He leads with clarity and welcomed candor from most. He likes people who could intelligently disagree. He highly appreciates people who are honest about all things in tight spots. He gives well earned respect.
He leads with a light touch. He likes, fundamentals with smart out of the box thinking and tactics. He makes sure his people understand the prep and execution of the task at hand. Then leaves them to carry it out. He intervenes only when necessary.
What a great teacher!!!! By far the best at Mira Costa!!! He makes me want to come to class every day........everything isn't going to be handed to you, you must work for it!
Timberlake is a great teacher and a great person. He is one of the very few teachers that actually care about teaching. I'm a freshman in the intro class. So far I've learned more in this class than in all of last year. I really appreciate him being my teacher because he is clear when he speaks and although the class may be difficult, it is one of the most incredible classes I've ever taken.
I am a freshman and this class is EASY (so many people complain- hard work blahahha). Timberlake is a mediocre teacher but is entertaining at time. Get those debate skills up MUN squad. Just make sure to outclass opponents even if your paper is subpar. You will look good compared to them.
And remember MUN IS FUN!
Mr. Timberlake is a total nickname for Richard(just do rate my teacher doesn't delete this). He constantly abuses people and shows no compassion ever. He is rude and intentionally makes life hard for people. That being said, he is a genius that gives amazing lectures and teaches you how to dress properly.
Had him for 4 years, now on my way and ready for what may come. Very effective when you have shown serious effort. His "walking roasts" were the best this year. I am 3 for 3 and had big success'. I know for a fact that he has quietly, privately helped so many away from the obvious glare so many others at Costa need. His insightful knowledge at conferences unbelievable. If you are not looking for a magic answer to a self inflicted problem, like lack of preparation. Fail to prepare -
Timberlake is a nasty, rotten human being and he should be doing anything except teaching. He frequently verbally abuses students in class (often using profanity) which is completely unacceptable. I've come to the conclusion that this man hates his life and dishes it out to other people. Model UN isn't a class-- it is a forum for him to intimidate students. He's not a teacher. He is a bully.
Teacher not friend. Conscientious rigor, demands work ethic, knows limit of the faux intellectual or the entitled.He will let you fail in order to learn. Called me out privately and I hated it but he was absolutely right. When he complimented me it was genuine and timely and valuable. Good leaders run good organizations. What MUN does is not by accident but by knowledge, hard work and the Sultan.
While acting under the guise of being a hard teacher, Timberlake is really an entitled bloviator. He does not make decisions in MUN based on merit, gets caught up in being liked by the current "cool" clique in MUN, and gets off on belittling his students. He pretends to be above the high school politics but is really neck deep in it all and uses his position to bully.
His roasts were the best / hardest and he knew his information Thats why I always tried to get my committees to go to his. His strategies and critcisms always insightful, true and blunt. Kids avoided him and they were the ones who almost always fell short or complained. Never come to him empty handed when it comes to doing your "fundamentals". Costa MUN is the best for a reason.
Demanding, often no nonsense. Does not care about popularity wants people to be accountable in Model UN and then prepare really well. Laughs easy, has your back if you have his respect NO DOUBT. Looking forward to NAIMUN with him and K. It will be intense,Ringa Pakia !!
Very good at what he does. May come across as cruel, but it is all for the best. Helped me become a better speaker and most likely a better person.
Done, read, known more due to this class than any other. Insight on the world , competition and MUN perfect. If you do not get it you just don't care. Can't wait for next year
Another Alum "the sultan" is the best and so are ANY of his classes. It is true the sultan wants you to start being an adult and start being responsible for and what you are. River to his people !!!!!
He said 10 years ago that the method to the madness becomes clear as time goes by. The d bags are the ones below who will still be living with their parents. He also said "pearls on pigs" oink !
Great teacher, if you do not appreciate what he does it is bc you are a princess or small minded momma's boy.
how could a guy who is a river to his people be the devil. He has led a middle class average high school to take on and beat the best private schools in the nation at mun great guy and teacher. he teaches you stuff that you will actually use in life not weird trigonometry.
He nailed it this weekend. I am such an improved delegate. More during GOTO. MUN is FUN
VERY UNFAIR. But a great teacher. Expects hard work even if you don't want to be in the class. Quizzes he'll pick out details barely ANYONE would realize - like in videos he'll say what was advertised in the back. Take LOTS of notes and BE ORGANIZED!!!
