eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

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Instructor: Matthew Tuthill

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MICR130, Summer I 2014
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MICR130, Spring 2014
MICR230, Spring 2014
SCI295MI, Spring 2014
BIOL275, Fall 2013
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MICR230, Fall 2013
BIOL275, Spring 2013
BIOL275L, MICR240, Spring 2013
MICR230, Spring 2013
MICR130, Fall 2012
MICR230, Fall 2012
MICR130, Spring 2012
MICR230, Spring 2012
MICR130, Fall 2011
MICR230, Fall 2011
MICR130, Spring 2011
MICR230, Spring 2011
MICR130, Fall 2010
MICR140, Fall 2010
MICR230, Fall 2010
MICR130, Spring 2010
MICR140, Spring 2010
MICR230, Spring 2010

Matthew Tuthill: MICR130, Summer I 2014

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 130 - General Microbiology Crn (Section): 35100 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 3 (33%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 9 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 3 (33%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
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  
4.22 9 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Dr. Tuthill was very inspiring & explained the complicated subject in a unique way that allowed me to understand it better. I really enjoyed going to his lectures, he always had interesting things to share with the class. I definitely learned something new everyday. He provides us with chapter study guides, sample exams, extra readings about our history, and a lot of helpful resources such as lecture videos that helped me review the subject outside of class.
He makes his material relatable
Able to provide analogies and stories that help to remember important and difficult theories and concepts. He is enthusiastic about the topic and leads engaging lectures.
Very knowledgable on microbiology.
He knew the subject very well and was very enthusiastic when teaching. He help make current events and tell stories to make the subject more interesting.
He knows the subject very well
He is very well informed in his subject area and knows how to explain complicated concepts well. He also made the information very interesting.
Mr. Tuthill is a very knowledgeable instructor & he was very good at explaining different concepts and processes so that I, as a student, could move forward & complete the homework assignments & prepare for exams based off of the lectures.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
The summer class was very very challenging since we only had 6 weeks to cover everything. I would suggest perhaps having quizzes. Having 3 exam that were 4 days apart was extremely stressful & may be really tough for working students.
Slow down
None
Nothing
None
I think if we had some kind of review session before the exams it would have helped a lot.
Nothing, he was a great professor.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He would ask the class after each section if we had any questions. He would also make sure we were paying attention.
He encouraged us to participate
He understood that we would not be able to cover all of the material in class due to his leaving for a week and the amount of information in each chapter, so he shortened the chapters we need to go over and took into account the pace of the class when writing exams.
He offers office hours and always offers help
Always open for helping students & he's in his office during office hours
After several classes, Mr. Tuthill reminded us that we could go in for help in his office after class & he said numerous times that we could schedule an appointment with him if we needed the extra help. During the course of the 6 weeks, he consistently asked us if we had any questions on the material we had just covered before moving on to the next topic.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes absolutely. He is a great teacher & I learned a great deal about microbes, diseases, and brought to our awareness one of the major concerns with our food source (where our meat/chicken/pigs form from). It has definitely changed my diet & I now think three times before I buy products at the grocery store.
I would recommend him because although he's challenging, he's a great teacher
Yes, although he will push you and can be a hard-grading teacher, Matt ultimately wants you to learn the material and is enthusiastic to teach his students. He doesn't just want to tell you what will be on the exam. He wants you to learn things because they apply to our every day lives.
Yes, take the class if you really want to learn.
Yes because he makes you learn and encourage you to think for yourself. This is a hard subject but he'll help you along the way
Yes. He teaches well if your willing to learn
Yes, he is a great teacher.
YES, he is a very knowledgeable professor who knows what he is talking about & he genuinely cares about his students.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
This was a very challenging class but I would like to thank him for stimulating my thoughts, sharing inspiring stories & grasping our attention. Some Professors are quite bland but Dr. Tuthill was very passionate & his stories and thoughts were very interesting
He pushed me harder than any of my other teachers have
Amazing teacher. One of the best teachers I have had.
Your test are very difficult, but pushes students to know the course subject.
Cool teacher
18. Other comments:
None

Matthew Tuthill: MICR130, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 130 - General Microbiology Crn (Section): 34586 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 19 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 6 (32%) 11 (58%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 19 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 2 (11%) 15 (79%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 19 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 5 (26%) 12 (63%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 19 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 17 (89%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 19 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (21%) 14 (74%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (42%) 10 (53%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (42%) 10 (53%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 19 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 7 (37%) 9 (47%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 19 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 7 (37%) 10 (53%)
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  
4.47 19 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 4 (21%) 12 (63%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 19 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 5 (26%) 9 (47%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 19 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 6 (32%) 9 (47%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
shows passion for the subject area as well as students' learning
He is very enthusiastic on the subject, honest on the topics he's going through, and encourages class participation to integrate the student's learning in Microbiology.
Professor Tuthill posted multiple resources for us to utilize in order to understand the material in detail. Professor Tuthill also tried to engage us in class activities even though our class was extremely boring and most were there just to get a grade.
Very informative Open for help
Matthew Tuthill is a great professor! He is hard but he knows his stuff so he makes it interesting. I would have to wind down from my research methodology class before I got into MICRO. He definitely was able to keep me engaged. His lectures are clear and he tries to make us think by asking questions. His lecture style is great as he uses soft and loud tones to note importance to takes and make us listen. Because he has passion, it makes me have passion for subject matter. I am never bored or get tired even if I'm already tired. Class time goes by quickly. I am never watching the clock in his class. Extra Credit assignments are helpful and also broaden our knowledge and awareness. He is a great professor and KCC is lucky to have him. I will be writing a review on ratemyprofessor.com to encourage students to take the class from him.
He is very enthusiastic about the topic which made us students learn better.
He knows his stuff.
He can explain things very well.
The professor would state real life facts about what is going on in the world today that's related the microbiology, which made the class really interesting. He also is very passionate about what he does.
Great lecturer, very knowlegable
He is very thorough while lecturing through the subject matter. He is very passionate about what he teaches and that reflects on his class every day.
He is knowledgable in the area of study.
offered help
He knew his topic well and gives stories to the students, which will help them memorize the topic more.
He really knows what he's talking about, very confident the way he presents his lectures.
He knows the subject very well. He relates many of the concepts into everyday situations that really helped me to understand how things work in the body.
Very enthusiastic, and knowledgeable about the subject. He also links the lectures to events that happen everyday.
How enthusiastic he was during class.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Slower during class lectures.
Nothing really. Everything was given to us in order to pass his class. It is up to us, the students, to take advantage of these resources and learn the material in detail and not just memorize it just for one exam.
Assign scheduled dates for worksheets, not due all at once
I think he should provide a study guide to help students with the exams
none
Pace of class
None.
Get rid of Exam 3
None. Although he really likes the subject matter of poop, something I would like a little less of, it adds to his humorous personality and character in class.
More Extra credit opportunities, the exams are hard.
Maybe have a study session or review before the exam.
Wish he taught Micro 161 and 140
No changes, class is perfect.
Nothing. The class was great.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He regularly asks follow up questions during the lecture.
He encourages class participation, and tutoring help.
By explaining after every exam that this is a difficult subject and should not be taken lightly. You need to study the material in order to pass this class. And he's right.
Encouraged students to go to office hours Contact the TA's
1) emailed reminders 2) open office hours 3) stayed after class to answer questions 4) made us answer questions in class which created a interactive learning environment so that we could ask him questions beyond lecture. 5) Extra Credit 6) Much much more!
He wanted us to learn so he made sure we understand the topic by asking us questions in class. He also asked us if we had any questions after each topic.
He announced several times about his office hours, the resources he provided such as on Laulima, etc.
He asked if anyone had any questions
The professor seemed to really care about the students and our future. He would always try to get us to participate in class.
He constantly tells students to contact him in any means possible if we have questions.
He notices the students when they are missing.
He explain the topic very well, it is not his fault if the student did not take notes. He have all the material prepared for the students to learn.
He gave us many resources that helped us study for exams and also put his lectures online so it could be accessible to us if we missed class or couldn't follow his fast-past speech.
Encouraged students to take the time to study after class, always reminded about assignments and exams in advance.
He gave several examples for us to learn.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes, he is very knowledgeable in the subject area. clear and concise when explaining complex topics.
Yes, because he will go in depth on the subject of Microbiology and answer questions when asked.
Yes. The course in general is a difficult subject as with any science course, and his exams is tougher than most professors I have had in the past, but this is to truly test if you understand the material or not and not just relying on luck or guessing to see if you get a passing grade or not.
I would if students are willing to study up to 8 hours a week!
Most definitelyâ?¦. He is very passionate about his subject matter and teaches it well. He is fair. He wants us to learn and entices us to go beyond subject matter to gain more depth. His class isn't easy but I'd still recommend him to all future MICRO students. I wish I could take more class from him!!!
I would recommend him to students because microbiology is not an easy topic (to me) but he is very knowledgeable about this topic. Those who enjoy biology should take him because students will learn a lot in his class.
Yes, you can tell he enjoys and goes in depth with his lectures. Also, he likes a class with students that participate in his lectures.
Yes because he explains the topic well
Yes, he is a great enthusiastic professor and always kept the students interested in the topics he was teaching.
Absolutely, he is my favorite professor at KCC.
Yes. He is a good professor but the area of study is just a hard subject in general.
Yes, Microbiology in general is a hard topic, but professor Tuthill is pretty much fair gain in all his exams.
Yes. I believe he is a great teacher. He has really influenced me to think more about the world and how my own actions can help benefit others and myself. He made many microbiology concepts understandable by explaining them with real life situations. The only thing I would say to future students is that they really have to work hard for their grades because there is a lot of independent studying need to be done.
I would recommend Matthew Tuthill to students because the he makes the class and learning fun.
Yes. He is a great teacher to learn from.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
N/A.
Professor Tuthill is doing an amazing job as an educator and should continue to do so. I have learned an outstanding amount of information in his class from just a short time and I actually apply that information on a day to day basis.
He seems like a very nice person! Cool teacher.
I think I said it allâ?¦ KCC is lucky to have a great professor like him!
N/A
If you need help or are struggling, just ask and he will help you. But you have to take the initiative to do so because it's your grade.
He is a good professor
Very great professor. Would recommend to other students. Made microbiology fun to learn. Also taught students a lot about Hawaii's history in relation to microbiology that I'm sure a lot of us didn't know about.
Keep doing what you do boo.
Please grade easier
He is a funny and enthusiastic young man.
You are an awesome professor, hope you taught Micro 140 and 161 :)
He is funny.
Thank you for a great class.
18. Other comments:
Don't lose him as a professor!!!
N/A
none
N/a
None.
I need to pass your class! i am trying so hard but its just difficult
No comments.
Love the class.

Matthew Tuthill: MICR130, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 130 - General Microbiology Crn (Section): 34598 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 7 (41%) 8 (47%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 6 (35%) 9 (53%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 17 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 17 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 7 (41%) 8 (47%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 17 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 8 (47%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 11 (65%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 17 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 4 (24%) 11 (65%)
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  
4.76 17 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 13 (76%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 17 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 9 (53%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Professor Tuthill is a great professor. He is very passionate about what he teaches. He is also engaging to his students.
He was very enthusiastic and knowledgable in this subject area. I felt that could go up and ask him any question and he would know the answer. He also made the material less boring and much more understandable because he would readily have analogies that were easier to understand. For exams, he would make it clear what was needed to study and this helped a lot because there was so much information to absorb when exams did come around.
He was very eloquent and explained things to a level where everyone understood. He would break down complicated words that we did not understand which made it easier to follow along
Good understanding of the material and explains it in a way that students can understand
He provided many real life examples that helped me understand the information better.
Sense of humor.
He really likes DNA. He tries to have a learning tool for each type of student and we all really appreciate that.
Very passionate of his work
He's very knowledgeable about the subject and passionate about his views.
He shared a lot of real world problems and experiences and ties it in to the lesson.
He knows the material he teaches front and back.
His love for the subject and teaching it to others.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
He goes through the Powerpoint really quick.
More videos
He speaks really fast which can be hard to keep up with. Also, the chapter worksheets were due on test days which didnt really help me because i wasnt sure what i really knew going into the test. Maybe if he graded them ahead of time so we could see what areas we needed to work on, that would make it easier to know what you really needed to study.
Study guide for the final because it's a lot of new information we're learning independently.
n/a
None.
More interaction in the classroom, some topics are snooze fests so it would be helpful if he taught them in a more energetic room of people. That's the beauty of having smaller classrooms.
Maybe ease up a little when grading the short answer portion of the tests. Or at least give an example to students about what you're looking for when answering the questions. It'll give us a clearer idea of how to phrase our answers or to include certain points in particular that you're looking for so that we receive the full credit.
Add a word bank to the exams for the fill in the blank questions.
None
Stay classy Mr Tuthill.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He made sure that we knew what was going on in his class. He gave us worksheets that would make us understand the lectures. Also he has videos of his lectures on laulima, so if anybody missed a class there's always a way to catch up. He does not let his students hanging. He make sure that we understand the lecture before moving on to different topics/chapters. I can't think of anything that he has a shortcoming with in this class. He is super helpful.
He gave us extra credit opportunities to help boost our grades and he was always available for any questions you may have had.
He would review and ask questions so that we would be slightly prepared for the exams. He also gave us extra credit work which helped my grade a lot
Asking if we have any questions after a few sections and asking at the beginning of class if we understand everything.
He provided extra credit work that will help students boost their grades if they didn't do well on the exams
Brings props in in order for students to better grasp information.
Made his lessons accessible.
He had open office hours whenever the students needed it
He offered extra credit, extended deadlines, postponed tests and pushed us to study by providing us with chapter outlines.
He would answer question and explain concepts most students did not understand.
Always encouraged us to use his office hours for additional questions and if we didn't do well on a test, he cared about having us do better.
Reminded us constantly of tips and dates for tests and extra credit. He also reminded us of the last days before you can drop the class without getting a bad mark.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
YES, because he is super helpful and a very brilliant professor. He makes the class really interesting. Definitely not an easy A class, but Mr Tuthill is a very effective and informative instructor.
Yes, because although this course is a challenge and does require a lot of studying, you learn a lot. He obviously knows the subject VERY well and the textbook very well and teaches well. He has resources that can help you if you are struggling such as oral lectures.
I would recommend him to other students, but I would have a disclaimer. If you are a good auditory and visual learner then this class is very good, however if you are a very hands on learner then I would not take this class.
Yes, clear but have to work hard
yes, he provided a good atmosphere of learning
Yes, he is easy to understand.
Sure, for the challenge. If you can get an A in his class it is well deserved.
Yes, if you actually want to learn.
Yes, even though it is a challenging class, you will learn from a very intelligent teacher who is engaging.
Yepp. He is hard but you will learn a lot.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Learned a lot from this class, it was definitely an eyeopener for me. I thought I would just be learning about microbes, but he gave us so much insight especially on social issues that ties within the subject.
n/a
None.
He is a good teacher and a challenging teacher but in a good way. He is very knowledgeable of the material in class.
I am seriously considering giving up eating meat entirely after taking his class. I also appreciate the fact that he shares so much of his knowledge with his students and encourages us to question what is out there and to think for ourselves.
He reminds me of Scott Disick.
None
Stay classy Mr Tuthill.
18. Other comments:
Thank you for not holding any prisoners attitude. Being straight forward on the material and test gives us a clear understanding of how to be successful in this class.

