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Here is a list of the courses I have taught, possibly along with some quotations
and scores from teaching evaluations (my average / math dept. average).

(At Providence College)

Spring 2018 - Math 107 - Business Analysis I

Spring 2018 - Math 108 - Business Analysis II

Fall 2017 - Math 107 - Business Analysis I (4.13 / )

Fall 2017 - Math 108 - Business Analysis II (3.94 / )

Spring 2017 - Math 107 - Business Analysis I (3.96 / )

Spring 2017 - Math 110 - Calculus II (4.04 / )
"You made the material approachable and the workload was very manageable. We did so many practice problems in class that the problems became intuitive
and I often really began to understand the math rather than just memorizing the steps to get to the answer. You were always very helpful and it was clear that you wanted everyone to succeed."

Fall 2016 - Math 108 - Business Analysis II (4.19 / )
"One of the best math teachers in existence. Explains everything with such clarity and precision. A very nice Professor and brings life to the classroom."

Fall 2016 - Math 109 - Calculus (4.19 / )
"Thank you for your dedication to teaching and to your students' learning. You never cease to amaze me with the amount of patience that you have during class. You have made my first college semester a little easier, thanks so much!"

Spring 2016 - Math 107 - Business Analysis I (3.75 / 3.92)

Spring 2016 - Math 108 - Business Analysis II (3.67 / 3.92)

Fall 2015 - Math 108 - Business Analysis II (4.40 / 3.97)

Fall 2015 - Math 109 - Calculus (4.46 / 3.97)

Summer 2015 - Math 110 - Calculus II (4.56 / )

Spring 2015 - Math 107 - Business Analysis I (Finite Mathematics for Business and Economics) (3.94 / 3.92)

Spring 2015 - Math 108 - Business Analysis II (3.71 / 3.92)

Fall 2014 - Math 108 - Business Analysis II (Calculus for Business and Economics) (3.79 / )

Fall 2014 - Math 109 - Calculus (4.17 / )
"Math was by far my favorite class this semester. I wish I could have you as a teacher again!"

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(At UConn)

Spring 2014 - Math1070 - Mathematics for Business and Economics (Large Lecture) - (3.0 / 3.7)
"He was a very funny teacher which made you as a student, want to learn. He explained everything in full detail and the tests were very straightforward with no unnecessary curveballs."

Spring 2014 - Math2210 - Linear Algebra - (4.0 / 4.2)
"Writing sad faces on the bored is definitely the best way to get my attention and have me continue paying attention to the lecture."
"Dr. Ferrone was often funny and showed enthusiasm for the class and subject"

Spring 2014 - Math3410 - Differential Equations II (Boundary Value Problems) - (4.0 / 3.9)
"He is in general a very nice person so asking questions isn't a "scary thing" to do for students."
"Dr Ferrone is very recommended and knows his material, he also understands students perspective and is trying to teach in the mind of a student, so we understand the material easily."
"Dave is really understanding and a great listener. I think they may be the two most important attributes in a teacher or professor. Dave is one of my favorite professors at Uconn."

*Fall 2013 - Math107 - Finite Mathematics for Business and Economics (Providence College)

Fall 2013 - Math1030 - Discrete Mathematics

Fall 2013 - Math2110 - Multivariable Calculus - (4.0 / 4.0)
"Everything about this course and the manner in which it was presented was brilliant."
"Probably the best professor I've ever had. Very clear in presenting information."
"Dave is probably one of the best professor I've had at UCONN. He really cares about making multivariable enjoyable and easy. He did a ton of example and was good at teaching the material."
"Professor Ferrone is on of the best instructors I have had in college or any grade of school. He makes math a not intimidating subject and really cares about his students."

Summer 2013 - Math2110Q - Multivariable Calculus - (4.0 / 3.6)
"Dave tried to simplify the material as much possible, and typically succeeded in making it reasonably easy to understand.
He was reasonable in the questions he asked us and graded in a way that tested our ability to do the material we learned in this class as opposed to our algebra and trig skills."

Spring 2013 - Math2720W - History of Mathematics - (2.0 / 4.2)
"very helpful and accessible."

Spring 2013 - Math2410Q - Differential Equations - (4.0 / 4.2)
"Seemed to generally care about students, always provided help and suggestions."
"Your kindness and respect helps create a positive learning environment. You're help outside of class was very useful as well."

Fall 2012 - Math2110Q - Multivariable Calculus - (8.9 / 8.7)
"Favorite Math teacher so far - I am intentionally taking his math class next semester, best math teacher hands down."
"Very approachable, easy to learn from, VERY good teacher. The best teacher of Math I've had at UConn, by far."
"Great instructor! Emphasized key aspects of the course we needed to know and helped us understand these concepts."

Fall 2012 - Math1070Q - Mathematics for Business and Economics (Large Lecture) - (7.5 / 8.5)
"Was very approachable and was able to ask him questions and he would take the time to explain. Grades and tests fairly. Excellent professor."

Summer 2012 - Math1132Q - Calculus II - (8.9 / 8.8)
"I really enjoyed math this time, which I haven't been able to say since high school. Thanks professor!"
"He made sure we were following along, asking if we had any questions, and he gave thorough explanations and solutions to problems. He also was available after class."
"One of the best math teachers I have experienced thus far."

Spring 2012 - Math1071Q - Calculus for Business - (8.3 / 8.7)
"Kept our interest and was very good at explaining questions. Great instructor!"

Winter 2012 - Math1060Q - Precalculus

Fall 2011 - Math2410Q - Differential Equations - (9.7 / 8.4)
"Great job explaining everything so I really got it. Best math teacher I've ever had! Also, I appreciate the dry humor."
"Dave's the best, that's all."

Spring 2011 - Math2410Q - Differential Equations - (9.3 / 8.5)
"Awesome professor. Review of old material at the beginning of class always helped to reinforce topics.
Really clear on what he expects and very accessible to students in and out of class."

"I missed a lot of class and this instructor was excellent about being available outside of class,
helping with homework, and making sure that I understood the material. Thanks!"

Winter 2011 - Math1020Q - Problem Solving - (9.7 / 9.1)
"Approachable attitude. He made it fun to solve problems. Very supportive and encouraging."

Fall 2010 - Math1132Q - Calculus II - (8.9 / 8.6)
"Very well organized and had a great understanding of course material."
"I like how you showed the concept or use of each topic very simply."

Spring 2010 - Math1071Q - Calculus for Business - (9.1 / 8.7)
"Very knowledgeable and had fun with it. He clearly enjoys the subject.
He was also very available for help outside the classroom."

Winter 2010 - Math1060Q - Precalculus

Fall 2009 - Math1060Q - Precalculus - (8.3 / 8.3)
"He's enthusiastic about the class and pretty easygoing."

Spring 2009 - Math1131Q - Calculus I - (8.6 / 8.5)
Spring 2009 - Math1060Q - Precalculus - (8.6 / 8.5)

Summer 2008 - Math1131Q - Calculus I

Fall 2008 - Math1060Q - Precalculus - (8.5 / 8.5)
"I like how he emailed us back immediately if we had questions. The practice tests helped out a lot."

Fall 2006 - Math1070Q - Mathematics for Business and Economics - (7.8 / 8.3)