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eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Ryan Girard

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MATH112, Non Traditional Summer 2014
MATH22, Non Traditional Summer 2014
MATH24, Non Traditional Summer 2014
MATH25, Non Traditional Summer 2014
MATH100, Spring 2014
MATH111, Spring 2014
MATH112, Spring 2014
MATH206, Spring 2014
MATH111, Fall 2013
MATH135, Fall 2013
MATH205, Fall 2013
MATH26, Fall 2013
MATH24, Non Traditional Summer 2013
MATH25, Non Traditional Summer 2013
MATH100, Spring 2013
MATH112, Spring 2013
MATH21, Spring 2013
MATH26, Spring 2013
MATH111, Fall 2012
MATH24, Fall 2012
MATH25, Fall 2012
MATH100, Spring 2012
MATH103, Spring 2012
MATH112, Spring 2012
MATH21, Spring 2012
MATH103, Fall 2011
MATH111, Fall 2011
MATH21, Fall 2011
MATH24, Fall 2011
MATH25, Fall 2011
MATH115, Summer I 2011
MATH100, Spring 2011
MATH115, Spring 2011
MATH73, Spring 2011
MATH103, Fall 2010
MATH115, Fall 2010
MATH73, Fall 2010
MATH115, Summer II 2010
MATH83, Summer II 2010
MATH103, Spring 2010
MATH115, Spring 2010
MATH73, Spring 2010
MATH103, Fall 2009
MATH115, Fall 2009
MATH73, Fall 2009

Ryan Girard: MATH112, Non Traditional Summer 2014

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 112 - Math for Elem Teachers II Crn (Section): 41006 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.74 23 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 8 (35%) 7 (30%) 6 (26%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.27 22 1.2 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 6 (27%) 5 (23%) 6 (27%) 4 (18%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 23 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 9 (39%) 12 (52%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.91 23 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 3 (13%) 10 (43%) 7 (30%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
It's online.
I found that it was helpful that we could try the problem a couple times to get the right answer. I think the videos helped teach most of the lessons.
I really liked the format of the course. It is very well organized. I always knew what to expect... I think that is important for success in a class.
The most helpful aspect of this course was that it was online. Ryan was also helpful in answering any questions via email.
I learned a lot from this course, it was difficult material but I developed confidence to take on harder problems and work through them step by step.
A online math class really depends on the teacher. And Mr. Girard is a very good candidate for this class
Being able to go back and review work (after homework was submitted).. to help further learn the material.
MyMathLab and the amount of notes it/Mr. Girard provides
Being able to have my group members to turn to for help!
I really appreciated the refresher on the material and gaining insight on how to teach the material
How to relate to children.
It was hard for me to find anything that was helpful or valuable about this course....I always felt frustrated opening up MML because I always seemed to have issues.
learning different math strategies
I found the notes for each chapter extremely helpful and well laid out. They proved an indispensable addition to the sometimes dry and inept textbook information.
Using the checklist in our weekly modules through laulima.
The "help me solve this" option was very helpful for me.
The office hours
It reinforced math 111.
The online program gave good examples and was helpful.
We are able to learn at your own pace and we are also free to ask questions to our instructor if need be!
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.74 23 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 8 (35%) 7 (30%) 6 (26%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 23 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 7 (30%) 12 (52%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.91 23 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 8 (35%) 6 (26%) 8 (35%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 23 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (22%) 18 (78%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 23 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (26%) 8 (35%) 9 (39%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 23 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (30%) 4 (17%) 12 (52%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 23 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (30%) 16 (70%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 23 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 3 (13%) 17 (74%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.78 23 1.24 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 3 (13%) 5 (22%) 5 (22%) 9 (39%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 23 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (26%) 9 (39%) 8 (35%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.59 22 1.18 Freq(%) 2 (9%) 1 (5%) 6 (27%) 8 (36%) 5 (23%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 23 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 5 (22%) 5 (22%) 12 (52%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 23 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (26%) 16 (70%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 23 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (30%) 4 (17%) 12 (52%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 23 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 8 (35%) 12 (52%)
21. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 22 1.11 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 3 (14%) 7 (32%) 10 (45%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He's nice.
He was very helpful and always answered emails and communicated with the class. For an online teacher he did very well at making sure we could communicate with him and that he knew who we were.
Ryan is a very good teacher. He is easy to talk to and he truly does care about our education. He is always willing to help us. Also, he understands that we have lives outside of his class. He always tries to give us a reasonable (but challenging) amount of work.
Easy to communicate with.
Mr. Girard makes it very comfortable to ask questions, even question where an individual would consider a "stupid question". Being that this class in an online course, the teacher pretty much needs to be available 24/7 and Mr. girard is very well at doing so. He's very good at responding to emails asap.
He was willing to discuss and direct me when I had questions regarding the work.
N/A
how fast he got back to me if I had a question
He did his summer course on some recommendations from the Spring class, that was greatly appreciated.
He was always available to help and got back to me right away.
he was always willing to offer help
When mml went down Ryan Girard promptly rescheduled an exam and homework which were detrimentally effected.
He provides the students an online discussion on Monday nights for Questions regarding the modules.
He offers office hours every monday for students to utilize.
The office hours
He was available to answer any questions.
His announcements were very helpful throughout the coarse.
I appreciate the fact that ryan was very quick to respond to emails to help resolve problems outside of the class and makes sure to address questions promptly. The course is so conducted, and I always know on a weekly basis on what is expected of me. Ryan offers office meeting hours as well as suggests tutoring options if its needed.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
-more structure -no group work, results in too much confusion because it is online.
I think the group work is very hard to do with considering people live in different states and time zones, etc. I'm not sure if that is required from the course to do that but I think that less group work would improve the course since it is online.
I am really not a fan of the group projects because it is so hard to get everyone on the same page and collaborate. Especially in an online class where we all live so far a part. Our schedules clash a lot. I know the group project serve an important role though.
I wish the syllabus given at the beginning of the semester included all the modules. So that I could have had a better idea of my schedule ahead of time.
The way Mr. Girard had this class set up was very good. I cant imagine it being set up in any other way. However, if I had to give a suggestion it would be to make it mandatory to meet with a tutor or online tutor or something because this class is very intense.
There is a major information overload for this course.. I understand that it is a summer/accelerated course but it may not be best to offer this course over the summer. Or at least cut down the amount of work due.. then again would we actually be able to learn all the necessary material to benefit from this course. It was just awfully overwhelming with the amount of information we were expected to learn/retain.
I felt like the class was 100% MyMathLab, and group projects were pointless and difficult.
just changing the names around so there is no confusion with what material is due
He could make the group work a little easier. The modules written out in paragraph style makes it a little hard to understand. I would like an outline and then be able to click to see what i needed for each assigment.
Again it is very hard cause it is an online course, and there were a lot of technical difficulties that are no one's fault but all the same frustrating....
creative and innovative style of teaching
I found myself having a difficult time remembering certain concepts and formulas because there was just so much information in one chapter. I feel as though a sort of cheat sheet could be allowed while taking the test or perhaps allowing the students to take the test at home.
N/a
Maybe repeat less of math 111.
Quicker responses to student questions and giving students feedback individually would help alot.
I feel there needs to be an improvement on how the group projects work, it seems theres been too much problems in regards to group work in the past two semesters of taking his courses. Seems like communication and group members equally contributing is a big concern with group work--if theres some way to make sure that all groups can succeed that would be great for future classes!
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.57 23 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 5 (22%) 3 (13%) 12 (52%) 3 (13%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 23 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (13%) 7 (30%) 12 (52%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 23 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (22%) 9 (39%) 9 (39%)
27. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.04 23 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (22%) 12 (52%) 6 (26%)
28. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 23 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 7 (30%) 13 (57%)
29. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.04 23 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (22%) 9 (39%) 8 (35%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 23 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 10 (43%) 9 (39%)
31. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.68 22 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (18%) 6 (27%) 5 (23%) 7 (32%) 0 (0%)
32. What did you like most about your online course experience?
That it is online.
That I could do my homework whenever it was most convenient to me. I liked how my math lab was set up and easy to use.
I learned a lot about the subject that I will definitely use in my career to come. I also liked that this class was challenging but reasonable at the same time. Sometimes I feel like my online classes are too easy and that I'm not learning anything... I did not feel this way about Math 112.
I liked that I was able to take this course regardless of what island i was on for the summer. This summer online course saved me! With this class available online, I was able to go home for the summer and work and earn money that helps me pay bills during the school year. Having this class as an online class is a necessity.
I liked how it was very organized and the teacher had really good communication skills. I wouldn't put a lot on my plate with my personal next time because it is a intense course but if you focus and don't fall behind, its not that bad. I would recommend it to other people
That is was quick.. (although that made it more difficult to retain the knowledge)..
I could do homework on my own time.
how I was able to manage my time well.
the group work and getting to know my classmate a little.
I wish I had time to take it in a classroom setting.
convenient
the six week duration.
It was convenient to work on my own time around my daily schedule.
I liked how my group members offered me some support.
The online option of it
The course was fast and completed quickly.
I can work when I am available around my schedule.
I love the fact that you can work in the convenience of your own home at your own pace:)
33. What did you like least about your online course experience?
Group work.
I don't like online communication, I prefer in person. And that we had to take our exams at a proctoring testing center. I was traveling a lot and doing this class so that made it very difficult to always need to set up a testing center appointment.
Group Projects.
I understand the necessity of utilizing a testing center for an online course like this. However, with summer testing hours very limited. It was extremely difficult to find time to take my exams. I had to take of work every single day I had a test.
The middle of the course was super hard.
the amount of work vs. the time frame.
Group Projects. It is difficult to do groups in an online setting, especially when people may be taking it online because they don't have time to take it in the first place.
the syllabus was a little confusing
all the videos
it was very frustrating.
modules had plenty questions
trying to make the group work work for everyone in the group. trying to work with everyones schedule and make contact was very hard and we missed a lot of things.
the amount of work crammed into six weeks!
I didn't like how fast the pace was of this class because it was harder for me to grasp.
Too many questions per week
It repeated math 111.
Lack of speed.
THE group projects!

