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Instructor: Bocar Wane

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MATH24, Fall 2014
MATH24, Fall 2014
MATH24, Fall 2014
MATH25, Spring 2014
MATH50, Spring 2014
MATH53, Spring 2014
MATH53, Fall 2013
MATH25, Fall 2013

Bocar Wane: MATH24, Fall 2014

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 24 - Elementary Algebra I Crn (Section): 20270 (0)    
1. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.31 13 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 8 (62%)
2. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.92 13 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%) 4 (31%)
3. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.31 13 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 8 (62%)
4. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 12 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (92%)
5. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.38 13 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 9 (69%)
6. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
7. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
8. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.15 13 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 5 (38%)
9. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
10. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.54 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 9 (69%)
11. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes, he is a good teacher
I do not reccomend anything because the teaching was just perfect.
Yes, very knowledgeable, thorough, reliable, and helpful. He makes you feel like it can be learned even if you don't immediately get it. And he does not stop trying to help you until you do.
Yes i would recommend Mr. Wane to other students because he makes class interesting. He also makes us laugh which makes class more enjoyable.
Yes because he is the first math teacher in my entire life that I didn't need to go to tutoring or receive help from others. I understood in class
No, because it is hard to understand what he is saying. I find it difficult to hear what he is trying to say sometimes. Plus, he makes the problems complicated.
yes, he is an easygoing teacher and he is willing to explain one thing for hours until a student understand. he encourages group work which is helpful and fun for others in his class.
Yes, I enjoyed his class and I had more fun than I thought I would in a math class.
Yes, Mr. Wane is a good teacher, I hope to have him in higher level math if he does teach the higher level math.
I would absolutely recommend Professor Wane to other students because he is excellent at what he does. He explains everything in detail as well as help out giving more than enough examples for the students to learn from their mistakes and practice. He really is devoted to teaching and puts in much effort to make the students understand the material.
Yes, he speaks very clearly and at a good level to keep the student engaged it what is being taught
Yes I would recommend Mr. Wane to other students. He looks stern, but is a really easy going, likeable person. He is easy to talk to and is concerned about students not understanding math.
12. The instructor encourages an atmosphere of good feeling.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 13 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 8 (62%) 1 (8%)
13. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
There is nothing he could improve. His good at what he's doing.
i dont know.
Nothing much
N/A
Speak better. Give students the opportunity to make up quizzes and find ways to improve our grades.
there is really no need for improvement. i like his teachings now and its very helpful
I don't think there's anything he can improve on. He does everything he can in order to give all his students a fair shot at learning what ever lesson needs to be taught that day.
Try to "dumb" it down a bit for students who are not on the same intellect level that you are on.
14. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Understandable, fair, and caring of his students being the best at math.
loud with enthusiasm
Very Friendly
Funny. Smart. Educator.
easygoing, serious, and knows how to put his teaching fun
Passionate. Outgoing. Helpful
effective, knowledgeable,
Intelligent. Cool.
15. The course has significantly increased my knowledge and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 3 (23%) 6 (46%)
16. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.15 13 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 3 (23%) 6 (46%) 0 (0%)
17. Other comments:
The best math class I've ever. I've always been failure in high school and seem to have difficulty understanding math, but Mr. Wane had taught me differently and I have never pass math this fast.
wane is overall a very good teacher

