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Marilyn Cristiano
Professor in the Communication department
at Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ
are you Marilyn Cristiano?
Overall Quality
4.5
Average Grade
A+
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.6
Clarity
4.5
Easiness
3.9
Helpfulness
0
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26 Student Ratings
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10/03/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
com225 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A
"Clear grading criteria" "Inspirational" "Amazing lectures"

simply put - amazing - a must for public speaking - I cannot believe I actually became a public speaker! Strict and easy going nature - passionate about students doing well and overcoming any fears. She is wonderful!

08/23/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
COM225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: A+

Summer class--awesome--Dr Christiano is an amazing professor!

08/06/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
COM 225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A+

Dr. Cristiano is a great teacher. She really cares about your success and will help anyone get over their fear of speaking to a crowd. Highly recommended!

03/18/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
COM 225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

Dr. Cristiano is one of my favorite teachers I've ever had! I laugh at her just as much as I do her jokes, but in a good way. Make sure you follow her 6-step guide (not only does it help your grade drastically but it does work), public speaking is one of those subjects that's only as hard as you make it. So if you put in the work, have no fear.

11/06/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
com225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

she is a very nice teacher. I took her public speech class; it was really easy and so much fun. she is not hard on attendance at all, but just be there for your speech. the textbook was really helpful. i am still using it to help me with other classes.

06/27/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
COM225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Cristiano is a great teacher. I am now pretty confident I can give a public speech. Not a hard class, just put your time in to make a good speech and you will get an A.

06/01/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Com 225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Awesome professor. The book is fantastic and a keeper. No quizzes or tests.

02/03/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
225Com Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Best professor I have ever taken. The book is great, she is very supportive, and the class is fun. And no stupid tests.

08/03/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
com225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Awesome instructor on all criteria. Her book and worksheets are fantastic, and the quality of the speeches presented by the students was awesome. Highly recommended professor.

07/04/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Co225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

We had an abusive student in class today who verbally attacked dr. Cristiano saying that she was incompetent. This happened today on the second day of a five week summer school class. I suspect that he knew he was over his head and would make a fool out of himself on the speeches, do he grand standed.

07/03/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
COM225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She knows nothing of public speaking. Her book is a joke, which you must buy for the class. Shes grandfathered in I assume. I dont see how anybody would hire her based on her knowledge or teaching skills. Do her worksheets and get an easy A but dont expect to learn anything useful.

06/11/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
com225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Best professor I have ever had. The course as she put it is the easiest hardest class you will ever take. Easy because you know exactly what you need to do, and hard because you have to do it. This professor really cares about your success and will help you to succeed. I was terrified of public speaking and now I feel confident.

11/04/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
COM225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is quirky and weird, but if u follow the directions exactly when giving speeches, it is an easy A. Very flexible with attendance. Goes on tangents and has a strange sense of humor.

08/22/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
COM225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is funny and laughs out of the blue. She has a lot of speeches that u required to write, and grades the speeches pretty strict. Just follow the format and u can easily get an A. Lectures were sometimes boring.

07/05/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
COM225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Laughs at her own jokes...which are pretty bad... Does a little turtle head bob thing while talking. I'm sure everyone in the class passed beautifully, but not a single one of us is ANY better at public speaking. Her "book" that she stresses we MUST read is a waste of time. Never read a page and faked it though with ease. EASY "A", but no learning.

07/01/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
COM225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

What a waste of time... Happy, all smiles, loud, but follow the rules of the speeches EXACTLY how she wants it or she'll f#<k your grade! Otherwise, she's alright. Would only take anything else from her if I needed EASY credits with little effort involved. Didn't learn a darn thing.

06/18/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
COM225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Loved her, just don't take her class at 7am if you aren't a morning person. She's a little loud, but really really good. Follow the 6step guide and you're golden.

01/14/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
comcom Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Not a completely incompetent teacher, but not a very good one either. As a public speaker do not hold attention and laughs at her own jokes. For the class uses the ?book? written by her. It feels as it was written a day before it went to a publisher. To be a better public speaker, I would skip this teacher and sign up for the class of Tom Simpson.

12/15/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
com225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Just follow the six step guide and you'll do fine in the class

12/12/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
com225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Outstanding teacher! She wants nothing but to make you feel more comfortable speaking to a formal audience. Loves to laugh, especially at herself. I recommend her to everyone who needs to take COM 225, or any other class she might teach.

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