Ryan Girard: MATH22, Non Traditional Summer 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 22 - Pre-Algebra Crn (Section): 41011 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
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%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
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%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
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%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
the format of the course. video, worksheet, pretest, and assessment.
I found that the most valuable and helpful thing about this class was that it was a very nice refresher to what I learned in high school. Being out of school for the past couple years, I forgot a lot of what I learned in school so this class really helped to refresh my knowledge in math.
that the tutors were in the room and were more than willing to help and mr. girard was so understanding
The thing that I found most valuable and helpful about the course was that, it was self-passed of course, by meeting deadlines. Though if you where able to move forward you could! Which was really helpful for me because I could run through the course at my own speed. Having this is so valuable for students, because everyone learns at the own pace . . . We shouldn't be stuck if the class is moving to slow. As we shouldn't be punished by needing extra time if we don't get it. . . Mr. Girard helped us with this problem. By proving us with the intellect of himself and some amazing tutors.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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 appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
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%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
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%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
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%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
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 with respect.
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%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
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%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
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%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
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%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
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%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
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%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
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%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
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%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
having tutors at the tutors in class made things a lot easier for not only myself, but for mr girard also. being able to work at my own pace was also very helpful.
I found that he was very patient when explaining a problem out to me, even if the answer was really simple, he was patient and showed and explained to me how to do the problem and made sure that I understood what I was doing.
that he was willing to work with me even though i got sick a couple of times during the semester
Ryan Girard was most helpful with promptly being there whenever I needed help. By leading me on the correct path to success, I was able to set forth through out the course with much more understanding. It's very pleasing actually grasping what I'm learning about.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
nope
I don't have any suggestions for improvement, I think Mr. Girard is doing a really good job.
i think everything is working well
*more interactive activities Although, I know that's harder because they're a few different math course in one class, though it be fun to brake out in a group session just to brake away from the computer screen once in a while.
24. Any comments about the TA?
the TAs were super helpful.
The TAs are helpful too. Although I feel like they talk among themselves a lot and they can get a little distracting at times, so maybe needs a little work on that. They can also tend to seem impatient when trying to explain problems. But other then that they do help.
yes they were very friendly and helpful thanks
The TA where awesome! I didn't use them as much because I am a very independent learner. Although, they where amazing assets to other students. I don't think some of them wouldn't have done as well as they did with out them. . . You can't do it all, so it is very nice have a little back up. TAs are literally the greats sidekicks to the outstanding superheroes!
25. Assignments are returned 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%)
26. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
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%)
27. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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%)
28. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
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%)
29. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
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%)
30. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course contributed significantly to my learning.
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%)
31. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
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%)
32. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
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%)
33. Comment on the physical environment of the classroom (space, noise, lighting, seating, etc.)
nope
I think it can get a little loud in class but that's pretty normal in my view. The space is good too, I feel like everyone has their own space to learn and no one has pressure to work at the same pace as everyone else. I like having the computers to work on too. I think it made learning in this class a lot easier, despite the fact that prior to this class I always had a hard time learning and concentrating doing any school work on a computer.
The first day was really crowded I didn't think there was going to be enough room to hold everyone though like every class in college, the weeks to follow seem to provide more room. Its was ideal, also having it in the LRC gave the perfect amount of access to the library which was cool. It could get noises, but what do expect it a classroom? Everyone did really good at making it an environment that you knew: it was time learn. Awesome experience: Made my summer much more rad than I was expecting! Mr. Girard's the Best!

Ryan Girard: MATH24, Non Traditional Summer 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 24 - Elem Algebra I Crn (Section): 41012 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.8 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.2 5 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 5 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
That it was online based and not lecture based
not very much. the real teaching came from a video and it was not very informative sometimes. Our actual teacher did very little teaching and only really answered questions, and not in a very clear way.
i felt that the tutors along with my instructor really helped. they made things really easy and fun for me to understand.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.2 5 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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 has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.4 5 1.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.8 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.4 5 1.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 5 1.14 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
That he brought in tutors for the class.
not very much, he didn't actually teach, at all. only answered questions in a either an abstract way or an irrelevant and stupid way.
i think that his ability to compare certain math problems to real life situations really helped me understand what i was doing when i was doing my work.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Not have attendance mandatory, its summer we have lives and as long as we do the work we should still be able to earn a good grade.
Maybe talking to the students less like children and more like adults would be a start.
none
24. Any comments about the TA?
Some TAs don't seem very qualified for the job
TAs were helpful, more helpful than Mr. Girard.
i feel that the TA's were really helpful during class, the only thing that i can say to improve on the TA's is that we should have more of them in the class room. because there aren't enough to go around.
25. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
26. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
27. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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%)
28. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
29. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
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%)
30. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 1.79 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%)
31. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
32. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
33. Comment on the physical environment of the classroom (space, noise, lighting, seating, etc.)
I liked the computer lab. Easy to find and print from.
none

Ryan Girard: MATH25, Non Traditional Summer 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 25 - Elem Algebra II Crn (Section): 41013 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Always ask for help, and write out the entire problem.
I liked using the Pearson's my math lab program, it was more user friendly then the Hawke's program
I don't like that 4 classes were joined in one. It felt like I was taking an online class with live tutors. Actually, that's exactly what it was. The way it was designed wasn't in the course description either. I think that may have been a last minute decision to combine classes, otherwise they all would have been cancelled because not enough students signed up for it. As a non-resident student paying a high fee, the whole situation seems a bit unfair, and I had an unfair advantage compared to how the course is usually run. Luckily, much of the curriculum was somewhat familiar to me from high school, so the class was easier for me. If it was not, however, I would have been disappointed.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
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 clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
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. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
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%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
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%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
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%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
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%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
The fact that he always has an answer for everything, can make difficult problems easy by breaking them down, and his patience.
Ryan Girard took each student as individuals and kept in mind that each person works at a different pace, and each has a different level or style of learning and was able to adapt to each need. To me that is invaluable.
I get along well with Ryan and think he teaches very effectively. When he was available to help me, he would go above and beyond, and I would really feel like I had learned something.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Not much to expect from a online course, pretty straight forward info/instructions.
I like the one room classroom idea, I think that it would be a great class to conduct not just for the summer but also for the fall and spring sessions.
Whenever he was available, he should be tutoring a student before one of his assistants comes to help. It's hard to suggest ways for him to improve the course because it was basically watching videos of another teacher and reading the text along with practice problems.
24. Any comments about the TA?
They were always willing to help, which makes them very valuable to the course with 20 students in a class.
The TA's we had were all awesome, they were there everyday to help, they were very attentive to students needs, if one was unable to help a student, they did not hesitate to grab another aid to come help.
They were very friendly and helpful. Some more helpful than others, however none of them are teachers. There were times for example when I had my hand raised, Ryan was distracted doing work on the computer, and an available assistant would jump right up to help, which is great, but I feel like any time he was available he should be the first to come to help, UNLESS he was preoccupied helping someone else personally. I definitely felt that I would learn more when Ryan helped me as opposed to his assistants. Also, there were times his assistants weren't exactly sure certain methods that would correspond with the specific section I was in, which could make it confusing, but Ryan always knew what section goes with what, as he designed the course.
25. Assignments are returned promptly.
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%)
26. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
27. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
28. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
29. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
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%)
30. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
31. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
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%)
32. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
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%)
33. Comment on the physical environment of the classroom (space, noise, lighting, seating, etc.)
When ever I came into the class room I could smell the dust, and it would just make me start sneezing, this is very important in the fact that i'am not sensitive to dust that much.
Noise level was a little high at some times , but not so bad that you couldn't work, and I think that all the class rooms should be able to adjust the air conditioning, it is to cold in the rooms.
At times the classroom could get noisy leaving it difficult to concentrate. With 4 classes going on at once, and 3-4 tutors in the room, it definitely wasn't a quiet setting to learn in

