eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Michael Furuto

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MATH135, Spring 2015
MATH135, Spring 2015
MATH242, Spring 2015
MATH103, Fall 2014
MATH135, Fall 2014
MATH241, Fall 2014
MATH135, Spring 2014
MATH135, Spring 2014
MATH242, Spring 2014

Michael Furuto: MATH135, Spring 2015

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: MATH 135 - Pre-Calculus Elementary Func Crn (Section): 69262 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
Apparently I didn't need to take this course for my major, but I believe that it helps me a little bit more in Accounting. We did go over some of the accounting formulas in this class, and Professor Furuto helped me understand it a lot more than my Accounting teacher.
Although I had taken this class as an elective I feel that this was an awesome course especially since I am going into teaching. I learned some new ways of trying to teach different methods.
This course is required for my major because I need a high level of Math.
N/A
This course helped me gain the knowledge needed to move onto the next math level.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.33 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%) 3 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Some extra sample problems would be the only way to improve this course, and it isn't really necessary because the professor provides enough material.
I think everything is pretty much provided.
More study guides in advance and review in class. Maybe make the exams multiple choice and have the students show their work on the problems.
Nothing.
Assign Homework from textbook.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.22 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%) 2 (22%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I don't know what could improve this course any more. I believe it is fine the way it is now.
Just continuing what you are doing! P.S. Can you teach other math courses as well!
Opening up the MML sooner would be helpful. It is difficult to finish the more complicated MMLs in two days. Some exams were quite hard and difficult to finish on time.
No suggestions. Good teaching style!
Maybe not making MML a full requirement and not having to write all those notes down. It takes a lot of time to do that.
Homework from textbook.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Professor Furuto is very helpful, understanding, and willing to help outside of class. I would highly recommend him to anyone who struggles with math.
I think that he is an awesome instructor. He is always using different techniques that helps us understand what is trying to be taught. He provides many opportunities for assisted help whenever in need. I feel that he is understanding and really does strive to allow us all in the class to receive A's!
Great teacher. Really thorough with examples of problems.
Great!
He is a good teacher and I enjoyed taking his class.
A
Professor Furuto is an excellent teacher. I really enjoyed his class. He made sure every student understands what is being taught and explains thoroughly. Whenever there was questions, he always went over it. Class was never boring, surprisingly for a math class.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning 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%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This class was wonderful and I would continue on to higher math levels if Professor Furuto is teaching them.
Being that I though that I would struggle through this course I felt that it went well. All that studying definitely paid off!
Great!
It was good and I learned a lot of new things.
A
This course was great. It refreshed my memory on what I already learned and also taught me new things as well.
21. Other comments:
I enjoyed this course.
None
N/A

Michael Furuto: MATH135, Spring 2015     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: MATH 135 - Pre-Calculus Elementary Func Crn (Section): 69263 (2)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
It was an elective but my major is in business so it really helped with that. Not because it was a math course but because there were some things taught about business that were in this course. It made me more familiar and more confident in math.
This course enhanced my personal and/or professional development in major, kinesiology because it helped me touch up upon this particular math subject that I learned in high school and improved my understanding of it.
As an engineering major, math 135 helped me in my understanding of math.
This class was taken to help me further my education in my degree
This course helped me to better understand the math processes
professor Furuto was able to explain math in a way that all students were able to understand clearly
This course helped me remember things that I should have remembered in high school last year.
This course enhanced my personal development in my concentration because I learned a great deal in math and hope to further my knowledge in higher calculus classes.
Learned how to apply math to real life situations.
This course is leading up to a course I need for my major. It created a strong foundation for the higher levels of math.
This course enhanced my skill in solving difficult problems by breaking it down into parts that would make it easier for me to understand.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.77 13 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%) 2 (15%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Using MyMathLab helps us students out a lot because it has the textbook on the website as our homework. Also, whenever we do homework, there are examples to help us with our problems if we have any. Its a really great tool to help us learn.
There isn't really anything to add, but the professor should go more in depth of the harder sections of the subject so that all of the students comprehend.
None
bump down the amount of daily quizzes that students have to take everyday
N/a
The activities that could be added to this course to improve my learning is step-by-step answers for the questions of the study guide.
The group work was good enough.
Adding a few more review packets would help with mastering the material.
