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Instructor: Linda Furuto

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MATH103, Spring 2013
MATH140, Spring 2013
MATH242, Spring 2013

Linda Furuto: MATH103, Spring 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: MATH 103 - College Algebra Crn (Section): 66240 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
very well
This course enhanced my personal development because it was a very difficult class for me, I was never goo with math and always found it very challenging, this course really hit me mentally and made me realize what I need to do to be better.
This course was not only for a general requirement I needed to take. But, Dr. Furuto taught me that there are real world applications that relate to math. Every day we use math even though we do not know we are using it. This class really opened my eyes to see math in a different way!
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It can help me relate it to real life situations.
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It helped to get my core credits out of the way.
This class actually taught me how to understand math and not just to get the work done.
I really enjoyed this class and I really dislike math Professor Furuto made me see math in a new and fun light and made it super easy to understand. Although I took this class to fullfill my course requirement it taught me that nothing was impossible and I passed this class an A
This class is a requirement to finish my Gen Eds. This course enhanced my personal development by taking interest in math. Math isn't my strong suit, but taking this class made me realize that math isn't that bad. I also learned that math is important because we use it in real world applications.
I'm majoring in psychology, which deals a lot of personality tests and other tests that include the use of math skills to a certain extent, so I was able to gain knowledge to be a bit more understandable in this field.
I was enrolled in this class last semester at LCC where it was offered as a in class,but basically internet class. I dropped it right before the "W" deadline. I was putting in 12 -15 hours of studying a week and could not grasp the concepts. The math lab did not help. Taking this class has shown me that students learn differently and therefore need to be taught differently.
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3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.62 21 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 10 (48%) 8 (38%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Class lectures are very useful and the homework is very easy to get help with and very easy to understand.
Some activities that can improve my learning is more hands games while doing our study guides.
Nothing really, she actually covered everything. We did real world applications, and we went on a math field study. Everything in this Math 103 class has really defined the symbolic reasoning.
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It was fun doing the review sessions before the day of the exam and she would make fun "sayings" to make us understand more better.
I think Dr. Furuto is the best math teacher because before I came to this class, I didn't want to learn anything. I hated math and I thought I couldn't do it. I liked doing my math lab because it was an efficient way of doing homework.
none.
I would love to have more feild trips regarding math.
I think that this course doesn't need to add any activities or resources. I believe that this class, as it now, really improved my learning.
I can't think of anything that could possibly be improved in this course. It was a great class to be apart of and I would honestly recommend Professor Furuto to future students who have the opportunity to chose between different professors.
All homework, quizes, exams where pertenate to the material.
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6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
3.95 21 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 4 (19%) 7 (33%) 8 (38%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 17 (81%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 21 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 17 (81%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (14%) 18 (86%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 21 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 20 (95%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 21 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 19 (90%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 21 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 1 (5%) 18 (86%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 21 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (86%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 21 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 16 (76%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Keep doing what you do! Don't need to change anything!
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I think Dr. Furuto's teaching style should stay the way it is.
none.
Makes teaching fun and breaks it down so you can really understand.
nothing shes AWESOME
Dr. Furuto's teaching style is phenomenal. I really enjoyed having her as an instructor. I believe that Dr. Furuto's teaching style and methods is really helpful for the class. She is clear and concise, and I learned a lot from her teaching.
Some weeks it seems like she tried to fit too much information in one session, the course moved at a very quick pace.
I love her teaching style! She is clear, uses effective teaching practices such as singing the quadratic formula and pausing. She make you feel that you can accomplish anything
Very useful & helpful :D
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17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
very good
She is a very VERY good professor, who cares about your learning and will help you every step of the way. She goes far beyond what any professor needs to do. I'm very glad I was able to have her as my math professor.
My overall evaluation is that Dr. Furuto is an amazing teacher who inspires her students to do their best in the classroom. She is always there for us no matter what and answers all of my questions quickly and efficiently. Overall Dr. Furuto is a great teacher and if I could take another class of hers I would.
