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Chris Gurry Edit

Based on 27 Ratings
History Teacher at Phillips Academy
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Mar 10, 2013 Incredible teacher! Extremely knowledgeable and very clear in his expectations and grading policies. His tests (all essays) are pretty difficult but if you are determined and put in effort you will adapt quickly. He has faith in the students he sees potential in, and he will push you to develop as a scholar and a writer. Flag Rating

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Oct 18, 2011 Awesome awesome teacher. By far the best history teacher i've ever had. and I don't like history very much. he does tend to just lecture for the whole class, but he's entertaining so I never minded. The test format--all essays no multiple choice--can be tough, but once you get used to it you can kin Flag Rating

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Jul 12, 2010 Definetely a tough teacher. Definetely the man. Openly discredits George bush on Certain points lol. Mr. Gurry's classes are fun, he loves to engage the students, and loves those who genuinly work hard. Plus, he was in the movie Love Story at Harvard. 'nuff said. He is the best. dont sass him though Flag Rating

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Apr 30, 2008 whoever wrote that he is not charismatic is 100% wrong. taking his IR class should be a graduation requirment Flag Rating

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Mar 30, 2008 Not as "charasmatic" as some other history teachers, but very knowlegable and passionate. Flag Rating

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Mar 27, 2008 He definitely knows his stuff and he's a great teachers. Unfortuantely his tests are incredibly difficult. Go to him for help as much as possible-- he wants to see his students work hard. Flag Rating

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Sep 08, 2007 If you like History, Mr. Gurry is a great teacher. Talk with him after class a few times, he knows his stuff and loves to help out. He is dedicated to his students. Not too easy, but he grows on you. Flag Rating

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Apr 21, 2005 I only had Mr. Gurry for a term but that was enough for me to decide that he is totally awsome! Class is as good as you make it and he's a very fair grader. Loved intern. realtions Flag Rating

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Jan 19, 2005 He's funny and very helpful. He makes 8am History 300 interesting. nuff said. Flag Rating

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Nov 10, 2004 Ignore what was said about his advising abilities. He meets with us only when essential (a good thing), and does come to advising if you ask him personally. Flag Rating

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May 06, 2004 Gurry is the man. He made me love American History. Flag Rating

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Jun 06, 2003 Gurry is a good guy, and a good teacher, i just hate history with a passion. SICK hockey player back in the day from what i hear. Flag Rating

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May 24, 2003 CJ is the man - because of him, i actually enjoyed history 300... Flag Rating

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May 15, 2003 I have Mr. Gurry for Hist 200 right now. History is my least favorite subject, but he's a great teacher and somehow makes history interesting. Flag Rating

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Apr 03, 2003 Gurry is the man! By the way, if you're reading this Mr Gurry, this is Osman. Just thought I would remind you just in case you are grading my stuff now. Flag Rating

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Mar 26, 2003 great teacher, really knows his stuff. Flag Rating

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Mar 12, 2003 just a very decent guy in general - solid teacher Flag Rating

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Mar 11, 2003 gurry's the man - that's it. Flag Rating

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Mar 10, 2003 I had him for International Relations. We had a six hundred page text book. It was mentioned in class literally twice. It was what the final was based on. The class discussion was fantastic, and if you already know a lot about modern history, take it Flag Rating

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Mar 10, 2003 Sometimes it's hard to guage what exactly he wants from you on a paper, but he's really a very cool guy, he connects with the students, and you can tell that he loves what he does. That's the most important part about being a teacher. Flag Rating

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Mar 09, 2003 He is difficult, but he is the man. He could have been a pro hockey player, but chose to teach instead. He cares about his students, and gives his teaching his utmost attention. Flag Rating

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Mar 07, 2003 mr gurry is a very smart man who genuinely cares about his students inside and outside of class. he has a dark yet amusing sense of humor, and when you do well in his class it means a lot because he is a super hard grader Flag Rating

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Mar 07, 2003 A great teacher if you're a great History student. Mr. Gurry writes only the most succinct of comments on papers. I imagine that someone who struggles with the material would not like him. Flag Rating

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Mar 06, 2003 great teacher, funny guy. Really cares about his students, and is very supportive. Flag Rating

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Mar 06, 2003 He's a great teacher, very funny but sometimes his exams are very very hard Flag Rating