Teacher Spotlight - Ms Comber
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week the spotlight falls upon Dorothy Comber - veteran English teacher of Madras. Courtney Gardiner picks her brain about literature and education.


     
 

Full Name:

Dorothy Jane Comber

 
  Place of Birth:
Edinburgh
 
  Education:
Started studying law before switching in later life to an English Degree.
 
  Hobbies:
Reading, jigsaws, tap dancing
 
  Interesting fact:
Climbed Machu Picchu in Peru
 
 
     

Courtney

How are you finding the school year so far?

Ms Comber
Great! I feel very lucky to teach at Madras, the school has such good students, particularly the debaters whom I’ve had the pleasure of coaching for many years.

Courtney

The current S6 will be off to university next year, how was your own time as a student?

Ms Comber
I did my English degree later in life. In my youth I started a Law degree before deciding it wasn’t for me and I went into work and had children. Since the age of 5 I had always wanted to teach and I came back to education to study English.

Courtney

What advice would you give to next year’s leavers?

Ms Comber
Enjoy your time at university because you will never get it back!

Courtney

What is your favourite literature to teach?

Ms Comber
Shakespeare. The richness and beauty of his language is captivating, and I have a great passion for his work.

Courtney

Finally, in 5 words, describe your style of teaching.

Ms Comber Passionate, humourous, chaotic, thoughtful, forgiving.

Courtney

Thanks for your time.

by Courtney Gardiner