eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Katharine Brenton

Available Survey Results

ENG22, Spring 2013
ENG100, Fall 2012
ENG18, Fall 2012
ENG19, Fall 2012
ENG22, Spring 2012
ENG100, Spring 2011
ENG22, Spring 2011

Katharine Brenton: ENG22, Spring 2013

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 22 - Intro Composition Crn (Section): 42129 (4)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
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 (25%) 3 (75%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
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 (25%) 3 (75%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
It helped me understand writing essays better. I use to be really bad at English, well so I thought. It also helped me understand sentences and setting them up.
I found the examples in classes were really helpful because the they were current and relative to what we were learning. Everything in the class eventually connected with each other and made sense in the end. I also found the TED talks valuable becuase of the knowledge and different perspectives that were presented to us. These TED talk videos also helped me think more critically and able to reflect my own opinion in a structred way.
I'm happy to be able to be more gramatically correct and I became a better writer. I was taught very helpful techniques and learned how to structure my paragraphs better. I saw a big imrpovement in my writing skills and now I can write a legit book. I didn't know this ever before, but taking this class made me realize I have a talent on writing stories. I grew to love it and I haven't realized this before. I learned many facts and heard many stories that I haven't been exposed to before.
Really interesting topics that made me want to write. current events that were affecting us locally, which brought awareness. Fun and small classes which really helped me.
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
6. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
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 (25%) 3 (75%)
8. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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 (25%) 3 (75%)
9. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
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 (25%) 3 (75%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
11. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
13. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
14. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
15. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
I would e-mail her for help and she was more than helpful to keep me up to date. I was confused on some stuff and when I asked questions she was able to help me understand them.
Ms. Brenton is an excellent explainer. Anytime when someone in class doesn't understand or ask a question, she then goes ahead and tries to explain herslef again in a way to where we can understand. She has multiple views and she is very knowledgable in her subject. I aslo like that she is opiniated and has a strong hold on things.
I was most satisfied with her way of explaining things. It is so clear and she uses great, visual examples. I can understand very few teachers, but Ms. Brenton makes things very easy to understand for me. Being ADHD, I need more explaining and simplicity in instructions.
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
NONE
none.
I can't think of any suggestions.
19. Assignments are returned promptly.
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%) 2 (50%)
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
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%) 2 (50%)
21. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
22. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
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 (25%) 3 (75%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
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 (25%) 3 (75%)
24. Other comments:
This was one of my favorite English classes; although, we did a lot of writing it helped me understand much more about many things I couldn't understand.
I enjoyed being taught by Ms. Brenton! This class never ceased to be boring.

Katharine Brenton: ENG100, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 41124 (5)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I feel that the course helped me to improve my writing skills, such as structure and how to present the right information to make the paper successful. It also taught how to analyze pieces of writing; how to pay attention to the smallest of details and how it can change the writing. I very much enjoyed this class!
Her creative way to teach, and how she incorporates real life situations into writing today.
Try and improve my writing ability
She really pointed out what I needed to work on which helped me better my writing skills.
You opened my mind to new things, and ideas...and to question everything!! Thanks
It made me find new writing techniques and writing styles.
What I found most valuable during the course of English 100 was the opportunity to challenge my writing. I always enjoyed writing, but I could never figure out a way that I wasn't fishing for topics and ideas at the start of a paper. I learned ways to help me do more about that and so far it has helped me to write papers even faster using more better ideas.
Learned different types of writing assignments- literary analysis, narrative essay, advertising analysis & research papers.
This course challenged me to communicate more effectively and carefully.
The course helped me in areas I was lacking in my writing skills. It also helped broaden my thinking and take extra steps to learn about anything that I what to know more of.
teaching me the fundementals of writing
I found that my instructor helped me acquire my own voice through my writing. While guiding me a manor that allowed me to explore my own style, yet be mechanically, grammatically and stylistically correct.
I learned how to write with different techniques, and how to make a great paper.
Bringing outside sources with current and past events helped me make associations easier to material learned in the classroom.
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
6. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 13 (93%)
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%)
8. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 14 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
9. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
11. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
13. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
14. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
15. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
I liked how Ms. Brenton shared stories about things that were happening all around us. It made me more interested in the news about what she'd shared. I also enjoyed the videos she made us watch prior to starting a couple of our papers. She's straightforward and very knowledgeable. Trust me, she knows what she's talking about. There's never a dull moment with her bubbly personality. Her criticism/advice were very helpful!
