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Instructor: Jerry Saviano

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ENG100, Spring 2015
ENG257C, Spring 2015
ENG100, Fall 2014
ENG257S, Fall 2014
ENG257X, Fall 2014
ENG100, Spring 2014
ENG257C, Spring 2014
ENG250, Spring 2012
ENG250, Fall 2011

Jerry Saviano: ENG100, Spring 2015

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 23219 (0)    
1. The amount of effort I put into this course was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Low   Low   Medium   High   Very High  
3.63 8 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%)
2. The number of times I was absent from class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
1.88 8 0.64 Freq(%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
3. The number of times I was tardy for class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
1.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
4. The grade I expect in this class is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
3.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%) 1 (14%)
5. The number of semesters I have attended HCC - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   1   2   3   4   5+  
1.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 5 (71%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
6. My overall GPA at HCC is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Below 2.0   2.0-2.49   2.5-2.99   3.0-3.49   3.49-4.0  
3.17 6 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%)
7. For me, this course is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Required   Elective   General Education   Running Start   Other  
1.5 8 1.07 Freq(%) 6 (75%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
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%)
9. The instructor uses class time well.
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%)
10. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for 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%)
11. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
12. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
13. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
14. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
15. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
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%)
16. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
17. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
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%)
18. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
19. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
20. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
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%)
21. The instructor treats all students fairly.
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%)
22. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
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%)
23. 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%)
24. The instructor treats students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.38 8 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%)
25. The instructor engages in a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
26. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
27. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
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%)
28. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
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%)
29. Overall, this is a very important course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
30. Overall, this course is more important than I thought it would be.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
31. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Jerry was very understanding to the different levels of education and situations for all his students.
By being flexible and easy to reach.
Jerry Saviano made appointment times to meet with him outside class time. In addition, he goes over our essays individually to provide feedback on our next revision.
He is pretty flexible with his schedule. He is willing to meet outside of class to help you on your projects, or to better understand a certain subject.
Jerry went above by showing us and encouraging us to use the resources available to us. Organizing library seminars for us to know how to use the library webpage for our research, The writing Lab etc.
i dont know about other students, he always asked me how I was doing
Jerry Saviano, helped students outside of class by always being available through email.
he provided his email and personal contact information and encouraged us to get in touch with him for questions, any concerns about assignments grades etc...he was sympathetic to family concerns, work related issues,or being ill and understood if we needed to leave class early, or miss it completely.
32. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I liked Jerry's ability to teach using fun techniques.
Like the videos it was interesting and educational.
I really liked it when Jerry made the class seem more lively by making funny jokes. He speaks very loudly and clearly so that his students listens to him.
Jerry was a very informal teacher, he was to the point, loud, and somewhat of a comedian. I liked how he'd use videos as examples.
He took his time to explain things
loved it
He made class fun, he was very helpful and extremely understanding when it came to busy schedules outside of school.
he made the class interesting by providing comedic ways to introduce the subject matter...he was also very vibrant and it helped us to stay awake.
33. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
I would recommend this course to any first year students.
Learned and relearned about Grammar.
He is a great Professor who will push the hidden best in you out.
i would take it again
I wish that I could've taken more time out of my busy life to write better essays but Jerry Saviano and Tyson were extremely helpful.
i would take this course again if i had to and he was very flexible on late assignments
34. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes. For reasons described above.
Yes, he makes the class more interesting by introducing different links about subject.
I would definitely recommend Jerry to other students because I gained a lot of knowledge on grammar that I didn't know before.
I would recommend this class to students who want to be challenged. Jerry is always willing to help his students take the next step in improving their writting. I'd also recommend this class to anyone who is shy, as Jerry will definitely bring you out of your shell. He is awesome.
Any day
yes,every helpful. Makes English exciting
YES! Very helpful, understanding, and overall a good teacher who knew what he was talking about.
yes..it was very informative, and it a fun place to be right after work
35. Other comments:
2 thumbs up

Jerry Saviano: ENG257C, Spring 2015     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 257C - Comedy & Satire in Literature Crn (Section): 24455 (0)    
1. The amount of effort I put into this course was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Low   Low   Medium   High   Very High  
4.13 8 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%) 2 (25%)
2. The number of times I was absent from class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
2.88 8 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%)
3. The number of times I was tardy for class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
2.38 8 1.69 Freq(%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%)
4. The grade I expect in this class is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.13 8 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%) 2 (25%)
5. The number of semesters I have attended HCC - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   1   2   3   4   5+  
4.29 7 1.5 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
6. My overall GPA at HCC is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Below 2.0   2.0-2.49   2.5-2.99   3.0-3.49   3.49-4.0  
3.86 7 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 2 (29%)
7. For me, this course is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Required   Elective   General Education   Running Start   Other  
2.0 8 1.41 Freq(%) 4 (50%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%)
8. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
9. The instructor uses class time well.
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%)
10. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for 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%)
11. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
12. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
13. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
14. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
15. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
16. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
17. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
18. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.63 8 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
19. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
20. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
21. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.63 8 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
22. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
23. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
24. The instructor treats students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 8 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
25. The instructor engages in a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 8 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
26. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
27. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
28. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
29. Overall, this is a very important course.
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%)
30. Overall, this course is more important than I thought it would be.
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%)
31. How did the instructor show concern for students?
he truly wants his kids to do good and puts in a lot of work to help us, he is extremely helpful and accessible he is more than generous with his time to help his students, he really goes out of his way to make assignments less confusing and stressful
I thought he was as disrespectful to me and my Christian Beliefs But when I asked for help he gave me help
Jerry frequently set up conferences when papers were due to assist students with editing and made sure to let the class know his times of availability, which were often flexible and based on the students' needs.
Always available to questions, answered emails and questions quickly.
He shows up on his own time and assists students around their schedule :)
32. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I enjoyed the interactive aspect professor Saviano brought to class. It was refreshing and enjoyable.
sometimes jerry is very intimidating but once u get over it he's awesome i disliked that he had a very strong opinion to certain perspectives and that he should be more open-minded it would make him more cool but he's still awesome
I disliked the use of foul language in the classroom The word Fuck Fuck Fuck. Blow job and get laid should remain outside the classroom. I found the use of that language distasteful and not a good representation of HCC I suggest that Jerry Saviano discontinue the use of those words in the class room environment
He respected each students opinion and taught in a humorous way
He's very straight forward. Sends emails and announcements about all assignments and he adds a lot of outside sources into his lessons making them fun.
His sense of humor is amazingly funny.
33. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
He is an excellent teacher that enjoys the topics he teaches.
jerry is very funny, i think hcc is very lucky to have him on staff, he belongs at a university but it is awesome that he is at hcc!! although his opinions are strong it is nice to see what he thinks about certain things, very respectable, and keeps class interesting, never want to miss a class, students did not care when he would go over class because it was worth every second! i am glad that i have taken this class and had jerry as my professor as the last general credit class in achieving my degree
I felt disrespected because I served in the military He must realize that the VA pays my tuition and Smart remarks about the military are not appreciated His behavior towards me was perceived as Hostile and I told him so and I encouraged him to stand down I do not recommend any Military or Christians or Jews attend his classes.. I did not have a good experience in his class at all I am almost 58 years old and have my college degree from HPU years ago I returned to school to sharpen my skills and for fun ..: something to do. I forgive him. I'm expecting a B grade .thats the level of work I did in his class
I would recommend him as a teacher, he's a cool guy and wants students to succeed and produce their best work.
The course itself was fun. It's nice having courses like this where there's no actual "textbook" learning. The terms and phrases are from the teacher himself while we discus the reading material.
Take it!!!
34. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
I would recommend professor Saviano to other students because his teaching style is a breath of fresh air in a stuffy room.
absolutely!
No. See remarks above
Yeah I just said that.
Yes, he's a fair teacher and he's always willing to help his students.
YAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
35. Other comments:
Excellent class
jerry is awesome
eh
We all had fun this semester! You make writing intensives fun.

Jerry Saviano: ENG100, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 21655 (0)    
1. The amount of effort I put into this course was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Low   Low   Medium   High   Very High  
4.14 14 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 6 (43%) 5 (36%)
2. The number of times I was absent from class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
2.29 14 1.2 Freq(%) 4 (29%) 5 (36%) 3 (21%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%)
3. The number of times I was tardy for class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
1.71 14 0.91 Freq(%) 8 (57%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
4. The grade I expect in this class is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.14 14 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 8 (57%) 4 (29%)
5. The number of semesters I have attended HCC - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   1   2   3   4   5+  
1.64 14 0.93 Freq(%) 8 (57%) 4 (29%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%)
6. My overall GPA at HCC is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Below 2.0   2.0-2.49   2.5-2.99   3.0-3.49   3.49-4.0  
2.92 13 1.32 Freq(%) 2 (15%) 4 (31%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 1 (8%)
7. For me, this course is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Required   Elective   General Education   Running Start   Other  
1.43 14 1.16 Freq(%) 12 (86%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%)
8. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
9. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.43 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 7 (50%)
10. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
11. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.29 14 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 4 (29%) 7 (50%)
12. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
13. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
14. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.43 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 7 (50%)
15. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
16. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
17. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 14 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (50%) 7 (50%)
18. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.36 14 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 3 (21%) 8 (57%)
19. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.21 14 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 3 (21%) 7 (50%)
20. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
21. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.21 14 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 5 (36%) 6 (43%)
22. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%)
23. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.29 14 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 6 (43%) 6 (43%)
24. The instructor treats students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.21 14 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 1 (7%) 8 (57%)
25. The instructor engages in a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.29 14 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 4 (29%) 7 (50%)
26. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.29 14 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 6 (43%) 6 (43%)
27. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
28. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
29. Overall, this is a very important course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.57 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 8 (57%)
30. Overall, this course is more important than I thought it would be.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
31. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He asks why some students are late to class. He also asks students where their papers are if he/she hasn't turned it in yet.
