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Instructor: Ryan Sasaki

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MATH25, Spring 2013
MATH25, Fall 2012

Ryan Sasaki: MATH25, Spring 2013

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Holomua
Course: MATH 25 - Elementary Algebra II Crn (Section): 33256 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (93%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Ryan Sasaki's strengths were, knowledge of the material, positive attitude and the ability to answer any questions without hesitation. Also his encouragement to work with other students was helpful.
Ability to clearly explain the lesson to the class, made it easier to understand certain concepts and provided shortcuts that were simple and easy to understand.
His explanation is informative and clear.
Ryan was the greatest professor I have had at KCC thus far! He explained classroom and homework assignments thoroughly and proficiently and gave everyone the opportunity to participate and learn. All the subjects in math I have ever had problems in were explained in understandable detail. Ryan teaches very well and it's unfortunate he is not teaching next semester. I know a few students that were looking forward to attending his class.
He is an amazing teacher, he encourages students, and knows what he is talking about. He takes his time, and just really great
His ability to explain clearly and move quickly through each lesson.
He is able to identify where a student needs help within the math work if the students are confused or having trouble understanding the information. He would help and clear and concise manner. He is easily understood when explaining math assignments and problems. He is fair and does not abuse his "power". He stays behind class for students if they need help.
He made math easier to learn. Ive had other professors for math and they were horrible. He knows what hes doing and especially since hes a young teacher it seems like hes been teaching forever.
every class he asked every student if we needed any help. He knew the material.
Very easy to understand
I believe Ryan major strengths are his experience and knowledge.
Ryan is great at explaining his reasonings for solving problems. He also takes careful consideration about the questions asked by his students and explains his answers thoroughly.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
No changes are needed
He speaks pretty fast so he might need to speak more slow.
Bring him back next semester!!
None what so ever
I have none his course was fun .
All is good.
No changes, hes prob the best Math professor at Kapiolani Community College. I would recommend him in teaching Math 100 as well, I would love to have him as my professor again. Thats prob one change the school should do, is offer him to teach higher Math.
NO changes
Yes, Im thinking of next semester.
Overall, I feel Ryan did a good job teaching.
The only change I would suggest would be to allow Ryan to teach higher level math courses.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He showed his concerns by approaching each student every class if they were ok or if they needed further clarification on the math problems.
Was always available for extra help after class/office hours/scheduled other meetings. Any problems with homework, exams or classwork he was always willing to help explain better.
He sees students equally during the class.
He made sure everyone understood each and every problem. He gave all students a chance to ask questions and at the same time let us teach ourselves. He encouraged us to get to know our classmates.
If a student were stuck on a problem, he would take his time to explain it, and if they were having a problem with the section he would try and figure out a way for them to understand it.
Took time to answer all questions. Made sure students understood before moving on.
Please refer back to question #13.
He always went over the difficault problems, if one of us could not understand the lesson he stayed after class to go over with us. And if we emailed him he was always on it and emailed us back quickly.
He stopped by every student and asked us if we need any help.
whatever we have questions, we can feel free ask him. make us to relax in class too
He showed compassion to the students that needed help.
When I missed a school week due to a business trip out of country, Ryan met with me on a Sunday outside of school to go over the lessons I missed.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would recommend Ryan Sasaki because he's very knowledgable and I found his class easy to fallow and understand.
Yes, great teacher, great class, he made the course easy to understand and the content interesting.
I recommend. Because he made me to like and enjoy math!
I would definitely recommend Ryan to other students, especially students who struggle in math 25 or any math for that matter. Ryan is a very intelligent person with an extraordinary ability to teach.
Yes, he is an amazing teacher, alert and energetic.
Yes I would. He is a very good instructor and makes sure his students are able to follow long.
yes. because everything i answered beforehand.
Yes, of course. Every student who has a hard time with math would be better off having Mr. Sasaki as their professor. Just the way he teaches and his methods of learning math maeks it easier to understand. i wish he would teach a higher math.
Yes, He knew what he was teaching.
yes, absolutely can recommend him. easy to follow this class
Yes, I feel he exhibits all the qualities of a good teacher.
I would highly recommend Ryan to any student for math courses. Ryan has been the best math teacher I've encounted.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I also think his preparations for exams n tests are fun, helpful and it keeps the class from boredom. Also he is very fast on notifying if new grades are in, like within two hours after the exam.
He is very kind.
I'm not sure the circumstances of which Ryan will not be teaching but it is very disappointing. He is a great teacher and I was hoping to be his student in future classes.
Amazing
He has a fun approach to teaching the lessons.
thanks for all the help. thanks for getting me out of this class. by passing the class. i believe i will pass.
He's the best professor!!
Great professor.
thanks.
Ryan is a good person, caring, and thoughtful. He should teach more classes.
18. Other comments:
I hope he teaches math 103
Thank you Ryan!! I'm glad to be your student!
I hope I mentioned amazing.
good luck!
n/a
GOOD Job. Keep it up.
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Ryan Sasaki: MATH25, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Holomua
Course: MATH 25 - Elementary Algebra II Crn (Section): 31041 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 14 (93%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
