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Instructor: Evan Yoshimura

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Evan Yoshimura: MATH24, Fall 2013

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Holomua
Course: MATH 24 - Elementary Algebra I Crn (Section): 31561 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
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%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
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%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
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%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
A genius never seen someone explain math with such ease so anyone can understand it.
He is very fair and understands where I am weak and where I am strong in math. He helped me find a balance and his strength is honestly being himself. He is an amazing teacher, who cares about his students and him with his enthusiasm in class makes going worth while.
communication teaching
helped me when i needed help and he always asked if we had any questions.
Gets along every well with his students
He made sure that everyone was on the right path to finishing the course. If he knew that a student was falling behind, he made sure that they don't by meeting with them or emailing them. He also did binder checks every other week which I think was helpful because that way he could tell how each student was doing and how they feel about each module. If a student needed help in anything during class or even outside of class, he was there to help in no time.
Informing you your grades and your wellness WEEKLY. Weekly check ups are awesome. It is personal(academically), and he is pretty much reaching out to you. And strongly concerns for his children, there is no professor, by far, as caring as he is. One thing about him, is he makes math actually funner than it already is. He is fun, and get's the students to understand concepts if they don't understand how to do it in the book's version.
Very nice and helpful
Evan Yoshimuraʻs major strength as a teacher is always having great communication skills with his students.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
wish he could teach math 25 lecture
Maybe go over work before class on specific things that he thinks is difficult whether people are in that module or not.
nothing(:
none he is cool
N/A
No changes at all.
No changes.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
If he saw something was going down he made the effort to look over things with me.
asked if we had any questions, and if we did, he answered them.
always was there to help us when we needed it
He would send e-mails regarding our pace in the course
He showed concerns for students by asking at the beginning of class if anyone has any questions about the module they're in. He also sends out emails to students reminding of things and telling them if they needed help on something, see him in class, or through emails and ect.
I pretty much mentioned that in number 13.
Goes around and helps us when needed. occasional conferences and check ups
Evan Yoshimura showed concern for his students by express his feelings and communicating whether it was letting us know that we were behind on a module lesson or extra help with a particular problem.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I recommend him and I actually have to my friend for next semester, because he grades fairly and is very good at explaining where I understand the concept.
yes, because he's a great teacher and actually helps students if they need it.
yes i would. why you may ask? he is awesome
Yes I would, very easy instructor to work with
I would recommend him because he is very understanding, he cares about his students and he's there to help whenever he can.
Yes, he is caring, motivating, and helpful. There's never just one way he could teach you a concept. Great math teacher, and is open to ask for help. He really pushes the students, but not in a discouraging way.
I would, was a good class.
Yes, I would. Evan Yoshimura is great, he really pushes his students to do the best and finish the math course.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is a wonderful teacher.
he actually wants to help his students and continually checks how they are doing and their progress throughout the course.
he is a cool guy
N/A
He is very helpful and genuine. He is friendly and nice to speak to, with sincerity.
Nothing.
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
When the tutors walked around and helped out.
the independence, it was nice to try and teach myself, but if i didnt get the subject, then the teacher was there to help me understand it.
actually learned math
I liked that it was a self pace course because there were some sections I needed to spend more time on
I found that buying the actual book was easier because you're not just looking on the screen for a long time. There's the book online but its harder to understand if you down have a physical copy in front of you to write on or to even jot down notes. Also having to review your quiz and test after you've done it was helpful. It made me know what types of problems I need to work n a little bit more. Lastly was the portfolio. I thought the portfolio was helpful because i could look back to my previous works when I was about to tack my final exam. Also each module/section helped with other module/sections.
It was self-paced, but motivating with the caring professor and tutor. I like that they encourage you to get ahead and come in for extra help. Although it may seem tedious, it helps a lot in the long run. Math labs were awesome. The best Mathematics department ever has to be at KCC. I am not sure if I could try another College math.
the teacher and assistant are always available.
Everything about the course was the most valuable and helpful.
19. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
Nothing
module 9...
none all was good
I didn't find anything least valuable or helpful about the course because everything I could get out of math was really helpful and help me understand what i was learning.
Nothing.
nothing much.
Nothing.
20. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Keep doing what hes doing. Maybe walk around and visit each individual.
nothing, just keep doing what he's doing.
his class is top noch
Well since this class is online, I don't think there is anything he needs to improve on.
Nothing.
I'm not sure, he does a lot already.
Explain questions that students ask him with more understanding.
21. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He always knew how to help me with what I didn't understand.
his willingness to help his students, and his concern about how his students are excelling.
i was never scared to ask him any qustions
What I found helpful about Evan is that he would give a worksheet to a student about a particular module if the student asks. That worksheet he would give is example problems of a particular module to help us better understand that section.
His mindset isn't only one way.
He explains it clearly and makes sure you understand.
What I found the most valuable and helpful about Evan Yoshimura is that heʻs very open to not only help us with questions that we have but also extra help when or if we (his students) needed it.
22. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He is an amazing teacher.
He's a great teacher that genuinely cares about his students' out come in class.
he is awesome and a great teacher
He is an awesome math teacher. I think he does his work of teach and helping the students well. I would definitely take him again if I could.
"TAKE HIS CLASS!" Although, I have been in the math labs long enough to know that the other professors are just as caring and friendly. I think as long as your taking math at Kcc, you have no problem with Math. Evan Yoshimura, such an encourager.
Great.
Evan Yoshimura is a great and talented teacher. He pushes his students to do the best of their abilities, always communicates his concerns when he was worried and is always open to studentsÊ» questions.
23. Other comments:
really enjoyed this class he is the true meaning of a educator
keep doing what you are doing, your awesome
N/A
I think I said enough....
No other comments.

Evan Yoshimura: MATH24, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Holomua
Course: MATH 24 - Elementary Algebra I Crn (Section): 31562 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 13 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 7 (54%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 6 (46%) 5 (38%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He didn't hound you, he left you to o your work when you didn't need his help.
Very helpful, even though it was a self paced class he always went out his way to make sure everyone was on time and understood the material
He's approachable and always ask student if we have questions regarding math.
He knows his subject and can teach it in an easy to understand method when we need it.
He was very good at getting grades back to student in a timely manner.
He explains problems very well.
He always walk around class and take care us.Also he is kind.
He always offers support in and out of class and is responsive to all emails. Easily accessible and knows his subject very well. Offers a open, free and learner friendly environment.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Mr Yoshimura is a very nice teacher. He is also have a clear way to help his students. Not think change.
None
None.
To make himself more approachable.
nothing.
Play some music
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He let you know every week through email if you were behind.
His is a conscientious teacher. He always e-mail to his students. He is also help students when their facing problems with their homework.
Portfolio checks, weekly emails telling you if your behind on what you can do to get back on track
He always keeps us posted, he also, gave us the time to finish our modules.
He checked up on students to make sure that they understood how much they needed to do to pass the class on time.
He sent out emails to let us know if there was something we needed to do but the emails were very monotone. Nothing ever seemed personal or that he was REALLY concerned.
He has one on one time and checks our portfolios to see where were at in the course and asks us questions if we need any help.
He try to make conversation with student.
Yes he individually conducted meetings with students to offer support in anyway.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes, I'll recommend Evan Yoshimura to students because he is the second time to be my Math teacher. He is a responsible and attentive teacher.
Yes, very much I am kinda bummed that I can't have him as a professor next semester
Yes because if you're determined to finish he will help you get there.
If a student likes doing things on their own then yes I would recommend but if the student likes to have any connection with their teacher then no I would not.
I would because you can work at your own pace but at the same time keep up with the modules and if you needed any help, you could contact him.
Yes because he is easy to ask some questions which is really important point to take class.
Yes, he knows his subject, offers a learner friendly environment, is easily accessible in and out of class and is concerned over the students well being.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Great professor
Mr. E, I know I didn't approach you a lot but I am thankful that you care for us your student.
A capable teacher.
Evan is not a Bad teacher its all bout preference. I actually enjoyed doing things on my own and learning for myself. At times though it was hard for me to ask for help because I felt like it would turn more in a lecture of what I need to do to finish the class rather than the help I was looking for.
Very cool dude
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The constant emails every week telling you where you are at in the course.
Before I had a deep weakness for math, but my skills have 100 percent sharpened since this course
The MyLab program was easy to understand and presented information better than all the teachers I had in Middle School.
You were able to work at your own pace so it was less stressful.
His help.
we can send a email to teacher and its really helpful.
the structure, organization and support system offered by the instructors
19. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
I wish it was more like a class, but it was a self paced class so can't do much about that
Nothing.
It was frustrating that tests could only be taken in class but I understand the reasons for it.
I felt like the portfolio checks he does in his class is a waste of time.
I had trouble learning from the power points that were provided with the course. I would rather have someone to teach it to me instead of having to learn it by myself.
Nothing
20. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Not much
For a self paced course I believe he is doing all he needs to teach this course properly.
Instead of telling his students what they need to do - find what works for them and come up with a plan together.
Smart Board
21. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
That he actually cared if you passed the course or not
He is approachable and has a friendly attitude towards his students.
Constant check ups so that I was aware of how much time I would need to keep up wit the course.
Evan was very knowledgeable on the things that he was teaching.
He often send a email to us and its helpful to know informations.
Yes, he knows his subject, offers a learner friendly environment, is easily accessible in and out of class and is concerned over the students well being.
22. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He's a good teacher!
9/10
A good and fair teacher that helps his students achieve their goals inhis class.
He is a good teacher just very impersonal.
he's a good professor.
good teacher I'd like to take his class again.
Yes, he knows his subject, offers a learner friendly environment, is easily accessible in and out of class and is concerned over the students well being a very well grounded instructor who does what he can for his students in a professional manor.
23. Other comments:
I appreciate your kindness in giving us an opportunity to learn math.
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Evan Yoshimura: MATH24, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Holomua
Course: MATH 24 - Elementary Algebra I Crn (Section): 31563 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
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%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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 encouraged students' participation.
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%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
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%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
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%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
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 informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
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%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
well rounded concrete professor. I recommend him for any student taking math 24
Is a good teacher, but the Pearson's online system needs to improve.
Mr. Yoshimura has a great personality. He made the class as well myself feel comfortable about the subject. Although this was a self pace course, he made sure before class started that all questions, if any were answered. Mr. Yoshimura was always willing to help and assisted whenever needed and always encouraged to continue doing well.
N/a
He is a very smart guy and he knows math really well. He shows a lot of concern towards the students. His class is well organized too
Clear thinking, welcoming, fair to all students, can actually laugh, and it very chill.
He knows very well the subject course. Whenever I ask questions, he can answer it very clearly and makes it easier to understand.
The format of the class allowed me to do the work on my own but whenever I needed help outside of the internet-formatted class modules, Evan was always there to answer any questions I had, so I would say, his major strengths was his willingness to to answer any question the students might have on the course work and taking it further as to demonstrate an answer to a question one student might have for all the class to see should a student be too afraid or shy to step forward.
He's a great teacher who will always be willing to help. He emails us every week about updates, and where we stand in the course.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None very good professor
None.
None
I suggest he stops being such a douche sometimes. I mean when I ask for help its because I don't know how to do something. Like I regret asking. I feel like he could have been more encouraging. Not the most approachable guy sometimes.
Just keep doing what you're doing.
A small change Evan should take in the classroom is that while some students in the computer lab like to listen to music with their earphones in, they will sometimes miss an announcement so maybe he should have those particular students take them off just so they can't criticize his communication skills. I am sometimes one of them while it is the students' responsibility to succeed in school, I think the students would appreciate it.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
very hands on and gave massive amounts of individual help
At the end of class he would mention how long he will stay and offer to help. Ever week he would send out an email letting students know if there behind or caught up.
Always asking if anyone had questions, periodically would check throughout the class if anyone needed specific help on a problem. Constantly encouraged the students to keep up with the schedule, therefore they would have more time to prepare for the final.
He was very concerned for the students, even emailing us when we are behind. He ll be very straight up with his advice in telling you what you need to do.
By assisting them manually or by email, saying how a student needs to catch up for the deadline.
He always asks if we do have any questions and concerns before we start or end the class
The format of the class gives small room for teacher-student interaction but Evan is always forthcoming in that the students ask him for help with any difficulties. And always communicates any changes in the school lab hours.
He always does portfolio checks to make sure we're on the right track. If we're slacking he'll give us some tips on how to keep doing the work and not slack.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes very good well rounded professor
Yes, But only if you prefer a self paced class.
Yes, if a self paced course is something towards a students liking I would recommend it. For myself personally having a full-time job and family this course proved to be beneficial. Although, minimal attention was needed from me, Mr. Yoshimura would still recognize when I was having difficulty on a certain chapter and would approach me before I approached him.
Yeah actually I would recommend him. He is a good teacher if you show you want to learn and excel in his class. I feel like he is one of the better teachers out of all the math 24 group.
Yes, Evan was a very chill teacher.
Yes. because I like the way he teach. And he's cool!
Yes. Evan is approachable and is always ready to answer any question a student might have as well being available outside the schedule class times.
Yes I would because he's a great professor who knows his material and shows concern for his students. Even if it's a self-pace class, he's always willing to help.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
nothing
Great teacher, easy going but still would be stern when necessary.
nothing else
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He's very mellow but that should make students more comfortable to ask for help even if they might be shy about asking.
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I find it really helpful that because this class is self paced, if I was sick I wouldn't have to worry about missing a class.
How it was structured, in order to proceed to the next chapter a certain list of requirements was needed. And of course it was according to your own pace. Which meant that certain chapters could be completed faster there in turn the more difficult ones per each individual could spend more time on.
