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Instructor: Philip Lavoie

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ICS101, Fall 2012
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ICS101, Fall 2011
ICS101, Spring 2011
ICS100, Fall 2010
ICS101, Fall 2010
ICS100, Spring 2010
ICS101, Spring 2010
ICS100, Fall 2009
ICS101, Fall 2009

Philip Lavoie: ICS101, Fall 2012

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Business
Course: ICS 101 - Digital Tools Info World Crn (Section): 31161 (0)     31164 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.82 11 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 5 (45%) 3 (27%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.64 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%) 4 (36%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.82 11 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 4 (36%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 4 (36%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.91 11 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%) 1 (9%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.91 11 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 2 (18%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.55 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 3 (27%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.64 11 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 4 (36%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%) 5 (45%)
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  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.91 11 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%) 2 (18%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.82 11 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 5 (45%) 3 (27%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Knows the material well
He teaches us many things which are related in the real life.
He helped everybody when we have a problem he would help us fix it.
His overall approach to teaching has really had an impact on my experience in ICS 101.
Mr Lavoie is very straight foward with his instructions you can't really go wrong if you listen and do what he says.
He knows everything about all the programs.
he do very well
He definitely knows his material and he makes it fun because it is computers, he makes us learn but not tell us exactly what to do because that is not learning and he would rather teach us.
easy to understand
Inform our grade every weekend.
His knowledge of the material
He knows which skills students need for school and work. He focuses on main programs that are very useful for students.
He knows about ICS 101
really knows the subject and what is important for us to know
fun teacher!
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
A bit more patience with ESL students.
yes, Sure.
I think that less things to do on myITLab
The course is okay as it is.
Dont be so stuck on using the syllabus.
nothing. is already very good. one of my good class in my life.
If I were to make changes, it would be that his syllabus on the first day of instruction could be more explained and clearer because it just says the assignment and not exactly what it is. He also isn't that clear when he says the instructions in class.
none
Nothing
He should be more selective with the words he chooses to speak.
None
Learn to work with your students on issues they may have rather then embarrass them in class
n/a
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He e-mail us every week to remind us what to study and prepare for the next lectures
Make sure we turned in our work on time and if we didn't turn it in on time, he would let us turn it in late and still get points.
He would tell people to stay behind and get work done to better their grades.
He helped students after class in the computer lab.
He helped me get projects done.
he will let his students do little homework
He makes us learn how to do it so that we know next time and he is always open for questions from his students because if the student doesn't know, he sometimes learns from them as well and both learn. He answers questions at any time and tells us what to do.
explains things
he took movie and send us via e-mail. It helped me.
He reminds students to do homework and submit on time. If students have any questions, he is very willing to answer in class or outside.
He didnt, he is very impatient with students
kept us aware of our grades so we knew how we were doing throughout the semester. helped us whenever there was something we didn't understand
n/a
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. He's a bit harsh in the expectations he has on his students. But he knows that material, grades fairly, and even gives extra credit to those who do things ahead of schedule. People should take this class if they are good at keeping up with assignments without having to constantly being reminded. He grades fairly.
Yes because I learned a lot of computer skills from his course.
Yes I think I would recommend him to other students because it's a really great class and he would tell you why PowerPoint and the other stuff is important in the real world.
Yes because he is a very good teacher in a very difficult field.
Yes because as long as you do things on time and follow what he does on projects you should pass easily.
Yes his class will help you gain knowledge about useful computer programs.
yes.
Yes I would recommend Mr. L to my peers because he is definitely a cool teacher and he makes it fun to come. The assignments are easy to complete and he is available a lot. He knows his stuff and he makes us learn so that we remember next time we come across that problem.
sure
yes
Yes, because it can be useful in everyday life.
Yes, I would recommend him to students because he is a good teacher. You will learn many things from him. You feel comfortable to join the class.
Only because it is an easy course
yes, he knows the subject and encourages students to actually learn it, rather than doing things for them
n/a
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is computer master.
He's a nice teacher he would let us turn in work late and still get partial credit
He is such a good teacher.
Hes a straightfoward teacher just do the work and you should do fine.
nothing.
thank you
He is a very fair grader and he makes coming to class fun. He has to be clearer for instructions and when assignments are due though.
none
nothing
He students actually learn something.
He is very enthusiastic and flexible.
He seems like a nice guy but he isnt the best teacher
n/a
18. Other comments:
Thank you very much Phillip Lavoie. Love you.
No other comments
N/A
none
nothing
He is very funny.
no
n/a

Philip Lavoie: ICS101, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Business
Course: ICS 101 - Digital Tools Info World Crn (Section): 33016 (0)     33452 (0)     34055 (0)     34304 (0)     34406 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 11 (65%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 4 (25%) 8 (62%)
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%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 11 (65%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 10 (59%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 8 (47%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 17 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 8 (62%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 9 (75%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 11 (92%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (29%) 10 (91%)
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  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (42%) 10 (59%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (8%) 11 (65%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Wants the best for everyone!
He knows the subject matter and makes it easy to learn.
He's got a quirky sense of humor that makes his lectures interesting.
he is friendly
Explained tests and assignments in class, and online.
to the point
He knows the knowledge!
He gave good examples of projects and assignments so we knew exactly what to do and what to expect. He was very helpful and made things interesting.
He has sense of humor and is experienced.
He knows many things about PC.
He knows what hes doing.
Teaching is not his calling. He does not belong in a classroom
He knows everything. We can ask anything about computer stuff.
easy to understand
he is really knowledgeable about his subject!
He knows the subject of computers.
Professor Lavoie was very knowledgeable in the field he was teaching.
Motivating, Encouraging and Fair
Very knowledgeable of subject. Made class fun and interesting. Easy grader and offered alot of extra bonus points.
ICS
He is very knowledgeable and ensures he challenges all students.
Professor Lavoie is a talented educator who made dry material like learning computer programs interesting. He established real world applications of the material and I personally never left his class without a smile on my face.
He's good at making the students feel at charge. You must take the reigns on all of the assignments as you should be. He's just there to help teach, if you don't know the material at hand.
Very organized and knowledgable
He knows material very well.
hes quick
Very organized
How he teaches the material is very effective that the information is easy to absorb.
He explained the work clear and even showed us hand ons
He promotes me to fix my mistakes on my own, with little help, forcing me to understand the softwares better.
If the student already understands the material, he lets the students turn in assignments early so that they are able to make complete them and if there are any mistakes since it is turned in early, he will help you with the mistakes that you have made.
He is really good at computer technology, and he knows how to effectively use computer tech to teach students.
Good at helping students explain material
Good communication, cleanly stated course outline and schedule.
He can use the internet to do the class training.
Knows subject well.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Nothing!
No changes. DO NOT CHANGE.
no
Step by step instructions could be clearer.
take out access
He's great!
no
He needs to listen what students want to say or ask.
Maybe try be a bit less harsh sometimes.
From being in his class this semester I opined that he think the world of himself and know everything, however, he is not a humble person to share his knowledge in a nurturing environment. He should find another job
He should recommend students who can't follow the subject to take ICS 100. Some of the students just depended on his helps or didn't know what they're doing untill the due date of submissions. And it's demotivating for me to just sit around and wait till people who didn't do homework and came to class to finish their works..
try to understand students better
He favorites students, and he scrutinizes students, making it hard to learn.
None, class was always interesting and adventurous everyday.
NONE
Not to be so sarcastic sometimes especially when people are asking serious questions. Don't ramble on about things that don't pertain to the class.
I dont have anything
Perhaps design his instructions in a little different format easier to decipher. Also, perhaps he should pick other things than sports for examples when a class is filled with people who are obviously not into sports...I am so it made me laugh when I saw others with a blank look on their face.
No changes, I feel he and his class were useful and effective.
None. It was a fun class
Be a little nicer to students, low patience for students who don't comppletely understand course material
go over history of computers because some might find it interesting and relatable to what is being learned
None
None
If any things Mr. L needs to change, I think he should give some explanation to students why their homework is wrong and more organize the homework schedule.
Needs to get students involved with the class
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Was available and helpful at anytime as long as you(as the student) made the effort.
Informed us of our grades every week so we know if we're falling behind.
spent more time for students
Constantly reminded us of assignments due, if you missed one, can be lenient.
yes
He cares about the students a lot!
