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Instructor: Austin Anderson

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MATH135, Fall 2013
MATH205, Fall 2013
MATH231, Fall 2013
MATH206, Summer II 2013
MATH103, Spring 2013
MATH135, Spring 2013
MATH205, Spring 2013
MATH140, Summer I 2012
MATH205, Summer I 2012
MATH135, Spring 2012
MATH140, Spring 2012
MATH205, Spring 2012
MATH103, Fall 2011
MATH135, Fall 2011
MATH24, Fall 2010

Austin Anderson: MATH135, Fall 2013

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MATH 135 - Elementary Functions Crn (Section): 31873 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 13 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 9 (69%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
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  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
he is very clear and thorough in his explanations of mathematical concepts and reviews them alot
Very approachable and is very knowledgeable in the subject
he explained lectures with detail informations.
He is fair with the students and teaches from a student point of view. He understands that math is not learned the first time taught. So he reviews over and over until we understood the material.
He understands his material to such an extent that he can explain it to others in a way that anyone could understand it. He is very helpful and funny so its keeps the students awake.
He explains the material to students in a way that can keep them intrigued and also helps the student better understand the material.
He is tries to be funny. He always gives an example to answer a students question to make sure they understand.
Strenghts would be his flexability to compromise with students if they were struggling.
He is BRILLIANT! He knows math so well, it's irritating. His passion for math makes the subject fun to learn. He always looks happy when he teaches and makes lame jokes that relate. He is also very easy to understand from, his teaching style is very good. And he always stays after class to help any of us that need it.
Even his class was flexible and going so fast, he explain each math material properly and helped out students when they have a questions and stuff.
Explains things that are hard to understand, easy to talk too. And isn't so mean on the grading.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None
I would spread out quiz take home sheets so that it gives the students enough time to finish them and the homework. Taking other courses into consideration and knowing how difficult it is to stay organized can be hard. Maybe have the homeworks due on the same days of the week?
none
Nothing!
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Always mentioning when he had office hours for students who needed help/tutoring outside of class
Available through out the day. Understands and is fair about everything he does.
He showed concern by giving office hours and also giving students the option of either doing homework on paper or online for those who prefer one over the other. He also offers the little time he has before the next class to help students with any questions they have.
He replies on emails on time
Spoke to students or at least, shown or notices our quality of our exams.
He always stays after class to help if we have questions or need extra time on quizzes/tests. He also is available through email which helps as a student.
He explain a lot easy way to understand math, and also he brought a quiz that might help out our studies. He take a time to explain problems even the class is over.
Helped students by answering back emails and answering questions as best as he could.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
he addressed each students concern and explained them in a way that they could understand
Yes. Anderson always answer the question from students and always tried to help students.
YES, by far the best math teacher I've ever had
Yes i would recommend anderson because he is a very helpful teacher and makes sure his students understand the material well enough to perform it on homeworks and tests. You will learn al lot in his classes.
Yes, I would recommend him to students because he takes interest in being there for his students. His office hours are very flexible unlike other courses.
I would recommend Austin to students because he is very clear when he teach
Yes, he class is well thought out and he shows acceptance of many questions.
Of course! He is one of the best math professors/ professor in general that I've had. He has a great attitude toward the subject and toward his students that it makes learning easy and fun.
Yes, his lecture is really clear and understandable. He cares about each students too.
Yes, I would recommend Austin Anderson to other students because he's a really nice teacher and he isn't so hard on the grading. But attandance is important for class be ashes most of the lectures are about the homework.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Very nice guy and friendly. ALWAYS encourages students to answer
Thanks again, I failed 103 the first time taking it due to a poor professor. I was just shy of an A this semester. Goes to show that the student reflects the teacher.
I enjoy that he has a website with all his due dates and scheduled curriculum. Austin Anderson is a kind teacher that cares for his students.
I enjoy his class because of his personality.
He is one of my favorites!
none
That he's a very cool teacher! Very easy to talk too!
18. Other comments:
Thanks again
none
None

Austin Anderson: MATH205, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MATH 205 - Calculus I Crn (Section): 31883 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 26 1.1 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (19%) 19 (73%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 26 1.1 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 20 (77%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 26 1.13 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 7 (27%) 16 (62%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 26 1.1 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 21 (81%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.04 26 1.25 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 1 (4%) 4 (15%) 6 (23%) 13 (50%)
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 26 1.14 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (15%) 19 (73%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 26 1.17 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 3 (12%) 19 (73%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 26 1.23 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 6 (23%) 15 (58%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 26 1.17 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 4 (15%) 18 (69%)
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  
4.27 26 1.15 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 7 (27%) 15 (58%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 26 1.14 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (19%) 18 (69%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 26 1.1 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (15%) 20 (77%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He is an awesome teacher, he has strong skills of leadership with good sense of humor. Very fair towards students, very flexible with make up quizzes and test. I would take his class again, fun and friendly atmosphere .
Very smart, helpful, encouraging. Will do what it takes to make you pass.
Austin Anderson was one of the best teachers I've had thus far, he's super nice and laid back, but wants you to learn this Math. You can tell he really enjoys his subject matter, and is really amazed by the power of math, and wants us to be also! He tries to demonstrate examples that will "wow" us and spends much of the class time going over tough homework problems to help us out, yet still makes it through the course material without falling behind. He obviously knows what he's doing and how to run a class, while also being very laid back and easy for students to approach. He's always in his office during office hours, and provides a plus session for those who need extra help, and gives extra credit for it. His test questions are very similar to homework and quiz questions, and has a lot of open-book/group quizzes, so we can work together to figure something tough out; as well as closed-book quizzes to test us. Calculus is not easy, but Austin does a better job than most I presume at teaching this difficult material!
Austin present's the material well enough for the class to understand. He definitely doesn't teach by the book, but he relates the books concepts to the way he teaches it, which is quite enjoyable and a better way I can understand.
Explains Math very well
- Explains things really well and clearly - Conveys how deep and beautiful math is - Provides many opportunities for extra credit - Homework and quizzes prepare us well for exams - Really good Plus Session TA - Spontaneous, awkward jokes were hilarious and added charm
His creativity when it comes to explaining concepts.
He helps you whenever you need help and he is easy to talk too.
Great teacher. He is clear and thorough in his explanations and is a fair grader.
I think he is always polite and gentle, and try to make students understand.
He doesnt show it off but he is so smart. Andin class he makes you think what to do on a problem, after that he explain us the solution
His ability to hold a students attention during lecture
Subject knowledge, presented in an understandable way.
He is a math genius that empathizes and gets to heart of learning
He knows all his fields. He is good in teaching how to solve the question and telling us what is correct and is wrong.
He teaches very clearly, is very fair, and available to help.
He is very good teacher that really cares for his students success in class.
High-level math is an extremely difficult subject that can almost certainly suck out your soul. Despite this, Anderson consistently knew the class was in for the long haul, and was always willing to help his students. He even set up PLUS sessions, Peer-Lead unit study, for students who had an extra difficult time with the material. He tried his hardest to make sure his students would understand the material, and that effort bloody well paid off. Anderson also has a hella sense of humor, an important trait for mathematicians to keep their souls.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
nothing
Being more interactive with students.
I can't think of too much for Austin to change to make his class better. It's all G!
No changes are needed.
Update grade book more frequently
none
None :)
All the work is all new to me and I need to study alot but thats just the class. Theres nothing to really change, theres alot of homework compared to the other math classes.
Faster communication through emails and faster grading would be appreciated.
Nothing.
none
Maybe slow down the lecture in order to offer students clarity.also do more examples of questions in stead of just a couplets questions.
None. Keep doing what you're doing.
Attendance sheet should have been given in every class.
no changes
None. Anderson would rank among the best teachers I've ever had. Probably the best if his subject wasn't so difficult for me.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
always engage us in participation, outside class hours, plus session never missed his lecture
Made sure we understood the concepts and allowed great time to answer questions.
