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Instructor: Margaret Lam

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BIOL101, Fall 2009
BIOL101L, Fall 2009

Margaret Lam: BIOL101, Fall 2009

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: BIOL 101 - Intro to Sci: Biol Sciences Crn (Section): 31106 (0)     31110 (0)     32351 (0)    
1. The instructor did not speak clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.69 13 0.85 Freq(%) 6 (46%) 3 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (13%)
2. The instructor explained course procedure. (attendance, assignments, grading policy, exams, etc.)
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
3. The instructor was available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 9 (69%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
5. The instructor explained the course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 1 (6%) 5 (38%)
6. The instructor was prepared for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 7 (58%) 4 (33%)
7. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
8. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 14 (88%)
9. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 4 (31%) 6 (46%)
10. The instructor's way of teaching assisted my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.77 13 1.24 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 5 (38%) 7 (78%)
11. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (46%)
12. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (54%)
13. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (54%) 7 (78%)
15. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Knows her subject very well.
A. Knows the subject very well B. Always available via office or email C. Tried to help every student D. Goes above and beyond
Mrs. Lam truly knew biology. She made this class interesting for me. She was very helpful and answered every question I had about homework and test policies. She really wanted all of her students to succeed in the class. This was probably one of the more interesting science classes I've taken.
She knows her subject really well and that gives you assurance that you have a good teacher with a lot of information to teach you.
Very fun and energetic.
She is very helpful for every student.
Very approachable and friendly. She seemed to genuinely care that students understood the material and were capable of passing her class. The in-class lectures were clear and concise and made the topics easy to understand.
Mrs. Lam is very knowledgable in her area. She tries to incorporate our everyday lives or the things around us into the class in order to help us understand what she is trying to teach.
Knowledge of Biology. Created class participation assignments to better understand the material. Remembered everyones name and greeted appropriately.
Ms.Lams major strengths as a teacher was that she stayed in contact with every student including myself. i really enjoyed the close contact i could have with her through e-mail, and in person. she would always encouraged me in all assignments. i also learned to find an interest in biology, and learn that science revoloves all around us.
Knows her material very well - passionate about teaching the subject.
Mrs Lam is a very good teacher. She knows the material very well and tried making biology fun for everyone.
I like how she really cares for her students
Knowledgeable about her teaching topics Professional Great Personality Kind and Friendly Understanding Teaches Well
Shes totally knows her science.
She is very nice, has a different way of teaching so students are able to learn the material.
The major strenghts of Mrs. Lam was she was very helpful to those who did not understand the material and also, she was very fair about quiz's and exams and understood that school is very important, but sometimes things get in the way of it that students can't help. I feel that she really grasped the concept of her students being people, not just things she had to teach. She is an amazing teacher.
Mrs. Lam is a very caring teacher. She was always genuinely worried for each individual in her class. She took time to get to know each students daily schedule just so that she is aware of each students daily busy lives. She wanted everyone in her class to do good and she gave everyone many opportunites to keep their grades above average. She was always prepared and prompt when returning assignments and quizzes. Her lectures were always accompanied by very good visual power point slides which helped for both visual and auditory learners. Overall, Mrs. Lam class is very very fair, I learned a lot, and had a great time! It will be hard for anyother teacher to come close to her quality of teaching.
She was very caring and helpful. She replied to emails and returned work very fast. The fastest ive seen. I can tell she cares for her students and she wants to make sure everyone is learning something. Good, positive learning environment.
Ms. Lams greatest strength is her simply her ability to connect. she cares about her students, more than most teachers ive ever met... and its amazing to have a teacher whos willing to go that extra mile for her students. shell do anything to ensure you are getting the most out of her class, and you cant take her class and ever try to blame your grade on her. its impossible, shes an amazing teacher, shes a caring person, and a wonderful friend, id say, and im going to seriously miss my 5 pm biology class.
Mrs. Lams greatest strength is that she really cares about her students. She wants them to succeed and gives them the tools necessary to do so.
She knows what she's talking about and she explains clearly...
Very well informed. Very easy to understand. Very pro-active.
She really wants you to succeed, and really helps you if you ask for it.
Very understanding and keeps students involved as much as she can while relating the class subject to real local life. Awesome that she's local.
She knows her sunject very well and she is very easy to talk to.
Her knowledge for biology. Really teaches alot of things rather just in the textbook.
Professor Lam is an amazing teacher. Her lectures are informative and very thorough. Her greatest strength is her heart. She cares very much about her students, an attribute than many teachers fail to develop. It was a privilege to be her student.
