Dowling is a great bloke with a good sense of humour. Tend to stick to the textbook for most lessons, but will have SAC/exam prep lessons which are very helpful. Will clarify what is needed for Study Design and anything unclear in the textbook. SACs are very representative of the harder exam questions.
Had him years ago. Hands down one of the best teachers I've ever had. Incredibly sharp and a delight to have if you're intent on doing well.
Check it out! Love the man
Although he is a dedicated teacher and teaches concepts well in class, some of his methods can be questionable. Often the homework he sets is repetitive and can border on redundancy whereas his perchant for reading out rankings for SACs can be demoralizing for the lower scoring students. A competent teacher, but not as phenomenal as some claim.
Really great teacher for 3/4 Legal studies. Knows his stuff, uses the textbook with ease and effectively to complement his teaching style. Couldn't ask for a better 3/4 teacher and thank god I didn't get Hinchliffe.
Had Ian Dowling for business 3/4 a few years ago, he knows his stuff and really drives you to do well.
Sets a lot of homework, but it paid off.
Hands down one of the best teachers at MHS. If you listen in class, take down his notes and do the homework, you'll do well in whatever subject you have him in. Knows the course inside out- and ensures that his students perform the best they can in his SACs and the exam. Also an incredibly fast marker- will get your results back to you within days.
Ian Dowling is one of the best teachers I have ever had. He does give out a whole heap of homework at points but the class banter makes up for it. If u focus in his class, ur gonna be fine!!
Ian Dowling, the Bants machine of MHS. Absolute legend, cracks amazing jokes which are usually deemed inappropriate for the classroom xD. However, he does favourite his best students and leaves the other to bite the dust of his top students, but if you are in his good books he makes you look forward to his classes.
Sets an awful lot of homework, but great guy. Can crack some insensitive jokes sometimes, but most of his jokes are wrapped with a great sense of humour that establishes a positive and energetic environment in the classroom. Teaches with great quality and charisma, and is very organised.
Knows everything, but is extremely strict on homework.
Really good at drilling information into your head, which is perfect for VCE really. Also a great sense of humour, needs to be a little easier on the homework though.
An amazing teacher. He knows absolutely everything.
best teacher ever...made mhs fun................................................................................................................................................
well, Mr. Dowling is a great teacher and all, but he just sets us too much homework and he tells us irrelevant and disgusting jokes ie. "easy come easy go"
Gives a lot of homework, but this is a misnomer as he rarely reads what you wrote. Not the best for student who want a million and one practise essays done, but a solid teacher through and through.
great teacher. dodgy but funny jokes and choice of movie is questionable. carlton boys mm
Hard teacher, but his stories about getting into fights with yobs makes him ok.
Good teacher, made me work. A bit unreasonable sometimes. I coulda done without the crotch-thrusting/leg-stretching though.
Good teacher. Teaches well enough, makes you work for your mark though. Sense of humour adds to his character.