Bocar Wane: MATH24, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 24 - Elementary Algebra I Crn (Section): 20271 (0)    
1. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.33 15 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 4 (27%) 8 (53%)
2. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.27 15 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 7 (47%) 6 (40%)
3. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.2 15 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 4 (27%) 7 (47%)
4. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
5. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.4 15 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 10 (67%)
6. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.53 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 1 (7%) 11 (73%)
7. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.53 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
8. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.2 15 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (27%) 8 (53%)
9. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.47 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
10. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.4 15 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 10 (67%)
11. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Professor Wane is very good at explaining problems untill you get it. he can go about a problem in multiple ways and help you understand.
Yes. Because he creates a friendly and welcoming environment. He moves at a quick pace, but makes sure the students understand the material and he welcomes all questions.
Yes, He is incredibly patient and treats everyone equally whether the students are familiar with the majority of the material or have no clue where to start. He will definitely work with anyone willing to learn.
Yes, would recommend Dr. Wane's course to other students.
Yes definitely because he's a great teacher and makes learning math fun :)
Definitely! He is a very good instructor and he always makes class interesting. He explains how to do the procedures very well!
Yes I would recommend him to other students! He can be so funny and he doesn't even know it. He knows the material and teaches it clearly and as detailed and step by step as he can, especially to those that are slow to understand.
Yes! He has great knowledge of mathematics. Also, he always makes sure that his students understand what's going on and that they're not lost.
I would recommend Bocar Wane to other students because he is really clear on explaining what he teaches.
I Recommend Professor Wane to everyone who is in Math 24-25-100-103 and etc. He made me believe I could do Math! Mahalo Professor Wane and Have great Holiday
Yes, but hesitantly. He is very clear about things when he speaks, but overall seems somewhat disinterested in being there. I learned well enough from his teaching style, however I strongly believe that his classroom lessons barely reflect the things to be expected during tests online. Online work and class work are often two separate animals, and I struggled with the carry over of logic between the two.
Yes, He teaches clear and simple and clearly understand the subject.
Yes, I surely would recommend other students to attend Mr. Wane's Math courses. I had him for Math 9 but moved to another professor the very next day. Mr. Wane had also worked with me in C3T program for Math tutoring. It was a pleasure having him as a tutor when I needed help. I then enrolled for his class in Math 24. Although I am having a little troubled understanding he also seeems to encourage me in receiving tutoring either with him or other tutoring staff. Great job Wane! Thank you for all the help that I have received thus far.
12. The instructor encourages an atmosphere of good feeling.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 1 (7%) 11 (73%) 1 (7%)
13. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
N/A
As far as math goes, he's doing a good job of teaching the course as is.
Not much improving needed great work!
I think that Dr. Wane could possibly improve the course by giving out homework in class to turn in another day. Although, the homework we receive online is more than enough and does help students out.
Maybe just slow down a bit and review more before moving on
I dont see any area where he needs any imporvement, whatever he's doing now works. Dont fix whats not broken right?
To actually have hand written review in class than online.
By going at a slower pace and speaking a little clearer.
He is the best
I have ill taste for My Math Lab. I feel as though this is simply a tool that removes the need to grade homework for instructors. There were no explanations that showed me exactly which step I failed to do properly in the online results, and so in class here is no easy way to discuss the errors, or see where I am going wrong. I do not feel as though my calcuolatory steps can be easily viewed and corrected, so I only see examples of similar problems rather that the correct way to do the problem I solved incorrectly.
Com-down on mymathlab and/or give more examples on mymathlab.
14. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Passionate Teacher
Enthusiastic, friendly, intelligent.
Insightful, Encouraging
Lenient, Respectful, and patient are the three words that I would describe Dr. Wane.
On time, fun, interesting
Interesting and Knowledgeable
Smart, loud, fun
Knowledgable and helpful.
1) Take his time to explain 2) Care about his students and their education of Math 3) Awesome Professor
Clear yet disengaged
Interesting, Fun, Common.
Always willing to go the extra mile to help other students with what ever they may need help him. Helpful, Caring, Understanding.
15. The course has significantly increased my knowledge and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 5 (33%) 7 (47%)
16. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.93 15 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 3 (20%) 6 (40%) 0 (0%)
17. Other comments:
Stop with the John Travolta reference, hardly anyone gets it.
No other comments needed.
I really enjoyed Mr Bocar's class :)
N/A
He's the bomb. I wish he taught Math 25!
It has been a great semester!
Mahalo Professor Wane for this course Math 24 you the man!
The class schedule shows that class is supposed to end at 11:30 am, however we ended class at 11:00 am, and at times even earlier. This would not have been all that big of an issue, if for the last 10 -15 minutes of that were spent in class were not in silence as Professor Bocar sat in a chair off to the side, staring at nothing while we struggled through problems that he wrote on the board. We were over populated for our class room on day one, and had to be relocated as well. I feel like there is little value in the tuition that went to this course seeing as I missed out on a half an hour a week in instruction time; but that =s the draw of paying for something before you receive it in it's entirety.
The test and quizzes should be reviewed or something because I don't believe you should get a wrong just because you forgot to but a (), or [] some were!