I found that it can be hallenging but if you put your mind to it, you can do it.
I was not entirely good at math, but I finaly understand a LOT of it.
I think, the most helpful about this course is being able to solve math problems by myself and at the same time, learning by myself.
Although it's a known fact that math is universal. I like that I understand that I can apply math to everyday life especially when it comes to finding the values of variables.
This course was a self-pace class so it helped me get ahead before others.
19. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
Some problems that was located in the homework assignments wasn't always necessarily covered in the power point summary.
Nothing really, math is not my favorite subject.
I won't be taking this MATH 24 class to go to 25 or 100, because I will be taking PHIL 11O next semester.
because it's a self-paced course, I have difficulties when I am doing my works outside the class.
20. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
None
Nothing except what I said before.
Although the completion time of the course is based on the individual, every week a module is expected to be worked and/or completed. One small improvement is that maybe Evan could demonstrate a problem of a module in the beginning of the assigned week but that's just my opinion-his class seems effective enough.
He's a really good professor. I think what he's doing already is really helpful.
21. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Have modules lock out at the end of every month so students have a bit more motivation to be ahead. Its hard to pace when everything is due at the end of the semester and if a student lost there syllabus.
Knowing where students were having difficulties
I found that when you showed that you want to do well in his class he would be there for you.
He is very helpful, and knows his subject very very well.
He knows very well the subject course. Whenever I ask questions, he can answer it very clearly and makes it easier to understand.
He cares enough to send emails to students that are falling behind and communicate his availability to help-this has helped me especially because of my busy work schedule.
His concern towards his students.
22. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great!!
He is a good teacher overall but sometimes he can be a douche.
A great teacher, who is young and understands students; simply because he was one. Hes a great person, and he always means well. Always be there for the students, Evan.
90/100
that Evan Yoshimura knows his teaching material well and his concern and availability for his students helps them to succeed in the course should they open up to him.
Great professor, if he was teaching Math 100 I'd take his class, but he's not. He knows his material VERY WELL!
23. Other comments:
None
nothing else
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Evan Yoshimura: MATH25, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Holomua
Course: MATH 25 - Elementary Algebra II Crn (Section): 31569 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 1.24 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 1 (8%) 7 (58%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 12 1.38 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 7 (58%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
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%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Evan is always available in the math lab to answer any students questions. He knows the material well and is a good teacher.
Evan knows the subject well and shows concern to every student and treats us fairly.
He understands the demands of a student.
Mr. Evan always supported and encouraged students to study. He explained clearly and well when students got unclear points, and he made the environment students can ask a question easily.
Able to explain well when asked for help
helping to explain the concept of how to solve a math problem if we dont understand what is being said online
Evan knew what he was talking about and he was very descriptive when explaining the material we are learning.
He would keep up with students status through emails and in person also. He is great at math and explaining some problems!
he help people lot with work
He is always checking in with every student to ensure they are clear on lessons and emails when he thinks you may need help.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Math 25, Module 8.1 should be a separate module.
The whole point of the self-paced class is receiving partial credit and being able to move forward on modules efficiently. However, Evan was busy teaching other classes through out the day on Tuesdays and Thursdays which makes him no time to check for partial credit(especially when he is doing portfolio checks). It is a efficient way of learning by trying the quizzes and tests (as in practice makes perfect) until passing but I would like to consider Evan to reschedule his classes so he can spend time more with his future students.
Maybe teach the lesson every week before sending us off to do it our own. I think some students were nervous to ask questions so they silently struggled. Maybe if he went briefly over the lesson or chapter at the beginning of each week, his students would have an easier time staying on task.
I think he should not change anything.
Nothing, enjoyed the class
None
None.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He emailed the students who were falling behind
Evan always asks students if they have anything they need help with. He also reminds students that he is available to answer questions at any time. Evan always lets the class know his hours of availability in the math lab, and he informs the class of any pertinent announcements.
Evan sent us an e-mail every week about our progress. It was a good guild line on how to proceed through out the course.
He always showed concerned and gave everyone individual attention which I thought was really nice. He was always quick with his email replies and always did all he could to help us understand.
Asked if help was needed daily, reminds of upcoming major events, regular progress checks
He made the class aware at the beginning of class if we had any questions feel free to ask
Evan kept sending emails to inform us on what chapter we should be on and to see if we were behind or not. Also in every class Evan always asked his students if they had any questions or if they needed any help just ask him.
He would try reaching out to students in class and through emails.
help
He emailed updates weekly and always made sure you were up to date on assignments. He offered help when he thought you might be struggling.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Evan is a good, patient, and effective math teacher.
It is a self paced class so it depends on the student's motivation but instructor wise, he is good because he knows the subject well and teaches the subject efficiently.
Yes, he's extremely nice and is flexible.
I want to recommend Mr. Evan to others because he has high motivation to teach students. All of students will feel his high motivation and be motivated by him.
Yes, allows to work at own pace. Gives no pressure and allows students to take initiative for labs, tests etc..
Yes, because he's very informative
If people like self paced classes then yes I would recommend him.
Yes.
Yes, because I feel I'm successful in his class.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Good job teacher!
Nothing.
I could learn many things from Mr. Evan, and enjoy his class, so I want to say thank you to him.
Thank you for being lenient.
he is a good instructor.
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
One step closer to graduating.
Nothing.
The online homework and quizzes.
I could improve my knowledge about math through this course.
Its self paced and you dont have to worry about whether or not your on the same chapter as someone else and you can go ahead in chapters if you want to without worrying if your classmates are ready to move forward
Since it was a self paced course, it made me more independent.
Self pace with instructor at hand.
19. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
I hate math.
Nothing.
Having to teach yourself.
Since it was a self paced course, I do not see why we should attend class, other than taking the module tests.
That its harder when its a self passed course.
20. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
He's doing a great job already. Carry on!
Rescheduling his class.
Become a little more active.
He alway cared of students' work. He sent messages about my working in every weekend. When I could catch up the class schedule, he said "good job and keep going". In contrast, when I was behind of the class schedule, he always encouraged me to catch up. His concerns of my schedule and work led me to study more.
Evan only teaches if you ask him for help.
Its good as it is.
21. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Evan knows how to teach math and he is always available to help answer the students questions.
Nothing.
He's extremely caring for his students.
He really created comfortable environment for his students. Students could ask a question easily, and he took a long time until students could understand and solve their unclear points. It was very valuable point Mr. Evan had.
He was able to give us individual attention if we needed it to solve math problems
Evan is great when it comes to one-on-one teaching.
He was always around through out the day to help me when i was stuck.
Approachable and always available for help.
22. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Evan is awesome!
9/10.
Thumbs up! He's a good teacher.
He was a good teacher. He always had high motivation for teaching and strong desire to support students for their learning. He had many valuable teaching skills all teachers should have, so I want to say thank you for him.
Very informative teacher
He is a good instructor. Always concerned if students where falling behind. He tries to get the class motivated
Great instructor!!!
23. Other comments:
Thank you.
Nothing.
Thank you for your support. I would not succeed this course without your help.

Evan Yoshimura: MATH25, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Holomua
Course: MATH 25 - Elementary Algebra II Crn (Section): 31570 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (44%) 9 (56%)
3. The course was well organized.
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%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 16 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 5 (31%) 8 (50%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
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%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
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%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments 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%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
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%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Evan Yoshimura's major strengths as a teacher are explaining how to do a math problem when all other options in the online math lab don't help that student and keeping us up-to-date with our grades and our progress.
Explaining problems you don/t know how to do and you would understand what he is trying to say. He lets you know if you're behind or on time.
Mr.Yoshimura makes sure that he sends us and email each week and lets us know where we stand with each module and if we are behind and what not. He also grades the tests promptly and at the beginning of each class he asks students if we have any questions and if so he will explain it thoroughly and effectively. He also gives us the chance to get help outside of the classroom and is willing to help at all times.
He understood that the students were trying their best, as long as they were trying, and didn't assume that we weren't trying.
Mr. yoshimura is very knowledgeable in the course. HE makes math easy to understand.
He is very helpful at all times He is always there whenever you have questions and concerns
He helps the class when people ask for help and he explains them in a way where we all understand.
he explains math problems really well
He knew the material.
Understands that each student may learn at different way. some by the book and others not.
He tries to explain math problems as best as he can so you can understand it.
Very lenient and helpful with us when we need the help. Able to explain concepts clearly for you to understand the first time he says it
His best strength is that he is always available to talk to. He listens and gives good advice.
His knowledge of the subject and ability to explain difficult problems to his students.
From my perspective, Evan's Yoshimura's major strengths as a teacher is his knowledge and experience, communication with students, encouraging students in a positive way pushing us to be better, helping us understand and retain the math.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
N/A
none.
no changes at all.
None
No changes
none
looking back, i would have liked him to have given us our mymathlab log in code on the first day of instruction rather then on our second day.
None
No changes, I enjoyed the class the way it was. Perfect for students who want to get ahead of their peers.
Because the class is in the public campus computer lab, it does tend to get a little noisy sometimes. Never anything too loud, but some occasional conversations tend to become a bit distracting. All I ask is for him too be a little more aware off some social conversations throughout the classroom.
would like more on the board examples-lectures.
None at this time.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Evan Yoshimura showed concern for his students by taking the time to walk around the classroom seeing if we're stuck on anything or need help, he also showed his concern when he would make portfolio checks due on certain days while asking if we had any questions or help with anything.
Email them one by one
He reminds students how much time we have left to do the modules and also ALWAYS asks us if we need assistance in any area and even if we don't approach him directly, just by looking at the scores for quizes and or how many times we take it he will come to us on his behalf and ask if were having trouble on a certain thing and then give us some advice.
If you told him you were sick, he didn't force you to bring in a doctors not. He trusted that you were telling the truth and told you to get better.
he would always encourage students to ask questions if they needed help.
By offering his time whenever we needed it to ask him anything, he is quick to answer emails and questions in class
He has this day where he checks portfolios. When he checks them, he tells us our grades and shows what we have to do to bring it up. He also emails us every week at where we have to be at which is really helpful.
by helping us with our math
Telling them during binder checks or via email.
reminded us of deadlines
He checks up with you to make sure you're doing your modules.
He would always announce at the beginning of class where we should be and if we weren't we should start catching up and talk to us when we did portfolio checks on what we need to do to be where we need to be.
He always helped when asked.
his availability and notices to each student as to where he stood in regard to the schedule.
He shows his concerns by communicating with his students through weekly E-mails, letting us know where we should be at, when he will be checking our portfolio's. At the end of our class he will say, "I will be here for another hour if we are having problems or to discuss our concerns with the class." He makes himself available to us.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would recommend Evan Yoshimura to students because although the class that I've been in is a self-paced course, he is still able to help out when a student is stuck on something and puts it up on the board in case anybody else in the class needs help on that module too. Although this class isn't much of a lecture class, Evan Yoshimura is also capable of explaining the math problems well that someone could easily understand it right after.
Yes because its a self paced class but he also helps on the guidelines
Yes, at the beginning of the course he did explain to us how what to expect and is always willing to help out and he really puts time into helping and teaching the material when needed.
Yes I would, while he's a good teacher, he's also a nice person. He makes the classroom easy to be in and he isn't very intimidating which makes it easier to ask him questions.
yes i would because he makes math easier to understand.
Yes, absolutely. He is a great teacher
I would recommend him only if you are a self paced learner. If you are not, then I think it will be a hard class to follow.
yes because his teaching is good
Yes, he knows the material and is great at explaining and finding alternative ways to solve problems.
yes. he has a calm demeanor.
I guess. He's very busy most of the time though.
Yes I would. He's very patient and kind with you and does not put you down in any way and is always there if you need additional help.
If you have good work ethics I would. Seeing how the nature of the course allows mostly at your pace work, the class isn't for everyone; however, Mr.Yoshimura really helps move people along the course if given the opportunity to help.
yes! See above.
I would recommend Evan Yoshimura to other students because he cares and puts forth the effort. His major strengths as a teacher is his knowledge and experience, communication with students, encouraging students in a positive way pushing us to be better, helping us understand and retain the math. He shows his concerns by communicating with his students through weekly E-mails, letting us know where we should be at,(Module), when he will be checking our portfolio's. At the end of our class he will say, "I will be here for another hour if we are having problems or to discuss our concerns with the class." He makes himself available to us.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
N/A
Overall a great math teacher, he gives great advice and takes time to explain work to students. He also is very welcoming when it comes to asking him questions.
He's cool. 9/10 (mark down one point because... well.. you don't interact with him much unless you're asking questions or getting a portfolio check because his class is a self-paced)
nothing else
He definitely makes math easier if you take the time to get help from him. He makes things understandable and he takes the time to make sure you understand.
Yoshimura is a fun teacher, he makes jokes sometimes and he helps a lot when you ask for it. He is a great teacher to have and he makes class really reliable to take.
none
None.
One of the most patient and kind math teachers yet.
One good teaching trait is that he asks if there are any questions publicly about any course in case anybody else is having the same problem.
His classes are a pleasure to attend and we are leaning the subject matter.
A very good, fair man.
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I found everything in the course valuable and helpful because by learning all the information I did in this course, I know that it could help me for the next levels of math that I'll be taking while still in college.
It was self paced.
About the COURSE and not the TEACHER? Uhmm... well.. it was self-paced so I didn't feel rushed I suppose. Less stress, more freedom.
having a teacher near by was always helpful if i had any questions to ask.
Being self-paced
The course helped me become a self paced learner. I always procrastinated but taking this course helped me get rid of some of my procrastination and become a better learner.