Amazing! She is an awesome professor that takes the time to help you understand a problem. If you have any kind of question relating to math, she will be glad to help solve the problem. She is very easy to talk to and is very approachable. She really cares about her students, and takes a lot of time doing the same problems we do for homework. She makes power points with notes that make it really easy to understand the concepts we are learning. The power points really help in understanding the lectures. She is a great professor!
From the beginning of the course she makes you feel welcomed and is already invested in you. Dr. Furuto makes clear that her students are very important, and that the hard work you put in, is exactly the type of effort she will have when it comes to helping out her students. Math hasn't always been an easy subject, but Dr.Furuto makes sure that you have all the guidance needed in order to make the journey. Throughout this class I have learned many things and will take the tools that I have learned and use them in my future endeavors. Overall, Professor Linda Furuto is a great, energetic, and helpful teacher.
My favorite teacher. She is truely concerned about her students excelling which gives a lot of students the security they need to do better in school. We need more teachers like Ms.Furuto
An enthusiastic and passionate individual who truly values her students and strives to motivate them to succeed. She has a positive attitude that effectively improves the students outlook. She gives fully of herself and is available to the students via internet communication and promptly responds to emails from students. She gives fair and equal treatment to all the students. She expects honesty and integrity from her students and respects them as individuals. She is an awesome person and a wonderful professor.
she is a very caring teacher, she will help you with anything you need. Inside and outside of class she will answer any of your questions. If you need help solving a problem, she will literally go step by step for each problem for you to understand. She is the most happiest person I have ever met. She is the best professor ever.
One of the most valuable and passionate teachers I have ever had. Her passion for this course pushed me to want to keep trying. It felt like if I failed I would be failing her as well as myself. The motivation and encouragement was outstanding. It always made me feel like I could succeed. I can truly say that math may not be one of my favorite subjects but with her help I have come to love MATH and see it in a whole new way.
She is the greatest teacher I've had in college. she gives me hope to just finish my studies because she shows that she cares a lot about he students. best teacher ever. even with the work load, i dont mind because i know im actually learning things.
Great personality and willingness to teach as well as help her students succeed.
she is a very energetic and understanding teacher. who is very willing to take time out of her busy schedule to teach. And whom also cares about you as not only as a student but your well being as a person.
THE BEST TEACHER BY FAR AT UH WEST
Dr. Furuto is a really welcoming and helpful instructor. She really makes math fun and I really enjoyed having her as a professor.
She is a very positive teacher.
Dr. Furuto is an amazing person who fits perfectly in the position of a math professor here at UHWO. Her passion to teach this course is just outrageous and It just shocks me to see someone who actually LOVES the subject they teach.
Dr Furuto is awesome. She believes in her students and holds high expectation s for all. She is always available to help with homework. I love her passion and warmth. She is a role model for teachers. I hope to be half as good as she is when I become a teacher.
Awesome Teacher. Super glad that I took her Math103 class.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 21 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 18 (86%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 21 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 2 (10%) 17 (81%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
very good
Very good course to take because of the professor, math isn't my forte but Professor Furuto really makes it much more enjoyable.
My overall evaluation of this course is thinking that it would be a hard class but in reality Dr. Furuto made it as easy as possible. She made sure we understood the concepts before giving us a test and never fails to go over them if we have questions.
Great! The way that she puts things make the class understandable. It really isn't that hard to understand, if you understand her lectures.
Throughout Math 103 I was able to clearly understand the material that was being taught. I don't see anything wrong with how Dr. Furuto conducts her class, for it is efficient and we get through the whole lecture.By the end of the class we are more than prepared to take on homework and assignments, due to the examples covered in class. Dr.Furuto also provided daily announcements, which overall helped us out. Knowing that we have other classes in mind, we don't always keep up with our schedules; with announcements being made we were always aware of our deadlines.
Very difficult for students who are challenged by math.
You will have fun while learning, you may think math is just boring but it is actually fun when you add some games or singing to memorize a formula like the quadratic formula.
Good course, it covered more than my previous Math 103 courses so it was nice to "learn" something new in a course that I have repeated.
before this class, i hated math and didnt want to learn anything about it. i only took it for the FS requirement but now im glad i took it with furuto because she was a really great teacher and im going to miss having her.
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this was an awesome class me as a student just needed to try harder and stay on tasks.
not as hard as I thought it would be and glad its over hopefully when I take my statictis class I'll already know some things
I really enjoyed this course, not only did I enjoy it but I learned a lot from this course too. I felt that this course really benefited me from giving me a better understanding about math, and how it really is important for our lives.
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Very useful & easy, just as long as you keep up with material given during lectures.
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21. Other comments:
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Dr. Furuto thank you for being such an amazing teacher and I hope in the future I have a teacher that is as great as you!
Great Job Dr. Furuto! Your passion re-boosted my drive to succeed and work toward my degree!
Will try to make math my friend and not make math my enemy.
If I could, I wouldn't mind retaking this course. That's how much I enjoyed it.
GOOD JOB DR. FURUTO!!! :D
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Linda Furuto: MATH140, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: MATH 140 - Pre-Calc: Trig & Analytic Geom Crn (Section): 66243 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.95 20 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 19 (95%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
Math is everywhere. This course basically taught me different concepts of mathematics that will help me understand the world better in general.
It helped further develop my problem solving skills as well as taught me how math is applied to the real world.
I am using this course to solidify my base in mathematics before I move on to higher level mathematics, and Dr. Furuto has done an excellent job in helping me do so.
it helped me with my trigonometry skills.
She made me love math even more-so.
My professional development was enriched with the critical and analytical methods studied in this course. My personal development was accelerated with the Applied Math activities.
Initially this course was just taken to fulfill the FS requirement, but being in this class and learning from Furuto really got me interested in this field as a possible career choice.
I'm sure I am going to be able to use these math skills later n in life.
This course helped me fulfill the mathematical requirement I need for my degree, and helped me build a strong mathematical foundation for Calculus next semester.
SHe used real life situations and helped students very well.
It helped me develop my understanding and level of math
Math 140 taught by Linda Furuto was a great enhancement to my knowledge in math. It connected with my last class Math 135 that I also took with Dr. Furuto. Learning about all these topics will help me prepare for the other math classes I need to take for my major.
3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.95 20 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (90%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
3.2 20 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 6 (30%) 8 (40%) 2 (10%) 4 (20%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I just wish there were longer class hours so I learn more.
There is nothing I would change.
No addition is necessary. This course is very well balanced.
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More group work.
Khan Academy or You Tube links to support the course material.
The activities and assignments already provided in this class are beyond efficient at helping us as students learn the material.
I don't think anything needs to be improved.
None
Use examples that will help us understand on the test. Make the test less hard.
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6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.25 20 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 9 (45%) 8 (40%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 16 (80%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 16 (80%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 20 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 19 (95%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 20 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 19 (95%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 20 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 19 (95%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 20 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 19 (95%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 16 (80%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
No suggestions. Great the way it is; no need to change anything
There's not a thing that I would change.
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I love her! she's very passionate about her job. she keeps everybody attentive. very small woman with a powerful voice.
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Awesome course!
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Linda Furuto is a phenomenal teacher. Not only does she go over everything we need to know in class, but she gets all the students to participate, and i think that helps with the learning process. Also, she makes a field study opportunity available to her students so that math can be seen outside of the classroom as well.
There is nothing that needs improving.
None
Make test less hard
She is such a great teacher that has wonderful methods. I think she shouldnt change anything!
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17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Just amazing
an amazing teacher. I highly recommend taking her class if you are able too.
Dr. Furuto is an incredible teacher. In class she is easy to follow and understand. She presents all topics clearly with genuine excitement that rubs off on her students. There is not a single point of misunderstanding which I brought to her that has been left unresolved, and every time I have a question for her, she answers me within 24 hours. Once one of the students in my class asked her what her schedule is like, and she mentioned that she is sometimes up until 1 and 2 in the morning answering e-mails from her students after a day of teaching and grading papers. I don't doubt this one bit! Dr. Furuto has a passion for teaching and a passion for helping her students excel academically, and her passion is transferred to her students as an excitement to learn.
awesome professor! great at teaching, she really loves math!
