Saying Thank You to Dr. Lavelle

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Saying Thank You to Dr. Lavelle

Postby AnkitaNair1E » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:20 pm

Hi Everyone,

Since the quarter is almost over and we have just a week of classes left, I thought it might be nice to start a forum on chemistry community where we could express our appreciation for everything Dr. Lavelle has done for us to help us succeed in Chemistry 14B.

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Postby AnkitaNair1E » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:22 pm

So I guess I'll go first:

Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you so much for making chemistry super interesting this quarter. I'd previously learned about thermodynamics and rate mechanisms in high school, but it wasn't until this class that I began to really understand and enjoy the material. I'm grateful for all the times that you answered my questions during class, on chemistry community, and during office hours. I hope that you have a nice break from teaching next quarter and that you enjoyed teaching us just as much as we enjoyed learning from you.

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Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:10 pm

Thank you. This is very much appreciated.

Starting today there are 20-24 hours of review sessions over an 8 day period as I reserved each room for 3 hours each day to allow extra time. My Friday review is already set to the maximum hour and a half. Took me about 4 hours to organize all this (reserve rooms, etc.). Try make as many as you can.

In addition to the review sessions the 'usual' weekly support is also offered week 10:
32 Office Hours per Week
28 Peer Learning Sessions per Week
Discussion Sections

And Chemistry Community where you can ask questions 24/7 right up the day of the final.
All questions posted by Sunday 1pm will be answered.

For those interested also use the Math Assistance section on my class website including the math office hours.
The 15 page Kinetics file/link is another resource and the Redox Reactions section. These are all on my class website:
https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/class-websites/chem14b/

I look forward to high-energy interaction and enjoyment in our remaining time together!

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Re: Saying Thank You to Dr. Lavelle

Postby Jonathan Orozco 1A » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:29 pm

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you for such hard work and dedication you put into structuring Chemistry 14B. At first I was over whelmed when i bought the course reader but once you began going through the examples, and giving us more information it made it way easier to understand. We are all lucky to have a professor like you who is willing to spend so much time in office hours and hosting extra review sessions for us. In reality, i believe if it wasn't for your teaching method I would have been completely lost when learning thermodynamics. It has been a great learning experience being apart of your class, and Thank you for everything you have done Dr. Lavelle.

Sincerely,
Jonathan Orozco

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Postby Jordan Pace 2B » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:49 pm

After an abrupt awakening from 14A, I had no idea what to expect coming into this quarter. Now as we enter week 10, I'm ecstatic to say that I not only understand chem more than I ever have before, but I now look forward to 14C rather than dread it. Your countless resources and aids are much appreciated! Thank you for your commitment to this class!

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Postby Alexma 3A » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:35 pm

Dr. Lavelle,
Thank you for putting so much time in arranging review sessions as well as trying your best to help us understand the material in class. Everything you have done so far is greatly appreciated by many of your students especially myself. Thank you as well for putting energy into the class when you have felt as tired as us students have felt throughout the quarter. Just thank you overall!

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Postby Abigail_Low_1A » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:33 pm

Dr. Lavelle,
Thank you so much for putting your students before yourself, despite some hard times. Throughout Chem 14A and 14B, there have been times where I have really struggled to grasp the material. However, your many resources helped me to strengthen my understanding and allowed me to do well in your class. So, thank you for putting so much time and effort in ensuring your students had proper resources to better understand your course materials. Wishing you all the best time in spring quarter and thereafter.
Sincerely,
Abigail

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Postby FaithPigeon_1E » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:47 pm

Dr. Lavelle,
I have sincerely enjoyed seeing your passion for chemistry. From your little jokes and positive smile to your demonstrations, I really appreciate you putting the extra effort into your work. Although I am not the best at chemistry, I have grown in my knowledge and learned a lot. Thank you for always putting in the time to answer questions on chemistry community and setting up an abundance of review sessions. You are truly inspirational.

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Postby Mihika Sridhar 3H » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:16 pm

Dear Dr. Lavelle,
Being a student this quarter in Chem 14B has been more enjoyable than I ever thought it would be. I'm constantly impressed and inspired by the time and effort you put in to making sure we succeed even though you can't possibly know all of us personally! Your commitment to the subject and your students has definitely made me a better student much more prepared for what lies ahead of me in college and beyond. Thank you finally for your humor and good nature - it makes lectures so much brighter!
Best,
Mihika Sridhar

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Re: Saying Thank You to Dr. Lavelle

Postby John Ly 2I » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:20 pm

This is such a great post thread. Thank you for creating it :)

Dear Dr. Lavelle,
I've learned so much during the course of your classes and going to your lectures are always so enjoyable. I like chemistry more and more every single time I attend your lectures and you make learning chemistry fun and hilarious. I love your jokes and your funny comments throughout every lecture!
Thank you so much for a memorable quarter of chemistry,
John

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Re: Saying Thank You to Dr. Lavelle

Postby Suk Jin Song 3L » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:57 pm

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

I really want to thank you for all the work you have put into the class. I want to thank you for the way you present each lecture, the way you have set up chemistry community so students can get help 24/7, and the way you show off a genuine passion for chemistry and how you inspire us to also be passionate about chemistry. I do not have a big science background and after my rather lackluster performance in my other science classes, I felt worried on how I will advance in chemistry and in my major. 10 weeks in, and I feel that I have mastered the concepts more fully than any other class I have taken before in my time so far at UCLA. For once, I feel confident in my classes. For once, I feel confident in my major and that I'm making a right choice continuing science. I cannot thank you enough for giving me this sense of passion and confidence I have not felt in a long time.

