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Irving Kagan

Social Studies Teacher at Hunter College High School
4.0 out of 5
4.0 Overall Rating
Based on 28 Ratings

02/12/12 - 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! Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
4.7 Overall Rating

11/23/11 - I really like Con Law. The debates in class are terrific. The readings are tough. Mr. K is super helpful. Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 4.0
Knowledge 5.0
4.7 Overall Rating

09/25/11 - CLAW! CLAW! CLAW! CLAW! CLAW! CLAW! CLAW! CLAW ! CLAW! Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

09/11/11 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
Knowledge 5.0
2.3 Overall Rating

04/17/11 - His tests are super-hard becuz they cover so much material at once. But otherwise, he's a pretty good teacher. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 4.0
4.0 Overall Rating

04/09/11 - Incredible teacher. Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

04/04/11 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 4.0
4.5 Overall Rating

01/26/11 - I love this man. Con law is amazing. Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

12/13/10 - Hes a great teacher but its the material that he covers that makes his class hard. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

10/11/10 - He's a pretty good teacher, but global is just... so boring. He doesn't make it fun. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 4.0
4.0 Overall Rating

10/03/10 - He's an amazing teacher Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

07/21/10 - Claw is great! Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

10/08/09 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 3.0
Clarity 2.0
2.5 Overall Rating

06/30/09 - 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 Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 3.0
Clarity 4.0
3.5 Overall Rating

09/13/07 - awesome. he knows everything. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 4.0
4.5 Overall Rating

07/30/07 - hes a nice guy buit completely unfair in grading Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 2.0
Clarity 4.0
3.0 Overall Rating

04/06/07 - he's smart and cool. Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

02/14/07 - Discussions are not very engaging. I don't really feel like I'm learning anything. But he's ok Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 3.0
3.5 Overall Rating

05/28/06 - Irving is a strawman. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
1.0 Overall Rating

01/16/06 - 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 Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 3.0
4.0 Overall Rating

11/01/04 - I LOVE LOVE LOVE HIM TO DEATH AND WANT TO BE HIS CHILD BRIDE Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

03/25/04 - Really smart, enthusiastic, and a good teacher. Nice sense of humor too :) Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 5.0
4.5 Overall Rating

02/22/04 - He really gives a lot of criticism on papers. Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

05/22/03 - He sang the petrolium song and dances! Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

05/08/03 - Graduated a while ago. Great sense of humor. Willing to take time outside of class to talk. Nice person. Give him a hug. Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating