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Instructor: Ryan Girard

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MATH103, Fall 2014
MATH103, Fall 2014
MATH231, Fall 2014
MATH231, Fall 2014
MATH75, Fall 2014
MATH112, Non Traditional Summer 2014
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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
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MATH26, Fall 2013
MATH24, Non Traditional Summer 2013
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MATH100, Spring 2013
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MATH21, Spring 2013
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MATH111, Fall 2012
MATH24, Fall 2012
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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
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MATH103, Spring 2010
MATH115, Spring 2010
MATH73, Spring 2010
MATH103, Fall 2009
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MATH73, Fall 2009

Ryan Girard: MATH103, Fall 2014

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 103 - College Algebra Crn (Section): 42041 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 18 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (28%) 8 (44%) 5 (28%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.61 18 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 6 (33%) 4 (22%) 5 (28%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 18 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (44%) 10 (56%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 18 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 10 (56%) 6 (33%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The review days.
The method persons uses for examination with feedback is fair and allows learning while grading skill.
the fact that ryan actually does work in class on the board and is willing to help you.
Instruction was clear, and learning/understanding the material was more important than merely scoring well.
the embedded tutors are such a help
I really like Ryan's "work for your curve"....I find that the part B to his exams is where I REALLY learn...I think it's important to go over your tests and make corrections. It also shows that he really wants everyone to succeed, and is a good feeling when you go to class and know your teacher cares about everyone.
Girard really broke the lessons down and paid attention to his students.
The course helped me brush up on my skills and regardless of whether I pass this time or not, I will walk away with 110% more knowledge than I had before.
the course was extremely hard but it prepares you for further math subjects like 140 etc.
He is very very math smart and allows classmates to help whenever possible.
I'm appreciative to have learned new things in this class. But I do wish we had more time to work and comprehend this material.
The opportunity to work together in groups to figure out a math problem.
Ryan and the imbedded tutor really help
There are a lot of application to real like that I never really noticed when working with math. Algebra has many uses and as a business major, these uses became even more apparent while I took this course.
Relearning the concept of graphing functions.
It gave me a whole new outlook on math.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.12 17 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 8 (47%) 6 (35%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (33%) 12 (67%)
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 18 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 5 (28%) 7 (39%)
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 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 11 (61%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 18 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (61%) 6 (33%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 18 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (33%) 10 (56%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 18 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%) 12 (67%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (39%) 10 (56%)
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  
3.33 18 1.41 Freq(%) 3 (17%) 2 (11%) 3 (17%) 6 (33%) 4 (22%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 18 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (22%) 6 (33%) 7 (39%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 18 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 2 (11%) 8 (44%) 6 (33%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 17 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 6 (35%) 9 (53%)
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 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 7 (41%) 8 (47%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (44%) 9 (50%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 18 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (56%) 8 (44%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
His humor and way he relates the topic to something understandable. Interest: Banking.
His unpredictable test construction and unforgiving grading made me vigilant in preparation for exams.
letting us correct our tests.
He was easy to talk to and ask questions to. He didn't make us feel stupid at any time.
he cares a lot about all of us i love how he give us a second chance on all our exams.
Anytime I was stuck on something he always dedicated his time after class or offered other times he could help, or suggested people to see in the tutoring center. I can tell he really cares that students learn and get the help they need.
He made sure that majority of the class understood material before moving forward.
He was always very helpful. He seemed happy about teaching us new things. He didn't judge us when we got stuck, he helped us through it. He tried his best to make math more fun or easier and he achieved that In many areas of the course.
His teaching methods were very thorough and easy to understand.
he knows his stuff
He is very understanding.
He is always willing to help any student who is willing to ask for it.
He really takes time to make sure that you are doing the best that you possibly can. He will be hesitant about giving you special attention during class, but outside he makes himself very available and does his best to help you understand material.
He was willing to stay and help out after class. He was also willing to help out with anything that I needed help on.
He was willing to meet with me after class to review concepts and was willing to give advice for studying.
He always was willing to help.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Have people study problems directly from the related to the topic on the test. SUGGEST reading to those who have difficulty (ask Koko for page references).
I don't know. I am not a teacher. I did well. Others didn't.
give better reviews before tests. he is too busy giving new things to do that you do not get a chance to grasp the concept before you go on to something else. the reviews given for tests were useless as tests are very hard and always have something that you have not seen before.
No suggestions--he's good already.
more review would have been nice.
sometimes our class would be consumed of 1 or 2 questions, usually on behalf of people stuck on something from the previous class session...but it's their responsibility to learn it, move on, and be prepared for new material next class...it's college...I am held to the same accountability, and I don't waste precious class time over it. I get the resources I need outside of class, like everyone else should.
Maybe better classes for preparation for the major tests. We didn't get to prepare much in class with each other.
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When teaching a new section, give us time to work out couple example problems instead of only doing one example and jumping into another section.
going over what is on the homework more and how to complete each type of problems, from the beginning to the end, and not have so much time between assignments.
My main suggestion would be to integrate the HW in conjunction with the tests. What I mean by that is, having written assignments (maybe just once a week) to help jog the students' memory and ability to do work on paper. One of my struggles was doing great with the homework online, using the tools offered by MathLab, but then when the test came around it was difficult to have to do all the work on paper. I also think that there needs to be more reciprocity between Ryan and his students, like during his lectures. It was hard to follow him with certain concepts, and it felt rushed sometimes because of all the material he needed to cover in such a short time.
I just want to recommend having small and graded quizzes for each section of every chapter so the grade doesn't depend entirely on homework and exams. Also possibly lowering the amount of points the final exam is worth because, well, its too much, it gave me nightmares.
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 18 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 10 (56%) 7 (39%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 18 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (72%) 5 (28%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 18 1.02 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (17%) 1 (6%) 9 (50%) 5 (28%)
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  
4.17 18 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (22%) 7 (39%) 7 (39%)
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  
4.22 18 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 7 (39%) 8 (44%)
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  
3.56 18 1.46 Freq(%) 3 (17%) 1 (6%) 3 (17%) 5 (28%) 6 (33%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 18 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 1 (6%) 7 (39%) 8 (44%)
31. Other comments:
YOU'RE THE MAN, I appreciate all that you have done for this island. Have a Merry Christmas.
Girard is not so soft and cuddly, but that's fine enough for math.
know that the final is cumulative. he never used to do this. and he will not prepare you for the tests. you will think that you have studied well and his tests will be totally different to what you expected. most of the students fail his tests.
thank you so much for everything.
Ryan is a great guy in and out of class. Great professor.
Ryan was a great teacher and I enjoyed his class and the environment.
Test questions seem to be 10 times more difficult than the average questions we cover in the course, Maybe a little less challenging combinations of skills use should be applied.
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The many option he given the students for bonus points is wonderful and helps students to be more involved in mathematics and even outside of math such as campus activities.
Very qualified professor doing his best to help students understand algebra and it's relation to the real world. I think Ryan deserves more resources as well as a modified layout so that he is more comfortable with taking his time during lectures.