Ryan Girard: MATH100, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 100 - Survey of Mathematics Crn (Section): 40106 (1)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 5 (31%) 8 (50%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 8 (50%) 5 (31%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 2 (13%) 11 (69%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
N/A
the mymathlab. It was easier than having to use a computer that had to have the downloaded cd disk in order to submit homework.
I found using math lab is really helpful because if I get stuck on the homework, theirs links I can get help (online tutor) or a link that says "show me how" and the computer will show me how to work the problem out. Also, theirs practice problems you could do before the tests so you could get better at it and it will show you what you need to work on. It's really great and the teacher is always there to help you also when you get stuck. He encourages you to ask questions.
he is very easy to understand and is very nice and out going.
The thing I found most valuable as well as helpful about the course was the MyMathLab. It helped me practice how to do the assignments that were to be introduced in class before we even start doing it in class. Since I haven't been much of critical thinker, and I wasn't very good at doing word problems before coming into the class, the MyMathLab really helped a lot with this problem, so that's one thing I found most helpful in the class.
What I find most valuable and helpful about this course is how to calculate interest rate, compound interest, and more.
This course has prepared me for future math courses.
/becoming more logical.
It involved real life situations
The slideshows that he uses in class.
The slideshows and before exams, getting into groups and going over what we learned and then switching groups to share with the other people in the class.
I enjoyed his fun ways of teaching. I don't know what it is but he knows how to make it fun and entertaining. Like his examples of each problem discussed in class. I love the probability section we learned in class because of the visual aid provided (we got to play with dices).
The knowledge my teacher showed about the subject
getting in groups and being able to hear others explain the problems in a different way
-the assignments in MyMathLab gave feedback for incorrect answers -Mr.Girard actually uses the whole class period to teach, unlike some teachers who finish a lot earlier. -slide shows/power points were very helpful -working in groups often helped
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 15 (94%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
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%) 12 (75%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%) 16 (100%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 1 (6%) 13 (81%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 4 (25%) 9 (56%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 5 (31%) 9 (56%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 2 (13%) 11 (69%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 16 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 14 (88%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 14 (88%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 3 (19%) 10 (63%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
nothing!
He was awkwardly funny.
I found that he is really helpful and he makes the work seem so easy by all the examples he shows us. I like how he uses real life situations in his examples. It makes learning easier knowing I might be able to use this in the real life. Thank You Mr.Girard.
He is very easy to get together with outside of class for extra help and clarification.
The thing I found most valuable and helpful about Mr. Girard was that he was incredibly enthusiastic, which everyday is a great relief on the nerve when I'm nervous about something, and he always made sure that we all understood how to do an assignment step by step before continuing with his lecture.
He is very helpful when you dont understand the problem. He makes you think and challenge your brain. He is nice and understandable when student doesnt quite get the new chapters are. Always encourage us to do our best.
Ryan really cares about his students. He has a way of explaining things that help to ease understanding. He listens.
Always there to help if needed.
Mr. Girard was very helpful in explaining almost every thing. Although our class was quiet, he made it fun to learn and involved real life situations in math.
He put us into groups and help each other
Again, I just enjoyed the way he teaches. I don't know how he does it, but it's entertaining. The discussions we have in class help me understand things better.
His humor and way of teaching
he knows what hes teaching and knows how to explain everything in different ways
always available and willing to help with any questions from students about the lessons
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
give more example!
None.
For a test review, you should make review sheets instead of going in groups and letting us teach one another.
I think that Mr. Girard is doing everything very well, I don't think that their are any improvements that need to be made to his teaching methods, because as far as I know it's been completely perfect and helpful.
Teaching style? What does that even mean?
Be more enthusiastic.
More discussions with others in class would be helpful
I have nothing because I like his way of teaching.
Just keep up the lively conversations and the helpful visual aids.
none.
it's pretty efficient the way it is now! but maybe not have all assignments/quizzes on MyMathLab because sometimes internet access isn't always available for a student.
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
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%) 12 (75%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 12 (75%)
27. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 2 (13%) 11 (69%)
28. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 16 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 2 (13%) 10 (63%)
29. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
31. Other comments:
no comments!
I think he is very nice to all students and his explanation were very good to understand to me. When I asked some questions I didnt know to him, he explained them very carefully until i understood. I was glad to take his class in this semester.
Thank you for a fun semester Mr.Girard :).
I really enjoyed this course with Kumu Ryan, because he has been nothing but nice and helpful as well as an incredible instructor. His enthusiastic personality in class would make anyone's nerve calm some. My classmates were also very helpful when I didn't understand completely how to do the homework so I'm very thankful about that. Overall I really enjoyed my times spent in this class, and would recommend this class to anyone who needs to take MATH100 next semester.
Ryan Girard is the best math 100 teacher. I love math but I dont like critical thinking problems. After taking this class, I understand more and I love it. I strongly suggest to take ryan class. :)
I'd recommend Mr. Girard to anyone.
Mr. Girard, you are by far one of my favorite college teachers. :)
I love that all the homework is online! And the quizzes, too!
pretty great math course!