Every Sunday he would update our grades so we knew our grades. He was also available after class to answer any questions or help us out with anything we needed. Very helpful!
offer some suggestion
He send remind e-mail about HW or due date.
He is not concern about his students what so ever. He consistently embarrassed us in front of the entire class. Constantly remained us of how much we don't know and how much he doe does know.
He recorded tutorial videos for us so that we can do projects better. And every Saturday he sent us the notification of grade status. It's very helpful. I think he helps everyone to at least pass this class. But some of people just didn't read the email and didn't do homework.. I don't know why they registered this class in the first place. They wasted the best chance of getting an A grade from ICS 101 course..
e-mailed a lot
neautral.
Weekly grade updates, and office hours.
He would go over assignments and teach us quicker and more effective ways on how to complete the projects.
Constant communication and motivation
from his project
He would stop and make sure he addressed any questions or concerns any student had. He also learned a little about each student in order to apply course subjects to their needs.
Professor Lavoie would regularly engage in dialogue with students. He made the instruction available in a wide variety of formats and he would personally help students with questions in and outside of class. Professor Lavoie is an example of why the education system should not permit the machines to win by removing the human element and making all classes web based.
Constant emails, usually weekly. Helped keep everyone on task.
meeting with them after class, allowing them to sit in to other classes if the time slots are more convenient.
good videos
Extra hours and bonuses
He is easy to approach when I have a question.
He made sure everyone got their software installed on their computer.
When studnets have a problem to do a homework, and they email him, he will reply back and ask students to see him in his office time.
Make suggestions as needed
Reminded them to drop the course and responded fast.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes I would he knows what he is doing and talking about!
Yes, he's a fun teacher. Good class to take.
yes, because he is friendly
yes, his class is at your own pace
Yes, his class is fun and easy!
Yes, his class is very interesting and I really enjoyed it. He is very helpful and makes things easier for us to understand.
maybe
I don't recommend. He neglects students a lot.
You cant be a wuss if you take his class, he has no problem with pointing out your mistakes in front of the whole class. On the other hand he knows what he is doing, as he has been doing it for a while. Hes a good teacher if you like to do your work early.
No! because he is a poor instructor
Sure. He's available. He checks his email frequently. Or you can ask questions in person. For example, while his office hours, he's in the business lab to help us. If you are serious about this course, you can get an A.
yes because you learn a lot from him.
yes, because his class is fun :)
Yes, he allows google in the midterm and final exam.
I would definitely recommend Mr. Lavoie. Entertaining, knowledgeable, and has a great sense of humor. Always keeps the class lively and interested.
Definitely because he wants students to succeed more then some students want to.
Yes beacause he is fun and interesting but only if you can handle his sarcastic humor.
yes Can learn so many about ICS
Yes. I like the way he challenges students as well as this type of instruction has already made a huge difference for me in all my classes and projects, as well as my business.
I would recommend professor Lavoie to any and all students interested in learning computer science. He is able to connect to a wide variety of people and makes the lessons interesting.
Yes, he's humorous and a really good teacher.
Yes the course is so organized. You know what's due, when it's due, and how it needs to be done.
yes bc the material is presented clearly and so long as a student applies them self they can pass the class with a A and have a better understanding of the course material.
yes if you want to learn fast
Yes because he is very easy going and agreeable
Yes because you will learn a lot from him.
I will recommend Mr. L to students who are really good at computer technology because sometimes students do assesments, but after they sumbit, the system shows out that is wrong, but actually their assesments are right. I think technological students can do the assesments more accurate and correct.
Yes
Yes. Easy to understand course contents, and good communication, fast responds.
Yes. Because he is a good teacher.
Yes
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Good teacher with a good personality. Makes class fun.
no
no
He's great!
no
none
Stop think so much of yourself Remember the students are your customers and not the other way around as you always reminded us in class Change your attitude about students and yourself Humble yourself because you are not God Stop insulting and embarrassing students Remember as instructor you are here to teach and we the students are her to learn from you Maybe then, just maybe, you might be a better instructor and a better person
Thank you!
funny
fun teacher!
He is a capable professor, but needs to be more considerate when explaining the computer subject to students, because not everyone knows the subject well.
Awesome!
Thank you Mr. Lavoie
nothing
I think he keeps his class very lively for an IT course as well as his humor/personality. I would like to take another class from him!
Professor Lavoie is another instructor that you should make an effort to hang on to.
Funny guy
Best ICS instuctor!
Good job
Great teacher!
no
Don't really know much about him since it was an online course.
18. Other comments:
None.
no
no
none
Stop being such an asshole
none
Thanks for all the short cuts I learned in class!!! I have seriously already saved myself a lot of time. Thanks!
Thanks Phil for making me go crazy and having fun in your class.
None
no
I personally hate PCs so wasn't really a fan of this course.

Philip Lavoie: ICS101, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Business
Course: ICS 101 - Digital Tools Info World Crn (Section): 31696 (0)     32156 (0)     32309 (0)     32346 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (27%) 5 (45%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (18%) 9 (60%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 8 (73%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (14%) 4 (36%) 4 (36%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.91 11 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (36%) 8 (53%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.73 11 1.35 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 3 (43%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (18%) 4 (57%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (57%)
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  
4.55 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (30%) 1 (14%) 3 (30%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 2 (17%) 3 (43%) 4 (33%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He was very understanding with homework and other assignments. He taught us in a way that could relate to us students, rather than straight from the book.
He makes difficult things become easy, and he is willing to help!
being flexible with work and due dates.
Philip Lavoie's is a very interesting and knowledgeable in computer. He like to push student finish his projects early and earn extra credit. I also notice that he spends a lot time in his office hour at the lab the help student. He is a good teacher, responsible teacher.
knowledge in the subject area
Patience, dedication, fair and knowledgeable.
Experience, He knows that some students are faster than others and created the options for us to be ahead so that he could focus on students who actually needed help
Best
He knew his subject. He would put in the extra time to help a student(s) if they needed the help. Encouraged students to think for themselves.
i really enjoyed his class. he had very good analogies, especially the bus one.
Yes. He always helps students.
Nothing
Demo's for projects he assigned were clear on what he exactly he wants on the project, very helpful.
Mr. L is a certified Microsoft teacher so he is well versed in his field. His personalized projects make learning IT easier.
He rewards students with days off when assignments are turned in early. He gets straigt to the point. He wants his students to succeed: he shows his students how he wants his projects to be completed to ensure there are no gray areas.
when you were able to demonstrate you were not there to waste his time and you had a willingness to learn and apply the subject matter, he was more patient with you.
He is very educated in the course he teaches. His concern for his students is genuine. And he is very upfront with his expectations for his course.
He is humous
very knowlegable
Being straight forward.
He knows a lot the subjects. He also is open outside class if you need to do any homework or need help.
Straight forward
he had some experience, tries to solve myitlab problem for us.
Knownledge of computer science
know subject area.
Good.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None.
organized work instructions better.
Philip Lavoie, should slow his lecture in his class. He really really talk talk fast. Sometime I don't even understand what he shows in the screen because it just too fast. The way he typed his project out in each assignments. I feel it is very confused sometime, take a while to read because, that's no space in between the sentences.
n/a
None.
Nothing, he was funny and good :)
Stop playing favorites in class. You can sometimes be very moody, knock it off. I say that with a smile :D
No.
Nothing
NONE
guidelines should be set with creativity in mind, not just because structures.
None
He did a good job already
patience
He sometimes talks impolitely. He got mad when students didn't understand what he said. I don't like the way of his talking.
Be more patient.
None
n/a
nothing
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He had open office hours and he emailed us back promptly when we needed help.
He taught us some useful things that not in the syllabus!
by giving advice on things they asked for.
He concern students able to finish up his homeworks. He constantly remind student to remind his homework. He also give student second chance to finish up late work to get some credits. He is also one teacher at KCC i notice, he willing spend all his office hour times at lab to help student. I can always look for him in the lab to ask for him help. He is really good teacher.He has a passion in his subjects. He encounrage student to think fast, do things in fastest way.
opened up other classes to accomodate us in scheduling
Offering assitance at all times.
Being there whenever we wanted and we could attend his other lectures
Philip's whole day is for his students. If he has extra time he will sit down with a student that is struggling and help them out with their project. He also encourages students to seek him out and where to find him.
