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Barry Sirmon Edit

Based on 35 Ratings
History Teacher at Fieldston School
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Dec 13, 2011 Having Sirmon as a teacher is an experience that you would be sorry to miss. Although his jokes can sometimes be offensive, he has such a unique, no B.S. view of the world that I found eye opening. In Flag Rating

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Nov 04, 2011 Great teacher. One of the defining influences in my life. He makes class interesting and worthwhile. He is a breath of fresh air. Flag Rating

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Oct 20, 2011 Mr Sirmon is one of the best teachers I've ever had. He does not just teach you the material, but how to learn. He was my first high school level history teacher, and it is safe to say my relationship Flag Rating

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Oct 20, 2011 Some may find Mr. Sirmon's humor offensive and demeaning, but overlook that, he is a competent teacher. Flag Rating

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Oct 19, 2011 Mr. Sirmon, was, in short, the best teacher I have ever had. He is so funny and, in context, everyone gets his humor. His humor is a great way to spark profound and interesting class discussions. He i Flag Rating

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Sep 16, 2011 This man is beyond amazing. He's brilliant, he's the best, seriously. Be jealous if you haven't had him. Flag Rating

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May 16, 2011 honestly and solely on the basis of his teaching ability, he is the worst. he was unhelpful in and outside of the classroom. he clearly spends more time crafting his dull wit than his lessons. Flag Rating

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Oct 27, 2010 best teacher ever Flag Rating

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Mar 04, 2010 that man needs to learn to teach... Flag Rating

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Mar 04, 2010 His class is extremely easy. You can tell he is always bored because of how sarcastic he is. I don't think he really is so arrogant, rather that he is trying to make us think he is a monster,Clarity F Flag Rating

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Feb 12, 2010 he's da best Flag Rating

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Nov 17, 2009 He is really dry, sarcastic, and arrogant. But that's why we love him. If you learn to take nothing he says seriously he can be a good teacher. Flag Rating

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Nov 12, 2008 The thing about Mr Sirmon is that you either love him or hate him. He may seem uptight, but get to know him & he's actually nice & fun! ('course, he's VERY sarcastic- some don't like that...) He's good with joking around, but know where to stop. As far as teaching, his method usually is to have students build their base knowledge via text books, etc, then to expand, which works well enough. Be thorough in your work: he's quick, & if you don't know what you're doing... Overall, he's awesome! Best. Ever. :D Flag Rating

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Aug 16, 2007 Mr. Sirmon is THE GREATEST!! Don't take anything he says seriously though, once you learn not to be afraid of him you'll love him and he'll probably love you. He's hilarious and a lot of fun, it was the best class I had Flag Rating

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Dec 02, 2006 I had him as a sub and he was the worst teacher ever. he came in cursed and spent the rest of the 20 minute class insulting us. In those 20 minutes he got in more insults than all my teachers combined forever. Flag Rating

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May 11, 2006 MR SIRMON IS THE GREATEST TEACHER EVER!!! Flag Rating

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Nov 14, 2005 He's fun, but he's unclear and not a good teacher. Flag Rating

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Oct 13, 2005 Definitely the worst teacher i've ever had. Not helpful at all. He doesn't teach anything. I don't even know if he knows anything about his topic. Stupid, mean jokes, too. Flag Rating

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Aug 09, 2005 the only thing i learned in his class came from doing the reading, of which there was a TON. 1/2 the class discussions were used talking about his fly and sending kids to the bench Flag Rating

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May 11, 2005 MR SIRMON IS AMAZING I LOVE HIM Flag Rating

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Apr 24, 2005 mr. sirmon is hilarious. he made study hall so much fun -- even if we had to write tons of essays! Flag Rating

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Apr 01, 2005 No fun at all. Gave me an average of 2.5 essays a week in study hall with him. I like his accent though... Flag Rating

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Sep 03, 2004 I love him Flag Rating

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Jun 24, 2004 don be dissin the sirmonster. Flag Rating

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Jun 10, 2004 The only anthropology teacher who new a thing about anthropology! So glad he's not leaving. Flag Rating