eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Brent Rubio

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BIOC241, Spring 2014
CHEM100, Spring 2014
CHEM100L, Spring 2014
CHEM151, Spring 2014
CHEM151L, Spring 2014
CHEM161, Spring 2014
CHEM161L, Spring 2014
CHEM100, Fall 2013
CHEM100L, Fall 2013
CHEM151, Fall 2013
CHEM151L, Fall 2013
CHEM100, Spring 2013
CHEM100L, Spring 2013
CHEM151, Spring 2013
CHEM161, Spring 2013
CHEM161L, Spring 2013

Brent Rubio: BIOC241, Spring 2014

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Biochemistry
Course: BIOC 241 - Fundamentals of Biochemistry Crn (Section): 24268 (0)    
1. For me, this course is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Required   Elective   General Education   Running Start   Other  
3.0 12 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 1 (8%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
5. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
6. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
7. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
8. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
10. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
11. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
12. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
13. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%)
14. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 1.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 7 (58%)
15. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
16. How did the instructor show concern for students?
When he sees that his students don't understand the lesson, or when his students ask questions, he will pause the lesson to make sure everyone understands it, then move on.
During Dr.Rubio's office hours he is very thorough and understanding when I do not understand a specific concept or subject. He breaks it down for me and because he is an intuitive individual he is able to conceptualize a better method of explaining complex topics to fit my individual needs. I took Chem 151 and Biochemistry with Dr.Rubio and I did not understand the topics and went to his office hours. During his office hours he notified me that I was "making things too complicated" and he helped me realize that chemistry is not out of reach in terms of my ability to being able to understand it. I really appreciate him for saying this since it has helped me with all of my classes and this proves that Dr.Rubio is an exceptional professor. Dr.Rubio also provides a curriculum that fits the needs of every student because of his categorization of different types of students which are; students that are able to learn everything from the beginning, students that start understanding halfway through, and students that understand everything near the end of the semester. I am one of the students that understands things near the end of the semester. He also provides fun and interesting methods of receiving extra credit which applies to what we are learning in class.
He explains Chemistry concepts very well and easy to understand.
Students requested a day of study before exams and he provided us that day to ask questions about the study guide.
He makes his quizes at the end of class so that the people who happen to come in late in class get the oppurtunity to take it.
He doesn't really show concern because he already has expectations for the class to meet. Because the class is a 200 level course, he believes that the class should be difficult and that the students should be responsible in keeping up with the pace and material.
He posts scores right away and allows students to see the averages, to get a better idea of how well they are doing.
Dr. Rubio listens to and explains the answers to my questions thoroughly whenever I've asked him to further my understanding on topics related to the course. He also makes great use of visuals and demonstrations. I'm glad to hear that he loves his job :)
He explains concepts in detail avoiding confusion. He always asks if the class understands and offers office hours if anyone needs help. He also offers a very fair class curve that grades on the overall learning curve of the class, which shows his concern for his students success.
He makes his quizzes in the end of his classes to make sure that everyone has a chance to take them.
17. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
As a high school student doing this running start course, first, I liked how he gave us the syllabus which had the whole semester planned out. In high school, we don't get this type of syllabus, instead we have to wait until our teacher actually assigns our homework and exams. Another thing I liked about his was of teaching the course was how he used his examples very well. I like how he has his visual aids, which helps me understand the lesson better. Another thing I like would be the extra credits! Like this one! We have five extra credits for this semester and each one is equivalent to one percent of our grades, which I think is better, compared to high school, since it's actually easier to do. I also like that he posts our quiz and exam results on the day we take them. But one thing I wish he could have done was to post our current grades maybe? I don't know if it's just me but in high school, I got used to having online sites, such as Edline, in which my teachers use to update our grades on.
I liked how organized his lectures were and how he has all of the class notes on laulima.
very concise
You can tell Dr.Rubio comes from a military background because of how structured his lessons are. He always finishes on time and always has time to answer student questions. He appeals to all types of learning styles because he not only displays the notes, but also provides visual examples such as ball and chain representations in class and live experiments. He encourages students to copy down the notes he is writing and he engages the entire class by asking questions about different molecules or how certain methods should be done. In general he is a fun and lighthearted individual that teaches extremely complex methods with ease and occasionally gives students a good laugh.
I like that Doctor. Rubio is very well organize and he goes by the book as well as his personal experience with the Chemistry studies.
Sometimes his class was extremely hard and others fairly simple there didn't seem to be consistency. Biochem is a very challenging subject and i felt sometimes he expected us to know things that he does. He would use unfamiliar science vocabulary and didn't really explain what it meant. It threw me and some people off. Most people taking that class have not learned what he has and I think he should have dumbed down the explanation so everyone could understand it.
I liked that he gave real life examples of the material that he was teaching.
I liked that he wasn't strict and that he was fair. I disliked his pop quizzes because it was hard keeping up with the homework. With my OCD, I would have preferred if he did collect homework because I would have completed them no matter what.
I like the way he posts all of his notes on Laulima, it is difficult to take down all of the notes verbatim at times, so this makes life much easier. He also knows exactly what he is talking about. It's only natural for us to make mistakes and so when he does make a mistake, he allows students to correct minor errors without making a big fuss.
I'm not a fan of pop quizzes as I have a busy schedule and need to prioritize my daily tasks making pop quizzes more stressful than they should be. Other than that the course is fair.
There is practically nothing to dislike about his class. The class has a brisk pace, but never overwhelming. Real life and personal experiences are commonly used as examples in class to express the relativity of the content of this course to everyday life. Also, the practice exams and quizzes are a valuable preparation for the exams. They let me know exactly what will be covered and where my weak points are.
I like how he used real life applications to his explanations of concepts.
18. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
BioChemistry, in my opinion, is a tough course but if you put most of your time and effort into it, it will get easier.
clearly knows his stuff
His background is very inspiring to me. He worked very hard and he inspires me to work hard as well.
I think that Doctor Rubio course is very useful because you can apply it in real life.
His course is very forgiving, at least some extra credit chances were provided. Tests were multiple choice which made remembering certain things a lot simpler.
You shouldn't fall behind in the homework because the homework helps you understand the material.
I would like to say thank you. I am still a high school student and I was not expecting the class to be this difficult. It was a real eye opener. I believe that I am now better prepared than my other peers for college because of your grading scale, which is calculated with quizzes and exams only.
It is difficult, but not impossible. After all, it is a level 200 course.
Love the class. Just hate the pop quizzes :p
Dr. Rubio is probably the best teacher I have had here at HCC. His passion and knowledge of chemistry is unrivaled by other teachers in their own department at HCC, in my opinion. His instructional abilities are the true definition of a high quality teacher and should be the benchmark of all instructors at this campus.
He's cool.
19. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes I would. Because he will actually do his best to help his students out, not only in class but also outside of class, during his office hours. When a student misses a class, the student can also go on their Laulima where they can just print out the notes he took down during class.
yeah, if they want to take a stupidly difficult science class
I would absolutely recommend Brent Rubio because he is a one-of-a-kind professor.
Yes, I would highly recommend Doctor Rubio's class to other students because he is a very good,awesome,the best Chemistry professor I ever meet.
Rubio is challenging. I would recommend him to students who are very interested in science as their major. He enjoyed talking about it and seemed very knowledgeable. For people who just want the grade I would recommend taking someone else. He doesn't explain concepts well for people who don't have some science background.
I would recommend his class, especially for Running Start Students,because you get to expereince what a college class feels like rigorously.
I would recommend Brent Rubio, but only for those who have a strong understanding of general chemistry, and for those who are responsible in completing homework problems that are not collected.
Yes, if the student is either very interested in the class or is required to take it. If the student wants to actually learn and grasp the information, I would recommend them to take it from Rubio. If they are just trying to get by, I would not recommend him. This class takes time and the drive to succeed.
Yes because he is a very good instructor & he's got a winning personality to boot!
Highly recommended professor! He keeps the class interesting with real world examples and has a way of explanation that is comprehensive to the students but still textbook perfect.
Yes. He makes sure you are prepared for college.
20. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Helpful, knowledgeable, and dedicated.
Did you think this one up on your own? haha
Knowledgeable. Professional. Inspirational.
Best Professor in HCC
Challenging, caring, baffling
Friedly Smart Youthful
I would describe Brent Rubio as jubilant (for organic chemistry) and knowledgeable.
Intellectual, understanding, clear.
Efficient, well-prepared, eclectic
Knowledgeable, passionate, and resourceful.
Chill, Friendly, Intelligent
21. Other comments:
N/A
I said it all, no need to add more comments.
Hope I get a good grade and understand the material
Give more extra credit, please.
I was wondering why you only put extra credit questions on the easiest quiz (the first one) you had given us, and not on the other quizzes or on any of the exams.

Brent Rubio: CHEM100, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 100 - Chemistry and Society Crn (Section): 23953 (0)    
1. For me, this course is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Required   Elective   General Education   Running Start   Other  
1.32 19 0.75 Freq(%) 16 (84%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 19 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (32%) 13 (68%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 19 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 15 (79%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 19 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 15 (79%)
5. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (37%) 11 (58%)
6. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 19 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 15 (79%)
7. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 19 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (47%) 10 (53%)
8. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 19 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (58%) 8 (42%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.26 19 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 6 (32%) 10 (53%)
10. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 19 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (95%)
11. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.37 19 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (21%) 12 (63%)
12. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 19 0.96 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (37%) 11 (58%)
13. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (42%) 10 (53%)
14. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 19 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 9 (47%) 7 (37%)
15. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (32%) 12 (63%)
16. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He always made it a point to bring up that he is always available during his office hours to ask questions. In class he
Encourages his students to make use of his office hours.