makes sure everyone understands, offer help if needed
I have trouble coming to class on time or even showing up. I spoke to Jerry about my problems, and he recommended ideas that would help. He was concerned about my attendance because it was affecting my grade, but he was there to make sure I could catch up and do work.
he is a great teacher. he is always very understanding towards each and every student's situation and is very respectful.
When a student that normally never misses class doesn't show up in class he'll ask us if we'd seen him/her, or if any of us heard from them. He cares for each and everyone of us, and I'll surely miss him.
answer questions appropriately and considerate
Jerry Saviano gives us, the students, every opportunity to succeed. He explains assignments and instructions clearly, and makes it fun to learn a very boring subject. Jerry is friendly most days, and when he is he always asks, "how are you doing," or "do you understand this," which shows me he actually cares.
Always suggests to go get as much help and knowledge you can get for writing.
He helped and encouraged me with all my assignments and I would be willing to take another of his classes without a second thought. He helped me get to want to stay in school. I had a very hard time at the beginning of the semester.
Jerry showed concern for his students by repeatedly teaching main points of sentence structure and English grammar so we would continuously understand it.
Jerry Saviano is a very good teacher. He cares about the class and always give chances in whatever work he give to work on.
Jerry Saviano showed concerns to the students by giving them the opportunity to work on late work to pass and to also offer help outside of class via appointments at the Writing Center. He also showed concerns by asking where some of his students are when absent and how we are doing on our papers/MyWriting Lab. He makes sure we are doing what we're doing in order to pass his course.
He makes sure that everyone comes to class. He shows that he cares and wants everyone to learn and pass.
32. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I liked that he was very bold and got straight to the point. He also gave some interesting examples from his own experiences.
made every lesson interesting
I somewhat did enjoy doing the mywritinglab because I got an overview brief of the grammar and how/when to use punctuation. The essays were a little to complex, but I got through it.
i didn't dislike anything. he was great and i actually learned to like writing english papers
His loud voice, because it keeps me awake most of the time.
I liked how he incorporated real life situations in his teachings. He made us write in a way that relates to the world, but also allowed us to write about topics that we found personally interesting, which i appreciated.
I liked the extra help I received when turning in essays. Being told what I got wrong.
The way he helped me with my assignments.
What I liked about how Jerry Saviano taught his course was the attention he paid to grammar detail taught in the classroom. He showed he was truly interested in the subject he was teaching. What I disliked about how Jerry Saviano taught his class was too little time spent answering students questions and getting feedback from other classmates in the classroom.
What I liked the most about this class is how Jerry give alot of chances for us to finish our essay and helped us complete the course.
What I like about the way Jerry taught this course is his sense of humor and being knowledgeable towards what he teaches. He makes sure we understand what he is teaching and explains it further if anyone needed help understanding.
I like how he pushes people to do their best. He also pushes the deadline if some people did not complete the assignment.
33. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
He has a very loud voice. He likes to pick on students but in a joking kind of way to make them more aware.
friendly and caring person, makes learning fun and interesting
Very interesting teacher. He makes class seem fun, and he uses examples that we would understand like relating them to movies, quotes, and other sourcs.
anyone who wants a caring and cool teacher should take him. he makes jokes too and makes sure students are always paying attention.
I learned a lot in this class.
When Jerry is in a bad mood it is pretty evident, and he sometimes takes that out on his students. He should not let his personal problems affect how he performs in class, but in his defense there were very few days when I saw him exhibit this type of behavior.
It's not difficult.
I actually enjoyed his class and glad I to have met him and glad he is my English teacher.
Definitively, I would try to encourage other students to register for Jerry Saviano's English 100 level classes. I would consider taking one of his English literature classes while I am attending Honolulu Community College.
Jerry is a good teacher and one of my favorite teacher of all the teachers i took in the past semester.
I thought the overall course was pretty easy if you knew what you were doing by focusing on the tasks and class lectures.