Matthew Tuthill: MICR230, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 230 - Molecular Biology Crn (Section): 34605 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
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  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
he is able to present the material in a way that students can understand... the material is very deep to begin with, so he uses analogies and pictures in his lectures.
Great lecturer, friendly, fun, fair grader, etc.
He explains everything we need to know and organizes very well for the class. All the questions we asked during class, he answered super clear, never stop talking until he makes sure that the student surely understands all what he asked.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
spend a little more time on each slide during lecture.
n/a
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
by reminding us when the last day to drop the class is, how our GPA would be affected.
He's genuinely interested in helping his students succeed.
He tells us almost every concerns directly and even tells us the concerns that he may face to in future. He was direct and clear all the time, everyone could expect what would we have to prepare next.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes, he knows what he is talking about... isn't a boring professor.
He's passionate about the subject, and is always interested in discussing it outside of class.
Yes, I liked the small class and the way he teaches.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
second class I took from him, I learned a lot.
Great guy inside and outside of the classroom.
He is one of the smartest instructors I ever tookã??He provide as many knowledge he has and every
18. Other comments:
This class was one of my favorite classes! I've learned so much.

Matthew Tuthill: SCI295MI, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: SCI 295MI - STEM Research in Microbiology Crn (Section): 35111 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (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  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
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  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
- Very generous office hours--very accommodating for last-minute meetings - Very supportive throughout the course of the project, especially when I had bouts of uncertainty - Brilliant, unpretentious, down-to-earth
wide knowledge and easy to talk to
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
- I hope you have time to do things for yourself
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
- Prompt email response, and provides helpful feedback when I got stuck on (many) aspects of the project - Encouraged me to step outside of my comfort zone and participate in events
available after class hours for additional help
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Absolutely, KCC is lucky to have him.
yes, he encourages problem solving
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
he is extremely dedicated to this area of research
18. Other comments:
Thank you for being a great mentor.

Matthew Tuthill: BIOL275, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: BIOL 275 - Cell and Molecular Biology Crn (Section): 31769 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (40%) 7 (47%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 7 (47%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 15 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 5 (33%) 7 (47%)
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  
4.53 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (20%) 10 (67%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 2 (13%) 9 (60%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (27%) 9 (60%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
His knowledge and passion
very knowledgeable, likes to relate topics to current events or everyday issues to encourage understanding, gets quizzes and tests back to you in a timely manner
He encourages class participation and he always wants to hear questions and/or comments regarding subject matter. Matt is genuinely interested in the material and encourages students to take an interest in the biomedical field. Matt is also accessible outside of class and I have enjoyed numerous conversations regarding my own research and my interests in biomedical science.
We can have a sense of intimacy. He is very appropriate for a teacher. He is the best teacher.
Knows his stuff, very good approach to teaching. Doesn't put his students down and make them feel stupid.
- Brilliant, articulate, down-to-earth, funny at appropriate times - Engaging speaker, to the point where I wish that there were more "lectures." - Called students out on their shit - Grades work promptly
- Knowledgeable - Professional - Made the best of situation after finding out late that he was teaching a new course - I enjoyed this course - Passionate about biology
-- He adds humor to the class to keep his audience engaged -- He uses analogies to help students understand confusing materials better. WIth the analogies, the students can picture what is going on; thus, giving them a better understanding of the concept. -- He is very prompt and very reasonable. He admits that he is a hard grader but that is to ensure that students understand the topics that are being told.
Dr tuthill is a really great teacher, he takes boring, complicated, difficult subject matter and makes it easy to understand and interesting to learn.
Precise use of word to define fixed definition towards ideas.
Certain chapters he was excited about which made me excited too.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
possibly creating a study guide of the most important topics that would be covered on exams
I'd really have to strain my brain to come up with something.
The class is sometimes too hard to follow.
No changes for Dr. Tuthill. In regards to the class: - Smaller classes - Earlier class time, or at least have a class scheduled after the class, so going overtime won't happen. Or make the class time longer--3 credits? - Stick on a lab fee so we can have our own culture plates. I think the reason we had so much contamination issues is because we had too many people on a single plate. I understand that being green is good, but in the end, especially in regards to the lipofection experiment, if the experiment will fail because of a few careless students with less than stellar aseptic technique, we might as well spend a little more on plates so that all that lipofectamine, hygromycin, etc. won't be utterly wasted--having separate plates surely will increase our chances of success.
- be more consistent with textbook. dont test on slides where there is no further explanation but the slide itself and what was said in class, in other words, material that is not in the textbook. - could have gone through some chapters a little quicker - ch 10 could have been done in two classes instead of three. understandeable, however, since this was first time teaching course. - should welcome feedback from students as a way to improve as a teacher. did not seem to be interested in feedback, or perhaps got just a little defensive about it.
Maybe a small class discussion on the biotech projects
I would have liked if he had followed the book more. There is a lot of material and it's difficult to remember the lectures accurately. I relied on the book a lot but it didn't seem to help much.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
made us aware of the drop dates, grades, answered questions, gave us assignments for easy points
yes, he made sure he knew almost everybody's name within a couple weeks and always encouraged student interaction. I never felt uncomfortable approaching matt with a question.
He often asks students, are you okay?. And I really feel better because I can feel that he is thinking about us.
Always made himself available and would respond to emails promptly
- Generous office hours, even when it's not officially his office hours. - Made difficult tests that challenged the heck out of us--made us try to do better. - Very attentive while we did wet work. - Clear and concise directions
- always punctual. did not waste our time. was respectful of our time.
He encourages them to go to his office hours or to ask him questions for clarification. I think this is important because he is very inviting and approachable. I barely talked to Dr. Tuthill outside of class but when I did, I gained so much out of it and I felt like I learned the concept so much more. Also, it was assuring to know that I was understanding the materials properly.
Constantly reminding us of the drop/withdrawal dates s we can protect our gpas, and allowing us to help make decisions as to when quizzes should be.
Rapid email responds back to students, have a great range of office hours available to students.
I had the impression that he enjoyed the A students more, and the students that were struggling or just average kind of got overlooked and were intimadated by Tuthill and the stronger students.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Would most definitely recommend him.
I would recommend him to students who don't mind a lot of studying and review. The info in this class can get really detail-oriented so some students may or may not have a hard time with that.
Yes. He is enthusiastic with the material and he cares more about students learning the material than simply testing for the sake of testing. (Although his exams are not trivial)
I absolutely recommend him to students because he is the best teacher! However, if a student has no willingness to study, I won't recommend.
Very much so. Great teacher. Very kind hearted.
Absolutely. Such a huge asset to KCC. He could be at some med school on the mainland, but he chooses to be here. Students definitely should be more grateful.
yes he is a decent teacher.
Yes I would because he is the kind of teacher that wants students to know the concepts and applications. Even though I found his class difficult, I learned so much. The things that I did not like in my gen bio or the things that I didn't think i would ever like, I forced myself to study it and found them interesting.
Definitely.
Yes, he knows his material well and is able to explain to a student until he or she fully understands.
I would, I enjoyed how in depth he went about current issues and new breakthroughs in the field. I found it very interesting.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thank you.
Great guy, thanks Matt.
Thanks for being awesome.
overall good job for a course that he does not normally teach.
I like Dr. Tuthill. He was one of the challenging professors that I have ever had, if not the hardest, but the amount of things that I learned from his class makes up for it. He is a good professor and I am definitely planning on taking a future class with him.
18. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Matthew Tuthill: BIOL275L, MICR240, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: BIOL 275L - Cell and Molecular Biology Lab Crn (Section): 31770 (0)    
Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 240 - Tissue Culture Crn (Section): 32041 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 1.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 1.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 1.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 1.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
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  
4.67 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 3 (75%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
NOTE: This is actually for the BIOL 275 LECTURE--I mixed up the surveys...sorry! - Articulate, explains things beautifully and makes everything seem amazing and elegant. - Good philosophy for teaching - Writes challenging exams--which motivates us to study harder, and thus learn much more. - Stern, but nice.
He has a sense of intimacy.
Tries to have class end on time.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
(- You really don't need a study guide.) - Maybe have the bioinformatics project mid-semester, in which the preceding exercises would be due earlier (e.g. every week or two, versus every 2-3 weeks). It was difficult having to meet up with partners to collaborate on a project, especially when the project itself seems so challenging. - While all tangents that were embarked upon were fascinating, and really added to the material (particularly in regards to the biotechnology chapter, which took at least 2 weeks to cover), I wish there was a little more time to cover the final chapters on the syllabus. It's one thing to read the textbook--it's a better thing to hear Dr. Tuthill lecture on the material in addition to the book.
Better organize the Power Points.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
- Graded work promptly - Wrote challenging exams - Asked a lot of questions - Encouraged us to participate, or at least make use of his office hours
He scolds us.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Absolutely. The best hands-down.
I really recommend him to my friends. He is very nice and he is a highly competent teacher.
Not unless you already know about tissue culture and the class is more like a review for you.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thank you for your wisdom and intellect.
He told us he doesn't like teaching tissue culture.
18. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Matthew Tuthill: MICR230, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 230 - Molecular Biology Crn (Section): 31909 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 5 1.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
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  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Matt can relate the course material to real life, which helps the students better relate to it. He is mostly on time. He does his best to make time to see his students when they need help. And is willing to address the concerns of others.
Knows the subject well.
He always motivate student to think and respond to question he ask His Quizes is hard but it makes me think better and understand more
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I think he can limit the amount of project he makes his students do. I think doing the biotech project and poster board project is sufficient already to help students grasp the material. Furthermore, I think he can put more information on the power points to go along with the pictures and graphs.
Teach upper levels because he has trouble understanding how a student doesn't "get" it.
Maybe it's too much to ask for, but in the laboratory aspect course, wouldn't it be a decent idea that the professor himself would perform the experiment along side as a "control" as well? It might be a time issue since students inquire during the wet lab therefore outnumber the time the professor would have to actually perform the same assay in class. That would mean it'll probably require the professor to perform the assay outside of class time so maybe it is too much to ask for.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
After Matt goes over some material in class, he asks the class if we had any questions or were confused. And if some people were confused he would go back and further explain the material.
He didn't.
Always ask us questions
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes I would recommend Matt to other students because even though he is a hard grader; he teaches the material in clear manner and relates it to life. And because he relates the course material to life, it is easier to recall most of the course material that was went over throughout the semester.
No, he's too moody.
Yes, his teaching style is precise and easy to follow.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
All the students deserve to be treated equally.
Hes a great teacher
18. Other comments:
When our experiments didn't work, I like that he explained what had likely gone wrong.
Keep up the good work.