Bocar Wane: MATH24, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 24 - Elementary Algebra I Crn (Section): 21339 (0)    
1. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
2. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
3. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
4. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
5. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
6. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
7. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
8. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
9. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
10. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
11. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
YES. HE TRULY CARES ABOUT HIS STUDENTS AND MOTIVATES THEM.
Yes I recommend other students to take this class because Mr.Wane helps you understand the problems a littble bit easier and step by step.
Yes, I liked that we didn't spend a lot of time on one thing. We were constantly learning new chapters. Fast pace and He makes sure the class understands the problems.
Yes. Easy to talk to and understand. Always willing to help
Yes because he knows how to simplify the solutions to solving a problem or equation. He also has a clear understanding.
Yes, Bocar Wane is a very great teacher. I am glad I signed up for his class (Math 24). Wane supports his students and makes sure they are understanding the math problems. He makes class funny and interesting with the examples he uses.
He's funny and explains well.
12. The instructor encourages an atmosphere of good feeling.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 8 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%) 1 (13%)
13. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
He can improve by actually explaining the work on the board more accurate because sometimes I get confuse by the steps.
I am a full-time student, full-time worker, and full-time mommy, it was difficult for me to find spare time to take the test. I was often late to class or did not attend class because I was taking quizzes or test for this class. For future knowledge he may want to make quizzes and test on class time so people can keep up with the test and quizzes.
Find different ways or techniques to break the harder problems down.
N/A
14. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
KNOWLEDGEABLE, POSITIVE, MOTIVATIONAL
Funny Intelligent
Strong teacher, knowledgeable, laid back
Funny Understanding Concerned
Intelligent, Genuine, Supportive
Funny Good Math Teacher
15. The course has significantly increased my knowledge and interests.
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%) 3 (38%)
16. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.63 8 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%)
17. Other comments:
I suck at Math, so I don't think it's the teacher. I was never strong at Math, it's just the troubles of having to deal with so many numbers at one time. Overall, this class was good, I know that because others seemed to have understand the material, personally, I think it was just myself that never really got the click to the subject. Math is just not my calling card.
Thank you.
N/A

Bocar Wane: MATH25, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 25 - Elementary Algebra II Crn (Section): 23239 (0)    
1. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.0 11 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 5 (45%)
2. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.82 11 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 3 (27%) 4 (36%)
3. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.82 11 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 4 (36%)
4. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.36 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
5. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.09 11 1.38 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
6. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.27 11 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
7. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.27 11 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
8. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.18 11 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%)
9. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.64 11 1.75 Freq(%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%)
10. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.1 11 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 5 (45%)
11. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes he's a good teacher
Yes, I recommend him because he grades fairly and gives many chances.
Absolutely. Mr.Wane is an amazing teacher with a unique and effective teaching style.
I would recommend Bocar Wane if you are a fast learner. One thing that is hard is having everything to be on Mathlab.
Yes, he's a very good teacher. I learned a lot from him. His class was really fun! If a student doesn't understand something from the lesson, he is welcome to help you. Attendance is a must, not only for grading purposes, but attendance is necessary to understand the lecture. Very rational.
yes because he is a good teacher, but no because he makes the students do homework, quizzes, and tests online
Bocar Wane is an excellent instructor. What stands out is his ability to reach out to students and get them interested in math. He can explain a cut and dry matter in a way that "it should poke your eyes." I recall he mentioned that his uncle got him interested in math, and the latter, had him work on a concept over and over again until he got it. Whereas students may find math well difficult, his levity and earnestness shines in class, making students want to get down a concept. I am very sure through the interaction in a vice versa, I see a caring, a bond really that shows. All of students know math can be a pain, and it is, but it can be fun when you get it right. I THINK, that is what his uncle instilled in him, and for which, we as his students see, too. Yes I would recommend Bocar Wane for above reasons.
Yes, I would. However, he moves too fast in the class.
Yes--- helping students and explaining different ways to find a solution to a math problem so all students can learn, not just using one style of teaching.
Yes. He wants his students to get the subject matter and will stay on subject for as long as he can to insure that we get it. Some math teacher wont do that, and it hurts the students.
12. The instructor encourages an atmosphere of good feeling.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 11 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 6 (55%) 1 (9%)
13. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
One thing Bocar Wane could do to improve this course is to not making everything an online learning process. You are a good teacher in class, just sometimes you move too fast.
Make sure that "everyone" is at their best during class, so no one will fall behind. And write the letters or numbers clearly, so the students can solve equations well. :D
do paper work instead
Actually, he already has. He uses the MyMathLab which works to reinforce learning, and it is fun, and challenging. Because some of the students are working full time, I find that the arrangement he has with a student and in using the test lab works for me.
He could slow down his teaching.
Yes. just by allowing his us to ask questions.That may not seem like much, but I had a teacher that wouldn't allow that, and have heard from other students that there are other teacher that wont allow students to ask questions in class. So when a teacher does, it elevate the atmosphere of learning. He is great at that.
14. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Funny. Simple
Approachable Knowledgeable Caring
Fast. Knowledgeable. Fair.
Funny, interesting, and challenging.
good at math
1)Knowledge of math, he has it 2)He does it in an engaging way, "It should poke your eyes" Deep voice that resonates through the class that emphasizes non verbally a kind go to it and keep it on til you get it. 3)I am here to help.
loud, energetic, and excited
Genuine, intelligent, awake
1) Knowledgeable 2) Engaging 3) Willing
15. The course has significantly increased my knowledge and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%)
16. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 11 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 4 (36%) 0 (0%)
17. Other comments:
You are a good teacher. I just prefer in class quiz and test and reassure everyone is at their understanding point of the math chapter you are teaching at the time.
please check your emails, thats the only way to contact you informally
If I go Americorps, I would say he would be my role model for how it is done teaching class and how to get students interested in math. I believe he related well to students in class, and it shows because students are interested in getting material down.

