Average 3.83 based on 110 teacher ratings
Lar Duffy is an English teacher at Gonzaga College located in Dublin 6, Dublin. When comparing Lar Duffy's ratings to other teachers in the county of Dublin, Lar Duffy's ratings are below the average of 4.25 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Gonzaga College is 4.14 stars.
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And ego driven man with tiny hands, à la Trump. Tries to win the respect of children like a desperate single thirty-something woman at a wedding. Takes huge offence to any perceived slight and reacts disproportionately. A man-child with a whole host of complexes. Patronising instead of motivating. I shudder to think what he would do if given actual power. Note that those praising him call him "fare" and say he has ""very high standereds". For an English teacher, this says more than I ever could.

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Puts the Lar in lardarse

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were all failing the leaving at this rate...silly Lar

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Love you Duffy

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They say primary teachers love their kids, secondary teachers love their subject, and leacturers love themselves. I think Duffy is like a college leacturerer

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absolute legend

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He is a hopeless teacher. He only uses one medium in his teaching - him talking. Doesn't spend a proportional amount of time on a topic in comparison to the number of marks going for that topic in the

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mr.duffy is the one of the funniest guys i know, cracks up my mates and me every day. Though he can get off the point too easily sometimes

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C riminally U nderrated N onsense T alker. C riminally U nderrated N onsense T alker. C riminally U nderrated N onsense T alker. C riminally U nderrated N onsense T alker.

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Outstanding facilitator of learning.
Does not spoon feed - The right approach.

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Lar Duffy

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his general knowledge is unbelievable...smartest man i know

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fair, very high standereds, and very witty.

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funny guy, gives fare amount of homework, soundish guy all over

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he definately has favourites!!

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hes ok but hes not very helpful and can be unfair

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Commentators: if this is the same Mr.Duffy I had the priviledge of taking English and Irish with, I must disagree. The teacher I had was always engaging and inspiring.

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the man on a powertrip, Lar has the self control of a twelve year old, and his derived jokes are told only for his own ego. Not the worst of teachers, although really he should have become a comedian

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where are all my year books? i brushed my hair for three successive years on three seperate occasions. what did i look like from 4th year to 6th year? you've alot to answer for

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funny but a bit out dated

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i'm gonna make everyone jealous! Mr. Duffy is my form tutor! we have him for english SPHE and film!sept somtimes he is hard to under stand he's not very co-ordinated but he's hilarious

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he is my form tutor i think he's cool, but i can't always be sure of what he says!

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Lotsa people dont like him, I think he's hilarious. Classic jokes, and i like his style.

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What that last person said. Biggest Lengend ever!! He's soooooo Funny!I wish we had him more often.... Best teacher ever!!!!

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Seriously knows his stuff even if he sometimes doesn't explain it that well. Prepares classes though and re-uses jokes! Fair play to the guy, he tries to run the school.

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I don't care what anybody says. He's a legend and his jokes are classic.

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a Legend with a capital L

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not cool . blamed our class and found out it wasnt us and didnt even say sorry......and we had to stay back

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Lar Lar Lar, how do you like me, how do you like me? Lar Lar Lar, why don't you like me, nobody likes me.

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Hes cool.very funny

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Would like him to hand over the reigns to someone else for the record, he's clearly incapable of not being lazy.

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Tries to score points against students! Tries so so hard to be funny but fails, its a bit sad really

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hates me! not funny! film studies is boring and pointlessjokes aren't funny! but good teacher! hes been known to write on this website about himself???

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why is he still trying to be funny?

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Encouraged kids even when frustrated. A nice guy. It was obvious he would have loved to be a past pupil. Hung around with Ollie for this purpose.

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Not a bad teacher at all and a nice guy. Got a bit sucked into worshipping gonzaga and teenaged debaters though.

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For a transition year co-ordinator he's not very co-ordinated

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nice guy, just uses the jokes to spice up the classes and make him feel tough! intimdated by George Bush's intelligence. interesting classes. good guy!

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Joking aside. £10 + interest or my Journal. Class of 2000 (its now 2005)

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mmmm... from the Patrick Potts' Buddy School of Teaching...where genuine qualifications are lacking and a smart-mouth, cynical brain get you the job.

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once you get past the the cynical problems he has, he's actually a good guy. i was one of the few who actually enjoyed film studies

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I fail to understand Lar's poor rating to date. Admittedly, he is unorganised, rambling and oftentimes unfunny. But this merely covers up the fact that he's an excellent teacher wh

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Wanted: Anything resembling a record of the past 6 years in Gonzaga, preferably riddled with mistakes resulting from the time pressure imposed on editor/pigeon.

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Really puts the 'lar' back into 'you're not funny at all, but just bitter and sarcastic, lawrence duffy'

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A nice chap. He doesn't teach very well, tends to go off into tangents. His 'I'm one of the lads' stance is hilarious, though a little sad. But, a good guy.

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Played William Burroughs tapes and gave us Clockwork Orange vocab tests; I'd go again. Although, I was 15, and he had the same taste in music as me. Oh dear.

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hes probably recording these messages and giving them to the police

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Mr. Duffy is the teacher equivalent of David Brent from the office. He makes inappropriate jokes. He thinks he's funny and he thinks everyone loves him.

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Pretentious is too kind a word

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Lar's a good teacher,but he's incredibly self-obsessed and pretentious.Should prob quit teaching to rectify this.

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Like him or loathe him Lar knows his stuff

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not funny.. his south sider jokes are woeful.. hi mom..

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Reckons he Chandler from friends but although when he is on form he really makes you laugh not a bad teacher can't say he actually cares about his job too much.

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i had lar for 3 years, never got on that well with him but he's a great teacher with a genuine interest in his subject which he manages to pass to his students

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A good teacher if one had a natural flair for english to begin with. However his classes were lost on me and I spent the entire time sleeping.

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Should try to make his anecdotes more believable. Does he really think we're that gullible?

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Can we have our yearbooks please? We've paid rather a lot for nothing. Thank you.

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Unusual style of teaching, reasonably effective. However, very pompous and quite condescending.

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battleship potemkin... *shivers*

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Thinks he is the slickest guy on earth! Tries to be funny but never is!

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Could I be any funnier?

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cool guy, learnt loadsa interesting stuff from him that id never have known otherwise. deserves to be lecturing in college

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Lar shows off to teenage students and thinks he's very cool. A very poor communicator - I learned only how not to behave from him.

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Give us our yearbooks! Or alternatively the estimated 120 euro we payed for them.

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Sat in his class doing nothing and got a great mark by just barely listening. Not as funny as he thinks (are any of us?!) but fair play. What's the taxi/wb joke

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Considering the amount of bad grammar and spelling on this page, Lar must be a joke. Repeated.

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A man who has made it his lifes ambition to appear cool to impressionable teenagers.

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Very funny, although he should probably correct work within the month that he gets it.

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Lar makes an effort but he needs to start correcting some work

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he's hip to the groove and thats good enough for me

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