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Postby Ariana Murillo 2O » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:19 am

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you for being a passionate and caring professor. I appreciate all the resources that you provided in Chem 14A and Chem 14B. I hope that your love for chemistry will continue to empower students to study hard as well as realize that you want us to succeed.
I hope you have a great spring break!

Best,
Ariana Murillo

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Postby 104469125 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:47 pm

Dear Dr. Lavelle
You're the best! Thank you for all the extra time and effort you've put into this class and the students. You have made the material approachable and interesting, without it being overwhelming. I am sincerely so thankful to have had such a caring professor who goes above an beyond for his students. The TA's, UA's, and the office hours have been incredibly helpful as well. This is why I came to UCLA, so thank you for providing the best learning experience. Thank you, again!!

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Postby Chris_Rudewicz_3H » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:22 pm

Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you for being such an excellent instructor for Chem 14a as well as Chem 14b. Your hard work does not go unnoticed; the sheer amount of resources you give to your students is incredible. You truly want us all to succeed, and I will forever be grateful for having you as my first science professor at UCLA!

Thank you.

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Postby MariaReina_Garcia_3E » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:14 pm

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you for being such an amazing professor! I admit, at the beginning, I was afraid of taking your class because I've always had a hard time understanding chemistry. I was honestly at the point where I thought I was a lost cause when it came to solving anything that had chem in it until I took your class. You gave me hope for chemistry and for that and much more you are beyond one of the best professors I have ever taken. Your hard work and the dedication you put into your students does not go unnoticed. Although the material is difficult, you always know how to simplify the material so that we can understand it and apply it to harder problems. And thanks to you, I am able to say that I actually know chemistry or at least understand it!

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Postby Philline_Tumbaga_1F » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:35 pm

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into teaching us. Before Chem 14B started, I was doubting myself if I should take your class or should I wait it out. Fortunately, I made the right choice. I really learned a lot from your class compared to 14A, and the UAs and TAs really helped me understand the concept even more. I am very excited about organic chemistry and I feel like you really prepared me with the basics. I am truly to honored to have you as my chemistry teacher and you have made chem 14B an unforgettable experience! Thank you so much and keep inspiring your future students! :D

Best,
Philline T.

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Postby bridgetfoy_1D » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:28 pm

Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you for your constant support, extra office hours and resources, and for doing everything you can to help us succeed. I truly felt like you wanted us to do well in your class, and that is very much appreciated especially in such a large student population. Thank you for selflessly prioritizing your students. Our transition into difficult college curriculum has been smoother with you as our professor. I really appreciate the time, dedication, and passion you put into teaching chemistry.

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Postby Pauline Tze 3B » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:09 am

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

I'm incredibly thankful to have had you for both 14A and 14B. It's honestly been such a pleasure attending your lectures, office hours, and review sessions. I am thankful for all the resources that you've provided, as they remind me that I don't need to struggle alone in my endeavors to understand chemistry. They also remind me that to succeed, I need to take full advantage of what is being offered to me as soon as the opportunity arises, so I don't get swept behind.

From your enthusiasm at the beginning of every class and your pride in the Chemistry Community, it is clear to me, and surely every other student, that you are not only passionate about chemistry, but about teaching. Thank you for putting us, your students, first in everything you do – especially with the challenges and hard times you've been going through – and for devoting countless hours and efforts toward giving everyone an equal opportunity of success regardless of where we began in our understandings of chemistry. It must have been so difficult for you, and I truly hope we made it worth your while. I believe we are so lucky to have such a rare gem of a professor to guide us in one of the most notoriously difficult courses in the beginning of our undergraduate careers. I will definitely miss your joke Fridays and I hope you continue your efforts to keep up with current memes. :)

Wishing you the best,
Pauline

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Postby Alexandria_Leaf_2F » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:26 am

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you for providing an extensive amount of resources to us throughout Chemistry 14A and 14B. I know that you truly want us to learn and out the effort in creating an environment in which we have the tools to fully grasp what we are learning.

All the best
Alexy

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Postby Paul Adkisson 1D » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:11 am

Dear Dr. Lavelle,
You are truly an inspirational man and a wonderful professor. You provide so many resources to all your students so that everyone can succeed in this class, and I have found them incredibly helpful. Whenever you are lecturing you always look so excited to be explaining chemistry, and it makes this subject so much more interesting. When I heard that your brother had passed away during this quarter, my heart broke for you. My own brother passed this summer, so when I heard that you were coming back to class after hardly more than a weekend, I was astonished! I should have known that your love for your students would overcome your grief. Even so, I know if I were in your shoes I would not be able. You are an inspiration to us all, and a special model for me.
Thank you,
Paul

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Postby 604735966 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:56 am

Dr. Lavelle,

I just wanted to say a quick thank you for all of your hard work this and last quarter. You are dedicated to your students and constantly go above and beyond to make sure we understand the concepts and materials. Please know that all of your efforts are very much appreciated!

