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Instructor: Theona Poggi

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LAW293P, Spring 2014
LAW293S, Spring 2014

Theona Poggi: LAW293P, Spring 2014

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Legal Education
Course: LAW 293P - Cooperative Paralegal Ed Crn (Section): 34467 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
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%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
3. The course was well organized.
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%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective 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%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
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%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 13 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
She was very encouraging during class. We could contact her by phone or email and she would always get right back to us. She is enthusiastic about the paralegal career, and has personal experience about the job search process.
She made us feel comfortable around her, which made it easy for us to contact her when there were concerns or problems. She was very organized and clear in her instructions.
She's really friendly and invites students to always ask questions. She creates a friendly environment in the classroom and sees us as a "family" instead of a "class".
Theona has the patience and goes out of her way to try and assist the student. She definately has a caring heart and goes above and beyond most other teachers. Whenever I had a problem or concern with my internship or the class I addressed her about it and she was quick to respond even if she was busy at her other job. She always responded with an answer and never kept me wondering or waiting.
She really cared about each student in her class. She was always willing to help! Great teacher, one of the best!
Theona is very enthusiastic and cares very much about all of her students. She is easily accessible even though she is not a full-time instructor and always responds promptly to any emails.
Theona's major strengths as a teacher is she works as a paralegal and has been working as a paralegal for several years. She brings and shares with our class the paralegal profession on a first- hand basis because she is a professional in this area in the legal world and because of her education as well as her experiences she shares with our class. She does not "fluff" the profession as she shares her success stories as well as the not as successful experiences.
very kind
I really appreciate how enthusiastic and passionate Theona is about her profession and sharing it with her students. It was a huge benefit to have someone who is currently working as a paralegal and who has the experience that Theona has. She gave real world examples and invaluable insight into the work that paralegals do. Theona created an environment where students feel welcomed, encouraged, supported and empowered.
Even though Theona is new to the teaching field, she displayed great charisma towards her job and she tried to pass it on to her students. She is an excellent listener and she tries her best to instill her knowledge to her students. I wish we had more class time so we could do more class activities.
She is very motivating and full of useful information because what she knows she learned through actually working in the legal field. She has so many streangths that helped me succeed this semester.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Better organization on the first class meeting. I was confused the first week about what was due when. And for announcements on Laulima, email as well as posting them.
The only thing I would suggest is to Theona is to stay the way you are and keep smiling because you are a true example of how students are inspired by just your walking in the classroom with a nice smile like you are so on fire and ready to teach. I wouldn't change a thing about Theona because I truly believe that she ROCKS and I've noticed all the students are so enlightened by her teachings everyone is so enthusiastic about learning. She makes going through this internship program a piece of cake and most of all, she has lots of faith in her students.
Not to wake up early just to make brownies and treats for the class
None!
nothing
Nothing
I only wished that we had class more often and I would suggest she teach a full time class because she has so much good energy and knowledge to offeer.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She was always available to by phone or email when we were not in class.
She reassured us in every class session that if there are any problem or concern, we could contact her to consult.
She replies to student emails within the same day the email was sent out.
Theona always opened up the class by asking if anyone had questions about any assignment. She had this wonderful open-door policy that you could feel comfortable coming to her talk about anything. She would always relate a subject or topic area with a realistic experience that she went through and it never bored anyone. She always had a positive attitude and believed in her students and encouraged her students to thrive on their experiences at their internships.
She would always tell us to email or call her whenever we need help.
Theona gave us multiple ways of contacting her and offered her time to anyone in the class who needed to talk to her about anything. An internship is a different type of class in that many people needed a counselor more than an instructor.
Theona shows genuine concern students. One class was spent on a downtown Honolulu walking tour where she showed us the location of the different Honolulu courts, the Bankruptcy court, the location of the Bureau of Conveyances and Archives. This was very important to me because as a future paralegal, I may need to visit these places during my workday and it's great to know exactly where these places and offices are located! She took the time to send out reminder emails; she did not need to because we need to be responsible adults, responsible for our own actions! She returned phone calls and emails promptly; I have experiences where the instructor did not return emails at all...not good!
