eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Aaron Hanai

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CE270, Fall 2013
CE271, Fall 2013
ME213, Fall 2013
PHYS170, Fall 2013
PHYS170L, Fall 2013
CE270, Summer I 2013
PHYS151, Summer I 2013
PHYS151L, Summer I 2013
CE270, Spring 2013
CE271, Spring 2013
EE211, Spring 2013
EE296, Spring 2013
PHYS170, Spring 2013
PHYS170L, Spring 2013
CE270, Fall 2012
CE271, Fall 2012
ME213, Fall 2012
PHYS151L, Fall 2012
PHYS170, Fall 2012
PHYS170L, Fall 2012
CE270, Spring 2012
CE271, Spring 2012
EE296, Spring 2012
MATH103, Spring 2012
PHYS151, Spring 2012
PHYS151L, Spring 2012
PHYS170L, Spring 2012
CE270, Fall 2011
MATH103, Fall 2011
ME213, Fall 2011
PHYS151, Fall 2011
PHYS151L, Fall 2011
PHYS170L, Fall 2011
MATH103, Summer I 2011
PHYS151, Summer I 2011
PHYS151L, Summer I 2011
MATH100, Spring 2011
MATH103, Spring 2011
PHYS151, Spring 2011
PHYS170L, Spring 2011

Aaron Hanai: CE270, Fall 2013

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: CE 270 - Applied Mechanics I Crn (Section): 31783 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 23 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 12 (52%) 10 (43%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.74 23 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 7 (30%) 8 (35%) 6 (26%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 23 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (9%) 15 (65%) 4 (17%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 23 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (26%) 17 (74%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.52 23 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 9 (39%) 9 (39%) 3 (13%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 23 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 5 (22%) 11 (48%) 5 (22%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.87 23 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 4 (17%) 12 (52%) 5 (22%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 23 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 10 (43%) 9 (39%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 23 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 12 (52%) 8 (35%)
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  
4.48 23 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 6 (26%) 14 (61%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 23 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (17%) 10 (43%) 8 (35%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 23 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (52%) 11 (48%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
His knowledge of the subject he teaches
Enjoys teaching and that excitement is conveyed through his lessons
Helpful during the class session.
He clearly knows the subject matter well. He can relate concepts to applications.
Well knowledgable about engineering material.
He knew the material very well.
His knowledge of the subject.
He knows the subject well.
He really knows what he's doing and always shows us an easier way to solve problems
Really knows what he is talking about
Very organized and can explain any question you ask.
He teaches straight forward and keeps it simple for easier understanding.
He really knew what he was talking about when he taught this subject.
Aaron understands his subject material well.
Clear on explanations, great teacher
His knowledge of the subject.
Aaron really know his stuff. The time he took to derive the equations made a world of difference to understanding the course material.
Very knowledgeable. Able to maintain balance between overall goals and important details while explaining problems.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
more example homework
Finish problems.
I would suggest Aaron to encourage asking questions and further student involvement in learning. This being an online class, I know it is different than being in person. Mainly, Aaron, probably unconsciously, keeps the focus of attention on himself and how easy it is for him, without it seems, much consideration that it may be more difficult for others.
Take time to show how to do some problems. He expects a lot from his students and that high expectation is why lot of people are struggling in his class.
More examples from problems. Less examples using the examples.
Assign homework to collect for grading.
I just wouldn't take this class online.
more office hours
Increase time limit for exams.
Be more explanatory on what will be on the test and what specific problems we should practice for. There is too many problems on the txt to know what problems he would be specifically testing us on. For example, when you explain the problems, make sure you let the students know that there will probably be three parts to each question and you can let them know or give hints because problems on the TXT ask for different and more simple answers than what he asks. Sometimes stuff we never went over.
Maybe you should start trying to make students do problems. That way you get more involvement in the class. People will have to participate more and it would probably help the other students who don't get it to understand it a little better with it being taught in different ways.
Because Aaron understands his subject material so well, I don't think he understands how difficult it is for students who are struggling. The exams were very difficult and we were under-prepared for them. Had we done more actual problem material instead of everything completely in theory, I think we would have been better prepared. I need goals, so instead of saying do every other even problem as a minimum, I would have had liked specific problems picked out from each chapter and had it be more like do these specific problems per chapter.
None
Mandatory assigned homework problems.
None.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Asking if there are any questions in class
Always available to students through e-mail and office hours.
Asked if we had questions during class session.
He did ask if students understood the material. But while asking the questions somewhat minimized it.
Not sure it seemed like he was going to fast most of the time.
He gave alot of warning of when the test would be and the chapters it would cover.
Answered all questions asked during class.
Not sure.
gave feedback promptly
Let us know how we did as a whole class. Always asked if we had questions.
He always asked us if we understood the examples before moving on.
He would try to give people incentives to do better on the exam which helps because everyone wants that extra push :)
Aaron is engaged as a professor and he does care about his students. I just think he needs more back ground as a teacher and to learn how tough this material is for some students. If he never struggled in school with material like this it is almost impossible for him to empathize with a student who does. This all translates into your teaching approach.
Yes, he offers extracredit
no comment
Always willing to take requests for practice problems in the book.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. He knows the subject in and out, and he can explain it well
Yes. Fun teacher, knows his material
Yes, seems like a pretty cool teacher.
I would recommend Aaron to students who already know the subject material they are to learn from Aaron fairly well, or who will be able to pick it up fairly quickly. If the student is a bit slower to learn new concepts especially in math or science, I would recommend someone else.
Yes and no. He is a good teacher but really hard and challenging.
yes
Yes, he understands subject well.
Sure if they're up to the challenge.
yes because he offer a lot of knowledge
Yes, if you learn quickly and are disciplined.
Yes, because this course is straight forward and thats how he teaches so it is simple on what the course objectives were.
yes I would because he is a really good teacher. He knows what he is talking about and if youre really having trouble, all you have to do is ask him.
I have talked to other students who are taking this class at UH and they all tell me it is very easy, as opposed to the difficulty were having in Aaron's class. I don't think it's fair to not have an even curriculum across the board. I would say no and encourage students to take this class with an easier professor somewhere else. I was warned prior to taking this class. I have no choice though, because I have no money for UH.
Yes
Yes, he is a good teacher who has a high level of knowledge.
Yes
Yes. Difficult material, but very knowledgeable and fair.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Prompt
N/A
I think he is a very smart and nice person. I would just suggest him for upper level or honor classes. *
Smart guy. Actually really smart guy. I just have a hard time keeping up with the fast pace of his course.
none
Nothing.
Nothing.
nothing
Keep teaching this course, but be more specific and give more detail on what problems future students should study for.
nothing else
Aaron is a very nice guy, all the way around. Very humble, very knowlegable about his subject material. His only draw back is not understanding how difficult this material is for his students. We are seeing this material for the first time and even if we took phys 170, like this last time that was at least 3 months ago, we are not going to have the freshest minds on the subject. If the material could be broken down a little more, with more time spent less on theory and more on actual problems, I think that would help.
KCC is very fortunate to have him as an instructor.
18. Other comments:
none
None.
n/a
Consider doing CE271 online?
None.
no
n/a.

Aaron Hanai: CE271, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: CE 271 - Applied Mechanics II Crn (Section): 31786 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
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%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
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%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 5 (56%) 3 (33%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 9 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 2 (22%) 3 (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  
4.22 9 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%)
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  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.39 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
His knowledge of the subject matter. His easygoing approach to the subject.
Continued to improve every semester extremely knowledgeable and able to convey information effectivily
knowledgeable, teaches useful methods that are not in the text
Knows the subject and can explain things in many ways not just one.
Knowledge of the material, breaking down problems into steps, is clear on exam material.
Very knowledgable in subject matter.
He is very intelligent and teaches in a very tedious mathematical way
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None.
Make a plan, sometimes it felt like it was a repeat of the past class.
a little less review at the beginning of each class
None
If testing situation is fixed, make this class online like statics. No need to come to school and recordings of notes/lectures for review. Post exam formula sheets so students know what needs to be derived, what will be given, what needs to be memorized etc.
Assign problems related to test to prepare students for exams
To dumb the class down, I have taken the course before and this was the first time I have been exposed to the concepts in such a mathematical way. The ways I have been taught before was much more understandable, some of the maths used was beyond the 200 level.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He was always available outside of class, and he knew what other classes and projects students had, and would try to relate the discussions to those things.
extra credit on tests / time to review problems in class before the test
Helps with question outside of class even not during office hours.
Clarifies questions, breaks problems down into steps gives a good idea of what problems will be on exams and relevant types of problems and formulas to study.
Very open to questions and patient in answering
He was tedious in his process.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Definitely, because he gets difficult material across to his students in a friendly way that makes it less intimidating.
Yes. One learns a lot in Prof. Hanai's class. Also, Prof Hanai foreshadows and informs on what is to come in later classes at UHM.
Definitely. Great instructor, knows his subjects, and easy to understand.
Yes one of the better professors in engineering.
Yes, informational and great for students who work in the morning as his courses are late noon.
Only if they were very comfortable with abstract mathematics. I have taken this course at Manoa, and it was a shock because Manoa uses a more physical understanding but Hanai teaches with a far more mathematical way.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Even answers questions that don't concern the topics of class.
Great teacher.
Great teacher. A real students professor.
Be more conceptual and don't jump straight into a high level mathematical definition for simple concepts.
18. Other comments:
Thumbs up.
Testing situation was messed up but adjusted well.

Aaron Hanai: ME213, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: ME 213 - Intro to Engineering Design Crn (Section): 31889 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 5 (63%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 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  
4.0 8 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 8 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He knows the material very well.
He has engineering experience.
Aaron lets students think and then steers then in the right direction.
He's nice and knows his stuff.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
A clear plan for the day, sometimes I feel like he would repeat things from last class that was not needed and could have spent time on other things.
Maybe write a mid-semester report so the final report will be easier.
curriculum kind of unsure, but doesnt matter b/c i think it's supposed to be like that; different for every student.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He was always there for help.
He would help when we have problems. Cared about our projects and progression. He was also very encouraging when I didn't know what to do.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, one can learn a lot from him.
Yes
Yes. I feel I learned some good stuff from him. Beginning engineer stuff.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Aaron is a fanatasic instructor and engineer. He is very knowledgable as well as hand ons with projects.
nothing. He's nice and great.
18. Other comments:
Fun class. Better computers in the lab would help with Solidworks.

