Ailsa Keating

May 2015

Ailsa Keating is wonderful and I would totally recommend her class. This year was her first teaching at Columbia, and she's very young and enthusiastic. I was in a small 8:40 am Calc IV section. Keating is energetic and cares a lot about her students. She doesn't have too much patience for students who never come to class, but for those who go (at least some of the time) she is super nice and approachable. And I definitely recommend going to class. I never read the textbook and easily got everything I needed to know for the course by going to lecture. She loves student participation, learned all of our names in the first couple of weeks, and tended to call on students somewhat randomly. And she once told us a story about climbing out dorm windows at Cambridge for fire drills.