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Alexandros Kyrou
Professor in the History department
at Salem State University, Salem, MA
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Overall Quality
4.5
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.5
Clarity
4.5
Easiness
2.8
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09/23/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HST-449 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Would take again" "Amazing lectures" "Hilarious"

Dr. Kyrou is a probably the greatest history professor I've had, he has an undeniable love for the material but doesn't make the classroom experience akin to a church sermon. The amount of note taking is taxing physically, but the frequent breaks make it doable. If you come to class and give effort, you'll both do well and enjoy yourself. Omaha.

05/10/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HST 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If you have no interest in history, but are required to take a class in the subject, take Dr. Kyrou! His lectures are hilarious. He knows that some people find ancient history boring, and does his best to keep the class lively and fun. Best of all: he is a caring individual that wants you to do well in his class. Great guy, very knowledgable.

05/06/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HST 505 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This is the second course I have taken with Dr. Kyrou. A talented, eloquent, and articulate educator and historian. He is a fantastic lecturer and probably one of the most hysterical individuals I have ever met. Combine incredible intelligence with comedy and you have Dr. Kyrou. His classes are a must for everyone.

12/27/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HTS 452 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Out of all the history professors I've had at SSU I've never been so entertained in a class as I have with Dr. Kyrou. You take a lot of notes and the course is heavy with information but Dr. Kyrou breaks it up with humor. I've never laughed so hard in a class before! My only regret was not taking more classes with him. Great professor and great guy

12/15/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HST 452 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

If you don't take Kyrou you'll probably regret it. Great professor and all around great person! Take his class

12/10/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HST 452 Byz Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Kyrou is the best professor I have had at SSU by far. He has command over his subject material and is extremely knowledgeable. His lectures are top notch and makes his students really think.I enjoyed this class on all levels. They were exciting and informative. I was very pleased with this class.

12/10/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HST 452 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Best Professor I have ever had for a class. You will learn a lot by just going to class and taking down notes. He is very caring when it comes to a student's progress in the class. Also keeps the class interested by making jokes throughout class time. I strongly suggest you take a class that is taught by him, you will not regret it.

12/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
GRAD HST-899 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

In one word: AMAZING. Hilarious, interesting, and intelligent... the trifecta. Easy A if you pay attention and take the notes you are supposed to take. Have never laughed more during a lecture while still feeling like I learned something. Be prepared to take heavy notes though. Thought my hand would fall off the first time, but you get used to it.

11/20/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HST452 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Kyrou is a masterful lecturer and grabs your attention very quickly. He has a lot of fun and is clearly very passionate about history. Heavy note taking but absolutely worth it. I highly recommend taking Byzantine History or any class for that matter.

11/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HST 452 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr Kyrou is so enthusiastic during his lectures that he is able to easily capture your attention and interest. He is definitely THE best lecture professor I have had. As long as you pay attention to what he is saying and take proper notes I imagine it is difficult to fail.

11/19/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIS 452 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Best lecture professor I have ever had, period. Simply captivating. Anyone at SSU should take at least one class with him while you are there. Heavy note taking almost every class. Attendance is not mandatory, but if you skip you will fail.

03/31/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
Russia Post1917 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great person. It was my first graduate-level course in history. I was not a history major (undergrad) so I was really nervous. He was great. Friendly, helpful, encouraging, welcoming, etc. I worked hard. He always had my back because of my work ethic. I went on to finish the program and get the MA in History thanks to Kyrou. Awesome guy.

01/17/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HST1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I have taken Byzantine history, Ottoman history and history of the Balakans with Dr. Kyrou. He is an amazing professor. He not only makes the material easy to absorb but makes the class interesting and ectremly entertaining. If you put the effort into good note taking, undertanding the reading and being able to laugh you gain alot. Great Professor

01/03/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HST279 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The class was very lecture heavy, requiring much note taking. However, Kyrou is both complete and concise with his lectures and manages to keep your attention the entire class. He also cares deeply about his students' progress

12/25/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HST279 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Kyrou lectures for the entirety of class time. Your notes will be copious, your hand will cramp, but you won't care. A brilliant lecturer, Dr. Kyrou, holds your interest, often pausing for an anecdote or non sequitur to give you a rest. He is not wanting for a sense of humor. He is a wealth of knowledge & has a kind heart. A perfect gentleman.

12/20/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hst279 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very fun. A well taught class and a good professor.

12/20/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HST899 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is an incredible teacher. He is courteous inside and outside of class. He has mastered his subject area, has a style of pedagogy rarely found. I would advise potential students to view the scene of Sam Kinison's history class from the movie "Back to School" to get a general idea as to what you could experience at times.

12/17/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HST450 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Amazing and best professor I have had so far. He is very understanding, and extremely helpful. He makes class very fun and interesting. Hilarious guy! I just love his class and the way he teaches as well. I would extremely recommend him! Best history professor ever.

12/16/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HST450 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Quite simply one of the finest lecturers I have ever encountered. I do not think that anyone would be sorry about taking an Kyrou class. He is thoughtful, helpful, and a brilliant historian, and he disseminates the information in a fun, and interesting way. Highly recommended!!!

12/16/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HST899 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Kyrou is an excellent Professor. You'll take a lot of notes, but it's worth it-You're here to learn- and you get a comedy show on the side. Dr. Kyrou is hilarious, he has funny little stories throughout the lecture. His enthusiasm and knowledge about the topic (the Balkans) and his sense of humor made class extremely enjoyable!

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