Texas A&M University is a school that currently consist of many outstanding math professors in the Department of Mathematics. One of those professors being none other than Dr. Maya Johnson. Starting with her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Professor Johnson earned her Masters of Science in Mathematics back in 2008 and a Ph.D in 2015. While being a professor here at Texas A&M, Dr. Johnson is known to have taught Finite Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts, and Business Calculus for the previous academic semesters. Although she has only been teaching for less than three years, Dr.
Johnson possess the qualities of a perfect professor that are good personalities, approachability, clarity, and effectiveness that many students look for when selecting a teacher for their class. At first glance, some people might think that Dr. Johnson has a boring personality because she seemed quiet and a little awkward. However, she is super sweet and caring for all of her students once you get to know her throughout the semester. Dr. Johnson is very passionate about her class. She always encourage her students to ask questions and never made anyone feel dumb for it unlike some other professors here at Texas A&M.
Sometimes if the class fall behind on schedule, she would be very rational and extend the due date for the homeworks so that her students could have a chance to finish it in a timely matter without being pressured or rushed. Dr. Johnson is one of those professors that allows you to look over her lecture notes because she would post them on the course website in the days after class. By doing so, she allow those who were absent for a certain day to be able to catch up without having to ask a friend. Aside from that, Dr. Johnson is very easy to approach due to her positive personality and that she is always available for help. Dr. Johnson’s personality often makes her students feel like she is easy to talk to and that they are comfortable when approaching her to ask questions.
Because she does not make her students feel dumb when they are asking questions, a lot of the students often stayed back after class to ask her for help on homework or take home quizzes that she assigned weekly. When not in class, Dr. Johnson is available through email for communication.
This help those who are not able to stay after class to engage with her outside of lecture. In many instances, Dr. Johnson usually reply to her student’s emails within a 24 hours period. With her fast reply, students are guaranteed to receive their answer quickly without having to wait for days in order to receive a feedback. Having a professor who you could follow along during lecture is very important because your performance in the class is dependence upon it.
Dr. Johnson’s class is full of clarity and it is hard to not understand her. During lecture, Dr. Johnson is very straightforward. She does not get off topic easily during class unlike some professors but instead she always focus on one problem at a time to ensure a clear understanding before moving to the next.
Instead of taking a big amount of time trying to explain a topic, she often go straight to the point and teaches us tips and tricks as well as shortcuts to effectively solve the problem. Dr. Johnson is also very good at elaborating the materials. She often go steps by steps when explaining how to solve a question. She rarely skip any steps but instead she would walk us through with a clear explanation on how and where she got the answer from.
It feels like you are in a high school class all over again when taking Dr. Johnson’s class because she always know how to make the materials easy to understand. Even if a student does not catch up with her lectures, they could always trace back the steps that she wrote to ensure that they would understand the materials