Ryan Girard: MATH103, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 103 - College Algebra Crn (Section): 42117 (1)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.38 16 1.2 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 4 (25%) 5 (31%) 3 (19%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 16 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 9 (56%) 2 (13%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 16 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 10 (63%) 5 (31%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.81 16 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 6 (38%) 4 (25%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Extra credit, wish there was more time in the class very challenging!!
The part that I find that is most valuable and helpful about the course was the classwork and the online homework because before class I would do the homework on one of the chapters that we are about to cover next and get a better understanding of the lecture in class.
The home work
The fact that our online program could teach us the lesson
Some of the handouts
I have a better understanding of things I've touched on in the past
What I found most helpful was the the time he would explain to do certain things within formulas and solving the problems and another was the "help me solve this" that's found in the homework page online.
The online homework was valuable and helpful, there is a section online called study guide it was helpful, but n for tests.
I was able to challenge myself and learn new things. Mr. Girard did a really amazing job at helping me understand the math in different ways, so now I can always look back and remember what equations were the most helpful to me to help me get my work done and understand most parts of the exams.
There is always someone there to help us figure things out & he always explains everything with detail & does many examples.
I learned what kind of learner I am and what kind of teacher i work best with. Even though this is my second time taking it I feel like I am learning alot more this time around.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 16 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 7 (44%) 4 (25%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 5 (31%) 9 (56%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.81 16 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 1 (6%) 8 (50%) 4 (25%)
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 16 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 10 (63%) 5 (31%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 9 (56%) 3 (19%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
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%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
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%)
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  
3.0 16 1.37 Freq(%) 3 (19%) 3 (19%) 3 (19%) 5 (31%) 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  
4.13 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 8 (50%) 5 (31%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.94 16 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 7 (44%) 5 (31%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
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%)
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  
4.25 16 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 8 (50%) 6 (38%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
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%)
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  
4.5 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He makes time out of his busy day to work with you! Try his hardest
When I would get confused on the homework or classwork I would ask professor Girard for help so that I could get a better understanding of the subject. Also when we cover a section in class right before the exam if we did not have enough time to study that particular topic it would not be on this exam but it would be covered in the next exam.
He was very knowledgeable about what he taught
He is knowledgeable about the subject so he never leaves a question unanswered.
Mr.Girard was a very thoughtful teacher. His efforts at supporting student learning from teaching style to test formats were very helpful and very obviously supportive.
He knows the material very well
He reminds us about getting tutored if were struggling
Ryan Girard does have a lot of knowledge on the subject yes, but What I found most helpful were the time he actually took to explain the problems more in depth. he says that he provides help during his office hours but not every student has the time to go outside of class and seek help when they have to go to work or have other obligations at the same time. another thing i found very helpful was the "part B" on the monthly exams. only because it gave us a chance to bring our grade up a little if we didnt do so good on the exam.
Ryan Girard knows his math very well! very smart teacher.
He was a kind and genuine person throughout the fall semester. He showed true care towards each and every one of his students, and he was always concerned whenever some things began to look a little shaky. For example, Mr. Girard knows I'm in my senior year in high school, and he knows I'm caught up with other school projects. He took the time to sit down with me and asked what was going on since my grade in the Math 103 course was dipping. He understood that I was overwhelmed, and he gave me suggestions to help boost my grade. I was happy that he was willing to help me find ways to pass the course.
He always had an answer for any questions asked. He is very enthusiastic & completely helpful with everyone.
He is an amazing teacher. I personally don't care for math at all but I still love him as a teacher. He is enthusiastic when he teaches, he color coordinates when we do problems so it is easy to follow.
he is very knowlegable about math
