I was lucky... I was one of the more talented students in his class, so I didn't struggle too much. However, watching the way he treated other students in my class was disappointing. He has a temper and will scream at students if they do so much as whisper a question regarding the task at hand to another student. He picks favourites and marks accordingly, regardless of talent. He is very cocky and will put you on his list of Least Favourite Students if you don't agree with him.
Kilbertus is a thorn in many people's sides. I would say he prioritizes his ability over that of his students. He is rarely, if ever, reflexive and self critical, but does not hesitate to tear down his students for what he believes to be for their own good. In my experience, he will prioritize his self-esteem and confidence over that of his students. If he is misunderstood, or misconstrued, that simply reflects his lack of communicability, which is an essential skill for a teacher.
Mr. Kilbertis is a smart man with a low tolerance for stupidity, and rightly so. He knows what he is talking about and respects those who respect him. In return for his criticism he often receives spiteful students who are unaccepting, but teaches students about their role in the drama program, as well as the world.
I really, really, really hated him as a teacher;s he clearly showed when he disliked a student and didn't say one nice thing to me throughout the time that I was in his class. He's obnoxious and just likes to prove that he's right all the time.
Kilby's ok. Yes, he's very opinionated but in terms of actually being serious about drama I find him very helpful. He offers valid advice that most of the time makes performances so much better. Though he sometimes seems completely unagreeable. He gives us too much, sometimes up to four journals when it already takes him forever to give us back two. And he made presentations way too close to exams.
Kilby was one of my favourite teachers during my 4 years in Drama. Sometimes you'll question his decisions or his choice of words, but he is a helpful and caring teacher. He's definitely got an edge, can even be infuriating, I won't deny it. But never underestimate him as a guru or a mentor. You have to accept the man's flaws and try to learn from him. Along with great theatre and social skills, you'll even learn how to avoid similar flaws in yourself. One of my favourite teachers.
He can be harsh, he'll likely drive you nuts, but hey. He gives the students the push they need, and he really is a great teacher that can make his students better actors.
Hes the greatest! He makes you wonder whether you should be in the drama program, and if you're having second thoughts, hes got his point across.
This man is simply misunderstood. even though Jr Drama night grade 10 was the worst thing ever, i learned so much in his class and I think he's mundo cool.
Best Drama teacher I have ever had. I learned so much and he became like a second father to me while I was there. Most people just dont undertstnad him. He's an awesome man and I will never forget him
He picks favorites like theirs no tomorrow. He also won't you live anything down...one mistake and your flagged!
He definitely knows drama like the back of his hand. I commend him for being the drama teacher I learned the most from. A little bit moody sometimes but overall a good guy.
raps are interesting. he doesnt sugar coat things thats for sure. probly the best drama teacher out there, he'll make you cry but you'll be better because of it
Tough teacher, but awesome. He is probably the strongest drama teacher, learned lots from him.
Kilby is there to show you if you should be in drama or not. Love him. Amazing man, a lot to learn from him. Respect x100.
Awesome teacher. I learned a lot in his class and do not regret taking his dramatic arts course.
Had him back in 1998. Mr. K is a VERY unique individual. I learned a lot in his class--and a dash extra....
KILBERTUS! you've been such an inspiration to me, you're funny, amazing, and overall a great teacher. thanks for allowing me to acheive my best. ill be in touch
I learned more from kilburtus then I ever could from kelk. He really woke our class up and weeded out everyone who couldn't take his stern approach.
He was definitly one of the most talked about teachers at Mayfield. I wish I had his class. His reputation makes me really regret not taking drama.
KILBY!!!!!! I gave you that name and I'm not even a drama kid... You're just mean but so am I so it's all good
He's teaching for the wrong reasons. I think he's great at teaching, but he lacks the compassion. And I OWN The Kiss.
He is excellent at what he does and gives really good criticism that most of the drama students inflated egos can't take.
Yes, he is a decent actor, and as a director he has a lot of talent. But as a teacher? I think he needs to learn to be nicer to students first.
He has some really good things to say but doesn't know how to say them with out being mean
A great teacher and great director. When he gave you acting pointers they really helped. He was stern but fair, the makings of a great director.
He accused me of cheating in 1994 because he couldn't believe I could write as well as I did...Of course, he turned out to be wrong.
This is an amazing teacher. He makes class fun and is a fair marker. He's also an amazing director... just look at Guys and Dolls!
He knows what he's talking about...but he can be a pain
Mr Kilbertus knows what hes talking about, and is a good teacher/director