eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Gary George

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ENG100, Spring 2014
ENG100, Fall 2013
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ENG100, Spring 2013
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ENG100, Spring 2011
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ENG100, Fall 2009

Gary George: ENG100, Spring 2014

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 47397 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 11 (92%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. I was an active learner in this course by regularly attending class and completing all course assignments.
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%)
5. To complete this course successfully, how many hours each week would a typical student devote to course work outside of class?
4 hours
I would say a typical student would need to devote around 5 to 10 hours a week in order to complete this class. It might not be that much. I like writing the first few papers we were assigned so I didn't really think about it much. The last paper is a bit more difficult and is requiring some serious thought and time.
3-4 hours
I think 14 hours a week is reasonable.
Like maybe 3 hours.
12 hours plus tutoring.e
About half an hour a day for me. I am a fast learner and enjoy writing.
To complete this course successfully I would have to say that you would need to dedicate a total of 6 hours each week to complete the assignments.
Outside of class I would devote about 3 to 4 hours a week towards this particular class.
six hours
6. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Being able to write my papers the correct way.
Not to be a suck up, but I found the instructor, Gary George, to be the most valuable and helpful part of this course. He explained many things to me about the structure of English language and it's grammatical rules that I had not entirely understood in the past. This allowed me to word the things I was trying to say in my writing much clearer and in ways that people could understand and relate to. His commentary on world politics and news was a always insightful and said in ways that opened my eyes and his stories on his life experiences were a delight to hear. He even used the final research paper to help better us.
the information that he gave us and that he explained it in a point that we could understand.
All the new things I've learned since high school.
His techniques.
Everything he was helpful and the books we're also helpful. Very interesting.You
My teacher was very helpful and encouraging. One of the best teachers I have ever had.
Gary taught me how to create an almost error free essay paper, by explaining to me my errors and how to fix them.
Learning all of my grammar mistakes.
Gary helped with correcting our essays and gave us a chance to revise them.
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
9. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
11. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
12. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 12 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
13. In general, the course was well organized.
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%)
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I thought his course was very helpful and doesn't need to be changed.
I don't think he can. His method is pretty spot on.
nothing it has been very good overall.
If only there were more time in the semester..
Nothing.
Everything was structured well and all subjects we learned were introduced thoroughly.
N/A
15. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
he is a great teacher and is always willing to help.
He is a great guy and a great teacher who really makes his class think if they care enough to listen.
He is a good and fun teacher to have and he makes the students get into with what he is trying to teach us.
A very enthusiastic teacher who enjoys helping students learn how to be writers.
He is a great teacher, he knows what he is doing. Not like my other teacher he didn't know what he was doing.
A great instructor!
Great teacher, passionate about his work and an overall joy to work with
He is an enthusiastic teacher. So sad that he is retiring.
Gary is a excellent teacher and its a shame this is his last year teaching.
16. Other comments:
Gary you are an awesome teacher (: I hope you have a good retirement. -Emmee (:
N/A

Gary George: ENG100, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 45349 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
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%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%) 0 (0%)
4. I was an active learner in this course by regularly attending class and completing all course assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 9 (56%)
5. To complete this course successfully, how many hours each week would a typical student devote to course work outside of class?
About 4 hours a week.
3 hours.
Typically about two hours of work a week.
To complete this course successfully a typical student should devote 5-8 hours a week outside of class.
For me I think a typical student should devote at least 4-5 hours a week outside of class to get there homework done.
Probably about 3 or 4.
In order to be successful in this course 40 hours a week is mandatory because of the application outside of class.
2 hours
The amount of hours each week that a typical student should devote to course work outside of class for this would be at least 8-10 hours or so.
To complete this course successfully typical student would need to work at least 4-8 hours outside of class each week, according to the student.
9-12 hours
I think 5 hours or a little bit more can help a student complete this course completely. If one needs more help, maybe do more hours a week.
Each day I would devote 3 hours in a day to working on school assignments
I usually spend six to eight hours a week working on assignments from this class, and I think I'm doing really well.
3
2-5 hours
6. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
He gives you good corrections and advice.
The main topic of writing composition itself. Current events and writing journals helped in writing the main papers. Also, peer reviews and corrections helped a lot.
The fact that he handed us back our essays and allowed us to fix our mistakes. This allowed us to learn from our mistakes and keep from making them again.
I found most valuable and helpful about the course is learning how to write with the essays that he gave out. I liked how he gave class time to work on essays and asked for help when we needed him.
What I found most valuable and helpful about this course is that it taught me how to write different essays and it improved my writing skills.
The topics were realtable and the exercises done before class to prepare us for the assignments were always helpful.
What I found most valuable in the course is the constant learning that I have practiced throughout the course. Throughout the course I struggled with a lot of things, but as the course ended I have fixed those errors in my writing, with the help of the instructor.
learning how to properly write papers.
What i found helpful about the course was how Mr. George was able to put in effort in helping each individual out one by one with their assignments and giving them tips/information about how to improve on their writing skills.
What I found mose valuable and helpful about the course was the fact that we had time to get together as groups and look over each other's papers.
When attending class regularly, my instructor explains even the little details when it comes to grammar and writing which is very helpful and helps me improve english overall.
The summaries that we had to do alongside the readings we did in our English book.
I really enjoyed the feedback from my instructor and peers. It was very useful for guiding me in the direction I needed to go with my assignments.
Good ways to find topics.
Mr.George is very picky about grammatical errors. One should find themself having better grammar by the time the course is over.
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 5 (31%) 9 (56%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%)
9. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
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 treated students with respect.
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%)
11. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 4 (25%) 9 (56%)
12. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
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%)
13. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (44%) 9 (56%)
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
He did good.
Only he can improve his teachings.
Gary does not need anything to do to improve this course I think he is doing everything right and I can honestly say I am learning something, I just wish he uses Laulima more when giving out assignments so i dont miss a a thing.
I don't know because I think he did a great job.
Nothing I can think of.
There is no way he can improve on the course because of the effort that he put in the class to make each student want to do better in grammar, puncutation, etc. I am very thankful to have an excellent instructor.
he's a great teacher nothing needs to change.