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
One suggestion that may need improving would be the day for review before the exam may be a little bit more time in case some students are confused on a few topics.
If majority of your class is failing, teach in a way that other students would be able to grasph.
Make class lectures and especially exams more similar to the homework. leave more time for exam review or homework questions.
I think that more study group work can be helpful.
Perhaps incorporate handouts or small quizzes at times which could help show students their areas of weakness, preparing them to be more successful at test times.
a suggestion would be for Ryan to go a little more in depth of the homework and class work that he assigns. meaning a little more help or break down of the subject. and im pretty sure it wasnt just for me, but the exams made me feel i didnt know a lot of what we learned the past few weeks during class and the homework. maybe its just twisted around or just designed to test our knowledge. or maybe its just because i dont get the subject as much as others do, even when I've talked with a handful of other students and they've also felt the same way. but i know that i do know at least some of what it takes to do the work and how much to study and everything because I've never had that much of a difficulty in math before. even with my previous semester in math. then again it could just be a few of us that just cant do what Ryan asks. but when the tutor explains what to do and what Ryan is actually looking for, sometimes its explained in a different way and sometimes the tutor just explains it the same way but more in depth. another subject on the exams would be a full comeplete study guide, that shows some examples on what would be found on the exam.
Ryan girard's test needs to be similar to the homework assignments. Tests are very difficult and does not reflect the hw assignments. If assignments were similar to the tests, everyone would improve on learning and confidence in the course.Tests needs to be revised. to whoever it may concern, take a look at the hw's and tests
I can honestly say that there wasn't anything wrong with the way he taught. What I did appreciate, though, was that he brought in tutors who were nice and patient to help the students, like me, that were struggling to understand the work.
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I know that the teachers are forced to go over certain material in a short limited time but I feel if they concentrate a little more on what will be expected for the test and emphasize those important concepts then we will be more prepared for the test. And maybe he can go over harder questions in class for examples. So it gets the students to do more critical thinking for the exam.
better study guides or practice test. do reviews before a test. in class work on more problems that we are learning. we learn how to do one topic then on our homework it's totally different.
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
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%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 16 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 7 (44%) 5 (31%)
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 16 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 5 (31%) 7 (44%)
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  
3.44 16 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 6 (38%) 3 (19%) 4 (25%)
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 16 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 9 (56%) 3 (19%)
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  
3.06 16 1.39 Freq(%) 2 (13%) 5 (31%) 2 (13%) 4 (25%) 3 (19%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 16 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 5 (31%) 6 (38%)
31. Other comments:
Keep up the good work!! And the kindness:)
I have no further comments for this class.
Even if I got all 100%'s on my homework I would miserably fail Girard's exams. His classnotes only cover about a fourth of what is on the homework. I end up having to re-teach the lesson to myself at home but, even if I learn it at home and think I get it, the way the questions are asked on the exam are nothing like the homework so, it all just seems confusing and makes me feel like I didn't learn anything and the end result is a failed exam. more than half of my classmates failed all exams as well even if they did well on the homework as well. Something is wrong here.
There is a lot of information covered in this course with the book only explaining so much of the information. Not everyone learns a subject like math very well by reading it from a book. The teacher does a good job of putting things into other words which are easier to understand, but with only two hours of instruction per week I feel that possibly some handouts or other learning tools could be implemented in order to help students remember certain rules or key concepts.
thanks a lot!!!
Ryan is a great math teacher, he knows what he teaches and students can learn from him, but course is too fast. Assignments need to be similar to tests.
Mr. Ryan Girard is an excellent teacher. He takes the time to make sure each and every one of his students understands the work, and he's a very encouraging person. I am very appreciative that my first college math teacher was Ryan. He was great all throughout the semester!
I wish he taught all of my math classes. I think he is a great math 103 teacher and I was really pleased to find out he was going to be my teacher. I have not heard one negative thing about him or his teaching.
this is a intense course and his teaching method has room for improvements. we don't work on problems in class. we only go over the problem were learning then that's it. no practice problems or other ways to do the problem. then when we get to class the next day were learning something else when we still did not get the concept of the last topic.