The independency.
?
Math.
The fact it's all online and it's a self-paced course. Meaning you could catch up with work when you needed to and if you needed a break, you wouldn't be penalized for not doing the work.
Working at my pace really allowed me to adequately understand the course.
Evan's personal attention and help through the semester.
Selfpace.
19. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
I didn't find anything that wasn't valuable nor helpful in the math course.
I found that time is stressed in this course is stresses and I like how it is online so that you can do your homework outside of class and on the computer
How fast each course had to be done.
It is self-paced so once I started putting it off or wasn't able to do it at home, it was harder to catch up with other classes slowly piling on work that had official due dates.
nothing
Nothing
That is hard to do things on your own self and that procrastination shouldn't even be preformed in a course like this.
none
A lot of work in a little time, class wise.
?
Math... online.
n/a
Wishing that the computer program would show a little more fluidity about problem answers; for example, we are unable to use proper fractions for the answers although some modules teached using proper fractions.
None at this time.
20. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Evan Yoshimura can improve the teaching of this course by having students participate in solving problems that they're stuck on, and have them write it on the board so that the student would know the steps in solving it.
By far i cant think of anything else, he had portfolio checks weekly and also gave us emailed updates as to where we are suppose to be and how long we had left to finish the course.
Not too sure since there isn't really much teaching from the teacher involved until you ask him for it.
I think mr. yoshimura is doing just fine.
Nothing/
No change at all
none
I'm not sure.
n/a
Nothing. The course is pretty laid out already and he makes himself widely available for any questions.
I couldn't tell you. I believe that this course is set up very well as a self-pace course.
21. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
I found the helpfulness of Evan Yoshimura helpful since he was able to ask all of his students of whether or not we needed help on a math module. If any of his students needed help he would get right to it.
Accesible to questions
He doesn't overly help/hover over students. He lets us do our work and will step in when needed.
He replies to emails fast, he answers your questions diligently, and he's a nice teacher.
He is always to easy to reach. Even out of school you can reach him via email and get a response from him quickly.
He truly takes the time to help each student when needed
I learned how to be a self paced learner quickly and I rarely procrastinate now.
whenever i do not understand the math problem he would explain it in a way that i could understand
He knew the material.
personality.
His sense of humor.
Everything. He never hesitated to help you out to get you where you needed to be and always brought you to reality if you were falling behind or slacking.
His attitude and knowledge.
22. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Evan Yoshimura is a great teacher who knows his subject of math, well. Evan Yoshimura is also a helpful and considerate teacher who doesn't make learning math a struggle.
Overall he is a great professor and I will recommend him to other students as well.
Really really awesome person, super cool teacher, would have made math really fun if it was a lecture-style class.
a good one!
He was a very good teacher knew all the answers to the questions i had when i needed help
I think he's a great math teacher who I wish I could have for every math course
He is a great teacher and he helped me a lot in this course.
he is good in teaching especially in explaining how to solve math problems.
He's a great professor.
great instructor.
okay.
He's a 5 out of 5 stars. Super encouraging, helpful, patient, and laid back all at the same time. As long as you did the work, were on schedule, and had no problems, he would have no problems with you and continue to let you do what you had to do.
He is a top of the line teacher.
I have a lot of respect for him. He is a very good teacher that encourages you to your potential plus.
23. Other comments:
N/A
none.
I still don't know, and still want to know, what his/your Halloween costume was...
no
no
None
n/a
None at this time.

Evan Yoshimura: MATH24, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Holomua
Course: MATH 24 - Elementary Algebra I Crn (Section): 33208 (0)     34195 (0)     34247 (0)     34251 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.31 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 1 (13%) 3 (50%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (25%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 1.39 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 5 (83%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (50%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (38%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 4 (50%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
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%) 7 (88%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He knows his subject very well and his techniques help a lot to understand and solve math problems better.
He knows what he is talking about and he cares about his students
He really knows and loves math. He's good at taking time and explaining things so that you have full understanding of the problem.
He knows math really well and understands all the concepts
Very very very helpful always here to assist you in anything. Very personable and friendly.
He actually sits down and explains what you did wrong and helps you fix it.
He knows the subject well so when he is teaching it is easy to understand. His method is always the easiest way to solve problems.
Evan is a very good at explaining problems.
Taking the time out to explain a problem that I am struggling on no matter how long it takes.
Evan Yoshimura's strength as a teacher is the clarity of instructions and flexibility of providing help with students. Step by step instructions was very effective and show enthusiasm as a math professor.
He's one of the few math teachers i've had that actually seem to enjoy their job and enjoy teaching. He always has a way of explaining things very well, I'm not good in math so this helps a lot!
As a teacher he is extremely knowledgeable in the subject matter and tries to explain to students that proper steps to solve the math problems as well as the orders of operation. He explains to you that writing your problems side by side will confuse you as the problems get harder and longer to solve. Is very diligent in emailing students to communicate when needed.
Being able to teach the subject to students who's skills aren't towards math and being able to adjust to the different learning styles the students have.
He encourages you to get everything done on time. He's also very helpful when it comes to not understanding certain problems.
They way he describes the way to do the material.
Teach well
Knows subject matter Is an understanding and patient person
Evan Yoshimura has the ability to lecture with clear information and solutions. His willingness to come back down to a level for those that are moving slower than others is without hesitation. He has obvious tremendous strengths in the math trade which stands out when he lectures.
He is very organized with his class schedule but allows each student to go at a pace that they're comfortable with. He shows concern when he feels that a student may be falling behind in their work and encourages students to attend class. He is clear in his explanations and offers even more help if a student needs it.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
nothing
None, if you don't understand something he's more than willing to take time to explain it. If there are a few people that have the same question, he does a mini lecture for the class.
Lab hours as part of the grade
none.
none
None.
nothing.
None at all for math 24.
I'm just sad he doesn't teach math 100 :(
No changes need to be made, very grateful to have Math 24 and Math 25 combined and extremely satisfied with My Math Lab.
N/A
None.
The class room is to noisy. I understand this is the best way of teaching. But it can get noisy in that class at times.
none
Maybe to be able to do more undivided tutoring.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
I loved to get emails letting me know how I was doing during the semester. That helped me stay on track and made me feel like I was making progress.
He would talk to us and have meetings with us weekly and talk about how we are doing in the class. He is also very encouraging.
He took time on an individual basis to go over your portfolio and your progress. He took time one on one to explain any questions you had about the course, materials or problems.
He emailed his students when they would fall behind
He sets goals for them and helps them finish on time.
he would talk to them every class
The portfolio checks he did every once in a while. Which really helped me because it made me realize how to move on subjects on so on.
he emails and notifies students and encourages students to push further.
He would demonstrate different ways to solve a problem for every student so that he/she would understand the steps and procedures to solve a problem correctly.
Evan Yoshimura put time in to getting with students one by one on progress in class and strategies to get through the class.
He was always on top of his emails, if someone asked a question he would always reply. He was great about being accessible to everyone in class no matter what lesson they were on, even if he had explained the lesson to someone else just previously! He's very helpful.
When he sees a student having a problem he is more than willing to help the student and explain different methods for solving the math problem as not any one student is alike.
By making sure we understand the subjects and going around checking up on each of the students to make sure we're doing okay or if we need any help/clarification.
I guess when he emails every student on what they need to finish and the option to do something when they don't finish on time.
Constantly checked up on students to see if they needed help.
Ask question
emailed student if he was concerned
He takes the time out to figure out what works best for the individual and then supports it.
He constantly updates each student on how they are performing in class and what is expected of them. He wants the best for his students and wants them to succeed in class.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would highly recommend Evan since he is a very fair professor and his Math techniques are great.
yes, he is a very good teacher and he is very approachable.
Yes, for all the reasons I stated above. He always takes the time to help and answer any questions.
He knows his math and all the formulas
Yes! Because he is very friendly and helpful!
I would, he was a great teacher and really helped me.
Yes. He makes things easier. I think that is the most important part in Math.
Yes because he's very familiar in his field of study.
I would recommend Prof. Yoshimura to other students because he would take the time out of whatever he is doing and help you out.
I would HIGHLY positively recommend Evan Yoshimura to any math student. I finally passed math 24 after taking it twice with other professors and made it through nice and smooth.
Yes, he explains the material well and knows his stuff. He makes sure you know what you did wrong and will go over any test questions with you one on one.
I would definitely recommend him to fellow students to enroll in his class. He is patient and wants his students to succeed and use the tools he has given them in order to do so.
Definitely! I don't consider myself very skilled at math and yet I was able to learn under him.
Yes because he's very helpful with problems you don't understand and he encourages students to finish on time.
Yes because he is a great teacher who explains the material clearly and cares for his students.
Yes. Good class
yes, because he is easy to get along with, and understand.
Absolutely, I truly believe many can learn with clear understandings from him.
Yes I would. The class work isn't too difficult but you must push yourself to actually get the work done. He offers help to anyone that asks for it and never makes you feel bad for asking in the first place.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is awesome. Best Math teacher ever.
nothing
He's thorough and helpful. He makes problems that seem impossible to solve easy. I use to hate math but now I find myself looking forward to solving new problems.
n/a
n/a
He was a really nice guy
Nothing.
thanks
I wish I had him throughout all my future math courses till 103.
Great teacher!
Available to his students whether in person or by email
Very friendly and soft-spoken. Students who cannot learn under pressure like myself should be able to learn under him!
Nothing.
Thanks for helping
n/a
He is an awesome instructor.
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
His techniques and lectures. He makes every problem sound easy and gives insight to different ways to solve problems.
He would keep helping you until you understand and he's nice
His willingness to take time to help on a one on one basis.
His skill level of math
That he set goals for me.
The fact that he helped me and didn't just say what I did wrong.
His mini lectures. Even it is a "mini" lecture, he made everything easy to understand.
He would give half credit to problems we got wrong but knew what we were doing.
He gives, feedback, very clear instructions, tricks to get through some tough math problems, and he's there for help at anytime during math lab hours and in class. Also give us monitors on our progress to see what strategies and options to be done to get through math 24 nice and smooth.
His eagerness and love for the subject really shows in how he explains things. His tone is a good one for the subject, it's hard to keep concentrated in math if the teacher sounds like a robot for me at least and I didn't have this problem in his class :)
Available to his students whether in person or by email
A qualified teacher is a very valuable, especially in a subject that half and half may or may not understand. Being able to teach it to students who aren't gifted with math skills to where they can understand is VERY helpful!
His teaching.
How he constantly checks up on students to see if they need help.
Class is paced well.
His passion and expertise translate well into his classroom making it an enjoyable atmosphere.
He doesn't put unnecessary pressure on me.
Follow a schedule, stay organized, and always show your work.
19. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
nothing
I think it's great the way it is.
No math labs hours and binder sheck as part of grade
n/a
If some one is lagging behind then try and set modules for them if you think they need it.
The class meets 2 hours a week. There are 22 self-pacing students and one instructor. Evan is handling it very well but sometimes he's sticking to someone for a long time which makes me hard to answer questions (Because the class period is only one hour).
nothing
NONE
I enjoyed the course and understood his teaching so no suggestions.
N/A
None.
There should be a quiet study area and question and answer area, maybe one class room dedicated to homework and another to testing. Or I will just bring an ear plug next time. It is just a suggestion. Its ok, I would keep the class room the way it is.
None
None
20. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He is the best.
AWESOME
I would highly recommend him as a teacher and I would recommend the self paced class to anyone who has enough discipline to stay on task.
He is a good teacher who knows his subject
great teacher doing a good job!
Great and helpful teacher.
If you want to learn Math, he is the instructor to learn from.
Great class was easy to understand.
Great professor, so far for math because it is my weakest subject, he guided me all the way through math 24.
Grade "A" :) or for his class Credit as oppossed to no credit :)
Great instructor and easy to understand
VERY helpful and VERY awesome teacher!!
A great teacher who explains the material clearly and shows concern for his students.
Great
excellent
I would like to be able to have Evan Yoshimura as my teacher for all my math classes to come.
21. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The fact that I could make progress at home, work at my own pace, and have Evan available to answer my questions or giving us lectures when needed.
I don't like math
That I can login and work on math anytime. I work full time so to be able to do math at a time that works for me is what I'm looking for.
n/a math is math
online course move at my own speed!
The fact that it was self paced.
The Math Lab system. It is easy to understand how well you are doing and setting goals.
He would always ask if we would want a review before a test.
My math lab was a pace learning material, and it's very repeatitional. and views examples of the material givin and Evan is there to help with anything.
The self paced aspect, I liked being able to be ahead and take my time in the sections I needed to.
Like that Math 24 and Math 25 are combined as well as having My Math Lab available.
I hate math in general, but I was able to laugh at my silly and simple mistakes rather than frustrating myself about them.
Being able to retake the tests when scoring low.
None specifically.
na
neutral
pretty much all of them
22. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
taking module tests only in class :p
None.
I didnt like having to go in to labs and folder checks
n/a
The large amount of homework, i think it should be 2 pieces of homework to a test.
Nothing.
The timing 7:45-9:00 was a hard time for me to wake up for but I still managed to stay on course.
Some modules had too many questions and sections.
Moving on to the next math?? Hopefully the teacher is just as good
Just the few chapters I'm barely able to understand even with help from the teacher or anyone for that matter.
None specifically.
na
Math in general.
the word problems
23. Other comments:
good classssss
n/a
Nothing.
Great class and great teacher.
I wished you were teaching higher level math courses!
None.
