Antoine Mellet

This professor has taught: HLTH710, MATH241, MATH246, MATH401, MATH406, MATH410, MATH411, MATH437, MATH461, MATH462, MATH463, STAT386
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Antoine Mellet
MATH463

Anonymous
11/08/2022
Great professor and lecturer. I had no problem with his accent or handwriting whatsoever (honestly barely noticed an accent, and his handwriting is leagues better than most professors). Mellet follows directly from the book, but you won't need it because all of the class material is self-contained within the lectures and homework. The lectures are very organized and if you take good notes you'll have everything you need. He goes over the homework assignments every week after they are turned in which is helpful. The homework and practice exams he gives out are extremely similar to the actual exams, so you never feel surprised by the content, and he's a lenient grader so you won't lose a ton of points for minor mistakes. There were 3 exams accounting for 85% of the course grade. Homeworks account for the other 15%. Given the exams are very fair and he gives out generous partial credit you should be fine. Overall, I would definitely recommend this professor.
Antoine Mellet
MATH463

Anonymous
01/23/2022
He's nice. His lectures are very organized so might come off as a bit dry, but also makes it easy to follow the material. I really didn't think his accent was hard to understand at all but I guess that might vary from person to person. The homeworks clearly matched what was taught in class and the exams clearly matched the homeworks, so everything was very fair.
Antoine Mellet
MATH406

Expecting an A-
Anonymous
12/19/2021
He is a good professor and this class isn't too hard if you have prior experience with proofs. However, Mellet's accent can sometimes make it hard to understand what he is saying as he talks quickly and mumbles sometimes. Luckily, he follows the textbook to a T so if you miss something, it's in the textbook. He uses the same examples and everything. He also goes pretty quickly in class in general, so you have to be a quick notetaker-- he starts wiping down the board the second he is done a proof or example. There also was a small curve at the end-- I walked into the exam with an 84 and ended up with an A- in the class, and it was not possible for me to get an A- even if I got 100% on the final. I definitely would have done better in this class if I had studied overall more. He has no quizzes, only weekly homework, 2 tests, and a final. So if you're like me and you do homework in 1-2 days, you may struggle a bit to catch up when it's time for exams.
Antoine Mellet
MATH463

Expecting an A
Anonymous
01/15/2021
Class was easy if you understood calculus, but he had a thick French accent and his voice was kind of monotone, making it hard to pay attention. He dropped the lowest 2 homeworks and had a small curve (89 is an A), but I probably wouldn't take another of his classes because of the boring lectures. If you're a cs major looking for MATH UL concentration, take this class with someone else
Antoine Mellet
MATH463

Expecting an A
Anonymous
01/12/2021
For his online class, Mellet recorded the lectures and gave weekly discussions to go over the homework and answer questions from the class. He's very organized and responsive, always presents the material clearly. There were about 10 homework, 4 midterms and a final. Homework were basically examples from lectures, tests were basically homework problems. I thought the tests were easy as long as you are familiar with the homework problems (so, make sure to go over them the few hours before the tests). Oh and the tests were synchronous, you log onto Zoom with your camera on and then take it. The course was very computational. As a math major I did wish we had more theory. But then it is hard to balance the contents because there were other majors taking the class... Anyway, nothing went wrong and I had a good time. I still prefer his classes in person though.
Antoine Mellet
MATH461

Expecting a B
Anonymous
01/12/2021
Has a French accent but I had no issues understanding him—it was even comical at times. His lectures were just fine, exams were mostly fair. Small 3% curve to final grade at the end.
Antoine Mellet
MATH463

Anonymous
12/19/2020
He's a good teacher but he has a thick accent. I don't understand his writing. Do not take his class if you want to study by yourself. His exam was hard and not curved. He has 4 mid exams ,1 final exam, and 10 homework. He dropped the 2 lowest homework. Anyway, DO NOT take his exam if you are an international student.
Antoine Mellet
MATH461

Expecting an A
Anonymous
06/25/2020
Good professor. Goes through lectures pretty quickly so you have to be paying attention to follow along. Homework and assignments are very reasonable, exams are very fair and similar to homework problems. Learned a lot in his class!
Antoine Mellet
MATH461

