Average 3.74 based on 98 teacher ratings
Stephen Tonge is a History teacher at Catholic University School located in Dublin 2, Dublin. When comparing Stephen Tonge's ratings to other teachers in the county of Dublin, Stephen Tonge's ratings are below the average of 4.25 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Catholic University School is 4.07 stars.
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Was reading over some comments, wasn't planning on writing my own but I had to. Have a feeling most of the people who were writing comments only had him for the JC. Yes he does shout at you when you're in the younger years but that's understandable, I remember in my class there was some tools that would annoy the entire class and needed to be shouted at! As for his political views, if you can't understand that not everyone has the same view as you then don't do history. My favourtite teacher.

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Great teacher. Work in his class and he'll work with you. A portable encyclopedia, funny in class too. Does what he can to get you your grade. One of the best teachers in school.

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Have to imagine the first few comments are by Tonge himself. Maybe he was good with other classes but nobody in our class could stand him. Tried to funny most of the class or offload his hard-right political beliefs on the class. Also completely flew off the handle sometimes. He clearly knows his stuff but its a shame that his awful personality get in the way of his teaching.

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An appalling teacher, little or no ability to reach out to most pupils. Seems to be uninterested at the best of times.

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hes to into himself nd he shouted de head off me once not a good time.. needs to control his anger but apart from that hes a gud enuf teacher but he picks on de dumb guys

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In history all he does is try to be funny and in economics all he does is tell us that there is no alternative to his extreme right-wing views.Not a good teacher by any stretch of the imagination

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goes through my head!

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Not a good teacher. He spends 40 minutes trying to be funny and then gets angry when we don't learn anythings. He obsesses on WW2 and we didn't complete the coursework in time for JC Mocks.

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Seriously I don't need this guy. He doesn't teach, he lectures for 45 minutes expecting us to hang onto every last word. Copy from the book and you'll be fine. Don't expect anything from this guy.

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Awesome notes nd a good teacher but spends to much time on ww2

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one of the great teachers.realy knew his stuff and made it intresting.extremely influencial in my life

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knows his stuffbut cant teach it. hes more interested in being funny which hes not very successful at. has gr8 note though

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great teacher but fails to give an objective view of the workplace.everthing is from his extreame right wing point of view

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great teacher but he is a bit two right wing

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great teacher but sir will you ever give cival servents a break.they actually work extreamly hard

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you can tell how good a teacher is if he doesnt need to use the book tonge knows it off by heart and has written a few brilliant teacher can catch him off on a tangent wit red herring questions tho

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what a man,,,great teacher,, sound,,knows the stuff inside out and all...

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Very good History teacher. Reall helped with the LC back in 03 with his notes. Excellent. Loves to play with his hair! Agree that extra information made infostick.

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top man - thought 3 of us history outside hours in 1992 because not enough interest. really into his subject. loves himself though!

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Legend! even if he does reuse the same old jokes over and over again

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hates northsiders!! what an inspiration!

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Tonge is de man!!!he really inspired me 2 wrk hard in de mox nd de jc.Bt seriously sir,pik on southsiders 4 once!!

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one of the soundest lads you'll ever meet. great teaching history but above all, had the best sense of humour in the school. cheers steve

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Had him for Bus Org, turned out to be History! Nah, good coach, decent teacher. Could have done a lot worse in the CUS for a teacher.

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Should concentrate on giving full attention to subject time-tabled rather than his own panto!

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whats the grudge against northsiders?

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great teacher and he has a passion for what he teaches.

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The greatest teacher i have ever had! this man is a legend, passionate about history, entertaining. tells you exactly what you have to do to do well. Lebend

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his classes are pure comedy but thats from the teachers point of view.

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strives too much for popularity.

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not a great teacher but can be entertaining

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we want a weights room!

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Has favourites,not me-i dont play cricket or rugby!

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not much of a teacher

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Not the worst teacher but too much focus on exhibiting his own personality.

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likes 2 shout, nevr no wer u stand with him

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i though he was a reasonable teacher untill my lastyear.i became the end on all his jokes. i also found that rugby players were treated moreleanentlythenothers

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Mediocre business teacher but tries hard to be funny

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Great History teacher. Its a pity he was so interested in subject and wasted time goin off on tangents.

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Have him 4 business and I am a proud northsider.His favourite phrase 'any more red herring questions'.What does that mean?

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A bit strict but overall sound. Has something against northsiders.

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Teaches history fairly well, but a bit too full of himself and self-importance.

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Makes the subject interesting but loves himself.

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g8t teacher.always brought subject2life.is d reason i did well in history.shouted a bit much,oh,&i wudnt roar his 1st name in street-he doesnt like that!

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I have Stonge as a history teacher at the moment, makes the subject interesting with his added humour. The man's a legend.

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A very good history teacher. Screams a bit too much though. Had him as class head for 3 years - by the end of it we were sick of the sight of him and his 'gags'

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Challenging and funny- the reason i did so well in history. the extra information brought the subject to life

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He is the man.Was my classhead for a couple of years and he ws always firm but very very fair.I liked his history classes as well, he had funny little stories

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Good teacher on his day. Self absorbed and sarky more often than not. It isn't a form of wit sir!

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absolutly brilliant history teacher i always loved the way he had little extra funny stories which werent in the text made history fun

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Wow, if I had a euro for every minute of his classes we spent on anything but history! Great teacher, made you aspire to achieve, encouraging, tolerant and fun.

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Best History teacher going. Makes you actually like the subject!

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