Ryan Girard: MATH231, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 231 - Calculus III Crn (Section): 42332 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 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  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
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 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
It pushed me hard and better prepared me for Calculus IV. It got me used to the idea of three dimensional planes.
Part B
Most of the things I learned applied to my physics class, so it was very helpful. Also I learned how some of the stuff I learned applied to the real world.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
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 5 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
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  
4.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
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%)
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  
3.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
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%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 5 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 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  
4.0 5 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 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  
4.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 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  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Very easy to contact for questions or to ask for help. He also shows students other perspectives of problems if they don't know how to solve it.
Helpful at breaking down problems.
Ryan uses real world application to help grasp ideas and course material. Also he is very helpful when I need help with homework problems.
Willingness to help
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Cut down on the amount of lengthy problems on MyMathLab. I'm at the point of just wanting to finish the homework on time rather than taking my time to try and understand it. I'd prefer to have a few lengthy problems, or a lot of easy hitting problems.
Some of the homework problems applied some things we didn't learn about.
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
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  
4.0 5 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 1 (20%)
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  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
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  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
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%)
31. Other comments:
Good teacher, very helpful

Ryan Girard: MATH231, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 231 - Calculus III Crn (Section): 42396 (1)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
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%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 1.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
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  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The MyMathLab helped me grasp a better understanding of applying Calculus. My instructor, Professor Girard, was understanding and willing to help if extra attention was necessary.
Continuation of my calculus skills. Learning about calculus in 3 dimensions gave me a much deeper understanding of the subject.
I thought everything was valuable and helpful because i am a physics major and its good to know everything in calculus 3.
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
7. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
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%)
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  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
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%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about 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%)
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  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
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  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
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%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
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%)
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  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
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%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He was always very kind and respectful to students. I never felt scared to ask a question. He always checked at the end of class to make sure no one had questions. I liked doing test corrections because it helped me better understand what mistakes I had made on my exams. I hope Calc 4 runs with him because I would be excited to take the course.
He encourages us to work out problems in class. That way we have a solid understanding of how to understanding the questions in the problem set.
he responds to students questions very well and makes sure the students understands the material well before moving on to new material.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I wish test corrections could have been given back sooner at times.
Sometimes he asks the class stuff like "What's the derivative of cos(x)," even though the people in the class know. He should consider spending a bit less time asking us for things that we already understand so that the class can move a bit faster.
nothing needs to be improved i feel the course is very balanced and ryan girard is a very good teacher.
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
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%)
26. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
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  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
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  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
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  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
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%)
31. Other comments:
I hope Calculus 4 with Professor Girard is offered.
no other comments

