams were free of errors and assignments were fairly standard,but my GSI was mediocre.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Auroux is probably the best proffesor at Berkeley. You can just tell that he is wayyyy smarter than everybody else but he doesn't act pretentious. He understands things well enough to see past the unnecessary bits and give you the simplest explanation.Definitley take full advantage of his lectures and OH. Also try to read ahead because the book is pretty good and it will make his lecture that much more enlightening. The difficulty of the HW, quizes and exams were pretty average for a Berkeley math class. Final was really long.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Auroux is a fantastic professor and I would highly recommend him. The exams all seemed fair to me; they were fairly straightforward and tested you on whether you knew the material presented in lecture. He has quite the sense of humor and I knew I'd enjoy the class after he said, "Excuse my accent and my name, they are both because I am French," on the first day of class.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: he was a boss

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Comment: He must be one of the best teachers in Berkeley. He knows the material extremely well and never gets stuck in the class or office hour. His assignments and exams just have the appropriate difficulty. He focuses on application instead of abstract stuff because he understands that most students in the class are not math major but engineering, science and econ. If you are going to take his class, enjoy it and talk to him as much as you can.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Hands down the best math professor out there. He's clear, engaging, and cares about teaching well, and it shows. The only problem is his exams may be a bit too easy (or perhaps he's just that good at teaching that everyone can do well), which screws up the curve.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: He is a pretty funny professor and teaches the material very well. He puts it in regular language so that even people who are not math-savvy will understand the material. His exams are a joke; they look almost exactly the same as the homework.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: I can't stress how much I loved Auroux. He was very clear in his lectures and added some humor as well. His french accent also made lecture worth going to. His tests were extremely fair and if you knew the material, you would be fine. It was nice knowing that he wouldn't screw you on a test. He is the best math teacher I have ever had. Hands down. I got a B+ in the class so I'm not saying that I liked him because I got an A++ or something. He was a wonderful professor.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Difficult accent to understand

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Comment: This guy is a great professor. Really knows his stuff and can teach the material with excellent clarity (even with the accent). Tests were reasonably difficult.

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Comment: Overall hes a good professor i just couldnt control the slide well. Everything was perfect except the final though....

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Fair homework load, exams reflected homework problems, was an excellent teacher.

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Comment: A bit hard to understand, but straight forward exams that are probably the easiest among 53 professors

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Comment: Easyish exams. Wonderfully helpful. Do all the optional problems on the homework.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Could not understand his accent whatsoever. I'll be honest the class is not too difficult but I struggled because I had no grasp of the physics concepts and it seemed like 90% of the kids were engineering majors.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Professor Auroux was the first math professor I had coming to Berkeley, and he has completely spoiled me for all other professors. A genuine, talented, organized, informative, thorough, and extremely funny professor at lecture, and a patient, friendly, and personable mentor at office hours. Even though I was one student in a class of over 300, when I asked for a letter of recommendation from him he responded immediately and without delay. If you can try to take as many classes as possible with him, you won't even want to skip a single day of lecture!

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Professor Auroux is the BEST professor I've ever had. I miss his gorgeous French accent & amazing way of explaining things. He is such a dedicated, sweet, and fair professor. His exams are manageable on the whole, and he curves pretty generously. Without a doubt take him!

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Comment: Great professor

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Comment: Don't let his accent scare you at first! After you get used to him saying things like "zewo" instead of zero (it takes a week or two to adapt), Auroux is probably one of the most concise, clear, and competent lecturers you will have for lower division math. He is also quite funny when you least expect it.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: great

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Comment: GREATTTTT

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Comment: Excellent professor, exams were tough but fair. Do your best not to fall behind in class though, and don't be fooled by the easy first half of the class.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Great professor. Extremely knowledgable and can answer any question clearly and concisely on the spot. Very organized and precise with his notes and explanations. Tries to be math-teacher funny and somehow pulls it off (maybe because he is French?). Also very helpful in office hours.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: This course was incredibly interesting and calculus will always be something close to my heart. Auroux was extremely thorough and very clear when teaching his lecture. He came prepared with a note sheet, but works at a faster pace than other teachers who memorize their lecture. He answers questions in class and is very helpful. The homework for this class takes a while and is more challenging than anything you will find on the midterms or final, but solutions are available for the mostpart online.