He is very interesting and full of knowledge. Most of all, very humorous.
34. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
I would if the students don't mind having a teacher that tries to get comfortable with them by joking on them sometimes.
yes, very knowledgeable and makes it easier to understand complex lessons
Yes because if you want a teacher who is hard on you, he would be the one. He pushes you to the point you have motivation, and helps when you need it!
i would because i never used to like writing, but in his class i realized my potential and that i can get As and Bs on papers. i actually like english now. there's more to english than just grammar.
Yes, because he's an excellent teacher. He might seem mean at first, but as the semester progresses I found out that he's not mean at all. He also cares for his students, and will make sure that none of his students will leave this course with a failing grade. And he'll make sure that you understand what the assignment is about and whatnot.
I would absolutely recommend him to other students, in fact I have already have recommended him to a good friend of mine. That is because Jerry Saviano is very humorous and fun, but more seriously he makes the subject matter easy to learn and gives his students every opportunity to succeed.
Yes because it's very strict so you'll get your work done to pass.
Yes, I would recommend other students to take Jerry's class, because I could always get in touch with him when I needed to and he was always ready to help, even when he was busy.Jerr
In my opinion, Jerry Saviano is one of the excellent English instructors on campus. He really has interest in the level of English 100 class he is teaching.
I think I would because hes a good teacher that gives a lot of chances.
Yes, because he is very lenient on the work and he makes sure you understand how he revises your papers and know how to fix it.
Yes i would because he takes interest in students and wants them to in and out of his class.
35. Other comments:
He's loud, but he's certainly the best.
I very much enjoyed your English 100 class Jerry! Your students are probably too scared to tell you, but we all love you!
None
Jerry's a cute kitten.
God Bless.
Overall, i actually enjoyed his class. I would take another course with him if my degree provided me to.

Jerry Saviano: ENG257S, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department:
Course: ENG 257S - Comic Books, Lit & Society Crn (Section): 21929 (0)    
1. The amount of effort I put into this course was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Low   Low   Medium   High   Very High  
4.11 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
2. The number of times I was absent from class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
1.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
3. The number of times I was tardy for class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
1.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
4. The grade I expect in this class is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
5. The number of semesters I have attended HCC - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   1   2   3   4   5+  
3.56 9 1.42 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%)
6. My overall GPA at HCC is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Below 2.0   2.0-2.49   2.5-2.99   3.0-3.49   3.49-4.0  
4.25 8 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
7. For me, this course is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Required   Elective   General Education   Running Start   Other  
2.0 9 1.32 Freq(%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%)
8. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
9. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
10. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.56 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
11. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
12. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
13. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
14. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
15. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
16. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
17. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
18. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.11 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%)
19. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
20. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.44 9 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
21. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
22. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
23. 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%)
24. The instructor treats students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
25. The instructor engages in a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
26. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
27. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
28. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
29. Overall, this is a very important course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
30. Overall, this course is more important than I thought it would be.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.56 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
31. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He is willing to help those who need help
Jerry Saviano made appointment times with students to review papers. Listened to opinions of students and made me feel comfortable stating my opinions.
Jerry sets meeting with every student to go over and revise each writing assignment.
He was available for meetings with students and especially for our papers. He accommodated other students who would miss assignments as well.
He is alway making sure that he is available for input with our numerous papers and also makes appointment to give feedback.
Mr. Saviano highly encouraged that we see him outside of class. He knew all our names fairly quickly.
He went out of his way to schedule meeting times with students to ensure we could review and clearly understand his expectations and course materials.
32. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
He made it fun
Itʻs obvious that Jerry loves the subject very much and, he is a wealth of information on the material.
It doesn't feel like we could ask many questions. Sometimes answers felt condescending. Assignments were verbally clear but sometimes expectations were different because we are told to read some material but no hard assigment due date. I liked that he is relatable and the class is generally fun. There is a lot to learn and philosophy involved which is fun.
I enjoyed the discussions and overall subject matter which I knew nothing about when I started. It has sparked my interest in comics and opened my eyes to another form of literature that I would have otherwise overlooked. I also appreciate his straightforwardness and his humor which we were able to partake in for every class.
He has a vast amount of knowledge and is very passionate about the course material. While he did not offer much class discussion I preferred it that way. The material he went over could easily become non-academic if he was not at the wheel.
Had a hard time to distinguish if a question posed by Jerry Saviano in class was a rhetorical or not.
He made the subject material interesting and even though I initially thought the applicability of the course material to the "real world" was limited, I found that I actually wanted to know and understand the material and get involved in discussion.
33. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
I would take his class again.
