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University of Alabama, Huntsville
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Mary Smeal

Professor in the Mathematics department

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I knew the material well prior to the class and she makes a lot of mistakes. She is willing to help you if you need it though.
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She tries to explain the concepts and does a horrid job at it. She continually makes mistakes in her own examples and has to go back and fix them and that makes everyone more confused than they already were. The only redeeming quality is that she gives A LOT of extra credit on tests.
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She acts like she doesn't know her own material. The class corrects her more than she teaches the class
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I'm giving a good review because she works with you really well one on one. Her lectures are the clearest,but she gets the point across. Expect homework. She gives extra credit if you want it. To pass the class you have to put in effort.
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Dr. Smeal is a great teacher. She sometimes forgets that its Cal A and not Cal B but not all the time. She makes algebra mistakes so just correct her- she doesn't mind. Her emphasis on group work is better than I thought it would be so just find a good group and you will definitely pass. Also the …more practice exams are important- it's a grade booster. less
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She genuinely wants you to pass and gives lots of extra credit. That being said, I feel she did a poor job of explaining the material and didn't really seem all that prepared to teach the class. She rambled through her examples and they had lots of errors. I spent way too much time teaching myself …more the material. Homework online, never used the book. less
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She may seem really sweet, but there's a mean lady ready to just lash out at any time. She doesn't lecture. Instead, she puts you in groups and makes you solve problems that she hasn't taught you how to solve. If she's more than 20 minutes late to class, don't leave because when she shows up she'll …more decide to give a quiz. less
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Professor Smeal is a great teacher and if you prepare for class you will do well. Sometimes she messes up some algebra, but it's an easy fix. If you come to class unprepared you will fail. However with some effort, doing all your homework, and studying her practice tests you will have an easy A …more with the extra credit and still learn the subject. less
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Professor Smeal is awesome! She's super relaxed and is great about remembering your name and getting to know you. That being said, you have to apply yourself to do well in her class. Her teaching style requires that you really do the theoretical digging on your own.
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You will have to do some independent learning, but she's always available for help if you just ask. Very caring instructor. Gives lots of extra credit and partial credit. Do the homework until you get a 100, never miss class, and take advantage of every extra credit opportunity. This will help …more build a buffer for the final which was pretty hard. less
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Professor qualifications determine the quality of education students get at a university. Thus, student reviews of professors are an essential part of choosing an institution to attend. Here, you can find a number of student reviews on the work and skills of Mary Smeal, a Professor in the Mathematics department at University of Alabama, Huntsville. The university is located in Alabama, USA. The institution requires professionalism from its teaching staff and regular training courses attendance to maintain a high level of educational skills.

This university professor has received 27 reviews from former and current students, as well as some other guests. The majority of the submitted reviews are positive. 19 people note the high quality of professor’s classes. 8 comments find the skills of Mary Smeal lacking in a certain area of academic abilities of teacher-student relations.

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