eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Anne Ku

Available Survey Results

MUS106, Fall 2013
MATH18, Summer II 2012
MATH82, Summer II 2012
MATH18, Spring 2012
MUS121C, Spring 2012
MATH18, Fall 2011
MATH82, Fall 2011
MATH18, Spring 2011

Anne Ku: MUS106, Fall 2013

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Music
Course: MUS 106 - Intro Music Literature Crn (Section): 45809 (0)    
1. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
2. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
3. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
4. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 7 1.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%)
5. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
6. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
7. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
8. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 1.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%)
9. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
By giving us lesser work to do instead of alot of work for this course. Some of us are fastworkers and others like me are slow workers who need more time to understand things and do their homework, and projects.
keep it simple
Perhaps be more thorough on certain topics instead of vaguely addressing too many little things
By understanding that some students are virgin to the material.
She do excellentjob.
She can be more lighten the workload a little and be more organized.
10. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
When we all were assigned to do a composer and wrote about their life as a famous composer and what was their most famous composed piece they were known for in Chapter 9 the Early Romantic Music.
presentations
Everything. Mostly just listening and analyzing the music. Hearing all the varieties and extracting the elements to truly appreciate it.
The transition through out the times.
Understand the principal of the music.
I liked being exposed to different types of music, even the type of music I don't usually enjoy.
11. My overall evaluation of this course is...
B
great job
Such an interesting class and music is such a wonderful thing and should be better appreciated and understood so I highly recommend it to anyone.
It was a bit face paced for me.
Great.
This is a very interesting class. It makes you go deep into the concepts and history of music and how it progressed over time. I enjoyed the class overall.
12. Other comments:
I really enjoyed Anne Ku Mus 106 class. Hope to see her again next semester for piano lessons.
keep up the good work
Thank you Anne (:
A wealth of knowledge learned in a short period of time.
Keep up with good work.

Anne Ku: MATH18, Summer II 2012     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Math
Course: MATH 18 - Essential Math for Algebra Crn (Section): 45063 (0)    
1. I utilize all the learning opportunities provided in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
2. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
3. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
4. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
5. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
6. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
7. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 11 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
8. Comment on the instructor's professional attitude and behavior.
Great learning tactics..... She makes you want to learn the material..
I have always enjoy the professional attitude and behavior of my instructor.
She's very uplifting and wants us to have as much knowledge as we can.
i like the way she teaches students
very professional and fun!
she was nice and out forward...
She was always open for discussion and assistance when asked.
Helpful towards her students, she wants them to pass & be able to understand all math problems.
9. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Very helpful in the learning......
having to show me the most importants of the math example and learning a new language is a slow prosses for me.
She reminds me on how to do certain problems on what i'm working on.
she's good in explaining something.
her approach. very nice and easy to go to.
she was on top things in the beginning of class and through the class time...
Ms. Ku's availability was what I found to be most helpful.
10. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
NONE......
having Anne for a short period has help me to move on to my study.
Nothing in particular, very helpful.
nothing
nothing
there were no less of her time being there...
Nothing
11. The lab sections were a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 11 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 4 (36%)
12. Other comments:
Being in the lab makes me want to learn the math, because you have that time in the classroom....
Helpful & understanding person who wants me to do good.
Just that there not enough time from Math Lab in order to catch up!
Keep the labs open! They were a God-send.

Anne Ku: MATH82, Summer II 2012     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Math
Course: MATH 82 - Accelerated Algebra Crn (Section): 45064 (0)    
1. I utilize all the learning opportunities provided in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
2. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
3. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%)
4. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
5. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
6. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
7. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.39 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
8. Comment on the instructor's professional attitude and behavior.
Thank you for all the help to get started in this class this summer. Anne Ku is very kind and care about the students in our class.
in the begining she really wanted to see the class succede but everytime i asked for help she brushed me off to a tutor. This was not a big deal but the tutors did not really seem to have the skills necessary to teach. They knew how to do the material but could not explaine clearly to me how to do it.
She always had a good attitude in class.
she was friendly and open to any questions i had during this course.
great
Very proffesional and had a good attitude throughout the whole course that I had her.
9. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Thank you too for the confidence you showed.
Easy to talk to
she was open to any questions and she knew the math material real well.
n/a
She was very positive which made the class better. She was also helpful because she knew what she was talking about.
10. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
nada
Her schedule in the math lab
nothing
n/a
Nothing, She was very helpful
11. The lab sections were a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 9 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%)
12. Other comments:
Thank you lab tutors...couldn't do this work without people there that can answer questions. Great group of tutors in the Math Lab!
have a nice summer, see you in the fall.