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/17/2019
The best math professor I have had in undergrad mostly because of his lecture style. He makes an effort to coherently explain concepts with CONCRETE EXAMPLES IN CLASS, leaving time for questions so students understand the material and how to apply it to specific problems (which in my experience is not always the standard). Definitely a native French speaker so he has a fun accent, but no problems at all with understanding what he is saying and nothing lost in translation. Easy Matlab, no quizzes, online homework once a week that is comprehensive and makes you practice until you understand (but no credit deduction for wrong attempts like Pearson Mastering software or ExpertTA which is very respectable). Linear Algebra is a very important course for most engineering students (but not required for some reason), and after debating between MATH 240 and MATH 461, I am glad I took 461 with Mellet. I would take another class with him but this was my last math class at UMD.
Antoine Mellet
MATH246

Expecting a B-
Anonymous
12/15/2018
Goes through lecture really quickly, some days I was able to keep up and some days I was really lost. Quizzes were a mixed bag; some were ok some were wtf is going on. Exams were really long but graded really leniently as well. Weird curve at the end.
Antoine Mellet
MATH246

Expecting an A
Anonymous
09/18/2018
Good professor. Agree with the other guy, he tries to cover a lot of material in a short amount of time, so make sure you focus, or else you'll get lost in lecture. His notes are just levermore's notes, so make sure you use Justin's notes (they can be found online). Exams are very fair, nothing trippy.
Antoine Mellet
MATH246

Expecting an A-
Anonymous
11/30/2017
Mellet is a good professor and the exams are very fair in comparison to other professors, especially Levermore. However, his lectures do get boring and he likes to cover a lot of material in a short amount of time. Also, his notes are just Levermore's, so make sure you use Justin Wyss-Gallifent's notes instead. If I had to take MATH246 again, I would gladly retake him.
Antoine Mellet
MATH462

Expecting an A
Anonymous
11/24/2017
I would give 4.5 starts if it let me. He is a very effective teacher, and the class is not too hard while still being useful. The only problem is his lectures can get a little boring.
Antoine Mellet
MATH241

Expecting a B
redskinsfan729
09/04/2013
His lectures cover the material on his exams pretty well, but his accent is so thick it is very difficult to understand. His handwritten notes on the chalkboard are also difficult to understand sometimes. His quizes and tests are pretty straightforward and fair. He does allow formula sheets for the tests which makes a world of difference in a class like Calc3.
Antoine Mellet
MATH241

Expecting an A+
kingpinchimp
01/24/2013
Great teacher! As many people here have mentioned, he does have a French accent, but it you can clearly understand him right away on the first day. Also, he is great at explaining the topics, and his tests are extremely fair. Always the same format and rarely any tricks that you didn't see in class or in the book. I would definitely suggest taking MATH241 with Mellet if you can!
Antoine Mellet
MATH462

Expecting an A
anonn
12/21/2012
He was a good, but not great professor. He lectured quickly, but clearly. The material didn't make sense while he lectured, but it made sense when I looked at the notes after class. My main gripe is that he did not review at all for the midterms. Literally, the last class before the midterm, the only thing he mentioned about the midterm was that we were responsible for everything up to and including that lecture. Fortunately, the exams were not too difficult. Other than that, the class was not bad at all. The weekly homeworks (which he creates, so you don't need to buy the textbook) take maybe 2-3 hours, and there are no quizzes. The exams were straightforward; just do some practice problems the night before and you'll do fine.
Antoine Mellet
MATH241

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/21/2012
Very good teacher and moves through the material at a good pace. He does have an accent but I didn't find it difficult to understand at all. Exams are very fair and don't throw and curveballs.
Antoine Mellet
MATH241

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/04/2012
Cool, chill teacher. Has a relatively thick, but surprisingly easily understandable French accent. Only four MATLAB assignments, simple exams, weekly quizzes, optional homework. Legible notes and slightly fast-paced lectures. Very simplistic teaching style and is always very concise.
Antoine Mellet
MATH240

