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Instructor: Desiree Poteet

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ENG100, Fall 2011
ENG272, Fall 2011
ENG100, Spring 2011
ENG22, Spring 2011
ENG100, Fall 2010
ENG100, Spring 2010
ENG22, Spring 2010
ENG100, Fall 2009
ENG22, Fall 2009

Desiree Poteet: ENG100, Fall 2011

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Language Arts
Course: ENG 100 - Expository Writing Crn (Section): 63122 (0)     63332 (0)     63343 (0)     63345 (0)    
1. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.82 17 1.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (14%) 3 (18%) 5 (42%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 4 (57%) 5 (42%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 4 (57%)
5. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 3 (25%) 4 (57%)
6. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 2 (17%) 3 (43%)
7. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 8 (44%)
8. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 3 (43%) 8 (44%)
9. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 7 (58%)
10. The instructor effectively uses the blackboard, films, pictures, computers, slides, or other aids.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 6 (50%)
11. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 8 (47%) 5 (42%)
12. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 6 (86%)
13. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (33%) 4 (57%)
14. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (17%) 4 (57%)
15. The instructor clearly explains the grading system.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (42%) 3 (43%) 5 (28%)
16. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 2 (29%) 6 (33%)
17. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (33%) 4 (33%)
18. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 18 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 4 (33%)
19. The instructor makes the student want to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 18 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (33%) 2 (29%)
20. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 4 (33%) 5 (71%)
21. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She always ask how everyone is doing and not to worry everything will be fine.
She would meet eith each person, one on one and tell you just how your doing and held with any cincerned issues. Actually her class is what helped me make my career choice.
She took time outside of class to meet with every student to evaluate their goals and how they can be successful
scheduled an interview with each student individually outside of class in her office to go over concerns and how to best address them.
She took time after class to schedule conferences with students and help them with their papers and school work.
She had meetings with each of her students, which really helped me understand how I am doing in her class. She helps with revising my essays to see how I can improve them too.
She took struggling students aside and gave them help and direction.
She showed concern for students by making time during her office hours and staying a bit late after scheduled class time. She would sit and talk to the ones who were lost outside of class and caught up with them there.
She knows her subject matter very well and understand that we are all different and our understanding of the subject is at different rates. She attempts to help the concerns of the students
Explains assignments clearly
if we miss a lot of classes, or don't do well on assignments, then she will tell us and or give us another chance. I can tell that she wants us to do well in this course.
Desi Poteet shown concern was there when her students needed her. She took time to help students outside of class.
Emphasized asking for help. She gave us her phone number and specific ways to contact her.
During the course, she would remind students about upcoming due dates. She also made it mandatory to meet with her for a conference during mid semester to go over where students stood in the class and answer questions any students may have. She also said many times throughout the course that whenever needed, the student aid (Megan) or even Desiree herself would be more than happy to meet after class to discuss anything at all the student may need to talk about.
She offered extra help through Megan Jesse. She also checked around the classroom to see how people are doing on their research papers. Desi, herself, also made appointments to check on our papers.
Desiree Poteet, understands what college students go through. She is always willing to offer her time to see us succeed.
She shows concern by showing empathy for whatever life throws at us.
She asked where we were on our process towards writing papers and provided insight on the step we were on.
Gave us information on her office hours & always advised students to come see her if we have any questions.
she showed concern foe her students by giving us the opportunity to go over your work, and gives you ways to improve it.
Desi allows for assistance outside of class time. She also does all the assignments that the students are asked to do so that the examples she gives are the most relevant.
She answered all of our questions and helped us with our essays by scheduling one on one conferences with each student.
By making it so we had to get help from Megan as well as see her to go over our work.
Desi is an amazing teacher and person all around. She is kind, helpful and understanding in and out of the classroom.
She's great! She takes time to help you out even when we're not in class, she's pretty much just a text away.
Desiree Poteet have shown concern for students by periodically informing students of their current status. She has frequently repeated assignment deadlines so that everyone is fully aware of what is expected.
She always helped us and made sure we did things the right way.
She show's concern for her students because she's understanding, and she try's to help her students as much as she possibly can.
she's always willing to help us when we have questions
She was able to text all of us when we had problems
Desiree shows concern for me and my peers by meeting with us regularly to go over our essays we have to do for the class.
She asks us all the time how we're doing and she aids us when we need help. She also realizes that situations outside of class can affect our work dramatically, so she suits our grades accordingly.
Yes, she shows much concern as she wants us to pass her class. She enjoys us being there and wants us to excel with greatness.
She showed concern for students by taking time to help them when they needed it.
Schuduling student-teacher conferences
By taking the time to get to know each one of us as individuals and try to assist with whatever questions or problems we have.
Poteet is always available for help and answers questions thoroughly.
Desi was very helpful and she always allowed us to ask questions and was always very helpful if we did not understand something. She held conferences to discuss what we needed to do and would call us if we missed our appointment. She would stress what had to be done to pass this course and kept reminding us.
She made it a priority to meet with us both in and out of class for assistance.
Nothing really came up involving me, but during our meeting we talked for a long time and she seemed interested in what I was talking about and offered good feedback. The conversation was genuine.
Desi always answered all of my questions, she was helpful in and out of class.
she makes sure that they all turn in their assignments through asking us how we are doing and revising our drafts, i wish she was more clear about when stuff was due and what was expected.
22. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
What I disliked about this class is that we did not use our time in class efficiently. We did have quite a few younger students in the class and I felt as though we spent a lot of time wasted going over things that had already been explained. I also disliked that we never had firm deadlines. We were constantly jumping from one assignment to the next and I always felt as though we had unfinished work. I can't honestly say that I learned anything this semester other than I had a refresher on MLA format!
Her grading, Hard to figure out where I stand in class grade wise
She is kinda strict,but cool at the same time. gotta respect that.
She was very personal. She gave us a clear process to our writings and she genuinely cared about our success.
Very confusing course, many things going on at once, course did not follow a sylabbus, i felt very lost, and overwhelmed.
The time that she took to review our papers and conferences that she scheduled. I also liked that she had the classes outlined every week with what was due and what was going on in class.
I liked how we watched videos in her class. They were really interesting. I liked writing about my life. I disliked how she did not explain the assignments clearly. The semester was pretty chill, but her research paper popped out of nowhere causing stress.
I didnʻt like the fact that she didnʻt explain the assignments very well. I did not know what to do with the class chronicle and I was unsure of what the research paper was going to be about until about two weeks prior.
I thought that she taught way to fast but i liked how everything was due at the end of the semester. She was always very well prepared and knew what she wanted to cover in class.
I love Desi as a person because she is a kind person who know what she is talking about, but as a teacher, she doesn't have the best examples to help me understand English 100 as much as I wanted
Helps us understand things at our own specific learning pace
I like that she tried to make things interesting for us by showing us videos, or power points. I disliked that we went from one assignment to another without finishing the first assignment. It was all over the place.
I disliked that all of our essays were a semester long process, in the end it gave us a bunch of stuff to do all at the same time.
I thought that she taught the class every well. I like the way that she used slides to help us learn and take notes.
I liked that the atmosphere was welcoming
I actually liked how every morning she would open with up ten random questions for the class that supposedly sixth graders were supposed to know. It was nice to learn new things and enjoyable to think how sixth graders could really know the answer to some of those questions.
I liked how Desi set a specific topic for our research paper. It was vague enough so that I could choose something in which I can express myself and enjoy.
At times I didn't know what paper to write or if we had to turn it in now or later. It kinda felt like we were left hanging.
I like that Desiree Poteet always goes back to things taught earlier in the semester and reteaches them to help ingrain it into our memories.
I enjoyed the lecture videos she showed us about inspirational people, through these we had clear examples to implement in our papers.
I disliked how Desiree Poteet assigned an essay, and without finishing the final, she made us start on another essay. She did this for the Narrative, Interview, & Argument essay.
i liked the assignments, they taught me many different ways to gather information and form a paper. dislike- assignments expectations weren't very clear,she could make specific task wright outs that explain exactly what the task is and when its due.
Many assignment topics were a little too vague and gave little room for individuals with other view points. The ability to empathize with the topic was very difficult.
I liked how she got the whole class to interact in a few in class activities. I also liked how she taught us the process to write essays. Made writing essays a lot easier.
I felt like our class was not being explained very well and I never completely understood what she wanted us to do.
I really like the use of class time to get the ball rolling on our assignments.
I loved the class but I'd like it if she made her grading system easier. I'm not sure of my grade and I think it'd help alot if she gave maybe mid term grades? Just so the students know where they are in the class regarding their grades. Other than that her class is great!
I especially liked Desiree's style of teaching. It's been a joy being in her class.
I like how she taught this course because it was all related to the process of how we do things.
Desi made this class very interesting, and easy to learn. She used examples that pertained to the lesson to make things easier to understand.
her teaching method got the job done
she is a interesting person
I really like the way she spreads out her material in a way that makes you want to earn a good grade. She taught me that even though she can just give me an A it wouldn't matter in the long run unless l earned it.
