Steven Chadwick

This professor has taught: MATH140, MATH140H, MATH141, MATH141H, MATH310, MATH401, MATH402, MATH406, MATH410, MATH424, MATH437, STAT410, STAT470
Information Review
Steven Chadwick

Anonymous
09/06/2022
Do not believe these reviews. I have no clue what’s happened to this man during the past year, but he seems to have completely flipped his rhetoric. His lectures go at 50,000mph and it’s impossible to understand any of it because you’re frantically trying to keep pace. He never goes over review sheets or hw, and the discussion section, rather than actually going over the material we learned, just consists of more grades work sheets that we never go over. He teaches around 6 new concepts a week without stopping to the point where you read a problem and feel like it’s written in ancient phonecian. Do not take this class unless you want to feel dumb, tired, and miserable on a daily basis.
Steven Chadwick
MATH424

Expecting a B
Anonymous
05/20/2022
Class consists of homework's, problem sessions, quizzes, and exams. Chadwick does a good job in class explaining the concepts. Problem sessions provide you with examples and are representative of the quizzes. The homework is not too difficult and is representative of what is discussed in class. The exam questions are very similar to the problem sessions, quizzes, and homework's. If you study for the exams and quizzes the class isn't too difficult.
Steven Chadwick
MATH141

Anonymous
05/19/2022
Dr. Chadwick's class definitely improved from 140. His biggest flaw is that he still spends far too much time on the derivations of the formulas that you will need to memorize for his exams (which are unnecessary to know for a 100-level course). As a result, he often ran out of time when doing important examples but made an effort to answer questions. His exams also improved and closely mimicked the practice questions and exams that he sent out beforehand. As for the class itself, Chad was very transparent with all test, quiz, and hw due dates and never had any surprises. While his lectures could be improved, he's definitely the best of the 100-level calc profs.
Steven Chadwick
MATH141

Expecting an A+
Anonymous
05/18/2022
Dr. Chadwick is a fantastic person and lecturer. Exams are reflective of the lectures/readings. There are many horror stories of this class, but if you just focus and practice every day you will be fine. The sample exams help significantly.
Steven Chadwick
MATH140

Expecting a B+
akl2025
04/27/2022
Chadwick is a great professor! His lecture notes are neat and detailed, especially helpful for Webassign. Furthermore, Chadwick only tests what he has taught and reviewed in class, so you definitely earn a good 85% - 90% if you review and practice what he shows in class. His weekly quizzes are quite easy (20 minute quiz which covers 1-2 problems). The only 2 things that I might dislike about his class are: (1) the lecture hall sucks (it's the Armory) and (2) he isn't great at answering students' questions (mostly it's just rewording; but if you review the note after class, it will make more sense)
Steven Chadwick
MATH141

Expecting a B+
Anonymous
04/13/2022
This guy is the best. A few things to note that might have changed from previous reviews of him: -Lots of people saying that his exams are super easy. Well he definitely has changed that recently, his exams are on par with the difficulty of other professors if not harder -He's not the best at answering questions in class. Super nice guy but he just gets anxious and doesn't always answer them correctly -The best thing about him is the fact that his notes are clearly understandable and he writes on the board (unlike others cough cough pilachowsky). Also he's not afraid to host class on zoom for religious holidays and stuff so reach out to him if that's an issue for you Overall, out of all the MATH140 and MATH141 professors at UMD, this is the one you want. He's not intimidating at all (quite the opposite) and everything is explained clearly and meticulously.
Steven Chadwick
MATH140H

Expecting an A
Anonymous
04/12/2022
Also took 141H with Chadwick as well, and in my opinion he is the best calculus 1 and 2 professor here. Lectures are straightforward with both theory and examples of concepts. He occasionally gives hints to difficult questions on webassign and will basically give you the answers to worksheets in office hours. His exams are always straight forward and will always give out practice exams before each one. A very nice person as well and understanding of student's needs if they need a deadline extension.
Steven Chadwick
MATH140

