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Kevin Rushing
Professor in the Communication department
at Valencia College-East and West Campus, Orlando, FL
are you Kevin Rushing?
Overall Quality
3.2
Average Grade
A+
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.3
Clarity
3.2
Easiness
2.8
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
258 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
11/20/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
1101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A
"Amazing lectures" "Better Like Group Projects" "Inspirational"

Don't miss any days because sometimes he will do a pop quiz, and its really easy its kinda like a participation grade for students who are there for the class. He analyzes your flaws to make you better in the real world. He takes his speeches seriously so turn off those cellphones. Overall I like this professor and would deffinitely take him again

11/07/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
SPC 1608 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Pop quiz master" "Tough Grader" "Gives good feedback"

Professor Rushing has a tough personality to get along with. He can come off as a show off. He is very knowledgeable about speech giving and gives good but blatantly honest feedback. There are 3 main speeches and he expects a lot of time and PRACTICE put into them. Bad with posting grades. Usually late to class. Uses testing center.

10/19/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Interpers Comm Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: WD

He's the absolute worst teacher I've had. Rambles on about his own delusional personal life. Is EXTREMELY unclear about speech requirements-won't tell you what he wants, but wants it. Is RUDE, insulting, unprofessional. Thinks he's always right but isn't. Ironically, can't even speak well despite teaching a speech class. Unstructured, disorganized.

10/02/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
SPC1608 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A+
"Gives good feedback" "There for you" "Participation matters"

Prof. Rushing was a great professor for Fundamentals to Speech. I know that some reviews say he is the worst professor ever but I beg to differ. I learned many things about the importance of public speaking and credibility, things that if I didn't take his class I never would have. He clearly has a lot of experience in the field. He's great .

08/25/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SPC1017 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Rushing is one of the best professors I've had. He is truly a wealth of knowledge and will teach you skills that translate directly into the real word,not just academia. He teaches class via theory, personal experience, and kinetic learning. Don't expect a cake walk but he gives you all material and information to pass his class.

07/31/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SPC 1017 - 0 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I would say that Professor Rushing has passion with his students. He will help you if you cooperate working with your speeches. I missed my speech and he emailed me that he can work with me. I really appreciate how much he cares to his students. He adjusted his time to see me to do my speech. Without his great motivation, I almost gave up.

07/18/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
SPC 1608 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Rushing is a very unique teacher. He uses both story and lecture to teach his class so sometimes it can get confusing when he comes back. He assigns about 4 speeches and 3 tests during the semester. The tests are easy if you study the notes and try the pretests. He is very strict about how you site your sources. A USB is required for the course.

06/16/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
SPC Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I got a B in this class and I still don't suggest taking it with this teacher. He is so RUDE and he will belittle you. First day of class he bashed everyone for the careers they decided to take and I watched him make 2 girls cry. He does NOT follow the syllabus and he goes over class time talking more about his personal life than the actual subject

05/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
1608 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is a fear professor, Which means if you give him what he wants you will get the grade you will receive the grade that you want.

04/29/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
SPC 1608 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Even attending every class and taking notes, I failed miserable and had to withdraw. His lectures are snippets of stories and its hard to tell when he switched from lecture to story and back, he chastised us in front of everyone after our first speech saying he was trying to help but I was so intimidated, I did not want to do the last two speeches.

04/27/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
SPC 1608 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If you're already good at talking in front of people like I am then this class will be easy for the most part. If you're a procrastinator and aren't good at talking in front of people take someone else. He doesn't go over everything clearly such as speech requirements. Also study for his tests because they get pretty hard.

04/24/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
SPC-1608 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Rushing is by far the worst professor I have ever had.. He is rude and loves himself too much to even focus on telling you how to do well in the class. His directions are confusing and he doesnt follow his syllabus... Dont take him unless you are extremely good at talking in front of people, and even then he will tear you to pieces...

04/07/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
SPC 1608 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is by far one of the worst professors ok have taken. He is so scattered. Sadly, he is more into telling stories of himself than actually teaching. He is extremely confusing and is not clear on when things are due. DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS IF YOU WANT TO PASS.

01/06/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SPEECH 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very fair teacher sticks to his word and his a great guy.

12/20/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
SPC1608 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Taking this teacher was my only regret this semester. For a speech teacher, he is incredibly unclear on assignment requirements and course material Also, HE DOES NOT CARE ABOUT YOU! He lied to my face when he said he would round your grade up if you were a few points from a letter grade. I left with a 79.6%. Out of five classes this was my only C.

12/16/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
SPC 1107 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Pretty easy class if you just show up and do your work. He's pretty unorganized and forgets things hes assigned or said. Just do everything he says and you'll be alright. He will also try to sneak the exam study guides onto blackboard and not tell you he did it. (Exact copy of test). He'll tell alot of dumb stories about himself, just let him talk.

12/13/2013
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
SPC1608 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He's honest to a point. Treats his class like the business world and has high expectations of students. Show up with assignments when they're due and do not miss speech days. Take notes during lectures even if it doesn't always seem important. You'll do alright if you do EXACTLY what he asks for.

12/06/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
speech1608 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I would not reccoment this teacher. He talks about his personal stories majority of the time and spent little time on lectures. I dont believe anyone had a decent score on his exams because of how unorganized the course material was. But Ill tell you this, if we had an exam on his personal life and experiences we would all pass it with flyin colors

11/27/2013
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
SPC 1017 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Would not recommend. What bothered me the most is his lack of organization, not only are lectures a hot mess, but he isn't clear on what is due when AT ALL. He's no nonsense in a bad way and he never thinks he's at fault. He'll never believe that he forgot to tell you about an assignment, because he's always right. Also, tons of boring stories.

08/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SPC 31612 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Only thing that makes him easy if you do exactly what he tells you to do. Most likely he will give you the answer on the quiz and test if you pay attention. There are times you can use the book or notes you have on the quiz he gives in class. Other than that its very mandatory for you to be present for all your speeches, do that and you will be ok.

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