Average 4.97 based on 107 teacher ratings
Paul Rowan is a Mathematics teacher at St Joseph's College (The Bish) located in Galway, Dublin. When comparing Paul Rowan's ratings to other teachers in the county of Dublin, Paul Rowan's ratings are above the average of 4.25 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at St Joseph's College (The Bish) is 4.14 stars.
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The reviews here are a testament to the respect he deserves. Best teacher I ever had (I still clearly remember This plus That all squared) and a great person too. RIP Mr Rowan.

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Best maths teacher in the school by far. R.I.P Mr Rowan

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Had him from '77-'82. Amazing teacher...even if he did regularly drag us in on Sat mornings for 'extra work', and loaded us up without homework. It was all for the best, and worked out well. Always enjoyed the sing-song he'd get the class going with 'This + That to be squared is what lads?'....and we'd respond in unison 'This squared plus two This-That plus That squared Sir!! One of a kind. God Bless Him!

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A natural . You are lucky to have such a teacher . Makes it simple . Left bish 1977.

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If there are natural teachers, Paul Rowan was a natural teacher. The maths teacher you wante to get. Honest about his total addiction to smoking and withdrawal effects he endured any time he tried to give up. That had an impact on me. Nice guy.

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Gifted. Don't know anyone who was so inspirational to so many.

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the man is a credit to the world

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Rowan's Theorem "If a point is on a line it makes the line happy"

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Put simply, this guy is passion for maths incarnate!

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Guys - Paul was my teacher in 1975 and great to see such a brilliant teacher - Excellent - Simply the best

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absolute legend, once wore a bish jumper under his own jumper. naturally brilliant at maths and very easy to understand

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If ever there was a man who should be teaching maths, this is him

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A legend and a Gentleman.He gave me personal Grinds when he found out My grades where slipping. And I got a A1 in Honors maths.

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an amazin man !!!! serious teacher

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what a teacher and off we go

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minus the square root of rubbish equals??????! best teacher to walk the earth

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"minus wobblue plus or minus the square root of wobblue squared minus four wobblue wobblue all over two wobblues"!!!!!!!! what a legend...........

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A teacher who made me feel i could do anything. I wish he taught every subject.

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brilliant. dey dont come like paul too often.

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no more to be said than LEGEND

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the best teacher the world will ever see

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Best Maths Teacher ever!

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wise, knowledgeable, and a sound man

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u will never meet a better man!!wata ledgend..

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He taught me back in the day, mid 70s, can honestly say that between Mairtin Breatnach, Frank Thornton and himself, could not imagine a better group of teachers.

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brilliant teacher real clear

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cross swords method is absolute genius!cannot find fault in his teaching method.rubbih in front of x to rubbish in front of y........its all brilliant.

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brilliant teacher.never again will such genius come into the teaching profession!

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Best teacher ever

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An absolute gentleman and the best teacher I've ever met. An honour to have been taught by him. A superb human being.

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Man should be made a national treasure. The Bish is a conveyor belt for the middle professions, but he elevated many of us above and beyond all that.

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A Genius and a gentleman. A few weeks into 1st year we played up and he stopped teaching us.two days later we all signed a letter begging him to teach us. We behaved from then on.

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Mighty man, Top teacher.

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he is a brilliant man,i left the school when he did and i dont think ill ever find a maths teacher as good

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Paul Rowan brings meaning to maths. Will never forget how he explained to me the equation of a line . Had him for Grinds.They dont really make them like this.He is a rare teacher.One in 6 billion.

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Who remembers the wubbleue?, the maths symbol he made up himself. Excellent stuff. An absolute legend in a class of his own. Loved to talk about what he was going to eat for dinner that night. Great.

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"the rubbish in-front of the x minus the rubbish in-front of the y" haha he's a legend, best maths teacher ever!!!

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i knew Paul before the Bish.i knew him outside of school but he will always be MR. Rowan.his life has been too hard but he is still a legend to all who had him

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Best maths teacher anyone could have. But above all a genuinely nice person. Refuse to believe anyone could have a bad word to say about him.

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Best Maths teacher I ever had got me an A1 in honours LC-and I didn't even go to the Bish--he gave me grinds! Genius.

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True enough - the man is legendary. Good to hear that the rubbish + rubbish and wubbleu -wubbleu technique is still as effective today! Past pupil 1994

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this guy is the best teacher ever. got a a1 in honours maths thanks to him,he really inspires an interest in maths to his students. absolute legend

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I never had him but i have heard he is a legend. Best Maths ever.