Matthew Tuthill: BIOL275, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: BIOL 275 - Cell and Molecular Biology Crn (Section): 33890 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 5 (42%) 5 (42%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
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%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 6 (50%) 4 (33%)
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 encouraged students' participation.
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 course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
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%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 12 1.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 5 (42%)
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  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 4 (33%) 5 (42%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Clearly understood subject material and knew of experiments/ideas/real world applications/etc related to subject.
He is a good lecturer. Dr. Tuthill is very knowledgeable in the course of cellular and molecular biology. He is also very enthusiastic about teaching the course.
Very knowledgable in the subject.
Really made the lecture and topic interesting
Matt's strengths include his eager and enthusiasm on the subject matter. In order to increase class participation in lecture discussions, he took the time to know students by name and called on them individually throughout the course. He always kept the class aware of when upcoming assignments were due as well as reminders for quizzes and exams. His ability to relate concepts to things that are well-known to students served as a foundation from which students could better grasp and understand topics. Matt also took the time to answer questions to the best of his knowledge that students presented in class. The recaps at the beginning of lecture also served as a great transition into the class to prepare students for the lesson.
microbiology in general
He is not pretentious. He is very real and casual, and that makes him more engaging and approachable. He also has great analogies for things. He really cares about the students and how we do.
His depth of knowledge and experience in the subject. His ability to relate the material, and relate to the students.
He is enthusiastic about the subject area and seemed to enjoy presenting the material to the students.
explains concepts well, easy to relate to, makes lectures interesting
He covers the material with interesting updated research.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Please be specific on what to study for exams. Ambiguity makes it difficult for students to excel. We know that you are a good instructor and we want you to be proud of us.
Clearer test questions
Easier grader, if not that then give students more prep material for exams and quiz. Tons of material, the lecture/power points (plus reading the text for the material covered over lectures and power points) did not fully help to prepare for the questions on exams.
I might suggest possibly limiting time on quizzes in order to allow for more time in lecture.
more extra credit
Maybe not have the last bioinformatics project. It's hard to come up with ideas.
curve the class
It was hard for me to gauge how to answer his test and how to answer them to his satisfaction.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He is always open to answering questions and teaches us how to think critically.
Available through email promptly
He did try to work with the class to a certain extent when many students were not doing well on exams etc.
He always stressed the need for students to study and read outside of class, as this is a foundation course for many biology majors in the class. He worked with us a lot by providing assignments as extra credit that were not just easy hand-outs, but increased our understanding of the work. He is always available for office hours, and always eager and willing to explain concepts that students may not have gotten in lecture.
responds to emails and has office hours
He was accessible to us outside class in the office or by email. He was very willing to answer any questions.
his pep talks after we receive our tests back..., make sure we understand concept
He was very accessible in person and thru email.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, because he is very knowledgeable in this subject.
Interesting and in gagging
i probably wouldn't recommend taking a graded course from him because he is difficult grader. I would recommend just sitting in on his lectures for fun. Makes lectures interesting.
Yes, because his teaching style is very straightforward, and his availability encourages students to be proactive with their ability to maintain a good grade in the class. He is a great example of an almost perfect professor!
yes, good teacher
Yes, he loves research and he enjoys teaching. Anyone interested in biology could learn extensively from him.
Absolutely. He is a very good teacher and the test are very challenging but fair and fairly graded.
yes! he is fair teacher and really wants students to learn
Yes because he challenges the student to really know the material.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Fun teacher
He serves as a great mentor and faculty member to the KCC family, and I hope that my professors at UH Manoa will be half as great as and knowledgable in their subject matter as he is.
none
his enthusiasm for the subject makes the material bearable
I think he was a good teachers for me and I learned a lot.
18. Other comments:
thanks for the powerpoints they helped a lot. i did not even buy the book.
I enjoyed the class.

Matthew Tuthill: BIOL275L, MICR240, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: BIOL 275L - Cell and Molecular Biology Lab Crn (Section): 33891 (0)    
Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 240 - Tissue Culture Crn (Section): 34029 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 3 2.0 Freq(%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 3 1.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 5 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 3 1.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (20%) 2 (67%)
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  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (67%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Similar to the lecture, Matt's strengths include his ability to relate concepts to real-world things for students to better grasp concepts. He stressed technique a lot in the lab, and demonstrated them to students several times, and assisted when needed in calculations.
His knowledge and ability to force students to problem solve and understand the deeper concepts behind what they are doing.
Very knowledgable in the subject.
He's on time.
He was very knowledgeable about the lab course.
His class was interesting so it kept my attention. He knew his material. He was available for extra help before and after class as well as during office hours.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I suggest have a technique 'quiz' of students to analyze their lab skills in order to better prepare them and increase efficiency for their future experiments.
Better structure
Tell us what the project is sooner.
I think it would be helpful if he would tell students more hands on how to be more efficient.
A little more organized. Some procedures could've been posted earlier when revised to allow for prep time. Also some procedures could've used more explanation.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He was always willing to help students in calculations and understanding when called upon throughout the lab. He also encouraged students to answer other student questions in order to increase learning throughout the lab. He never rushed students while they executed lab protocol, and he would walk around the lab to ensure everyone was on task.
Very available to answer questions.
Encouraged interaction
He tilts his head.
He explained things very clearly addressing individual concerns as well as the class as a whole.
He stayed late after the class was finished to help students finish labs. He was available for help when needed.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, he is very approachable and willing to help.
Yes. Very good instructor.
Interesting experiments
Maybe, he can be grouchy
Yes I would recommend this course because you acquire a variety of useful skills that you just can't learn without doing the experiments.v
Yes. He is a great teacher. Has interesting lectures and labs.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Fun teacher
He is easy on the eyes.
I liked the class and I learned a lot.
18. Other comments:
He doesn't know how to explain what is confusing.

Matthew Tuthill: MICR230, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 230 - Molecular Biology Crn (Section): 34028 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 6 1.17 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%)
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  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He cares.
- VERY knowledgeable--keeps up with new/evolving things in the field, showing that he's always informed and therefore only teaches us things that are relevant. - Always prepared for class--and was kind enough to send out email reminders beforehand of our daily goals. - Well-crafted powerpoint slides that were a helpful resource. - Fascinating, mind-blowing lectures. I think that everyone in the class would agree that they like to listen to him talk. - Very well-written lab manual - Funny and down-to-earth - Watched us closely during lab work and called us out on our mistakes/improper techniques immediately as they were occurring.
Seems to really enjoy the subject matter and like sharing it with students.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Be in charge.
Hmmm..............maybe teach more classes?
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He listens when you talk to him in his office.
- Approachable, is available to talk with students outside of class - Engaged students in discussion - Made sure that we came prepared for class - Challenged us a great deal, and wanted us to succeed
He was always willing to answer questions and really wanted us to understand the material and succeed.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Depends on what they want from athe class and the teacher.
Absolutely. KCC is extremely lucky to have him.
He is a very good instructor that I would recommend to anyone who really wants to learn.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
It helps if you are his favorite.
This class was amazing. Thank you for your teaching!
18. Other comments:
He lets his class be too clickie.

Matthew Tuthill: MICR130, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 130 - General Microbiology Crn (Section): 31664 (0)     31665 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 3 (19%) 18 (72%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 16 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 6 (24%) 16 (64%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (25%) 17 (68%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 24 (96%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%) 4 (25%) 16 (64%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 17 (68%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 19 (76%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (28%) 17 (68%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 25 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 8 (32%) 10 (63%)
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  
4.76 25 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (16%) 10 (63%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 25 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (20%) 6 (24%) 9 (56%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 25 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
the depth of his knowledge of the material. lectures are usually drab, but his are lively and engaging. he get excited about the material, which is contagious.
how he provided great detail in lecture but at the same time he didnt make it seem boring.
He knows the material in depth and uses outside examples for context which helped me understand this challenging material. He is also good at communicating with his students outside of class if you need feedback on something.
He is very enthusiastic and puts a lot of effort into teaching.
His strengths are knowing the subject really well.
Trying his best to have us understand his lectures by giving examples us students would get.
He encourages the students to get interested in the course and involved social issue related to what we learn in the class.
Matt is one of the best professors I've had (including my undergrad time at a private university in CA). He explains topics well/in an easily accessible way. I like that he repeats things regularly to further reinforce the information. There was actually some overlap in the material that I was learning from zoology 141 and this course this semester and the way Matt explained various processes was so much more understandable and clarified my knowledge for both courses. I also appreciate that he continually reminds students of how what we are learning fits in to the larger, global picture and that our choices as individuals do have an influence on social structures and systems in place. I also think that the course is set up so that it is very challenging but simultaneously extremely motivating. I don't think that the bar is set too high and I appreciate that there are high expectations in this course because I don't feel like there is leeway to slack off. I'm constantly motivated to review material at home and talk to friends about what I'm learning because it's just so fascinating. Anyway, overall THUMBS UP. I have been recommending Matt to many students who are interested in taking micro and could not have had a better experience.
He is passionate about the subject matter, and he makes learning interesting. The material is thoroughly explained, and broken down into simple terms. I have learned so much despite myself. He uses analogies that may seem far off at first, but are spot on upon closer examination. The Matrix will never be the same.
He really knows his subject well!
His teaching style was great. He knew how to get the students involved with the work and keep us motivated.
Prof. Tuthill knows his subject very well. He makes the class extremely fun using different metaphors for the students to understand.
He really knows the subject.
He looks and sounds like Chael Sonnen.
Matthew clearly knows what he is teaching.
Matthew really knows that he is talking about, he gives real world examples and situations that affect us students and it makes the course easy to understand
Dr. Tuthill's major strengths as a teacher is his ability to lecture such complex concepts with such efficiency, while staying concern of the students ability to grasps those concepts.
exampling, detail about subject..
He knows the subject well. I thought this class will be very difficult because people were saying that he's very hard, and he is, but he's very clear and explain very well about the materials.
organized, clear lectures. knows subject well
He is very creative by using analogies to help his students understand the subject better. He's very clear and he's very knowledgable about the subject.
He presents his powerpoints very effectively and explains the concept really well.
Dr. Tuthill is an extremely knowledgeable micro professor. He is challenging, but he is fair, and provides you with all the tools that you need to be successful.
An expert in his area as well as others.
Explain the material as easy as possible. The drawing do help explaining the materials.
He knows what he is talking about and makes them interesting by giving us life examples
He is able to take traditionally intimidating subjects and make them approachable. He made everyone feel they could understand class concepts.
He knew his subject area well.
He is a great instructor and believes in what he teaches
very passionate about subject
He explained the material very well. The subject matter was expressed clearly and in depth.
Matthew Tuthill is a great teacher. He is one of the best I have ever had, and without a doubt the best I've had while at UH. He really wants his students to do well and to understand Microbiology. He is able to relate everything in a way where we can apply it to everyday life. And the fact that he posts his lectures online helps out so much.
Very informed and passionate about subject matter
He knows a lot of information and has a lot of passion for what he's teaching. I can see that he tries his best to make the class fun and exciting. He makes sure his students know the material by making the tests a little more difficult, but not impossible.
He's very enthusiastic about the topic that he teaches. Makes the class very interesting because he presents the facts then introduces his opinion on the topic.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
not really anything. maybe more gross pictures of body diseases.
none
The classes had way too much content each day and he would teach too fast. It was hard to understand what was going on.
sometimes the tangents about the meat industry/factory farming/etc were a bit excessive. however, this could be because i already knew a lot of the information. i think it's important for students to know though and i'm sure the majority of our class is unaware of the atrocities that occur as we remain complacent and use our monetary power as consumers to support inhumane practices.
Test to be equal on short answers and multiple choice.
N/A
Nothing. I thought he was excellent, just difficult.
Involve the students into the lecture. Teach in a way that lets the students get actively involved.
I would suggest that maybe before a test there is a review of what we have learned. this will help students get an idea of what they know and what we need to work on
Nothing, he is an excellent teacher for such a difficult course.
I like the way he teach because the PowerPoint helps especially when you listen to his lecture.
none
N/A
Maybe do online/class quizzes which will encourage students to stay on track with the chapters and its subject or topic.
Slow down a bit and try to engage the student to learning the material from other perspectives.
Add more detail to ppt.
Homework that is due at least once a week. More extra credit point oppurtunities
Truthfully none.
To make the material learned more relatable to students to make it easier to understand
none
None.
None.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
he asked questions of students, referring to each by first name, which is rare.
he would offer after class help and office hours help if ever needed.
I'm not sure.
He showed concern by encouraging students to go to him and ask him anything that they are confused on.
Always warns us before any exams or things that are needed to be done.
He tries to anwer for any questions from the students
always responds to emails promptly. available for office hours. also all of the resources provided online (laulima) are very helpful (old tests, camtasia if we miss class and want to hear the lecture online, etc)
At the end of class, there is usually a line to talk to Tuthilll. He patiently speaks to each and every one of the students, and directs them to his office hours if time goes over. The dedication is inspiring.
He ask if anyone had questions, need clarifications.
He was open for appointments if the students had any concerns with the work assigned, grades, or other concerns.
He would tell us that he is available during his office hours and would answer our questions.
Matthew would remind his students to email him if there are any questions or if people need extra help.
any time a student has a question regarding health or some other type of question related to the class he would answer the questions to his best ability
Yes, to an extent/
memorized students' name.. and call them during the class.. :)
He talked to people who are failing the class and offer them a solution to get a better grade.
He gave us friendly reminders about studying hard for his tests because passive studying will not do. Additionally, he would give us a fair amount of extra credit to help students boost up their grade.
He would frequently ask questions to get us the understand the material.
He apparently puts just as much work in as the students. He has fantastic oral camtasia lectures that are provided for his class on laulima. His exams are challenging, but he tries to provide his students with as many tools as possible, so that they can be successful.
Offered help.
Try to make students understand the material as much as possible.
He gave somewhat some extra credit
He provided resources online, and offered his personal time after class to any student who needed it.
he would reply to students outside of class with answers to their questions whether it was in person or through email
always available during office hours
He always assured that we could meet with him before class to go over any material we did not understand.
He always asked what he could do to improve test scores.
He went around the room asking students questions and before he moves on to a different chapter, he makes sure everyone gets the material.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yeah. there is a lot of material involved, and he presents it in an attainable way. not an easy course, but he teaches well and if you study, you learn a wealth of material.
Yes because you learn the material without ever be boring. He also provides great resources!!
Yes, it was a VERY hard class but he does a good job at giving you all the help you can get if you are willing to do the work.
Yes, but he's challenging and the pace is super fast.
Yes because he knows the subject very well.
Yes, strongly . the reason is that there are lots of chances to study microbiology in different ways. His class gives ways to find right route for learning new knowledge in science.
i already wrote about this above. in short, yes.
Absolutely. He is a fantastic teacher. The course might be hard, but it is well developed and presented in a clear manner. It's not just read the book and you don't need to come to class.
yes! He is very passionate about his subject, makes it fun!
I would, but you MUST work hard for this class in order to pass. You have to be comfortable with the material to understand what are on his tests. If you do not wish to work hard, then don't take this Microbiology class.
I would. He is a very good teacher and knows the subject really well.
I would recommend Matthew because he knows this subject very well.
I would, even though the class is very difficult students will learn a lot and it will help with other courses as well
Yes, I would strongly recommend Dr. Tuthill even though his test may be challenging. He is an excellent lecture and makes concepts very easy to comprehend. He also as a good sense of humor, which keeps the class wake.
yes!! because he has passion to teach his students and he wants students study more and learn better.. that's what I feel about his class ans his exam..
I highly recommend him because he's a very god teacher. He's very knowledgeable and the materials in Microbiology are hard but he clearly explains it in a very effective ways.
Yes i would, great teacher.
Yes, because you really learn a lot from his class and he also makes class entertaining.
yes
Yes, because he teaches in a way by which he explains the material effectively.
I would definitely. But certainly they would have to be willing to put in some effort.
Yes, only if they were hard working students.
Yes, would recommend to other students. He is very enthusiastic about the material and know what he is talking about.
Yes, this is class is never boring
Yes. I feel scientific literacy is important, and that he is a good communicator for this area.
I would only if the student was willing to self-study to ensure a good grade in class.He knows what he is talking about
He was always there if I had any questions and was always very helpful
yes because you will learn the material
Definitely! He is very passionate about microbiology, which makes the learning experience even better and more enjoyable.
Yes, I already have. I don't think you could find a better teacher at UH than Tuthill.
I would recommend him to students because he's a unique teacher that really cares about the students growing in their knowledge. He's also very humorous and challenges us to want to learn more and ask questions if we don't get something.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
great teacher.
Awesome overall Teacher!!!
He is very intelligent.
He has enthusiasm for teaching.
if i had the time and money, i'd take another one of you classes. who knew microbiology was so interesting? i was a bit concerned that i'd end up being a complete germaphobe by the end of the semester.
Love his analogies.
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He is very helpful and can change your mind about the choices you make in life.
He is a good teacher who knows the course and is fun
Keep teaching.
his lecture is fun and interesting..
He gives extra credit but you really need to study for his exams. It's not only about memorizing the materials but more importantly understanding it and be able to relate it in real life.
Very good professor!!
Over great teacher! A++++++++
I was at first intimidated by his syllabus. But I am grateful that I took his class. I appreciate the time he put in to making our class exciting, helping us understand difficult concepts, and applying them to our everyday lives.
Thanks :D
If he can make his exams little easier, that will be great!!
I hope he sticks around.
I wouldn't take his class again personally but no doubt is he an excellent microbio teacher
My favorite teacher and class I took this semester
very approchable
It was awesome how many resources he provided. Especially the oral powerpoints, which was basically like being in class again listening to his lectures.
I went out of my way to take this class, my home institution is UH and I don't live close to KCC. I worked his class around my schedule this semester, and I'm glad that I did. Most of the professors at UH don't care if their students do well, so they don't put in the time to making their lectures clear, interesting, or understandable. More professors need to model their classes like him, if they would I think students would have a better understanding for each course and do better on exams.
18. Other comments:
i would definitely take another course from him if available.
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The rest of the science dept. need to take their lecturing cues from Dr. Tuthill.
He's an awesome teacher.
really liked the class, super informative, lectures were understandable. liked that material was available beforehand.
Thank you for all your help.
So long and thanks for all the fish.
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None.