Ryan Girard: MATH111, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 111 - Math for Elem Teachers I Crn (Section): 40289 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.94 17 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 7 (41%) 5 (29%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 17 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 7 (41%) 5 (29%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 17 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (29%) 10 (59%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 17 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 7 (41%) 5 (29%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
It helped me become more self-directed and organized.
It was very organized and had a good time-work ratio.
This course helped me not only to be more confident in my math skills, but also confident in being able to teach math when I become an elementary teacher. I mostly enjoyed the flexibility of the class as well as the support from the my teacher and classmates.
Working together in groups and having blogs to help explain answers.
The most valuable and helpful thing about this course is the group projects we have weekly. My partners are extremely helpful when I am concerned in certain areas. Also, the teacher responds to email promptly.
I found it helpful that Mr. Girard had a variety of options to choose from for help. For example we could email him anytime, there were videos, he informed us about different sites to use
I really liked the organization of the course. You always knew what was due and you knew where you could find it. I learned a lot in this course from the MyMathLab website and from my group members.
it was very convenient and the my tsmath lab questions got me prepared to take the tests
I found most helpful throughout this course was being being able to do the MyMathLab homework assignments and watch the videos on how it is done.
Being able to be in the minds of the children and to remember that each person has a different learning style.
I loved that I was able to do the course online.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.56 17 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 5 (29%) 7 (41%) 2 (12%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 17 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 2 (12%) 9 (53%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 17 1.18 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 5 (29%) 2 (12%) 5 (29%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 17 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 5 (29%) 8 (47%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 17 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 7 (41%) 6 (35%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 17 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 4 (24%) 6 (35%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 17 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 4 (24%) 10 (59%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 17 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 3 (18%) 9 (53%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.81 17 1.11 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 8 (47%) 4 (24%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.94 17 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 2 (12%) 7 (41%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 17 1.18 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 4 (24%) 3 (18%) 6 (35%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 17 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 4 (24%) 4 (24%) 6 (35%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 17 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 0 (0%) 8 (47%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 17 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 5 (29%) 5 (29%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 17 1.28 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 8 (47%)
21. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 17 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 5 (29%) 3 (18%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He offers support if he sees you struggling in his course and tries to reccomend solutions to solving problem.
This course was online and I could do it at my own time.
He was helpful.
He wasn't pushy, but was willing to help his students and help them adjust to the classwork.
Always available for help thru email, and would provide helpful feedback.
Because this is an online class the only help he could give us is through email and he was very helpful with responding to my questions.
Mr. Girard is so open to helping every student. He makes it very comfortable to ask question. On time to answering emails and questions. Eager to be very helpful so we can understand the lessons.
He was always willing to answer questions and he always gave good feedback on our work. He was prompt and that made it easy for us to succeed.
That he always made himself available to help and answer questions.
although he seemed very busy, he was nice and helpful when needed.
He was consistently emailing and updating us
He was there to answer our questions.
His enthusiasm was inspirational. He was also willing to meet on campus.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Less group work because it seems group projects affect your course grade more than the actual math material and sometimes you can't depend on your group members.
Having a more clear calendar/announcement system on Laulima, do not rely so heavily on MML. Be available more often. When a student asks a specific question do not respond with a reference back to the homework or readings, we need clarification obviously. It would be nice if we were allowed to practice the assignments once they have been submitted and graded.. MML can be useful is we are allowed to utilize it's services.
In my opinoion the required meetings should have been optional, they were not worth missing work over when it was informations I can find out on my own. I would have rather used the meeting times to review and talk about the material. Also, having group assignments were almost a joke. No one really worked together as far as my experience went; dissapointing.
Keep it up
NA
Perhaps meetings more as a class online.
Being that this was my first online class let a lone in a subject I struggle with, Math, I found this class to be a challenge, however Mr. Girard did really well with teaching it. He assigned Modules every Wednesdays and I thought maybe assigning them on Mondays would give us a better schedule to work on them. or maybe even Tuesdays.
Sometimes the group projects are hard. But other than that, I think it was a great course.
if he could grade work earlier and not all at the last minute, it would help in guaging how we are doing
Removing the group activity altogether. Its good having a group to ask questions but it makes it very difficult to rely on others that dont do the work, because then the others in the group are just doing more work and it gets very frustrating.
Being more organized about releasing the modules at the beginning of the semesters. I like working ahead with math.
Give All homework assignments early and send out email reminders for due dates
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.56 17 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 4 (24%) 5 (29%) 4 (24%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 17 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 9 (53%) 6 (35%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 17 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 7 (41%) 6 (35%)
27. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 17 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (41%) 1 (6%) 8 (47%)
28. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.94 17 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 6 (35%) 6 (35%)
29. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (47%) 7 (41%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 17 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 6 (35%) 6 (35%)
31. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.69 17 1.08 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 6 (35%) 3 (18%) 5 (29%) 0 (0%)
32. What did you like most about your online course experience?
The ability to go at your own pace at the comfort of your own home to complete your math assignments
That I had an awesome group that worked really hard while going through this course together. I felt like if it wasn't for my group I may not have been able to understand all the material.
It was easy to find and do the work, the due dates were clearly stated, selfperpetuated learning was encouraged.
The flexibility as well as the convenience.
my mathlab, modules and group work
Our teacher was VERY helpful with everything.
I did like how I could do a lesson at my own paste.
I was so organized and routine, it made it easy to keep track of so I could get a good grade and learn all that I could.
That I could work at my own pace.
it was convenient in my schedule
I liked how it was online and on laulima and also my math lab.
I liked being able to do the MyMathLab course work.
Learning Blackboard.
It was convenient
33. What did you like least about your online course experience?
The group projects
The heavy use of MML. I was also discouraged from asking questions early in the semester because I felt like I was just getting redirected back to the material on MML that I already did not understand. When we have our class meetings I feel that it is more in regards to the different programs that UH systems offer in education, which is nice to know.. I feel that we are being pitched a sale and not being taught a class.
I found it difficult to contact someone quickly to clarify questions. I could not access the online meeting on my computer. The homework was Wed-Thurs, and threw my schedule off. Sun-Sat is preffered.
It's a bit tough if you're not good with tech stuff like me... takes a bit of time to work things out.
na
Having to meet with group members and staying online for a great amount of time.
I'm very knowledgeable when it comes to computers and folders on computers etc. So I was learning not only math but how to do a online course with computers. In the begging I fell behind because it wasn't really clear to me that modules was in a totally different tab as MML. However when I scheduled a meeting with Mr. Girard he was very helpful and didn't make me feel intimidated with things I didn't know
Group Projects.
I had some trouble with the online groups. I took an online course because I didn't have time to meet every week so trying to meet and make time with a group every week was a little difficult since we all had separate schedules.
sometimes hard to show work even though i know what i'm trying to say inserting equations and tables are harder than just drawing them
The group work was hard trying to get together with group members. I think maybe the group assignments should be due on a different day?
I disliked the group assignments and I dont know where I stand in this course because hardly any of my work has been graded and that also gets frustrating.
I did not like the group projects. It worked well but its hard to meet up.
Lack of communication
34. Other comments:
If it is possible to change from BlackboardCollaborate it would be good. From what I understood, many people had problems with it. My computer never got it working, I had to use the app on my phone which is not as good.
na
Thank you!
Mr. Girard was very good at sending us informative email I just wish I knew more on how to use computers. Maybe send out an informative video at the begging of the semester with step by step things that we will be looking at for the semester. For example in the video show where our modules will be held, where mml is and guide us through mml on informative video. There for we can always look back at it if we forget how to get to a certain page. In others words, like an instructional DVD on how to navigate Mr. Girards class online
Ryan is a great teacher and I learned a lot in his course. I look forward to having him again next semester.

Ryan Girard: MATH112, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 112 - Math for Elem Teachers II Crn (Section): 40272 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
It teaches you the relevance of the course. Even though it is a math class, it's the way that it teaches you how to teach the material.
It was nice to have such a small class because then we got all very familiar with each other. We helped each other with homework and most of the time we all didn't understand it so it was nice to be able to get students involved.
being confident in my math skills in order to teach in my own class
Made me think critically.
The most helpful was Ryan's patience and willingness to help all the students and encouraged us to work together on many class assignments.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
his slide shows
He helps you understand the materials addressed and helps you to want to be a better teacher.
He is a very smart teacher and knows a lot about his math. He is always around campus so it was easy to find him when I had questions. Sometimes using the my math lab is fun and other times its not.
He really helped me understand math. All our guest speakers helped me be more informed into my career path.
Was very helpful and patient with my many questions!
He gets excited about the subject matter and is very encouraging even when we are having difficulty understanding a concept. He never makes you feel like you are asking a dumb question.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
more practice on hmw problems
n/a
I think if we actually went over the chapters/sections first instead of getting the homework. A lot of us did not do math 100, or even algebra in high school and so it was hard seeing new material only in the homework. If we were able to learn how to actually do probability or other assignments first, then do the homework I would have done better because I feel like i still don't get a lot of the new material. Doing the student presentations were good, but I still think having the teacher explain it is better because we actually grasp the idea.
None
Perhaps mini units and quizzes to review material as the semester goes on.
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
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%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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%)
27. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
28. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%)
29. The guest lecturers addressed issues relevant to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
30. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%)
31. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
32. Other comments:
overall great class.
First math class I've EVER enjoyed! Thank you Ryan!
Ryan is a very good teacher of this subject and I would highly recommend him to other students.

Ryan Girard: MATH206, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 206 - Calculus II Crn (Section): 40094 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.09 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%) 1 (9%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%) 3 (27%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
It taught me a lot of concepts that I was not previously comfortable with.
It made me feel comfortable and ready for calculus III.
The encouragement and support of the teacher.
Applied math to real world applications.
Part B was valuable and helpful being able to work with all the problems I did not do or missed.
It was very challenging, and I have learned a lot.
Probably the same as last semester, whatever I wrote.
Mr. Girard is always willing to help whenever a difficult question arises. Not only is he a very willing teacher, he explains material that could potentially be confusing in a relatable and understandable way.
What I found most valuable and helpful about this course is doing extra problems than what was assigned.
Gaining my confidence in the beginning since it had been awhile since I had taken a math class and then being able to work the problems mostly on my own towards the end of the semester, the problems got easier even though the class stayed pretty much at the same difficulty level.
Ryan explains the ideas and concepts clearly. He also provides examples and practice problems to get you thinking.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 11 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%) 2 (18%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%) 3 (27%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%) 9 (82%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 11 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He presented the information in a way that made it easy to learn.
Working problems in class with demonstrations.
He gave chances for redemption, such as in the bonus point sheet and the part B of exams.
He was always around and available, when needed.
Being able to breakdown problems
He is willing to help the students out, and answer any questions that we have.
Probably the same as last semester, whatever I wrote.
He presents the material in a very understandable way. I felt as though I have a solid understanding of the material I have learned.
He is willing to help you if you are struggling. All you need to do is ask.
His enthusiasm for the subject as well as his desire for his students to understand the material and be able to advance further
The homework problems and group work during class helped grasp the course material. He is also enthusiastic about math in general and is very helpful.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Adding more worksheets or written assignments
A more consistent number of homework problems so we know what to expect each time.
not much to improve on.
I can't think of anything, I really like this class
Including a study guide or specific practice problems for each test.
N/A
Part B of the exams seems to be more about following instructions to the letter, rather than actually learning from your mistakes. Not that following instructions isn't important.
I was very satisfied with Mr. Girard's teaching style and methods.
There should be study groups to help students in this class.
To provide helpful suggestions when students are stuck rather than putting students on the spot to find the answer on their own, I would have preferred if we took problem step by step so I could learn the whole process instead of just figuring out the answer to the problems
24. Any comments about the TA?
He was awesome!
Very helpful whenever we need it.
Jonathan was very helpful and knowledgeable about the problems.
Good help!
He was good
The TA was a great help, and he was very knowledgeable.
Jonathan is learning along with us, same as last semester.
The TA was very helpful.
He was great and always offers help.
n/a
25. The TA gives clear and understandable explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.27 11 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 5 (45%) 0 (0%)
26. The TA appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.27 11 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 5 (45%) 0 (0%)
27. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
28. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%)
29. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
30. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
31. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
32. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
33. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
34. Other comments:
I would recommend this class
Can't wait for Calc III!
N/A
Probably the same as last semester, whatever I wrote (if anything).
This course was highly enjoyable. I have never loved math so much as I do now.
I definitely recommend anyone who pursues math at a higher level to take Mr. Girard's class.
Great class size for a difficult math class!