Anonymous
01/07/2022
He gives good lectures that were easy to follow and provided relevant examples to the homework and discussion worksheets. My chief complaint is that he offered no make-up options. I had COVID and still was not allowed to take the midterm that I missed due to isolation. He also did not record in-person lectures.
Steven Chadwick
MATH140

Expecting a B
Anonymous
12/27/2021
Dr. Chadwick’s class is the perfect combination of moderation and challenge. I found his lectures to be effective. Although it is a lot of work such as quizzes, worksheets, etc. One of the best MATH Profs.
Steven Chadwick
MATH140

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/22/2021
I recommend taking Dr. Chadwick’s class because it was a wholesome experience. His quizzes are simple compared to the exams (20 minute quiz that’s like 1-2 problems). The exams are also fair, pay attention to the practice exam that he provides and make sure you understand how to do the problems. In lecture, he seems to try to push through the material for the day to fit it all in. He does answer questions and is friendly about it, but it’s usually just him rewording what he said previously, and sometimes I’m not sure if it really helps the person asking. Discussion worksheets and WebAssigns felt kind of pointless for me because they had harder questions than what was on quizzes/tests. WebAssigns were kind of rough because they’d take like 2 hours, but not really Dr. Chadwick’s fault because everyone has to go through it.
Steven Chadwick
MATH140

Anonymous
12/18/2021
The best plus of this class was that the tests were extremely fair. That's not to say easy, but the practice tests you are provided are the exact same format and type of problems as the real test. Class time is pretty tight, so don't expect a very thorough explanation to questions, and he will go over each topic one time so if you don't catch it I'd recommend watching youtube videos on it. Just make sure you can do the practice tests and you'll be fine.
Steven Chadwick
MATH402

Anonymous
12/17/2021
Dr. Chadwick is great - I found his lectures to be effective, he was happy to answer any questions during lecture, and he was very accommodating. Gives reasonable quizzes and exams.
Steven Chadwick

Anonymous
12/14/2021
Professor Chadwick presented the course material clearly and enthusiastically. The course dealt with algebraic structures and his teaching was very methodical and logical, which is very good for that kind of material. What I also liked a lot was that he was very genial and approachable. He was also very understanding with regard to giving people extra time to do homework. I enjoyed the class and recommend taking it with him.
Steven Chadwick
MATH140

Anonymous
12/10/2021
Very good professor, his lectures are fast and he often hates being interrupted. But his exams are not that bad because the format is so similar to the practice ones and he covers enough of the topic that most of the people learn the material in the class. Discussions are a pretty big waste of time, but all the TA's were great and pretty helpful.
Steven Chadwick
MATH140

Anonymous
12/08/2021
Dr. Chadwick is a mediocre lecturer, he'll often gloss over non-calculus parts of a problem and assume you know what's going on and is reluctant to take questions during lectures (as it detracts from the amount of time he has to give examples) but will happily stick around to give help after class. As for the course itself, he is very transparent with due dates (all hw, quiz, and exam dates are listed in the syllabus...no surprises). He only gives 2 Webassigns and 2 worksheets per week. The Webassigns can be annoying and the worksheets are more theory than anything, but all in all help you understand the big ideas of each unit. The quizzes are very easy and are a fair benchmark of how you're doing so far. A few days before each exam he'll post 1-2 practice exams that will be covered in discussion. The exams themselves are challenging but not impossible. Best bet is to find a small group to work with, go to review sessions, and watch YouTube lessons on anything that doesn't click (Professor Leonard has been incredibly useful). At the end of the semester, he drops the lowest exam and a few worksheets. Overall, Dr. Chadwick is likely the best of the Calc 1/2 professors, and for good reason. Take him if you can.
Steven Chadwick
MATH140