Best,
Jayla Romain

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Postby Aiden_Hsu_1M » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:27 pm

Dr.Lavelle,

Thank you for an interesting time in 14B and also providing many education resources for our class. It really shows through that you care about everyone's learning.

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Postby Janice Kim 3I » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:36 pm

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you so much for truly devoting yourself to giving your students the best academic experience we could possibly have! You exude such genuine passion for chemistry and it has positively influenced my learning experience. It is definitely refreshing to learn from a professor who is so dedicated to his students and the material he is teaching. I was intimidated coming into your class for 14A, but looking back, I am grateful to have been taught by you. Despite the difficulties of your personal life, you continued to teach as though everything was all right for the sake of your students, and for that, my peers and I are thankful. Thank you for all that you do!

Best,
Janice

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Postby Justin_Yi_1J » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:05 pm

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you so much for providing all these chemistry resources to us. You have worked tirelessly for us and I truly apprecitate all the thought you put into everything you have done for our class. Despite the challenges in your personal life, you made the class an amazing experience and devoted countless hours to improving the education and future of so many students. I always look forward to attending lecture because you not only present material in a precise manner, but you manage to make it inspiring with your good nature and humor as well. You are not only an incredible professor, but an incredible person as well.

For example, my favorite lecture that I attended was back on 14A when you discussed polydentate ligands, chelation, and cisplatin. The day before, I had just turned in forms to start the change of major process from physiological science to music because I felt that music was the path I wanted to take in life. I had been split about what to do even before I applied to UCLA, but finally in week 5 or so of my first year, I decided to switch to music. However, this lecture changed my mind about switching majors. It showed me how chemistry can have such a huge role in helping others, especially with the drug cisplatin. Your teaching made me see how chemistry can be used as a tool, not just some information we are forced to memorize. The way you presented the information really made me curious to learn more about biological and pharmaceutical chemistry. I have been a life-long musician, but your class honestly has made me very passionate about chemistry. The next day, I decided to stick down the physiological science route in order to continue with the pre-med path. It was your lecture on coordination complexes that made me make the decision, and now I am sure 100% science is the path for me.

I feel that you have prepared me not only to complete 14 series chemistry and continue on with undergraduate and hopefully medical education, but I also feel that your class has inspired me to pursue a lifelong pursuit of learning. Words cannot express how influential your class and teaching has been on me. I am sure many others feel the same way.

Thank you,
Justin Yi

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Postby Alex Phu 2c » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:41 pm

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you for being the best professor I have had throughout my first year at UCLA. I will surely miss the themed practice midterm and final questions and the little asides you have with each question. Thank you for alway being positive and making lecture has fun as possible.

-Alexander Phu

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Re: Saying Thank You to Dr. Lavelle

Postby Abbas_Hakim_1B » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:51 pm

Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you so much for all the resources, review sessions, extra hours, and the time you put into answering our questions on this forum! It definitely helped me get through 14B.

All the best,
Abbas

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Re: Saying Thank You to Dr. Lavelle

Postby SarahTian3k » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:56 pm

Search Dr. Lavelle,
Thank you so much for the Harry Potter questions on the practice final. They made me chuckle:)
Sarah Tian

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Postby SarahTian3k » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:56 pm

Dear Dr. Lavelle,
Thank you for the what in titration meme. It made me laugh.
Sarah Tian

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Postby Kevin Le 1L » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:22 pm

Thank you for being such a great professor! Chemistry will be different without you next quarter.

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Re: Saying Thank You to Dr. Lavelle

Postby Alice Gonzalez 2F » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:52 pm

Dear Dr. Lavelle,
I appreciate the work you put into preparing us Chemistry 14B students. All the resources and jokes you have provided have definitely helped me.

Thank you,
Alice Gonzalez

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Postby Nicole Gamboa 2M » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:02 pm

Dear Dr. Lavelle,
I have had you for 2 quarters now for 14A and 14B and I have learned so much in that time. You have been such an amazing professor and I can tell that you truly care about your students and their understanding. I really appreciate you putting in the time and effort to create resources that help your students succeed. Thank you so much for all of your hard work this quarter and the last.
Sincerely,
Nicole Gamboa

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Postby Gigi Ye 2K » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:41 pm

Dear Dr.Lavelle,

Thank you for all the resources you have provided to allow us to be successful and all the hard work and time you have put in to make this class possible. I honestly was so clueless about Chemistry, but the class has taught me so much about Chemistry and believe I can actually improve in Chemistry in general. In addition, I will definitely take into use my Chemistry knowledge in the future. Thank you so much for everything!

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Postby Danny Nguyen 2H » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:19 pm

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you for being a great professor. The way you teach chemistry is very concise and insightful which helps facilitate faster understanding of the topics. In addition, the puns and jokes you make while teaching makes it all the better. Thank you again for teaching us chemistry.

Best,
Danny Nguyen

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Postby NinaSheridan » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:22 am

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

You have actually made me enjoy learning about chemistry and I did not know that was possible! I feel like I have so many resources at my disposal, and using them has made me confident in my own abilities and made me aspire to really understand everything, because I know it's possible. You also made my transition into college so much easier, especially having you two quarters in a row. You make first years feel comfortable learning about this complicated stuff right off the bat, and I know many of us are so thankful! We really do appreciate everything you do!!

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Postby Noor_Chahal_3G » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:36 am

From 14A to 14B, thanks for everything

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Postby Hannah Meacham 2A » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:01 am

Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you so much for being such a passionate professor. I thought chemistry was the bane of my existence, but you inspired me to give it another try, and I ended up liking it, so I extend my deepest thanks to you for that. Additionally, I have great respect for the level in which you ensure your students understand the material. With Chemistry Community, Peer Review Sessions, Office Hours, Review Sessions, etc., I never felt like I could not ask for help. I have greatly enjoyed being in your class, and I am so thankful for all the time and effort you have put into making sure we have the best chemistry experience possible.

Thank you so much!
Hannah

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Postby Diane_Zhao_3I » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:34 am

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you so much for all the hard work and effort you put into teaching us this year! I appreciate the countless resources that you provide us, from review sessions to peer learning sessions. I truly feel that you want every single one of us to succeed, not just in your class, but also in whatever future career we plan on going into. Your teaching style is so clear and you are always ethusiastic from the beginng to end. I love attending your lectures and seeing all the demonstrations you prepare for us! It's been an immense pleasure to have been your student this quarter, and thank you so much again for everything!

Best,
Diane Zhao

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Postby Manpreet Singh 1N » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:35 am

Dr.Lavelle,

I just want to say thank you for all the effort you have put in to make sure we understand chemistry. Because of my lack of a strong chemistry background from high school, the idea of taking chemistry for two years scared me. However since the first day of chem 14A with you, your class has changed my perception of chemistry to be positive. I just want to say thank you for all the resources and knowledge you have given me.

Sincerely,
Manpreet Singh

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Postby alvitaxiao » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:56 am

Hi Dr. Lavelle,
Thank you for being such an enthusiastic teacher and putting so much work to make chemistry as enjoyable as it can get. Even though I basically died in this class, thank you for teaching it.

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Postby Kevin Bangi 1A » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:01 pm

Dr. Lavelle,
Thank you for making my transition into college an enjoyable process. Having your class for 14A and 14B , gave me hope for the success of my future endeavors in science. Your passion and care about not only chemistry but the students influenced my beliefs in learning and in passions. Going to chemistry lectures were my favorite parts of the week as I enjoyed chemistry more and more after each new concept. I may have not gained a passion for chemistry, but i have gained a strong foundation and set plan to pursue my career in the field of sciences -whether it be pre-med or research. I want to thank you so much again for your care for us as you provided us with so many office hours and resources. I have already put in the back of my mind that you are one of my favorite professors so far into college. I would say you have become an idol in my life, and i am glad to have taken your class, and privileged to be one of your former students.

All the best,
Kevin

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Postby Raymond_Guan_1H » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:18 pm

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you so much for enriching my experience at UCLA by teaching chemistry. Your enthusiasm for chemistry was so refreshing each and every class period and it was a pleasure to be in your class. Despite it being quite difficult, you made it possible to learn the material fully and have a clear understanding of everything in chemistry. At first, I was scared to take your class, but after almost two quarters, I can say I'm glad to have taken it and enriched my learning. Thank you for everything you do to provide us with success and I'll miss your class next quarter.

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Postby AlexandraOsterland_3E » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:23 pm

Dr. Lavelle,
I just want to say thank you for teaching 14B this quarter. Chemistry has always been a difficult subject for me, and I had trouble understanding many aspects of chemistry in high school. You brought an essence of clarity to the subject, and while this class was challenging, I found it somewhat enjoyable. Your sweet personality and quirky chemistry jokes definitely got me through the harder parts of this class. Thank you for teaching me to analyze and solve problems, and for making chemistry more understandable!

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Postby GabrielaGutierrez2A » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:41 pm

Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you so much for an incredible winter quarter. It was so much easier to understand chemistry this quarter and I found myself more focused and motivated to learn. I never enjoyed going to class, but your calm demeanor makes difficult chemistry less daunting and far more approachable. Your thorough explanations and carefully planned notes have helped me organize my thoughts exceptionally. Thank you for making me believe I can actually do well in chemistry!

Best,
Gabriela

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Postby Asha_Isse_1N » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:31 pm

Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you for providing many resources and going above and beyond in teaching chemistry. I definitely learned a lot this quarter and used this website much more than I actually assumed I was. I hope you enjoy your break from teaching next quarter.

Best,
Asha

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Postby Yesenia Munoz 1G » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:42 pm

Dear Dr. Lavelle
Thank you for your dedication and enthusiasm that came along from you teaching this class. Coming into 14A last quarter I had no chemistry knowledge what so ever, but now finishing 14B I can say that I have truly learned more than I can imagine. I am going to miss this class as well as the many resources you provided for us students to ensure that we succeed. I also want to thank my TA's Jackie 14A and Jack 14B for providing a discussion section that helped me better understand some of the content from both courses. Thank you going above and beyond in teaching this class, I truly appreciated it. While I am going to miss this class I am looking forward to continuing my chemistry journey with Chem 14C because I have now learned to love chemistry.
Whishing you the very best,
Yesenia M.