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Learn more in one class than all of Primary School. Never forget 'If a point is on the line it will make the line happy. Best teacher in the world.

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nice man great teacher, has it tough but doesn't seem to bother him. genuinely class act

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legend everyone should give him 5/5 in everything BEST TEACHER IN THE WORLD should win all kinds of awards cant say enough good things about him

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Greatest teacher in the Bish,too cool for school complete opposite to a certain french teacher.

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greatest teacher ever

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most enjoyable class of the day, one to look forward to,Mr Rowan you are an incredible man and a role model for all who know you.bd

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Best teacher I ever had (including University)

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best teacher ever. rubbish by rubbish. so simple yet so effective. he is a living legend. some one tell him to read all of these

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He made maths so easy.One of the best teachers and hardest working teachers. The nicest teacher you'll ever meet

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didnt have him, wish i did, sound man

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Best teacher I ever had in any subject at any level. We got him a voucher to replace his broken glasses. He deserved a knighthood.

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What a genius!! Unreal teacher cant beat him and the soundest guy youl ever meet!

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He's had such a hard life and he still keeps on going.this guy is the greatest teacher on the planet!!

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wubbleu,rubish+rubish,makalinehappy.best+soundest teacher ever.one minute ur talkin bout math,den ur talkin bout sheperds pie.brilliant teacher

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Rowan had a way of taking anything mathematical and making it understandable. ANYTHING!!! The guy was a genius. Really made me appriciate maths a whole lot more

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One day there are going to be clones of him so they can give everyone the best teacher

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Legend of a teacher, there will never be one who makes everything easy and interesting to understand. Take it from a past pupil. Legend!

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Words can't describe the legendary status of this man!!! Forget the Pope, this guy is a saint!Been working miracles for years

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I will never forget your rubbish + rubbish formula or the thisthat formula! Complete legend! Wubble-u!!!!!

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had the worst maths teacher the start of 3rd year,gt in2 his class,wat a differnce it made,so nice,so gud,genius!cant get over it,wish i had him again.hero!

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nice enough guy but held a grudge against me in a major way. gave me a terrible report to my mother. ended up teaching myself maths

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King Paul. He should be given a Nobel prize. Changed the life of anyone he ever had in his class. Greatest teacher of all time

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All of the above and below. Meanwhile back at the ranch, sin é. The man is a macheen.

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definitely the best teacher i've had in my whole life for any subject. a genius at maths but a genius at TEACHING. ill never forget the sine rule,or -b formula!

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A king among men

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Made everything easy,this guy is a genius.Really nice guy too.I'm not too sure about the "i love you" comment though

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what a guy.... a bish legend,where are the statues?

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Its true, its true, the man is a legend

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Honest nice Smarter than john nash and cooler than john shaft

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Like everyone else says, a living legend! Brilliant maths teacher & the most honest, nice person you could meet

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i dont have him but i heard that he was the 3 rd best maths teacher in the world..... wow!

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Thought me pass maths 10 years ago, a legend!!

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Whats dis bout 3rd best?evry1 nos hes 1st!!!

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i love him

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Paul Rowan is the man. Possibly the best maths teacher in the country & definitely the soundest

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Deadly teacher,makes it look easy!!they dont come any better than Mr.Rowan

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11 Years out of the Bish still one of the nicest people i've met

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A phenomenally good teacher. We'll miss you, Sir!

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a true legend. take it from a past pupil

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unquestionably the best teacher to ever set foot in the school, a true inspiration and example for all to follow

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LEGEND!!!!always steak never donegal catch!!!

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So Cool

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Reading his ratings brought tears to my eyes - all 100% true - changed my life.

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Best ever, so sound and a laugh.

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The Best Teacher Ever, Put Simply. I want to get into his class cus If I did I'd Get 100% in maths In The Leaving cert.

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Gods gift TO Maths

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dis man rocks!! no1 has 1 bad thing to say about him! total ledgend!!! amazing teacher

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best teacher i ever had, changed my life.

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Complete legend.

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The best maths teacher in Ireland.Ever.

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St Joseph's College (The Bish) is located in Galway, Dublin with an average teacher rating of 4.14 stars. When comparing St Joseph's College (The Bish)'s teachers to other teachers in the county of Dublin, St Joseph's College (The Bish)'s teachers are below the average of 4.25 stars. St Joseph's College (The Bish) ranks -- amongst all High Schools in the county of Dublin. Learn More