Professor George can help improve the teaching of this course by giving out sample activities on grammatical errors for each individual student to help out in ensuring that their writing skills and sentence structures will become better over time.
I personally did not enjoy reading my paper out loud to the groups that he put us in, but I did find it to be helpful and it did help me find some errors that I wouldn't have found if we hadn't used that technique.
I believe he should be more enthusiastic maybe and try to make his explaining more interesting. Otherwise, I like how he teaches.
Bring candy.
He's doing pretty good already
Maybe touch up on how to fix the little grammatical errors. All of them, because there is a countless list of potential errors he hands out.
15. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He's a good teacher and he's funny and helpful.
My overall evaluation of Gary George is great. This class was worth taking. I really recommend this class to others. The instructions and work in the class were simple to understand. Assignments were not complicated at all. I have learned a lot about English Composition being in this class. Mr. George was very clear with explanations and the way he taught the class was very interesting. I like the way he has humor and enthusiasms when teaching the class, and not all instructors have those characteristics. The best part of the class was the whole class itself. I had a lot of fun being in class and doing the work. I can not believe I would be saying this but I would take the class all over again if I could. I just wish he would teach a higher level class. This class was one of the best class I ever had in college.
Gary George is a great teacher. I personally enjoyed his class very much.
My overall evaluation of Gary George is that he is teaching the course really good. I like how he gives time to student to work on assignments and help his students when needed. I also like how he gives out reasonable due dates for each assignment. Gary George is also respectful to students and takes students answers and if they are wrong he kindly corrects you on what you got wrong. Gary George is a really good instructor and should keep doing what he does to teach his classes.
He is a great teacher. He helps students when they ask him for help and he tells great stories about his life and about history.
Great teacher, love all the additional lessons we get such as politics and history. He seems to really care about the success of his students.
Myself and mainly the entire class want to thank Gary George for this opportunity to have him for his last semester. If the instructors were payed out of scoring, he would get the highest possible.
he's a good teacher, explains things clearly, and is helpful to the students.
Professor George is a great teacher who gives time and effort for the students to become successful in their writing, with the addition of his hilarious side stories during class lectures
he is a good teacher who seems to enjoy what he does and from what he's told us he will be leaving UHMC soon to pursue another carreer, so I wish him luck in his future endeavors.
good!
He is a really great guy. He's very knowledgeable and amicable. I have never liked English, but he has made this semester enjoyable. I still don't like English, but now I dislike it less.
He's a good teacher
A good teacher, willing to help if the student asks for assistance. Very knowledgeable and nice guy.
16. Other comments:
NOPE :)
Please teach a higher level class! Do it for students like me who struggles with finding the right teachers. I would take more classes of Mr. George because I actually learned things and was eager to go to class.
One of my favorite classes in college! I love the stories that you tell during class it was very interesting and made me think about my future and the current events that happened in the past, future and now.
Gary, although you are retiring, dont stop teaching students how to become better people. We all know that age is just a number so keep writing and inspiring people.
I recommend Mr. George for one of the most exciting and socialized classes that I have taken so far as my first semester professor here at UHMC.
Reminds me of an English teacher back in High School. English was one of my favorite subjects back then
I've enjoyed this semester of English, and I strongly believe that I will look back on this time with nostalgia.

Gary George: ENG100, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 45350 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.79 14 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%) 0 (0%)
4. I was an active learner in this course by regularly attending class and completing all course assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
5. To complete this course successfully, how many hours each week would a typical student devote to course work outside of class?
A typical student would devote at least 24 hours a week to course work outside of class to be successful in this course. However, it also depend to the learning habit of a student, of how fast or proficient they are in building strong essays.
three or four hours or so. Depended on the week.
I'm not sure about a typical student, but I spent about two to three hours per week on outside work.
20 hours
25 hours a week
To be successful in this English course, a typical student should devote three to six hours of course work outside of the class.
5
About 6-8hrs?
i devoted about 4 hours a week for this class
Every time there was an essay draft or final due, I had to take several hours to plan and write it out. On average I usually took two to six hours every week to do this.
I would devote at least 10 hours of my time at home towards this course in order to complete papers and read assigned chapters.
I spend a lot of time doing assignments and writing essays. It was a two hour class twice a week so I must have spent at least 8-10 hours a week reading and doing homework.
In order to complete this course successfully, a typical student should devote 10 hours a week out side of class to course work.
6. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The most valuable and helpful about this course is learning how to use the verb tenses correctly. In addition, the teachers effort of explaining the pros and cons of writing to his students.
I really enjoyed Gary's teaching style, I got a lot out of this course and the way he taught and graded my papers. I felt like he really wanted us to be better writers and help us along the way. He was fair and a really good teacher.
Professor George is a well-informed, well-rounded teacher, and his knowledge and enthusiasm infect every lesson.
The research paper because it helps me plan for the furture.
It help me improve my writing ability. It helps me understand the process of writing an essay and a research paper. It also taught me how to cite properly.
I was able to learn more about grammar and how I could fix my grammatical errors on my own. I was also able to learn to be detail oriented when fixing my errors. In this class I was able to learn how to effectively paraphrase and summarize context, and cite sources.
That the teacher allows you to fix your mistakes in a paper.
his lectures in class
I had many English classes about reading and how to write, but never one that put so much emphasis on writing and correcting my personal errors. Although most of my errors are still occurring, I know what they are and can find them myself.
feedback on the essays, opportunity to revise and submit again to get a better grade on the essays.
Being able to learn from previous mistakes made on the most recent paper and avoiding the same one on the next paper written.
Gary George was an excellent teacher for me. i haven't been to school in forty years and I needed a refresher course in English. Mr George helped me by allowing us to correct our papers for a higher grade, which helped us to remember our punctuation and reabsorb it again.
This course helped with grammatical errors and sentence structures. Mainly, the most valuable and helpful would be knowing it is okay to make mistake, finding the mistake, and fixing it.
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
9. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
11. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
12. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
13. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 14 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I don't really like the research paper topic, I would have liked a more concrete topic than a research paper about our future because I'm not there yet. I would have like to research an actual important subject instead of the assignment we are doing now.