Aaron Hanai: PHYS170, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 170 - General Physics I Crn (Section): 31920 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 23 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (13%) 11 (48%) 7 (30%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 23 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 12 (52%) 7 (30%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 23 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 5 (22%) 9 (39%) 6 (26%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 23 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (22%) 16 (70%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.81 23 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 7 (30%) 8 (35%) 5 (22%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.82 23 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 5 (22%) 10 (43%) 5 (22%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 23 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 12 (52%) 8 (35%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 23 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 10 (43%) 9 (39%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 23 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 6 (26%) 14 (61%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 23 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 6 (26%) 14 (61%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 23 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 10 (43%) 9 (39%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 23 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 9 (39%) 12 (52%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He has very good knowledge about the subject.
Aaron is very thorough for each lesson.
He knows his material very well and knows how to assist students, Hes never late or absent for class so i know that hes serious about his teaching.
Very thorough on his lectures.
Really smart, very clear instruction.
Extremely knowledgable in the subject
He knows the material well and can explain it well when he teaches it.
Aaron knows his material really well and knows the subject.
His vast knowledge in the subject.
Prof. Hanai know's his subject. He can write out proofs for almost everything off the top of his head. He shows us the long way and the short way to solve formula's. He's got personal experience as a physics major and engineer that he share when asked. Great teacher. He also care about his students.
Physic
He's very patient and helpful during and outside of class. He also raises the expectation bar at reasonable increments.
Aaron is extremely smart and knows the subject matter very well. He is knowledgeable and knows what he is doing.
He is really, really smart and knows his stuff when it comes to Physics.
he knew his stuff
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Have a course curriculum written out already instead of him trying to remember what he taught from the last class and going off of memory.
none
Only thing i would change is for him to be more easier to find on campus
Aaron goes through lectures a little to fast. If you could slow it down that would be great.
Better communication with class as to where they are, what they are struggling with, etc.
I wish he would give problems and material to study outside of class. I know there's the textbook, but if he could make suggestions to problems in the book that would be good to look at it and sections to carefully look over that would make it easier to study outside of class.
Go slower, sometimes you can get lost because you go so fast.
None
A little slower explainations
Physics can be a dry course. I thought that there wasn't enough discussion about real world application in class. However is you talk to him outside of class he is very open to helping you out and also discusses applications.
Please, speak louder. Much louder. Not shouting. But louder. It was frequently hard to hear you from the front row. Not a good mix with this material.
I suggest that he might organize his lectures
Pass out five to ten made up problems every few weeks or so and then post the answer key at some later point.
WRITE SLOWER. He continually writes extremely fast and changes things before students have a chance to write things out. Try dumbing down everything even more. Aaron generally assumes that everyone will understand what he is saying, however, this is a new subject and very hard to understand. Go slow and make sure students know what is going on before assuming that everyone understands.
Write bigger.
great teacher
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He helps students study after class
He always answers students questions.
Aaron shows concern by trying to make himself available to students who needed help.
Offered extra credit, moved exam dates for student convenience.
He would always take the time to explain something that somebody didn't understand.
He lets us know of outside tutoring if we need help. He also lets us talk to him if needed.
He helped students on his time. He would also pop in on PLUS sessions to see how his students are doing.
Answered all questions
He makes sure we know what to expect on a test. He always gives us quizzes before exams. The quizzes a great representations for the exams. He also looks at student statistics for success and failure and adapts his syllabus to fit the student. A few times this semester we needed more time to work on the subject matter and he moved test back. I found this very beneficial. By the time the test came around, I was ready. Sometimes things move so quickly in a semester that after the chapter test you don't have a chance to accumulate it into the following chapters. But because we really get to know one subject I felt that it was engrained throughout.
yes he did
He's very approachable in and out side of class. He also sits in on some of the plus sessions for extra help.
Answered the questions asked in class.
He would answer any questions and would always be available to talk to in his office hours if you needed any help.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
No not really, he teaches the solving of the problem continuously, but not how to get the problem or why he used specific formulas or equations. He doesn't really emphasize that problems should be solved in pieces, which confuses a lot of people.
no because he often uses the same notation for different things and it gets confusing.
I would reccomend him because his course plan out is simple and organize so its easy to see what you missed or whats going to happen in the next few weeks ahead.
Yes because Aaron is a great teacher and always does his best to help a student understand the material better.
Yes. Very happy with his class and teaching style. Also suspect he may be a cyborg.
Yes, but only if they are prepared to take their education seriously and understand that a lot of the success of this class is based on how much studying you do outside of class.
Yes, because he is a good teacher and know his subject well.
Yes I would because he's a good professor and knows Physics very well to make a student be prepared for upper Physics.
yes. he helps you think of it conceptually and you don't have to take so much time to doing the homework.
yes, although he is tough and goes through fast, he's fair and very knowledgable and available for extra help if needed.
Yes. He's a good teacher, great syllabus and you will learn a lot.
yes
I would recommend him. He not only teaches the material, he teaches a better way to solve problems and shows all the proof behind the equations.
It depends. Aaron teaches very fast and it is very difficult to understand. My learning methods didn't match up with Aaron's teaching methods so I myself wouldn't take this class from him again. However, there are students in the class that do understand what is going on.
Yes because his knowledge of physics is ridiculously huge and he can answer your questions easily.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
If Hanai could teach physics as if he is teached it to a little kid, and dumb down the material that can make sense for students there would be more people passing his class. He shows solving the math portions well, but not the reasoning behind why he used certain equations or formulas in the problem. In addition, when he shows the proof he writes it fast, but doesn't really explain why he cancels stuff out and if he does then he usually erases what he wrote anyway making it difficult to comprehend the notes on his class.
Hes a great instructor and knows his students very well. His teaching what he knows and hes excellent in doing that.
Good teacher, would recommend.
His in-depth knowledge of physics has inspired me to want to learn more about physics.
He is a good teacher.
Great teacher, great person.
he give us a lot of surprising quizzes and exams
Maybe try assigning homework problems so students get more practice in.
18. Other comments:
none.
none
Again, write slower.

Aaron Hanai: PHYS170L, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 170L - General Physics Lab I Crn (Section): 31922 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 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  
4.18 11 1.08 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 6 (55%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 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  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
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%)
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  
3.09 11 1.58 Freq(%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
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%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Physic
Aaron is very knowledgeable on the subject matter and knows what he is talking about.
If you ask him for help he'll give you very clear directions.
he explains stuff breaking down to the thing easy to understand
Knows his criteria and well aware of what happens.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
no change
Allow bigger physics groups, maybe four people maximum. It was a lot of work for two people to turn in the entire lab themselves.
he should be in the lab entire class.
Be able to find you more often in campus. Also have more examples for a better learning experience.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
yes he did
Answered questions and showed students how to do the labs.
He's always around to ask questions.
hes always free to ask questions
He always answered students questions to help encourage them in class.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes
Yes, this class is pretty self explanatory, especially with the online instructions, you can read what needs to be done before class.
Yes I would recommend him. The labs are straight forward but he's around for help if needed.
yes. his explanation is easy to understand
I would reccomend him to others because he knows his material and doesnt need notes to look at. Hes a great instructor.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
none
no
He is a great instructor and i like the fact that hes never late for class.
18. Other comments:
none
The physics lab is in major need up an overhaul. Cabinets aren't labeled well, there's usually not enough supplies, and the general organization is not good. In my experience, the STEM faculty is awesome, but the the facilities are in desperate need of an upgrade.
no

Aaron Hanai: CE270, Summer I 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: CE 270 - Applied Mechanics I Crn (Section): 35134 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
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%)
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 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
3. The course was well organized.
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%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 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  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 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  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 8 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Very patient with his students
He knows how to teach the material thoroughly.
very knowledgeable about the course
Straightforward lesson plan.
Clear and concise. Answers questions to the best of his ability.
He knows and understands the material well and does not hesitate to show every step.
he know what he is talking about
Very easy to understand. He broke things down and repeated it as many times as needed to understand. He answered all questions very clearly until you understood them. Great instructor.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Do more example problems instead of talking about a few for a very long time.
To go over more relevant problems similar to the exams given.
more time on the test
Not sure.
More availability for students seeking help, even if appointments are necessary.
Can't think of anything.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He held review sessions to make sure we knew our material before our midterms.
He gave office hours for us to go see him if we had any concerns or questions.
very helpful and flexible about office hours
The format was helpful. Watching the Vods and seeing the white board pages were helpful.
Putting more points on tests? Extra-credit evaluation...
Asked if we understood and if we had questions after every demonstration.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, he was a good professor overall.
Yes because even though it may be challenging, it's possible to pass if you study hard enough.
I would recommend Aaron Hanai to students because he teaches very well. By the end of the course, you will know everything.
Yes.
Maybe for his in-person lecture course. His online recordings are good as well, but not enough for a layperson to pass.
Yes I would. Easy to understand, fair grader and he keeps going over the subject until you understand.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Aaron Hanai is very concise with his teaching methods. He leaves out all the irrelevant content and focuses on the methods that you need to know. He goes through the material in great detail making sure not to leave out anything.
5 points extra-credit to all who filled out this evaluation plz!
Great Instructor
18. Other comments:
Great Professor!
Don't take an online class unless you already know the material and just need the credit.
N/A

