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Instructor: Brian Hew

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MICR130, Spring 2014
MICR130, Fall 2013

Brian Hew: MICR130, Spring 2014

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 130 - General Microbiology Crn (Section): 34584 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
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%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 16 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%)
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  
4.81 16 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
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  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
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  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
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%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He made the class fun and taught it with an open mind.
He always relates his lectures to real life problems which made all of his lecture very interesting
His knowledge of the microbiology. He is really in depth about what he knows. He's easy to talk to and ask for help. Very approachable
He knows science.
Very helpful in and out of class. Easy to talk to. Understanding and compassionate towards students.
Integration of health career situations and encouraged participation.
Dr. Hew is a great teacher. he knows the material very well.
Knowledge and being personable. Taught with an unbiased approach while prompting critical thinking of social and political aspects of microbiology in our world today. Great teacher.
Brian Hew had a strong heart for his subject. He expressed Microbiology as a way of expressing himself and to me, that is the best of a professors ability to express those reactions to students. It helps them with interest in the subject and encourages them to learn.
he had great amount of knowledge about the field that he was teaching
knew he stuff, kept the class engaged, really fun, helped students
He knew what he was teaching and cared about his students.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None
Some breaks in the lecture/powerpoints would be great. Can be too much to absorb at one time
smaller worksheets for homework
No suggestions at this time.
None.
I would suggest taking out the presentation portion of the course. I felt as if it added more stress to the already difficult course.
More studying preparation outside of school. Any type of science could be difficult for students to fully understand and learn. With extra tutoring, there could have been more students who could have understood the subject more clearly. (including myself)
no changes
none
No changes
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He would email you.
He wrote comments on the assignments that he gave back to us to come and see him
He helps students in and out of the class
Offered study groups and always welcomed students to come to office hours.
Was very open to being a resource for class content and held his own exam reviews.
He made sure that the students were well prepared for the exam.
Yes, Brian Hew always was on top of checking his e-mail and replying to us students. He was very reliable and almost met students outside of this regular office hours.
was always willing to help us out of class. he would try and help us prepare for the exams
yes, was open , had after class reviews, replied quickly, made sure we tried our best
He offered us to attend review sessions, so he could help us prepare for our exam.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes, he is a great teacher. Easy to understand
yes because he is a teacher who isn't boring. Lectures are very on point and very knowledgeable
Yeah definitively because he shows that he cares and give a s**t about he is doing. He really wants to succeed and is gonna help you get into the position.
Yes. He might not teach anymore
Yes, he clearly explained what was expected. Even though the course is difficult, he brought understanding of difficult concepts.
I would recommend Dr. Hew to students who are willing to interact and apply their knowledge. The class isn't meant for students who do no actively participate in learning.
Yes.. Even though the course material is hard. He still made it fun and interesting.
Yes. See #1
Yes, He is a understanding teacher, and does know that Microbiology could be challenging. He provides a lot of extra credit opportunities and helps students to not fall behind.
yes i would because he is very nice and has a sense of humor which helps when your trying to learn a difficult subject such as microbiology
yes, its easy and fun and you learn a lot
Yes. He makes the subject interesting. He makes it so it's not impossible to pass. If you put the work in, you'll get a good grade.
Yes, because he is a very organized teacher and he knows what he's talking about. He also helps you do well in this class.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Nothing
he knows almost everything?
Great teacher.
Thank you for a great class and semester in Microbiology 130!
he is a good teacher
18. Other comments:
None

