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Instructor: Stella Akamine

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COSM21L, Fall 2014
COSM21L, Spring 2014

Stella Akamine: COSM21L, Fall 2014

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Cosmetology
Course: COSM 21L - Elem Cosmetology Lab Crn (Section): 20035 (0)    
1. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.32 19 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 9 (47%) 8 (42%)
2. The instructor answers questions clearly.
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4.37 19 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 8 (42%) 9 (47%)
3. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.58 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (32%) 12 (63%)
4. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.42 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 9 (47%) 9 (47%)
5. The instructor engages in a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions with students.
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4.58 19 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (21%) 13 (68%)
6. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
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4.56 18 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (44%) 10 (56%)
7. I participated actively in class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.37 19 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (11%) 5 (26%) 11 (58%)
8. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 19 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 6 (32%) 11 (58%)
9. I received personal attention from the instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 19 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 5 (26%) 12 (63%)
10. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (37%) 11 (58%)
11. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 19 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 6 (32%) 11 (58%)
12. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (26%) 13 (68%)
13. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (44%) 10 (56%)
14. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 19 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (16%) 6 (32%) 9 (47%)
15. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She takes her time to go step by step how to do the practicals and makes sure everyone understands what needs to be done and how.
She is very calm and is willing to help you in a manner where you can grasp it and enjoy what your doing at the same time.
What I found most valuable was that she went really took her time in explaining a certain area. It was also helpful that she would come to us individually if we were stuck on something.
she held us to a higher standard and expected quality as well as fully engaged with the WHOLE class.
something most valuable about her are her teaching skills and the way she runs her demonstrations towards the class.
She was always willing to help if you needed it. and supported you
The most helpful thing that i valued from Ms.Stella was on the very first day of class I was the last person to buy my kit, so I went back to the classroom after school to put my kit in my locker, she was there to open the classroom up for me. She also went through the entire list of what I needed to have in my kit with me. Throughout the semester I really admired her teaching style.
she was good at what she was teaching and knew how to thoroughly explain it to students
THAT SHE WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND IF YOU CANT GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME. SHE GIVES US ENOUGH TIME TO GET IT RIGHT
she tries to make sure you understand before moving on.
What I found most valuable about Ms. Stella was that if you needed the extra attention she would go the extra mile for you. Also she went over important things for us to remember, and found different ways for us to learn massage techniques.
Very helpful and understanding towards others. Great teacher, one of the best.
i really like ms. stella, she was very helpful and knew her stuff. i would recommend her to anyone who wanted to take the course. she was always ready to answer questions. she knew all the info she needed and took her time with students who needed it. our class had a few special students who needed extra attention and she was always willing to help them.
The most helpful part of this course was the massage movements.
she makes sure that every student is paying attention and also everyone understand the learning area.
She explains really well and is able to answer all question that me and my classmates ask.
Mrs. Stella was very knowledgeable and extremely easy to approach with questions relevant to our study.
Very encouraging.
16. Other comments:
Overall Ms.Stella is an amazing instructor and i really enjoyed every fridays with her.
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You're an awesome teacher, and make learning fun!
ms. stella keep doing what you're doing. you're awesome!!!
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Stella Akamine: COSM21L, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Cosmetology
Course: COSM 21L - Elem Cosmetology Lab Crn (Section): 23153 (0)    
1. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.35 17 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 5 (29%) 9 (53%)
2. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.53 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 10 (59%)
3. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.41 17 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 6 (35%) 9 (53%)
4. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.24 17 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 4 (24%) 9 (53%)
5. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.53 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 10 (59%)
6. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.29 17 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 4 (24%) 9 (53%)
7. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.59 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (29%) 11 (65%)
8. The instructor is genuinely interested in students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.29 17 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 4 (24%) 9 (53%)
9. The instructor treats students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.47 17 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 5 (29%) 10 (59%)
10. The instructor grades tests fairly.
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4.41 17 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 4 (24%) 10 (59%)
11. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.53 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 10 (59%)
12. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.41 17 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 4 (24%) 10 (59%)
13. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She would always make sure everyone knew what they were doing and if they did not she would take the time out to individually help them. Also would tell us little tricks and tips that has helped her throughout her career.
She is attentive to her students and makes sure everyone is understanding the procedures.
Ms. Akamine is very knowledgeable with her subjects, but with the amount of time given to learn the subjects is not reasonable, and feels very crammed together, so it is hard for students to grasp the concepts of material. It also is concerning that Ms. Kaneho as well as Ms. Akamine has been makes announcements about classmates in class when disagreements involves only two students, and makes the class feel out of place, and uncomfortable to say at lease.
She throughly explained everything that was taught through out the semester. I truly admire Ms. Stella. I look forward to learning more from her next semester.