I really like her having us write papers on ourselves and our experiences. I also really like her having us reflect on world-wide issues; something completely different than my past English experiences.
She taught the class with fun. We get to work together and we do a lot of work independently as well.
I liked how she gave me confidence when we were writing our essays. I also like how she made the class enjoyable.
Really liked the videos she showed.
I really enjoyed her style of teaching, personality, and the vibrant atmosphere she offers in class.
I like that she is preparing us from the ground up for writing essays, I jus feel like I didn't learn that must beyond MLA format and brainstorming this semester.
Class was always very fun and because she made it fun, it was very easy to learn.
It was fun overall, I liked movies like Randy Pausch or The Spider.
I didn't like some of the topics we had to write about, but I can see where they may have been very benificial for the younger, less experienced people in the class. So I don't think this really had to do with the quality of her teaching. In fact, it probably shows she is a very good teacher.
I surprisingly liked the essay topics
she was very strict on being on time, she takes the small menial stuff in her ciriculum way too seriously (the drafts) and seems to get lost in the big picture of actually writing and not so much revising. she was also not clear on what was due when, and keeping assignments in a logical order so that we knew what was coming.
23. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Be more concern on students who are struggling
I liked that she played music when we would write.
She's fantastic and I feel I improved more in her class than any other class
She is very open, and honest, really enjoyed some of the assignments, some of the assignments get really personal. I wish this course had more structure.
She is a nice lady. I like how she does not like her students being worried and stressed over her work.
I liked how she played music while we worked. I didnʻt always like the music but that is besides the point.
Desi is very helpful and easy to understand. Even if you missed the class, she get you caught up the next time you come into class.
She know a lot of valuable information`
I think that she is a nice person who's very passionate about her work. She listens to each student who has problems with an assignment and doesn't turn them away, which is a good thing.
I think that she should explain assignments more clearly. I had a hard time understanding what she wanted us to do for each writing assignments. It seemed as if topics were very vague.
She's a really down to earth person, she understands everyone is different and has different issues that come up during the course. She's understanding when students ask questions about assignments.
Thank you for helping me with my essays. I really appreciate the peer review. It really helps me to recognize the mistakes when others point out mine sometimes.
Overall very good teacher, but she just needs to come out and say what needs to be done and turned in. She showed us some very good speakers, audio books and slides.
She's a good teacher.
i liked how she gave advise on how to write cretin papers.
She is really enthusiastic about teaching, and starts off her classes with lots of energy. She uses different mediums to teach foundations of the skills needed for the course.
She a fun teacher and she makes English fun!
She cares about the students but I found it very hard to work with her.
Thank you Desi for keeping our heads up throughout the semester and beyond.
Desiree Poteet is passionate about her field of work.
She is a great teacher and this is my second semester taking her class.
She's an amazing teacher, she made learning fun, and exciting.
she is great teacher
nothing
She's an awesome teacher :D
Her class was very challenging, but possible to complete. She is understanding to our different situations and funny as well.
Desi is a great English teacher, I am glad that I had enrolled in her English class for the semester.
I think out of all my english teachers, she was the best one. Her classroom environment made me want to try harder and be a better student. Her class was enjoyable and I would recommend it to other students.
Overall a pretty good teacher.
She is DA BOMB!!!
She is kind and helpful.
I really enjoyed her class and wish to take an intensive writing class with her next semester.
She was a nice lady.
I enjoyed her class. I never felt stressed coming to class. If I would have had a problem I'm sure she would have worked with me on it.
Great teacher overall, I learned a lot. My essays that I did I felt were the best I've ever written thanks to Desi's help (:
she is a garden gnome
24. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
I wouldn't recommend an adult learner take her class. I think she worked well with the "younger" students.
Not really, sometimes class is confusing on what she wants done.
if they want to become a better writer; she's the way to go
Yes. She's great. She will take time to help you succeed.
yes, but I would forewarn them that at time you may feel lost, and overwhelmed by the work load.
Yes I would she's very helpful and shows that she's passionate about helping students.
I guess, she's alright.
It depends. If the person wants a relatively easy class that would provide good basic information, then yes. If the person wanted to get deep into the subject and really wanted to improve themselves, then probably not. She didnʻt give us too much guidance about how to improve until late in the semester.
Yes, very easy to understand but be ready to work.
No, because she is a very cool and cruise teacher, although i feel that I could have learned more if I was in a more vigorous class.
Yes
I would recommend Desi to other students because I believe that other students could learn a lot about writing from her. I already recommended her to one of my friends, so hopefully she'll take this class.
Yes, its a lot of work but I guess its just to push you and Ive learned a lot more then I ever did because my high school teachers didn't teach anything. It was cruise but a waste of time.
Yes I would and I have recommended Desi Poteet to other students. I thought that she was a good teacher and would be able to teach all the people that i have recommended her class to. She has a very interesting way of teaching and makes english fun and understandable.
Yes
I would recommend Desiree to other students. I like how she gave information for each assignment and provided many examples on what to do for the different parts of each assignment.
I would recommend Desi to other students. Her class wasn't overwhelming, but it wasn't boring either. She makes the class very fun and exciting.
Yes, because she understands that we are students and wants us to succeed.
Yes because she is great to start out with.
Yes, overall this class does provide what you would expect a basic English 100 course to provide.
No, because she made us do a 10 page research paper.
yes
I personally am not in an ideal state of mind to answer this question normally.
YES!! Her methods in teaching English work great!
No I wouldn't unless they were someone that knew exactly what questions to ask in order to know what was going on in the class.
I have and will continue to recommend Desi to other students.
Yes, I would recommend Desiree Poteet to other students because she genuinely cares about her students and creates opportunities for her students to thrive.
Yes becasue she teaches great and very experienced.
Yes, I would definitely recommend her to other students. She's an a amazing teacher, that does as much as she possibly can for her students. She makes learning fun and interesting.
yes, shes a good teacher
yes, she doesnt give much work, just come to class and do the essays
Yes, of course she's a great person and even a better teacher.
Yes I would because I learned many helpful things from her class. I learned how to accurately make classes and how to accomplish adequate research.
Yes, I would recommend her because she is a great teacher who loves to help her students learn. She has fun with the class work and allows us to explore different types of writing through our own experiences.
Yes. Beacuse she is a very good teacher.
yes. Good class to take. Informative and productive, not only in just 'ENG100'
Yes, I would strongly recommend her to others. She is able to tailor to various learning styles and expresses genuine concern for her students.
Yes, because her class is very introductory to English.
Yes because she was awesome !
Yes, she's a good teacher.
Yes. She is a good teacher and she is easy to deal with. I didn't feel like there was any unnecessary work to do and I felt like I came out writing better than I did before
Definitely! Theres a lot of work, but her work is meaningful and really makes you think.
no, the overall experience in this class was not fun. at times it was frustrating because we had so many assignments open that we got lost. we jumped around between papers and some of them were neglected because we were not sure if we had finished.
25. Other comments:
My favorite english teacher so far
n/a
none
Again I would like to say thank you for everything you do for us not only as students but as human beings.
nope
She's the best.
nope
This is madness. No, this is Sparta!!!! A_A \_ (o','o) \_( u u) V-V
Templars!
I enjoyed class!!
Nope.
I wish Desi the best.
she is a nice person who is very accomodating about seeing people outside of class and very good at explaining things but should be a little more organized in regards to assigning things.

Desiree Poteet: ENG272, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Language Arts
Course: ENG 272 - Intro to Lit: Culture & Lit Crn (Section): 63433 (0)    
1. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 9 (60%) 4 (27%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 15 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 6 (40%) 3 (20%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.73 15 1.16 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 3 (20%) 4 (27%) 5 (33%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 7 (50%)
5. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 1.11 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
6. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.87 15 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 7 (47%) 4 (27%)
7. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 7 (47%)
8. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 6 (40%) 5 (33%)
9. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 12 (80%)
10. The instructor effectively uses the blackboard, films, pictures, computers, slides, or other aids.
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%)
11. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 7 (50%)
12. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
13. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
14. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 4 (29%) 7 (50%)
15. The instructor clearly explains the grading system.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 15 1.4 Freq(%) 2 (13%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 5 (33%) 5 (33%)
16. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.87 15 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 5 (33%)
17. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 7 (47%) 6 (40%)
18. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 15 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 2 (13%) 8 (53%)
19. The instructor makes the student want to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.73 15 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 4 (27%) 5 (33%)
20. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 8 (53%)
21. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She was available through email and after class.
She's always there for extra help if needed and is encouraging when improvement is needed.
She is available for help outside of class, and would listen to students' personal problems as well as issues with writing and revising essays.
She was always available when I needed to get in touch, through email, phone or in person.
She made sure she had a conference outside of class time with every student to go over their work.
