Terence Long

Information Review
Terence Long
MATH240

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/02/2022
Terence is probably the best professor for Math240. He always wears shirts with wolves on them, drinks a Mountain Dew in every class, and always references old sci-fi media in his lectures. He's full of personality and passion but is also a really great lecturer. I've never felt lost in his class, though linear algebra concepts can be challenging at times. His exams are fairly similar to the practice ones, but they are a little challenging - especially considering how he doesn't give homework, and the only grades you get are three exams, two MatLabs (very easy), and ten quizzes (moderately easy). He does curve the class by replacing the lowest exam score with the final & dropping the two lowest quiz grades.
Terence Long
MATH240

Expecting a D
Anonymous
08/08/2022
Terrence was not a bad professor. However, he don't respond to the emails. Also, he don't give homework at all, by which some people won't learn and won't have enough problems.
Terence Long
MATH240

Expecting a B
Anonymous
05/25/2022
Terence is overall a good lecturer. Linear algebra can be hard for some people to grasp and sometimes he went through material fast, but he would go back and answer questions if you asked. His exams weren't that hard and he held review sessions on youtube and gave us practice exams too. He will never respond to his email though so you're better off going to your TA or Terence's office hours
Terence Long
MATH240

Expecting an A
Anonymous
05/21/2022
I have mixed feelings because I felt like I preferred my experience in math141 over Math240 simply because the exams in 240 had so many easy places to lose points. If you study ahead, his classes are very useful, but sometimes not as much if you didn’t. The textbook was so good for the class and he went directly off of it which helped. He also had easy hw and matlab projects but the timings felt rushed
Terence Long
MATH240

Expecting an A
Anonymous
05/21/2022
A super chill down to earth guy! His exams include questions that are VERY similar to questions he gives you in lectures or homework, and overall his other assignments were straightforward and very doable. His grading policies are incredibly lenient, and if I'm being honest, you get what you get for a grade, especially given his generosity with grading. Linear Algebra is quite the new subject for anyone with experience with math from before, and I will say terence will teach it to you well if you're willing and apt to learn :).
Terence Long
MATH240

Expecting a B
Anonymous
05/19/2022
Extremely chill professor. I love this man so much. There is very little homework, but the homework there is is very reasonable and fairly easy so long as you know what you're doing. There are some people who call out in class which can get a tad annoying, but all the lectures are recorded on his YouTube channel; so any time you want to skip and watch the lectures you can. You honestly wouldn't miss too much, but I do overall recommend going to the lectures. The practice exams are fairly close to the real exam, but don't go memorizing them specifically as they don't cover every topic in the testable section and he makes sure to put some of these topics on these tests. The only reason I didn't get an A in this class is completely MY fault as I didn't properly prepare for the exam. Terence is a GOD professor.
Terence Long
MATH240

Anonymous
05/16/2022
He's a really good lecturer but I don't think he's ever answered anyone's emails, which can get annoying if you have a quick question/concern. Some of his exams were a little difficult but they were mostly on par with what we learned. The only thing I really struggled with was the T/F sections because they were solely based on theorems and memorization and applying them, and I'm not very good with that, especially since there are hundreds in the book.
Terence Long
MATH240

Expecting an A
Anonymous
05/09/2022
You get what you expect in Professor Long's class. He's a laid-back, cut-the-BS Professor who teaches you what you need to know. The exams are easy and the HW is light and reasonable. He gave a small curve at the end, which was nice. MATH240 is not the hardest class, and Long keeps it that way. Long is also pretty understanding if you have to coordinate things with him. Long is simply an all-around solid Professor who will get you through Linear Algebra. Good luck.
Terence Long
MATH240

Expecting a B
Anonymous
05/07/2022
Very deceiving - he gently/heavily hints at exams being very similar to practice exams that he gives you, and then the actual exam is the practice exam ramped up if you ever have an issue, I swear on my life that he put a fake email in the syllabus, and will never ever never ever respond to anything if you don't directly go to him. He has all his lectures on youtube though, and they are extremely helpful and match what he actually does in lecture, if you ever decide to go. Also, he has absolutely no authority over the class. I physically could not attend lecture anytime after the second week because of how annoying people were in the class with calling out. Also, I know linear algebra comes pretty easily/quickly to some people, and Terence understands that, but if it doesn't come to you quickly, you'll go crazy. I felt like an idiot several times throughout the semester from him saying things like "you can clearly see this...", "this is trivial...", or he just won't explain somethings sometimes because he views everything as trivial, you know, since he is an entire professor and has been studying the same stuff for years straight............... Content wise, he'll give you everything you need, and the homeworks/matlabs were easy. Sanity wise, i feel insane
Terence Long
MATH430

Expecting an A
Anonymous
03/09/2022
He was an amazing teacher, all the content is from the book but he explains it in a very understandable way. Homework consistency is good and exams are very fair.
Terence Long
MATH241

Expecting an A
Anonymous
02/02/2022
Entertaining professor with very accommodating grade curves. He also cuts out a lot of extraneous/useless material from the course, definitely take his course if you want to learn what you need and have fair grading.
Terence Long
MATH241

Anonymous
01/31/2022
Very cool guy. Makes the lectures more digestible. Provided copies of the lectures on youtube. Fewer exams than some other professors.
Terence Long
MATH436