Awesome! :)
A+
Amazing Teacher!
Dr. Furuto is an excellent professor that makes sure her students understand the concepts of the course. Dr. Furuto also does an amazing job of helping students to see how the concepts of the course can be applied to the real world. She is just an outstanding and genuine professor.
Fantastic. I've never had a teacher that was so enthusiastic about the subject. She applies math to her daily life, whether she's teaching, sailing, and I feel it's safe to assume she uses math when she goes out surfing or anything. It's truly inspiring. And I feel that because it's a math class you may not get the chance to have as many personal discussions with your professor, but Dr. Furuto is extremely personable, and if given the opportunity to talk with her, it's wonderful. It's admiring because she has such a humble personality, but she's like a true genius.
Great teacher. Very understanding. Passion for subject. Helpful. Effective.
Professor Furuto was a fun teacher. She made me want to learn more math and inspired me to go further on my math studies.
Linda Furuto is an extremely effective instructor who cares greatly about her students. She is an excellent teacher and I wouldn't want to learn math from any other instructor. She inspires me every day and motivates me to work hard in her class and all my classes.
Awesome Instructor who makes Math fun and interesting.
A good teacher who really cares about her subject
She is a wonderful and inspriational Professor!
She's so nice and fun to have as a teacher!
She is a great teacher that cares about her students and makes sure that everyone understands.
She is an amazing person. I enjoyed being her student because she made everyone feel important. She genuinely cared for each student and encouraged everyone to do their best. She was always willing to help if we needed it. Her enthusiasm for math made my attitude towards math more positive and it made me excited to learn math.
a very helpful professor providing numerous help whenever students need them. She sacrifices her time in order to answer all our questions on homework and tests. Always encourages us and makes us participate in class in order for us to understand concepts.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 17 (85%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Difficult, but achievable
Great. I recommend this class to everyone.
The course material is easy to follow, yet challenging and demands intellectual vigilance in order to do exceptionally well. Every grade is well earned with hard work, and every assignment is interesting (usually quite fun too!). Dr. Furuto guides her students through the mysterious blur of mathematics and gives them a means to transform this blur into crisp vision through logical analysis.
i learned more in this math 140 course than the one itook at LCC!
A+
Great course! Very intense - it requires sufficient time for preparation.
Definitely not an easy class but Dr. Furuto makes it bearable.
The course is difficult, I'm not gonna lie. It takes hours of effort and studying to do well in this course, but it's well worth it. Also, she makes you want to learn all that you can and you're also motivated to come to class.
Great course. Need to keep up with work and class. Homework can be tough depending on different people's circumstances.
Overall, the course was definitely challenging, but it was very interesting to learn the roots of all the different formulas.
This course was very interesting! Trig and Analytical Geometry covers so many interesting topics that were not covered in previous math classes. It was great to take trigonometry and geometry to the next level with Dr. Furuto!
Difficult but fun
I love learning math although it may be a little frustrating.
Great course! I learned a lot. I have a deeper understanding and love for math
It's a great class to take.
best class ever! Very fun and always entertaining.
21. Other comments:
Best professor I've had.
Please know that I am being very honest in this survey. I have put much thought into all of my answers, especially the essay answers.
Keep you the good work, Don't over work yourself.
Looking forward to more Math!
Despite its difficulty level, I want to continue on in math and at this school because Dr. Furuto is just that great. I have a great deal of respect for her, and I look forward to many more semesters of learning and fun. I encourage anyone who is serious about their education to take her class.
Dr. Furuto keep doing what you're doing. Math Rules!

Linda Furuto: MATH242, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: MATH 242 - Calculus II Crn (Section): 66244 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This class has given me an extremely strong foundation in math. This is evident in the application in my other courses such as physics and chemistry. I have been able to utilize what I have learned directly through equations and proofs -- and more importantly, indirectly through the mindset of a mathematician.
I was able to apply what I've learned in Calc II in real life situations. I was able to connect the subject with my major and see the applications of Calculus with my major as a pre-engineer.
Better knowledge of how mathematics can be applied to real world situations.
