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Instructor: Bocar Wane

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

Bocar Wane: MATH25, Spring 2014

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 because he is a good teacher, but no because he makes the students do homework, quizzes, and tests online
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--- 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, I recommend him because he grades fairly and gives many chances.
Yes he's a good teacher
Absolutely. Mr.Wane is an amazing teacher with a unique and effective teaching style.
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.
I would recommend Bocar Wane if you are a fast learner. One thing that is hard is having everything to be on Mathlab.
Yes, I would. However, he moves too fast in the class.
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?
do paper work instead
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
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.
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.
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?
good at math
Funny, interesting, and challenging.
Genuine, intelligent, awake
Funny. Simple
Approachable Knowledgeable Caring
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.
Fast. Knowledgeable. Fair.
loud, energetic, and excited
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:
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.
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.

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?
makes learning math fun.
class good online helps me when I go home to study
yes because he explains the work and helps show how we got the answer
Yes. He is very understanding and will listen to his students and help them.
Yes. He teaches well and gets through the material on a timely manner.
Yes, he's fair and is very patient with students. If you need help he's always wiling to help.
i would recommend him he is a good teacher open to helping his students
Yes I would. He is a Math dictionary and people can learn a lot from him....
straight to the point.
yes because he teaches math to everyone in the class very easily
yeah relaxed class learn on your own environment unless you need help and ask questions.
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.
Yes, he clearly understands the concept of his class and clearly explains it very well for students to understand.
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.
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?
I feel like he goes a little too fast for me.
Donʻt just give the homeworkʻs quizzes and test on the computer, it will be good to have some quizzes on paper
N/A
If he would periodically slow down and ask all students if they fully understand the material instead of sometimes just moving on ahead.
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.
needs to go say step by step how he solves the equation since sometimes he skip steps
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!
not all online tests and quizes
Do work in class and not on the computer
have practice worksheets for the day to go along with the lecture
I think he is doing just fine. I have no issues with the way he teaches.
N/A
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14. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
enthusiastic, fun
fair
Understanding Clear
Knowledgeable. organized. committed.
Fair Patient Friendly
organized and helpful
Smart, Intelligent and Fast....
blunt, straight forward
well educated
easy going, relaxed
Confident. Fair. Helpful.
Cool Teacher.
Enthusiastic and chaotic
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:
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.
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.
Thank you! Mr. Wane, for helping me better understand a subject that I was never good at..... Have a Great Summer. Mahalo!
always answers my questions
Good Job Mr.
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

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?
teaching each subject step by step.
Stable course content
Mr.Wane knows his subject area, has a clear and effective way of teaching.
he is well organized
He knows the subject very well.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
need more practice's for the online work.
teaching methods
There is no changes I would suggest.
maybe go over a small review before taking quizes, espescially after a long weekend
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?
he asked us students what we had hard time on. He tried making things easy for us.
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
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes, because he is a very helpful person. If you ask for help, he won't mind at all.
Yes, straight forward class
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. HE's very knowledgeable in the area.
i recommend because he teaches us accurately if we don't know the questions.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is a good teacher.
None
He is a super chill guy.
he is a great guy
18. Other comments:
None
nope