Average 4.24 based on 91 teacher ratings
Jesmond Harding is an English teacher at Old Bawn Community School located in Dublin 24, Dublin. When comparing Jesmond Harding's ratings to other teachers in the county of Dublin, Jesmond Harding's ratings are below the average of 4.25 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Old Bawn Community School is 4.21 stars.
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In retrospect, a English teacher although very 'by the book' and routine and results focused. Probably not his fault given the exams he's prepping the class for. Attitude towards discipline is a bit draconian and honestly only A. Punishing good students for genuine mistakes or B. making bad students resent him while giving them no real incentive to do anything differently. Stick & Carrot only works if there's a carrot, my dude. No need to make being a teenager more of a pain than it already is!

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Mr Harding is a very good yet strict teacher. While I'm not a fan of getting my homework signed, it's probably for the best.

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Loved him, but I know he's like marmite!!

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this teacher has really good method to check that pupils are listen

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Are you allowed to used the C word on this? Here's a man who, if he doesn't have people imprisoned in his cellar already, most assuredly will do some day. Some teachers are exponents of the "tough-love" methodology... strict but fair. And some teachers just get a little bit too much pleasure out of running people down and being in control. Jesmond is the latter.

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Great teacher wish I made more attention to but the way you teach works and I loved hearing them story's of your life

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really did not like his class while in school, but after leaving 5 years ago u think back and he is a very good teacher, he was and prob still is very strict but is a good teacher

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He is a very encouraging teacher I really like his style

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I understand he can be intimidating and a bit strict but in 4 years time when you have left school you will realize what he is preparing your for.. I doubt he reads this but thanks sir.. Got allot of life lessons from you

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im in 6year i had him in 3rd year and i hated him he can be very stricked but thats his job! poor first years hate the school alredy and their not even in it a year imagain the in a few years :/ .. few of them will stay id say about 5 of the kids in 1 year will get expelled haha sorry sir your a bit

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Had him 4 years ago in 6th year you really dont know how good he is until you leave.

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In 1st year grandd teacher but too much punishment work :L !!

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doesnt know when to stop giving work!!

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Had him thirteen year ago and hated him, only when i left school did i realise how good he actually is.

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good teacher but very strict but u will learn from him!!!!

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What an amazing man :-) Was such a support to me in personal problems and got me an A1 in English! :-D

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he ruined my favourite subject. :( i now dread english class every day....

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dont like the way he gives punishment for everything u do wrong sure people still do it again!

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thing about mr harding is he's really good at his job. hates messing cause it watse to much time. only reallise how patient he is when your finished and wished you were back in his class

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Not my favourite person in the world I must say, but not a bad English teacher.

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Such a great person and he is absolutly hillarious :)

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biggest legend ever

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May not always have agreed with his methods. But an A2 in english. Can't argue with results. Thanks Jesmond!

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brill teacher. . loves united!!!!!!!!!!!

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Harding is amazing! Sure is strick but he is a great teacher! He is by far the greatest English teacher ever! He is always there to help if ya need it! He can be so funny sometimes & has a good smile!

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he doesn`t look it but he is da scariest ting that evr entered that skool.... even at 10 minit wen were on laps if he wlks by every1 goes silent....

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very good teacher best ive had am talib

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Jes Rocks!!

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Absolute gentleman...If only people had the foresight to see what he does. He's a great motivator and it will take a year or so after leaving school before you will appreciate the intellect of the man

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he can be alri when he wants to be but he puts tooo much pressure on us for the junior cert!

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good teacher

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vry gud teacher!!wants d bst 4 us!

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mr harding !!!!! is

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gud teacher but is 2 harsh on his students. I hav him as my year head and he is well 2 hard

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i h8 him i ave him as a year head

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ahh you are all being 2 harsh!!!!i think mr harding s really nice!!!!!and a brilliant teacher¬!!!!!!!!

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this is the worst teacher in the world

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gud teacher but has 2 many rules nd punishes 2 much 4 breakin dem

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good teacher but he is stressin me out, im dreadin the exams, chill out , its alrite to be strict but but at least let the students feel comfortable, and ease of on de first years, they are terrified!

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good teacher but annoyin

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Tries his best on a severe power trip rude and arrogant very unprefessionable in his ways should consider a career change. And try to be nice to people.

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not a nice person, picked on students in the class. and had predjudices about everything, which he shared in class all the time

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He is alright most of the time. but he really needs to relax .Your allowed to enjoy life Sir!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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good teacher can be sound at times

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very helpful + sound sometimes moany

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very scary but really nice wen ur not in class.great teacher but i tink i speak 4 everyone wen i say he needs 2 RELAX!!!

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scares me although i cant complain cos hes very nice to me cos im good at it i still dont like him people are afraid to do badly

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good teacher, he will help you and he can be a nice guy just dont get on the wrong side of him

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ahh he is not so bad great speach u helped alot sit Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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never want him as a teacher hope he doesnt get principal!

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mr harding is a good teacher but needs to chill out a little bit because he is scaring the 1st years,they are only wee kids like!

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Harding demonstrated that true snobs are alive & well while explaining 'Emma' in Leaving Cert 1996

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I had oul jezzy for 3rd year english n I hafta admit he was a deadly teacher even though he is perhaps the angriest man ive ever encountered!Lovin d prefab Jez!

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If you dont answer question 5 thats 20% DOWN THE SWANY!!

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da chaps a pyhsco

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METHODS OF TEACHING R STRICT BUT VERY EFFECTIVE. HE HAS GAINED MORE RESPECT IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS BY CHILLING OUT, LISTENING AND BY GIVING ENCOURAMENT.

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STRICT n not as good a teacher as every1 makes out.still remember d fear of history classes(1st-3rdyr).I'm a present 6thyr..will miss him.Always very nice to me

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i dont have him but wneva i c him i go the other way, he scares the bejesus ou of me!

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Great teacher and year head but sometimes takes the wrong approach, should sort out that 6.1 class!!

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First Row, Second Row Yes Sir Drill Sergent.....

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A bit ott

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Tough but fair. I never had any problems with him. Very good at teaching about the environment.

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Our school isn't an army, so stop barkin orders as if we were your soldiers, Sir.

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Good teacher but has the worst methods of motivation EVER. Won't help me do better in my Leaving. by threatening me. Students respond better to encouragement!!!

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a strict teacher.although i don't like his attitude as year head he's a good teacher in the class room

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great teacher, VERY strict, very formidable man. His lil bro is go deas too.

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tryin 2 scare u only works if ur actually scared. 4 god sake relax . he cant eat u. learn from de man. good teacher but stop scarin de kiddies :)

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needs to relax....just a bit

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i admit i only ended up with a C1 in honours but he helped me take all my subjects more seriously! now i'm a marketing master... nearly

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Great teacher only realised when i left school though, the only reason i got an honour in english

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great teacher could learn to relax slightly but he is the best at the school for teaching english by a mile

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Sounds like things havn't changed. He has an interesting teaching style!

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Very good.Had him for English in fifth and sixth year.Graduated in 2002 with C2 in honours English.Would not of got such a grade without his help.

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harding is the best teacher in that school by far...if you have him be thankful...he is amazing teacher...he may strict but dont hold that against him...

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One of the best teachers in the school. Although most only realise this after they're gone. He knows what he's doing. Good guy.

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Sir, yes, sir!

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Harding's a legend!!!

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unfortunatly for mr harding he is not running a concentration camp nor is he running the lives of his students all though he would love to. get a life harding

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good teacher but scary man

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cruel to be kind !

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