Professor Amy Grady Reviews
Prof: Amy Grady / Fall 2020
Jan 8, 2022
I had taken Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 in high school already, so I already expected the material to be easy. It was not bad at all, and the exams were fair. Every week you have to take a proctored quiz on zoom with a TA, and you are also allowed to ask about problems beforehand. This would be great, but the TA I got was not good at explaining things and let his baby cry in the background every week unmuted while we took our quizzes.
The course content was not quite as in depth as the Calc 1 course I took in high school, but it definitely covered all the bases and was not difficult to get through. In addition to class meetings, there were recorded lectures, TA sessions once a week, office hours, and a class wall called Xronos where you could post a question or problem and other students/TAs/professor would help with it.
Professor Grady was a pretty good lecturer. I had no complaints.
The class meetings with Professor Grady (or whoever else you have) are the most important for learning the material and asking questions. The recorded lectures are by Dr. Knudson, and they can be hit or miss in terms of understandability.
Prof: Amy Grady / Fall 2022
Nov 17, 2022
I have previously taken MAC1147 online and came to UF with little calculus experience in high school. I found this class to be extremely difficult. The homework was not too bad but I found it not that helpful in terms of learning the concept as the homework is much easier than the exams. Overall, I don't think York's class would be too bad if you have a strong calc background. If you have no calc experience, I'd recommend at least picking a different professor.
Professor York would go through concepts quickly, leaving little time to process the information. I found myself rushing to complete my notes rather than focusing on listening due to the speed of the lecture. York also doesn't record lectures or post them on canvas, which I found really inconvenient as I learn best through flipped learning or at least reviewing lectures.
Don't take the class with York!!! and get studyedge before class starts.