Anne Ku: MATH18, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Math
Course: MATH 18 - Essential Math for Algebra Crn (Section): 50019 (0)     50020 (0)    
1. I utilize all the learning opportunities provided in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
2. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
3. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
4. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
5. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
6. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
7. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
8. Comment on the instructor's professional attitude and behavior.
Intelligent instructor, well disciplined and willing to help if asked. She was also diligent in speaking with me when she noticed I was in need of help. She was also very encouraging when I passed my tests and exams.
Ms. Ku is extremely professional and clearly cares very much about her students. She is a brilliant and extremely competent teacher. I hope to take another one of her classes. It would be very nice if Ms. Ku would be able to share her expertise through classroom lectures. She has introduced us to some very valuable tricks of the "trade" in math. I like her very much.
aloha: she is very excellent in math,but if she spend alot in helping each person that will help.
she's very helpful and compassionate towards her students.very good instructor.i refer allot of students to take her class
I like when she is there for the students that are trying their best in succeeding.
VERY STRIAGHT FORWARD
9. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Her knowledge and openness to help me when I needed it.
Ms. Ku's expertise in math. Ms. Ku is very approachable and utilizes methods which are helpful instead of intimindating. Hopefully, UHMC will keep Professor Ku for as long as possible, i.e., years.
very observing person willing to help other person.
She is understandable and will try to cooperate with your schedule and help out your situation.
KEEP US TUNED IN ON WHERE WE STOOD DURING COURSE
10. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Her schedule at the school made it hard to actually see her before class.
Nothing. She is an excellent instructor, kind and professional.
There were none.
LEAST WAS SHE NOT IN LAB MUCH HELPFULL COULD ALWAYS REACH HER ONE WAY OR THE OTHER
11. The lab sections were a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 6 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%)
12. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Those labs are AWESOME!!!! If it wasn't for the Mathlab being available, I would of had an even harder time p.assing my Math 18. Good course
The online Math 18 is a difficult course. Some of the quizzes and exams are so extremely difficult pass it takes many many tries for some students to achieve a passing score of 70%. For instance, quiz 3 and quiz 6. I think students in this course would benefit from live classroom instruction in addition to the online course. Not having classroom instruction has made it difficult at times for me to understand the hows and whys of certain math equations.
She Excellent person to work with.
That it had changed a lot compared to the old times...We did not have to go in for two hours in Math Lab in order to collect the rest of your attendance point.
LOVED IT
13. Other comments:
Keep the tutors and Mathlab. They were very essential for someone who has not been math smart her whole life.
The math lab is ridiculous when it comes to trying to pass quizzes and examinations. The noise level and constant interruptions are beyond frustrating and totally disruptive. There seems to be plenty of tutors available in the math lab. Thus, somehow creating a better test environment such as a separate room for quiz/test takes and then another room (the regular lab) for those who need assistance and/or need to ask questions would be greatly appreciated. There is nothing more frustrating than trying to concentrate on taking a quiz or exam while the person next to the student taking a quiz/exam is listening to rock music, eating, laughing and/or talking to other students or lab helpers about non-related math subjects. The math lab created a lot of stress for me because of the problem with inter-mixing test/quiz takers (myself) together with other students who are not focusing on math. The math lab is an unfair test environment. I did not like the time I spent in the lab as it was extremely difficult for me to concentrate. Thus, my failing quizzes and/or exams in the lab happened many times. Finally, in frustration I was able to take my quizzes and exams with teacher permission during class time other other teacher classrooms. It should be noted that all of the teachers and helpers in the math lab were very nice. They were always available to assist students when called upon. The teachers and lab assistants did make efforts to control the noise problem in the lab. Thank you.
I wish that they would change the idea of having to collect your hours in Math Lab in order to get your other point especially when it is hard for some students that is working full-time and the time frame is way off...Wish you could go back to the old ways before...