Matthew Tuthill: MICR230, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 230 - Molecular Biology Crn (Section): 31736 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 8 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (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  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
His knowledge of the field. But to a teacher knowledge is not everything. He also knows how to teach. Made things very clear and understandable.
Dr. Matthew Tuthill gave examples and utilities towards the various subjects throughout the course. Connecting materials with life scenarios and explaining why the material is important towards Molecular Biology. Very enthusiastic about the subject.
He is very knowledgeable in microbiology. He knows how to relate to the students and can have fun but knows his priorities like what needs to get accomplished by the end of the semester.
He is patient when explaining some of the more weird aspect of this subject.
Great understanding of the material, easy to understand, and easy to talk to. Knows how to explain concepts in an easy to understand manner.
He explains the material to the students in different ways so that the material is well understood. He is willing to meet when his help is needed.
He's good at explaining and lecturing on a subject because of his interest in it.
he is very knowledgable about the course materials
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Nothing. Keep doing what ur doing
The quizzes were pretty difficult, although it is to be expected as this is a 200 level class. Maybe schedule the class a little earlier so that we don't end late.
The "cliques" in class were a bit distracting.
None come to mind.
The textbook wasn't really used.
none
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
If u went in during office hours or even if u could catch him on campus somewhere, he would answer all my questions
Emails to keep us updated not only with class-related stuff but also stem center and other heath-related information.
He was open to questions.
Always checks up on students progress, understanding and ability to process the information provided.
He replies to emails immediately. He also ensures that the students are learning the real life applications of the Lectures we learn from class.
He pushed back due dates because we were behind. He was available for questions from students outside of class. Weekly quizzes kept us on track.
He understands his students well enough that when student do not understand what he had just presented, he will represent the same idea but in a different manner so student do understand.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Hell yes. Classes were hands on, fun, material is of course hard but he tried his best to put into terms that we would understand
Yes. He's a very great teacher! Very knowledgeable and very effective teacher. Difficult grader but nevertheless you learn alot.
Yes, because he seems to take his sense of success from seeing his students do well.
Yes, Matt is an excellent teacher, easy to understand and easy to interact with.
Yes.
Yes, because he makes the subject interesting. Very organized.
yes he class offers students a lot of lab experience that you normally not get.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Top 2 best classes I ever took
He is approachable.
Very approachable teacher, understanding and smart.
18. Other comments:
Even when our experiiments' results were a disaster, he remained patient while working with us to figure out what went wrong.
Loved the course and the lab work associated with it.

