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eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Aaron Hanai

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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, Summer I 2013

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 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.
He knows how to teach the material thoroughly.
Clear and concise. Answers questions to the best of his ability.
very knowledgeable about the course
He knows and understands the material well and does not hesitate to show every step.
he know what he is talking about
Very patient with his students
Straightforward lesson plan.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Can't think of anything.
To go over more relevant problems similar to the exams given.
Not sure.
more time on the test
More availability for students seeking help, even if appointments are necessary.
Do more example problems instead of talking about a few for a very long time.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Asked if we understood and if we had questions after every demonstration.
He gave office hours for us to go see him if we had any concerns or questions.
The format was helpful. Watching the Vods and seeing the white board pages were helpful.
very helpful and flexible about office hours
Putting more points on tests? Extra-credit evaluation...
He held review sessions to make sure we knew our material before our midterms.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes I would. Easy to understand, fair grader and he keeps going over the subject until you understand.
Yes because even though it may be challenging, it's possible to pass if you study hard enough.
Yes.
I would recommend Aaron Hanai to students because he teaches very well. By the end of the course, you will know everything.
Maybe for his in-person lecture course. His online recordings are good as well, but not enough for a layperson to pass.
Yes, he was a good professor overall.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Great 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!
18. Other comments:
N/A
Great Professor!
Don't take an online class unless you already know the material and just need the credit.

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?
I can not think of any. He is vague and not very relatable.
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.
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 knows what he teaching and he concerns students.
He was a great Prof with great knowledge. The course itself was very hard!!!
Professor Hanai explains the course materials in great detail.
Knows his subject matter very well
Has his own way of teaching and is effective in clarifying questions!!!
Really knows the course material. Able to make generic and sample problems in the spot that makes sense.
nice guy
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.
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.
Smart Graded our work promptly Punctual Gave breaks in between topics, which was helpful
Patient, Understanding, Encouraging
Presents coplexed concepts clearly.
Professor Hanai's strengths as an instructor are his expertise in physics and his cheerful attitude towards his students.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
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.
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.
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.
none
nothing
It would be very helpful if we can discuss more example problems in class.
Frequent, short pauses directly after working equation would be really helpful. Often got lost writing one equation and trying to follow next step.
I would like to materials/handouts be given to student for assistance!!!
Give mock exams.
none
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.
Keep doing what you're doing.
Have a longer summer session.
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.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He is a nice guy but he is very vague with what he expects.
He cares
He would make the test 60/50 rather than 50/50 so that we could have a better chance at doing well.
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.
He surely does concern students, and he tries to grade fair on the test..
gave extra credit and did examples from the book
Yes.
Gave automatic extra credit on tests
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.
held review sessions
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.
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.
Patients.
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.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
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.
Yes. He is dedicated and knows a lot about Physics.
Yes because he has potential to become a cooler teacher, even when hes already cool
Yes.. from him you can learn about what you are going to learning and he wants to teach even more than regular courses.
yes...very good professor
Yes, it is because professor Hanai's teaching method is effective.
Yes
Yes, because he is understanding about the difficulty of the subject given that it's summer and time is very short.
Yes, he teaches what you need to know quickly and effectively.
yes, nice guy
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.
Yes.
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.
Yes, because I think he really does understand how difficult the subject is that he teaches, yet I never felt completely hopeless.
Yes, he is a great teacher, but physics during the summer if messed up.
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.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
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.
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.
Good job for teaching us physics in 6weeks. Hard work.
I would like to take his class again!
he was very good at what he does and shows great passion in the subject
none
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.
Nice guy.
I would like to take him during a regular semester
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.
18. Other comments:
;)
AWESOME
Homework would have been fantastic to help with grade..
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.
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 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.
He is knowledgeable at the material that we were learning and tries his best to make the students thoroughly understand the concepts.
Knowledge base for course is excellent.
Very intelligent and knowledgeable on the subject.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
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.
Grade our labs earlier and return on time.
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 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 walked around the classroom and would further explain the lab information if we were confused.
He came to class on time
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
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.
Yes, because he is a patient and understanding Professor.
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?
Great method of teaching.
He knows his stuff and he is very smart.
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.
Knowledge of material, understanding of students needs, good online format, gave good examples, was very fair on exam problems.
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.
taught the material very well
He is able to clearly show and demonstrate ideas and topics in an online environment. He has good communication skills.
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.
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
He knows his material bur more examples done during the lecture would help
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.
Very clear concise explanations of material.
He goes through a examples that are similar to those on the midterms.
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.
He knows the material well and is able to present it in a clear understandable way. Very prepared and organized during lectures.
Aaron gives a lot of in class examples and he explains them thoroughly.
helpful, great sense of responsibility khowledgeable
He is very knowledgeable in the subjects that he teaches.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Homework problems?
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.
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.
None.
none
Maybe do a little bit more examples in class to help re enforce some of the material
I needed more examples at that time when i was on lecture. sometimes i was still confused to understand how it works.
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.
More examples done
I'd rather take this class in-class instead of online.
Ask for more participation in class. Make class a little more exicting.
Tests were lengthy in my opinion, but it made me a better student.
None, class is great.
none
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.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Extra credit opportunities.
He always responded when i needed to talk to me.
Helpful and Clear.
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.
