***Take positive reviews of Dr. Taurus Hines with a grain of salt. Warning, my classmates and I came across some reviews that look like they were written by Dr. Taurus Hines himself***
Regarding favoritism: Some students were allowed to say whatever they wanted (even while others were doing a presentation.) They would laugh at the presenter and/or make off color comments that only served the purpose of making it look like the presenter was incompetent. I have spoken to a few of the supposed favorites and this is what was going on.
None of them enjoyed the class or the instructor and had a lot to say about previous experiences in other classes.
I can only speculate that having taken his classes before they know how egotistical and fake Taurus Hines is…and in order to put themselves in a good position they fed his ego, even if it meant throwing their classmates under the bus. They just wanted a good grade.
In light of this I won’t say much about them except a good instructor will keep his/her class in check and be mindful how students are treating each other. And furthermore, a good instructor will not foster an environment where students turn on each other in order to survive.