He would be at his office hours, he would answer questions before and after class, do plenty of freebie homework questions to help us out on difficult homeworks, put up plenty of examples, have plus sessions and a few extra credit opportunities, and just wanted to spread his love for math to all of us =)
Austin offered his office hours opened to anybody that needed help and he was always available. He also included PLUS sessions, which were these little tutoring sessions to help students with homework and it helped prepare students for any upcoming exam or quiz.
By helping every time help is needed
- Although it took a while to get graded material back, it showed that he spent a lot of time looking over our work and making sure that we were doing things right. - Saves a generous portion of class time for homework questions, during which he goes over the problems step-by-step, but without giving away the answer. - Gives a lot of practice worksheets - A lot of office hours
He puts in the Plus section and go through the homework problems.
He is always open to homework questions and he answers them in class this helps us alot.
Willing to help students. Takes the time to explain hard topics.
Actually, I don't know about that because he always conserved each students' privacy and score, and I think he didn't have any concern to me.
office hours, plus session
He would hold regular office hours after class.
Loads of help on homework and work sheets.
Austin always made himself available for questions, dedicated class time to answering questions and working out specific problems with students, and gives everyone a fair shot at preparing for exams.
He was very available by email and in his office, as well as before and after class.
He would provide PLUS sessions for the class to attend when needed help. Asks the class if they needed help on any of the homework assignments at the beginning of class.
How did he not? He would always set up appointments, office hours, and PLUS sessions for struggling students. He would also occasionally waive late penalties to students he knew were really trying.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Surely I would
Yes because he is straight to the point and easy to approach.
Yes, he is an ideal math teacher for anybody at any level. Not always the easiest material to follow, it is math, but he makes it quite tolerable, and is there to help.
Yes because for one his standards as a teacher are set pretty high. He knows the material to the point where he knows how to explain it to students, such as myself. He also shows that he really does enjoy the subject and he really cares for his students to succeed.
yes because he is a good teacher
Absolutely--he's a nice guy, unpretentious, brilliant, and funny. I was very scared to take Calculus for the first time, but because of how he taught it, it turned out not to be so bad--in fact, it was often satisfying to do homework.
YES!!!
Yes, he is very straight forward and rarely gives you curve balls during the test.
Yes, definitely. In my opinion, he is the best math teacher at Kapiolani Community College.
Of course! He is always kind, so if the students will register to his class, they will be satisfied.
yes because he teaches calculus with fun!
Yes I would he is an interesting teacher and a good attention holder.
Yes. Great teacher for beginning calculus.
Yes, already done! He's just very knowledgable and shows more concern in making sure that everyone is on the same page.
Absolutely. Clear and effective teaching, helpful and fair.
Yes, overall he provides a good atmosphere for the class and him not being strict also helps me relax in class.
I would not recommend students take Calculus :P But on a serious note, if they had to, I cannot think of any way Anderson could have done better.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
good personality, friendly and always welcome to help his students
Nothing.
He's and overall good guy =)
He's a great teacher, funny guy, and someone that really cares for their students unlike some teachers out there.
Thank you for your teaching!
nothing much
Great job teaching.
nothing
I never liked math because I had terrible teachers all this semesters at KCC,and I thought that I was going to die with calculus but actually after I met Austin, he made me like calculus more.
He is an overall great teacher.
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Thank you
Tenure him. Now.
18. Other comments:
I rate this class a perfect!
PLUS sections were very helpful.
nothing
Thanks for being such an awesome teacher!
Plus session was very helpful. We should keep having this.

Austin Anderson: MATH231, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MATH 231 - Calculus III Crn (Section): 31887 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.38 8 1.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 1 (13%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 8 1.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%) 3 (38%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (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  
4.38 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (63%) 3 (38%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Knows the material.
Anderson was always available to help. It was extremely helpful that he had multiple office hours on different days. I never had to worry about not being able to come in if I had questions/concerns. I also liked that he enforced as much homework as he did. I learn math by actually *doing* math and the homework, as long as they were, ensured that I really learned the material thoroughly. I also liked that he allowed limited notes on the exams instead of making us mindlessly memorize formulas.
I can tell he enjoys his profession as a math teacher because he is enthusiastic about his work. He will always try to finish up a problem and if he can't at the moment he will get back to it the next lecture. He is a fair teacher and grade.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Encourage more class participation
I think to do the lectures more conceptually and less homework problems. I think the more problems there are the more focus of having the homework done tends to happen than getting the concepts gets in the way. I think more review at the end of week would help.
Perhaps to plan example problems presented in class in advance. I felt we spent a lot of time figuring out why we didn't get the right answer, which, in a way is good, but also very confusing. Some times I left class more confused than when I arrived.
I suggest lessen up the amount of homework problems just by a couple but overall nothing should be changed because his way of teaching is effective.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Gave extra time to do quizzes when we weren't prepared for them.
He was always there to help, encouraged questions and interaction in class, and was also available outside of class via email and office hours.
He would get back to you on a problem the next time with even clear instructions and procedures on how to solve the problem. He wouldn't give a ridiculous type of problem. All his work and problems are reasonable and challenging.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes and no. This was his first time teaching Math 231 so it's understandable he wasn't the best at teaching the material. Other than that good teacher!
Yes, his expectations are clear and his schedule for learning the material isn't too aggressive/fast paced. He has set up his class for you to learn the material thoroughly.
Yes I would recommend other students to him because he is very knowledgeable in his field and he teaches you in ways that is understandable and easy to get. His work load and quizzes prepare you for the exam.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Keep up the good work and more extra credit problems please!
His math related to physics applications could be stronger. It seemed like some of what we were presented conflicted somewhat with what I had previously learned in PHYS 170 and 270.
Mr.Anderson is very cool and understanding. Feels like he is one of the students!
18. Other comments:
See you next semester Mr.Anderson.

Austin Anderson: MATH206, Summer II 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MATH 206 - Calculus II Crn (Section): 35129 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.25 4 1.71 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 4 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.25 4 1.71 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 4 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 4 1.91 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.75 4 1.71 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 4 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 4 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 4 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
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  
3.5 4 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 4 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 4 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He knows the subject very well and he tries to teach it to the best of his abilities.
Good communication and understanding of student's needs, and easy to approach
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Cover more examples and different examples as well so the students could understand how to do various problems.
Because of the difficulty of the course, explain material/procedures/steps more clearly and organize. Other than that, good teacher.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He offered help on homework questions that students didn't understand.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would recommend Mr. Anderson to students because he is a good teacher and seems to really care about his students.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He's a good teacher and he reminds me of Brian from the backstreet boys.
Good teacher
18. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Austin Anderson: MATH103, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MATH 103 - Fundamentals of Coll Algebra Crn (Section): 33988 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 15 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
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  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Very helpful and utilizes different teaching styles
Very good at presenting the material in a clear concise way making it easy to understand
Understanding the material and personal techniques used for students to understand the material further than what is presented in our textbooks.
very good. lectures are well-organized and clear, very easy to follow and understand.
Helping students to understand the work that they need to do. Explains things well. Outside access as well.
He's fair, flexible, knowledgable, able to adapt to the students learning style.
His teaching are clear and easy understanding which makes me not to be confused in the materials.
He knew a lot about the course he was teaching and helped students that needed assistance.
He is a mathematician. He tries to answer all of his students questions.
Makes coming to class fun, he is always upbeat and seems to genuinely enjoy teaching math.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
wear more professional attire
A better push to ask students, to question the material, right after he finishes an equation. I find that asking the students "do you guys get that" is a good push to encourage questioning, but I think that can need some work to encourage questioning even further.
None.
Respond to emails quicker.
No changes.
before an exam we do a review but that review does not cover all of the lessons we learned in that chapter. we only do 2-3 questions which was not enough for me to pass the exam. we should have an extra credit :)
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
always willing to help students in class and out of class
By answering all their questions
He would personally ask the student face to face of their concern. His patience to help the student after class of a question. He would explain the question of the concern student more than what is needed. I think that's a good quality,just in case the question was not fulfilled. He would email students and reply promptly too.
a very nice teacher, will help students according to everyone's particular needs.
He showed concearns for his students by explaining things over again until the students understand it. And he wasn't too lean on grading the the test and exams.
