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Instructor: Clayton Kua

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SPCO151, Fall 2013
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Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Fall 2013

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 15588 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 28 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 26 (93%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 28 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 27 (96%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 28 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 24 (86%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 28 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 24 (86%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 28 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 25 (89%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 28 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 27 (96%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 28 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 26 (93%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 28 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 27 (96%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 28 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (11%) 23 (82%) 1 (4%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 28 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 24 (86%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 28 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (7%) 25 (89%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 28 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 27 (96%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Professor Kua and the peers I had in SPCO 151 made speech-making a better experience for me.
Ready to answer all questions that I had and presented all the material very well. Easy to talk to and explained every thing very well. Excellent teacher.
I really like Kua because he made SPCO very fun.
I like the way the instructor explained speech and communication.
Everything about this course was fantastic.
I really enjoyed participating in the group activities.
THIS COURSE IS FUN AND INTERESTING! REALLY MAKES MY SPEECH IMPROVE.
I have learned a lot through this class. I learned of all the different kinds of way to give a speech in front of a class or in any other group meetings. I have learned how not to be nervous and to have confident when speaking in front of a lot of people or class. I learned that not only me but a lot of my classmates have a hard time speaking in front of the class and so I give them the encouragement they need to speak in front of the class.
I really enjoyed that kumu kua took the time to give exsamples of all the speecehs that he wanted us to write. I really enjoyed his class and learned alot from him
I liked that this class was very open and moving forward.
Tall tower building.
I liked the feeling that I was safe while giving my speeches and I was not being judged.
I enjoyed this class very much. what I like most was that even though we only meet once a week, all areas were covered that were needed to accomplish specific assignments. Kumu Kua is a very enjoyable teacher, so much so I could not only just learn what was required , but have a good time doing it. This course from another teacher could have been very nerve wrecking. Kumu made learning fun and gave me confidence and knowledge to speak in public or even skills i can use in everyday life. Speaking in public can be quite challenging, but I feel I have been taught accordingly and I am able to speak at anytime for any reason that arises.
the teacher had his course materials ready for his students. He were always on time and ready to teach
I liked how Mr.Kua have us do various activities to explain the material, very effective.
I liked all of the speeches that we had to do. I gained confidence.
Clayton was very in touch with the students. He made everything feel very casual and that he was a real person and willing to help. I really enjoyed this class and hope to have more professors like him.
Assignments were easy to understand because good examples were used and lectures were made interesting.
I liked how Kumu made our assignments and projects not just work but fun. He helped me to feel more comfortable when doing my speeches. I became more confident knowing that I didn't need to be perfect, I just needed to show him that I am learning and feeling better about a speech every time I had to do one.
There are many things that I liked about this course. I was extremely hesitant to take this course because speech was the class I was most anxious about. Kumu Kua did an incredible job of making projects/assignments that were comfortable to talk about. Also, his teaching methods were extremely relatable and full of laughter. Excellent teaching methods that made this anxiety driven course, a great one to take.
GREAT Speech Class! I liked doing the speeches
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
It would be very helpful to have an idea of what kind of grade I received for each speech during the course of the semester, instead of at the very end, but I'm sure that this method has something to do with not discouraging the speaker, if they were to receive a poor grade, which is just as well.
None.
None
Perhaps allowing more time on each Powerpoint slide? There were times when I could only jot the info from the presentation and not listen to the professor.
NOTHING. ITS ALL GOOD TO ME.
No. Its so much fun!
nope.
Suggestions to improve this course, I liked it exactly how it is. Simple, clear and educational. I dont have a suggestion to make it better. It is a fun and educational class. I reccomend Kumu Kua to anyopne who wants to take speech. He can teach even the most timid or awkward person to have confidence when a speech is required.
N/A
no this class is really appropriate
None
I have no suggestions to improve this course.
None
15. Other comments:
None.
This semester there were two classes I feared,spco 151 was one of them. There was one class I was very excited about, due to the subject matter. The two classes I feared the most became my favorite classes, while the the class I was most interested in was the worst class I have ever taken. The reason was solely due to the instrutors. I have learned that classes are 90% instructor and 10% subject matter. Only an exceptional human being like Kumu Kua could make this class enjoyable and did far more than that. He creates an environment that is so pleasing, and offers a sanctuary in which your worst fears can be addressed, public speaking. I honestly do not want this class to end. I am so comfortable and at ease in his and the classes presence that I look forward to Monday nights, and being with my family. He creates a bond between the students and himself that is really special. HCC should be honored to have an instructor like Kumu Clayton Kua who can present this subject matter with such ease and grace (for lack of a better word). Thank you so much Kumu Kua, you brought out someone in myself I never knew existed, and I am a much better person because of that. I will use these skills throughout my life. Truly thank you!
I enjoyed being in your class. Mahalo!
Clayton Kua is an awesome teacher. He makes the class fun and entertaining while still teaching appropriate materials and lessons. I would definitely reccommend him to anyone needing or wanting to take a speech class.
I absolutely loved this class and Kumu Kua!!!!!
WE LOVE YOU CLAYTON KUA! KEEP UP THE GREAT JOB.
Brother Clayton Kua is an awesome teacher because he haves the smarts and the patience of a gentleman which I would love to pick or learned from so I can be like him one day. So, keep up the good work bruddah Clayton and God Bless You and your family and a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years. Love You Bruddah Clayton
Kumu Kua was the far most caring teacher that i have had threw my college years here. He always made sure that we knew what we were doing and always follwed up on us threw email
This is such an awesome class
I strongly reccommend this course to anyone. It is very well taught and alot of fun at the same time.
Good Communication skills were provided by the instructor
N/A
Clayton knows how to keep his students engaged. I wish more instructors were like him.
I LOVED THIS CLASS!! I REALLY ENJOYED IT!!
This was the class I was looking forward to the least in taken for my Liberal Arts degree requirements, however, Kumu Kua made it a positive experience with many moments of laughter and fun. It was an amazing course and I will definitely be recommending it to anyone else who needs to take a speech course.

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 15589 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.97 29 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 28 (97%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 29 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 27 (93%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.97 29 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 28 (97%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.97 29 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 28 (97%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 29 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 26 (90%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.97 29 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 28 (97%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 29 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 27 (93%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 29 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 26 (90%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 29 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 27 (93%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 29 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 27 (93%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 29 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 2 (7%) 26 (90%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.97 29 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 28 (97%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Kumu kua makes the class fun!!!!!!!
Kumu Kua was a fun instructor and he helped me learn a lot about public speaking.
I am really glad I finally took this speech class, especially with Kumu Kua. Even though I was so scared to take it. Taking this class thought me that speeches aren't so bad.
Fun learning effective assignments, and brought out my creativity
No further questions
I enjoyed the instructor's personality and he made it more comfortable to be able to speak publicly in front of class. The impromptu speeches were fun and great exercise.
I liked everything about the course. The way Kumu set up the lesson by having physical examples helped me understand the content more than if I were to just read the book. Also, the speeches that we did helped me and did not intimidate or discourage me at all. One of the best classes I've ever taken.
I enjoyed the whole class everything about it. His lectures were informative. When he gave his own speeches to show us how he wanted that particular speech done it helped so much. He was super funny and easy to communicate with. The speeches where about good topics and fun. I was terrified to take this course but he put my fears at ease with his easy going demeanor.
Kumu Kua was one of the best professors I have had. Speech is clearly intimidating for many people (most in my class) and I personally saw my classmate go through a huge transformation. We all seem to have lost our fear of speech. He is wonderful.
The instructor Clayton Kua was an is a very effective, motivational Teacher. Overall he is a very valuable asset to out school and I can say that I am generally smarter and more confident from taking this course.
I get very nervous speaking in front of people but Kumu Kua's speech class was very welcoming and warm. The atmosphere he presents in his class doesn't give an uptight feel. The text is very easy to understand and very insightful. His activities help to enhance the lessons and he explains everything very thoroughly. I love the combination of text work and hands-on, it helped me to learn more productively.
This course not only was fun to be in, but it also help me break out of my shell just a little more. The activities and daily mix up in class is what made this class worth going to.
Kumu was one of the very few teachers that I have ever had that actually made me want to come to class. He made a terrifying subject like speech, fun, and want to try to do your best in the class. The speeches he assigned were interesting not only to give but also to listen to from the other students.
Professor Kua makes fun class activities such as personal speech, group acts, and team presentation to encourages to us enjoy during the semester!.
I do not like speaking in front of a crowd/group but Kumu Kua made fun and comfortable for me to get up there and do my speech. Thank you Kumu Kua!
I really appreciated the interaction between students and teacher. It helped me to open up more and feel comfortable with myself and others when presenting a speech or working in groups towards a common goal. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher.
I enjoyed impromptu speaking the most.
I had so much fun in his class. I never thought I would love speech class but he made it so relevant and applicable that I enjoyed every minute.
I enjoyed the impromptu speeches and the laughs that we all had together.
I liked every thing about this course! Also the group activities held in class and the speeches that were assigned and given from the other students. A great class overall, the one class i enjoyed this semester. (:
I loved this class, it was so much fun. I enjoyed that the class wasn't just textbook work, it was alot of hands-on work.
i liked everything honestly. im very shy, and this class is a great way to come out of ones shell.great activities, great classmates, and presentations.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
None class is the bomb
None
Everything was great!
Keep doing it the same exact way its perfect.
None. I think each lesson plan was executed in a timely and efficient manner.
no. It is an awesome class.
No.
No suggestions, Kumo Kua does a great job!
I dont believe this class needs any improvement. I think other instructors should take notes from Kumu Kua on what they should make better.
i have no suggestions.
15. Other comments:
Kumu deserves an a++++++++++
Great job Kumu!!!!
No, he was a great teacher
It is very refreshing to have a native Hawaiian teacher. Something about that one quality in particular was that he had a very good rapport with all of us in class, and made us feel like ohana. He was funny and put us at ease. Speaking publicly is a challenge for most people, so putting us at ease was really important. We still freaked out, but not as much.
Excellent instructor overall. He knew the subject expertly and was able to expertly model our speech requirements.
Thank you Kumu Kua for being such an amazing teacher. You helped me overcome one of my biggest fears and I thank you for that.
Excellent professor
Had a great semester as his student. I hope for more instructors like him.
Awesome class taught awesome teacher
Professor Kua told us at the beginning that we are not alone, we are in this together and no one is judging you. It's been engraved in my mind ever since. I've never had a professor say that to ensure us that we shouldn't get nervous, but he did. Professor Kua is a great teacher, and I've recommended him to some friends that haven't taken speech yet because I know they too, would enjoy his class just as much as I have been. If I could, I'd take him over and over again.
Keep being amazing Kumu!
Was really fun and feel glad.
Don't ever get rid of Kumu Kua. He's the best around and knows how to talkand teach so that his students will listen and learn what needs to be taught.
Mahalo to Kumu Kua for such a great class!
All instructors should follow Kumu Kua's methods. He taught in a fun way and made me want to do my work. He was never negative and always so encouraging.
I enjoyed this class.
Kumu,this speech class is amazing, and it will be missed. im sorry for the loss of your mother, but one day you guys will be reunited so all is not lost. i bet everyone in class wrote something about your mother so i wont ramble on about it. great lessons, and you're the most humorous professor on campus, i like that. happy holidays, and have a good one.Aloha, and take care.

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 15590 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.74 27 0.81 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 23 (85%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 27 0.8 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 24 (89%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 27 0.83 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 21 (78%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 27 0.83 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 21 (78%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.74 27 0.81 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 23 (85%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 27 0.79 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 25 (93%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.74 27 0.81 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 23 (85%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.74 27 0.81 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 23 (85%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 27 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (19%) 18 (67%) 2 (7%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 27 0.82 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 22 (81%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.74 27 0.81 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 23 (85%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 27 0.79 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 25 (93%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
This class was very fun!
I liked that the assignments were entertaining, as well as kumu kua he was entertaining himself so he made class fun and easy to learn.
I really appreciate the offering of a GE communications class offered in the evening. This was very helpful for me as I work daytimes.
It made me very more comfortable to speak in front of people. As I was in this class I had a high school teacher of mine ask me to speak to her students about college and this class prepared me very well for it:) & I did a great job :)
i loved how there was no serious vibe in the classroom. at times when we needed to be serious we were, but overall, the class was amazing. i would most definitely take another class from him if he offers another one of my requirements. the speeches were amazing and they ended up allowing us to bring forth feelings that we were otherwise hiding. the assignments were fun also.
Class participation!
I enjoyed all of the assigned speeches. Although at first it was nerve wrecking, i was able to overcome that. I really feel like we were all a family in the class. Kumu, words can't explain how awesome a teacher you are! Thank you for a great semester :)
It was fun! This class helped me discover that I actually love giving speeches.
I liked all speeches in class, the lessons were always well planned and educational. teacher thinks on his toes if changes must be made, and knows how to keep class in order and still have fun while in class. most classes students miss a lot of class but all my classmates were mostly there if anything two per class were missing if anything so that tells me that hes a great teacher if the students like coming to class.
Being able to be open minded with my assignment and gaining more knowledge of becoming an effective presenter.
Clayton Kua is the best teacher ever. Really gets to know his students. Also really entetains the class.
I loved the camaraderie of the class - having such a fun teacher really impressed upon us students and made us all bond. We were very supportive of each other and we motivated each other to do our best on all of our assignments.
I absolutely loved this class. Kumu is a great instructor. This class has helped me in so many ways with speeches and boosted my self esteem as well as gave me the opportunity to make long lasting friendships. If I could take this class over again I would!
I liked how everything was explained very clearly and there were good examples of speeches before hand to reference how to write my speech.
Loved the activities used in class to demonstrate what was being taught that day. The power point presentations went really well with the lecture. Lectures were always funny and entertaining, and explained in a way that was extremely easy to understand.
It's a fun a class and he made all of us feel comfortable in class.
Great speech assignments which helped me to break out of my comfort zone to be comfortable with delivering speeches to my classmates! Each class period was full of energy with a great atmosphere to be in.
My experience in Kumu kua's class is one that I will not forget. The thing that I enjoyed the most was his way of teaching. Kumu not only instructed us from just going over the chapters in our book, but he gave us group activities it get his point across. Also the different types of projects that were assigned to us not only helped us to become comfortable speaking in front of others, but it also gave us an opportunity to get to know things about our classmates and ourself.
learning was fun and easy to learn because of that.
What i liked about this course is the speeches. Given the ability to speak in public helped me alot to overcome my fears of public speaking.
I learned to not be afraid of speeches.
Amazing class!! Love it. Highly reccomended
i like the part the way he teach
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
No suggestions it was perfect!
Nothing he is an amazing professor
Not at all
i have no suggestions to improve this course. i believe this course is perfect.
none
Maybe more short impromptu speeches to mix things up.
no he does a great job with what hes doing, keep it up.
Nothing I could say
I have no suggestions, this was the best class I took this semester.
N/a
N/A
I believe that Kumu Kua is doing a great job.
no
no, it was great!
very cool , caring for his students
15. Other comments:
Kumu Kua is a gifter teacher and facilitator. I enjoyed his class and his approach to it. I feel he equipped us all with a new tool for our future.
Great teacher, very local down to earth guy and that's what I'm used to living here in hawaii my whole life. We need more people like him teacher at the college
keep up the good work kumu kua! your class is amazing! i grade it an A+++++ :)
none
We love you, kumu!
You're the best KUMU!!
N/a
Kumu Kua did a very great job with this class. I feel that there could not be a better instructor for this subject.
overall very educating class, really helped me prepare myself for class presentation and just how to be confident and comfortable.
thanks for a great semester!
Kumu Kua is a great instructor!
I would take another class that Kumu Kua is teaching. He connects with us, he makes learning enjoyable and retainable. Id give him an A!!!! Thanks Kumu :)
The best college Kumu I ever had!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He made me feel comfortable while doing my speech. I was not as nervous as i normally am.
N/A

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 15593 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 28 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (25%) 21 (75%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 28 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (21%) 21 (75%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.61 28 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (39%) 17 (61%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.61 28 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 9 (32%) 18 (64%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.68 28 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (32%) 19 (68%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.74 28 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (25%) 20 (71%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.74 28 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (25%) 20 (71%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 28 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (25%) 21 (75%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.54 28 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 5 (18%) 19 (68%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 28 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 8 (29%) 19 (68%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.61 28 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (39%) 17 (61%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 28 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (25%) 21 (75%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Good intrustor.funny..I like how he do an example before we do our speech
This course was really educational. I learned soo much things about preparing and giving a speech. Kumu Kua taught the class not only in an effective way it also was a fun way.
