I was a student 15 plus years ago, while Brian has a unique way or interacting with students I believe there are 2 options
1) students realize he is being tough and cares about their academic success
2) students believe he is harsh / obtuse for the sake of being difficult
As a former student (and successful one at that) I can thank Brian for pushing my buttons in all the right ways to make me want to learn and be better. This experience was the character building I needed at 17.
Very strict and hateful towards most students for silly things
He's so strict about things like uniforms and haircuts and shoes , that he actually forgets about the education side of things
I would say that Mr Keys was actually a brilliant teacher. Really pushed me hard to get me the best grade in A Level - although at the time I hated him for it. He only has the best interests of his students at heart. Yes he is sarcastic, yes he does pick on people but just laugh it off and you'll do well with him. I wish I had someone like him teaching me at Uni to be honest.
Very good knowledge wise. Possibly the best maths teacher I've had. I think I was one of his favs in class at the time, but even I could see his tendency to ignore other students and treat them as a lost cause. Very sarcastic.
Not as people think he is. My maths improved when I got him
ahahh hes my unclee ! amznginglysmart !! im in thornhill but like love him
Reli helped me with M1 & M2. Knows his stuff on the mechanics side of things. The weaker students reli shud seek a tutor if they don't want to be laughed at by him or the class.
he was wakin down the corridor wan day and he saw me doin me homework and he put me on a detention. lo-life.
hes sound on at times. i used to hate the man but i actualy dont mind him. he can pick on some people but when hes in a sound mood hes one of the soundest teachers about!
I had Vinny Brown for first 2 years, and was averaging an E. Got Keys for 3-5 year and got a B with just studying the night before. Agree with all the comments about his temper and attitude. BUT, I wo
he has his off days, but i think i got on well with him, great teacher too...cheers brian
had ol keysoes for maths 1 to 3, an form from 3rd to upper 6th. excellent teacher but u did not want to mess him about at all, especially wen he was having an off day.
Arrogant, petty and even hateful at times, but a good teacher nonetheless. Certainly helped me get an A at A-Level. Stay on his good side and it's not so bad.
I left the college ten years ago and hated this man. But have to respect him cause I am an Electronics teacher now. Much respect but still dont like him!!
aw leful teacher hi!! wouldnt hve got through this year without him!! ;)
Gotta agree - comedy ties are not comical Brian. Could teach maths but was as friendly as a german traffic warden. Always funny when a student proved him wrong.
A wee bit arrogant but you could get on with him and he really could teach maths
Arrogant and sarcastic. Sends pupils who prove him wrong to the year head and won't help with problems most of the time and when he does he doesn't help much.