After explaining my situation he was able to accommodate me of which I was extremely greatful for.
He helped the students how had any questions carefully.
He would offer help to people that received low scores on tests and assignments.
he stayed after class to answer our questions
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, he is very helpful and class is well-organized
Yes. He is an excellent teacher.
I would because his teachings are not boring. I can hear his voice while he lectures. Easily Accessible to talk to him face to face in his office for any concerns and questions.
definitely yes.
Yes, i would recommended him to other students b/c he teaches the class well. And this class went by really fast!
I would recommend Austin because he is easy going, knowledgeable in his field, desires his students to succeed, always prompt and at school.
I will recommend him because his teaching is really good. His class is good organized, clear, and the homework and quiz also made me to understand the material deeply.
I would recommend him to students because he made the material easy to understand and he is an entertaining teacher.
yes because he is a great teacher!
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I enjoy his mood during class. I don't feel as pressured from his expectations, but encourages to do our best. He's flexible with circumstances about reasonable excuse and understanding to boot.
Hes a very awesome teacher!!!!!
He takes what the staff development workshops and science teachers suggest to math teachers and implements their suggestions and concerns in class.
He is a great teacher.
he makes math a little bit fun by making corny jokes sometimes or sometimes he try so hard to be funny that it should not be funny but it is! haha :)
18. Other comments:
I enjoy his class and would like to register for math 140 class too.
a really good teacher.
None.
Thank you for making math a better experience for me as math is not an easy subject for me.

Austin Anderson: MATH135, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MATH 135 - Elementary Functions Crn (Section): 33997 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 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%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
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%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
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%) 6 (67%)
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%) 6 (67%)
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  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
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%) 6 (67%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Love for math, relates well with students, wants students to succeed.
Austin Anderson's strengths are learning how to give us examples and explain the subject well when someone asks a question. I like how when we have a worksheet he doesn't give us the correct or wrong answer he makes us communicate with other classmate and do it together.
Very helpful
Anderson is an awesome teacher. He is brilliant, and enthusiastic about teaching math. Never has he allowed any type of personal troubles or conflicts influence the delivery of his lectures. Always keeps it professional.. Always keeps his cool.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None
I would suggest that he does a recap for every class the next day so that it can refresh our memory for the lesson he is going to teach.
none
None! Excellent professor!
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Made accommodations
He asked us in class if we have any questions about what he just taught and he asks us to stay after class if we have any further questions that we are not familiar with.
Always willing to help students out. Very personable
Prof. Anderson ALWAYS answered the questions he was asked, and to the best of his ability (no half- ass answers, ya know?) He always stayed several minutes after class to answer any other questions. Frequently reminded us about his office hours in case we needed help outside of class. Prompt replies to email.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes because he wants students to learn and succeed, fair, knowledgeable and is willing to help.
I would because he explained the course very well and efficiently.
Yes, always helpful
Absolutely! I already do recommend him to other students because I know he is capable of teaching students math in a way that can be understood.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thank you! I may end up furthering my math classes because of the wonderful experience I had taking two accelerated classes with him and overcame my fears of math.
He is a great teacher.
Austin Anderson needs to teach 140 in the Fall..!! He also deserves a raise! Excellent Excellent dudee.
18. Other comments:
Maybe you can teach 140 too.

Austin Anderson: MATH205, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MATH 205 - Calculus I Crn (Section): 34008 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
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 (27%) 7 (64%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 2 (18%) 6 (55%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
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 11 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 6 (55%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He knows his stuff and empathizes
Very patient and willing to help! Very flexible.
math, understanding students needs in homework and tests
Expression
Austin is a terrific teacher. Although this is a hard class, he simplifies it and explains everything in detail. He's also friendly and easy to approach.
Giving students opportunity to make up quizzes and homework. Giving chances to student.
Best math teacher I've ever had.
His strengths as a teacher are knowing his subject pretty well and be able to explain it to his students.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None
more extra credit on tests
Tell us the date of quizzes on syllabus Students can miss the class for some reasons but he tells the date of tests in class That is unfair
If he can be little more organize and little more prompt to grading papers, it will be appreciated.
none
Please do not combine chap 2, 3, 4 and 5 for the final. You can split it into two parts.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Grades fairly Offers help Makes sure everyone's on the same page
helps students in and out of class
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He takes time to help students comprehend the material, and listens to students' concerns.
He is available for students to come and see him after class and in his office hour.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes! Grades fairly Offers help Makes sure everyone's on the same page Knows how to filter material Knows how to teach what needs to be known instead of just blasting students with ridiculously hard questions; he is more concerned with students understanding concepts
yes
-
Yes. I think he's a very good choice for those who truly wanna learn the subject matter.
Yes, had fun. Trying to have students participate in class was fun.
yes, he is a great teacher because whatever he lectures in class will be on the exam.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
awesome! :]
none
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if the prizes for the group activity was extra-credit, may be better!! =)
Very easy to understand and learn from
The test practices help me to prepare for the exams and give me a heads up for what the exams will be like.
18. Other comments:
Tahina, the "PLUS" tutor for the class, was very helpful. The class was relatively easy, but it might be good to cover some more advanced material in case students wish to transfer to UH after Calc I.
none
-
Thank you. enjoyed your class and had fun.
Thanks for offering extra credit, Anderson! It helps a lot! Also, I think the group game that we play before taking the test is helpful and challenging! Thanks for the expired noodle! Haha I am just kidding :) Have a good summer and thanks for all the lectures and the help!
He made love math again! Denis Perusse made me hate math. Austin was clear about course objectives, unlike Dennis.

Austin Anderson: MATH140, Summer I 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MATH 140 - Trigonometry/Analytic Geometry Crn (Section): 35023 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 3 (33%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
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%) 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  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
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%) 6 (55%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Explains well and encourages students.
As a teacher, Prof. Anderson's major strengths tend to be that he is willing to prepare available resources (himself and his webpage specifically)in order to help his students succeed. He also gives out a much needed break in class in order for his students to get their bearings before the second half of the lecture. In this way, his strengths tend toward getting us to absorb the information as best as possible while allowing time outside of class for questions concerning the homework.
Good atmosphere, easy to understand.
good example
gives lots of examples and many examples similar to our homework
He offers an atmospere where student's feel relaxed. He takes the time to explain concepts that are not clearly understood.
I was actually suprised how well behaved the class was and suspect it had much to do with the timeframe. However, it may have been that Austin is a self effacing teacher that presented a non- threatening atmosphere to the students. As it was the class was very conducive to learning.
He made the class interesting.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
One possible change that I have to Prof. Anderson is if his webpage URL was put on the board for the entire summer course so that people will know. This is pretty minor in and of itself since most people can just visit him during office hours to get their questions answered up front.
no
None
He could be a little more organized with his lectures. This was a summer class, and there was alot of materials to get through. I would also suggest that there is a limit to how long individual students take up class time with their homework questions.
Maybe not too many. Although I do believe that he could be more demanding of us students.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He always made sure all students questions were answered. Always available for help.
Prof. Anderson shows concern for his students through his break time sessions and for going over some tough quiz questions to help us prepare for the next one. The five minute break sessions are there for when we need time to do an in-class worksheet or to just simply take a break so that we would be refreshed for the second half of the day's lesson. Him going over quiz questions allows us to understand our mistakes so we don't repeat them on the next major quiz or test. He wants us to succeed and he has the strategies for it.
write on white board with explain
Encouraged us to use his office hours.
He is always willing to help his students and wants them to learn the material. His lectures are interesting and he give practical applications for the math being taught.
He made himself available to discuss discrepancies with our homework tool, namely MyMathLab, which can be somewhat challenging.
He had office hours after his class and he constantly told us about his office hours and where he would be at certain times of the day.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. Everything is broken down and taught so the students can apply the concepts to real life.
I would definitely recommend Prof. Anderson to other students because unlike other Math 140 professors in the main branch of UH (the Manoa branch), he actually makes his lessons easy to understand and does so in a timely manner. His class is also relatively easy to pass so if someone has trouble passing Math 140 at UH Manoa, they can go to him in order to get similar results for half the costs. That and the fact that he is made easily available after class for questions makes students feel comfortable knowing that there is help.