When we need help, he always help us to solve the problem.
Help students solve their problem
Yes made himself available for help after class & through email.
Mr. L offered many different options for students who were behind in class work and homework; he offered office hours and even met with students in the computer lab on his own time.
during his office hours outside of class, he was more than willing to work with students to help them get on board.
Mr. L always reminded us when he was available outside of class - if we needed help or to make-up work we missed. He didn't make me feel like my questions were dumb.
Ask question
Have us fight for our rights in terms of interpretation.
Trying to make us be on time with homework and always saying we can go to another class to ask questions or do homework.
explains in detail the work
n/a
Be more patiente
help them
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes because he is a very understanding and easy teacher. He helps you out a lot in class. It is impossible to fail his class!
Yes! Once you pay attention in class, you can easy to get a high grade.
yes, because you can do the work ahead of time and get a day off,but only if you can show that you understand also he is really easy to work with.
Yes I would recommend Philip Lavoie to other students, as I said before He is really good teacher, he cares for student and students almost can look his help anytime, when he has office hours. He also flexible to student to attend his other classes to learn the material again. Student who shows hard work can earn a lot extra credit in his class!
yes. because you learn a lot
Yes. Clear and great instructions.
Yes Yes YES, because he knows whats he is doing. nuff said
Yes, because he knows his subject matter and you will learn what you need to.
Yes, he is a good teacher and he always gives us a lot of extra credit.
No.
yes. super cool teacher. very clear on hw & class was easy.
Yes, he is a cool teacher! and you actually learn in his class.
Yes. Mr. Lavoie is a straight to the point teacher. He helps students and teaches someting different everyday and he rewards those who work hard. He does not rush anything and he goes through the course at a pace where ESL students can keep up, but it isn't too slow.
if they can handle his personality, then I would, otherwise I would have them look elsewhere.
Yes, I would. He is a great teacher to have. You didn't feel like you were in high school. He understood life happens and as long as you're responsible enough to get the work done - he gave you some credit for it. And he didn't make his course feel like it was too hard. It was very informative and I was never bored.
Yes, he always help students for question
yes
Yes, Cause failing his class would be like stepping on dog poop that you saw ahead of time and never made the adjustments to avoid it. Its up to the student to do the required work and show up to class. He cant make class any more simpler.
yes. He is a funny teacher and I liked his class.
yes. good teacher
Sure.
Maybe
yeah
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
N/A
He is a good teacher and a has a lot passion in his subject.
cool teacher.
Thank you for the time and dedication to the class.
Wish more teachers were like you haha.
No.
Nothing
He is nice
well...his class was organized and clear,but his personality got a big problem. i feel like he wasn't doing fair to my nationality (i don't want to mention what my nationality is), i and my other classmate, were being ignored. like when we had quizzes, after we finished, we have to let him check it and grade it, then we can leave early. But me and other classmate, we finished early and raised our hands so he would come check, but then he saw us rasied our hand, he just nodded and went to do something else. And when he come back, he went to check other students that finished after us, and he did that many times already. So we were always almost the last one to be check on. i don't care about if we can leave early or not, but me and another classmate were really mad about that, we think this is not fair!! why we finished early and we were the last one to be check on?? We feel like he's treating our nationality not fairly.
Interesting.
Thanks for your help this semester.
none
n/a
good teacher
18. Other comments:
N/A
Merry Christmas!
No.
No comment
this is all i want to comment on him, he's doesn't treat fairly to my nationality of students, that was me and my other classmate.
Green Bay Packers for a repeat!
none
n/a
learned a lot.

Philip Lavoie: ICS101, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Business
Course: ICS 101 - Digital Tools Info World Crn (Section): 33014 (0)     33228 (0)     34055 (0)     34195 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 5 (56%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 1 (11%) 8 (57%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 3 (33%) 6 (43%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 6 (75%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (33%) 6 (75%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 8 (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  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (13%) 5 (56%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 14 1.41 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 2 (25%) 3 (33%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Great voice, very humorous guy, straight and direct from the very first day, strong criticism on correcting so that students will learn from mistakes and learn new and very helpful things efficiently. Offers extra credit so students will take even more initiative, points out certain parts of things so students will understand. Very very organized.
knew the content and moved at a good pace
very cool and funny
He is really good at encouraging students to do their work early. He also very good at keeping the class very up-beat and lively.
Well organized
He is nice teacher.
Sometimes funny
His course is very clear and easy to follow.
He knows what hes talking about and shows us what we need to know.
N/A
Knew the material well.
He knew his subject well, which is always a plus for any insructor.
He knows the answers to all the programs, so he is always able to help you on all the assignments.
He knows his material like its a part of him. He is pretty lenient on the grading in my opinion. He actually goes through the project and quizzes in class which is exactly how its done.
The teacher knew his material well. His teaching method was superb. Instead of easily giving the answers out, he tried to have us think on our own.
he is funny in his class, which made me feel like to go to his class
humor
He is very approachable. Encourage students to do homework on time, super bonus for early work. Have clear outline.
He presented the material in a clear, effective way, and tried his best to engage his students.
Mr. Lavoie really knows his material and doesn't like to waste anyones time which is appreciated.
He knows ICS
Philip Lavoie provided a structured approach that gave many students an opportunity to improve their skills and recognize their potential. One example of this was a concise syllabus that included many different concepts that every student can learn quickly. He wanted to make sure that they are prepared for working with a computer and its programs efficiently because many of today's jobs mostly involve working with some kind of computer. Another benefit that he brought to the course was giving helpful advice on certain aspects of a computerâ??s function and what purposes that it brings to everyday life. Each project that he assigned focused on a specific Microsoft Windows program such as Excel or Access, which have significant importance on running a company or office. I believed that I picked up a lot of useful information learning about the operation of these programs.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none
none
nothing.
although the class was easy for me, i could see how students with less computer background would be uncomfortable. He goes through many of the lessons very quickly and assumes that we already know most of the work. When students were unsure, he would come off as irritated or short when they would ask. Granted, some of the questions were stupid but I didnt like how he handled some of the situations.
Not treat students rudely by making them feel stupid. We are there to learn what we don't know.
N/A
None
I DONT LIKE HIM!!
During instruction time, I think he should "attempt" to explain how to do a task in simple terminology. He speaks to to students as if we know the subject matter, and may at times use terminology we are unfamiliar with. In simple terms, speak to students as if we no NOTHING!
None
He should do Dream weaver or use some kind of program for html. I think that would be much more useful. As for the other programs: word, excel, etc. it was fine.
speak slower will be good
be more relaxed at times
Finals questions are long.
none. great guy!
Be more available for questions and encourage them
I believe that Philip Lavoie should expand on covering some important features of many hardware items found on a computer. Lately, there has been a surge in computer components that evolve to new variations such as touchpads, pointers, and electronic keyboards. Covering the older, and sometimes, obsolescent devices is actually a great lesson, but I think that talking about the newer technologies will enhance the interests of the students and provide them with knowledge that they will need in order to succeed in the workplace.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Let's us know of upcoming dates, and assignments we haven't turned in yet. Asks students questions if they have any questions.
he worked together with them if they had problems individually
helped whenever i got stuck
He was always available during his office hours and if you need more help and couldn't be in class for a lesson he open his other class so you can catch up.
He'd show up to computer labs everyday for extra help
He reminded those who had missing assignments.
N/A
was there if we needed help.
He always teasing people around, i dont like him
Yes. Hes always in his office after class and is willing to help when asked.
The teacher allowed students to submit late work. Also, he gave the students a lot of help during class and outside class, making sure every student gets a good grade.
many ways...
He comes to ask students if students need help in Computer Lab. He praise students for good work.
While strict about deadlines, he was very approachable and understanding of any issues you had with the material and was always willing to help.
He made it easy to make up work and attend another class time if you couldn't make yours.