No ideas for improvement. This course was well laid out.
Nothing, he is a really good teacher.
Have more of the interacting activities.
Gary George is well organized and has a lot of experience on the subject. He is always there when I need any suggestions for my paper,and is very helpful. He helps us realize that mistakes are okay just as long as we learn from them and learn how to correct ourselves on our own.
Not sure. It is a good class already in my opinion.
I don't think it needs much improvement, it's pretty well organized as far as I can see it.
Giving a rudimentary overview of basic English might be helpful in the first two weeks. Or requiring students to get the book Grammer Girl's : student guide to writing.
Gary George can Improve his teaching by having each class work on correcting passages that won't fit to allow us to continuously find mistakes so we won't make mistakes.
15. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Mr.Gary George is knowledgeable about the course. He is really good when it comes to discussion and helping his student to improve their writing.He treats his students fairly and grades them accordingly to their writing level.
Great teacher, I have learned a lot from him and his teaching style.
Excellent professor. Very knowledgeable, helpful, and interesting.
he is a good teacher.
George is a great teacher in English because he explained the courses well for us to understand.
He is a great English teacher.
That he is a great teacher who has taught me a lot in ways of writing and always in a good mood and willing to teach.
Gary is very enjoyable and very patient with questions
Very uplifting person with much life experience in many areas to share, and writing skills worthy of teaching many people. I enjoyed coming to class every day, and realized much more about myself than I ever did doing anything else.
I love when you bring up stories from your past life in order to compare what are objectives is when writing a paper. Your stories really do bring the overall idea into the picture. I also like it when you make us write about current events taking place around us because then it shows that their are topics of discussion out there in the real world.
Gary George is an excellent teacher. Although most work we write about are current events and not typical for an english class but it has open my eyes in the political world. Them exams were fair and teaching to fix our common mistakes where excellent.
16. Other comments:
Had a great first year in college English, thank you.
Please keep up the great work and always continue to do your comparing life stories to make your students better understand the objectives of one particular assignment.
I would take another English class from Mt George.

Gary George: ENG100, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 47547 (0)     47548 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.79 14 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 11 (73%) 0 (0%)
4. I was an active learner in this course by regularly attending class and completing all course assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 7 (47%)
5. To complete this course successfully, how many hours each week would a typical student devote to course work outside of class?
To complete this course successfully,3 to 4 hours each week would a typical student devote to course work outside of class. :)
2-3 hours each week.
Several hours for me but I think it varies with each student and how much they want to learn and know.
About 4-5 hours depending on their writing skill.
That would depend on the student's skill. Normally I would put in about 1 or 2 hours on an assignment that was one page. Maybe less depending on the subject.
For me I did at least three-four hours just so i could comprehend what i learned in class and then implement that into work for the course.
it depends on individual learning especially with writing. Because sometimes it doesn't take long to complete a writing assignment. I would say about two hours a week if there is any writing assignment due.
8 hours
1 hour
For each major exam and final more than 10 hours per week.
I would have to say 8+ hours a week to successfully complete the course. It all depends on the students writing capabilities.
4-5
I typically took 3-5 hour in a week to get a good grade in this class.
I'm not sure what I would say to that because I wouldn't know how much classes on average a student would take. But if you wan to pass I would say 3 hours.
3 to 5 hours.
I'm not sure. It kind of depends on the student. Some are too busy, some are too lazy. I guess more hours should be devoted if they need a better understanding of the material.
2-5 hours
20 hours
I would say 3 hours every week. For the students that don't like studying that much or doing homework, don't worry i'm one of you guys too. Spend at least 3 hours a week but stretch it out. The three hours seems long but you'll be surprise on how much you went over the 3 hour mark.
I've had such a hard time keeping up with this class especially when it comes to writing but i put a lot of effort to complete as much as i can in due time.I'd put at least 2 hours per day to work on certain assignments but in other words I've tried to be successful.
Three Hours
To complete this course successfully, a typical student need to devote for at least 4-5 hours a week.
about 8 hours
I devoted a good amount of time working on essays and various assignments for this class. It wasn't too much work, so it was not too overwhelming, but it was enough to keep me busy.
There was always assignments due, keeping the students busy throughout the week. A typical student would usually spend about 5-10 hours a week outside of class on their english work.
6. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
What I found most valuable and helpful about this course was the style of writing we were required to write. All of the assignments I was assigned were involving topics that were extremely new to me and had a challenge writer which i deeply enjoyed, but i also had enough room to make each assignment personal to me. I also found it extremely helpful that Mr. George focused more around sentence structure, format, punctuation, etc... instead of content, which was exactly what I needed to learn more about.
How to properly write a paper and create citations correctly. Learning all the correct terms for corrections and how to correct them.
Mr. George's personal notes written on returned papers.
It really helps that Mr. George is friendly and is willing to provide help given that someone asks for it.
I found that during the course of this class alot of assignments seemed really jam-packed but in actuality it wasnt. Mr. George gave us a numerous of outside resources to help with our writing peices like smarthinking, easybib, ebrary, etc. He always helped when needed and communicated constructive critisim very well.
Nothing
How engaging Prof. George was with everyone.
Learning basic elements of writing a good paper and being able to apply these skills to all classes.
Everything!I enjoyed the peer review sessions with my fellow classmates and how Mr. George takes the time to explain a major assignment. I also like how Mr. George always tries his best to help his students of the best of his abilities.
I found my instructor Gary George to be most helpful to my learning experience. He is an outstanding instructor because his teaching methods are excellent. He helps students stay on track and guides them if they have trouble understanding.
The teachers knowledge and experience.
How to write whats on my mind and putting it down on paper. this class also taught me how to write better research papers too.
Mr. George gives each student time to revise their work for a better grade, which takes some pressure off the student. He individually discusses ways to improve your essay.
I liked that Gary always did try to express things to the class that he saw people were making common mistakes on. I liked that Gary had given the class a correction codes worksheet, that would help everybody understand what his corrections ment on assignments.
The skills I gained from Professor Gary George.
Grammer corrections.
georges inthusiasm to helping student better thier english skills
The instructor was very engaged with his students. He would always offer help to his students when needed
Writing writing and writing. It preps you for the future.