None
The in-class group discussions as well as the provided study guides have immensely helped me throughout the semester.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.08 13 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 6 (46%) 4 (31%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (54%) 6 (46%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Class is great! He always asked us if we needed anything for our exam. N/A
His teaching style and method as it is already is awesome. The only suggestion is to slow a bit down when it comes to the ending section of the chapter since they are more complex than those in the beginning.
Sometimes not all aspects that were in the hw was gone over in class.
N/a
A suggestion for improving the course is slowing down and breaking down each section per class day.
Hold a class study session.
The course is somewhat fast-paced but reasonable if you are willing to put in the work.
None.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Michael Furuto's is and outstanding professor who always is happy and willing to answer our questions if we have any. He's a great motivator for class even though sometimes we don't get the jokes. He's an all around great teacher and person.
He is an awesome math professor and professor overall. His teaching skills were astonishing where I haven't met another teacher/professor like him. I enjoyed being in class and learning with my peers.
He is a great professor who knows his material and really cares about helping his students succeed.
that he was an easy professor to understand and get help from
He is an excellent teacher who has an effective way of teaching.
organized, clear, understanding. would recommend other students to take your class!
I loved this class and I loved his stories. I learned a whole lot more in college than I would have ever learned in the working field.
My overall evaluation of Michael Furuto is that he's a superb teacher.
Great class overall
The instructor provided all the information necessary to succeed in the course. He clearly conveyed the material to the students and provided numerous examples to enhance the student's understanding. He answered questions in a timely manner and is always open to help students.
He is a very efficient teacher that understands the best way students learn. He is very easy to talk to and is more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Professor Furuto has been one of the most influential teachers in UHWO. Since the beginning of the semester, Professor expects the best out of his students 200% and I strongly believe that it helped boost everyone's confidence to do well. Professor F. did a wonderful job in breaking down the material, which made it so much easier to understand the many ways in solving problems. I actually understood some of the material in Professor Furuto's course that I wasn't able to understand from my last semester math course. Overall, Professor Furuto is always organized before a lesson, respects each and every one of his students, and is open to help solve any problem, be it big or small. If I could, I would be more than happy to take his math course again.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This course was my absolute favorite of the semester. He was a great teacher, and he gave us great tools to help us with class.
It is a great course for anyone to go learn or touch up upon!
This was a great class and I'm glad I took it.
it will prepare me for the next math class that I need to take
Overall this is a great and effective course
an easy to follow schedule mixed with a knowledgeable teacher that clearly cares for all the students enrolled
I loved this class.
Overall evaluation is that this course is a really fast-pace learning class and it really shows whether you studied and put much effort into learning the course objectives.
I learned a lot of useful information on how to use math and relate it to my everyday life.
This course is information heavy and requires a great deal of studying and effort.
Math 135 is a difficult course, but Professor Furuto helped made it bearable.
21. Other comments:
N/A
None.

Michael Furuto: MATH242, Spring 2015     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: MATH 242 - Calculus II Crn (Section): 69265 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This course is required for engineering
This course definitely taught me a lot of things that I may need to know for my major. I feel that I have learned a lot of things that will benefit me for all of the future math courses to come.
I didn't plan on math being my major, but I'm actually considering it now from taking this course.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Maybe letting students figure out the answer before giving it to them during note taking
Tutors. Knowing that we are the highest level math course on campus, we need lots of help when it comes to homework and preparing for exams. It would be nice to have other people that are available to help us when our professor is not.
I liked doing the study guide as a group rather than in pairs and then writing the solution on the board.
I really like mymathlab we already use it for homework and I think it is a really good tool
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
3.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
two days of review before an exam
If the homework will be harder than what we practice and learn in class, we should practice harder problems so we feel more prepared for the homework. Even more.. A lot of questions on exams seem a million times harder than what we learn in class, do for homework and do for the study guides for exams. It should be all equal in difficulty level so we feel prepared and not to upset and overwhelmed when the exam hits our desk.
I suggest giving the study guide out a week before the exam instead of the class before the exam.
n/a
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
great professor overall who understands his students very well.
Excellent. He's a passionate teacher that shows that teaching students is his passion. He's super easy-going and easy to approach if you have a question. He makes our classroom feel more like a family and that's something I very much appreciate.
that he's a great instructor! Easy to get along with and really cares about his students. And I appreciate the breaks since the class is so long.