I like how mr Kua would give us fun -and exciting assignments go do. He was very lenient with his assignments and made this class very fun and excited to go class
It was a fun class. Learned a lot. Made me a little more confident in giving speeches.
I love the student-teacher interaction, classroom participation, and information taught. Kumu Kua is an AWESOME Instructor and made learning FUN! =)
Everything about this Class was amazing. Each class was engaging and easy to follow. All activities were tied in with the course material and fun to participate in.
I really enjoyed this course and found it to be very useful in my other courses. I had a super fun time and enjoyed lots of laughs.
The class activities were fun and this helped our class be more comfortable with each other.
how we had group work, that taught us to learn to work with others,
I liked how we got to make a speech about what ever interested us.
I liked everything about this class. We had ample time to work on all the speeches.
everything
I liked how Kumu not just only delivered lectures, but also did hands on activities as well as group activities. I also liked how he showed us his personal examples of the speeches that were due so we had an idea of how we could do ours.
Although being very shy, I enjoyed the impromptu speeches.
He made me feel comfortable in his class. I am not one to speak in front of a class but now I am able to speak in public and in front of a class.
This course was very informative. I love the creative and different types of learning styles used in this class. For example, we did test online, lots of group work.
I enjoyed learning about myself and others. I had fun working with my classmates and having an awesome Kumu.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
This class met all my expectations and more. I wouldnt change anything about the course. But recommend more teachers be more like Kumu Kua.
None. Mr. Kua is the bomb!
DEBATES ARE FUN!!!
None
nothing, it was good
N/a
Maybe do more activities on how to kill anxieties before doing speeches.
None
no
I think your doing a great job. Keep it up.
15. Other comments:
Funny
Great Class!
Mahalo Kumu! It was a pleasure to jump on your waʻa and sail on thru =) ThankU for Everything!!
Teach the class how for use Chopsticks bwahahahahaha
Thank you for helping me to overcome my uncontrollable laughter. Mahalo plenty! ;-)
I really enjoyed the class activities.
Kumu did a great job of lowering peoples anxiety levels and encouraging them to feel comfortable about speaking.
help me speak more in front of an audience.
I wish I took this class during my first semester; this class really helped me deliver my other projects in other classes.
keep up the good work kumu Kua thank you.
Thank you Kumu! I had fun and and enjoyed this class. Proud I had you as a Kumu. GO RAMS!!!

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 18265 (0)     18267 (0)     18268 (0)     18269 (0)     18270 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.91 22 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 20 (91%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 22 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 19 (86%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.68 22 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (23%) 16 (73%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.68 22 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (32%) 15 (68%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 22 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 18 (82%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.91 22 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 20 (91%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.91 22 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 20 (91%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 22 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 19 (86%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 22 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 16 (73%) 2 (9%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.68 22 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 2 (9%) 17 (77%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 22 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 1 (5%) 17 (77%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 26 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 20 (91%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I learned how to effectively organize my thoughts when preparing for a particular speech for presentation and to eliminate redundant or repetitious thoughts. Kumu Kua's critique/evaluations of each speech helped me to improve on my delivery on subsequent speeches. I know that I can take what I learned in this course and apply it in my daily life now and into the future. Kumu showed great examples on how presentations should be conducted. He varied his teaching methods and kept the course interesting and interactive.
Clayton Kua is a very knowledgable instructor who makes learning speech very easy. He takes time to give great examples or role play what he is trying to teach the class. The speech assignments were interesting ebcause he would give us an example of every speech himself before assigning us to ours.
I did some different types of speech. Those were good experience for me.
I enjoyed how much fun Kumu made the long class days. It was never boring.
I really enjoyed doing speeches because it helped me to become confident in speaking out loud in front of others.
I liked how the class is comprised mostly of giving speeches rather than learning from a book.
This class is pretty fun for me because the mood is confortable and amusing.
I liked how our teacher made everyone comfortable to be able to speak in front of a whole class. He allowed us to express ourselves and become one big family to help each other out and encourage each other. His ways of teaching kept me concentrated and involved where I enjoyed the different projects and assignments, I had a lot of fun! I would reccommend any student who is shy and who has trouble doing speeches to take his course because he makes it easier and more comfortable to speak in front of a class.
very patient teacher. humorous
I liked that the speech assignments were given far enough in advance for use to prepare.
I am very afraid of public speaking and had to take the course because it was mandatory for my major. To my surprise, it was one of the more enjoyable classes I took this semester. He was very informative and professional with a reasonable amount of work assigned. I learned more than I thought I would and it was actually very fun!
I really like the win, win, and the improptu was super funny.
I enjoyed all of my assignments. I thought i would have been nervous about speaking in front of a class and then being graded by my instructor. However, because Kumu Kua made an effort to connect with the students it wasn't hard to speak in front of him and because of the group activities everyone was able to create friendships. This made speaking in front of the class feel like you were just talking stories to friends.
helped me with speech and helped me answer phones at kA
I loved the speech assignments, all were varied and never boring!
The instructor cultivated a warm and supportive learning environment.
I really like atmosphere of Clayton Kua to us. The speeches in class were really good to improve my speaking skills.
I really enjoyed this professor and really enjoyed his teaching techniques. I strongly recommend him to other students who are looking for a fun and learning speech class.
This course was very benificial. I feel that the assignments were good at helping instill the lessons that we learned. I like the open endedness of the projects they allowed for variety and interest. Kumu is a good teacher,he did very well with the hands on group activities that helped accomplish greater understanding of the topic.
the speeches
His speeches that he wants us to do are good choices.
I liked the fact that there were not too many restrictions on how we could do our speeches and presentations, the only thing that limit we had was our imaginations which is good since our class is full of "imaginative" people.
everything was great
I learned how to overcome my fear of speaking in front of a live audience. I am able to do it if I need to in the future. Kumu is a very good and thorough instructor.
I love his class. It was so much fun!,
In general, SpCo 151 was quite challenging for me, though overcoming all obstacles in this class was . . . PURE SWEET SUCCESS!
He was very passionate about the subject. He was flexible and engaged everyone in learning.
I was never a strong speech giver, but thanks to Kumu Kua, I feel much more confident about speaking in front of others. I liked how interactive he makes his classes and encourages us to be supportive of each other.
i enjoyed all the presentations. it was fun!
EVERYTHING it helped me be a little more outgoing and help me get over my fear of talking but i still am a little scared if i am not talking infront of people i know
good number of assignments and time to prepare for them
I really liked this course because it was very exciting. Kumu Kua teaches in a way that's fun yet effective. He'd also make everyone enjoy delivering their speeches which are typically a scary thing for some to do. Now, I'd say that I've kind of overcome my stage fright.
In general,the class was interesting and never bored me. I thought that the speech assignments were very creative and fun to work on.
nothing i do not like speech or group work i just took class for credit
Speeches were manageable and felt comfortable doing them
I really liked the impromptu speech.
At the beginning of this semester I dreaded taking this class. One of my fears is speaking in front of an audience and speech was the last thing on my list but I had to take this class because it's required for my major. It turned out to be my favorite class this semester. As nervous as I still get each time I need to present a speech, with each assignment I faced my greatest fear and each time it gets a little easier. I have enjoyed everything about this course from activities to group projects to assignments. I have learned and overcome so much in the past 4 months I wish this class was longer.
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He made a very welcoming environment, it really helped me feel comfortable.
Having to get up in class
Kumu Kua s class was fun and the impromptu speech where epic
the way Clayton Kua arranged the activities and groups made me want to participate more.
I thought all activities, projects and assignments were interesting and challenging.
I was always very scared to take this class, but now I feel confident of giving a speech because Kumu Kua made very this class very interesting and excited. It was my best class this semester and I really enjoy it!!!!!
The impromptu speeches were alot of fun. It was great to see what people came up with off the top of their heads.
Kumu kua has creative speech assignments. I thought the impromptu speeches were fun and provided good experience. I definitely feel more comfortable speaking in front of a group and a large portion of that is the fact that we had to give 8 or 9 speches this semester.
I liked how everyone is put on the spot with like imprompt to speaches having to think on the fly. It was challenging and fun at the same time.
This class has helped me learn how to speak and present in front of classes. The skills learned will be relevant to my life, for the rest of it.
The in class discussions were great. I did not know how super amazing he is. He is the best teacher for speech. He would present a discussion and use experiences every student in the class at some point could relate to. The atmosphere settled into a comfortable intimate setting for myself and the rest of the class to be able to speak and do the assignment. Now isnʻt that what speech class is all about? Simply amazing. I realized the impact of his teaching stlye when sitting next to two of the quietest students in my class. Within the first month of class the two students who were reserved really began to open up. The really quiet students had a voice too. AMAZING! Now, we are all much better at speaking in front of an audience with purpose, clarity, and more confidence. I know I am much more confident now than before I took the class. Oh the magic that happens in speech class. Kumu Kua is Magic.
His passion and enthusiasim as a teacher. I feel he did an excellent job and I will deffinatly take another class from him and reffer my classmates if they are looking for a teacher that is passionate, understanding and encourages us to do the best we can.
He was very thorough about the course and made it very fun while being able to understand and learn many things. He understands how to interact with his students which makes him a very excellent teacher.
I enjoyed the speeches & group projects. In my last speech class it was boring, and intimidating, but in Kumu Kua's class it's more warm and inviting. He uses different types of techniques to teach the class, so it's never boring.
I enjoyed Kua's relaxed but professional teaching method. He provided a comfortable space for students to learn and thrive.
Kumu made the lectures fun and gave examples of what he expected of us on speeches.
I liked the amount of work he gave us and how effective they taught us about the chapters. His activities were very helpful and I ejoyed coming to class. His class was a positive environment and this class was basically the only reason that I looked forward to coming to school.
Really enjoyable atmosphere. Very effective teaching methods. Not too easy, not too hard.
At the begining of the course, we were given an individual speech assignment that I was very intimidated by. I even thought about dropping the class because of the fear and anxiety I had within me. I went to see Kumu Kua and stressed my anxiety about having to do the project, but luckily he encouraged and convinced me that it was normality for people/students to feel the way I felt. I am thankful for him that he helped me overcome the fear in me of classroom speaking. Today, I am slightly embarrassed still, but yet I am able to get a good night rest and are able to control my anxiety which is really low in status.
I liked the speeches and group work.
I really enjoyed the impromptu speeches that Kumu Kua had the class do.
Prior to taking Kumu Kua's class I was very nervous but with his way of connecting with students,I would like to see more of those kinds of instructors in college.
I really actually enjoyed this course although my outside life took a turn his work and group interactions were awesome....I totaly got to learn about my fellow classmates personaly and made me discover alot moreabout myself and how to interact my personality into a buisness function by trying different communication tastics...
I loved my classmates and my Instructor. Kua made you feel comfortable, and he used laughter to relax us. You can tell that he's really nice just by looking at him, and his methods work. When he first came in class, he didn't sit at his desk. He sat at one of the tables, and since people of all ages attend class, it was hard to tell. But I knew. I've always been observant. He's a great Instructor, and he really reaches out to us.
Amazing activities and projects!
Kumu is a fun teacher who makes class interesting.
I really enjoyed this course. It helped me overcome my fear of presenting in front of people. I am now comfortable enough to do presentations in front of the class, not only in this class but my other classes as well. As for the assignments, I really enjoyed the topics we had to do speeches on.
I like the way he changed things up so you don't get bored.
All of it, this was my favorite class this semester. The projects stretched me, made me think, helped me learn about myself, and integrated well with my other classes.
I enjoyed presenting speeches and receiving feedback immediately afterwards.
i really like the activities we did such as the rumor game and the debate.
all the speeches were fun and motivational
I learned how to do speeches in front of a class. I used to be shy but this class has showed me to have courage and don't be afraid to speak up. I think the teacher also helped a lot because you feel comfortable in the class and your nervous feeling goes away because of the environment of the class.
I loved the material that helped with the class objective.
Kumu Kua was a great instructor for this course! I have developed stronger communication skills that will definitely help me in my chosen profession. Kumu made this class interesting and fun to come and be a part of, because of this, I think that is why I had an easy time expressing myself on many of the assignments.
This class was really off-putting and intimidating at first, even though I had worked as a leader / presenter of various materials for some time, I never felt so uncomfortable standing in front of a crowd as I did during my speeches. I suppose that's a good thing, but to be perfectly honest, I hope that it never happens again. I loved the way you taught the lecture materials and gave the individuals and groups a freedom in choosing and presenting their material during every speech. I was encouraged to take this class by everyone who I asked, and now I see why.
I liked the speeches n
I like that Kumu Kua made us all feel comfortable from the first day. He has a great sense of humor that makes the class more enjoyable. I like that before every speech he does an example of his own so it gives us an idea of what we have to do.
this course was always fun and there was a lot of interaction between other students and teachers. I really enjoyed this class and would recommend other people to take his class
I enjoyed this class even when it's speaking!(:
Kumu used a good sense of humor to keep the class motivated and focused.
most of the assignments were fun to work on. the work was challenging enough to make me put enough effort into making the presentations good.
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Enjoyed the course excellent teacher.
Having been given the choice to talk about something that you felt very strong about or knew very well was a great way to start off the course. Had we been asked to research a topic that you do not know or are not interested in affects the quality of the finished product. This is more so in speech where not everyone is used to sharing their topic or writings with their whole class. By starting off with what you are comfortable with I felt more confident and willing to share what I had to talk about. It seemed that everyone besides myself enjoyed the topics that presented throughout the course.
Enjoyed the process of gradually getting more comfortable with speaking to a large group. The variety of speech subjects made it a great challenge.
I think that not only does Clayton have a good course set up but that he makes it interesting and fun as well as having patience and understanding for the students abilities. He is a great teacher andd this was a great class!
At first I didn't like it because I didn't like talking in front of people. But after Clayton Kua taught us techniques it was fun. He made the class really fun with his humor and good personality.
Kumu Kua was very easy to learn from and a great teacher.
I enjoyed that there was no homework, every so often we had a project and the projects were fun and interesting. I didnt enjoy the group projects, because not everyone listens and does their part of the project.
I liked doing my presentations and are group activities was lots of fun to.
The impromtu speeches were fun. I also liket the group presentaion.
I really liked the dream speech, as well as the impromptu speeches because though it was weird and random topics, it was still fun and good practice/ experience.
I honestly liked every part of this course. Clayton Kua is an amazing teacher who really tries to understand and help his students. As a student, Mr. Kua's teaching techniques and class room set up really allowed me to enjoy and learn every aspect in this course.
I really enjoyed the Impromptu speeches and the informative speech.
It was awesome!
I like how Kumu Koa taught his class. He is a teacher that tries to relate to his students. He makes his class fun.
Was ACTION!
I did like the group presentation.
I really enjoyed doing the speeches and the activities in class that Kumu Kua had prepared. It was fun, interactive, and always interesting. The speeches were fun and I especially liked the in-class debate activity. Overall, a really fun and interesting class.
This class was fun despite the fact that it was a speech and communication class.
I enjoyed the overall course itself.
I like that he used different methods in his lectures to make the material he was presenting to be interesting and fun to learn.
Speech assignments aided in gaining experience in the field.
The subject matter was more interesting then I thought it would be, and his presentations were entertaining enough to keep me focused. Everyones speeches were creative, and enjoyable. Doing improv speechs were also fun, yet nerve racking.
The speeches were really fun to do!
This course was really hands on and we would do speeches and create speeches. it wasnt so much of the textbook which was great and a lot more interesting.
I liked having frequent practice giving speeches. It really helped me to bolster my courage and refine my techniques.
What I like about this course is the different types of speeches and the fact that we didn't have specific topics to write about. I like that we were given the opportunity to talk about anything that related to the speech topic. Also, I like that we got to work in groups and communicate with one another in order to finish the group work project.
I appreciated how Kumu gave us opportunities to voice our opinions and challenged us with speeches that force us to put what we learn to work.
Clayton Kua went above and beyond by allowing me to attend his TUES/THURS class and/or his MON/WED class due to my Fireman schedule. He was also very patient and understanding to other students needs in the class.
i liked the group debate we did in class.
I liked doing the impromptu speech, suprisingly. I thought i would be nervous but the topics were fun and interesting.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
No. Kumu Kua is an effective, well-prepared instructor for this course.
Not that I can think of.
None.
