eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations

Instructor: Derek Snyder

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Derek Snyder : ENG100, Fall 2009

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: English
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 47433 (0)     47435 (0)     47449 (0)    
1. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 14 (88%)
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  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 11 (85%) 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  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
This course was really informative and wasn't stressful. The schedule that is set up allows students enough time between drafts and essays that it isn't overwhelming. The instructor gives good and insightful information that is very helpful.
The instructor gave clear explainations of what was required per essay. Helpful, informative. I really liked him as an instructor. I never thought I would enjoy writing but I did and truly enjoyed the class. He taught us about the learning center and how to access the UH library. Mr Snyder enjoys teaching and it shows every day in class. I really liked the class (never thought I would) and the essays wasn't a chore because he was there every step of the way.
The way Derek taught me how to take it one step at a time and how to put everything together.
The course helped refire my writing skills that have been long dormant.
I think that this course very helpful in strengthening my writing skills. This course has really helped me be more creative in my writings.
the instructor was very descriptive. He had a very reasonable schedule for assignments.
He went through each process bit by bit and helped us with any little question we had.
I liked that he gave use detailed feedback on each of our drafts to help us in the revision process towards the final draft. It was also nice to receive feedback from other students, during class.
the instructor engage with the students in a very professional and understandable manner one.making the class an enthusiastic
the teacher really seemed interested in our learning and he if there was anything i didnt understand he explained it until i fully understood
By simply breaking down a writing 'task' as a 'process', Derek was able to help the class realize how much easier and effective our writing could be. His information was stimulating, and the class seemed anxious to try his techniques and ideas,in our own writing.
I found learning how to write an essay or a paper with detail mixed with your thoughts and feelings and the proper format very valuable and helpful in this course.
The most valuable thing i learned in this class is how to plan out my essay. The plan was easy and the layout he used as an example was really helpful. I actually have used it several times since then for other classes. It makes writing easier, and helps my ideas flow more naturally.
Derek made writing easy and a pleasure. He is thoughtful and makes the process of writing extremely accessible. I have really LOVED being in this class and I know that I will be able to take the tools that Derek has given me further into my academic writing!
Everything that I learned in this class was very good. I really enjoyed this class in the beginning I was scared because I have been out of school for a long time. However with the help of this instructor I really enjoyed this class and I learned alot. THANK YOU
I loved that the professor gave personal feedback to each and every individual student off the top of his head, showing that he had read each paper and had taken the time to grasp the meaning of it. And the feedback that he gave was very good.
The instructor really cares about the students. He genuinely wants to get to know us and our writing style and help us. He takes an interest in our particular essays and wants us to succeed in the future. He also really presents the information in a way that is understandable and not overwhelming.
when it comes down to acedemic writing, the message gets delivered across to the reader much more clearer.
The most valuable thing was that it help me unlock my writing abilities that I never knew I had.
I found that the fact that my proffesor cared about my education heleped me greatly to appreacate the class and put forth my full effort to excell in this posative learning enviorment. this is the most succesfull learing enviorment ive ever been in and i hope that it contienues to be like this at mcc if not then ill just have to take another class of dereks.
how to write academically approved essays.
teachers care, great information about writing
how to put emotion into your writing
I learn alot about the writing process. This class has clearly made me understand more in writing an essay. I just love it !
He gave us many ways to start off with our essays. It made it easier for me to write my essays. he is a good teacher that cares.
I found that type of instruction was the most valuable and helpful part of the course. The progression of the writing process was laid out clearly and in a way that was encouraging and fun.
mr.snyder has alot of patience and encouragement. he is an awesome teacher.
writing a good thesis of a essay.
It really shows you how to put together a great paper. Mr Snyder is extremely organized and efficient. He is a great teacher!! I enjoyed getting to know all the steps to writing and the different types of papers we wrote.
I felt that I found the instructors use of worksheets, breaking down essays, and writing them piece by piece,one step at a time, instead of all at once, as well as use of book and interenet resources, was most valuable.
The most valuable and helpful thing about this course was being able to write great essays and having the right knowledge to write essays.
The thing I found most valuable and helpful about this course was the encouragement from Derek. He helped me have confidence in my writing abilities and was always willing to put in the extra time.
He gave us many time to discuss about the essay with classmate, and it was really helpful for me.
Has taught me valuable lessons in writing different types of essays.
I found learning about the writing process the most valuable part of this course. It helped with every essay and i think this will allow for excellent essays in the future for other parts of the class. It was helpful the way we were taught to keep the audience and your purpose in mind. Everything I learned will be used.
The course excelled the way I write in a great extent. I made really great improvements. It improve my writing technique, and advanced my vocabulary. It also taught me how to become a critical reader of my own writing.