Anne Ku: MUS121C, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Music
Course: MUS 121C - Elem Piano I Crn (Section): 49838 (0)    
1. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
2. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
3. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
4. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
5. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
6. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
7. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
8. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
9. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
no comment at this time
This is a 'concurrent' course, so it was really difficult for me as a first time piano student. The course was not designed to address all levels in the lectures or the tests. I know it was difficult for Anne as well.
Make a beginner class and a seperate advanced class as it was difficult being a beginner in a class with advanced students.
Please repair the pianos in the roomâ??There are 6 broken ones; missing headphone jacks, some don't sound at all. two are de-tuned to the wrong key and three have hot spots on the keyboard where the note sounds too loud. There are two with broken notes that don't sound at all. I mentioned this to the instructor and she asked me if I would help find the right person to fix the keyboards. Perhaps by the 2012 Fall Semester they will all be fixed. This is a great class and we took turns sharing the working keyboards. It would also be nice if the other piano teachers took as much interest in the equipment to make sure its all operational. Dr. Anne Ku deserves a medal for her outstanding work with broken pianos.
10. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I liked this course because the instructor taught us as a group as well as individually. I was really impressed by our Final projects. I also enjoyed attending a piano concert with other members of the class and our teacher. What I liked best was that this class was not an ordinary class. In addition to learning how to play the piano, we learned how to read music and learned music theory.
I liked having the one on one sessions with the teacher. This was only time (10 minutes/week) that I was able to obtain personal assistance.
Being able to play the grand piano.
The challenge of stretching our abilities to find out our individual limitations were and then giving expert assistance where needed. It was a lot more than a basic piano course; it was an introduction to applied music and an appreciation of many forms illustrated on the piano.
11. My overall evaluation of this course is...
that I would recommend this class to anyone.
Good.
It was good but dislike the combination of the two classes.
This was an excellent course that I would take again.
12. Other comments:
none
I learned how to read music and play piano at a remedial level - and THAT IS AWESOME.
I think the idea of having a Math Genius teach piano is the most unique I have ever heard of; it certainly worked well for me. Her ability to count while teaching and demonstrating was superb.

Anne Ku: MATH18, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Math
Course: MATH 18 - Essential Math for Algebra Crn (Section): 48554 (0)     48567 (0)     48574 (0)    
1. I utilize all the learning opportunities provided in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%)
2. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (11%) 5 (56%)
3. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
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%) 6 (67%)
4. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 7 (70%)
5. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 11 (100%)
6. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
7. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 5 (63%)
8. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%)
9. Comment on the instructor's professional attitude and behavior.
I believe Mrs Ku does the best to her knowledge and is a pleasure to work with in math. I will gladly take her math 82 when i get there.
well miss ku is great she help us solve all of our math problem and I will take her class for the next semester
She is a good instructor. but the course is still difficult.
Great attitude
She is very professional and is always eager to help when needed.
She had a good attitude while teaching the class and gave lots of help to the students and myself. She really wanted everyone to pass and go to the next level of math :)
Kind, nice, and understandable
Miss Ku is just awesome. Shes always smiling and have a positive attidude.
shes nice and cool.
very kind, calm, and always positive no matter what :)
lover her attitude towards teaching math
She has a quality that other teachers seem to lack these days. She geniunelly seems to care if the students pass fail or withdraw.
Love her! Wouldn't mind her lecturing. She is great to listen to.
Anne Ku is a very awesome teacher she really helped be alot this semester.
she is very knowledgeable and very helpful...if she is teaching next semester i want to take her course again
Professor Ku is a strong advocate for her required subject. She understands her subject extremely well, yet, she also understands that even though math is not for everyone, once you understand the basics, it is not that hard. She has also noted that you need to practice math to keep ahead of it.
She has a great attitude and obviously LOVES to teach. She was always helpful and available.
she's nice and always helpful.
She tries to find ways to help you if you are wanting to be helped
its helpful
She's very helpful when it comes to questions regarding our work.
10. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She has different ways of showing me how to do problem solving.
I found that miss ku is helping me the things I got stock on and always ask her for help
just her presents in the class during the class time, ready and availible to answer question when she could.
math sucks
She helped me when needed. Encouraged me to continue when I was about to give up
She gave announcements of when the semester was going to end and how much work and effort we should put into the assignments and homework and gave us helpful hints on how to pass the class successfully!
She is there when help is needed, and takes time one & one to help whoever needs the help...
Miss Ku is always there if you need any questioned and if you need any help.
she teach us when we need help.
she always wants to help you succeed.
he told me what do is required for me to pass math 18
She is very encourageing and wants all of her students to suceed in her course.
she helps me understand how to solve a problem and sometimes i can figure it out on a way that i best understand myself and she makes sure that i know what i am doing.
she takes the time to help you when you are stuck.... and explains it in more than one way to help you undertsand
The idea that she strongly advocated the use of the many student and faculty tutors at our disposal. That she made arrangements with other instructors to accommodate her classes. Her demeanor and encouragement at all stages of passing Math 18!!!!
she takes time to help her students.
the one on one help as well as the student organizers
N/A
She goes over quizzes that I haven't passed and helps me workout the problems that I have gotten wrong.
11. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Nothing at this time.
no more extra pencil
nothing
I have nothing negative to say about her teaching.
N/A
NOTHING!
nothing much, shes a great teacher. its our responsibilty to us how we use our time.
nothing
Nothing
I would have liked her to grade our organizer not by chapter but allow us to have it graded based on quizes. Sometimes by the time I finished a chapter I had to go back and freshen up for a quiz.
nothing... for my first time in college she was really a great instructor to have... :)
I am from the old school of being taught one on one with the instructor. I really wish the Math classes were being taught with the teacher actually instructing the class versus using the internet as a teaching tool. Too old, I guess.
nothing.+
i'm unsure i felt as if she Anne Ku was a wonderful professor.
N/A
Nothing at all.
12. The lab sections were a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 1.08 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (80%)
13. My grades accurately represent my performance in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (20%) 5 (56%)
14. Other comments:
The class could be 3 credit online class only, with a question and answer box box avalible 24 hours.
she was funny and she realy pushes you even when you were late in work and when ready to give up she wont let you.
Mrs. Ku reminded me of my second grade teacher, always smiling and actually cared about ehr students performance in class :) Thank you Mrs. Ku!!
Ms. Ku is a great instructor
anne ku is nice teacher and smart.
THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! :)
MCC ROCK!
I like to do my homework and lab time at home. I spent a lot of time going out of my way to do lab time.
I did not miss any classes, watched the video's and attended the lab as required.... All of these functions were necessary and I did understand the information when presented. What kicked me was my inability to hold onto the formulas and information needed to pass the quizzes and exams, actually stressing out each time I progressed on.
Students who are taking tests in the lab should be segregated from the other students to have a quieter environment for testing purposes. Teachers in lab were helpful. Course is difficult to pass individual quizzes adding to student anxiety about math in general. Teacher is very nice and helpful too.