Ryan Girard: MATH111, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 111 - Math for Elem Teachers I Crn (Section): 44398 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
we could learn from one another if we didn;t understand a problem
The fact that our class gelled really well. We were able to ask Mr. Girrard queastions while keeping eachother accountable for our actions.
It made me really see how it's done in teaching students at a younger age. It made me think about things carefully to make sure that I understood it carefully, then to project that to the students.
Gave a glimpse of what my future might look like, having us present our lesson plans to our class gave me confidence, practice and understanding what it takes to give a effective lesson to a class and for them to understand it.
Our professor masterfully engaged each of us into discussion groups and encouraged us to ask questions. He used manipulatives, technology, interesting facts, internet stories, videos, etc to make this otherwise very boring subject more interesting...
I found the interaction with students in class, and Ryan's enthusiasm for the content very valuable and helpful. Guest speakers were also relevant and willing to assist students in their area of expertise.
How we are able to learn concepts. How we have to understand simple math in order to teach it. And the different ways we can teach,
That we have to go up in front of the class to speak to the students. It helped me to build confidence.
I learned a lot more about what goes on behind the scenes in math, and I learned about what can go wrong when preparing for a presentation.
I feel this course really prepared me for becoming a teacher. It exposed me to different styles of teaching as well as learning. Ryan was always available to clear up any questions you may have.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
he helps show there isn't just one way to do something
Mr. Girrard was very knowledgeable about the subject. Any question we threw at him he answered if he didn't know he had the answer the moment we walked into class the next day.
He was always there to answer your questions and give you help in doing starting our own lesson plans that we did as part of our class. He was good in describing things and explaining.
The lesson plans, the chance to correct the exams we took and learn from our mistakes! Also all the guest speakers were so helpful to understand and begin our journey in the UH system for teachers
Oh I think I already answered this in the previous section. I think only our professor could have made this class interesting. He has a very unique and engaging way of presenting the material...he made the class very interesting and helped us not only with class materials but assisting us in planning for a better future illustrating more opportunity and options that are out there for us to take... Ryan Girard is a wonderful professor... He cares about each of his students. The environment he provides is nurturing yet academic...I am so happy that He was my teacher.
Ryan is professional, always willing to assist students, knowledgeable about the content and school resources, and very encouraging. His enthusiastic way of explaining content and accessibility both on and off campus is very supportive also. He has been very encouraging and fair to all students and I have enjoyed his class very much.
This Dude just knows his stuff. Im really glad that we have EXAM part B's its helpful to learn from your mistakes.
Ryan is very intelligent and he uses real life situations to explain math problems, which is confusing at first to me but then I understand. I like that everything is submitted online, its easier.
Girard just wanted the students to learn. He didn't mind if we messed up on our presentations or tests as long as we were able to see what we did wrong and keep it in mind.
Made it clear that we could ask as many questions as necessary. Always took time to address any concerns or questions. Was very patient when we were learning difficult concepts. Actually made a math course enjoyable, and that is not easily done!
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
nothing, i loved how we had time for projects, time for online homework and a good dynamic of collaboration in class and helped build a special bond with our classmates
The course was unimaginative dry and confusing, but our professor made it very interesting and clear. Our professor could not have been more perfect!
No suggestions for improvement. Ryan's teaching style and use of technology in the classroom to appeal to students and provide elaboration is awesome. In regards to this course, in particular, Ryan is a very good model of how potential elementary school teachers can approach students and a classroom atmosphere.
It would be awesome if this class was in the day time.
Going through and talking about each chapter would help us more before taking a test rather than just questions being answered.
Girard as a teacher was awesome, but I think he should use less "mymathlab" if he can. The site is just really clunky, breaks hen you need it to work, and sometimes doesn't take correct answers written in a different way.
Perhaps going over more material before the homework instead of after.
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 11 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
27. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
28. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 10 (91%)
29. The guest lecturers addressed issues relevant to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
30. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
31. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
32. Other comments:
Thank you for the time and effort you put into our class, the guest speakers were so helpful and you were so good about letting us know what all is out there by giving us plenty of options with our education path!
I am glad that Yale didn't think of stealing our Ryan Girard!
Ryan set clear objectives for the course and offered several opportunities for extra credit and outside application of coursework. Rubrics and work samples also helped a lot. Mahalo.
Thank you Ryan, first math class I actually didn't dread! You made it a fun learning experience which prepared me for becoming a teacher myself.

Ryan Girard: MATH135, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 135 - Pre-Cal: Elem Functions Crn (Section): 44057 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 16 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 6 (38%) 5 (31%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 16 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 7 (44%) 6 (38%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 8 (50%) 6 (38%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Ryan Girard encourages his students to go to tutoring and ask questions whenever they need to.
He goes over problems and explains them!
I found that the lectures are the most valuable and helpful about the course.
He answers all the questions I have, and is very understanding.
Test corrections and homework help
I think the helpful thing i learned is that Its good to look over my work carefully.
It was tough but made me think critically.
that their was help everywhere.
I liked having the opportunity to gain bonus points.
My Math Lab was helpful and fair. Exam part B helped review our mistakes and correct them.
I found thing I found out is that every lesson in a chapter slowly builds up and gets harder.
The teacher himself, Ryan Girard.
Had us do group work to solve together which I really liked
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 8 (50%) 6 (38%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (50%) 7 (44%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 8 (50%) 6 (38%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
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%) 12 (75%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.94 16 1.12 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 6 (38%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 3 (19%) 10 (63%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 16 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 8 (50%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (44%) 9 (56%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
His enthusiasm gives the course a friendly environment.
He is always there to help
Ryan Girard was always there to help one in understanding the course.
He is very nice and helpful.
His openness to outside help and his list of resources to look at in the event he's unable to assist the problem.
I think the most helpful thing about Girard is that he is always open to help.
Ryan went into depth with each subject and answered everyone's questions.
what i found most valuable in Girard's class is that i would ask him for help on one of the problems on the homework.
He was nice and easy to approach.
He is calm and collected. He gives students opportunities to ask questions.
Ryan Girard is respectful and patient. He makes his teaching is understandable and makes class work very challenging. In groups, he walks around class to see how we are doing and offers to help.
He is very helpful, interactive and tries to get students to help out everybody else once in a while.
If had any questions, you were welcome to ask anytime
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Perhaps more pen and paper quizzes over online quizzes.
Nothing
Not do much homework, because being a full time student it is hard to complete the homework of this class combined with the homework from other classes.
none
No need for tests and finals.
Before exams it would be helpful to have a study guide or some sort of guide. Before exams its a bit tough to figure out exactly what to study.
no more tests
Helping the students to prepare for exams by doing examples of the harder questions would be helpful.
Go through each step of the equation when solving. Sometimes it isn't clear and there are some students who haven't taken math in over a semester or a year, it's sometimes difficult to remember certain steps even if it should be a "review"
I wish he would have a little bit more control of the class when other students are being loud and obnoxious about non-math related topics.
N/A
Let students know what assignments are due online because it is very easy for students to forget
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 4 (25%) 8 (50%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
27. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
28. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
29. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 16 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (19%) 10 (63%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
31. Other comments:
Ryan Girard is an awesome teacher.
Thank you for being awesome!!!
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no more homework
This class taught me a lot about precalculus.
I have noticed that you stop putting up math problems for us to do in the beginning of class.
I had a fun semester learning in his class!

