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Dr Thomas Taimre

Faculty Maths & Physics
Courses Taught STAT2203, STAT4403
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Rating

Total average

61.6/100

Helpfulness ( 63.3 )
Clarity ( 50 )
Easiness ( 53 )
Approachability ( 76.7 )
Organisation ( 53.3 )
Availability ( 73.3 )

Reviews (3)

Anonymous
   
Dr Thomas Taimre 98.3

I found that Dr Taimre was a great lecturer. He really encouraged students to ask him for help if there was anything we did not understand, also providing consult hours, though I doubt many students would have been motivated enough to seek help considering the almost-empty 500-seat lecture theatre every time I attended lectures. The main problem is the boring and seemingly difficult nature of the course. Many students seem to find that Taimre does not explain things effectively, however he draws very helpful diagrams to explain difficult material and answers all questions (usually only from mature-aged students at the front). He clearly put in a lot of effort during lectures despite the small number of students attending. The only complaint I have is that his voice tends to put people to sleep.

Which course did you take? (e.g. MGTS1301)

STAT1201

Positives
  • Can be quite funny, even when he doesn't intend to be
  • Competent lecturer
  • Always puts in maximum effort
Negatives
  • Quality of voice (good for falling asleep to though)
Posted on November 29, 2015 2:06 am
Tom Manderson
   
Dr Thomas Taimre 61.5

Thomas is a really approachable and friendly lecturer, who has a really deep knowledge of the content he teaches. While this does unfortunately mean that he can leave a blank look on people's faces, he's always open to answering questions and will gladly repeat material.

Thomas gets a bit of a hard rap for teaching rather difficult content, but he doesn't make said content any easier.

Which course did you take? (e.g. MGTS1301)

STAT2203

Positives
  • Really friendly guy
  • Impressive knowledge
Negatives
  • Doesn't make content any easier
Posted on July 9, 2015 6:41 pm
Anonymous
   
Dr Thomas Taimre 25.0

Dr. Taimre seems to be a lecturer who is new to his job, and therefore somewhat unconfident with a large group. He struggles to engage the entire class, mainly because of a lack of clarity in most of his lectures. He is hard to follow, and classes often leave early, usually before he is finished. Ultimately, Dr. Taimre knows the content quite well, but struggles to convey it meaningfully to students.

Which course did you take? (e.g. MGTS1301)

STAT1201

Positives
  • Knows content well
Negatives
  • Struggles to teach effectively
  • Cannot control a lecture theatre
Posted on August 11, 2014 11:27 am

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