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Re: Saying Thank You to Dr. Lavelle

Postby Nikola_Stojcic_3O » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:59 pm

Dr. Lavelle,

Your manner of teaching is exceptional, and you have actually made me enjoy and look forward to chemistry (even o-chem!) which is no small feat. Thank you for your consistently upbeat, happy, and positive demeanor; although your jokes are cheesy, I laugh at them anyways. Overall, thank you for a great winter quarter. I am proud to call you my professor.

Best,
Nikola

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Postby Michelle_Tan_1G » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:32 pm

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

You've always been incredibly welcoming and supportive of each student in this class. I never felt afraid or judged when I asked you for help understanding the concepts after class. Thank you so much!

Cheers,
Michelle

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Postby Patrick Ricaflanca 2H » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:49 pm

Dr. Lavelle,
Although I still can't say chemistry is my favorite subject, I really think having you as a teacher really challenged me to think analytically and problem solve. I appreciate the positive attitude you project in lectures and how you provide all these resources for your students. It has been a pleasure being your student. Thanks.

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Postby Lyndon_Bui_3J » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:27 am

Thank you for your undying passion and dedication to us students! We are all so lucky to have you as our teacher. I have learned so much for you, and I truly appreciate how much time and energy you spend on us. Your love for chemistry is contagious, and really helps make the lectures engaging and fun. I feel like I have a solid knowledge of chemistry because of you, as you are a wonderful professor. I hope you have the magnificent life that you deserve!

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Postby vannahyazon 1L » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:22 am

Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you for being so advocating for students. No other professor has so many office hours from himself, TA's, UA's, and PLF's. Not to mention you have Chemistry Community for anything as well. You have so many resources, and you give students no excuse. That's amazing. You truly care for students to do well because you know that Chemistry is something students struggle with/are adverse to because of high school.

So, thank you for being clear, caring, and providing so much space for students to ask for help.

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Postby Navarro_Bree_1D » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:30 am

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you for your dedication and passion towards this course and your students. I've had the highest pleasure of being in your class for 14A and 14B. You are one of the best professors I've ever had at UCLA. You provide us with more than enough resources to succeed. You will be dearly missed next quarter. Have a relaxing and restful spring break!

Best,
Bree

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Postby 404757006 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:43 am

Lavelle,

Thank you so much for two great quarters! You have really shown us what is means to have a professor that puts in so much effort. I definitely haven't taken all your work for granted it is very appreciated by everyone! Thank you again SO much!!

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Postby Samantha Rubin-Pope - 1H » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:51 am

Thank you so much Dr. Lavelle for always being so approachable, even though you have so many students. I really appreciated your genuine interest in each of your students' successes and I am so glad that I got to learn from you this quarter.

Thank you again!
Samantha

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Postby 804748473 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:31 pm

Dr. Lavelle
Thank you so much for always brightening my Monday Wendesdays, and Fridays with your smile and sense of humor! I wish all of my professors provided as much support and assistance as you make available for us, thank you so much for all that you do Dr. Lavelle!

Grant

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Postby Madeline Fox 2B » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:40 pm

Thank you Dr. Lavelle! It seems rare to have such a genuine professor who cares so much about the success of his students. I really appreciate how much time you spent to put together all of the resources you gave to us these past two quarters.

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Postby Amanda Salgado 3D » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:18 pm

Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you so much for all that you have done these past two quarters in chemistry. You have been such a wonderful and resourceful professor and I have learned so much being in your class. It has been such a great two quarters knowing that I had a professor that genuinely cared about student's education, going out of the way to create so many helpful resources. You will be missed dearly.

Greatest Thanks,
Amanda

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Postby Nerissa_Low_2F » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:49 pm

Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you for the past 2 quarters of chemistry. Your lectures always conveyed your enthusiasm for chemistry and for the wellbeing and education of your students and I greatly appreciated it, as well as the extensive amount of time you put into chemistry community, organizing UA sessions and making lecture slides. Thanks for everything!

Nerissa

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Postby Karina Amezcua 1L » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:55 pm

Professor Lavelle,

Thank you for being such an amazing Chem14B teacher! You made my second quarter of college very memorable.

Best wishes,
Karina Amezcua

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Postby Joyce Wu 3E » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:13 pm

Dear Dr. Lavelle,
Thank you for the two most amazing education quarters of chemistry. I have never seen a more dedicated professor/ educator to his subject and his students. With countless resources, office hours, and bruincasts, you made sure that every student had the opportunity to succeed in your class if they wanted to. I really appreciated how the finals and quizzes in both Chem 14A and Chem 14B were difficult but FAIR in terms of what you had taught in class and provided in the HW problems. I never took an interest in Chemistry in high school (I honestly hated it) but after these two quarters, I have been able to view chemistry in a whole different light (especially now that I actually understand it). Your dedication to your class truly inspired me to stay motivated academically regardless of the many hardships that chemistry entailed.
Thank you, Dr. Lavelle!