Aaron Hanai: PHYS151, Summer I 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 151 - College Physics I Crn (Section): 35132 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.85 20 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%) 10 (50%) 4 (20%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.65 20 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 8 (40%) 7 (35%) 4 (20%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.55 20 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 5 (25%) 9 (45%) 3 (15%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 16 (80%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.55 20 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 6 (30%) 8 (40%) 3 (15%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 20 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 6 (30%) 8 (40%) 3 (15%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.95 20 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 10 (50%) 4 (20%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 20 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 10 (50%) 7 (35%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 20 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 9 (45%) 8 (40%)
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  
4.32 20 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 9 (45%) 8 (40%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 20 1.24 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 6 (30%) 7 (35%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (50%) 10 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Aaron definitely is knowledgeable in the subject of Physics. He was able to convey his teachings in a way that, for the most part, were easy to understand.
Smart Graded our work promptly Punctual Gave breaks in between topics, which was helpful
Professor Hanai's strengths as an instructor are his expertise in physics and his cheerful attitude towards his students.
Ability to "dumb" down the physics to introduce the ideas in a much simpler way than other physics instructors. He spends time to define all vocabulary before using them in new chapters.
Knows his subject matter very well
Covered material from the pervious day and made sure we knew what needed to be understood before moving on the next day. He is very smart and knows his Physics.
nice guy
Really knows the course material. Able to make generic and sample problems in the spot that makes sense.
he knows what he teaching and he concerns students.
Patient, Understanding, Encouraging
His strengths are knowing what he has to do in order for the students to understand the problem. For example, he will work out a problem one on one with the student even though many have already asked and make sure the student really gets it. He also has a creative mind to set examples for us to visualize the problem better.
He was a great Prof with great knowledge. The course itself was very hard!!!
Professor Hanai explains the course materials in great detail.
Has his own way of teaching and is effective in clarifying questions!!!
Presents coplexed concepts clearly.
I can not think of any. He is vague and not very relatable.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
There were no particular areas that need improving, other than the general pace of the summer school course session; there was simply far too much material to adequately cover in 6 weeks/make me feel confidently knowledgeable in the class matter.
I would have appreciated a more organized and well prepared presentation of the course material. Perhaps a PowerPoint or something prepared ahead of time, worksheet, homework problems, or example problems, that actually gave us the answers to the questions posed, instead of giving us the answer in a series of formulas. Just knowing the formula doesn't mean you are capable of knowing when or how to use it. We can only gain so much from the textbook, especially when the text doesn't tell us the procedure to the problems or the answers to the even numbered problems. Also, when you write on the board, you don't write in a structured format. You start off that way, but half-way through you write all over the place and then it's hard to tell, when taking notes, what the step-by-step procedure is. It would be helpful if you actually did the math, instead of just writing which formula to use and leaving it that way. Lastly, you talk very quietly to the board; almost like you're talking to yourself and aren't comfortable speaking to the class. Your handwriting is tiny. I sat in the front row and could not see some of your numbers even with my glasses on.
If any suggestions could be made to Professor Hanai, it would be that he would have more unofficial office hours so that his students could have more opportunities to consult with him about their textbook problems, projects, labs, etc., while also interacting with him on a less formal bases.
Frequent, short pauses directly after working equation would be really helpful. Often got lost writing one equation and trying to follow next step.
Simplify the course when the course is compiled up in just 5 weeks. Too much information and lessons in one week and test.
Maybe to assign more book problems to help us better understand what we should look forward to on the exam. It was difficult since the class was based strictly off of the exams and no homework.
none
Give mock exams.
none
Keep doing what you're doing.
He needs to write bigger on the board. Although I would sit closer, the seats are already taken so yeah. He needs to work out the examples with actual numbers than just abbreviations of words so there aren't so much variables in the equation that makes it look intimidating.
nothing
It would be very helpful if we can discuss more example problems in class.
I would like to materials/handouts be given to student for assistance!!!
Have a longer summer session.
I would suggest that he show more concern for students who are seeking help and having trouble in the class. He was very unavailable and almost seemed like he did not want to help any time out of class. The topic that he teaches is a very challenging one and I really would have appreciated his help. Please try to relate to students and show that you care about us understanding the topic.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Aaron would not hesitate to hold the class a few minutes past end time, in order to completely explain that last example, or make sure that his students received all the information need to study efficiently, that night. He always made himself available after class for homework help and questions, even if he were between meetings at the time. When I realized that I was not performing well in the class and took my concerns to Aaron, he took the time to help me consider which course option would suit me best, in detail. This shows that Aaron, despite being a very busy professor, still demonstrates a particular level of caring for his students.
He came to class and answered our questions. He also arranged a tutor.
Professor Hanai demonstrated his concern for his students by doing the following: 1) providing them with an exam schedule calendar through his physics/engineering Web site, 2) reviewing exam questions upon their return, 3) answering questions after class, and 4) reminding his students of the topics that they would need to be proficient at for a given exam.
Gave automatic extra credit on tests
He cares
He would make the test 60/50 rather than 50/50 so that we could have a better chance at doing well.
held review sessions
Gave additional points on a test on a problem that mostly everyone got wrong. The nest day he revisited the problem and the chapter to make sure we understood.
He surely does concern students, and he tries to grade fair on the test..
He was available for office hours and graciously spoke with me when I needed to communicate. He would encourage students to study together or do practice problems at home.
He showed concern to help us bring up our grade when he knew we werent doing so well. He made sure to explain more on the topic we had trouble with to help us understand it.
gave extra credit and did examples from the book
Yes.
Patients.
He is a nice guy but he is very vague with what he expects.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes; Aaron is a young professor, and his energy and understanding of Physics really helps enhance the learning process. He is also active in KCC's STEM Program, which effectively illustrates to students how Physics can be applied in real life situations. Overall, I feel like I got a great experience out of the six weeks I spent being taught by Aaron Hanai- even though I struggled greatly with the course pacing, and in the end, probably came out a lot less successful than I had hoped to be.
I would recommend Professor Hanai to students who were previously exposed to the subject matter, not those who are new to the topic. He would do very well as an upper level instructor, not an intro instructor.
I would recommend Professor Hanai to other students because all that is required of him to create an effective and informative lecture are his notes, a pen, and the participation of his students.
Yes.
Yes
Yes. He is dedicated and knows a lot about Physics.
yes, nice guy
Yes, he teaches what you need to know quickly and effectively.
Yes.. from him you can learn about what you are going to learning and he wants to teach even more than regular courses.
Yes, because I think he really does understand how difficult the subject is that he teaches, yet I never felt completely hopeless.
Yes because he has potential to become a cooler teacher, even when hes already cool
yes...very good professor
Yes, it is because professor Hanai's teaching method is effective.
Yes, because he is understanding about the difficulty of the subject given that it's summer and time is very short.
Yes, he is a great teacher, but physics during the summer if messed up.
No I would not. I have encountered great teachers while in the UH system and he lacks a lot of good qualities. He seems kind of lazy and doesn't really prep for class which is unfortunate for us students. He does not give any handouts or resources outside of the text book.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
No other comments.
Too smart for this intro class. Although it is a summer course, and it is supposed to be fast-paced, it seems like he gave up trying to teach us before he even started. His first words on the course were: "You are all crazy to take this class during summer". That does not instill confidence and it doesn't sound encouraging. It came off as a way of discounting our education and gave him an excuse to write formulas on the board without fully explaining anything. I pretty much taught myself in this class. I understood that a lot would be self-taught because of the fast pace, but going to class seemed like a waste of time. Prof. Hanai could definitely have done a better job. It's one thing to teach your students all you can and then have them refer to the text if they have questions while at home, but it's another thing to glaze over the subject in class and have them learn at home.
Professor Hanai's simple and straightforward method of teaching is one that is attainable only through experience and a true knowledge of the subject being taught; seeing his proficiency in physics encourages me to take steps to improve my proficiency in physics.
He needs some confidence and need to relax a little.
He is a good professor. The only thing is were taking this course during the Summer so the work load is compiled and harder to learn since every week is new material than an exam to follow.
none
I would like to take his class again!
Nice guy.
Good job for teaching us physics in 6weeks. Hard work.
he was very good at what he does and shows great passion in the subject
I would like to take him during a regular semester
He needs to prep practice questions before class so that he is not making up problems on the spot, it makes for bad incomplete notes.
18. Other comments:
No other comments.
Whenever I asked you a question in class, your manner of answering was very condescending. I feel like you cannot relate to someone who is new to the subject and doesn't know anything about it, because you have been practicing the material so long. I'm sure you know the material very well, and to you, everything seems like common sense or very obvious, but I haven't studied science for the past three years. I come from a social work background, where things are not really quantifiable. If you could have related to me more and not made me feel like an idiot because I needed extra explanation, that would have made the course much more enjoyable.
Homework would have been fantastic to help with grade..
;)
AWESOME
No.

Aaron Hanai: PHYS151L, Summer I 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 151L - College Physics Laboratory I Crn (Section): 35133 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 10 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 2 (20%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.1 10 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%) 3 (30%) 0 (0%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.1 10 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.3 10 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 3 (30%) 1 (10%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.9 10 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 10 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%) 2 (20%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
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 10 1.08 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 0 (0%) 6 (60%) 1 (10%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.4 10 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 2 (20%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%) 2 (20%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He is knowledgeable at the material that we were learning and tries his best to make the students thoroughly understand the concepts.
He knows his subject very well and is willing to help.
Knows the course material very well. Is able to break down a chapter into what it is; teaches the chapter quickly.
Knowledge base for course is excellent.
Very intelligent and knowledgeable on the subject.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Grade our labs earlier and return on time.
Demonstrate the lab once so we know how to set up the lab and perform them the labs report guides do help but sometimes is not enough.
Give students mock exams. Problems from the book may be similar but don't always prepare the student for the tests.
The lab guide needs to be updated badly. you have to go back in forth between two guides and guess if your doing the right thing.
An intro to the lab would have been nice. Things like: -location of lab materials -what we are practicing that day It would have been good if we were introduced to the topic before we were told to do the lab. We got answers only when we asked. I read the lab procedure beforehand, but this was still confusing.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He walked around the classroom and would further explain the lab information if we were confused.
He is willing to help and allows us to improve our grades by giving us another chance to get a higher grade.
Allowed students who were not in the lab but in the class to visit him during the lab session to get additional help.
He came to class on time
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, because he is a patient and understanding Professor.
Yes because he is a good teacher.
Teaches the subject quickly and what you need to know and none of the filler and fluff material. His grading is fair. His course layout is also well organized.
I would recommend this instructor to students who already are familiar with the subject matter.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Very nice teacher.
18. Other comments:
Group work is unfortunate.