Expecting an A
Anonymous
09/23/2012
Not amazing, but definitely good enough. Stuck to the book 100%, which gives students who are not math-saavy to hear two different perspectives on the material, and gives students who ARE math-saavy the freedom to just skip class and read the book, which is great. Exams were very easy and very straightforward, no curveballs whatsoever. Has a very thick accent but you'll get over it after about 2 class periods. There is a quiz before every class period, but if you take the time to actually open your textbook, there is no reason why you should not end up with a near-perfect score in the end.
Antoine Mellet
MATH461

Expecting a B
kvizzle321
01/02/2012
No quizzes, easy homeworks and matlab assignments, and straightforward exams. MATH461 is a fairly easy class and Mellet is a laid back professor. Lectures are helpful but you can easily read the book and learn the material and still succeed in the class. I suggest taking MATH461 as a upper level engineering elective.
Antoine Mellet
MATH461

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/27/2011
I would absolutely take more classes with Dr. Mellet given the chance. He was extremely organized with our class, and followed the book pretty closely. However, if you attended lecture, you could learn pretty much everything there and did not have to rely on the book much at all. You will need it for the homework, though. He is not the type of teacher to throw a curveball on the test. He gives out practice exams, which are a pretty good indicator of what you will need to know. If you navigate his website, you can find his old course pages and find exams from previous years. If you do 2-3 sample exams for each test, you should have no problem. The homework assignments are time consuming, but are not usually very difficult. Matlab assignments are pretty easy as well, and if you just put the time into doing them, it should be a free 10% of your grade. He weights your lowest test as half of your other test grades. Overall, this course was easy, and he taught it very well. It's not a bad idea to take this and differential equations at the same time, since the end of the course is pretty similar in both.
Antoine Mellet
MATH461

Expecting an A
Anonymous
08/25/2011
He is an ok teacher. Homework is graded mostly on completion and the matlab assignments are easy. Mellet pretty much rewrites the book on the board, so you can find nearly all the notes and examples that he posts in the book. This was frustrating at times for me because if i had a hard time understanding the book, Mellet didnt help too much. The material was hard for me to understand, because it was very abstract. I didn't fully grasp many of the fundamental concepts until midway through the semester. But if you study hard and do all the example problems in the book, and you go to discussion and ask questions, you can succeed in this class. If you need an upper level math credit to take, this class with mellet is a good option.
Antoine Mellet
MATH461

Expecting an A
terp315
06/25/2011
Honestly, I didn't go to lecture that often since the material came straight out of the book. However, when I did go, lectures were informative and easy to follow along to. The exams he gave were very fair and straight forward. Overall, I would definitely recommend 461 with Mellet.
Antoine Mellet
MATH241

Expecting an A
rockinbassman
03/21/2011
Professor Mellet did a great job teach Calc 3. His thoughts were clear and backed up by intuitive pictures. Furthermore, he taught by using lots of examples, which makes it much easier to understand what he's trying to do. While my TA was good, it was mostly about hw problems and the hw quizzes. I didn't find discussion helpful since Mellet was good at teaching. Matlab assignments were very easy. Most of them were copy and paste from the assignment. They were not nearly as confusing and obnoxious as many Matlab assignments tend to be. His French accent is cool too.
Antoine Mellet
MATH461

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/18/2010
Overall he is a good mathematics professor. The class is easy and his grading criteria is pretty straight forward. 3 tests, homework each week (time consuming and definitely not eco-frindly ... wasting a lot of paper) two homeworks are dropped. He has a cool French accent. I would certainly recommend him for ENEE461.
Antoine Mellet
MATH241

Expecting a B
MooseNinja
12/13/2010
Mellet is pretty good as far as math professors go. He doesn't need a microphone, he talks to the class instead of the board, and he writes legibly. MATH241 -- His grading policy is pretty awesome (he drops 3/9 quizzes and 2/6 Matlabs), and his tests are at the same difficulty of the examples from class and the textbook. Having a formula sheets for the tests just makes it easier. MATH461 -- Relatively straight forward exams and once weekly homework. Not having quizzes makes it unnecessary to attend lecture except for tests and test reviews. The homework was pretty easy since the textbook is decent and I had a good TA.
Antoine Mellet
MATH461