Anne Ku: MATH82, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Math
Course: MATH 82 - Accelerated Algebra Crn (Section): 49060 (0)    
1. I utilize all the learning opportunities provided in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
2. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
3. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
4. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
5. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
6. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
7. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
8. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
9. Comment on the instructor's professional attitude and behavior.
Math is a difficult subject to teach, I think it takes a special person to put up with some students when it comes to math. Anne's good at understanding the difficulty students have when it comes to math, and keeping them notified of what they need to work on in order to succeed.
Instructor Ku was very professional. She always gave advice on keeping on task.
she was great in all aspects and was professional in all her dealings. she was always happy which helped me feel comfortable and open.
Kind, to the point, and always answers email questions in a timely manner. A nice teacher... thanks!
She carries herself very professionally.
She was very helpful and was really helpful especially because I was very behind. She was there to help me catch up and keep up.
Professor Ku is very helpful and able to answer my concern and inquiries and even direct me if there's any way that she cannot able to help me out.
10. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Whenever I wrote Anne via email she responded almost instantaneously. I was very impressed by this. I can't emphasize it enough.
Instructor Ku would send an email to notify students of their progress and what needs to be done.
the way she taught and the way she is persistent on having the students pass and so their best.
That she is easy to talk to and straight to the point.
Her desire to help her students pass the course.
She always made herself available and invited students to attend her other classes that she taught.
She helps the student and try to motivate them to try and pass this class.
11. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
One thing I think Anne should work on is providing the "you can do it" attitude a lot of us students need. I think with math 82, so many students give up or fail that teachers might often assume the worst from their students. With math being my weak spot, I knew that I was going to have to do everything in my ability to succeed in the class, in order to do so. I felt like Anne often didn't believe I could do it, or maybe wanted it as bad as I do. If I knew she did, I would have appreciated my personal discussions with her more. She mentioned towards the end of the semester what I had to do to get a c, or to pass for that matter. I told her a c for me was unacceptable, in which I thought I had made clear and obvious from day one. I guess not!
Nothing. She was wonderful.
to think about it i cant find anything that isnt pleasing about her.
nothing
Nothing really. The only thing that wasn't helpful was that everything was done on the computer..
12. The lab sections were a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%)
13. My grades accurately represent my performance in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
14. Other comments:
I know I had to work a lot harder than a lot of other successful students; which is fine. I accredit any success I come across in this semesters math class to the math lab. I know a lot of students hate the math lab, but I know that without the tutors and teachers to keep my head up; I would have had a much harder time completing the course. I wish further math courses offered labs or tutors like the easier courses do!
Math Lab hours that are required was a huge challenge. I work full-time and have 4 little children. However, it was helpful when the Math Lab hours were adjusted.
great i dont like the fact that we have to do everything on line and on the computer i work better and do better writing things out and even the computer lab was a hard thing for me to accomplish and make each week. it was a burden to make time and find the time to go to the math lab for 3 hours a week.
done! yessssssssss
I feel that walking students through the process of how to move forward in the glass would have been most helpful. For example. - Clearly stating and explaining that students Must first do the online homework and get the workbook signed off (which only the teach is able to do) before they are able to take a quiz. - Also it it is easiest to fill out the work book when doing the online homework. - Best use of math lab is to ask questions when stuck But you can also take quizzes (only if the work book is singed off and enough of the homework is completed. - It would also be helpful to be taught the common key board short cuts for entering answers into the computer.

