Now in my 40s, Ashley remains my stand out, memorable teacher. His understanding of the subject was beyond reproach, but his real value lies in the way he teaches and handles (sometimes tricky - yes, me) students. He helped me figure out life and what was important at such a transitionary age, set me on the right path.
Without question the best teacher I've ever been taught by. He lit a fire in me. His teaching style is akin to a quest for knowledge rather than the usual want to push young people through exams. He, as Emmerson once put it, enabled me to discover my secret. I got 100% in my final exam in Politics, by the way.