Had Matt Kelly as a junior in 2009-10, really tough class makes the other English classes seem like a breeze. Learned alot though, his class is very much like a college English course. Most 16 year olds just simply aren't ready for a class like this given the constant complaining I heard back then at school and see now on this website.
Mr. Kelly isn't a bad teacher. I think that is an important thing to say. I appreciate his efforts; he is far from lazy or disorganized. However, he needs to, at the very least, put a tiny amount of effort into understanding his own students. His passive aggressive and meticulously unforgiving tendencies all have no place for the classroom. Unfortunately, he doesn't consider both sides of a conversation and inherently assumes he is correct, and accuses his student of wrongdoing.
He is honestly not that bad if you're on his good side. He does get kind of pissed sometimes and it is kinda funny when he is pissed at someone.
I have had him for two years. Tough tough teacher, but have learned a lot. English is not my best class, nor is writing. He you go to him for extra help he will always help you. He expects nothing but your best. I'm happy just got an A on my final!
Sure, he expects a lot from you, but you can tell he's really into the subject and wants to have you care too. I kinda like his awkward sense of humor.
The ratings say enough.....
F him, i hope he gets fired
probably the worst experience of xaverian. He effected my other grades as well because he made me not care about school at all. Also told me to come visit him for the next essay and accused me of having someone else write it. Easily the worst teacher in the whole school as well as the nation
The least favorite teacher n grader I have ever had. Completely not understandable and very mean. On the first day of school he made kids get late passes when they walked in within 10 seconds of the bell. Takes out anger from his sad life on students
WORST TEACHER EVER. IF U HAVE HIM, I AM DEEPLY SORRY 4 U. IT WAS FUNNY, THOUGH, WHEN THE WHOLE SCHOOL BOOED HIM AT THE CHRISTMAS MASS. HATE HIM WITH ALL MY HEART AND HE SHOULD PROBABLY LEAVE AS HE HOULD KNOW THAT NO ONE LIKES HIM AT ALL
Mr. Kelly was an ok teacher. Not the best, but I got through it.
mr kelly was a great teacher. he was very funny throughout the whole year and was very reasonable with his students. he always made the class laugh with his funny snap he would do with his fingers and always was quick with a joke. he is a very fair and understandable grader
I managed do get a descent grade from him but he is not a very nice person and constantly is mean.
Mr. Kelly's unique sense of humor is barely refreshing when compared to how much of an angry, spiteful individual he is ALL the time. I think he may have some great knowledge behind his wall of false
He a person that is hard to reason with. Very strict (makes you get a note if our a second late). Holds grudges. He expresses those grudges in grading papers. Get on his good side and it will be a
Probably the worst teacher at Xaverian, he creates an uncomfortable atmosphere within the classroom and when you try to ask for help he is condesending. Workload isn't bad but random and unsupportive.
He is the type of teacher that makes it very hard for you to suceed in his class if you don't do the work. But I learned alot even though he was no liked at all.
Gives way too many reading quizzes so watch out for those. I agree with the last poster that he gets annoyed when someone asks a question. He's pretty funny but he is also annoying at the same time.
spends about 30 minutes of class trying to do a stand up comedy act then tries to use the last ten minutes to actually teach the material. loves to embarrass students, doesnt know how to teach
When I was at Xaverian, Mr. Kelly was the worst teacher I ever had. Arrogant, condescending, and not willing to help students. Even at college, I shudder at the thought of his class.
Quirky, repetitive, and quite corny. If you do the work, you'll pass. But still a struggle to have fun here.
He is a great teacher and he struck gold with our class because we enjoy his brand of comedy. His quizes are annoying though so watch out for them.
do your reading homework..he gives pop quizzes on them 99% of the time. likes embarriassing people. STRICT. not funny, makes you feel like an idiot
He was a very good teacher, however, the he is also the LEAST funny person I have ever met in my life.
He's a jerk...takes the subject way too seriously, he's too intense and not that helpful to kids who struggle in his class...
He does not grade papers! He gives you the same grade on everything no matter what.