She has a very good sense of humor while she teaches.
she is very knowledgable in her area of subject which enables an effective learning environment
She is very open when it comes to helping others and she is really precise and straight to the point.
I like her availability to help, and how I could e-mail her about any question about our homework. Also, the new techniques to write sentences.
when we were able to share our topics out loud and get feed back
She has her way of giving constructive feedback that everyone can understand. It's really a great help to have a teacher that actually knows what they're talking about in the subject.
She is a very detailed person. Explains a lot and knows what she is talking about.
She is very knowledgeable in every topic we discussed, I particularly appreciated her knowledge of my culture was able to relate it to class topics.
Ms. Brenton adapts and try to fine tune your writings skills to the best to her ability. She will not let you leave her class not understanding the assignment if you ask. If she doesn't know she will tell you that she don't know. A very awesome instructor that enjoys you learning.
She's a natural teacher. Her ability to be able to keep her students attention while lecturing, engage with her students on an academic and personnal level yet in a professional maner, and her easy- going attitude makes communication between the student and herself enjoyable.
Ms. Brenton taught me a lot about writing styles and how to write a great paper. She is a great teacher and has a lot of knowledge about many different aspects of life.
I believe her vast knowledge of current and past events has elevated the class into higher learning standards. She makes us open our mind to situations happening around us and preparing us for events that may happen in the future.
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
No suggestions! Just keep doing what you're doing Ms. Brenton. :)
There no suggestions.
not much really
NONE.
i dont have any i think what she is doing is helpful and understanding.
I don't have any ways for her to improve because it's already a well structured method of teaching. Anyone taking her class will enjoy the amount of feedback she gives.
No suggestions :)
I don't think I can improve the course, but I do suggest a student getting help on assignments from a tutor or peers.
Absolutely perfect!!!!!
I feel we couldve had a better book.
None
19. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%)
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
21. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
22. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 14 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 8 (57%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
24. Other comments:
nope . no comments
I learned a lot thank you!
She was by far one of my better teachers that I have had. Generally speaking during college, she knows how to give great feedback that actually works, not confuses.
Very knowledgeable teacher who is interesting to listen to speak about various topics. The class is beneficial to all, and can be challenging at times.
I recommend this course to anybody that has to take English 100
Ms. Brenton is a tough but excellent teacher and she taught me a lot about writing and specific details for my papers. :)
Thank you for being the most positive influence in my college carrer. You have shown me that anything is possible with passion. You are an amazing teacher and have opened my eyes to so many other things in the world. Thank you so much!!!

Katharine Brenton: ENG18, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 18 - Reading Essentials Crn (Section): 41321 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
In class environment and face to face teaching.
I found most helpful in this course was that it really helped me with my comprehension and writing skills.
The Most Valuable and helpful thing about this course is my reading and also learning a new technique to wriite an essay
ms. Brenton is a good teacher is have go step by step for the work.
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
6. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
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%)
8. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
9. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 5 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
11. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
13. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
14. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
15. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
The instructor understands each of her students of what they needs and adapted to fit into each of us very well, which made the lessons are less confusion and difficult.
I found most helpful with ms. Brenton was she gave me alot of confidence in myself.
The most valuable and helpful thing about Ms. Brenton is that she never gives up on you not matter what. She's hard on us because she cares about our future.
she well help when you need help.
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
explain things more clearly or steps by steps.
No suggestions
N/A, Because everything that shes doing is very good
she is motivation teacher if you ask question or when you need help she will come and help you.
19. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 5 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
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%)
21. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
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%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
24. Other comments:
Even though me and Ms. Brenton had a ruff start in the beginning of the semester, she is a very good teacher when it comes to teaching english, and also a very caring person. Thats why i didnt missed any class or gave up on her.
she is a good teacher and anytime you need help she will be there to help you and if you have any question anyone how ask question she will help all she can what any type of work you have to done.

Katharine Brenton: ENG19, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 19 - Writing Essentials Crn (Section): 41108 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
No survey responses were found.
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
6. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
8. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
9. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
11. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
13. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
14. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
15. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
No survey responses were found.
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
No survey responses were found.
19. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
21. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
22. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
24. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Katharine Brenton: ENG22, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 22 - Intro Composition Crn (Section): 44160 (2)     44161 (4)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 6 (46%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
What I found most valuable and helpful about the course was the way I created my sentences and the different sentence structures I learned and will use in the future.
teaching us about the symbols in a sentence that help us improve our writing. She also help us improve our essay to make it an A paper.