Aaron Hanai: CE270, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: CE 270 - Applied Mechanics I Crn (Section): 33897 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 27 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (22%) 20 (74%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 27 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 10 (37%) 14 (52%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 27 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 8 (30%) 16 (59%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 27 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 24 (89%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.81 27 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 8 (30%) 7 (26%) 9 (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  
4.44 27 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 11 (41%) 14 (52%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.37 27 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 11 (41%) 13 (48%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 27 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (11%) 9 (33%) 15 (56%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 27 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 10 (37%) 16 (59%)
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  
4.35 27 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (7%) 10 (37%) 13 (48%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 27 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (15%) 10 (37%) 12 (44%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 27 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (41%) 16 (59%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
His knowledge of Physics amazes me. Inspires students to excel. He doesn't have notes in class, yet writes so much on the board with good communication skills and organization.
Very knowledgable about the subject.
helpful, great sense of responsibility khowledgeable
He is able to clearly show and demonstrate ideas and topics in an online environment. He has good communication skills.
He is very knowledgeable in the subjects that he teaches.
He knows his stuff and he is very smart.
Very clear concise explanations of material.
He is so smart and able to help us!
Able to clearly explain the topics and also clearly laid out what was expected from us.
taught the material very well
Knowledge of material, understanding of students needs, good online format, gave good examples, was very fair on exam problems.
knows the subject area very well. he can relate to real life engineering application, and knows which concepts are important and which one's not so much.
He knows his material bur more examples done during the lecture would help
He know's the subject very well.
He is extremely knowledgeable and able to convey the material in a logical and concise manner. He was always available during office hours and even accessible and willing to help out side of set hours. He grades fairly and promptly always letting students know where they stand.
He knows the material well and is able to present it in a clear understandable way. Very prepared and organized during lectures.
He knows everything what he is talking about on the lectures, and his lecture is pretty neat so that I can understand by looking up myself after.
He goes through a examples that are similar to those on the midterms.
Dr. Hanai is probably the most knowledgable professor I have ever had, and not just with the coursework. Occasionally, a student will need or want to curb their curiosity and ask what seems like an off the wall question. But honestly, Dr. Hanai brilliant at relating things to a much more tangible example for students because of his diverse background.
Very knowledgable Explains subject in detail
Aaron gives a lot of in class examples and he explains them thoroughly.
Great method of teaching.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Tests were lengthy in my opinion, but it made me a better student.
none
Maybe do a little bit more examples in class to help re enforce some of the material
Suggest some specific problems out of the book that highlight the key points, or give us problems to do on our own between classes and go over it the next class. We do plenty of practice problems in class, but it would help to try it on our own first.
I think at certain parts of the course could have been explained better. For the third mid-term, the material taught seemed simple while the test for it was extremely difficult. I thought that we could have spent more time on it then we did and it seemed like he rushed this section.
Totally is great! Be more friendly to answer question will be greater.
It would be nice to have additional practice exams or worksheets to get a feel for how you will be testing.
none
Be more explicit about material covered that is not pertinent to exams (Pappus-Guldinus, friction between threads, bearings, etc.) Took too long to grade midterm 3 which is crucial to final grade. Give more examples instead of derivations with regard to hard topics such as moments of inertia and the parallel axis theorem (when to translate axes, translations for composite systems relative to coordinate system, etc.) Bigger curve if possible.
I'd rather take this class in-class instead of online.
More examples done
None.
None, class is great.
I needed more examples at that time when i was on lecture. sometimes i was still confused to understand how it works.
Ask for more participation in class. Make class a little more exicting.
None. I had the luxury of having Dr. Hanai for three courses now. Physics 170 this semester, and EE211 and CE270 this semester. Many of the gripes that I may have had back then are now nonexistent. For example, I felt the exams early last semester didn't reflect the goals of the course (Physics 170), but now it is much better. I don't feel as if I am subject to unrealistic expectations (though it wasn't likely the case even last semester either). I think we as students are being taught what will be necessary for us to be successful engineers, and any student should appreciate that.
Homework problems?
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Went over problems that many students had missed.
He is very helpful
He frequently asks questions and is available for help.
He always responded when i needed to talk to me.
Always asking if we have any questions.
Helpful and Clear.
always went over stuff if you asked
Answers questions and reviews concepts that students have a hard time understanding. Records lectures, gives pdf version of notes, willing to help outside of class, cares about student feedback, gives extra credit, fair amount of problems on tests and problems similar to suggested book work and lecture examples, emphasizes material that is important to future courses in engineering.
He tried to go over new materials as early as possible before exams to give the students enough time to study the new materials. He gives extra credit on the tests.
Able to talk to him outside of class, provided opportunities to for the student to do better in class.
Was helpful during office hours, though he taught so many classes these were very limited.
He would tell us what is important to know for midterms.
He showed concern by being available throughout his hectic schedule, as well as ensuring we understand the material and are prepared for the exams.
He answers questions in chat to the best of his ablilty.
Extra credit opportunities.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. You will be prepared for higher level math physics or engineering classes.
Yes, an excellent professor.
Yes, he give good and clear explanations especially in an online environment.
Yes. He is a good teacher.
Sure
I would recommend Dr. Hanai to other students largely because he covered more material than identical courses. He also explained the concepts using common vernacular that made it much easier to understand in comparison to explanations using mainly math and proofs.
Sure, I will. His class is useful!
For the most part, I would say yes.
Yes
Yes he is a good professor who cares for students yet will prepare them well for engineering.
Yes I would. He knows all the things very well and can answer all your questions on the subject. He teaches the concept and examples, not only the one or the other.
Yes if you can teach yourself a subject
No comment.
I would definitely recommend him for CE 270. I have a far better understanding of subjects that I thought I already knew, and I look forward to taking his 271 class next semester. Well maybe not "looking forward to", but I wouldn't want to take it from anyone else.
I would recommend him as a professor for a lecture class only. It was extremely difficult to learn statics online.
YES! He knows everything what he teaches to students. He knows stuff very well. And his exam is fair.
He is a pretty good teacher and easy to understand and folow.
I would without a doubt. As an engineering professor, I love that he has a diverse background (Mechanical Engineering and Physics) because, for one, he is able to make perfect analogies for us students that I am not sure other professors could do; secondly, he is able to show the ways the world connects around us. How analyzing a bridge is similar to analyzing a circuit, etc. Additionally, having worked in the industry as an engineer, the amount of real-life advice he was able to give us was very valuable. It was a privilege being taught by Dr. Hanai, and honestly, I wish he was coming to UH with a lot of us as a professor.
Yes. Good teacher. Very straightforward. Teaches at level that can be understood.
Yes, because he is a great teacher.
Yes, great method of teaching material.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He deserves an A+ when graded on his teaching performance.
Excellent professor
Thank you for offering this class online.
Thank you! Your class is useful and I learn a lot from you!
none
Makes a very difficult class passable for a majority of the students.
None.
He's a pretty good professor and cares about his students.
The amount that Dr. Hanai has improved as a professor is amazing and I would just recommend that he keeps doing what he is doing.
Is there any way to get more info about internships?
18. Other comments:
Thank you Aaron for an awesome semester! Three classes with you... all of them were amusing. All the best to you and your family.
He is awesome! Wish Dr.Hanai can teach another class and I can still learn from him!
Would look forward to future classes with Aaron.
I like in-class courses better; I'm not a big fan of online classes and Blackboard. That's the only thing that could be improved, at least from the viewpoint of a KCC student.
None.
I think this class could be taught more effectively in a class room and the medium at which it is taught is sufficient. Most of the class is sitting in library or empty classrooms on campus to take an online class which just isn't the same as sitting in class with he teacher.
Thank you for a rewarding semester. Come to UH! Not a comment for Dr. Hanai in particular, but having CE270 online is really not the best way to learn that course material in my opinion.

Aaron Hanai: CE271, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: CE 271 - Applied Mechanics II Crn (Section): 33898 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
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%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
3. The course was well organized.
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%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
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%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 8 (53%)
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  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
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%)
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 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
His teaching makes a difficult subject easy to understand. If there is confusion, he helps us look at the problem in different way.
Very knowledgeable of subject and taught class well
He knows his material really well so that when students ask questions, he knows how to answer them. Also he is very easy to talk to and ask for help on anything.
He definitely knows the material.
change hard material to easy one. good explaining
Aaron is good at communicating clearly, and simplifying tough concepts.
Knows his stuff
knows his stuff.
Great at explaining the material clearly. Tries to slow down the class when a student doesn't understand. He has great office hours for students who need one on one help. He's even greater at explaining the concept one on one.
Able to make complicated subjects simple and really one of the best teachers I have ever had. Also very friendly and approachable.
Presented detailed information on the material.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none
None
Take more time on the last topic.
nothing
none.
Nothing, great professor the way he is.
None, I think his classes are great and I love his approach and style.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He was available to answer any questions that we had during his office hours and after class.
Tried to help with questions we had
He always had his office door open for students as well as during and after class. He seemed like he enjoyed helping students understand the subjects of the courses he is teaching.
He answered any questions that students had during, before, and after class.
making up test for students missing class, or explain every test he turns back to students
Carefully
Went over materials that students didnt quite understand
Tries encourage students to try harder by including extra credit on exams.
He is always available if you need extra help and does a great job of relating course material to the real world.
Kept students involved and answered questions.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, he is very fair in grading and is very helpful.
Sure
Sure!! Nice and easy teacher to get to know and learn from.
Yes I would recommend professor Hanai to other students because he knows this material very well.
yes. class may be hard because of the material, but you would understand everything if you take him
Yes.
Yes, Aaron is a great teacher and awesome person
Of course. He's one of the best physics and engineering professors at KCC
Absolutely, best teacher I've had. Friendly, knows his stuff and has a knack for teaching that is rare.
Yes, very understandable teacher.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Good teacher
He is also a great mentor for research projects as he had lots of knowledge to help guide our project in the right direction.
The class can be tough, but it's good.
nthing
Give him a raise.
N/a
Give him tenure. Great teacher, great person, and a tremendous asset to KCC.
18. Other comments:
nothing
Seriously, give the dude a raise.
N/a

Aaron Hanai: EE211, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: EE 211 - Basic Circuit Analysis Crn (Section): 33960 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 13 (81%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
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  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
taught the material very well and explained everything in detail
Very knowledgeable and serious. Can communicate with students and his tests are definitely asking a lot from the student.
Dr. Aaron Hanai demonstrated exceptional knowledge about the course of study. He transferred the information in a way that allowed the students to connect with material. He was also able to adjust his teaching methods so that any type of student was able to learn even the difficult material. He was also very tenacious in in helping students to learn about this course. Overall Dr. Aaron Hanai is an excellent teacher because he is very knowledgeable, very helpful, and very good at transferring the information to students.
Great at explaining the material clearly for us students to understand. Encourages students to try work for themselves to pass the class.
He knew his subject
Knows the subject very well, and was fair.
Please see CE270 review.
Great teacher knowledgeable, able to correlate material to the other classes he teaches as well. Improves with every semester I have taken a class from him.
Knowledge in the material. He always talks about what the textbook says but he doesn't even have the book with him.
Great concepts to teaching material
Aaron is good at explaining things simply and is not worried about the crap.
He knows his material really well so that when students ask questions, he knows how to answer them. Also he is very easy to talk to and ask for help on anything.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none
Tests seemed to be very lengthy and high paced. I think better preparation of the test's format would have given me a better start.
I would not change anything about the course.
Nothing, he is a great teacher the way he is.
none
None.
Please see CE270 review.
A little more insight into what the exams will be focused on.
None.
None
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
always explained everything and was fair
Would go over material that students had trouble on. Was always there for help.
Dr. Aaron Hanai shows a lot of concern for the students. He is dedicated to making sure that all the students in his class understand the material and that the students are able to comprehend the concepts. If the students need help, Dr. Aaron Hanai will take the extra time to make sure that the students retain the all the information needed for the course.
If one student didn't understand the concept he would slow the class down so the student won't get left behind.
Easy to talk to in or out of class. Provided opportunities to do better in class.
Please see CE270 review.
Lots of generous extra credit opportunities.
Giving extracredit to help aid students
He would always ask if we had questions or if we understood.
He always had his office door open for students as well as during and after class. He seemed like he enjoyed helping students understand the subjects of the courses he is teaching.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes
Yes! You will understand the material and be prepared for more advanced classes.
I recommend Dr. Aaron Hanai to all students that are taking any of the engineering courses. The material of the courses is hard enough, but Dr. Hanai is able to alleviate the difficulty by his various teaching methods.
Of course. He's one of the greatest physics and engineering professor at KCC.
Yes.
No comment.
Please see CE270 review.
Yes. He teaches very thoroughly and uses lots of helpful metaphors to build circuit intuition
yes, great method of teaching
Yes, he is a really good teacher and person.
Sure!! Nice and easy teacher to get to know and learn from.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
none
He is clear and intelligent... there was never a dull moment.
N/a
Nice teacher
None.
Please see CE270 review.
Great teaching
Give him a raise.
He is also a great mentor for research projects as he had lots of knowledge to help guide our project in the right direction.
18. Other comments:
none
Thank you Aaron for a great semester!
N/a
None.
Please see CE270 review. Please come to UH!
The labs are to simple and overlap with physics 272L.

