Me. Herbert was one of my favourite teachers in school and was always a class I looked forward to going to! He is a true educator and a gentleman! I've heard he's retired and honestly, MPPS has lost a very valuable member of the team.
I had Mr. Herbert for English for 5 years. The title of English teacher does not do justice to such a true educator. For me, and hundreds of students before and hence, he opened a door to knowledge and insight, showing us how to see the meaning of literature. More than stories, more than mere words. Much of what he taught me I still carry with me today. A gentleman,scholar and an inspirational teacher.
Mr Herbert was one of a kind. He taught me for a couple of years, previous to this I disliked English. He introduced me to hamlet and poetry. We were discusing Yeats one day, I said Maude is a funny name, he said mabye Mark is. Pure class.
I look forward to reading your book
Mr Herbert taught me English in first year before he retired. We learnt far more from him then my teacher the following year.
Mr Herbert was my favourite teacher, and I'm sad he retired, he was a great teacher, and is a one of a kind. Always so helpful, and made English class interesting. By far one of the best English teachers MPPS has ever had.
Verry nice man, a true gent. Little annoyed at his lack of preparation for exams but taught me more about english and life than any old JC or LC.
"dont talk to me". "no offence meant". "this is art, we are artist"
Wow. I'll never forget Herbert! Three years of him as a tutor and how great they were. Really amazing teacher, a genious and a truly inspirational man! Thank you sir! If only he'd brought me on to leaving very :(
Left in 1990 and he was one of my favourite teachers.... Still remember things he said and came to appreciate him more as the years went by. A teacher who tried to get you to think rather than learn by rote to get points. Gifted.
tutor for three years, and an A in english in Junior Cert... Amazing teacher!
I once asked him where he was from "Czechoslovakia" he said. Class act ;-)
Mr Herbert is so funny!! if he wants ya to take a red pen out he doesnt ask but he keeps on mentioning it all day!! and he also loves poems y emily dickinson!!! he thinks she's the chilliest woman ever!! hahaha!! thats my english teacher for you!!! x x x
Funniest teacher ever! So many cool phrases, like "Now, you muust go, you can't stay, you hust can't!" or "Now, be quiet, you must let so and so think!" Love his classes. They are so much fun!
Legend Tutor & English Teacher...Phrases: Be Brilliant! Were In The Room! Geooorge..The Rabbits Geeeoorge
Love this guy. Had him for three years. Legend. Favourite memoriy has to be him accidently ripping my copy page when correcting it lol, hope I have him for 5th and 6th year ^^
i love this guy!! who else tells u that for huggin u will be punished in ur next life!! and hel miss us when we gone!! u really cant but love this guy!
HE'S AN EXTREMELY WEIRD MAN, BUT A FANTASTIC TEACHER.
he is the single best english teacher i have ever had really cool 1 word ledgend
He is a really good teacher. He loves English and actually cares whether you do well or not. He makes you love English too.
Great man. Famous quotes such as "don't talk to me now" and "only the best" "I'm talking to her now no one else" "is it not exciting?" "Literature is art" "only the best" "are we dealing with idiots here?" "you either have it or you don't and you have it"
In college now and acing all my eng. exams.All thanx to Mr.Herbert.He's defo wasted in skul!!1 of the best teachers in the school.Funny,intelligent and gives a damn.What else could you want.I'v gr8 respect for this man and always will!!
clazz teacher and a legand of a tutor!!!!!!!!!!chillllll with da fining tho sir!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tough but fair. would make a great sgt. major in the army, and i mean that in a good way.
I took geography from this man. He was a hard task master and someone I have a great respect for. Thank you Sir.
hes my tutor! hahah so funny......we are alll brilliant and remember self resect hardy har har!! ahhaha! hes cool! oh also for english eheheh! but he caught me with gum ''twenty euro, bin!!!!!!! then up to mr nevin to explain!!
funniest man alive and is related to my cousins friend, just wait one dya you'll see him playing a guy who think he's a priest named pope jerry- we love him
this man is brillent always laughing in class i cant wait 4 his classes hes made me love poetry hes quotes from shakesphere are so cool
I'm going to dedicate my first book to him. What a genius, totally wasted in that backward school. Helped my sister and I to love English.
Ah Mr Herbert-what a teacher! I owe my A in L.C honours English to this man and shall we say his 'different' method of teaching! ("chewing gum...£5!!!!!")
always enjoyed going2his class,knew it wud b abit of craic at some stage!absolute ledgend!remember ur always in the biggest room in the world in his class!
classic essays for messers...life inside a golfball 3 pgs foolscap! ot the calm before the storm still makes me smile!
one of my favorite teachers, really interesting man. made english class fun. loved his voice changes when reading a story.
one of the best people to teach me , one day i will buy him his sword !!!
Will never forget his belief that real exams should get the students to write the questions. Class of 1990 still talk about him, inspiring, a real educator.Mags
Was the only teacher that actually made me think about life was more like a philosophy class than English, will agree he is wasted as a teacher, should write!
Id have to agree that he's wasted in school. A bit eccentric but also a bit of a genius so i'll forgu=ive him that.
Brill teacher mad though never find another like him. 2 smart sometimes for not v. smart kids. Always a laugh!
Dusnt actually teach me but fined me for smiling in the corridor 1 time! I'll say no more.
I'm not great at English but love this class. I always know i'll laugh at least once.
controls the class in a whisper! very intelligent but funny when not trying to be! great for the smarter students but not for the weaker students.
funniest teacher ever.can't look at him without laughing.absolute legend!!!!
This man is a fantastic teacher! best in the school, best in the country, possibly best in the world!!!
very odd but so funny and he doesnt know it! a good teacher but not great for the less brainy kids.
mr. herbert is a hidden gem. looks very dull at first but is quite the opposite.we are lucky to have him
GENIUS! my fav teacher 4 5 years! In college now wishing there was a lecturer as smart as this man! Pure excellence! xxx
i loved gerry, odd as hell but funny and really good at gettin ya interested, felt lost when switched over to barry
his talent is wasted in tis school,should lecturer in college.he was so intelligent, expressive and articulate,an inspiring man
George my man!wat a leg!!best english class ever wit this man!!like to whisper alrite but done the job!!
loved him, my favourite teacher and my favourite class. He had such an amazing approach to english teaching but he definitely doesn't tolerate fools
Amazing man, an inspiration to aspiring literary masterminds. Made english lit into a laugh. "Where's my sword!?!"
The only teacher with the ability to control a class with a whisper! Extremely gifted man. Valued every opinion and created time for each student. Thanks!
fantastic teacher, very intelligent man. makes class relaxed.has complete control of the class without shouting or intimidating shouting
Best English teacher ever. He's wasted in a school should be lecturing in college. Very nice man
herbies got some insight all right,could analyze the front page on the sun for a week!Made english a pleasure without the pain.
Turns English class into Phylosophy class, but remains very cool!
Legend. This man is a great teacher. Incredibly enthusiastic. "Write it down in pink and purple ink!"
sometimes helpful, but not always, has his favourites