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Comment: good professor. exams definitely got harder this semester.

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Comment: great prof

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Comment: exams are pretty hard

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Comment: He was an awesome teacher that taught at MIT! His lectures are on MIT courseware for a reason. He also gives really easy exams, I don't think I would have gotten a good grade in any other math 53 class.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Awesome professor!

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Comment: A wonderful professor who really can help students and lectures in a very clear manner. Highly recommend this professor. The tests were somewhat difficult, but the practice exams are very helpful and the curve was generous.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Professor Auroux is an excellent professor who really knows his material. He presents in a very logical manner, building off previous lectures and always providing relevant examples and practical applications for the math, never really letting the subject get dull (this may or may not relate to his occasional jokes). Additionally, his office hours are well placed and quite popular, and he is willing to answer questions thoroughly. However, as jovial/nice of a person he may seem, do not underestimate his course. His homework questions will consist of problems from the book along with custom questions that are extremely difficult; I once spent 3 days attempting to solve a single one, without ever reaching the proper answer. Thus I highly suggest going to office hours, either with your GSI or the professor, to cover the course material. His exams are quite difficult as well, always a notch above the book problems (but thankfully not as difficult as his custom problems), so study hard, and don't procrastinate; once you fall behind, you stay behind, and, since each lecture builds off the previous ones, you will not stand a chance if you simply let the work pile up. Stay sharp, and you will do well!

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Comment: Class was definitely better because of Auroux. He speaks in a heavy french accent but isnt too hard to understand. The tests were very similar to the ones he posted online for practice (which also included solutions). Explanations in class were very descriptive as well and provided enlightenment and understanding.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Pretty amazing professor, explains concepts clearly and exams are definitely doable. Homework and quizzes are really simple. Auroux also plays piano really well.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Auroux is the man. His lectures were always very clear and he never made mistakes on the board. He is great at drawing in 3D, which is very helpful considering the material in 53. Very helpful and always willing to answer questions. Exams were challenging but fair. He has a strong French accent, but you get used to it and it actually makes his jokes funnier.

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Comment: Awesome French guy! Really good teacher, learned a lot!

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Comment: he is an amaaaazingggg teacher! if you keep up with the lectures and the hw and the discussions, you will do very well. but if you start skipping lectures, there is no way you will do well on the midterms/final. so basically, go to class and pay attention and you shall do well :D

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Comment: I'm not sure why everyone gives such rave reviews about Auroux. By no means am I undermining his ability to teach, because he certainly conveys the material well, but I haven't found him exceptional or by any means the "best professor I've ever had"... he's just sorta average to me, I guess. Lectures are heavily geared towards conceptually understanding the meaning of the concepts being thrown at you, but contain little problem solving, and the book can often be deficient in terms of the number of problems it contains, so you might actually have to turn to the internet for this if you need additional problem-solving clarification. Exams are very manageable, sometimes the questions can be phrased awkwardly (I lost 20 points on a 100 point midterm because some questions asked "What can you say about the gradient?" and I was docked every point because I didn't mathematically solve for it), and can come down to a time crunch, but he gives a LOT of opportunities to scrape a few points if you don't know too much about what's going in the question at hand. Homework assignments are very nice, don't take too long but have a few challenging problems (usually written by Auroux himself) and cover most everything in lecture. Pretty standard math class, in my opinion, a bit on the lenient side, but nonetheless a LOT better than it could be.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Auroux is an amazing lecturer!!! He is really friendly, nice and helpful, and goes out of his way to make sure students understand what's going on. His tests (especially the final) are not as easy as it seems they used to be, so study. Also, his accent is unintelligible for the first week and after that you will understand him perfectly. If you are going to take Math 53, take it with Auroux!

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: I think your experience with this class varies extremely depending on the professor that's teaching it. Luckily for me, I had Auroux. WARNING: Auroux's tests are not as easy as everyone says they are! He may have made his tests a little too easy one semester, and it seems like his class was curved down that semester. This semester, the class as a whole was curved because the averages on both midterms were Cs (neither of Frenkel's midterms were curved). But, I still STRONGLY RECOMMEND taking this class with Auroux. He is a great professor. You really feel like you learn a lot during his lectures and he goes out of his way to help you during office hours. The homework out of the book is shorter compared to Frenkel, but he writes his own challenging homework problems to compensate for it. Auroux's tests are not very computational intensive (unlike Frenkel's) because he believes he should test you on material from math 53, not integration techniques from 1B (this does not mean his exams are easy; he writes questions that can be quite challenging). In a typical 10 point problem, 7-8 points are given for setting the solution up and 1-2 points are awarded for evaluating (i.e. integrating). I thought, like everyone else, that his exams were really easy, so I got a borderline C+/B- on the first midterm. Luckily for me, Auroux lets you drop your lowest midterm if you do better on the final, so after getting a solid A on the final, I got an A in the class.