I recommend his class to my friends.
yes. i could learn a lot of things from him
Yes, he was able to explain lots of concepts so I could understand. He was very helpful
I would definitely recommend him to other students. He is a gifted teeacher and makes everyone feel welcome in his class.
Yes. He is pretty calm and does not appear to get flustered with us when we didn't understand the work.
Yes. He is a great teacher. He allows us to work with each other to figure out problems, so we would know what we did wrong and what other ideas other students had to solve the problems.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Prof. Anderson pretty much summarizes what most students should see in a reasonable math teacher. The fact that he teaches at a community college makes him more valuable since going to his class costs less than if someone was to attend class at UH Manoa like I did. An overall great teacher to finish your Math 140 course, especially over the summer.
18. Other comments:
I have had him for two classes. This summer term, he seemed a bit preoccupied when teaching. He made a few mistakes when putting problems up on the board. He had to constantly correct himself and mention that he made a mistake. This is the first time that he has been a bit "flighty" for a class.

Austin Anderson: MATH205, Summer I 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MATH 205 - Calculus I Crn (Section): 35024 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
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  
4.3 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He was able to translate techniques for dealing with math problems into very understandable terms. Even with coming into the class with little to no foundation in calculus, he encouraged students to work together in order to learn easier during worksheet sessions.
always helps his students.
Austin Anderson provided the students with many opportunities to be successful in class. He answered many questions with considerable intelligence and allowed the students to make sure that they understand the material that is being covered. Generally, Professor Anderson showed his willingness to help out any student who might have trouble with any problems and he explains the ways to solve them in the most concise way. Another important benefit that I have with him as my instructor is the ability to communicate with other students and get them to participate in the class activities. The lesson plans that he brings to class daily really works out well for many students because they are hands-on approaches that essentially help out with every situation. On some days, the main activity might be a lecture and some others might involve a worksheet that covers the concepts which are going to be on the homework assignment. But the major point is that the activity provides a better picture of what is being demonstrated within the section.
he is able to communicate really welll to the students & reach out to them like no other math professor i have has been able to do. he made math fun & made me want to come to class & learn.
He's cool and smart.
He understands that Calculus can be difficult for most students and explains difficult math concepts in a way that one can understand.
Mr. Anderson is a very knowledgeable teacher. He does a great job at explaining the objective of the subject matter and thoroughly explains reasonings to why things need to be done. He also does numerous examples of the section.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
n/a
none
The only change that I suggest to Austin Anderson is making sure that there are no mistakes when it comes to correcting homework and exams. Sometimes I noticed that there might be a few questions that are marked wrong even though they might be correct. So I think it would be a good idea for Professor Anderson to take his time correcting the work to minimize these errors.
none :)
Don't assign even number problems, its easier to learn as you go when you can check answers as you go--builds a stronger base.
none.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He always answered any questions or concerns and even stayed pass the end of class in order to help students with any problems they may be having with homework.
always went over homework problems.
Professor Anderson wants to make sure that every student understands the concepts of Calculus because there are many rules found within this level of Math that are new to many students. He does this by doing several examples that are covered and going over them after the students listen to the lecture. Occasionally, Professor Anderson gives a question to the class and they answer it with similar approaches.
he always gave us time to work on assignments with him or other classmates and he made sure we understood the material. he always started the day by asking if we had any questions on previous lecture or homework assignments & was sure to address them.
He always answers everyone's questions and gives each student his full attention when helping them.
He lets us know when he too thinks a problem is hard to do.
He always asked us if there is anything we do not understand. And if there is something a student does not catch on to, he explains it again in another way. He also reminds us nearly every other day that he is available for tutoring during his office hours.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, he's a very good teacher that shows concern for his students. He also creates an atmosphere great for learning.
yes because he teaches the material well and will give out many examples.
I would highly recommend Austin Anderson to other students because he is an excellent Math teacher who really knows the ideas and concepts very well. Usually when I have a question, he is willing and able to provide in-depth, concise answers that really help me understand the ideas of Algebra and Calculus. Furthermore, Professor Anderson is very outgoing and enthusiastic about the topics that are covered in class and he is definitely passionate working with the students. So I think that anyone who is interested in learning many new, exciting Math concepts should attend or enroll in one of his classes.
i would highly recommend him to anyone, math majors, or anyone else who just needs to get through a few math courses. im sure anyone would enjoy his class whether or not they like math.
Yes and no. Yes because he is really a nice, funny guy and the atmosphere he creates in his class makes it a comfortable environment and you don't feel embarrassed for asking questions, and because he's smart, and you can tell he's smart... But, no because his lesson plan is kind of messy and unorganized, so if structure helps, he doesn't.
Yes, he is reasonable and fair
Yes. He has a great teaching style.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I would like to thank Professor Anderson for being his student during the past 2 semesters. There are many ideas and concepts that I learned from his classes and I would be delighted to be in any future class that he might be teaching.
n/a.
He did a great job teaching Math 205
18. Other comments:
n/a.
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Austin Anderson: MATH135, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MATH 135 - Elementary Functions Crn (Section): 34020 (0)     34320 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 20 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (6%) 7 (35%) 23 (72%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 20 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (19%) 25 (78%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 20 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 0 (0%) 11 (55%) 19 (59%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 20 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 8 (40%) 24 (75%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 20 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 8 (40%) 22 (69%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 20 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 3 (15%) 11 (55%) 19 (59%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 0 (0%) 10 (50%) 25 (78%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 20 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 9 (28%) 20 (63%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.66 32 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (5%) 6 (19%) 10 (53%)
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  
4.66 32 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 6 (19%) 6 (30%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 31 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 7 (23%) 9 (45%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 32 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (40%) 12 (60%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Anderson's major strength is that he knows his area very well and knowledgable.
He's patient, understanding and takes extra time to make sure you understand the concepts.
Helpfull
His strength's are being able to take complicated material and make more understandable to everyone in the class.
He clearly shows that he knows the material. He's great at explaining the material in a way that students can understand easily. He also makes students feel comfortable and his class always has a great atmosphere.
- easy to approach - eager to help students understand the material - always asks if students have any questions or anything that needs to be expalined more in depth - class notes are clear and concice
knew math very well and was prepared to answer any questions
Great Help, There when ever your need help. Always available.
He knows his subject well and goes over materials specifically before exams.He gives the students chances to work together in class with quizzes. Also, he has study guides for students to prepare for exams.
Makes comfortable atmosphere, gives grades fairly, provides good explanations.
Excellent teacher. Makes class comfortable. Math is a hard subject and he was able to explain at everyone's level.
He knows his material. He is help students. Knows when students need a break so the material sinks in.
interacts with students really well.
Very clear lectures and structure. Great teaching style that creates a comfortable environment and encourages individual growth.
Helpful, understanding,
Organized, knew subject very well, and willing to help anytime.
Great all around well rounded math machine
He is very nice, and fair, and approachable.
He is kind, treats everyone fairly, and says the material in a way that is understandable.
Entertaining.
his major strengths is that he clearly goes over whats going to be on the tests about a week before we take it, and he always reminds us about due dates for homeworks as well as when quizzes and tests are way before they come up
Good personality
Professor Anderson is fair in giving ample amount of time for completion of assignments and studying for exams. Super cool instructor. He makes learning fun and gives us simple tricks to help us remember steps. Really enjoyed his class and definitely would take him for higher level math classes.
He knew his material and was very thoughtful for his students.
His enthusiasm for math showed and made the process less stressful.
He goes into detail over each section.
Mr. Anderson is always available for students to talk to. He is very fair in his grading and knows the coursework.
He knew his material, always gives us a review before a test, and if anything he would help us when we don't understand.
He knows the subject he teaches very well. He gives examples to help with his lessons and he answers any questions a student may have. He is patient.
Austin was knowledgeable of his course and was able to get students to participate. Informed students when the dates of assignments and tests are due.
Austin Anderson's love of math shines through everytime he teaches. He makes learning math fun and interesting.