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%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 13 (87%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 14 (93%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 1 (7%) 12 (80%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 14 (93%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 14 (93%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 13 (87%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 14 (93%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 14 (93%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 14 (93%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 14 (93%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He can help explain the lectures clearly and end class on time.
He is always willing to go over material repeatedly until he knows we understand. He uses methods that make the material easier to remember
His confidence in his students ability to learn. His teaching style is straight forward and honest.He encourages his students to learn with practice and ask for help. Then he always follows up to see how you are doing.He consistently makes himself available and reachable.
I felt that Ryan's strength as a teacher, is how he treats his students. He's not only the Professor but he is also a friend to his students.
He helps explain to the students. Doesnt mind going back to explaiin etc. Overall great teacher.
Ryan get along with us students and really clear about math problems
He makes things very easy to understand.
He keeps teaches the class at a good paces, and when others have a harder time he is willing to help them understand it better.
Ryan presents the material in a way that is easy to understand. I like the layout of how he teaches his class.
he was able to explain the material in a different way, making it very easy to understand for me as i had a hard time understanding and retaining the material at hand
He knows how to teach the math in a real easy way. He can teach.
He is a good teacher and makes learning easy.
Provides an atmosphere that is more suited for students rather than the teacher
Ryan has a really good way of making math seem approachable for everyone, He always makes sure that everyone in the class is followong and when someone has a question he is very respectiful and helps you out without making you feel inferior.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None.
Nah hes good
The only thing is maybe slow down while doing instructional board teaching for the slower learning student. However i do understand he is teaching the whole class and he does take the time to return to the student who does not understand.
The only thing I would change in Professor Ryan is his pay and that would be an increase. He truly is a Professor who knows his stuff and how to teach it.
None.
none
NONE.
None
at this moment, they're no changes i recommend for him
Nothing really, he is pretty good with everything
None.
The only thing I would do if I were Ryan is to set up an optional online study quiz for each chapter so people can really do a little extra studying on there own.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He walks around the class and checks if anyone is struggling.
Asking when we were behind on homework, making sure we weren't confused
Ask students if they need help, in class setting and individually by their seats. Made sure everyone knew his office hours. individually checked with each student to see how their progress is .... but really he knew ...........where each student was in the learning
Ryan cared about his students, and he would do what ever he could to make sure his students were doing well and that his students understood the homework.
He knows his students pretty well. He's young so he understands how us teenagers are. He helps us, and walks around asking questions and yeah.
He talks to us and made sure we knew what we are doing.
He is very concerned and good with telling us of we need more work or not.
Mr. Sasaki always walked around the room asking each individual students if they need help with the martial.
If you were behind on homework Ryan would find out what was hindering your from completing homework. This shows that he cares and has concerns for his students.
for me, he wanted to make sure that i was able to pass the class. making it a fun learning environment.
He would stay after class, to help students that are struggling.
He was willing to help us out at any time.
Ryan always checked in with all the students and asked how they were doing and gave them positive feedback!
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes because people will understand the way he teaches and the class will go by fast.
Yes! Wonderful teacher who definetly knows what he's doing and he never makes you feel stupid
yes........great math teacher........no matter what age the student he can teach you......he gives you every opportunity to learn prepare for each test and exam.... he is very fair
Yes I would definitely let other students know about Professor Ryan. Professor Ryan makes it easy to understand.
Ofcourse. He's a good teacher and explains everything well. More teachers should teach like him.
yes I would because I learned alot being in his class
Yes, because he is an awesome teacher that puts math in such easy ways.
I would recommend Mr. Sasaki to other students because he teaches the class with a positive attitude.
Yes, I would recommend Ryan to students because he makes learning the material very clear and understandable. He is a really good teacher.
Yes, he is the best math professor i have ever had, i think its just the way he teaches the material, super simple.
Yes already have. He is a good teacher and taught me a lot.
Yes, keeps homework to a minimum, just 15-20 questions a night not the usual 100 that other teachers assign. Makes good use of the textbook's website where all homework is done, it has good resources to help you if you get stuck. He keeps the lectures simple and clear, easy to understand.
Yes! He is really kind and makes math not appear so daunting. He is really encouragingand doesn't leave any student behind
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
None.
he is an outstanding teacher for his age...and it will be nice for his students now and in the future to learn from him.
I had several math teachers, but I would have to say by far Professor Ryan taught math better than any teacher I had at KCC.
Wish we have you for math 103!
Mr. Sasaki is the BEST!!!!
I was hoping he would teach Math103
i would recommend my friends to take this teacher as he was able to make it easy to retain the material.
He is the bomb.
He's a good person in and out of class.
I think Ryan is the future of teaching math!
18. Other comments:
None.
keep up the good works
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NONE.
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