Mestiyage Gunatilleka

9 reviews
Average rating: 1.89




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MATH140

Anonymous 05/16/2020
Not that bad, not that great. Helps to go to class/watch corona-era videos because he covers what'll be on exams. Get help from TA and you'll be fine
MATH240

Expecting an A
Anonymous 04/15/2020
I took MATH240 with Danul in Fall 2019. His lectures are incredibly dry; he basically just reads off the textbook while writing the definition word-for-word extremely slowly. Having a good TA can really help you actually learn and master the material. I stopped going to lectures halfway through the semester and it didn't affect my grade at all. The textbook is very helpful, practice problems from the book regularly and you'll be set. The exams are almost exactly like the practice exams.
MATH140

Expecting an A-
Anonymous 04/09/2020
Absolutely terrible professor that should be avoided at all costs. Gives poor explanations and basically just reads the textbook in class and provides no examples. Exams are graded harshly and some exams contain trick questions that the Ta's cant even answer. Bad move hombre.
MATH240

Expecting a B+
Anonymous 02/07/2020
Bad lecturer with poor explanation skills. He only copies definitions from the textbook
MATH140

Expecting an A
Anonymous 12/27/2019
Not the worst professors at UMD. He gets a lot of flak because so many students have an ego thinking know everything about calc since they did it in high school. His lectures are heavy from the textbook, so read the section before class and the lecture becomes a review session to solidify the material. Come to class wanting to learn and visit office hours with questions, and you will get an A.
MATH140

Expecting a D
Anonymous 12/18/2019
This dude has absolutely no personality, he may even be a robot. He knows what he's talking about and isn't the worst lecturer. His exams are extremely difficult and the homeworks are even harder. But if I didn't make it clear enough in the beginning, the man is a robot.
MATH140

Expecting an A-
Anonymous 12/04/2019
His lectures are pretty hard to follow but some are okay. You honestly can just use Kahn Academy to teach yourself better
MATH240

Expecting a B+
Anonymous 12/04/2019
Danul is a great person, but as a lecturer isn't very engaging. Most of the semester I have spent learning the course material on my own because I don't get too much out of his lectures. If you have questions for him he is always good with answering them.
MATH240

Expecting a B-
Anonymous 12/02/2019
Stopped going to lectures because he literally just writes off the textbook and explains it in a way that leaves you more confused most of the time. Seems like a great guy but he does not prepare you well at all. Basically you can take him and self study the class and go to discussions, you probably will still do well. Just don't expect to learn from lectures.