Professor really knows his subject and he try really hard to teach us what we need to know
His strengths were having students learn in an effective way with other students in the class with in class worksheets.
He explained all subject material well and went over sections thoroughly.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I bought the book for nothing. It would've been better if he assigned some work from the book also.
Should spend less time on previous lecture.
It would be to have a review sheets maybe a week or two before exams to help us understnad the material.
Make more time to address students individual questions outside of class hours.
could make students participate more during class
Make math more fun.
No changes is required!
Spend more time explaining topics that are difficult to understand.
homework less points
None
none
I felt that things could have been explained more clearly.
don't change!
Get a real classroom.
none
Need more discipline.
None
More time working on test problems.
Explain the material more where you show every thing step by step.
Let students do examples on the board more, maybe let students do homework or test problems on the board and give them credit for doing so. Gets students more motivated to do their work.
I think there should be some homework on paper instead of going full electronic homework.
Maybe he can start his own plus session for his own classes then I would feel more comfortable going to it
No changes
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15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He was available outside of class to go over concepts and he made sure we were well prepared to tests and quizzes.
Encourage students to seek for help
he showed us concern by helping students with their in-class workshetts adn also giving us options to helpe us study by going to his office or to a plus session in Leahi hospital.
Always asks the class if they have any questions and if they need to know their grade.
- attempted to work with students with any problems they may have had relating to homework or missing classes - ensured students understood material
goes up to students whenever students ask for help
Would always be available after class hours
He is willing to spend time after class to talk/discuss to students if they have any questions.
Was always there for help. Made sure all students participated.
He told them places to get help for assignment if he wasnt available, and he was available during office hours.
He let us see him after class when ever we needed.
Very open to students in class, before and after class, and in office.
His door was always open even if it was late afternoon. He was willing to come meet me after his meeting with his colleagues at UH to help me.
always asks if everyone understands everything
He always gave chances to ask questions
he always tries to help the students when they can't understand a problem.
Tell the students to go to tutors.
by always being available after class as well as being open to any questions and giving us his office hours
He would make himself available to his students to meet after class. And gave lots of chances.
Asks questions if students are doing okay.
Mr. Anderson showed concern for students by always being available after class for help as well as reminding students of his office hours if they had any questions. He would also spend more time on a section that students had trouble with
He would come over and see if we need help.
Encourages students to do homework and do extra credit as well as go for study help.
Austin was able to get tutors to help out students if they needed extra help.
He shows concern for his students by always being available to answer questions. He also challenges his students by giving them them hard quizzes and exams.
He tries to answer all his students questions and he explaines it till we understand
Showed concerns by having extra time after class to talk about any difficulties we were having.
Always asked if we had any questions and covered material as much as the students needed in order to understand the concepts.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Absolutely because he knows the subject well and able to go step by step on the material.
Yes I would. He makes you feel confident and not anxious about math.
Yes, good professor overall
Yes, because his course is equalin that it has its hard points and laxed points.
Yes, because he is a younger professor which i believe most students can relate to more. His style of teaching is awesome.
Yes - easy understand lectures with homework, quizes, and tests that reflect the material covered in class - not set on students doing it only the way that he has explained it - good amount of time to complete homework and flexible with anybody's schedule
I would recommend Mr. Anderson to anyone likes math or doesn't, by the end of the semester he will make you love math
He is a great professor and a great friend.
I would recommend him because his teaching methods are easy to comprehend and you learn in the best way possible.
Yes, I would highly recommend Austin Anderson to students because he is able to explain any math homework assignments and write out the solution steps by steps.
I strongly recommend his course to other students.
Yes. He will help you understand math and why we use it in real life.
Yes because the way he teaches is excellent.
engage in class, it helps
I strongly recommend. He took a subject that i had a hard time grasping in high school, and made it seem easy.
Yes. He goes really slow when you don't understand.
Yes
yes, great, funny, smart.... Made math fun
Yes, if you put in effort you can succeed in the class.
Yes. I would recommend Austin Anderson as a teacher because he knows what to do, knows the subject well and helps the students as much as possible.
Yes i would, he is awesome, interesting, and really care for his students.
yes because hes a very excellent teacher and knows what hes talking about. he gives many examples to whatever wer learning as well
Definitely! He makes learning fun and easy to comprehend. I'm bad at math but with a good instructor like professor Anderson I'm doing well in math.
Yes I would recommend him because why wouldn't any student want a nice teacher.
Yes. As much as possible he relates math to life and puts it into lamen terms.
Yes, great math teacher who knows what he is teaching.
I would recommend students to take Mr. Anderson's class because although there is a lot of coursework, he is fair in his grading and gives students opportunities to bring up their grades. He's also one of the nicest teachers I have ever had.
Yes, he is a very good professor and knows his materials and show concern for his students, and the class itself is not that hard.
Yes because he isn't as strict and he is approachable if you have any questions.
Sure I would recommend Austin to students because he's able to joke around with the students but also keep on task with the work being done.
I would definitely recommend Austin Anderson. He is an excellent teacher who cares about his students. I enjoyed coming to class and listening to his lectures.
Yes I would because I did learn alot from his class
Sure, cool teacher but sometimes hard to understand math from.
Yes, he was a great math teacher, which is hard to find. He explained mathematical theories as well as ample examples to further our understanding.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I enjoy having him. And I thought he would be teaching MATH 140 so I could take him again. But, that's alright. Very fun class.
He's Awesome! Thanks Austin!
No comment.
One of the best math teachers that i have come across. Some teachers make math so difficult to understand but he explains the material so well and in a simple way. I will never take a math class from another professor.
Very good teacher
Always available
He is funny and makes Math easy to comprehend.
Good job at teaching I actually knew what I was doing in math 135 even if it was sort of difficult.
good teacher
thank you i finally understand math 135
Nothing else
Fun
i would recommend him
Awesome.
Good teacher
I would like to say that Austin does an excellent job at teaching math. Keep up the good work!
18. Other comments:
No comment.
He is a great teacher!
excellent teacher
Keep up the good work.
Excellent.
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Austin Anderson: MATH140, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MATH 140 - Trigonometry/Analytic Geometry Crn (Section): 33656 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (50%) 7 (50%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (50%) 6 (43%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 14 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 10 (71%) 3 (21%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 6 (43%) 6 (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  
3.93 14 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 7 (50%) 4 (29%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 7 (50%) 5 (36%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (57%) 6 (43%)
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  
4.43 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 7 (50%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (57%) 6 (43%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (57%) 6 (43%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
relates and breaks down material in a way that everyone can understand.
Major strengths is that he is nice and approachable, so if we were to have questions or problems, he is willing to help.
Definitely tries to encourage students to see how math can be used in real life situations. Very positive attitude that makes the atmosphere of the class non-threatening and learner-friendly.
His major strengths is that he is such a nice guy. And he knew the subject very well.
His patience, along with his want to teach in the clearest way possible
Confident Friendly Easy to talk to Knows his Math
Professor Anderson has provided many strategies that has helped students with their math questions. For many sections, he would specifically talk about what equations are important to solving the problem that they are given. After every equation gets solved, he would go over the answers to make sure that everyone followed the same steps. Moreover, Professor Anderson displayed a very intelligent and relaxed approach that really helped me get through any difficulties that I might have regarding the material that was covered. When many students talked to him on some questions, he provided a complete explanation of how and why the answer turned out to be in that situation. In that case, I believed that Professor Anderson really understood many of the concerns that some people might have on the material that was being covered.
Very effective teaching method. Made the class fun and very friendly to approach.
VERY approachable, and allows time for students outside of class.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Major changes in presentation. I don't know if it's because he get's nervous or if he's still inexperienced as a teacher, but the material is just so difficult to understand. More than half the time throughout this course, we hear "um" and "uh" during every lecture with awkward silences in-between and we are correcting the mistakes he writes on the board during lectures (which further confuses most of us). In the beginning of the course, he mentions that we must show our work, but he contradicts himself by not showing any work in the lectures, skipping steps, making us wonder how he gets numbers on all his problems. I spent 2/3 of the course looking at my "high school math notes" than paying attention in class, because even my notes looked more understandable than what he was teaching.
