Mr. McConnell was always more interested in being treated with respect (meaning students should fear him) rather than teaching. He never asked to see homework meaning it was too tempting not to bother doing it.
He is strict but only to people who aren't willing to make the effort, he is not half as bad as people make him out to be, he's acctually a really nice man and if you just try in his class he will help you as much as he can, the only people who he doesn't help are the people who aren't trying to learn. Great teacher
hated him as a teacher as he scared the life out of me!! loved him as a year head! One thing i will say is he has some great one liners!
Not as bad as people make him out to be to be honest, he does try to help you but if your not willing to learn in class he's not willing to help you, which is fair enough, he always smiles at me when
He scares me so much, he is a good teacher but he's so scary :L he doesn't care if you stand outside the door if your late.
hes not as bad as people say, he is the best english teacher iv had but he is strict
he isnt that bad i dont no y people complain he is just trying to help u get a good education he is acctually really nice
fantastic teacher i must say as a former student....genuinely a great man...the real
aah god now! mr mcconnell is pure EVIL!! sure he can be nice sometimes......about once every 10 years r so.... but he treats ya lyk ur in da army!!!
great teacher! provides excellent results and works with those people who are willinig! always on top of things and corrects work you hand up immediately! this year he thought with a sense of humour 2
Left the school in 2000 had him from 1st to 6th yr. Excellent teacher, just show no fear and prove your making an effort and he'll help you all he can. Hillarious man outside of school.
Legend. I left the school over 10 years ago, and he still makes an impression on me. Very strict, but keeep your head down and do your work and he'll help you out.
good teacher very tough results and makes you redo stuff again and again and skip six lines but hes alright and if you want an A he will help you
A tad bit strict. Let us pick up our pens for god sake! But if you listen and do the work i garentee you'll get an A
Best teacher ever - one of the very few teachers in the kip of scoil iosa that treated me like I had any promise. total nutter - but by jesus could that man get you an A in english! Thanks sir.. x
He's so boring he's funny. Which is more than i can say for some teachers
Used to be a little asinine having to hang around outside the door, not a man for nonsense. Excellent at preparing you for exams, actually enjoyed English, real droll.
spent many a class standing by the door, wondering why he ware the same jumpers all the time. class room was devoid of colour or smiles but got a good grade
Knows his stuff but is not willing to help people.He thinks we are in the army and always has two or three favourites.
Mc Connell was slated by the idiots. He was a fantastic English and Irish teacher and we all listened he made sure! Informally he was a cool guy.
Best teacher I ever had. And can actually be quite pleasant if you get him on a good day!
McConnell ws the toughest teacher i ever had, but on our last day we mexican waved to him outside the window. I think we actually made the man smile. Classic
i like him cuze hes getting me good grades in honours english but is way too strict and needs to loosen up!
worst teacher ever. makes you stand up at the start of class whats that about. i learnt nothing from him.
To strict! He won't teach anything by scarring the students.
knows his english, but needs to tone down the harshness, after all we're not soldiers
I loved mr mc connell.. got us all through leaving cert english with flying colours
I once had a staring contest with him in class looked him dead in the eyes for about 10 seconds b4 i realised my eyes were shaking and looked away. scary stuf.
sarcastic and fun guy!! do ur work and he'l like u nice mustache and great interest in subject
I done the leaving cert in 2001 and this lads class of all one's was the the first one i hever spoke out in in fifth year. Nearly fainted but kept talkin after
Does anyone remember Patrick Dunne gettin a piece of chalk pelted at him by Mc Connell in 1st year like 6yrs ago? classic... an excellent teacher tho
Everyone claims to hate Mr Mc Connell but he's a brilliant teacher. He's fair and once he gets used to you he can be really nice.
best English teacher ever! how long is a piece of sting peter? just don't show fear and know your macbeth and your sorted.
ahhh,the intense stares he gives you! but a very funny guy once you realise he's only messing with everyone!
Great teacher. Scary when he left you hanging around outside when you were 30 seconds late!! but good class all the same!
I done probably learned loads from Peter Makonnel. "sur, can I pick up my pensil? I dropsed it." "no. leave it there."
Works hard. One of the best teachers in the school and a nice man too. learned us gud.
Spent many years trying to decide if he was a great or an awful teacher; I think on balance the former. Advice: speak more, you're worth listening to!
When he's good, he is great. But he does not suffer fools & someone teaching teenagers must have a min. level of patience & tolerance. Needs to be more balanced
Would be a very good teacher if he lightened up. He did once for a week and I never learned as much!!
Great English teacher. His class helped me express myself and he always beleived I was capable:)
fantastic teacher.. anyone who says different is just scared of him!
He's a lovely man you just have to get on the right side of him. He has a secret smile. A great teacher. Thoroughly enjoyed his class.