OLPC, Burkha day, water in the bathtub, diversity is our strength, women's / civil rights are not culturally realtive. Demands you be responsible in clas bc at debate you live down to your habits. If honesty is mean yes he is. Small minded, self serving little kids should stay off this page. MUN is FUN K& T are the best at Costa.
His class is pretty hard. He expects top notch effort all of the time. He can be really unreasonable - he always asks about insignificant details on quizzes. He is pretty funny, but can be very mean in his jokes as well. You will learn how to speak and debate. He purposefully makes directions unclear just to bother people.
Well knew him 10 years ago and his quiet words, or his incessant cajoling has become more valuable as time 's gone by. A caring man who can push or entice you to do more than you think. He truly is funny corny but funny.
he has good times and horrible times sometimes i just hated him casue he was unfair, but is somewhat a good teacher
I had Mr. T when he was a student teacher in 1988. He was the one teacher I will never forget; he pushed me to always do my best work! I'm a teacher; I hope I'm as great as Mr. T!
I was a student of Mr. Timberlake when he was a student teacher. He is the one teacher that made a difference in my life. He pushed me to do my very best work!!!
Regarding MUN- T~ is unfair regarding inviation to travel confrences. But besides that hes a good person to talk to
Despite the Borgia's and their spawn, T runs a great program and knows its the Marmadons that count, you & MUN are Homeric !
Respect ? This is a joke. He is great & knows material his detractors are nitwits no matter their bank acct. Its about building charcter despite it being the 21st century, GO T
TAKE MUN, mr T is cool even if ur not one of his favorites, the class is the best for zero as a sophmore and is the best thing to snap a freshman into high school
Good Morning/Afternoon Madame or Sir, This is the secret and sacred sanctuary of the eminent and exalted order...gotta love that phone response =)
Great teacher, average fooseball player. needs to learn how to order sandwhiches the right way--WITH mayonaise. Also, stop ruining trivial pursuit for us!!!!
Here ya go Timberlake, heres your glasses. You earned 'em. I've learned so much this year. I'm so glad I'll be taking this class for 3 more!
FRESHMAN TAKE MUN/GEOG i wish i was still in his class instead of health,he's deffinatly one of my favorites, at least i know i'll have him fro the next 3 years
great teacher that makes you learn and that is important...he makes MUN very fun and though a little intimidating...hes a pretty cool teacher
must be one of the funniest people i have met in my entire life. ill never forget your lectures, and humor.
Mr. Timberlake, we still have three more years. I think that i can tolereato you, but the real question is if you van tolerate me. signed, Brownie!
Timberlake- you rock even though you are an SC fan. Had a lot of fun this semester Too bad you didnt choose me for next year oh well your loss and kinda mine T
hes a really good teacher and u learn a LOT in his class. but hes a little un fair and loses a lot of papers! he grades to hard but i enjoyed his class
Easy class...I got a bad grade, but I realized that if you do all the extra credit, and A is right over your head. I wish I found that out sooner. >.<
friend of the student. my favorite person at mira costa, should run for President of the United States. funny guy.
T- Your class has been fun, even though you make fun of my feet. We have one more year to hang---woooooohooooo!
Unlike so many he is not running a popularity contest.Wimps need not apply.After college then you might have a valuable opinion.
You learn alot in his class and you dont fall asleep like with most of the mchs history teachers.
Mr. Timberlake is one of the better teachers at Mira Costa. You learn a lot from him, even though he can be very intimidating. I definitely reccommend Model UN- its a great class.
Mr. Timberlakes a great man, although sometimes very tough, I have a lot of respect for him. He definately does have a slightly different sense of humor, but thats part of what I like about him. I'm looking forward to(hopefully) for the rest of MUN
He is a challenge. Never know hwat to expect. Off beat sense of humor. It would be easier if he didn't make us have to be accountable for so many things. I guess though that is what school is for , well I know many friends have no clue or their parents
Mr. Timberlake is a great teacher, and is hilarious. MUN is a tough class though, but he makes it worthwile
very fun class regardless of what you get, be sure to do model un