Switching slide pages is too fast. That would be better take more time to show us them.
No,this course was great! I learned a lot and I became a lot more comfortable to speak or do speeches in front of my class mates.
none
I don't have any suggestions to improve the course. The assignments that were given were fun and challenging. The best part was when i got to share my stories.
No, I think it is a wonderful course and would encourage anyone I know to take it!
Perhaps incorporate resources to provide a basic tutorial on how to use PowerPoint. Previous knowledge of PowerPoint was assumed.
I do not have any suggestions.
None
nope
Nothing to improve =)
I had a hard time knowing when the tests were since they were online, as a result i missed nearly all of them which is absolutely and totally my fault, but a reminder of all the test dates and deadlines on the board would be very helpful since i am one to forget a lot of things, which would give me a chance to write them down somewhere i can remember.
no, everything is well
None
No he's cool!
None.
He was great, he needs to teach more subjects, we need passionate teachers who love what they do.
None
NONE PERFECT
I think that the online assignments could use some improvement. If we could have gotten a reminder when one was due in class it would have been easier for us to remember to do them.
nothing, even though i do not this class i like your teaching style and, my preferance aside) i think that everything is well coordinated
Better warning utility of upcoming tests on laulima
No improvements needed :)
learned
None
More impromptu speeches !
none
No improvements needed.
No improvements need, just keep it up !
Maybe get rid of the group project. Some peoeple just are lazy or don't want to try and get the work done they just wait for you to do the work.
It would have been nice to have more feedback and possibly have students fill out feedback forms so we can better determine what aspects make a good speech. Also, I wasn't sure what we were supposed to get out of the debate. Maybe the instructions could be a little clearer.
yes to have a substitute in place in case of teacher being sick or what ever.
None
Give him a 10 dollar raise.
Very well done
None
nothing at all. I recommend Kua as everyones speech professor.
No, it works pretty well on its own.
No improvement needed. Kumu takes the path of teaching and helping others overcome public speacking in a proper and professional way.
nope.
I do not feel that there is any improvement to be made to this class.
none
n/a
I suppose the schedule could have been better. It kept changing, and I had to keep printing out new ones. But I guess that could happen to anyone because the days are confusing.
Nothing great course!
This course was very well organized by the instructor that I do not have any suggestions to improve this course.
None! great job.
None!
Allowing more preparation time for certain speeches such as the informative speech.
none
n/a
He's great! I love that you feel comfortable in class. He makes eveyrbody get along and makes you not be afraid of speeches.
none.
No
I got nothing. You taught us everything we needed to know just by assigning the speeches. I firmly believe that people are going to find their own way to handle things naturally through actually doing them and don't require a book, but since you incorporated both into your class, the students could really chose what worked for them.
Pot-luck day
None.
Nope.
nah, leave em how stay.
n/a
None. Good the way it is
Think Kumu Kua is doing great, I wouldn't change a thing!
No
No suggestions, the class is perfectly fine.
Course needs no improvement. It is very informative.
I didnt like that EVERYTHING was online, i dont have internet at my house, and this made it difficult for me to do assignments and tests. This was a reason i missed a few tests.
Not at all.
none, I loved it and wish I could take another one with with as my professor. Kumu Kua is one of the best teachers that Hcc has right now.
Negz
None
N/A
Not really, maybe, a BAD example of the group presentation would be useful as well, so we no what not to do.
Not really
There were many terms on the quizzes that we did not go over in class. It was difficult to know what was most important to know, because the reading covered a lot of terms. Sometimes Kumu seemed a bit disorganized/unprepared, and that made it harder to retain information. I very much disliked the extremely political tone of the textbook. It seemed to preach on political correctness as much or more than it taught about the actual subject. However, Kumu did not push this attitude in class, and taught fact more than personal viewpoints, which I was glad for.
Suggestions I would recommend is to include more in class projects and a better organized calendar.
I think Kumu can have stricter attendance policies. It was a great course and I absolutely loved coming to class. I would absolutely take another class with Kumu Kua so I feel that it was disrespectful for people not to show up for their peers and for Kumu. They really missed out on a beneficial experience.
Give our evaluation papers back from our speeches so that we know what we need to improve on.
15. Other comments:
This is a fun and informative course that is essential in assisting the student in achieving their goals as future professionals.
nope
Kumu Kua is an awesome teacher who has help build my confidence in public speaking.
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I totally enjoy this class. This class is good deal.
Kumu's sense of humor put me at ease when presenting but on the other hand I felt like he did not respect the students. His sence of humor was inappropriate, because it was directed at some of the student and their beliefs.
I am grateful for having Kumu Kua as my SPCO instructor.
great teacher
Loved it! I am completely over my fear of speaking in front of large audiences, and am grateful to Kumu Kua for all his enlightenment......
The (physical) classroom (Portable Building 16 1) could use some improvements: 1. The A/C could not be turned off resulting in a very cold and noisy classroom. 2. The projector needs to be cleaned out (warning message to clean filter every time it's turned on). 3. The instructor's PC is outdated (running Windows XP).
Thank you for teaching me many things about speaking. I could spend really good time in this class.
was cool beans
This class was fun. I am a person who afraid of public speaking but coming to this class i felt calm and overcame that fear.
this class is really fun and giving speeches has become easier since i first took this class, so i would say this was a effective and productive class thanks to Mr.Kua
I would highly recommend him as a teacher to my fellow classmates if they need to take a speech and communications class. ;)
Kumu Kua is THE BOMB! He helped me by bringing out the best in me (for example: eliminating stage-fright, improvement in communication, etc.).
I am so thankful that he was my teacher and inspired me!
Kumu Kua, Mahalo nui for all your support and feedback. We were lucky to have you as a teacher.
YOU ARE AWESOME! STAY COOL!! :) and thx for all the help
I really liked this course and feel that I have learned a lot and that Kumu Kua does a great job in teaching the material.
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Fun class!
Thank you Kumu Kua for such an amazing semester! I would definitely recommended this class to anyone.
lots!
Great class, great guy, great time.
GO RAMS !!!!
Clayton Kua is an overall excellent teacher who has great knowledge and first hand experience of the subject. His teaching style makes me want to learn more and motivates me to do my best.
I enjoy Clayton Kua as an instructor.
Mahalo Nui Kumu Kua for been so positive and friendly to our class. You made a huge impact in my education journey!!!
Overall great class, really enjoyed Kumu Kua. He made speech class a lot more fun.
It really is an injustice to students who come from a far and realize the teacher is not in do to whatever reasons. The school and teacher should have a plan B,C,D in place to make it worth the students time and money.
Clayton is a great teacher, and any student would be lucky to have him as a speech professor. The skill you will learn will have an overall impact on project presentations in and out of school.
Mahalo for your time Kumu. Aloha and I will see you in the future.
Clayton Kua is a great teacher. He's very humorous & entertaining. There's never a full moment in his class. I recommended him to many of my friends that need to take speech next semester. His speech class is overall my favorite class this semester.
Thank you so much! Aloha
awesome class!
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This class was very enjoyable. I would suggest this class to everyone needing to take speech.
Mr. Kua's class was a great course selection....
Clayton Kua is awesome, and I hope to have him again or at least see him on campus. PS - He likes chili.
Keep doing what you are doing! such an amazing teacher! loved this class the most!
Kua was an excellent instructor. He really made his students feel comfortable about presenting speeches in front of the class. He was very organized and taught the course materials very well.
I would highly recommend Mr. Kua to all my friends. You need more professors like him.
Kumu Kua is one of the best teachers I've EVER had, in any subject! His classes were fun and that's saying a lot considering how scary public speaking can be. He has a relaxed confidence that is contagious, so important in a speech class, yet he is firm in his expectations of the students. I felt gently and securly guided to do my best. If I have an opportunity to take additional classes from him I will. Mahalo Kumu for an awesome class.
Clayton Kua is one of the best teachers i ever had. It was such an honor having him as a teacher. He makes learning fun and interesting. I would recomomend him to anyone. Honestly, if i could retake the class i would. Clayton Kua is awesome!!
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This class is a very beneficial class for your every day use. I appreciate having an opportunity to be apart of this class. Thanks Kumu
Thank you very much for your patience and honesty. The class was eye opening in more ways than one and I'm happy that I got to learn this material from a teacher like you. Have a good summer.
I enjoyed this class and i would recommend all of my friends to take it with Kumu Kua.
Awesome teacher. Keep on keepin' on
mahalo for one cherry semester kumu... was good fun
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Thank You Clayton
This class was my favorite class!
Kumu Kua was my best teacher up to date.
I have no other comments, overall this class was awesome!
Great class. I loved it.
Clayton Kua is the best teacher teaching this course, hands down. Please allow him to continue teaching this course!
He da man
I think Kumu Kua is a very good teacher.
you rock
it was a fun class and i would recommend my friends and other students to take this class with Mr. kua.
I liked Kumu's relaxed attitude and vivid illustrations. His jokes and funny examples made the material memorable and enjoyable. There was a lot of laughter in his classroom, and that helped take the pressure off when we needed to make speeches. He helped us feel comfortable and told us it's okay to mess and up and feel nervous - it's all part of the learning process, and the reason we came to learn. Two words for this class: memorable and fun.
Overall, Clayton Kua is a great teacher. He is very clear and knowledgeable.
Mahalo Kumu
I enjoyed the course more than i thought i would, mostly because i hate public speaking.

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 17267 (0)     17268 (0)     17269 (0)     17270 (0)     17271 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 27 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 22 (81%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 27 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 22 (81%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 27 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (22%) 20 (74%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 27 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (15%) 22 (81%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 27 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 23 (85%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 27 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 27 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 27 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 25 (93%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 27 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 26 (96%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 27 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 5 (19%) 20 (74%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.65 24 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (25%) 19 (70%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 24 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 2 (8%) 19 (79%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.96 27 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 21 (88%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I liked that the way that this class was presented allowed us to learn as a class not just individually without any interaction with other students.
As this course is usually focused on the speaking ability, I had a hard time doing some assignments at first. However, due to the classmates' warm support and Kumu Kua's assistance helped me complete this course. Assignments and projects were appropriate for the class and some fun class activities were very helpful for me to understand the educational system in US.
Best class I had this semester. I would love to take another class with you. Everything about this class was engaging. I especially liked the country A/country B activity. it really showcased the differences in personality as well as mindsets and values, however inadvertent that was.
Of all the speeches that we presented in class, I loved the bumper sticker the most. As much as I thought that I was not creative enough for it, it brought my creativity out of me. This class in general helped me to express and really sit down and think.
I liked his approach, He was very informative and helpful. Class activities were informative and fun.
It was a very active class and it really helped me with speaking in front of people. And Kumu was a very fun teacher. Classes were never boring.
I appreciated Clayton Kua's humor and light hearted aproach to public speaking. It enabled a feeling of security and acceptance.
Very interactive and greatly improved my personal issues with public speaking. Projects were fun and reflected my personality.
Love the teacher, made coming to class fun!
great instructor great assignments instructor made our night time class lively I am alot more comfortable talking in front of others because of this class & kumu. I would recommend him to anyone having to take speech. Someone recomended this instructor to me.
Class was enjoyable. Information and lessons were clear. I enjoyed this class.
i liked everything surprisingly, even though i usually hate speech... Kumu made it fun and taught me skills to overcome my anxiety...
I liked that there wasn't a lot of homework, or many projects that required having to do lots of research. I definitely liked the idea of working with groups in class than out of it because meeting outside of the classroom was not a guarantee. Many of my class mates were not responsible enough to make it a point to meet, or keep in touch and let each other know if there were any problems they needed help with.
I really enjoyed this class, it is by far my favorite of the semester. Kuma Kua made learning the material fun. He didnt overwhelm us with useless information and was very straight to the point. The assignments were sometimes challenging but with his guidance I was able to pull through & get them done. I particularly like the commemorative speech assignment.
I appreciated that for every assignment given Kumu Kua demonstrated, by example, exactly what was expected. He was both very funny and openly transparent based on the nature of the assignment.I appreciated his teaching style and his ability to make the information relevant. He answered my questions via email in a timely manner and offered both encouragement and constructive critiquing, that I found very valuable. I would highly recommend him as an instructor.
I like how you didn't have to collect our written speech and gave us the confidence that we can do it on our own. :) Thanks for showing us examples on how the presentations are like or should be, before we can do our own. The activities was great too, like Team A and Team B! Letting us know what is due or what will happen next class helped alot, since I tend to forget things.
i enjoyed this coarse very much, although im affraid of public speaking this class helped a great deal with being on time and effective with the information. The informitive speech was great and i had fun with that one. Kumu Kua did a great job interacting with us and explaining very well.
I loved all the speech assignements. I was one who never liked speaking in front of people but through this course I have learned so much and now I actually enjoy and feel comfortable speaking in front of large crowds.
Clayton Kua made the course! Without him it would have been a big sleeper. No one wants to take this class, but he made it fun, interesting and painless. Too bad more teachers aren't like him.
He is very supportive and helps us out in every aspect of learning to become comfortable in speaking to a audience
I liked how Kumu Kua was able to present the material in a well organized manner. The material was presented clear by him and was easy to understand. I also like that the instructor didn't make the class seem boring.
the speeches we have done were challenging and fun at the same time, among some of the others i did have a fear of public speaking but this class helped me a great deal
I liked the fact that this course was a fun learning experience. I got the oppurtunity to meet great people and learn new and interesting things/subjects during our projects/activities,assignments.
I liked doing the speeches even though I was very nervous
I loved how there was no need to turn in any written assignments for a speech, with the exception one one of them. I was able to present my speech in an impromptu manner.
what i liked about this course was how outgoing the activities were at the begining we did this game where we would go around the room saying our name and what we would do if we had a million dollars . The projects were amazing i learned alot about my fellow classmates and i eventually made progess in getting out of my shell . The asignments are great i love talking now infront of people ive made progress and i continue to try and get out of being shy .
I thought the overall speech assignments were interesting and effective for this semester.
mostly hands on work
I enjoyed the improptu speeches that we were required to deliver, it pushed you really to deliver the skills you acquired n class. With the impromptu speeches there was no planning and it really pushed you to practice your communications. For almost every conversation you participate in you will not be able to practice or plan out what will and will not be said. So in doing these impromptu speeches you truly had to practice this skill of communications.
I liked the potential to be creative
I loved all the speeches!! i might have gotten scared for the impromtu speeches, but they were fun
I liked everything about this course. The quizzes and assignments were doable. My instructor, classmates and the environment made learning easier for me to grasp curriculum. Class was fun! There was never a day I dreaded attending this class.
Kumu Kua was always well prepared. He made learning interesting and with his examples, you were able to identify the concepts he was teaching you. I also liked that with the individual speeches, you were able to get to know the other students in class.
I really loved the vibe that Kumu Kua gave off when he taught the class...he made everyone feel welcomed which made giving speeches easier! I would recommend his class to everyone!
I liked that we could pick the topics for are assignments/speech. It made it more fun and a lot more easier.
The course was so enjoyable and engaging. At the end of the day whenn this class started I was so grateful for Kumu Kua's style of teaching that was informative and lively. He made excellent live examples of the concepts presented in speech class. I can honestly say that speech ended up being my favorite class and I looked forward to it every day.
I liked that we were all given enough time and materials to complete all the assignments and projects. All of the activites and discussions we partook in was fun and informative.
i think that the most important component of being a student into a new class is that the inspiring perseverance of the instructor. i REALLY feel that Kumu Kua really demonstrated how much he cared for us and how passionate this job really ment. i really admired how kumu went above and beyond to make sure that we were kept on track and that we were doing well. he made us feel that we are worthy and that we can always do it no matter what. the work was amazing as well. everything was clear and if there were moments that we may not have understood the content then he made sure that we did understand. i really loved this class. THANK YOU KUMU KUA!
everything
You know, I hesitated to take this class, but because it is a requirement, I took it. I was so worried that I was going to fail, and not do well, but Kumu Kua, as well as the class made me very comfortable in doing my speech. I was nervous at first when doing my speech, but then if became, ok. And in the long run, this class was not as scary as I thought it was going to be. Kumu Kua is a really good teacher, and I would recommend him to other students that need to take speech, to try to get into his class.
giving all my speech.
This speech class helped me to challenge myself when speaking in front of an audience. Not only did I feel the need to complete the assignment, but to do well on it also. This was a challenge because I didn't have the comfort with putting myself out there. This class helped to motivate me, along with my classmates.
I loved how we all could relate and be comfortable expressing ourself.
