Tough but fair. One line he said sums him up " when you can tell me half the things I have forgotten about this poem then...and only then....can you even think about talking in my class"
If you want to do well in your exams he was your man. He knew the higher system backwards and knew exactly what it took to get an A. I don't think he was particularly passionate about his subject. Anger management classes though would have been helpful to say the least! More times than I could count he lost his temper and raged at pupils - you could hear him shouting from at least 4 classrooms away.
Been over 20 years since the bold Alec tought me,best teacher I had at the school. Absolute loon ball,mind but a great teacher
He's a genius! Will make your life hell for a year but you'll get an A!!!
This guy is the best english teacher i have had, i have got a lot better at english thaks to him. BUT he is very strict, lines for looking out the window etc etc.
dont get me wrong, when you get into his class you will not talk for an hour, and if you need the toilet then a mop may come in handy. though, he is a great teacher and he got me my A.
Apart from being mental, he did help me a lot in my Higher English and could get his point across without much bother. He did make a girl in my class cry though, that's not cool.
Not a bad teacher although I had a major disagreement with him and found him difficult to reason with. A bit intollerent of... well, everything.
Alec Dunlop was probably the best teacher I ever had,I jumped up 4 sets after a year under him. Angry man though,always made for an 'interesting' lesson. I wondr if age has mellowed him,suspect not !
Mr Dunlop is the best god damn teacher about.I was his pupil in 1987 when most of you did not know wether you were going to be a girl or boy.
Had this guy once a week when my other teacher was off for a while and he got angry pretty quickly at the smallest things, he doesn't even let you have a bottle of water on your desk :-(
He'll get the grades you want, but be prepared for a year of rage. Although once he gets to know you and vice versa, he's a laugh.
He knows his stuff n can be very helpful. Sometimes he takes the rage to far but if you jst sit and do as he says you will go farther than some of the jokes in that department will get u.
Despite the gangster swagger and rage issues, he really knows his subject and how to teach it, sometimes, he's even a bit of a laugh. Shame most of his department is so bad.
say what u like about this guy, but the fact is there isn't a better english teacher that exists anywhere. he knows more about his subject than any other in the department, a legend in his own right.