Able to talk to him outside of class, provided opportunities to for the student to do better in class.
always went over stuff if you asked
He frequently asks questions and is available for help.
He showed concern by being available throughout his hectic schedule, as well as ensuring we understand the material and are prepared for the exams.
Always asking if we have any questions.
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.
He would tell us what is important to know for midterms.
Went over problems that many students had missed.
Was helpful during office hours, though he taught so many classes these were very limited.
He answers questions in chat to the best of his ablilty.
He is very helpful
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, great method of teaching material.
Sure
Sure, I will. His class is useful!
For the most part, I would say yes.
Yes he is a good professor who cares for students yet will prepare them well for engineering.
I would recommend him as a professor for a lecture class only. It was extremely difficult to learn statics online.
No comment.
Yes
Yes, he give good and clear explanations especially in an online environment.
YES! He knows everything what he teaches to students. He knows stuff very well. And his exam is fair.
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 if you can teach yourself a subject
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.
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.
He is a pretty good teacher and easy to understand and folow.
Yes. You will be prepared for higher level math physics or engineering classes.
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.
Yes, because he is a great teacher.
Yes, an excellent professor.
Yes. He is a good teacher.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Is there any way to get more info about internships?
Thank you! Your class is useful and I learn a lot from you!
Makes a very difficult class passable for a majority of the students.
None.
none
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.
Thank you for offering this class online.
He's a pretty good professor and cares about his students.
He deserves an A+ when graded on his teaching performance.
Excellent professor
18. Other comments:
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.
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.
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.
Thank you Aaron for an awesome semester! Three classes with you... all of them were amusing. All the best to you and your family.

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?
Presented detailed information on the material.
Aaron is good at communicating clearly, and simplifying tough concepts.
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.
His teaching makes a difficult subject easy to understand. If there is confusion, he helps us look at the problem in different way.
Knows his stuff
Very knowledgeable of subject and taught class well
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.
He definitely knows the material.
knows his stuff.
change hard material to easy one. good explaining
Able to make complicated subjects simple and really one of the best teachers I have ever had. Also very friendly and approachable.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none.
None
none
Nothing, great professor the way he is.
Take more time on the last topic.
nothing
None, I think his classes are great and I love his approach and style.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Kept students involved and answered questions.
Carefully
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 was available to answer any questions that we had during his office hours and after class.
Went over materials that students didnt quite understand
Tried to help with questions we had
Tries encourage students to try harder by including extra credit on exams.
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
He is always available if you need extra help and does a great job of relating course material to the real world.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, very understandable teacher.
Yes.
Sure!! Nice and easy teacher to get to know and learn from.
Yes, he is very fair in grading and is very helpful.
Yes, Aaron is a great teacher and awesome person
Sure
Of course. He's one of the best physics and engineering professors at KCC
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
Absolutely, best teacher I've had. Friendly, knows his stuff and has a knack for teaching that is rare.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
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.
Good teacher
N/a
The class can be tough, but it's good.
nthing
Give him tenure. Great teacher, great person, and a tremendous asset to KCC.
18. Other comments:
Seriously, give the dude a raise.
N/a
nothing

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?
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.
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.
Knows the subject very well, and was fair.
Great at explaining the material clearly for us students to understand. Encourages students to try work for themselves to pass the class.
Please see CE270 review.
Knowledge in the material. He always talks about what the textbook says but he doesn't even have the book with him.
Very knowledgeable and serious. Can communicate with students and his tests are definitely asking a lot from the student.
Great concepts to teaching material
He knew his subject
taught the material very well and explained everything in detail
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.
Aaron is good at explaining things simply and is not worried about the crap.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None
I would not change anything about the course.
None.
Nothing, he is a great teacher the way he is.
Please see CE270 review.
A little more insight into what the exams will be focused on.
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.
none
none
None.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
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.
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.
Easy to talk to in or out of class. Provided opportunities to do better in class.
If one student didn't understand the concept he would slow the class down so the student won't get left behind.
Please see CE270 review.
Lots of generous extra credit opportunities.
Would go over material that students had trouble on. Was always there for help.
Giving extracredit to help aid students
always explained everything and was fair
He would always ask if we had questions or if we understood.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Sure!! Nice and easy teacher to get to know and learn from.
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.
No comment.
Of course. He's one of the greatest physics and engineering professor at KCC.
Please see CE270 review.
Yes. He teaches very thoroughly and uses lots of helpful metaphors to build circuit intuition
Yes! You will understand the material and be prepared for more advanced classes.
yes, great method of teaching
Yes.
yes
Yes, he is a really good teacher and person.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is also a great mentor for research projects as he had lots of knowledge to help guide our project in the right direction.
None.
N/a
Please see CE270 review.
He is clear and intelligent... there was never a dull moment.
Great teaching
Nice teacher
none
Give him a raise.
18. Other comments:
None.
N/a
Please see CE270 review. Please come to UH!
Thank you Aaron for a great semester!
none
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 is nice. He knows physics 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.
Well know the subject material.
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.
Knows the material very well
He knows this subject really well
very understanding and knowledgeable
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.
he knows what he teaches
He understands his material very well and can create different problems/examples on the material he is teaching.
Understanding of what information was important and needed to be conveyed to the students. Mastery of the subject matter.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
He can talk louder, write the words bigger and more clear.
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.
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
More examples with actual numbers .
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.