Philip Lavoie demostrates concern for students by encouraging them to help themselves when they make any mistakes that they can correct. Most of the approaches that he utilizes during class help provide the students with a basic understanding that he wants them to have, especially with skills regarding hardware components such as keyboards, system units, monitors, printers and pointing devices. Furthermore, Mr. Lavoie has shown a tremendous amount of passion that I might not have known before the class started.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yeah, he's a great guy for teaching this subject, because "he's the best." I first had a hard time in the beginning, not knowing how to do simple stuff, but with his direct approach method, was kinda tough at first but now I enjoy coming to class, one of my most favorite classes now. Some people don't seem to like his 'direct approach' method, but overall it was very helpful, just gotta learn.
yes, easy to follow lessons
yes! an easy A with a chance to not attend many classes if you get the assignments done early
I would recommend Philip Lavoie because he really is a nice guy. He gives off a strong impression at first but he welcomes you later.
yes
I would recommend it for students with an average to good background in computers. The course expands on the basics of Microsoft Office and taught me really useful tips for other classes. I would recommend students with little to no experience with computers to seek a more patient professor.
Yes, because you can learn a lot.
Only if they have thick skin
I would recommend him to my friends because he is very fair to every students in the class. Also, he helps me anytime even outside of the class.
Yes, Hes a very upbeat teacher and always making us laugh. Great teacher.
NO....hes very weird.and very mean
Yes, after the first two weeks, you get used to his instruction style and personality. He knows his subject well & you modt definately WILL learn a lot from him.
Yes. The class isnt very hard, and you get to learns new things about all the programs.
Yes, I would recommend him to students because his class helps prepare students for other classes that require the use of microsoft products such as Word, Powerpoint, and such.
Yes, he is one of the best teachers I had so far. Students will learn a variety of useful things in class.
yes, his class is fun and its easy to understand whats he teaching
yes, through him I now have a better understanding of information technology
I would recommend Philip Lavoie to students. He is a good professor, very approachable and cares for students.
I would reccomend Mr. Lavoie because of his knowledgeably of the subject. Also, as boring as the subject is, he made it amusing!
Yes, he's a great professor. I love how he has his early bonus days, and gives days off to students who have completed the work ahead of the due date.
Yes, you will learn a lot
yup
I would definitely recommend Philip Lavoie to many students because he wants them to be successful. Many of the lessons that he gives during the course cover the most basic components of computers and provides a stable foundation that tends to cater to the student easily. For instance, the first few assignments involve the most important aspects of the Microsoft Office program: Word and Excel. The outcome that I experienced was a good start that resulted in a good grade for each of the assignments.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Funny guy, very flexible with time and very accessible. Might not like at first, but he's a great guy. Great learning method he teaches too, shows that he cares.
none
very knowledgeable and interesting teacher
It was fun taking your classes two semesters in a row
N/A
You will learn a lot from his class.
NO
He is very funny and entertaining. He is always in a good mood also.
He tends to be very critical or harsh to the students, but after taking his classes many times, I understood why he acted that way. Through his personality, it makes the students have the drive to do better, and to not give up. He is a fun teacher and is very different from other teachers--he's very interesting and that's a huge plus.
na
He is a good professor.
Thanks for a great semester!
I would to thank Philip Lavoie for teaching this class because I have learned a tremendous amount of knowledge that I never knew before college and I was able to demostrate to him the potential that I had in understanding computers and its associated components.
18. Other comments:
none
N/A
none.
na

Philip Lavoie: ICS100, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Business
Course: ICS 100 - Computing Literacy and Apps Crn (Section): 31665 (0)     31895 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
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%) 4 (57%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 8 (73%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%) 7 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 7 (64%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (14%) 6 (55%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 1.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 7 (64%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 6 (55%)
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 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 4 (57%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 6 (86%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
As a proverb says "if to give a student a cup of water, a teacher must have a basket of water". Mr Lavoie has a basket of water. Very knowledgeable and experienced. He creates the more effective simnet questions for the students.
taught step by step
he doesnt like to fool around and waste time.he gets right to it and lets his students know exactly if they are doing it wrong or right.
He is well organized and always thinks about real world applications to what we are learning. He helps students understand by doing it themselves.
Mr. L is a very involved teacher who gives a lot of second chances, which is a good thing!!!!!
he knows his subject matter, and has a no-nonsense attitude, which i like. he's also a cool teacher.
Very personable and caring. He will spend the time in class to address any concerns on the assignments and projects. He doesn't want to see any student left behind or doing poorly. Great attitude, including humor to boot.
He's a good teacher.
he knows what hes talking about and he does a good job of engaging the students that were having trouble understanding the material and objectives.
Philip Lavoie's major strengths as a teacher was being well-organized by having a calender for students to know when the assignments and tests are due. He makes sure that the students understand the assignments before beginning something new.
He encourages the students to participate in the class and try to make them good learners and thinkers. Most of the activities that he does in the course involve major concepts on information technology that have some kind of excitement. For instance, the class did projects on each Microsoft Office program that had a real-life situation, but they contained content that was colorful and innovative. Mr. L. wanted each student to think for one's self by allowing them to try to do something that they might have difficulty on first and ask him if they still could solve the problem. Another component of his success is the amount of time that he dedicates to his students when they need assistance or to check on an assignment that they might not be clear upon. He permits students to come and sit in one of his other classes that he holds to listen to any work they missed or could not understand. Furthermore, he tells the sutdents that he has office hours to help with any assignment. I think that having these openings gives people, including myself, opportunties to improve on the confidence and enthusiasm levels when working an assignment.
He knows the subject well.
How prompt and organized the material covered was. It was a no-nonsense, do as you're told and learn method.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Maybe more projects are assigned to students who never have or have enough hands-on experience.
changes due day to maybe sunday instead of saturday noon
No changes i think, i learned a lot in the class.
I think he can be a bit harsh and overbearing on some students. The one's who don't keep up or are behind.
n/a
Be a little more patient. I noticed sometimes he seems to be a little hard on students. I know that he doesn't mean to get down on them, but sometimes he seems to be frustrated by not getting quick responses from the students.
keep it up the hard work
No, changes is needed in this course.
The only change I believe that Mr. L. should make is giving students some strategies to improve on their work habits if they do not spend their time wisely. Occasionally, a student might have trouble understanding the words within an assignment and not realize that they can find ways to solve problems on their own.
While i enjoyed his teaching style it's not for everyone. Mr L is more suited for advance students who already know computer jargon and can keep up. students who are real beginers will not be able to keep up. I suggest more in depth and slower explanation's for those students this class is ment for.
None.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He checks and grades homework promtly each time, and informs each student the undued homework ahead of time. His requerements are always written languge, first thing aways first.
helped indivisuals
He showed concern by going to every students computer or workplace making sure they were caught up with the rest of the class.
He sent emails on time and encouraged us to do our projects and other work early.
Mr. L always offered his other class times and office hours to students.
he answered emails i sent to him promptly. he was also saying that if we couldn't attend our class, that we could go to his other classes, and gave the times and location of his other classes
I noticed that even though some students were late in handing in their projects or assignments, he would give the students more time to get the work done and not be penalized as much. He will tell the students to see him after class during his office hours and he will help with any problems they may have with the assignments or projects.
He show us a hint to everything before he give us a activity.
He went over the students who were behind during the beginning of class when he was taking attendance. He was all over the class room helping each student on a personal one to one basis that seemed to help everybody that need the help.
Philip Lavoie showed concern for students by emailing students to let them know what assignments are due and if they have late work they have 2 weeks to do it.
Mr. L. shows concern for students when they have a difficult time in getting the work completed. He goes over the work several times with students who seem to have challenge in understanding the material. Basically,he wants to make sure that every student is competent in knowing the material that is covered every week.
Mr L would come into the lab after class to help students and constally asked how we were doing. He is willing to help with whatever computer problem we have. If he knows you need help he will find a way to get to you before he leaves.
A set schedule for help and always open when he says he is.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I am head strong, to learn something totally new usually takes me much longer time than others can imagine. Mr Lavoie's class is OK with free exploring and discovery. That is what I like the most about this class. I would suggest people who want to learn the most to take this class.
yes
i would recommend him because he teaches you what you dont know and doesnt beat around the bush when he does.
Yes. If you just need to get through this course quickly and already have decent computer knowledge then he will help you understand it better in how to apply it to real world situations. If you know almost nothing about computers and need more help with someone who goes through it slowly then he is not right for you.
Yes! I have recommended him to students because his class is very straight forward and fun.
yes, he knows what he's teaching, and he is very cool
neutral
Yes, I would recommend Mr. Lavoie because I like the way he teaches his class. He has that special chemistry or quality that comes across with his teaching methods. If there was another class that he taught, I would take it.
yes...he's a good teacher.