Ryan Girard: MATH205, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 205 - Calculus I Crn (Section): 44163 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 8 (50%) 5 (31%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 16 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 12 (75%) 2 (13%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (38%) 7 (44%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I found that the Part B of his testing was the most helpful towards my learning.
The "Help Me Solve It"'s on My Math Lab and working with others in class.
What I found most valuable was the availability of instructors and tutors that could help me to understand the material more thoroughly.
The in-class discussions of problems.
having an in class tutor to help out
I felt that I learned the most from doing the homework assignments. They were relevant to the lectures. In fact, I'd say that the lectures perfectly complemented the homework. I liked that the students could bring up a difficult homework question in class and the instructor would have the class do it as a whole.
Mr. Girard didn't just give us one way to solve things. He showed us a few methods and let us pick which ones we were most comfortable with. He encouraged us to try different methods.
Some examples applied to some real life applications.
The part where I learned calculus.
Using self analysis on exams to rethink problems on why you got it wrong and how to correct it.
1. my math lab homework 2. my math lab extra study help 3. advice on wolfram alpha 4. advice on future math work
It helped me think more carefully about word problems, and the homework helped with practice.
Creating Study groups and going to tutoring sessions.
Throughout the semester Prof. Girard gave us sites and programs that could help us with homework and lessons outside of the classroom. He also made us aware of tutoring hours and times in which he was available to help us with any questions that we had.
It provided me a chance to experience the rigor associated with college courses; I now feel better prepared to handle college next year.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 9 (56%) 6 (38%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (38%) 8 (50%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.38 16 1.02 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 4 (25%) 6 (38%) 2 (13%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 16 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (56%) 6 (38%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 16 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 6 (38%) 7 (44%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 16 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (50%) 7 (44%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (38%) 8 (50%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (50%) 7 (44%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (69%) 5 (31%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 16 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (44%) 8 (50%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
I found that Girard's organized notes helped break down difficult sections to understand.
The way he can explain topics and how to approach problems.
Ryan is always ready to help answer questions or to tutor students through problems with a cheerful attitude. He makes you feel like he really wants you to succeed.
His enthusiasm and knowledge of the subject matter are unmatched.
He is easy to approach and talk to when I need help.
He never hesitated to spend class time answering student questions, even if it meant slowing the class down.
His enthusiasm for the course material is quite catching and by the end of every lesson I always am ecstatic to learn more. He also seeks out the student and inquires if they have any questions even when not prompted to do so.
He allows many extra credit opportunities and gives a chance of redemption on tests by adding a part B.
I found that the most valuable thing about Ryan, within the context of our relationship as teacher and student, is that he is the person who taught me calculus, and he did so very well.
Getting our books replaced when it fell apart.
1. bright appearance 2. passion for subject and teaching 3. flexible presentation style
He is always willing to help the students.
He is willing to provide help outside of class if you are willing to meet with him.
He gave us opportunities to improve our grades and was always willing to stay after class to assist us on any issues we were having with any particular lesson.
He has a wonderful way of explaining thing that would have otherwise made absolutely no sense.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Creating Study Groups, and Review Sheets before tests/exams
Less problems on My Math Lab. More problems with the "Help Me Solve It" option. Study guides before tests or more specification on what will be on tests.
The hardest part about the course was that some of the homework problems took us too far out of spectrum of the topic we were learning, so that too much time was taken to work the problem that you get lost and lose sight on what you're supposed to be getting out of it.
encourage more work done on paper, as opposed to online.
It was difficult to finish weekend homework, having no WiFi at home. I would try to finish it on Monday or literally search for someone else's internet around the neighborhood, which barely had any signal.
I would've liked scheduled extra credit out-side-of class group problem- solving activities, such as provided by my trig teacher, Coco.
I was very content with Mr. Girard's teaching methods.
The class schedule should follow the traditional MWF or TTR instead of TWTR. Also some of the homework problems weren't things we learned in class.
Maybe try not having homework so I can have a better grade. I apparently learned the material without consistently doing my homework, but we'll see how I do on the final.
better audiovisual equipment
Probably lower the homework load a bit.
To improve the course there should be study groups available for students to attend that are hosted by tutors.
None. Great method
Make the homework less time-consuming
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25. The TA gives clear and understandable explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.31 16 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 7 (44%) 7 (44%) 0 (0%)
26. The TA appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.19 16 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 7 (44%) 6 (38%) 0 (0%)
27. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (63%) 6 (38%)
28. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 6 (38%) 7 (44%)
29. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.19 16 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 9 (56%) 5 (31%)
30. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (44%) 8 (50%)
31. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 16 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 7 (44%) 7 (44%)
32. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 5 (31%) 9 (56%)
33. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
34. Other comments:
Great class, great instructor!
Overall i enjoyed the class and think you're doing a good job. I could understand better this semester than my first time taking the course with another instructor.
It was fun.
This was the best class I have taken in my brief time at KCC.
Good Team work this semester on math faculty in providing math clubs and opening the door to math with a friendly atmosphere.
None
Ryan's class is easy if your willing to learn the course material.
I am very thankful for the professor I got this semester. Despite outside factors that affected my studies, when I was in class I felt engaged and time flew by in the classroom. The course is very demanding but encourages you to raise your hand and ask questions and be willing to admit that you don't understand something.

Ryan Girard: MATH26, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 26 - Elem Algebra Crn (Section): 44350 (3)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.3 10 1.42 Freq(%) 2 (20%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 3 (30%) 2 (20%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 10 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 3 (30%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 10 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 3 (30%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
As always, I say I know more than I did last semester but I don't think that way of it now. This hybrid course kicked my butt this semester. I felt like I was taking a 100 level course. Its only Math 26! Why did it feel like I was being treated as if it were a 100 level course? This didn't make any sense. If I retake this course next semester and not a hybrid course and I pass, then I definitely believe it was because it was a hybrid class. I would definitely not advise anyone to take the hybrid course.
It was a good refresher before going into the higher math classes.
Its online.
I thought that Ryan Girard was able to always help me when I had questions about a math problem. He also explained it very well so that I could understand it.
It is an online course and also met at night. If not for the setup of this class I don't know how I would have gotten these required credits.
Working on my own and figuring out how to do course work from the computer
Being that this course was mainly completed online, the most valuable and helpful part of this course was meeting face to face with the instructor and other students. Learning the material from Ryan gave a better understanding of what was not retained or learned from the online assignments.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 1.45 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.8 10 1.62 Freq(%) 3 (30%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 10 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 10 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 3 (30%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.56 10 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
I would say that Professor Girard is a wonderful math teacher. I would say one of the best. But the hybrid course does not let you learn at your own pace and definitely does not allow enough time for you to absorb it before going into the next chapter. And when you are learning the next chapter you're taking an exam about the last two chapters. The flow of this course is not equivalent to a fair learning style that allows you to process the information learned throughout the semester.
He was able to identify where problems occurred, and was able to address it promptly.
When you need help and have questions he is willing to help you and makes time.
I found that the in class participation was valuable because I was able to ask questions when I needed help on the homework questions.
Mr. Girard is great, a real positive for KCC. Mr. Girard is understanding, patient and compassionate. People like me (who find math challenging to say the least) can quickly become intimidated or afraid of an instructor. Mr. Girard never made me feel this way. Part of an instructors goal is to make a student believe that they can do the work, Mr. Girard does this.
The way he uses real life situations and objects as tools to better understand math. Also, he is willing to assist in any way possible. He teaches in a way to make it more interesting, especially for people who really don't get math and have difficulties.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Professor Girard's teaching style is awesome. I have nothing against Professor Girard, it's the hybrid course that is affecting my grade, not the Professor. He is only following the syllabus of the two courses combined.
This has been a difficult course. It is jam packed with a lot of information. I think Mr. Girard should use a style of reinforcement and summerize the math concepts..even with usage of the videos, I had difficulty with a lot of the math concepts, because there was so much information.Even with the homework, there seemed to not be enough time to be able to study enough on each Math segment.
I thought there was nothing to improve. I mean you really just get what you get when you take this class. The online version is really helpful as well as Ryan Girard in class.
I would have preferred to have more class time to go over drills, working a selection of problems over and over (different sets, but same concept). We currently spend the entire class time working two or three problem sets. I wish were could have came to class everyday and completely gone through the homework, not just spending the entire class to go over one or two problems. There are so many concepts in this course, working two or three a class was not enough.
More in class instruction, not enough time to cover all of the material learned in the homework.
The only improvement I would like to see is during class time there should be more reviews, not just on the current chapter but previous chapters. Especially before the chapter exams.
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25. The TA gives clear and understandable explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.9 10 1.37 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
26. The TA appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.1 10 1.37 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
27. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%)
28. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
29. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
30. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 10 1.37 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 1 (10%) 5 (50%)
31. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
32. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 10 1.4 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%)
33. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
34. Other comments:
This hybrid course needs to be reevaluated and not suggested for slower learners like me who have to be coached through every class on the material just covered.
I thought that Ryan Girard was a great teacher and really smart.
I feel that this class could better serve students if held once a week on Wednesdays for 2.5 hours instead of the 1 hours and 15 minutes on Mon. & Tues. It takes awhile for students to settle every time we arrive for class, a good 5-7 minutes are lost just settling in for class (announcements, information). It also takes awhile to settle into the "groove" of math, once we are on a roll and are understanding and working the concepts, class is over. Also, traveling to and from campus takes much time and effort for working people like me. I spend an hour commuting to and from campus that takes time from my studies. I really feel a 2.5 hour class once a week would be more beneficial to students.
From my understanding, this was the first time for the hybrid course. Not only was the course mainly online, but meeting face to face during an evening course worked out perfectly. Ryan is very knowledgeable and it helps when a teacher is very excited to teach it. Makes a student who does not like math or has a hard time, somewhat changes the frame of mind about math. The only other comment is that I wish Ryan could be available to do the same type of teaching for Math 103. Math is very hard for some and he made it very worthwhile being in his class.