It made me aware of my weaknesses within speech, and aware of what I needed to do to strengthen my weaknesses.
I loved Kumu's class. He is very entertaining and is very good at explaining! The speeches were exciting for me and i looked forward to every single one. Kumu is very fair in his grading and made clear of what he wanted out of our speeches! I truly enjoyed his class this semester!
The class environment was an excellent. His teaching style is original. I learned more in participating in a variety of exercises in class.
The assignments were not only relevant to the course material, but it was also very fun.
The way the course was setup to allow students to present themselves (speaking) made it entertaining.
I enjoyed the class environment and how open everybody was with each other. I also liked Kumu Kua's sense of humor. I was able to gain more confidence while speaking in front of more than one person.
the assignments that I enjoyed was the impropmtu speech where I am to give a one minute speech on a random topic, then there was the commerative speech which I did on my daughter who passed three years ago that speech I loved because it gave me a chance to remember her by speaking about her it was a challenge however, I survived and it gave me a sense of honoring her, then there was the informative speech which I needed to inform my classmate about a topic that I hold dear to my heart which was breast cancer and I did it in honor of my mom who is a 4yr. cancer survivor. Honeslty, I could go on and on about what kumu kua has, did, and will teach me as long as I remember his teachings.
I have most enjoyed the in class made up speeches with given topics. It encourages students to talk about something they would not normally talk about and pushes a certain amount of presence into them.
lots of fun activities.
I liked how the activities we did in class had a great affect on how to learn the material.
i liked everything about the class. The projects threw the speeches that we had.
the class was fun and i learned a lot within the class
This course was a lot of fun and I feel like I learned how to communicate more effectively.
It helps you be more comfortable! The class is fun!
Clayton Kua really delivered his activities & projects in a fun & interesting way. I had fun learning in his class, which is something I can't say for most of my classes.
thanks 4 the memories!
This class took me out of my comfort zone. At the same time, it was very exciting and very intimate. Each presentation I had to do offered a unique challenge. Kumu showed us how effective communication can get a point across. I absoluetly loved the environment of the class. Kumu made sure we were at ease in his class and showed us that we can accomplish anything in Speech. The assignments were very good. I was able to learn new material and use it for my presentations. My favorite presentation was the Commemorative Speech. Not only did I learn about myself, but I learned a great deal about my classmates.Everything about this class is great and I hope to be in Kumu Clayton's class again.
the group activites were fun and the speech projects helped me to open to others as well as finding self-confidence.
Clayton Kua is an exemplary educator and a genuinely good human being. I really enjoyed this class a great deal and hope thatI get the opportunity to work with Kumu Kua again in the future.
I like that we had to get used to speaking I front of the class... I was very apprehensive about that when the semester first started.
The speeches that were assigned were all pretty fun.
This course gave me alot of new confidence in my speaking ability, and im glad i got to meet so many new people from different walks of life.
Impromptu speeches.
I really enjoyed the icebreaker that we played in the begginin of the course. Kumu Kua has great enthusiasm and is very entertaining. I enjoyed all the projects and the pass/fail system he uses for grading the quizzes.
Kua makes an otherwise boring class interesting.
Mr. Kua made his class fun and comfortable for his students. He made us feel comfortable around each other especially when we did our speeches.
I like how Kumu ran the class, it was more comfortable then most of my other classes. Assignments were completely relevant to the course.
i liked that everyone needed to do speeches and we all got comfortable with eachother. it has really helped me socially in other classes.
Activities, Kumu Kua always kept us entertained and busy.
I really enjoyed all the speech assignments. It helped me to open up in front of an audience (students/classmates)without being embarrassed or shy. I also learned how to use powerpoint more efficiently. Also for a late afternoon class it was never boring...full of laughter, humor, and best of all everyone including Kumu Clayton Kua had a positive attitude...loved this class
Overall, I just loved how Clayton Kua has made us laughed and though usthe important key points of becoming a great and noble speaker in front of a crowd.
Hate speech giving no matter what. Always have, always will. But this class made speeches almost enjoyable.
though as an introvert I was, and am, more hesitant about interaction and speaking in front of others the environment never felt unwelcoming even when there was a little more joking then I was previously used to. My interaction with others was pleasant and enjoyable despite my tendency to be quiet and to myself.
Kumu Kua, was very helpful in his teaching. He put the learning material in a way that we could interpret it.
I love the activities !
I liked all the speech presentation that we did.
He made class activities really engaging and everyone in the class got to know each other
He made every one feel comfortable
Kumu Kua is an awesome teacher, I just wish I needed to retake his course, but I am getting an A. His teaching style is awesome and he is a super funny guy, and good musician, he got an A+ in my books!!
Very fun class
the instructor. top notch!!
I love the way he teaches, he is very thorough and effective. I am very confident in front of a crowd doing speeches. He makes you feel very comfortable.
I like how we had the opportunity to experiment in a safe environment. I have a few atrocious speeches and I don't feel like I was put down for it.
All of the subjects for the speeches were interesting and fun. Activities were fun and lectures were interesting.
It was such a fun class. I liked his lectures, they were creative and funny. I liked my classmates, they were cool.
Everything about the course was amazing. Although I really hate going up to people and speaking, Kumu Kua has taught us to not feel afraid. He made us feel like even though it is within a group, it is just like talking to our group of best buds. When we had to go and present our various speeches, all that he wanted was for us to go up to the podium and speak for a certain amount of time and we were done. If we were well prepared and ready and talked for the required amount of time, we pretty much got a good grade. I would highly recommend this class to any student who needs to take SPCO-151 who has not taken it yet
Very organized, he explained everything very clearly and gave sufficient time for assignments.
Excellent, enjoyable instruction. Good Fun.
I liked your teaching style, it was simple yet very effective at the same time. Most of the classes were lectures with fun activities every now and then, I would take notes and apply it towards my tests and speeches. I like how you always gave an example of how an upcoming speech should be. You always give good examples that help me to better understand concepts, terms, definitions, etc.
the improve speeches were a of fun. also like the fact that we were given the freedom to do our speeches on things that interested us.
The wide variety of speeches.
This course overall was a fun learning experience.
Everything!!!
I enjoyed the speeches a lot- especially the extemporaneous one. The project with Nations A, B, and C was really fun, and Clayton Kua's joking manner was great for making the room more of a group instead of a bunch of individuals.
The speeches taught me a lot about myself and my capabilities on public speech.
I liked the impromptu speeches the most. I wish Kumu would have not put them on the schedule though to make it more interesting.
Mr. Kua kept my attention and made the class interesting
All daily activities were fuckin awesome and fun!!!
I really enjoyed Kumu Kua's class because of his ability to keep his lectures live and fun. The course activities and assignments were very challenging yet useful.
i liked the speech topics we had to choose from. i liked the fact that Kumu kua can be funny, yet effective enough to teach us in a well manner way. i like the projects and asignments.
I liked giving the speeches. Normally, I would shy away from public speaking and still do, to an extent. However, thanks to Kumu Kua's instruction I feel more comfortable speaking in public. Mahalo nui loa.
It was easy to understand and comprehend.
Kumu Kua made the course fun. It was not just lectures that did not make any sense. He could keep you interested in the class and kept you wanting to learn more.
I enjoyed working in a group.
hes the guy..
Awesome
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Nothing particular to add to this course. Almost all the things assigned to students and activities were good to understand communication process.
Keep on trucking. You have your stuff squared away, and even with it being one of the late classes on my schedule, I was engaged. Entertaining, fresh, I got more out of this class than others.
My only suggestion, make the class NOT on Mondays. It's best to have it in the middle of the week like Wednesday. This will help to avoid all the holidays that tend to fall on Mondays. We only have the class once a week and when we miss that one day because of a holiday, we lose a lot more time that could be dedicated to more lengthy speeches or course material we could learn. Another suggestion, make attendance mandatory! Having a lot of empty seats in class isn't as effective as having the whole class there during speech presentation days.
Give Kua a pay raise.
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Please, less personal stories from class members, esp about their businesses and fighting! :)
no --maybe pay kumu plenty so he never leaves :)
I believe this is a very good course but maybe make it more of a point to have the class critique each other to understand better how an audience views a speaker.
Nope. It's great just the way it is.
I honestly can't think of anything he could do differently.
The power points that you present us should be upload into Laulima to re-look over.
i wouldve liked way more feed back from my speeches but i do also understand that its not one on one time and there was more students then just me, but i wouldve liked to see how much i progressed.
no suggestions at this time.
Although there was alot of work due on the same days throughout the course, because of Kumu's teaching and grading style it didn't get to be too much. But with another teacher, the stress of all that work would have been intense.
None perfect as is
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better evaluations
None at all!!
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Not really i loved this class and i think the way he teachers really grabs the students interest ...hes really chill and easy to talk to instead of the other teachers ...man he loves his job and i see it by the way he teachers us he cares about his students and try as much as possible to help .
Clayton Kua is doing an excellent job. No suggestions needed.
more speeches
More impromptu speeches. When i signed up for this class i thought we were going to be practicing more communication and less public speaking. I did enjoyed it alot though having to prepare these speeches and then overcome my fear and get up and just do it.
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suggestions? really? this course is awesome and so is the teacher
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Perfect as it is.
Nothing. This class was overall good.
Let the instructor choose the book.
I don't think i would change anything. kumu does a really awesome job.
no. i love this class
I have no suggestions. I thought that this class, Kumu Kua, was well prepared, and I do believe that I did build some courage in doing speeches in his class.
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no excellent course
I was completely content with the entire course.
yeah the location of his classroom
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Keep up the great and awesome work.
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Nothing for his teaching methods, but more so for the classroom itself. The classroom was small & tight. It didn't feel like an environment for a speech class.
Maybe be a little more strict on the consequences of not doing the speech properly. I heard a few complaints about some classmates that did a poor speech but received a better grade. Other then that, this class is awesome.
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Nah.
Ummm nah. Mr. Kua is really cool about getting us involved.
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Maybe more group projects would help, and on the spot in class group projects(like where we had the class separate into two portions and had to come to a conclusion based on country A/B's warfare/resources.
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less speeches.
Nothing to improve
No suggestion.
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No. I recommend it to everbody
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Nope.
Too many speeches in my opinion.
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You are an awesome teacher, keep doing what you're doing. I've recommended my friends who have not yet taken speech, to take your class.
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The group work aspect of the course, which was the last assignment, was irritating. I feel that group work is not a good representation of what people are actually capable of, and any work submitted that has been done in a group is going to be lesser than individual work due to the nature of people depending on others in groups. One person almost always ends up doing the vast majority of the work, and then inevitably one person in the group will let down the group and the presentation is worsened, reflecting poorly on the whole group instead of on that one person.
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To me one of the best ways of learning to public speak is a debate. You could make one of the larger assignments a debate, as you would give them a topic to pull out of a hat, then they do their research on it and debate for or against it with another person of the class with an opposing argument. That would be fun, entertaining, and it will teach to have purpose behind speaking as well as knowing how to be prepared and think on your feet.
None, course was great
No need for improvement. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
This course is just right the way it is. Very organized.
nada, nope, a'ole, *shakes head*
Nothing
No
15. Other comments:
Overall, I enjoyed this class a lot. I also loved how close some of my classmates and I got because we all got to learn about each other through our speeches. Though there were moments that some may disagree, it was always a jolly time going to class everyday.
No
Insructor was very encouraging, I really enjoyed this semester with kumu kua.
love this class was my favorite this semester!!!
Kumu Kua made things very clear to each and every one of us what he expected, and he didn't ask us to do anything difficult or time consuming. I would ave loved to be critiqued on each speech I had done not only by my teacher, but my classmates. If I could have my classmates tell me what it was about my speech they liked, and didn't like, so I can tweak my speeches. I'd hate to have all my speeches be a repeat of the last, or only improved a smidgen by a video in the next. Other than that I loved the class, the new riends I made and the knowledge and personal insight gained.
I apprecate the questin you asked us at the begining of the semester. The question:if anyone want a student to fail. It was a small question but helped alot. At first I was afraid to take this class, but thanks to you it was the best class I had so far! Thanks Kumu! :)
thank you so much for this experience and it has been a great semester. Now i understand way everyone recommended Kua over the other instructors
I waited a long time to take this particular class, because I heard the teacher was so good. It was worth the wait.
I would love to take other classes he teaches
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Thank you for this great and plesurable experience. it has been a great semister. everyone told me to sign up for this class but your seats were all full and because the other instuctor dropped it we got you. it was meant to be. Mahalo
Mahalo Nui Kumu Kua!
Loved this class! would recommend to anyone.
i loved this class and if anyone had to take speech 151 this man right here is the one fo real he's a great teacher and i learned to be more open and straight foward when addressing a crowd of people or audience depending .
Thank you Kumu Kua, i enjoyed your humor and i enjoyed the comfort i felt in this class. I would suggest you to other people interested in taking a speech class. I felt you did a good job presenting and making those who were uncomfortable, comfortable in your class. Keep up the good work. God Bless
Mahalo for everything Kumu i had an amazing time in this class i am will for sure reccommend this class and you as a teacher
Mahalo nui loa Kumu Kua; I really enjoyed this class and very glad that I took this class. Especially with you as my Kumu. You made material easy for me to grasp and learn.
Very enjoyable class. I highly recommend!
Aloha
I THANK YOU SO MUCH KUMU!
GREAT TEACHER FUNNY GUY.
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Thank you for a wonderful, educational, funny semester. Your an AWESOME instructor.
He is an excellent teacher
Enjoyed the awesome instructor and awesome learning environment.
Clayton Kua made this class enjoyable, relatable, fun, and worth taking. I truly enjoyed this course.
did alot of speeches that helped me alot.
I enjoyed myself i wish i could keep taking this class and still get credit. I can talk more about fishing and diving cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Mr. Kua is a very humorous lively person! He is also very understanding!
Clayton Kua is amazing (:
Kumu, It has been a pleasure to meet you. I am glad I got to learn that my grandfather and your father were friends. Once in a while, I go to Youtube and watch your father play his favorite song. You are an awesome teacher and I had a great time in your class. See you around Kumu :)
This class has helped me to be a better speaker and feel more comfortable speaking in front of others.
Thank you very much Kumu for a great class. It was the best class I have taken in college thus far.
Great class.
My favorite class!
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Had a great time, thanks for the class.
Clayton Kua gets an A+++ from my point of view. His teaching ability was ON!!
I would like to thank you Clayton Kua for giving me a great semester. A semester and class that I will never forget, especially the way you made us laugh and thought us how to become brave speakers.
Love this class so much
Taking Mr. Kua's speech class definitely made me more confident in public speaking.
AWESOME CLASS TO TAKE! Highly recommend!
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I would love to be his student in other classes
Nope.
I gained confidence in my public speaking skills.
Keep up the good work :)
Out of all of the teachers I've had since being at HCC these past 3 going on 4 semesters, Kumu Kua is one of the greatest instructors I've had. I recommend that everyone take his class, trust me, you will not regret taking it.
Thank you so much for being a great teacher. I'm a much more confident speaker thanks to you. I believe I wouldn't have improved so much over the semester had I taken speech from someone else. So again, thank you!:)
yay! im not afraid of public speaking anymore!
i know do not feel nervious about presenting ..thank you
This class helps you get over your fear of speaking in public in a fun/safe environment!
Mahalo Kumu Kua for a fun semester.. I love your pedagogy!
Kumu Kua knew what he was talking about and that made taking the course a lot easier and comfortable.
Thank you for being such a energetic and animated teacher. It made class very fun and enjoyable!
The BEST Speech and Communiction class ever!
this course ought to be my favortie course out of my whole college experience so far because i like the entertainment the class came with. it kinda helped me in public speeching situations, but i will not guarantee to be doing any speeches if i dont have to.
Great Teacher
Wish more classes could keep you interested in them. Kumu Kua teachiong techniques were very effective.
Im glad I took speech and communication this symester.
Mahalo kumu

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 16274 (0)     16275 (0)     16277 (0)     16278 (0)     16279 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.65 26 1.09 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 23 (88%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 26 0.8 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 24 (92%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.77 26 0.82 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 23 (88%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 26 0.87 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 23 (88%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 26 0.78 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 25 (96%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.62 26 0.85 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (23%) 19 (73%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.77 26 0.86 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 24 (92%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 26 0.83 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 22 (85%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 25 0.91 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (16%) 19 (76%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 22 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (9%) 18 (69%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 22 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 2 (9%) 18 (82%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 25 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 21 (95%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I really enjoyed the assignments because they were really fun and easy to do. I looked forward to going to his class and I tell many people that he is a fantastic teacher. I will miss his class because it was one of the best classes I had yet. Thank you Kumu Kua for being the great teacher you are! Keep up the good work!