She made schedules for conferences. She's aware of writer's unique, difficult & challenging styles of writing. She never shames & knows we have crazy, busy lives outside of class. She takes time in her office to write over instructions, ideas to incorporate for better understanding of the writing process. SHE TAKES TIME TO EXPLAIN & WRITES IDEAS & NOTES IN HER OFFICE!!! NO ONE EVER HAS DONE THAT BEFORE BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE PATIENCE!! She's awesome even if I still don't like writing!!
By having mandatory meetings
Poteet set up one on one meetings for assignment eval.
She has us write our outlines on the board and helps us oraginze our thoughts.
This Instructor made herself available during non-school hours via emails which helped me to learn and develop a proper writing style.
By giving to those who need it.Second chance, third she is very understanding.I enjoyed the readings and the films.
Cut out watching another movie to work on thesis statements.
She always encouraged the class to come and see her for meetings. I think it's a good tool she uses to keep her students on track. She also lets us know that if we ever have any questions and concerns to come and see her.
22. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
Never understood clearly of what was asked for in each assignment
I liked the group discussions because they allowed me alternative insight when witing my essays.
I really liked that she is patient with the students. She understands that ALL students learn at a different pace and is patient with that!!!!!!!!
I liked the collaborative learning environment she encouraged in her classroom. She used a variety of mediums to teach her curriculum, which made the class more interesting.
I enjoyed the way she encouraged discussion in the class.
The music during group discussions were distracting for me, but I sensed it was all a part of our creative processing. I just so happened to need more alone time in order to grasp & focus & comprehend. Other than that, it seemed as though the music didn't interrupt or discourage the others--only me.
I disliked the idea of turning in three copies for one paper..I disliked the fact that her classes were a waste of time because some discussions had no point.. she was disorganized and her lectures other than film days were boring. Also she would drop assignments on us very randomly..
Enjoying great texts and movies.
The honesty of her pen when she corrects our papers. I wish we watched trippier movies like Blade Runner or A Clockwork Orange.
I wish I could have had some input in the choices of films as to make content more meaning full.
Lots of examples.
I especially like how she used each student to critic each others work. It allowed for expansion on our individual stories and also gave each student added ideas that they could adapt to their own stories as well.
23. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Wish specific requirements were clearly stated on sheet of paper for us to follow for essay assignments. As I asked around for help many classmates were lost. No assurance everybody understood & turned their papers in so we could all move on as a whole.
She is very passionate about teaching and about films.
She's a very good teacher! She teaches in a way that is easy to learn. She makes a hard subject easy to learn!
She is an awesome teacher.
She's grounded & has a good creative control over the class. She's intelligent & knows what's coming across at all directions.
She taught me to be calm when dealing with overwhelming situations
She is very nice and has very nice hair.
I am grateful to have had you as a teacher. Mahalo Desi.
24. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
neutral
Yes, if they are willing to read and write a large amount.
yes, she's very nice and always wants to help the students learn
I would reccomend her to other students for English 272, because she encouraged higher level thinking, and used films that were unique, and for the most part, interesting. Even in reading and watching Twilight, I learned things I had not expected to. I took a lot from her class, and it was a very eye opening experience.
Yes, I would recommend her. But I would only recommend her to students who want to learn and are able to stay focused and keep up.
Yes, because she'll push to help you grow in writing effective papers--which I still hate to write.
No. Her class was boring and made a otherwise fun semester at school super dreadful.
Depends
It depends if you would like the freedom of cowering over one paper at a time. Then come back and see your own old cowardice that you need to improve on. I wished we would have had more open subject points to write about each film. Then again it might be too easy.
Yes because I think she's a good teacher.
Yes I would. Although we write like craaazy in her class, its a great learning experience. I wanted to learn different styles of writting and her class has exposed me to alot.
25. Other comments:
The atmosphere was great, loved the occasional music. Required a lot of self opinions and imagination at times.
I enjoyed having her as my teacher. I loved the choice of movies and books she made for this course.
She is a super nice woman
I really enjoyed these movies, even though I felt they were a little too pop culturey.

Desiree Poteet: ENG100, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Language Arts
Course: ENG 100 - Expository Writing Crn (Section): 61029 (0)     61269 (0)    
1. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 6 1.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 1.64 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 4 (67%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.2 5 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 4 (67%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for 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%) 4 (67%) 2 (40%)
5. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 1.55 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (33%) 2 (40%)
6. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
7. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 6 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%)
9. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 5 (83%)
10. The instructor effectively uses the blackboard, films, pictures, computers, slides, or other aids.
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 (83%)
11. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 4 (67%)
12. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
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 (33%) 2 (40%)
13. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 1.55 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%)
14. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 1 (17%) 1 (20%)
15. The instructor clearly explains the grading system.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 6 1.51 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%)
16. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%)
17. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%) 4 (67%)
18. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.4 5 1.14 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 4 (67%)
19. The instructor makes the student want to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
20. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.63 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
21. How did the instructor show concern for students?
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She would help us out when we needed some help.
Always starts class on Monday by asking how your weekend was.
help them
Well at first I felt like she had something against me but at the end we were able to open up to eachother and the class got easier.
She was very encourageing. She even wrote comments on our paper like " will show example in class" and she would. Sometimes I'd have questions but some how she would answer them without me even asking.
She will ask you to come in for a confrence to tell you where your at.
she would have everyone come in for a one on one meeting with her to show students performance
Is more than willing to do what ever it takes to help all of us.
22. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
no
I likes how everything we did in this class pertained to me. Like all the essays, and stuff like that. There wasnt much i disliked bout the class, but it could be alittle more interesting.
to sum it up tough, but fair
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The audio books!
She was tough on us. At first I was very fustrated with her system. But later found out the reason for it being that way. She expected alot out of our class which at first bothered me, but later I realized that it was for my own good. Her encouragement was extremely pleasant to me and her topics for writting are memorable.
I especially liked the way Desi used the projector to show the class different writing stlyes and movies.
she took it slow and explained how to make a real paper.
I didn't like how all the work was due at the end at the same time.
23. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
nothing
Thanks for a great ENG 100 course!
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I want to thank you Desi. Keep doing what your doing because your impacting lives!! Thanks for being one of my best teachers here at Windward. Mahalo plenty!
She is a great writer as well as a teacher.
she is a really great teacher that knows her subject very well.
Good teacher.
24. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
i guess so
Not quite sure if i would reccommend her because the class wasn't interested, and i know people like interesting class.
maybe
No because her course is very strange you have to be a certain person to actually grasp her concepts.
Yes I would. I'll warn them about all the work and critical thinking that comes with English and that it can seem like it's all over the place BUT that Poteet is ALWAYS reachable, and WILLING to help you be successful in English.
I strongly recommend Desi to other students because you learn the proccess of writing and become better writers.
yes, as long as they pay attintion to the due dates
Yes but not to anyone that doesn't like a lot of work.
25. Other comments:
no
I'm gonna miss this class...
I am going to miss you and our class becasue we all helped one another to better ourselves.

Desiree Poteet: ENG22, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Language Arts
Course: ENG 22 - Intro to Expository Writing Crn (Section): 61028 (0)     61416 (0)    
1. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%) 4 (67%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 5 (83%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 1.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (50%)
5. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (25%) 5 (50%)
6. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%)
7. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (17%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
8. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
9. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
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%) 4 (67%)
10. The instructor effectively uses the blackboard, films, pictures, computers, slides, or other aids.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 1.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (67%)
11. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 4 (67%)
12. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 6 (60%)
13. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 2 (33%) 5 (50%)
14. The instructor grades tests 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%) 2 (33%) 6 (60%)
15. The instructor clearly explains the grading system.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
16. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%)
17. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 4 (67%)
18. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 3 (50%)
19. The instructor makes the student want to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 3 (50%) 5 (50%)
20. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (50%) 5 (50%)
21. How did the instructor show concern for students?
offering to meet with anyone and tries to work with those having a hard time.
she had conferences to discuss progress and she always allows everyone to ask questions.
I like how she always encouraged everyone to make an attempt to pass her class, seeing the teacher encourage students made me work really hard in that class.
She makes us write papers and do examples to make she we understand the course matter
Email and through class discussion, also a meeting with her in the begging of the semester but no follow up.
Desiree Poteet showed concern for students when she notice some needed specific help with assignment. She took time out of her schedule to meet with these students to help with any assignments we had trouble with.
She was always concerned for her students askig questions and going in depth with subjects the students didn't understand.
She always made sure to tell us to strive for excellence.
Mrs. Poteet would constantly repeat things over and over to make sure we understood the directions. She would have scheduled individual meetings with each student. When she checked our work she would comment on it to help improve or to encourage us.
She understands her students very well because she makes time for us to go to conferences with her to help us do better and to understand.
She took time to meet with her students outside of class
She always encouraged us to set up appointments with her regularly.
22. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
i loooooooooove that she is very positive when giving feed back, its not just " you're doing wrong, so correct it" she actually explains how to fix it and offers suggestions.