Anne Ku: MATH18, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Math
Course: MATH 18 - Essential Math for Algebra Crn (Section): 46575 (0)     46576 (0)     47144 (0)    
1. I utilize all the learning opportunities provided in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
2. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.29 7 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 1 (14%)
3. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.43 7 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 1 (14%)
4. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.29 7 1.38 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (100%)
5. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.43 7 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%) 5 (100%)
6. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.29 7 1.38 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 1 (14%)
7. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.29 7 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%)
8. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%)
9. Comment on the instructor's professional attitude and behavior.
She is great and very helpful.
positive attitude very encouraging
Math has never been a strong subject of mine. I especially appreciated her concern for all of her students with the email reminders and constant encouragements to utilize the staff at the Mathlab. Her approach to her students was always to let us know she and the Mathlab staff were there to assist us, no matter where our placement was. Her singular goal of making sure we understood that math was not difficult, if we understood the steps. Kudo's to Ms. Ku! Thanks for helping me overcome my fear.......
I like Anne as she is very very helpful and she gets back to me quickly through email with whatever problems that i may have.
She cares for each student. taking the time to meet with each student to get to know each students way of learning and works from there.
very respectful person who helps students who are in need.
she is better.
She is helpful, Math is just a hard subject to teach
She is understanding and helps however she can if
Anne Ku has a very positive attitude and a strong behavior (in a good way) to help her students learn the formulas
10. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She keeps you up to date on information and nothing takes you by surprise. She send out lots of informative e-mails.
shes always encouraging us to complete our assignments and trying her best to keep us motivated
I found her attitude toward her students most refreshing. Never did I hear her become frustrated with me when I couldn't get the concept of the problem or the fact I had to go to her so often. There were other students who also benefited from her patience. Her one on one is fantastic.
She showed us different ways on how to do math problems that were to difficult to understand.
Her willingness to go beyond what other math teachers do to help each student. I have observed this as well as experienced this.
Giving helpful tips by writing them on the chalkboard.
by knowing how to solve those problem and understand it.
She was there when i had questions
As long as you are honest and straight up with her and explain whatever situation you are in she understands
Her patients and understanding
11. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Absolutely nothing.
nothing
none.. she was very valuable in helping me out.
Student organizers are stupid!
i think that i did not find any least valuable about Ann Ku
I did most of my learning on my own
no comment
12. The lab sections were a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
13. My grades accurately represent my performance in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
14. Other comments:
She's got great legs.
i liked how she let us come into more then just one of her classes to let us catch up
It would be so wonderful if there were lab classes given on Saturday for us non-traditional students. I would of had to taken my lunch hour or extra time off to make it to the labs. That was a little difficult, especially if you have a full load of evening classes that start at 6:00p and you get off of work at 5:00p, not enough time to get to the labs.
math is still my weakest links but she helped me along and that will help me in math 82 next sememster!!
Great teacher. Although i did not finish the course I signed up for her again next semester!
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I think the school should do something about Math18 because many students aren't able to finish the course in one semester and it interferes with any financial aid assistance and yet it just a lot to do in just one semester and yet there is not many help from teachers like one and one help...............
I wish to continue Math 18 during the summer and so I can return in the fall and complete her class