I enjoyed listening to everyoneʻs speeches and liked how everyone engaged and gave feedback.
I liked everything about this course it motivated me to get up and do my speech.
I enjoyed the fact that kumu kua explained his work througholy.
i enjoyed everything about the class it was fun and educational; i learned alot.
Flexibility of the late night class and the easy going atmosphere.
I like how Kumu Kua makes his students feel comfortable speaking infront of the class.
there were many things about this class I enjoyed. The assignments and projects were fun and helpful to learn the subject mattter
i liked this course because i was able to feel comfortable with the one subject i hated the most.
I enjoyed everything about this course.I've learned various speech techniques,how to approach my target audience and how to keep them motivated as to what I have to say.Also,the various ways of communication,both verbal and non-verbal.Another reason would have to be my comfortability with social interaction with others.Ther's a million reasons really,but I feel what really improved me academically in this course,is Kumu Clayton.Other professors teach with boredom.I can't wait for class to be over,But Kumu Clayton,he has a personality and character that makes learning fun.With him you just can't help but want to learn more!I plan on recommening him and this course to ALL my friends!
Very engaging classes made it fun to work together as a team. The examples the Professor provided for the speech assignments made it very clear what we were to complete. Quality real world examples were great and have already made a difference outside of the classroom.
You learn so much from experience. Reading about giving a speech is far from doing it. I appreciated Kumu Kua's approach to getting everyone comfortable with speaking in public.
The classroom activities and planned impromptu speeches really help my classmates to come out of their "bubbles" and really interact with the class. Kumu Kua created an environment where even the ultra-shy could get their word across. We really did become a little family that only met at dinner-time.
Kumu Kua's use of strategies was very effective for me. Being a soft-spoken individual, his class and our speech presentations throughout the semester helped me to overcome these barriers. I'm glad I enrolled into Kumu Kua's Speech Course.
He has a good sense of humor and made class enjoyable.
I loved the class activities. They were numerous and made learning about speech fun and exciting. The instructor is amazing!!
i liked the fact that he picked our group when we had to do a group project. it made me associate with others
Kumu Kua helped make the speaking to an audience more natural instead of a forced speech simply read from a paper.
i liked everything about this course. all the projects made me learn how to speak better in front an audience.
Each assignment correlated with the class.
I liked the impromptu speeches, it was randomly chosen but it was funny and exciting.
the impromptu speeches were very fun to do. i found that hose helped prepare students for speeches in the class that were afraid to speak up in the beginning of the class.
Like? First off, I love communication and this class has helped me a lot with the amount of speech presentations that was assigned. I would have to say that I enjoyed the course as a whole and if not for Kumu Kua, I don't know if it would've been any better. Let me just state this I would have not wanted it any other way!
i enjoyed this course it was fun and exciting but also stressfull with the time limits
I liked the variety of topics and the practice that we had as speakers, which allowed me to make progress over the course of the semester.
Kumu kua had helpful and fun activities each class that helped us learn about the topic he was presenting in a fun and intresting way.
I enjoyed the in-class activities and impromptu speeches the most, and although giving speeches was stressful, I found myself looking forward to and even enjoying them as I gained more familiarity with speaking. The class was quite fun on the whole, highly-applicable and useful in real life, and the first class I have ever been sad to see end.
The projects was very useful for my major.
Kumu Kua was very interactive with students in class. He explained about the subject thoroughly by using for example voluteer to demonstrate "boundaries". Before a presentation is assigned, Kumu would demonstrate one of his presentation pertaining to subject. It really helped me understand how to outline my presentation. The class was very ALIVE! I felt comfortable to speak to the class and to speak to Kumu Kua. The project I really liked was the bumper sticker presentation because I created a logo that spoke to parents on meth. "CHOOSE THEM OR LOSE THEM." Emphasized on choosing our children or lose them. As for the commemorative speech presentation, I was able to share about my mom. This class has motivated me to speak about my past, as a drug addict. I was not shame or afraid to admit I was once an ice addict. For a very long time, I wanted to share my story, and I did...through Speech & Communication 151
I loved this class and how Mr. Kua orchestrated it! I would take any class available to my course goals if he was the Prof. haha. he created alot of class hands on lectures and everyone in the class always rather enjoyed themselves it seemed to me. He has a great teaching method and how he allows us to speak in front of our peers is really inspiring to become an effective communicator.
i liked the impromptu speeches they were very fun and active.
KUMU! you are so cool. I love your sence of humor!
I liked having more experience on speeches and presentations along with more interaction with new people.
I liked the way Kumu Kua presented his work to the class. His lectures and activities were informative and engaging.
I liked all the different types of speeches.
Some of the activities were fun. Lectures often included humor. Overall, I enjoyed the class.
I loved that this speech class wasn't just about learning how to give a speech through the book, and that it involved giving quite a few speeches. The feedback given on my speeches really helped me out too; I feel much more confident.
I liked his explanations, and he was very effective with the way he taught his lessons. Activities were fun and engaging, I enjoyed this class overall. I liked the sheet that was apart of our syllabus that indicated what we were during each class day. It was very useful and helped me understand what I missed if I was ever absent from class. His syllabus packet is essential.
I loved all the actual speech assignments we had to do. Before I took SPCO 151 with Clayton Kua, I attempted to take SPCO 151 online with another HCC teacher, and in comparison, Kumu Kua's class is far better. The online instructor had us only doing informative speeches where he selected dry, tedious, and difficult topics for us to research. Kumu Kua, on the other hand, let us choose our own topics for all three of our speeches, which allowed us to be passionate about our speech subjects. For me, personally, this meant that I was able to focus on PRESENTING the speech rather than worrying about researching my topics. This is, after all, a SPEECH class, not a research class. I also really liked how the quizzes weren't too difficult, which meant that I could spend the majority of my time working on my speeches, and not memorizing facts for quizzes.
This course was very fun and helped me over come my fear of speaking in public. I really enjoyed this course, the instructor, and all of my classmates.
I like the unity of my class. Everyone seems very friendly.
Kumu Kua was a very energetic and interesting professor to listen to. I also like the lecture- style teaching.
I liked learning from the powerpoints n how fun kua made it. N I didnt really like giving speeches but this class made me a lot better at them. It was a fun and helpful class.
I liked pretty much all the speeches we had to do. I mostly liked the impromptu speeches.
Great class learned alot. Thanks
this course really helped me become more social and confident in my speechs. Im am much more prepared then i was before, im more able to overcome obstecals that may get in my way. All the class assignments and lectures were realy on point and helpful and would recamend this class to anyone.
Good assignments for learning to give better speeches.
I like everything about this class. Keep up the good work.
I enjoyed the projects we had to do they allowed to use our creativity, but still had guideline to help keep us on course.
Kumu Kua's class has really helped me alot with my speech communication skills. He has shown me how to prepare for different types of speeches, how to present, and how to approach your audience. I have enjoyed this class because I for one do not like to speak in front of a crowd. I have learned how to speak with confidence to my audience, reassure myself that I am capable of accomplishing as assignments given, and also delivering any task that was given by Kumu Kua. I enjoyed his method of teaching because Kumu Kua made everyone feel that they could fulfill anything that was assigned to us. I enjoyed every research project, speech presentation, and finally, the feeling of accomplishment with each presentation. If I has the chance to retake this class I would definitely do it again. Kumu Kua is a great help and inspiration. Mahalo Kumu Kua.....
Clayton Kua is an incredibly knowledgeable and talented public speaker. His expertise at public speaking made me appreciate the material I learned during this semester. Kumu Kua was always well prepared, and always made sure to let his students know what was expected of them. I would say that Clayton Kua is a highly effective professor for educating students in a rich and creative atmosphere. Everyone knew each other's names from the beginning of the semester, which made class feel more inviting. I always enjoyed and even looked forward to going to speech class. I've noticed that often times college classes feel so "cold and rigid," but that was not the case with these classmates.
IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!
Kumu is a very fun educator. He delivers his lectures in such a way that they are simultaneously informative and entertaining. He is very approachable, and is willing to give assistance to anyone that takes the time to ask for it.
The way professor taught in class. The presentation was the best assignment.
I liked my instructor because he thought me very well.
I enjoyed being in his class. Clayton was very well prepared. This is a good course to take.
I really enjoyed learning in this class environment because humor was used as a tool. I have a lot of anxiety when presenting in front of a lot of people, but this class made me a lot more confident.
The topic of speeches were fun, interesting, and challenging.
I liked his delivery methods of each chapter he presented to us. He is very GOOD in keeping the class' attention for each speech he conducted. Kumu Kua gave us the confidence that we could do our speeches as great as he does, I felt very comfortable at the end of the class when giving our last speech.
My favorite part of class was giving the speeches.
I like the speeches because I learned more about my classmates and taught me how to give speeches properly. This will be very useful in the future. Class activities were fun as well.
i think the best speech we did was the informative speech because we go to eat some food.
Everything
It was always very interesting to me, having to learn about the different kinds of speeches, and then being able to actually try and write them out myself and the present it. My favorite speech assignment had to be the vision speech, its great to have dreams and high goals, and the speech help me make it real.
Activities had variety, never boring, fast paced enough to keep you on your toes. Excellent use of time.
I liked the variety of presentations that were assigned.
I loved the way Kumu Kua began the semester with a bonding activity so that everyone got to know each other and get comfortable with one another. I also loved the impromptu speeches- so much fun!
One thing i liked and enjoyed about this was the atmosphere and the information learned through out this course. His lectures are explained to a point where we can relate through the experiences we see and go through. Very nice and kind person. I have learned a lot from taking the course.
Very clearly explained assignments and projects, assigned with plenty of time to get all work done before deadline.
We were able to relate our projects to things we can relate to. Good time frame for projects.
Brought me out of my comfert zone.
Being able to get out of my fear of speaking in front of others. They way he explained things made the assignments much more fun as he would do the presentations along with us.
The impomto speech
I enjoyed giving speeches in front of the class. Mr. Kua was very easy to understand.
This course challenged me in a good way, it was very enjoyable.
Everything!!! Great Class!! Very Professional mannerisum and conduct!! I would reccomend every student to take this course to help with pulic speaking and build confidence!!!
I liked Mr. Clayton's sense of humor and affability. He is a cheerful teacher and made the students comfortable. The speech assignments were engaging. The separate types of speeches were clearly defined and pertinent to delivering an effective speech.
Mr. Kua was so inspiring in this course. I was so nervous to be in front of the class, but HIS lay back and calm character helped to ease the tension I had. He knows what he is talking about and I feel this class helped me to be a speaker for the better. In fact, from this being my worst subject, it became to be my Best class...
i liked how our class was able to adapt to each other and we had a good enviornment. i liked the commemorative speeches the best because it really made me feel what others felt.
I liked how we did a variety of speeches in front of the class, not just focused on one or two speech methods.
The class was fun! and Clayton was very kind to me when I felt like I was going to pass out!! He kept me going with a warm smile of incouragement and being so understanding.
It was pretty cashe bro, you know. Like, the atmosphere in the class was excellent and it felt like you were truly surrounded by people who wanted you to succeed
I liked it that Mr.Kua demonstrated by giving an example speech and prepared us before each speech.
I liked how interactive the course was and how it took me to the edge of my comfort zone to develop better speaking skills
I liked everything and everyone in this course!! Because the teaching style Proff. Clayton Kua uses helped me become more comfertable when giving a speech, and have more confidence in myself.
I liked that it felt like a family and that it taught not to be afraid of public speaking
I feel much more comfortable about speaking in front of a group now.
I enjoyed attending class everyday because Kumu Kua and my peers made the atmosphere very exciting and fun. I know that public speaking is very difficult and throughout the semester I was able to conduct more than five speeches that includes impromptu, informative, commemorative, group speeches and many more. I like how everyone addresses Clayton Kua not by his first name or "Mr" but we made a connection by calling him "Kumu". This is another term for teacher in Hawaiian. I liked participating in class activities because it made me step out of my comfort zone and make connections and shared meanings with everyone. One of my favorite projects was delivering my own speeches. I thought that it was very cool that everyone in the class was video recorded and we each got to watch it, grade ourselves and get our actual grade from Kumu Kua. As a class we learned together and got through the speech text book. In the end, I enjoyed working in a group to teach the class a chapter that we were assigned. This class also made me look forward to taking the quizes and passing them because each class period I enjoyed learning a lot and this made me remember so much information whether it was from the Speech text book, from Kumu Kua or my peers.
Every thing!!!! I learned a lot and had fun doing it
projects was fun so it made it fun. I mean making up an imaginary person who is successful and get to brag about it that was pretty neat. His easy going attitude made speech for an introvert type of person very fulfilling I think this class unleashed a better more confident speaking student. Thanks
the people
I like that you did a speech first so we could learn from example.
Our professor was very interesting and he did a great job at teaching and keeping everyone motivated
i liked the fact that we all got along so well in the class like a big family
Kumu Kua made us want to come to class because of the environment he created.
What I liked about this course is the way it was arranged for us where students are able to learn and be effective at it. He is compassionate about what he teaches and wants to share all that he has with us to make us better. I am truly gonna miss this class...it was a very fun and learning class that I will take with me through out life....thank you so much Kumu Kua!!!!!!
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
There is no need for improvement.
No improvements needed
I think this course was perfect and i do not think anything needs to be improved
none
Nada
n/a
none this was the best class I have taken yet
nothing, great teacher and course.
No.Kumu Clayton has it down pat!
Maybe an assignment where we give a speech about how we prepared a certain meal that we could bring in and talk about its health benefits. Like maybe spread throughout the semester :)
I would only improve the course by changing the textbook to one with a little more engaging format.
None, perfect the way it is structured.
Turn off the cold AC!!!!
None
It's hard to make a subject like this any better than what Kumu Kua made it. So, no suggestions.
i would not suggest anything but to keep up the great work
I like it the way it is
i think all is good with the class. i would maybe like more impromptu speeches so we can better prepare ourselves for speaking in front of the class.
Being that I already stated my enjoyment of this course, I wouldn't want to go against that. Although, being that communications is my future major, I would've loved constructive criticism immediately after a speech by the teacher and the class. I also understand why we wouldn't, because Kumu Kua's goal is to encourage speaking, and criticism can help and could also hurt ones self esteem.
I would suggest more practicing delivering speeches maybe more impromptu speeches where we just talk about a certain topic or anything we want while focusing on our eye contact and smooth delivery of speeches.
I think that the course is perfect the way it is.
For the improvement of this course, I would like to suggest that the instructor provide students with his evaluation after each of their speeches so that they can specifically target problematic areas (that they may be unaware of) in preparation for their next assignment. I feel that the entire class (including myself) would have improved far more had this been so. Some students delivered all their speeches so quietly that I could scarcely hear them, some read a manuscript almost every time(despite the assignments' contrary instructions), some rarely looked at the audience, and some spoke too quickly or in monotone. I saw these behaviors repeated chronically and unaltered across the semester, suggesting to me that the students could not recognize their weaknesses and remedy them, as they had only their self-evaluations to go by. I have little clue which of these or other chronic problems I exhibited, as my self-evaluations were mostly guesswork, and I am sure I could have made better progress had I been made aware of exactly what I was doing wrong, instead of being allowed to move on through each assignment without correction. Although some of the speechesâ?? grades were posted on Laulima halfway through the semester, simply knowing that I got an A or a B did not indicate what areas, in the teacherâ??s professional opinion, I needed to target; and even if the instructor does let us see his evaluations at the end of the semester, it will be too late then for them to have been of use during the semester. While the self-evaluations forced us to deeply scrutinize our own efforts and attempt to detect the problems, I did not feel that I correctly evaluated my speeches in relying merely upon my own inexperienced opinion (and I was assured of this by the fact that the instructor disagreed with parts of my self-evaluation). I was, in essence, stumbling around blindly in the dark, attempting to pinpoint the actual problems (and strengths) with scant certainty. It is my understanding that an instructor, having studied and applied his or her respective subject extensively, is better able to provide an accurate critique than is a student with a flimsier idea of what is required. It is one thing to learn about the criteria that define a good speech, but it is entirely another thing to be able to apply them to oneâ??s own efforts, and to recognize when they are lacking. So, I strongly suggest that the instructor give his evaluations to students between assignments.