Thanks for the help
none

Evan Yoshimura: MATH25, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Holomua
Course: MATH 25 - Elementary Algebra II Crn (Section): 34196 (0)     34248 (0)     34252 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 2 (50%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (75%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (75%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (50%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (50%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
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%) 2 (50%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments 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 (25%) 3 (75%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (25%) 3 (60%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (50%) 3 (60%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 3 (60%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
helping us pass
Evan really knows Math and knows how to teach it !!!
Emails you when you are behind & always keeps you updated with your work & tests.
His main strengths is that he explains math very well. I am able to ask a question and he takes time to teach me the solutions.
He has the patience to help his students. He never fails to remind us about important things of the course.
His major strengths is that he learned his theories of mathematics and word problems.
he knows the subject
He possesses strong knowledge on his course material and acknowldeges students to do good in his class so that everyone may pass. I like how he cares for us individually and makes sure we do our work and understand the course.
integrity, compassion and a deep desire to see his and all students accomplish their goals
Wants to get the students to past the module as best they can.
Organized Clear Engaging Very well understanding Good communication
Checks up on them
Evan is a great teacher, if you need the help, he's available and explains the subject well
Same as other survey.
knowledgable and is able to provide information in a way that is easily understood
Same as math 24
Very helpful as a teacher, especially since I cannot learn under pressure and I'm not gifted with math skills!
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
no changes
none
No changes, hes got it down.
I suggest Evan for required help and more extension times in tests and final exams.
nothing
pay him more for his valuable teaching methods.
N/A
Nothing at all.
none
No changes, this class is what I expected it to be.
Same as other survey.
none
None
N/A
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
he made sure students knew deadlines and pushed us
Evan was there ALL of he time and was available ANY time... and showed care and concern Over and Above and Beyond any measurement.
He helped them when students needed help understanding the problem.
He would be flexible in helping all his students.
He give considerations and take time to check if I'm eligible to receive partial credit with my work. He always give useful tips and advices on how to improve my level
He showed concern that math isn't easy but reviewing everything in the modules and studying will help anyone to succeed in math.
keep us updated with lap hours, and reminding of the due dates
He emails and notifies us everytime that the deadline is always near, and that we should do us much work as we can and finish up. I like his concern for us individually. His helpers in the lab are very nice and also helps us on the course material.
always helping them including myself, wants to see students pass, but mentoring them on right study habits, sympathizes with parent/ full time job students, does his best to try and accomdate them within reason. returns emails promptly with clear and precise guidance to the nature of the problem.
N/A
If he notices someone struggling he provides assistance.
Emails
Same as other survey.
reached out to students throughout the semester either via e-mail or taking a few minutes to talk with them during class
Same as 24
Checked up on students to make sure they were doing all right and to see if they needed any help. Also helped students whenever they asked for help.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes because he is good
Yes For Sure !!!
Yes, because he is very helpful
I would recommend him to teach math to anyone who has trouble with math. Im not so good at math but with his help I feel way more confident in my mathematics.
Yes, he's a great teacher and will really help you.
Sure, because I know for certain that students are having trouble with math and it's important to get help from Evan or the other math tutors.
sure
yes most definetly, he is a great teacher and passing up for his class us crazy. We work at our own pace and that is key for students. We can actually learn it clearly.
yes without a doubt especially to those who would like to get ahead in math.
Sure for those who are unable to finish Math 24 or 25.
Ofcourse! He really knows the subject. Very understandable and helpful.
Yes
Yes, the student should realize their own strengths or weaknesses prior to taking this class and if time management is not one of them, they should reconsider
Same as other survey.
yes
Same as 24
Of course! A very qualified teacher who is very friendly and soft spoken! I'm sure anyone can learn under him no matter the learning style of the student!
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
great teacher
I would like to say THANK YOU Evan for ALL of your time and efforts !!!
Hes the man!! Good teacher. Explains math well.
I appreciate your time, your ability to make this subject interesting.
none
mahalos
Overall, he is a good man, kind and great professor.
he is truly one of the best math teachers i have ever had. and i did not like math before this semester, yet Mr. E, inspired me to see past the numbers and formulas to the deeper meaning of math at its roots. and that is the best thing a teacher can give his student. Inspiration.
N/A
...
Same as other survey.
n/a
Same as 24
Being able to help you laugh at your mistakes rather than letting you frustrate yourself over it.
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
he made me do the final review that helped me pass
Evan is a Good person... and an excellent instructor. A Good source to learn from.
He always sent emails when I was behind so it pushed me to do my work.
The fact the he explains things well. He was my first choice in asking for help.
I find it most valuable and helpful that I had left out a couple of mistakes whether it's exponents or base, Evan found out little mistakes that needs to be out of the way and answer the little mistakes in a correct way that he recommends.
na
he is always in the lab and if you email him he response as quickly as possible
He cares for each student, and encourages us to pass his class. We all need teachers like him.
refer to previous statements. Inspiration.
N/A
Fast email replies.
Same as other survey.
his approach towards instructing the material, and being able to offer different methods for the individual student
Same as 24
Not all teachers are qualified to teach a subject that half the population may/may not understand. I was able to learn much more than I already previously knew about math despite the fact that I'm fairly horrible at it.
19. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
nothing
I think is course is good as it is.
I can improve more on asking for more help, find any situation in the problem that I was having trouble with, and keeping up the pace more on the mathematics.
na
he should have a bit of an extension for final grading instead of may 1. Therefore, people behind will still have a chance to finish instead of attending summer school.
None, to me his methods are tried and proven, they worked for me.
N/A
Nothing really.
Same as other survey.
none
Same as 24
N/A
20. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
he is a great teacher
1,000 % positive and effective as an instructor.
he is a good understanding teacher.
Hes a black belt at math. And explains well.
a good start to find certain points in the test and exams but to understand why there were mistakes in the test or the final. By using paper would help me review the mistakes that I will improve to answer them correctly.
great
He is a good teacher
My overall evaluation of Evsn Yoshimura is that he is a great teacher and a smart person.
a ten doesnt do Mr. E justice. one of the best teachers i have encountered.
N/A
Great teacher.
Same as other survey.
Excellent
Same as 24
A great and helpful teacher!!
21. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
learning math
Availability
I liked everything, math is cool!
I like to work on the order of operations because it's a good start to getting to know parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition and subtraction. It's the basic of learning mathematics whatever levels are required in KCC.
na
math is challenging
the online assignments.
his teaching style, able to relate to my view of thinking and alter it to accomplish the mission
How each module is done and what you can adjust.
Kind of at your own pace...
Same as other survey.
n/a
Not yet on 25. so?
Being able to laugh at my tiny mistakes instead of being overly enraged at myself for making them.
22. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
too much hw
computer inflexibility
I liked it all.
Mostly the complex fractions and changing the positives into negatives from fractions.
na
sometimes the quizes
the requirments for some of the exams.
word problems, however with Mr. E. I did what needed to be done, adapt improvise and overcome.
The examples on several of the modules were very questionable.
...
Same as other survey.
n/a
Not yet on 25!
The other parts in math that I'm struggling to understand despite the help from the teacher or anyone else in general.
23. Other comments:
nothing
Mahalo nui Evan !!!
If you suck at math like me, take Evans class because he can train you up to be a champ at math, I went from white belt at math and now I am blue belt.
Math is very hard but at least I tried my hardest.
na
hope one day he becomes the department head for mathematics.
N/A
Appreciative of his service.
Same as other survey.
n/a
I wished you were teaching higher level math too!

Evan Yoshimura: MATH24, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Holomua
Course: MATH 24 - Elementary Algebra I Crn (Section): 34280 (0)     34768 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
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%)
3. The course was well organized.
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%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
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%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Evan is amazing with one on one teaching. There hasn't been a single issue in Math 24 that he has been unable to walk me through within 5 to 10 minutes at MOST. Every method I have been shown by him has been quick and effective. Definitely one of the best math teachers in his genre that I have had the pleasure of being a student to.
Easy to work with and always asks students if they need help.
He explains the work for me to understand better and faster.
Evans major strengths are letting students know what options they have and to encourage them to do better. Really informative and helpful when needed.
He is fair to all students
Very patient and takes the time to explain the math problems to you.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I have no suggestions as to what to change in the class. The method that was chosen was very effective for my learning process.
I don't have any changes to suggest Evan because most of our work were online.
I don't see any changes. system works really well for me.
N/a
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Evan showed concern by sending me multiple emails about my progress in the class and what I should do to improve.
He will help the students out if they don't understand the book and the virtual teacher.
He really encourage students to be on top of work, He has one on one meeting with students and talks what needs to be done. He also emails students for any information so that we know whats going on.
Yes, sitting down with us and teach us the math in a understanding way.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would definitely recommend Evan to other students. I myself can say that math has always been my weakest of all subjects in school. I believe that this is due to having poor teachers in my classes. Teachers like Evan help me to push forward in a subject that I am academically weak in.
Yes
Yes. I would recommend Evan to students because he's he type of professor you shouldn't be scared of. He'll help you with what ever you need help on.
yes i would, He strongly encourages students to get the work done.
yes. because I loved the self pace class.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
N/A.
over all he is very informative and really helpful. I thought I wouldn't make it through all my modules without his help.
Great teacher
18. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%) 3 (38%)
19. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%) 1 (13%)
20. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Self pace was very important to those who work full Time.
It is good to have a self-paced and flexible course.
This course was helpful because it lets you do the work on your own paste and you don't have to rush unless there's no time left.
if you put time and effort, its easy.
It was a self pace class and everything I learned was vaulable.
21. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
22. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
No idea.
At the beginning of class, he should ask everyone if there's anything they need help on because some students may have the same problems. Not every one has the confidence to ask for help.
maybe some sample equations send to students by email (weekly) for extra credit. and if we get it wrong he can explain and show the mistakes.
n/a
23. Other comments:
N/A.
keep up your good work

Evan Yoshimura: MATH98, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Holomua
Course: MATH 98 - Accel Algebraic Foundation Crn (Section): 34777 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
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%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
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%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
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%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Evan knows his materials and explains things well.
Evan is an excellent teacher whose major goal is to help his students in anyway possible to understand the material and pass so that the student is always moving foward to reach his or her goals.
He takes the time to explain the assignments.
He has flawless problem solving skills in math and he explains problems clearly, making them really easy to understand.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
The whole math 98 thing. now that i want to transfer schools it is giving me problems.
None. Professor Yoshimura is always trying new concepts to help the student progress so that he/her can continue on to a higher math level that their major requires. He is an innovator and is always willing to try new concepts that he feels would benefit the student. He is not one to go against conventionl thinking or shaking up the status quo.By using fresh ideas students get motivated and in the long run retention rates go up as do graduation rates.I think other majors on this campus and the UH acedemic system as whole should have professors that are not scared to try new ideas with the overall goal to make the student interested and proficent in any subject.
NO
If the problems wouldnt be so repetitive, i wouldnt be so confused!
No changes.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Yes.
He is very concerned about every student that registers for his class. His one on one style is great. He has never been the type that assumes that you know the subject, rather he will directly ask you if you need help and will gladly go over lectures if any student didn't get it the first time around.
He askes us if we need help
I hate when he gives put down emails
He modified our math lab website to make it a bit easier to maneuver through, checked around the class to make sure everyone was getting help or making progress, gave partial credit after every test.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes he is a good teacher but the course not if your planning on changing schools.
Without a doubt, yes I would recommend the professor to any student if they asked me.
yes i would reccomend him to someone eles.because he is very helpful
Yes, because he is a good teacher and he knows his stuff!
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
good teacher
Again one of his greatest strenghts is not being afraid to try new methods of teaching students. In my opinion he is the Professor of the "new generation" of an old subject called math. The days of teaching math the old way is numbered, thanks in part to Professors like Evan Yoshimura.
I never seen someone that loved math as much as Mr. Yoshimura. He helped me understand a lot of things that I just couldn't figure out on my own.
18. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
19. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.2 5 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%)
20. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
finish 2 math classes in one semester
That this Hybrid math combining math 24 and 25 makes alot of sense because it enables the student to get to math 100 a whole lot quicker. Alot of the majors in the UH system requires a minimium of math 100 just to get into any program such as EMT Training as an example.
It sharpened my critical thinking and problem solving skills.
21. The instructor treated 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%) 3 (60%)
22. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
idk
Sure, he is tweaking the course as I write this.You must understand that this is the first semester that this course has been offered so in the long run this will be a great course.
It's already satisfactory.
23. Other comments:
n/a
Professor Evan Yoshimura is an asset to KCC.
I hope the skills Mr. Yoshimura taught me can stick with me for a long time; here comes Math 103!

Evan Yoshimura: MATH24, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Holomua
Course: MATH 24 - Elementary Algebra I Crn (Section): 31373 (0)     31531 (0)     31641 (0)     32623 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 12 (71%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (47%) 4 (40%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 14 (82%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 7 (41%) 9 (53%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 6 (60%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (18%) 5 (38%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (29%) 7 (54%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 10 (77%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 9 (53%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 11 (65%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
he is really smart and help real good.
Very well-organized teacher. He knew what he was talking about and knew what he was doing. Was helpful during class and showed respect towards students. Was very informative and encouraging. Showed concerned for the students.
Knows the subject very well. Always willing to help students out if they have any problems with anything.
very knowledgable!
He provides a lot of support to his students. Anytime I needed help outside of class, I could just email him about my situation, and he would email me back within that day or the next day. He also explains things very clearly to help you out.
Evan Yoshimura's major strengths as a teacher are giving clear demonstrations of how to do math problems and reminding students to finish up the deadlines.
He let us know all our options for the class, and ways around a problem.