Willingness to work with students and help them pass, strong communication, actual desire for students to learn
She is really great about making activities with certain chapters that requires us to think more and it helps us to interact with out classmates too. Also when she gives personal or real life examples to enforce a point.
She was able to make learning easier to understand by using simpler concepts to make the more difficult concepts easier to comprehend. She grabs the students interest and attention with her animated lectures. She was always available to her students and quickly emailed back. She also showed that she cared for her students by helping them with any questions or concerns.
She knows the lecture very well, and she able to explains to the students. I did learned more knowlege of biology from her.
Mrs. Lam provided examples whenever she was explaining. She devotes herself to the students, so they can succeed as well as she did. In other words, she wants us to fill her shoes one day and I find that appropriate and is grateful and fortunate to have enrolled in her class.
She spoke clearly, and was interesting to learn from. Science always confused me before her class, and now it is one of my favorite subjects. Creative learning environment. Used metaphors that the whole class understood and made science a less challenging course.
Mrs. Lam's greatest strength as a teacher is her love for her students. I count my blessings everyday to have met and been taught by the GREATEST Science teacher. I almost didn't have Mrs. Lam this semester. Over the summer I forgot to pay my tuition and I was scrambling last minute to get into a biology lab and lecture. Mrs. Lam was kind enough to override me into both her classes. I look back and I realized it was fate that brought me to Mrs. Lam's class.
her powerpoints she made for the class as she taught. It made things more interesting and it was a better visual for the students and made it easier for students to understand.
16. The instructor spoke clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (54%) 5 (38%)
17. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
A. Speak Slowly
She knows her subject too well. She needs to take it slowly and make sure everyone is on the right track before moving on.
Nothing
The Connections option offered for the semester-long project was very confusing initially. I would suggest being more clear about exactly what is expected at the end of the project when initially explaining it.
It felt she used a lot of jargon. Her explanations sounded confusing and there were several terms that were hard to grasp.
Slow down the lectures a bit.
the only change i would recommend to ms.lam is to find a better projector in future classes because she had pretty bad luck in our class to were we couldn't view slideshows.
study guides. there's a lot of information/material to take in, so it's hard to focus and memorize everything. actual study guides might've helped. also, there were times where lectures felt rushed. but maybe that's why it felt like there was so much material to take in.
Better use of diction
I think the teacher did a great job and do not really have any suggestion to make. She seemed to know her subjects well and was able to adjust her teaching style to fit the need of the different students in the class. Mrs. Lam is a college pro teacher in the field of biology. Her pace and materials are just right for BIOL 101.
help students who have hard time studying on their own more better. maybe create a study group for them if they are to shy to ask one another.
More activites, the hands on learning WORKS!
The only suggestions I really have are, I realize that there is only so much that can be cramed in one semester, but slowing down on the chapters a bit would probably help some of the students that were studying and give them more time to get the concepts of it.
None
Give students more time to ask questions. Try to reword your lectures a bit. some of it is hard to follow for some I think. Plan how ur going to say or teach ideas instead of throwing random scenarios that arent clear or is hard to understand
The only change i can think of is maybe slowing down a little bit. going through so many chapters so fast was hard, but not impossible. definitely challenging, but she taught so well its hard to think of one other than this...
Maybe more classroom participation. Just to make sure everyone is listening.
Maybe explore opportunities for class discussion during lecture.
none.
None
None
No changes. She's perfect!
The one and only thing is her online quizzes could be due at the time of day the class section is supposed to start so people actually have the full 48 hours to complete them.
Maybe make it harder for those who don't come to class to have access to all the notes from class.
The lectures were very long and maybe have better review sessions for the tests and midterms.
Sometimes, I think she talks kind of fast that I may miss some.
Well, the only I could say she could improve herself is with her explanations. I personally think she was too fast in talking. Besides everything was sensational.
Letting the students do more powerpoint/ group actives, where they shared with the class what they learned.
Nothing. I think you are an unbelievably fair and compassionate teacher. You have the gift that inspires students to do their best. You were able to get a science retard like me, excited about a subject I have no clue about.
none.
18. The instructor was not available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.31 13 0.48 Freq(%) 9 (69%) 4 (31%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Met with some after class, if need be.
If someone missed a test she would do her best to find the student and help them retake it if possible.
She truly wanted each student to succeed. She treated each student as an individual. She always replied to emails quickly and tried to answer every question she could.
She encourages you to email her or come to her for help. We are reminded almost every week. It's a good thing and she does stick to er word and replies to you fast.
Made it aware that we reviewed before the tests.
She often emailed for students.
She seemed to be on top of who was doing what and regularly had conversations with individual students. She did her best to accommodate any issues students had with assignments and gave ample room for turning things in late.