None
no
give him a classroom with a lil bit more space and the same technology that he uses. Also upgrade classroom computers to Macs.
everything seems fine the way it is.
Be on time for class.
No, it's fine the way it is.
Nothing, great class kumu :D
I think there should be more impromptu speeches. I feel like there just weren't enough opportunities for us to actually practice our public speaking without having to worry about earning points/earning a good grade on our presentation. If there were more impromptu speeches that were graded solely on participation, then we'd be able to relax more and get used to speaking in front of a crowd. In fact, I think there shouldn't be any quizzes at all - instead replace quiz points with more impromptu speech points. To me, the textbook as well as the lectures (which were based on the textbooks) felt rather disconnected from our speech projects. At times, this disconnect made it feel like I was taking two separate classes at once: one class about the textbook, and another class about our speech projects. However, all the "course materials" that Kumu Kua provided us in regards to our speeches (included in word documents posted to Laulima) were all extremely relevant and helpful. Instead of following a textbook, I think Kumu Kua should lecture on those course materials included in Laulima!
Nope. this course was great!
idk.
It's perfect the way it is.
None. Overall it was a great semester.
no just fine
Your doing a great job in planning daily work for this course.
None
There isn't anything this course needs improving. Clayton Kua is an excellent professor.
needs moke Big Hunks.
Keep up the great work!
n/a
No
no, good variety.
He needs NO improvements, excellent instructor.
More speech presenting other than taking notes.
None.
No he was so on it
No, i though all information and ssignment =s for the course were well presented.
none
More impromptu speeches!
Activities
Great class
none at all!!!
There is one thing that I feel Mr. Clayton REALLY needs to work on. ALL of my instructors at HCC consistently reminded the students as to assignments that were due, except Mr. Clayton. He failed on several occasions to point out grading particulars and when key assignments were due. I guess he felt that since he provided this information in the syllabus that reminding the students in class verbally was unnecessary. Additionally, he never gave me a chance to make up ANY late work, another aspect of his teaching style that runs counter to all of the other instructors I've had at HCC. I also feel that he was too tolerant of people that spoke and/or had conversations during other people's speeches.
there should be a speech where it is strictly about food!!!! that would of been awesome.
None. This class was awsome and I had a great learning experience!
No, nothing comes to mind.
none^^
No real improvements need to be made
NOPE....
No its a great class that I actually wanted to attend
Less textbook work and more impromptu speeches.
This was the best speech course I've taken and if I could, I would take it again. I feel that it is a great class and there is not one thing that I could think of that Kumu Kua needs to improve on. He is an awesome teacher!
None
none it was awesome
no
I have no idea what I got on any of my previous speeches.
I have no changes to this class...it is a class that is great the way it is!!!
15. Other comments:
I had a great time in this class and Kumu Kua ROCKS!!!!!
No
I really enjoyed taking this class. I honestly hate speaking infront of a group but Kumu Kua makes talking infront of a group fun and comfortable.
thank you for making speech enjoyable rather than dreadful.
No.I've said it all, except maybe it would be a tremendous loss if Kumu Clayton was'nt here to teach.I feel others will have the same feedback as I do after taking his course!Thanks Kumu.You've made Danielle Santos a better speaker!
Mahalo!
Would retake the class for fun if I wasnʻt graduating this spring.
This class was enjoyable (even if I was always tired). I enjoyed his enthusiasm.
hey clayton, its me kaulana, i just wanted to say thanks for everything and thanks for being not only a great kumu but for being a great friend. so keep up the amazing teaching style you have, which is teaching with aloha and have a great summer. i see you in class at 5pm, its 441pm on monday april 30th and i just about to submit this eCafe thing. okay shoots and alohaz. sincerely, KAULANA J.-Kanahele
gREAT CLASS
MR. KUA Is the best. He was my best instructor dis semester.
I feel for an intro class, that Kumu Kua definitely introduced the subject at a very comfortable pace encouraging everyone to have fun with communication! Hands down, I would recommend anyone taking this course towards this specific instructor!
I believe the class should have more emphasis on the appearance of the speaker and how you deliver your speech, along with what is in your speech in order to develop confidence in an individual and provide a strong foundation to be worked on whether it's for your employment or for public speaking and further classes in the subject.
My other suggestion (and this is just an idea) is that there also be class-wide evaluations in addition to self-evaluations (which I do consider valuable, to be sure). What I mean is, the whole class could evaluate each member as he or she gives a speech; every person could write down suggestions or opinions on a small piece of paper, and these could be given the the speaker afterwards. Just as peer-reviewing written material can provide a variety of insights, so I think that peer-reviewing of speeches could be quite beneficial to both the analyzer and the analyzed. I actually learned the most about public speaking while analyzing other students' speeches, but as I had not the option of sharing my analyses with the speakers, the analyses benefited only myself (when they could have also benefited others, had the option I am proposing been available). I must make note that I found the instructor's critique of our group presentations incredibly helpful and appropriate (and I thought everything he said was absolutely spot-on). To be confronted bluntly and truthfully is probably the best possible way to be motivated towards improvement, and to be told that most of our speeches were boring (truly, I admire the instructor for having the courage to say that) was very inspiring to me personally. Criticism is something that is difficult to ignore or brush off, and if it is constructive criticism, then it has the potential to effect positive change and prevent stagnation. On the whole, and aside from a lack of regular feedback, this was an excellent class, and my favorite one this semester. The instructor was a good teacher, maintained high expectations, was not self-absorbed like other teachers, and kept the class focused and on track. Sometimes he seemed irritated with students (although I suspect it to be a result of his expectations being disregarded and treated casually this semester and in the past, and so such a reaction is probably just). The class frequently ended early (usually 15 minutes, but sometimes 30), and while I did not mind this, perhaps that time could be strategically used for working on the class's speaking skills (practicing speeches, perhaps?) Though I have spent much time elaborating some of the class's more negative aspects, the course and quality of teaching were really so exceptional that there is little more to say on that account. I highly recommend Kumu Kua as a teacher, and I feel privileged to have taken his class.
Kumu Kua is an excellent instructor...down to earth!
GREAT CLASS! GREAT TEACHER! I TOLD 3 FRIENdS ALREADY 2 TAKE THIS COURSE WITH MR. KUA!
This was a fun class, I liked the way he taught the class. I wish to take a class from him again, he is a super fun teacher, also very effective with his lessons.
Clayton Kua's class came recommended to me by a few other students, and I can see why. I feel like it is *almost* the perfect speech class. If he could somehow figure out a way to make the lectures and quizzes more relevant to our 3 big speeches, then this class would be streamlined to perfection.
This was by far the best class i have taken in college so far.
Awesome class (:
Mahalo nui Kumu Kua!
Kumu Kua is a awesome teacher, i want to take another class with him. i have recomended him to others as well.
I loved this class it was one of my favorites this semester.
I'll miss you Kumu!!!
I have really enjoyed this course, and have recommended it to other students. I am grateful that he was able to take a required course and make it entertaining.
n/a
I really learned the tricks on how to deliver an AWESOME speech anywhere and anytime.
I am now more confident to give a speech. Now that i know the basics.
Kumu Kua was an amazing teacher. Keep up the good work :)
although, i hate to speak in front of people, i am glad that i took this course with Kua. He always gives us an example of the type of speech he wants us to give and that helped because you can get ideas off of his speech.
Thank you for being a good and effective teacher!
Kumu Kua has a subtle but effective style. Even though I had a moderate comfort level with public speaking I found myself pushing to do better. and I did, I even Emcee'd an induction ceremony without being nervous at all. Wow. (Group of about 75 people.) Even through the semester I could see growth in the fearful speakers many increased their comfort level with public speaking. Awesome Job!
Kua was very friendly and very willing to help in any way he could. Very fun class to be in, and I strongly recommend Kua to anyone I know for this class.
Super easy tests. Book was absolutely unnecessary for the course, I did not use it once.
Thanks for being a great Teacher..
He is an awesome teacher! Strict yet lenient. Very relaxing to do speeches in front of. Awesome all around!!!!
Thank u and aloha
Very talented instructor!!!
Overall, a good class and a good teacher.
i really enjoyed this class and i think i am better prepared to talk infront of large groupsd of people. this class has helped me to feel comfortable to give speeches to many people.
stay classy Kumu.
It was a fun class! Mahalo to Mr. Kua and everyone who made this class great!
Thank you soo much for teaching me everything about speech and communication!!! I really enjoyed your class, the people, and all the laughs we shared. :D mahalo nui loa!!! Aloha
Keep him around.
This was a very fun class.
Throughout the semester, I believe that I improved not only speaking infront of my class, but boosted my self-esteem and being comfortable speaking to different audience. This was the best course I had this summer and would recommend everyone to take Kumu Kua's speech class! Will Kumu Kua be teaching a higher level or more speech classes? Perhaps other subjects too? Awesome speech and communication class and I enjoyed attending Kumu Kua's class this semester!
I would recommend this course to anyone Kumu Kua is an excellent instructor who makes learning fun....Loved it!!!!
If the class is making inappropriate comments and/or being disruptive you need to do something about that. I couldn't even hear myself think.
Keep doing what you're doing!
Aloha Kumu Kua....mahalo plenty for teaching me life lessons that I will take with me...

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 15648 (0)     15649 (0)     15650 (0)     15651 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (94%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.76 17 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 21 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 3 (14%) 14 (82%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 21 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 16 (76%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.84 19 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 18 (86%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I liked all our speech assignments because it really got me used to speaking in front of people.
The speeches that were required by us to do were done in a safe environment that promoted support from students and the teacher.
I loved the longer speeches, they were really fun.
All of the activities that were required were very informative and helpful.
awesome learning enviroment
Very interesting and fun class
Class is great kumu is the best!!
Well it helped a little with my stage fright.
Every activity/project/speech we did in class made me more comfortable to give speeches in front of people. I had alot of fun learning in this class.
I like how we [the classmates] became a family because as the semester went by, we all felt comfortable doing our speeches. When we did our group projects, it felt like we were put to a test, to see who we would be able to count on to get the job done. I appreciate every thing that went on in the class because Kumu made it feel inspiring. Mahalo Nui Loa.
I liked the class participation and open discussion of the material. Group work was effective, and it helped me to socialize more. It was easy to follow because he made it relateable.
Overall this class was fun and enjoyable. I loved the online tests. It was way better than inclass tests. I really appreciate that the teacher gave a personal example of the type of speech before expecting us to do one. That really helped me get a better understanding for the flow and how mine should be.
I learned a lot about myself as well as my fellow classmates. My favorite was the informative speech.
I enjoyed each speech we gave and the impromptu speeches that were assigned !
This was a really fun class I almost wish I could take it again. I liked giving speeches in front of the class and listening to the speeches made by my fellow classmates
I liked being able to creatively express myself through different speech projects and assignments.
I enjoyed the speeches, they were entertaining. This course, has helped me figure out my strengths in communicating and delivering speeches.
Kumu Kua definitly made this one of my funnest classes because of his sense of humor. It really helps when trying to pay attention to a lecture.
This was a great class. Kumu Kua is very engaging. He really does a good job of drawing all the students in. He presented speeches in the formats were were to use, giving us the opportunity to view a specific type of speech before we started to prepare for our own presentation. His syllabus made class expectations very clear. Kumu Kua is an excellent teacher.
I liked the fact that we didn't just have informative and persuasive speeches, but we got to do fun speeches like our "future" speech. i also liked that we got to do a group speech. This let me get to know some of my classmates. I also thought that the amount of homework was very fair.
we got to practice our speeches on topics we chose and had fun doing the activities kumu had for us
Buffer Day!
I felt that Kumu Kua managed to bring a sense of self, an idea of the importance of who one is, or thinks one is, or who one wants to be, to the idea of Communication. And in the context of a classroom he played it forward with a clear sense of who he is, what communication means to him, and why it is important to understand how a sense of one's self illuminates.
He made us laugh and helped us learn in a humorous way.
One of my favorite classes! Kumu Kua is funny and he makes the class easy.
We are given plenty of time to prepare for presentations.
Projects given was very appropriate. I got to learn more techniques in speech then having done it on my own. I enjoyed my classmates. We had a really good group this semester.
I loved everything about this class. It made me so much better at making a speech and preparing it. I love how down to earth Kumu Kua is because it made it that much easier to learn. The classroom just felt so welcoming and i really enjoyed this class. It was my favorite class i have taken in forever.
Best class ever!
The speeches were great!
Improp speeches!!! Believe it or not...
encouragement
The course was fun and the same time very educational. One of my favorite class so far.
I liked almost every aspect of Kumu Kua's Course. The process of speaking to a class of your peers on any topic is nerve racking and highly undesirable.Mr. Kua's easygoing friendly mannerism made the whole experience more than bearable. His teaching style and disbursal of course material was done exceedingly well. The assignments and projects were fun to do as well as having educational semblance.
giving the speeches and sharing personal experiences with the class and you
i HATE doing presentations and speeches, i always have MINOR panic attacks, but with this class, i felt comfortable. i may have been scared like the first two speeches, but after that the class had a very friendly enviroment and the instructor made the class fun.
I liked this class. I liked everything about it.
i enjoyed everything thank you
The different types of speech presentations were fun to do.
I really liked that it was a chill atmosphere.
We had a speech almost every other week, being the shy person that I am his course has helped me grow. He made it very comfortable to go up in front of the class and give a speech.
This course helped me overcome my fear of giving speeches. I can use this in the future because I am more prepared to give effective speeches that capture the attention of my audience. Kumu Kua gave us the outline for our speech assignments but he left the creativity of delivering the speech up to us. We were allowed to use visuals using ELMO and the computer or we could dress up in order to teach the class about our topic. I enjoyed this class and Kumu Kua taught it in a way that made me enjoy coming to class. He would go over the chapters and make the class participate in an activity to make sure that we understood the chapter.
This course built my confidence in a way that i never thought it would. The assignments really helped me be more comfortable with speaking in front of a group of people.
This class was fun. It made me learn how to come out of my shell and be more vocal.
In the beginnning i didnt like anything of this course basically because its a speech class!! But it was straight to the point and we had to be ready. The assignments intense because we had to go in front of the class and speak. Now i am not shame to speak but I was nervous.. Eventually it got easier and enjoyed learning in your class of how to speak and communicate.
this class really helped me get over SOME of my fear of public speaking..honestly, thats the reason for some of my absences though. Speaking in front of the class is still hard for me, but this class definetly helped..
you had a lot of fun activities that brought the class closer.
I was scared just because it's a Speech class and I don't like speaking in front of others, but Kumu Kua made it easier by his demonstrations for us. I enjoyed our little class activities. They helped us connect with classmates and made it more enjoyable.
I love this course. It had made me become a strong public speaker, well not the greatest but still. I am grateful and thankful that I had Kumu Clayton Kua as an instructor. I enjoyed the speeches he had us assigned, games he had us do and just being able to bond with our peers and just joke around. Kumu I wanna thankyou for your time and consideration and for being able to just sit and listen to your (2-3:25pm) students blab away on our speeches (even if it was boring to you).LOL!!! MAHALO and KUMU YOU IS DA BESTEST OF THE BEST! ALOHA and have a wonderful Winter Break;)
He encouraged the class to learn and develop the skills on creativeness and growth in public speaking. He is cordial and funny at times. Never a dull moment. He is fair, honest, and kept in touch via Laulima. I am grateful to have learned how important it is in communicating one's needs, how to support someone, and feel that everyone contributes, so no one was left out. He is reasonably well prepared, his examples are easy to follow and sometimes mimic, and I think he enjoys what he is presenting, so one can feel comfortable in his class and want to participate.
I loved the topics of the speeches, and how he allowed us to speak about the things we found interesting.
The classroom activities and projects was very interesting and useful in learning techniques about speech and communication.
when we had our different sets of presentations, i found it very interesting to see how much time it takes to develop each type of speech. therefore by taking this class i have gained experience by doing these presentations therefore applying it in my career.
Fun, comforting class being that it was a speech course.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
More homework!
This course was very well done and there is nothing I can think of that would improve it.
nothing
No he have his teaching of this course on track.
For group projects, maybe have each group dress up, or have them act a scene from a movie that pertains to their topic. Make the time go by faster and the audience will be intrigued by it. Just to make it more fun.
Nothing really. Everything seemed fare and good to me.
nope!
None!
nope. Kumu Kua is a really good instructor and really knows how to bring this subject to life and make it fun.
N/A
n/a
I would have liked more feed back on my grades.