Ryan Girard: MATH75, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Math
Course: MATH 75 - Fundamentals of Math Crn (Section): 42346 (2)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 13 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%) 5 (38%)
2. I help classmates learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 6 (46%) 4 (31%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (54%) 6 (46%)
4. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 13 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 7 (54%)
5. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Mr.Girard is very involved with his students. I have been out of school for more than a decade and being in his class was a great experience. Girard explains everything perfectly and makes himself available to any on who needs the extra time or tutoring. He is an outstanding teacher!
I enjoy Ryan's teachers method, because I find it hard to lose concentration.
It got me to netter understand certain aspects of math that are for the work I do
Mostly everything we learned relates and will be used in the future.
A lot of new math learned
The way Ryan explained the material in the course. I was very helpful that he explained the material in a way I could understand.
the teacher was very good and helpful..
It helps you prep for a higher math class that you need.
the ways the teacher taught us
I found that this math class provided knowledge that I could actually use out in the real world.
He helped me learned even when I had the hardest time
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
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 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
8. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
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  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
10. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
11. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
12. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
13. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
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  
4.46 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (54%) 6 (46%)
15. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
16. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
17. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
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  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
20. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%)
21. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 7 (54%) 5 (38%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Mr. Girards whole teaching strategy has been beneficial not only for me but for the other students in is class as well.
His teaching methods are incredible, and does a great job of giving us the info.
1. Provides opportunities for students to gain confidence that they can achieve in this subject area. 2. Helps students see relevance in topics for their own lives or goals. in class, stimulates student thinking and encoresponses. 3. Encourages student questions and answers. 4. A variety of examples are provided. 5. Presentations are well organized. 6. The schedule for topics, assignments,and tests is clearly presented and changes during the term.
For home works he would explain it to us in class and than we apply what we learned to homework and if we still didn't understand we would go over it again in class till we get it.
Professor Girard is very personable, friendly and very obviously has a great math brain. He made class interesting and was very encouraging.
He is able to explain things in many different ways so you can understand it better.
cery helpful and available
He was just really helpful when explaining problems in way that I could understand and he takes it step by step and he has great patients and doesn't make a person feel rushed when explaining the problems.
very helpful
He's very easy to talk to and he helps you a lot when you need it in class and out of class.
taught every student at their learning standards
Using MyMathLab and having the "help me solve this" tool to figure out the answers with assistance versus giving up when we don't know the answer.
When ever we had a question or problem he was always there to help
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
He is outstanding
I find hard to make time to get the online homework due on time.
Give examples that relate to real world situations
n/a
I think he is doing a good job just keep being very helpful to the students.
more help in class
n/a
Maybe hold in-class quizzes to help students study for the exams and learn more accurately.
Nothing he's really good
24. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
25. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
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 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 6 (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  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (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  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
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  
4.54 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (46%) 7 (54%)
30. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
31. Other comments:
I am very happy to have been placed in his class.
Great first semester! Nervous at times, but kept us amused and involved in Math. I felt that this course was great. I learned a lot, and felt like it was explained well. He knows the subject matter very well. He is very enthusiastic, cares about students progress, and willing to explain problems.
I enjoyed being in your class. Hopefully I get to have you again in another math class
none
I hope he can teach more classes in math. His tests were tough but overall I am glad he was my instructor. I wish I could have him again. I really works with the student if they need help and he explains things really well. I hope he is around for a while. He makes you really think about the concepts and figure them out. Great instructor. I am sorry I won't have him next semester.
Hire him again so he can be my teacher again okay peace out girl scout