I've found that some of the book materials we were able to use for class were quite helpful yet the knowledge of mines can only go so far to sope with the problems ahead of me.
I liked that MR. George would allow you to correct papers for a higher grade and he was always available and willing to answer questions.
The most valuable is everything and MR. George and laulima are very helpful in this course becuase Mr. George is always there whenever we needed him and he answers our questions clearly. Laulima is very helpful because we can contact Mr. George whenever we want.
I like the way the class was organized. I also like the way we were able to revise our paper for a higher grade. Not many teachers show that much consideration for their students.
Being able to grow my skill in writing.
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 8 (53%) 7 (47%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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 appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
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 (14%) 13 (87%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
11. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
12. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
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%)
13. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 15 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%)
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Mr. George can improve the teaching of this course by being extremely clear about the assignments. On almost every assignment assigned, I was not entirely sure about what each assignment is supposed to be about. I found that when I had peer review, my essay was extremely different from the other students in class.
I think Professor George is at the top of the teaching order. To me he's doing a perfect job and can continue to teach the way he is. Much respect for the man.
N/A Mr. George does a wonderful job at teaching this course.
I'm not sure about if it can improve. I believe the course is fine as it is.
Nothing really it was a wonderful course .. Hilarious instructor
Maybe provide student writing assignment when writing assignment is assigned
n/a
I thought the class was great.
By assigning more homework to improve a students writing skills.
I honestly think Mr.George doesn't need to improve anything. He is a very good instructor and I can highly recommend him to any college student who is interested in taking an excellent English 100 course.
Cant think of anything to make it better
i think the only thing that would of made it easier to understand how to do some of the assignment would be to have examples similair to the one he provided us for our search papers.
Our final essay for the semester is a 10 page research paper which is very daunting if you have never done one before. Throuout the 2/3 of the course we were writing 600 70 700 word essays with no research required. I feel as though we should maybe be given earlier on a 5 page research paper in order to learn more thourouly how to complete the last assignment of 10 pages.
I'm not sure I think the course was good.
I'm not sure.
I don't think there's anything to improve, this class was very organized and informative about writing styles, common errors and how to avoid them.
i think hes doing a great job i have no suggestions
Nothing everything he did in class helped me to be a better student.
your good gary
I really have not much to say but, maybe if the subjects were perhaps chosen to give a chance to find out the weak points in the students writing and evaluate with the student on how to help improve the to be better writers.
Overall I think the class is organized and put together very well. However, the peer editing did not always help me. All students are at a different writing level and sometimes they would edit paper wrong and make me a little confused.
He doesn't need to improve his teaching because his teaching is very effective.
I feel that attendance should not be mandatory. Attendance should be like extra credit where it will only help your grade if the student attends but not affect it when they miss a class. That way the students who really wanna learn will attend.
I think it would be helpful for students, if Gary George put the assignments due on laulima. I found that I had an easier time turning in assignment when teachers post the due date on laulima. Laulima is a good tool and all teachers should make good use of it.
possibly more reminders of what's due the next class meetings.
15. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Gary George is a wonderful teacher, he is extremely modest about his own writing which I deeply appreciate. I enjoy his weekly rants about politics and find the free writes and reflective journals very well thought out and highly thought provoking. I also find his corrections extremely helpful and appreciate that he thoroughly answers my endless questions. He also appreciates my writing and doesn't make me change my style just add on to it for more clarification, which makes me value his opinion very much so. I plan on taking another class with him because this has been the more educational and enjoyable English class I have ever taken, even though this is the first college English class I've be enrolled in. I'm glad I took his class.
Very intelligent and educated.
he is nice and approachable :)
A fine example of what any English professor should be.
He's a great professor and is very eager. Though throughout the class we are working on our own while he offers help. There isn't much lecturing. Though not having much lecturing is actually nice.
10/10 AWESOME!!
His a very nice teacher, but kind of boring his still awesome
An excellent English teacher, probably the best I've ever had.
Great enthusiastic, open, and understanding professor!
BEST TEACHER EVER!!!!! WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU TO OTHER STUDENTS.
Mr.George is a excellent instructor. I'm sure most students who where enrolled in his course are very pleased. I'm glad that I enrolled myself in his ENG 100 course because I'm gaining a lot of knowledge in writing from the courses and Mr. George has prepared me to take on writing assignments for any future courses and any time I will need write.
Wise understanding and helpful
Overall Gary george is a great teacher and i learned a lot! especially because we talked and wrote about current events
I have great respect for Mr. George as an English teacher., He is very patient, clear in his instructions and is always available to assist you. I have a learning disability and Mr. George worked with me to finish my work to my fullest ability.
That he's a really good English teacher that knows what he's talking and teaching about.
Gary George is an excellent instructor.
overall, GOOD TEACHER. thumbs up. :) Not all teachers give their students another chance to turn in their essays to get a higher grade. I think that's what I liked about having him as an instructor.
is that he is a very good teacher who puts his heart into what he does
Gary is a good professor. He works to make sure his students clearly understand the material.
great instructor. Thank you Gary for helping me throughout this whole semester.
Gary George is a fantastic teacher in helping and trying to improve students ways of writing there essays, although it may have been tough for me I've tried to do my finest to keep up with his teachings and hopefully Gary can help improve those that needs improving like me.
The class is great!
Mr. Gary is very awesome teacher who is always there whenever I need him. He help me to improve my writing. I really learned a lot from him.
Great!
A very nice and experienced educator, and I enjoyed his class
16. Other comments:
Thank-you Mr. George for everything! Your the best English 100 instructor and thank-you for helping me become a better writer! I loved your teaching methods and all the great life stories you talk about in class that relates to agenda of the day.
I enjoyed Gary George's class.
Keep up the good work Gary George!

Gary George: ENG100, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 49232 (0)     49252 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (92%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 12 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%) 0 (0%)
4. I was an active learner in this course by regularly attending class and completing all course assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 8 (67%)
5. To complete this course successfully, how many hours each week would a typical student devote to course work outside of class?
At least 25-35 hours a week
About 18 hours each week.
