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
Had him back in the seventies.Hope he's cooled down and mellowed out ........................
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
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.
HELLO Mr. Crooks. Yes we are still here. Yes u are supposed to be teaching us. No WE r not in the wrong classroom, u r. Had him 4 3 weeks. Didn't no we existed.
Do as he says and you'll be fine in th LC, I guarantee it. Just don't ask him to make any effort!
this teacher is way too good for the nasty nasty people attending this school!
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!!
he doesnt turn up to class. he drives in but does a u-turn and goes again. ten mins later he does it again but he sees us watching and he speeds off!!hes a joke
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
Have him supposedly as a teacher but don't know what he looks like!!!!!!!!!!!!!
had for geog 5th and 6th year and dont think he actually taught one full class, spent all his time running around lost.
Students don't just need notes, they need to understand the notes. I learnt nothing in leaving cert Geography.
Alrite notes but it wud b gud if he showed up for class
He should be thought himself before he trys to teach others
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!
i had him for geography in 2nd year, so was appreciative of the fact that he was never there.
HES A TEACHER?!? I always thought he was just lost by the way he wanders in and out of classes looking for his briefcase
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
This man spends most of his classes ASLEEP at the back of his classroom - HONESTLY. Bad teacher with a poor approach to grading.