Very good professor that knows his stuff!
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Challenging
This course is, hands down, the hardest course I have ever taken. However, I've been told by many that Calc 2 is the hardest of all calculus classes. I feel prepared enough to move onto calc 3 next semester.
it's a great class to take if you love math and want to challenge yourself. Or if you want to take higher math classes but have a hard time. Since the classes are usually smaller, there's more opportunities for one on one help from the professor and peers.
this course is HARD!!!! but it is taught by a good professor so it's not that bad I guess.
21. Other comments:
N/A
n/a

Michael Furuto: MATH103, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: MATH 103 - College Algebra Crn (Section): 66225 (5)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.76 21 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 17 (81%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
None
This course was the best math class I had in concentrating on math topics.
it helped me refresh on my math.
It taught me to never give up because there were many times where I felt so frustrated over a problem that I could not solve but I pushed through.
It has expanded my knowledge of college algebra, which I am unsure if it will be useful in my major of Hawaiian-Pacific Studies. It might be useful if I decide to go to Med School.
This course was taken to fulfill my course requirements as well as towards my major.
It rekindled the passion I had for math. It was a refresher and there were a few new things I learned such as
Good class
It helps me broaden my previous understanding of Algebra.
This course enhanced my personal development in my concentration and understand of math better. It got me interested in math more because my professor explained excellently.
:)
It helped me learn more about math.
it helped me since it let me have a better understanding of how math is used in everyday life.
Yes
Yes i had to take it for my Elem. Education in order to take Math 111 and Math 112. It definitely broadened my knowledge and refreshed my memory in Algebra and the basics of math
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.6 20 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 2 (10%) 15 (75%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.62 21 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 11 (52%) 5 (24%) 3 (14%) 1 (5%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
More activities to go with the lectures to keep students interested and allow them to process the information and understand the content.
More group work and less sections so students can understand the sections more instead of jumping from one section to the next. Very fast paced course.
- More group work
N/A
Nothing everything was thankful.
none
Please add more work related extra credit!
The group work was really effective in helping everyone know each other and learn the course material. The study sessions before class also benefited the students a lot.
:)
My math lab
More indent on HW questions
More group games and different ways of learning.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
3.9 21 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (33%) 6 (29%) 7 (33%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 21 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 4 (19%) 13 (62%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 21 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 5 (24%) 12 (57%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 21 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 4 (19%) 14 (67%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (24%) 15 (71%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 14 (74%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (19%) 16 (76%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 16 (80%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 17 (85%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 21 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 4 (19%) 13 (62%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
More activities
Any question that i had he would answer or help me solve problem to come to an understanding.
Maybe less sections so students are not too worried in trying to obtain that information then jumping to the next section again.
- Doing more sample problems from the homework
N/A
Besides more group work and more story time with the kids, everything was good.
None. Mr. Furuto's teaching style is probably at its best. I think all (or at least most) students understand the material taught in this course.
Please make the morning quizzes at the end of the class and not at the beginning, since traffic and missed Buses can make students late for class and it is a bit unfair that they lose quiz grades for that.
I have no suggestions for improving Professor Furuto's teaching style because I see that it benefited everyone.
:)
None needed
Help review study guide
Less HW more instruction on the HW problems
Let us pick our own teams, find a different/more effective ways of submitting homework. Tell more stories of your kids! :) Let us use TWO sides of the index card for our exams, please
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Good
He is one of the best teachers ive ever had.
a good teacher. Helps students who has questions and very approachable. I just felt sometimes there was just too much to be done that i lost track on the materials being learned.
He is a great teacher and is one who will always help you at times of need.
Heʻs great, I just think that this class was too early for my brain to function. And I had to fight traffic to get there.
Great! he really takes passion and knows what he's doing. He also understands how it feels to be a student learning math, so he doesn't make things completely impossible.
that he is a fun man. He is not scary and he is not boring. He doesn't speak in a monotone voice. He is a good teacher because of his patience and clear explanations of the lessons.
Good professor
A very good teacher.
Professor Furuto is a great professor with a rare talent of being able to teach with patience and clarity.
Professor Furuto was the best math teacher I've ever had in all my 13 years. He explained the course materials very good and was easy to talk to.
