Some say he taught the great Marcus Tullius Cicero how about the relative pronoun.
An amazing teacher! Can't wait for another five years with him. Also sorry for spelling your second name 'Birmingham'
What a man what a man. Like most people, didn't think much of him for the 1st 3 years but I'm glad I did Latin for the Leaving Cert if for nothing else, to get to know Bermo better. One time he was late for class and as he had a bunch of World book day tokens in his little press, he started giving everyone 2 of them to excuse his lateness, almost like a pay-off! He's hilarious, a gentleman and an absolutely top notch teacher
Form tutor for six years. One of the most genuine, nice people I've ever met. Hates people who don't work or shirk the rules, but that IS his job.. Really cares about our class. Never above a bit of craic either, as long as it doesn't get out of hand. Apparently also is one of the best teachers out there.
"What's this, cog notes? Out!" Strict, a great teacher, who you could have a laugh with on class trips to Kerry etc. Go Bermo!!
Very very strict and but sound. Got on fine with him, only did Latin for JC but did well
A great man. Strict but fair. I still use the Latin sentence construction he thought me over 20 years ago. It was funny when he caught someone with "cog notes" during a test, "COG NOTES! OUT!"
I have him in the Institute for Classics and he is amazing. He hates messers and punishes them accordingly. He is one of the few teachers who can make a class shut up for long enough to teach.
Strict, firm and fair. Bermo is an excellent teacher who knows everything about his subjects. He has the ability to transfer this knowledge to students in his classes and this can be see by their results. Knows his classics and Latin, makes sure you do too! I have seen both sides of Bermo, I was lazy and floated through my junior years in the school and Bermo gave me Hell because of it! However, I pulled my weight in 4th year and Bermo is now a seriously sound guy! 10/10 Bermo!
great teacher, very helpful. really sound to us cos we are in his form
He was my form tutor for 6 years and you don't realise how much he cares til you reach 4th year. A great teacher with a good heart
Come on now laddy. Way too strict - almost scary but very good teacher.
fantastic teacher if you keep on his good but a tyrant of biblical proportions if you do not had him for 6 years and two different subjects. All round good man if not slightly unfair in moments of wea
i take his classes in the institute- he's really good, very knowledgeable. lads of belvo- you're so lucky to have him
legend of a man, clearly loves what he teaches his enthusiasm is infectious
Extremely Unfair. Enjoys dishing out random punishment exercises for random misdemeanors (dont sneeze, for the love of god!) Breaks down your self esteem down gradually.
Great teacher/Form master - tough but very fair teacher. Gave me a love of Classics which I still have 10 years after I've left school. Cheers Bermo!
Fell on both his sides,felt the wrath of the finger,but to be fair,NEVER bore a grudge unless u wer always messing etc.Great teacher&nice guy outside school
interesting/likeable man,good teacher but bad temper. could be VERY unfair at times,threw the book at kids out of the blue. quiet kids stood no chance!
Best Classics teacher there is. He's even better than most of the college lecturers teaching classics.
One of the strictest teachers in Belvedere, yet definitely one of the best
As said stay on his good side (yes he has one) and youre okay
Keep on right side of him and youre flying. Watch out for his poking finger
An excellent teacher with a great knowledge of his subject. He's hard if you get on the wrong side of him (not recommended at all) but always fair.
an increadibly knowlegable man, i'd love to catch him out sometime. great when you get to know him.
I gave up latin after transition year, but this guy taught me everything I know. Great teacher. Legendum est.