Not really. Overall, I really enjoyed this class.
nothing
Better lighting.
The only suggestion I have is that maybe the PowerPoint presentation needs to be cut out. The only reason I say that is because, it is hard to get everyone together at one time to work on our project, so when we get together to put the project together, the PowerPoint is "choppy". I think its just easier for everyone to just do their own projects, so they don't have to worry about scheduling time in to meet with other group members.
I think that peer review for each speech would be very valuable in that we as students can see ourselves as others see us. So when we think we are messing up,with our audiences feed back we can mentally walk through our speech and see how we really came across to others.
Not at this time
Just one. MORE IMPROMPTU!!! Those are the best speeches and the funniest. It makes the class connect even more because they are usually personal stories or random laughable stories.
its good
None
a'ole
n/a
Nope not at all, keep doing what you doing.
none
Nothing. The class was really good.
Not really i liked this course a lot.
No....we need more teachers like you KUMU!!!!!
n/a
Hmmmmmm????? no comment
i wouldn't change a thing
No. The course was excellent.
15. Other comments:
Awesome class, Kumu Kua is a great Kumu and his teaching methods was comfortable in class, everyone enjoyed each class.
Thanks Clay!
Was a wonderful and fun experience.
i am now able to give a speech and present projects well thanks kumu
Thank you Kumu Kua for everything!!
Keep doing what you doing Kumu. Mahalo again for a wonderful and appreciative semester.
I recommend this class. It was straight forward, to the point... easy.
Loved your class kumu. It was a joy.
keep up the good work kumu!
Enjoyed kumu kua's class very much :)
This was my favorite class
Fun, Fun, Fun!!!
Thank you for a fun class!
Clayton Kua has a fantastic way of bringing the subject alive and getting each and every student involved.
Kumu Clayton Kua has been one of my favourite instructors so far: He is engaged, yet dry; he is encouraging, but puts the ball in your court; he puts himself out there, but only as far as required. And manages the whole thing with great warmth and humour. In other words: a superlative teach. Here is the game, he seems to say. Play it. I sing his praises and wish to see more of him, perhaps teaching Political Science.
I think the buffer days work, even though we didn't use it. I think it could be very helpful if classes were to spill over to the next class day.
Kumu,Your class is the bomb. I really enjoyed it a lot. Thank you so much.
Kumu is a good teacher and I enjoyed the class
It was a pleasure having you as my professor Kumu.
I am going to miss this class it is seriously the best class i have ever taken. Due to this class i am taking more speech classes next semester because this one was that great. :) Mahalo Nui Loa Kumu Kua You are seriously the best teacher i have encountered yet. It is going to take a lot for some other teacher to top you. :)
Really Enjoyed this class..
thanks for teaching
Thank you for a great semester.
I truly enjoyed this course. if I had to choose a favorite class from all of the four semesters I have attended HCC, this would be the one. I have recommended Mr. Kua's class to all of my friends who have a speech requirement for their major.if only all instructors would show the same amount of willingness to teach effectively and engage their students in socially relevant material.
dude, your a SUPER cool an fun teacher lol, never change kumu :)
Great course! Kumu Kua was very open and understanding. He made the class fun and entertaining while being able to learn about public speaking. The buffer days were a smart way to stay on top of things and not fall behind from the syllabus. I would overall recommend this class to my fellow classmates as I have thoroughly enjoyed this class this semester!
still dont feel comfortable with speeches, but now when i do have to do one, i feel more confident.
Woohoo!!! Nope.
thank you kumu
I enjoyed this class.
Mr Kua encouraged a comfortable atmosphere in which students could learn to express themselves openly
He is very down to earth and you can see that he loves to teach in how he presents himself!
I would recommend that everybody take your class not only to learn but to just have a teacher like you...It was nice meeting new friends and hope we can keep in touch but i will miss your laugh KUMU!!!! Have a Safe Holiday!!!
Thanks Kumu. Keep up the awesome job!
I thoroughly enjoy Kumu Kua's class. He is an invaluable asset to the school and community!
He was very fair in his grading and accepted people's varying abilities. He was laid back and a pleasure to be taught by.
This was a very interesting subject to learn. Learning the details about speech and communication that I never known, was a essential to my everyday life.
thank you kumu for a awesome and well learning semester. it has been a privilege to be in your class.
Awesome course!

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 18263 (0)     18264 (0)     18266 (0)     18267 (0)     18268 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 21 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 17 (81%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 21 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 18 (86%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 21 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (43%) 12 (57%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.62 21 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 4 (19%) 15 (71%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.76 21 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 16 (76%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 20 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (20%) 15 (75%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 20 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 17 (85%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.76 21 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (24%) 16 (76%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 20 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 13 (65%) 3 (15%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 14 (67%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
The speech topics were interesting and I likeed the way Clayton taught. He is an easy instructer to get along with. He is a great teacher.
Kumu Kua's Class was very fun. He maid things fun and interesting.
I really enjoyed sharing and doing the presentations. Kumu Kua made it a lot of fun and we really had to think outside of the box. The activity that I enjoyed the best was when he split the class into two groups and told us that one group was Generation X and the other was Generation Y and we had to come to a compromise. It was fun trying to debate and then come to an agreement cordially. It really made me think that this is exactly what politics were all about. But he proved his point in this exercise about communication.
Professor was down to earth and knew a lot about everything.
EVERYTHING:)
This was a fun class, the assignments and class activities helped to improve my thinking about how I speak and how to orginize my thought so I make sence when I talk, whether in a job interview or to classmates or if I have a point I'd like to make to a co-worker or friend.
I liked being able to research projects for various speaches. I also enjoyed learning about my Kumu and his skills and talents as it made it easier for me to get motivated on assignments. The class atmosphere was calm, comfortable, enjoyable, and learning experience.
This was a fun course. The activities were very engaging.
I enjoyed preparing for speeches and in class quizess. The instructor was well-prepared and was knowledgeable about the subject.
This was my first speech class. I was a little scaired of it, but I made it through thanks to Kua.
Professor Kua is always be there for students no matter what. He replay fast for student's inquries and answer accurate for us student's concern. He is the one of the best professors in UH.
Information was provided in a variety of ways, making it easier and enjoyable to learn. Students didn't learn only book knowledge about the course; we also learned the implementation of the necessary skills, and tolls for effective communication.
It was fun!
I loved the way that we got to do presentations in groups and that everything was clearly stated to me so that there was no confusion.
I enjoyed all the different activities that we did in class, and also the different projects. For me this was actually like a recap of Public Speaking so it was fun to see if I remembered a lot of stuff.
I personally have no problem presenting and speaking in front of others, so this class was really fun for me. What made me love it more was the speeches were we had to pull a topic out of a bag and talk about it right on the spot. It made us have to really be creative to talk about the topic and reach the time limit.
Speaking in front of an audience has always been nerve wrecking to me. Taking this course has gave me confidience and skills to improve my communication techniques. Communication is a skill that is neede in everyday life situations. I feel that by taking this course i can apply these lessons learned to my everyday life at work, home and in social contact with people.
The speeches in front of class, helPed to make me a better speaker
I like how he gets us involved with the little activities every so often. I also like the group work.
fun.
As much I hate to present I felt so comfortable in Kumu Kua's class and I felt no pressure. I had fun with all my speeches because it has allowed me to focus on areas that I have problems with related to the way I communicate with others.
Group activities.
This course was very interesting. The speeches and activities were very useful, for it taught me how to be a better speaker in public and helped me to be more creative and imaginative.
I liked that we were recorded for our first two speeches.
1. Being able to break out of my shyness! 2. Learning how to work in a group! 3. Being able to have the advantage of being in Kumu Kua's class.
I liked everything!
It was good to use speeches to provide the students with the opportunity to become better at publicly speaking. Also, working in groups made us learn how to communicate better with other people.
Kumu Kua is a very good teacher and entertainer and i really enjoyed listening to him perform for us to show us what we can do to present in class. He is also very patient and understanding I enjoyed is class from beginning to end.
I liked the openness of the speech assignments (giving the students what type of speech we were to do, but leaving the subject completely up to us).
The projects and activities in this speech 151 class helped me in many ways to improve myself as a student at Hawaii comminuty college.
This was a great class and the learning environment was excellent.
I liked the fact that this course was an interactive course, and the workload wasn't overwhelming.
I really enjoyed this class. Although it is scary to have to speak in front of a class Kumu Kua would allways try to make the atmosphere light hearted and fun. He made learning about and giving speechs enjoyable. I learned alot and now I am much more comfortable giving speechs in front of a class.
I really like how energetic and fun his class was. This was the only class that I looked forward to going to. Thru his various speeches he made us prepare, made me a stronger and more confident student and I am very grateful that he has provided that for me. GREAT PROFESSOR!
everything was easy to understand and i didnt think the class was gonna be so laid back.
I like the examples Kumu would give before giving the students the assignment.
this course made me more confident on doing solo or group class presentations.
Kumu was very friendly and made the class feel like they shouldn't have any shame in speeches no matter how small or big the audience. Also Kumu had great projects and good activities that he provided.
Being able to understand communication strategies and learning how differnt people communicate no matter what the situation was. This communication class has helped me to feel a little less stressed when talking in front of crowds. Kumu Kua is a great understanding professor and I would recommend him to anyone interested in taking this course.
Very interactive assignments that are fun and interesting.
Every activity and speech was great and it was an amazing experience to speak to the public in different ways of speech. Assignments were fun and enjoyable to hear other's speeches as well.
I was inspired to think of a philosophy in life, when we had to do the bumper sticker activity. I also got to see everyone els's philosophy too!
I liked how the class got to experience group cooperation.
Kumu Kua was honestly a great teacher, and the fact that he gave us such freedom when it came to our speech topics and methods of presentation. I am very thankful for the time that each of us got to spend with each other and the lessons we have learned from each other's speeches.
I liked that the speeches weren't that long. All of them were less than 10 minutes. Even though I don't like public speaking, I think the amount of speeches was fair. I overcame some of the fear of public speaking because of this class.
well organized, good class participation.
i had enjoyed the speech assignments, although i had not done so well on them i felt as though i improved my speech making skills.
i liked the activites we did in a group. the indivdual speeches were nervracking , but it made me become a better speaker.
The activities we did while learning the chapters were super fun! I really liked how we got to know everyone by the very first day, due to the personal experience story we each shared. We got to know each other in this class, more than any other class I believe.
I loved the class, love the way you teach and the type of assignments.
I liked that we got to participate in different types of speeches. It facilitated my learning better than just reading material out of the text.
I liked how close our class grew.
i liked the group project and ppts
i really liked every single speech that we have done throughout the semester.
I liked our impromtu speeches. It helped our classmates get to know eachother quickly. We were able to grow comfortable with one another.
I enjoyed the group in-class activities that we took part in. I thoroughly enjoyed the speech demonstrations that Kumu Kua gave in front of the class. I found that to be quite helpful.
I liked that no matter how nervous I was Kumu Kua was very supportive.
Loved the openess of vunerability to students. It was great to learn how to better prepare differnt types of speaking techniques and find a comfort level speaking in front of an audience. This class was extreamely helpful and a wonder way to express and learn about my character and learning about others opions too. Truely a significant LIFE learning experience. I was honored to be a student of Kumu's. Thanks.
it has helped me to face my fear of speaking infront of an auidence/class. the group activities were fun and informative.
i enjoyed hearing the other students speeches, and having to come up with my own
I absolutely enjoyed everything we did in Kumu Kua's class. I had taken SPCO 151 with other instructors and I hadn't ever enjoyed the course previously. He has a very good way with words and making people enjoy the course as more of relaxed course instead of being a class that made you feel "on the spot" and awkward.
That communication is very important no matter how you show it.
Group assignments and public speaking was helpful. This course was definitely a huge part of my occupational success, and I appreciate Kumu Kua taking extra time to make sure I understood what the course was teaching.
i liked that he was well organized and had his schedule organized.
Kumu Clayton Kua was an effective instructor, I enjoyed taking his class.
Mr Kua is a awesome professer, i enjoyed learning to talk in front of a class with out being shy. his projects and assignments were great i wish i could take his class again.
I like how he made the course materials fun to learn. He taught in a way that was interesting and rememerable. I liked how he would give demonstration of all projects and presentations that were coming up. He really tried to work things out for the whole class.
He is a cool guy, reminds me of a lot of my uncles and was able to relate and understand him well.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
I would have liked some type of evaluation or critique on how he thought we did and perhaps, some suggestions in how to better ourselves for future speeches.
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NOTHING:)
Dont have this class on a Monday where there are so many holidays that fall on Mondays' and we lose class time.
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None
This course I thought was very effective. This year we ended up with less class time because of holidays and spring break. But it all worked out !
He is also a well known musician in Hawaii. We or future students would love to hear his music in live!
Earlier time - morning class?
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None, i loved this course so much!
I wish that the classes were a little longer. I seems to short when you are having fun. I enjoyed being there and learning about how to communicate effectively.
I wouldn't suggest changing anything About this course!!!
It's a great course and doesn't need improvement.
nope.
Kumu, I advise you to keep doing what your doing.
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None
None
None great way to cover a speech class.
The class is perfect the way it is.
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I'm not sure
i can improve by keeping eye contact on my speeches.
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Do a speech with a megaphone.
I dint really know how i was doing in the class. I didnt feel like i had enough feedback to help me improve on my speeches, or even know what i had to inprove on.
If there was some sort of feedback for the speeches, I think it would relieve the insecurity of thinking that one might've done badly.
none
i have none.
no improvements
Perhaps go into more detail of exactly what is expected of us for each speech. I was confused on what we had to do for the informative one.
everythings good how it is.
Guest speakers.
because the whole begining of the course is about how to be effective communicators in personal one-on-one or small group settings i think somehow the speaches should reflect that or else skip to the back of the book and teach that first
Overall... feedback was an issue with me. I'm not sure if what I brought to the table was good enough or not because of the lack of feedback. Then again, I could've asked for it myself.
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I would try to get this class into intermediate schools nation wide. Excellent learning skills for that age as well.
no, i like it way it is.
no self evaluations it brought me to tears more then once and more chances for extra credit
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None. perfect the way it is.
Less speeches, but it is speech class!
nothing to improve except more days in this awesome class.
I suggest that the course can be more organized. Timeline had a lot of fixes to readjust.
15. Other comments:
Glad I have no more speeches to do!
Aloha e Kumu Kua, Mahalo for being so supportive of my situation and allowing me to do this class from home and accommodating my needs. I really enjoyed your class and only wish there was more time. You definitely are a master of your content and thank you for the pointers that you gave us in class. May God bless you and your mission.
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AWESOME TEACHER:)
The instructor is knowledgeable and effective in his teaching abilities. I surely enjoyed this class.
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i was unaware that SpCo 151 consisted of giving sooooo many speeches. I took this class intentionally because i thought it would not be like the other option, SpCo 251, Public Speaking. I think it should be more clear to students that multiple speeches are still required by this instructor.
Kumu Kua rocks!! Great class and very comfortable.
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I would recommend anyone to take this class with Kua, it wasnt easy, but I had fun!
Mr. Kua, You is da bomb!! lol :) loved this class!
Clayton Kua is a wonderful asset to the teaching staff and I feel extremely fortunate to have been a student in his class. He is a wonderful teacher, and very effective.
GREAT TEACHER! class was so fun and I actually looked forward to coming to class(:
Thanks for a great semester Kumu. And for all your help.
Such a wonderful and excellent class. I would repeat this class again if I could.
My Instructor Kumu Kua, was very helpful the way he presented the lessons in class. I didn't know what to expect when i took this course. However, my instructor was very well prepared in giving the course and i enjoyed the class. I learned a great deal about myself and about communicating with others.
Kumu Kua is an awesome instructor. I recommend him to all my fellow classmates..
Kumu Kua is a great teacher.
The instructor taught us to communicate in fun and interesting ways.
The impromptu speeches were pretty random but very enjoyable and fun to do.
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Best Speech class ever!
Kumu Kua is a wonderful teacher.
Thank you for class....
This is a great class. Kumu Kua is an excellent teacher.
i have came over my fears of speaking in front of the class and i thank you kumu. -Lance Akana
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So much presentations but worth it for college level course work!
this class was very fun and effective
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Very interesting class to take, Kumu Kua is a great professor to take it from.
I had fun!
overall, i think this course really helped me improve my pubic speeking skills.
Not only was the class informative, but very weirdly entertaining at times. I could not have had a better experience.