:)
I absolutely love his class, he is an awesome teacher
He is a good teacher that knows how to teach the class and knows how to engage his students
He is a great teacher.
Excellent
I'm glad I took Furuto for Math, I heard a lot of bad reviews from other students taking other math professors. This course and professor is probably the best class any student can take. In high school, I honestly learned nothing from my Alg. 2 teacher, so it pretty challenging to learn and refresh my memory on how to solve certain problems but with Furuto, it made learning easy. He's always helpful and willing to meet with his students.
He is a very passionate teacher and truly wants his students to succeed. By far the best teacher I have had at UH
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 3 (15%) 15 (75%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (20%) 15 (75%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Professor Furuto is a good teacher, just needs to go a little slower on his lectures to make sure everyone is on the same page with understanding
I had a hard time but im a slow learner and really had to work very hard but the teacher was very good and i just had to put in the work after that.
a good course. I am not great in math but i feel it should've been less sections for those students who arent great in math can actually spend time to understand the topic.
It was educational but boring.
Itʻs a good class if you need it. If you need it, take it with Furuto.
Awesome. I really enjoyed math when taking this class.
this course was fun. It was nice to feel the love I had for math again.
I will give the course an A.
One of the best math classes I've ever took. Math is not my favorite subjects, but I enjoyed taking this class.
This course was awesome! Although it was like a review of my math courses I took in high school, I understood it more and refreshed my memory.
:)
AWESOME
Good
Excellent
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!
It is a hard course but thankfully he is a great teacher.
21. Other comments:
I felt comfortable asking questions in this class, which says a lot because I normally shy away from asking help for fear of discouragement and feeling stupid, but that wasn't the case in this class. I would take this course again.
N/A
NA
none.
I strongly recommend this course to anyone who has to take 103 and to take it with Professor Furuto!
:)
:D
Nothing, he taught well and was very nice!
By far the best teacher I have had. He really takes the time to show me how to do things especially when he knows I struggle with Math.

Michael Furuto: MATH135, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: MATH 135 - Pre-Calculus Elementary Func Crn (Section): 66307 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.45 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This course has help prepared me for the next math class that is needed to be taken and it also has helped me understand new concepts that will be helpful in my future career.
Course taken as elective. This course enhanced my math skills and allowed me to understand different graphs which could be helpful for business
This course was not required by my concentration. However, I feel that it is necessary for my field of study. Surely it will strengthen my quantitative skills, only helping more in the future.
This course is a required prerequisite needed for my major.
N/A
This class expanded my knowledge of mathematics. I have learned many new things that'll definitely be useful to my career.
I'm able to use more math skills
Has helped me understand the concepts fundamentally.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 4 (36%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
none
There could be more interaction in class, if time allows.
additional instruction using the calculator would be very helpful. additional time should be given to complete and review additional material before each exam.
Maybe doing more review days/games
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
more group work
n/a
group work was very effective. additional group work / assignments
It would be good to provide less problems for homework if there is only a 48 hour turn around period (i.e. Mon to Wed or Tues to Thurs) and more for work that's due over the weekend. Also there would be times where we would run out of time going over a section and it would feel rushed or we would not be able to do review although stated on the syllabus. Pacing better would be good.
Having time for review days and going over the study guides
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Dr.Furuto is a great Math Professor. He is always willing to help and make sure that we understand the content.
Excellent teacher. Homework and daily quizzes helps student retain more learning.
Professor Furuto is a great teacher. He knows his field of study very well, and he communicates the lessons in such a manner that allows students of various skill levels to understand the material.
Michael Furuto assigns a lot of homework and as the material got harder it took me extremely long to complete but it did help me understand the material. He has an organized plan for the class so it is very easy to follow.
Dr Furuto is an excellent instructor and teacher. He is very proficient at simplifying math.
good teacher, goes kind of fast but good!
Amazing instructor. Gets us to learn through different modes and changes things up by breaking us into groups. He answers emails and questions right away to the best of his ability and I like his funny stories!
Very great & helpful! I really enjoyed taking his class. At the beginning of the semester I was really scared & nervous to take a higher math course, but as the semester went on I got very comfortable and began to like math.
Awesome! Amazing teacher.