Aaron Hanai: EE296, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: EE 296 - Sophomore Project Crn (Section): 33966 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
No survey responses were found.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
No survey responses were found.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He was always available for help when we had questions
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes. He's a nice guy and is very knowledgable about the material.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
No survey responses were found.
18. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Aaron Hanai: PHYS170, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 170 - General Physics I Crn (Section): 34104 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 20 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (40%) 9 (45%) 3 (15%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 20 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (35%) 11 (55%) 2 (10%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.55 20 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 3 (15%) 11 (55%) 2 (10%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (30%) 14 (70%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.55 20 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 7 (35%) 6 (30%) 4 (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  
3.4 20 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 7 (35%) 6 (30%) 3 (15%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.68 20 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 3 (15%) 10 (50%) 3 (15%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 20 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 11 (55%) 5 (25%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 20 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 10 (50%) 9 (45%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (35%) 12 (60%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 20 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 10 (50%) 5 (25%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 9 (45%) 10 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
he knows what he teaches
Well know the subject material.
Knows the material very well
He knows all the material very well and find a lot of short ways to solve the problems.
He knows his stuff and he uses every minute of the class effectively.
Aaron Hanai is very knowledgable in physics as well as related fields such as civil and mechanical engineering. He provides precise methods for solving the problems he presents in class, and the tests generally follow the class material very closely. He is also friendly and available for questions and concerns.
very understanding and knowledgeable
He understands his material very well and can create different problems/examples on the material he is teaching.
He really knows his material Pretty good at explaining his material too
Physics is a very difficult subject to learn, but he was very effective in teaching it. He provided several examples about each subject, and it related to the exams and quizzes we had. He taught the material at a decent pace, so I wasn't that overwhelmed in learning a lot of material.
He knows this subject really well
Understanding of what information was important and needed to be conveyed to the students. Mastery of the subject matter.
He is nice. He knows physics very well.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
more examples
we need more detail for Phys 170 class .
Please write the things on the board bigger because I cannot really see them if I set at the back row. And please let students do some homework problems that the exam might include because I didn't really know what kind of material would be on the exam.
He just needs to give more examples to students.
It would be really helpful if Aaron Hanai presented course material and practice problems in a more accessible way for students. The formulas and techniques used in solving problems are covered very quickly; if the speed at which he wrote on the blackboard was slowed down that would give us time for the new material to sink in, instead of just trying to copy everything down and then trying to recall the context of our notes outside of class. Mr. Hanai's method of teaching problems is difficult to follow if the nature of the problem is not intuitive; he seems to explain the steps of the problems for the perspective of students who already have a foundation of the knowledge necessary to understand it. It would be great if Mr. Hanai assigned homework as well, whether it be online or on paper.
I would suggest providing a review session or a practice test prior to our exams.
He is really smart and everyone knows that, but we are not as smart as he is so sometimes it is very hard to understand Do some homework I think it would really help
For the third midterm, I had slight difficulty understanding the last three chapters, and it affected my grade. I would've wanted him to go over practice problems more in class, than just mostly talking about what it was about.
More examples with actual numbers .
Sample exams or homework problems that prepared us for the exams.
He can talk louder, write the words bigger and more clear.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
extra credit
He answer all the questions that we asked.
Aaron Hanai followed the trends of class performance on his exams, and gave opportunities for the class make up points if we struggled on a particular exam. He also is welcoming of questions after and outside of class, and maintains a friendly disposition.
good and close communication with student
He would ask if we understand and give us a "heads up" on the next test and the new material so that students could prepare themselves.
Provides Extra Credit Has office hours everyday
He allowed opportunities for extra credit and made himself available outside of class. I also liked how he gave us the the opportunity to ask student tutors for help.
He offered extra credit to those who needed
Understood how difficult the course was and told us in the beginning that in order to pass you would need to put many hours of work in. Gave opportunities to improve our grades.
He welcome us to ask question.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, I learned a lot from him.
maybe
I won't recommend Aaron Hanai to students because students may not able to understand the material that he talk about in class and need to spend a lot of time for working on homework problems. But I think he will be a very good professor if they make everything clearly and easy for students to understand.
Yes I recommend him to other students because he is really passionate about his subject and he is able to explain the things and make thins much easier for students.
I would recommend Aaron Hanai to students who have recently taken previous physics classes in high school or college. I would not recommend Mr. Hanai if the student has little prior academic experience with physics, and also would recommend that the student has completed all four semesters of claculus, as some if the techniques discussed in class are from calulus 3 and calculus 4, and while Mr. Hanai explains the math techniques necessary, he does them very quickly so it is difficult to learn them, as well as apply them to new physics concepts.
Yes, he is a fair grader and the material is presented well.
Yes if you don't have a job because maybe you could go to the office hours and plus sessions
For people who are interested in taking Physics, I would highly recommend taking Hanai. The way he talks in class, the way he presents the material, and the pace he goes at is a lot more better than other physics teachers I encountered before.
Yes he knows his subject really well,
Yes, definitely if you are prepared to attend class and pay attention. This is a difficult subject and if you can do that, you will at least pass the class.
Yes, because overall he is a good teacher.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
nothing
None
honestly I really learned a lot in this class and Hanai made the class interesting but the only thing was that exams were a little bit tough
Aaron Hanai is a good-spirited and very knowledgable instructor. I believe that if he adjusted his teaching style (perhaps in ways as mentioned above), he would be a great instructor to learn from.
None
Hard to believe people this hard working or brilliant are around. Seems to know the material exceptionally well. I spent a lot of time studying this semester and will barely get an A or get a solid B depending on whether I ace the final. My fault, as I didn't really study for the 3rd exam, but still.
He can do better.
18. Other comments:
None
Thank you professor for your all your efforts you did this semester for us. For sure now I love physics more :)
None
Wish I could take PHY272 or CE270 under Aaron as he is one of my favorite professors
: )

Aaron Hanai: PHYS170L, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 170L - General Physics Lab I Crn (Section): 34106 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 9 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 9 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 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  
4.38 9 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 9 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 9 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
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 9 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 9 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
very understanding and supportive to students
He is nice. He explains the procedure of the experiment and show us.
Aaron really knows the material, almost to a flaw. With a high understanding, at times it seems that he may have a hard time bringing it down to be more easily understood.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
He can make and organize the lab better.
It would have been helpful (to me at least) if when we went over example problems in class we solved them directly and came to a final answer. Just leaving things in the form of all variables tends to be a little confusing, especially when you're still trying to get a hang of everything.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He have good close communication with students all the time
When we asked him how to do, he was willing to show us.
Going over any questions people had, offering a couple of extra credit opportunities, encouraging students to attend the PLUS sessions, etc.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, because overall he is a good professor.
I would recommend him, but I would let the students know that they may have a hard time following along from time to time. I never attended the PLUS sessions but I'm sure these would help tremendously.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Write the words bigger and more clear.
He knows the material very well, but I think because he is pretty new to teaching it can be hard to make it easier to understand.
18. Other comments:
: )
Sometimes when you go off on tangents, it is useful to give us background information to help things link together. But at the same time it can be distracting and confuse us as we try to focus on a new subject, start taking notes, and then at the end you tell us that it's not something we need to know for class. I would say it's nice to give a little background, but getting into all the math behind it can be confusing. Had a lot of fun in the class though.

Aaron Hanai: CE270, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: CE 270 - Applied Mechanics I Crn (Section): 31557 (0)     32229 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 30 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 7 (70%) 1 (10%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 10 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 6 (20%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%) 4 (13%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (17%) 6 (60%) 5 (17%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 30 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 10 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 12 (40%) 1 (10%) 2 (7%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 10 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 4 (13%) 7 (23%) 8 (80%) 5 (17%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 10 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 3 (10%) 10 (33%) 8 (80%) 4 (13%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 7 (70%) 4 (13%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 2 (20%) 12 (40%) 5 (17%)
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 30 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 1 (10%) 15 (50%) 4 (40%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.3 30 1.02 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 11 (37%) 1 (10%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.72 30 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 16 (53%) 3 (30%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
plenty of example problems
Very knowledgeable on engineering topics
He knows the subject.
He knew subject material.
proof, explaining
Knew his stuff
The online class was nice. He really knew the subject well.
He really knew the subject well and was available for help during his office hours.
knowledgeable precise
He knows the subject area very well and could explain a concept in different ways in order for us to understand.
His knowledge of the material
He knows the subject matter very well and explains things very clearly. I liked the format of the class and being able to go back and listen to recordings of the lecture when necessary. That helped a lot.
He's a very nice guy. If you ask him for help, he's very polite and helpful.
He definitely knows the course material well.
Knew subject well
He knew the material very well.
Great at breaking it down for us to easily to understand the materials.
Hanai is very knowledgeable about his subject of Applied Mechanics. He is very organized and operates in a well timed manner. Even though the class was instructed online, he made the tools useful for students to ask and answer quastions.
Aaron knows his material very well. He can easily answer questions students ask, and he can explain everything clearly and in an understandable way.
He knew the material really well.
He knew the subject well.
Good at explaining the material.
Knows the subject
He knows his topic
He is very straight forward on his tests and goes over the information in the class that will be on the tests
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
more quizzes and higher weight for quiz scores
Be more detailed in explaining lessons. A bit hard to relate and understand how to solve for multiple unknowns sometimes. Finish at least the first 2-3 examples used in detail (varied in degree of difficulty, i.e. easy, medium, hard) when shown in lecture. Not all students can follow train of thought especially when done mentally without writing out steps and view them as easy once its partially set up. It is important to learn by doing, but having some incomplete examples to look back on makes it harder to do so.
Less Problems on Exams
Less problems on exam, not enough time
give homework for partial grade instead of 4 test determine whole class grade.
don't rush on the very last chapters
Be stricter on people who go overtime
Make the class not based solely on exams. Homeworks, extra credit, etc... Have practice exams to give out w/ solutions. Study Guide. When he does online problems, if he could finish the problems completely through. When reviewing the classes online, its very easy to get confused.
I would recommend having students to sign in and be in class rather than making it an option to be in class or not. But then again he saves the recordings which is good.
Online is not a good way to learn this material be at your office during office hours
There was one midterm taken that could have used a review day to ask questions..., but other than that, the class is great!
More class participation.
The exams were unreasonably long. The questions were fair but the grading was harsh, especially without a curve. There was not enough to do a complete job and have time to go back and check for any mistakes, especially with the vast number of calculations. There was barely time enough to finish exams, much less to check work.
I would highly recommend reimplementing homework into this course. Although a significant amount of the material covered comes from physics 170, I felt that homework would have really helped to better understand the material and provide more discussion for online classroom lectures.
There are too many problems on exams! Two hours is not enough. Either shorten the exams or lengthen the time allotted for exams. Assigned homework would be more helpful than just suggesting problems. Whatever happened to Mastering Engineering assignments? That would have been beneficial, in my opinion.
A review day is helpful to clear up some areas that we didn't understand in the previous classes. Also a longer time for the tests or fewer problems.
Include more office hours for students to get help?
I would suggest some homework to be assigned so students are forced to practice the problems and concepts being taught.
The class is based off of calculations. I would suggest showing more examples than proofs so that students know how to do the calculations well.
take extra time too explain some topics
Less problem on the exam or more time to finish the exam
shorter tests
more time on exams
The tests had too many questions for the alloted time. It is too stressful for students, especially when they have to take it at the testing center and keep track of their own time.
To give less problems on the tests.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
helped solve hw problems online
Would sometimes ask if students had questions as he was going through lesson. Otherwise we type in our questions and he answers after.
He listens to what we have to say and gives his best answer.
not really
He had office hours
Really helpful during his office hours.
He made sure we understood concepts before moving on to another and made himself available to his students through office hours.
Reviews before exams. A quiz at the beginning of the semester to acquaint us with the testing center.
He was consistent in the office hours that he had open to students. I was also willing to help students through textbook problems.
I didn't notice.
When we had tons of questions, he would stop his lecturing and explain to us in detail of what we didn't understand?
Didn't.
When Aaron mentioned an extra credit opportunity, he showed that he had concern for us to do well in the class.
He just told us to do homework.
He answered question the students had
gave extra credit and answered any and all questions students asked.
asking questions
N/A
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes, the online class works around alot of busy schedules
I would recommend him if the class included mandatory homework into our grades as well since "suggested" homework makes students lazier to do it. Also if the class was an in-classroom lecture. Teaching engineering online makes it harder to ask questions as we can only type them and sometimes it sounds like the professor isn't sure of his own explanations. If we were in a physical classroom, it'd be easier to ask questions as well ignore any tone variation in voice since we could look at body language for confirmation on a topic.
yes, learning a lot.
yes, hes great
Unfortunately no. Unless they grasp physics very well, and have A LOT of time to dedicate to the class. The exams although used many problems from the assigned homework, many of them were the hardest ones to grasp, and not enough problems that tested the student on basics-intermediate.
Sure!
He is a tough grader with little partial credit on exams that, when done meticulously would take far more than the allotted time. There is little opportunity to make up for lost points. I would not recommend this class to a full-time student
Yes. This subject is the "foot in the door" to a very tedious and difficult career path. Prof. Hanai makes learning interesting.
Yes, he is fair on the exams, does not try to trick you.
Yes, because you can definitely learn a lot from him because he knows the material and presents it clearly.
Yes, because he grades fairly and the work load isn't overwhelming.
I would probably not recommend Aaron Hanai to students. I would only suggest him to another student if they did extremely well in physics 170 and have a strong background in calculus. I personally felt that he rushed through a lot of the math and physics as it was a "review of physics 170 material." Therefore, if a student has a strong background in these two areas they would probably do really well in this course.
My only comment on this is that you must work very hard. The class is not easy to pass, let alone get a good grade.
Yes. This is better than taking it at Manoa with a lot more people.
Of course, great professor. Nice guy and easy to approach if you need help
I would reccomend Hanai to other students if his classes were taught in a classroom setting. Even though Hanai was fairly understanding in an online setting, the course of Applied Mechanics must be taught in class in order for a student to fully comprehend the course material.
I would recommend Aaron to other students if they can work hard and study frequently outside of class hours.
Yes but I will tell student that this class is hard
Yes and No, he's a good teacher and knows the subject well but the exams were a little bit challenging because of the amount of problems and time constraint.
Yes, but he is very detailed.
yes, because he is a good professor
No. Although he knows the material well, the online system is ineffective and he does not grade fairly.
I would recommend Aaron as a teacher, because the way he presents his information is straight forward and understandable.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
he is a good teacher
Very knowledgeable and brilliant in engineering and its courses, however its sometimes hard to understand topics because Professor Hanai is so brilliant. He says lots of the work in the examples used are easy so may skip some steps, but it might not always come as quick and simple to students learning, especially since most is relatively new material or hasn't been seen/applied in a while. Regardless, Hanai seems like a very kind professor!
hehe
As a person, a nice guy.
good attitude overall
Good lecturer, but exams were too long. It felt like taking a final every time and without a curve it was worse.
He is extremely intelligent in physics and civil engineering. I personally think that he should teach higher level courses as his background and teaching style would be a better match to those students.
I strongly felt that he wasn't really fond of our class because our level of knowledge wasn't up to par with his past classes. He expects you to really know the subject well, especially if the material he's covering is a review of previous material learned.
TAKE HIS CLASS GREAT PROFESSOR¡
Great teacher; seems like an awesome guy. Very structured and organized and knows a lot about the courses he teaches.
Nice guy, please put a curve on your grading
He seems to favor students that have KCC as their home campus.
18. Other comments:
none
omg
On exams, you either get the answer right or wrong, but you don't exactly know where or how you messed up since the exam itself does not show it. A little more detail on the grading would be appreciated.
N.a
Wish I took an in class CE 270 course with Hanai so that I would have been able to talk directly to him and develope some sort of student/instructor relationship.