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Comment: Don't take this class with Auroux unless you are a fluent speaker of French, or risk not leaning anything because his English will not make any sense.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: The two midterms were quite fair, but the final was so hard. Auroux is easily the best professor i had this semester, though. Great guy.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Auroux is truly a God! Best lecturer I've yet to have, except for maybe Martin Head-Gordon. Lectures are clear and concise, and he his awkward humour is really funny. Don't skip any lectures towards the end of the year, or the final will be really difficult (also some kid was having a really distracting panic attack for the whole 3 hours of the final). Webcasts from MIT opencourseware are available if you do have to miss a lecture for something, and those are practically the same as the lectures that he gives here (except MIT actually used his cards that he handed out on the first day and it's more fun to watch Auroux erase the chalkboards at MIT because they are power sliding and he always tries to erase the whole board before the one on top of it falls down). Favorite math teacher of all time.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Very good teacher. Homework can me more demanding than 1A or 1B, but its all to help understand the material. He is very helpful during office hours. I have never seen him lose his temper or be mean to students at all. And, his lectures always stays focused on the actual material as opposed to the history or applications of calculus to physics

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Comment: great lecturer overall, very helpful. exams are easy.

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Comment: Simply amazing. One of the best Professors that I have ever had, clear and concise in explaining, tests were easy and fair. Great class, and a must take.

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Comment: Definitely the best professor for Math 53. He doesn't webcast, so attend lectures as they are very helpful! He does have webcasts from the class he teaches at MIT though. Very funny and kind. The midterms are relatively straightforward, but his final tends to be a lot harder. Overall, great class!

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Comment: Great professor! Very fair, exams could be difficult but definitely doable. Definitely my favorite professor so far.

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Comment: Auroux is my favourate professor. He is not hard, and I really learned a lot. The test is fair and very similar to practice ones. Although we are not allowed to bring cheat sheet. But still, the avr can be very high.!!!take this course with him

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
96 93 77 100 94

Comment: Auroux was really helpful in office hours. His accent may be a bit hard to understand at first but you quickly get used to it. He knew what he was talking about and the exams were pretty manageable

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 100 100 100

Comment: Fantastic instructor! Very clear and organized lectures. Easy to take notes. There is one homework set a week which are easily manageable if done over the corse of the week. The midterms were fair.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
88 80 68 83 83

Comment: Has an awesome accent, exams aren't too hard either.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
72 69 75 71 71

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 100 100 100

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
91 78 84 77 81

Comment: Exams are easy, not too much work, really good lecturer.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
83 59 74 100 91

Comment: A great lecturer, but sometimes a bit hard to understand his accent. learned a lot

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
95 79 83 91 90

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
93 83 92 83 92

Comment: Great professor knows his stuff really well and explains it even better exams are very fair and in my opinion were not that difficult Only downside is not that helpful during office hours he is very ambiguous at times and its hard to discern what he expects

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 100 100 88

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 50 87 91 100

Comment: Explains concepts well in lecture and his exams are reasonable given the homework and section quizzes.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 73 86 100 100

Comment: Auroux is the best math professor you'll ever have! He is an amazing professor!! He is really good at explaining things and has a great sense of humor. Lectures are always really fun and he is very energetic about math. Homework is pretty straightforward (textbook problems) but he usually includes a couple problems he writes himself that are really difficult. The tests are fair and manageable if you study for them. He always posts practice midterms and solutions, though, so as long as you put in the time, you should do well in the class. He also has a French accent which can make it difficult to understand what he's saying, but you'll get used to it soon and it makes class more interesting. I love his accent!

