professor
Elham Saeidinezhad

Apr 2021

I wanted to like this Professor a lot but this class was very stressful with little guidance. Elham seemed very genuine in class, going over some important details up to three times before moving on. However, the midterm and final weren’t very well rounded and were mostly on a couple of chapters rather than the 9 that were taught from the textbook. On top of this, the 6 week class was dampened by a looming 2000 word “book review project that wasnt very specific. It also seemed like Elham and Michael (her ta) weren’t always on the same page, which made things even worse. Overall, I would strongly recommend against any “intensive classes for macro, these topics need time to stick. I think the reviews for Elham below are kind of harsh, she can definitely teach, AND it’s clear she WANTS to be there which is refreshing. She can be kind of harsh in office hours( I cried immediately after our meeting for the book review) but it builds character, eh?

Apr 2021

She plays clear favorites and is really ineffective at communication, I tried emailing her for help as I couldn't make office hours (extenuating circumstances), and not once did I get a reply. Even attempted to get her attention with the help of the TA to no avail. If you're good at self-teaching and can memorize the textbook, you should be fine otherwise save yourself and take it with Jasova.

Apr 2021

This class is unnecessarily hard with her. She teaches straight from the textbook, and somehow makes it even more confusing. I have a hard time understanding anything in class (the book itself however is fine). Midterm was on the easier side - half short response, half multiple choice. Her book report however is extremely confusing. The TA Michael is fine. He's nice and he knows what he's talking about. Very patient too. I would take a different teacher.

Apr 2021

she sucks period don't take her she cannot teach

Dec 2020

DO NOT TAKE STATISTICS FOR ECONOMICS WITH ELHAM!!!!!! She plays clear favorites and all of the exams are online, graded automatically through McGraw-Hill software. Great if you can get the exact answer right, but not great if you're like me and care about getting partial credit for questions. Now, one week before finals, she announced she is going to curve the bottom 30% of the class down to a C, D, or F, in the middle of a global pandemic. During office hours she will tell you that you are not trying enough. While she appears well-meaning and flexible, her policies, teaching style, and standards are all but flexible. The saving grace of the course is the TA, Alejandro Diaz-Herrera. He explains complicated concepts easily and is always available to answer student questions.