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Dr Victor Scharaschkin

Faculty Maths & Physics
Courses Taught MATH3303, MATH4304, MATH6006, MATH6007, MATH6010, MATH6020, MATH6030, STAT6010, STAT6020, STAT6030
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Rating

Total average

59.6/100

Helpfulness ( 46.3 )
Clarity ( 57.7 )
Easiness ( 53.3 )
Approachability ( 60.7 )
Organisation ( 75.7 )
Availability ( 63.7 )

Reviews (3)

Anonymous
   
Dr Victor Scharaschkin 46.2

I gave up on going to Victor's lectures a few weeks into the course. He simply does not know how to teach students, rather, he'll just read from the lecture notes word for word and expect you to follow. He's a boring lecturer, doesn't know when to slow down and gauge his student's understanding and sometimes ignores people who desperately want to ask a question. It's almost as if he wants his students to fail. As soon as I found out about Poh, I immediately ditched Victor and was 100% satisfied.

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

MATH1051

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Negatives
  • Doesn't know how to teach effectively
  • Knows the material but explains it like everyone already understands it
Posted on June 20, 2016 1:37 pm
Anonymous
   
Dr Victor Scharaschkin 35.0

The problem with, Victor Scharaschkin or 'The Vic' as he's known, is that he fails to understand how students learn and think. There is no doubting his superior intellect as you get bombarded with a non-stop stream of mathematical jargon throughout every lecture. But he fails to engage his audience, often over complicates otherwise simple concepts and frequently goes on strange tangents completely unrelated to the topic at hand. As a student, it is difficult to differentiate the important lecture notes from relative mathematical non-sense. And it is terribly hard to concentrate in his boring lectures. In summary, he's too smart for his own good, he doesn't understand, nor does he make use of effective teaching methods, rather, he will robotically reproduce mathematical concepts to you all semester and expects you to decipher the important parts.

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

MATH1051

Positives No positive points
Negatives
  • Doesn't understand how students learn
  • Non-stop stream of mathematical jargon every lecture
  • Painfully boring
Posted on June 13, 2016 1:10 pm
Anonymous
   
Dr Victor Scharaschkin 97.5

This course gives a great introduction to algebraic and analytic number theory. Victor has a large breadth of knowledge on almost any topic and can provide many interesting current results.

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

MATH4304

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Posted on January 9, 2015 8:08 pm

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