Ryan Girard: MATH112, Non Traditional Summer 2014     Back to top

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?
Being able to go back and review work (after homework was submitted).. to help further learn the material.
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.
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.
It reinforced math 111.
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.
How to relate to children.
Being able to have my group members to turn to for help!
The most helpful aspect of this course was that it was online. Ryan was also helpful in answering any questions via email.
It's online.
I really appreciated the refresher on the material and gaining insight on how to teach the material
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.
A online math class really depends on the teacher. And Mr. Girard is a very good candidate for this class
learning different math strategies
The office hours
MyMathLab and the amount of notes it/Mr. Girard provides
We are able to learn at your own pace and we are also free to ask questions to our instructor if need be!
The "help me solve this" option was very helpful for me.
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 online program gave good examples and was helpful.
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 was willing to discuss and direct me when I had questions regarding the work.
He was always available to help and got back to me right away.
He was available to answer any questions.
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.
He did his summer course on some recommendations from the Spring class, that was greatly appreciated.
Easy to communicate with.
He's nice.
how fast he got back to me if I had a question
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.
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 always willing to offer help
The office hours
N/A
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.
He offers office hours every monday for students to utilize.
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.
His announcements were very helpful throughout the coarse.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
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.
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....
Maybe repeat less of math 111.
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.
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.
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.
-more structure -no group work, results in too much confusion because it is online.
just changing the names around so there is no confusion with what material is due
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.
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.
creative and innovative style of teaching
N/a
I felt like the class was 100% MyMathLab, and group projects were pointless and difficult.
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!
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.
Quicker responses to student questions and giving students feedback individually would help alot.
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 is was quick.. (although that made it more difficult to retain the knowledge)..
I wish I had time to take it in a classroom setting.
The course was fast and completed quickly.
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.
the group work and getting to know my classmate a little.
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.
That it is online.
how I was able to manage my time well.
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 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
convenient
The online option of it
I could do homework on my own time.
I love the fact that you can work in the convenience of your own home at your own pace:)
I liked how my group members offered me some support.
the six week duration.
It was convenient to work on my own time around my daily schedule.
I can work when I am available around my schedule.
33. What did you like least about your online course experience?
the amount of work vs. the time frame.
it was very frustrating.
It repeated math 111.
Group Projects.
all the videos
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.
Group work.
the syllabus was a little confusing
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.
The middle of the course was super hard.
modules had plenty questions
Too many questions per week
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.
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 group projects!
I didn't like how fast the pace was of this class because it was harder for me to grasp.
the amount of work crammed into six weeks!
Lack of speed.

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?
that the tutors were in the room and were more than willing to help and mr. girard was so understanding
the format of the course. video, worksheet, pretest, and assessment.
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.
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.
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?
that he was willing to work with me even though i got sick a couple of times during the semester
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.
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.
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.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
i think everything is working well
nope
*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.
I don't have any suggestions for improvement, I think Mr. Girard is doing a really good job.
24. Any comments about the TA?
yes they were very friendly and helpful thanks
the TAs were super helpful.
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!
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.
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
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!
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.

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?
i felt that the tutors along with my instructor really helped. they made things really easy and fun for me to understand.
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.
That it was online based and not lecture based
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?
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.
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.
That he brought in tutors for the class.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
none
Maybe talking to the students less like children and more like adults would be a start.
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.
24. Any comments about the TA?
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.
TAs were helpful, more helpful than Mr. Girard.
Some TAs don't seem very qualified for the job
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.)
none
I liked the computer lab. Easy to find and print from.

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?
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
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.
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.
24. Any comments about the TA?
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.
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.
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.)
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
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.

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?
getting in groups and being able to hear others explain the problems in a different way
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.
the mymathlab. It was easier than having to use a computer that had to have the downloaded cd disk in order to submit homework.
he is very easy to understand and is very nice and out going.
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.
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.
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.
The knowledge my teacher showed about the subject
N/A
/becoming more logical.
-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
The slideshows that he uses in class.
It involved real life situations
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).
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?
he knows what hes teaching and knows how to explain everything in different ways
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 was awkwardly funny.
He is very easy to get together with outside of class for extra help and clarification.
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.
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.
His humor and way of teaching
nothing!
Always there to help if needed.
always available and willing to help with any questions from students about the lessons
He put us into groups and help each other
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.
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.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
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.
None.
Teaching style? What does that even mean?
For a test review, you should make review sheets instead of going in groups and letting us teach one another.
none.
give more example!
Be more enthusiastic.
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.
I have nothing because I like his way of teaching.
More discussions with others in class would be helpful
Just keep up the lively conversations and the helpful visual aids.
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:
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. :)
Thank you for a fun semester Mr.Girard :).
no comments!
pretty great math course!
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.
Mr. Girard, you are by far one of my favorite college teachers. :)
I'd recommend Mr. Girard to anyone.
I love that all the homework is online! And the quizzes, too!