Aaron Hanai: CE271, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: CE 271 - Applied Mechanics II Crn (Section): 31558 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 9 (47%) 9 (47%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.74 19 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 5 (26%) 5 (26%) 6 (32%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 19 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (11%) 7 (37%) 8 (42%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (32%) 12 (63%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.58 19 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 4 (21%) 2 (11%) 7 (37%) 5 (26%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.53 19 1.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 5 (26%) 3 (16%) 6 (32%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.63 19 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 6 (32%) 5 (26%) 5 (26%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 19 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 9 (47%) 8 (42%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 19 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (37%) 5 (26%) 7 (37%)
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  
4.39 19 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (58%) 7 (37%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.84 19 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 3 (16%) 7 (37%) 6 (32%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.05 19 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (32%) 6 (32%) 7 (37%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Well spoken teacher.
He knows the subject matter
He is very knowledgeable of the subject.
knows material
He knows the material and teaches it comprehensively.
yes
He knows what hes talking about.
Knows the subject very well and can explain it well also.
He knows the material well.
High level of knowledge
Knows the subject very well
very knowledgeable with good communication skills. organized
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Finish problems completely to show all steps
He should have office hours in the a little earlier
present it better less shortcuts
no
Don't make CE classes online.
CE 271 is not an easy class, and doing it online made it harder. Being able to see a teachers real life/physical explanations is a good way to understand the subject or concepts better. But, its nice to have recordings to watch if you miss class or don't understand something very good the first time. So maybe keep the lectures online and available to next semesters students. Hopefully they utilize the recordings/PDFs.
Don't teach straight from the book, rather use the book as an outline. Go into more detail with examples, sometimes important topics are glanced over.
Do not offer this class on-line ever again
please do not offer this class on line again
do not do this class via blackboard anymore, and assign homework
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He didn't show much concern.
yes
A little hard to show concern over the computer, but he explained things multiple times and reviewed a lot so that the class understood what was taught.
Encouraged us to do our homework
If you could meet at his office hours, he was an extremely great help in person. Not the same on line because the class became very difficult to participate in. Either you get what he is saying, or you don't. Also was very helpful with any questions outside of class in office hour or by email.
Wants to make sure everyone is following and that they understand the material.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would not, but personally I think that is my learning style and not something against Prof. Hanai. The reason is that this was my first serious online class for Mechanical Engineering and I just feel this method isn't tangible enough and not an adequate substitute for being in the classroom relatively distraction free compared to a computer. This is just my personal preference as I tend to get distracted sometimes. Also this semester there was no homework component of the grade and therefore no extrinsic motivation for me.
Yes, but not the online class
I would, probably because this was an online class. My mistake to take an online class. Would recommend if the classes werent online
I would recommend Aaron Hanai to anyone because he is a fair teacher who does his best to help the students succeed.
yes
Only if the class wasn't online. Because in class he can explain things easier and its easier to ask questions.
Yes, class seems hard but he teaches the class very well.
Yes.
yes, Great for in class teaching
Yes, but only if there was an actual classroom.
Yes. For reasons stated above.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Please only have in class classes, online doesn't seem the best
nothing
This class is to hard to be taught on line
I don't think this is a good reflection of his teaching ability. The online system of learning is very tough, especially for a class that is very tough.
Nothing
18. Other comments:
Online classes are terrible for Engineering, I wish I took this at UH instead of KCC.
He is a much more effective teacher in person, the online system should not be used for any technical type of class.

Aaron Hanai: ME213, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: ME 213 - Intro to Engineering Design Crn (Section): 31663 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.67 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%)
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  
3.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Knowledge of material
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
More structure for this class.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
No survey responses were found.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
No survey responses were found.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
No survey responses were found.
18. Other comments:
Due to the fact that this course is primarily project based, I answered the questions referring to tests and exams as neutral because they were not applicable to this specific course.

Aaron Hanai: PHYS151L, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 151L - College Physics Laboratory I Crn (Section): 31725 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 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 1.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 4 1.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 4 1.63 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 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  
3.75 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 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  
2.5 4 1.91 Freq(%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 4 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Very understanding and helpful. Professor explains things very clearly so there are no surprises as to what was expected.
He knows his stuff. He can explain things very well.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
n/a
Post grades more promptly,
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Professor is great at explaining things, once helped me out before an exam in lecture even though he is not my lecture Professor.
I did not notice a concern, so I cannot comment. However, when I did ask questions, he tried his genuine best to answer it clearly enough for me to understand.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, definitely, great Professor!
He wasn't really much of a teacher, but more of a supervisor. The class is set up so that you and your group are teaching yourselves. I think most students would like a teacher in class, with some guidance. Therefore, no I would not recommend.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Keep up the good work!
Nice guy, really smart, but I think he has a lot more stuff going on in his life as a teacher and this class just got the short end of the stick.
18. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Aaron Hanai: PHYS170, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 170 - General Physics I Crn (Section): 31722 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 9 (60%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (40%) 7 (47%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 3 (20%) 7 (47%)
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  
3.73 15 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 3 (20%) 3 (20%) 6 (40%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 15 1.44 Freq(%) 2 (13%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 5 (33%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 5 (33%) 6 (40%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 3 (20%) 9 (60%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 15 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (27%) 8 (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  
4.64 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 15 1.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (20%) 1 (7%) 9 (60%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He knows the subject very well.
Strong Physics background and educated in subject.
There was no doubt that Aaron was completely versed in his subject matter. There was never a moment that I asked a question and I was met by a quizzical look.
He knows the material very well and is able to convey a depth of knoldge to the subject that can be useful to then take apart most problems in a logical manor.
His knowledge on his topic was stronger than any professor I've ever had I think.
He was very clear with the materials and very knowledgable.
I think that he is a very smart and has a much to offer due to his experience as an engineer. He grades test and quizzes quickly and returns them.
He knows the subject very well.
Mr. Hanai is very friendly and helpful. He is always willing to help you if you have any questions.
he was very helpful in explaining things we had trouble with
Blocking students from passing physics 170.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Organize lecture notes more clearly, possible emphasis important sections in notes ( sometimes concepts are not understood when having to copy down proofs and not knowing what is being copied)
If there were more personalized homework other than doing every problem. Perhaps suggested problems to do instead of a hundred problems a week
Perhaps, another avenue of accruing credit rather than mandatory PLUS sessions, since it was difficult for those with complicated schedules to meet that aspect of class curriculum.
Grading on the first test was a bit harsh. More quizes or other work that wouldnt impact grade as much as provide feedback to the student as to where they stood knoledge wise before the test came. Leave the last week for review, there is so much stuff covered and to be learning new material 4 days prior to a final could be prevented.
I loved the way he graded exams AFTER the first one. The way exam #1 was graded was a little extreme from a students perspective. But after that, I really enjoyed the class.
I think towards the end of the semester we were given more time and examples to review for the exams. I think the changes he made in teaching should be the same from the begining of the semester.
I think that some of the classes seem to be a repeat of others, where we cover the same material that we did before. I think that if he cut those parts out and gave out more quizzes before the test it would better prepare us for the test and also know what kind of format he expects from us. Also, one of the chief things he says is "try this at home and change or add things to it" the problem is, many of us our already confused about the subject and don't know how to do it in the first place, let alone modifying it to make more complex in the first place. Having maybe sample problems we could look at worked out or with the answers would be helpful and we have can ask questions about those.
Slow down, interact with students more. Have students do some problems in class and help if needed. Assign homework or suggest specific problems.
I love this class. I think it is perfect
none
Learn how to teach and grade. Talk to good teachers, someone who has experience. It doesn't matter how much he knows if he cannot teach it at the level of perfection he expects when grading.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He gave tons of extra credit.
Warned students of the difficulty of the course and strongly implored PLUS session participation for student success.
There was never a moment that Aaron was not able to stop and answer a question fully for a student.
Yes when the grading became a issue he listened and adressed those issues while still maintain clear expectations with the students.
After exam #1, by giving students a quiz prior to the exam so that they knew somewhat what to expect on the exam. Excellent process in my opinion.
He is always easy to find in his office or classroom.
The best thing I think he did was make us go to the plus sessions and to change and give is quizzes before the tests.
Mr. Hanai gave us extra credits on exams and prepare us well for the tests
was always there to answer questions
He didn't show any concern as far as I could tell, even when I would talk to him one-to-one.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, because he's straight forward, can explain the subjects well and clearly, and can give many real-life application examples, which makes the class more interesting.
For all engineering students, and natural science students as well, Aaron is the ideal teacher. He is coming from the perspective of an engineer himself, but a science-phile as well.
yes the class is enjoyable and he conveys the knoledge well and shows how it can be extrapolated and applied.
I would because he was friendly and very knowledgable. As a prospective engineer, I liked that he knew what I was trying to accomplish because he had accomplished it himself.
Yes, He knows the subject and he is able to break down the materials in components.
I would for a certain type of student, those that are comfortable studying on their own or those enjoy taking a class where most of the grade was based on tests.
No, he is very hard to follow. He does example problems in class on the board, but at a pace that is extremely too fast for anyone to follow. Answers your questions very vaguely.
Yes, he is very friendly and helpful
yes i would. he knows his stuff
I would not recommend him to anyone. Unless you master the material you will have difficulty getting any points on tests or quizzes. He does not do partial grading well.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I learned volumes by the lecture classes I took from Aaron, I'm very grateful .
N/A
I think a better sense of organization would be helpful and having a clear plan for the class that day would help move the class along better, there were times when I thought that he was confused about where exactly he wanted to go with a subject.
He is extremely smart, I admire that but feel like he needs to slow down to teach the students.
Thank you very much. I enjoyed your class
18. Other comments:
N/A
Overall he is tough teacher, but still pretty good and knowledgeable. I hope I pass?
Thank you and happy holidays
If the class average is an F, then you have failed as a teacher.