Asks us if we need help with our work.
He helped us anyway he could in classroom if we were having trouble in the subject.
Dr. Brent Rubio offers ample time to meet one on one to go over any questions we may have.
Brent Rubio shows concern by always having time for his students by making good lectures and providing study guides for us.
Professor Rubio always prepare a practice exam for us, so we know what would the exam look like and what kind of question would be on the exam. He also uses surprise quizzes to test how we understand the lectures.
Professor Rubio has shown concern for us students in many ways like allowing us a whole class period to prepare for our exams, providing us with a study guide of each quiz, and giving us clear heads up on what to study for.
He answered questions when students approached him for help.
He answers our questions specifically.
He states that we can ask him through email if we want and always replies to my emails. Really quick with replying *thumbs up*
Professor Rubio showed concern for students when he would tell us that he is always available during office hours and we are paying him to teach us.
Always available
Dr. Brent Rubio shows his concerns for the students by engaging them when help is needed.
His practice exams and quizzes made sure we were prepared for any actual exam
Always walking around, going over the context until we understand, asking us if we need help and advising us as well.
He always made sure there was a study/review day before every major exam and provided extra material for students to use for studying. Always willing to help anyone and everyone and was always positive and upbeat.
17. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I enjoyed how well organized Professor Rubio is in his lectures and lab. He is very enthusiastic and excited when talking about chemistry. I also enjoyed the fact that he gave us the option to do some extra-credit opportunities. He is always willing to help and answer any questions that his students have. I ask liked how in some instances Professor Rubio would bring up stories that related to the topic he was discussing because it helped me gain a better grasp at what he was teaching at that particular time.
I really liked how he made the labs fun, and his excitement for chemistry.
I like that this class was interesting to learn about.
I liked everything about the course
I disliked how Dr. Brent Rubio didn't ask the class whether or not we understood the information, and didn't encourage questions.
I liked the fact that he was very passionate about chemistry.
Like: He always has fun stuffs to show as example of the lecture. Prof. Rubio always upload lectures son laulima, so I would know what I have missed in class. Dislike: The lectures that he uploaded on laulima are short-lived. If I don't download the lectures to my computer right after class , they would disappear within 2-5 days.
I really enjoyed the way Professor Rubio taught the course. He kept our attention by relating lecture material to things we use, see, or know about in real life. He also gets along well with the students and always shows up to class with an enthusiastic attitude. Its hard for me to dislike the course but if I had to pick something, i'd say the tests and quizzes should be more challenging for the amount of material he gives us to study.
Keeping exam and quiz scores private were good for those who did not want to reveal their test scores. However, he did reveal the students who scored the top 5 highest scores and that encouraged students to study with those people. It urged students to work and study together, overall, brining scores and grades up as well as making new friends. It helped to set a comfortable and pleasurable experience for lectures.
I like the way he teach. I understand it very well.
I really liked his teaching style. Tough, but seriously one of the best professors I've had in a long time.
I learned a lot in this chemistry class. Most of the material was very interesting. I hope in the future I can take more science classes from professor Rubio.
Easy to fallow
I liked that he gives us study guides for exams, but I dislike that he changes them when we actually get the real exam. I like that he shows us examples to help us understand his teachings.
he actually cared whether or not we understood the material and made sure that we did understand
I like the different materials he uses and analogies to help us understand what Chemistry is all about.
His lectures were easy to understand, he didn't overload us with information. He was easy to listen to and his excitement for the subject made me excited to learn and pay attention.
18. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
This class is not a fly-by kind of course by any means, Professor Rubio encourages his students to learn and he forces them to by giving them the right tools in order for them to succeed. For example, he gave out practice exams, pop-quizzes, and always put a copy of his lectures on Laulima and all these really helped me in this course. I think that he should continue the good work he is doing.
I enjoyed taking his class, even though I struggled with the material
Fun class!
Overall, he is an intelligent teacher whom really knows his stuff!
I think it he can relate to students better because he is younger.
In my opion, I like this class because I can understand what's going on in class easy. Prof. Rubio's lectures are everything I need to learn for the every exam.
The class is awesome, all I gotta say is just take it and you'll know.
Encouraging students to study together help the "smarter" ones to understand the material more and helps the less studious ones to actually understand the lectures and pass the quizzes/exams. Smart move on his part to intentionally reveal the top five testers for each quiz/exam.
Keep up the good work.
This course requires a lot of physical participation. I learned that the hard way. Also, he instilled that being late is no bueno and really affects my grade.
Professor Rubio is one of the coolest professors I've ever met. When I say cool I don't mean that he gives his students slack but he treats everyone fairly. His quizzes and test are easy if you do attend class everyday, take notes, ask for help and keep up with the reading the chapters.
good teacher
His class is very understanding.
it is a much better science class than any other ive taken
AWESOME! EXTREMELY GREAT!
He is one of the best teachers I've had.
19. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
I would definitely recommend Professor Rubio to other students because I think he is an approachable professor and I enjoy his teaching style.
Yes I would recommend students for any of Dr. Rubio's classes. You will learn a lot from him and he will learn from you.
I would if they are requried to take the course
Yes, because I had it for Lab and it was a fun class to be in!
Yes the class was taught very clearly and made easy to understand.
Yes, he's very fresh, friendly, and funny. However, I would advise them to pay close attention, because he moves very quickly!
Totally because he is cool.
I would recommend Brent Rubio to other students because as an introduction class, there is not much pressure in this course. Prof. Rubio organizes everything for us, so we can just follow the instruction.
Yes, i'd definitely would and already have, recommended his class to many of my friends who need a natural science because his style of teaching is great and the material isn't boring.
I would recommend him to other students because of the way he encourages students to work together/study together. In his class, people will eventually learn how to work together to get better scores on tests/quizzes.
Yes, because he is a good teacher.
Yeah, I actually referred my boyfriend to take his course next semester. Good stuff to learn and fun course.
I would definitely recommend Brent Rubio to other students. He is a really good professor. I feel that professor Rubio is young and he can relate to majority of the students. He is very well organized. He cares about you and your schooling.
Yes, for some one that hates science this class wasn't too bad
Yes! I would recommend his class because he is a great teacher who knows what he is doing.
I would recommend this clas for anyone looking for a science class and actually want to learn in the process
Yes I would reccomend Professor Rubio to other students. He is very clear on his lectures and make sure we understand the context.
He makes chemistry enjoyable and easy to understand
20. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
-Chemistry -Enthusiastic
Educated, Hard-Working, Smart
Intelligent, enthusiastic, relevant
Funny and Young.
Fresh Friendly Funny
Fun Funny Smart
Funny Informative Helpful
BRight ENthusiastic Teacher
Too f-ing cool.
He is awesome.
Brainstimulatingandintriguing Doctor. Lol~
Organized, fresh "Classy", and smart.
Down to earth
Informative, helpful, and nice.
Super Cool Guy
Understanding, Professional, Knowledgable
Enthusiastic, Organized, Fun
21. Other comments:
n/a
Did you see what i did there^? lol
He doesn't assign homework, which is good for some. But I think maybe 5-10 questions for homework would help students better prepare for upcoming pop quizzes and exams. Students tend to take advantage of having no homework and would take notes and forget about them for a while. Then when a pop quiz comes up, they score low because they didn't have an incentive to look through their notes prior to the pop quizzes. Homework that will have to be turned in and graded will definitely help students to look through their notes more often every week. Perhaps maybe 5-10 questions of the material covered during lecture would suffice once every week.
None
Burrahhhhh, buggah was wun good teachahhhh~
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Brent Rubio: CHEM100L, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 100L - Chemistry & Society Laboratory Crn (Section): 23954 (0)    
1. Overall, this course is more important than I thought it would be.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 4 (25%) 8 (50%)
2. How did the instructor show concern for students?
In this lab class Professor Rubio showed concern for his students by always having us follow proper lab safety guidelines and taking time to explain each experiment in detail.
Professor Rubio should concern for students when he would check if everyone signed in. He also explained the safety rules every time we had lab just to make sure that no one gets hurt.
Checks up on everybody while doing lab
He shows his concerns by helping the students when needed.
He makes eye contact when demonstrating/explaining labs and he walks around the classroom while we're in the process of our lab, to closely monitor us and be readily available to answer any and all questions.
When dealing with certain chemicals/etc. he would handle it himself as a safety precaution which is very responsible of him since some students may be clumsy. He enforced the safety goggle/glasses rule as well.
He answers if we have any questions.
Very helpful!
always walking around to check that the students are doing the lab correctly so that they won't have to do it again. Always willing to answer any questions students have. If we had an exam in the CHEM100 class he would make it a slightly easier lab so that we would have more time to study.
Encouraged everyone to ask questions, and to make use of his office hours
Responsive and explained a lot during lab.
He always offers help to any student that doesnt understand the lab.
By having one on one time with them or spreading around to every group/ lab partners.
Brent Rubio always walked around the class and asked his students if they need his help during lab. If students are performing the lab dangerously, he instantly stops and direct us into another safer direction. He explains everything clearly and is aware of all his students.
Anytime we needed help in the lab he was right there to assist us.
3. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I liked how this course does labs parallel to what we are learning in the lecture class. I also like how er are given a whole week to complete a lab paper. Don't really have any dislikes for this class but if I had to pick it would be that there are a small amount of desks for the beginning of the class.
I enjoyed the labs and all the fun things we did. I learned a lot and it was very interesting learning new things. I love mixing chemicals and working in small groups.
Everything ok
I like that I have learned new things that I haven't learned before. I like that his lab class is fun, exciting, and interesting.
I enjoyed his clear passion for the field. His excitement and interest was contagious and got many of us more involved!
He makes learning fun.
I like his teaching.
Very helpful!
I liked how he always explained the lab thoroughly at the beginning of each class. The labs were enjoyable, not stressful.
I enjoyed the labs, and some of the lectures
I liked how the labs were actually quite interesting and intriguing.
I like how Dr. Rubio taught this course by giving examples/demonstrations before we start the lab. There is nothing that I disliked about him.
Liked that he could make a boring subject like chemistry very interesting.
I liked how he was able to allow us to experience the different experiments in this course. Ive never worked with entities that changed color, formed crystals, create soap and so on which I found extremely fun and interesting. I honestly get nervous in lab, but because Professor Rubio helps and corrects us positively throughout the way, it made me feel comfortable to work in lab.
I enjoyed the hands on part actually getting to do the experiments.
4. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
This course was fun, it really helps you remember ideas, theories, and concepts learned in the lecture class because the material is parallel and you can see for yourself how reactions take place and such.
I love how the labs were only an hour and 30 minutes depending on how fast you get done with the lab.
Easy to fallow
Fun class.
This lab is awesome! Students will look forward to this class everyday!
Keep up the good work.
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It was easier than i thought it was going to be.
It was interesting, and I enjoyed tsking it, even though I struggled with the material
Was good.
Dr. Rubio, you are an excellent teacher in lecturing and doing lab assignments. You have used your skills to share among with many students. We learned a lot from you.
He makes all the labs exciting.
Brent Rubio's course is always on the move. Everyone in class gets to participate and be involved with his experiments. It is a very great way for the class to interact with one another and learn together as well.
5. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes, If any student is taking Professor Rubios lecture course, i'd highly recommend taking this course as well.
I would recommend students to take professor rubio's class.
Yes, easy to fallow
Yes! I would recommend his class to other students because it is hands on which makes learning fun.
Absolutely, Dr. Rubio is very helpful during labs and makes things interesting.
Yes, because he knows his subject well.
Yes, because lab is fun!
Yes, he is one of the best teachers I've had.
If they had to take the course yes.
Yeah, I have recommended to a few of my friends.
I would recommend students to any of Dr. Rubio's courses.
I would recommend this. It is a good way to get to know an introduction abut chemistry.
Yes I would! Brent Rubio is extremely helpful and makes learning fun! Not only does he lecture, he helps each and everyone of his students to perform well in lab and class to the best of his abilities!
Yes. The class was very well taught and i enjoyed the lab work.
6. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
BReathtakingly ENtertaining Teacher
Professor Rubio is funny, well - dressed and enthusiastic.
Down to earth
Fun, informative, and helpful.
Fresh Friendly Funny
He is Brilliant!
Funny and Young.
Enthusiastic, Approachable, Funny
Fun, enthusiastic, intelligent
Very Cool Dude.
Smart, Intelligent, Coefficient worker
fun funny smart
Intelligent, Helpful, Safe
7. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
8. Laboratory assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
9. Laboratory assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
10. Laboratory assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
11. Directions for laboratory assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
12. Lab assignments require a reasonable amount of time and effort.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
13. Lab assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
14. Lab reports are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%)
15. Lab reports are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
16. The laboratory instructor was concerned with safety.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
17. The lab equipment was, on most occasions, effectively set up.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 16 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
18. The use of laboratory equipment was adequately explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
19. Assistance was available throughout laboratory sessions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
20. The lab sections were a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
21. Other comments:
Awesome Class Professor, I reccomend making more soap!!! LOL
I just wish that the lab was worth more credits.
none
Great class
None
N/A

Brent Rubio: CHEM151, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 151 - Elem Survey of CHEM Crn (Section): 24391 (0)    
1. For me, this course is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Required   Elective   General Education   Running Start   Other  
2.44 9 1.24 Freq(%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
5. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
6. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 9 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
7. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
8. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
10. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
11. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
12. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
13. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
14. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
15. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
16. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Mr. Rubio provides study guides before exams, giving us ample time to prepare for them. The quizzes aren't scheduled, allowing Mr. Rubio to make sure we're studying. He constantly tells us to ask questions during class. He has fair office hours, and he worries when we don't use them. When the whole class did terrible on a quiz (I think it was quiz 5), he allowed the entire class to re-take it (with changes to the questions but covering the same material).
He constantly reminded us that he was available after class, during his office hours to help us.
He always made himself available after class hours and made the effort throughout the whole semester to reassure all students that he was there to help us
Brent Rubio has unannounced quizzes which allow for us to study more often.
He is very passionate about science. He encourages visiting office hours for additional help. He also gives out extra credit for his students to do better and redeem ourselves if we need extra points.
Dr. Rubio was always make sure all the students understand the lessons he is giving. He wants to help students pass so in cases where more than half of the class fail a pop quiz. He will create an announced quiz to help the students grade. He will also give out optional research papers for extra points for any students who needs extra points to help with their grade. He will also scan through on tests or quizzes and see if a student answered the question right, and if not then he will give them chance to look over their papers and double check before they turn it in.
17. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
Mr. Rubio makes the otherwise daunting subject of Chemistry exceptionally more entertaining. He teaches from the book, but it doesn't feel like it. The 75 minute lecture classes go by quick. He applies what we're learning to everyday life, making lessons feel more applicable and relevant. For example, he demonstrated the strength of electrolytes by illuminating light bulbs using Powerade (which did a pretty crappy job compared to salt water). Mr. Rubio is very down-to-earth, regularly sharing his college experiences/stories with the class and relating them to the subject material.
He's very enthusiastic about the subject. He knows what he's talking about, he doesn't just read from a text book, and uses actually examples of problems to explain. His personality really uplifts the class, and there's never really a boring time in his class. He loves what he does, and you can really tell.
I liked how he knew the material he was talking about as well how he was not teaching out of a book rather his notes and then using his examples and making it more interesting especially being an early class he managed to make it interesting
Very knowledgeable
I like how he is very organized. I also enjoy that he does fun demos in class and he isn't monotone and makes chemistry very interesting. Chemistry is not easy, but he explains well and is always willing to give extra help.
He is young and enthusiastic. It was easy to relate with his examples, because his examples are very logic and easy to see and understand. He always answer questions clearly and didn't mind even when students ask questions from last 2 lessons ago. I like that he does fun experiments and demonstrations in class too.
18. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
Mr. Rubio is, by far, one of the best professors (of any subjects) I've ever had the privilege to learn from. I will definitely be borrowing some of his techniques when I become an English professor.
He da bomb.
That it was a great choice and im glad i was able learn from his course
N/A
Wonderful instructor and makes class fun. Thank you for giving us extra credit chance and preparing us for quizzes and exams. Thank you for also being a cool professor!
He is very helpful. Through middle of the semester I had to deal with some family matter that I needed to drop the class, but the last day of dropping class have passed. He was very understanding and was willing to give me "N" grade even though he had it on his syllabus that he will not give "N" grade. I was fortunate enough that I didn't have to drop the class, and stayed back and enjoyed the rest of the semester with Dr. Rubio.
19. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Definitely. The subject is fairly difficult, but Mr. Rubio makes it very accessible. His lectures are lively and informational enough to keep most students awake (I only dose-off because the class is early in the morning, and Hawaii traffic is disgusting). The work isn't too easy, but it isn't difficult either. He is a fair grader and very approachable. He's very passionate about Chemistry, but he doesn't take things too seriously--he knows how to take/make jokes. Mr. Rubio is an amazing, all-around instructor.
HELL YEAH I DO!!
Definitely, chemistry being a hard class for many he makes it fun and something that anyone can grasp to
Yes, he is very efficient with notes.
yes, he is always avaiable for help and makes the class seem less boring
YES! He is fun, very passionate about teaching science and is very understanding.
YES! I will not only recommend to other students, but I will be very happy to take any of his classes.
20. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Intelligent, approachable, and lively.
He da bomb.
Knowledgeable and Caring for his students
Energetic and Passionate
Fun, Exiting , and cool
Smart, fun, cool
Enthusiastic Fun Serious
21. Other comments:
Mr. Rubio's Chemistry course is, by far, my favorite non-social-science science course I've taken at HCC.
N/A.
I like that you give quizzes, tests and extra credit. I think it's hard to get a good grade though because our grade is only based on things we cant make up. I think that maybe class work would be a good thing to get graded on, so that it adds some points to our grade and also we will be able to learn more.
He never miss any of the class sessions. He was always available on his office hours and encourages students to go see him on his office hours. He also encourages students to attend school workshops if they want extra points. Lastly, after taking this class. I'm considering in looking into majoring in chemistry. Yes, Dr. Rubio made chemistry fun and easy to understand.

Brent Rubio: CHEM151L, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 151L - Elem Survey of CHEM Lab Crn (Section): 24392 (0)    
1. Overall, this course is more important than I thought it would be.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
2. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He encourages us to keep trying, even when we do poorly on the lab quizzes. He constantly reminds us that things break in labs, making performing the labs a little less scary.