she was very willing to help us with any questions or problems that we might be having. multiple times she would stop what she was doing and talk to me about how to do something better. It helped me so much!
Miss Stella is so passionate on what she does and it shows in her teaching
Absolutely, she is a caring person who tells it how it is. She isn't afraid to point out how we can improve. If you are acting like a little child or just making excuses she will tell you to stop.
She would individually assist when asked for further help and understanding of a technique
She always made sure we were doing things correctly so that we dont make bad habits
she comes around and makes sure that all students understand what they are supposed to be doing.
If you ask for help, she will help you.
She would stay after school with students that needed help and would sit there for hours trying to help the students understand the material better
14. The pace of instruction seems reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.24 17 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 6 (35%) 8 (47%) 0 (0%)
15. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
I really like the way she would teach on step and then have us do it then do the next step and sometimes have us do it at the same time so we can copy and learn better that way. I also like that she always wrote on the board the day before what we were doing so that as soon as we got to class we knew what we were doing and was set up and did not waste any time at all. She always had all the supplies she needed and had them ready for us to grab also.
I like how clearly she explains things and that if you are doing something wrong she is very firm about correcting us.
I love her knowledge, I dislike that material in class is out-dated and also underfunded so we must improvise products. I dislike the amount of time used to understand the subject, the fact that Ms. Akamine only teaches once a week so she is not available for additional help, and also I feel very uncomfortable with Ms.Akamine and Ms Kaneho announcing disputes involving two students to the entire class. I feel that this is unprofessional, and degrading to the parties involved, I also feel that this cluster the entire class into the matter when no one else is involved.
i loved how hands on she was, very willing to show you how something was done and it always made so much sense when she explained it.
I do not like that each time things seems to be different from the previous exercise and says well i told you just weren't listening. There were time when somethings were not even presented and we were expected to know what we were doing.
I love it she goes out of her way to teach student who are struggling. give us some more teacher like her please
She tells you how to improve and different ways to help us.
I love how she is very hands on and will explain in detail how to perform services to our best ability.
she corrected you immediatly when procedure was one wrong
She was very detailed about what she was telling us
I liked her speech that she gave us after our facial practical.
She was always happy but she knew when to put her foot down and get the girls in class in line. she was always making sure we did things the way we were suppose to do and she was always glade to help us when ever we needed it
16. The instructor is actively helpful during lab activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.59 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (29%) 11 (65%) 0 (0%)
17. The instructor clearly explains procedures.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.2 17 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 5 (29%) 7 (41%) 0 (0%)
18. What else would you like to say about this instructor/course?
She is so passionate about what she does and it shows majorly.
Explaining is done, but when it comes to the testing, and additional help itself it is unclear, and needs improvement
I think it would be better if the teachers don't announce or talk to the whole class about certain situations that involve only a few students because there were instances when not the entire class knew what was going on and it was quite embarrassing and shameful for some of the students affected especially when not everyone knew the whole story. It would be better for the teacher to just talk to the students affected or directly involved, because it doesn't need to be announced to the entire class.
I feel that there was not enough practice time in the course. We practice things once and then are expected not know every detail later there needs to be more time or an added sememster for the freshman courses.
she cares about her students and willing to miss her family time to ensure students are not struggling
She is an amazing teacher who doesnt take any bullcrap from students who like to complain and bitch.
She is extremely caring about what we learn so that in turn we can service our clients better
she was funny and kept my attention
nothing
Enjoyed it very much and learned a lot that I will need to use later on in life. Very helpful tips for sucess!
I wish we had her more then one day out of the week
19. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
I would definitely recommend her because she loves to just share all the knowledge that she has to everyone and anyone. She is so patient and helpful.
Yes.
She was a nice teacher but the amt of time given to learn the materials is not appropriate.
for somethings yes but not everything, i feel like we are rushed and there is not enough time
Absolutely!!!! she is hilarious!
Yes
yes
yes because she explains the subject matter so well
Yes, because she helps you to strive and is very knowledgeable about the subject so she is able to help you and give you advice and tips.
yes she is a great teacher and very informative of the what we are doing and how to do it. She also tries to help us have better knowledge on how to do procedures and she encourages us to better ourselves
20. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.14 17 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 6 (35%) 5 (29%) 0 (0%)
21. The instructor's demonstrations make it easier to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.44 17 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 5 (29%) 9 (53%) 0 (0%)
22. The instructor makes students want to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 17 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (29%) 10 (59%) 0 (0%)
23. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.19 17 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 9 (53%) 0 (0%)
24. The instructor clearly explains the grading system.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.29 17 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 5 (29%) 7 (41%) 1 (6%)
25. The instructor suggests specific ways to improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.53 17 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (41%) 8 (47%) 0 (0%)
26. Other comments:
Class goes by so fast with her because she makes it so fun and we are constantly moving and learning new things. Also she does not only teach us but learns from us and that is what i feel makes a great teacher even more fantastic.
I think it would be better if the teachers don't announce or talk to the whole class about certain situations that involve only a few students because there were instances when not the entire class knew what was going on and it was quite embarrassing and shameful for some of the students affected especially when not everyone knew the whole story. It would be better for the teacher to just talk to the students affected or directly involved, because it doesn't need to be announced to the entire class.
<3 Ms.Stella
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Outstanding teachers award!
Love her ;)