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Instructor: Mitchell Soares

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DIMC20, Fall 2010
DIMC50, Spring 2010

Mitchell Soares: DIMC20, Fall 2010

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Diesel Mechanics
Course: DIMC 20 - Intro to Diesel Engines Crn (Section): 17485 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 18 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 15 (83%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.72 18 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 13 (72%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 18 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 13 (72%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 18 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 14 (78%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 18 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 13 (72%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.72 18 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 13 (72%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.72 18 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 14 (78%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
excellent hands on experience, get along with everyone in the class
i liked the projects that he gave us b/c it was really hands on and effective in my learning. the class work is also good. the assignments are really easy to understand. just the right amount of in class time too. not too long or not too short.
I liked the excursions we went to it gave me a better outlook on how diesel mechanics work in the field. It also motivated me to learn as much as i can in this class so i can use it out in the work field. i also learned many new interesting things about engines this semester and how they operate and work. we have good class discussion as well as hands on experience witch gave me a more understanding of how engines operate.
Hands on work) Shop is in a clean envirorment and well organised.Also From my background Mitch is very strong in his mechchanical knowledge.
personally this semester help me understand the functions of a diesel engine. i enjoyed my learning experience very much
I enjoyed every aspect of this semester. I feel the course has grown a lot in the two years i've been attending Hawaii Community College's Diesel Mechanics program and i'm hopeful that as the economy progresses so will this program.
learn a lot
There was a well balanced structure to the learning. I loved that there was not only "book learning", but "hands-on" real projects that helped me understand more of the subjects we were learning. I loved that my instructor, Mr. Soares, is very knowlegeable at what we're learning. It's wonderful that I have an instructor that has not just the knowledge but that he has the experience in this field. His humbleness is very refreshing because it makes it easier to be able to learn and speak with him whenever some of the work gets a little confusing.
I like how the shop is growing more versatile every year... different machinery with different problems... a lot of different engines to build...it helps broaden our skills and apply it to many different company vehicles. Also like when we go on field trips to see the different machinery company's have, actually seeing the machines and how they work, it help us relate to all the book work and handouts that we have in class.
I like the hands on projects that mitch assigned us, because it is really effective to my learning.
I like the class work, the field trips and all the in shop work das the best
very technical
I enjoyed learning about engines in this fall semester with the help of my teacher.I enjoyed taking apart engines and learning the functions.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
no
fine the way it is
we need more funds to help our class to get ahead with today s high technology of machines and heavy equipment.
none at time.
proper funding
- More course related field trips. - No further suggestions as I expect things to get better as the times get better.
If at all possible, it would be nice to be able to go on more field trips to places that emerse us into real world situations that involve our field of study. And possibly maybe a way that we can be permitted to assist him in different areas, where he needs help.
Money funding to get us up to date with the newest technology in the diesel industry...hand tools, electronic diagnostic scan tools, engine rebuild kits.
Snapon should provide cheaper tools!!!
we just need more funds to help our class with the growing technology so we can better ourselves
Mr. Soares needs an assistant to answer the phone, and do photo copying, secretarial duties as well as assisting in the lab with tools and safety. It is not "normally" possible for one person to do all of this. Mr. Soares only pulls it off because he doesn't take a lunch, and stays late no matter how long or when student needs to go over something. I have gone to two other Community Colleges, and to the University of Manoa as well as Sonoma State University, and it is my opinion that this program lacks funding and staff. The computer that I am currently using just took 2 minutes for the home page screen to pop up, and while I was taking the survey, I lost internet connection. This is common.
No more
I think that hcc should give more funding to the diesel mechanic program being that this profession reguires replacing parts when needed.Our budget for this class should at least provide the parts that are needed for our project that we are working on.We have a really good instructor that can only do so much and show us so much with the budget we have.
15. Other comments:
none
good job mich
Mitch has been a great teacher/mentor. I've enjoyed every minute here and I wish him the best of luck in the future.
It would be good if he had some type of assistance, even if just a few times a week so that Mr.Soares wouldn't be so squeezed for time to instruct the students and get other things done for this program. He is absolutely wonderful and very dedicated at taking care of it all by himself but I know from experience it can eventually wear anyone out. Even with all that is put on him he makes the time to help any one of his students out. And from personal experience he has been an enormous help to me. This is my 1st semester and I am starting from basically no knowledge and experience base. So I very much appreciate the knowledge that he brings. But, I also very much appreciate his dedication to even helping just me to understand what I don't and no just know it as information, but know it as understanding it as something I will take with me far beyond just here.
this class is the best class i had
Please give us better computers so that we can take surveys like this one and get on other educational websites (like the Caterpillar website)or at least update the RAM.
HI
More funding for Diesel mechanics please................

Mitchell Soares: DIMC50, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Diesel Mechanics
Course: DIMC 50 - Brakes Crn (Section): 16370 (0)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 1 (7%) 11 (79%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 1 (8%) 10 (77%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
nothing
none
i would keep it as is
nothing
Nothing...
I would try to get the school to give me an instructional aid -someone to help with the paperwork/purchase orders...ordering parts etc. Mitch does the job of four people.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
Really good
excellent
very well
good
gives ample exposure to the course materials and valuable information.
If every semester's lessons were updated to this new style of lecture and note taking. I feel that us as students would benefit greatly as I have. I feel like learning and understanding comes a lot easier to me this way.
I think that Mr. Soares' teaching methods are diverse and adaptable to the various types of students enrolledin our program. Mitch is always thinking of different ways to demonstate or explain concepts so that everyone understands completely.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
YES
yes
lots of hands on work and reading work as well
yes
yes, he provided excellent insight into the field thanks largely in part to his own experience in the industry.
Big time.
YES!!!!!! I have learned more in the last 7 months than I thought possible.
22. Other comments:
Awsome
none
fun class
is an excellent teacher and a great person to learn and work beside.
See you next semester.
Please consider getting Mr. Soares an Educational Asssistant, or any kind of assistant so that he can concentrate solely on the students and not paperwork. He might actaully be able to take a lunch too!