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/08/2021
Chadwick is by far better than Gullick. Make sure you get a good TA--they're more important tbh. Chadwick is great though. Go to lecture and you will be fine. Chadwick asks constantly if everyone is okay with what we are learning. He never makes fun of students or talks about their race--ahhem Gulick. I wish I could have this man every semester. He is truly one of the best math teachers I've ever had. Class structure: Two weekly graded discussion worksheets like every Math140 prof, but he gives out sheets beforehand. Two weekly graded WebAssigns Occasional quizzes--not weekly 4 Midterms
Steven Chadwick
MATH140

Expecting a C+
Anonymous
12/06/2021
He cannot teach, the only thing good about his class was the TA's office hours where they were actually able to explain the concepts he taught. In the lecture, he is just telling you what the textbook says and doing problems straight from there, might as well just read the textbook for yourself. His tests are unbearably hard and my class average was around a D only a few people were doing well, even people who had taken calc AB/BC were struggling. When someone asks a question during the lecture, he would either give a rushed response or not even answer the question the student asked. Chadwick also spends 20 min doing one problem with all the steps and expects us to do that on the exam. The discussion worksheets are hard too, the way Gulick writes the worksheets is beyond me. He also barely responds to emails, I tried contacting him about a quiz grade and no response, the only way your gonna get a response out of him is after the lecture or through one of the TA's and by then it takes 2-3 emails by the TA to actually get to him. Please do not choose him as your MATH140 prof.
Steven Chadwick
MATH141

Expecting an A+
Anonymous
12/06/2021
One of the best MATH Profs. His exams and quizzes are very easy and you just need to pay attention in the class. Would 10/10 recommend to take him!
Steven Chadwick
MATH140

Anonymous
12/04/2021
Why is everyone lying about this man's ability to teach? He is not very detailed in his lectures, in fact he'll literally skip steps on the board and expect people to follow along. Though 2 homeworks a week is nice, it's hard to look on the bright side when a large portion of your day is spent completing it. I wouldn't recommend this professor to anyone and hopefully you guys don't make the same mistake I did.
Steven Chadwick
MATH140

Anonymous
12/04/2021
Everyone who gave this man a positive review lied. His lectures are just him rewording the textbook verbatim, he is not lenient or accommodating to students and his tests are unfair. Your best bet is relying on your TA if you want to understand the material in the slightest. Try asking him questions in class and he'll just ignore you or be too focused on cleaning the board to answer. And in the off chance that he DOES get to answer your question, he'll just restate what he said earlier and not provide any further elaboration. Me and many other students spend around 3-5 hours on a 10 question homework ALONE and the worksheets are substantially harder than the content we're quizzed/tested on. Overall, if you have the luck of having another professor TAKE THEM! And this is all coming from someone who took Calculus in high school.
Steven Chadwick
MATH141

Expecting an A
Anonymous
04/29/2021
I took Chadwick's MATH140 and wanted him for 141 and I was lucky to make it into his class from the waitlist (he's really popular). -He gives detailed lectures and reasonable amount of work. Just like CALC 1, its 2 HWs/ week, 2 WKSTs/ week, and quizzes every other week and an exam maybe after 3 quizzes. -The only thing is that he's very meticulous about lecturing such that he doesn't love it when people ask a ton of questions. It gets him antsy that we're taking up time when he could be finishing notes. He also isn't flexible with quizzes and exams. I emailed him that I was getting my vaccine and wanted to take the quiz ahead of time but he ignored my email. -Other than that, his exams are pretty reasonable similar to questions he goes over in lecture) - I hear Guilick is good (he makes the exams I'm pretty sure). But the only thing about him is that he gives pop quizzes and Chadwick lets us know thru syllabus when quizzes are Yeah would reccomend
Steven Chadwick
MATH410

Expecting a B+
Anonymous
04/29/2021
Highly recommend any math class with Chadwick. As everyone knows, 410 is one of the hardest math classes at UMD but its really manageable with Chadwick. He explains concepts well and his exams, homeworks, and quizzes are really straightforward. He's also really flexible about extending due dates if you need more time on a homework
Steven Chadwick
MATH140

