professor
Vsevolod Gunitskiy

Jan 2010

Seva had probably the most useful discussion I've been to here columbia. Really knew his stuff, but was approachable and not arogant about it - broke down the readings, but also gave us a chance to talk about them. Usually you get a sense of what the TA knows/doesnt know and what he/she want you to say for the "right" answer, but Seva made discussion feel like I was actually learning a lot without being lectured at. Allso, funny anecdotes about life in Russia. The simulation exercise was surprisingly useful. Actually, this was probably the only section I went to consistently. One complaint - no TA should have a discussion just 1.5 hours after lecture, that's just wasted time!