Personally, I think that a typical student should be devoting 5 to 6 hours on coursework out of class for better results in his or her writings. This simple task will only help you complete the course successfully.
I work at lease four to five hours a week usually but lately I have been working on my research more then all my other classes.
8 hrs per week
In order to complete this course successfully, I think a typical student should devote at least 2 hours each week to course work outside of class.
The amount of time needed to on this course depends on the level of the student of course. I did not spend much time on the work for this class. but i know that my fellow classmates spent maybe 6 hours a week
each week a student should spend atleast 2 hours everyday so that would add up to 14-16 hours each week
A typical student would devote about 4 hours a week to be able to get the course work finished.
20 hours
5 to 8 hours
9 to 12 hours
Usually 4-6 hours depending on the essay we has to write.
A typical student I'm not sure, but I did about three hours per subject. This course was easy to understand with the guidence of Mr. George. I feel many people in my class would say the same thing about him to.
5 hours each week
Five to ten hours a week.
around six hours a week, which may vary depending on the student's abilities.
2 to 4 hours
Some weeks 4 hours - other weeks, when we have assignments to write, up to 15 hours a week.
i would say that an average of 2-3 hours of course work outside of class is the average amount of time a typical student spends on assignments
About three or four hours a week.
atleast 4 hours to complete the class properly to acheive a high grade.
6. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I found that I am talented with writing. I didn't believe I could write until I entered this class, it boosted my self confidence in writing and I am very fortunate to have a teacher who sits down and explains each concept with you. I learned also that anyone is writers, and that writing is a very essential tool to everything we do in life and job.
I found that learning correct ways of writing makes a paper or document much more neat and organized.
I found the little reminders and lessons on the mistakes that we would often get in our essay very helpful. The way Mr. George would take time during class to realized our little mistakes have vastly improved my writing skills.
The one thing i found most helpful was the correction codes on our essays and the hacker writing book. this book really help me understand more on what i need to work to better my writing skills as a writer.
Gary George is probably the best teacher I have ever had. He wants everyone to be successful not only in this class, but all classes & in life. His teaching technique provides a clear understanding of how to write and work in stages. He is available to review homework and in class work, giving each student advise.
I found that the writing assignments were most valuable and helpful because it allowed us to look at our mistakes when it was handed back to us and then we were able to correct them.
Gave example to each exercises or writing we do. help us through our writing step by step
I learned how to write a research paper better then I did in my AP class my senior year in high school, I also learned parts of history which were really interesting. And my writing has greatly increased.
everything.
all his tips and techniques.
Every essay that was assigned. Peer review during class. Free online essay reviews.
Everything was very helpful in this course.
How much the teacher enjoyed teaching
The thing i found so helpful in this course was Mr. George's ability to make the most sophsisticated thing understandable and funny. He always has a talent to keep adiences listening. This helps me a lot because i find it hard to focus in most classes, either cause it's boring.
paper guidelines
When we would write a relfective journal concerning our last written assignment. I felt that was helpful because it helped me reflect on mistakes that I have made in the past and the mistakes that I have improved on.
Overall, I am very happy with the class.
This course helps with composition skills (as the course is titled), increasing your ability to write fluidly, effectively, and in different styles.
He clearly explained all the English concepts to me easily. He has brought order to my writing. He has shown me that step-by-step you can tackle even the biggest writing assignment. He has changed the way I feel about writing.
I found that gary george enjoys teaching. this is valuable because students tend to learn more when the teacher enjoys teaching.
I think that the hacker book that we use in this class was very helpful. When we get our essays back, we have a chance to correct our errors. This is where the book comes in handy. This books help us learn and understand what we did wrong on our essays. So i definitely think that the hacker book was very helpful in this course.
learning to write different types of papers, and learning how to correct my style of writing.
7. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
8. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
9. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (92%)
11. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 1.24 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%)
12. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 1.24 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (83%)
13. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I would suggest him teach a Social Studies course to be honest. But ways to improve the course would be to give books for further classes to read.
Maybe spread equal time on each student for individual help.
As a student I really enjoyed this course.
At this point, I cannot think of any improvements. I wish all teachers had the ability to express themselves as clearly as Mr. George.
I think he could improve the teaching of this course by giving more examples of the papers we had to write about so we have a better understanding of what we need to cover.
Nothing.
did fine
it is good the way it is (for a writing intensive class)
Well the course is fun and very helpfull, perhaps more writing assignments. The reason why I say so is, because I had a lot of fun with it. I never really thought I was capable of writing something people would like to read.
He is already improved
He is amazing! He is so intelligent!! He surprises me with his knowledge at every class! This man has a heart of gold. He is like the "great sage" with his students. He cheerfully and very willingly imparts his worldly knowledge on students to make their life more productive and successful.
I think the course desing is awesome. no changes really needed
Mr. George may improve teaching this course by maybe using powerpoints presentations a couple of times during the semester.
100 % great job, keep it up
15. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
That he is a very scincere teacher. He has a nice heart and I enjoyed being in his class. Great Job teaching!
He is a great teacher to take English from because he knows what he is teaching.
Very good teacher, his lectures are very interesting and motivating so get us in a writing mood. Very informative teacher, straight to the point when correcting our papers.
Mr. George was an excellent instructor, he helped me when I asked for help and he was open to anything.
My evaluation is a 10+++++
My overall evaluation of Gary George would be that he was a good teacher and that I improved my writing skills throughout the course.
Great helped me to better understand what i was doing wrong
100% excellent! Very understanding teacher!
Great. very well helpful in every aspect of our homework and class
A great teacher and knows his course material well! I am glad to have had him as my english teacher.
Great teacher who is really helpful and sincere. Gives plenty of time to work and complete each asssignment. Easy to understand and very knowledgable about writing and grammar. Definitely recommend his class. Can easily pass if you are willing to do the work.
Very great course I really enjoyed this course!
100/100
A wonderful polite old teacher who is very knowledgeable about the new about the U.S and abroad. He is also a very smart person who can explain things to make unheard of thing to my ears sound comprehendable. Lastly, he is a very intresting man with a lot of lessons and stories to offer the next generation and for that I find the most valueable thing I take from the class.
excellent
Gary George is a very interesting intructor. He has a lot of stories that got my brain moving and motivated to write. He has been a great instructor and my writing has improved greatly because of him.