The book was a little hard to follow...it seemed like it might have been easier to teach the subject and the concepts using either a different book, or maybe even just the mymathlab.
I would suggest that maybe he practices how to explain the math material before he comes to class. I could tell he really knew his stuff, there's no doubt about that. However, when it came to trying to teach the material to us, at times it was kind of confusing. I know people make mistakes, but teachers should try to make as little as possible. He made a few math mistakes which could be really confusing for us as students in the long run. Also, please make sure that when you are doing equations on the board, you do not skip any steps what so ever because it could confuse the student veryyy easily.
N/A
Needs more practice towards teaching, but once he does more and more, he will figure out the best way to teach
The only change that I suggest to Professor Anderson is to make the homework assignments on paper instead of online. I understand that online homework is a great option to have because it helps provide the step by step process in solving an equation but I think it would be better for some students to use paper in some way so that if they did not have any access to a computer, the assigned homework might be completed on time.
PLEASE ask the students questions and have us answer problems during class to encourage participation.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
answering question,regardless of how confusing some of the questions seemed.he made sure that the student understood before going on.responded to emails in a timely matter.
Available for questions before and after class.
He showed concern for us by telling us he's always available. A lot of the students met with him right after class though just because it was most convenient during that time.
Was l lenient and patient with students
Available after class in case we need help
Professor Anderson worked closely with the students to make sure that they completely understand the material. He did this by fully explaining what the approachesto take when considering each type of problem that is given. Sometimes, the strategy that I used was very familiar and on other occasions,it seemed new and difficult to understand. But Professor Anderson was able to put the questions that the students have into an interesting lesson that has inspired the entire class to intently listen and apply when completing the homework. Professor Anderson also gave extra credit to people who wanted to increase their scores on one of the exams. This really was a creative idea to help students understand some of the mistakes that they might have made during the exam and practice for the Final Exam. So I thought that Professor Anderson provided the class with opportunities that benefited the students.
Always stayed minutes after class to answer the load of questions students have.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes.
yes, organized doesnts make the material anymore confusing than it already is.
With easier math subjects or for students who are independent learners, I would recommend this teacher. He is approachable and getting a good grade isn't entirely impossible.
Yes;
Umm, I'm sorry Mr. A, you're a really nice person and super flexible and understanding, but since I'm more of a visual learner, I did not enjoy this class as much. You need to make sure that you put every single little step in there to make sure the student has an easy way to connect how you got from this problem, to this answer. Since he is not the greatest speaker, he should really work on this, and I think students would enjoy this class way more. *But when showing every single little step, keep in mind what is "duh" to us.
Reccomended
Yes, but maybe later on when he's more familiar with teaching.
I would definitely recommend Professor Anderson to any student who is interested in taking any type of Math class because he possesses an intellingent mind and a relaxed personality that has been successful in teaching the students. Professor Anderson has shown his willingness and ability to work with students who might have a difficult time trying to comprehend the concepts and trying to solve them on their own. He provides excellent advice that I thought is essential to having a strong foundation in future Math classes. Furthermore, Professor Anderson has provided the class with many opportunities to get a good grade. One example of this happened when he gave an extra credit assignment that helped increase some people's test scores. I thought that it was a creative apporach that has provided benefits for many people. So I thought that Professor Anderson really listened to the students needs and made sure that everyone tried their best in the class.
Yes. Awesome teaching method and fun class lectures.
Yes, because he'll help any student willing to actually learn the material.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
You have potential to be a really great teacher. Just maybe work on speaking, gathering thoughts and then try to not miss any steps (even the little ones) when solving a problem (we're not always as smart as you!). But besides that, you're a breath of fresh air when it comes to strict math teachers.
N/A
He's doing a good job, just a little more experience and he will be great!
I would like to sincerely thank Professor Anderson for being my instructor during Spring and Iam looking forward to participating in his Summer class. There have been many things that I learned from him over the past 4 months, ranging from knowing and understanding equations and their graphs to trigonometry that involved many different geometric shapes such as the unit circle and triangles.
Thanks.
18. Other comments:
stay cool.
N/A
See ya in the fall.

Austin Anderson: MATH205, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MATH 205 - Calculus I Crn (Section): 34506 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
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  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Being relaxed makes everyone else relaxed. He answers questions right away instead of waiting. Is a nice person to learn from. Wants to help when he can. Asks for questions.
His extensive knowlege of the material, and that he could relate the material in different ways. That helped cater to the different ways individual students understood the material.
Very good teacher, awesome logical explanations makes you fully understand the concepts.
He is very kind and considerate. He has a good teaching skill.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Use of a phone.
None!
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Office hours. Giving people a break when mistakes happen.
He was always available to explain anything you needed him to.
His teaching skill is good for international students because I can understand all of thing in the class.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, the guy is genuinely a good guy.
Definetly. The time he took during in class workshops to make sure students were understanding the material and the way he could explain it made it easy to calculus easy to understand.
Yes
I will recommend to my friends because his class is nice.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I learned a lot from him.
Best math teacher
18. Other comments:
School needs to be run in such a way where it can teach students that money isn't everything. Actually get them to not even think about the money. Also I think it would be a good idea if we could keep security on the campus but keep it so that the students are able to be as free thinking as possible without hurting anyone. Sometimes I would stay on campus and I might sleep on the grass. But I would be told to wake up. Or quit loitering. Well. This is a form of self expression as well I think. It just gives the person time to think. Without going all the way back home to think. Home is were the heart is so. Just saying could be a little more lenient.
After taking Calculus I at Windward Community College and failing after studying hard I came to KCC where I think the Calculus I program is really good, way better. Dr Anderson is a really good teacher and I learned so much and I now understand Calculus very well

Austin Anderson: MATH103, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MATH 103 - Fundamentals of Coll Algebra Crn (Section): 31181 (0)     31186 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (10%) 6 (35%) 10 (50%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 17 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 6 (30%) 11 (55%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (24%) 9 (45%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (24%) 11 (55%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 6 (35%) 13 (65%)
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 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 5 (29%) 10 (50%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 17 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 4 (24%) 11 (55%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.94 17 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 8 (42%) 5 (26%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.93 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (15%) 11 (65%)
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  
4.5 20 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (30%) 11 (65%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 20 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 5 (25%) 8 (47%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 10 (59%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Austin Anderson has a very easy going and relaxed teaching style. This is a great attribute when teaching a subject that can very intimidating. He is clear about the material he is teaching. He also allows alot of class participation--students feel free to comment and ask questions.
He was knowledgeable about the topics at hand. Examples that he went over in class were problems that were difficult for me to do. I appreciated it, that he went over stuff like that. He spoke clearly in class, I always sit in the back and I could hear him.
Mr. Austin strengths is he's ability to teach. If you listen closely to how he lectures he explains each formula/rule by using definitions and relating it to everyday life. Me even writes eveything on the bored like cautions suggestions
As a teacher, he writes down notes for us. When students almost arrive at the answer, he gives little hints on how to fix it. After class, he tells us that he's available to answer any questions we may have. But most of all, his major strength is that he relates to his students. He gives examples that can be applied in daily routine. I like that he lets us work in teams because although math is something an individual should do on his/her own, it's also good to learn from other peers mistakes and what not.
Knows the subject
He can relate and very flexible and notifys us on every quiz and test! very funny too!
he was very good at explaining the topics and going very things that people had a hard dime understanding
He is very organized and he knows his material. He is very friendly as well. I like the way he goes over the math because its the best way I learn math. He is easy to contact out of class and he always emails back.
He knows his subject well, and he teaches it effectively. He is friendly and approachable.
Austin is very nice and patient.
he has a lot of knowledge in the subject
Great at explaining the material.
He teaches very clear and also gave answered any questions in class during his lectures, other teachers may not let you until lecture is over. His notes for math we're very helpful and clear for future homeworks, quizzes and classwork.
he goes over step by step on how to do the problem
he knows material well and presents it in a fun and simple way to understand
He followed his syllabus and notified students if there were changes. Prompt in grading papers and clearly went over it to help students understand the subject.