Expecting an A
mreese
12/05/2010
If you find algebra intuitive, you can miss every lecture and do well in this class. However, Mellet made it quite enjoyable to be in lecture with his attractive accent and clear, organized lectures (he follows the book most of the time). Professor Mellet is really friendly and was excited to answer my questions unrelated to course material when I showed up at his office in the morning unannounced. There are no quizzes in Mellet's 461, but the weekly homework questions were selected well to emphasize important skills. Tests (three total) were all straightforward, but graders may take off more points than you're used to for simple things like arithmetic errors in order to lower grades (not a big deal, but test averages are high in this class). Overall, a highly enjoyable and easy class with a great teacher.
Antoine Mellet
MATH241

Expecting a B
Anonymous
05/24/2010
If you're like me, you basically want to know if you can skip class and just learn from the textbook. And the answer is yes. Can't say I have been to many of his classes, but from the ones that I did go to, he was following the book pretty closely. This class was much easier than calc 2- no webassigns, and matlabs are like once a week- maybe even less than that. And they're easy- he tells you what to type in. Quizzes and tests are closely modeled from the book. He lets you bring a cheat sheet on tests. I wouldn't know how good of a lecturer he is, he seemed okay. My friends in the class liked him though. He posts what he's going over in class online and when stuff is due, so you know what days to go to class and to turn stuff in.
Antoine Mellet
MATH240

Expecting an A
fiddlerkrt
03/01/2010
Can't say I was thrilled with his teaching style, but he is decent. The class is pretty easy overall. Just be sure to do the homework and read the book for the online quizzes.
Antoine Mellet
MATH463

Expecting an A
Anonymous
11/17/2009
"You take ze z-zeero"...Yes, Dr. Mellet has an accent, but it doesn't really make him difficult to understand at all. In my opinion, it made the class slightly more enjoyable. I have had professors with worse accents. Additionally, Dr. Mellet does a more than satisfactory job explaining material thoroughly, working examples, and addressing questions. Some positives: Homeworks are posted online, the material never strays from the book, and his exams never have anything on them that is unfamiliar. If you do the homeworks, you can ace the exams. Going to class is probably superfluous. Some negatives: If you're looking for exciting and rigorous academic challenge (I hear that's what college students are looking for these days), then stay away. Don't expect class to be anything more than an extension of the textbook.
Antoine Mellet
MATH240

Expecting an A
Anonymous
06/09/2009
I loved his class and teaching style. He is very honest to the syllabus and covered everything in good detail. I would sometimes his lectures could get a bit monotonous, but i had a great TA,so if i wasn't paying attention in lecture, i would make it up in discussion. I think three quizzes a week and a homework every week is a bit too much, but if u don't read book regularly, this course material can be pretty hard. so in a way, all the exercises were helpful, albeit a bit painful. Mellet is strongly recommended. He wants students to learn and will help you in any way.
Antoine Mellet
MATH240

Expecting an A
Anonymous
05/20/2009
Great teacher, though he did not stray from the book at all, which may have limited his overall usefulness. Daily quizzes annoying. He has a noticeable accent, but I find it fun to listen to, not detrimental to my understanding at all. He is also very approachable.
Antoine Mellet
MATH240

Expecting an A+
jdresa
05/20/2009
Decent professor, somewhat hard to understand and teaches straight from Lay's syllabus. Pretty easy class overall though.
Antoine Mellet
MATH240

Expecting an A-
Anonymous
05/20/2009
I didnt find Dr. Mellet's style of teaching very helpful, and his thick french accent made it worse. He taught straight from the book. His exams weren't too hard, and overall he's a nice guy. It also depends on what TA you get. Overall it wasnt too difficult to get an A as long as you do the homework and understand the material.
Antoine Mellet
MATH240

Expecting an A+
Anonymous
04/14/2009
He is such a charming professor. Love his soft smile and French accent. Actually this course is pretty easy. You can just study for it by reading the textbook. But going to his class is a really nice thing.
Antoine Mellet
MATH462

Expecting an A-
Anonymous
12/18/2008
Great professor - the class he taught was difficult and came with a difficult book, but for what we came with he gave out great notes and was easy to understand. Cool, chill dude
Antoine Mellet
MATH462

Anonymous
11/11/2008
This professor was awful. I went into his office hours to get help from him and he didn't explain anything. He clearly knows his stuff, but he cannot teach. I absolutely do not recommend him.