phenomenal teacher, harsh and strict but keeps you in line and gets you the result you want, gives lots of work but marks hard to show you were u are sitting, although the overuse of the word 'largely' is quiet funny at times
actual mint lad fam, lads we will start with the prayer thats the words i love to hear before getting greased up every afternoon oh mel lovely chap
man the myth the legend, "right boys i wont waste too much of your time"
Mel wuz great english techer. Thought me all I knows about speakin the English just like teh queen. Too tumbs up for an legend techer man.
Good man, can be a tough marker but a good teacher, spends half of the class talking about football or how he grew up in lurgan buy at the end of the day, he gets results
One of (or the) best teachers in the school. An extremely knowledgeable man who makes class interesting and fun.
Uses many comparisons in his teachings, is a very dead on teacher and is easy to follow and understand.
Great teacher, except; "right lads, we'll start with a prayer".
I'm always puzzled by people who lambast Mel in comparison with the likes of Reynolds and McAleese. These two absolutely pale in comparison with the Mel-meister, a man whose legend is arguably (nearly) comparable to that of P. O'Neill, P. McKeever, R. Ruddy and the likes. A heroic personality.
I doubt one could ever label one of Mel's classes as "boring." No matter how tedious the subject matter, Mel always found a way to enlighten us, mainly through the use of crude humour and innuendo.
brought new meaning to the word boredom but harmless enough
really good teacher. held me out greatly. would probably be shocked to hear that i am studying english lit at degree level. Far outshines Morgan. quiet man who is very easy to talk to
16 years ago when Mel McMahon first started at the Abbey, we were his first ever GCSE class. Found him a very inspirational english teacher who was the seed of a life-long love of the war poets
Taught me a few years ago. Sound man, good teacher, except; "Right lads, we'll start with a prayer..."
Rivals Oscar Gonzalez in terms of getting sidetracked from the subject at hand, perhaps the word "anecdote" will provoke angry memories from past pupils.
Good luck to Mel, here's to a productive year in 2007.
All I'll say is that it was Mel and Gerry that got me my A-Level, just look at the results, A Reynolds should move back to transylvania.
His effective use of innuendos and smutty humour in class succeeds in making the students forget that his ability to teach is practically void.
'Just as an aside, i'm still looking for £10 photocopying money.' Has never let his frustrations with the 7th years '05 get the better of him. Quite a nice guy.
An aloof and somewhat gormless man, but a great teacher nonetheless.
A gent no doubt but he was frustrating. I know he hated our 2001 A-level class. He was overheard complaining about us. Still, he could be inspiring which is what you want. Solid.
Mel always kept a very high standard of teaching. Unlike Gerald Morgan, he has never allowed himself to become "distracted" by other members of staff.
Regretfully enough I never had the pleasure of being taught by Mel for English, always gave me a good impression, a proper Abbey teacher.
A very down-to-earth, humorous and dedicated teacher.
thankful he didnt teach me, truly not up to job of english teacher.
Very passionate- kinda like robin williams in dead poets society. and isn't that what its all about? really decent guy.
An absolute gentleman, helped me recieve an A* at GCSE, excellent teacher.
This guy is a really great man! The guys a legend. Loves his subject.