I think Kumu Kua was really understanding and a cool teacher. I would recommend others to take his class.
you are a fun, cool teacher
Although I fear giving speeches, this class helped me get over that fear...just a bit!
:)
thank you:)
Thanks Kumu.
Kumu Kua is a very effective educator, and I feel like I have learned a great deal from his class. I started out with an extreme fear of speaking. I still get nervous, but now I am able to get up in front of the class with much less anxiety. Thanks! =)
Thanks Kuma. You and your students taught me many things. I thank you for the extra confidence to speek about feeling of my own and express them in effective speechs to the class. Mahalo and God bless. Hope you really consider implementing this class course to younger children. Too good and too important for them NOT to learn about COMMUNICATION. Seriously needed generations to come. So important for Peace as well. monica
kumu is a good teacher and i enjoyed his speech 150 class.
mahalo nui loa kumu!!!
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I may not have learned with such an opened mind if Kumu Kua didn't have such a comfortable, but firm 'anakala' style about him. He made me want to learn how to be a better asset to my team by communicating.
the greatest class this semester.
Overall it was a good class and I learned a lot. It was a lot of fun and had many interesting people in the classroom. He is a teacher I would recommend for any students who is taking SPCO 151.

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 17272 (0)     17274 (0)     17901 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 16 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%) 1 (6%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 20 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 7 (47%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.63 20 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 16 (80%) 1 (5%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 16 (80%) 1 (5%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I enjoyed this class very much. I learned how to speak in front of an audience. Clayton Kua was a great instructor and I had the pleasure of having him as a teacher. The speeches were great and I had fun delivering and listening to all of the presentations.
This has been one of the funnest classes I have ever taken. Kumu really has a knack for making learning fun.
I liked the class participation & how Kumu was enthusiastic and encouraged everyone. This is a speech class and at the beginning of the semester I can honestly say that speaking in front of a crowd was nervewrecking. Now, I have no problem expressing myself in front of unknown people.
The course was great! Everything from activites to projects to assignments was fun. Everyone in class enjoyed Kumu and his technique to teaching. Personally I feel the semester was to short in regards to Kumu Kua's speech class. Everyone in this class looked forward to our Monday evenings.
i enjoyed the giving and listening to speeches.
SPCO 151 was my FAVORITE course that I have ever taken, although I dreaded it. I enjoyed all the activities and speeches. All assignments were very well explained and lots of fun.
I loved the assignments and projects as it helped me greatly improve on speaking in front of the class. I really feel like I improved so much through Kumu Kua's lessons and the speeches I did.
strongly agree
This course and our class was one of the best, As nerve racking as public speaking is this class was a blast.
I liked everything about this class. That it tackled all of the different speeches, making us challenge ourselves in every project and assignments. I liked that I was apart of a very diverse group of people. I had an awesome class experience. I'm very appreciative that he provided us with information about upcoming events and projects, what to expect, and for giving us extra time to catch up on things. I enjoyed this couse very much.
EVERYTHING!!! HE WAS SUCH AN AWESOME TEACHER!!!
i loved how everyone got along so well. class was a safe and comfortable place i wanted to be in. i emjoyed everything.
One of my main goals was to be able to overcome the fear of speaking; this class made me aware of my many short comings. One of the thing that I did not like was the self evaluation, yes it is a great tool to view my speeches but, like a coach that reviews plays to help the team improve what merit is their if their was no coach to review the plays with the players. Response to question 11 and 12.
Well, to begin with, Clayton Kua is a cool cat. He is very polite, professional, and overall hilarious. I mean, come on, you can't get mad at a guy doesn't flinch when you constantly threaten him every time he relies on technology to get the job done. Clayton if your are reading this...use paper...trees grow back.
everything,it was my best class this semester
kumu kua was maika'i loa, i enjoyed having him as a teach because he lightens and livens the atmosphere and makes it easier for me to be myself there. well, everyone was pretty comfy there anyways i think it was kumu who helped a lot too! i also enjoyed listening to everyone's speeches because man, there are some characters in that class! i liked the impromptu one minute speech because the randomness was awesome and really everyone needed an imagination to make it awesome as it was. i also enjoyed our informative speeches because some people were uhm...very informal, like paulo and conrad! haha
The assignments were very hands-on and the teacher made it easy to understand the materials.
I think he did an amazing job, and I really enjoyed having him as my Kumu for this semester.
The overall class particpation and the projects were suffient and useful. Assignments were frequent and speeches we had to do, but It was worth it.
enjoyed this class alot, the environment along with your personality and other students personality gave it an easier time for some students to feel comfortable speaking in front of the class.
I really enjoyed this class and Kumu's teaching techniques. I would love to take another class with him again. =)
I like the fact that we would get a good amount of time to get our assignments turned in. He did a very well job teaching the course and made me understand what i was doing. He also gave a lot of exapmles that made us understand what each of our speeches was about.
Group interaction, having Laulima to refer to, grades posted online, learning about my peers.
i really enjoyed the speeches and the EXTRA CREDIT quizes, and the class group activities. the speeches were fun, sad, and made you really want to try. plus, had some funny people in the class.
I enjoyed learning about the different types of speeches that there are. Speech and communication has helped me greatly, through the areas that needed improvement. For example, in the beginning of the semester I was shy and didn't like speaking in front of a large group of people or the class. Now, I'm able to speak with confidence.
KUMU KUA!!!!!!!!!!!! This man has helped me quite a bit with further understanding the way that expression and communication effect our daily lives!!!!! I will always refer to KUMU KUA as one of my favorite people I have had the pleasure of learning under at HCC. Much love and respect goes out to KUMU KUA for being who he is and the effective teaching techniques that he uses in his classes!!!!
Suprinsingly the speeches we were assigned to give in class were very fun and enjoyable! He is a great teacher that made the class very enjoyable and was willingly to accomedate students.
I really enjoyed doing the many different speeches that we were assigned to do because we had to do research on the speech before we were able to do the speech it self.
I liked claytons kua's personality, the in class activities we did and his classroom feel. he did an excellent job preparing everything and always figuring out something for us to do in class.
I liked the fact that we did different things like games to get to know the information instead of just reading or taking notes about it. All together tho i liked the overall class it was fun.
I enjoyed this class and it's activities and assignments.
Being in Kumu's class taught me to be an effective and appropriate speaker. He bestowed alot of confidence in me
what i loved the most was how the speeches started out in the beg. as strike and then it went more toward chll and layback. like, we could pick our subjects to write about.
I liked everything about this course, from the Speeches to the Journal assignments. Kumu Kua used a variety of teaching techniques throughout this semester that were not only helpful, educational, and instructive, but fun too! He instructed not only by using the information from the book, but by also tying in his own personal experiences. He taught us that any kind of Speech or Public announcement can be given well, with the right approaches, and how to overcome our fears, if any, by acknowledging them and being aware of when our "Fight or Flight" responses. He helped us from beginning, starting out a little apprehensive, to end, now bold and confident speakers.
I like how we had the opportunity to do self evaluations after our presentations, how we did variety of speeches but were able to select our own topics, how the chapter quizzes are counted as extra credit, how the speech objectives were consistently clear and Clayton Kua explaining them before every assignment.
i liked the pacing of the class it was progressive with out being to fast. the enviroment was condusive to learning and made me feel welcome to speak and present.
everything
well informative
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
I feel that he has done a great job and I don't think he should change a thing.
No
none that i can think of.
There is nothing to improve about this course.
No, I loved this course, it helped me so much not only for my career but also for my personal life I don't think it needs any improvements at all, keep up the great work!
strongly agree
NONE AT ALL! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK KUMU
negative. kumu was great!
Instructor breakdown, of speeches that were given. I can see how this would put students on the spot as to a class evaluation from the instructor. Suggestion, previous classes speeches.
Honestly, the people who failed his class are lazy and complete assholes. Clayton gave those lazy sons of bitches every opportunity to do well in his class. I wouldn't change a thing about his class.
hope
hmmmm i think this class should be maybe two days a week because when it's once a week it makes me tend to forget i have assignments here
No, course is great how it is.
less assingments
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KEEP CLAYTON KUA.
Be more clear as to when due dates are in class; For students that do not show up on speech days: some kind of consequence should be served, perhaps docked points.
none, you really made the points clear, and gave me a clear undrstanding on things; even thogh my quizes didn't relly say so.
None.
NOPE!!!!!!!! not at all.
No, kumu did an excellent job!
The only thing i had a hard time on was that all the speeches were so close together and the time from when it was assigned and when we presented were so close that i didn't really have time to prepare for the speech. So I guess i would say more time between speeches to give the student more time to prepare and get the speech right.
Use different instructional techniques.
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i learned a lot in this class and my public speeking skills has really gotten better. i have used the skills i learned in this class in most of my other classes so i found the information very useful.
No suggestions, I feel Kumu Kua taught this course perfectly the way he did.
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if the class had better retention rate so group work didnt break and leave partners high and dry
nothing its good how it is
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15. Other comments:
It was a great class and I looked forward to this class every Monday.
Kumu Kua was great to learn from and I have indeed gained great skills in speaking in front of others. I had little practice in doing orals in class and this class has made me more confident. I have enjoyed this class immensely.
Good Class Kumu!
Clayton Kua is an AWESOME instructor. I loved everything about the class. Even the other students. I made a lot of new friends in this class.
Great Class, I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to take a speech and communications class.
strongly agree
Thank you for being my instructor.
I would love nothing more if my wife and I could have a drink with Clayton and his wife. We could talk about close quarter combat, and other refinements.
give him a raise and pernament tensure, best instructor
Clayton Kua is an excellent teacher!
Great class, learned alot.
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I LOVED this class!! The teacher made it very fun!!!!!:D
The textbook was very appropriate for this course. All material was very applicable and I have gained a lot from this course. I have learned things in the class that I can use daily: at home, in the work environment, in future courses, and in a number of real-life situations.
i enjoyed the humor and entertainment in the class.
Great class and good laughs!
AN ALL AROUND GREAT TEACHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
great job kumu!
Cool teacher, good class, made friends.
great work and im glad i took your class.
I'd like to thank Kumu Kua for the flexibility he had with class and being understanding when personal issues came up during this semester. He always had some form of communication available when any of us needed to contact him via e-mail, phone number, or before/during/after class. I feel Kumu Kua has been an amazing instructor and I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs to take SPCO 151. Mahalo for a great semester Kumu!
This class has gradually decreased my fright of public speaking and boosted my confidence of communicating with others weather itâ??s private or public interactions.

Clayton Kua: SPCO151, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Speech & Communication
Course: SPCO 151 - Intro to Speech & Commu Crn (Section): 16821 (0)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 14 (82%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 2 (12%) 13 (76%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 15 (88%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 17 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 14 (82%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (100%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 16 (94%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (100%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (100%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 17 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 16 (94%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (100%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
nothing really because Kumu Clayton is a fair teacher and did a great job getting everyone involved
I would not change anything from this course. Kumu Kua is a great instructor and he makes the class enjoyable. Before I took this class I had problem speaking in front of people but now I am so confident and I can stand in front of the class without fear. I highly recommend this class to anyone. Great instructor and great method of teaching.
The only thing I would change would be all the lecturing because lecturing before lunch could get real boring and it is also doesn't motavate me to get up in front of strangers and give a speech.
The only thing i would do to improve this course is to have a class schedule handed to us at the beginning of the course containing due dates and such for all of the course work/exams/presentations. This way, students are able to know the exact dates for certain assignments and are able to plan ahead accordingly. We all have other important matters to attend to in addition to school, so having a clear-cut schedule to work off is essential.
I would not improve anything i believe the course was through and efficient. Mahalo, Kumu Kua!
NO comments.
This question isn't fair! I'm only as good as what I have been taught by this instructor. The natural ability of Kumu Kua to reach the students was only equaled by his ability to bring forth his personal style. He made it easy for many different age groups to talk from the instructors position. So really i don't think I could improve upon that, so why would I change his procedures? I really feel this was a fun class
I wouldn't improve anything. Clayton Kua taught the course very well and he knew his material and explained it so that we would all can understand the subject.
A slightly less workload would enable many to be able to put more effort into their projects/assignments.
Good teacher
A: I really enjoy this class, I wouldn't improve it for anything. B: I guess I could give more interactivity if this course hasn't already had a lot.
I don't think that I would do anything differently. I think he is a great teacher that is very knowledgeable. He does a great job of making the class feel comfortable.
nothing, EXCELLENT INSTRUCTOR
Not as much coursework all at the same times
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
i like it he lets students interact with one another and made class real fun with the different activities we did not just same o same o powerpoints
The instructor method of teaching is beyond my expectation. He is great and I hope he keeps teaching so people can learn alot about public speaking.
I really enjoyed my class with Kumu Kua, he made learning fun and exciting. He didn't just stand up there reading the book and not including the students in the discussion. Kumu has a wonderful way of teaching, he makes you want to succeed and he is truly interested in each of us as students. He wants us to really learn something from him. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher.
Kumu Kua's way of teaching was very simplistic but very effective. I really liked how he would relate difficult terms and ideas to things that we could relate to in our lives. In result, i was able to learn a lot of new information easily.
Entertaining educator/wonderful class!
The methods are the best for a person like me. I was one of the person that can not speak in front of people. now I can say that I am cause I did some presentation in his class.
My belief is that Kumu was born to teach and his lectures were very helpful in the beginning with providing comic relief or satire to a trying topic. My thought about why I liked him so much stem from his relaxed demeanor and easy to talk to ask help from. I am glad I took this class with this teacher.
The concept of his teaching has made this speech class the most effective way of learning speech. We all learned how to control our fear of speaking in front of the class and at the end of the class, we all we very confortable with speaking in front of the audience.
I really enjoyed Mr. Kua as an Instructor, he was thorough and detailed and really encouraged us to be our personal best. I have already recommending his class to others. He answered all of my questions promptly and made himself available to help with different assignments. He really utilized the Laulima, which made assignments so much easier to complete.
Fun and a good experience.
He presented the content and watched the students grow. I really enjoy the humorous atmosphere and the interactivity.
I think he is a great teacher with wonderful methods. He has a way of teaching the material that relates to the class and keeps it interesting.
Kumu Kua is an AWSOME INSTURCTOR! I've had a Speech Class before at HawCC, but I had done only two speeches while in that class. In Kumu Kua's class we had done several speeches which I think is the correct way of learning to do speeches. Kumu Kua explained to us that many people go through anxiety or stage fright when doing speeches. With his instuctions of doing all these speeches, each student learned their own way of controlling their anxiety or stage fright. I myself have learned my own technique. He made the class fun and exciting too. I highly recomended Kumu Kua to other students who will be taking SpCom151.
I think he is doing a good job, awesome job being its his first year in the college level. I hope he gets the chance to grow on it because I believe he will be one of the best speech teachers. fair and effective.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
yeah he made me understand how people get nervous and what people's fears are when you speak in front of the public all the speeches we did made me learn more bout the topic and made me understand how important verbal and non verbal communications is used today
Yes, he contributed a general knowledge and I never miss the class because it is fun and excitement to come to class everyday.
Yes, very much. His experience with speech and communications helps him teach it very well and he conveys it to the class with ease and fun.
Kumu Kua has definitely contributed to my understanding of speech. It is because of this class that i am prepared and knowledgeable enough to write and perform good future speeches. I also learned a lot of different concepts about communication that i will be able to use to my advantage in the real world.
absolutly
No comments. He is the best.
Yes
Yes, he has contributed to my general knowledge. I am now able to speak in front of large audiences. Although there may be little fear, I will be able to handle the situation and continue with my speech. I also know now to prepare my speech before presenting it.
Yes, i feel more confident in my ability to speak in public in a number of different situations.
Helps me to not have stage fright and much more
Yes. Without this course I wouldn't be as confident to do public speaking.
Yes he has made me more comfortable with public speaking and more knowledgeable about the subject.
Absolutely
Yes I have. I have learned and grew a lot throughout this semester.
22. Other comments:
if i could take another class with Kumu Kua i would because he makes class fun and he deserves an A because he knew what he was talking about. i really like the commemorative speech and the bumper sticker and group project made me get close to our classmates
Great instructor and I hope he will continue to teach at HCC.
Kumu Kua did a very good job in teaching this speech class. With his knowledge, humor, and people skills, he was able to effectively teach and make this class a very enjoyable experience. Much mahalo to you Kumu!
None
Thanks for the lessons and hope I can work with Kumu again
He is the best teacher I ever had!!
Excellent teacher!
good teacher i learned a lot.