I wish I could take another class from Jerry.
This class should happen every semester because it is current, interesting to students, and will probably encourage students taking English courses.
He is a very animated and passionate teacher who clearly knows and loves literature.
The course material is very interesting and there is a surprising amount of scholarly depth behind it.
Above all, he made me forget that I was doing a generals and thus a required course. I was able to operate without the building resentment I have towards Honolulu Community College as an institution. I didn't feel as if I was scammed into taking his course in order to generate more money for HCC like I have felt through all of my other semesters and classes here.
34. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes.
Yes; very engaging professor. He makes tedious writing classes as painless as possible.
I would because he genuinely cares for the students and wants to see everyone succeed.
I have been recommending Jerryʻs classes for two semesters because he is a great teacher thatʻs is willing to work with his students when they need help. He is also one of the most honest teachers I have ever met.
I would recommend him because I think students will have fun. Classes should be fun. Fun inspires interest and I think makes learning more receptive.
I would and have highly recommend Jerry Saviano to other students. This was the first English class that was fun and I looked forward to going to everyday. I feel that he really wants his students to have an appreciation of all types of literature and would take an additional class with him electively if my schedule permits.
Yes, he'll keep you awake.
I would recommend his course to others. I believe that this course is tangible and applicable TO MY DEGREE. And most of HCC'S classes do not give me the information and knowledge I need to preform well in a career outside of HCC, whereas Saviano's class did. Also the grading and requirements of this course isn't entirely subjective. The instructor may be annoyed with a student, but he always gives fair grades and I appreciate his professionalism tremendously. In fact, I'm wondering how HCC got this instructor in the first place?? He should be at UH and I'm thinking the UH administration will come to that realization soon enough.
35. Other comments:
Best teacher I have encountered since 2nd grade.
He is very passionate about teaching and the subject matter, he shows it very clearly and I found the classes very enjoyable. Not only did I learn a lot during class I left class with a desire to learn more. This experience is rare and I feel that Mr. Saviano is an exemplary teacher. He successfully shows the depth the depth and intrigue of the typically boring subject of writing.
Read above. No, really, READ IT.

Jerry Saviano: ENG257X, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 257X - Literature & Technology Crn (Section): 21714 (0)    
1. The amount of effort I put into this course was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Low   Low   Medium   High   Very High  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
2. The number of times I was absent from class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
2.5 4 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%)
3. The number of times I was tardy for class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
3.0 4 1.83 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%)
4. The grade I expect in this class is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
5. The number of semesters I have attended HCC - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   1   2   3   4   5+  
3.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%)
6. My overall GPA at HCC is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Below 2.0   2.0-2.49   2.5-2.99   3.0-3.49   3.49-4.0  
4.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. For me, this course is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Required   Elective   General Education   Running Start   Other  
1.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
9. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
10. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
11. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
12. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
13. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
14. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
15. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
16. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
17. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
18. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.0 4 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
19. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
20. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
21. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
22. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
23. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
24. The instructor treats students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
25. The instructor engages in a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
26. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
27. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
28. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
29. Overall, this is a very important course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
30. Overall, this course is more important than I thought it would be.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
31. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He did a lot more to help with the essays than most teachers and made himself available.
he is flexible and helps students succeed in class
He would schedule appointments with each student to go over assignments. And take out of class opportunities to check in with out progress in his class.
32. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I liked that he always dived head first into every subject. Everything was rapid fire and one thing lead to another. Although it got to a point that it got off track eventually. His witty banter kept us all up. I did not fall asleep once in this class !
very knowledgeable about materials and topics discussed in this course. everything taught in this course was relevant.
I didn't always like the lectures but he did always make the subjects relatable and most of the time relevant.
33. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
HOOAH Drill Sergeant!
very interesting english course and more fun than I thought it would be
He's class is not "hard" but it will challenge you to see the world in relation to the subject.
34. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Take it if you need it.
yes excellent english teacher and makes class fun and interesting
Yes but it would have to depend on the kind of student
35. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Jerry Saviano: ENG100, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 23210 (0)    
1. The amount of effort I put into this course was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Low   Low   Medium   High   Very High  
3.83 6 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%) 1 (17%)
2. The number of times I was absent from class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
3.0 6 1.55 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%)
3. The number of times I was tardy for class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
2.33 6 1.37 Freq(%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%)
4. The grade I expect in this class is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.33 6 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
5. The number of semesters I have attended HCC - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   1   2   3   4   5+  
1.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 4 (67%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
6. My overall GPA at HCC is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Below 2.0   2.0-2.49   2.5-2.99   3.0-3.49   3.49-4.0  
3.83 6 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%)
7. For me, this course is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Required   Elective   General Education   Running Start   Other  
1.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 6 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
9. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
10. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
11. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 6 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%)
12. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
13. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
14. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
15. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
16. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
17. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
18. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
19. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%)
20. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
21. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
22. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
23. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
24. The instructor treats students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%)
25. The instructor engages in a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
26. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 6 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
27. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
28. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
29. Overall, this is a very important course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
30. Overall, this course is more important than I thought it would be.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 1.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
31. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Jerry would conference with the students and after lectures always asks if we have any questions. Jerry also walked around the class and checked on everybody making sure we weren't confused with his instructions.