Matthew Tuthill: MICR130, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 130 - General Microbiology Crn (Section): 33110 (0)     34527 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 21 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 5 (24%) 17 (85%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 21 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 18 (90%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (35%) 18 (90%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 21 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 19 (95%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 21 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (38%) 15 (75%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 21 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (19%) 17 (85%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 21 0.93 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (29%) 18 (90%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 21 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 17 (85%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 12 (57%)
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  
4.79 19 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 16 (76%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 9 (43%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (55%) 8 (40%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
his major strength is exmapling with certain concept. he usually give us good explain and examples that was really helpful to understand hard concept.
Matthew Tuthill major strengths would have to be his knowledge of the course if you look at his powerpoints it has main points with key terms to know but everything else on that slide he lectures. He is also great at engaging his students and relating the topic/subject to life situations I can relate to.
Professor Tuthill definitely knew the materials for this course well! I really liked how he always used his own words and examples to explain stuff. He made lecture class very interesting and engaging as well because he didn't read off the boring textbook.
He is a fantastic educator. That is not always an attribute found in a college instructor. He is sure to teach the subject in several different ways to be sure that students can learn no matter what their learning style.
He definitely is a great teacher and knows his material. He explains each topic very well and grades hard to make sure we learn. however, the exams are not hard if you pay attention and study hard. Mr. Tuthill gives it his all in lecture and tests and encourages us to give our all. He pushes us to our best ability.
Knows the subject. Very good at lecturing.
Can explain and give good examples of what is being taught
he is strong in all aspects of teaching. He knows the subject matter. He knows how to make it interesting and simple to understand.
knows subject very well
He is an awesome teacher! The best teacher I have ever had. He makes the material very interesting and he is hilarious so it is easy to pay attention and its fun to go to class.
He uses props to help explain cycles that go on in the body and have students actively respond during lectures.
He knows the subject very well and is very entertaining. He is always trying to get stud. involved in active learning.
Passion for the subject. :]
Encourage students to study, study, study in fun way. Very fun and interesting class mixed with textbook and present issues.
VERY knowledgeable in the subject, showed a lot of enthusiasm about the subject. At one point, I actually wanted to start doing lab research...
Opened new perspectives to the environment around us.
Interesting, Enthusiastic, Funny
talking
This class was too difficult for me to learn about microbiology. However, Mr. Tuthill teached me to understand easily.
M. Tuthill major strenghts as a teacher are Entertain the student while learning, she also compare real life to what we studying. He really know what he talking about and teach us fairly in class.
he is really smart and explain topics very well.
If you are a serious student who wants to learn more in-depth about the subject, then i would recommend Matthew Tuthill. He is very knowledgable with his field of expertise and you can see his passion about his subject itself. Sometimes, it is overwhelming to be in his class because he is just so enthusiastic about it and wants you to appreciate everything about microbiology. He explains the lectures very well, and he gives you lots of options depending on your capability to learn. Oral powerpoint are given if that's your preferences of learning. And he gives reading materials as well.
He know's the subject matter really well
His knowledge on his profession and how he teaches his students for a better understanding.
He knows his subject very well. He always answer his students' questions clearly. His class is fun.
He is very animated and it's easy to tell that he loves the course material. He makes lectures interesting
Uses great metaphors to make the material easier to comprehend.
He knew what he was teaching and he comes to class prepared to teach and he explained everything to his best ability.
Everything
Professor Tuthill has a great way of clearly explaining the microbiology in a simple way. Unlike other science teachers, Professor Tuthill explains things to us as students who are trying to learn the material, and not as colleagues taking a refresher course. He also uses very interesting and thought provoking examples that helped me understand and retain the material.
Tuthill is a very active teacher that can explain things in different ways that many people would never imagine. He also makes learning the material easy, although it is a lot of information to retain and apply.
Matthew has great energy and jokes throughout his lectures. He is one of those professor who loves microbiology
He knew his stuff.
Subject knowledge. Constantly works to get complex ideas simplified and communicated.
Dr. Tuthill has a great heart for the subject. Sometimes he gets so excited about the subject that its funny!
Interesting teacher.
Matthew Tuthill is a very knowledgeable and straight-forward teacher. This pushes students to work hard.
He is very animated. So even though sometimes class seems a little long, its never too boring. He also gives good illustrations for complex ideas.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
nothing , just keep going!!
There would be no changes I would tell him to make. The why his course is set up is straightforward.
I'm pretty much satisfied with Professor Tuthill's teaching because his lectures are easy to follow, interesting, and engaging.
Honestly, I coldn't suggest for Mr. Tuthill. He's a great teacher and I wish that he would teach the nursing program or other classes. I would definitely pick him again.
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Keep doing what he's doing.
NONE.
None
Don't change!
nothing
none, enjoyed him as a teacher
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None, hes too awesome
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Change before the test should give us one class to talk about the test and what is gonnah be on it.
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When we rephrases his exam questions, sometimes it is very confusing. Even if you knew you studied for his exams, he has his way of rattling your brain if you truly understood his subject. Not all of us in his class will be pursuing the field of microbiology but i feel like he wants you to learn everything about microbiology even the minute details which sometimes makes me not want to come to class to listen to his lectures.
Not much, just maybe just make exams a little bit less challenging for students =)
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Exams are hard.
Slow down a little. Some of us need a little longer to process the incredible amount of info that's doled out each lecture.
More class assignments to keep students from falling behind.
I found it hard trying to complete and review the study guide before exams. I thought they were basically over every concept covered in the book. I would suggest having a more tailored study guide that pertain to testing materia since there is no study review in classl. In my opinion you tend to rush through concepts sometimes. I would have appreciated more "stop and review" time after each important concept.
Make things more clear and enjoyable for students. Not so much material on one exam.
Review material more such that he can confirm that we understand what he feels is most important to understand.
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Maybe curve the tests a little more would help lower the drop rate.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
he usually has 35 students and memorizes all of students and ask question with their name during the lecture.
He shows concern for his students by post-poning exams due to circumstances and at the end of every class he reminds us to visit see him for questions or any confusion.
Professor Tuthill showed concern for students by always reminding us to study, study, study. He also upgrades us about our grades once in a while to show how we're doing. He is also available at his office whenever we needed him.
He makes sure that if you can't make it to class, theres lectures online to review that day so you won't miss out. Also, he makes sure his jokes or topics he relates to certain parts in different chapters doesn't offend anyone.
Give extra credits and be available office hours.
For one he discussed future options.
He always responded to emails very quickly and was always kind and helpful when needed.
He asked questions and let us know if we had any questions we could ask during office hours, class or even after class. He also gave individual attention to each student when it came to grades and deciding wether to drop his class or not.
Always offered help in/out of class Constantly quizzed the class (kept us on our toes) Kept things interesting Clear outline of how to manage the heavy load of material
average of exam score was lower than he expected.
got to know people by name, for me, its a big deal when teachers make an effort to get to know who you are.
He asked us to think for ourselves.
Made himself available, whenever. Always asks if we have questions and open to any thing we ask him etc.
From what I notice show concern for student are how can we pass the class and how can we improve our study if we fail the first time.
i think so
He sends us reminders on emails and makes sure he mentions it in class too. You can really see and feel that he wants the students to learn and get their money's worth. He mentions about peer mentors if we didn't understand something. He encourages us to go to his lab if we want to learn more. And he gives lots of options and ways on how to learn and study.
Always remind students about certain deadlines, and sends out scholarship link opportunities through email
He emailed his students for reminders on exam dates and assignments. He also replies to his students' emails within 24 hours.
He encourages his students to participate.
He spoke with them after class and emailed them about upcoming exams, events, and opportunities.
He gave us oral power points on laulima and he also teaches at a reasonable pace so that it is easy for students to learn.
Great resources
He reminds us his office hours and emails us helpful tips for exams.
In my opinion I don't believe Matthew is the type of professor who shows concern. Either you make an effort and pass or you don't make an effort fail. He always said that this course "IS ALL YOU"
Not sure.
Forwards job/experience opportunities and direction in the related field.
Dr. Tuthill gave us many extra credit opportunities. I feel that he clearly makes it impossible to fail his class because he provides many resources for us. During class, he uses really great analogies to help us understand the material more clearly. Since he know that the material is hard, he provides online lectures of his power points. He also has available office hours and responds to emails as quick as possible.
Matthew Tuthill would provide many opportunities to do projects and internships. He even promoted the Service Learning and STEM programs from the very beginning of the semester, as well as changing to an A.S.N.S degree. Tuthill also asked the class about its plans as far as jobs (as well as backup plans), and promoted health and science professions.
He was always very quick to respond to emails. He also knew all of our names in a short amount of time.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, I will recommend him to my friends because Matthew knew his subject very well and he really helps me out a lot. I hope that other professor should act like him.
Yes, i would recommend matthew tuthill to other students because students WILL LEARN. I would though tell them to stay on task to study because his exams are no walk in the park.
Yes! Though I didn't do very well on my exams, i still learned a lot from him. His lectures are very informative and fun!
Yes, no doubt. If I had had the recommendation of his class before my current course load I believe I would have had a better foundation and ability to succeed in them.
Yes!!!!!! He's a great teacher and I would definitely have him again if he taught a different course.
Yes, good professor.
I would absolutely recommend him.
yes very challenging
YES! I learned a lot from his class.
Yes because his lectures keep you awake and he teaches in a way that makes it easy to learn. He doesn't just read off of slides and read straight from the book. He actually puts time into his lectures instead of being boring and taking the easy way out.
Yes because he's a great teacher that knows how to filter the material and knows/wants to help
Definitely. He is the most wonderful teacher that I've ever had. I can tell he is doing his best at each lecture, so that students can learn things.
Yes, the subject is difficult, but he provides you with all the answers. Studying is heavily recommended though. Very passionate about his work, it shows in his lectures, it definitely made class much more enjoyable
Yes, due to the facts that he gives a lot of information.
Heck yes! Hes a super cool teacher, best I ever had in a while. Class was super interesting, very fun. Always made me want to show up to every lecture.
Yes, I would, because I could deepen of knowledge about basic microbiology.
I would recomment M. Tuthill to students because I can gaurantee they will learn alot and youll never regret staying in class with him.
yes, because you will really learn from this class.
I would recommend him to students who are very serious about studying. His class is not an easy A, you have to work hard for it. And for those students who wants to pursue the field of microbiology and wants to further enhance their skills and knowledge then i would recommend Matthew Tuthill.
Yes, if they want to learn the subject Mr. Tuthill is the right professor.
Yes, if they are willing to study HARD.
Yes, because he knows his subject. He is really excited about learning more about microbiology even though he already knows so much about it.
I would if you don't mind putting in lots of extra time in to study
Yes, because he obviously knows the material but also explains it in a way for others to understand.
Yes, if they were interested in MicroBiology because he really knows what he is talking about and he even works in the field so it would be very interesting for someone who was interested in MicroBiology.
Yes
YES! It's a tough course, but Professor Tuthill helps make it easier to understand. You will definitely feel like you learned and understand the material taught in the class.
Yes I would recommend him to other students. I would recommend him because his teaching methods are good. Although it may be a lot of information to retain, he makes it interesting and refers back to past materials.
I would recommend this course ONLY to someone who have at least 10 hours of study time a week or who is familiar with microbiology
No, he didn't really teach that well. Too much material on tests.
Yes. This is course has difficult subject matter. If any student has the skills/abilities to learn it, they will through him.
I would definitely recommend Dr. Tuthill to students who really want to learn the subject. He's a great professor and you will learn. In the beginning of the semester, I thought I was going to die taking this class, but I actually had a great time being in this class.
Though his class may be difficult at times, Tuthill is a great teacher. He gives many resources and can be easily contacted to answer questions or help out.
Yes! If their willing to do the work. Micros never easy. But he does a good job in helping you remember main topics.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is very enthusiastic and I can see his fascination of the subject which keeps me not only awake but interested as well
I really liked how Professor Tuthill uploads all of his lectures online because when we couldn't attend class, we still had access to his lectures.
He deserves a raise and a vacation.
I enjoyed his class very much and wish he was a going to be a teacher for nursing. He pushed me to my best ability and made learning SO much fun!
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He is what every teacher should be.
Hes hot.
Also applies microbiology to real life situations. It was not just a class with text book teaching me, there was an actual teacher who reached. haha
If only he taught every other science course :]
other teacher should learn from him. The lecture recording posted on Laulima was really helpful because we could listen to the lecture as much as we want until we understand.
youre an awesome teacher!! Thank you for pushing my brain past its limits :)
Thank you for teaching me.
I would say that He is Professional Science teacher.
he also needs to get out there and enjoy life..peace dr. Matt
This is my first time to take Microbiology and as an international student i must say that i have never seen myself study this hard. But Matthew has changed and influenced my views, in a good way, about the food industry. It has actually changed my way of lifestyle in terms of buying and eating food. and i have appreciated his lectures especially when he talks about his environmental concerns here in Hawaii.
Mr. Tuthill is a good professor, great and interesting discussions, exams are just a little tough, no actually their hardcore.
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He is the best science teacher I ever had.
Funny and real personality. Speaks to us as if we were all peers.
Great instructor!
He is one tough professor but it will make you a better student at the end.
Personable, and infectious enthusiasm for the subject.
Thank you for breaking down the subject so well that I can really understand it. I truly learned so much from this class. Also thank you for teaching me how to be responsible for my own learning.
Matthew Tuthill is a nice guy, and great teacher. I only wish he was teaching or the lab (Microbiology 140)
He's pretty funny! You can tell he likes what he's teaching. He honestly has made me very interested in the subject!
18. Other comments:
I'll see you around campus Mr. Tuthill. But only for a year and a half because I'm going to Cali *wink*
-Mrs Corn
Good.
I'm going to miss his class.
i enjoy your class...
great, funny guy.
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I highly recommend this class to anybody thinking about majoring in any type of science field.
-tough class for it to be entry level -all exams are fill in blank, essay, and multi (yes spelling do count) -there are no study review in class so have good note taking skills -do all extra credit (its very reasonable and not too time consuming ) because it will boost grade -I wish I would have been warned about exam #3 even if its open book/notes it is still hard so take time to make detail notes about microbes -at the end of the semester some of the photos in lecture are stomach turing so beware
I wish Dr. Tuthill taught other science courses such as Zoology. He is one of the best college professors I have had so far.

Matthew Tuthill: MICR230, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 230 - Molecular Biology Crn (Section): 34140 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
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  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
The way he guides activities while encouraging independent thinking.
He is able to use abalogies that we as students can relate to in order to better understand the material.
His knowledge of the material that is being presented and the application it has in the real situations. Encourages collaborative learning during class by giving you the tools that you need and allowing you to learn by your own successes and failures
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
require checkpoints for final lab report; this would both help students stay on track and make sure students know what is happening at each point of the lab
I wouldn't change anything for this class. It was well-planned, and the lectures and labs were lots of fun. I very much like the idea of weekly quizzes, as they kept me especially understanding all of the material covered in lecture.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Flexibility in laying out the course's schedule according to students' input.
He is always available before, after, and any spare time he might have to meet with students.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Absolutely. Nowhere else can undergraduates get this level of rigorous labwork curriculum with an instructor who understands and accommodates their challenges. He makes biotechnology much less intimidating than it has to be for students with no prior experience.
I would highly recommend him to other students because of his teaching style. He is able to take a subject that contains a substantial amount of information and teach the material in a relateable, and timely manner. Out of all my classes, this is the class that I have learned the most information, which also correlated with my other biology classes and better prepared me for those other classes, as well.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He displays genuine passion for student's learning.
Keep up the good work! Don't be discouraged if students do not do as well as you would hope, because that falls upon the student to step up to the plate. You have a unique teaching style that anyone on any level of knowledge in any given area can listen to one of your lectures and completely understand every word of it.
18. Other comments:
Mahalo, Matt, for such a wonderful class! Sometimes I wish you taught a lot more classes so I could keep taking you!