Yes he is a good teacher for the subject and knows what he is talking about. The way he teachers and runs his class is good for learning and he keeps it as interesting as he can.
Yes, I would recommend Philip Lavoie to students because he makes the course much more fun and easier.
I would definitely recommend Mr. L. to other students, especially if they have difficulty in knowing how to use a computer because he has a great personality and a lot of knowledge that will help many people in acheiving success in today's world. During each class, he would go over the work in a short and concise manner that allows students to fully understand the language that he is conveying.
yes but only if you can keep up again his style is not for everyone.
Yes, but be forewarned that it's his way or the highway. He covered loads of information in a short amount of time, so you need to keep up.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Mr lavoie offers long office hour.His office hour is every day afternoon, except Friday. No other my classes have so long office hour. I appriciate his willingness to help with each of his students.
thank you
He was a great teacher and thanks for teaching me about the yotuube downloader..IM GOING TO DOWNLOAD LIL WAYNE VIDEOS...HOLLLERRRR
n/a
Mr. L, Keep up the great work that you are doing in teaching!
he's a good person he know what to teach to the class.
Since I am going to be in his ICS 101 class, I will continue to apply the same learning style that brought me success in this past semester. There are few things that I have in common with him, particularly when trying to complete work.
Mr L you talk the way i think.
18. Other comments:
I have learnt basic skills of computer. That is very helpful for my further education. It is not easy for me to have fun with a class I have no commen sense, but in this class, I always have the interest to learn. With a lot of extra help from Mr Lavoie, I finally know how to use the computer as I please.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
n/a
Like i say..every teacher is good but its depend from the student if we did our own part everything is ok.
I enjoyed your class thank you.

Philip Lavoie: ICS101, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Business
Course: ICS 101 - Digital Tools Info World Crn (Section): 31060 (0)     31696 (0)     31792 (0)     32309 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
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%) 7 (50%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (29%) 9 (75%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (8%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 10 (71%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 7 (54%) 8 (62%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (30%) 6 (43%) 5 (50%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 3 (21%) 5 (50%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 5 (50%)
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  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 4 (40%) 7 (50%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (50%) 8 (57%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
organization
great jokes, very funny
This guy is the man!! Super friendly. Gets down to the point. Doesnt like to waste time
He knows what he is teaching
he teaches us by showing example.
Very enthusiastic man that enjoys what he does
Getting things done quick
nothing
I really enjoy having Mr. Lavoie as my instructor. He is very thorough in explaining the assignments in class. He makes class fun and entertaining. He takes his time out of class to help me better understand the area that we were covering in class. He is very organized with the class schedule, assignments, and exams.
Showing the student how to do their project and telling student to do it by them self.
he is so funny so it makes learning fun
his materials are quite clear
He is very knowledgeable in computers
Very funny and easy going. Knew the subject area well and is very organzied in very aspects of the semester projects. Demonstrate great understanding for students of all level/ability when it comes to the subject.
He knows what he is teaching. He also makes it clear what will be asked of us in the REAL world.
Mr. Lavoie is great at providing thorough explanations on project requirements and grading assignments immediately.
Haha. He's very sensible and funny. He gives very clear explanations.
He assigns a project and show how to do the project in class, so it makes things simple.
He knows what he's teaching and he applies it to us based on what our future jobs will probably require. He challenges us as a student and really knows how to teach us the content in a way we can remember for future reference.
He is very good with html and microsoft office products like its the back of his hand.
his sense of humor!
VERY OUTSPOKEN, KNOWLEDGEABLE IN HIS MATERIAL, COMEDIAN
Fun and interactive teaching style
gave time to students who couldn't move as fast as the others
his schedule for assignments on when they were due.
Loud voice interacts with the students grades fairly
very knowledgable in the course.
He knew his material. Has a good background in ICS.
He takes the time to help every student over and over and over of the same material... he has great patience!!! He uses humor great as well!!!!
He creates a good atmosphere for learning and is always willing to help. He knows his subject.
hes very funny, interesting , and smart, and has a lot of experience in the material
HILARIOUS IN HIS OWN UNIQUE WAY THAT SETS THE PACE OF THE CLASS AND ATMOSPHERE IN A POSITIVE WAY. HELPFUL, HIS MOTIVATIONAL STYLY GETS STUDENTS TO GET GOING ON PROJECTS AND ASSIGNMENTS THROUGHOUT THE COURSE.. MR LAVOIE IS A POSTIVE TEACHER. :D HE GOES THROUGH ALL PROJECT THROUGHLY FIRST BY READING WHAT HIS EXPECTATIONS ARE AND GUIDELINES FOR THE PROJECT. THEN STEP BY STEP MANNUALLY SHOWING US HOW TO DO IT AND LAST HELPING US ON OUR WAY TO THE BEST RESULTS WITH INCENTIVES FOR EXTRA POINTS IF DONE EARLY AND RIGHT.
he knows the subject really well but he talks way tooo fast.
outgoing and funny
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none, i enjoyed the class and did very well.
talk slower and help the students who need help on the specific area of help
He got side tracted a lot
noting
Nothing
Remind us of the goal of each week, assignments, etc.
Ithink that he needs to learn how to listen carefully what students say.
None
To be more patient. Some students are taking ICS 101 because we need to learn how to use microsoft office. We do not have 20 years of computer experience behind us so if you can do something in 5 minutes good for you you should be able to if you have been doing it for as long as you say you have. Have more consideration for the students who don't speak english as there primary language and don't speak down to them just because of the english barrier. They are not stupid. If we ask a question it is YOUR job as an instructor to answer our question. If we ask the question its because we don't understand. You are the teacher and that is what we pay tuition for....FOR YOU TO TEACH US. As for grading our assignments in class you should be grading them and not having us grade them for you. It is a waste of class time for me to sit there and wait for you to go to each student and grade there projects. This time should be spent on explaining, teaching or answering questions.
none
MR L ROCKS NO CHANGES NEEDED!!!
None haha. Keep up the GREAT work.
I suggest him spend time teaching on TIA. I think TIA is really important and if he teaches it instead of us reading it by ourselves, we will learn a lot more about computer.
nothing, he may be a fast paced teacher but that is because we have so much things to cover over 15 weeks.
be nicer to international students
NONE
Too ruthless
Slow down when you speak or give instructions. Write more clearly as to what you want done. Everything seems annotated and only you can understand the notes.-
try not to make fun of students, may be funny to most of the class, but that student might feel uncomfortable. i also reccomend to try and extend the myitlab assignments. students have other classes too, myitlab assignments can take up hours just to finish one section. a two-three week deadline seems reasonable compared to one week.
more sensitive towards students and their concerns.
Try to explain things better to students. Dont expect them to know what u are saying.
Easy or simplify your questions sometimes on exams!
none, i thought the class was taught well.
none
NO...:D
Have him better organize his quiz. Its hard to understand.
be more calm
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He was very accessible for students who needed extra help outside of class or to make-up missed tests, quizzes, or assignments.
helping us in the office hours
He made sure everyone got the points they deserved
he will help us even outside the class if we have any questions.
Avalible in and out of class
Keeping us up to date with grades
none
He would encourage students to do well in class. He once asked me why so low of a score on one of the assignments and asked if I needed help.
Professor Lavoie show concern by always asking student if they need help or not. If some student needs extra help he ask them to visit him in his other class.
he is always shows you how to do something if something does not make sense
he send email about grading and reminder what is coming in the next week , everyweekend
If he did he had a funny way of showing it. Most of the time he ridiculed the students.
Prof. Lavoie shows concern for students by allowing those who are behind on their works to come to his other classes. He also spend a lot of time helping students during his office hours. He is always available to help when you it!
He went from one person to the next to grade projects and quizzes. He also allowed a lot of late work and extra credit.
He made himself available to students outside of scheduled class hours through email; which he responded to promptly.
Gives students extra credit
He checks with students that didn't do the homework mostly every class.
He takes the time to let us ask him for help and constantly tells us his office hours and any other class times we could find him, during which, he offers help.
He was very nit picky about about every single detail on our projects and exams because he wants us to use all these programs the right and easy way.