He was a good teacher because he explained how to do the problems throughly and he was easy to get ahold of for questions
excellent teacher, easy to understand and relates well to students.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I would definitely recommend this class to those who need it. This class has helped me feel more confident in math and has helped me know my potential.
10/10
This was a great course. I look forward to taking more math courses with Professor Furuto in the future.
The course is not extremely difficult for the reason that i learned a lot of it in high school but it was challanging enough I was not bored. I feel that I learned a lot and got a lot of practice on the things I already knew.
excellent course. I would prefer to have Dr Furuto teach all the levels of math that I am required to take for my major.
GREAT CLASS! It was challenging but I loved it!
Great course. A little challenging if you don't keep up with the work.
I enjoyed this course because it wasnt too difficult but it did challenge me at times, but I enjoyed that.
best math course i have taken ever.
21. Other comments:
n/a
N/A
none
give him a raise.

Michael Furuto: MATH241, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: MATH 241 - Calculus I Crn (Section): 66312 (2)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
The calculus taught in class can be involved with my goals.
Allowed me to believe that I can be good at math contrary to previous experiences with the class
n/a
I understood calculus better than I did when I took this course in high school. I liked that he was available to answer questions and go over test questions during office hours.
I have improved very much on the course material and find Dr. Furuto's teaching methods very helpful.
It helped me get a better understanding of my major in engineering.
I am currently undecided, but I feel that math is an essential skill that every student should be proficient at. Dr. Furuto was an excellent teacher that taught me a lot about the subject.
This course has taught me how difficult and confusing math can be.. But it has also showed me the beauty of this subject. I will need to take math for a very long time in order to complete my major, so everything I learn in this course will better me in the long run.
I learned calculus 1 in order to take calculus 2.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.67 12 0.78 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
N/A
more study guides!!!!!
n/a
The only thing that needs to be adjusted is the time when it is taught. Maybe it needs to start in the middle of the day like 11.
Maybe some multiple choice questions will help me more.
None all resources were good.
If we are going to go over stuff in prior Math classes, there should be a quick review to refresh our memories, rather than throw questions from Math 140 or 135 into our 241 exam that we did not go over.
More group work, it's always fun to work with others and when it comes to taking higher level classes, sometimes learning from peers is a great way to learn something one doesn't understand.
Use examples that pertain to the homework. Use more difficult examples in class in order to be prepared for the difficult questions on the homework.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.0 12 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%) 3 (25%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 6 (50%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 6 (50%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 6 (50%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 8 (67%) 3 (25%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Not sure if the professor has control over this, but questions that involved rounding on the homework were extremely frustrating when .00001 off on an answer. It felt common for questions on tests to be a significant degree more difficult than what was done in class or on homework assignments. I would prefer that test questions and in class examples match in difficulty.
n/a
There are no suggestions I can think of.
I am happy with Dr. Furuto's teaching style. It was very effective
Try to make the lectures more life-like. They were often very boring. Also, have better reviews planned before exams.
Aside from the normal lecture examples, I would like to do other harder problems covering the material we learn; especially before an exam. Sometimes I feel like I understand the examples we do in class and the homework we do, but then the exam questions always seem to be harder and I find myself not knowing what to do. I think I would feel more prepared for exams if we practiced with harder problems.
More group work.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Very good.
Better than math professors at UCI
Very organized and easy to understand. Made learning calculus easier than expected.
he was one of the best professors that I encountered at West Oahu. I loved that I feel confident in doing calculus. I would take another class with him if it fits in my schedule. Definitely a professor I would recommend to others.
Great, I also appreciated the chance for extra credit. The course was very well taught
very understanding. He loves to answer our questions to the best of his ability. Great teacher and he gives a lot of examples before we go to the next topic.
Very Good! Dr. Furuto easily connects with his students and is able to teach in a very effective manner.
He is a well put together Professor and has a reasonable and clear view in to how students learn and the most effective way to teach his students.
C+
Professor Furuto is honestly the best math teacher I have ever had. He explains things in ways that we all understand and always makes sure that he breaks everything down step by step to assure that we all are on the same track. I cannot wait to continue with him next semester!
he is a great teacher. He is very laid back but effective in his teaching methods.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
GG
Difficult but not impossible.
If you're looking for a challenge an need a higher level math class, Calculus with Professor Furuto is the class to take. The environment is awesome and he even gives a mini story at the beginning of class.
