Average 4.0 based on 16 teacher ratings
Kevin O'Connor is an English teacher at Phillips Academy located in Andover, Massachusetts. When comparing Kevin O'Connor's ratings to other teachers in the state of Massachusetts, Kevin O'Connor's ratings are below the average of 4.37 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Phillips Academy is 4.3 stars.
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He likes to hear himself talk: he's obviously very smart and he knows it. Not that tough of a grader - if you know how to write and you pick something obscure enough (but something he'll like) you'll get a 6. His class is dreadfully boring if your particular group isn't partial to animated discussio

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Great teacher, helped me learn to analyze and write better. Cares about students, and immediately reaches out to those he thinks are not doing well. Can't wait to take his elective this year!

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Yes he's spacey, but he's cool! Take his senior electives! If you like Joyce you will love K O'C. Do the reading and get engaged. You will hear "umm...yeah" a lot no matter what you say in class.

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He ignores student feedback in his class and enjoys talking over us. Not to mention that his classes are very boring lecture style and poorly planned. Hates late students.

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AWESOME teacher, very into the material...however he's very difficult to contradict and quite a tough grader

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The only way to get a good grade is to spit out exactly what he tells you. I LOVE playing devil's advocate in English, and he hates me for it.

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Don't take O'Connor unless you're willing to get really engaged and interested in what you're learning. Good teacher--if you pay attention.

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genuinely nice teacher; enthusiastic about what he teaches... sometimes a little monotonic tho :)

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Mr. O'Connor is a really nice guy. A little spacey, but he is cool and a good teacher.

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seems nice. also gives very nice essay grades, as long as you repeat what he said in class. and they tell you there's no right or wrong in english...

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nice guy, decent teacher, but he doesn't lead the class, the class leads him...some pretty dumb conversations arise. good taste in authors...i hear hes better in the joyce class

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I'm currently in the Winter term of James Joyce. I find O'Connor to be a good man who loves his subject, but I think he's too weak-willed to lead the class effectively. Under his direction, the class often meanders into stagnant waters.

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I had him for winter term of English 300 and it was the most painful experience I've had at Andover. He has very set ideas and if you don't agree with them, you're screwed. I fell asleep more in his class than I have in any other.

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Great guy, but he put me to sleep a few times in Yeats, which overall was still a great class. My only problem with his grading is that to get an honors great, you basically have to conference with him beforehand, and find out what he wants.

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have any one of you travelled in time? he actually asked this question... he believes in fairies he is very cool... he's really into what he teaches and he knows more about it than you knew there was to know. yeats is a great class you'll love it

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