She would always send notifications when she put up something new in Laulima and she responded promptly to e-mails.
Encouraged to come in to office hours for extra help. Showed concern in comments about how to do better on tests.
by encouraging everyone in a positive way to do assignmets. she also left an extended time frame for some assignments for those procrastonators in my class. ms.lam extended the invite for all students to come see her for anything, or to e-mail her anytime.
was always available outside of class - offered help when needed, very patient with students.
Even when doing something wrong, would explain a right answer or procedure. Very motherly! :)
The teacher gave detail explanation to all her expectations. She asked questions in class and posted email regularly. She allowed repeat try on her quizzes. She was constantly checking to see if students were on the same pace with her.
if someone is behind she lets them know. and always listens to students thoughts and ideas.
Always asked if we needed help, if we undrstood, made sure she replied email promply.
She really helped by making herself avaliable after class and through email. When a teacher show's that she cares about a student and their grade, that really motivates them, in most cases, to try harder. This is me talking from experience though. I feel that since KCC is a small school, the teachers should care more verses actual universities that hold up to 300 students per class. Mrs. Lam really cared for her students and it did show.
She was always available, approachable and was genuinely concerned about each of our lives. She was always sympathetic to our dilemma and is always striving to accomadate all of our needs.
I dont know she just did. I can tell she cares.
she was the only teacher who would promptly email us back. she stayed up rediculously late echanging emails with her students and would go far out of her way to make sure we understood the work and we were on the right track.
Always available through email. Actively helps the class.
She concerns for the students that their grades needs be improved. She urge the students to seek for help.
Got the feeling that instructor wanted each student to succeed.
She emailed us frequently & made sure we were staying on path. If we did bad on a test or assignment she would give advice on how to fix it, or how to get better points.
Talking to students and sending emails to check up on students who missed class
She always post announcements and updates to remind us the homeworks and quizzes due dates.
She constantly reminds students about due dates and upcoming class events. She also updates laulima very often. She knew all our names by heart too! I don't think my English teacher even knows my name.
Through grade checks, talking after class, emails
She had us fill out sheets in the beginning of class to get to know us better and she remembers your name which is always a good sign. Also when you don't do so well on something she tries to help you understand it and will meet with you if need be.
Whenever I emailed her with any questions or concerns, she efficiently replied back to me with detailed information that helped me a lot this semester so I knew I could depend on her to be there for me. She also listened to her students whenever we had questions in class. On pre-lecture quizzes taken online, she gave us two chances to get the highest possible score. She also most importantly always updated laulima with important announcements and provided her students with good resources such as powerpoint slides, and every handout she gave in class.
She told the students can ask her when we have questions about the lecture.
She gave us opportunities to have higher scores and as well as gave us a lot of time in either catching up with the work or giving us extra credit.
Mrs. Lam would always make herself available and was easy to approach. Would contantly ask if anyone needed help and truley cared about each student.
Mrs. Lam encouraged us through supportive notes and she was always available through email or in person for questions that I had.
By letting us know that she is available for help if the students need it.
20. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes! Very considerate of her students. She let's us take 2 tests before the drop date so we as students can get a feel of the class.
I definetly would reccommend Mrs. Lam to other students. I wish she taught other classes because I would love to take class from her again.
Yes, she's very nice and understanding. She knows what the students go through with transportation and work. She takes the time out to talk to you and make sure your on track. She will help you no matter your situation.
Yes. She is very nice and wants everybody to exceed.
Yes, her character was very nice person and her explanation and power points were easy to understand.
Absolutely. Of all the Biology classes I've taken, I found this one to be the easiest to get into. The material was well presented, the teacher understanding and friendly, and it was overall a very good experience.
I would recommend her because she is an approachable teacher.
Yes. Fair grading and great informative lectures.
i would definetly recommend this instructor to all students because she is a good college professor who loves to teach biology to her students. she is also nice, patient, and a fun teacher. her lectures are easy to listen to, and she's very prompt on putting all lectures and anyother info on laulima for those who do not come to class, or those who are absent.
Yes, definitely.
If she used better diction. Some things were hard to understand during this semester
Definitely.
yes. people who love science will enjoy her class.
Yes! She is an awesome teacher, easy to understand and learn from, wants to teach and her class is still challenging!
I honestly would because of what i've said above. If anyone told me they were going to talk Biology, i would refer them straight to Mrs. Lam's class.
Yes! Most importantly I learned a lot in her class!