The course was great, I understood everything you were teaching and if there were some tough chapters we could either come to you, ask a classmate, or do practice examples online. Lots of options and I really liked the online homework
Very challenging, but professor Furuto will help you as much as he can so you will be able to understand the material.
Awesome! I don't really like math, but Dr. Furuto made the class enjoyable.
This course was a challenge, but yet still an enjoyable learning experience.
B+
This course is definitely no walk in the park. You NEED to attend every single class because if not, you will fall behind. You need to make sure you engage yourself in the homework and material for an appropriate amount of time. But because math is my favorite subject, this class has been fun for me and the lectures have been easy to follow.
it is a good class to take if someone likes math and is willing to sometimes learn on their own at a fast pace.
21. Other comments:
N/A
n/a
I should better apply myself. I don't think that the grade I will eventually end with, will show my full potential. Grades don't necessarily show teacher performance. It is also up to the student to apply his or herself.
Thanks
N/A
Keep doing what your doing Professor its working.

Michael Furuto: MATH135, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: MATH 135 - Pre-Calculus Elementary Func Crn (Section): 69262 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 12 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 9 (75%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
It has taught me how to apply the equations and function to everyday life situations.
This course was a great way for me to continue taking a Math course, although I do not need this course for my major/concentration, I did learn a lot from being here.
It made me realize Math is my strongest subject and I enjoy it more than other subjects.
It helped me understand the basics of pre calculus leading up to calculus 1
It helped me gain more knowledge about math.
This course really helps build a strong mathematical foundation that allows me to be confident when solving math problems.
This class does not pertain to my major.
Taking this course made me realize that I do enjoy math and would like to take higher level courses and possibly change my major.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.5 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 6 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Personally I thought all the resources and activities were really useful and effective in the success of this course.
Nothing, the resources were fine.
How math can be used in real life.
there could be more questions on the board that students can answer with the answers at the end.
More study sessions before exams.
I really enjoy the class
media learning.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.08 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 4 (33%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
none, I believe the class is run smoothly and if there are any discrepancies than he's more than willing to accommodate you.
Personally, I think this course could have been better if the homework was not as extraneous. I found myself taking over a few hours just to complete the homework assignments. I had to look at the question and write down my work to turn in for homework check. I think the amount of homework could either be reduced, or not make it mandatory to show your work. Time that had to go into other courses and priorities went into completing the homework assignments.
None, great teaching styles and the course was fair.
N/A
I liked Professor Furuto's teaching method because the lecture and on the board style lets students know exactly what they should learn.
Use more traditional style learning, so students can process new information before jumping into foreign math.
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17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Michael Furuto is a man who is passionate about his career and is more than willing to spend the extra time to help his students with any questions.
Furuto is a great professor. I enjoy learning from instructors like him. He has a passion for the subject and teaches the material in a way where I find myself being passionate about math as well. I would like to take future courses with him again.
Great teacher! Easy to talk to, cared about our standing in the class, and always asked if we had questions about homework.
He is an amazing teacher. He puts use to all the time of the lecture and gives a thorough lecture for each section.
Good, got involved with my work and helped when I needed it.
Professor Furuto kept the class engaged and made it easy to understand math. I enjoyed taking the class from professor Furuto
Nice and easy to understand in class.
Excellent.
He is a very good teacher and he teaches in a way that is very easy to understand.
Great!
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is looking to expand their knowledge of math and have always wondered how to apply what we learn to everyday life.
This is a great course to take, I feel I now know the material I need to continue to strive in math.
The course had a fair amount of information to be learned.
This course is challenging but fun at the same time. The amount of work in the class could be tedious but it's all worth it in the end.
Challenging.
that it helped me understand math better and feel more confident when solving mathematical problems
If you put in the hours, you will do well in class.
Excellent.
This course was a good review for me but also challenged me with new material I did not learn yet.
Was an intimidating course for me, and worried about it a lot in the beginning of the semester. But the course was fun to take, and the professor allowed the class to be interesting and easy to understand the course content.
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I enjoyed having Professor Furuto! He is very laid back and explains things very well. He is always there for help and made math a little more enjoyable and easier to learn. He didn't go too fast, and always made sure everyone was on the right track before moving on.