The step by step process. He goes over everything with us and it's valuable because it leaves us with no questions and we know what to do. Thank you Mr.Snyder.
what i found valuable about the course is that i learned how to expand my writing. i also learned as a writer that its not the quantity of words but how you explain what you can write in your paper. shootz
Continued help whenever i had questions, or problems with any paper, and encouraged feedback within class to help improve ourselves.
The most valuable and helpful thing about the course was the way the teacher took time to explain and really helped with things that needed to be done. He took us step by step through the process of writing an essay the correct way, yet not having it be boring.
We were able to go through the entire writing process that that helped me to become a better writer. I now know how to start writing a paper and what to do to take the writing process step-by-step. I can use the skills I have acquired and apply it whenever I need to write an essay be it for another class or for personal use.
5. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
6. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
7. 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 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
8. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (94%)
9. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
10. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 14 (93%)
11. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (93%)
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I honestly can't think of anything, the course was very well organized.
Nothing. I think he is doing a wonderful job. I can tell that he enjoys what he is doing and truly cares about the student.
I think that the instructor did a very excellent job teaching this course. He was very thorough and enthusiastic. I believe there is nothing that needs to be changed.
He did a very well job. Keep doing what your doing. Thank you
He should print his hand-outs double-sided more often, I think it would be less distracting. Perhaps be more strict with the deadlines so that people take their essays seriously.
i wouldnt know anything that cn be improve. sitting in this class it was a great experience to me.
no improvement needed!!!!!!!!!he was a great teacher... i enjoyed his class a lot!!!!!
I do not know Derek could improve on his teaching skills, he is already so competent and thorough in approaching the subject of writing, and is an excellent,interesting instructor!
Derek did an outstanding job! He's a great teacher!
I think more one on one time, student to teacher, would have been nice. Most of the time i wanted personal help more than i could obtain it.
As far as I am concernd it's PERFECT! I have recommended other students to take English with him.
I have no complaints.
He can't.
maybe a little more hands on work with each student. he did a well job at that already, but a little more wouldnt hurt.
I don't think that it needs improvement.
He could buy us rewards for As but in actuallity it was the most well taught class ive ever taken and i wish it wasnt over yet
no suggestions.
there's nothing really that he needs to improve. the class is well taught and is organized too
Nothing he did an awsome job
Nothing. he's a cool teacher.
I have no suggestions, I was very happy with the instructor, method of teaching and enthusiasm for the course.
I have nothing much to say he did very good job.
Nothing really. He's well organized and knows what he's doing.
he totally has it down and is doing an awesome job!!
Thats a hard question to, i guess he could try and make explanations a little shorter and to the point.
The instructor was very excellent. There is nothing that the instructor needs to improve at all. I really enjoyed having him as my English teacher! I would recommend this teacher to others.
I think it is an excellent course already. Maybe one improvement would be more free writes in would be a fun excercise and might encourage students to enjoy writing more.
Nothing - he is a very thorough teacher and seems to have everything under control in regard to teaching his class.
The instructor doesn't need to improve anything.
He's a great teacher. Just be consistent with the way he teach, and others will enjoy being in his class.
Maybe by mixing up the partners so the class can get to know each better than the person you sit next to all the time.
I feel the class was great.
i believe the way he ran this course was excellent. He was very organized and ready to teach the class something every visit. I don't think he needs to change or improve much about the way he teaches this course. He gives a lot of group activities which makes the class less boring.
I don't know. I can't think of anything to improve on.
13. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He's a good instructor and I would recommend his class to others.
Wonderful teacher. Would recommend his class to anyone
He was very thoughtful and well orgainisted. Had a smile even when some student were having trouble. I really like the course.
I think the instructor is an amazing teacher. I think he did an excellent job teaching this course. He was very helpful and caring. He is very knowledgeable and really knew what he was talking about.
I enjoyed the class allot. I really liked how he gave us a very reasonable time limit to do our assignments.
He is a really great teacher, i enjoyed his lectures and was grateful for all the help that was given. He really cares about his students and tries to accommodate everyone for their individual issues.
I liked this instructor. He was very nice to everyone and always calm. He's very helpful and he cares about each individual student quite a bit (even memorized all our names on the first day). He also gives us thorough individual feedback, which is nice.
English is my second language and I strongly encourage this class, to those students want to improve composition skills. I was always afraid of the written process, althought the instructor encourage you all the way, to allow the process to permeate and flow freely.The instructor is confident in his knowledge and as a teacher trasmitted to his students making this learning experience unique.The instructor is excellent.
my overall evaluation for this instructor is 200%
I could not have asked for a better instructor for an English Composition class. I already enjoy writing, but often find it to be a chore, and Derek was able to help me understand how to make writing effectively, an easier and more enjoyable process. Derek is very constructive in his critiques of our essays, and I believe we have all learned a great deal of new information from him.
Very patient and professional:)AWESOME and I am gonna recommend him to other future english 100 students:)
Really great. Derek Snyder is a great teacher, and from what i've seen a great person too. He's really helpful and nice. Hes encouraging and instructive at the same time. I hope i see more teaches like him in other college courses i take here.