Aaron Hanai: PHYS170L, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 170L - General Physics Lab I Crn (Section): 31727 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 5 (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  
3.8 10 1.48 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 10 1.48 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.8 10 1.93 Freq(%) 4 (40%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 10 1.4 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 1.37 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Mr. Hanai is very friendly and helpful. He is always willing to help if you have any questions
He is able to give us room to work on our projects and also be available to answer questions when needed.
helpful, kind
He knew the material and was knowledgeable in the field as to why it was relevant.
None really, as he was rarely there for us.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
This class is perfect. I love it
Correct labs before next class
already perfect
Maybe modify the having an experiment guide and report guide sometimes it can be confusing as to what is being asked sometimes.
To actually grade our assignments before the semester ends. He graded ALL our labs the week before school ended. That's ridiculous!
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He allows us to redo the labs that we did not get good grades.
He helps students during the labs
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, he is very good and helpful
yes
Yes
Yes, he is a good teacher
No. He doesn't care for his students.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thank you very much. I enjoyed your class
good professor
18. Other comments:
Thank you and happy holidays
none

Aaron Hanai: CE270, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: CE 270 - Applied Mechanics I Crn (Section): 33484 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 31 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 10 (32%) 20 (65%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 31 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (16%) 6 (19%) 20 (65%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 30 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (30%) 21 (70%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 30 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 27 (90%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.26 31 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (19%) 11 (35%) 14 (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  
4.73 30 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (20%) 23 (77%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 31 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (29%) 22 (71%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 31 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 9 (29%) 21 (68%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 31 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 7 (23%) 23 (74%)
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  
4.81 31 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (19%) 25 (81%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 31 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 8 (26%) 19 (61%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 31 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (29%) 22 (71%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Clarity and first-hand experience.
His knowledge of the subject.
Understands students
so far so good
Very friendly & approachable. Always available to answer questions, motivates critical thinking. Excellent instructor.
knows the material extremely well, answers all questions, very approachable, and tries very hard to explain material in a way that everyone will be able to understand.
-explaining the procedure thoroughly in order to complete a problem
He's knows the material very well and is really good at explaining the material and makes sure everyone understands the material.
Aaron Hanai is very knowledgeable on many different subjects and helps us to relate life applications to what we are learning without straying from the material too far. When we don't understand something, he'll take the time to explain it. He's very clear on what he expects from us.
he teaches in a very clear manner
Ability to explain abstract theory was pretty good, he was also organized and willing to go over anything we had problems with.
His strength is being able to explain the course content in a way that is easy to understand
Knows subject area well.
As a teacher, he was able to make himself readily available for questions even moments before class. He was also able to clearly explain steps and procedures to things as to not confuse people.
Getting students to understand the hard subjects, He wont move on until everyone undertands.
Going slow and doing alot of examples
Answers everyone's questions thoroughly.
Explaining problems
He is very knowledgeable about the information.
He new the material well and made it easy to learn. He could also explain things well.
Aaron Hanai is very knowledgable and has a great understand of everything he teaches so he is able to teach in a way everyone understands and it is straight to the point.
well organized material
He knows his stuff.
Good communicator and has practical knowledge of the subject material which he imparts to his students. His accessability outside of class hours is fantastic. He wants to make sure you understand what to do and how to do it.
Very knowledgeable of subject matter, easy to talk to.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Co-ordinate with math requirements better. I found myself needing to teach myself the math.
The 3rd midterm was way too long..
awesome
Better on-line component/text. Use of smartboard/archive notes.
use a computer program that will allow the students to get on-line before 3-4 weeks into the class. This was not Aaron's fault, but was the fault of the Pearson publishing company along with the KCC bookstore. Students are paying a lot of money to get this program which is a very useful learning tool if the publishing company cared a little more about the students education. It seems as though the company only cares about sales, and not about getting the learning tool to the students. It was a hassle to get our first homework assignment, and some students could not get their first assignments until the week of the first exam!!!!
N/A
none
none
No changes.
Just be sure to watch the time as class usually ends later than the supposed time.
get all the problems worked out of mastering engineering online program before the beginning of class.
none in mind
Make the tests easier if you want people to pass your class.
None
N/A
Maybe have the students participate in lectures by asking them what they might think the answer is rather just going through everything.
I am happy.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Lots of review.
Was always able to answer questions in class.
Offers help, extra credit
he is awesome
Accessible & returns emails promptly.
He taught the material very well, even though we could not use one of the most important learning tools. the computer program. He was able to answer questions outside of class, and answered e-mails promptly.
-answering the questions that any student had in class
If we had any issues or problems, he'd take the time to listen and make the best decisions for us possible.
always asking if everyone is ok
By explaining things in various ways and showing how different methods could be used to approach problems.
He went over problems that we had with the homework and did his best to answer all our questions
He answers questions to the best of his knowledge.
He was always informed about how many students were lagging on the homework, and let them know the homework will help with the exams
Being responsive in emails and being free to meet if concerns are brought up
asked if we understood the material.
Asked if we had questions
He sends out email but only once in awhile
Takes the time out to help students outside his office hours.
answerd all the questions students asked
Offered help
Takes time to answer questions on the weekends, among others.
prompt response to emails/questions
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. Better than alternative teachers.
Yes because he is knowldgeable in the subject, a fair grader, and easy to understand.
Yes, helps understand material
nothing
Yes by all means. Excellent teacher.
Yes, I would recommend Aaron to anyone. He is an excellent teacher.
yes, his teaching style is easy to cope with
Yes. He is a great professor and really knows what he's talking about.
Yes, definitely one of the best teachers I've had so far at KCC.
yes hes awesome
Yes, due to his quality teaching.
Yes, because he's easy going and an overall good teacher
Yes would recommend.
I would recommend Mr. Hanai to students because he's knowledgable in what he teaches and, for the most part, knows what he's doing unlike some other professors.
I would totally recommend Aaron, He is not trying to see people fail, he tries to get them to succeed. It seems like a lot of teachers don't care.
Yes. Explains material clearly.
yes because he's a good teacher but you have to do a lot of work in and outside of the class in order to keep up.
Yes because he is a good teacher
yes, he is a good teacher
Yes! Fair grader, very good teacher and cool person. Not easy but you will learn a lot.
I would recommend him to other students because he very knowledgeble about what he does and he would take the time out to help you afterclass or during his office hours.
yes because he is a good teacher
I would, i enjoyed his class
Yes.
yes, he's very knowledgeable, and teaches in an effective manner
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thank you for the semester, I hope I pass.
Good guy
See you next semester hopefully.
you are awesome
Give him all the support for his classes.
No other additional comments.
He is always on time
Great Prof
Nice guy.
Awesome semester
N/A
he is smart
Hire more instructors like him.
18. Other comments:
awesome
Get rid of Pearson
No other additional comments.
Didn't do too well in this class because of the bad start I had in this class because the online people messed up the accounts. Started the homework late and it ended up being too much for me to try and make up for it.
N/A

