John Dovey was an extremely nice, helpful and relaxed teacher. Unfortunately for reasons unknown, he took a prolonged leave of absence and left our class devastated. Ever since then he is remembered in songs, chants and praise such as 'WE WANT DOVEY!!!' and 'Dovey is over and Dovey is Gone'.
Every maths lesson without him leaves us with an ever widening hole in our hearts 😢
WE WANT DOVEY!!!
Actually the best teacher ever! WE WANT DOVEY!!!!!!!
Amazing person! He might not be your 'typical teachers' however he is extremely helpful & knowledgeable. Always willing to help, always kind and always wants you to do your best. Love having one on one conversations with him and he is always happy to answer. Thankyou for being my Year 9 maths teacher Mr Dovey.
Dude is a legend. In the words of Coach Smiley "Extra work for you is extra work for me". What a G.O.A.T.
He cannot teach. His classes are an absolute bore and I learnt nothing. It was so bad that I completely gave up on Methods and used his classes to catch up/work on my other subjects. He is a friendly man, but does not show his care for his students. They just do whatever they want and he is fine with that. Did I mention he cannot teach????
Knows his stuff, but can't teach to save his life.
Amazing bloke though, you can talk to him about anything in class and he will answer you. Just remember to learn the whole course yourself :)
If you have him in year 12, its over.
He's a very knowledgeable maths teacher who really knows his stuff, and quite an approachable and friendly person despite not having a very energetic style of teaching. He's always willing to answer your questions, and can help you out with the harder application problems if you ask him for help. However, he doesn't really put in the effort to teach or interact with the class unfortunately; most classes he'd just let us do our own work out of the textbook. Definitely not the best maths teacher.
Great guy! Would recommend completely. He really knows his stuff albeit his teaching might be a little shallow at times. Great personality and very approachable when asking about difficult problems :)
Great teacher, you learn heaps everyday, hence why everyone looks forward to and goes to his lesson. Really knows what he teaches, covers a lot of material, makes his own orginal hard tests. Has a good relationship with all his students and endeavours to know all their names by the first day. Also great fashion sense, definitely a role model in my life. One of the best teachers at school and really well liked and respected by colleagues and students
Seeing that he has a phD, he is very knowledgeable in all areas of math. Without him I dont think I would be aceing 3/4 Methods
Taught us completing the square, aced yr 12
I enjoyed this year heaps. Great teacher. He understood the stress of year 12 and let us relax in his class. He also gave us lots of time to do our own study in class which was good because methods is basically familiarizing yourself by doing as many questions from the textbook/past papers/practice papers as possible.
Gives heaps of tests to force students to study. This is very effective, but a very lazy method of teaching. Also doesn't actively teach you unless you ask him questions, which makes you work ahead.