Brian Hew: MICR130, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 130 - General Microbiology Crn (Section): 31900 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%) 14 (70%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 3 (15%) 15 (75%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 3 (15%) 15 (75%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 17 (85%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
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%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%) 14 (70%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 17 (85%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (20%) 15 (75%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%) 14 (70%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 16 (80%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%) 14 (70%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (20%) 15 (75%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He makes class very entertaining by discussing topics in terms that we can relate to. He also really cares about his students and would do anything just to make them succeed. Dr.Hew is a very enthusiastic and energetic teacher and you can tell right off the bat that he enjoys this subject very much.
His passion for microbiology and very knowledgeable on every concept. If we would ask a random question and he didn't knew the answer, next class day he would show up with an answer.
Everything. He is a well rounded teacher
Passionate toward microbiology. I feel Dr. Hew has a genuine interest in the student's success in the course. Expertise in field of microbiology lets him emphasize important concepts throughout the course, preventing an overwhelming workload on the student.
Seems to know the material quite well. He is fun and funny. He makes the curriculum interesting. He provides extra credit.
He demonstrated concern for his students.
He is well organized and very outgoing!
gives examples, clear explanation
He has a good heart wanting to teach others about micro knowledge. And this ambition can broaden student knowledge and change the world.
Being that it was his first semester at KCC he was at first very unsure.. but the knowledge of the information is his strong point... his orginaztional skill and the worksheet that he provide help with us in knowning if we had really grasp the material
- Sincere eagerness to help students be successful - Fosters latent ingenuity - Approachable and friendly
His strength is that he is a professional in his field. Unlike most professors he brings a lot to the table as far as teaching goes. Many professors at KCC seem to know just the subject matter and regurgitate the subject. Dr. Hew is not one of these professors. He is an asset to the University.
Clear and simple explanations of complicated subjects.
Knowing what he was talking about for each lesson.
He is very very knowledgable about this subject and he is very good at making things clear when they are confusing at first
His knowledge of the subject and his enthusiasm about wanting others to know about the subject. Very interested in his students not only doing well and knowing the subject but also in making what we studied highly interesting. Was good at explaining complicated mircobiotic processes so students could understand. Gave us lots of worksheets and readings that were helpful in improving our knowledge even further.
Communicating with all of his students. Making sure we are all on the same page and agree with his decisions.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Being more direct with what he wants in the beginning of the semester so that students are more aware of what is expected
None
None it was perfect
Spend more time on the the more difficult to understand concepts such as Kreb Cycle and DNA,RNA transcription.
No
I think the class is great. Dr. Brian attempt to do the best.
i think that with this hell have an easier time next semester knowing how quickly a sememter really goes by
Don't concern yourself too much with student opinion. It's great that you worry, but remember, you're a teacher. Your job isn't to make us happy. Your job is to prepare us for our respective fields, and I doubt it will be as forgiving in the future as you are.
Maybe to not be as challenging on exams. It is a lot of material to cover.
None.
None
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None.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He stays up replying to emails regarding exams and questions and told us that he dedicated himself to this class. I thought that was pretty awesome. He brought in candy to motivate us to participate in class and he always welcomed questions and opinions.
Reaching out to students when he notice we were confused or dropping our grades.
always in his office and communicated well with students via email
Makes himself available outside of of class. Created extra materials to help students prepare for upcoming exams.
Told students they could come by his office for extra help and offered extra credit.
He helped me on the problem that I don't know.
He offers help and resources outside of class
patiently teaching
He talked to student from heart to heart.
he would take the time and always be willing to come in on certain days to help with the material..
By conversing with them outside of class and by always being available.
Answered questions promptly, and if didn't know the answer got back to them with the right answer.
He emailed us showing concern, giving us reminders, study guides, making sure we were able to have the proper material to study for tests.
He always made time for us and told us to come to this office if needed and he responds to all emails
He was very concerned for students to do well for themselves. he made much time for study sessions and always answered any e-mails with questions that i had promptly. his plan for the class was well-organized and he followed the syllabus to a t.
He always wanted us to strive to get "A's on exams. He cared if we passed or not. He made it so we always had enough resources to complete assignments and always made us feel welcome to ask him questions.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Of course! He's a really great teacher and he made this topic really fun and easy to learn because of the way he taught the class and I'd want every student to experience this.
Yes.
Yes. He makes class fun and entertaining while teaching us important concepts
Yes, Dr. Hew makes microbiology interesting to learn. Dr. Hew is very accommodating to his students.
Yes. He is fun and keeps the material interesting.
No
Maybe, slow down on the material. Going over the material that fast is sometimes too much at one time.
Definitely because he is a great counselor and instructor.
i would definately suggest him as a teacher he has a pasion for his knowledge and an understanding for the students
Absolutely. Professor Hew will encourage other students to really grab hold to the material and understand it in a way that'll make them proud of themselves.
Yes highly recommend Dr. Hew to students who are going to use microbiology in their chosen field. Not recommended for student just trying to fulfill science requirement. At times his expectations exceed capabilities of students.
Yes, because he made the class interesting and easy to understand.
Yes. He's a funny instructor and he cares about his students.
Yes I would because I really like the way he teaches his lectures and his power points are super helpful.
Yes, I already have
Yes, he's easy-going but is still very informative on Microbiology.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I really appreciate how passionate he is about microbiology and his effort for us to understand it and make it fun.
Best teacher I've ever had
Dr. Hew seems excited to teach the course material. Consequently, making the course material interesting to learn.
He's a cool guy that loves microbiology.
No
I appreciate Dr. Brian's help in learning this subject.
Professor Hew, in absolute and utter honesty, has inspired me to follow my field of study but eventually return (for at least a while) to teach.
Great teacher, a definite asset to the university.
He is overall a good teacher considering it's his first time teaching.
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One of the best teachers i've ever had. He made me so interested in the subject and I've learned more than in any one class i've ever taken. hope i get to have him as my teacher again in the future!
Awesome first time teacher!
18. Other comments:
Yes, I do go on Laulima.
We'll know what you've been up to when you show up to class glowing in the dark.
No
Overall, everything is excellent
None
No other comments.
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