He knows good/easy ways to solve problems and that helps us a lot. Well organized. He knows the subject area pretty well.
He is outgoing and prepared to teach his students. His lectures are fun and easy to understand. He gives up his free time to help students and makes sure they get a passing grade.
He is accessible to all his students and is very patient to go over material that one does not understand. He speaks clearly and goes over the lectures if we do not understand the material.I think what makes Evan a good instructor is that he cares about his students and makes accommadations so that his students do not fall behind and fail.He does not blow right through the material as do other instructors do, rather he goes at a speed that that does not let the slowest student fall behind and the faster learners have an oppertunity to go faster or slower. The bottom line is that no one gets left behind.
Knows the subject well.
Mr.Yoshimura's major strengths are that he is caring, encouraging, accessible, helpful, compassionate, and innovative. He made sure that all his students would be successful in their mathematic endeavors by always willing to help them understand in their own way. He turned someone like myself, who dreaded math become a lover of it and use it more than I thought. I am thankful to have gotten a math teacher like him because I have excelled in it more that I could have ever imagined. Mr.Yoshimura instilled in me great math ethics and to be confident in math. He is the best math teacher I have ever had and I am amazed how he motivated me to do my best. I am glad to have had him this semester and is blessed to have him next semester as well. Mr.Yoshimura's strengths have become strengths in me and I am very happy that his goodness has rubbed off on me.
Mr. Yoshimura is very clear and thourough. He answered the "stupid" questions sincerely and without judgment. He was concerned for the students' academic success and helped in any way possible.
He showed many different ways to complete the homework, so we could find a way to do the work in a way that was easy for us.
He's very good at answering questions, and understanding personal issues.
Knowlege of subject mater
He has a way of making his students understand the topics the easiest possible way.
Mr.Yoshimura is great at explaining the material and I like that he provides more than one solution to a problem so you can decide best what works for you. It's obvious that he wants his students to succeed (which makes his class that much more enjoyable) because he always makes sure to communicate and send out reminders about what's due.
He gives students opportunities to make their grades higher.
was able to break down the problems very well for all students.
Most of the lectures are done with efficiency in terms of time, and few things are left misunderstood. It is very much straightforward how the class is taught, which is appropriate for a math class setting.
Evan explains ways to solve problems in a more simple and less complicated way.
He is easy to understand.
He really enjoys teaching Math!
He is right to the point and explains clearly and efficiently, and always offers to provide more examples when the students don't understand.
He is well organized and knows how to teach in a way that the students will understand him. He does not leave anyone behind if they do not understand the material.
Knows the material, and shows passion for his job.
hes very educated
knowledge
he explains well with and he uses different examples too. He has natural passion of teaching.
He really took time to tell you what you needed and what you could do to help with your grades and better understanding.
His strengths as a teacher was he explained the math material well which was relatively easy to understand. He gave a lot of examples to understand the material well.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
he need no change
None.
None
none!
There is nothing I would want to change.
I suggest to Evan Yoshimura that the test should be an average of 70% and the quiz should be an average of 80%.
Nothing.
Change the due dates of assignments & Exams. I think the Homework & quizzes cannot be due the same day as the last day to take the Exam. The Homework & quizzes should be due on a certain day & then everyone is equal to start taking the test the next day. Give about 3-4 days to take the test. In the mean time, lecture on the section mod. then have students do their HW & quizzes.
None
None,its the best math 24 course given compared to all the other community colleges in the UH system.
none.
I don't have any changes I would suggest because he is just a great teacher and his teaching is impeccable. He was thorough with everything and really put a handle on his students' learning. I never felt like I was not a priority in his class because he always made himself accessible either by email or in person.
I suggest he teach Math 25 in the same format in which he taught my Math 24 class I had with him. It really helped everything "click". I find it very inconvenient to have to go back to the "old way" of learning math.
None
More board examples including more of the basic steaps
None.
I think the use of MyMathlab is a very helpful tool, however, I also feel that it sometimes takes his job away from him. There were numerous classes that students, including myself, didn't pay attention because we were too preoccupied with MyMathlab.
N/A
no changes in mind
Perhaps allowing assignments to be completed an extra hour after the time that is currently set as the standard for homework and quiz deadlines.
None
For him to email students that are not in class, if their alright and so forth. More concern.
none.
No suggestions
None.
Needs just a little more enthusiasm, smile here and there
no changes
none
Please do not change anything be as you're now!
None, he was a really good teacher.
None.
Math is boring. Not his fault.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
very much so
If students were falling behind, he would remind them to get back on task. Was helpful when needed and very informative. Reminded students the times he'd be in the computer lab if they needed him.
He'll email or he'll go up to the students and ask them straight up if they have any problems with the homework. He is always willing to help. He really loves the subject he teaches and he always has an easier way of solving the problems.
he kept us on track to pass the course
He showed concern for students by providing help every time you ask him a question. If a student is doing poorly he would talk to them individually and provide them support. He also shows concern by informing the student how they are doing in his class.
Yoshimura should know if students are having problems with parts of the math sections.
He talked trough our concerns and problems, any issues, he clearly explained our options.
He's always asking if we need help, walking around the class to see if we're stuck.
He checks our portfolio and asks us if we need help with anything and he also offers to help us even after class.
Speaking for myself, he pushed backed the dues dates for my homework and exams after I got into an accident which set my progress back.That made it manageable for me to catch up and learn the material.I'm not sure if any other instructor would take the time to do that.
Showed us our academic progress.
Mr.Yoshimura showed great concern for his students by truly getting to know them, so that he could help them learn to the best of their abilities. He never stopped in making teaching benefit everyone even if some students don't get it the first time he lectured it because he would try other methods to get them to understand. Mr.Yoshimura used personal life experience in correlation to math that would help us adjust and see how math really affects us. I now find myself using what he taught me in almost everything I do, which that common saying,"you don't use math in real life'" has become invalid to me.
His concern for the students was evident through his availability and willingness to help both in and outside the class. He was very helpful in his constsant reminders of upcoming deadlines.
He understood schedule conflicts and always reminded us when the homework was due.
He'd help out if he knew you had jobs and other personal reasons
Personal contact and assistance , encourage student to seek help if needed
He always remind us about due dates and if were are behind with some of our works.
Mr.Yoshimura always communicates effectively and keeps everyone up to speed with their grades and what they need to do to move forward. He's always eager to help students.
He gives us the encouragement to push harder and he tells us what we need to do in order to improve our grade.
portfolio checks showed concern for the students grade throughout the semester.
He would offer to help when discussing a student's progress with the student. He would point out any faults the student was having, and suggest that the student make changes in order to allow them to progress with little problem
He emails you if you have been showing up to class and is also availabe before and after class for help. He also replys to emails quickly
Neutral
Making sure they choose the right path
He always reminded the students that the lab was open if they had questions or needed to catch up, and he also encouraged participation in solving problems.
He was willing to meet up with them before or after classes.
Always gave feedback whenever we had portfolio checks. was always willing to help students with problems
he talks to you daily to let you know about your progress
Kept up on them about work
He gives remainder to not forget assignments that before the deadline. Also he helps the people who are in low grade or behind the program if something that he would do,and he he passes different information what's going on in the campus.
He emailed me and reminded me of assignments that were due which showed that he really cared.
Yes, he showed concern for students if they had missed classes or tests. He would ask them whats the problem and would work things out for the student to be on track with the subject.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
maybe
I would recommend Mr. Yoshimura to students because he is a very organized, respectful, and helpful teacher. He does what a teacher is suppose to do, which is help his students to learn to the best of his/her ability.
Yes! He is a very nice teacher. Very approachable and is willing to help with anything you need.
yes, this class was quite easy to pass!
Yes, i definitely would recommend him to students because he is very helpful when you need help, very clear to understand, well organized, and cares about his students succeeding.
I would recommend Evan Yoshimura to students because he is a good instructor.
Yes, hes a good teacher, he know whats hes doing and taking about.
Yes. He's a very good professor. He knows many ways to solve problems. If students do the hw and quizzes, his class will be easier.
Yes, because his lectures and easy to understand and he double checks quizzes and tests so that we could get a higher grade.
Of course! No doubt about it. He really does care about his students and he wants them to succeed.
yes, very easy to work with.
I would recommend Mr.Yoshimura to all students that want to learn and succeed in math because this teacher is the epitome of a great instructor. He teaches math in a way that most teachers I had didn't, which made it difficult for me to excel. I never felt neglected or stupid in his class, but instead felt confident and math savvy because of him and his teaching. I am amazed how one teacher has changed my mind and my learning abilities.
Yes I would definitely recommend Mr. Yoshimura because he made what was once difficult, easy.
I would because he made the work easy to understand.
yes
Yes, Very patient and helpful
Yes. Students really learned a lot from his class.
Definitely, besides all the reasons stated above, the proof is in the pudding. I've never understood math but I've become extremely confident with my math skills this semester. This is the first time I've genuinely understood fractions.
Yes because he helps the students understand better when we're struggling.
yes i would, made the things make sense, going through everything.
Yes. He knows this subject matter well enough to the point where there is little thought involved.
Yes. Because the material we learn in math 24 are material that we do not remember, evan helps make it clear again. Also teaches us ways to solve problems that make it easier and takes less work and stress.
Yes because his class is fairly straight forward. Just come to class and you should get a good grade.
yes, very good at lectures
I would recommend this class because he teaches the lessons clearly without droning on and on for a boring 50 minutes. His lectures are great aids to the My Math Lab program implemented in this course.
Yes, he is a fun teacher and gets right to the point.
yes. he understands material, hes very lenient on things, and cares for students and their ability to learn
yes i would recommend
yes. good teacher
yes, he is a wonderful teacher
Yes, he is always very helpful but also encourages you to try on your own first.
I would recommend professor Yoshimura because he explain things well and gives lots of examples to help you understand the material better. He also shows concern for the students as well.
Yes.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
hes should be nominated for the nobel peace prize
Keep doing what you're doing.
N/A
He is very concern when students are not doing too well in his class, and I can honestly say that he tries his best to encourage them to keep doing their best.
I would say that Evan Yoshimura is a good professor
Keep it up!
Class was organized and I was able to focus on my work and get things in on time.
Great instructor who is very easy to talk to.He makes me feel like we have been good friends for years, which makes me feel comfortable.
nothing.
I would also like to say that Mr.Yoshimura is an amazing mentor and instilled great positive things in me. I believe he deserves so much for all he does for his students because his dedication is overwhelming.
Even though he is a busy guy he took the time to write me a recommendation which I appreciated very much.
i am grateful to have had him for my first semester
He makes mathematics fun to study.
n/a
very patient teacher.
He is very easy to communicate. He is very understanding and grades fairly.
He is nice.
He says he's boring, but he's not. And he's a good teacher because he enjoys math.
good teacher.
i want to take another one of his classes
good math teacher
I wish he would be my teacher in my next class because he way of teaching just right enough to go through
He is #1 !!!
Professor Yoshimura is a good teacher for the subject, he explains things well and is easy to understand.
18. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
the tests
I liked the self-paced course. I found it easier to learn on my own, than listening to a lecture. I was able to do my work when it was convenient for me.
The fact that it was self-pace. I really liked it because no one is rushing me and I can take my time.
the repitition and how it helped make sure you understand material.
The portfolio checks every two weeks were most valuable because this was the time where we had one on one talk to him. He would discuss to us on how we are doing in his class, what we need to work and focus more on, and this also allowed us to ask him any questions we may had.
No deadlines, normal pace, and labs were most valuable for the course.
That we had several instructors to help us
To get an A so I can take Math 111 and 112.
Lectures.It gives the course a human element to it,in that the online course cannot provide.In my opinion, lectures will never be totally eliminated from one's education. They are much to valuable for the learning process.
im not sure.
The aspects I found most valuable of the course is his emphasis that mistakes are what makes you because he said you learn much more from them then a perfect score. I found that to be true because every problem I got wrong or misunderstood caused me to work harder to know them, which later gave me great success on tests. I found that I wasn't afraid to be imperfect than my usually fixation of grade perfection. From his teaching I have excelled greatly in math and is learning more from him that will help me in my everyday life.
Clear classroom instruction and easy online coursework.
lectures
Everything
The fact that the teacher can answer and help the student understand better.
i enjoyed having the homework and quizzes online. and having a lecture as well.
Review of basic math. Preparation for higher level math class, which would then allow enrollment into science classes and certain philosophy classes.
Learning how to solve system equations easier
The module powerpoints, lectures, portfolios
Everything from this course is valuable because it provides the basics and the foundation for math courses that students will need to take in the future.
The fact that we had to do a lot of work online. I learned how to manage my time.
being able to refresh my memory of math with his clear understanding of the material
learning
i like how its on a computer with lecture days
to specifically the ward problems exercises wasn't easy, so he encouraged me very much
The timeline that was provided. It made it where the course wasnt just dropped on you, but instead broken up and arranged nicely.
The most valuable aspects of the course would be everything he is teaching. The course can help us to understand math better and prepare the students for their future.
19. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
the quizs
I don't think there really was anything in the course that was not valuable. I liked this course.
n/a
I think taking notes were least valuable because I feel that in the homework, it showed a lot of examples and videos we could use to help and show us how to do a problem, and I think that taking notes wasn't necessary. I also think that the math lab hours were necessary because we already have enough time to do our homework and quizzes at home and in class.
Tests and quizzes were least valuable for the course
None
Nothing. Its a totally balanced course that does not need any changes.
I would say nothing because I found everything valuable to much degree. I mean I would have like to have less tests, but you need them to see where you are and establish a foundation.