Matthew Tuthill: MICR130, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 130 - General Microbiology Crn (Section): 32247 (0)     32341 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
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%) 8 (62%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
3. The course was well organized.
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 (69%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (69%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 7 (54%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for 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%) 7 (54%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
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 (23%) 9 (69%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 8 (67%)
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  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 9 (75%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 7 (58%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
great explanations and interesting lectures
Matthew Tuthill's major strengths as a teacher is that he really knew everything there is to know about microbiology. You could ask him any question concerning the subject and he could answer it.
Dr. Matthew knew the area very well and is very knowledgeable.
kept lecture interesting w/ stories relevant to the material, he was enthusiastic and encouraged student participation by calling on students and getting them involved in his examples
He is able to intertwine current events into the classroom and apply it to the subject at hand. His slides are extremely stimulating and colorful. It keeps me interested. I never liked Microbiology, but once I took his class, I am able to enjoy it and want to learn more. Thanks to him. He has influenced me to learn and do more.
He came to class very prepared and knows the subject very well. He was clear about the topics and what are his expectations. He knew how to relate the subject to our daily lives which does to some extent help students retain materials. He involved student participation and made sure the students was on the same page as he is.He talks loud and clearly and paces his words or sentences.
He kept the subject interesting and knew what he was talking about without referrinig to the text too much.
His strength is that he can give student an easy explanation with an easy example relating to hard subject.
He is great teacher, made me to think more and get involved. I even changed my major because how he made this course interesting.
Very detailed! Love it!
He always asked questions about the subject matter during lectures to 'recap', and it wasn't in a manner to make students feel 'dumb', but to make sure we were absorbing what we learned. He promptly responds to emails, and always offered resources throughout the semester to earn extra credit or to receive help. His lectures that were available online through laulima were a HUGE success in my success as a student, and I highly reccommend that more instructors provide this vehicle as a back up to their materials in class. He even provides previous exams as study guides for upcoming exams! :)
He is an amazing teacher with, with his own style and approach to getting his point across. He has his own perspectives on certain subjects, and it able to justify his bias. I believe having a teacher think outside of the textbook chapters makes his lectures far more interesting. His tests are fair but can be hard. He will set you up to learn the basics of microbiology in this class.
Matt is absolutely passionate about his craft. If there was ever a teacher who was underpaid and under appreciated by his students it's probably Matt. He has consistent energy in all his lectures and pushes students to discover things for themselves rather than spoon feeding us. He does not lecture from the textbook or slides by the publishers. He makes his own slides. He is eloquent and never goes off topic and ties together all chapters. He doesn't just teach microbiology, but rather how it relates to our everyday lives (ie, meat products, government intervention, world history, big business). He encourages students to make a difference in the world and reinforces that idea every step of the way; he truly leads by example. His course is challenging and comprehensive. You really come out with great understanding of the world.
Passion for the subject. Motivation to impact students on a personal level.
I thought that Professor Tuthill was a great lecturer. He really made the class interesting. I also liked the fact that he provided tools we could use to further understand the subject, such as online oral lectures, powerpoints, and worksheets.
He maintains an excellent pace during the course of the semester. I never felt like we had to rush through the material. Exam material is always covered in the lecture. All the material is accessible via Laulima.
knowledge of the subject
He is very knowledgeable and makes the class interesting.
He is very knowledgeable and make learning fun. Also, I ilke how he tries to relate microbiology to other situation just so the student can make a connection.
His ability to make such a tedious subject matter interesting and fun without losing the fundamental components is one of his major strengths. He is well organized, efficient, and willing to go the extra mile to help a student. He encourages class participation without making an individual feel uncomfortable, and he is excellent at clarifying and making analogies for concepts that are hard to grasp from simply reading the book.
He was an amazingly talented speaker. I thoroughly enjoyed his lectures because he taught microbiology utilizing many examples in life that we could all relate to. Also, it seemed as though he was very passionate about the subject matter and encouraged us as students to become more interested in the subjet as well. I would highly recommend Matthew Tuthill as an instrucor to future students planning to take microbiology courses and would gladly register for any other classes that he is planning to teach in the future.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none.
N/a.
powerpoints were really long (a lot of slides), some of the pictures didn't show up on my computer so i ended up printing blank slides, i don't have a solution, but just fyi. offer more points so that final grade isn't based solely on exams and a few homeworks...maybe add more homework? tests were a little difficult for a 100 level class
Wish he would leave some of his slides up for more than a few seconds.
Dont be so picky and anal about spelling. I get that spelling is important but it should not be critical or crucial on the exams. Technically, spelling does not measure the knowledge we have about microbiology. If the students are able to explain what they are saying then the spelling is a minor issue.being a spelling anal nut bag is infuriating. I mean if you are able to distinguish what the word is supposed to be then be ok with it because it means you know what the word is. But, if u cannot not distinguish the word then mark it wrong. But spelling is not a huge deal. Also, it gets tiresome to present so much materials in one day. That is how students are unable to retain all the information because it is overloading us with so many information that we are unable to process it all together.
None
None. Perfect teacher.
Make more extra credit opportunities for those who isn't doing the Service Learning.
None, whatsoever!
I would take the test out on all of the pathogens. It is great for the overview, however the test wasn't about much of the lectured information. Yes, it was graded fairly but it was just too much information to absorb. The purpose of the test was for students to study on their own, which we all did...but it was a lot to know.
None at all. Class is enthusiastic, interesting, and organized.
At the beginning of the class explain what the agenda will be regarding lecture.
I think the worksheets were a bit of work. I took about 2-3 hours doing one of them. But I guess they are usefull as study guides. I think maybe involve the class more into the learning key points like the DNA replication exercise we had.
I am not a huge fan of open book exams.
make tests easier!!!!
None
I would suggests that exam 3 open note book should be split into to two part exam. I wanted to learn and have a good grasped on chapters 21-26 instead of looking it up on the book.
Perhaps shorter chapter summary worksheets. Some of them took too long to complete and somewhat made it difficult for me to focus on my other classes during the semester.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
offering help during office hours as well as extra credit
He would show concern for students by being accessible outside of class when anyone of us needed help.
He would ask if we had questions, if everything was clear, as well as review with us what was previously learned to reinforce the info; also offered study sessions in the leahi hospital; responded to email in a timely fashion
If any students had any concerns about any topic, he would go over it, till the student understood it.
He always called on students or got students to participate by answering his questions. He would tell us critical information that is to be expected on a exam and what he would not test us on.
He encouraged us to see him if we didn't understand material.
Told us to come and visit him, and told us about tutoring services.
By offering office hours before class.
He offered resources students could utilize like online study guides, previous exams, etc. and he also notified us numerous times about the STEM tutors that are always available for students (even online!).
Through his demeanor when answering questions. He is very exited about research regarding microbiology and wants his students to be excited as well. He invited us to come to labs outside of class where he could further spend time answering questions regarding more recent research or procedures.
Like I said, he pushes students toward self-discovery. He makes us ponder our daily lives and how we treat others and our own bodies. But ultimately, he treats the class like adults who can make their own decisions. He helps students when possible but also does not baby us.
He lets us know what are the key points to study. He gets our grades in on time.
always there for them and willing to help out in anyway
He gave us access to all his lectures for self study on laulima.
He mentioned to the class that he was concern for the class and wants only the best for the students.
He was always willing to help his students. He treated everyone fairly. He also provided many opportunities in the form of extra credit to be successful in this course.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes.
Yes, I would recommend him to any student that is interested in biology, but be warned that it is a very intense class.
yes; he's an interesting professor and it's an interesting subject; he's excited about the topic, makes learning fun w/ stories
Definitely! He is extremely thorough. He cares about his students! I have had other professors who could care less because they brought in grants for the school and teaching wasn't the professors' main concern. Dr. Tuthill makes his students think about topics at hand. I enjoyed his class. Wish he would teach more classes, though.
Yes because he does explain the subject well but you really need to study hard ahead of time and you need to be a good speller. Plus on exams he does give partial credit. He is always telling students to be on top of their reading and he always draws on the board to illustrate his topics. Plus he has a lot of materials on laulima that will benefit your understanding of the class. He also has oral lectures posted on laulima that has him explaining the same materials he would in class so that way you have extra resources or something to help you just in case you forgot what he said ehich is 100% of the time.
Yes! Because he lectures with passion and can relate the things we learn in his MICR class to our everyday lives.
Yes because his lecture is organized well and he is very nice for helping student.
Definitely.
Yes, he surely knows his stuffs.
Yes, definitely. If they want a professor who doesn't prep you for the exam, but instead teaches you the subject matter to retain it, as all classes should be.
Yes, because he makes you think...therefor the student learns the material.
Yes, because of everything I just said.
Yes, I would definitely recommend Professor Tuthill because he makes this class interesting with his passion on microbiology. I thought the class was pretty challenging and made you think critically.
Absolutely. He is passionate about teaching and he maintains high expectations of the students.
yes, even though micro is a very hard subject he makes it atleast a little interesting to learn.
Yes I would recommend him because he makes the class fun and educational. Although, the exams are challenging I learned a lot in his class.
Yes (for reasons stated in earlier comments)
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is passionate and caring towards his students. He needs a raise!!!!
He talks too much about food. I believe he is vegan or vegetarian. maybe that is why he constantly ridicules or criticize meats. It is interesting to a point but gets tiresome because then we are not concentrating on the topics but rather us wanting to eat. So him talking about food gets me hungry.
Wish he taught MICR 140 :(
Some students from before told me how his class is hard, but really isnâ??t. He explained everything very well so everybody could understand. If student want to learn something than it should take Mr. Tuthillâ??s class because he is great teacher.
Your cool & funny =D
Very personable; I would highly reccommend him for students interested in his MICR 130 class. I do wish that he could teach more than just the two classes he currently teaches, but I know it is good to have a variety of professors in a variety of subjects.
Good class. Makes me want to learn more about microbio even after the class is over.
Matt is the best teacher I have ever taken. I am pursuing my second bachelor's in Hawaii and in my first 4 years of college, from the mainland, I have never come across a teacher as amazing as Matt. He inspires and gives you an immense amount of appreciation for many subjects beyond microbiology. He provides a plethora of tools online for your disposal, including audio lectures and related articles. I can honestly say that I have bettered myself as a person because of his class. How many teachers do more than just teach these days? He is challenging, so every good grade I got on his exams made me proud. Matt is an asset to KCC and should be given a grant to do whatever he wants.
Humorous, enjoyable, passionate.
I think Prof. Tuthill is one of the finest instructors on campus.
very smart man.
I like your style of teaching. You made the difficult parts of the class easy to understand as well as fun. Thank you so much and happy holiday.
Overall, I felt that he was an awesome instructor (one of my favorite teachers thus far) because I definitely learned a lot more than I expected about the subject of microbiology.
18. Other comments:
Awesome job...don't let the other students tell you otherwise.
the worksheets were really helpful as well as the online resources posted on laulima
he has a nice tattoo on his leg but he is very hairy. it funny because you can see the hair on his legs flying. His voice is masculine in class but when he has is oral lectures posted on laulima his voice is slightly feminine.
His class was by far the toughest I've ever taken. But, the way he teaches makes it easier to understand. This class taught me different methods of studying, as well.
Thank you.
He has this thing about poop...
Eliminate essay questions, grading maybe slightly unfair.
Happy Holidays!
If you want to enjoy your holiday celebrations, take this course in the spring semester.
none.
Thank you for the extra credit benefit!!!
no additional comments.

Matthew Tuthill: MICR230, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 230 - Molecular Biology Crn (Section): 31819 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (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  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
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  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
organized and explaining important concepts
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
No survey responses were found.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
checking up on students assignments
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes, because the course is very straight forward and it includes many molecular techniques
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
No survey responses were found.
18. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Matthew Tuthill: MICR130, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 130 - General Microbiology Crn (Section): 33741 (0)     34527 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (53%) 10 (77%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 4 (27%) 10 (77%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (29%) 10 (77%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (85%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
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%) 10 (77%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (73%)
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  
4.83 12 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (67%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 12 (80%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He knows how to corporate daily life situations into the course with his lectures.
very good teacher.knows his subject really well.
Personally, I think he is the ideal teacher. Extremely knowledgeable,and his teaching style caters to many students. But even if it isn't your style,he provides many resources on laulima (such as powerpoints,oral lectures,past exams),so you still have options. I've been to multiple universities and had countless professors and few put this much effort into the students learning,so consider Professor Tuthill a rare gem.
He is a very enthusiastic professor. He really knows the course material because he would teach his lessons with his own personal experiences in the lab. He encourages his students to perform to the best of their abilities. He also provided us with chapter worksheets that guided us through each chapter when he went over them in class. And he also made sure he provided us with all the help we could get on laulima including all the powerpoint lectures and also oral lectures.
He knew the material that he was teaching. He also taught us in a way that it would make it easier for us to learn.
He is profoundly knowledgeable about the subject matter and brings relevant and supplemental information to light through his own personal experiences and research.
Matthew Tuthill is enthusiastic about the subject area. He is extremely familiar with the subject he's teaching, as well as new and current developments that have changed since the text was printed.
His knowledge and the extra efforts to provide us with learning material.
MATT IS ONE OF THE BEST INSTRUCTORS I HAVE HAD! HE PROVIDES SO MUCH INFORMATION AND TOOLS TO SUCCEED IN CLASS THAT THERE IS REALLY NO EXCUSE ANYONE SHOULD FAIL! I WILL BE QUITE HONEST AND SAY I NEVER "READ" MY BOOK, GLANCED AT, AND MAYBE LOOKED SOMETHING UP... YES! BUT I RELIED ON ACTUAL LECTURE, ORAL LECTURES ONLINE, POWER POINTS AND THE WORKSHEETS. THATS HOW RELIABLE THE THINGS MATT TALKS ABOUT IN CLASS AND ONLINE ARE.
Everything! Excellent professor!!!
He is very organized.
-Knew his microbial bacteria -Knew the subject matter really well.
His resources, like the oral lecture that can be downloaded, it is a good refresher even though he already explained clear in class.
He was VERY knowledgable of microbiology. He always gave analogies to the things he talked about which made it very easy to understand. His tests were very fair.
Mr. Tuthill was a fantastic teacher to learn from. He obviously greatly enjoyed and was very knowledgable about the material. He made every attempt to teach the material at a level that everyone could understand. He also threw in many incredibly interesting stories and examples that not only helped to relay the necessary information and keep me interested, but it also expanded the way that I look at the world around me. It was great to have a professor that was so involved in the subject that he was teaching.
he's concern in his students, he is well organized,he is always on time
He has more learning choices besides in class teaching such as audio recording and online access to the power points he's using.
He is a very knowledgable teacher that knows his material well.
He was really enthusiastic about what he was teaching and made it more exciting for the students to learn about microbiology.
He does a lot of encouragement for us to do good.
He is knowledgeable, hard-working teacher, he always connect microbiology with our real life and the world.
He is very kind.And he explain evetything easily.
He knows his stuff! He gives practical analogies to simplify complicated terms to benefit his student's understanding. He adds humor to the mix of seriousness to lighten the load of difficulty because lets face it, microbiology is NOT an overnight processing of infos to easily absorb at one time.
Matt knows his stuff! He knows so much about the subject, and can correlate it with simple examples of everyday life to help his students comprehend it easily. He also teaches with excitement which draws students to become more interested in class.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
He should be more lenient on his exams because it was harder i thought it would be
pls. take it easy on our test, prof matthew.
Not one.
He could explain a little more on things.
The tests can be tricky!
None.
Maybe split up the material into smaller chunks. Maybe four to five tests versus the three we had.
MAYBE TO CUT DOWN ON THE AMOUNT OF NEW MATERIAL ON THE FINAL. I HAVENT TAKEN THE FINAL BUT AS OF RIGHT NOW IT IS 50% OLD MATERIAL AND 50% NEW, WHICH IS ABOUT 8 OR 9 CHAPTERS, SO ITS A LOT. OTHER THAN THAT MATT IS AWESOME!! KEEP DOING WHAT YOU DO!
None.
Make the test easier.
None.
No changes. It would be great if he could remind us of our exams and what the material were the day before the exam though. We have a syllabus but sometimes I forgot the exact date x]. That's my fault but it'd be nice. Other than that great job!
nothing
Tests are tough
n/a
Don't ever give up on teaching. You are one of the best teachers I ever had.
Maybe give students more time on the open book/notes exam.
no..
As much as possible, keep politics out. Or at least be fair. There are 2 sides of the coin, bring balance by bringing both major parties on an equal playingfield...both parties are equally bad. One party is not above the other in terms of what was done or not done well for this country.
The only thing I was unclear about was the class presentation. It wasn't really discussed in class.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He offered us extra credit to make up any loss of points and he told us to come see him anytime during his office hours to talk about grades and if we dont understand anything.
the way he teaches the class is already enough for the student to learn about MICR.
I can't speak for other students but he was always willing to answer my questions genuinely.
He always encourages his students to participate in class and pushes us to think for ourselves so we can better understand the information for ourselves. He provides his students with all the possible tools to study for the exams. He also constantly reminded his students that he was always available during his class hours if anyone needed extra help.
He let us know our grades and let us have an open book test to raise our grades. Also he gave us many options for extra credit.
It's obvious he wants us to be successful in the class and in the future. He offers himself to be a resource in and out of class hours and promptly responds to any questions or concerns we have.
He made sure that we asked questions if we were unsure, as well as provide more than enough resources through Laulima.
very much. He put forth additional effort to provide us with study materials and verbal lectures.
HE WAS VERY BLUNT FROM THE BEGINNING. STATED WHAT HE EXPECTED OF THE STUDENTS, INFORMED US OF ALL THE EXTRA THINGS ON LAULIMA THAT ARE VERY HELPFUL TO STUDENTS, AND ENCOURAGED US TO FORM STUDY GROUPS!
He used so many techniques and ways to teach us. By using online recordings for lectures and having powerpoints.
He replies quickly on emails.
He always encouraged us to do extra credits, and to review before exams
He called on everyone in the class and he took time to answer everyone's questions and made sure they understood the answer he gave them.
He was very concerned with the students participation in class and made every attempt to get the students to communiate. He also showed a lot of concern for the grades that the students recieved. He gave opportunities for extra credit to help the student bring up their grades and provided many resources as well as left himself open for questions in and out of class. He also frequently reminded us of upcoming dead lines to drop the class if we were concerned about our grades
he always encourage his students to participate, giving advice,
He involves students in lecture and asks if everyone understands before he moves on
He asked us if we had any questions and "picked" on us so that we would get his concepts.
At the beginning of the class he provided us with "contingency plans" in case we dont end up where we wanted. He showed other possible career pathways. I know that its not part of the curriculum but he went an extra mile for us.
...
He made himself available for office hours without any hesitation.
He encourage students to drop by during office hours if needed, he ask questions, and calls on people during class as example of what he is teaching. He always wants to make sure that people are up-to-date with the material before he moves on.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes i would because he is passionate about what he teaches and he knows a lot about microbiology.
yes.if the student wants a challege,he/she should see prof. matt. no. if the student is lazy then it won't work out to pass the class for Prof. matt's class.
Oh,definitely.
He is a tough professor but he is also driven and enthusiastic so it keeps you interested in the material. I would recommend him because he is very encouraging and only wants the best for his students. He does everything he can to provide us with all the possible tools to do well in his class, and it is just up to you to take the time to work hard and study.
Yes, he is a very hard teacher, but you lern a lot.
Yes, for anyone interested in or majoring in a biological science I would recommend him. He can be a tough grader but is thorough and informative.
I would strongly recommend Matthew Tuthill to students because although the subject is difficult, he relates it to ordinary life. I learned so much in this class, it prepares me for the rigorous science courses ahead.
Yes. The level of knowledge attained by putting forth a modest effort in class is well worth it.
ABSOLUTELY! YOU CAN NOT GO WRONG IF YOU TAKE THIS CLASS!! SHOW A LITTLE INITIATIVE AND EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE!
YES!!! Awesome teacher, great guy, always wants to help his students suceed.
Yes. He makes Micro 130 very interesting.
yes, even though the course is difficult he is a great teacher.
Yes, because, even though his exams were really hard, I know that they would stick in our minds better than having easier exams.
Yes I would definitely recommend because he is great and he makes learning microbiology really interesting. I think I can say he easily makes one of my top 5 best teachers.
Keep doing what you're doing and don't change your teaching style.
yes,they will learn a lot from him, he have a lots of ideas about the course
yes because even though the class is tough you gain a lot of knowledge from him
Yes, I would recommend him to fellow students. He was a good teacher and taught in a way that was fun to learn.
Yes. If they wanted 100% course material retention then they should choose him as their prof. BUT they have to step up on his challenge.
Yes, you really can learn a lot from his class, and he gives a lot extra credit points.
I recommmed his class..
Yes,he works hard for his students in preparation, writing up new exams, & checking homework assignments..., but the students also need to study hard & work hard to do well. If any students want to learn, they WILL, without a doubt, learn alot if they were to take his class seriously, but must be prepared to study hard... or else whateva is put in, that is what they will deserve to get. It is definately a mixed blessing.
I would recommend him to other students. I will warn them that it is a very fast-paced class, however, you will learn so much only to benefit you. Things he will teach you will affect your thinking for the rest of your life. Students will have a clear understanding as to how microbiology evolved and how it affects everyday life.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is a pretty relax teacher outside of class
prof matt is a good teacher and gives really difficult test.i just hope that he will take it easy in giving test because we're not on that level where we know and familiar with everything.overall,he is a very good teacher.he has made my money all worth it because i learned a lot from his class.
Really,really outstanding teacher and person.It's a priviledge to have him as a professor.
You did a great job this semester! I appreciate all the help and extra credit you provided for us. Thank you for everything.
He is fun and class is sometimes interesting but you have to make sure you pay attention and take notes.
Matthew Tuthill is a great teacher who encourages student interaction between the teacher and peers. He is concerned with grades.
Great intelligent knowledgeable professor who presents the material in a clear and coherent manner.
GREAT EYE CANDY... OH YEA, HES A PRETTY GOOD INSTRUCTOR LOL
The way he taught class motivated me to learn more about life science courses. Because of this, I'll definitely take more microbiolgy classes.
Very nice guy. Enjoyed him.
None.
VERY GREAT JOB!!!
Even though this was one of the toughest courses I have taken it was easily one of the more interesting and entertaining- most notably from the teaching style.
keep up the good work mat, you are good
cool guy!!!
Thank you Matt for putting sense into microbiology.
It's interesting class.
He has really opened my eyes to many things that I never even thought about. Some changes I made were somewhat drastic (but positive), and it is all because I took this course.
18. Other comments:
Thank you!
Good job!
IF YOU REALLY WANT TO LEARN AND UNDERSTAND MICRO, AND IT WILL STAY WITH YOU WAY AFTER THE CLASS, TAKE THE COURSE WITH MATT!! ABSOLUTELY GREAT INSTRUCTOR!!
He gave an exam purely based on six chapters he didn't even talk about! It was open book, but it was a lot of material to be studying with no direction from him. In addition, he required students to do research and present it to the class the week before finals. Now why would I want to stress over a research project when I can be studying for finals??
Thank you.
good luck
God bless you in every season of your life.
...

