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Instructor: Azadeh Nikou

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Azadeh Nikou: PERS101, Fall 2012

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: English
Course: PERS 101 - Elementary Modern Persian I Crn (Section): 21577 (0)    
1. The amount of effort I put into this course was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Low   Low   Medium   High   Very High  
4.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
2. The number of times I was absent from class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
2.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%)
3. The number of times I was tardy for class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
2.4 5 1.67 Freq(%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%)
4. The grade I expect in this class is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
5. The number of semesters I have attended HCC - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   1   2   3   4   5+  
1.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
6. My overall GPA at HCC is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Below 2.0   2.0-2.49   2.5-2.99   3.0-3.49   3.49-4.0  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
7. For me, this course is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Required   Elective   General Education   Running Start   Other  
2.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
9. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
10. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
11. The instructor is available for help outside of 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%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
12. 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  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
13. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
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%)
14. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
15. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
16. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
17. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
18. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
19. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
20. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
21. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
22. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
23. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
24. The instructor treats students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
25. The instructor engages in a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
26. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
27. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
28. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
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%)
29. Overall, this is a very important course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
30. Overall, this course is more important than I thought it would be.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
31. How did the instructor show concern for students?
-She helped us review before the test by putting audio files and documents on laulima.
She is always prepared for class and enhances her students experience with a wide variety of cultural activities such as her guided tour of Shangri-La or having a tea drinking ceremony in class, to name a few.
She helped us learn. One of the best teachers I've ever had! Can't wait for PERS102
Azadeh made sure students were able to keep up. If a student needed extra time on material, she adjusted the pace of instruction. She also made course materials and supplementary materials available.
Azadeh is a very friendly and caring teacher who shows concern for students in lots of little ways. She is always very willing to take questions, and is clearly genuinely interested in making sure that her answers are adequate and that the students understand her explanations. She has also been very generous in preparing extra handouts and audio files which are a very helpful additional reference source.
32. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
-The audio files helped me a lot. Also, the field trips was fun.
She designed the class to involve a good mixture of reading, writing and speaking practice. And even though each of the students are at different levels, she engaged each of us equally.
I liked how she started from basics, gave homework and tests, graded not too harshly nor too easily!
Pacing. Inclusion of Persian culture, including pop culture, along with language.
I liked that Azadeh regularly assigned homework and was also serious about collecting and correcting it, but without putting a lot of pressure on students. I also liked how each class was structured so that we had a variety of activities and approaches to learning in each class. There was also a good balance of language study (majority of class time) and cultural insight (just enough to make the acquisition of language more meaningful).
33. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
-Great and fun class!
I highly recommend it and look forward to taking the second part of the class next semester.
It is a great class. Especially for me trying to learn my native language. Should have more than this, and 102. Maybe 103?
Great course. Clear and understandable, not very hard to pick up the material.
Azadeh's very generous offer to give the class a tour of Shangri-La added a wonderful dimension to the class experience - bringing to life aspects of the Persian language and culture we had been studying very vividly.
34. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
-Yes, beacuse she is a great teacher.
Yes I would, because her class is as it should be and even better than that!
yes great teacher helped me a lot. I learned a lot from her class, and would recommend her for sure.
Yes! Azadeh is a wonderful instructor.
Definitely. If anyone wanted to learn Persian I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Azadeh. Although I believe it is her first time teaching Persian language at the college level in the US, she is easily as effective as any other language instructor I've had, and I've had 4 others in total, some of whom have been teaching for decades!
35. Other comments:
-Good luck Mrs. Nikou and thanks you !
loved this class!
Liked the addition of a Facebook page for those interested in additional subjects related to Persian language/culture outside of class.