Good teaching kill. He is an approachable teacher.
He makes the classroom comfortable. He is very friendly.
Concern about students and always offering chance for students to make up works.
Knows the subject area extremely well and is very friendly.
Good at explaining, I really understood the material.
He knows how to simplfy the material in math and clearly explains what we have to look out for, while doing homework.
a complex thinker
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Not to rush. He doesn't do it all the time but sometimes he'll be talking about one subject then jump to the next one. but other than that I enjoyed his class.
The only flaw I'd say about him is that he sometimes can't explain a process clear enough. It takes him to rephrase his sentence 2 or 3 times before at least, I can understand it. For the most part, I think there's an advantage to using the whiteboard but the markers usually run out of ink fast. He should try to use a different kind of board or marker that is environmentally friendly??
Maybe teach a little faster
less online homework, it sucks inputting long strings of polynomials into a computer, and if you have the wrong form of an answer put it its marked wrong even though its technically correct
I don't think he needs to change anything.
To not jump from one subject to another because at times i get confused.
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He could be more confidence on what he think he is right.
In the beginning of the semester, lectures were kind of unorganized and confusing but got better over the semester I wish he gave more examples on each topic and talked about it more then expecting us to "know" it already or its just "review."
Not to linger so much on one thing. He sort of taught us a little bit too much like we were "dumb"... I think he underestimates our intelligence and that we can grasp things much quicker than he thinks we can.
none.
none
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He really wants students to understand the materials presented. He answers questions, stays after class, and most importantly he challenges his students.
He would always answer questions from his students and never dismiss them. He never made his students feel stupid, especially when it came to Math.
He showed concern for his students by understanding that some problems on the exam were hard and made up for those points by giving partial credit if we wrote something right on the exam even if it didnt lead to the right answer. and provided a coupe of extra credit.
He goes around the classroom to check if all students are doing the math problem correctly. And when most of the class doesn't understand it, he explains it. Basically, he treats his students well too. He doesn't yell (but not that it's necessary) or be boring where he doesn't make side jokes about things. When students are either absent, he gives make up quizzes which is good so that students don't fall behind on their grades.
yes
He is easy to contact. He helps students after class if they need help on their homework, exam, classwork, etc. He is at school almost every day so he can try and schedule you into any time you are free as well. He emails back all the time.
He clarifies when we ask him to without ever belittling us and is often available outside of class.
He told us to constantly check our email and told us constantly the due dates of our assignments.
he helps them out when they ask questions and make sure they understand it at the end
He gave out extra credit to boost up homework points, and made himself available after class for questions and help if you missed an assignment in class.
When we emial him he will get back to us and if we needed help he will assit us and guide us in finding way to help us undrstand how to solve the problem
He asks if there were any questions for him concerning each chapter and would stay behind after class to answer questions. He would also have a review for each exam to give students an idea of what is going to be on the exam.
He replies students' email pretty soon, and will come up to students when they look confused, and offering them help.
He gave out the answers a lot, which was a bit disappointing because then instead of only the people who deserved a high mark getting a high mark, everyone would get a high mark.
He should concern by asking if we had any questions on our homework and helped us out when we would asked questions on in class worksheets.
try hard to teach us
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would definitely recommend him to other student's. He seems to really care about his student's, and enjoys teaching.
YES! For myself, he treats us as equals.
Yes, I would. Because he is a new teacher I thought he would be nervous and not too as good but he honestly didn't do a bad job he has potential to be a great math teacher.
Yes, I would recommend him because he's a young math teacher. What I mean by young is that he can relate to his students who are in their early 20's. He tries to give examples that relate to a certain cohort.
Yeah, he knows the subjects and is open to the different ways of doing math
yes because he worked hard on making sure students understood each concept
Yes I would. He is helpful and friendly.
Yes, because math is a difficult subject for many students, but he teaches it in a way that is easy to understand. I did not struggle unnecessarily in his class.
No, because i didn't although i already know the course because i learned it during high school, i got confused most of the times because i didn't get how he teaches.
yes
Yes. Great teaching methods
yes i would definitely recommend him to students. best math professor i ever had.
yes because he shows step by step instructions he egnages the class
yes
Yes. He is super nice and willing to help students.
Yes, I would recommend him to other students. He is very knowledgeable of the subject he teaches. Also, he is patient, understanding, and flexible when it comes to due dates.
Yes. His teaching way is easy to understand.
Yes, he allows us to work in group, so that we will gain with others.
Yes friendly teacher that knows his math and shows enthusiasm and eager to teach.
I'm not sure.
Yes, becuase he knows his stuff and is very good at teaching math.
yes, he`s good
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He needs to gain a little more confidence in teaching. Mr. Anderson does a great job, but he looks a bit uncomfortable at times. I dunno, I think its just me. But he is a great teacher. I am taking his Math 135 next semester.
He really does teach good. Many people may say hes boring or whatever because I've heard conversations but because math isn't everyones favorite subject it does get boring its just how each individual seriousness of the subject. I recommend Mr. Anderson.
I certainly enjoyed the class. And even if it was a review of the things I learned in Math 25, there were additional problems or equations I wasn't familiar with which I know will come in handy someday.
He can be pretty funny! I enjoy his math jokes as well as the ones that are not so directly related to math.
Cool and chill. very awesome teacher.
A very good and well-paced math class. I really appreciated the extra credit opportunities.
He is a good and new teacher, less confidence than other teachers. But I think he will better later.
He is friendly but a bit too timid. I think he just needs to gain experience and authority.
none
none
18. Other comments:
I like that the class was a hybrid of class lecture and online homework which I think is convenient for most students who are always on their laptop.
good job sir :)
N/A
It is very fun to be in his class and he is very cheerful.
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n/a
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Austin Anderson: MATH135, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MATH 135 - Elementary Functions Crn (Section): 31188 (0)     31581 (0)     32387 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (17%) 2 (14%) 3 (50%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 3 (21%) 4 (57%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 3 (43%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 2 (29%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 3 (43%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 1 (14%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (71%) 1 (14%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 1 (14%) 8 (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  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 1 (14%) 8 (57%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (31%)
12. The instructor treated students 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%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He helps the students out a lot.
he is a good teacher, and helping, sharing with students
He really knows how to explain things to students. His explanations are very clear. He seems always willing to help students. Therefore, he makes students feel free to ask questions :)
He always taught us easy to understand. He is a very kind teacher to students because he always treated students fairly.
He knew the subject matter and was always willing to help students.
he breaksdown the topics in lecture. it makes learning easier.
He is knowledgeable about his subject and can relate it to real life as well as help us know where we will need it in the future
He provided a good atmosphere in learning. If you didn't understand any math equation, he would go back and do it over again.
Of course he understands the all the material he goes over in class and he is willing to help out students with math problems that my seem difficult for people to understand.
Knows what he is talking about. Tries to make the class fun despite the difficult lecture. Very fun professor.
He is very knowledgeable.
You can tell he really loves math. He relates to students.
He was very focused on giving every student a fair share of grades and any way to boast up our grades.
Fair.
is easy to pass!
He makes everything clear and provides good examples.
He explains the material well, uses good examples and grades students fairly.
Professor Anderson was very good at keeping the classroom in a relaxed modd. This helped me tremendously because I had always been afraid of math and always felt nervous in math classes. In this class I felt less tense and this definitely helped to boost my concentration and confidence. Professor Anderson's quizzes and worksheets were very helpful also because I was able to get help immediately from him and my peers when I needed clarification. This also allowed me to help my peers as well which allowed me to solidify my knowledge.
He is devoted, friendly and helpful. He helps students outside of class even time out over 20 minutes.
He explain the lesson very well and step-by-step so students can understand it.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
he can teach a little slower, i mean speak slower.
I would suggest making the lectures more informative and more use of the textbook. A lot of times I felt that I had to teach myself things because his lectures weren't clear enough for me to understand that when I did the online homework I was so lost. I would also suggest doing more examples during lecture.
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He should try make the exam questions a little more relavent to the homework and quizzes we do in class. I feel some of the questions he puts on the exam are not what we studied in the class or reviewed much at all with. He should tell us what type of problems should be on the exams and which types should we not study for.
