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Georgia Sitara
Professor in the History department
at University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
are you Georgia Sitara?
Overall Quality
3.5
Average Grade
C
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.6
Clarity
3.4
Easiness
2.6
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
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0
117 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/21/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
HSTR 230B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Amazing lectures" "Inspirational" "There for you"

Georgia is so passionate about her subject and her students. If there is anything you need she will be there for you. I would take a class with her again in a heartbeat!

12/06/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
sjs 400 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Inspirational" "There for you" "Gives good feedback"

Get ready to challenge your assumptions because she will challenge you, lovingly. I have learned more from her than any single other person on this Earth and she is also the most giving and caring prof. All you have to do is ask for help. She supported me through 3 extended deferrals because she believes in her students. Be prepared to work hard.

12/06/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
HSTR 230B Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A
"Get ready to read" "Gives good feedback" "There for you"

Georgia is wonderful and kind. She legitimately cares about her students and their progress. I found her lectures often difficult to follow and she assigns a huge amount of readings. READ THEM. It will affect your grade if you don't as she can tell in learning journals if you don't and you will need them to write the exam.

06/04/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HSTR385C Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Sitara was very well prepared and really knew her subject. Very engaging lecturer with a great sense of humour. Very fair marker. Most interesting history course taken yet.

06/02/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST 131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: A

Go to class, take notes, and you will be golden! She is the sweetest prof and genuinely cares about each of her students. Interesting guest speakers and a very enjoyable class. I will take future courses just because she is teaching them!

05/02/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST132 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Amazingly made me have an interest in Canadian history. One of the most caring people you will ever meet, and definitely the most supportive professor you can expect to have. Very easily approached and willing to lend a hand or discuss any material.

03/25/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
hist 131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Sitara is the most caring professor you will ever encounter. Takes the time to learn everyone's names and starts every class thanking you for showing up and to say she's so happy to see you. Very flexible on due dates, asked for a day extension gave me 2 weeks. I would take absolutely any class if she were the teacher.

02/28/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST 131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Assigned way too much reading, and only discussed a select few, but it was all required material to know on the midterm and the final. Spent entire classes watching movies and quickly fell behind. When asked for help finding sources, sent me back sources I already told her I was using. Very frustrating class and prof.

02/28/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
WS 104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Such a good class. Almost no homework, a creative project instead of a midterm, and a takehome final. She's a little bit crazy, and she's not very good at answering questions. But she's very flexible with due dates and is always willing to help. Love her and love this class!

01/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
WS104 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 passionate. I loved her. She knows a lot about the subject at hand and ensures help if you seek it. She memorized everyone's named and it's clear she gives a lot of effort. If you do the readings and do what she says you will get flying colours. Course was amazing! Recommend to everyone, it was very enlightening. Gives back work in time.

12/22/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST 461 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

One of the great profs of UVic's History Department. Take this course, you will not regret it! Probably the best experience I had while taking my degree. Sitara is head and shoulders above the rest.

11/26/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 461 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Sitara is the most passionate professor I've ever had the pleasure of listening to. She has the unique ability to get me excited about coming to a morning class, and can hold my attention for the hour. She is incredibly helpful and understanding, and puts her students first, without fail.

10/10/2013
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
SJS400A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She's a little off her rocker. But overall she is nice, she wants you to do well if she sees you putting in an effort. Great prof for a seminar can't image her in a lecture.

10/05/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST 358 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Seems like a nice lady, but a terrible professor. Her opinions are HIGHLY subjective which is extremely problematic in writing essays and participating in discussion in her class. Interesting lectures, fair marking (IF she agrees with you...) but very one sided in her arguments.

07/24/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST461 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Excellent professor--brilliant and engaging mind. Course content is unique and she's a tough marker. Will sign up for another of her courses if I can.

06/08/2013
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
WS219 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

While I have heard great things from Sitara's fan club, I am not a member. She tends to only accept views that parallel her own and tends to not fully listen and understand what students are saying in discussion. Also, if you are writing a paper for her and she suggests readings, USE THEM BECAUSE OTHERWISE SHE WILL DOCK YOU MARKS.

03/18/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
WS 104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very reasonable with extensions and deadlines, loves to get to know students and interact with them, always very open and helpful, passionate about the topics, and places a lot of emphasis on the readings

01/03/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
WS103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Super nice and helpful. Would do anything for her students. Gives you final exam answers and discusses them with the class. Quite a bit of textbook use but talks over them in class. Would take another class with her for her alone.

12/26/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST358 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Georgia is a nice professor and cares about her students. Her courses are well worth taking, though they may be best suited for you if you find writing easy/enjoyable— they contain lots of writing. It is worth it.

07/24/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST461 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Georgia is a tough but fair marker. Being in her class has made me a better history student. If you don't want your beliefs challenged, stay clear. If you're ready to engage in interesting thought processes about real issues, sign up. You'll be glad you did.

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