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Instructor: Esmond Marks

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Esmond Marks: PCM23, Fall 2012

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Holomua
Course: PCM 23 - Pre-College Mathematics Crn (Section): 31004 (0)     31007 (0)     31011 (0)     31013 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 1 (17%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%) 3 (75%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (43%) 2 (50%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%) 3 (75%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (100%)
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  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (100%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%) 1 (100%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Being able to make students understand math very easily by using step by step break downs
Mr. Marks was very explaining the material clearly, which helped me a lot better on my quizzes and test because I actually past the course. He was very supportive every time I took a test. Also, whenever I failed a test Mr. Marks always give words of encouragement to study hard that night and come the next day to take it again. He's also cooperative because when I didn't get a chance to do my final on the last day, he gave me a chance to come back the next week to finish the course and I finally past.
he is very good at keeping students on track
speaking clearly
He was there when I needed help with something or needed a question to be answered. Even when we were not in class, he was always able to answer anything via email. When Mr. Marks taught a lesson is was easy to understand and self-explanatory.
Very detail oriented and willingly helpful.
Personable, and funny. Interacts with students,
Communicating with students one on one so students can understand the topic.
He knew the material very well and was able to make understanding the lesson very helpful.
He was very easy to talk to. Any time I needed help, I wouldn't hesitate to ask for help. That's one thing I really need in a math teacher, being that math isn't my strongest subject.
Clear
Esmonnd Marks was able to keep track of the students progress through out the course. He helps me when I did a question wrong on my review handout.
lectures
His instructing is easy to follow and understand, his notes on the sections are easy to take down and remember. He is organized with his teaching.
He was very good at teaching me things I could never understand
Teaching math.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Help students a little more
turn down the A.C.!
nothing
None.
Teach more then PCM
In Math 23, we were not able to use a calculator which I totally understand but after the mid-term them math problem solving number got higher and felt we after the mid-term our strength got strong and should be able to use a calculator when getting into the higher numbers.
None.
Briefly go over last assignment that was given the day before so students who are behind can have their brains refreshed.
I think maybe some more emails would help about the week's plan.
Don't smoke before class, the smell was very strong on him.
N/a
None
none
I suggest giving examples and demonstrations that aren't simple, but harder examples so harder problems become easier and easier problems we can figure out on our own.
Nothing
Nothing.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Reminding students to finish their assignments every week to make sure they were on track for tests
Whenever i was struggling he set me aside to explain how the problems worked and did so until i got the idea of how to do it
telling them to make sure to do their work
Any time someone in his class needed help with a certain lesson he would answer it as best as he could. He wanted us all to pass so he made sure that we were always paying attention.
Stresses taking care of self and supports us with encouraging reminders
fair and he did his best to help us when it was needed.
Sent emails to check up on them.
Marks would talk to me one on one. Always showed interest and encouraged me and other students to finish their work on time.
He emailed when we were not in class and tried to encourage each of us.
He would have one on one talks with each of us about our grades.
Tells us to do our homework daily and not to fall behind.
He would email me about my absences and that it'll affect me in the course through via email.
one on one help
He made sure to keep people doing the work in the order it is supposed to be done.
Kept us in check and told us when everything was due
Teaches us very easily.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, because he taught me a lot of math and i understood him very easy
yes i would he is a good teacher and i enjoyed his class
Yes I would. For the specific course of PCM, he was a simple teacher and didn't make anything confusing.
Yes because he is very effective, thorough, and efficient.
sure
Yes, he's a good teacher with lots of experience and help.
Yes, because if you are stuck on a problem he'll help you and explain step by step.
YES! He is a wonderful teacher and made learning very understanding.
Yes, he's very personable and if you are serious about passing his course, he will make sure you succeed in doing so.
Sure, he's a good teacher. Friendly and helpful.
Yes, because he is an effective teacher with teaching about PCM.
yes, he is a good instructor
Sure, he is a good math teacher. Math is my least favorite subject and he has made it more tolerable than most math teachers I've had in the past.
Yes
Yes. Makes math very easy to understand, and that's what math needs.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
thank you
I would like to take another math class with him as a teacher
Thank you for the encouragement and sorry I was not able to complete the course.
N/a
helpful
If you get a question wrong he'll make a wrong noise, kind of like on a game show.
nothing
Nothing.
18. Other comments:
Thank You for all your time and patience Mr. Marks
N/a
overall, good instructor
If a student doesn't understand a problem, Mr. Marks should really show the student how the problem is solved with a different equation, then after they understand the steps send them off to do their work. Because then at least they get it.
nothing
Thank You