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Instructor: George Garneau

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George Garneau: ENG100, Fall 2010

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Languages, Linguistics & Lit
Course: ENG 100 - Composition I Crn (Section): 31946 (0)     32060 (0)     32099 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 8 (62%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 7 (54%) 2 (29%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (62%) 4 (31%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 12 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (38%) 3 (43%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 1 (8%) 3 (43%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
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%) 2 (29%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 1 (14%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 7 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (15%) 3 (43%) 6 (46%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%) 9 (69%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Very knowledgeable. I felt confident that what he taught us was relevant, and will help all his students pursue their goals.
good communicater. Strong patience
He communicated well and knew what he was talking about.
He is adept and professional knowing the style guides required for MLA formatting in the english department of the Universities, as well as an expert in grammar, but not just that, knows good literature that is engaging on a variety of levels, which therefore keeps the students interest in the class ever growing. He also is a genuinely caring teacher and his teaching methods in taking time with the subject while keeping in line with the schedule reflects that.
Professor Garneau's strength is that he is very encouraging and the atmosphere he creates in class encourages others to participate and contribute to the class discussion.
Professor Garneau is a friendly, courteous, and caring teacher. His easy- going demeanor definitely helps with putting the students at ease when learning the course material.
He has sense of humor 'for the heck of it' making us understand the subject using easy methods.
Made sure students got involved in the class. He was a calm people person.
It was easy to approach Professor Garneau with any concerns, learn the subject matter and its applications, and although he is relatively new at KCC, he was well organized for his lessons.
He was very encouraging and really got the entire class to participate in discussions. Class was very enjoyable.
He is very patient, and he knows how to teach.
Knows his grammar.
He had a great but basic way of teaching for the students to become interactive with the class.
He always encourages students to participate to the class.
He knows how to get many of the students involved during class.
He is a wonderful editor and knows his structural english very well.
He's very understanding and teaches key points really well.
Professor Garneau is very personable, and he is well-versed in the material. The reading and assignments focused on interesting topics/issues and made completing homework assignments more enjoyable.
He always thinks of the students. Very open to thought and opinion, he does not restrict us and encourages us to think and see the bigger picture.
Enthusiasm, Honesty, and a Sense of Humor
He is very forgiving, very patient, and is passionate about the things he teaches.
very intelligent and knowledgable in the english language. he seems to have had a very full younger life and has learned a great deal from his experiences. he was very fair, did not make it impossible to get a fair grade for the effort the student put into the class.
not only have i personally become a better writer in general, i have also become a more "confident" writer. Theo showed an excellent representation of the basic english 100 course. his enthusiasm for making a good writer went beyond getting "the grade." he was more concerned that i understood the concept and skill vs. having the material be perfect. i not only enjoyed the the course material he selected but also enjoyed Professor Theo as a person. He made the environment comfortable and open. i thoroughly enjoyed everything i got from this course. :) A+++!
He knew the material well. He is open minded and encourages students to speak their minds.
He has an ability to teach in many different ways
Very by the book so he gets things done in a way they are supposed to and when they are supposed to. He is always on time and ready by the time class is supposed to start.
English, knew material
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none, he's great!
He is already an awesome teacher.
Nothing; keep up the fine work.
no changes
Giving less readings.
Would be better if we could see our overall grade anytime.
He is a kind person, and students took advantage of that. I am not saying he should change anything, but if he deemed it necessary for future classes, he could apply stricter rules and punish the students who break them.
Nothing. Don't change, man.
i would have probably preferred to have an actual book so that we didn't have to hunt down the syllabus every time for the readings, then download the reading. having limited internet access made that a little bit of a pain.
i really couldn't have asked for a better course.
More emphasis on grammar and analysis on essays read.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He asked questions.
showed indiviual concern
Available through email, out of class in office hours, and always willing and taking the time to answer questions. Especially it being an english 100 class taking the time to teach us all the correct MLA formatting, although tedious at times, never expressed frustration with the students.
He often asks questions about students. If a student was absent he will usually ask why. He shows a general concern for what the student is doing and how they are fairing in the class.