Matthew Tuthill: MICR230, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 230 - Molecular Biology Crn (Section): 34140 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
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  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Explaining complex subjects and encouraging class involvement and discussion.
Very knowledgable in material
He's very knowledgeable in his subject area of study.
He's confident and knows his materials well. Very organized teacher, who encourages the max participation of students.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Perhaps a little more time spent on cancer.
The course experiment maybe overviewed for main concepts from beginning.
n/a
I can't think of anything.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He always replied to e-mails in a timely fashion and was respectful of our questions and concerns in the class.
Inquire about personal progress in each exercise along the course.
He catered to our concerns and questions, and was flexible with our schedule, enough to get things done.
He would ask questions and make sure we understood the principle of what we were doing, and offered out of class help if needed.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. Matt is one of the better teachers I've had. He gets the students excited about what they are learning and is clearly passionate about what he does.
Yes because he wants everyone to exceed, and each student is urged to succeed through their own efforts.
Yes, he's a great and knowledgeable professor.
Yes! If the students are interested in the research and biotechnology areas, he's a very knowledgeable teacher who KNOWS how to teach.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thanks for the interesting class! I looked forward to it every week.
Brilliant.
Great professor!
18. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Matthew Tuthill: MICR130, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 130 - General Microbiology Crn (Section): 31201 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
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  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
He put the material in real life situations and taught about things going on in the world that pertained to the course that i had no idea about. He made class interesting and fun and i've learned way more than i thought i would of. It was a very good learning environment. He put things into ways that were easy to understand and follow.
He's brilliant and has an awesome passion for microbiology which shines though his lectures. Very Entertaining and interesting.
he knows the subject matter very well and he explained each subject matter in a simplest possible way for the student to understand it better.
breaking down the chapter and explaining the material
know his material well explain clearly
He is very passionate, organized, and clear about his expectations of the class. He offers a lot of resources to complete class objectives and grades were given very promptly.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
NONE
i think theres too much material to remember on each exam, too much stuff bundle up at one time trying to remember how "this" does "that" the function name and such, would be easier if werent compound all at one time.
no change
Exam 3 was the hardest exam for me, so maybe more clarification on what was to be expected so that students are better prepared.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He really wants you to learn the material but he also wants students to gain outside knowledge which i believe is more important. He got students involved in class by calling on them or using them in scenarios which painted a better picture.
he entertained every questions and concerns of every student having difficulty at all times.
he tried to keep us intersted and looking forward to the next chapter, even boutht in some examples
make things clear
Yes, not just in the sense of our course work, but also by raising awareness of issues.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
YES! He is a very good teacher and they would learn a lot just by sitting in class and listening and you wont get bored because they are really good lectures
ABSOLUTELY, He's tough but you will understand and enjoy his class
he created a good environment for learning of course i will recommend him.
if they can handle the way he grades and a bundle of work yes
yes. very knowledgable and good prof.
Yes. I think his class is very challenging but success is attainable through hard work. He sets clear due dates and hands back papers/exams quickly and is quick to respond back via email. He also answers all questions asked in class.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I've taken a lot of science classes as well as a micro class and Matthew Tuthill was by far the best science teacher i have ever had.
HE's HOT
overall hes a good teacher
have nothing to say
He's a great teacher.
18. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Matthew Tuthill: MICR140, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 140 - General Microbiology Lab Crn (Section): 31204 (0)     31205 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 6 (67%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 9 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 5 (56%) 5 (56%)
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  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 9 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Very knowledgeable, knows how to explain concept in a clear way, and gives everyone individual attention.
He's very knowledgeable and easy to talk to.
-knows the subject well -has experience -good powerpoints -excellent lab manual -the journals should be a requirement, it's helpful!
Mathew Tuthill is a challenging teacher who sincerely wants the students to actually learn and think for themselves. He is not the most approachable teacher, but he is friendly and kind when he needs to be. He will not give any handouts and is not there to be anyone's "friend", and this probably offends some people, but he does have the students best interest in mind.
He thinks of everything very thoroughly. He would know when a quizzes was hard for us. He would really emphasize what would be on our quizzes.
He is knowledgable, speaks clearly, and has a sense of humor which makes his class somewhat fun...
His knowledge base is so strong. He is passionate about science, he's punctual and highly organized. His delivery of the information is clear, concise, and at times, highly entertaining.
Very knowledgeable and taught lessons that were easy to understand. Used good examples and drawings.
He knows the material and you can tell he's genuinely interested in it, which makes the subject all the more exciting for the students. He really gets people interested in the subject when most did not start out that way.
He knows his subject very well.
Matt is one of the greats. He's always very nice, is extremely knowledgeable in the field, and is very good at holding the attention of his students. He was frequently available even when we were working independently to answer questions, and often had a succession of people whom he had agreed to help next. The fact that so many people were in line for advice speaks to the fact that he was extremely approachable, and I never felt strange making a comment or asking a question either during our lab work, or even during his lectures.
He knew the material very well and had a great way of lecturing.
strong ability to teach
he knew the material very well
His enthusiasm for the subject matter and his ability to engage the students.
Matthew Tuthill is extremely knowledgeable in the subject of Microbiology in lieu of his specialization in molecular oncology. His curriculum allows student to explore the field of microbiology without feeling constrained to the textbook. His lectures are informative and do a great job of relating to everyday life, further solidifying the subjects being covered.
Very intelligent man. He loves life.
Knew the subject a lot and shows passion for the subject.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Do more review before each quiz and another streaking assignment for more practice.
Sometimes for the quizzes, I thought either more time should be given or the quizzes should have been made shorter so you could have more time to think about your answers.
allow more time to do the quizzes. most times, 15 minutes aren't enough! if allowing more time for the quiz is not an option, make the quiz shorter and with less questions. i don't think it's fair when we didn't have enough time to finish the quiz. i know i wasn't the only one because all the classmates were complaining about it.
n/a
Laugh, because you seem too serious sometimes.
Study guides for the final exam especially becuase it is a cumulative exam.
none.
The grading on quizzes did seem a little arbitrary at times. All of the partial points add up quickly, and many of them have no explanation for the reduction in score.
I was always nervous to ask him a question. I felt that way because of a vibe he had. I did not want to be made a fool of in class. I have felt embarrassed on more then one occasion when talking to him out loud in class because of the way he responded.
It would have been nice to seem more open lab periods, but that is probably more of a department issue, and doesn't seem like it will be an issue at all come next semester.
Don't make students feel so inferior for the most part we've only seen this material once not for years and years like you.
very hard
n/a
He can be a bit intimidating to approach so he could perhaps be less critical of "stupid" questions. But on the other hand this approach may have encouraged student to think for themselves and enhanced the overall learning experience...
I would honestly extend the lab time as we always seemed as if we were rushing through most of our experiments prior to the unknown project. I would not take away from the lecture time as the information covered is both important and interesting. More time in the lab, definitely.
Teach advance classes at Manoa.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He went around to each student during the unknowns project to see if they needed any help.
He made sure everyone was up to date with our project especially during the unknowns when everyone works individually.
could ask questions throughout the entire class period
Yes, within the limitation of them learning microbiology.
One time I saw that a student, who was constantly behind, could not find a certain bacteria on a slide and waited until the last moment to tell Matt. Matt ended up digging through slides in the biohazard jars on the countertops for a slide for this student. He didn't just leave the student behind with a "It's your problem and responsibility" attitude. Also, when most of us would do bad on a quiz, he would actually blame himself for it. And he loved to come around the room to check our progress from time to time for all the labs.
He allowed us to attend his other class if we needed extra time to perform our experiments.
Preparing us for quizzes, open question and answer periods, always accessible during lab time. He takes the time to listen and respond accordingly.
Although I know some of my friends and I felt uneasy around him, there was one student in class he paid extra attention to and always encouraged out loud and who he often praised. I know he has the capacity to show he cares but I think it is only for a select few who he believes is excelling in his class. Others, like myself, feel inferior because of the two extremes.
Matt was always available for help, and encouraged us to think for ourselves.
Hmmmm I can't really say. He did open times for students though other than the usual labs.
yes
n/a
I think he gives more time to students who struggle more which I guess is fair.
He allowed for additional time to discuss projects we were working on, further questions about the field, and general talk to monitor for students that might be struggling through the class.
Always asked the class if they were clear with what was going on. Helped one on one, and was always available after class.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would recommend him, but be prepared for tough quizzes and final practical. I really liked the unknowns project, which helped me prepare for the final. All the experiments were very interactive and I think it was helpful having Matt explain the procedure before doing it.
Yes, the course was challenging but not overwhelming and he kept it interesting throughout.
of course!
Sure.
Yes I would because he really knows how to present material in a clear way. Also, he likes to help students. He was very involved with his class.
I would recommend him. He is a great teacher.
Of course, and I do! I had him for Micro lecture. Why? Because of all of the aforementioned statements.
Yes, but they should be prepared to work very hard for a good grade.
Yes, if you are highly motivated, and need very little assistance in class and can figure out just about anything on your own and just need to fulfill this requirement. No, if you are slightly disorganized and have time management issues as you will feel overwhelm and left behind from the second week of class. Several of my friends dropped out and another one broke down and cried in front of me in class.
I would recommend Matt to anybody interested in a microbiology course, but would at the same time warn them of the difficulty of his quizzes.
Yes, He's great at lectures and making the material relative.
no.
if you want a knowledgeable teacher then yes i would recommend him
Definitely--I learned a huge amount in his class and had a lot of fun too.
I would definitely recommend his for a teacher. I believe I've taken quite a bit away from the class, the most important being the discovery of my passion in the field of biology.
yes, cool teacher, very down to earth.
Yes, he breaks down the subjects covered in an organize way where it becomes easier to comprehend.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Great teacher and loves his students/teaching microbiology.
nice guy if he could take 30 minutes of class time as a review for the final that would be really helpful. there are so many experiments we perform throughout the semester it's hard to remember everything. if we reviewed in the lab, i think it would be helpful.
Thank you.
His passion for science is contagious!! I love that about him because it gets me excited even if I don't know what I'm doing yet or if I'm scared of the material.
If you are a biology and or a science major of some sort and plan to get a PHD, are self assured, confident, well learned and thick skin, he's the guy for you. I feel like he should be working with graduate students who are at least working on their masters. I don't think he is stimulated enough in this elementary course. I believe he can be of great assistance and a great mentor for someone further in their studies. I would consider taking another class from him after taking a few more higher level science classes and talk to him when he sees me as someone who is almost his colleague. I believe he is very smart and can be of more use somehow but is limited to a situation that is imposed upon him by KCC. Perhaps you guys can ask him how he would like to teach with total autonomy to write any type of program. Although, my experience with him this semester was not to the best of my benefit, I believe he has the capacity to help create future scientists who could help further our knowledge in the scientific community.
Matt is just a great person. Easy to talk to, easy to approach and enthusiastic about the field. Several times this semester I watched him get very excited over some point in the lecture to the stares of the students. "Come on, guys, isn't that really cool?".
He's a swell lad.
very hard and strict
n/a
Great person, great teacher.
Great teaching and very influential.
Great teacher.
18. Other comments:
Best of luck Matt both personally and professionally. I've truly enjoyed my academic journey with you, and you have made a difference. Thanks always for the office hours of tutoring and guidance.
I respect him.
Matt gets a rap for being a difficult instructor, but he runs things like that in a good way. So long as his class is hard in a consistent way, I don't see the problem with the quizzes being so difficult.
Get out more often!
The labs at KCC are top notch and I hope they never close down.