Yes. Some of the lectures can be a bit confusing but she really is a good person and as long as you try your best you cant fail
yes, i would recommend her to anyone. shes an amazing teacher, and a wonderful person. Im going to miss you, Ms. Lam. if youre reading this, me and veronica had an incredible semester with you. :) - Jared
Yes.
My fried recommend me to take her class and i did. So, yes I would like to recommend my friends to take her class because she's really great in teaching and she really care about her students grades.
Yes. Overall, class slightly challenging. Should be that way.
yes, because shes very good.
Yes. She made learning biology easy and enjoyable.
Yes! Students can learn alot from her teaching.
Most definitely. She is an outstanding educator with a heart of gold. It's hard not to love her. Her teaching style is easy to understand, and you actually learn a lot.
Yes because she made learning and passing bio 101 a pleasant experience, and she actually cares about here students unlike some professors.
Yes because she's genuinely a very nice person and a good teacher. She explains chapters well and provides you with notes to think about.
Yes, I would definitely recommend her to students because she has helped me personally to do well in this class. She encouraged me in her own way to study hard and work hard to understand the material. She is not intimidating at all, she is very helpful and easy to talk to which are very important features to have as a professor.
Yes, because she is really good teacher who knows biology deeply and give help to students. She also will review the knowlege before the tests.
Yes, she has a lot of confidence and is very entertaining in what she is devoted to.
Yes, definitely! Especially to those who do not like science. Mrs. Lam makes learning fun!
Hell yeah. I have spread the word to all my friends about her. Love her. She's the best. Punahou's lost is KCC's gain.
yes, i would recommend this instructor. she goes a little fast but she's very helpful and understanding. She makes biology interesting although I had not interest at first.
21. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Great teacher.
One of the best science teachers I have ever had.
She gave me a lot of opportunities to get caught up with the class and I thank her for all the help.
She isn't boring.
You always helped me whenever I had trouble. I liked your class. Thank you so much.
Not much. She was definitely one of the best teachers I've had at KCC, and probably throughout my entire school career. Showing personal attention to students and their lives goes a long way towards building good will. That, coupled with understanding and seeking always to work towards the betterment of the student makes for a great teacher.
Very nice person and approachable.
ms.lam is an overall good instructor. i've learned a lot and hope to take everything i learned ahead in my journey to becoming a nurse. i just want to say i appreciated all your help ms.lam your a great professor.
Great teacher. I learned a lot in this class.
Great teacher. KCC is lucky to have Mrs. Lam.
nothing
I'd like to thank her, for really helping me out this semester and understanding. :)
Thanks Mrs. Lam! It was a great semester! Hope to see you around more often :)
She is just a really down to earth person who I enjoyed sharing ideas of science with. I enjoyed hearing what she had to say and she is really good at what she does
i think ive said it all.
Great!
She's great and awesome!
Very engaging in the sense that we were all aware that this was the instructor's classroom.
She is awesome. Ms. Lam is a prime example of why there should be more local teachers in the system. She is great
A+++++++++++++++++++++++++ instructor.
She's AWESOME.
Great Instructor
Thank you so much Mrs Lam! I had a good start to my college education by choosing you as my BIOL 101 professor!
There is nothing more I wish to say about her but thank you.
Mrs. Lam is overall, a great teacher. Being new to college, i wish i had teachers like her in my high school days, and i hope that my future teachers have her teaching quaitlies.
We need to keep instructors like her. She is a true gem. She deserves a national award. Not only did she teach me about science, she has taught me some many things about life. Through her I have learned about the type of teacher that I want to be. Like Mrs. Lam I want to inspire my students.
22. The instructor actively listened to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 13 (81%)

Margaret Lam: BIOL101L, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: BIOL 101L - Intro to Sci: Biol Sci Lab Crn (Section): 31112 (0)     32180 (0)    
1. The instructor did not speak clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.42 12 1.16 Freq(%) 10 (83%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%)
2. The instructor explained course procedure. (attendance, assignments, grading policy, exams, etc.)
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
3. The instructor was available during office hours and/or via email.
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%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%)
5. The instructor explained the course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (83%)
6. The instructor was prepared for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
7. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
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%)
8. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (69%)
9. 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%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
10. The instructor's way of teaching assisted my learning.
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. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
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%)
12. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 10 (83%)
13. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
15. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
reached out to the students, answered any questions we might have had, and knew her subject area well.
Helping students.
She was very patient with all the student in teaching them to properly conduct their experiments
She showed that she cared. She always told us if we needed help shed be more than happy to see us.
She is able to connect with the students and make class enjoyable.
She has the gift that inspires students to do their best in her class. We all became one big ohana through Mrs. Lam's love for her students. I was amazed in the beginning of the semester when Mrs. Lam knew all of our names by the second week of school.