Ryan Girard: MATH24, Non Traditional Summer 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 24 - Elem Algebra I Crn (Section): 43014 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in 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%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.4 5 1.14 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
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%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
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. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I found the textbook and computer book very help full. I loved how they had videos explaining the most difficult problems in the chapters. And the textbook explained really well.
The online tools really helped when not in class.
all online assignments, organizers and text book was very helpful through the chapters and problem.
I found the help from the teacher and aid and all the helpful tutor guides real good.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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 appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
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 was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
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%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
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%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
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%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 1.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
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%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
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%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems 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%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
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%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for 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%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Mr. Girard is really an awesome teacher. He respects everyones way of learning so therefore he would explain to where he or she could understand. He would really break down a problem and not move on to the next step unless he saw that you really understood it. He is vey patient meaning before he would explain a problem that an individual doesn't understand he would start from square one regardless if it meant to go back 5 chapters ago.
Mr. Girard is very smart in his field. I cant wait to take another one of his math classes!
his examples by using relatively to my personal life at work for examples to my school work.
He was a fun and ethusiastic person as well as well knowledgable which made it easy to ask or talk to him when I needed help.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I probably wouldn't recommend this summer course to someone who just took a compass test and qualifies for these math classes.
I wouldnt change anything about this summer program.
nothing
Maybe a little more HS teacher type like taking a little time to go over problems students are learning and any given point to show easier more effective ways of doing the problem instead of having to repeat himself to each student so he doesn't have to waste his time repeating himself. But one on one is also good sometimes.
24. Any comments about the TA?
our TA was awesome! I really loved going to class having a TA and a teacher.
Kyra was a big help and is very smart!
TA was very helpfull too.
25. Assignments are returned promptly.
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%)
26. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
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%)
27. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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%)
28. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
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%)
29. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
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%)
30. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course contributed significantly to my 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%)
31. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
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%)
32. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
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%)
33. Comment on the physical environment of the classroom (space, noise, lighting, seating, etc.)
I really enjoyed the environment of classroom.
envirioment was perfect!
computer is a little slow but other than that environment is great and everyone was willing to learn.
It was a nice learning enviroment. Queit, cool, and had everything you would need for the course.
34. Other comments:
I really enjoyed Mr. Girards teaching and the way he set up the class. Hes a very positive patient math teacher. I would totally recommend this course to anyone who previously took a math class prior to summer school.
Mr Girard is the MAN!!!!!! thank you for all your hard work and dedication!
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AS A TEACHER!!!! MR GIRARD IS VERY HELPFUL AND VERY KNOWLEDGABLE.....
I had a great time and experience in this course. It was challenging, but also help at any time that you needed it. I also liked how the teacher made sure their was a way to get in touch with him if you needed to during non class hours. It was also a nice enviroment where you didn't feel over welmed or stressful while you study or did your work. I really liked the set up of the course because it was chellenging but not over bored to where you couldn't keep up with the course outline and also how you can work ahead so you were able to go at your own pace.

Ryan Girard: MATH25, Non Traditional Summer 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 25 - Elem Algebra II Crn (Section): 43015 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in 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%)
2. I help classmates learn.
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%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
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 inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
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. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
between the teacher, the tutor, and classmates there was always someone to help me
The course was comprehensive. Help was always available.
I loved the fact that it was all self-paced so that you could work ahead of the class. It was also kind of nice to have a small amount of students so that we all got a lot of one on one time with the teacher or tutor.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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 appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
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%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
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 clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
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. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
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%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
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%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
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%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
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%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
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%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems 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%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
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%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for 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%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
he can explain math problems in ways that were very easy to understand
Prepared, enthusiastic, empathetic, knowledgable, consistent, and confident. Great class.
He is very intelligent in math and can almost use every single math problem in the real world.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
make the course longer so there is more time to learn the subject
Keep up the good work!
He's a great teacher and really has no need to improve any teaching styles.
24. Any comments about the TA?
she was very helpful
Great job!
Teachers Assistant was also very helpful and knew her math really well.
25. Assignments are returned 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%)
26. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
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%)
27. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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%)
28. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
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%)
29. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
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%)
30. Audiovisual materials (or computers) used in this course contributed significantly to my learning.
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%)
31. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
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%)
32. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
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%)
33. Comment on the physical environment of the classroom (space, noise, lighting, seating, etc.)
Commfortable, calm environment. Good for doing mathematics.
Love the classroom
34. Other comments:
Great class i really enjoyed it :)

Ryan Girard: MATH100, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 100 - Survey of Mathematics Crn (Section): 42195 (1)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.12 17 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 9 (53%) 5 (29%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.76 17 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (35%) 6 (35%) 4 (24%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (41%) 9 (53%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 17 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (53%) 7 (41%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The powerpoints in class helped with proffesor Girard lectures and My math was very easy to use on heplful.
I ended up looking more into starting a ROTH IRA, and i begin this month.
Ryan was very helpful when I didn't understand a problem and he made sure that I understood it.
Everything was valuable and helpful.
It was great being able to use all the different math materials you'd need to know for the real world instead of doing geometry and algebra.
Mymath lab and extra credit
Didn't expect for the math in this class to be like this. It was based more on theories, probabilities, and logic. It was tough but Mr Girard did his best at explaining the presentations
I can easily apply what I have learned from this class to the real world.
Mr. Girard always made sure that each topic was explained clear before moving on to the next topic.
Being able to do a part 2 on the test
I find what was most valuable about this course was that Professor Girard created examples that could relate to my daily life, which gave me a better understanding.
My Math Lab is a really great program to use. It is a little awkward at first transitioning from Hawkes to My Math Lab, but I find that My Math Lab is better program. Not only that, Ryan is a really great teacher. He is friendly and really easy to talk to. If you have any questions or problems you can ask him and he'll try his best to help you.
I found most useful was the ratios
he was able to explain things very clearly. I've learned many things that I will use in the future and that is the first time I can actually say that.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (94%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (88%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 1.11 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 11 (65%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (88%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (94%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 17 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (88%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 3 (18%) 10 (59%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 17 1.11 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 11 (65%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 5 (29%) 9 (53%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 12 (71%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (94%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 17 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (94%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.59 17 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 13 (76%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He was knowledgable of the subject, and the matrieals were made easy to follow which allowed for his students to do well.
I liked the finance chapter, it made me realize how to look out for interests, when either trying to get a loan, or looking to save for the future.
He really wants us to succeed in his class so he tries his best to help us out with understanding difficult problems.
Ryan Girard's examples are very valuable. He tries to use real life situations and tries to instill them in the math problems he is teaching.
He was always very enthusiastic and passionate when teaching us, and was very helpful when we'd be stumped on certain criteria.
the online homework is much better than using the Hawkes system. help me learn much better
He is happy to provide further explanation of procedures when requested
I liked that Mr Girard showed concern for his students to effectively learn what he was teaching
He is knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. He is also always prompt at returning exams.
He was able to break everything down into simple steps.
very very knowledgeable about each topic at hand and took the time to answer all questions in a way that each individual could understand it better.
He knows what he is talking about, and can explain in a understandable why.
I found what was most valuable about Mr.Girard was that he was willing to help a student understand more if needed. Also he wouldn't give up on the student.
Ryan is overall a really great math professor. He is one of the only teachers I am able to follow and understand when the material is presented to me. He also posts the lecture notes ahead of time which is also really helpful to have in class during lecture time. When he presents the material, he presents it clearly and easily for the class to understand.
Good explaining about everything
Every now and then on his lecture he stops and ask us if we need help and most of the time we have questions and he is immideatly teaches us an easier way to learn the topic.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
No improvements nessecary.
I enjoyed your class.
N/A
Honestly, I liked it just the way it was.
All in all, math 100 was a little tough for me, I think chapter 11 really was the most difficult chapter which could've been explained slower, and clearer. I was just confused on this chapter
Have students do stuff on the boards.
keep up the good work!
The only problem I had sometimes in his class is that sometimes the lecture notes are blank on certain slides. I suggest saving it without any transitions or added effects so that it shows up on the pdf file for printing. Then adding the transitions and effects and saving it under a different file name.
None
During group work when we have a test or an exam to study for I had hope to atleast pick our own group once because I was working with the same people the entire time we did the group works.
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 2 (12%) 12 (71%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 17 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 10 (59%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 1.33 Freq(%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 13 (76%)
27. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 1.33 Freq(%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 13 (76%)
28. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 17 1.31 Freq(%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 11 (65%)
29. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 17 1.39 Freq(%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 11 (65%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 17 1.33 Freq(%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 14 (82%)
31. Other comments:
Thanks for a great semester.
This class was great and I learned quite a lot of info from this class. Thank you!
Thank you!
i really enjoyed this class
Great semester!
Honestly, I was afraid of taking this class. It may not be the highest Math course available on campus but Math is not my strongest subject. But because Ryan is so easy to follow and work with I was able to learn a lot of the material with ease. If you're considering taking a math class take it with Ryan, you won't regret it. :)
Good teaching skills