HE WENT TO EVERY STUDENT THAT NEEDED HELP AND HELP THEM TO THE END!! HE EVEN LET US TURN IN LATE WORK THAT WAS DUE MORE THAN 3 WEEKS!! IN THAT TIME PERIOD A LOT OF US STUDENTS TOOK THAT OPPORTUNITY TO BRING OUR GRADES UP AND SUCCEEDED THANKS TO P. LAVOIE.
He helps them individually and makes sure they understand the material
Helped out students by offering alot of open times, and accepting late work.
he always checked with students on what assigments were missing and asked them to do it so they can get partial credit.
he always said there was time after a certain period to meet in the computer room to finish up the work
Made sure everyone had enough time.
Mr. Lavoie really demonstrates his patience by staying over his allotted office hours time too help us understand a project.
He offered his office hours and any time he could spare.
ALWAYS GIVING OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET HIM AFTER CLASS, BEFORE CLASS, DURING HIS OTHER CLASSES TO MAKE UP OR GO OVER THINGS DISCUSSED IN CLASS.
If you get stuck on something like a project he is willing to help you
he talks about the missing students to other students
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
not recommended for international students
Yes. He did a great job in showing us how to apply the stuff we learned to our life
Yes, his class is an easier, less stressful was to get ICS 101 credit that applies to UH Manoa
i will. it is because i learn a lot in a fun way. i like this class.
Yes, because he offers a interesting view of his course
Maybe. If you can learn in a quick past environment with not much help from the teacher
soso
I would recommend Mr. Lavoie to any student who would want to take this course. He understands the area that he is teaching. He is thorough in explaining everything. If you didn't understand something, he would take time out to help you understand it.
Yes, because he show and tell the student eacha nd every detail to do the assignment.
If you speak english as a primary language then yes, if not take another instructor.
Yes! He is a very entertaining professor, while still expecting you to get your work done. You will learn a lot from his course and will always get the help that you need via email or office hours.
Yes! He is one of the few teachers I've had so far that keep it very real. He is straightforward, and that is exactly what students need these days.
YES BECAUSE HE IS A GREAT TEACHER!
Yes. he's a great teacher! I didn't know much about Microsoft Office... after I took his class, I learned a lot more~
Yes I would recommend him to students.
I would recommend him because his class is a lot different from all the other classes I've ever taken. Everything is about quality and efficiency. The class is very fair and you get a lot out of the class.
Yes because he makes you learn things that you will end up using in the future unlike other classes that you take.
yes because he's a cool teacher
HELLS YEAH!!! SUPER AWESOME TEACHER!!
Yes, because he teaches a lot, while being fun at the same time
Yes, You'll learn and if your quick get free time.
i am neutral on this question.
sure, he provides many opportunities for students to get better grades.
Its neutral. maybe maybe not
yes. and I have already!!!!!
yes i would recommend Philip Lavoie becasue he creates a good atmosphere and knows his subject area and explains things until you understand.
yes
YESSSSSSSSSS FUN AND EASY ASSIGNMENTS.
yes hes really helpful and funny. Always talking about football.
hell yes
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
even i'm not really good to speak in english, i really enjoy this class.
cool guy
..
He is fair to all students.
Nice teacher
Overall, your class was one of my favorites this semester. Very entertaining with the right amount of work loads. Although some of the works (especailly the IT study plans) were sort of crazy, the knowledge I gained makes everything worthwhile.
Give him a raise!
MR L YOU ROCK!
STEEL TRAP!
He's an awesome teacher! Learned alot!
KEEP UP THE COOLNESS DUDE YOUR DOING GREAT FOR AN OLD MAN!!! HAHAHA
thanks for the help buddy
he can be cool, and sometimes he can be a jerk when making us try to teach ourselves a certain command instead of just telling us.
yes hes a good intro teacher for computers
Thats about it
He is a great Teacher and appreciate his extra time that he has helped me...
he is going to get a good review from me on ratemyprofessor.com
THANK YOUUUUUUUUUU
He is entertaining and funny
cool guy
18. Other comments:
There are lots of international students in KCC. I don't want to get special treatment from a teacher, but I want him to understand international students' difficulties among natives.
This course uses myitlab. I also took ICS100 which uses simnet. I prefer simnet because myitlab had some technical issues. However, I like this class much better than ICS100. Because of their assignments. Philip Lavoie's assignments game me the contents so I was able to concentrate the features of Microsoft Office.
I ENJOYED YOUR CLASS EVERY TIME I CAME!! DON'T CHANGE YOUR WAYS MR. P!!! SMILE!
You ROCK Mr. Phil Lavoie...
Best ICS instructor ever

Philip Lavoie: ICS100, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Business
Course: ICS 100 - Computing Literacy and Apps Crn (Section): 33985 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 1.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 1.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 2.0 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 1.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 2.0 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 2.0 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (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 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 2.0 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 2.0 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He is very knowledgeable in his area of teaching , but is always ready to learn to do something another way.
Funny, teaches students USEFUL information for the real world
nothing
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Maybe a bit more projects in PowerPoint and Word.
none!
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He constantly asked if anyone needed help and walked around checking on people and helping those that needed it.
shows useful tricks and information. can relate to his students
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, he creates an easy to learn atmosphere that encourages students to try out many different methods to doing something inside of Microsoft Office.
YES! great teacher. doesnt teach just textbook material...shows the students how to go about computers that are useful in the real world
never
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I had the most fun learning in his class this semester, and learned things about Microsoft Office that I didn't know about. I always looked forward to attending his classes.
i had such a great time this semester...i'm signing up for his ics101 class! :)
He always makes students nervous. He makes students haste. He always says something sarcasm. During the class, he was talking taling talking, which distracted our work.
18. Other comments:
I will never take his class again.

Philip Lavoie: ICS101, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Business
Course: ICS 101 - Digital Tools Info World Crn (Section): 33016 (0)     34055 (0)     34195 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 4 (22%) 12 (67%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 9 (53%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 18 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 4 (22%) 12 (71%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 19 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 13 (72%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 18 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (5%) 3 (17%) 12 (63%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 18 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 6 (33%) 10 (59%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 18 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (5%) 2 (11%) 7 (39%) 10 (53%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 11 (58%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 11 (61%)
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  
4.63 19 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 5 (26%) 14 (78%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 19 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 6 (32%) 10 (56%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 17 1.38 Freq(%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (37%) 10 (56%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He understands the importance of a higher education and is more than willing to provide it.
Very Entertaining Class
Great subject knowledge and was able to make class fun and enjoyable.
Mr. Lavoie was incredible with time and efforts in offering a clear understanding of his course content. Every class was incredible with Mr. Lavoies interest and time and efforts extending his knowledge and skills. There can not be a better instructor !!!!
his knowledge on the subject
He knew what he was talking about when teaching the subject and taught us out of the book short cuts and tricks
Funny, fast paced, knows his stuff, hilarious
He always encouraged us to get better grades.
-He knows the material very well -He is willing to answer any and all questions related and unrelated to ICS -He is willing to work with students in his office hours as well as during his other class times -He admits when he doesnt know something or when he is wrong -He communicates well through email always giving updates and assignments in a timely manner
organized and fast
good
easy to understand, and practical teaching methods.
He knows about Microsoft proceesor.
Flexibility, Humor, and understanding.
He really teaches us to do projects by using Micosoft by ourself, and he is vey patient and funny teacher.
very understanding toward his students..he takes time to help his students in and outside of class.
Knew his material, taught very effective, easy to comprehend, confident.
fun teacher, help student when in need.
He know the material of the course and show us a lot easy way to do computer stuff.
He got the studentes envolved.
Great teacher.
He reallly knows what hes talking about and makes it seem easy so you can understand it.
Very tentative to students and is concerned about work being done.
Knows the subject well.
Mr. Lavoie knows his subject very well. He always makes class interesting and informative.
This teacher is real.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
NoNE. Keep it the same please.
Make the schedule a little clearer. It is good, but if its clearer then I would be happier.
Pace was a little fast in the beginning, but once we got everything down it was easy to get into a system.
NONE !!!
none
None
Nothing special.
...I really hated the MyITLab lectures and study plans... I recognize that there probably isn't that many other progams (if any) that can be used to teach this subject area, but I can always hope for better technology right?
go do some meditation and chill out. people take ics to learn computer skills. not get yelled at. were not in elementary school so being yelled at is unacceptable.
dont get too nuts at students
none. it works.
having some MyitLab done in class, so students actually remember to do the lessons, and remind people of dates more effectively. I know it's a students responsibility, but a teacher is the best support.
