Tom Costello at University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tom Costello

  • 4.8Overall Quality
  • 4.8Helpfulness
  • 4.7Clarity
  • 4.3Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/9/14

CMN 101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA

Tom Costello..Where to Start. He got a little bit of an attitude with me the first day of class, all because I don't like classical music. He is kinda arrogant, but I can see he's trying to better himself. He has a thing for putting people on the spot, he would be great in corporate America :p He needs to stop the self entitlement, but an easy A

10/21/12

CMN211

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

It's Costello's way or the highway. Not a bad guy, but thinks he knows EVERYTHING when he really doesn't even that much experience. Not a bad teacher by any means if you don't mind really egotistical instructors that. Also, he is a REALLY easy grader, but sometimes it seems like he barely even reads your assignments.

5/31/12

CMN211

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easy teacher but sometimes he lets his opinions get in the way too much. Sometimes you will think he is a little crazy.

9/29/11

CMN211

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Amazing teacher. Really cares for his students. Is honest and blunt but he has good motives. :)

5/20/11

CMN101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Most enjoyable class I had. Never a day without laughter and even shyer people can open up a bit. Participate a bit every day you'll be fine, though expect some zingers hitting you daily. Harmless fun and with bonus materials about everything, especially sports. Grades are easier if you have public speaking skills but tense people still receive fai

12/26/09

CMN211

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Loved this class! I also had him for CMN 101 and he is honestly a fantastic teacher. You WILL know how to speak in public/interview by the time you leave this class! 6ish speeches, two tests and one take-home is required. I totally recommend ths class!!

12/11/09

CMN101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Greatest professor that I will probably ever have. He relates to the class and makes every second enjoyable. I definitely wasn't the greatest at public speaking before taking this class, but now I am confident in my abilities. There will NEVER be a dull moment

10/23/09

CMN101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Costello is the greatest professor I've ever had and probably ever will have. He teaches the Discovery Course which is highly recommended. He does a fantastic job of keeping students interested. In the words of Tom Costello "I am very good at what I do"

4/5/09

CMN101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Loved it. He teaches you things that can actually help you in the real world. He's funny and easy to get along with, too. Take this class with him.

12/21/07

spcm101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took a Discovery Course with this guy and it was by far the best class I've had yet. The class was not very demanding, yet I learned a ton.

11/12/07

SPCM101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

the best teacher i have ever had at this university. had him for a discovery section freshman year (Fall 05). extremely personable, take his class if you ever have the chance, he is very funny and will often get off topic. since you only give a few speeches, he basically makes jokes for the classes that people aren't presenting. awesome guy

11/8/07

SPCM101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great guy. His class teaches you so much but there is never a dull moment.

1/12/07

spcm101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

awesome

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1/6/07

spcm101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I definitely recommend this teacher. He's extremely funny and the class is very lax. It's the only class I had where I knew every student's name. I guarantee that it will be different than all the other spcm 101 classes.

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11/13/06

spch101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

great teacher

1/18/06

Speech Com. 101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best teachers i ever had

10/7/05

SPCOMM

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I was a student in Tom's class over 10 years ago. Not only was he the coolest teacher I ever had, I STILL use the skills and tips he taught me in my career today. Take him! You will be thrilled you did.

7/17/05

SpCom101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Costello is the coolest teacher alive, he'll tell you about stories from his life that are hilarious and doesn't stress using the book, take him now and don't forget to bring some pretzels if ur late to class

5/13/05

SpCom101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

TOM COSTELLO is a BADASS, coolest teacher ive had. Take him!

4/7/05

SPCM 101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a very funny guy. He likes to joke around, and doesn't go by the book like other speech comm professors. Very down to earth and natural... Good guy!!

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