Now, having learned in this amazing format and realizing my math potential I now have to switch and go back to the old confusing way.
I think everything is very valuable to me.
n/a
nothing that i can think of
Algebra.
Nothing.
No aspects were invaluable, all were important.
n/a
the tests
tests
most of them course have good values
There was always alot of homework, but they do say practice makes perfect.
None, the aspects of the course were all valuable to our learning in math.
Boring. Not his fault.
20. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
21. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Nothing. He's there for his students and with the course being a self-paced course, he's done all he could do; such as being there and assisting students.
none
-Go over each section in class -Have Portfolio check each week -Have students go over problems in class
Giving the examples for each problem including the graphs.
None
No complaints.His teaching style and methods do not need any improvements and are right on.
dont have any.
Don't have any.
None.
i have no comments for improvement
I have none. The class' structure is very concrete and straight forward to where no amends need to be made.
Nothing to change.
No suggestions, great teaching style.
none
there should be no module tests. it brought down my grade a lot
none
Just keep it up
Dont change anything!
None, course is well set along with the teaching style and the methods.
22. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He's a great teacher!
Great teacher. Glad I signed up for his class. Even though we were doing homework on our own and what not, Mr. Yoshimura was always there to help.
good!
He is an excellent teacher.
Great but going much slower.
He's a great teacher, he knows exactly waht hes doing.
10
Great teacher , made the semester go by real fast, easy grade.
Great instructor.Answers all his e-mails promptly and any questions that one may have.Definitely an asset to KCC's math department.
Good teacher. teaches well.
I would say Mr.Yoshimura is amazing and my favorite teacher I have had at KCC. He made me feel capable and has given me a great power in my scholastic care than I have ever had. I am amazed at how much he has changed my way of thinking and how I handle myself. I have found a new found confidence in myself that I never had, which I am thankful of how his teaching and mentoring has affected me in such a positive way.
a wonderful educator.
great teacher very personable
Excellent instructor.
that he is a great teacher and he is always willing to help out the students in time of need. Also he is very understanding.
Great teacher.
Great teacher. Very straight forward in imparting information to the students. Knows his way around most of the problems that are presented in the students' work.
He was a great teacher. Made learning math fun and enjoyable.
good. simply good.
His class is definitely worth taking if you need a refresher for math or are learning math for the first time.
He is a great teacher!
good and knowledgeable teacher. hes a really good influence on students.
hes cool
great teacher
I love your class and your motivation of technique and your passionate to teach, I enjoy it very much
He is a caring and very good teacher.
He is a good teacher for the math 24 course. He explains well and give a lot of examples for the students to understand. Shows concern for the students who have missed class or assignments and gets them back on track.
23. Other comments:
n/a
I would want him to be my math teacher again.
This course was self paced and even though Prof Yoshimura was helpful when I had a question I never had the opportunity to learn his strengths or weaknesses as an instructor.
It is good for Math 24.
None
He also puts one's math anxiety at bay by making you feel confident in that you can accomplish what you set out to do by just putting in the time to study and understand the material.Mind you, he never uses pressure tactics on a student to get things done, but just confidence to go out and give it your best shot.
N/A
n/a
he looks like Mr. Higa from Kaiser
My words may not be enough to describe how excellent teacher he is!

Evan Yoshimura: MATH25, Summer II 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Holomua
Course: MATH 25 - Elementary Algebra II Crn (Section): 35364 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (16%) 15 (79%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (26%) 13 (68%)
3. The instructor was available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%)
4. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (16%) 15 (79%)
5. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 18 0.24 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 17 (94%)
6. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 19 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 5 (26%) 12 (63%)
7. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 19 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 6 (32%) 12 (63%)
8. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 19 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (11%) 4 (21%) 12 (63%)
9. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 19 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (21%) 4 (21%) 10 (53%)
10. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 19 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 16 (84%)
11. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%)
12. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 19 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 4 (21%) 12 (63%)
13. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 19 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 16 (84%)
14. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Availability
He doesn't mind repeating himself.
He knew what he was doing and he was always available when needed to help.
he knows what hes talking about and can explain problems well
different approach
He knows how to solve problems, explain, and teach different kinds of methods to solve a certain problem.
Very fun and polite. Knows the subject very thoroughly and it shows in his teaching and methods. It really shows that he enjoys teaching, and in the future when taking a math course, I would very much like to have him as an instructor again.
He shows different methods.
his knowledge of the material is good.
I really liked his organization skills and how on top of everything he did.
He knows his subject very well.
His ability to explain the material thoroughly.
making the class interesting, knowing his stuff and the work sheets he printed out.
15. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None
none
dont use mymath lab. its shit
none
Absolutely nothing. Everything was perfect given the circumstances and expectations for a summer course.
Demonstrate more patience/empathy with students who don't understand the "obvious".
i think that attendance should be optional since most of the work is on line anyways.
Nothing, i feel that he was more than fair and a really good teacher.
No changes
none
none.
16. How did the instructor show concern for students?
By being available
He cared about our progress in the class. It felt like he wanted all of us to do well. And he made sure that we understood the material as we were going over them.
He was always there to one on one help the students with any struggles. He also sent out a lot of emails to help keep us informed.
Have us turn in quizes so we can see why we got a problem wrong
changed due dates when course compass was down. and its down at the moment again and alternate login doesnt work. shitty website for reliability
He made worksheets for us to practice and review, sent emails with information we need (such as due dates, exam dates, etc.) He also checks answers when we finish tests so we are able to get partial credit.
Made himself available at any time and was very reasonable when UN-foreseen circumstances arouse as they often do during a fast paced course.
He made himself available for any questions or concerns before and after class. He went over everyone's work diligently and gave partial credit wherever necessary. He also offered a few extra credit oppurtunities.
he extended the homework due dates when the web site was down. he also allowed us to turn in our quizzes directly to him so that he can verify the answers with the computer as well as check the work.it was very helpful.
He really wants us to succeed, trying different ways to help us understand the material. When we did not have access to my math lab over the weekend he reschedule the tests to be fair to us so we would have the opportunity to study.
He always encouraged students to participate.
asking if we needed help, giving us reviews and doing problems on the board.
17. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, due primarily to his availability
Yes because he is great at teaching and actually cares about the students.
He helped me understand. He explains well.
yes because he teaches well
yes
Yes, unless the individual does not like doing homework on the computer..
Absolutely. He is a breath of fresh air when taking a math class. He speaks clearly and slowly, takes his time in showing the steps, and is always available for extra help and instruction.
He was very clear and a good teacher, but it was difficult to keep up with the 3-4 hours of homework daily alongside a 45 minute to 1 hour quiz daily. I know that it is an accelerated course, but Math 24 summer session was half the homework...example: 25-50 problems a day as opposed to Evan Yoshimura's 45-90 problems a day.
yes, because i did like the structure of the class.
I would totally recommend him to students and wish he would teach math 100. Reason why? Just read the above.
Yes I would, he is a very good teacher.
I would not recommend this kind of course to anyone else, especially for the summer. I struggled with this computer format in Math 24 and I am doing far worse in Math 25. The overall experience is the worst I have had in 2 years at KCC.
Yes, he is a good math professor.
yes. good teacher, interesting and helpful.
18. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
What an available guy
n/a
coursecompass is shit!! please switch to regular book and so we dont need to pay 250 for book and internet website fee that is a total rip off because im gonna fail the course cause the website is down periodically
Easy to understand, explains well
Very enjoyable and likable instructor. Makes the class as fun as a math class can expect to be. Delivers the material in a very effective and understandable method. I wish their were more educators like him.
Evan Yoshimura is a great teacher because He spends a lot of time lecturing different methods.
19. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 5 (33%) 7 (47%)
20. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The amount the instructor was available to his students
The course syllabus and schedule was organized and easy to understand.
It was at our own pace so it helped me to find more self motivation rather than relying on teachers to tell you when to do things/
nothing
We are able to work at our own pace, since the due date for a chapter is on the same day.
Gave me a better foundation to build on in continuing my college degree and a better understanding of math.
It prepared me for fall semester because it challenged my time management skills.
the on line web site, really helped me go at my own pace.
The teacher. This is the 2nd time i took math 25 and the reason i am doing better is in part to his lecture and teaching style.
I liked the mymathlab.
worksheets
21. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
Timeline
I don't like math. so I think math in general is least valuable
we had a short period of time to go through chapters so it felt rushed
COUSE COMPASS MY MATH LAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Because the homework and quiz are done at our own pace, we can slack and do everything last minute.
It a bit off putting that the assignments and tests are conducted online.
There was no part of little value, but one would rather practice on the homework than do the worksheets if given a choice.
least valuable is that my math lab is not clear about how to do the math. But that is why having a lecture class with Mr. Yoshimura is really imperative and extremely helpful.
Nothing
Question 19 of this survey. Really, asking about personal responsibility on a survey about a math professor. What. The. Fuck.
...
22. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Thumbs up.
Good! I would take him again if he instructs Math 103.
he was nice and created a good learning environment
very good
please dont use my math lab even though it is a easy way out for you. because it isnt a easy for the students
Good teacher, thank you!
Excellent math instructor. He definitely found his niche in life and does a fantastic job at teaching this course.
A+, terrific teacher!
A great teacher and KCC is really lucky to have him as a teacher.
Very good teacher, wish their was more like him.
He knows the subject matter but he did not help me learn. The way the class is eet up you really have to do most of the learning on your own the best you can.
He is a competent professor.
:)

Evan Yoshimura: MATH24, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Holomua
Course: MATH 24 - Elementary Algebra I Crn (Section): 31360 (0)     31362 (0)     31370 (0)     32178 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (11%) 7 (64%) 3 (27%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
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%) 4 (44%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.82 11 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (11%) 4 (36%) 3 (33%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.82 11 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (31%) 6 (55%) 4 (31%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (55%) 3 (33%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 7 (64%) 3 (23%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (38%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 7 (54%) 5 (38%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 6 (55%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (25%) 2 (18%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 3 (27%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He is a good teacher, it's just not a good class for someone with my learning style.
Evan knows his material! He really does, and he gives his all for his students. He knows how to communicate with us students, and can relate to how we learn. He is also always open to listening to you. He is also passionate about his area of expertise.
committed, fair, understanding
Organiziation, getting back to studetns
Evan knows math well.
He's good at reminding everyone when the deadlines were and to just keep us informed on everything.
very knowledgeable in math.
He would always remind us to put more time on our homeworks & quizzes, test. He talked very clearly && had a good attitude towards our class.
He made us strive for better grades and made us write down our quiz/test questions so that he could give us feedback.
Willing to be of service at anytime to tutor. I do not however like the course material. It needs to be more explanitory,the materials should be more interesting and easy to understand, seeing that it is a self paced course. I would be good for students who are approaching the subject of Algebra 24 for the first time.
see above
He is very good at laying down the big picture at the start of it. He knows his math as well as i could tell and dident seem to be hung up on any problems when presented to him.
He is very intelligent. Understands what he's teaching. When asked a question he answers it and makes sure you understand.
He knows his material well and can explain it pretty clearly.
He is very good with explaining how to do a problem.
Sent emails regularly with updates on progress and where I could improve, made workshops available for extra help, and checked my progress regularly.
He knows the math well and can explain it.
He shows concern for students. He will sit down with you and discuss your progress and how you can improve if you need to. He is also willing to help outside of class and is very knowledgeable about math.
good interaction with students,
His major strengths as a teacher is his kind personality towards students, knowing the course material well and caring for everyone.
He knew what he was talking about, and was always open for when I had questions.
He knows his subject area very well.
He made a good lab monitor!!
Good communication within his students and himself. Having time available for his students at basically any time of the day. He was avilalable and pushed us to visit him outside of class
knows subject well.
His consistency.
The instructor knows the material very well and can hone in very efficiently on learning blocks. He is able to instruct in a way that makes sense to me, saying the right thing in the right way to convey the concept.
He's fair and knows what he's doing.
Mr.Yoshimura always offered help, kept letting us students know whether we're on track with our course or not.
He would provide help for the students in need of help and he would explain it well.
He was very available and helpful for any problems.
He helps you when you need it. And he takes time to tell you your class situation or grade situation
Checking the progress of his students and letting them know how they are doing.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Not to have an online class.
None. The way he teaches, and the way the class is set up is on the right track.
get a gf
N/A
Maybe give us more attention in class. I feel like it was an online class.
none
None that i could think of.
none.
None.
n/a
I think Binder checks were kind of pointless because we don't really use our old tests later.
Now that we are having weekly workshops (our class was self-paced) that serve as additional help, I don't have any more suggestions.
any, because the coures was self paste course and the teaching techniques are different, something I never experienced before.
The only suggestion I would give to him is to give feedback on student's homework and quizzes. When you tell students their score on quizzes, you could check each problem and see which ones students got wrong. Then write some advice on how to solve the problem or what we could do better next time.
Nothing
Actually TEACH the class!!
None. Maybe just the requirements to pass quizzes should be lowered that is all
n/a
Some students told me that he made them feel dumb, so maybe go even slower with slow students.
Stabilize the grading structure on this class! Stop with the major last week of instruction grading policy changes! Stop the food and drink in the room. People are grazing on chips and sticky stuff while using shared public computer keyboards - NASTY!
Nothing.
No changes.
I don't really have any suggestions.
None.
None
If we do all the work on the computer it might be easier if we took the midterm and final on the computer too because that's what we're used to.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He was available for people to ask questions.
He is one of the most concerned teachers actually, we had lab monitors and him as well, that would walk around the class and make sure we were all right. He also held workshops on Fridays that helped us students even more!
email
He reminded us to come in for lab hours.