What i found Helpful in the course was that she help us to understand more clearly when she gived exmapls and talk about the different tips of writing tips we can use. Kate is a very wonderful teacher and i hope she gets to teach English 100 next semiter.
Learning different writing techniques.
I found most valuable and helpful about the course was working on the Ted Talks. It helped me structure the paragraphs easier and more efficient.
Her teaching skills toward writing.
Professor took the time to help me understand things that i didn't get. She also give me many idea to write a paper and clearly made me understand how to write a pargraph in the correct sytle.
The writting assignments.
Ms.Brenton has amazing knowledge of her subject which allows her to relate things to us in many different ways. Not all students learn the same, but because she is so knowledgeable in all areas and life, she is able to reach each and every student.
I learned to use sentences properly and how to recognize if a sentence can be written in a better way. If I would've learned this early, I probably would've done better on my compass test. Ms. Brenton taught us the basics about writing but it's the basics that make essay papers flow properly.
This course has helped me learned more about my writing skills. If i didnt understood something she would take her time to help me understand where i got stuck. And when she knows that you are falling behind in your work she would make an appointment with you to help you so you dont fall more behing but that is your choice to take that appointment or walk away.
I learned how to right a lot better
This course was very mind opening. And being able to have access to computers was helpful. Hearing others ideas on how to write a paper and different insights on explaining their thoughts into a paragraph or a paper.
allowed me to think outside of my comfort zone, but at the same time push me further then I could imagine. I found this class so helpful and educational. I highly recommend anyone to her class.
This course helped me understand more about writing
I found this course to be very valuable. I enjoyed this class very much and learned a lot. This class has helped me not only in writing, but in many others way in my life. It was such a positive place to be. I enjoyed the way Ms. Brenton taught her class. She has such a special way of teaching, I feel that she is such a special person and the right person to teach. She shows so much respect to her students and i feel that she makes learning fun and we all want to learn. I learned a lot from her class and she is a great teacher.
It's a great course to understand and better in not only writing, but speaking. I've improved in my writing somewhat whilst taking this course.
It helped me in the sense that I have a clearer understanding of structure in typing/writing papers/paragraphs
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (14%) 9 (69%)
6. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 9 (69%)
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (69%)
8. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
9. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 6 (86%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%) 7 (100%)
11. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
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%) 6 (86%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
13. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 9 (69%)
14. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (38%)
15. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 7 (54%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
The way we did our essays and the structures on our sentences we created. What we had to improve on and what we did well. I found what was most helpful was the way she taught her class and the way she made us understand her teachings. It made me learn alot about the ways and steps of differnt sentence structures. I give her a great mahalo for the things she taught me.
she a very helpful and knowlegeble teacher and willing to spear some of her time even though shes very busy.
She was easy to work with becasue she know what she was talking about in english.
What I found most valuable and helpful is that Ms. Brenton has a clear explanation about what she is teaching and how she can explain each subject of the class.
The way she taught us how to write paragraphs and essays.
Her exmaples when she is explaining something to somebody or you.
She is really good at communicating with her students, and is always open to help better understand things.
Her knowledge of english and the world as a whole is truly whats sets her aside from many teachers.
Learning how to write and layout our essay paper can help us for the future.
The thing that i found that was most helpful for me in this semster was with my writing skills and how i can better myself to a high level in writing.
She is very personal with her teaching with each student
Kate Brenton was thorough on explaining each topic and kept explaining it in many ways so everyone can understand it. Being able to ask her questions and her answering them until I understood was a releif for me because not many teachers do that. And she cares for all of her students as equals. Kate Brenton loves to see all of her students succeed and helps them get to that point.
I dont think there is anything I didn't find valuable in this class, or the information giving to us. this class alone has helped me improve my writing both creatively and mechanically.
She really cares about her students and helped us with whatever we needed help with. Her ways of teaching made it stick into my brain more and i really learned a lot. My writing has improved because she took the time to sit with me and explained what I can do better.
Ms. Brenton is very helpful, she will take the time out to help you and guide you if you have any questions. She helps you understand your work and gives you always positive feed back. She has a positive attitude all the time.