By reading our papers back to the whole class, he then told us what parts of the paper needed improvement, and after that he would ask us if we understood what he was talking about.
Always made sure we did our work and always there to help if needed.
Jerry is constantly asking questions about why we're late or absent & is understanding about it. He allows us to handle our personal problems or important matters over the phone as long as we step outside to do so.
32. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I liked that Jerry allowed time to write our essays in class, and that he spent some time conferencing with the students and told us whether we were on the right track and what he feels we could do to improve.
I like how he taught every topic/essay with great enthusiasms and how effectively he the material! He's a really great teacher!
I liked the way he called us out on certain topics and made sure we were on our toes.
I liked how we never had to peer edit. I liked how we had a good amount of time to work on our essays & the fact that we got to come to class and work on it and have him make corrections or add input. Whenever he critiqued something it was easy to understand. I just like how the class flowed, it never seemed too stressful & I was able to finish all my assignments.
I like his class (not at beginning of the course). I am appreciate what he has taught me. Thank Mr Saviano. He taught me a valuable lesson for school and life
33. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
I like Jerry's humor. Didn't make English too boring. Made it fun and enjoyable. I would take another one of his classes again.
Jerry's class is just as tough as any other class. It's just more entertaining!
Great teacher would take another course with him.
N/a
I would like to say i has much improved on my writing skill and grammar.
34. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
I recommend Jerry because he is helpful and goes above and beyond teaching. Not many professors will try and help their students pass. Often times professors expect you to know the content and material. Not Jerry, he makes sure everyone has a clear understanding of what is going on.
If students want any humor in their semester they should take Jerry Saviano's course!
Yes, he's very thorough.
Yes. He is a very helpful teacher. He gets you on your way and just wants you to get through this course & on your way to completing your intended goal in college.
Yes, i would. He give you a lot of time for your homework and clearly explain his subject. BUT you have to submit your work on time . :)
35. Other comments:
Homework for this class is fun! (but there is quite a bit of it.) Oh, and don't miss class!
Jerry Rocks
N/a

Jerry Saviano: ENG257C, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 257C - Comedy & Satire in Literature Crn (Section): 24455 (0)    
1. The amount of effort I put into this course was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Low   Low   Medium   High   Very High  
3.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%)
2. The number of times I was absent from class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
2.0 9 0.76 Freq(%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
3. The number of times I was tardy for class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
1.88 9 0.83 Freq(%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
4. The grade I expect in this class is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.11 9 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%)
5. The number of semesters I have attended HCC - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   1   2   3   4   5+  
2.83 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%)
6. My overall GPA at HCC is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Below 2.0   2.0-2.49   2.5-2.99   3.0-3.49   3.49-4.0  
3.5 9 1.31 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%)
7. For me, this course is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Required   Elective   General Education   Running Start   Other  
1.33 9 0.5 Freq(%) 6 (67%) 3 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
9. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
10. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 9 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
11. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
12. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
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%)
13. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
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%)
14. The instructor answers questions clearly.
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%)
15. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
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%)
16. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
17. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
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%)
18. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
19. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
20. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
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%)
21. The instructor treats all students fairly.
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%)
22. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
23. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
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%)
24. The instructor treats students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 9 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
25. The instructor engages in a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 9 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
26. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 9 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%)
27. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
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%)
28. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 9 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
29. Overall, this is a very important course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 9 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
30. Overall, this course is more important than I thought it would be.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 9 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
31. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Jerry organizes meetings with students every so often to see how they are doing with each assignments. Also, he emails students, notes of encouragements, always has his door open for anyone who has a question and tries his best to help each student succeed.
Jerry would always be available when he had free time to students who needed to see him outside of class. He also made it a point for students to meet up with him so he could keep them up and help them with assignments if needed.
Arranging conference times according to student needs. Personal emails. Helping each student pass the class according to what kind of help they need.
He was always making sure we were doing our writing assingment
By meeting with us on several occasions to discuss assignments we were doing at the time, and by answering all questions asked by students.
