Kennesaw State University (KSU)
Birrell, Robert
Mathematics Department
Robert Birrell Teaches the Following Courses
6 Courses View: 

MATH 0097 Elem Algebra
No classes this semester 
Average grades given in the course: 
14 Recommended 
MATH 1113 Precalculus
No classes this semester 
Average grades given in the course: 
3 Recommended 
MATH 0098 Intermediate Algebra
2 class times for Spring 2014 
Average grades given in the course: 
1 Recommended 
MATH 0099 Elem & Inter Algebra
No classes this semester 
Average grades given in the course: 
1 Recommended 
MATH 1190 Calculus I
1 class times for Spring 2014 
Average grades given in the course: 
0 Recommended 
MATH 1111 College Algebra
2 class times for Spring 2014 
Average grades given in the course: 
0 Recommended 
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Robert Birrell's Recommendations
MATH 0098 Intermediate Algebra
For a math phobic and 20 years away fromschool, Birrell has given me confidence thatI can do math for the first time in my life!Took two semesters with him, wish he'd teach1101. 

MATH 1113 Precalculus
I had Rob Birrell in Spring 04, Math 097, and Summer 04, Math 0098. Like others have said, I wish he tought more upper level math classes. Mr. Birrell will go out of his way to help his students understand. As far as I know he is now teaching Math 1113 in the mornings but that is a no go for me as a non traditional student. 

MATH 1113 Precalculus
Great guy! 

MATH 0097 Elem Algebra
Robert Birrell is the grooviest math teacher I have ever had, seen, read about, or met. He will have you smiling about and enjoying math. Sounds crazy, I know...take him, you'll see!! If you have mathaphobia, take ROBERT BIRRELL, he will ease your mind and have you wizzing through it like it is second nature. He is an amazing person and his patience ranks up there with Sister Teresa...NO JOKE! He truly has made learning fun. I will never register with a differrent professor of math. Only Birrell. If you don't do well in his class, it is, operator error. <(his famous last words.) ERU 

MATH 0097 Elem Algebra
He explains Math is the most simplest terms, making anyone feel at ease and enjoy Mathematics.He is very helpful both in and out of class  if you don't understand anything, he is ready to help.He keeps to his timeline without failing to cover related course material.I highly recommend this Professor. He is the best! 

MATH 0097 Elem Algebra
Great teaching style, very patient with students who are slow learners or having difficulties. Does not mind going over things again if you don't understand and always gives very good information to take notes from. 

Robert Birrell
The teacher is awesome. He's funny, no matter how out dated his jokes are and he makes math (I can't believe I'm about to say this...) fun. He is an unbelievable teacher and you're a moron if you don't fight tooth and nail to get in his class. 

Robert Birrell
I would love to have Mr. Birrell as my math teacher again. He was very through in his lessons. Homework is given every night but it is only to help you he never takes it up nor does he check to see if you did it. He does take attendence every once in a while but there is no policy. He always goes over questions on homework the first 20 mins of class and is willing to help you. All of the chapter reviews are on webct. And he does go over them right before the test. All the test are taken on the computer in the lab and graded immediately. You are able to retake any test and if u make a better grade he averages them (you keep the best of the grades). There are quizzes on webct every chapter and u r able to take each quiz twice. I really enjoyed his class! 

MATH 0097 Elem Algebra
I was in his class for MATH 097 and 097. Great teacher. Helps students feel at easy about Math. Homework every night to review and be sure that you understand what was taught in class that day. Starts classes with questions students have for the previous nights homework. Reviews for tests. There were 4 tests and a cumulative final. User the board, displays the calculator so you can walk through the steps along with him. He teaches you everything you need to know about the calculator. 

MATH 0097 Elem Algebra
Mr. Birrell is a wonderful teacher. I have never gotten anything better than a C in any math class before, and I actually got a 100 on his final! He is very patient,friendly,and fun. His class was my favorite , and that says alot considering that I have always hated math in the past. I seriously went into the class thinking the best I could do was to hopefully pass, and instead I left with an A! His patience and sense of humor took away the fears I have carried with me to any math course in the past. 

