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Irving Kagan Edit

Based on 28 Ratings
Social Studies Teacher at Hunter College High School
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Feb 12, 2012 Mr. Kagan is pretty cool! He really knows his stuff, and is nice. And, his discussions are actually really interesting compared to my other social studies classes. It's hard to keep track of all of the handouts and his tests cover a lot, but I feel like I'm actually learning something which is nice! Flag Rating

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Nov 23, 2011 I really like Con Law. The debates in class are terrific. The readings are tough. Mr. K is super helpful. Flag Rating

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Sep 25, 2011 CLAW! CLAW! CLAW! CLAW! CLAW! CLAW! CLAW! CLAW ! CLAW! Flag Rating

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Sep 11, 2011 I am honestly convinced that Mr. Kagan wrote all of these reviews himself. I am in shock that so many people found him helpful, I certainly didn't. Maybe his teaching style just didn't work for me, but before his class I enjoyed history and now it's my least favorite word in the dictionary. Awful teacher. Flag Rating

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Apr 17, 2011 His tests are super-hard becuz they cover so much material at once. But otherwise, he's a pretty good teacher. Flag Rating

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Apr 09, 2011 Incredible teacher. Flag Rating

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Apr 04, 2011 Irv isn't very good at the logistical side of teaching--getting tests back in a timely fashion, letting us out on time, etc. He's also given to going on long tangents. But he is incredibly well-learned in his subjects (especially in Conlaw) and he asks questions that really push us to think harder about everything. Also, although it doesn't always seem like it, he's very on top of students' progress and his grading is never too far off-the-mark. Flag Rating

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Jan 26, 2011 I love this man. Con law is amazing. Flag Rating

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Dec 13, 2010 Hes a great teacher but its the material that he covers that makes his class hard. Flag Rating

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Oct 11, 2010 He's a pretty good teacher, but global is just... so boring. He doesn't make it fun. Flag Rating

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Oct 03, 2010 He's an amazing teacher Flag Rating

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Jul 21, 2010 Claw is great! Flag Rating

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Oct 08, 2009 Maybe it's because I have him first period, but his classes seem particularly disjointed and unfocused. He doesn't do a very good job of keeping discussions focused, and he gives too many handouts, which isn't very conducive to studying. I have to wade through like 40 pages of documents to study for a test. He grades okay but isn't particularly helpful in terms of leaving comments and feedback. He lets class out late every single day and has to resort to mass emails as an extension of class time. Flag Rating

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Jun 30, 2009 i had him this year for 10th grade. i love you irving. even though you didn't teach us anything and never grade anything and it's fairly obvious the only thing you care about is food and con law, you are the best. tests are easy out of control and he grades easy on whatever he gives back. unfortunately, the 10th grade term paper was graded pretty badly Flag Rating

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Sep 13, 2007 awesome. he knows everything. Flag Rating

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Jul 30, 2007 hes a nice guy buit completely unfair in grading Flag Rating

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Apr 06, 2007 he's smart and cool. Flag Rating

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Feb 14, 2007 Discussions are not very engaging. I don't really feel like I'm learning anything. But he's ok Flag Rating

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May 28, 2006 Irving is a strawman. Flag Rating

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Jan 16, 2006 classes r amazing, great thought-provoking discussions, only if you know global inside out though. otherwise ur doomed cuz he doesn't teach instead he prefers movies & LONG packets Flag Rating

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Nov 01, 2004 I LOVE LOVE LOVE HIM TO DEATH AND WANT TO BE HIS CHILD BRIDE Flag Rating

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Mar 25, 2004 Really smart, enthusiastic, and a good teacher. Nice sense of humor too :) Flag Rating

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Feb 22, 2004 He really gives a lot of criticism on papers. Flag Rating

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May 22, 2003 He sang the petrolium song and dances! Flag Rating

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May 08, 2003 Graduated a while ago. Great sense of humor. Willing to take time outside of class to talk. Nice person. Give him a hug. Flag Rating