Sample exams or homework problems that prepared us for the exams.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He welcome us to ask question.
He answer all the questions that we asked.
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.
extra credit
He offered extra credit to those who needed
good and close communication with student
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.
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.
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.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, because overall he is a good teacher.
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.
Yes, I learned a lot from him.
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.
maybe
Yes he knows his subject really well,
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, 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.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He can do better.
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
None
nothing
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.
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.
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?
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.
very understanding and supportive to students
He is nice. He explains the procedure of the experiment and show us.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
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.
He can make and organize the lab better.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Going over any questions people had, offering a couple of extra credit opportunities, encouraging students to attend the PLUS sessions, etc.
He have good close communication with students all the time
When we asked him how to do, he was willing to show us.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
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.
Yes, because overall he is a good professor.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
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.
Write the words bigger and more clear.
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  
3.9 10 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%) 7 (23%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.43 30 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 11 (37%) 1 (10%)
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%) 5 (17%) 2 (20%) 15 (50%) 5 (17%)
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%) 2 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 15 (50%)
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%) 7 (23%) 6 (60%) 9 (30%) 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  
3.37 30 1.22 Freq(%) 3 (10%) 4 (13%) 0 (0%) 11 (37%) 1 (10%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 30 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 0 (0%) 13 (43%) 1 (10%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.87 30 0.82 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 21 (70%) 3 (30%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 30 1.3 Freq(%) 4 (13%) 1 (10%) 5 (17%) 12 (40%) 3 (30%)
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 (10%) 4 (13%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
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(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 9 (30%) 5 (50%) 3 (10%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 1.2 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 3 (10%) 4 (13%) 5 (50%) 5 (17%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Great at breaking it down for us to easily to understand the materials.
The online class was nice. He really knew the subject well.
He's a very nice guy. If you ask him for help, he's very polite and helpful.
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
Knew his stuff
He knew subject material.
Knew subject well
knowledgeable precise
He really knew the subject well and was available for help during his office hours.
plenty of example problems
proof, explaining
He definitely knows the course material well.
Very knowledgeable on engineering topics
He knows the subject.
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 knew the material very well.
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.
Good at explaining the material.
Knows the subject
He knows his topic
He knew the subject well.
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?
Include more office hours for students to get help?
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.
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.
Less Problems on Exams
Be stricter on people who go overtime
give homework for partial grade instead of 4 test determine whole class grade.
Less problems on exam, not enough time
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.
Online is not a good way to learn this material be at your office during office hours
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.
more quizzes and higher weight for quiz scores
don't rush on the very last chapters
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Less problem on the exam or more time to finish the exam
To give less problems on the tests.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
When we had tons of questions, he would stop his lecturing and explain to us in detail of what we didn't understand?
He had 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.
I didn't notice.
Really helpful during his office hours.
helped solve hw problems online
not really
He was consistent in the office hours that he had open to students. I was also willing to help students through textbook problems.
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.
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.
gave extra credit and answered any and all questions students asked.
asking questions
He answered question the students had
N/A
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Of course, great professor. Nice guy and easy to approach if you need help
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.
Yes, because he grades fairly and the work load isn't overwhelming.
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, hes great
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.
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
Sure!
yes, the online class works around alot of busy schedules
yes, learning a lot.
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.
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, because you can definitely learn a lot from him because he knows the material and presents it clearly.
Yes. This is better than taking it at Manoa with a lot more people.
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, 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.
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.
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?
TAKE HIS CLASS GREAT PROFESSOR¡
As a person, a nice guy.
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.
good attitude overall
he is a good teacher
hehe
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.
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!
Good lecturer, but exams were too long. It felt like taking a final every time and without a curve it was worse.
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:
N.a
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.
none
omg
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?
very knowledgeable with good communication skills. organized
Knows the subject very well and can explain it well also.
yes
He is very knowledgeable of the subject.
Well spoken teacher.
He knows the material well.
He knows the subject matter
He knows the material and teaches it comprehensively.
knows material
High level of knowledge
He knows what hes talking about.
Knows the subject very well
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
do not do this class via blackboard anymore, and assign homework
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.
no
He should have office hours in the a little earlier
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.
Finish problems completely to show all steps
present it better less shortcuts
Do not offer this class on-line ever again
Don't make CE classes online.
please do not offer this class on line again
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Wants to make sure everyone is following and that they understand the material.
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.
yes
He didn't show much concern.
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.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. For reasons stated above.
Yes, class seems hard but he teaches the class very well.
yes
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 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.
Yes, but not the online class
I would recommend Aaron Hanai to anyone because he is a fair teacher who does his best to help the students succeed.
yes, Great for in class teaching
Only if the class wasn't online. Because in class he can explain things easier and its easier to ask questions.
Yes, but only if there was an actual classroom.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Nothing
nothing
Please only have in class classes, online doesn't seem the best
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.
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?
Blocking students from passing physics 170.
He was very clear with the materials and very knowledgable.
Strong Physics background and educated in subject.
He knows the subject very well.
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 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.
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.
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.
His knowledge on his topic was stronger than any professor I've ever had I think.
he was very helpful in explaining things we had trouble with
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
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.
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.
If there were more personalized homework other than doing every problem. Perhaps suggested problems to do instead of a hundred problems a week
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)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
none
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He didn't show any concern as far as I could tell, even when I would talk to him one-to-one.