Michael Furuto: MATH135, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: MATH 135 - Pre-Calculus Elementary Func Crn (Section): 69263 (2)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
Helped me re-learn things, and taught me important new methods
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Hopefully I'll be able to move on to a higher math class next semester and have the tools from math 135 to successfully complete the next math course.
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I didn't see any relationship in the content of this course with my major (CENTS). However, this class was a great opportunity for me to test my self. Math 135 with Furuto has enhanced my critical thinking skills immensely. I was taught how to think outside the box and become a responsible worker.
It really helped me understand math a bit more, like previous math topics that I've had a hard time with, I have a bit more understanding of them.
Iʻve learned more within MATH 135 than I have in any other math class Iʻve ever taken. I feel like Iʻve gained so much knowledge during this semester and that feels great!
this course brought back a lot of joy i once had for math.
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3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.31 13 0.75 Freq(%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Less homework
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I feel hard copy homework assignments would have improved my learning.
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Honestly, the class is good and Professor Furuto is very helpful. Although the lectures are good, I feel like there should be more resources posted. For instance, Mymathlab can be bit vague. I would suggest offering youtube videos to assist or any other websites as a guide. Mymathlab is a way for students to independently learn on their own, but along the way we may need help doing the homework as we are by ourselves. I used several youtube videos for help as sometimes the examples online weren't enough.
More games? Math related games of course.
Resources that could be added to this course in order to improve student learning would be a student leader/peer leader. I feel that having a someone there who had already completed the course would be very helpful.
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There were many useful resources in this course. Nothing needs to be added.
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6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
3.54 13 1.2 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 1 (8%) 7 (54%) 2 (15%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 13 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 5 (38%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Less homework
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I feel that there should be more extra credit opportunities, and that there should be more in class reviews before exams.
Explain some of the harder homework problems!
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The homework on mymathlab became a little outrageous. 40 questions having 4-7 separate questions inside is too much, not many students have that much time to complete that much work.
I would suggest supplying students with more resources with the homework just in case. (youtube videos, websites, etc.) The notes and videos/examples online may not be enough. Secondly, the class is great but i feel it would greatly benefit if it incorporated group learning. Furuto is a nice teacher, and I can see a lot more successful students if furuto can implement a way for students to interact with each other more and establish relationships. Moreover, I understand that students must showcase their knowledge and familiarity with all the content, but I feel as if the final shouldn't be based on everything learned in class. Several students may have other finals and work to deal with. Covering past material is a lot. Lastly, for the study guides they are a bit helpful but I feel as if you should post how you solved it and what homework assignment it is from.I believe it will help students identify what areas they need to work on.
The only thing I would suggest is that maybe he could work on his time management? It's not too bad but sometimes I would be a little late to my next class but my other professors are alright with it because it's only a minute or two.
Michael Furuto is great. I love that he mixes independent study with group work in order to stress the new material.
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Professor Furuto's teaching style and methods are very effective and I really appreciated this about him. I am not usually very strong at math, but Professor Furuto understood this and explained every topic in the simplest way. He definitely made me feel more confident about my math skills.
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17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Good
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My overall evaluation of Michael Furuto is that he is a very nice instructor who understands materials well and is very reasonable to talk to.
He's a really good teacher and gives you all the tools you need to do well in his class.
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great professor, very helpful
Professor Furuto is a great teacher; very polite and easy to approach. You can easily see that Michael is knowledgeable with the content. I would recommend this class to anyone who needs it
He is a very nice professor. Easy to talk to. When I didn't have my homework because I forgot my binder, he was okay with me showing him next week.
He is awesome! Probably my most favorite math teacher
Great experience, would def recommend and take more of his classes.
He is an excellent professor! I would recommend him to any future student. He took care of any questions that the class had and made anything that was unclear very understandable. He is also very relatable, which was important for me, because I tend to have a greater sense of respect for teachers who are down to earth and have no problem showing their true colors.
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18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Good
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My overall evaluation of this course is that it was very challenging and there was too much materials being taught in such a small window of time.
Chapter 11 put me so far behind because it the homework was so hard and long.
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I am satisfied and content
It helped me learn a lot of things that I previously learned but gave me a better understanding. It's like transitioning my math skills into college level because I only knew how to do it in a high school way.