He did a one on one once a week for portfolio checks
He told us how behind or ahead we were in class and if we were doing good by doing weekly portfolio meetings.
did his job well
He constantly kept up on you if you were lagging constantly reminding you about time lines that seemed immaterial at the time but turned out to be very key when they came around.
He showed concern by making sure why students didnt attend class through email. Made sure everything is ok outside of class. He helped any students that needed any extra attention.
Through e-mail and face-to-face meetings.
He met with us individauly once a week during class to show us where we stand and how we can improve.
Checked progress regularly and sent emails and talked to me us in class on where we should be and what we should do to get to where we need to be.
He asked if i was doing okay on certain modules, the ones i took couple times to pass.
He calls everybody up one by one every week. Not just to do a portfolio check, but to take the time to personally talk to you about your progress. He lets you know about the workshops and the tutoring, and everything you need to do to get extra help if you need. That's what students need.
Offered help if students need it.
By making time outside of class to meet with students, helping them as much as possible and telling us upcoming events.
Responding to my emails and helping me when I needed it.
held a portfolio check every week or two to make sure we are progressing.
Always asking if we needed any help. Great Job.
motivation
Sitting down and working out the problems with you.
By actively involving himself in friday seminars. By sending out notices for *most* important changes and relevant details.
He had weekly check ups and let them know what they can do to improve their scores if they were falling behind.
He'd meet with us once a week, checking our binders, and talk about our grades. Somewhat helped us prepare ourselves for the next course if we needed to take it.
He would check up on our portfolio and make sure we were keeping up with the modules.
Conferences during class along with personal e mails.
He would tell us every week for us to keep up with our work and stay on schedule so we wouldn't fall behind.
He talked to each student individually about their progress and helped to plan a guide to success.
Tell you your progress week and told you what you need to get done in the class.
Met with them to let them know how they're doing and how they can improve and what to expect.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
No, I would not recommend this class to anyone else. I liked being able to work at my own pace, but the online part wasn't informative.
Of course! If your open to learning, this is the perfect class!
yes, hes awesome
Yes, because he is able to help with most questions asked to him.
If they would like a hybrid class then yes
Yes,
Yes because I think he is very smart and knows what he is doing and talking about.
Yes, he is very clear, prompt, and helpful
He was a good teacher--as good as the others i've seen and better then quite a few. I would say hes a well balanced teacher.
Yes, because he's very good at what he does.
Yes, he's available and will make time on his schedule to help his students.
yes because he is a good teacher who makes the course simple and clear.
Yes, because I think self-paced math helped a lot, especially since we still had to be in class. I didn't feel like I was being rushed.
Idk
I would. Although our class was self-paced and we did not receive lectures from him, he is very knowledgeable about his subject and I know he would be a good lecture teacher, as well.
Yes I would, good interaction with students + he knows his subject
Yes, I would recommend this teacher to other students because they could learn a lot from him and he's funny when talking to other instructors. Whenever someone raises their hand for help, he approaches them in a kind attitude.
Yes I would because he was a great teacher.
yes, if you need help he can explain and break down problems to help you understand better.
No. If you are a student who doesn't understand Math that well, Mr. Yoshimura has a 'know it all' attitude sometimes and can make you feel stupid.
Yes great teacher and organized with a helpful mind
yes i would recommend evan yoshimura to students. good teacher,and knows subject well.
yes. Easy to get along with.
Yes, but he and his associates have dishonest ideas about grading / policy changes.
Yes, he's an overall good teacher and the class is good.
Yes, because he's helpful in many ways, and its and easy class.
Yes, to those who likes to be independent with thier own work because the class is self paced.
Yes because he is a cool teacher and always provides help.
Yes, very knowledgeable about the subject, and helpful.
Yes because he is a patient teacher. And he makes sure you are on track.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Good job :) THANKS!
That he is a nice person and he is a really good teacher if you ask him questions.
^^
None.
He is a good teacher.
Keep up the good work!
He is a very easy going teacher who makes everything simple and easy.
nothing
He is a very nice teacher who understands students. He is always willing to help and shows obvious concern for his students' success.
I think he is a good teacher and has a good approach to students
Good teacher, keep up the good work!
Smart guy and is willing to put in work if you are
n/a
Friendly guy, easy to engage and very efficient and effective in math instruction.
Nothing.
Continu in ehat you are doing and hope for the best.
Pleasant.
N/A
18. Other comments:
It would be really good if Math 25 was on-line like 24 is.
GOOD JOB! (:
The class arrangement was one of the best i've ever seen, if this had been a normal class with deadlines i would have failed this and most likely another class. The flexible do it your self schedule should be adopted for all math classes--i may finish a course but i'll never remember anything because of the pacing. If i was allowed in my own time to do all the math i needed for my degree i would not only be able to focus on other classes with necessary deadlines i would actually remember the math when it came down to it.
none
n/a
-
This class was a self taught class and if this is the case then we should not being paying full tuition for this class. We should be able to jump from chapter to chapter instead of having to pass one chapter to move on to the next. Some chapters are easier than others and should be able to come back to those chapters that giving us a difficult time. Having to wait an entire weekend or holiday to take a quiz in order to progress is a waste of time. We could be working on another chapter during the weekend or holiday.
None.
Stop with the significant changes after the fact. A syllabus should not be just a nice idea but more like a contract. The institution is modeling to young adults, largely. Take this important job seriously, please.
Nothing.
N/A

Evan Yoshimura: MATH24, Summer II 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Holomua
Course: MATH 24 - Elementary Algebra I Crn (Section): 35111 (0)     35360 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
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 (15%) 10 (77%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 10 (91%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (91%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (54%) 10 (91%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 9 (82%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 9 (82%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (91%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
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%) 10 (77%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 0 (0%) 7 (54%)
12. The instructor treated 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 (77%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He knew the subject very well and knew shortcuts that made assignments easier. He encouraged us to speak up when he asked a question to make sure we knew the subject. He explained things in a clear manner, making it easier to understand.
He know's exactly what he's talking about,smart..
Teaching math..
he know math well.
easy to understand to me.
-Give clear instructions to how to solve problems/equations. -Broke each step down to make it easier for students to understand.
willing to help students with any extra help that they need. willing to explain more in depth with any questions understanding and professional
He makes his class entertaining
Mr. Yoshimura knew the material very well and showed everyone that if there is more than one way to solve a math problem then thats the beauty of math. not like some instructors where you have to follow there way. Mr. Yoshimura stated that we should use anyway we feel that comfort us.
his positive vibe, he makes his class more than just about math. he talks about life lessons.
Explaining the concept of math theories which I just memorized because my high-school teacher said so.
Know what your doing
The learning is very interactive and "hands on". It isn't just another boring lecture. I look forward to coming to class every day to learn something new.
Trying to figure out differnt ways to learn math.
He is very good at explaining and breaking concepts down when not understood.
Evan taught in a way that was very easy to learn and he simplified a lot of very complicated math terms making it extremely easy to learn.
Great teacher, I would recommend this class to someone who's weak in math because Mr. Yoshiumura knows how to explain the materials clearly.
He really knows his Algebra and he is very accommadating.
He knows about the subject, so he always could help in my own question. I like the work sheets ,that help a lot to understand the subject.
He explains his lessons clearly and in an easier way to remember. When we had questions he answered them right away.
He explains the material very well that I could understand and I like the way he teaches the class.
He's great at explaining new ideas in a way that is easy to understand. He makes sense of things that were once confusing. He's a very good math teacher, I would look for classes he teaches in the future.
Knows Math very well
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None, he is a very great teacher.
I know it's a summer session, but maybe if he could slow it down for some of ;us.
non.
no.
he has to do review for exam
None
none
no changes for Mr. Yoshimura. he's a excellent teacher.
none
N/A
none
Possibly let us make test corrections so we can get some points back, and learn from our mistakes at the same time.
none
tests could be online , providing answers in a paper.
Maybe just more exercises together in class
He's doing a great job so far.
Maybe give more examples
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He talked to us individually about our grades, emailed us frequently to let us know what is about to come up, and giving us extra material to study.
He went over material that we didn't understand.
tell us to see him around office hours.
student to teacher
-Announcing the areas that students need extra help on, and it benefits not one person but everyone.
Asked if everyone understood any problems and if not, was willing to explain better. Let us know that if we needed any extra help or had any concerns we could talk to him.
Mr. Yoshimura showed concerns to students by emailing each student and saying where they stand in the class and also explains what we need to do to exceed.
by telling them what they need to know, when they need help, he asks alot of questions and makes sure all of us know the material before moiving on
He studied the test scores and if the average started to drop, he would give us more tips on how we can improve on the next test.
Made sure we understood everything clearly
He always is offering tutoring and extra help outside of class
always reminding us that he is here to help
He was very understanding by answering emails in a very timely manner. Aswell as be compassionate for my situation, my father passed away during the semester and he understood my situation completly and worked with me so i didn't fall behind. It is greatly appreciated he is an amazing professor.
Evan was always willing to explain all concepts to every student no matter how far they were behind and did not ever make any one feel stupid for not understanding.
Every day in class he would let us know how we were doing. He was also very accessible outside of the classroom.
Evan Yoshimura follws up on his students in the classroom and also thru email. That's awesome.
He always sent emails before test telling about what is necessary do!
He would email us, and answer our questions. Before exams hed let us have one last chance to ask for help.
He passed out our tests and quizzes back promptly and gives us time to go over them. He even emails to tell us how we're doing before the exam so we know that where we need to improve.
He keeps us well informed of where we stand academically in the class, he wants his students to succeed.
he answered any and all questions
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, because he isn't too serious, but knows the subject and is willing to help anyone who is struggling.
I would recommend Evan for student's.
Yes I would, you learn his way of teaching.
neutral.
he teching us for esay to understand
Yes, because he grades tests fairly and he doesn't favorite students.
Yes, because he is an understanding teacher and is willing to help whenever is needed. Is professional, but doesn't make learning seem too boring. Is thorough with explanations on the lessons.
YES! i would recommend other students to him. he knows the material very well and shows multiple tricks to solve problems.
i would. he is the best math teacher in kcc
Yes because his lectures are understandable.
Yes, learn what you need to know with him teaching
Yes. He isn't just an ordinary math teacher. I used to hate math because there was no explanation to what i was learning. Mr Yoshimura actually explains to us why things work, and it makes math a lot easier to learn.
i would recomend him to students that catch on to math a little slower
Very much so Evan was a great instructor.
Yes highly recommend
I would recommend him because he would let you know what is best for you as far as practicing the math and give you a heads up on how well you are doing.
Yes, he is a strong teacher, He always help students in private questions(own question)
Yes, he is a good teacher, he doesnt confuse us more , he clears everything out and helps us find an easy way to get use to the problems.
Yes, most definitely.
Yes, I think every student could benefit from having Mr. Yoshimura as an instructor.
yes, because he knew his math and can explain very well
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
That I'm glad that I am his student and wish he taught in higher levels in math.
Nothing else I can think of.
nothing.
he is a good math teacher and if i have to take math class i will take his math class.
nothing.
He's a great teacher. Was always willing to help. Wasn't boring and kept the lessons interesting enough to make you want to try real hard.
Mr. Yoshimura, thank you very much and keep up the good work.
that he is good
N/A
Good teacher
Great teacher, and always cares about the students.
ur a great teacher
He's a fair teacher and he really knows his subject.
He is alway prepared to teach,
He's the best math instructor I've had so far.
18. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 4 (31%) 6 (46%)
19. The instructor is skillful in observing student reactions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 6 (55%)
20. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 10 (91%)
21. The instructor was willing to help.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 1 (8%) 11 (100%)
22. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He is a very strong teacher that can sense when a student doesn't know what he or she is doing. He is willing to give a students another chance if he feels that they can do better. He is a great guy.
A pretty good teacher.
Neutral.
nice teching math.
He is a great instructor and i learned a lot.
Great teacher!
a great instructor...
an a
Great teacher for great students.
Good
He is a good teacher, and quite funny at times. He has an excellent method of teaching and shouldn't change a thing.
+++
He is a very understanding professor, and on topp of that whenever i didn't understand something he would make sure to go over it and clearly explain it as many times as needed. Showed many examples of problems that were difficuly and worked them out step by step to make sure i understood.
A+
Great teacher to be teaching a prealgebra course because he makes the material very easy to understand. Great teacher, highly recommend him to other students.
Excellent!
Good teacher, Makes me improve my knowledge about math,
He is a good teacher who is always willing to answer our questions and helps us when were lost. He explains the material clearly.
My overall evaluation is best of my knowledge. I'd give him a 10 out of 10.
He was an excellent instructor in a fast paced class.
Great!
Great teacher
23. Other comments:
If and when you read this I just want you to know that I think you are a very good Instructor. I just wish I could have had you for a fall semester. I know I learned a lot from your class, just being a summer course made it hard for me to retain the information. I hope this information will help you in the future. aloha, Jason Iaea
No.
good teacher
thank you have a good one!
good job and thank you
Thank you for always being patient and compassionate for my situation, i will always remember you through this hard time in my life, thank you for everything.
He ought to get paid more than what he's getting because he really looks after each and everyone of his students.
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Evan Yoshimura: MATH24, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Holomua
Course: MATH 24 - Elementary Algebra I Crn (Section): 34217 (0)     34280 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 4 (44%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 6 (67%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (11%) 3 (23%) 5 (56%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 7 (78%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 6 (67%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
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%) 6 (67%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 9 (69%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (33%) 7 (54%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%) 9 (69%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Patient, understanding, willing to help.