Add some hand-in exercise in the Mid-term and final.
do more textbook assignments so students have a better understanding of what they are doing.
None
nothing
No, I think the class is good enough.
None
Calm down a little and hear out what the person is saying. Sometimes they have a legit question or point.
I'd like the myITlab to go far far away because it is a headache but I appreciate the 50 extra points given!
No IT LAB
None.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Concern? He has been the most helpful and out going person I have met from the entire KCC staff. He went completely out of his way to make sure I understood my assignments.
Well, stayed after classes to instruct students who were behind.
Really wanted us to figure things out for ourselves first because that is the best way for us to learn instead of someone just telling us or someone else doing it for us. This showed he really cares about us learning.
The time and effort that Mr. Lavoie offered was way beyond the norm. Mr. Lavoie showed an interest in ALL of his students that giving his time and efforts with regards to his knowledge and skill is beond any measure. I have NEVER seen such ability and capability so willingly extended to us students. Much Mahalo Mr. L. !!!! Respectfully, Gary W. Johnson
by asking for there whereabout
Help and offer to meet students after class who needed help. Also let us turn in late work for some credit.
He always clearly mentioned about it and tried to fix it.
-Like it was said earlier he was always willing to meet with students during his office hours and even during his other class times -He always updated grades and let us know in a timely manner -He was always walking around duing class helping students when they ran into trouble during the projects, tests, and study plans
answered emails?
office hours, and effective enough to facilitate learning by moving quickly between individual students.
He are willing to help student outside the class. Organized class.
giving lots of flexibility, and understanding.
clearly showed the students what they needed to do and gave them advice
He shows how to do project in classroom.
through emails and constantly keeping us posted with our current grades.
He encouraged students to see him for help, email when needed, and offers to meet outside of school if needed, constant emails to inform assignmets due and the current grades
good.. and he is so funny..
help student after class.
If we don't know how to use some program or don't how to finish the assignment, he will help us.
He listened to your reasons and was forgiving with certain things. He always was there for office hours and willing to get everything done. Showed you the best ways to improve yoru grades and keep up.
He allowed late work to be turned in.
personaly helped us.
Mr. Lavoie always let the students know what assignments they were missing, and he was always available 30 minutes after each of his classes, and was available for help outside of those times. He was always there wheneve i needed help in this ics class.
He made objectives and deadlines clear, the class was interesting and mostly every class time was at full capacity.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I sure would because he is more than just a great instructor hes a good guy.
Yes, he is a great prof. to take ICS from.
yes, he is funny
Yes, definitely, very knowledgeable, makes learning easy, class in general very practical and useful, would take another class from him for sure.
YES,YES, YES !!! The course content that Mr. Lavoie so willingly and skillfully offered is PARAMOUNT
yes, because it is a fun class
Yes, easy, straight foward and funny
Yes, if you work hard and you get good score and Mr. Lavoie always help you if you need.
Yes, He knows ICS like the back of his hand and can communicate how to do things in Microsoft Office very well. The projects and tests make sense and are graded in a fair manner.
nah, not really cause other teachers would explain computer skills better
yes. although the online material can be frustrating, this class is very good for understanding applications students will use in future classes.
he justs demonstrate the projects we need to do the next time one single time, which is hard to remember everything at once.. it might be better to demonstrate it step by step and let us follow it, and it will be more effective and easier to understand what we are doing. In my case i had to take videos with my cell phone every time he shows something cuz i wasn't able to remember every single thing and do it again next time for the projects and quzzizes.. I understand it because we have to cover so many things throughout the semester which makes it super fast-paced, but may be it would be better to slow it down and relax a bit and learn about each thing in little more detail. I did all the access,excel, html stuffs but now i barely remember what I learned..
yes! He povide time and good study plan.
yes, because this is a class good for those to get ics basics and his flexibility helps those that work full time.
YES!! cool teacher and a fun class
Yes, he is a nice teacher and I learn things from him.
yes because hes a very nice and fair teacher.
Yes he's a good teacher and the classes are not a drag
sure.. because he is so good and funny...
yes, he made the class fun and easy to learn.
Yes, he is a good teacher and can help students to understand computer more.
Yes, great teacher.
Yeah because you KNOW computers after. He shows you everything inside and out and makes you use it so you learn it for good. Plus his projects are fun.
Yes! Because he is an interesting teacher and classes are fun.
Sure
yes i would recomend Mr. Lavoie to other students; i aleady have. I tell them that the ics class is the most important class they will ever take in their colege carear. the future is the computer and why not take it from a professor who not only knows his material, but makes class enjoyable to be in?
I would recommend this teacher. Not only did I learn a massive (and absolutely useful)amount of material painlessly, the class was enjoyable.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thanks Again
good teacher, keep it up, your leture is fun and interesting, i learned a lot
THANK YOU Mr Lavoie !!!! I am so so grateful to you for ALL of the time and effort that you have extended to me. I think the Best I can do is to make it all worth your while. Much Mahalo Mr. Lavoie !!! Respectfully, Gary W. Johnson
ICS 101 is a fun class and I enjoyed the atmosphere that is present at every class
Thank you!
nothing thanks a lot
I liked his teaching style.
nothing
it's all good.
He is a nice teacher.
Thanks, it has been a fun class, Except for my it lab~
Thanks!
fun class.
Very cool guy
funny guy..
nothing
You are funny
Great teacher
A cool guy for sure.
Very interesting teacher!
Mr. Lavoie is awesome!
18. Other comments:
Recommended to other classmates to take this class with this specific teacher. One of the best teachers I have had at both KCC and HCC.
none
none
none
hopefully my next ics teacher is as nice and understanding as mr. lavoie
Lots of fun!
I have gained so much useful knowledge from this class in which I can now apply towards my work in the business world.

Philip Lavoie: ICS100, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Business
Course: ICS 100 - Computing Literacy and Apps Crn (Section): 31049 (0)     31806 (0)    
1. The instructor did not speak clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.06 18 1.26 Freq(%) 8 (44%) 5 (28%) 2 (11%) 2 (11%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor explained course procedure. (attendance, assignments, grading policy, exams, etc.)
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 18 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 7 (39%) 8 (44%)
3. The instructor was available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 17 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 3 (18%) 10 (59%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 18 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 4 (22%) 11 (61%)
5. The instructor explained the course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 3 (25%) 8 (47%)
6. The instructor was prepared for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 8 (44%) 8 (44%)
7. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 18 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (8%) 5 (28%) 7 (39%)
8. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.47 17 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 3 (18%) 7 (41%) 5 (42%)
9. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 18 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 7 (39%) 7 (39%)
10. The instructor's way of teaching assisted my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.59 17 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 4 (24%) 6 (35%) 4 (24%)
11. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 18 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 10 (56%)
12. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 4 (33%) 14 (78%)
13. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 18 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (44%) 5 (28%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 18 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 7 (39%) 6 (33%)
15. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
straight forward, easy to understand, STRONGLY recomend this prof.
He is 1337 h4cks!!!!!
Class is always enjoyable, he is clear when talking, and makes sure we understand what we are learning.
Mr. L encourages you to think for yourself and is ALWAYS available if you need help. He's very straightforward and knows his stuff.
cool teacher
Clear speaker, funny guy, let students do late work
He helped his students better understand the material.
the instructor knew the material very well. the instructor gave much freedom in class and on the assignments willing to listen to challenges and opinions of the students.
Too many can't specify.
He's know what he's doing and teaching. He's awesome
kept us up with our grades
He knew what he was teaching
He really know his subject area. He knew how to do everything that he needed to teach and answered any questions that we had asked.
explained each assignment well
His major strengths were knowing his course and being able to tell us what we did correct and what we did wrong.
he is chill
Teaching about computers.