He always reminds students to turn in their work, and was always cooperate with students who needed extra time to complete their assignments. In addition that this was a lab class, Mr. Rubio was very strict on the safety of the students which was a very important rule in a science lab.
By letting us know always that if anyone needed help that he was there to help us
Dr Rubio is a very engaged professor and always tried to make Chemistry enjoyable
He actually cared, he didn't just sit at his desk doing nothing
He reminds us about safety first. He also helped us with any experiments and questions we had.
3. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
The labs were fun and straightforward, and the course was graded in a straightforward manner (either you do the labs or you don't). Mr. Rubio teaches lab with the same energy and humor he teaches lectures with, making Chem lab a fun, informative lab also.
I like that he's always engage in the lab activities. He was always there working with the students on the activities.
The labs we did
I would have wanted to see a little more explanation on what exactly we were going to be quiz on
He loves what he does and it shows.
I liked that it was to the point. No non sense and unnecessary things. Thats he ways a class should be taught. I also liked that the labs were simple enough for us to complete mostly on our own.
4. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
Mr. Rubio is an amazing Chemistry instructor.
His energy in the class. Mr. Rubio's energetic personality just makes the class really fun. Although he had done all the experiments every year, he make it like it's his first time doing it which makes that students feel good and get really engage with the activities.
Im so happy that he prints the labs for us, it makes it so much more less stressful for myself because it is a book that i dont have to worry about spending money
This is a good way to enter into Chemistry with a good professor
My favorite instructor by far.
Thank you for teaching a great Lab course. It was fun and I learned a lot from it.
5. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Definitely. Unlike some instructors, Mr. Rubio seems to genuinely care about his students and he makes his subject accessible. I don't know where I'd use log/sin/cos in real life, but I know various ways I could apply Chemistry in real life.
YES! Mr. Rubio is a very understanding professor. He will try his best to find ways to help students and make sure that everybody is safe in the lab.
Definitely.
Yes, because Dr Rubio always tries to help you understand the concepts and is always going around making sure have a good grasp in the concepts we are covering
HELL YEAH I DO!!
Yes!! His class is fun and makes it interesting. He also wants the best for everyone.
6. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Intelligent, funny, and lively.
Energetic Fun At the same time "serious"
Knowledgeable and Caring
Engaging & Motivating
He da bomb.
Intelligent, personable, FUN
7. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
8. Laboratory assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
9. Laboratory assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
10. Laboratory assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
11. Directions for laboratory assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
12. Lab assignments require a reasonable amount of time and effort.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
13. Lab assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
14. Lab reports are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
15. Lab reports are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
16. The laboratory instructor was concerned with safety.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
17. The lab equipment was, on most occasions, effectively set up.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
18. The use of laboratory equipment was adequately explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
19. Assistance was available throughout laboratory sessions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
20. The lab sections were a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
21. Other comments:
A lot more fun than the Geology lab course I took a couple semesters ago (although I found Geology interesting in it's own right). The labs were very interactive and surprising and working with dangerous materials/reactions is always exciting.
Very good professor
You should show more explosions, combustions, ignitions, blow things up, and more explosions.
Thank You Dr.Rubio!!!!! You are one of the best professors here at HCC! You should be proud!

Brent Rubio: CHEM161, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Crn (Section): 24284 (0)    
1. For me, this course is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Required   Elective   General Education   Running Start   Other  
1.24 17 0.75 Freq(%) 15 (88%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 17 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 13 (76%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (82%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 15 (88%)
5. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 3 (18%) 10 (59%)
6. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
7. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
8. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (82%)
10. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 15 (88%)
11. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 13 (76%)
12. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 12 (71%)
13. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 17 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
14. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.12 17 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 4 (24%) 9 (53%)
15. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 1 (6%) 13 (76%)
16. How did the instructor show concern for students?
The way that Dr. Rubio shows concern for his students is by always asking the class if we understand the material. He tries to find different of explaining the concept if we do not understand it the first way.
He always asked if we understood before we went on, and he would always ask if we needed another example or if we wanted him to explain the concepts and materials over again.
He notifies them if they're doing poorly and even provides them with appropriate advice that would help and encourage them to succeed in his class.
by providing an easier way to understand the material in his lectures.
study periods
He was always helpful with all questions and he was always very understanding if anything came up that would make one miss class and he always made a person feel welcome.
good
Even though he places pop quizzes randomly throughout the semester, he would always give hints to when the quizzes would be (not-so-pop quizzes, not-so-randomly-placed). He was also really cool about the exams, and always scheduled a study period the class before each exam, so that we had time to discuss the material with our peers during class time.
he would always tell us he's here for ask and don't feel afraid to contact him or ask him questions
Dr. Rubio provides many reasonable opportunities for a student to improve their grade.
He encourages students to come to see him if students do not understand the topic in class.
Dr. Rubio always makes time for us to study before exams and is very understanding when I have emergence scheduling conflicts with the class.
he went through problems we had with the book and guided us through the reviews for the exams.
he would go over questions and help students with any problems they may have.
Dr. Rubio showed his concern for students by posting grades online to show how the class did overall. With that information, I was able to see where I stood amongst the class, and to check whether I needed to adjust my study habits.
17. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
What I like about Dr. Rubio's class is that he makes things simple to understand. Chemistry is a challenging subject to learn but I think that with his teaching methods each concept is more easy to understand.
He was very interesting, he made it relevant to everyday life. The way he taught wasn't like most professors, he used examples from his experience and he made it interesting because he was in our shoes once.
I dislike that he does not review homework or makes it necessary to turn in, but relies on pop quizzes instead.
There was nothing that I disliked in the course. What I did like is the easy way he lectured and made the material more understanding then the actual book itself.
He class was easy to understand and attend. I liked his class over all.
It's great that he teaches the lab, too. He is very good at relating own personal experiences and real life events towards the material learned in class. He makes class very interesting compared to big lecture classes that do no usually incorporate any material related outside of class to understand material better.
everything was good
Dr. Rubio's class was so well-organized that just copying what he had on the projector allowed me to organize my own notes --- and my notes are never organized. I knew what chapter and section each topic was from, so I could easily find the corresponding section in the book after the lectures (although I never really needed to, since Dr. Rubio's lectures were made to simplify what was in the book, anyway). I really hated chemistry in high school, but Dr. Rubio made it a little less intimidating a lot more fun (as fun as chemistry can get, I suppose).
Rubio's class is very cool, but i just feel like im not good at this subject so i didn't like it as much as other classes
I like that Dr. Rubio gives great examples of chemistry, it makes learning the subject enjoyable. I like that Dr. Rubio goes straight to the important material, the material is not vague at all, specific equations and laws are pointed out for the class to understand. I very much disliked the quizzes, they gave me a heart attack every class around 9:30, it kept me very conscious of keeping up with the homework, but it none the less, I was always still scared :(
I liked the way he interact with us students and makes chemistry fun! He is uses and talks about interesting ways and examples to understanding the topic. Also the notes he puts up on laulima are very helpful.
Dr. Rubio uses fun and engaging imagery to help his students remember things better.
innovative way of teaching and everything was clear
I liked that he was able to connect with students and understanding how to interpret chemistry, and making it easier for students to understand.
The way that Dr. Rubio taught the course was well-organized. I liked how he started each class by summarizing the things we did during the previous class to refresh our memories. I also liked how he explained the subject manner with some examples. One small dislike is that he sometimes went off a tangent.
18. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
He is a great teacher and I really enjoyed the course. I am planning on taking another chemistry class (biochemistry) from him in the future.
He is a very good teacher. I think he is by far one of the best i ever had.
It's a great course, and I wish he also taught chem 162 and 162 lab
Great professor and very good at keeping us engaged in class.
nothing else
There's a lot of math involved, but even the students who had a little harder time making the calculations seemed to do pretty well in his class. Somehow, Dr. Rubio was able to teach the fundamentals of scientific algebra alongside the course material within a semester, and a lot of my friends' math skills improved within that time.
i thought it was a good class!
Dr. Rubio is an amazing teacher if you, I was not looking forward to this course because I never had a good experience with this subject, however Dr. Rubio truly has changed my mind, I definitely appreciate this subject now.
He makes chemistry fun and interesting.
The course was very informative, albeit very fast as well. Dr. Rubio is an excellent teacher.
thanks man first chem course ireally did enjoy. sorry for always passing out in the first row.
It is a well conducted and interesting one.
This course was a great learning experience. Dr. Rubio not only covered the basics of the course, but also threw out some fun facts relating to chemistry, which made the class even more interesting.
19. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
YES! He is an amazing teacher.
Yes, because he is always there for help, and he is clear and precise on what is needed and what will be on the test, and he is a far teacher.
I would definitely recommend Professor Rubio because he is the only professor that has shown interest in his students individual success in his course.
Yes, I would recommend this class to any student that needed this course for there major.
Yes because makes his class very understandable and easy to navigate through.
Yes, I would recommend him to other students due to the fact that it's a course where students can actually learn chemistry first hand from one who is very knowledgeable and experienced in his field. Also, class is small and it allows for a lot of clarification compared to big lecture classes where professors don't usually interact with their students.
yes hes a great teacher
Even if Dr. Rubio wasn't the only professor who taught 161, I'd totally recommend him to other students. He teaches in the most modest and down-to-earth way that even those who have a hard time with science are able to at least understand the concepts --- and that's more than half the battle.
yes! because he's really nice and understands
Yes, thorough explanations.