He is always easy to find in his office or classroom.
Warned students of the difficulty of the course and strongly implored PLUS session participation for student success.
He gave tons of extra credit.
Mr. Hanai gave us extra credits on exams and prepare us well for the tests
Yes when the grading became a issue he listened and adressed those issues while still maintain clear expectations with the students.
There was never a moment that Aaron was not able to stop and answer a question fully for a student.
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.
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.
was always there to answer questions
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
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.
Yes, He knows the subject and he is able to break down the materials in components.
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, 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.
Yes, he is very friendly and helpful
yes the class is enjoyable and he conveys the knoledge well and shows how it can be extrapolated and applied.
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.
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.
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 i would. he knows his stuff
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
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
I learned volumes by the lecture classes I took from Aaron, I'm very grateful .
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.
N/A
18. Other comments:
If the class average is an F, then you have failed as a teacher.
Thank you and happy holidays
Overall he is tough teacher, but still pretty good and knowledgeable. I hope I pass?
N/A

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?
None really, as he was rarely there for us.
He is able to give us room to work on our projects and also be available to answer questions when needed.
Mr. Hanai is very friendly and helpful. He is always willing to help if you have any questions
helpful, kind
He knew the material and was knowledgeable in the field as to why it was relevant.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
To actually grade our assignments before the semester ends. He graded ALL our labs the week before school ended. That's ridiculous!
This class is perfect. I love it
already perfect
Correct labs before next class
Maybe modify the having an experiment guide and report guide sometimes it can be confusing as to what is being asked sometimes.
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?
No. He doesn't care for his students.
Yes
Yes, he is very good and helpful
Yes, he is a good teacher
yes
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?
Very knowledgeable of subject matter, easy to talk to.
-explaining the procedure thoroughly in order to complete a problem
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
Explaining problems
Getting students to understand the hard subjects, He wont move on until everyone undertands.
Going slow and doing alot of examples
His knowledge of the subject.
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.
He is very knowledgeable about the information.
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.
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.
Understands students
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.
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.
Knows subject area well.
He's knows the material very well and is really good at explaining the material and makes sure everyone understands the material.
He new the material well and made it easy to learn. He could also explain things well.
Clarity and first-hand experience.
well organized material
so far so good
Answers everyone's questions thoroughly.
He knows his stuff.
Very friendly & approachable. Always available to answer questions, motivates critical thinking. Excellent instructor.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none
none
None
get all the problems worked out of mastering engineering online program before the beginning of class.
none in mind
The 3rd midterm was way too long..
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!!!!
I am happy.
N/A
Just be sure to watch the time as class usually ends later than the supposed time.
No changes.
N/A
Co-ordinate with math requirements better. I found myself needing to teach myself the math.
awesome
Make the tests easier if you want people to pass your class.
Maybe have the students participate in lectures by asking them what they might think the answer is rather just going through everything.
Better on-line component/text. Use of smartboard/archive notes.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
prompt response to emails/questions
-answering the questions that any student had in class
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
Asked if we had questions
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
Was always able to answer questions in class.
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.
He sends out email but only once in awhile
Takes time to answer questions on the weekends, among others.
Takes the time out to help students outside his office hours.
Offers help, extra credit
If we had any issues or problems, he'd take the time to listen and make the best decisions for us possible.
He answers questions to the best of his knowledge.
Lots of review.
answerd all the questions students asked
he is awesome
asked if we understood the material.
Offered help
Accessible & returns emails promptly.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes, he's very knowledgeable, and teaches in an effective manner
yes, his teaching style is easy to cope with
yes hes awesome
Yes, due to his quality teaching.
Yes, because he's easy going and an overall good teacher
Yes because he is a good teacher
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 is knowldgeable in the subject, a fair grader, and easy to understand.
Yes, I would recommend Aaron to anyone. He is an excellent teacher.
yes, he is a good teacher
Yes.
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, helps understand material
Yes, definitely one of the best teachers I've had so far at KCC.
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.
Yes would recommend.
Yes. He is a great professor and really knows what he's talking about.
Yes! Fair grader, very good teacher and cool person. Not easy but you will learn a lot.
Yes. Better than alternative teachers.
yes because he is a good teacher
nothing
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.
I would, i enjoyed his class
Yes by all means. Excellent teacher.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is always on time
Great Prof
Good guy
Hire more instructors like him.
N/A
See you next semester hopefully.
No other additional comments.
Awesome semester
Thank you for the semester, I hope I pass.
he is smart
you are awesome
Nice guy.
Give him all the support for his classes.
18. Other comments:
Get rid of Pearson
N/A
No other additional comments.
awesome
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.

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?
He understands the material well and can disassemble the problems into smaller components when students are having difficulty conceptually.
good knowledge of the subject and teaches very well.
he is very knowledgable of the subject matter
He knows the subject area well and puts the material into layman's terms well.
Every thorough with his lectures and is very efficient in answering student's questions.
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 explains the concepts thoroughly
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.
Aaron is very knowledgable about the subject and makes sure the students understand the key points of the course.
He really knows the material
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
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
none
Perhaps consider slowing down a bit during lectures.
Class was interesting and is a very self-efficient learning class! No changes in my opinion.
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.
Put lectures on Youtube
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.
Grading for exams were a bit steep and left barely any room for error. A possible change in grading?
