Average 3.75 based on 38 professor ratings
Barry Sirmon is a retired History professor at Ethical Culture Fieldston School located in Bronx, New York. When comparing Barry Sirmon's ratings to other professors in the state of New York, Barry Sirmon's ratings are below the average of 4.33 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Ethical Culture Fieldston School is 4.13 stars.
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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

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Great teacher. One of the defining influences in my life. He makes class interesting and worthwhile. He is a breath of fresh air.

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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

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

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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

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

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best teacher ever

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that man needs to learn to teach...

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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

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he's da best

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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.

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Call me conservative, but I'm pretty sure teachers have to teach. Mr. Sirmon would make a fun sub, shouldn't work full time.

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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

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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

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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.

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MR SIRMON IS THE GREATEST TEACHER EVER!!!

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A little cruel with the tongue but impossible not to laugh at- very smart and can be surprisingly rewarding and fair when it is deserving- hard as hell though

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He's fun, but he's unclear and not a good teacher.

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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

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MR SIRMON IS AMAZING I LOVE HIM

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mr. sirmon is hilarious. he made study hall so much fun -- even if we had to write tons of essays!

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I love him

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don be dissin the sirmonster.

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The only anthropology teacher who new a thing about anthropology! So glad he's not leaving.

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funny, gives a lot of work, I REALLY LIKE HIM, and I like that he assigns essays-even though I don't like doing them. good teacher, smart.

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really funny so so teacher

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great teacher plays favorites sometimes but over all awesome

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The Sirmonster rocks my socks! And yeah, he does play favorites and so what if he likes baked goods?? Its the Sirmonster, how can you not like him???

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although he may seem cruel, in the long run, Mr. Sirmon makes you a much better essay writer.

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Mr. Sirmon is funny but he's a horrible teacher. For example he gave me an A because i baked him a cake.

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awsome

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the best

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I LOVE MR. SIRMON

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funny but a bad teacher

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