James Curley - St. John's University - Jamaica/Queens

Professor: James Curley
Department: Psychology
College: St. John's University - Jamaica/Queens
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: PSY2030
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Don't take this class unless you have thick skin. He has a very aggressive sense of humor, but that's probably just because he's aging. Attendance really matters for him since he doesn't grade on much. The exams are more vocab/concepts than actual math problems. He gives notes before hand to look at. The tests are hard unless you study.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PSY2030
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Do not take this professor!!! He has a very rude sense of humor and constantly calls out students by making fun of them. Half of the time he teaches and the other half he goes off on random tangents. Even when he decides to teach he is very hard to follow and doesn't actually explains things he just expects you to know it. He hates questions& yells
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PSY2030
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Honestly he is a very confusing professor, you can't keep up with his train of thought. Don't expect an A in this class unless your really good at numbers, formulas, etc. Honestly I learned nothing from this class at all.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: PSY3800
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Curley is hilarious and has a hearing problem. You most likely will have to repeat yourself if you have a question even if you sit towards the front of the class. Other than that, he really wants all his students to do well. He tells the class exactly what is going to be on the test and gives out study sheets for each chapter.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: STATS2030
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
There is no way around it, you shouldn't take this class if you dont have thick skin, Dr. Curley enjoys teasing his students and calling people out. That being said Dr. Curley truly cares about his students, he is always there and makes one of the hardest classes extremely understandable.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: PSY2030
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He has to be one of the rudest professors I have ever had. Yells at the class all the time. Picks on people and makes fun of them and then says "don't be so sensitive." He thinks he's very funny but very unhelpful. He is also very unclear. Tests aren't bad, but he just rambles on and on. Avoid him if you can!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PSY2030
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He can be extremely unclear at times, but try to pay attention to what he says you need to know for the tests. Read the book. It's not too bad for math and it will clarify anything that didn't make sense to you. Make sure you get the full lab points and show up to class because that'll get you brownie points. Overall, he's not awful, you just have to put in the work to study the book. This class is not an easy A, but an A is possible.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: PSY20300
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's personality isn't exactly the best and he can be quite rud at times, but honestly as teacher he's not that bad. He does assign hw but its not that much and you have to take 3 exams throughout the semester. If you need help understanding the material I'd suggest asking whoever your lab prof is.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: STAT
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
No. Just no. I would never take this class again. Professor Curley means well, but I found him to be extremely emotional and easily distracted.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: STATS2030
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He has to be the best Stats teacher ever! I am honestly telling you to take this man if you want a good grade. You definitely need to review the textbook before examinations. He tells you exactly what is on the test. Go to the labs because it is 20% of your grade. Curley jokes around but don't take it to heart! Good man. Take him!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PSY2030
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I LOVE CURLEY. He repeats what he says over and over until it is drilled in your head. He made me understand the basics of stats.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: PSY2030
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is one of the best math teachers I have ever had. He goes over difficult concepts many times and he simplifies them well so if you don't understand it, you're not paying attention. His tests are straightforward if you pay attention and study. He's kind of crazy and loud but hilarious. Go to class, pay attention, and study and you'll do well.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: PSY2030
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very knowledgeable. Knows his stuff. Goes off on tangent, but it's all very funny. His tests are very fair and as long as you go to class or read the textbook you'll get good grades. He curves tests also. He makes class really fun. You want to take this guy.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: PSY2030
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Curley is great at teaching stat. He may seem a lil odd and go off into tangents but he explains the material in a simple manner out of the text. I made it to class, did ok on test and most labs and was able to get a decent grade.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: PSY2030
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Funniest doc on campus. Learned a ton from him about stats and about life. Go to every class on time with your text and ask Qs (loudly). Get to know him after class and he is so nice. Pay attention and you will do well. Gives a small curve, and tests are medium difficulty. Would definitely take him again. Moves fast in text and jumps around a lot.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: PSY2030
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I took him for psych measurement. He is a funny guy i guess but he goes off ona tangent every lecture. He cant hear so you have to speak really loud. The tests are somewhat difficult but he gives a curve. Gives a lot of advice about "life". the textbook is helpful, but i didnt buy it and did ok. only tests wat he says in class.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: PSY2030
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
i loove curley! hes so funny but the info is kinda hard to grasp. he explains it a lot but wen u ask questions he doesnt really get what u mean or he says dont worry about that yet. but overall u shud do fine if u reallyy pay attention. and u NEED the textbook. u have to bring it to every class
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: PSY2030
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
No one explains Stat like Curley. He is the best. Anyone who thinks otherwise has not been paying attention in class. There is NO WAY you can fail this class if you've taken it with Curley [provided you PAY ATTENTION to what he is saying]. Minimal homework, take home exams, fair in-class exams.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: PSY2030
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
There is a lot of material and it is pretty difficult but he does a great job of explaining everything. I suggest reading over the textbook after the lecture. He gave three tests, all multiple choice. He's a fair grader and he has a great sense of humor. He's probably the best stats professor at STJ.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: STATINT
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's a very interesting person and the class is as well. However, it is no walk in the park as the material is pretty tough. His tests are mostly definition based but you need to remember the formulas. Nonetheless hes probably the best for teaching stats.
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