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?
Being able to be in the minds of the children and to remember that each person has a different learning style.
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.
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
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.
it was very convenient and the my tsmath lab questions got me prepared to take the tests
Working together in groups and having blogs to help explain answers.
I loved that I was able to do the course online.
It helped me become more self-directed and organized.
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.
It was very organized and had a good time-work ratio.
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?
That he always made himself available to help and answer questions.
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.
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 wasn't pushy, but was willing to help his students and help them adjust to the classwork.
He was consistently emailing and updating us
although he seemed very busy, he was nice and helpful when needed.
Always available for help thru email, and would provide helpful feedback.
He offers support if he sees you struggling in his course and tries to reccomend solutions to solving problem.
His enthusiasm was inspirational. He was also willing to meet on campus.
This course was online and I could do it at my own time.
He was there to answer our questions.
He was helpful.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Being more organized about releasing the modules at the beginning of the semesters. I like working ahead with math.
Sometimes the group projects are hard. But other than that, I think it was a great course.
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.
Keep it up
if he could grade work earlier and not all at the last minute, it would help in guaging how we are doing
NA
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.
Give All homework assignments early and send out email reminders for due dates
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.
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.
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.
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?
That I could work at my own pace.
Learning Blackboard.
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.
Our teacher was VERY helpful with everything.
I did like how I could do a lesson at my own paste.
The flexibility as well as the convenience.
I liked how it was online and on laulima and also my math lab.
it was convenient in my schedule
my mathlab, modules and group work
The ability to go at your own pace at the comfort of your own home to complete your math assignments
It was convenient
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.
I liked being able to do the MyMathLab course work.
It was easy to find and do the work, the due dates were clearly stated, selfperpetuated learning was encouraged.
33. What did you like least about your online course experience?
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.
I did not like the group projects. It worked well but its hard to meet up.
Group Projects.
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
It's a bit tough if you're not good with tech stuff like me... takes a bit of time to work things out.
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?
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
na
The group projects
Lack of communication
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 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 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.
34. Other comments:
Ryan is a great teacher and I learned a lot in his course. I look forward to having him again next semester.
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
na
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.

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?
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.
being confident in my math skills in order to teach in my own class
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.
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?
Was very helpful and patient with my many questions!
his slide shows
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.
He really helped me understand math. All our guest speakers helped me be more informed into my career path.
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.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
None
more practice on hmw problems
Perhaps mini units and quizzes to review material as the semester goes on.
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.
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:
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.
overall great class.

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 was very challenging, and I have learned a lot.
It made me feel comfortable and ready for calculus III.
Applied math to real world applications.
The encouragement and support of the teacher.
Probably the same as last semester, whatever I wrote.
It taught me a lot of concepts that I was not previously comfortable with.
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.
Part B was valuable and helpful being able to work with all the problems I did not do or missed.
What I found most valuable and helpful about this course is doing extra problems than what was assigned.
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.
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 is willing to help the students out, and answer any questions that we have.
Working problems in class with demonstrations.
He was always around and available, when needed.
He gave chances for redemption, such as in the bonus point sheet and the part B of exams.
Probably the same as last semester, whatever I wrote.
He presented the information in a way that made it easy to learn.
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.
Being able to breakdown problems
He is willing to help you if you are struggling. All you need to do is ask.
He presents the material in a very understandable way. I felt as though I have a solid understanding of the material I have learned.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
N/A
A more consistent number of homework problems so we know what to expect each time.
I can't think of anything, I really like this class
not much to improve on.
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.
Adding more worksheets or written assignments
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
Including a study guide or specific practice problems for each test.
There should be study groups to help students in this class.
I was very satisfied with Mr. Girard's teaching style and methods.
24. Any comments about the TA?
The TA was a great help, and he was very knowledgeable.
Very helpful whenever we need it.
Good help!
Jonathan was very helpful and knowledgeable about the problems.
Jonathan is learning along with us, same as last semester.
He was awesome!
n/a
He was good
He was great and always offers help.
The TA was very helpful.
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:
N/A
Can't wait for Calc III!
Probably the same as last semester, whatever I wrote (if anything).
I would recommend this class
Great class size for a difficult math class!
I definitely recommend anyone who pursues math at a higher level to take Mr. Girard's class.
This course was highly enjoyable. I have never loved math so much as I do now.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Perhaps going over more material before the homework instead of after.
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
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.
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.
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 Ryan, first math class I actually didn't dread! You made it a fun learning experience which prepared me for becoming a teacher myself.
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.