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 100 100 100

Comment: Very good professor! Fair exams. Very helpful in OH. He knows exactly how to answer your questions.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 100 100 100

Comment: Truly the greatest professor. If you have a chance, take his class. You will not be sorry. Go to office hours.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
82 81 63 92 83

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
79 69 50 69 76

Comment: I didn't go to lectures

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 75 85 100 100

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 25 100 100 100

Comment: He's not a very good lecturer. The assignments are difficult but they accurately gauge how the tests will be. Rely on office hours and discussion to learn most of the math.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
99 96 96 100 100

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
89 76 70 97 97

Comment: Great lecturer, helpful in class and in office hours, willing to answer questions. Homework is okay, the problems he writes are challenging. Exams are pretty fair to what he teaches. Pay attention to concepts also, not just how to do the problems.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
93 89 86 100 86

Comment: Great professor with good assignments and fairly easy midterms. Teaches well so that the concepts are very understandable and with a decent amount of studying, you can expect to do well. Weekly quizzes and homework in section keeps you on task.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 100 100 100

Comment: Great Professor, interesting lectures, writes everything useful on board, very clear. Fair exams, + his accent is amazinggg

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
96 96 87 93 95

Comment: Auroux is a very good lecturer. All the material is covered during lecture, so go to lecture! His tests are fair and manageable and his homework assignments aren't too bad either. Also, he's a pretty funny guy.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 100 100 100

Comment: Best math 53 lecturer hands down. Once you navigate around the french accent, he makes 53 easy!

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 100 100 100

Comment: short and very helpful homework. very clear and easy to understand in lecture. very fair exams. felt like i learned everything very thoroughly as i study for the final. after taking this class everything in the textbook will seem easy

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 78 80 100 100

Comment: Very fair exams, extremely passionate about math and VERY knowledgeable. Knows how to break difficult concepts down so students understand them. I will definitely miss Auroux next semester.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
89 89 85 86 83

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
92 88 90 89 90

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
96 50 71 77 92

Comment: This man is absolutely brilliant. Former MIT professor and definitely knows his stuff. Breaks down material very well and makes class enjoyable. Frankly, his exams are pretty fair but they definitely require you to be mentally aware of what you're doing. He also writes his own problems (1 or 2 per HW) which can be pretty difficult. Overall, great teacher!

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
76 73 73 50 91

Comment: Exams were pretty straightforward and the class didn't involve too much extra work besides studying. Auroux definitely has a lot of enthusiasm and brings excitement to the class.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
89 73 81 73 95

Comment: Auroux is an amazing lecturer. However, do not underestimate the midterms or it will hurt your grade. Make sure to go through all the homework problems before midterms and GO TO CLASS.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
50 50 50 50 50

Comment: Auroux is a very lecturer, however, the course Math 53, takes a lot of time and work. If you are already considered "good" in math, then you will have no trouble in the course, however, if you

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
93 84 93 87 79

Comment: Exams (as listed below) are really quite easy, homeworks are a bit tedious but easy enough. His accent makes class a little hard to follow at first but is really quite awesome once you get used to it. It is also worth noting he's simply taking a break from teaching at MIT.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
94 76 86 96 92

Comment: The best math teacher I have ever had

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
89 88 50 89 92

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 84 100 100

Comment: Fantastic Professor. Take this class with him. I learned so much and the exams are totally fair. I'm really glad I had him. Class is great.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 72 80 100 100

Comment: Auroux is the best! He's a really awkward and funny guy, but he really knows his stuff. He's super eager to help students out during office hours too.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
50 100 100 100 83

Comment: Easy to understand, any bad scores is mostly the fault of the students.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 85 85 87 100

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 73 100 67 100

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
78 84 89 84 87

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
95 91 42 100 93

Comment: Personally, I really enjoy going to lecture despite the egregious conditions of Dwinelle 155 especially during hot days. His OH despite often being full of people are conducted in an organized and thorough fashion. He will take time to answer each question and make sure you get it. Exams, for me are hard due to the fact that often I do not understand what he's trying to ask me. But it is never anything we did not go over class or hw. Homework, especially his homebrewed problems, is challenging and will require a long time to complete so don't try to cram it all the night before.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
91 77 61 75 78

Comment: An engaging and entertaining lecturer who succeeds at making material interesting. Homework is reasonable and prof is always willing to take questions from students during or after lecture. Exams are fair but still hard. Worst part was the room: Dwinelle 155 gets ridiculously hot especially near the front.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
97 88 92 100 100

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 100 100 100

Comment: Possibly the best math professor who ever existed on this planet. He is great not only in terms of intellectuals (3 B.S.'s by the age of 18, Ph. D at the age of 22, as good as a concert pianist, uses a software program he coded himself during class, and believe us when we say he knows what he is talking about) but he is also a great instructor as well as just someone to talk to. His lectures are very easy to follow, and best of all, he's so understanding--- a characteristic so rare in professors all around the world. So understanding that you might mistake him for a friend you have known for years instead of a professor who you've only gazed at from a distance. His office hours are great, but because he's so popular, they're quite crowded too. My only regret is that he only teaches one undergraduate class (this very multivariable calc), because I am willing to sell my limb to take another class taught by Auroux. Long story short, TAKE IT.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 98 100 100 100

Comment: Auroux gives difficult homework problems, but his exams are fairly routine if you study his lectures and the book thoroughly. Amazing teacher overall

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
93 71 72 100 100

Comment: He is a great professor no doubt. His homework questions are great although some problems he gave are extremely difficult. His tests are fair and challenging. However, it mostly (25% of your grade) depends on your GSI and that can vary.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 100 95 100

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
89 81 50 79 85

Comment: It became obvious within the first five minutes of the first lecture that Auroux is extremely smart (you can look up his biography to see just how smart). He is a little hard to understand at times because of his accent, however his notes are concise and his handwriting is clear. He focuses a lot on proofs in lectures, but always answers questions readily and thoroughly. His midterms are a little tough and at times vague, but he truncates substantially. However, homework and quiz grades depend heavily on who your GSI is.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 78 81 72 79

Comment: Really amazing professor. GSI's tend to be good also. Assignments are difficult(he writes his own problems) but exams are fair. Highly recommend taking Math 53 with Auroux

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 100 100 100

Comment: Professor Auroux is probably the best math professor you could ever have. He is patient , enthusiastic and really cares his students. One of the GSIs told me he even prepared materials for discussions and emailed the GSIs before every discussion. If he is the professor of your first math course at Cal, you will be motivated to be a math major!

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 82 72 72 87

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
87 80 71 88 81

Comment: Awesome professor who explains concepts thoroughly.

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
50 50 50 50 50

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
71 65 50 59 80

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
95 75 95 100 75

Comment: Auroux was such a helpful professor, especially during office hours. There would always be a crowd in his office with 10-15 students seeking his help, and he would answer every single one of our questions with patience. His midterms were actually fair, especially if you've done the past midterms he gave in MIT

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
85 88 81 77 76

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
74 50 50 88 61

MATH 53 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
83 28 50 70 100

Comment: Good class.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
83 27 62 50 67

Comment: He was fair. Meh.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
61 32 35 50 50

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 81 72 100 100

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
29 67 74 36 63

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 83 78 100 100

Comment: Auroux was by far the best professor I had at Berkeley. He kept his lectures interesting and was stellar at explaining difficult topics.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
99 82 82 90 95

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
69 70 63 75 74

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
50 50 50 50 50

Comment: Exams are hard because he doesn't let you use a formula sheet, which is really annoying.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
91 72 64 100 83

Comment: Definitely teaches the courses really well. Funny lecturer and has the most adorable french accent. Exams get difficult, but are still very instructional and challenging!

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
50 50 50 50 50

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
95 84 91 90 92

Comment: Once you get used to his beautiful French accent, he will be your favourite

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
81 94 93 91 95

Comment: Easy professor. Very enthusiastic. Cares about students :)

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
85 79 70 85 100

Comment: Makes Multivariable Calculus easy!! Beware though because his exams can be too easy and the curve can make it hard to get an A.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
62 61 64 50 50

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
81 71 26 77 81

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
92 75 92 100 100

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 99 100 100 100

Comment: Absolutely perfect in every way.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
93 70 100 100 100

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 85 100 81 100

Comment: Amazing.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
95 93 97 82 100

Comment: Very informative lectures. Assignments were mostly out of the book, and tests were very fair and pretty straightforward. Wore the same blue or red shirt to almost every lecture.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
73 70 65 87 89

Comment: He's really helpful during office hours, especially with the homework. Go over his past exams because his exam questions are pretty similar.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
92 81 88 78 78

Comment: Auroux is a great teacher! It'd definitely reccomend waiting for fall just to take the class with him!

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 100 100 100

Comment: Professor Auroux is truly outstanding at teaching. His lectures are clear, concise, and approach the material from various approaches. He makes sure the class is following by eagerly taking questions. Problem sets are fair and his exams follow them closely. Do all the work and you should be able to pull off an A.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 83 72 79 100

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 83 85 100 100

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 89 90 100 93

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
92 71 90 88 89

Comment: Best Math Professor at Cal.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
99 100 88 100 99

Comment: Loved Auroux's class. Had good examples, fair exams, and was just fun to listen to.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
87 83 74 82 76

Comment: Always gives a few of his own questions for homework. Very fair tests, clear and concise lecturing. May have abit of accent but all math professors here seem to have some kind of accent. Very helpful during office hours.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 83 62 50 100

Comment: Great lecturer. Good pace, quality instruction. Got a standing ovation from the class on the last day. The comments about exams from others- too easy, bad curve- are warranted, but I think he'll improve on that in the future.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
86 88 50 73 72

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 80 89 98

Comment: The way he presents proofs in class is a lot more practical then the proofs in other math classes I've been in. He writes some of his own homework problems, which are hard, but generally pretty cool. His exams are pretty easy, as long as you don't make any stupid mistakes. Great Class

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
96 74 100 82 98

Comment: Test averages are very high.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 50 71 100 100

Comment: Professor Auroux is awesome! Definitely would recommend him.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
95 84 79 71 86

Comment: Lectures were clear and Auroux provided good examples. Exams were fair/easy

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
88 83 72 100 100

Comment: I had him in my first semester at Berkeley and wouldn't be surprised if he turns out to be the best professor I have. His proofs are very clear and methodical and the homework wasn't too bad either. Only problem was that his exams were ridiculously easy so the curves could be pretty bad. The 75th percentile on the final exam was 138/150.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
98 95 92 98 97

Comment: Professor Auroux is without a doubt is an incredible professor. His passion for mathematics shows through his lectures and his devotion to his students, and he is able to make everything pretty clear and understandable. While you may be first worried about his accent, after the first couple lectures you will come to realize that it will not be a problem. His homework assignments pretty much cover much of what you need to know. I had a very enjoyable first semester with him. P.S. He also makes incredibly corny, but funny jokes (Election day special: Conservative..............vector fields) An amazing professor

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
79 74 41 76 100

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 100 100 100

Comment: He does 2 things very well: 1. Teaches very clearly 2. Sparks your interest Highly recommended

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
77 75 60 73 83

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 100 100 100

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
95 77 74 98 95

Comment: Auroux is, quite honestly, the best professor I have had so far at Berkeley. I found it pretty easy to understand his french accent and he is pretty eloquent when explaining the concepts (plus his handwriting is large and legible). You can tell immediately that he's very passionate about math and during office hours, is glad to help clarify any questions you have in different ways. His homework assignments are very doable (and some of his written problems are challenging) and his exams are not hard. The only bad thing is that, the curve in the class usually brings you down a little. But other than that, Auroux is the man. :)

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
94 62 50 86 88

Comment: Auroux is really good at explaining the material. He makes a lot of fun jokes during lecture too. If you can, DEFINITELY try to get Ben to be your GSI. He is extremely helpful, and even holds midterm and final review sessions for his students

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
75 79 100 52 78

Comment: Good Teacher who really knows what he is talking about. Though his exams are super easy and everyone gets high grades.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 92 100 100 100

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
77 22 31 44 84

Comment: Exams are easy, but he curves down your grade because the whole class gets really high grades.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
89 77 77 66 100

Comment: The instructor seemed excited to be teaching, so the lectures were useful. He also took a lot of questions. The midterms and final were very easy, so it was possible to be hurt by the curve.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 100 100 100

Comment: This class was amazing! Professor Auroux is an inspiration to every one of his students. He is a fantastic teacher and is never afraid to answer questions.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
70 59 69 79 82

Comment: good teacher overall, made a few cute jokes every once in a while. the only annoying thing was that everyone did so well that the curve lowered your grade. i actually wished his tests were a bit harder or at least not curved.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 81 100 92

Comment: he's nice, funny and has a great accent. I loved every part of prof. Auroux's class.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
93 67 64 85 87