PS. I loved seeing Dr. Lavelle's growth in comprehending memes :)

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Postby Jessica Phan 2N » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:14 pm

Thank you Dr. Lavelle for providing so many resources for us. Chemistry has always been hard for me to understand since high school, so it is nice to know that there are many opportunities for me to ask for help when I need it. Additionally, it is cool that you always try to make chemistry fun with your side jokes and chemistry community jokes post. Keep doing what you are doing and thanks again for the quarter!

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Postby Jason Slater 3I » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:43 am

I am very grateful for all of the resources you have provided us Dr. Lavelle. It shows how much you truly want your students to succeed. I can only pray that I may one day have another teacher as dedicated to his students' success as you are. You make chemistry fun an interesting, and your own love of the topic shows and influences us. Thank you so much for these past two quarters, you will always be the King of Chemistry.

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Postby Diego Cortez 2J » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:07 am

Thank You Dr. Lavelle for your enthusiasm for teaching. Thank you for two great quarters of chemistry. Everyone appreciates all of the resources you have provided for us. For Chemistry Community, office hours, UA sessions, and review sessions. Thank you for everything that you have done for us this year.

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Postby Natalie Hunt 1E » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:38 am

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you so much for everything you have done throughout Chemistry 14A and 14B. You truly are an amazing professor, and it is so evident that you want to see your students succeed. You provide your students with so many resources to help us succeed, and I am so grateful for your hard work and dedication. Your passion for chemistry really shows through in your teaching, and you make chemistry a lot more interesting. I will miss having you as my professor in my future chemistry classes. I wish you the best, and I hope you have a great and relaxing spring break!

All the best,
Natalie

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Postby melissapasao1B » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:43 am

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you for your dedication and passion. I'm incredibly grateful for the resources that has helped me get through Chem 14B. I've learned study habits and new skills that I will take with me throughout college. I've learned so much over the course of these fast 10 weeks, and I thank you for not only teaching us well, but truly wishing for every one of us to succeed. Your commitment is inspiring.


Best,

Melissa Pasao

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Postby DanielaWong_2G » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:08 am

Dear Dr. Lavelle,
I can't tell you enough how grateful I am to have have the pleasure of having you as a professor for the past two quarters. I have always struggled with chemistry but you've allowed me to grow and learn from my mistakes and you've always encouraged us to do our best. Thank you a million times over, I hope to make you proud someday!!!

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Postby David Sung 2H » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:47 am

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you for putting in so much effort to help us succeed in the class. Chemistry Community, peer review sessions and all other resources have been helpful for me in Chem 14A/B. I am also incredibly grateful to have a professor who teaches with passion for the subject.

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Postby Randon_Zahlout_3B » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:13 pm

Thank you Dr. Lavelle for your hard work and dedication to our education! All the best to you!

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Postby Vanessa_Nguyen_1I » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:19 pm

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you so much for all the work you've put into helping your students. I have enjoyed being your student for both Chem 14A and 14B. Though there were times I struggled with the material, your various resources helped my understanding, and your enthusiasm towards teaching and amiable personality always made lectures a pleasure to attend. I can't find the words to express my appreciation for all you've done. These past two quarters as your student have left me looking forward to learning more chemistry in the future. Thank you for your jokes, and thank you for your dedication.

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Postby Omer Lavian 2K » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:29 pm

Dear Professor Lavelle,
I just want to say that I am honored to have been a part of your class. You are one of the sweetest and most caring teachers I have had the pleasure of learning from both within and outside of UCLA. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the amount of resources you provide for us and the clarity with which you teach. I feel much more confident with chemistry thanks to your class.
Thank you so much for your dedication to our success as students!
Sincerely,
Omer Lavian

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Postby Jaspreet_Nagra_2I » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:40 pm

Thank you for making this quarter enjoyable with joke Fridays, and thank you for providing us with so many resources to succeed in chem14B! I wish you all the best!

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Postby Chin_Alyssa_3I » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:21 pm

To Dr. Lavelle, the TAs and UAs:

Thank you all for your time and dedication to the class. The quality of the teaching was top-notch and all the resources outside of class from Chemistry Community, to Peer learning sessions, to office hours, has all been tremendously helpful. It has been an honor to have been your student for the past two quarters. I wish you all the best on your future endeavors.

Best Wishes,

Alyssa Chin

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Postby Joshua Beristain 2J » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:19 pm

Dr. Lavelle!
Thank you so much for being such a passionate teacher and an inspiration to us all. The joy that you expressed teaching is something that we can only hope for as we continue our journey towards our careers. You care for your students so deeply, and because of that, you make us all feel truly special. Thank you for doing all you can to help us succeed and for giving us so many opportunities to excel. It is truly heartwarming and inspiring to see a professor who not only loves what he teaches but loves to teach.Thank you for being there for us through this journey in 14B, it has truly been an amazing experience.

Warm regards,
Joshua Beristain

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Postby Reem Abu-Shamma 2H » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:57 pm

Dear Professor Lavelle,

Thank you for finally making me feel confident with chemistry. I have a feeling that the material you've taught me for both Chem 14A and 14B will continue to stick in my mind for years to come. I've enjoyed your classes (especially the last 2 mins of chemistry jokes).