Matthew Tuthill: MICR230, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 230 - Molecular Biology Crn (Section): 31819 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
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  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Knowledge of the subject and ability to increase our interests.
Matt is very well organized,reliable and prompt. His profound knowledge of the subject is one of the major strength as a teacher. He provides clear and practical demonstration of subject.He uses logical, purposeful and thought-provoking questions in his quizzes. He presents materials in a very passionate manner.He provides enrichment and remediation where needed. He works constructively with individual or group. He maintains a friendly and respectful teacher-student relationship.He displays evidence of teacher preparation.He makes sure that the materials for class are organized and available all the time.
Clarifying subject
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
More textbook work.
Nothing......
N/a
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Made sure the class was on the same page
Matt has always been willing to provide additional time beyond regular schedule for student assistance.
Reiterating
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, he gives a good lecture, kept us interested.
Definitely. He is an excellent teacher.he makes supportive statements to students and takes their ideas to consideration.
He's, knowledge gain was inspiring
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
........
Please have a higher course so I could learn more
18. Other comments:
Thanks for being a great teacher.........
I've learned alot!!!!!

Matthew Tuthill: MICR130, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 130 - General Microbiology Crn (Section): 33741 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
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%) 13 (100%)
5. 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%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 1 (8%) 10 (77%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 1 (8%) 9 (69%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 2 (15%) 8 (62%)
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  
4.54 13 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 1 (8%) 9 (69%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Matt is very knowledgeable about the subject and is able to explain difficult concepts clearly.
cares about the subject/students. explains complicated topics in new/interesting ways. talks about history & current issues(both local and global) and ties issues into lecture. very funny AND informative lectures!
very knowledgable in material and is able to incorporate everyday new events to what the subject matter he was teaching.
knows the subject very well
passionate about the material he teaches
he presents the material in an easy way to understand and remember.
Knowledge of the subject matter and passion for the class
he's a great teacher and knows the material very well. i enjoyed his class very much!!!
Knowledge of the subject & organization of class material
He knew the subject.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
This class covers a broad range of material. Perhaps spending more time on the big key concepts...with fewer powerpoint slides!
try fit all readings(chapters/articles) into semester
provide study guide for tests
nothing
none
He should not assume that every student who takes his class will become a part of the medical field. MICR 130 is a requirement for many programs other than nursing and pre-med. Teaching the class specifically toward students in those two programs creates a disadvantage for all of the other students NOT in those programs. He should be aware of this if he is not already.
Somehow make the material easier to understand. Maybe do an exam after every two chapters or something.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He extensively talked about where the class stood after each exam and the student's options. It was also great that he took into consideration a grading curve for some of his tests.
let us ask Q during lecture/after class/office hours. said we could call/email him w/ Q. Refused to make exams easier b/c he wanted us to LEARN. Encouraged us to sign up for LAB.
available when students needed help
tries to relate material to everyday life so we can understand it better
by voicing it!!!!!! =)
Showed concern after exams and tried to offer extra credit.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. The material is challenging and so are his tests, but I think Matt provides a comprehensive overview of the subject area.
yes, b/c learned a lot. fun class.
yes, but very hard teacher
yes, but only if they were going to study hard, his class is no piece of cake
Yes, because of the way he presented the material.
yes, because he's a great teacher, even though it's a hard class. you actually have to work hard to get a good grade in his class. good challenge!!!
No, I would not recommend him to other students because he did not provide a good learning environment for the class. It was clear that some students were favored more than others, and he often taught the class according to his biased opinion on certain topics.
Yes, but the material is really hard to learn.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I enjoyed taking both your lecture and lab courses.
he's always very excited during lecture..very motivating..
passionate about microbiology
good teacher, difficult tests, gotta study
I would say he was a good teacher but not an easy A
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!!
Good teacher, makes class entertaining with the topics he covers and encourages his students to make changes in the world.
18. Other comments:
tx Matt! :)
awesome teacher, and he remembers all of his students even if they don't talk in class or come to class
None.

Matthew Tuthill: MICR140, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: MICR 140 - General Microbiology Lab Crn (Section): 33114 (0)     33115 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
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%) 6 (67%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 7 (78%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (33%) 6 (75%)
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  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 7 (88%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
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%) 6 (75%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Super passionate about this subject, and really knows his stuff. Matt really encourages his students to getting the most knowledge they possibly can about microbiology. Matt provides his students with words of encouragement and also provides them with constructive criticism.
Matt's enthusiasm and encouragement were great motivators to learn the material and to participant in his lab classes. He is also very approachable which makes it easy to ask questions and request his advice.
He makes learning entertaining and applicable to word and life issues. I never dreaded nor regretted attending his class. The knowledge and information I obtained from Micro 140 and 141 was priceless. His class has positively affected my life and I will hopefully carry along this insight to better positively impact the world with my actions.
He knew the subject area well and made the class more entertaining.
knows a lot
easy to approach, knows his stuff
He really pushes students to fully understand the material. He doesn't just give the answers.
I felt communication was a huge pro, also every student knew what they needed to do to perform well within the lab. I enjoyed learning the techniques within the Mico lab.
He really knows the subject matter and integrates it into real life situations. He also encourages questions and never makes students feel stupid or inadequate. I was intimidated by the course and although it was hard (really hard)he made it enjoyable and made the concepts accessible to everyone. His passion for the subject is contagious and it really helps in this subject because it has a lot of "boring" potential.
He knows how to help his students understand complex concepts by going out of his way and using outside examples. His examples really stick in a student's brain which later help build up other foundations of ideas that help them throughout the semester.
He knows his material well and he is very professional. He has a good sense of humor that allows for a positive learning environment.
knows the material
great teacher! made the class and subject very fun to learn... and he has a great knowledge for this class and taught us very well.
Knows the material and knows how to help people understand. He involves the students in his lectures, making sure they're paying attention and grasping the material.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Nothing, I think the grading without a curve is a great way to get students to truly study for in class quizzes and really gets students motivated to getting a grade they deserve in the class. :)
None
None
None.
None
none.
None.
Tuthill feels per his words, he had it hard in Hilo as a student so as should we in learning. He has his favorite students and he sometimes speaks down to students.
none
Maybe additional extra credit, but I know how he feels about that.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
By providing lots of one on one conversations which made a lot of us feel comfortable and really showed concerned with whatever questions any of the students had.
Matt called on each individual student throughout the semester to encourage participation. He also tried to make the course material interesting and fun.
He was always available. He always validated my questions, and was timely with answers and results. He was caring and empathetic with any concern or circumstance but maintained professionalism and a good-positive working atmosphere for all of his students. His grading was fair and his testing was strict, but I believe his students' best interest was always precedence and his methods solicited our highest efforts.
Helped us in any aspect and let us think for ourselves.
talking to then class after a quiz
students needed help with weekly quizzes so when asked, he provided study guides that helped with the quizzes
He replied to emails. He gave us an outline of what would be on quizes; so that we could study off of that.
Listening well and engaging the students in topics that were brought up within discussions even if they were not directly within the course curriculum. This little bit made the class more interested in the course.
Yes he always made himself available to us outside of class and via email. He really wanted all of us to understand the subject and be able to integrate the information.
He has available office hours right after class, returns emails promptly, and takes into consideration a student's lifestyle outside of school.
By being a firm grader and making his students rise to the occasion.
No. IS NOT SUPPORTIVE AT ALL..ALL HIS ANSWERS TO ANYTHING IS QUIT QUIT QUIT!!!!
he usually let us know where we stood in grades. he prepped us very well for what to expect at the end of the semester for our unknowns and final practicum.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, definitely. Matt is a great professor that is truly compassionate about his students learning. He takes the time to ask you questions and to really get you involved in the class.
Yes. Although some of the material is challenging, Matt made the lab a great place to learn and develop our skills.
Anyone who receives instruction from Dr. Tuthill is privileged.
Yes because although his class is intense, he's an entertaining person and helps students.
yes
yes. better than some of the other teachers i've had for this subject
Yes; he is intimidating at first but once you get to know him he is really funny and nice.
Yes, if you want a straight forward tough teacher that will force you to work hard.
I have recommended Matt to other students because his classes are fun and you learn a lot. However I always warn them because he is in no way an easy teacher. His tests are hard and the questions require actual understanding rather than just memorized facts. In the end you leave class with a great understanding of the material, but you have to put the time in outside of class to pass with a decent grade.
yes,becasue he's a great teacher!!! and i feel like i learned alot
Yes, I would recommend him to students if a student enjoys challenging and independent styles of learning. He is very lenient and will hear any student out if he/she disagrees with him. He is respectful toward his students, and successfully involves the entire class with the learning process.
Yes, you learn the most in this class.
no had him twice girls only take hime because hes eye candy.
i would definitely recommend him to other students because he makes the class such a fun and interesting one. he is hard but he makes you really makes you think and teaches us how to apply all the things we learn in his class.
I would recommend him to student who are interested in really learning the material.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Nothing
None.
great teacher and tries to make class a little more enjoyable.
Good professor.
The guy runs a good lab.
One of the best teachers I have had, it's unfortunate that he doesn't teach more courses that I need to take. He really does a great job... I'd give him a raise :)
i really enjoyed his lab class!!!! thanks
He's an amazing instructor. His passion really shows with his students that show the same amount of respect in his teaching as they do their own work. He made Micro140 the best class I took so far, and he makes everyone feel comfortable and involved with the entire process.
Hes awesome. GOOOO Matt!
Sometimes as a professor you have to get to know your students and if you can't help point them in the right direction. I have depression issues from taking his classes. The only reason I did it a second time is because i'm ill and he was all that was left.