Bocar Wane: MATH50, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 50 - Technical Math I Crn (Section): 23245 (0)    
1. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
2. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
3. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
4. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
5. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
6. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
7. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
8. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
9. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
10. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
11. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
I would recommend him to others if they like computer based learning.
yes easy class
12. The instructor encourages an atmosphere of good feeling.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
13. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Make MyMathLab optional
14. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Caring, Intelligent, Organized
understanding helpful good
15. The course has significantly increased my knowledge and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
16. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
17. Other comments:
I am trying my best to complete this class and move on in life. That way I can start my dream career as a Welder/Fabricator.

Bocar Wane: MATH53, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 53 - Tech-Occupational Math Crn (Section): 23247 (0)    
1. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.19 16 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 5 (31%) 7 (44%)
2. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.69 16 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (56%) 3 (19%) 4 (25%)
3. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.87 16 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 6 (38%) 4 (25%)
4. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
5. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.81 16 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (44%) 5 (31%) 4 (25%)
6. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.13 16 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 5 (31%) 6 (38%)
7. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.56 16 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (44%) 9 (56%)
8. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.94 16 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 8 (50%) 4 (25%)
9. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.13 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 8 (50%) 5 (31%)
10. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.88 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 6 (38%) 4 (25%)
11. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes, he's fair and is very patient with students. If you need help he's always wiling to help.
Yes. He teaches well and gets through the material on a timely manner.
i would recommend him he is a good teacher open to helping his students
yes because he teaches math to everyone in the class very easily
makes learning math fun.
straight to the point.
class good online helps me when I go home to study
Yes. He is very understanding and will listen to his students and help them.
Yes I would. He is a Math dictionary and people can learn a lot from him....
I would recommend Bocar Wane to other students because he knows his subject and can simplify problems to those who are having a hard time understanding. Also, you can meet with him personnally if the student is in need of more explanation.
yeah relaxed class learn on your own environment unless you need help and ask questions.
For a simple math course like this one i feel that it's difficult to teach enthusiastically, but as we got further and further into the semester, venturing into the tougher math topics, Mr. Wane seemed genuinely fascinated by what he was teaching us, like how he would go off on his own, away from the book, and talk about the origin of equations and/or math tools such as pi.
yes because he explains the work and helps show how we got the answer
Yes, he clearly understands the concept of his class and clearly explains it very well for students to understand.
12. The instructor encourages an atmosphere of good feeling.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.27 16 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 9 (56%) 5 (31%) 0 (0%)
13. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Allow students to do the future homework assignments at an earlier time if they are ahead of the class. Maybe have two days rather than one in the computer lab.
If he would periodically slow down and ask all students if they fully understand the material instead of sometimes just moving on ahead.
needs to go say step by step how he solves the equation since sometimes he skip steps
Do work in class and not on the computer
I feel like he goes a little too fast for me.
not all online tests and quizes
N/A
I understand that Instructors have a deadline to meet so they must keep up with the course. My previous math teacher Glen Tegnan, is a very good instructor. Not only was he a teacher for many years, but he utilizes tutors in his class to help him. He sometimes has one or two student tutors roaming around the class making sure that everyone understands. No student left behind is his motto. Some students are smarter than others and others who's old like myself is rustier than the whole class. Im just kidding..... Mr. Bocar is a good teacher and I kindly suggest if he could have some of those tutors also roaming around to help as well. Thank you for listening to my suggestion and keep up the good work Mr. Wane..... Enjoy your Summer! Mahalo nui loa!
I think he is doing just fine. I have no issues with the way he teaches.
have practice worksheets for the day to go along with the lecture
Write more eligible
Donʻt just give the homeworkʻs quizzes and test on the computer, it will be good to have some quizzes on paper
N/A
14. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Fair Patient Friendly
Knowledgeable. organized. committed.
organized and helpful
well educated
enthusiastic, fun
blunt, straight forward
Understanding Clear
Smart, Intelligent and Fast....
Confident. Fair. Helpful.
easy going, relaxed
Enthusiastic and chaotic
fair
Cool Teacher.
15. The course has significantly increased my knowledge and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 16 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 9 (56%) 4 (25%)
16. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.21 16 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 9 (56%) 4 (25%) 1 (6%)
17. Other comments:
After looking back I didn't believe I needed to take this course. I took it to fulfill the full-time credits so I could get financial aid. It was somewhat a review type of class and that lead to me slacking. Bocar Wane though is knowledgeable and patient with the subject. It would have been better had the homework assignments been opened earlier so I could have finished them on my own time and before classes on Thursday, but other than that the class was a valuable review and the teacher being how he is made it that much better.
It would be nice if the homework wasn't locked due to expired time/ poor grade on previous quizzes , because it is hard to catch up for students that don't have to time at home to work on it sue to jobs, no computer, etc.
always answers my questions
Thank you! Mr. Wane, for helping me better understand a subject that I was never good at..... Have a Great Summer. Mahalo!
The reason i described Mr. Wane as chaotic is because i feel like he is thinking so rapidly and ahead that he rushes the minor things, like spelling clearly. Several times during class, the entire class would get mislead by his writing thinking that it was some number/word, but it was actually a different number/word, such as thinking that a 4 was a 9, and so on. Other than that though, I enjoyed spending a semester with Mr. Wane
Good Job Mr.