Jerry Saviano shows his concerns for his students by ensuring that students continue to attend class and does his or her best. He gives adequate time for students to complete their essays.
he made individual appointments so that he can personally tell them what they can improve on their works
32. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I liked that it was always interesting with his discussions, videos and numerous examples. There was never a dull moment.
I liked the fact that Jerry was honest, real, and fair to all students in the class. He didn't show favoritism or anything like that towards any student. What I didn't like was that he would allow student's to curse. I didn't mind Jerry cursing during class, but constantly hearing another student pretty much being himself and cursing in class bothered me for some reason. And from what I recall that student was the only one in class that when getting involved in discussions he would curse while every other student was able to discuss without cursing.
I like the comedy aspect and video clips that helped me understand certain concepts...
Jerry treated us like people and not just students
Saviano has a very clear passion and understanding of the subject. He is able to explain fairly complicated comedic concepts in a way that was easy to understand, and he provided numerous examples of various types of comedy and satire.
he made it funny
I like that Jerry Saviano Satire class was very funny and engaging. I like he kept me awake with his loud voice and he did not bore me in the 2 hr class. I didn't find anything I didn't like about the class because Jerry Saviano really cares for his students and values students participation in class.
what i loved about saviano its never a dull moment everything he talks about he clearly knows and its very interesting and funny at the same time. what i disliked probably was feeling a little bit intimidated by him.
33. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
Wish he taught a 300 level class so I can take it again.
This course introduces you to a different kind of thinking when it comes to the subject. Jerry presents it in a really relaxed manner and a lot of times that's the best approach.
He's an awesome guy! Has a fun way of teaching, shows concern, and a great sense of humor and he's not as bad at "ratemyprofessor.com" makes him out to be.
out of all the professors I've had during my college experiance, Jerry was the only one that when he talks to us, he has my attention 100 percent
Jerry Saviavo English 257c Satire Literature class is a good class because it teaches students how to be positive in times of crisis.
his course was very interesting and funny. he clearly knows his materials and hes such a funny guy hes very intimidating but he does have a compassion and sometimes you may not know when hes joking or not i say if you take him make sure you have an ope mind
34. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes, because his class is enjoyable, and students learn a lot from him.
Yes, he's a unique instructor and definitely one you'll remember when thinking about your college experience. It's not just his personality but his way of presenting the subject and educating students that kept me engaged in class. And although he may come off as an arrogant guy at times he's very patient with students and gives them all a fair chance.
I'd recommend him to other students. I love his style of teaching because it keeps the students engaged.
I would recommend Jerry to anyone in a heartbeat. he is not the easiest teacher to get along with, but still one of the best.
I already have recommended Saviano's classes to other students and friends because I think he's a great teacher that really enjoys teaching. Saviano's subject matter and style made the class fun.
very straightforward
I would recommend Jerry Saviano class to other students because it's a good class and they will learn a lot from the coarse.
i have recommended him to some students whom i know can handle his humor and aggressiveness because he kind of talks like hes angry at times but i think thats his character
35. Other comments:
Thank you Jerry
Keep up the good work Professor Saviano!
thank you saviano your course was interesting and really funny

Jerry Saviano: ENG250, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 250 - American Literature Crn (Section): 24095 (0)    
1. The amount of effort I put into this course was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Low   Low   Medium   High   Very High  
3.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%)
2. The number of times I was absent from class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
1.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
3. The number of times I was tardy for class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
1.17 6 0.41 Freq(%) 5 (83%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
4. The grade I expect in this class is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
3.83 6 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%) 1 (17%)
5. The number of semesters I have attended HCC - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   1   2   3   4   5+  
3.83 6 1.6 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%)
6. My overall GPA at HCC is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Below 2.0   2.0-2.49   2.5-2.99   3.0-3.49   3.49-4.0  
4.0 6 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%)
7. For me, this course is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Required   Elective   General Education   Running Start   Other  
1.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 4 (67%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
9. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
10. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
11. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
12. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%)
13. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
14. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
15. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
16. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
17. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
18. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
19. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
20. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
21. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 6 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%)
22. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
23. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 6 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%)
24. The instructor treats students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 6 1.51 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 1 (17%)
25. The instructor engages in a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 6 1.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%)
26. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 6 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%)
27. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
28. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
29. Overall, this is a very important course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
30. Overall, this course is more important than I thought it would be.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 1.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%)
31. How did the instructor show concern for students?
i loved the one on one meeting where we talked about our papers.
By making sure assignments were turned in on time and setting up conferences for writing assignments.He is a fare and a very understanding person. I did not understand too much about Eng Literature and I really thought it was a very difficult class, but Jerry told me not to worry too much about it and to focus on making improvements.