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.
setting us up for success with his teachings
he took time after class to go over any student concerns about the subject
He was usually available in his office when not in class to discuss problems from the homework or just to talk about engineering stuff.
He answered student's question very thoroughly and helped students in any way he could.
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.
waited until all the necessary elements of each section was presented thoroughly before moving on. reminded students about homework and exams dates.
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?
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.
go over hw problems in class
yes, he genuinely wants every student to do well
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 because Professor Hanai is a very good professor and in my opinion he is better than professors at uh manoa teaching the same course.
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.
Yes, because his teaching style is straightforward.
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.
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 you learn a lot and the information is clear
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
hes a good guy
none
N/A
Keep up the good work!!!
Great Teacher. That's really all.
Awesome guy, hope he teaches upper division one day at UH Manoa.
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?
his teaching methods
He's very amicable.
knew subject well and is very cheery.
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.
He is really good at teaching the material step by step.
He's fair
He knows the subject well...
Thorough
He knew what he was talking about and went at a reasonable pace during lectures.
Gets our grades out to us quickly and answers our e-mails.
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 knew the subject
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.
Very organized!!!!!! Take his time to explain the course .
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 knew his material well.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
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.
more extra credit?
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.
Involve the class more with interactive questions with the lesson.
Speak in a clearly organized way and louder
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.
n/a
None.
Better way of explaining difficult problems would be very helpful.
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.
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.
No changes
none
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.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
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.
stays behind after class to answer any questions.
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.
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.
Dont ask me...
encouraging
He would always ask if there were any questions and was willing to answer any questions that came up.
E-mail class dates of exams changes in case they were not in class.
he reminded us of important dates.
he asks us if there are any questions during his lecture. also, he ask us if we have problem with homework or anything sometimes.
Aaron always made it clear to ask questions about any material covered.
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.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
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.
very nice and friendly. easy to learn and understand.
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, he's a great teacher.
Yes because the assignments are straight forward
No because you'll end up not going to class
No, if you don't already understand basic math then I think this teacher would be too hard to understand
yes, thorough
I would recommend him to students because he is laid back and explains things thoroughly.
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.
no. because i had a hard time learning the material, i learned more from doing the homework.
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
Aaron is a good teacher and wants to help you to learn as long as you are willing to put in the effort.
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.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
great guy, great teacher!
stay cool.
no comment
Just make class more fun. and you will be a better teacher.
He's a shy teacher but other then that he is a great mentor
Good teacher
COngrats on being a dad!
He was a very good teacher I hope to have him in future math courses.
Good teacher.
his class was confusing, but overall hes a good teacher.
i think he tries his best to help students.
Great teacher!
I really liked his class and can say that I leaned new material from him.
18. Other comments:
have a good year!
none. Am I going to receive a bad grade after this survey?
congrats on your new baby
mahalo..
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this was a decent class.

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 knows his material inside and out.
He knows physics very well, and can always answer students questions clearly.
He knew physics in and out. He was always ready to help students with their work if they came in for it.
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 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.'
He knew the subject matter very well.
His knowledge and ability to use mathematics to explain physics make him a very strong professor.
Knows subject well and good teaching methods.
He knew his what he was talking about very well.
Aaron knows the material inside and out. He's very knowledgeable and friendly.
great professor... but i think homework should be extra credit!
Very knowledgeable and willing to help students who had more questions outside of class.
He really knows the course material.
His knowledge of the course
Knowledge/Expertise of subject; openly understanding personality with constructive help.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Hand-outs would be nice.
Take attendance for his classes.
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 times and it was confusing to figure out how that pertained to what we were talking about. He also did the algebra in his head which was hard to follow. He sometimes would show it on the board but then he would erase some of the steps and then write out something different so you didn't know how he arrived at a particular problem.
none
n/a
I would suggest finding new ways to have people learn the understand the material better. The homework online was very difficult. Perhaps, you could have homework that we can go over in class. Being that it is a difficult class, give more opportunities for people to boost their grades since our grade is based on just homework and tests.
I think the exams should move away from multiple choice and partial credit be given for showing work. Even though the answer could be wrong, I think allotting partial points for an exam allow students to know that their theory or application of formulas are sound but would need more care on the details.
Make more tests (every 2 weeks) or make each test have more questions.
May be the online class was not a good idea because a lot of people had trouble logging in and could not access their accounts.
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.
hw=extra credit!
Teach more classes.
NA
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!
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He would constantly remind us when tests were.
He would always be open for questions.
He was always there after class to help students. Because of the 50 minute time restraint it always felt like we were rushing through the topics we were trying to cover.
office hours, helped students with material that was hard, understanding towards student problems, if needed you were able to reschedule meetings
n/a
He asks if we have any questions during lectures.
Open office hours, and availability outside of class. His easy going demeanor and his desire to try to simply explain complex ideas for students who have a difficult time understanding material.
Helped them.
He encourages them to study and do their homework.
He is happy to work with students outside of class to help them to understand the material.
availability
Taking the time to fully explain the material being taught in the class during and outside of lecture.
Students are free to ask questions and have ways of contacting him.
He tried to make us understand the best way possible
Allowing everyone to openly ask questions, this is the best way to learn!
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, because he doesn't get boring.
Yes, but it depends on how diligent a student you are. If you are a slacker, no, because it's not an easy class.
Yes, I would. He is a great teacher and really does have a passion for the subjects that he teaches.
yes, knows the material really well and fair. he is easy to understand and does a great job at teaching.
Yes. He is very clear and understandable. Follows the course material very closely.
Yes, but you really have to do your part in reading the material and doing examples so you know what he's talking about.
Yes I would. He is fun to talk to and his class room style is very easy to keep up with.
Yes, tough subject but good teacher.
Yes. He is smart and friendly.
Yes, he is doing his best to teach well.
yes.. but gotta study lots!
Yes I would recommend Aaron Hanai to other students because of the way he presents the course material and his willingness to help if something isn't understood.
Yes. He is a nice teacher. he tries to simplify physics.
Yes
Yes, he's a great teacher who cares about students understanding the subject.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Great guy.
awesome job!i appreciate your work.
Maybe be a little more approachable. Sometimes I felt like when I asked questions they were dumb questions. He is so knowledgeable about the subject matter that sometimes it's the littlest things don't make sense and when I ask them it was as if I should have known that.
Overall cool guy.
Nothing.
congrats on his new baby!
18. Other comments:
I wish we were graded on other things other than mostly grades from tests, such as attendance and a higher importance on homework
none
please give me an A++++++

Aaron Hanai: PHYS151L, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 151L - College Physics Laboratory I Crn (Section): 33119 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 6 (50%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 4 (33%) 5 (42%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 5 (42%) 5 (42%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (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 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 6 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
knows subject area very well!
Aaron is very know knowledgeable and friendly.
He knows is subject very well, and if students have questions he can always explain it clearly.
He knew the subject matter very well.
Explains well.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
make labs like class problems
Maybe make the lab reports for this class a little easier. This is a beginning lab class (100 level) I don't think that the lab write-ups should be at the same difficulty level as the upper level physics labs. Filling in a data sheet and answering some short answer questions about the lab sounds a lot more like the appropriate level of a 100 level class. Oh and I forgot... for the regular physics class... please add a curve!!! (Regular curve, not bell curve) It's weird that KCC's physics class is harder then UH Manoa's Physics class on grading. Almost everyone at least passes the Physics 151 class at UH.
Take attendance and make it part of the grade. I slacked off half way during the semester because I thought as long as I get a good grade on the test I would be OK. However, one of my tests didn't go well because the question was exactly like the one we did in class.
None.
nothing.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
availability
He was easy to talk to and available for extra help.
Not too much concern for students.
Yes, always willing to help.
helped.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes, but physics is a lot of work
Yes, he's a good teacher.
Maybe. He is a great teacher, but it depends on the student if his teaching style fits you.
Yes, he encourages you to think and pushes you to write well organized and thorough labs.
Yes good teacher.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
he's a very intelligent professor!
n/a
One of the better teachers a KCC.
18. Other comments:
congrats on his new baby!!! :) and please give my group an A! we really tried ALL semester SOOOOOOO HARD! that first lab really messed up our grade because we didn't know what to expect... but we did really well on all our other ones... and this last one is KILLING US! :'(
The test was weighed too high a percentage of the grade.

Aaron Hanai: PHYS170L, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: PHYS 170L - General Physics Lab I Crn (Section): 34567 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
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  
3.71 7 1.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 2 (29%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He knows what students might be weak at and explains to us before we do the lab.
He is opened to students. He is really knowledgeable on his subject. He checks his email frequently.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Nothing much.
nothing. He is perfect as a lab instructor.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
We hardly meet, one every two week, so it's hard for him to show anyways.
He checks his email promptly. Give us clue when we don't understand the material in lecture class.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. He's nice, and the contents are clear, not a picky teacher.
Yes. he is superb. His work is not really stressful, so he is not really strict in grading.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Nothing much.
Spend more time with students. As I study engineering, I hope to hear some useful information and advice from a engineering professor.
18. Other comments:
Maybe the lab should take a little longer? We only spend less than an hour for each lab and there are only 7 labs total.
cool semester ever.

Aaron Hanai: CE270, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: CE 270 - Applied Mechanics I Crn (Section): 31528 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 20 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 5 (25%) 13 (65%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 20 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 5 (25%) 13 (65%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (30%) 13 (65%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (16%) 15 (79%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 20 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (35%) 5 (25%) 7 (35%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 20 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 6 (30%) 10 (50%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
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%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 20 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 6 (30%) 11 (55%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 6 (30%) 12 (60%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (32%) 12 (63%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 20 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 5 (25%) 11 (55%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 19 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (32%) 13 (68%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He's helps students to learn the material by doing many example problems in class.
He knew the subject area very well, helped students readily in and out of class, would always take time to explain why things are a certain way, and was overall an easy guy to talk to. He grades tests incredibly fairly and honestly. He would go step by step as to how to solve certain problems and would justify why you should go about doing it a certain way rather than some other way.
Aaron's method of teaching is very effective for me, his concepts are presented before his topic is revealed so by the time he is done, I already have a good idea of the topic. He is also a very kind teacher who gives out a great learning atmosphere for me. Breaks down the lessons step by step that is very easy to grasp. He is always willing to answer any questions that are presented. Overall a great teacher who cares about his students.
Aaron Hanai is one of the best engineering professors I ever had. He is very knowledgeable in the material he teaches and he can communicate well with his students to explain the ideas and concepts behind each engineering problem. Outside of KCC, Aaron is a very well-respected instructor who is known for his kindness to his students and his skills to teach each student to understand how to approach different problems, no matter how quick the student can grasp the material concepts.
His understanding of the material.
Understands the students point of view. Teaches for the the students.
Being able to break every step of a problem down so that the students could clearly understand what was being demonstrated.
He knows the material in and out and knows how to explain topics in depth.
Professor Hanai knew what he was talking about and could teach it in a way that any one could understand. He was helpful and graded fairly.
He knows the subject really well. He doesn't phase out and think about what he has to say next. He is always prepared for class.
Explains things clearly and completely. If I could video record his lectures I probably wouldn't need a book.
Great teacher. Presents material very cleary and is very engaging. One of the best teachers I have ever had. Would recommend him to anybody. He always made time for questions even outside of office hours.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
There was never any doubt to what was expected. Exams where always relevant to the degree of difficulty experienced in the coursework.
I really disliked using the Mastering Engineering online homework program because it wouldn't explain where errors occurred and was rather frustrating to use. I realize that we were piloting the program and there were many bugs and glitches in the homework but having to pay for such a program only added to the frustration. Though he did explain concepts very well in class, sometimes the homework would cover topics that were not explained in the lecture. Because of this I found myself somewhat confused from time to time while doing the homework.
Not much to suggest except for longer office hours!!
Go over the examples slower so we have time to absorb it. I felt like we jumped from one example to another very fast.
All is good.
The online homework was a challenge and I don't think it should be used for an engineering class because the students are doing double work. I think the written homework is more sufficent.
None just keep on doing what your doing.
The grading area. Maybe give more extra credit and keep the homework manageable.
Post lectures on youtube.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He would constantly remind his students to do their homework because he said it was the key to doing well in his class.
Any email questions are answered promptly. Aaron also comes to class a little early to answer any questions. There were always email notifications on things to come, Exam review topics are precise and clear, and he is constantly updating us on things that malfunctioned on out MasteringEngineering homework.
Aaron Hanai demonstrated concern for his students by offering as much help as possible to each student in need to understand engineering concepts and ideas. His desire to push his students to succeed in the engineering field is the reason why many students at UH Manoa would prefer to go KCC just to learn how to approach and solve an engineering problem. Unlike many professors, Aaron does a variety of engineering problems and effectively communicate the thought process every step of the way in order for his students fully grasp the idea.
Had a study day and had a day to go over the test.
Helped with reviews and questions when ever asked.
If students have questions during class he takes the time to fully and completely answer our questions before moving on to the next topic and/or example.
He would talk to us when he saw we were falling behind and give encouragement.
He was always available for help in class and out.
He kept reminding us to complete the homework when he saw that not everyone had finished it.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, I would recommend him to other students because he is there to help students learn the material.
Yes, very knowledgeable, straightforward, fair.
Yes, even though there really isn't much of a choice when it comes to taking Engineering courses. His methods are fairly straight forward. The homework load is kind of intimidating but if you get it all done the tests are much easier than not doing it. The tests are reasonable and the grade you receive pretty accurately represents your level of understanding on the topic.
Definitely. You can get a lot out of his class because he explains it to so well, and tying his lessons in with real life situations. His grading spread is very fair and just. Gives a lot of time to do homework and make sure the exams are challenging but also gives us ample time to do them.
Yes because overall, he is a great teacher to learn from.
I guess
Yes, Aaron Hanai is a great teacher. He relates well with students point of view.
Yes I definitely would. I was able to understand the material much better because of the way he presented it to the class and I do believe he genuinely cares about his students success in this course.
I would highly recommend Mr. Hanai to other students because he is well knowledge in the field of engineering and he isn't that hard to approach compared to the university profs.
Yes he is a good teacher with good communication skills he gets the info across in a way that isnt intimidating.
I highly recommend him. He's a really good teacher. One of the best i've had so far.
Yes. Good lecturer.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Nothing else.
Please don't use Mastering Engineering ever again
He is great overall. I would take 271 with him too if my schedule was not conflicting with night classes.
Keep up the good work!
...
Great guy in and out of class.
I really enjoyed having him as a teacher.
He goes a bit fast in some material but other than that, he is a great prof.
Awesome teacher.
Give him more funding so we can have NICER tools.
One of the best teachers ever. Huge asset to KCC!
18. Other comments:
None.
...
I would suggest that course have a curved grading scheme. It would greatly help a lot.
Sweet class i learned alot.

Aaron Hanai: MATH103, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MATH 103 - Fundamentals of Coll Algebra Crn (Section): 32388 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 25 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (20%) 19 (76%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 25 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 12 (48%) 11 (44%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 25 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 6 (24%) 17 (68%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 25 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 5 (20%) 18 (72%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 25 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 7 (28%) 9 (36%) 8 (32%)
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 25 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 8 (32%) 14 (56%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 25 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 9 (36%) 13 (52%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 25 1.04 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 9 (36%) 12 (48%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 25 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (20%) 19 (76%)
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  
4.76 25 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (16%) 20 (80%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 25 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 9 (36%) 12 (48%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 25 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (24%) 18 (72%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He knows his subject really well and give examples in class. He try to find ways so we can have a better understand in Math. He gives us hint on how we can find the answers quickly on the test. That way we do not have to show all the step because we have a time limit.