He teaches the lessons at a good pace. It isn't rushed so you feel like there is no time to ask questions. Everything he does is step by step and I like that he encourages a binder therefore making notes pretty necessary.
When covering a new chapter he gave plenty of examples for each problem.
He taught the class well He knew the material well He gave clear and understanding examples
His understanding of the material and ability to teach the material several different ways for student to understand more effectively.
He's major strength as a teacher is the way he explains the subject. Its is very thorough and easy to understand.
Mr. Yoshimura's projected an enthusiasm that kept me focused.
His very very fair and he gives you a lot of time to do your work. In every section of the book he would give you examples of every way you might see it on tests. He really knows what he is doing.
he is able to communicate well to students in a way that makes class fun and entertaining. he knows the material very well and goes about a problem through different ways so that each student may understand it better.
He would repeat over the same thing even though he said it twice. he'll repeat it for a third time. he also demonstrates great quality for us students.
He is good at teaching math problems. For example, he gives examples on how to solve the problem. He lecture us about the topic we are doing. He encourages us to participate and do well in class, quizess, and exams.
He knows math.
He can relate to our problems we have for math. If we forget how to do the material he could suggest how to remember it.
he will help the students whenever they have questions.
his knowledge that he has for math
no comments.
He taught the subject very well, he knew what he was talking about. He made it so clear, and I learned how to do steps in another easier way.
Evan's strength are knowing how to solve math problems on the board and showing the students how to do it and understand :)
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Nothing, really. I think that the homework was really easy and helpful that it had an option of having the problem explained step by step. But the fact that its online makes it a little harder to access, especially when you don't have much time at home to spend on the computer.
Worksheets for homework instead of MML. I had a lot of problems on the website.
no changes needed.
None
nothing.
Maybe don't have a teacher pet or if someone is smart in that class, don't show special attention just for that one person.
He should give us a practice study quide questions.
His office hours were a conflict. Because of my classes I wasn't able to see him after class. His office hours should change
More 1 on 1 help if needed
no.
nothng
no comments, he's doing good.
NONE.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
By being available for extra help.
When he sees that you did not do the best for tests, he allows you to retake it in order to try for a better score.
When he noticed the class did poorly on a chapter quiz he would go through the material to make sure we were ready for the exam.
He would encourage students to visit him during his office hours at anytime about anything and he would always stay after class if anyone needed anything.
He was a huge help to me! Whenever I needed extra help understanding material or studying for an exam he made himself to available to give me as much help as I needed. Also with my concern for my grade he would calculate for me what scores I would need and what more I could do to deserve the grade I wanted. He responds to emails and updates scores and grades promptly which was very helpful.
by being available during office hours and offering his help to those in need of help.
By allowing the students, as myself, the opportunity to retake a test for better understanding
He told us his offices hours and let us know everytime our class scored low on quiz or exams that he is there to help us.
he did many different types of examples for all sections of the math problems. even if a student didn't understand a problem right away, he always took time for them.
He was open during his office hours. he also stayed back a couple minutes to help out if anyone had questions on the exam that he gives us back right after class.
He gives us advice about the upcoming lessons, quizess, and exams.
She gave people different opportunity to get a better grade
He told us to go into his office hours
he always ask us if we have any question and make sure we fully understand the lesson or know how to solve the problems.
asking if we or they need help in anything that might be bothering them
he is good for students if they are need him for helping, so he always willing do and tried to be paitent. i am sure he will fine with them.
He was always open to questions and came in early and stayed after class to help us. When he was explaining stpes he would always stop and ask if we had questions, and when we did he took the time to expalain it until we understood.
he lets them know what their score are and what they need to improve on..such as doing better in exams.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, I would.
I would. He has good teaching skills and is very organized and not fumbling around through our schedule. Its very well planned.
Yes. Hes very precise and open to letting students voice there questions during the lecture
Yes, because he is a great teacher and he teaches the material well.
Yes! I believe he treats his students with care and respect and is an awesome teacher.
Yes, I would recommend him to other students. He makes his class a comfortable and learning experience.
I would definitely recommend him to all the students coming to KCC
Yes, because he is one of the best teachers i've had so far and his very fair on grade wise. Theres no way you can really fail his class.
yes i would. he is a great teacher and always brings positive energy to the class.
I would recommend students to Evan because he is a great instructor. he knows what he is doing and is really concerned about his students grades and education.
Yes. I would recommend students to take his class. It is because he is good at lecturing students for math problems. He helps us solve problems that we do not know.
Yes I would. He is a good teacher.
Yes would definitely recommend Mr. Yoshimura if you want to learn how to do math in your own way.
no, because i think his way of teaching is so perfect already.
no comments, thanks.
Yes because he is a very cool teacher and I loved the way he explained each step and each section.
yes, he is really friendly teacher and easy to talk to him.
yes i recommend evan to students especially those who r deaf and hearing impaired and have disabilities, his math 24 class and lab would be perfect for these students.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Nothing (:
Good guy thanks for a great semester
Keep up the good work!!!
I don't like math, but Evan made it enjoyable to learn. I was hoping that he would teach the other levels of math.
he's a very helpful man, and I appreciate his candor.
great teacher :)
He is very funny when he also teaches, because he would involve the REAL WORLD into his lectures.
He is a good teacher
Keep up your own style of teaching it is effective and we could really relate to how it is thought to us.
keep that good teaching way.
hes alright as a person, but a pretty cool math teacher
he's a good math teacher, not too shabby.
NONE
his explanation is nearly perfect, easy to understand also fast lecture
he's a very good teacher, i truly appreciate having him as my math 24 teacher and he's able to understand my struggles and being able to accomodate me so i can learn math well.
18. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
19. The instructor was able to clarify difficult course topics.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 7 (54%) 4 (50%)
20. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (31%) 4 (50%)
21. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 4 (50%)
22. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He is a good teacher and knows what he is talking about, and you can tell! Maybe some lectures that are a little more hands on. Like worksheets and group projects or something. Those always help me learn better.
Great teacher, good for all ages, always there to help
He is a great teacher who strongly cares about his students and how they do in his class.
He's an excellent instructor!!!
If your teaching Math 25, I'll be around.
He is an awesome teacher!
great teacher who knows the material, seemingly easy to talk to, makes class entertaining.
A good instructor, an instructor that you can depend on.
He is a great teacher. He encourages his students to do well on everything.
I like the teacher he knows his math.
He is a good professor more years to come to be better...
Mr. Evan Yoshimura is a good organizer and a good Math's teacher.
no comments.
he is a very good teacher. He knows his math very well.
B
is pretty good, overall he's a good math teacher n i hope he continues math 24 with lab through the semesters.
23. Other comments:
He should teach other level of math.
I used to hate math but since I attend Mr. Yoshimura'class it turn me from hate to like. Now I love Math and I have been doing it very well.
no comments, thanks!
NONE
n/a

Evan Yoshimura: MATH25, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Holomua
Course: MATH 25 - Elementary Algebra II Crn (Section): 33487 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 5 (28%) 11 (61%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 7 (39%) 9 (50%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 13 (72%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 18 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (89%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (22%) 12 (67%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 18 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 5 (28%) 10 (56%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (44%) 9 (50%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 7 (39%) 9 (50%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 7 (39%) 10 (56%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 18 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 7 (39%) 8 (44%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (50%) 9 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He's young so he knows how college students are and is able to adapt his way of teaching in ways that makes sense to people today.
he knows the material very well and is very concerned with the students he teaches.
explains things thoroughly, gives several examples until students feel ready to move forward. he always encourages working with peers to get a different perspective on the material being taught.
He went over the course material every day in class and urged us to take notes for our portfolios. He would EXPLAIN in DETAIL which steps to do any why, and at the end of every section he always asked "do we need another one?" He urged us to work together on quizzes in class and offered competitive extra credit for harder questions .... it was a rewarding challenge!!
his major strengths as a teacher is that he is a great teacher that goes step by step throughout the lecture. you can easily follow his steps.
He appears to know math very well.
Gave extra credit. Gave students different methods to choose from.
Evan has many strengths.
Shows different problem solving methods and lets the student decide which method he/she prefers to use.
He has his own way to do math so I donot get confuse.
I realy liked his style of teaching and they way he had done his lectures.
His lectures are great. I understood the chapters he taught very well.
Makes the class extremely challenging. Maybe a little too much.
He is good at math.
He was clear and very concise with the material.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None. Keep doing what you do. You do it well.
none
none :)
Tries hard to encourage students to create a type of math dialogue, but cannot explain completely in lamens terms all math procedures, which is the way most community college students need new information explained to them.
I don't think the quizzes should be given everyday. It can help greatly or not help at all. It raises the grades of some students and helps to get them prepared for the exams, but for others, it brings their grades down.
no changes...specially with the extra credits, keep it!
no changes
No changes.
Quizes are good for the class however for those students who need to get and maintain a 4.0 average these quizes could jeopardize their grade point average.
Stop giving trick questions on quizzes, it confuses students.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Evan was always in touch with students via e-mail. A first for a math teacher I've ever had in the UH system.
he always offered extra help and constantly updated laulima, which no other teacher does.
made himself available after class and informed us of his office hours frequently if anyone needed extra help.
He always sent out emails with office hour updates, let us do test retakes if we failed a test and always let us know hours he was open for tutor/other students that were open for tutors.
he would make us review before the test and makes sure that we understand our assignments.
Tried to explain as clearly as possible and offered one on one study time to students during office hours.
Extended homework due date so that students can study for exams.
He always made it clear that if we needed help, he was available during office hours. He would also give extra example problems to the class for those who needed more practice if their was time.
If someone wasn't doing well they would know
He gave me email personally and told me what I should do.
He always asked if anyone had wuestions and let people take retakes if they needed.
He offered help to all the students. If a student need help or didn't understand a certain problem, he would explain it 'til they fully understood the problem. He was willing to let us see him during his office hours, if we needed anymore help.
Asking if students needed more examples.
He always reminded us of homework, when to bring our portfolios, and also helped us with any questions we had.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes I definitely would... But many of the people I know are beyond 24/25 math levels. But if they need to catch up, he's definitely the man to see.
yeah, guess so
yes because his method of teaching is effective and straight forward. also, he gives quizzes nearly every class on previous material to keep students on their feet and to make sure we understand the material.
yes, i think that he is PERFECT for a math teacher, especially for higher math classes because math is a very tough subject, but the way that he goes into explaining with detail, on the board, and urging us to do it ourselves was a VERY successful and easy way to keep his students up to par.
yes because he is a good speaker and encourages us to ask a lot of questions.
Yes and no. If the student is smart an can catch on easily and is responsible enough to study on their own, then yes. If the student needs things explained step by step and wriitten out for them then there is only one other teacher who could do that better than Evan Yoshimura.
Yes. He's a very nice, friendly, and no-pressure teacher.
Yes, he's a good teacher.
Definitely, based on my evaluations of him above this
yes, Because he is nice person and good teacher.
Yes because he is a good teacher.
Yes, I would recommend him to students. He's lectures are straight to the point. He taught us new ways of solving a certain equation.
Yes! Especially for those who like a good challenge.
Yes. He explains the subject well but the notes are sometimes unclear.
Yes I would. His teaching style is very clear and straight to the point. He doesn't skip around lessons.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I wish the other UH Campuses hired lecturers like Evan.
his class is pretty boring but he tries to keep it lively.
quizzes are an effective tool as well as peer collaboration.
I really enjoyed him as a teacher. I took this math class the semester before with another teacher and he made it so complicated & hard to follow & understand .... i hated it and gave up half way through the semester. he didn't offer any help whatsoever. when i had class with evan i found that i went to class more and i actually wanted to apply myself because he made math fun for me, and in a way that i could understand. i really enjoyed him .... he made math possible for me again :)
He is a good teacher who really enjoys math. You guys should give him a raise.
Great teacher
He sometime let the students teach the class. He lets us debate on a certain answer, if we weren't able to decide between two.
Nothing further.
18. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (22%) 12 (67%)
19. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (22%) 12 (67%)
20. The instructor was willing to help.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (39%) 11 (61%)
21. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 18 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 2 (11%) 5 (28%) 9 (50%)
22. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Best math teacher i've had thus far... definitely makes me want to move far in math, despite being my most hated subject.
great teacher but very boring subject. not sure if it was hard to stay awake because of his teaching style or the material we are learning.
very effective in teaching the material.
GREAT GREAT GREAT :)
he is a good teacher and i would recommend him
Good teacher, don't forget that raise.
Great teacher. Wished he taught higher levels in math, I'd sign up for his class!
that he is a great professor. I've had him for two semesters now and I wouldn't mind having him again.
10 out of 10
I really like him, I may want to take his class again if I fail.
Good teacher and recomend him to other students
He is a great teacher. I would take his other classes, if he taught a math higher than MATH 25.
that his class is generally enjoyable. I've worse math teachers in the past.
He's a good teacher. I would recommend him to other students.
23. Other comments:
none. Even Yoshimura is by far the best teacher I have as it relates to teachers who really care about students and works hard.
Only reason I did bad in his class is I'm partially lazy at times

Evan Yoshimura: MATH24, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Holomua
Course: MATH 24 - Elementary Algebra I Crn (Section): 31387 (0)     31389 (0)     31397 (0)     32333 (0)    
1. The instructor did not speak clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.0 20 1.34 Freq(%) 11 (55%) 5 (45%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%)
2. The instructor explained course procedure. (attendance, assignments, grading policy, exams, etc.)
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
3. The instructor was available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 1 (9%) 3 (75%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev