Average 3.85 based on 20 teacher ratings
Elwin Sykes is an English teacher at Phillips Academy located in Andover, Massachusetts. When comparing Elwin Sykes' ratings to other teachers in the state of Massachusetts, Elwin Sykes' ratings are below the average of 4.26 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Phillips Academy is 4.18 stars.
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He was one of those teachers that gave you a 3 when you did the reading and wrote an in-class, and a 5 when you didn't read. He's lost it a bit. But he's obsessed with the fact that he went to Harvard

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great, wacky, and humorous teacher- classes are really fun. it's hard to understand what he's talking about at times, but you get used to it as the year goes on. unfair grader tho. awesome in general.

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Sometimes we have no idea what he's talking about, but he's a really great teacher. If you ask him a question in class, his answer probably won't make sense, but if you go talk to him he'll help you.

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Didn't really learn anything. Very hard grader.

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great, funny teacher. some classes are GREAT, but some are really boring. his tests/grading system is really unclear though

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THE BEST TEACHER IVE HAD SO FAR AT PA

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Mr. Sykes is awesome. Ya he was pretty hard fall term, but as the year goes on you get used to him, plus most of your papers aren't more than a page long.

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He's a Yankee fan, but other than that, he's an awesome guy. :)

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I have to disagree with a lot of people. He doesnt just beat around the bush, he never gets to the other side. Never answers questions clearly/at all. cool tho

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Mr skyes i find very unhelpful. and he is way to hard, its unreasonable. I dont feel like i have been growing as a writer this year

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Mr Sykes is one of my favorite teachers and my best friends. He is a funny guy and he's really flexible with assignment guidelines. Don't take him seriously.

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Very helpful track coach. Watches closely and gives important tips on how to improve your form. Takes a clear interest on helping you cut off seconds of your pb

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A teacher who loves to teach (the best kind.) Sometimes jokes about things beyond your grasp, but funny! Easy to talk to, an overall pleasure to learn from.

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He talks like a thesis paper, and it scared me the first day of class, but he's really accessible and his grades aren't as hard as they seem at first... and he really loves what he's doing. He gets so enthusiastic, and I love his bow ties!!!

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Sykes rocks! for the first week or so you wonder what the heck he's talking about but then you get used to it and he's an awesome teacher! Grades pretty easy. lots of fun, lots of fun.

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He is SUCH a great guy! He's well-spoken, funny, not to mention a phenomenal teacher. He truly makes an effort to connect with each of his students, and holds high expectations for them. He'll improve your writing so much! 1 of the best teachers at P.A.!

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Dapper, smart, and cool.

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AWESOME teacher. Really smart, can talk on and on in class (usually interesting)...yes, definately an intellectual. And even though he's a really harsh grader, he's definately a must have.

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mr. sykes is the BEST...such an intellectual

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Incredibly cool and a true intellectual. Was a great coach, too.

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