I disliked the fact that the class was "all over the place". it's seems like she was disorganized. we had a schedule, but sometimes we did not follow it.
I like how she made it interesting and fun everyday. Especially if it was on something not so fun, she made it interesting anyway.
I didn't like how confusing some of the essays were, how she changed her mind about how we were supposed to write them. I also did not like keeping a journal, i don't keep journals. I dont write
I thought it would be a lot more interesting. Just to boring and bland for me.
I enjoyed english 22 and look forward to Eng. 100
I especially liked the way she meets in her offfice with every student to go over their progress.
I was quite impressed by how well rounded this class was. I thought that Professor Poteet did an excellent job of preparing us as good students, as well as good english students. I also really liked her incorporation of the recordings, movie clips, and even songs, which were not only relevant but so funny that I shared them with my friends and family.
convenience
I really liked her technic at times if we had to write about something we watched she played calm and soothing music that would help us concentrate and be at ease to write our papers. I liked how she would remind us about work that needs to be done ahead of time. I have a very unpredictable schedule and most of the time I would forget. But when I come in to class she would always remind us of up coming work that is due. I liked the times when we would meet with her individually so she could help us improve. I liked when she would have us work in groups then individually, getting up on the board to do work.
I loved how we did a lot of writing assignments and had one on one conferences.
I thought we could of spent more time observing different writing style.
I like how she always makes time for her students and is available almost all the time whether through e-mail or phone. she is always organized and makes use of the class time. You can tell she genuinely cares for her students and their success.
23. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
she is an awesome teacher that i would love to have again. I highly recommend her to all new students. She is very patient and understanding. She is the best English teacher I have ever had!
I did learn from her.
she understands her subject matter and some of the essays were fun to write and shes very creative
She is really nice and at times class was fun but i wish i could say more.
Very nice person, patient, and a great teacher
I enjoyed having her as a teacher. I definatley recieved and english education from her. And with that i shall never forget her.
She made us feel comfortable. She will never criticize or put anyone down. When there is a class discussion and each student needed to get up and say something. When that person says they can't do it or i'm embarrassed she would encourage us by saying to the whole class. Who is shame to get up in front of the class. Usually the whole class would raise their hands. That would make everyone feel a little bit at ease.
She is a good teacher who gives a lot of work but it helps.
She is a good teacher, who shows concern for her students. She tends to pile a lot in the end of class. Feels kind of rushed.
She's really helped me through this semester by always answering my questions and clarifying things with me to make sure I really understood what she was saying in class.
24. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
of course, She is very encouraging and patient. which helps when you haven't been in school for a while or just arent good with essays.
I would because they can learn and she isn't super strict. but, if you are looking for structure, I wouldn't recommend her.
Yes I would recommend her to other students because she is the only teacher that encourges you to do a good job throughout the semester.
eh, kind of
She seemed like a good teacher to some and others fell behind. Ive noticed that this happens a lot to teachers. There is always the favorites.
yes! She makes sure you finish course and explains course to you well.
Yes most definately.
I personally think this was an excellently structured class for fundamentals and the basics of English. Even though I think every high school junior in Hawai'i should take this class, the work load is heavy, and expectations are high, so I would warn anyone first.
I would recommend Desiree Poteet to other students. She is very knowledgeable in teaching English class. She will help you. She is organized in everything she does.
Yes because she makes you have better writing and reading skills.
Yes
Yes I would because I liked the way she teaches and how she's always available.
25. Other comments:
You're an awesome teacher Mrs. Poteet! keep up the great work!
none
English 22 was great!
Ihope qand pray i get her for english 100.
I want to thank her for everything she has taught me. Although i'm one of the students that take a little longer to do things. I really appreciate her time and especially sharing her knowledge with me.
Thanks for your time and effort to help us become better English students.

Desiree Poteet: ENG100, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Language Arts
Course: ENG 100 - Expository Writing Crn (Section): 60041 (0)     60133 (0)     60442 (0)    
1. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
I learned proper essay forms, MLA format, and a lot of words that i've been spelling wrong.
One thing that I took from this course was knowing how to write a paper starting from my brainstorming, outlines, and final drafts. Although this will not help me in my personal life, schooling will always be with me, therefore; I know this will help me in my future classes.
From this course, I learned how to write papers better. And in any job I know I'm going to need that skill.
I learned so much that i don't even know were to start.
From this course i inherited a lot of skills dealing with time management and goal settings for myself. I personally found English 100 a very helpful class to take for not only present day but for the future and future classes i will take.
I learned a lot about the 8 parts of speech. I never knew and understood it well before but Desi was VERY good at explaining.
the fact that i learned so much from this class and only in the first semester was rewarding enough.
I think that this course helped me with my writing skills in general. It also helped with grammar skills such as capitals, punctuation, etc.
All the different writing assignments will help me in future courses.
It taught me how to become a stronger student overall. Improved my strengths in Literature as well as opened a few doors for me.
MLA Format, writing different papers expanded my creative writing abilities.
learning more about english
The one and most important thing I got from taking this course with D. Poteet is to have patience with myself. D. Poteet had noticed from the first week of classes that I am too hard on myself and I expect more than what I usually accomplish.
The research essay assignment was particularly helpful to me. It gave me more confident when working with a large number of sources I needed to correctly cite. I also enjoyed the audio book review assignment, as it opened my eyes to what an audio book is, and I discovered that I really enjoy them.
BEing assigned writing tasks which helped me regain a sense of discipline in writing.
I learned how to write a variety of different papers, papers that I had never attempted to write before.
helped me with my writing skills
Preparation for more advanced levels of education.
I learned how to better manage my time, prioritize my schedule, and strengthen my essay writing skills.
2. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I feel that it's valuable to know at least the basics of English (Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, etc.) in your everyday life. Believe it or not, I know people who can't tell me the difference between a noun or pronoun. And now that I'm leaving this English 100 class, I know that I will always be this much smarter.
The parts of speech..before it was a little confusing for me, but now i can understand it better.
she retaught us some of the basics i forgot from a long time ago.
The different forms of writing assignments we had to complete over the semster was very helpful, and taught me a lot about creativity.
It was a very challenging class. It could have been because I was a huge procrastinator. There was a lot of work load, however, the work that we did was interesting.
Desi made sure that we all understood what we were assigned to do before she made us do it. It really made it easier for me to know what i was doing and not get frustrated at home, when it would be time for me to doing the assignment.
I think pretty much the whole course was helpful.
The monotenous papers that we had to write shows you how to improve and gives you different writing styles to work with.
The constant essays. It helped to expose all of us to new writing styles.
proper use of punctuations
With all the assignments that were given, I found that I am actually learning how to use the different icons on the computer. Sometimes it takes me hours and hours but I do end up figuring it out.
I liked her in depth review of grammar rules, and she gave us lots of internet sources to help us hone our skills, so to improve on our research papers.
The essays.
Her availability was one of the most helpful things. I loved that she encouraged us to contact her at any point in time. I felt like she was there to help me not fail me.
worked on writing skills
Grammar Lessons.
This course helped me manage my time more effectively due to the amount of writing assignments and the amount of planning needed to complete those assignments in a timely fashion.
3. The instructor gave useful writing assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
4. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
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%)
5. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%)
6. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%) 2 (22%)
7. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%)
8. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%)
9. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 2 (22%) 1 (25%)
10. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 2 (50%)
11. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 9 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 5 (56%)
12. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (25%) 6 (67%)
13. The instructor effectively uses the blackboard, films, pictures, computers, slides, or other aids.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (33%) 8 (89%)
14. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
15. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (50%) 3 (38%) 3 (33%)
16. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
17. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 3 (75%)
18. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%) 2 (50%)
19. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%)
20. The instructor clearly explains the grading system.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.63 8 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 1 (11%) 2 (25%) 2 (50%) 4 (44%)
21. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 2 (50%) 4 (50%)
22. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%)
23. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (25%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%)
24. The instructor makes the student want to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.56 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 2 (22%) 1 (25%)
25. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 3 (75%)
26. How did the instructor show concern for students?
she checked every students work
She shows students that she is concern by making sure that those who are on track in class know what they're task are, and then those who are lost and behind, she individually works with those specific students in a group. She has also showed me concern by helping me outside of class time with my research papers and answering my questions in a way that helps me so that I can understand better.
she scheduled times for us to meet with her.
She makes remarks that don't only adress one student, but all students.
She always lets us know that she's available if we need help. It's great that she gave out her personal number so that we could reach her whenever we needed to. Even when we are out of class and school. That has to be one of thee best things ever!!
She lets us know when we make mistakes to help improve ourselves for the future.
She usually tries to make sure that we understand everything.
she extends due dates
She was always readily available for any questions or if you needed any type of help.
Individual help mainly.
answered questions
Always being available
She shows empathy to students or would show genuine interest in our personal stories that we cared to share with her.