His lecture speed was fast. I hope it is a bit slower.
He needs to explain more. Maybe be more clean as in steps on how to solve something.
He knows the subject and easy going. not a dinosaur like everybody else in the Math dep.
more example for the question
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make sure everyone is grasping the material. also dont just assume students know every stem and skim over material break everything down
None.
He should give more example for each type problem.
Keep up the good work!
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
When anyone needed help, he was there to give it.
he shows us how to do the work, and he has extra credit for student can work on.:)
He was always willing to answer questions for students. If ever I emailed him, he was always willing to answer and questions and help me in any way.
by letting us know about our grades. asking if we have questions.
He provided extra credit and gave out open quizzes that we can study afterwards for the main exams.
I he asked questions in front of the class if students had issues.
He remembers students' name and was close to us at friendly atmosphere.
Provides extra credit for everyone, and extra points for participation.
Yes....
He helps us with any questions that we may have and relates the subject towards real world applications.
He asked a lot of questions collectively to the class and was accessible for class questions in and out of the classroom.
Professor Anderson showed concern for his students by always being ready to help. I often saw him stay after class to help his students. He clearly informed the class his different contact routes which gave the students more access to seek help.
He usually goes around in class to help (if students need) while we do assignments.
He answer any questions and e-mail.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes, because the class was well organized and he made the material easy to understand.
Yes, he's a good teacher.
yes , i would. as i say, he is funny, friendly and try to help students a lot.
Yes, because his lecture is clear enough to understand the concepts.
No, because I had a really hard time understanding his lectures. He would jump around a lot between different topics that I would get so confused. His tests and quizzes sometimes had nothing to do with what he taught in class. He would say that it was online homework but I would think he would put emphasis on what he taught in class.
yes! he provides a good environment for learning.
Yes, because his lectures was effective and understandable. He provided help so that you can do well in his exams and homework.
Yes, that is if you are prepared for elementary functions.
Yes. He teaches in a way understandable to us all and very eager to help those who does not.
Yes. You can be relaxed to study Math.
Yes. He's a good teacher
Yes, because he is a good teacher that teaches well. He also willing to help anyone that has problems.
Yes. Cause he is a complete teacher! He is there to teach us not to force us to be like him...
yes, he is easy to get a good grade
Yes because this class is very easy to get through. Thre subject may be hard for some but he does a good job of guiding his students through the work.
Yes, he's a fair and knowledgeable teacher.
no. he is a great person but for me i learned more on my own then i di going to his class. he likes to skip steps in problems becuase he assumes everyone knows it but thats not always the case.
Yes, especially if you are the type of person who is nervous about math like I was. During the first day of class, I remember nervously asking Professor Anderson about how I can review for this class because I haven't taken math in a long time. I did this because I was very worried about this class. Now I don't feel so afraid of math and this class gave me the confidence boost that I needed.
Yes, students who really want to learn should take him because you will learn a lot from HW, quizes and test.
Yes! He's a good Professor.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Austin is flexible in teaching, smart, and smile all the time.
he is a great instructor. i enjoy taking his class !
Nice semester.
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Thank you for all of your lecture.
Good guy..... great teacher.
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he could be a great teacher but he needs a lot more practice. i dont think he should be teaching a 135 class. would be better if he got some experience in the math 25 and below classes.
I appreciate all the things that I was able to learn in this class from him. It was a great semester and I am proud of what I have learned.
He is a good teacher.
He's doing a great job.
18. Other comments:
n/a
thank you
I learn more in his class.
I just want to thank Professor Anderson for teaching us and shared what he knows in Mathematics. I will recommend him to other students.

Austin Anderson: MATH24, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Holomua
Course: MATH 24 - Elementary Algebra I Crn (Section): 31374 (0)     31579 (0)     31672 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (33%) 2 (50%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 2 (50%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 1 (33%) 2 (33%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 2 (50%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 3 (50%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
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%) 1 (33%)
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  
4.0 4 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (33%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.25 4 1.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He was a really great guy and treated all the students fairly and respectfully. You could always go up to him and ask him questions, or talk to him about things that you didn't understand.
He meets with his students to show them their grades and what they can do to improve and answers your questions right then and there :)
Likeable guy
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laidback
he was able to explain how to complete a problem in more than one way
He knows how to teach the subject show step by step on how to do math problems and etc.
He is available for any questions or concerns, and encourage to ask them if any.
Mr. Anderson was fair in his treatment towards everyone. He was very patient and showed great care and concern in helping me and other students to prepare for our tests. I observed him as a very gentle and compassionate person while dealing with students who were having a very difficult time with the course. He allowed the student to make the personal decisions about the course after explaining reasonable options. I really appreciated his patience and taking time to explain and answer my many questions. I have a disability and he was most kind and discreet not to make my disability apparent in any way. Austin is an excellent teacher and I would highly recommend him. Thank you, KCC, for employing such competent and truly caring teachers who know how to teach and encourage the best of their students. Sincerely, A Grateful Student
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
maybe to try and update grades weekly if possible, and meet with us every two weeks.
I suggest to really push not getting behind in modules. It's almost finals week and a lot of us are behind. It's not his fault, but I suggest that he really emphasizes to work ahead and stick to the schedule if you want to pass with an A.
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No changes.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
We would have a grade check every two weeks, and he would ask us how we were doing in the course. Also, everyday before class began, he reminded our class on where we were supposed to be in the course. He also gave us dates and times of supplemental workshops on Fridays; which helped students get extra help on sections that they were unsure about.
Yes, he did! He walked with me from the math lab to the library to put my name on the list for the exams and is always very nice, I think he's a gentleman.
updates and small teacher student conferences
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walking around during class
He encouraged us to keep up with our work and had progress checks with us to see how we were doing.
He does individual assement on where you are standing and give suggestions.
Mr. Anderson was always informative in letting the class know what their objectives and expected performance was for the week, and for the scheduled semester. He consistently asked if anyone one had questions that needed explaining, and he made the time to personally review and evaluate each student. He was watchful and assisted anyone who needed help promptly. Also, he was discerning and would offer assistance if a student showed signs of needing help. I appreciated the fact that Austin treated everyone with respect and dignity.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes! Very nice math teacher, and always willing to help.
Yes, I already have! Great teacher.
yes he knows his math
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yes, its a good blend of computer with help from a teacher
Yes, because he knows what hes teaching, keeps students on track, and his procedures for the class was clear and organized.
Yes. He is knowledgeable about the course.
Yes, I would highly recommend Austin as a teacher to any student looking for a competent and caring teacher who knows how to teach students. He is an encourager and wants his students to do well.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
thank you!
I like how he's also blonde like me, 3 of my teachers are blonde :) Hair color that is :)
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Good teacher.
I'm impressed with the fact that Austin is going to obtain his doctorate in math. He is a good example, to the youth of this generation, which exemplifies the message, "You can do it, keep trying, we're here to help you."
18. Other comments:
He taught me so well that right after I get done with this quiz I'm going to finish 9.2 Quiz :)
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The model of the class is different from what I expected with "in class", I prefer Lecture base, this style feels like an online class which I am not a fan of. The only good think I can think of is it is Self Paced.
I would also like to express great appreciation and thanks to all the other teachers who assisted me in the math lab during my extra hours spent there after regular classes. Ms. Davis, John, Marissa, and Mr. Yoshimura were also very skillful, patient, and caring teachers. Like Austin, they were able to explain the most difficult concepts for me to grasp in a practical way which outdid the math book and Pearson coursecompass course. I felt the computer course was advantageous to me personally. It allowed me the time to work at my own pace and to work out the problems and concepts without the pressure and fear of failing the course. It helped me to develop my critical thinking skills in solving math problems I was not familiar with, however, it could not replace the need for genuinely knowledgeable, skilfully experienced teachers. Thank you, Kapiolani College, for providing the best quality education for the students who attend this school. I'm thankful to be a student. I hope you never underestimate or replace excellent teachers with online classes or computer programed courses, as technology is providing more dependency on such teaching methods. Sincerely, A Very Grateful Student