Katharine gives us examples, and although I've seen random grammatical mistakes in the example sentences, I believe that she is secretly testing the students to see if they can spot it. Besides that, she has a clear voice and understandable explanations in her lessons. I don't find it hard to follow along at all.
she explained the things taught clearly and in a relatable way
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I honestly have nothing to suggest to improve. The way she taught us was perfect because I learned alot. Her style of teaching was fun and made the students want to listen.
nothing because she's a perfect teacher.
I want Kate to teach English 100 next semiter
Class was great as it is.
She's doing an awsome job.
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I would not improve anything that Katharine has done in her class and her style of teaching, she always took her point farther then she needs to, to let her students know the main point.
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Being able to have more access to computers and/or better working computers, and having Kate Brenton for a english 100 teacher as well.
we all enjoyed the use of the computer lab, but the lack of performing computers, and the inability to successfully search topic's without getting frozen really hindered alot of students this semester. would have loved to have her as my eng. 100 professor
The course is already good
Great teaching style. Kauai Community College has a really good English 22 teacher on board. She will make a difference in many students lives. Because she made a difference in mines.
I don't have any suggestions for Katherine. I believe she is doing a great job with her teaching style and methods.
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19. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (29%) 5 (38%)
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 6 (46%)
21. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 7 (54%)
22. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 5 (71%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
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%) 6 (86%)
24. Other comments:
No other comments, just keep doing what she was doing and she will be liked by her future students to come.
Thank you very much Kate for being my English 22 teacher, you have help me alot in class.
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To have update computers that working well.
Thank you for the help when i needed it, you made me understand the things i didn't get by giving me awesome exmaples.
Over all, she is a great instructor! I'm glad I had her as my English teacher.
Thank you for being amazing and teaching me skills that I never learned in high school
English is definitely not my strong point but I've learned so much and her teaching has allowed me to understand english much more clearly. I have dropped english twice before because I felt the teacher was speaking in a foreign language but Ms. Brenton made this class understandable for someone like me.
Katharine Brenton is doing a good job at what she is doing. she doesnt need to change anything personal to me i think she got her point across everytime she had a class.
better computers, or just more that worked properly
We should be given more and better computers. I would like Ms. Brenton to teach eng100 because she is a really good teacher.

Katharine Brenton: ENG100, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 41324 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
What I found most valuable and helpful about this course is that the different kinds of writing we write for the class. Also I found valuable and helpful about this course is that the opportunity given to us using the computers.
She gave us an opportunity to think outside the box, and I feel that my writing skills have greatly improved with all of the constructive criticism that she furnished throughout the term.
I found that the course helped me to be open to what is happening around us. I would'nt exactly pay attention to the news or big natural disasters before this class. It has helped me to be aware and realize there are things affecting all of us. That we all play a part in whats happening, and we can all play a part in slowly making a difference. One step at a time.To be involved in our society/school. I've learned so much that i can take with me even after class. Writing skills, life skills, and so much more! What we take with us at the end of every class is mind opening and inspiring. It truly has been a divine class. It's involved hard work, really buckling down and studying, researching,and utilizing the tools she introduces to us. Making us think from different angles and being able to expand our ways of writing. It has been very helpful and will be for our future success.
I found that having resoures, and equpiment in the class helped me to grasp the concepts in the english class, and to futher grow as a writer.
The roundtable aspect of this class allowed me to openly participate and stay engaged throughout the class.
The strategy questions from the book helped me write my essays.
learning new styles of writing.
Ms. Brenton was a very brilliant person, which inspired me to work harder and do better work for my essays. She is a great teacher.
The thing that I found most helpful and valuable is using the lab computers to do outside research for our essay assignments.
What I found most helpful about this course is that it gave insight on what was the structure and meaning of the piece of literacy in whatever form it may be in. Whether it'd be the poetry from a famous writer too the common advertising on modern media this course has helped me gain a better understanding of how they were presented in order to fulfill their goal.
The skills I learned will help me to become a better writer. I feel as though I have already learned so many new things. This course had a lot of information and because I love to write, it was never a dull moment and the classroom discussions were very interesting.
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
6. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
8. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
9. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
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%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
11. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
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. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
14. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
15. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
I found most valuable and helpful about Katherine Brenton is that she is always available outside the class if we have trouble about writing papers and she lets us redo our papers to make up for the loss grades.
She cared about every single student and she would take the time to make sure everyone understood what she was assigning throughout the term.
I found her teaching style and approach most valuable and helpful.