Mr. George is very helpful, and I find his lectures very interesting and engaging. My favorite thing about Mr. George's English course is that I learned a lot more than just writing and grammar alone.
Excellent! He has a wonderful personality and shows his interest in economics.
I totally admire and respect him. Great teacher! Simplifies even the most difficult concept. I have already sung Mr. George's praises to other students and strongly suggested that they take his class. If you trust his teachings and listen to his planning, you will be able to tackle any problem. His theories work, whether at school or throughout life.
i think that gary george is a great teacher that is very knowledgeable.
that he is a great teacher. I teaches the class in a way that i can understand. Mr. George's class is also interesting because he not only talks about English, but also about other topics.
Outstanding Individual
16. Other comments:
N/A
I not only have learned how to write more effectively, I have learned some history and current things going on. I enjoy and look forward to his class.
THANKYOU
none
Thanks for hiring him!!!!!!!!!!
I definitely recommend him as a English teacher to other students.

Gary George: ENG100, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 46397 (0)     46412 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 8 (67%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 11 (92%) 0 (0%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I found that Gary George is has outstanding knowledge about his work and teachings. He made things more clear for me to understand then the book.
With his teaching ethics, he is capable of getting his lectures out to his students. When a student needs help or questions on specific essay, he is there to help out. With his feedbacks on essays, that makes me a better writer.
I like when we get in to groups and edit each others essay.
He is very good at and fast when proofreading my work. It's very helpful feedback.
Learning how to write an essay. It taught me how to better the content in my essays.
teaches me to write much better.
This course really helps improve a person as self-directed learners.
I found that the revisions of our essay was the most valuable and helpful. It allowed me to go back to review my paper and make corrections that needed to be corrected. It also helped me identify thing i need to work on and improve myself to not make the same mistakes again.
the basics and review of such are both, most helpful and valuable.
Teaches you how to write papers in diffrent ways, using diffrent techniques.
i found that using the eBrary is very helpful in finding books that i needed about my topics
English 100 course with gary george was good because he helped me fix my papers and he let us turn in a revised copy of our final essays so that we can get a better grade.
I thought that I learned the most from my essays when I received them back with errors on them. The errors helped me to understand what not to do the next time I write an essay.
They way he helps with the before and after processes of all the papers.
In this course I actually understood the lessons that Mr. George was teaching us. He made the course easy to understand and easy to follow.
Answers questions and helps for understandings of concepts.
I find most valuable and helpful about the course is that us students have a second chance at revising our papers, allowing us to see what mistakes we have made and how to correct them.
Gary is a exceptional teacher and helps you step by step never letting you go confused nor left behind in any of his assignments.
Taught me many things I did not remember learning in High School
The way GARY George presented the material made it easy to understand and I have become a much better writer.
5. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (92%)
8. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
9. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
10. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
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%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I feel Gary George does not need to change anything. Keep up the excellent work.
With Gary George teaching this course, he doesn't need to improve his teaching. he does a great job on teaching his subject.
I thought the class was run good.
This course was very helpful nothing that I would change.
it was awsome, nothing should change.
perhaps better anticipate a student whose only/main struggle is focus. Only at the end of the course, when our final research paper was assigned, i was hoping for more/better direction, advice, or suggestion when i found myself very stuck with "lifeplan 2021" I can fully understand and respect the intent of such an assignment, but considering it is a writing class, i crave creativity outside the box.
He does just fine.
Not everyone follows the news, maybe some topics relating other things can come in handy
maybe have less homework on reading in the books, maybe more worksheet type of homeworks. Other than that it was a good class
I think Gary George is a great teacher and should just keep doing what he's doing!
He seems to be doing a fine enough job.
The only posible way to improve the teaching of Mr.George, is to To put him in charge of the English Instructors, in order to enhance the entire,over-all perfection of the English Program at Maui College.
He is pretty spot on.
I don't see any improvement needed.
In my time spending in Gary class i believe he has perfected his teaching. 5 stars across the board.
Don't see how he could as far as I'm concerned. Bout the only other way would be if it is a one on one situation.
I don't know how he could improve the course.
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
One of the best teachers I have every had and I looked forward to class, which is unusual for me.
I recommend other students to take this class is because he knows his subject. He answers any question and helps a student out when they need help.
He is an awesome instructer.
a 10 out of 10 :)
He is a good English instructor an I'm glad I took his class.
He's a great teacher and knows and teaches the subject well. He's very helpful and will help students one on one.
hes kool, nice, respectful.
Great teacher
Very fair, considerate and detailed in explanations. Enjoyed the material and touch ups on current events.
A very smart individual that has lots to share, if our willling to listen.
Gary George is a very enducated person that is intrested in whats going on in the world around him
He's a great teacher and he helps his students as much as he can.
Gary George and is class are awesome. I learned a lot throughout the semester.
Wonderful teacher, very fun and funny.
He is an excellent instrustor!
TOP NOTCH!!! FIRST CLASS!!! THE BEST!!!
A funny old wizard. Amazingly knowledgeable, insightful, and quirky. A great teacher and mentor.
A great teacher.
The class was well organized, there was a lot of assignments to keep us busy.
Great Teacher,Great person
Most excellent teacher. He was able to teach me and keep me involved in the lectures. His instructions are concise, easily undertandable and he did not mind repeating if I did not understand what he said. I have no negative things to say about Gary.
Gary George is a fantastic professor. I learned a lot of useful information that I will be able to use for the rest of my life.
14. Other comments:
Great class, learned alot
:)
Had a great time, thank you for all the help.
I am a 53 year old student,and am pursuing a Degree in Business Technolgy. I started at Maui College totally" under prepared ". I entered to be retrained due to an Industrial Accident.Being a Freshman Undergraduate, I had to wait one month until my financial assistance would be approved.I started with no books, no computer and basically no tools to work with. I had heard of a Federally Funded Program that I qualified for " Pai Ka Mana" I tried to borrow a computer but there were none available. I was totally computer illiterate. I soon relized, that I fell behind from the very beginning and had to drop some courses that computer skills were a must.And by that time I was so overwhelmed,I needed help and suprisingly enough, the very instuctors that were supposed to support me actually, ridiculed me, making me feel worthless and alone,If I had Mr, Goerge then I think that he would have helped me.