Very detailed and clear in explaining the subject of matter at hand.
kindful
He knows what he is teaching. He is very clear about the steps to solve a problem. He trys to make it easier for the students to understand.
Math is taught straight forward and not confusing
Very positive and always cheerful
He's a really good teacher. He teaches you all the steps and in the ends, it all falls together as to why you needed to know this and that. He is very good about explaining things when you're confused. His way of teaching is the best I've seen as far as math teachers. Very glad I took this class.
very good lectures, helpful exam reviews, super nice!
I have no comments.
He really knew his material. I just wish he would explain more precisely why a problem is worked out that way instead of showing us.
Aaron knew the material very well and clearly analyzed problems. He fit a good amount of material in each class and emailed the class for lessons/exams updates and/or changes.
He knew the subject very well.
he always showed up to class on time and started the class on time. He also graded the tests within one class period and our grade was always accessible.
he teaches well.
He replies to e-mails quickly and always has time to help students after class.
Professor Hanai knew this subject very well and I thought it was great that he would teach more than one way to solve problems giving student the opportunity to chose what process works better for them.
He knows the subject very well.
Teaching the sections
Knows his material
hes a math genius! and he really tries to teach in laments terms the math language.
He knows the subject area well.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none.
Not many changes needed, his class had a very professional atmosphere for those who attended.
nothing.
n/a
I just felt like I got bored. Going to class everyday was long, but I loved how we would get out early! I felt like going to class everyday didn't help me. But towards the end, I started skipping class, and boy did it show! It really pays to go to class regardless how boring it may seem.
no changes, the class its fun the way it is.
Ask the students what the answer would be and if it is incorrect, ask them how they came to that conclusion and correct them accordingly instead of showing us how to do the problem.
I think Aaron is doing an excellent job.
I do not like the Math Lab. I also wish we didnt have to buy the book. I didn't even open it, and it was very expensive.
I think our work should be included in the grade for the exam...
nope.
.
Make class a little more engaging, have students participate in lecture so that we can have a sense of understanding
In-class assignments
More productivity from fellow students in class.
none, hes awesome!
No changes
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He ask the class if we have any questions with the homework. If you are worry about your grade you can email him and he will let you know what you can do to improve your grade.
good
He would be there after class for people who has questions. He replys quickly on via email.
During the beginning of the class my online math lab account wasn't working correctly and Aaron responded by getting me help from a tech very quickly
He would ask us if we all understood and were following where he was going. I didn't really get confused and the math tutorial on MyMathLab is a miracle worker!
Asked if we had questions and responded to emails quickly.
He made sure the subject was clear before moving into the next one.
He always stressed that if we have any questions about the homework, to email him the problem and he will answer our question. Or to email him with any concerns that we may have.
Aaron made sure everyone understood the material by asking after explaining the problem. Even if there were any wuestions, he would answer them to his best knowledge and effort.
He cleared all questions that were asked.
helping his students
He would stay after class to give more examples or to further explain to help students to understand this subject matter.
he would stay after class and made it more clear and help if they had a hard time
He ask questions, but most of the time i was afraid to ask because I felt like I could not ask
Extra credit
From what I see he just said if you understand the problem.
hes always insisted on having people ask questions, and always made sure everyone was ok before moving onto the next subject.
He asks us to ask him if we have any questions.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Definitely recommend Instructor Hanai to other students. He knows his subject really well. Before the test, he will go over what we should focus on. After class he always there to help answer all your questions.
Yes, his class is very straight forward and goes straight to the matter at hand, math.
yes
yes, he is a very fair teacher.
Yes. Method of teaching is very straight forward and class is set up well
Yes. Not only does he have a strong understanding of the material, but he also brings good energy to an otherwise not overly exciting subject.
Yes! Best math teacher by far!
Yes! Very nice teacher and helps you to understand everything and prepare for exams!
I will recommend Aaron to any student, because he is clear when explaining and very patient.
Yes, because he does know that material well.
Yes, because he makes the material easy to understand and is very approachable.
yes. He teaches the material well, and sends out grades quickly. The exams are made fairly as well.
yes, he was a good math teacher.
yes
I would definately recommend this teacher. He is a very good teacher.
yes,
i would recommend him if you enjoy just being lectured too
Yes because he's a great teacher
Yes because his a nice teacher and trys to help.
of course!
Yes, he's really nice teacher.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Keep up the good work.
thank you
Very approachable and not intimidating
Awesome! Best professor I had so far!
He is a Great professor, thank you.
n/a
Cool dude
No comment
no
18. Other comments:
None.
n/a
I dont know if this is more a concern for Aaron or the math dept as a whole, but I'm uneasy about taking a final put together by the dept. when all of the midterms have been done by the instructor. I haven't taken it yet and maybe it will be fine but it seems the student could go into the test ill prepared and expecting one style and getting a new style that the student is not used to. I understand the departments concern, but if they must create the final may they should create midterms also, or just allow the teachers to do it, after all that is their job.
I enjoyed the class.
n/a
Try and ask the publisher if they can make a textbook with only 8 chapters. So that way it will save papers and be cheaper for future Math 103 students.
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Aaron Hanai: ME213, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: ME 213 - Intro to Engineering Design Crn (Section): 32560 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
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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.
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5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
3. The course was well organized.
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5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%)