Very funny man, great teacher, he is awesome.
Great Guy. He tends to not be clear and go off on a tangent when speaking to his own class, but to other children he doesn't teach, who say come to his club he runs regularly, he is very kind and clear. He loves to ensure his students they are 'NOT FUNNY!', which has become his trademark, ironic as it may be. Great guy overall, and very kind.
S.W., 8 Blue.
One of my favourites, loves to go off on a tangent though!
when the bell rings, he plays computer games on his computer for fifteen minutes till he realises hes got a class. good teacher.
Good teacher if you study. Hard to regain his trust after you lose it once. Best advice is to try to work hard from the start, then you can relax a bit later
In my opinion, utterly useless. He can't read, and has an obsession with smacking his desk and laughing at himself. Goes off on tangents and can't address us. Talked nonsense at Parents Evening too.
Great guy, and a great teacher if you're not a waster in class. Show him some effort and he'll show you some back. The main reason I took A-level English Language, and the main reason I got an A.
bit boring. always gave me B/Cs and i went to a * soon as he wasnt my teacher..
Man that guy is boring!! ive still got two years of him left! hes alright as a person, but he cant teach!! He just sends the whole class to sleep. Decent bloke though
"Defenestration. Look it up in the dictionary because that's what I'll do to you if you don't shut up." Absolute dude. Very good at getting creativity out of you. Really nice guy socially too.
Huge Barlin's current affairs lessons were classic. They were spent with him scribbling illegibly on smudgy acetate with a red OHP pen and the class snoozing. (These were the days before interactive white boards). So rather than being interactively bored, we were just bored.
A true scolar of his art, and a man rich in experience beyond. One of the many exellent english teachers we have, quite possibly the best.
says the weirdest of things and randomly jumps on tables spends first 10 minutes of each lesson typing. made me stand in the middle of the playground which was rather amusing.
Very good teacher - clear instructions to the class - hilarious and random jokes especially when he drew a light bulb on the interactive whiteboard! Good teacher, keeps control of the class very well
Very good teacher - clear instructions to the class - hilarious and random jokes especially when he drew a light bulb on the interactive whiteboard which looked like a bottom! Good teacher, keeps control of the class very well. David 7 Blue
Not good. Makes nothing clear, always distracts people by trying to be funny and is overly-critical of work. If you get him for English, don't expect to have a productive year.
ok, u walk in and hes at his pc typing while staring into space. everyone has sat down and are waiting for him, but he ju sits there typing. then after about 15 minutes he either talks aloud of random nonsense or talks really seriously. also he sounds like hes saying 'dib dib dib dib dib'. and if the lesson is boring hell jump on the table
Laziest teacher in the world. Every other english set got to redo courseworks like you are allowed to. But oh no. not this lazy guy, just sits at his comp cos he's too lazy to mark any coursework that we do.
Refuses to give us our school reports for some reason.
i'll bite your legs off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! baaaaaaaaaaahhh
Mr. Barlin is the most intelligent teacher I have ever had. His sweeping knowledge of the English language demands respect. I'd suppose that a lot of what he tries to explain isn't necessarily understood by most, but he makes the English language riveting. He improved my writing in many areas and taught me how to write for a specific audience as well as my general knowledge. He answers every question with supreme knowledge and makes it all interesting!
He knows alot about grammar and i have respeck for him but it's true about how he spends the first 20 mins on a class typing then remembers he has a classs and begins to teach. Also, he takes AGES to analyse stuff to a point where its lost all meaning or interest. He's our form tutor as well which means we always miss notices and get speeches about how bad we are at organising our lives. we know he's trying to help but...
Really really harsh. Lunch dets for talking harsh. Also gives the most boring lessons of any english teacher. and you know thats got to be boring