I would definitely recommend Dr. Rubio to other students, because he shows chemistry's better side. Dr. Rubio is very passionate about chemistry, he teaches with great enthusiasm.
Most definitely yes. Like I mentioned before he makes it fun and easy to understand. And his grading is very fair to students.
Yes. He makes Chemistry relatively easy to understand and is very sociable with his students.
Yes, because you will understand the fundamentals of basic chem.
I would absolutely recommend other students to take Dr. Rubio's class. He teaches in a way that everyone can understand, by going straight to the point of the subject. Also, he does offer extra credit to boost up your grades.
20. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Understanding. Passionate.
Organized Prompt Well manicured
Intelligent, Funny, Filipino
Fun, Intelligent, Inspiring
Smart, kind, and funny
great person
ENTHUUUUUUUUUSIASTIC. Honest. Accommodating.....to a reasonable extent.
Cool and understanding
Genius, funny
Amiable, cool
Energetic, engaging, smart
Funny, Smart and well understood
Knowledgeable and outgoing.
21. Other comments:
Dr. Rubio's thee bomb .com.
This course was definitely tough but it made me smart, I appreciate this class and Dr. Rubio's teaching.
Best science professor I had so far! He feels more like a friend than a professor
Awesomeness
Overall, this was a great course.

Brent Rubio: CHEM161L, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 161L - General Chemistry I Laboratory Crn (Section): 24285 (0)    
1. Overall, this course is more important than I thought it would be.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 16 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 8 (50%)
2. How did the instructor show concern for students?
If we broke glassware, Dr. Rubio's priority was making sure everyone was ok and that no one was injured, and told us not to worry because the glassware could always be replaced. Same with spills: if we got anything in our eyes, he told us to go straight to the eye wash station and not to worry about getting water all over the floor and everything. The was actually one lab where the procedures said not to touch this corrosive basic substance, but everyone ended up touching it anyway, and he didn't get mad or judge us (well, he probably judged us, actually); he just set out an acid for us to neutralize our hands with. Our safety always came first --- except for when joking was appropriate and called for, then his priorities would be joking and then helping us out with whatever we needed help with.
He makes us try to figure out the material before giving answers.
He would walk around the lab and assist us if we were having trouble
Dr. Rubio offers alternatives to students who are unable to attend/work in the laboratory class.
Always willing to listen and answer questions
he would always encourage questions
very strict on lab procedures to ensure safety
He told us to use gloves if needed, told us which chemicals we shouldnt mess with. Was always walking around making sure everyone was on task and if anyone needed help he was there.
Dr. Rubio showed his concern for students by checking up on each group in the lab. If groups needed help, he was there to offer some assistance.
He personally notified them or talked to them in class about their performances and offered options in which they can have a chance to pursue success in this lab.
Dr. Rubio shows concern for his students by always asking questions to make sure tat the concept is understood.
By walking around and overlooking the lab experiments while they happen. Also he would step in and help if the group was having trouble.
Dr. Rubio quickly helps his students and walks around class to check up on students instead of staying at his desk.
allows us to stay however long we would like until we fully understand
3. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
Even though I felt really stupid with him looking over our shoulders to check what we were doing, it was really helpful, especially when we WERE BEING stupid. For everyone who hadn't read the procedures prior to coming to class (which was a good half of us), he touched on the procedures while introducing the materials for us. He babied us, while at the same time, not --- if that makes any sense. It was really helpful, though.
Lab experiments were quick and informative
I especially liked that we got to choose our own groups and that he made the labs interesting.
He made it clear and if you're completed with the lab you're free to go.
He gives detailed instruction before the lab, but only monitors and guides when the lab is underway.
I liked that he always showed what to do before doing the lab.
i liked that he let us go to do our labs but he was always around walking around the room to see we were doing alright
It was fair, and straight forward. I liked how he made the labs fun by making sure we were safe yet learning all the concepts.
I liked how there was a quiz before each lab, to ensure that students understood the lab. Also, I liked how he explained what we were going to do in the lab, and the science behind it before we started.
I like that the course is simple. Just study for the quiz, do the lab, and turn in the lab.
I like that was there to answer any question without actually giving the answer. and that he was easy to talk too.
I like that he demonstrates the lab experiments to his students prior to letting the students doing the experiments. He shares experiments done outside of lab related to what experiments we were conducting in class to understand experiments better.
4. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
This lab was probably the most fun and exciting lab course I've taken thus far. I guess it helps when you have a professor who's so enthusiastic about his subject that he tries to share his excitement for the subject through his teaching with his students.
Overall great course, study hard and it will show.
The course is quite fun to do, actually.
He is great
it was fun, enjoyed it
He is Awesome.
Dr. Rubio set up the course lab in a way that enabled students to get hands on with each experiment with very clear instructions to complete them.
This course was good to do (especially when taking the class along with it) because it helped me understand each subject better since the lab provides on hand examples.
challenging but easy if you keep up with work
5. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
I know this is anonymous, but I'm just gonna say what I said in the lecture survey --- Dr. Rubio is literally the only professor who teaches this course, but even if he wasn't, I'd recommend him to other students because he knows how to reach all kinds of students. Even if you totally suck at science, Dr. Rubio does a great job at explaining things.
Yes
I would recommend Dr. Rubio to other student because he teaches with great passion, it makes me enjoy chemistry.
Yes, just overall a great professor
Yes, his teaching style and accessibility makes him a great teacher.
Yes the class is fun and he makes it easy
yes! because he's very nice and knows what hes talking about
Yes. He made the lab fun by doing some of the experiments for us, if he thought there was a hazard.
I would surely recommend Dr. Rubio to other students. The lab was a useful learning experience. It enabled students to the science behind the experiment. Dr. Rubio would explain that science and the lab, so that we would understand it.
Yes I would because he is easy going and what you need to do is clearly stated.
Yes, I would recommend this course because it is a fun and easy way to learn about chem 161
yes. learn a lot with his method of teaching
6. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Superfreshswagfire. Dope.
Smart, humble.
Alcoholic haha jk. He's very professional
Helpful
Awesome fun kind
understanding and knowledgable
spunky quirky energetic
Clear and helpful.
Understanding. Passionate.
Funny, Inspiring, Happy
7. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%)
8. Laboratory assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 16 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 8 (50%)
9. Laboratory assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 16 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (25%) 9 (56%)
10. Laboratory assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%)
11. Directions for laboratory assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 16 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
12. Lab assignments require a reasonable amount of time and effort.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
13. Lab assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 16 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 12 (75%)
14. Lab reports are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 16 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%)
15. Lab reports are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 16 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
16. The laboratory instructor was concerned with safety.
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%) 14 (88%)
17. The lab equipment was, on most occasions, effectively set up.
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%) 14 (88%)
18. The use of laboratory equipment was adequately explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 16 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
19. Assistance was available throughout laboratory sessions.
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%) 15 (94%)
20. The lab sections were a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 16 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 13 (81%)
21. Other comments:
I now like science a bit more than before.
Great course, great professor.
The laboratory was a fun hands on learning approach, that supplemented what we were learning during class lectures.
Awesome class

Brent Rubio: CHEM100, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 100 - Chemistry and Society Crn (Section): 20819 (0)    
1. For me, this course is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Required   Elective   General Education   Running Start   Other  
2.29 7 1.5 Freq(%) 3 (43%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
5. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
6. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
7. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
8. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
10. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
11. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
12. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
13. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
14. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
15. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
16. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Brent Rubio emphasized office hours and emailing him about help almost every class, especially before and after exams. He also emails students who are doing poorly to ask them how he could help them. For students who are doing well he congratulates them and encourages them to keep up their good work. Brent Rubio also is a big believer in study groups. To promote this, he posts the names of students with the top scores from exams so that students who are doing poorly can work with them.
By telling his students if they need help understanding about the chapter that they should meet up him during his office hours to go over the chapter.
He sets up review days before quizzes. This really helps with studying and asking questions before exam. He answers all questions and reminds us we can visit him in his office if you need extra help.
Really showed concern for the individual student.
He always made sure we understood the material and is always open for any questions you may have.
He reminded students that he is available outside of class and organized study sessions.
He was always offering help, outside of class in his office or emails, whatever it took for help he was prepared to do it.
17. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I like that he wrote notes with us throughout the lecture. He starts with a blank sheet on the overhead, and as he lectures he takes notes that we can copy. Also, if we miss these notes or miss a class, he posts the notes on Laulima. I like how he only posts it for a limited time, because it teaches us responsibility and helps us be accountable.
I like how Rubio gives us a study guide a week or two before our exams. There is nothing that i dislike on how Rubio teaches the course.
Rubio is very interesting to listen to. He explains everything in a simple way, making it easy to learn and remember. I don't really like his obsession with numbers and chemical drawings. It makes it somewhat hard to learn for the exam without using flashcards. He's a bit flaming but I'm fine with that. Oh, he should also use the entire class time. He tends to release it really early.
Dr. Rubio is a cool instuctor...no complaints.
I liked how he gave us study guides, it really helped me to remember the material. And often times he would tell us interesting facts about what he is teaching and tell us some of his past experiences.
I really liked the demos that were done.
I liked the simplicity, notes and that's it. Up to you to study. I liked the study sessions as well.
18. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
I like how Brent Rubio shares his personal scientific experiences with us. He also relates many of the topics to real life situations or current events. I also like that his material is the most up-to-date.
He is an excellent teacher that knows his subject very well.
I enjoyed it.
EYesxcellent course!
Dr rubio is awesome, even though class isnt mandatory and he doesnt mid if you are late because you are responsible for yourself, i still like to go because you never know when he would give any extra credit and i learn better through his lecture tha the notes itself
Nothing.
Maybe try to make the notes more interesting, or lectures more interesting, because it is a lot of information to gather.
19. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes! Great teacher! Very knowledgeable of material and teaches with humor, excitement, and passion. He also relates the material to current events.
Yes i would recommend Brent Rubio to other students because he knows how to teach his subject very well.
Yes, he's a cool person and a great lecturer. He's definitely not boring.
Yes....chemistry is fun due to his teaching style.
Yes, he helps you anytime and encourages you to ask him for help
Yes. The amount of study is a lot though I think this is expected from a science class.
Yes I would, he is very knowlegable and knows what he is doing.
20. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Passionate Caring Intellectual
Understanding. Cheerful
Cool, interesting, nerdy
Smart Knowledgable Witty
Cool, awesome, helping
Fast Funny
Smart, Available, Prepared
21. Other comments:
I also like how he provides study guides that reflect the actual exams. It keeps us on track on what we have to study. He also specifies what homework problems will be most related to our exam and most related to what we need to know for a 100 level class. Mahalos for a great semester, care, and passion for teaching! I learned a lot and enjoyed your teaching style!
I'll miss his biochemistry stories, naturally. He still needs to make a nuclear ant.
None.

Brent Rubio: CHEM100L, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 100L - Chemistry & Society Laboratory Crn (Section): 20820 (0)    
1. Overall, this course is more important than I thought it would be.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
2. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He really cared for our education.
He would always be around for help and is available if we have any questions
He organized study sessions, made sure proper lab techniques were used, and offered help outside of class.
By reminding us on how important it is to attend all the lab days in order to get a good grade.
At the beginning of every lab he went over thoroughly through the lab procedures. He also did a safety brief and always made sure we wore safety glasses. He walked around class to make sure no one would hurt themselves by inappropriately using the class materials/chemicals. He also answered any questions that students had throughout our experiments.
He helps us in labs and sometimes shows what to do.
3. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
Dr. Rubio is very patient and takes time for each student.
I liked how we did interesting labs and he would be there to help us along the way.
I really liked how efficient the classes were.
He makes all the labs really fun, it was never boring.
I especially like how he related certain experiments to real-life situations. Simple things like tie-dye-ing a t-shirt was fun but also allowed us to understand why an activity like that actually works.
I liked it. Lab is great. ...A lot of waiting at times.
4. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
Cool...Right on!
Keep it up!
Dr Rubio is always willing to help and also allowed us to do a lab with his other science section if we couldn't make it to our section.
It is fun and education.
5. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes....He makes chemistry fun.
Yes, the lab is easy, as long as you participate and do the procedures and follow directions youre fine.
Yes. Since this lab was hands on and covered a different subject every week, it was interesting.
Yes i would recommend Brent Rubio to other students because he makes labs really fun for his students.
Yes! He is a great Doc! Knows a lot and teaches with humor, excitement, and passion.
Yes. The lab is mandatory, but its worth the time; it relates to the chemistry class as well.
6. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Witty Smart Cool
Cool, helping, knowledgable
Fast Knowledgeable
Fun. Understanding.
Professional Caring Smart
Better, Faster, Stronger
7. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
8. Laboratory assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
9. Laboratory assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
10. Laboratory assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
11. Directions for laboratory assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
12. Lab assignments require a reasonable amount of time and effort.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
13. Lab assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
14. Lab reports are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
15. Lab reports are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
16. The laboratory instructor was concerned with safety.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
17. The lab equipment was, on most occasions, effectively set up.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
18. The use of laboratory equipment was adequately explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
19. Assistance was available throughout laboratory sessions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
20. The lab sections were a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
21. Other comments:
Chemistry Rocks!
Awesome teacher
None.
Rubio is Smurftastic.

Brent Rubio: CHEM151, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 151 - Elem Survey of CHEM Crn (Section): 20354 (0)    
1. For me, this course is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Required   Elective   General Education   Running Start   Other  
1.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
5. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
6. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
7. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
8. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
10. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
11. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
12. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
13. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
14. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
15. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
16. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He always kept reminding us of office hours and to do homework. Gives extra credit homework to boost our grades.
I'm really not sure.
17. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I dislike how we get the quizzes after we learn a new chapter unrelated to the quiz. Information overload for us. Handwriting is sometimes illegible. It's hard and scary to stop and ask him about illegible words or numbers while he's on a roll lecturing. No grade for homework is a double-edged sword that usually works against the people that needs to do it the most. On the contrary, I also like how it is not mandatory. Maybe make the important chapters have a required and graded homework. *I also dislike when he walks around the class while we're taking a quiz. The quiz is already nerve racking, him walking around judging our answers on the spot is very distracting and doesn't help. I like how he uses different kinds of analogies, examples and illustrations to help us understand the material easier.
I don't expect him to baby students but check in with students to make that they understand what is being discussed. To some people 15 is plenty of time for a quiz but some people freeze up on little things such as a quiz so I think 30 minutes would be beneficial for quizzes.
18. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
Very smart and concise. Knows and enjoys his field very well.
Brent is an excellent teacher who knows what he is teaching.
19. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Definitely. He lectures very well. The class is challenging but easy to pass as long as you do the homework and study for quizzes and exams (like all classes). He really wants you to pass because he gives lots of extra credits, curves grade, drops lowest score on quiz and many more things to help you.
Yes, he's an awesome teacher.
20. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Sharp Helpful
Passionate, smart, witty
21. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Brent Rubio: CHEM151L, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 151L - Elem Survey of CHEM Lab Crn (Section): 20313 (0)    
1. Overall, this course is more important than I thought it would be.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
2. How did the instructor show concern for students?
No survey responses were found.
3. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
No survey responses were found.
4. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
Awesome teacher, he made learning fun. I loved the hands on experience that we received.
5. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes I would recommend him to other students because he is very compassionate about his work and it shows too.
6. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Compassionate, excitable, hard working.
7. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
8. Laboratory assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. Laboratory assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
10. Laboratory assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
11. Directions for laboratory assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
12. Lab assignments require a reasonable amount of time and effort.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
13. Lab assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
14. Lab reports are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
15. Lab reports are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
16. The laboratory instructor was concerned with safety.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
17. The lab equipment was, on most occasions, effectively set up.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
18. The use of laboratory equipment was adequately explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
19. Assistance was available throughout laboratory sessions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
20. The lab sections were a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
21. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Brent Rubio: CHEM100, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 100 - Chemistry and Society Crn (Section): 23470 (0)     23953 (0)    
1. For me, this course is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Required   Elective   General Education   Running Start   Other  
1.75 5 0.96 Freq(%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
5. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (17%) 3 (60%)
6. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
7. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 10 (83%)
8. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
10. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (8%) 3 (60%)
11. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
12. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
13. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
14. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%)
15. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 10 (83%)
16. How did the instructor show concern for students?
encouraged students to see him during office hours answered questions put out study material
he made sure we all were able to get our class notes.
After an exam, he would post our scores right away and informs us if anyone needs help, we just have to let him know.
Allowed for those to catch up and offered e extra time for help during or after class
He stressed that if we needed help, especially before exams, that he was available for questions and he strongly encouraged us to ask.
Dr. Rubio showed concerned for our class by being available and communicating with us. He encouraged us to ask him for help or that he was available to help whenever we needed.
He ALWAYS made it clear to us that he is ALWAYS available to help us, if ever we needed the attention/assistance.
Very clear instructions and he encourages us to go see him in his office if we have trouble.
Dr. Rubio made sure that he explained the material he needed students to understand. He also made sure that he was available if students had any questions or concerns regarding the topic or lecture we were being tested.
he would ask questions to make sure that we understand the material. and when i asked about migraines (i had to skip classes because my migraines were too painful), he told me different ways i could possibly get rid of them because he used to get them in college too.
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Repeatedly informs us that he's available for office hours, always asks if there are any questions, and is always reminding us of the notes he puts up and important dates.
Tells student to come ask for help if any students need any.
17. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
the lectures were tied directly to the textbook, which made it convenient to study Dr. Rubio primarily used the lecture format; perhaps he could have varied his teaching methods
his notes
He knows his material really well and he is always enthusiastic during lectures.
The ingesting facts related to the lecturing
I liked the way Dr. Rubio taught his course because he made learning relatable to everyday things we could understand and even gave us examples from his own experiences sometimes.
EVERYTHING! He is amazing! Best instructor I had in the years I've been in college. He explains everything so we understand the material & also breaks it down so we can comprehend the chapter. Gives the best examples and makes Chemistry fun! And i personally dislike Chem.
I especially like that he posts lecture notes and then deletes them after a week. This forces people to check their laulima every day. I think this is a good idea.