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/23/2021
Lecture was straight from the book and not very inspiring which was disappointing since his PhD thesis was in differential geometry.
Terence Long
MATH241

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/13/2021
Best professor ever! He is so nice and his lectures are great. Take him!
Terence Long
MATH241H

Expecting a B
Anonymous
04/25/2021
Great professor! he explains everything very clearly and goes at a slower pace to make sure you really understand what you need to know for homeworks and exams. he doesnt give much hw which is so nice, and the exams are nothing crazy or far off from what weve learned in class. He is very straightforward. Also the TA is very understanding about extensions and I never stressed about this class. He made math stress free and fun
Terence Long
MATH461

Expecting an A
Anonymous
02/07/2021
Terence is one of my favorite math professors at UMD. He explains concepts very well in a straightforward but easy to understand way and is accommodating to questions during lecture. He's laid back and reasonable with his expectations, overall a nice guy. Only downfall was that he could be hard to get in touch with outside of class or office hours.
Terence Long
MATH461

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/25/2020
Dr. Long is a laid back, but captivating professor who teaches the material in a straightforward, clear way. The assignments and exams weren't tricky or confusing at all, and he made sure to be as accommodating as possible during the pandemic.
Terence Long
MATH241

Expecting a B
Anonymous
11/10/2020
Great professor. Funny, easygoing and full of energy. He explains the material very well and makes the class engaging. The exams are very fair and he always discusses what will be on them. You've still got to know your stuff but he makes it a lot easier to.
Terence Long
MATH246

pavanbhat0710
06/08/2020
He makes the course very manageable and tells the content as it is without unnecessary proofs and such. He is also personable and a very unique, laid back personality. Sometimes the lectures can get a little boring, but they cover the content needed to succeed on the exam well.
Terence Long
MATH246

Expecting an A
Anonymous
06/04/2020
Terence was not my favorite professor, which is unfortunate because he has such high reviews so I had high expectations. My biggest gripe with him is that he lectures so slow, painfully slow. I understand that for some it's nice to have a slower paced professor so no one gets left behind, and Terence definitely does that. However, if you did understand the material the first or second time around, the third and fourth explanations aren't needed. The slow pace of his lectures got to the point where we wound up 2-3 weeks behind Kendall Williams' 246 lectures (I know because my roommate took Kendall's section the same semester). The benefit of this is that the final exam covers much less material because you don't get to cover as much in the class. The downside of this is that I feel like I didn't actually learn anything. Terence teaches in a way where he gives you the exact steps to solve any problem so you always get the right answer. But gives zero explanation as to why those are the steps we take. So you can mindlessly solve a problem but only because you've memorized steps and in reality have no idea what you're doing (reminiscent of high school for me). Overall the class with him is an easy A but you don't actually learn. So take him if you don't care for math and just need to pass to graduate or if you want to boost your gpa. Otherwise I wouldn't recommend.
Terence Long
MATH436

Expecting an A
Anonymous
03/16/2020
Dr. Long is a very nice professor. His grading is clear.
Terence Long
MATH436

Expecting an A
Anonymous
03/02/2020
It is enough to say that Dr. Long is one of the best professors in the Math Department.
Terence Long
MATH436

Expecting an A
Anonymous
01/13/2020
Dr. Long is a funny, intelligent and easy guy.
Terence Long
MATH240

Expecting an A
Anonymous
06/01/2019
Funny, easy, good lectures
Terence Long
MATH241

Expecting a B
Anonymous
05/24/2019
Not a bad professor, but he can be very skimpy at times and go over difficult material very quickly. MATH241 is also heavily reliant on TAs so if you get a bad one you kinda get screwed, but he's a good teacher overall.
Terence Long
MATH240

Expecting an A
Anonymous
05/16/2019
Funny and easier than other professors
Terence Long
MATH141

Expecting an A-
braniac9
04/11/2019
Great Lecturer. I was in FC though so he had no TAs so took a long while to grade exams. Didn't respond to emails, and when I ask . him if he recieved something of mine he sounded like someone pretending to know what an email was. You will probably have a 5 star experience if he has a TA for your section so your exam can be graded while TLong plays Quake.
Terence Long
MATH241

Expecting a C
Anonymous
12/12/2018
Hilarious
Terence Long
MATH241

Expecting a B
Anonymous
12/11/2018
Lazy ass fuck. Didn't post the final exam location up until the final day. Emailed asking a few questions never replied back. Mailed about make up exam cause I had another exam but never heard back. Stupid fuck
Terence Long
MATH131

Expecting a B
Anonymous
08/28/2018
Amazing teacher. Great attitude. Straight forward grading policy
Terence Long
MATH131

Expecting an A
Anonymous
04/25/2018
Terence is the trifecta for a great math teacher: he's enthusiastic about the material, he can explain the content in an easily digestible way, and is an overall friendly person. I highly recommend taking a class with him if you can.
Terence Long

Expecting an A+
Anonymous
12/19/2016
Terence is a nice guy. He knows what he is teaching, and his class is good, never boring.
Terence Long
MATH141

Expecting a B
Anonymous
12/09/2014
Terence was an awesome teacher. He is very passionate about math and it shows while he is teaching because he always goes out of his way to show you why something works or why a formula is the way it is. His class can get a little boring at times but overall he is a pretty good math teacher who wants you to get a good grade. He is awesome about giving you opportunities to bump up low exam grades with his grading system.