That she was very on top of MUGS in our writing, and that the comments were very helpful in the returned papers.
The informal teaching position of Ms Brenton provided a comfortable atmosphere. Her public service announcements were stimulating and intriguing.
Ms. Kate willingly helped me through my writings by giving comments on my paper. In addition, talking with her about my essay out of class helped me build my confidence too.
hands on learning with the teacher, and devoting her time to our education.
She really cared about your work. So if you ever needed help, she would stay late just to help you improve your work.
Katherine Brenton is a very helpful instructor. She makes herself available for when we need more help outside of class. She's very understanding and knowledgeable about the subject she teaches and help us in any way she can with questions we have on the assignments she assigns to us.
What I eventually found most valuable about Katharine Brenton is that she'll go to lengths to help improve the performance of her students. Mrs. Brenton gives out reasonable criticism to the papers we write to not only help us improve the papers quality but also help instill the knowledge that she is teaching to us. If needed she'll talk to us one on one to better explain what went right with the paper and what is needed to improve.
I have never ever encountered a teacher as bold and daring as she is. I see that she is very educated and knows what she is talking about. I like her teaching style,she is very straight forward and is not only knowledgeable about the subject, but the world in general. It was a pleasure being in her class this semester. She has helped me grow a lot in my writing..
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
More writing (ex. Journals every week?) to sharpen student's writing ability.
Her teaching style is great!!
It would be helpful if we could utilize more computer time. The internet has so much imformation on everything. Our teachers set us up to apply ourselves and get our work accomplished to suceed. We can do that with computer use and technology. Which is what our society runs off.
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improving the course by upgrading the computers.
No suggestions, SHE'S GREAT:)
More lab computers, so that it's available to us when we need it. Her teaching style is very decent and clear for me to understand.
One suggestion I would suggest is that there should be more computers available. The reason for this is that some students may not have access to computers to type/print their papers for class. Also it allows them a little window of check and revision in case they wanted to change something on their paper or check if their paper was okay during the transition from their computer to either the flash drive or email.
19. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
21. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
22. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
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%)
24. Other comments:
More technology time.
She is one of the best teachers on the KCC campus right now. Make sure you dont let this asset to this college go anywhere!!!!!!!
I'm so happy I signed up for school this semester. Ms. Brenton has made a big change in my education and knowledge of writing skills. I know she has made all the difference in my future. Mahalo a ke akua and Ms. Brenton!
I enjoyed haveing access to comptuers during the class time. Having computers at the ready was very helpful for the devolpment of my own writing.
Great Job Ms. Kate! Thanks!
GREAT TEACHER, VERY SMART:) LEARNED A LOT.
She is an awesome instructor and I would recommend her to incoming freshmens or other students, attending the campus, that has not yet taken English 100.
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Katharine Brenton: ENG22, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 22 - Intro Composition Crn (Section): 41209 (3)     41207 (4)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (33%) 5 (63%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I saw some big improvements. And Ms. Brenton showed some of it to me. I felt this was a very helpful class. Hope I get her in the future again.
small class is much better, more grounds to cover with us
I liked the small class. It helped to have one on one time with the teacher.
Found that writing isn't always the easiest thing to do. To be good at writing you need to learn. The number one thing to learn is how to write, which Brenton has taught us. Writing has rules, rules that need to be fufilled if you want your writng to be succesful, and with this English course I have learned that some things just don't fit, sometimes you need a little bit more "umf" to your work, and that there are ways to do it the expected way with a dash of my self. This English class has improved my writing skills amazingly, i had no idea how could I could be at it and how creative my mind can be!
The most valuable thing I got out of the course was that I was able to write better papers than I knew I could. I learned a lot of different writing styles which helped me to put into my own work to make it better than it already was. I was able to learn small things that drastically changed the outcome of my papers.
This course helped me by writing different types of essay styles and seeing which style works best for me.
The most valuable and helpful about this course is that Katharine Brenton helps each student indiviually. Ms. Brenton makes sure that her students knows the criteria and the expectations of what is being asked for class. Thisp course helps the students learn about their puntuation, writing techniques and many more.
Knowing different ways of writing papers are valuable and helpful because they show that there isn't one specific way to write a paper. These writing styles are a good way to show your understanding of the topic and to persuade readers into reading your paper; plus it doesn't make your paper sounds so boring.