By showing us articles about students that aren't ready for college, to make us think about whether we are ready ourselves for the challenges in the class.
When we had a larger writing assignment due, she would talk to each of us individually to see what we needed help with. She spent a considerable amount of time on each student, it made me feel like she actually cared and was concerned.
Desi doesn't discourage you but encourages and tells you where you can improve and what you are doing well on.
She knows what it's like to be a student and takes consideration for their lives.
She was always willing to help both in class and outside of the classroom. She gave effective advice and provided constructive criticism.
27. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
i learned alot.
Although Desi can be impatient at times, she explains the material in ways where we can understand. I like that she used all material, handouts, and video clips to relate to a specific paper. For example, she related the You Tube video "Spider" to our process of writing a thesis and conclusion.
I didn't like how she assigned us a paper every week, then gave them all back for us to edit and turn back in, while assigning us with a 10 page paper. I feel we learned more off of the computer then from her.
i dont know she made things interesting with her videos she showed.
I liked the different teaching techniques she used while showing examples. Love how she teaches visually! Disliked the unclear assignments, and stated her requirements at the end of the assignment.
She has a very clear voice and is enthusiastic about what she teaches. You can tell that she has a lot of experience in teaching classes and she knows her subject very well.
She used a lot of examples during class that made it very easy for me to understand and be aware of the common mistakes that can be made.
I like the use of visual aids.
I liked how she had a set schedule. even though it didnt go exactly as planned it helped me get an idea of what to expect.
i didnt like how she was unorganized and didnt explain things well.
I liked her strictness. I appreciate a teacher that doesn't allow students to slack.
I liked the feedback. It was extremely helpful when writing essays because of how precise they were. I disliked the rushed feeling of the class near the beginning.
likes: fun, not to much lectures mostly games dislike:dosent expalin assignments very much, mostly independent work
She's very encouraging
I really disliked her lack of energy. I feel that that was her major problem, and it brought the energy of the class down as well. She wasn't too in tune with whether we students were paying attention; she noticed, but didn't do anything to mitigate the problem.
I didn't like the attitude of failure looming in the class. It does seem that Ms. Poteet feels a little worn out from having a large number of failing or low performing students throughout her years as a professor. It would help greatly though to show charisma and excitement in class everyday to make the students feel like there is credibility in the class. The students in my class did not fel motivated and often wanted the class to end because they did not feel that time was being used effectively to learn important things in each and every class. I think she would benefit greatly from taking Prof. Ragains speech 151 to allow her to design class lectures to make effective use of time and generate interest. I think Ms. Poteet is a very intelligent and highly capable professor otherwise and her assignments were well chosen and thought out. Her use of Randy Pausch's Last Lecture is also very topical.
Sometimes I did feel lost. Her explanations were not always clear on what she actually wanted out of an assignment. There were a few times I was surprised to have a quiz, even though I had been attending class every day. She will mention something that is due almost as a side note. I did appreciate however, how much time she gave of herself to every individual. I felt like she was always there to help.
I like how organized she was. I wanted to learn what she taught and I felt like a took a lot of knowledge away in her class
I disliked the fact that she left for two weeks in the middle of the semester. Had a student missed a course for two weeks that would be an automatic "F" grade. If attendance is required for a student who takes attendance on the instructor? When she left, she assigned writing assignments in which we were unable to ask questions to the substitute instructor.
I liked the amount of time spent going over the essays. Her edits and crtiques were helpful when revising my work. I feel she spent too much time taking quizes online with the class, when we could have been taking that time to ask questions about our assignments, or working on upcoming assignments.
28. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
down toearth teacher.
she is really nice yo her students.
Awesome person in general !
She is a very great teacher and genuinely cares about her students. She is also very strict and it's a great way to learn discipline.
She is a very nice and helpful teacher. She is always stresses how she wants us all to get 100% on our essays and it just goes to show how much she cares.
Nothing.
she needs to set due dates and grade papers throughout the course, not just at the end
Overall a great teacher. I personally enjoyed her teaching style.
The assignments were helpful!
She has some great ideas, and is very capable.
I think I would have done better in class if we had more of a set syllabus. At times, I felt like we were all over the place. I did really enjoy the time she gave for group discussions. She made me feel like I was part of a team, and that my classmates were my team members.
She is a great teacher. Most students I talked to at WCC didn't like their English teachers and when they heard I had Mrs. Poteet as a teacher, they were jealous
You're an awesome and charismatic teacher.
She was very helpful when dealing with me and my personal life. She made it a point to inform me of what was covered in class the few times I was absent. She cares about her students and about their well-being. She seems to enjoy her job and watching her students grow.
29. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
yes bcause it is a good learning class.
Yes, I would recommend Desi to other students. I would recommend her because she tries her best to help students and makes sure students are on time with their work. She's a strict but yet nice teacher. Some teachers that I've had in the past, literally gives us the assignments without explaining it to us students, and expects us to know the material. I've also had teachers that don't set due dates for the work, which allows us to slack off with homework and etc, which I don't like.
No, I think she needs to have her assignments a little more organized first.
yes she teaches well.
Yessssssssssss, she is a great teacher and person in general. Very helpful in English, and has good advise.
I would recommend her to students that don't procrastinate and that are VERY good with coming to class all the time. The student that takes her class should be very motivated, as well as persistent. I myself was not, so this class was horrible for me. But she is a great teacher hands down. Just challenging...very, very challenging. It's not a bad thing at all, either. (:
Yes, I would recommend this class to anyone because its a good class. Although it does get difficult at times, at the end of the day, it's only to help you and to better your skills.
I guess so.
no. A lot of work expected and very little explanation
Already have. I enjoyed her class and gained soooo much from it.
Yes, because she's better than Ms. Shibuya.
only to independent students who dont mind doing work alone and not getting things explained with detail
I would recommend her only to relaxed students, or students who want a teacher who is chilled out and not over bearing. Her assignments were great, and she encouraged creativity, which I was really happy about, but her classes themselves would drag on because there was no energy.
From what I hear, she is the easiest teacher as a number of my friends are getting swamped in writing homework. The volume of essays in other classes seems to inundate them, so I think Ms. Poteet may be better paced than the others. While the other teachers are gung-ho for english, they pile the tasks high, while their students suffer. Yes I would recommend Ms. Poteet.
I would recommend Desi Poteet to other students. I feel like my writing has improved and if I notice someone struggling in that area, I would suggest they take her class.
Yes, she really is a great teacher
Yes, be because she's one of the best teachers I've ever had.
Yes, only if they are willing to put the time into their work. They also need to be willing to attend class regularly so that they can take advantage of her examples and her explanations.
30. Other comments:
no
Loved having you as a instructor this semester. Thanks for everything !!!!
For the final research paper...I think it would be a great idea to broaden the topic. Have us write a research paper on something we would like. Not just on education. Maybe something we believe in? I think the outcome of essays will be a lot better because we're writing about something we believe in strongly. So maybe a good topic for the research paper would be on whatever we wanted...we just need approval from you. Hope you get what I'm saying. Seems like I'm talking in circles. Haha You were an awesome teacher. Very challenging, yet very interesting. Keep it up (:
I will never regret taking this class whether I pass or not !
None
Nice lady
Throughout the survey process, I feel Professor Poteet is a great instructor. It all depends on you, which it should.
Glad I took the class. I got back into writing for class and homework, and hope to write at an even higher level and perform even better next semester.
I like how our papers covered a wide range of topics. I also enjoyed the class a lot. I always looked forward to going!

Desiree Poteet: ENG100, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Language Arts
Course: ENG 100 - Expository Writing Crn (Section): 63054 (0)     63381 (0)    
1. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (50%) 2 (25%)
2. I developed more confidence in my ability to communicate effectively through writing.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 4 (67%)
3. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
how to write different style papers
Different types of papers that was assigned.
I learned effective communication through writing. This very helpful to me in my pursuit of education.
She helped me a lot with my thesis work when I didn't know how to do it
development of thesis statement
writing skills i learned.
This course helped me to realize about grammer mistakes in my writing assignments.
the outlines.
Feedback with writing assignments and student-teacher conferences
I'm not quite sure, however I found attending the class very thought provoking.
Writing is really a great tool that will help a lot in my future in what I will do whether its a home, schoo, work or where ever writing requires; I'm grateful writing has been part of my life and will be forever.
Learning how to effevtively write an introduction to my papers.
I help me to reflect on some of the things that I was going through in my own personal life through the journals.
4. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
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%) 4 (50%)
5. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%) 3 (38%)
6. The instructor uses class time well.
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%)
7. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 6 (100%)
8. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
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%) 4 (67%)
9. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 6 (100%)
10. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
11. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 6 (75%)
12. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
13. The instructor effectively uses the blackboard, films, pictures, computers, slides, or other aids.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
14. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
15. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
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%) 6 (100%)
16. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 5 (83%)
17. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
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%) 6 (100%)
18. The instructor grades tests 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%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
19. The instructor clearly explains the grading system.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%)
20. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 6 (75%)
21. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
22. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (67%)
23. The instructor makes the student want to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 8 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 5 (83%)
24. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
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%) 4 (67%)
25. How did the instructor show concern for students?
set up conferences to meet one on one. Went around and helped us individually.
