Elwood, Jason  

Mathematics

1.90/4.00

10 evaluations


MATH 116


Freshman
B
Required (Support)
Nov 2015
Jason is hands down one of the best professors at Cal Poly! He is a grad student so he's super young, but he definitely cares about his students and their success. He is a goofy guy, but I enjoyed going to this class over my major classes because he made it so much fun. The class consists of two midterms, a final, and weekly 10 pt. quizzes on Friday. For someone like me who is not good at math, the quizzes could get difficult because there were only two questions on each, so if you missed one completely, you would fail the quiz (he drops your worst quiz grade). However, he is also very generous with extra credit! Go to his office hours!!! He is so so so helpful and accommodating. He is very funny too, so even if you aren't doing math you will hear his stories about his cats. 10/10 highly recommend


Freshman
B
Required (Major)
Nov 2015
Highly Recommend! Wonderful teacher! Presents material in a clear easy to understand way and keeps the lesson interesting. He is always willing to help! Tests are strait forward. He is a very interesting guy and tells some very funny stories.


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Jan 2017
Truly an awesome guy, super easy to understand, very straight forward, relatable, (as he is a college grad. student) and he cares a lot about his students. Take this class if want a relaxing, easy way to understand math and someone who presents it in a completely fair way.


Freshman
B
Required (Major)
Mar 2017
Elwood is the most scatter brained and easily distracted professor I have had. He literally has the attention span of 7 month old carrot. This was especially annoying around the time midterms and finals..he would spend 20-30 min of our 50 min lectures talking about random unrelated shit that only a few students found funny. Getting off on tangents is always a nice break, but he would do it a distracting amount and would often not get through all the material/have time to answer any questions. Very obvious he is an inexperienced professor.


Freshman
C
Required (Support)
Mar 2017
WORST TEACHER!! Doesn't know how to explain, worst way of grading.

MATH 221


Junior
C
Required (Support)
Mar 2017
Does not use class time fully. Shows up late. Wastes time in class. Unreasonable grading and timeliness of assigning and grading assignments. Would not recommend for Jason to teach.


Sophomore
B
Required (Support)
Mar 2017
He's a horrible professor. He always shows up 10 minutes late and doesn't use class time to the fullest. He tries to be cool by doing chalk throws for extra credit, but don't be fooled. The grading, especially homework, is very harsh and he just assumes that we know how to solve the hardest problems because he can do them. The midterms are impossible to do well on because he takes the weirdest and most difficult problems. If you are an attractive girl, take this class. If not, pray for a C.


Sophomore
D
Required (Support)
Mar 2017
Shows up late to every class and office hours and uses the exact same examples from the book. Very dry lectures and 2 question quizzes worth 10 points once a week so if you get one problem wrong, you receive an F. In class examples are 2 step problems and then midterm questions are completely different and much harder. He also grades VERY harsh on the homework. Can be funny on occasion though which makes class slightly bearable.


Sophomore
A
Required (Major)
Mar 2017
Harsh grader, problems on the midterm go from like 0 to 100 compared to the homework, everyone in my class currently is looking at almost failing (he spent 15 minutes persuading the class not to drop the course and showing us we could still barely pass), examples straight out of the book. However you do get out of every class 30-45 minutes early so thats chill

EHS 905


Junior
B
Elective
Nov 2016
What else is there to say? Fine person, nothing interesting. Class was meh... Blah, blah, blah... Fine person.