In this course, the resources that were given to us, such as the computer labs, were a very helpful source in completing tasks that I had in this class. Not only during class time was working in the computer lab helpful, but outside of class as well.
Most valuable and helpful about the course was that I got to learn how to do essay and research paper. Another reason is that whatever we wrote on our paper, we got to read it out loud and talk about it and that made me gain confidence a little.
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (33%) 5 (63%)
6. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 6 (75%)
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 5 (63%)
8. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
9. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
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%) 2 (67%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (13%) 2 (67%)
11. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (67%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
13. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (33%) 6 (75%)
14. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 4 (50%)
15. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She explains clearly and she always makes sure we know the subject before she moves on.
I like how even though it was an English class that most of the time ity was hands on. Going to the lab and practicing the work Bernton wanted us to lern was versy useful, and made understanding the wrok easier. Rather than having us correct sentences on paper we got to create them, improve them, and learn from them. Brenton also created an "out of the box" expierience, she made us interacting with the class, and let us know that are creativeness should be expressed and to use it! I have learned well from Brenton, her style of teaching is very different and helped extend my learning.
Mrs. Brenton was able to connect with the class which helped me to learn more than I usually do in any other class. I thought she had a great teaching style which helped her students learn what she was teaching, without leaving anyone behind puzzling about what the class had just learned.
she had a different way of teaching
Her abl=ility to teach the subject in a variety of ways.
Ms. Brenton helps each student to understand the different types of writing styles as well as of what you should not be using in a paper. Ms. Brenton helps each student to understand the concepts of writing. She is a wonderful person and i am glad i had her as an english teacher.
I find that Katharine Brenton always came to class with a great attitude no matter how her personal life was going. She always had a lively attitude towards the class and she was always willing to help with those who are behind.
This instructor helped me to become a more effective and stronger writer, in a sense of bringing out more thought and feeling as to what I was instructed to write. She helped me to gain more confidence in what I was assigned to write and was very insightful when giving feedback.
What I found most valuable and helpful about Ms. Brenton was that how she know what she's doing for this course.
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
need computer lab, didnt even have one to go to for 4 students
None.
KCC should not make the lab an inconvience for Brenton's Enlgish courses, other teachers, or students. I believe that the course i took that Brenton taught was great, and nothing really needs to change.
I think that Mrs. Brenton should take the class into the lab more often because it had a positive effect on my writing. The work we did on the computers helped me a lot and did better in my work than sitting in the class writing down notes.
More time with the books and computer .
More acess to computers to work on essays in class.
i have no suggestion to make.
There is nothing that I can suggest about the teacher but having more hours in the computer lab would be something that I suggest. Many English courses, such as this one, have many writing assignments and can also be taught better via the computer. During Spring 2011 term, we've had complications with using the computer lab for reasons unknown to the class. I'm suggesting that the computer lab should be more available for the students.
I think the use of computer lab time should be a necessity to this course as well as outside of the classroom. Since technology is in affect in our everyday lives, students can benefit from having the use of computer lab time. Katherine Brenton's style of teaching is very helpful and beneficial. Her methods of describing and teaching certain aspects of the course helped me to get where I need to be.
Ms. Brenton should explain more of what to do because sometimes I get lost and don't know what to do in this course.
19. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (100%) 3 (38%)
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%)
21. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%)
22. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (100%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 2 (100%)
24. Other comments:
I loved this class.
I wnat you as my teacher for English 100.
The classes should use the lab more often because it helps to aid in learning more than just sitting in the class the whole semester. The lab aids the teacher in being able to connect with the whole class easier and is easier to teach from in general.
During this course we ohave been able to use the computers to try and work on worksheets. ALthough we had a little trouible because at first we didn't have a right to use the lab without requesting for it. These copmputer labs are here in the library are harldy not being used. I mean even though some of the classes uses the computers why can't the other students use them as well.Even though we have the computers in the library at the end and in the front, i would say that those computers are not enough for the amount of student we have here at Kauai Community College. Some of the students had to find another computer or wait until a student gets off, leaving the student not much time for work on their homework. I am saying that they should open up these two labs in the learnign resource center so that all the students will be able to use the computer for homework purposes.
Besides making the computer lab more available for classes/students. There is nothing that I need commented. Awesome job with teaching this class, and I hope that I can have you again in another English class of mine.
Computer lab use is a great resource in providing students with tools that are available in which they don't quite have at home. Not only is it effective during class time, but outside of class hours as well.
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