Non needed.
I can tell I've become a better writer after taking this class.
I was dreading coming back to school. I did not finish high school and was dreading it badly. I am so relieved that I had Gary for my first class. Great teacher.
I have started my new adventure novel and I feel more positive about getting it published.

Gary George: ENG100, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 48605 (0)     48616 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 8 (80%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Gary has an incredible way of motivation to teach and also relates to whatever is going on in the world.
He helps each student individually and gives us exercises to do that would help us get used to writing and be able to visually see what we are doing wrong! he is a really good teacher and take his job seriously, but also has fun at the same time!
The topics of our essay had a critical thinking vibe to it. which made you really think and explain what you were writing about.
He presentation is very engaging and he is very helpful with anything we need. This is by far the best class I ever had and recommend it to anyone thats taking english 100. He is very knowledgable.
I have so much appreciation for Gary. He takes the time to make very detailed and helpful corrections on my assignments. He is passionate about what he teaches and is always having a helping hand for his students.
The teacher reads all our work and gives critical feedback.He also allows us to edit and improve our compositions, and receive additional credit for doing so. This allows me to expand my ideas and write more freely as I know I can still have a chance to improve my grade if I make a mistake-it is a good learning tool.
This course helped me and educated me more about writing. When I write essays for other classes, I simply remember all the rules for writing from this class.
writing essay
Mr. George's knowledge. He is a genius.
gary helped every individual in the class whether they needed help or not, he still walked around to every individual to see how their work was coming along. that was a very big help.
I learned the basics of properly writing essays
That Mr. George spends a lot of one-on-one time with his students. He really takes the time to help each individual student.
He gives us enough time throughout the semester to review our essays with other students and interact with others.
Mr. George was the most helpful part of this class. SUPERB PROFESSOR!!! I also found the allowing of revisions was a great idea. So smart of Mr.George. It helped me to recognize my mistake to better from it in future.
made the class interesting by telling his life stories
the teacher was very specific and thorough when correcting our work and seemed to care about us succeeding in the class.
Learning to write different types of essays and the meaning of first person and third person essays.
I feel very strongly that Mr.George has taken the time to help me with my assignments.He is patient,kind and repectful. He has a great sense of humor and to me he makes learning interesting and fun.
The teacher has shown a large amount of interest in helping the students succede.
It was helpful working in different groups because it allowed feedback from other classmates and not just the teacher, and revisions after turning a paper helped to get higher grades. It helps everyones grades a lot more to be able to do revisions for a higher grade.
5. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 8 (80%)
8. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
9. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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%)
10. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I don't think he needs to change the way he teachs at all!
accept the students different opinions.
He doesn't need any improvement just keep doing what he does. Gary is very energetic, funny and smart.
Gary has nothing to improve on.
He teachers just fine.
nothing
Gary is a very knowledgable teacher. He had an answer for every question that i had and every difficulty that i came across, he helped me through it step by step and i could see everyday that my writing was improving.
No need for improvement
I have no suggestions. I thoroughly enjoyed this class and found it to be very helpful in learning writing skills.
HE COULD DO NOTHING!!! His teaching is wonderful!! I wish I could still hv him as a teacher nex semester!!!
Maybe some homework with examples of badly written essays that need to be corrected could be helpful. the assignment that required the students to paraphrase the articles was very informative.
By teaching more on the different types of writing essays and work more on that.
i believe that nothing should be changed. He is good at what he does and will be missed if he should leave Mcc.
I don't think he needs to improve his teaching.
Maybe assigning a few reading and answering questions from the Bedford Guide as homework could help students get a better idea of how to structure their essays. I worked with a couple students that were confused about how and where to start their essays. They got started and didn't know where they were going. The book provided great examples on the structure and organization of an essay.
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
excellent!
I would recommend him to other students and also my friends as well. He is a really great instructor!
Was very interesting.
He should win an award. He is the best teacher. I have loads of fun doing english, which I didnt think was possible. His teaching style is like no other.
Gary is a very good teacher.
excellent teacher
He's super awesome and I wish that he taught another class besides English 100 for me to register for.
if it 10 the best, I grade him 10
Great teacher.
he's a very good teacher. he helps everyone out and never denies anyone. i enjoyed this class and i think i'm leaving the class with a whole new attitude toward writing. i'm much more confident in my writing.
Excellent teaccher!
Great professor. I hope he sticks around for awhile.
Gary is a good teacher
He is a good instructor and is good at helping other students with problems
GREAT MAN, GREAT TEACHER, VERY CARING ABOUT OUR LEARNING IN COMPOSITION
excellent
I think the gary is an okay teacher and he should have more activities than lecture.
I wish that their would be more instructors like him. I have a learning disability and he is understanding and very patient with me.He takes the time to explain to me not only once but a few times until i get it.
He is a good teacher and needs no further improvement.
I absolutely loved his class. It was interesting because it wasn't ALWAYS about english. I loved how he mixed in a little history and poetry. I liked that there was little homeowrk which allowed more time to work on essays.
14. Other comments:
One student in class was very "slow" and kind of holding up the class with non stop questions.
I enjoyed his class but i felt that some of his essay topics were not very important. but that is just my personal opinion. others mught say something different.
I wish he could teach more classes, but it's up to him.
N/A
Great teacher.
thank you Gary for a great semester! i enjoyed your class and i will be leaving the class with a lot more confidence ion my writing and also way better in writing than i was when i stepped foot into your class at teh begining of this semester.
MAHALO NUI LOA, MR. GEORGE
THANKS MR. GEORGE YOU ARE ONE OF A KIND...........

Gary George: ENG100, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 47429 (0)     47451 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
2. The instructor kept the class engaged in meaningful learning activities.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 10 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 8 (67%) 1 (10%)
3. The instructor shows a genuine interest in the progress of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 3 (30%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The fact that the instructor allowed us to learn from the mistakes that we made and gave us a better grade for it.