I really liked this class. Professor Furuto made everything so easy to understand, I really enjoyed class every day.
great
This course was challenging at times, but everything that you needed to know was easy to attain. As long as I studied and paid attention in class, I was able to do well in the course.
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Michael Furuto: MATH242, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: MATH 242 - Calculus II Crn (Section): 69265 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This course has kept my passion for learning math alive and is sure to help me as I advance in the very near future.
problem solving
This course helped me understand complex thinking skills and proper time management
It gave me higher math analytical skills that I may need in the medical field.
Will help for my major, Civil engineering
This course was able to help me think out of the box for problems that I wasn't able to solve in a conventional way.
It taught me a lot about Calculus and different ways I would be able to use Calculus in everyday life.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.44 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
More group work and class involvement with problems being done on the board; rather than doing the problem and having the students just follow along and copy, the students should maybe tell the instructor what we should do next for the problem to ensure understanding/see what we donʻt understand.
more review
More practice problems during class
Examples during lecture pertaining to the material in the homework should be added. Current examples are too simple to be applied to what was encountered in the homework.
Utilizes Power points, self-solving, and lecturing very well.
Try to incorporate fun ways to learn the material if the lesson is too difficult to teach.
Maybe a different approach when doing review days to get ready for an exam.
Maybe create a PowerPoint that highlights the key points of the chapter that way more class time will be spent on practicing problems. For math I think that learning by doing problems is more effective than just learning by taking notes on what the book says. Since the exams are challenging, doing examples in class that gradually reaches the same difficulty level as problems students may come across on a test, may improve the class average and help students know what to expect. I find that when students know what to expect on an exam they study a lot better and do a lot better. The study guides are helpful, however most of the time students don't know where to begin with those problems. That's why I think if we spent more time on just doing problems during class the students would be more prepared by the time the exam comes around.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
3.56 9 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 2 (22%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
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%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
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%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
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%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
less material in one test
not to use power-points too much. I feel more comfortable you writing material on the board
As previously stated, examples that are more similar to what is given in homework.
Utilizes Power points, self-solving, and lecturing very well.
He does a great job at doing examples.
-Less writing, More practice problems during class -Give students the study guide before review day, that way students can come to the review with questions about the problems that were difficult or confusing. -To get the main points of the chapter/section across have a PowerPoint that breaks it down into simpler terms so that it would be easier to understand and remember. And posting this PowerPoint up on laulima for future reference would be nice.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He is an excellent teacher, and both in the classroom and out, heʻs there for his students and wants nothing more than for them to succeed and live on to their full potential. Heʻs very knowledgable, and despite the complexity of calculus II, he teaches in a way we can understand.
great teacher
He is an excellent math teacher and will do all that he can to keep the classroom in an uplifting mood, while making sure his students are understanding chapter content
He is an effective professor that nurtured a friendly classroom and helped us grasp difficult concepts in Calculus.
I think Professor Furuto is a great teacher that really cares about the students succeeding. He always leaves his doors open. He explains math in the most uncomplicated way possible and answers questions whenever we have any. He creates a great work and learning environment.
Dr. Furuto is overall a good teacher who knows his material well. I can tell that he really enjoys what he teaches. While his tests are hard, he is always available to students.
Great teacher!
Great instructor, he really wants his students to do well in his class and cares enough to always be there whenever we need help. Does not intimidate the students, instead he makes the students feel comfortable so that we would want to keep trying to do our best and not give up. Just need to work on briefly explaining the concepts of the chapter/section and get to doing more problems so that we can be more prepared for the challenging exams.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Wonderful! Iʻm glad to have taken this course, and with him as the professor, Iʻd gladly take it again. The content is very complex, but itʻs also a very fun class.
good
This course was one of my most difficult course I've ever taken, however I still enjoyed it and i was able to understand more in calculus
It was difficult but I actually enjoyed being in class.
Great course! I will continue to Math 243
This course was difficult, but I really enjoyed the intimate atmosphere and how the pace of the class is just right.
A good class, but difficult to keep up in.
This is a difficult course that requires a lot of practice in addition to understanding the concepts. But it is not an impossible course to do well in just as long as you do as much problems as you can before it's time for the exam. And doing the study guide problems help prepare you for the types of questions that may be on the exam, since they're worded the same way and has the same difficulty level as the actual exam questions.
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Keep up the good work Dr. Furuto!!! :D