• Question: was your teacher a dr.

    Asked by harrison123 to Daniela, Hannah, Ian, Jono, Mark on 20 Jun 2013.
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      Mark Hodson answered on 20 Jun 2013:

      Hi Harrison,

      one of my chemistry teachers was a “Dr”, my main recollection of him is that he appeared to have faintly dark green stubble – it could have been the light in the class room but I think we all put it down to too many chemicals!



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      Daniela Plana answered on 20 Jun 2013:

      Hi harrison123!

      Most of my teachers in school were not doctors, although I do remember having a biology teacher one year that did have a PhD and a physics teacher that was a PhD student while he taught at our school (tough doing both at once!)… However, most of my teachers at University were doctors!


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      Jono Bone answered on 20 Jun 2013:


      At secondary school none of my teachers were doctors. When I went to sixth form college to study for A- levels I was taught chemistry and biology by doctors but my maths and physics teachers weren’t.

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      Hannah Brotherton answered on 21 Jun 2013:

      Hi harrison123,
      Yeh at school I had a few that were Dr….. I even had a teacher that was a priest 😀

      But at university every teacher is a dr. Also, did you know most science presenters are Drs?

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      Ian Wilson answered on 21 Jun 2013:

      Hi harrison123,

      Let’s see, all 3 of my Chemistry teachers were Doctors, and 2 of my 3 Biology teachers were too. I don’t think either of my Physics teachers were.

      One of my favourite teachers (Miss Heymans) was the Biology teacher without a PhD – she really knew her stuff and she made lessons really enjoyable. A good researcher doesn’t necessarily make a good teacher!