Aaron Hanai: CE271, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: CE 271 - Applied Mechanics II Crn (Section): 33632 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 14 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 6 (43%) 5 (36%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 5 (36%) 6 (43%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 9 (64%) 4 (29%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 6 (43%) 1 (7%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 14 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 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  
4.21 14 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 9 (64%) 4 (29%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 5 (36%) 6 (43%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 14 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 9 (64%) 4 (29%)
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 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 14 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 7 (50%) 4 (29%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Aaron knew his subject very well and takes time to express things to the finest details. His able to do the same problem using any method. Even though he goes rapidly with the subject.I like that he reiterates key steps.
He understands the material well and can disassemble the problems into smaller components when students are having difficulty conceptually.
he is very knowledgable of the subject matter
Able to explain complicated material in a organize and understandable fashion. He teaches outside the book, more than we actually needed and what the book itself would cover. If we are able to get everything he covered during the lectures, homework is a piece of cake.
good knowledge of the subject and teaches very well.
He knows the subject area well and puts the material into layman's terms well.
Aaron is very knowledgable about the subject and makes sure the students understand the key points of the course.
Every thorough with his lectures and is very efficient in answering student's questions.
He explains the concepts thoroughly
He really knows the material
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
If any, I think he could pause and ask if the class is following. I sometimes have hard time keeping up copying what is on the board and at the same time understanding the flow of steps.
Firstly, any college should expect the students to do the required work outside of class. It seems to be the standard operating procedure of KCC to slow down classes in order to drag students with poor work ethics along. Class time should be spent discussing mechanics problems. If students aren't reading the book and working on the problems on their own, that should be their loss, not the class'. Secondly, every midterm had a review day, a day of the test, and a day going over the exam afterwards. That's three days used up per midterm. Nine class periods of the semester. We didn't get to 3D kinematics and dynamics. How are we supposed to be mechanical engineers without 3D kinematics and dynamics? Had we spent those nine class periods moving forward instead of catering to the most negligent students, we might have gotten to 3D motion. As it is, I'll have to learn it on my own, which I intend to do. How many of the remaining students that pass will take that initiative? The class should absolutely get through 3D motion. Whatever pace is required to get there is what pace the course should set. Students that can't keep up should probably not be pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. Thirdly, and finally, we could use some visual aids. It's a mechanics class. Let's get some machines in there.
none
Nothing in general, his class is a ten out of ten for me. Caring for students, he stays after class to address any problem related to physics and engineering outside or inside the course. One time I asked him a course related problem, he was able to explain it in the simplest way, he is very knowledgeable in the field.
none
Perhaps consider slowing down a bit during lectures.
Grading for exams were a bit steep and left barely any room for error. A possible change in grading?
Class was interesting and is a very self-efficient learning class! No changes in my opinion.
Put lectures on Youtube
nothing he is doing good just the way he does it
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He keeps more office hours than he is required. He is always willing to field questions.
he took time after class to go over any student concerns about the subject
Like I mention he is able and willing to address problems which we have, throw anything at him and he will be able to address it.
setting us up for success with his teachings
He was usually available in his office when not in class to discuss problems from the homework or just to talk about engineering stuff.
waited until all the necessary elements of each section was presented thoroughly before moving on. reminded students about homework and exams dates.
He answered student's question very thoroughly and helped students in any way he could.
not to sure i never went to him for help. However he did offer extracredit which is a way of showing concern
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Aaron is a good choice for an instructor. You have to keep up with homework and notes every class because he does move quite fast.
This was Aaron's first time teaching CE271 and he's still relatively new to teaching. He did a sufficient job and will only improve as he identifies the teaching strategies that work. I would recommend Aaron as a mechanics instructor to future students.
yes, he genuinely wants every student to do well
Guarantee, after two other teachers at KCC, Andrew Pak of the Math department and Herve Collin of the Physics department, he is one of another few professors which actually care for his students and is good at teaching.
go over hw problems in class
Yes, his expectations are clear and fair and he makes somewhat difficult topics seem much simpler than they are; although I suppose that could be a bad thing to some people.
yes. Aaron is a great professor. I was able to understand more than was the course offers. Taking his class will help in gaining a deeper understanding of the subject.
Yes because Professor Hanai is a very good professor and in my opinion he is better than professors at uh manoa teaching the same course.
Yes, because his teaching style is straightforward.
yes you learn a lot and the information is clear
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
none
Great Teacher. That's really all.
hes a good guy
N/A
Awesome guy, hope he teaches upper division one day at UH Manoa.
Keep up the good work!!!
great teacher
18. Other comments:
none
N/A
Thanks Aaron, I appreciate the what yo have done these past 2 semesters of CEE, Ive gained a lot from your style.
nope

Aaron Hanai: EE296, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: EE 296 - Sophomore Project Crn (Section): 34713 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (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  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Quite experiences with the projects
see CE270 comments.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Give more choices about the projects
see CE270 comments.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
email and contents about the projects
see CE270 comments.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes he is cool and friendly
see CE270 comments.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Nice teacher like a friend
see CE270 comments.
18. Other comments:
none
see CE270 comments.

Aaron Hanai: MATH103, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MATH 103 - Fundamentals of Coll Algebra Crn (Section): 33194 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 25 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (12%) 10 (40%) 11 (44%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 25 1.04 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 8 (32%) 11 (44%) 4 (16%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 25 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 14 (56%) 9 (36%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 25 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 11 (44%) 11 (44%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.36 25 1.11 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 3 (12%) 7 (28%) 10 (40%) 3 (12%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 25 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 4 (16%) 10 (40%) 8 (32%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 25 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 3 (12%) 14 (56%) 6 (24%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 24 1.27 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 3 (13%) 3 (13%) 9 (38%) 7 (29%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 24 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 9 (38%) 14 (58%)
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  
4.4 25 0.91 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 9 (36%) 14 (56%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 25 0.96 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 9 (36%) 10 (40%) 4 (16%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 25 0.9 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 11 (44%) 12 (48%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Gets our grades out to us quickly and answers our e-mails.
he goes over how to do certain math problems thoroughly and explains each step in how to get the answer. this is really helpful rather than just giving us the answer.
He knew his material well.
his teaching methods
He knows that students learn at their own pace, so he let's them do so. He also knows a lot of tricks about math that really help on the tests if you do attend his classes and not just the review sessions.
He's very amicable.
He is really good at teaching the material step by step.
He knew what he was talking about and went at a reasonable pace during lectures.
Thorough
granted he knows the material
His strengths as a teacher was he knew what he was talking about and he knew how to explain it enough were i could understand.
Very organized!!!!!! Take his time to explain the course .
knew subject well and is very cheery.
he knew the subject
He knows the subject well...
Aaron's major strengths as a teacher are that he tries to relate to his students on the same math level and throughout the lecture he tries to make sure everyone understands the material.
He's fair
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Better way of explaining difficult problems would be very helpful.
i think he needs to write bigger. he starts off writing big and then it gets smaller. he should also write from the right side of the room to the left side, that way he doesn't cover what he is writing while students are trying to copy.
Speak in a clearly organized way and louder
I think he should let the students do some problems on their own to see whether we all get it or not. That way he can see what we need help with the most.
speak up a little bit more, I sat in the back of a big class. other than that, great teacher.
I would suggest challenging students to answer questions during class. Doing is better than listening or reading. I would also suggest encouraging peers to study together outside of class. It can be awkward at first but invaluable when students study together. The teacher can be a key in getting students to interact.
Involve the class more with interactive questions with the lesson.
None.
n/a
needs to have interaction, participation. Needs to explain a little bit slower
Make it a little more enthusiastic. Class got boring a lot of times.
No changes
more extra credit?
to be more clear, and find a better way to engage the students in class. It was a little hard to fallow along in class, sometimes it was very confusing the way he presented the material.
none
He needs to present the materials in a way that captivates the student. The way he presents the information makes me not want to be there.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
E-mail class dates of exams changes in case they were not in class.
he asks us if there are any questions during his lecture. also, he ask us if we have problem with homework or anything sometimes.
After class student would ask him for help or ask him to explain something concerning the lecture and he helped them the best way he could have.
not really to me, but he does send emails about exams and homework etc.
He was available to be contacted by email outside of class.
In the way he taught lesson to his students. Going over a lesson and its steps more then twice to make sure the student understood.
He would always ask if there were any questions and was willing to answer any questions that came up.
encouraging
hardly went to class after first exam
He would notify us if he wasn't coming or not. and would help us review for our test.
stays behind after class to answer any questions.
he reminded us of important dates.
Aaron always made it clear to ask questions about any material covered.
Dont ask me...
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, unlike other teachers I understand majority of what he is trying to teach us. And what he is teaching us is actually on the exam.
yes. he's a really good teacher in explaining the steps in how to do different math problems and explaining how to get the answer, this is really helpful.
Yes because the assignments are straight forward
Yes I would because he goes at a steady pace for the students to understand, he explains his material well and is just a positive teacher overall.
yes, great teacher to work with.
I would recommend Mr. Hanai because he does a clear and effective job in teaching. His class is not difficult to pass. His teaching style is valuable to those who are eager to get through school quickly.
Yes, he's a great teacher.
I would recommend him to students because he is laid back and explains things thoroughly.
yes, thorough
no
yes I would he is a good teacher. Just do the work and you will understand it more when he teaches it to you.
Yes
very nice and friendly. easy to learn and understand.
no. because i had a hard time learning the material, i learned more from doing the homework.
No, if you don't already understand basic math then I think this teacher would be too hard to understand
Aaron is a good teacher and wants to help you to learn as long as you are willing to put in the effort.
No because you'll end up not going to class
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Good teacher.
i think he tries his best to help students.
Good teacher
I really liked his class and can say that I leaned new material from him.
great guy, great teacher!
He's a shy teacher but other then that he is a great mentor
He was a very good teacher I hope to have him in future math courses.
COngrats on being a dad!
no comment
Just make class more fun. and you will be a better teacher.
Great teacher!
stay cool.
his class was confusing, but overall hes a good teacher.
18. Other comments:
this was a decent class.
mahalo..
none. Am I going to receive a bad grade after this survey?
congrats on your new baby
have a good year!
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Aaron Hanai: PHYS151, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 151 - College Physics I Crn (Section): 33118 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 18 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 10 (56%) 7 (39%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 18 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 6 (33%) 7 (39%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 18 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 7 (39%) 7 (39%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 18 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 18 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.72 18 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 4 (22%) 6 (33%) 5 (28%)
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 18 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 6 (33%) 6 (33%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 18 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 8 (44%) 7 (39%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 6 (33%) 10 (56%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 18 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 9 (50%) 8 (44%)
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 18 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 5 (28%) 11 (61%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 18 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 5 (28%) 7 (39%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (56%) 8 (44%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He showed students how well he knew the material by very rarely going into tangents about the current material. He slowly introducing concepts in later chapters and finishing his sentence with '... but we will get into that later.'
Knowledge/Expertise of subject; openly understanding personality with constructive help.
Very knowledgeable and willing to help students who had more questions outside of class.
Knows subject well and good teaching methods.
He knows his material inside and out.
He knows physics very well, and can always answer students questions clearly.
great professor... but i think homework should be extra credit!
Aaron knows the material inside and out. He's very knowledgeable and friendly.
helpfulness, knowledge of material, ability to teach the material in easy to understand manner, always understanding and fair, and always able to organize a meeting with him.
He knew physics in and out. He was always ready to help students with their work if they came in for it.
He knew the subject matter very well.
He really knows the course material.
His knowledge and ability to use mathematics to explain physics make him a very strong professor.
He knew his what he was talking about very well.
His knowledge of the course
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
n/a
I feel that the criteria is great, but towards the end of the semester I felt the path was vague. So if possible, a detailed tentative guideline would be very beneficial to students!
Teach more classes.
Make more tests (every 2 weeks) or make each test have more questions.
Hand-outs would be nice.
Take attendance for his classes.
hw=extra credit!
More examples in class!!! Also, please ask questions on exams about material that has an associated example from lecture. Some of the short answer questions involved combining theories that were reviewed in class, but no example of the way to combine the two theories were given in class. This made doing the question on the test very difficult, especially under time constraints.
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He needs to write his notes in a linear format. He bounces around too much so it's hard to figure out where to write it when we're taking notes down on a paper. He also goes off topic quite a few ti