He doesn't really.
Made sure each student tried their best on the essays.
He is available outside of class help students and encourages students to do their best. He also gives students a chance to improve their writings.
32. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
His insights helped me understand many readings.
My likes: Jerry was very knowledgeable at what he taught. He knows Eng Literature from the back of his head. Wow, He knows his stuff. Usually Eng classes are pretty boring at times but he made it very interesting and for sure i didnt fall asleep. Good Job on that. My Dislikes: He can get a little loud at times and he comes out very strong. I think its just his personality.
Students were always on the edge to see if he was in a good mood or bad mood at the beginning of each class.
He was always energetic during his lectures. Especially in a 3-hour long class.
I like about the way he helped students on their writing. He gave us time to make corrections on our writings as well as recommended the mentor to help us.
33. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
Loved the short stories.
Like I said he comes out pretty strong, but as you get to know him he is a very understanding person. He also has a humorous side of him, in class you get to see that, and you just get a kick out of him. He makes the class fun as well. Bottom line, he knows his stuff and what he's talking about when it comes to eng literature.
Interesting.
Overall, he is a good teacher who is widely knowledgeable even though his voice is rather loud which sometimes frightens you out of wits....
34. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Of course. He knows his subject.
Yes, I would recommend Jerry Saviano to other students. I would like them to get the experience I had with him being very knowledgable and the humerous side of him.
No.
Yes, if you can handle his insults. Otherwise, dont take his classes if you can't take a joke.
Yes, He is good teach even though he does not look really friendly when you first meet him. When you take his class, you'll realize his personality is better than his looking.
35. Other comments:
He pissed me off once, but I kept it in me.
Thank you for this semester. Have a nice summer! by the way, Honey baby boo boo and penguin were funny!

Jerry Saviano: ENG250, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: English
Course: ENG 250 - American Literature Crn (Section): 20256 (0)    
1. The amount of effort I put into this course was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Low   Low   Medium   High   Very High  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
2. The number of times I was absent from class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
1.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
3. The number of times I was tardy for class was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0   1-2   3-4   5-7   8 or more  
2.0 7 1.41 Freq(%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%)
4. The grade I expect in this class is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
5. The number of semesters I have attended HCC - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   1   2   3   4   5+  
4.14 7 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
6. My overall GPA at HCC is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Below 2.0   2.0-2.49   2.5-2.99   3.0-3.49   3.49-4.0  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
7. For me, this course is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Required   Elective   General Education   Running Start   Other  
1.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
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%)
9. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
10. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
11. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
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%)
12. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
13. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
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%)
14. The instructor answers questions clearly.
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%)
15. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
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%)
16. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
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%)
17. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
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%)
18. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
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%)
19. The instructor makes the material interesting.
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%)
20. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
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%)
21. The instructor treats all students fairly.
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%)
22. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
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%)
23. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
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%)
24. The instructor treats students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
25. The instructor engages in a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
26. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
27. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
28. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
29. Overall, this is a very important course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
30. Overall, this course is more important than I thought it would be.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%)
31. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Always available if help is needed. Very Knowledgeble.
Jerry Saviano showed concern for students by asking question to the students to see if students understood the topics presented in each class. He also set up appointments with each student to go over writing assignments.
He makes appointments to see students.
Meeting outside class to help on the improvement of papers.
By asking and answering questions to see if they understand what he was talking about
By allowing us to meet with him as many times as we needed to in order to better our papers and overall our writing quality.
32. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
He made the class very interesting. Never a dull moment in his class.
I liked the way in which Jerry supported his lectures with strong examples easy to understand.
I dislike the way he uses the time in class, sometimes going off topic on irrelevant subjects.
I really enjoyed the way Jerry was knowledgable about world culture, it made his classes very vivid and interesting. I also really liked the way he genuinely tries to help the students succeed. I've seen a great deal of improvement in my writing from being in his class. I also really appreciated the way he showed us how to improve our papers step by step and one to one, it made it so much more meaningful that the corrections were individual.
33. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
Overall, he's a great professor. I really appreciate the time he took to meet with me to offer guidance on my paper. Appreciated his honesty.
Interesting course about American Literature. Reading stories that I would probably wouldn't read.
Very good professor, would definitely take another of his classes, a semester well spent.
34. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes, he's a great professor
I strongly recommend Jerry Saviano to other students because his classes are very interesting.
Yes! The student can learn American Literature.
Yes, if they are able to get past his personality without taking it personally.
Yes definitely, very good professor, being in his class betters you, your writing, and world culture and views, even if we only get exposed to it at a small amount, we still get exposed to it.
35. Other comments:
I hope to pass the class with an A or B.