This course had gave me a better understanding of the world and applications of math. I was honestly a skeptic, but now, I am starting to see how beautiful math can be and it really wants me to pursue it even more!
While taking classes from Dr. Furuto, I have been inspired to try for a degree in math, and the way she teaches and holds her classes are very beneficial to my understanding of the material.
This course really helps me in all my classes that I have now. Physics, chemistry, and all my future engineering classes are based on calculus. Not only have I have come to love math because of this class and Dr. Furuto, but I have also come to see math in the world with a different set of lens.
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3. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
3.67 9 1.12 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 2 (22%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
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Nothing! Dr. Furuto gives you more than enough to learn Calculus! The best part is that she teaches you the subject both thoroughly and smoothly; you might find yourself lost doing HW, but when you look back on the notes you took and the examples you went through in class, you'll find yourself getting the subject down!
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I would say a lot more group activities with the lectures. It helps a lot when I collaborate with other people for certain topics. As for the resources, it is great enough as it is. We have a lot of support from Dr. Furuto and the math Tutors, or should I say Mitchell, helps us so much whenever we have a question.
There's nothing much that could be added since we already are offered a field study that is very engaging and fun.
None. This class is great as it is.
None. It was great.
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6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
There is not much I can say to improve the course.
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Sometimes, the pacing could be a little too quick. I would get lost sometimes during the lecture, and I would catch myself mindlessly writing whatever is on the board without not knowing whats going on.
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None. This class is great as it is! And Dr. Furuto is an amazing professor!
None. This course was fantastic.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Dr. Furuto is an amazing teacher who has really taught me to see the beauty and application of math in the world around us. She teachers in a way that is both understandable and precise. It is refreshing to see that she truly loves math and it is also to say the least very encouraging. She brings enthusiasm to every lesson and inevitably passes it on to the students which is essential in keeping a positive learning environment.
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Dr. Furuto is the best math teacher I have ever had. Her genuine and caring personality shines through her teaching. When I email Dr. Furuto a question, she always sends an immediate and thorough response. She is extremely intelligent, hard-working, and cares deeply for the well-being of her students. Dr. Furuto inspired me to possibly look into eventually becoming a math professor myself.
Great professor and awesome person. Always offered assistance when in need and cares for her students.
Dr. Furuto is an exceptional professor. It is very apparent that she wants help us students achieve our dreams and goals. She explains things very thoroughly and tries to answer everyone's questions to the best of her ability.
She is a great professor and anyone would be lucky to have her!
If someone were to ask what math to take, then I would suggest Dr. Furuto. She's a great professor who puts the students first. She cares and is very knowledgeable on the subject. The field studies are amazing, and I the class is engaging.
Absolutely the representation of a perfect teacher.
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18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This course provides the fundamentals necessary for my major.
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Calculus II was a very challenging course for me. However, I was able to persevere through thanks to the continual encouragment and positive feedback from Dr. Furuto. I also liked doing homework through MyMathLab because of the helpful examples it provided.
Very well taught and highly recommended professor.
It is very rigorous, but very beneficial. Let's just say, I am just glad I got it through Calc 2 alive. The work was very rough at some point, but it really helped me understand the concepts even more.
There are several concepts that are hard to grasp, however with Dr. Furuto and the availability of math tutors are definitely really helpful.
This course is very difficult, but Dr. Furuto inspired me to keep going and showed us ways to see that this course isn't that difficult at all. But trust me this course is hard. I feel confident that I mastered the materials and I am glad that we have this course at West Oahu. It fulfills my major requirements for engineering. I wouldn't take this class other than with Professor Furuto though. She adds a different dimension to MATH 242 that really helped me succeed.
Very difficult subject crammed into one semester, however Dr. Furuto was able to organize and present the information in an organized fashion.
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21. Other comments:
I've taken Dr. Furuto for 4 semesters about now, all i can say is that she is the best professor! Each semester I feel more and more compelled to excel in her class!
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I can't wait for Calculus 3!!!
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Great class. Great professor.
Amazing professor, I would not be in this class if it were not for her.