Wish you all the best,

Reem.

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Postby Sydniespore » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:12 pm

Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you for always having a smile on your face everyday of class, it made me happy coming. You are an incredible professor and just an amazing person in general.

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Postby Diana_OToole_1F » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:20 pm

Dr. Lavelle,
Thank you so much for always being encouraging of us and patient. Your cheerful attitude made class enjoyable!

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Postby Rory_Grant_3E » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:20 pm

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you so much for teaching me these last two quarters. You have made chemistry much more interesting than it was for me in high school, and you did it in a way that enabled me to better understand the material being taught. I really appreciate all the effort you have put into helping your students like me do well in your classes, and I just wanted to say that I wish more teachers were like you, especially those with large class sizes like yourself.

Rock on,
Rory

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Postby Joslyn_Santana_2B » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:33 pm

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you for being the most organized professor I've had thus far. I remember 14A was one of my first classes here, and I was relieved to have all the topics available on your website to practice in advance. During the quarter, the abundance of resources you offered were also very helpful. Thank you so much for persisting, and offering us a lot of your time and effort.

Best wishes,
Joslyn S

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Postby Emily_Bennett_3C » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:18 pm

Dr. Lavelle,
I came into UCLA with absolute no chemkstrh background. After taking your 14A and 14B class I feel as though I have a strong chemistry foundation for the MCAT and any other applications I'm going to use chemistry for. Thank you for providing an endless amount of resources to ensure your students succeed in your class.

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Postby Greta Tobin 2F » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:26 pm

Dr. Lavelle,
As a student who needs to work hard to understand material, I really appreciate the way your class was structured. Even those who are quick to comprehend tough chemistry topics were forced to work through problems that expanded our idea of the raw chemistry world. You did not only teach us chemistry, you taught us how to think.

Without ever speaking to you personally, I can tell (even from several rows back in CS50) that you are one of the kindest people around. We all notice how your energy is continuously geared toward bettering the experience of every pre-health student you teach, and we appreciate you so much for that! I will miss seeing your cheery face every day next quarter!

All the best to you and your family,
Greta Tobin

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Postby Andy_Park_1B » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:26 pm

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

As a student that struggled very much with Chem14A, I found much success in this class! Although the material is challenging and stress inducing, the amount of resources you provide have mitigated the struggle!

Thank you for being a wonderful professor!

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Postby Olivia_Chen_3E » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:37 pm

Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you so much for putting so much enthusiasm into your lectures and allowing us to push through the quarter. You showed me how passionate someone can be about chemistry that they are willing to teach the same lecture three times a day without seeming bored or tired.

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Postby Sarahi Garza 3k » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:45 pm

Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you for having such great energy (see what I did there?) during your lectures! Your passion and excitement for chemistry radiates through your lectures. Although, I was intimidated by Chemistry at the college level, your class format allowed me to grow as a student and less afraid of the dense material especially not having taken AP Chemistry. Also, thank you for teaching us the derivations of equations, it really helped break down how the material throughout the course connects to one another. I only had you for 14B, but overall, it was a wonderful ten weeks and I can honestly say, I'm ready to conquer some more Chemistry. Thanks again!

Best,

Sarahi Garza (Lec 3)

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Postby Bryan Vega 2E » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:27 pm

Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you for making14b an enjoyable class. I appreciate all those extra resources that you provide for us and everything that you do to ensure that we succeed in your class and in anywhere in life. Thank you for deciding to stay with us this quarter throughout the hard times that you have been facing. It comes to show how strong you are. All of your students truly appreciate you. Keep being awesome and hilarious!

Best,
Bryan

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Postby Mackenzie_Lowenstein_2N » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:43 pm

Dr. Lavelle,
Thank you so much for going above and beyond in providing resources for this class! Although it has been challenging, I have learned solid study habits and problem solving skills that I can carry forward into the oncoming years. Thank you for genuinely caring for your students, you want us to succeed and that is so evident!
All the best!!

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Postby Jeana Wei 3C » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:14 am

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you so much for an amazing experience in Chem 14B! You went above and beyond to ensure that all students had access to plenty of helpful resources to guide us through the material. It was a difficult course but your enthusiasm allowed me to push through. Thank you for making lectures interesting with your passion and sense of humor! I'm so grateful for having you as my professor!

Best,
Jeana Wei

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Postby Kristine_Espinosa_2L » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:14 am

Dr. Lavelle,
Thank you for being consistently concerned with student learning such as ensuring there were many TA hours and review sessions. No matter the topic, you made sure there was enough help available to assist in understanding good chemistry. Thank you for being an instructor who truly cares for his students and wants to prepare them to the best of his ability!

Thank you so much!

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Postby Rachel Wile 2D » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:16 am

Dr. Lavelle,

I truly appreciate how you went above and beyond to provide all your students so many resources to help us succeed in the course. Whether it was taking the time to make a course reader or setting up countless hours of office hours and peer learning sessions, you have made an outstanding effort to help all of us conquer the material. Thank you so much!