He explains things in a way the students will understand.
well thought out teaching process
- related to students well. - created a fun atmosphere that actually made me WANT to come to class. - made it really easy to comprehend what was going on. - compensated for the somewhat poorly made study tools (simnet)
The Instructor taught me how to really pay attention in class and he also taught me that college level learning is not high school level learning anymore,meaning that college is very serious and you got to give 100% to do good in college. Mr Lavoie's teaching style was strict in a good way that he took control of his class like a professor should. He was very linient on giving us second chances and to make up any missed assignments, he also gave us extra bonus points for turning in your projects early and taught us lots of extra stuff regarding the ICS. Everytime I e-mail him regarding class assignments, he replied right back in a timely matter and when I needed help he was always there for me and he also told me where to get help when he was not available. I really enjoyed taking Mr.Lavoie class. I would take his class again but my major does not require me to go higher than ICS 100 but I might still take his class next semester anyway. MAHALO NUI LOA Mr.Lavoie Sincerely yours Johnny L.B. Alapai
16. The instructor spoke clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 2 (11%) 6 (33%) 8 (44%)
17. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Be more specific on what you want on the assignments.
Nothing his class is the bomb!
nothing
none
Don't bring one's mistakes to everyone's attention.
the instructor's tone of voice and constant reminders that children could do this work made me feel like he was talking down to the class. he was rushed and often times seemed impatient making me nervous and unwilling to ask questions.
Too many, can't specify.
Don't rush too much. There are some students who may be new to using a computer. Some students may not understand the first or second time. I'm not speaking for myself
listen to your students when they don't understand something and then explain clearly to them till they understand. Don't be too harsh on your student because they are in this class to learn. So teach them don't just give a review.
Taking out simnet lessons
The only thing I think would make this instructor better is if he did not always tell us "My friends 5 year-old daughter can do power point". I did not think it was necessary that he repeat it every class period to say that we were slow because we didn't understand the concepts and weren't as fast as he was in doing the projects. If we knew how to do everything in this class and could do it as fast as he did, we would not be taking this class.
n/a
Changes he could take into consideration are being patient with students such as international or foreign who are struggling.
nope taking his other class
none
more projects less simnet exams.
N/A
Sometimes talk a little slower.
18. The instructor was not available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.11 18 1.32 Freq(%) 8 (44%) 4 (22%) 4 (22%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%)
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He took care of us.
Always offering help for his students and helping out when needed.
He answered emails promptly and was available during office hours as well as during breaks. He also let you attend his other classes if you missed your normal class so you won't fall behind or just so you could listen to the material again if you didn't get it the first time.
let the students turn in late work, his thought was that since students pay for the class they should be given the opportunity to turn in all the work that they paid for.
He helped them with what they didn't understand and accepted late work.
constant reminders about late work and willing to allow makeup.
No comment.
He posted their grades, let them know that they could always come to him for help, as well as attend his other classes if they needed more help or further instructions. He was available when needed
He ask if anyone needs help.
When someone wasn't doing well in the course he would make a plan to help them get back on track and gave them mannny chances to turn in late assignments
He was always available for e-mail.
offered help outside of class; offered credit for late work
The instructor showed concern by further explaining to us what we needed help on.
Reminded them of assignments and exams.
he made sure everyone is on the same track.
reminders and help
- Walked around to make sure everyone was on the same page. - worked one on one with the slower students while keeping the advanced students learning new material.
Mr. lavoie kept track of everybody and that showed that he cared.
20. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
definately. you do the work and you get credit. it doesn't get much easier than this guy
Yes. It is a very good class and the instructor is very enagetic.
Fo sho! if you want to learn about computers this teacher is awesome! he makes class fun and you still learn a handful at the end.
Yes! Mr. L's a cool dude! He's fair and very helpful!
yes
yes
Sure. You learned the material and it was not stressful.
If the student can handle his ruff personality and harsh speech then yes he is a good instructor.
No comment.
yes. he's a fair teacher. As long as you came to class and did the assignments, there was no reason for not passing the class
Yes if you want an easy A and if you already know how to use a computer and applications. No if you don't know how to use it.
Yes, he makes class fun
Sure. I mean minus his comments that weren't always necessary, he knew his information and could perform it for the whole class. He was pretty flexible with projects and gave us a chance to make up late work for 50% credit.
yes because he understands and teaches the concepts well
I would recommend this instructor to students because his class is a great way to get hands on experience on computer technologies.
yup good teacher
Yes, he's lenient and a good teacher.
yes, hes a very good teacher and i learned a lot from him.
yes he is easy to understand
Yes, Mr. L is a great teacher and I honestly learned something new everyday with computers AND other stuff non related to computers. Really cruise class if you pay attention and get your stuff done on time.
Yes
21. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
good job
"GET OFF FACEBOOK!"
If I had to take another ICS class, I will take it with Mr. L!
thanx
Merry Christmas!
No comment.
Keep doing what you're doing
He's a funny guy.
I learned a lot. Thanks Mr. L.
I would also like to say that his teaching in sometimes confusing, however, I managed to learn a lot about programs, etc.
cool person haha
n/a
hes a great guy.
This was a great first semester for me here at KCC because of teachers like this. I'm sure everyone else would feel the same.
Mr. Lavoie is one instructor that I will not forget. He was terrific!.
22. The instructor actively listened to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.72 18 1.02 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 6 (33%) 5 (28%) 5 (42%)

Philip Lavoie: ICS101, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Business
Course: ICS 101 - Digital Tools Info World Crn (Section): 31898 (0)    
1. The instructor did not speak clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.11 18 1.23 Freq(%) 7 (39%) 6 (33%) 2 (11%) 2 (11%) 1 (6%)
2. The instructor explained course procedure. (attendance, assignments, grading policy, exams, etc.)
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 4 (22%) 11 (61%)
3. The instructor was available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 4 (22%) 12 (67%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 18 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 5 (28%) 10 (56%)
5. The instructor explained the course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 4 (22%) 11 (61%)
6. The instructor was prepared for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 18 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 5 (28%) 9 (50%)
7. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 3 (17%) 12 (67%)
8. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 18 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 5 (28%) 9 (50%)
9. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 3 (18%) 10 (59%)
10. The instructor's way of teaching assisted my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 3 (18%) 11 (65%)
11. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 1 (6%) 14 (78%)
12. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 0 (0%) 14 (78%)
13. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 18 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 3 (17%) 10 (56%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 3 (17%) 12 (67%)
15. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He showed you when you did soemthing wrong and told you how to fix it. Basically every mess up cause improvements in understanding the course. It was very helpful.
Full of knowledge, gave real world experience & application of class material. We were his employees & or he was our client, he explained how as employees we would use the information we learned in class to create things for customers/employers.
fair teacher, but sometimes short with some students
Knowing his stuff.
he knew his subject area well.
He kept on learning and was open to students opinions and suggestions.
He knew the subject material very well
Mr. L knew what he was doing and was able to help everyone succeed in their assignments.
Easy on students and easy to get good grades.
a
The speed at which he could handle the information that needed to be passed out.
16. The instructor spoke clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 18 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 6 (33%) 9 (50%)
17. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None.
n/a
maybe try to focus on a few topic during the semester rather then alot.
None
Keep the due dates on myitlab posted so we can easily know when they are due rather than digging around for the syllabus.
Teach more lessons in class and stop giving so many bonus grades that are not necessary.
a
maybe slow down a bit when explaining the work.
18. The instructor was not available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.94 18 1.16 Freq(%) 9 (50%) 3 (17%) 5 (28%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%)
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Yes very much so. He stayed after to help with assignments and he talked to you when you were having problems. It seemed that he went out of his way for his students.
He was very encouraging, when someting was wrong he explained what should be done to fix it.
answering emails very promptly and telling students what they have missed for the class, and also in class ask the classmates about the student.
gives us a second chance to do makeup work.
He made sure that everyone was on track with online assignments.
Mr. L helps individual students and assists them in their specific needs.
Always help students if they ask questions.
a
responded to emails.
20. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes because if you listen and pay attention it was easy. He taught well.
Yes, he is knowledgeable & is very compationate.
yes, because he is always willing to help
yes, learning computers is a hard thing but in this class it made it much easer to learn.
yes, learned a lot and fun easy class.
yes because of the teaching style he puts forth
Yes. He is funny and always works with the students if they dont understand the material.
Yes, Mr.L is a great teacher and a good person; he made learning easy and fun.
Yes
a
yes. class was fun and i learned a bit.
21. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
None.
He is full of knowledge, wisdom, & a good teacher & very funny. Thanks Mr L!!
n/a
take it a bit slower so students can actually do the work on time.
He is AWESOME!
Mr. L genuinely wants to help people learn and it shows.
None
a
fun class.
22. The instructor actively listened to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 1 (6%) 13 (72%)