in-class and via email
She reached out to her students and was very available for help or questions. When I emailed her, she responded promptly with a thoughtful and thorough reply. She was very encouraging and really cared about our success.
Not a class went by when Theona would constantly remind us that she is there for us 24/7 and I know a few students who took up her offer and called her at insane times during the day when school and life problems. I commend her for all the extra work she went through to take us on a tour of downtown and to setup our final interview project. Cheers!
She was there for all of us 24/7. She answered my emails immediately and took time to answer my questions and offer guidance.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, finding and completing an internship is a stressful experience. But I felt very reassured with Theona's help.
yes, she is a great teacher and a very experienced paralegal. Future students will definitely benefit from having her as their instructor.
Yes because she is awesome! She's really helpful and is always there for you.
Of course I would recommend Theona to other students. She could spread her magic to future paralegal interns with a great heart. She treats everyone fairly. As long as you work hard and show some initiative that you are learning Theona acknowledges and she will let you know or remind the students when an assignment was due and how crucial or important it was to do it an turn it in.
I would definitely recommend her because she makes classroom learning exciting and fun.
I would recommend her as an instructor because she does a good job of providing relevant course activities and organizing the course assignments so that there is no confusion. She also has a lot of enthusiasm and is very encouraging.
Yes, I would definitely recommend Theona to other students in the paralegal program. Theona displays exemplary characteristics of a paralegal professional and equally exemplary characteristic and style of a paralegal instructor. She speaks well, dresses well and carries herself well!
I would recommend her to students because she is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
Yes I would recommend her because she provides students with an exemplary model of a paralegal; and she is eager to share the knowledge she has gained in this profession.
She is a kind and caring person who has so much knowledge to offer to those willing to take the time to listen to ever word she has to say. She really gives her students 100% effort when it comes to teaching us to be well groomed paralegals.
I would recommened her because I enjoyed the class and I improved in so many ways because of her knowledge.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I hope she continues to teach this class. And I have told students who will be taking this class next semester, to contact, because I know she can help them prepare for the class.
She was always energetic, every class sessions were fun and educational at the same time.
I'll miss her teachings but I will always remember being able to message or send her an e-mail. She's been my true inspiration and this is what matters to me is that she inspired me so much she gave me the strength to go throughout my internship in one piece and to never look back. And for this, I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to have her as my final instructor as a Paralegal intern. Whenever a tear falls from my eye I will only think of the happiness joy and self-confidence Theona set into me. She allowed my true spirit to stay positive and I was able to discover my inner self as well. I no longer have to question or doubt why I am interested in the Paralegal field. It's in my heart and Theona helped open up that world with brightness and lots of sunshine. For that, I am greatful and words couldn't express my true feelings. But I look at as not losing a teacher but gaining a confidant and most of all a real friend at heart.
Great teacher! Wish she taught more classes in the program.
hope to keep in contact with her and other students even after this semester.
She was absolutely wonderful and really went above and beyond to make this course fruitful.
Good job on your first semester. Keep up the hard work and never lose that drive to make your students succeed in life. Never give and never surrender!
I am just really greatful to have ended my AS program wit her class.
18. Other comments:
Theona is the best instructor I've had in this Paralegal Program. I wouldn't trade her for the world. She is what this program needed to liven the spirits of the internship. It's no longer dull and boring. One last thing I would like to say: If I an make it through this program- Anyone can too- as long as they have Theona. YOU ARE AN ANGEL IN DISGUISE..... HOORAY FOR THEONA!!!!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!! I'LL MISS YOU!!!!!!!
Thank you Theona for sharing your paralegal experiences and thank you for caring for us as a class and as individuals!

Theona Poggi: LAW293S, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Legal Education
Course: LAW 293S - Cooperative Legal Secretary Ed Crn (Section): 34469 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
She is very helpful and caring person. She also has a lot of knowledge of being a paralegal. She shared her experience in her career with us.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
No survey responses were found.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She always say she is welcome our questions. She allow us to contact her anytime, and any question. I felt free to ask any question to her.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, I strongly recommend Theona to student. She is very nice person. She makes comfortable atmosphere in the class. She also helpful, funny, and caring person. Further more, she has a lot of great knowledge how to success in paralegal profession.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
No survey responses were found.
18. Other comments:
I really liked her class. She always encourage the students and her stories were funny and interesting. She helped me a lot. I cannot thank you enough.