Bocar Wane: MATH53, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 53 - Tech-Occupational Math Crn (Section): 20636 (0)    
1. Other comments:
Great teacher, adjusts to students needs, flexible schedule, fun, easy going, class is easy to follow, always available for help.
I enjoyed this class a lot. I learned things that I'm supposed to know and I feel that I'm ready to take Math 197 for my EIMT AAS.
The subjects in this course can give a brief insight of math used in other courses. Homework could be distributed at home when lecture's over, and not in the lab when it's distributed in conjunction with quizzes and tests. Some of the pre-distributed material in MyWritingLab hasn't been used at all along with the textbook needed with this course, so I assume that the subjects I learned from this course is what MATH 053 is all about. The instructor knows the mathematics well and comes prepared with examples from the textbook. This may slightly give me preparedness for later courses such as Technical Math II (MATH 197).

Bocar Wane: MATH25, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Holomua
Course: MATH 25 - Elementary Algebra II Crn (Section): 31575 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 6 (60%) 3 (30%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%) 2 (20%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 6 (60%) 3 (30%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%) 4 (40%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (60%) 4 (40%)
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  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 5 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Stable course content
Mr.Wane knows his subject area, has a clear and effective way of teaching.
he is well organized
teaching each subject step by step.
He knows the subject very well.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
teaching methods
There is no changes I would suggest.
maybe go over a small review before taking quizes, espescially after a long weekend
need more practice's for the online work.
Maybe just let the students know when the tutor hours are and where we could go to get help.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
asks for questions
I had to leave early for work and Mr. Wane allowed me to take the quiz online.
he replied to emails qickly and provided makeup tests
he asked us students what we had hard time on. He tried making things easy for us.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, straight forward class
i recommend because he teaches us accurately if we don't know the questions.
I would recommend Mr.Wane because he helps his students out as much as possible and encourages the participation of students.
yes, he is a good nice teacher
yes, because he is a very helpful person. If you ask for help, he won't mind at all.
Yes. HE's very knowledgeable in the area.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
None
He is a super chill guy.
he is a great guy
He is a good teacher.
18. Other comments:
None
nope