Ryan Girard: MATH112, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 112 - Math for Educators II Crn (Section): 42349 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 6 (43%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 14 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 6 (43%) 4 (29%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 7 (50%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
What I found most helpful about the course was how Mr. Girard set up each module so that we were able to learn the content in a variety of ways; vidoes the book, slides. It allowed for all learning types to learn.
Group work helped me a lot. My group members were really great and helped me to learn subjects and pushed me to do better.
MyMathLab was very useful in understanding the subject. The videos were most helpful.
The support of the professor.
discussions with the entire group
All the different methods of learning and the resources that we had. Each week had a couple of tasks that needed to be done, wether it was working with our groups, discussions, or our math lab homework. The resources were always availible to us especially on my math lab and when we had special assignments like finding videos online that relates to what is being taught that week in class or finding online games that relates to what is being learned.
The most valuable thing was my instructors flexibility and patience. There were many difficulties I encountered but none he was not able to walk me through.
The videos!
Since this is a course on how to teach math to elementary students, I found very helpful and useful the class videos where I could see different approaches to teach the same topic.
Just like Math 111 from last semester I found this course to be very well organized and taught. There weren't any surprises on tests that weren't covered in the modules, due dates were according to the syllabus, the instructor was easy to reach with questions, modules were available when they were expected to be available. I found the content itself to be challenging but the course was just really well taught.
What I found most valuable and helpful about this course was becoming more confident in my math skills. Especially after having to answer a question more than once if I got it wrong. It can sometimes be frustrating. But when you get the answer its very rewarding when you see the green button that says well done, or good job!
My math lab. The example tab was extremly helpful
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
9. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 2 (14%) 9 (64%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 14 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 14 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 3 (21%) 8 (57%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 14 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
18. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
21. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 7 (50%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He always responded to my questions quickly and with a good answer.
He graded very appropriately and gave helpful feedback.
Preparing for exams with other students on the discussion boards were very helpful. I also like that he uses homework questions on exams.
He is open to options, and he is extremely supportive.
always available to answer questions and challenged thinking
The he is knowledgable about his subject. Some teachers don't bother with making online classes fun or even interesting, he is determined to watch you succeed and will go out of his way to help you or find a way to solve your problem, he never gives up on you.
Ryan was very meticulous, and gave clear detailed instructions of what he expected from us as students. It was nice he got back to emails almost instantly and was open to many suggestions. I really appreciated Ryan taking the time to help me with specific problems I would email to him. It was nice to know he cared about his students even from a different island. Ryan knew his content and could give detailed descriptions of how to solve problems we got wrong.
He is quick to email back and is very knowledgeable.
He's very helpful and selects very interesting material for the class. He's always willing to help students and he answers emails with questions right away.
The comments on the group projects about areas to improve. This shows that the coursework is reviewed and isn't just given to receive credit. Reviewing problems from the previous test also showed that the instructor was concerned with the students learning the content of the course and not just getting the right answer. I also found the videos of actual student exercising to be extremely helpful!
What I found most valuable and helpful about Ryan Girard was that when there were questions that I had about problems I was having he responded back to me in a timely fashion.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
make the modules available with a link on laulima like math 111. it was harder to go through gmail every time i needed to find assignment info
Sometimes the over load of module tasks can be a little over whelming but overall the course is great and since I took his online math class last semester I am already used to it.
My only suggestion would be notes for tests, we barely go over each homework assignment and its near impossible for us to memorize everything. There are no "study sessions" and it is very hard to make time to meet up with people we don't know.
I think he teaches very well.
...
update the videos you use in mymathlab, khan acedemy is much better i really disliked the group projects, it was just a bunch of busy work
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.21 14 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 6 (43%) 6 (43%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (50%) 7 (50%)
27. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
28. The course is so conducted that I know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of me.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 14 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
29. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 9 (64%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
31. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%) 0 (0%)
32. What did you like most about your online course experience?
The ability to learn on my time.
Having a week to do assignments was very helpful time wise i could finish the work on my time when it was best for me. he was also consistent with when assignments were due which was helpful.
working with groups was helpful in learning the material.
I liked the freedom of creating my own schedule. Being a working mother of two it is not always easy to get it all done. But having the ease to create my own schedule has really helped me with this.
online classes best fit my schedule
The class interactions that we had, for an online course it was fun being able to work with groups and have online discussions like a virtual class room.
I liked the flexibility of time, I could choose when and where to do my homework.
We were able to do our assignments on our own time. We knew exactly what was due and when it was due.
I could study late at night time, that's the only time available I have. I can't go to any class during the day, this is the only way for me to continue college.
This course was taught in a way that I feel I received the same instruction as a student taking the same course, but not online. I like the online alternative because I am a nontraditional student and have other life commitments that make traditional college schedules challenging. I am also on a different island than where this course is taught and, in fact, I am not near a campus. The nearest satellite facility is 45 minutes away.
What I liked most about my online class experience is that I was able to learn and not even step foot in a classroom. I prefer online classes because I get to be home with my family, even it is means I am working in a different room so I can have my piece and quiet.
33. What did you like least about your online course experience?
The lack of socialization.
Group work is a little tricky with online course.
collab sessions on sunday. yes I could make these but sundays are family time in my house and it was at a time i would be trying to put my son to bed.
I know there is a ton of material to cover , but the weekly module over loads are sometimes hectic.
I had a hard time getting group work done, it was difficult when you are not all on the same island.
NOthing
This is the best means for my life at this time.
Group Projects.
the group projects! i didnt sign up for an online class to work around other peoples schedules
34. Other comments:
once again I enjoyed taking professor girards online math class.
This was a surprisingly decent course, unlike the gruesome course you take at UH manoa, those instructors only confuse us.
None
I really feel like I learned so much in this course and I am so grateful for the positive experience. As I mentioned before, I found the coursework to be challenging and frustrating at times but the actual course instruction was superb.

Ryan Girard: MATH21, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 21 - Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Crn (Section): 42174 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
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%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 8 1.28 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 2 (25%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I like the way Ryan Girard explains and teaches us how to do the math problems.
i got to re learn the base of algebra because i didn't pay attention when i was in high school. thanks to mr. girard
That I was able to undeRstand.
My math skills suck, to put it simply. Ryan actually put it in to terms I could understand.
The new techniques on how to do math. The extra tutoring and extra time he would work with us was very much appreciated.
A better understanding of math functions and being able to attend in the evening.
The step by step instructions and hands on help
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
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 clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
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. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size