Rachel Wile

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Postby Katrina_Galian 1J » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:03 am

Dear Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you for providing all kinds of resources to us and for dedicating all your time and energy to teaching students, many of whom you never even formally met. I didn't realize how much of a personal sacrifice you had to make in order to remain our professor, and I am so glad that you didn't regret your decision. But I am very sorry for your losses.

Please know that you are appreciated and loved by many. We all learned so much from you. It helps to see how you truly enjoy your job. It always made my day to watch you smile out at your students during lecture or to make jokes with us.

I wish you all the best. Take care!

P.S. Erik and I hope you enjoyed the truffles :)

Sincerely,
Katrina

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Postby 904621096 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:08 am

Thank you Professor Lavelle,
your classes were excellent and even I who hasn't taken a chemistry class since 8th grade knew what I was doing. I actually enjoyed a subject I used to despise. Also Go Springbucks!!!

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Postby Kendall_Islam_3A » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:09 am

Good luck to everyone on the final tomorrow, and a huge thank you to Dr. Lavelle for everything you've done for us over the past two quarters!

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Postby Taylor_Yamane_2L » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:06 am

Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you for being such a kind and supportive teacher. You have provided us with so many useful resources to succeed and truly helped me get better in chem. Thanks also for always communicating with us and for having everything ready and graded in such a timely manner!

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Postby Alicia_Kwan_2H » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:36 am

Dear Dr. Lavelle,
Thank you for all that you have done for us. Although chemistry is difficult, you have made it easier with all the resources you have created. It is rare for a professor to care this much for his students, especially a professor with 1000+ students, but you truly have shown a level of helpfulness and kindness that is rare to come upon. You have truly created chemistry as a community, with a site for questions 24/7, but also with all the office hours and learning sessions. The amount of time and effort you have put into your students is unfathomable, all the hours you put into teaching and helping us that we don't even see. Words can't truly express how thankful I am to have had you as my professor. Thank you for being such a selfless professor as well, thinking of us when time off was really needed. I'm truly sorry for the recent hard times, but you have been so strong and have been able to come back to teach and always with a smile on your face. That is such a special quality, and once again, I'm so thankful to have had you as my professor. I hope you have an amazing spring break. Your future students are very fortunate. :)

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Postby Ariana de Souza 4C » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:52 am

Hey Dr. Lavelle,
Thank you SO much for everything you do for 14A/B students! I cannot tell you how many times I've gone to peer review learning sessions, ta meetings, office hours -- they were incredibly helpful, and I'm so thankful that you and all of your ta's and ua's put that time in. You really seem to care about your students' well-being and that shows through your lectures and your work. Thank you so much!

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Postby Kelly Tran 3N » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:36 am

Dr. Lavelle,

Thank you for your dedication in all that you do. It is rare to meet someone who is so determined to see his students succeed, and I am very grateful to have come across a teacher like you. Thank you for providing us with so many resources to turn to when we need help and making chemistry less of a burden for me. You truly are an amazing professor.

Best,
Kelly Tran

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Postby Derek Lam 1K » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:44 am

Dr. Lavelle,
Thank yoy so much for making chemistry so enjoyable, while explaining things in an easy and concise manner you always manage to add some humor to it. I don't think I'll ever run out of chemistry jokes now, and I have you to thank for that! You're a great professor and I hope you continue to teach and joke.

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Postby Sonam Sidhu 2J » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:28 pm

Thank you Dr. Lavelle,

You were my professor for both Chem 14A and 14B. You are definitely an incredible professor who cares about the education of his students; the sheer time, effort, and patience needed to provide the astounding amount of resources you offer is unimaginable. Thank you so much for everything you've done for me as your student.

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Postby Jingyuan_Fu_3E » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:42 pm

Thank you Dr. Lavelle! Your very nice attitude and professional manner in teaching Chem 14B really helps us learn this subject well. You offer us many resources and facilitate class discussion(especially chemistry jokes lol), and I am really glad to have you as my Chem 14B professor! Thank you and best wishes for you!

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Postby Josh Ku 3H » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:48 pm

Dr. Lavelle,

I absolutely hated chemistry before I took your class! You have showed me how important a great instructor is to learning about a topic as I have grown to love chemistry over these past two quarters.

THANK YOU

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Postby alvarado_natalie_2H » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:54 pm

Thank you Dr. Lavelle,

The amount of time you put into ensuring all of our success this quarter was incredible. Although I only had the privilege of being a part of your 14B quarter, I loved all of the extra review sessions and help you always made sure your students had. Lecture was always precise and you always made chemistry interesting and fun to understand. It was an incredible experience being able to be a part of your class this quarter and once again thank you for all of the time and effort you put into us this quarter !

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Re: Saying Thank You to Dr. Lavelle

Postby MaddyMoore3A » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:08 pm

Dear Dr. Lavelle,
I am so glad I came upon this post. I wanted to say thank you so much for all of the time and resources you put into your students. I have never seen a professor who cares half as much as you do. All of the resources you have created are amazing, and they have been so helpful to me. Your passion for chemistry and teaching is incredible and it shows through this class. I know you have had a rough year, so thank you so much from me and all your students for being an amazing professor. We all appreciate you more than you know!


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