I liked Gary's structure. He helped us a lot. He really explains things well and walks us through the process that he expects us to do. I feel that he cares about his students and gives us oppurtunities to recieve higher grades. I really like this class; it has taught me a lot.
I am learning to put my thoughts on paper in a way someone else can understand. Learning to punctuate properly
Checkpoints of assignments, ensuring students are doing their work. Peer reviews, they are fun!
The things i find helpful in this class are the tips and teacher/peer evaluation we have for each draft. This class does great activities that help me understand the purpose of each paper assigned. It also helps me to get started on the next paper.
That I am learning to become a better writer. I am also learning to compose an essay with better grammar and structure.
Learning how to write a research paper
What was most valuable to me throughout taking this course was the fact that Gary George was so willing to help. He always encouraged questions and was willing to assist us in every problem that arose, whether it was in class or not. I would strongly recommend his course for those who wish to learn not only from the best, but also from someone who genuinely cares about you. If I could I would love to take further courses from him.
the whole writing process
To me this course was very valuable. I learned how to type faster and not look at the keyboard as much. Also this class really helped me with starting a paper. At the start I had a hard time starting my papers but now its easier. Thank you.
Mr. George is one of the best teachers I have had.
I did not like this course at all, I did not learn anything I already did not know.
I learned some grammar stuff but we talked a lot about politics which isn't what i signed up for.
i learned that i did better in writing papers when we did the peer review. i really liked that because it make me see how everyone else judges my essay and i have the chance to improve it.
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I really liked the instructors passion for teaching and engaging the class. We always have interesting topics to write about at the beginning of class for a free writing exercise. It is always a stimulating discussion, and allows the class to get to better know each other. Out of both my classes this semester, I feel much more connected to everyone in the class, and know almost everyone on a first name basis. My other instructor is excellent as well, however, I enjoyed this English 100 class greatly.
he keeps in touch with you through laulima always updates and keeps you reminded what needs to be done and due by the next class
5. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 9 (75%)
8. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
9. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
10. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 8 (67%)
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I honestly don't think there is anything else he could do. I like his stories
Stay on subject a little more... tend to talk about non related subjects
Well, there are times when I'm not sure if there are other assignments that we must do. Even when I read the syllabus and class schedule he handed out, I am still not sure if I have other things I must complete. So perhaps he could send out emails letting us know if we have online things we must do.
I think that the teacher could slow down the pace of the class and give the students more time on in-class work.
its already fine
I honestly cannot think of anything that needs to be improved within this course with this instructor.
by telling people who are not paying attentoin to shut up
nothing at all;therefore, every explanation u give is well understandable and very well organize.
Well I really liked this course and don't really think it needs to be improved. This was my first English class in college in my first semester and I really learned a lot and really enjoyed it.
He is amazing .....
Focus less on politics, and more on ENGLISH. Create more creative assignments, and allow the student to have more choice in what they are writing about.
Do more grammar activities in class and don't take half the class talking about politics.
Come up with topics that interest students. Not too much of the past. Sometimes, I felt like I was in a history class.
I do not think anything would have to be changed. The only thing anyone could possibly complain about is perhaps the discussions we have at time curing class about current events, but they are really to provide background for the free writes, and I am happy to be involved in them.
not to push the research paper till the end of class should have brought up the topic for the paper and have the entire semester to do it the research paper was like procrastonation
Improve Peer Editing
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He was very encouraging and very understanding. Whenever I was stuck he helped with any questions that I had and he explained things that would make us as a class see the bigger picture.
Gary is one of the best English teacher I have ever had. He really helped me a lot. When I came into college, I thought I was going to have a hard time and the teachers weren't going to help you as much, but Gary taught me a lot.
Great! He is a kind and knowledgeable man
Great!
This instructor is very helpful and holds a lot of meaning in his lectures. Though some times I find myself a bit confused with what he asks us to do in our free writes, he is a very good instructor and tries his best with us.
Good.
very helpful, gives a lot of individual attention if you ask for it
My overall evaluation of this instructor is that he definitely knows the material and he definitely cares for every single one of his students. He is an incredibly considerate and helpful teacher who is also uncommonly willing to help in any situation.
Great teacher, taught the class very well, i have learned lots from this teacher
Mr. Gary is a wonderful teacher. He has plenty knowledge and loves to share it. He is very enthusiastic and loves doing his job. He's an excellent teacher.
PERFECT 10
He was kind and helpful, but I do not feel I learnt anything new at all.
Gary George is a great teacher and tells great stories. Meaning that when he reads something he wrote or recites something it's inspiring. But like i said in other questions, it doesn't help when we only talk politics.
like this teacher very good in explaining things.
I enjoyed being in his class and enjoyed having such a humble person who is very passionate about the subjects he teaches.
Great guy, very intelligent, fun and helpful.
This instructor is an excellent teacher, and is great at engaging the class and facilitating a great learning experience.
very cool and entertaining
14. My overall evaluation of this course is...
It gave me a better understanding of my writing abilities and I enjoyed it.
The course was well structred.
I have learned a great deal in this class
I loved it.
This course is a very good course in my opinion because it has helped me to become a better writer and has made me more aware of my writing abilities.
I am becoming better at writing than when I started this class. I feel that the teacher could slow down the pace of the class. I feel that I am always being rushed and am not absorbing as much as I would like to learn.
i liked it
His course was very, very enjoyable and I am just thankful that I was able take his course this semester of Fall 2009.
teaches you the basic writing skills needed to take higher level classes
You've done very well in teaching english 100. i truly have high respect you as a professor. i will absolutely recommend my friends to take you for english 100.
It was a wonderful course I learned a lot. I really had a wonderful time. The teacher was great and the material we learned was amazing.
Great course outline
It could be improved, ALOT.
This class is good. I got to see all the different types of writing and found out what type I am good at or better at than others.
i really hope i pass this class.
Great! I would sign up for another one of his classes again if he were available in the English classes that I would need next semester. Thank you Mr. George for having such a kind soul and patient attitude. Mahalo!
Great/Awesome....Grawsome!
This course was a perfect introduction to college level English.
hard but fair