Professor Lam has the ability to enthusiasm and respect that encourages students to participate and want to learn about Biology. I am student that has always had a difficult time in Science courses but professor Lam has made it quite enjoyable.
she is super nice and encouraging!!!
Keeps class fun, interesting. Assignments after class were reflections and make you think about what you were doing in class.
Knew the subject area very well. always available for assistance.
She provided much time for the students to do their experiment by our selves.
Great listener and encourages everyone to really think for themselves.
She is an all around good teacher
Very nice and energetic.
Knows the subject very well.
She is a very experienced instructor!! I personally don't like lab at all but because Mrs. lam is such a talkative instructor and she makes the lab fun to work on.
She was always available quickly via e-mail. She gave plenty of room for misunderstandings and other issues with assignments. She explained lab procedures before each assignment very clearly.
16. The instructor spoke clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
17. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
maybe explain the lab procedures and what to do a little better at the beginning of the class period
none.
none
I wouldn't change a thing!
Nothing. I would take her class again, if I had a chance.
I would say to give student a little more time to understand the Lab. I wish she would explain and demonstrate the lab more thoroughly before the students did it.
any changes are needed!
The Diamond Head field trip was fun...maybe try to organize another outing.
nothing
Nothing
none.
Less powerpoint presentations assembled on the fly. They always felt far too rushed to really create a worthwhile presentation within class. Perhaps swap those out for homework or in-class discussion of results.
18. The instructor was not available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.08 12 0.29 Freq(%) 11 (92%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
she would ask us if we needed any help but because of her character none of the students were really afraid to approach her and ask questions about lab or anything else for that matter
helps out a lot. not as a whole class but individually too.
by asking us before class what happened? or via email
She made ot a point that if we needed help she was more than willing to help out
She made sure the students knew exactly how to do the assignments and constantly reminded the students what assignments were due.
Mrs. Lam got to know all of her students on a personal level. She encouraged us in all aspects of our lives. She was proud of us even when it had nothing to do with her class. She encouraged us to always do our best. I know that I can count on her and she will always be rooting for me.
She would email us and let us know our grades.
reminders to do before class exams, one extra credit assignment too
Very patient and understanding if we did something completely wrong in lab!
she helps you as soon as you need help
Made sure we took our online quizzes before class.
Walked around during the lab, checking on students and helping those who needed it.
yes. She always remind us what assignment is due next. She actively post announcement or messages on Laulima.
She was very lenient with due dates, interacted personally with students, and never spoke disrespectfully to anyone. You can always tell when a teacher cares about how her students do, and Professor Lam clearly does.
20. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would definitely recommend this teacher because she's really friendly and helpful. She really knows her material and her labs are quite interesting and fun.
yes.
Yes she is very kind and thoughtful instructor
Yes, She is good
I would highly recommend this instructor to students because unlike most instructors, she connects with the students and establishes a very good/strong teacher-student relationship which, to me, is very important when it comes to learning.
Yes, because she is the best teacher KCC has to offer. All of her students are fortunate to have a teacher like her.
Yes because being a student that doesnt like science, professor Lam made it fun.
Yes! she is one of the best teachers i ever met!
yes, went well with my biology 101 class in class content.
Yes.
Yes, very concern to the student
Yes, made class fun and interesting.
yes because she teaches the class so that we can understand
Yes. She is very nice and caring.
Yes, because lab is not easy and you have to work fast... good thing that Mrs.Lam was welling to help and so we learn from the lab.
Definitely. I would recommend her lab class coupled with her lecture class. I took both together and I think the combination made both classes easier, due to similar material being covered in different ways.
21. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
She's really friendly, she can connect to her students and would share so many things to us. We could also talk to her about just anything.
She showed great concern for her students. After the semester ended she told everyone we could email her if we needed help with anything.
Thank you for being such a great instructor! (:
Mrs. Lam, I would like to take the time to thank you for all that you have done for me. This was a difficult semester for me but you inspired and encouraged me to never give up. There were so many times that I felt like throwing in the towel but your little notes of encouragement went a long way. I will always remember the laughs that I have shared with you, the achey muscles that we endured in the garden, and the OMG moments we shared in lab. Mahalo, Emily
She was awesome!
she taught us in very interesting way which interest us a lot. I hated Biology but since i took her class, it interests me a lot!
Really good,nice teacher. take this class!
Great semester and really enjoyed the lab.
GOOD
Made lab fun.
She always carries a pleasant face with her, I like it~
She was fun to work with and if I had to take another science course, I'd want it to be with her.
22. The instructor actively listened to students.
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%) 10 (63%)