He always writes direct good advices on our papers and how to improve on our weakness, besides, he is always available after class for discussion.
Would always answer everyone's questions with respect. Never discounted anyone's opinion.
He always made sure that his students understood what was expected of them and was open to any discussion or questions.
He told me that I should get a tutor when he tough is was needed
He brought everyones attention to the readings to make sure they understood them, so that the students could understand different styles of writing.
He would talk to people after class that seemed to need help.
He is available almost always via email.
He kept emphasizing how important coming to class was and the importance of punctuality and being on time.
He encourages the students to engage in class debates--to voice their opinions and participate. I suffer from social anxiety, and--unlike my other professors--he never forced me to participate by threatening me with point deduction/a lower grade. He was very accommodating, and I really appreciated that.
Connecting using his experiences as a teenager in English courses
He addressed students personally, and stressed informal atmosphere.
see question #13
He didnt exactly show major concerns for students, he believe that at this level of education students should be responsible for their own learning.
He shows concern by trying to get everyone involoved in everything that the class is doing at the time.
Asked for opinions and feedback
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, loved his class. Very fun.
yes. Nice guy
I would recommended George Garneau to other students because he makes English exciting.
Yes. The best english teacher a student could ask for.
Yes I would recommend Professor Garneau to students. He creates a very good atmosphere for learning and we have many deep discussions about the stories we read in class. He also contributes to the conversations himself, adding his own thoughts and ideas and linking what the students are talking about to several stories.
Yes, Professor Garneau knows the course objectives and is great in teaching the material.
Yes. Easy going instructor. Laid out clearly what he expected of students.
Yes. You will not only enjoy the course but will learn many things applicable to other classes.
Yes because he was very encouraging.
yes I learn a lot from him
Yes, teaches the basics well.
Yes, I would because he got me to understand the basic standards of writing an essay.
Yes. Although his course is semi-difficult, it is a good class to learn English in; especially to learn how to write better essays.
Yes, he completes his task of english 100 perfectly.
Yes, i enjoyed the course. Especially all the groupd discussion because students were able to imput and share their thoughts on the material covered. George Garneau is also a lenient grader which was great because if he wasnt, i dont think i would be doing as well as i am.
YES! I already have; it is hard to find interesting courses with likable professors. I was lucky to have picked his class.
yes, good teacher helps students based on their writing ability. Always understanding and helpful.
Yes, because he's cool, smart, and knows what he is teaching
Yes, he is an amazing professor who puts learning first.
yes, he is a fair professor, helped me whenever i asked for it, and was not difficult to talk to. he's very interesting as a person as well.
Yes, I would recommend Prof Theo to another student (and have already) because of the progress and success of his teaching.
yes, i would reccomend this teacher because he is very personable and a great teacher.
Yes. He is kind, funny, understanding, and actually teaches you what you need to learn
Yes, very socially involved in discussions
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Great Guy!
he is friendly
Excellent teacher, made English the most enjoyable class I had this semester.
Excellent. A supreme teacher.
He is a great teacher and I always enjoyed coming to the class. I learned a great deal about English and he gave me a sense that what I was learning had more value than I knew, which encouraged me to learn more.
Not only a good instructor but a good person.
He's awesome. Don't let him go.
he is a good teacher
Overall strict but great teacher.
He has an interesting sense of humor.
Overall fair and nice teacher.
I really enjoyed watching his obvious love for teaching the class while I was present.
He is a really nice guy. Understanding, thoughtful, and funny. He can take a joke and throw some at students as well. He keeps the atmospher chill.
I would like to thank him profusely for a fun and educational semester, and I hope his future classes have a better appreciation for the Faigley handbook.
a really cool person and really worked hard to make us enjoy the course.
I enjoyed being in his class and he is a good teacher
Treated all students fairly
18. Other comments:
None at this time.
good comments
Enjoyed the class.
This semester was enjoyable, and encouraging. Thanks to Mr. Garneau's agenda, it was a fun and refreshing way to start off my college schooling.
Nice sweater.
thank you Theo, you really helped my confidence and i know this course (and faigley) will be a huge part of my college and daily life! what a wonderful thing to have in my knowledge bank now!!!