Desiree Poteet holds conferences with students and allows them to do what she feels they need to to catch up with any homeworks that might be late.
She had meeting with us to discuss with us what we needed help with
encouraged us to talk to her if we needed help
tending to them
Ms. Poteet would ask her student on is they are having any problems on a assignment and would make suggestions on what to do if a student needs help.
She asks if the class has questions.
organizing student-teacher conferences
Made sure every student had ar least two conferences with her throughtout the semester; as well as talking to various students bewfore and after class about questions the had or suggestion for them.
She would allow time outside of class for anyone to come to her office if they needed help on anything or stuck on anything they didn't understand.
Meetings after class in her office.
Understood what students are going through. She helped as much as she could to make sure we grasped the concepts of writing.
26. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I liked that she was layed back. And there for us when we needed help.
She was very passionate about the content of her teachings.
She is a really nice teacher and likes to edit our papers till we have them perfect
The time to do the essays rights
anything can be turned in any time.
What I liked on how Ms. Poteet taught the course was that she would have the class group up together and work on the assignment she gives us.
I liked the audio book. I didnt like the amount of time doing the research paper in class, needed more time in class to work on.
I loved the use of the various course materials, such as the Randy Pausch video lecture, Story Corps audio interviews, and "The Art of Racing in the Rain," audio books.
I like the class participation of this course.
She gave a lot of feedback on our papers to help us get a better sense of what we need help on in our papers.
27. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
n/a
Very good
encourages us to write better
good english teacher
Ms. Poteet is an execellent teacher.
nothing
She is a fun, creative instructor that puts great effort in to bringing out the best of her students.
She's cool.
Excellent!!!!
28. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
If they want a instructor to help you along what needs to be done then she is the one...but if you need assistance/high school learning then not. She lets you be and individualist learner where she lets you sometimes try your hardest to figure things out...instead of her always telling you the answers.
She understands her material very well and has many resources to support her examples(if needed).
Yes very nice teacher and will let you take your time in doing work
yes
yes, because you'll learn.that is what you came to do right?
I would recommend Ms. Poteet to other students because she teaches the course very well.
yes, she improves your writing skills.
yes. puts the ball in the court of the student's. gives constructive criticism which allows student to make their own choices.
Yes I would, reasons being the answers to the questions above.
Of course because she's someone that's open to everyone. When you talk to her, she's happy to to talk with you and help you with anything your stuck on in English and in the class.
Yes because she teaches you a lot in her class.
Yes.
29. Other comments:
n/a
enjoyed listening to The Art of Racing in the Rain
none
Thanks for all the insight and feedback throughout this semester. I've taken on a whole new perspective about what I have to say through my words.
N/A
Thank you for being my English 100 hundred teacher and for teaching me ways how I can improve my papers and improve me to a new me in writing.

Desiree Poteet: ENG22, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Language Arts
Course: ENG 22 - Intro to Expository Writing Crn (Section): 63047 (0)     63048 (0)    
1. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 4 (100%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
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%) 4 (100%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 5 1.14 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (25%) 1 (20%)
5. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
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 (60%)
6. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 3 (60%)
7. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
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 (60%)
8. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
9. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
10. The instructor effectively uses the blackboard, films, pictures, computers, slides, or other aids.
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 (100%)
11. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
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%) 4 (100%)
12. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%)
13. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%)
14. The instructor grades tests fairly.
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%)
15. The instructor clearly explains the grading system.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%)
16. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
17. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
18. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 4 1.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 4 (100%)
19. The instructor makes the student want to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.4 5 1.14 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%)
20. 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%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%)
21. How did the instructor show concern for students?
she is very understanding. She understands the roadblock a student may go through like family and other issues that may arise at any given time.
She really rambled on about certain things in class, but not concrete. It was all about class and then it was finished.
Yes. She was the only teacher I had that would have conferences with her students so she could speak with them about how they were doing in class.
she always answered our questions and was always available to help us when needed.
She would always make time to talk to us if we had questions about our writing assignments.
She makes sure that we arenʻt confused in any material that were doing and if we are, she goes over it with examples to make sure we clearly understand it.
By making sure that everyone had each others phone number so if we didn't understand the lesson we got ask a classmate
We had the opportunity to have 2 conferences with her, to see where we were in standing in her class. We asked questions and she answered to the best of her ability. She made sure we understood the assignments given in class.
22. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
The time she allow her students to turn in work that isdue.
I really like Desiree Poteet as person, but her teaching was very confusing for me, because when asked a question on particular subject, she explianes it in a different format that I become very confused and frustrated. But above all, She is a great person. On a personal level, she very compassionate and loving.
I love the way she taught her course. She is an excellent teacher. I enjoyed her class, itʻs actually my favorite class. I liked the way she got everyone involved, and would have people would in groups. Not a lot of my teachers have group work.
I liked certain assignments we had to do. The topics were very good topics. I disliked the grammar side of it, because it is still unclear to me.
I really liked doing the activities in our textbook, even though some other students found it to be easy or boring. I thought that it really helped me with writing my papers. Learning about grammar, punctuation, etc.
I liked the fact that she treated everyone the same. No matter what the point was, she always treated others equally and grades fairly!
nothing
She did a very good job in teaching our class. We had a lot class activities and team work assignments, which was a really good idea.
23. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
She's a very good teacher and would take her class again in the future.
Maybe she could do class activities to excite the class and to make it fun so people want to learn and it might be easier for the student to understand as well.
Of all my teachers this semester, she is the teacher I most appreciated. She actually took the time to let everyone know how we were doing in class and how we could improve.
GOOD ENGLISH TEACHER!
She has really helped me to enjoy writing. Before I started school I dreaded writing assignments. Now, I have learned to enjoy it. Desi has brought out another part of me that I never knew was there.
Desiree Poteet is very kind and is really understandable, something every instructor should carry!
She is just the teacher I expected for English approachable and very expressive about our education
24. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
yes. She may be the teacher but she also plays the role as a student because she knows what she teaches but also learns new things along the way
If she would change her class activities and make fun to learn, then yes I would recommend other students, but if she is jjdt going to remain with the same learning process, I wouldn't want to let my fellow classmate down.
Definitely, she is an excellent teacher. Definitely a class worth taking.
Yes, because she is a good english teacher.
Yes, because she is very easy going, approachable, and compassionate about teaching.
Yes, I would because I learned so much from her and she is someone that you could really get help from.
Yes she is the best english teacher I have ever had
25. Other comments:
Change your learning activities for class to make it fun to learn
No.
The only comment I would have is that the classroom we were in was really warm. I made it hard to concentrate.
:) She is an Awesome instructor!!

Desiree Poteet: ENG100, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Language Arts
Course: ENG 100 - Expository Writing Crn (Section): 62047 (0)     62152 (0)    
1. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 15 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 8 (53%) 5 (33%)
2. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (39%)
3. The instructor's feedback about my writing helped me become a better writer.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (7%) 5 (22%) 7 (47%)
4. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.73 22 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 9 (41%) 5 (33%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
The use of paper reviews and in class writing gave me an opportunity to ask questions about my writing when I was in class.
She was willing to meet personally in a one-on-one.
She made herself available in and out of class when we had questions.
She was understanding if personal problems got in the way of getting to some classes.
Her constant feedback.
Level headed decisions
She was compassionate, and passionate about writing.
I found my instructors feedback and insight to be really helpful with the writing of all of my papers throughout this past semester. Thank you very much Desi you have helped me tremendously.
helpful brain storming
she brings a lot of fun to class
She gave us valuable feedback, and let te students contact her through cell with questions or concerns.
Sh was very good with handing back lots of notes for our corrections and she was very easy on us.
She gave great output to students that needed help no matter what the issue.
not much
Good one on one with the teacher.
She was very easy to talk to and i felt comforable around her.
She helped me improve my writing skills.
Always honest about the papers that anyone writes along with providing her cell phone number for us to contact for questions and concerns
I like the fact that early on, there was theme that had some value that sticks in my mind till today. Granted, there were things in this class that didn't exactly work to my benefit, skills, and attitude towards thing, but, that can't be helped. It was bound to happen. I am glad about the "brick walls" lesson since it did state that the brick walls only get bigger AND thicker from here on out. I think I need a bulldozer, a jackhammer, and a wrecking ball for all those future "brick walls".
having feedback from the teacher and having conferences to discuss the assignments
Her patience in explaining all the concepts I did not understand. Her willingness to critique all of my work when I turned it in.
She made the class really interesting which motivated me to learn more
i found that shes very lenient and that she gives feed back quickly on work assigned.