He's awesome and a great teacher!! Give this man a raise!!
AWESOME!! Good job!!
Fantastic! Excellent! I hope that he keeps teaching for years to come, I have reccomended him to all of my friends.
Very nice, personable, and passionate about writing.
positive and optimistic
10/10. He was very helpful, and showed true interest in his students.
He rocks i wish he taught me since elemtary aand i want to get to know him better
great teacher, great teaching style, creates a positive atmosphere for learning.
He is the best teacher who I ever had.
The instructor is very well knowledgable about what he is talking about. He really explains things very well.
This teacher is one of my favorite teachers. He understands and really cares for all his students.
A+ I would recommend his class to other students
Very good
A great instructor very knowledgable.
He is an awesome teacher, and makes it so that students arent overwhelmed with a seemingly overwhelming task of writing essays. I would highly recommend him to other students looking to take English 100!
He was great at teaching. He is a very smart and beyond intelligent in English. He seemed like he knew what he was teaching us, and it made learning fun and easy for me. He was one of my favorite teachers overall.
he is a wonderful instructor! Very easy to talk to and knowledgeable about this subject!
I love him because he was really nice to me all the time.
Very good. He seems concerned about his students and wants them to do well. He gives every one the opportunity to learn, interact and produce quality work.
Derek Snyder was open minded and allowed me to start reaching my creative freedom. The way he taught the course will help me in almost every class, and it was a pleasure to learn from him.
He's a wonderful instructor. He teaches very well. Every questions asked are answered clearly. He also gives clarification when something is not quite delivered well in order for students to understand. He gives adequate time for assignments to be turned in. He guide students in every step of the writing process. He's a good motivator, too. He makes the class engaging and fun. He organizes learning activities that students can enjoy. He's really great..
AWESOME!!! You keep us wanting to know more and make us passionate about what we are writing. Like he taught us "Be Brave Be Bold".
the instructor is very well at teaching. i enjoyed this semester, he taught me how i can put more details in my writing. he also likes the idea of how i can make a reader feel like he/she is in the paper with me.. my overall evaluation is that i would definitely recommend him to my friends.
Same as the previous question great, and very helpful instructor, makes the material very easy to understand. Highly recommended
This instructor is very good. He cares about the students and is very understanding. He teaches very well, organized, clear, and helpful.
He's a very good teacher who tries to make the class fun and interactive.
14. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Very enjoyable, not stressful and easy to follow.
Good course. Well organized.
It was a good class and I learned a lot.
This is course was an excellent course to take. It was very structured and helped me in other aspects of my. I have become a more open mind person by taking this course.
The course was very helpful, and I know it will do me well in the future.
it was good, it went at a nice pace and had just enough work to not be overwhelming but also not boring.
This course is...somewhat necessary. It's necessary because it will get students (fresh into college) into the swing of writing essays. But I think it's lacking something. It needs some more complexity to make it more interesting. I think some of the topics are too simplistic, or not asking enough of the writer.
Excellent. I will recommended highly
my overall evaluation for this class is 200%
Excellent course, excellent instructor. Derek Snyder is a very good person and, informative,wise,and passionate about his work. He made each class enjoyable and a pleasure to be in. I will miss this class with Derek, as my teacher!
This course helped me to become stronger. And to not be afraid of writing.
It was a pretty easy going class, but i definitely learned a little bit every time i went to class. Lots of useful skills i can use for other classes, and I'm sure sometime in my daily life as well.
Good job
This course was very useful for gaining and idea of what my future college courses will be like. I loved it.
Very well organized and will greatly help me in the future whether it be with future classes, jobs, or just writing a letter.
meaningfull and useful
10/10. It was everything that an English class needed to be.
GReat course for firstime college students such as myself i hope it continues without change
nice class that everybody likes
This course was fun and interesting. I learned alot about writing and the proccess of writing
100 % awsome
The course was easier than i thought. I learned a lot with different types of essays.
I enjoyed English 100, I feel I am better prepared now to move forward in my academic writing.
Very good job
I really enjoyed the class and have recommended it to others.
I liked the course, and I felt that the pace of the work, material, and deadlines was perfect!
It was great, I really learned a lot from this course. I can easily apply everything that I have learned from this course. I would recommend for others to take this class because it is a great class to take, which will definitely benefit you later in life, or even benefit you for your other classes.
fun English 100 class. Just the right amount of work...definitely a good start.
It was hard, but I really enjoyed this class.
Very good. I have enjoyed this class very much.
The course is very good in that it teaches the basics of several essays and helps you learn what to include and what to stay away from. Because of this it is a very valuable stepping stone for school.
100%...very fun and engaging.
my overall evaluation is that i would recommend this class to anyone
I have recommended it already to others
This course is also very good. Its very helpful and is interesting in the way of writing.
This was a fun class that made writing really easy by separating it into little steps.