What I liked about Dr. Rubio was that he was easy to engage with. His class lectures were a bit tedious, but what do you really expect if you're trying to understand different kinds of structures or keywords. At least he wasn't monotonous like how most professors are-- his sense of humor never failed to amuse and entertain his students.
i liked the lecture and the slides he put up on the screen. he was very enthusiastic about chemistry, and it's always nice to have a teacher who loves his or her subject. the only thing i didn't like were that the slides were up on laulima to download, but only for a day or two. would have been nice to have them all up on laulima. also, the course was more about knowing chemistry and not doing the math. I was a little disappointed about that, because i love the math in chemistry, but overall, the class was fun.
N/A
He really seems to love the subject matter and it shows in what he says and does in class. All the classes are engaging even if the subject matter is not. I love the notes he posts up after class, mostly because I've given up trying to draw the diagrams needed for the course. It's also paced nicely, both the lectures and the course material.
The practice exam, it sort of pin point what material will be covered on the exam.
18. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
Dr. Rubio is very knowledgeable of the subject matter Chemistry 100 includes other general science topics; I would like the course to go deeper into chemistry topics; rather than general science
He should keep on doing what he does.
This who take Chen 100 in the future should take his course
He's a very cool and funny teacher. He makes learning fun
Take it! You'll never regret it! Exams are all based on what he covers in his lectures. So come to class! :) He's not boring, so it's not one of those dragging lectures.
Just a very good course.
He's fun and full of life! #nerdswag.
taking the lab and the class at the same time helps a lot.
N/A
AWESOME!
19. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
yes; he makes the subject matter less boring as it could be under other types of instructors
yeah i would bc hes a good professor & his passion for the subject shows
Yes, I would because he makes Chemistry interesting, not boring.
Yes. Cool fun and easy to get along with. Really helpful.
I totally would recommend him, you don't really feel like your in class, everything is exciting and like an "aha"!! Moment, because he explains them in relatable situations.
YES YES YES! Awesome teacher, even if i'm not getting an A in his class. I am willing to re-take his class next semester to get that A because I believe he knows his material and makes it enjoyable for students to learn!
Yes. He is very clear and makes learning chemistry, which is very a very hard subject, easier. He is clear and concise. If you follow his directions, you should get a passing grade.
Yes. Because questions #16-18.
yes. he's a fun and excited teacher that makes learning chemistry fun and not overly complicated.
N/A
YES. For all the reasons above, plus his class is entertaining so you won't get bored unless you just HATE the subject matter, and even then you'll be pretty hard pressed not to just follow along anyway.
Yes. Will enjoy class and learn.
20. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
passionate/knowledgeable of chemistry
passionate, cool, kind
Cool yet Intelligent and Funny
Cool fun helpful
Organized Fun Knowledgeable
Organized. Funny. Fun!
Knowledgable, Articulate, Complete
Knowledgeable. Passionate. Nerdy.
fun smart
N/A
CHEMLOVE? Ha! I guess the best two words would be "Engaging" and "Knowledgeable". It's difficult to find the right single word descriptions.
Cool, interesting
21. Other comments:
Definitely wouldn't mind having him as a teacher again!!
Just take him!
I encourage people to take his chemistry class before you get biology because if I had taken this class first, I would have had an easier time with biology.
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Brent Rubio: CHEM100L, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 100L - Chemistry and Man Laboratory Crn (Section): 23471 (0)     23954 (0)    
1. Overall, this course is more important than I thought it would be.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
2. How did the instructor show concern for students?
The concerns about safety and using safety equipment
He clearly stated the importance of safety in the Lab and is always looking over our shoulder to make sure we are doing things right and safely.
He always reminds us about lab safety and he walks around to check on us.
answering questions encouraging meeting during office hours giving out study material
he helped us during lab & made sure we knew what we were doing
He always helped us and constantly made sure we were following the procedures correctly, so that everyone would be safe and there were no accidents
he would constantly remind us of the dangers of the chemistry lab, and how to prevent it. he would also tell us which labs were more dangerous, how, and what to do to prevent getting hurt.
Explained materials and instructions thoroughly prior experimentation.
Safety first in lab.
N/A
Always asked if there were any questions, floated around the different lab tables to make sure everyone was correctly executing the project and helped where it was needed, but most importantly NEVER let anyone do anything unsafely.
3. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I liked the clear explanations
I liked the fact that we can attend any of the labs as well as the main lecture regardless of what section you are in.
He makes laboratory easier than it seems. He does not expect us to do each lab perfectly.
the subject was taught in a systematic way that was directly related to the textbook, which made it easier to study for tests at times, if one did not read the text before or after the lecture, it was difficult to understand the subject matter
i really had fun doing labs
We learned how simple things or one little element could totally change the structure and final product of things. Thought that was pretty amazing!!
he would demonstrate the lab as well, sometimes doing it with us, which helped a lot. i can follow the directions well enough, but as a visual learner, this helped immensely
Ensured everyone's safety in the lab. By far the best lab I've ever experienced. Not only did I learn many things from synthesizing soap and aspirin, but also know which sunscreen to buy the next time I visit the drugstore. Don't be fooled by fancy brand names that reaches the sky for prices. Yay for Science.
I like how he kept the lab short, but still cover all materials.
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I enjoyed the different experiments because some of them were from every day life and some were just plain cool. Plus it was never boring and any questions were answered plainly and directly.
4. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
I recommend to future students
Looking at such a young professor, I am inspired to do the same. I am going to pursue a masters and a doctorate because I would like to end up like him in the future.
Not only does he make the class very informative, but also fun.
Dr. Rubio is very knowledgeable of the subject matter, and he conveys it in a way to make the subject less boring to students
Really fun class, would recommend to everyone!
it was awesome. we made soap last class!
N/A
Pretty damn cool.
5. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes! Course is fun and stress free
Yes, I would most definitely recommend him. He is a wonderful teacher and you would be doing yourself a disservice if you take chemistry somewhere else. I had a different professor at another school and I had to drop the course because he was not clear. With Rubio, he talks science but in a more layman vernacular which is more than I can say about other science professors I have had.
Yes, I would because he is a cool professor and this is the most fun lab class that I've ever had.
yes; he is fair and understanding to college students
yeah
Yes, I totally would. He makes learning enjoyable, not boring.
yes. he's a fun teacher.
Yes. Because you know you won't die of stupidity and carelessness.
Yes. Fun and interesting lab.
N/A
YES. I've never had a lab before, and I've always heard horrid things about them. I have NO idea why if this is what labs are all about.
6. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Cool fun helpful
Knowledgable, Funny
Passionate. Nerd. Cool.
passionate/knowledgeable about chemistry
Made sure we were safe Knowledgeable Fun
fun smart
He knows science.
Interesting. Fun.
N/A
Cool. Attentive. Enthusiastic.
7. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
8. Laboratory assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
9. Laboratory assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
10. Laboratory assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 8 (73%)
11. Directions for laboratory assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 9 (82%)
12. Lab assignments require a reasonable amount of time and effort.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 5 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
13. Lab assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (60%)
14. Lab reports are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (60%)
15. Lab reports are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
16. The laboratory instructor was concerned with safety.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
17. The lab equipment was, on most occasions, effectively set up.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
18. The use of laboratory equipment was adequately explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 8 (73%)
19. Assistance was available throughout laboratory sessions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 9 (82%)
20. The lab sections were a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
21. Other comments:
I actually started a late as I missed the first week of class. I had emailed the professor and he responded quite promptly and explained thoroughly his requirements. I immediately felt that he was a good professor that cared about the success of his students.
Every college student should take this laboratory class even if it's not required.
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Brent Rubio: CHEM151, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 151 - Elem Survey of CHEM Crn (Section): 23273 (0)    
1. For me, this course is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Required   Elective   General Education   Running Start   Other  
1.8 11 0.92 Freq(%) 5 (45%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
5. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
6. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
7. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
8. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
10. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
11. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
12. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
13. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 11 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
14. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
15. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
16. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He always informed students of his open door policy. Never had a set time for office hours. If it was between 0800 and 1700, and he wasn't in lecture he would encourage students to seek help with learning complex chemistry concepts.
Brent Rubio always offers his time to students.
He always would mention and encourage all students to come to his office during his office hours to seek help if needed.
Prof Rubio is clever. Chemistry is a difficult class, but somehow he has ways / methods to make it easier. It's like Chemistry made easy by Prof Rubio. He is awesome.
He offers his time for students who need help with the course
He reminds us that we can contact him or go to him during office hours if we have any question or need help.
He's always available for help outside of class, and is quick to answer questions or make accommodations inside of class.
Brent Rubio is a great teacher. He can bring the lessons into daily life. Rubio always encourages students, and he is ready to give students advices when in need.
The instructor showed that he was able to make adjustments to his time outside of class to work around those of the students.
Dr. Rubio does not talked or treated anyone that he is better than them. Give extra work to help students to achieve a better grade.
17. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I really liked his energetic lecture, he made every topic interesting and exciting to learn by giving practical examples of how chemistry is used in our everyday lives.
Brent Rubio has a good sense of humor.
He was always prepared. He wrote notes every class and broke things down for his students so that we are able to learn and understand chemistry. He always explained things clearly. Dr. Rubio made class interesting!
I like his teaching strategy.
The course is hard but the way he explains the subject makes it easier to understand.
I liked that we took notes every class period and we would do some example problems.
He always seems genuinely interested in the subject. I don't really have a dislike.
I especially like about the way that Brent Rubio taught this course.Dr. Rubio used a very good book. He focused mainly on the materials so that all students can follow the lessons.If students missed the class, they were easily to access to the missed lesson that they were up loaded on Laulma.