Desi really helped me to learn a lot about myself and to help me improve my writing and overcome some of my writers block
I think that Desi helped me with my confidence with writing. Here evaluation with my writing was subjective in a good way and really helped me look at my writing from a different perspective and made me a stronger all around student. And, she helped motivate to have exceptional attendance.
She explained the feedback really well. Also all of the feedback that she gave me helped me improve my writing.
She communicates very well with her students and that is very helpful. Many professors do not.
she gave a lot of advice and feedback on our essays and she wasn't strict about turning in our papers at a certain time.
the music was nice
Desi would give good suggestions that would get my brain going whenever it was stuck.
very kind and helpful. willing to stay after to talk to students.
6. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (31%) 6 (46%)
7. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 7 (47%) 11 (48%)
8. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 7 (47%) 5 (22%)
9. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for 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%) 11 (48%) 6 (46%)
10. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 23 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 10 (43%) 7 (47%)
11. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 22 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 10 (45%) 5 (33%)
12. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 23 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
13. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 10 (67%) 5 (33%)
14. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 6 (40%) 13 (59%)
15. The instructor effectively uses the blackboard, films, pictures, computers, slides, or other aids.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 13 (57%)
16. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 8 (53%) 11 (48%)
17. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 9 (39%) 9 (60%)
18. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 22 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 9 (41%) 7 (47%)
19. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 23 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (39%) 6 (40%)
20. The instructor clearly explains the grading system.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 22 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (18%) 7 (47%) 6 (40%)
21. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (23%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
22. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 14 (61%)
23. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 8 (53%) 6 (26%)
24. The instructor makes the student want to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 15 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (13%) 9 (39%) 6 (40%)
25. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 22 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (45%) 7 (47%)
26. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Instructor is understaning with outside issues effecting class attendance.
She made sure to schedule an appointment for a one-one-one meeting. She will also see certain students after class. We could call her to reach her, and she would call back.
Even if she told us to go final on a paper she said that we can still turn them in again because she will continue to correct.
She would try and talk to students one on one to make sure they were doing okay with all their work, and they understood the directions.
by always answering emails and allowing time for me to come and see her after class hours
Consistency in checking for work,solving problems
Meetings, email
She was compassionate, and wanted to create a safe learning environment for the students.
Desi showed concern to all of us students by asking us if we needed any type of help on anything we did in class. She also made sure that we could get a hold of her out of class if it was needed.
one on one help in class
she had a one on one meeting with everyone at the beginning of the year.
She emailed her students often about class, and when talking to her, she always showed genuine interest/concern in the individual.
She wanted everyone to be above the status quo and achieve their gals for the semester.
By making sure that all deadlines are clear so that students do not forget and end up failing the coarse.
not sure
She showed her concern through one-on-one meetings. I really enjoyed it!
Helping the students with problems with their writing skills.
She asked everyone if they needed help and if need be individually
The professor wanted to see rough drafts and outlines, and other work that the student has completed prior to the final draft being turned in. For me personally, its to my disadvantage. In the case of a research paper, it makes sense for legal reasons. Otherwise, I think I would like to do "just finals" for many other types of papers in this class. She also showed concern for students because she gave her number at the beginning of the semester which was proven to be useful on a few occasions where I needed some help to save my self from falling any deeper into the academic hole I have created for myself.
she would show interest in what we were confused about
Constantly reminded us of due dates and assignments we needed to complete. Explained how proper MLA format can prevent many unfortunate incidents from occurring. Made it clear in her critiques how to write the papers in MLA format.
She was available to us whenever we needed help
Yes the instructor did show concern on any questions the student had. She would schedule one on one conferences with students who needed help or for upcoming papers due.
Desi was very understanding and seemed to help out the students who were sliding. Any student that needed help and wanted she went above and beyond her call of duty.
She always asks if we need help. After class or on their own time.
She just did.
she gave feedback to each student on what they could improve on and wasn't negative on anything. she was more on the positive side and just wanted to help us to become better writers.
Taking time to address students individually
by helping out individual students
She would give individual comments on our papers we weren't grouped as one. I really liked that she did that.
asked questions, wrote notes encouraging us, scheduled meetings
27. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
Her teaching style let me learn grammer thaat I have never been able to master.
Not sure.
She made it interesting and each class was enjoyable. She would make jokes but never any that would cut down a student.
I liked how the instructor used short videos to help teach.
I loved that the class was centered around childhood dreams. I loved that she was always available to help and gave unlimited amount of feedback on each assignment. In the beginning of the semester things were unclear and somewhat disorganized but after a few weeks things were cleared up. I also think certain things should have been taught in the beginning of the semester instead of added in towards the end and expected to have been done throughout the entire semester.
There were a few cases where the dates and or assignments due were rather confusing,however this was an extremely rare occasion
I liked the way the instructor taught this course because you didn't feel as much pressure on getting things perfect on the first try since you can turn in a paper and get feedback and then re- write it.
I enjoyed how she kept every class fun, and new.
I pretty much liked everything that Desi taught through out our class, she taught me how to reflect on everything I've been through in life and then put it down on paper so that other people may know my stories.
do set deadlines
fun!
She let us work at our own pace, while still trying to follow the scheduled syllabus.
She was very laid back/she was not specific with our timeline for our papers to be due.
I liked how she played music during the class, it helped me a lot.
liked her personality, disliked class structure; the way the course is to teach writing
I enjoyed doing the essays because it was a challenge.
I liked it because there was a lot of time to do stuff without having to worry about much during the entire semester. Also I liked how she would tell me if I needed to see her for somethings I missed in class such as paper structure and what not
like: I like how I have more power when it comes to how I write some of my papers. It is like that I am able to use a bit more creativity. Like a sense of control that was lacking from my high school days. It feels like that at the college level for english, I am able to be a bit stronger as far as writing what I want and how I want it. Basically developing my own style that nobody should be allowed to criticize. dislike: Being the type of person that I am, I dislike heavy intensive writing assignments. Or rather, heavy intensive work as general according to my standards or work.....
i enjoyed the way she related the course to our childhood dreams
I particularly appreciated her humor and open-mindedness throughout the course.
It was fun
I liked how the instructor gave plenty of time for work to be turned in and also how she gives lots of points for a single assignment. I did not like how all five essays where assigned while we were currently working on another and they would all be due one after another and the feedback given was not very helpful
I disliked how the whole course was focused around are childhood dreams. I had a hard time writing papers on specific subjects, but, in the long run I benefited from the rigidity.
i liked the way that she taught how to do specific parts of the papers. with examples and pages in the book that we can see.
Kept class interesting.
I liked that all her essays weren't hard topics and they were somewhat easy. She also gave us a lot of time to do our essays.
Enjoyed her passion for the subject
not sure
Same answer as question 26
cramed to many papers close together, didnt inform us to make corrections and re submit some papers till last few days of class.
28. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
She is a great english teacher
She's a good teacher, but either her or the course were just not for me.
She was kind when she explained what we were doing wrong or right.
Her class was interesting most of the time.
Overall I really enjoyed the entire experience and am glad that I took her class. She provided an outlet for me to express feelings through writing that I wasn't able to do before. Her class taught me how to write and I'm completely satisfied with the course and instructor.
While many instructors struggle between leniency a sheer lack of caring the instructor finds a balance in which to both help and set-clear issues within class or with assignments.Leading to a more effective manner of teaching
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I just want to thank you Desi for helping me better my english/writing skills. You also made it very fun, and you also kept everything very well organized.THANK YOU!!!!!
very good
very helpful
Shes awesome! She's such a genuine person.
I love her teaching.....
I enjoyed being in this class and she was very helpful to me.
she's a very sweet woman
Really helpful with any question, will explain the material in different way if you don't quite understand it. A+
She is super awesome and it is not at all her fault that i didn't pass english 100.
I have learned a great deal taking her class.
Thank you Desi for teaching english in a different way
she's a really good teacher and helped me improve in my writin
Honestly the most easy to like teacher I have had this semester.
I feel that she isn't the most interesting and engaging teacher and leaves me bored and wondering what i learned in class. I feel she doesn't know what to do with class time
she helped improve my writing and confidence.
She is a very good teacher that is good at explaining the feedback and ways to improve
Awesome instructor.
she is just a very cruise and chill teacher.
not sure
I enjoyed her class I didnt feel nervous about writing.
very kind
29. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes. She has improved my writing this semester.
I would recommend her if you're ready to speak up and be an independent writer.
Yes because she is a fun teacher to be taught by. She would answer any questions we had.
Yes, I would recommend this instructor because you learn a lot from her.
Yes, because she challenges you to be a better writer and she does a great job teaching you how to do that.
Yes,while the class can be challenging the instructor utilizes effective measures in which to assure that all students will improve, even for those who may not pass the class.
Yes I would recommend this instructor to other students because she is a fun instructor.
Yes, I would. Desi is a great English Professor.
