Yanir Rubinstein

This professor has taught: MATH246H, MATH274, MATH406, MATH430, MATH436, MATH742, MATH748F, MATH848G, MATH848Y, MATH858Y, MATH868K
Information Review
Yanir Rubinstein
MATH274

Expecting a C
Anonymous
04/13/2022
I would not recommend this prof to anyone. I think he really did want us to understand but he did not know how to lecture effectively and also was not very good about answering questions. He would basically just write out a proof of something he found interesting on the board without explaining much of anything and did not go over the more complicated parts of it. This was a math history class and the exams were true/false for 30 points, each question was 5-10 points and if you got it wrong you lost all those points, and the rest of the exam was usually a proof of something he showed in class that you just had to memorize, but you never knew which of the examples he was going to put on the test and there were about 4 weeks of classes between exams so anything was up for grabs. The final was a 16-page single-space essay with little to no guidance which he graded extremely harshly. The only grades were the 3 exams and the final. It was really hard to get through this class every day but I had to since it was a requirement, if you don't need to take a class with him, don't.
Yanir Rubinstein
MATH406

Expecting a C-
Anonymous
04/14/2021
Actually really bad. I had taken this class by mistake and didn't realize it was a mistake until after add/drop, and he was the only available professor. He didn't have any reviews yet; just one from like 5 years ago that said he was awful. I said ehh, it's only 1 bad review, but I should've listened. So far the mean exam grade has been a 60 and he says he isn't going to curve it. Lectures are painful. He does zero prep and reads VERY slowly through the book, and if you ask a question he will either barely answer it or talk down to you. Probably just here for the research. The grade distribution is nice, HW's aren't graded and you get points for making a study guide, but seeing how the exams (basically the only source of a grade: 5 quizzes, ~10% each and he drops the lowest one) it's not looking great. Unless you are really good at Math and it's like your passion/you do Math research for fun, this class is gonna be the death of your GPA. I've taken up to Calc3 and LinAlg, and this class could be interesting, but he makes it tedious to sit through and gets mad when students don't show up to lecture.