I liked the examples of all the knowledge that Rubio had to share with his students.
Dr. Rubio treats everyone equally, made every lecture fun and interesting.
18. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
I enjoyed how much he loved chemistry, his knowledge of the subject was unbelievable. He has a strong passion for Chemistry and I learned many valuable tricks, such as how to cure dehydration from the previous night out, how to remove oil and grease without orange-glo or lava soup (money saving), and how to conserve battery life.
I like how quizzes always land on wednesday.
I would highly encourage my peers to take his course. I dreaded chemistry in high school but I loved his course. He made things so easy to understand that I scratch my head and would think, "thats all there was to it? Why couldn't my high school chemistry teacher just say so!"
I had a terrible understanding chemistry in high school. But now I realized, It's easier than I thought. Just study harder and pay attention to class discussion.
He is the best teacher for me and I wish he could teach other course too :)
I think that any student who takes his course, goes to class, and pays attention, they'll pass his class.. I think.
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Brent Rubio is a great great teacher. I especially want to thank for what Dr. Rubio has done to help me to achieve the lessons.
This is a really good course to take and to understand clearly on what chemistry is all about.
Dr. Rubio is very passionate about teaching. Please do not lose that passion.
19. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Absolutely, 100% Awesome teacher!
Yes. Brent Rubio makes the course fun and gets the information to the students.
That is a definite yes! He's a great teacher that really knows his subject!
Absolutely! He is a awesome!
yes, highly recommended :)
Yes, because he doesn't make chem as boring as people think it would be. I don't really like chem and I still kinda enjoyed it.
Yes. Because he's a teacher who cares about his subject.
absolutely i would like to recommend Brent Rubio to other students because he is a very good teacher.
I would gladly recommend this class to other students because of the compassion for his students to comprehend the course materials.
I would recommend Dr Rubio to everyone, because he guides you to learn and understand Chemistry.
20. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Energetic Genuine Intelligent
Funny. Organized.
Caring, Intelligent, awesome!
Clever. Awesome. Fun.
cool,funny and smart
thorough.. knowledgable.. funny
Friendly, helpful, understanding.
passionate, well-prepaired, enthusiactic, positive, authentic
Energetic and knowledgeable.
Energetic, smart and generous
21. Other comments:
Great Teacher, hope he stays around for future students
Fun class.
I love Chemistry now!
Keep up the good work and you made a big difference in teaching Chem 151
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Dear Dr. Rubio,i would like to thank you for the wonderfull knowledge that you gave us. You are a great teacher. i love the way that you taught.

Brent Rubio: CHEM161, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Crn (Section): 24284 (0)    
1. For me, this course is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Required   Elective   General Education   Running Start   Other  
1.67 10 1.0 Freq(%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
5. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
6. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
7. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%)
8. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
10. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
11. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
12. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%)
13. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
14. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
15. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
16. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He posts grades after every quiz or test within the time taken. He also posts the names of the students who receive the top scores as a way to encourage study groups outside of the classroom. After every class he mentions that he has office hours and if anyone has any questions to see him.
Always offered office hours and assistance for class assignments.
Always suggested to come in if you had questions or performed poorly in the exam.
Dr. Rubio takes his time to answer everyone's questions and address concerns. He's thoughtful and makes sure his answers are clear to everyone.
He posted grades daily
Hands down, best class this semester. The class started a little rough for me, but once I got into the groove of it, Dr. Rubio layed it out in a very clear and understandable way.
helping with all questions
He gives practice exams prior to every exams. He encourages students to seek for help outside class. He posts all lessons and notes we cover on laulima. He gives extra credits.
17. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I liked all the demos that he showed during lectures. He encompassed the 3 ways that people learn. When I go to ask him for help with problems he also includes multiple examples to make sure I know how to do them when I leave his office. Another thing that I also liked is that he relates a lot of chemistry topics to tv shows and every day life. It makes the topic a lot easier to understand also it gives us a lot of time to think about and retain the information given at the time.
Especially liked the way the class was easily understandable through lectures and assignments.
The way he presented his notes in class.
Dr. Rubio made Chemistry interesting and fun. He is very enthusiastic about what he teaches and shows a lot of passion for it. :)
He was very through explaining material at hand
I can't say I had any dislikes about his class.
i liked everything
His class is very fast paced that there is no room for questions. Students need to study HARD in order to pass his class.
18. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
Great professor
Material was easy to understand.
Awesome professor!
The course is hard but Dr. Rubio gives his time to help those in need
He is what a teacher should be defined as. Knowledgeable, skilled, enthusiastic, and unbiased. He is firm but fair on his grading, and his exams cover the course material properly but are not overwhelmingly brutal. He keeps you on your toes while making his class enjoyable to attend.
best science course ive ever taken.
19. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
I would recommend taking a chemistry course from Brent Rubio because more than likely someone would pass with an A or B in his class. I've taken chemistry in high school and at HCC and KCC. I've never understood any topic of chemistry until taking Brent's class. I've received top scores on every quiz and test except for 2.
Yes, his style of teaching is easily understandable and relatable.
yes, i learned alot in his class
Definitely!
Yes. because he is a teacher that will help you to pass as long as your willing to put in the time
I would definitely recommend Dr. Rubio to anyone interested in taking a chemistry course. He makes the class interesting and explains thing extremely well. I just hope I can take organic chemistry from him when the time comes.
yes, because he makes sure you understand the material and he understands the different ways students learn.
20. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
awesome
Passionate. Enthusiastic. Helpful.
Awesome, cool
knowledgable
dedicated patience
Knowledgeable Enthusiastic Unbiased
Genius
21. Other comments:
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Brent Rubio: CHEM161L, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 161L - General Chemistry I Laboratory Crn (Section): 24285 (0)    
1. Overall, this course is more important than I thought it would be.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 10 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
2. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Safety is always first in his lab. He constantly walks around the lab while experiments are being conducted and interacts with the students. He helps the students better understand whats taking place in the reactions.
He made sure everyone was on tack with their experiment
office hours
Dr. Rubio was mostly satisfactory in showing concern by reminding students via periodic updates of missing labs and giving us opportunities to make them up. He equally distributed his attention among students during labs thereby checking students' understanding of concepts and task objectives. I'd like to suggest that Dr. Rubio consider intervening in certain instances where a student attempts to be a "bystander" -- not doing so much as just observing and copying results. Unfortunately, this DID happen in my group a few times. Some of the students aren't mature enough to take responsibility for themselves, but that doesn't mean the teacher should simply cast them as "adults" who don't need any kind of intervention. In Hawaii, we do. We're behind.
He demonstrates the lab procedures to us before letting us start the lab. He constantly reminds us to wear appropriate attire.
Always offered assistance when needed
3. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
Nothing to dislike about the class. All the experiments given to us were interesting and had a tangible change that could be observed and recorded. There were no weak understandings of what was being done in each experiment.
he taught then let us handle our own business
explained to lab clearly
Dr. Rubio's an excellent teacher, and without a doubt I'd certainly encourage others to enroll in his course. While the sciences is often negatively portrayed as boring and very rote, Dr. Rubio has a refreshing approach that takes advantage of his local identity, humor, and enthusiasm of chemistry. He connects with students in a way that is somewhat rare in post- secondary education considering the scarcity of local instructors in the sciences. And, I think that's inspiring for a lot of students. At least, that's what I've heard.
Made lab enjoyable
4. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
He is a great instructor. A perfect example of what a teacher should be.
should only use assignments from the book. handouts make me think "why did we buy the book"
I'm very pleased that Dr. Rubio took the time to respond to e-mails within a 24hr period unlike other professors who probably spam anything with your name attached to it. Um, what else? Oh yes, hallelujah! Finally, a professor that avails himself! Dr. Rubio accommodates student needs as much as possible by simply providing a more convenient spread of office hours.
Very well taught and fun to perform labs.
it was fun!
Great professor!
5. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
I would recommend Dr. Rubio for chemistry lab. The labs were directly related to our lecture and the experiments were fun.
yes. he taught this lab very well
yes, learned a lot in this class
Of course. But just don't be late. -2 pts.
Yes, he made the labs enjoyable.
yes, learned a lot and it was fun
Yes. :)
6. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Knowledgeable Enthusiastic Unbiased
cool patience
knowledgable
He's an "awesome, fun, perfectionist."
Awesome, cool
7. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 10 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
8. Laboratory assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
9. Laboratory assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
10. Laboratory assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
11. Directions for laboratory assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
12. Lab assignments require a reasonable amount of time and effort.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
13. Lab assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
14. Lab reports are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
15. Lab reports are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
16. The laboratory instructor was concerned with safety.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
17. The lab equipment was, on most occasions, effectively set up.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
18. The use of laboratory equipment was adequately explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
19. Assistance was available throughout laboratory sessions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
20. The lab sections were a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
21. Other comments:
I highly recommend Dr. Rubio. Hands down he's one of the best -- an outstanding educator! It leaves me slightly perplexed that UH-Manoa or UH- West Oahu has not picked him up already. They'd not only enhance their dept. faculties but also promote local/minority representation in a higher tier of education. Also, why doesn't HCC offer more chemistry courses!! There are a lot of students who are forced to overcome significant geographic obstacles and can't commute to KCC or UH for upper division science courses, so please do us a favor and promote Dr. Rubio to organic chemistry and beyond!!!
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