I would recommend to all incoming college students to take Desi Poteet's english 100 course because she knows what she is doing, and she does it in such a fun manner. I believe that all the students who enroll into her course will benefit a whole lot, and they will be able to better they're english/writing skills so much. But if they enroll they better be ready to bust they're butts throughout the whole semester.
yes, easy to work with and she gives clear instruction
yes!
Yes because I've learned a lot from her and she made learning fun and school less-stressful.
Yes.....Because she teaches well and she makes things fun.
Yes, she is very nice and encourages you to do your best.
sure shes just not for me
Maybe, if they weren't serious about English and wanted an easy class. As far as content though Id say no, I will not be taking a class from this teacher again.
Definetly! Because she not only helps with english but also shows you another way of thinking about life. After talking with her i feel alot better about the decisions im making in my life.
Yes. Especially if you are not familiar with English, it is good to take English 22 first from her.
I would because it wasn't as hard as other teachers would make it. It was basically just to keep up with papers and not have to worry about A LOT of stuff at one time
I would recommend this instructor to other students. Especially if she shows the video at the begging of the semester like she did for my class. Mainly it would be the lessons on the "brick walls" in our life that sticks out most important in my mind more than anything else. In response to this, I would also like to bring up my favorite part of the story about Tom Sawyer involving work vs play. If only the "brick walls" in front of me were parallel to the path of play rather than that of work. Than, I would have fun hacking away at those "brick wall" as oppose to putting effort to knock down those brick walls.
yes because she is a good teacher
I would recommend this teacher to any other students interested in a relaxed but effective teaching style. Anyone who has trouble with MLA format would get a great deal of educational assistance from this teacher.
yes, its a good class
I wouldn't
yes, i really enjoyed her class
yes, she is fun and interesting, and she is able to push each student to there personal level. She seems to be able to help each student in there own personal way.
Yes i would because she is overall a very good teacher. There is nothin bad about this class
Yes. Just Because.
yes i would recommend this instructor to other students because i like her but i guess it is different for every student.
Definetely. She is instrumental to new students entering the college scene.
maybe
Yes I would for the fact that she knows that everyone learns at different levels. She will work with you to improve your skills instead of trying to change your way completely of writing

Desiree Poteet: ENG22, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Language Arts
Course: ENG 22 - Intro to Expository Writing Crn (Section): 62369 (0)    
1. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 8 (53%) 6 (40%)
2. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
3. The instructor's feedback about my writing helped me become a better writer.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
4. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 7 (47%) 6 (40%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
I felt that journaling was of great value in my class.
She was very helpful, critical when she needed to be, and gave good examples and assistance when it was needed. When I first entered English 22 I thought it was be considerably easy for me because I've always considered myself a strong writer but being able to go back to the roots and learn all the fundamentals all over again was very helpful and I believe it did help me improve my writing. I also appreciated the the variety of activities she assigned which made the class more interesting.
She really takes time to talk to every student and get to know them a little better. She always write feedback on your assignments.
guidance and feedback on writing my papers
This instructor is very encouraging.
Her respect and understanding to all students. Her kindness and also the communication in class is very understanding and well heard.
When she corrects papers she really lets you know what you need to work o. The conferences really helped me understand what was expected of me.
she would help us out individualy if we needed assistants.
Very nice and helpfull.
she asked us about stuff in and out of class she made me feel comfortable around her so i can feel free to do work and she would always ask if we need help
She is always very open to opinion, and available for help. She has a very positive attitude that makes it easy to be in the class.
I found the most valuable and helpful about my instructor are her encouragement and her support. Also her extra effort and feedback for her students are countless. She is one of the best instructors I ever had in my life. Without her hard work, I couldn't come all the way at this moment. I think I am going to miss her lecture. I wish I could continue to take her class of classes. Yes, What else can I say about her. She is more than just an instructor for English. Thank you so much for everything.
That the instructor had a great understanding on the lessons she was teaching.
the teacher was helpful in my learning so i had a easy time doing my work.
6. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 8 (53%)
7. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%)
8. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
9. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
10. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 2 (13%) 10 (67%)
11. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
12. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
13. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
14. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
15. The instructor effectively uses the blackboard, films, pictures, computers, slides, or other aids.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 4 (27%) 8 (53%)
16. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 8 (53%) 6 (40%)
17. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
18. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (47%) 7 (47%)
19. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%)
20. The instructor clearly explains the grading system.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (53%) 7 (47%)
21. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
22. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
23. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 15 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (47%) 6 (40%)
24. The instructor makes the student want to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (40%) 6 (40%)
25. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
26. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She would ask the class who didn't understand.
Desi made sure each of us met her for a mandatory meeting where we could ask questions about anything we were having a hard time with or go over things that we weren't sure of. The meeting was very helpful because she was able to focus on each of us individually. In class whenever there was a question or someone wasn't familiar with the material, she always went over things to make sure each of us understood the assignment in front of us and was always willing to help. She also showed concern by reminding each of us what we had to do in order to pass the class.
By asking questions if something is wrong. She is very understanding and helps out our situation if work isnt turned in on time.
The instructor gave us feedback on what we had to fix in our papers
The instructor always told us what we needed to do in order to pass the class.
She talks to them privately with her free time. Set conferences to individual student for 15 minutes. Very helpful!
She gives us come back on our work, and makes it a requirement to see her. She encourages you to visit her if you need extra help.
if a student is having trouble she will take time to find out what is happening with that student.
Presenting good feedback on our papers.
she always asked if we needed help with anything. when i see her outside of class she would always ask how my work was coming along.
She always encouraged us to go to her if we had any questions or need help with writing.
She showed her concern for me very well. She explained about how I am supposed to read the textbook. She even brought her own book for me to read, so that way I can understand better with ENG22. There are more examples, but I can't write all of them now. Her concern for students is beyond her duty.
she keeps us updated
she helped the student when they needed it.
27. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I liked listening to the recordings. I also liked when she would give us feedback on our papers. I didn't like fixing the same paper for quite some time.
I liked the variety of assignments (homework/classwork) we did and how there were always different types of work ethics we used. We used our textbooks, heard audio stories, worked with partners, worked individually, wrote in our journals, and other things. We never did the same thing consecutively and that made class more fun to be in because when things are repetitive they get really boring.
I like how she used different ways to help us write, listen, and read.
i liked how the instructor made us do group work
LIKES: very adventurous, listening to stories on radio and listening to music when were writing or exploring English 22. DISLIKES: No dislikes
i like the atmosphere and how she makes it easy for us to learn.
i liked how she explained everything very well and showed us how to do things right as well.
I did not like the atmosphere. She gave me the feeling of being at home where I dislike because of all the stress given out. It was so stressful at times that it would be more easier just not to come to class. Also their was nothing interesting about this subject. I really don't enjoy English.
How we can talk and have discussions without feeling awkward.
i liked everything she would let us turn in work late as long as we turned it in. she encourages work in on time though.
I like her the way how she explain. To tell the truth, she is too good.
she was really understanding and willing to help
like the way we reviewed the work and the essay's
28. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
She knoes English and you can ask her how to better your paper or choice of words and she will give you suggestions.
I enjoyed being in Desi's class because I was able to reevaluate myself as a writer and correct the errors I was making in my writing. She helped me to re-learn the basics of writing and ultimately make my writing better. I appreciated her willingness to help us and spend time with us one on one.
Very understanding and always has feedback on writing assignments, turns back work Always!
She is a very good teacher.
Thanks for letting me enjoying my journey through English 22. I hope Ill be in her class again on my English 100 class! Much mahalo
I would love to take her next semester.
she is a nice teacher that cares about her students.
no offense but you need to write more clearly when giving feed back because if I have to ask you what it means every single time then i would just ignore it like how i did this year.
Good Teacher.
everything
I would like to say about her is that she doesn't have to work so hard. I see her doing too much for the class.
a great teacher over all
keep up the good work
29. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes, she instructs you very well and you will learn and find thing beneficiary. She helps you towards ENG 100.
I would recommend this instructor to others because she's very helpful, friendly, and easy to go to for help. If a student is interested in becoming a better writer and having someone pushing you along the way then I very strongly recommend taking Desi's class.
Yes i would, she works at a good pace that everyone can understand at.
Yes i would because she is very encouraging.
Yes. Her class is easy and she understands how you write your papers. She is also very helpful and her class if fun.
Yes, i already did. If i enjoy her than i think other students will, and i like the way she teaches.
i would recomend this teacher to others because it is easy to work with her and she cares about the students.
No not really. all reasons was given in the last few questions.
Yes. Because she knows how to teach and we can learn without being afraid of feeling dumb.
yes she is very respectful to you and she is really nice
Yes, i enjoyed this class very much and i enjoyed being in it. she is very helpful and easy to talk to.
I would like to recommend the instructor to other students because as I said she more than just an ENG instructor. If I were her, I don't think I can handle the students. Yes, of course I recommend her especially people who are like me.
yes because i would come back to her
yes, because she makes it easier to understand what we doing