eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Michael Furuto

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

Michael Furuto: MATH103, Fall 2014

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?
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 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
It helps me broaden my previous understanding of Algebra.
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.
Good class
It rekindled the passion I had for math. It was a refresher and there were a few new things I learned such as
it helped me refresh on my math.
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.
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.
:)
This course was the best math class I had in concentrating on math topics.
None
Yes
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.
My math lab
More group games and different ways of learning.
Please add more work related extra credit!
- More group work
none
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.
N/A
Nothing everything was thankful.
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.
:)
More activities to go with the lectures to keep students interested and allow them to process the information and understand the content.
More indent on HW questions
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.
None needed
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
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.
- Doing more sample problems from the homework
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.
Maybe less sections so students are not too worried in trying to obtain that information then jumping to the next section again.
N/A
Besides more group work and more story time with the kids, everything was good.
Help review study guide
I have no suggestions for improving Professor Furuto's teaching style because I see that it benefited everyone.
:)
Any question that i had he would answer or help me solve problem to come to an understanding.
More activities
Less HW more instruction on the HW problems
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
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
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.
A very good teacher.
He is a great teacher and is one who will always help you at times of need.
Good professor
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.
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.
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.
He is a great 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.
:)
He is one of the best teachers ive ever had.
Good
He is a very passionate teacher and truly wants his students to succeed. By far the best teacher I have had at UH
Excellent
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...
AWESOME
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will give the course an A.
It was educational but boring.
this course was fun. It was nice to feel the love I had for math again.
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.
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.
Good
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.
:)
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.
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
It is a hard course but thankfully he is a great teacher.
Excellent
21. Other comments:
:D
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.
none.
N/A
NA
I strongly recommend this course to anyone who has to take 103 and to take it with Professor Furuto!
:)
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.
Nothing, he taught well and was very nice!

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 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.
N/A
This course is a required prerequisite needed for my major.
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 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
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.
Maybe doing more review days/games
additional instruction using the calculator would be very helpful. additional time should be given to complete and review additional material before each exam.
There could be more interaction in class, if time allows.
none
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.
Having time for review days and going over the study guides
group work was very effective. additional group work / assignments
n/a
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.
more group work
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Awesome! Amazing teacher.
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.
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.
good teacher, goes kind of fast but good!
Dr Furuto is an excellent instructor and teacher. He is very proficient at simplifying math.
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.
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!
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.
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...
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.
excellent course. I would prefer to have Dr Furuto teach all the levels of math that I am required to take for my major.
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.
GREAT CLASS! It was challenging but I loved it!
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
21. Other comments:
none
give him a raise.
N/A
n/a

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?
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.
I have improved very much on the course material and find Dr. Furuto's teaching methods very helpful.
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 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.
Allowed me to believe that I can be good at math contrary to previous experiences with the class
The calculus taught in class can be involved with my goals.
It helped me get a better understanding of my major in engineering.
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.
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.
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.
None all resources were good.
more study guides!!!!!
N/A
Maybe some multiple choice questions will help me more.
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.
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.
n/a
I am happy with Dr. Furuto's teaching style. It was very effective
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.
There are no suggestions I can think of.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
C+
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.
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.
Great, I also appreciated the chance for extra credit. The course was very well taught
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.
Very Good! Dr. Furuto easily connects with his students and is able to teach in a very effective manner.
Better than math professors at UCI
Very good.
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.
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...
B+
This course was a challenge, but yet still an enjoyable learning experience.
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.
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
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.
Awesome! I don't really like math, but Dr. Furuto made the class enjoyable.
GG
Very challenging, but professor Furuto will help you as much as he can so you will be able to understand the material.
21. Other comments:
Keep doing what your doing Professor its working.
Thanks
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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.
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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?
This class does not pertain to my major.
It helped me understand the basics of pre calculus leading up to calculus 1
This course really helps build a strong mathematical foundation that allows me to be confident when solving math problems.
It made me realize Math is my strongest subject and I enjoy it more than other subjects.
It helped me gain more knowledge about math.
Taking this course made me realize that I do enjoy math and would like to take higher level courses and possibly change my major.
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 has taught me how to apply the equations and function to everyday life situations.
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.
More study sessions before exams.
media learning.
there could be more questions on the board that students can answer with the answers at the end.
Nothing, the resources were fine.
How math can be used in real life.
I really enjoy the class
Personally I thought all the resources and activities were really useful and effective in the success of this course.
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.
Use more traditional style learning, so students can process new information before jumping into foreign math.
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I liked Professor Furuto's teaching method because the lecture and on the board style lets students know exactly what they should learn.
None, great teaching styles and the course was fair.
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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, I believe the class is run smoothly and if there are any discrepancies than he's more than willing to accommodate you.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Nice and easy to understand in class.
Excellent.
Great!
He is an amazing teacher. He puts use to all the time of the lecture and gives a thorough lecture for each section.
Professor Furuto kept the class engaged and made it easy to understand math. I enjoyed taking the class from professor Furuto
Great teacher! Easy to talk to, cared about our standing in the class, and always asked if we had questions about homework.
Good, got involved with my work and helped when I needed it.
He is a very good teacher and he teaches in a way that is very easy to understand.
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.
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.
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...
If you put in the hours, you will do well in class.
Excellent.
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.
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.
that it helped me understand math better and feel more confident when solving mathematical problems
The course had a fair amount of information to be learned.
Challenging.
This course was a good review for me but also challenged me with new material I did not learn yet.
This is a great course to take, I feel I now know the material I need to continue to strive in math.
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.
21. Other comments:
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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?
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!
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.
this course brought back a lot of joy i once had for math.
N/A
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.
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.
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Helped me re-learn things, and taught me important new methods
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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.
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.
More games? Math related games of course.
n/a
There were many useful resources in this course. Nothing needs to be added.
N/A
I feel hard copy homework assignments would have improved my learning.
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.
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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.
Michael Furuto is great. I love that he mixes independent study with group work in order to stress the new material.
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.
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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.
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.
A
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!
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.
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17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He is awesome! Probably my most favorite math teacher
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.
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.
great professor, very helpful
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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.
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
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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...
I really liked this class. Professor Furuto made everything so easy to understand, I really enjoyed class every day.
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.
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.
A
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.
I am satisfied and content
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21. Other comments:
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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 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.
problem solving
It gave me higher math analytical skills that I may need in the medical field.
This course helped me understand complex thinking skills and proper time management
This course has kept my passion for learning math alive and is sure to help me as I advance in the very near future.
Will help for my major, Civil engineering
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.
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.
more review
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.
More practice problems during class
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.
Utilizes Power points, self-solving, and lecturing very well.
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.
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.
less material in one test
As previously stated, examples that are more similar to what is given in homework.
not to use power-points too much. I feel more comfortable you writing material on the board
Utilizes Power points, self-solving, and lecturing very well.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
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.
great teacher
He is an effective professor that nurtured a friendly classroom and helped us grasp difficult concepts in Calculus.
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 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.
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.
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...
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.
good
It was difficult but I actually enjoyed being in class.
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
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.
Great course! I will continue to Math 243
21. Other comments:
Keep up the good work Dr. Furuto!!! :D