Helen Boyd - Iona College

Professor: Helen Boyd
Department: History
College: Iona College
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: HST201
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
A teacher who is obviously passionate about History and definitely wants her students to learn. I had her for HST 201 and while at times, the workload might be annoying (journals), it's one of the only classes that I actually learned in and expanded my knowledge on history. You're grade is reflective of the work you put in.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: HIS101
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This teacher wants her students to do well. I was struggling in the beginning of the class with the journal article's but she met with me on her own time to help me which drastically improved my grade. This may not be an easy A but I have learned so much in this class. She doesn't just read off powerpoint she gives great lectures that are clear.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: HST201110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
B in both HST 201 and 110. Very funny teacher, clear and packet is 20$. The only thing I did not like were the journal articles. 5 of them and totaled 30 percent of grade. Map quizzes were easy and essays for every test along with definitions.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: HST201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She's funny, nice, helpful, but very serious about work. She gives you the opportunity to make up any missed work, but with a price. Good teacher, tests are not hard at all if you just study your notes. Only downside is the journal articles she makes you write after every unit.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: HST101201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Boyd was one of my favorite professors! I had her twice, for HST 101 and 201. Even though she is strict grader, she is very clear. She assigns four or five long papers a semester but is very willing to help. Tests are not bad as well. Definitely take her if you can! Textbook is made by her and sells it for $20.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: HST101201
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Allows you to buy a book packet from her for $20 which is very helpful since she doesn't post the power points online. Great teacher really knows history and makes class interesting. She is tough though 5 huge article papers due . She does offer to read you paper before you hand it in. Tests aren't bad if you pay attention. Keep up with the hw
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: 101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She is one of the best teachers I have ever had in my life. She is very clear and knows the topic very well. She's tough as nails, but as long as you follow what says to do you should be in good shape. I chose to take her again thats how good I felt she was. MAKE SURE YOU DO HER WORK!!!
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: 101201
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She's a funny old lady but hard. If you participate in class, pay attention & do your work she'll pass you. But she gives long tests and hw assignments. She's old so don't bother emailing. But good teacher she knows the material really well & can explain everything in depth & clearly. I took her for intro to history & HST 201
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: HST101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
If you pay attention on class and do your work on time, you will get a good grade. She is pretty good professor, her classes are interesting, she knows what she is teaching. She is clear on class, and everything makes sense on class. She is hard grader, but her tests are not very hard if you pay attention on class. I would take her again if I can
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: HST101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Such a good teacher! I never liked history until I had her because she makes it interesting & easy to understand. As long as you do all your hw assignments, exactly what she asks for papers and don't zone out during class, you'll be fine. She's a little old woman but she's with it & makes me laugh when teaching. I would definitely recommend her!!!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: HST101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great teacher. But, a lot of work. Papers, hw, and test. If you don't want to do work don't take her. She makes everything very clear and easy to understand. She's funny and interesting. Very lively for an old lady. No text book she makes her own for only $20.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: HIST201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She is such a good professor! She is not boring and keeps the lectures enjoyable. There is no textbook and she calls on you randomly if it seems like you are not paying attention. DEF RECOMMEND TAKING HER!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: HIST101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very Good teacher, she is very clear and is willing to help you when you need it. However, she is a tough grader and usually gives you lots of work and tests are usually filled with definitions,maps, multiple choice and an essay. If you have teachers that are hard and you want an easy grade for history, she is not the teacher to take.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: HIS101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Awesome professor! Extremely helpful bit is a hard grader and gives a lot of assignments. Her class is so interesting. She will call on you when you least expect it so always pay attention. Show that you care and put effort into your work and you'll be fine! She really does care about her students.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: HIST201
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
overall a good professor. however if you don't put full effort into essays or journals, instead of giving a reasonable grade, she will just give a 50. She intentionally embarrasses students who don't know answers. If you do all the work assigned you will have no problem. Tests are not too hard. She is a tough grader for journals and essays.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: HIST101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She is amazing. First professor i had at college and loved her class. Can come off strict and harsh but honestly cares about her students. Some work but as long as you pay attendance you will be fine.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: HST101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Best teacher I had first semester of college. Crystal clear with her lectures. Has her own textbook. Take good notes on laptop or in notebook and you'll breeze through this class. Make sure you stay focused.. she always calls on you when you dont expect it. Can be cranky at times but keeps class entertaining
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: HIST101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This teacher is AWESOME. She makes the lecture interesting & everything she says is very clear. For a more elderly woman, she is full of energy & bounces around room to keep the class listening. She gives readings with questions & 4 journal reports a semester. Very easy to get an A. Definitely recommend her! <3
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: HIS101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She is one of the best professors I've had so far. She makes class really interesting. She also makes her own textbook so you don't waste money on buying one. She does give a good amount of work but the work gives you chances to boost your grade. I would recommend her to anyone. She's great!
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: B101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
BEST PROFESSORRRRRRRR EVER HANDS DOWN! best notes, very clear speaking, willing to help anytime ... i love her!!
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