Robert Birrell
Mr. Birrell is the perfect teacher for anyone who is not good at math. He does such a good job of explaining everything that learning is easy. Believe me! In high school, I FAILED math 13 times! And I got an A in his class! Sign up if you can! 

MATH 0097 Elem Algebra
Birrel's classes are entertaining, and his teaching is quite effective. He also makes it very easy to contact him outside of class. I strongly recommend taking his class. 

MATH 0097 Elem Algebra
Professor Birrell uses straight forward teaching. He is willing to review problems with students until the concept is grasped. He expects attendance but does not take roll. Homework is required and he reviews every test, so students have prior knowledge of what material to study. Pretest for midterm and final are nearly exact to the actual test. Just do the work! 

Robert Birrell
He loves Math, but don't hold that against him. He also wants you to do the best you possibly can. I didn't like Math when it was free...but I recognize the value that some people may feel to it's importance. Professor Birrell is approachable and concerned about his students. Pay attention to the Calculator cliff notes they're invaluable. 

MATH 0097 Elem Algebra
All you need to know is that if you are here looking for info than he is the teacher to calm you worries. I only wish he would teach my next level classes. GO CALCULATOR COWBOY!!! 

MATH 0097 Elem Algebra
Good instructor, and has a quirky sense of humor that puts everyone at ease. Makes it easy for those of us who haven't had math in a long time. I was able to learn this stuff far better than when I originally learned it way back in middle school. If you attend class, do the homework assignments, take the 4 quizes and practice tests, it's pretty hard to not get B's or A's on the 4 tests. 

MATH 0097 Elem Algebra
EXCELLENT! I'm a nontraditional, returning after 12 years out. The first half of 099 was great (097), but I struggled with the second half (which was 098) Math is NOT my subject, but this professor acted as a sports coach with me. He kept me motivated, and although I do well in most subjects, the best I could do was a C in this class. Once I got to the COMPASS stage again, I scored a 50 after scoring a 16 when I enrolled at KSU. That tells me I learned a lot from him, and I think he was even surprised by my compass score. 

MATH 0097 Elem Algebra
Prof Birrell was really awesome. He is a bit less structured, which I found to be a strength. He currently does not have an attendance policy, but does take attendance. He allows test retakes the week after the test and test makeups as long as you discuss prior to the test date. Most of my class was very intimidated by math, but Prof Birrell really does a great job of preparing us for credit level courses. 

Robert Birrell
Mr Birrell is an awsome instructor. He makes everthing very easy to understand by relating it to things in real life. He does tell some really bad jokes, but it keep the mood of the class very light. This is a no brainer for anyone who has a hard time with math. 

Robert Birrell
Top notch instructor. I had him for 2 semesters and wish I had him for 1101 and other classes. He makes functions fun .. haha! I am a nontraditional student and had been out of college for 10 years and I made an A in both classes.He has a great sense of humor. I wish we had 20 more of him on campus. 

MATH 0097 Elem Algebra
He is funny, and laid back. He has a way of explaning math to people who don't like math. I've never had a teacher who could make me understand. He is easy to approach for help, and doesn't mind when you ask stupid questions in class 

Robert Birrell
Wonderful professor...I actually understand this stuff for the first time in my life! He teaches you how to use the TI83 and helps you out in any way possible..he's your best bet in Math... 

MATH 1113 Precalculus
He explains materials really well and there aren't really any big surprises on the test. There are 3 test and a final and if you do the recommended homework and look over his review sheet you will do fine in the class. He teaches like you haven't heard the materials before which can be good or bad. Good cuz if you sux at math you are going to really grasp it bad cuz it can be boring. 

MATH 0097 Elem Algebra
As long as you show up to class and do your homework you will pass. 

MATH 0097 Elem Algebra
Wonderful instructor for mathematically phobic people! Patient and easy going teaching style. 

MATH 0099 Elem & Inter Algebra
You cant go wrong with this guy. I have heard that about most of the learning support teachers, but he is the only one I can speak of. Good teacher. 

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