Had him 5 years ago and was a seriously sound man. Retired a in 2009 or 2010 ( I think) but continues supervising some study. A genuinely good guy, and witty and entertaining as well.
Interesting to listen to him talk,not just on his subject but on life in general.The dictionary definition of wise.
left 'rock in 1980. Delighted Billy is still on the go. Sound bloke.
billy crooks is da best teacher ever i luv him he givs me money a lot thats how nice he is hes so funny in SPHE
worst geography teacher ive ever had spends more time tellin u about his study techniques than teaching!
If you look at the copyright on his notes there from the 60's, never the less he's a hero because he never turs up for class "got to get some photocopying"
he is very funny an easy marker (if you do a bit of work) and good guy+a great teacher Goo Billy
Kept on losin his briefcase.Once he went out to photocopy papers but i saw him drive off in his car.GO ON THE CROOSKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mr.Crooks should be principal of this fine educatory system. What a LEDGEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Very forgetful tends to repeat himself is always in the wrong classroom
I liked him. He's the one that got me an A in the Leaving. He made the class much more enjoyable than I heard Campbells' or Costellos' classes were. Probably the best teacher I had in school.
ledge all the way... trust me lads, learn his notes and you too may reach the dizzying heights of an A1 in Geography...
A decent bloke. Fair, treats his students like adults. A gentleman compared to McGinty.
billy was grand, he means well, geography is what you make it, nillys dere for the humour, god bless that man
A good teacher but doesn't really put in enough work, still very clear. Sorry if you don't know this yet Mr Crooks, but your daughter's pregnant.
Do as he says and you'll be fine in th LC, I guarantee it. Just don't ask him to make any effort!
Could be a good teacher, if he showed up. While the 'tough love' grading system sometimes works, you feel here you cant achieve high marks at all and give up
when i had him last year all he did was play championship manager on his labtop that was full of "notes". Drove away on us once or twice maybe even 5 times!!!!!
dont mind the immature prattish ratings, genuinely good teacher..opened up the school for us in 2003 for study on a saturday..appreciate it!!
I had to teach myself the entire Geography course for the Junior Cert. He never showed up. Someone once saw him drive off after he left "to find his briefcase"
He punched me in the chest in 4th year for throwing eggs in his class. However we developed a respect for one another and he proved to be an excellent teacher.
Mr Crooks, you took a chance on a student, and I thank you for that. you are the best. I do not know that you will ever know how much your help, helped me!!!
Gets lost for every single class and doesn't teach us anything. Shows us videos every class we have but thats once a year!!
ba cu! billy was my dean for two years and saved us from mcginty. an absolute gentleman. i think he lost his deanship over us. hope all is forgiven
Students don't just need notes, they need to understand the notes. I learnt nothing in leaving cert Geography.
Spends to much time wandering around and photocopying stuff
Alrite notes but it wud b gud if he showed up for class
Billy is a great guy - genuine interest in his studentstaught me to play Rugby on the under 13s a while back - good guitar player also - keep on rockin', Billy!
shows up ten minutes late, leaves ten minutes early. Somewhere in there hes gone to look for his briefcase (that hes left in the classroom) for ten minutes.
He hasn't attended a full 40 minute class this year. 'nuff said.
Billy was a good teacher, would have been in trouble in a lot of subjects if it wasnt for him ....those spidergrams are a bit dodge tho.
Billy Crooks is a legend! Gave me some great memories!
leaves class for no reason. good teacher but could care more