Comment: Auroux is a very good lecturer. Can get a little boring at times depending on the subject matter. Homework problems can be a little difficult, but as long as you give it a good attempt, the GSIs will still give full credit. The midterms are ridiculously easy if you know the material and are exactly like the practice exams he puts online. If you're a freshman that passed the AP Calc BC exam, skip straight to Math 53.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
87 70 74 91 85

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 88 92 100 96

Comment: Probably my favorite math teacher I've ever had, he's extremely concise, fair, and has a good sense of humor.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 79 79 100 100

Comment: Auroux is one of the best teachers i've ever had. Very clear in lectures, amazing in office hours. Such a nice guy and a great teacher. tests are fair; he provides practice exams and there are no tricks. Homework assignments can be annoying but this course was great. loved it.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 88 93 100 100

Comment: He is one of the most amazing professors/teachers I have ever had. He is very enthusiastic about the topic and he is very thorough in describing each formula and how he got it. He is very methodical in his teaching approach and he made Math 53 an amazing experience for me this year. (Although his homework can have some pretty hard problems, but that is what office hours and study groups are for)

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 80 100 100

Comment: His exams are pretty easy (average of first midterm was about 75) and he explains EXTREMELY well. Sometimes, he even makes the class laugh. His lectures are worth attending and his homework has really awesome interesting problems.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 71 70 100 100

Comment: Auroux is great--he is a good lecturer and just an awesome guy.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
92 81 78 81 100

Comment: Auroux is an awesome, awesome, awesome professor. I can't say I like math, but I did look forward to going to class. If possible, take math with him. You won't regret it. The only downside here is that sometimes he spends too much time on proofs of theorems, so going to class having read the book is helpful, since you already know what to ignore. Also, if you can get Ben Preskill as a GSI, make sure to sign up for his section. He's awesome, too.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 85 100 100 100

Comment: great professor!

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
88 75 69 75 84

Comment: Very good professor and super nice, though sometimes he does go a bit fast through the book.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
78 31 22 40 74

Comment: Exams are extremely hard. Take it if you want to challenge.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
84 45 67 75 72

Comment: Course is really good. He's a good teacher. He's pretty funny, and explains things pretty well. He's goes at a pretty fast pace, in comparison to past teachers. His homework is slightly long, but not ridiculously bad. His exams are pretty fair. Good teacher overall.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
94 68 83 70 100

Comment: Very good professor. Explains everything quite thoroughly. Assignments can be difficult. Tests are pretty fair. Watch his MIT online lectures. Those are extremely helpful for clarification and review.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
89 83 75 70 74

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 50 50 79 80

Comment: Great accent!

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
87 77 76 90 88

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
99 52 50 100 100

Comment: Professor Auroux is very very good at teaching, and he's very smart. When a student has a question, he immediately knows how to answer it clearly. His homework assignments are difficult, but his method of teaching is very precise and clear. He occasionally makes jokes in his class too (and for some reason he always wears a red shirt, but that's beside the point). A very good professor, though a bit on the more difficult end.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
87 89 54 74 100

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 50 50 100 100

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
94 90 90 90 88

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 95 100 100

Comment: Great lecturer, very enthusiastic. Homework problems can be challenging but are very helpful and well-selected.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
91 76 50 75 100

Comment: Great lecturer. Can obviously tell he has a passion for math and that comes out through his lectures.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
50 74 50 74 100

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
68 60 50 53 71

Comment: Difficult to understand his accent, but other than that he seems extremely knowledgable and you can tell he loves what he does.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
74 62 55 70 61

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
63 43 50 55 75

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
84 79 50 71 97

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
82 51 50 75 80

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
93 50 30 78 100

Comment: Excellent lecturer. Don't know how long he'll stay in Berkeley till he goes back to MIT, but if he's teaching the course, don't miss the opportunity to enroll in his section.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
81 23 50 100 100

Comment: He has a thick French accent. But you get used to it. He seems to be willing to help students.

MATH 53 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
78 74 47 63 79

Comment: Great teacher. His accent is a little hard to understand but his passion for math really comes out in the lectures.

MATH 113 (Spring 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 81 100 100 100

Comment: The best professor I've ever had. The homeworks take a while to do, but they challenge you. The midterm and final were very straightforward and actually slightly fun to take. Great during office hours too.

MATH 113 (Spring 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 100 100 100 100

MATH 215B (Spring 2012)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
71 70 75 76 79