From the opinion of one student who had taken calc AB in high school and another who had only reached pre-calculus, Ila Varma is an incredible professor. Unlike our perception of the rest of the math department, Ila is genuine and realistic in her presentation of concepts. The occasional error (which is always fixed quickly and with amusement) reveals the easygoing nature of the class, while still being stimulating. She has been eager to help students, and has been entirely understanding throughout the semester: this semester she allowed for the final exam grade to replace any of the two midterm exams that it exceeded. For anyone who is looking to fill a math requirement, we heavily stress taking calc I with Ila. She is the best. A great add on is that if you go to lecture, she usually waves when you pass her in the street. TAKE HER CLASS.