Expecting an A
Anonymous
04/20/2021
Very detailed lecturer and clearly responds to any questions. Quizzes are very manageable, but I found GSS very helpful in studying for exams.
Steven Chadwick
MATH140

Expecting a C+
julianmed12
01/14/2021
I believe this class is one of the hardest classes that many undergraduates take. However, I would recommend taking this course with Dr. Chadwick. He was very detailed in his explanations of most of the concepts and would stop and answer any question during the lecture. I believe his demonstration of knowledge was what prepared many students for the exams. I'm not great at math, however I was able to do better than my expectations due to Chadwick.
Steven Chadwick
MATH140

Expecting a B+
Anonymous
12/08/2020
Chadwick is a great teacher. With online lectures, he is very detailed which really helps you understand the material and units. He always allows students to stop him if they have any questions or if they're confused. I don't personally go to his office hours, I usually go to GSS which is a big help. His worksheets he assigns us during discussion with our TA are difficult. They're nothing compared to what you learn in lecture. Especially in the beginning, you literally don't understand why it's so hard. But overtime, it makes more sense and you get use to it. Quizzes every other-ish week, and they are very easy. Tests on the otherhand are much harder. But if you know the material and do practice, it's not hard to get over a 90. HW was given on WebAssign. He was nice enough to not assign hw on fridays, so hw was only twice a week. WebAssign kinda of sucks, but isn't that awful. Chadwick, great teacher, highly reccomend if you can get his class (they fill up very quickly)
Steven Chadwick
MATH141

Expecting an A-
Anonymous
05/26/2020
Dr. Chadwick is a very thorough teacher. His lectures are all handwritten, and his example problems are very helpful for the homework. Exams and quizzes for his class are very fair, and cover whatever he reviews (no trick questions). Dr. Chadwick is still not able to answer questions during his lecture, but go to his office hours since hardly anyone does unless it is before an exam. Discussions are helpful, but really depends on who your TA is.
Steven Chadwick
MATH140

Expecting an A-
Anonymous
02/12/2020
Really good teacher. The lectures/notes flow easily to follow. Dr. Chadwick hand writes everything, and goes through problems and examples of what you are learning to make it easy to understand. Quizes and exams are fair, and accurately reflect what was learned in class. Discussion worksheets are more concept based, and not the most helpful, but the homework and lectures are where the main focus is. Only problem with Dr. Chadwick is that he is not good at answering questions DURING lecture. Go to his office hours (which are underused except before an exam) if you need help. Really chill/easy going teacher.
Steven Chadwick
MATH424

Anonymous
06/20/2019
Great professor. His exams were very close to his study guides and overall fair. The only complaint I have is that he created a effectively down curved the class by changing the weights on assignments more than half way into the semester. In addition, instead of dropping two assignments (which is what the original syllabus stated), he decided to drop just one.
Steven Chadwick
MATH141

Expecting a B-
Anonymous
09/06/2018
Chadwick is easily the best Calc 2 teacher. He gives the easiest tests that are simply plug and chug (no theory or proofs). He gave our class a 3% curve as well on top of a semester with an abnormally high gpa average for Math141
Steven Chadwick
MATH141

Expecting an A-
Anonymous
05/18/2018
The best choice for MATH140-141. His lectures consist of him working out some proofs and doing examples that relate to the WebAssign and his tests. His tests are pretty straight forward and not very hard since he posts his old test. Averages for the exams are around low to mid 80s. He also prepares you well for the final. I ended up getting a solid A on the final exam even though I got a few B's on his test. Overall just a nice guy to.
Steven Chadwick
MATH141

Expecting a B+
Anonymous
05/05/2018
A true blessing. This man is the best teacher to take for MATH141. He makes the exams incredibly easy. The averages for his classes are on a whole other level than the other classes. And, he seems like a very nice guy.