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?
The teacher himself, Ryan Girard.
I found that the lectures are the most valuable and helpful about the course.
Test corrections and homework help
I think the helpful thing i learned is that Its good to look over my work carefully.
He answers all the questions I have, and is very understanding.
I found thing I found out is that every lesson in a chapter slowly builds up and gets harder.
Ryan Girard encourages his students to go to tutoring and ask questions whenever they need to.
It was tough but made me think critically.
Had us do group work to solve together which I really liked
He goes over problems and explains them!
I liked having the opportunity to gain bonus points.
that their was help everywhere.
My Math Lab was helpful and fair. Exam part B helped review our mistakes and correct them.
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?
He is very helpful, interactive and tries to get students to help out everybody else once in a while.
Ryan Girard was always there to help one in understanding the course.
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.
He is very nice and helpful.
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.
His enthusiasm gives the course a friendly environment.
Ryan went into depth with each subject and answered everyone's questions.
If had any questions, you were welcome to ask anytime
He is always there to help
He was nice and easy to approach.
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 is calm and collected. He gives students opportunities to ask questions.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
none
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"
No need for tests and finals.
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.
N/A
Perhaps more pen and paper quizzes over online quizzes.
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.
Let students know what assignments are due online because it is very easy for students to forget
Nothing
Helping the students to prepare for exams by doing examples of the harder questions would be helpful.
no more tests
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.
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:
N/A
I have noticed that you stop putting up math problems for us to do in the beginning of class.
Ryan Girard is an awesome teacher.
I had a fun semester learning in his class!
Thank you for being awesome!!!
This class taught me a lot about precalculus.
no more homework

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?
Some examples applied to some real life applications.
The "Help Me Solve It"'s on My Math Lab and working with others in class.
having an in class tutor to help out
The part where I learned calculus.
The in-class discussions of problems.
Using self analysis on exams to rethink problems on why you got it wrong and how to correct it.
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.
I found that the Part B of his testing was the most helpful towards my learning.
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.
It helped me think more carefully about word problems, and the homework helped with practice.
It provided me a chance to experience the rigor associated with college courses; I now feel better prepared to handle college next year.
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.
Creating Study groups and going to tutoring sessions.
What I found most valuable was the availability of instructors and tutors that could help me to understand the material more thoroughly.
1. my math lab homework 2. my math lab extra study help 3. advice on wolfram alpha 4. advice on future math work
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?
He allows many extra credit opportunities and gives a chance of redemption on tests by adding a part B.
The way he can explain topics and how to approach problems.
He is easy to approach and talk to when I need help.
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.
His enthusiasm and knowledge of the subject matter are unmatched.
Getting our books replaced when it fell apart.
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.
I found that Girard's organized notes helped break down difficult sections to understand.
He never hesitated to spend class time answering student questions, even if it meant slowing the class down.
He is always willing to help the students.
He has a wonderful way of explaining thing that would have otherwise made absolutely no sense.
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 is willing to provide help outside of class if you are willing to meet with him.
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.
1. bright appearance 2. passion for subject and teaching 3. flexible presentation style
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and 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.
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.
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.
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.
encourage more work done on paper, as opposed to online.
None. Great method
Creating Study Groups, and Review Sheets before tests/exams
I would've liked scheduled extra credit out-side-of class group problem- solving activities, such as provided by my trig teacher, Coco.
Probably lower the homework load a bit.
Make the homework less time-consuming
I was very content with Mr. Girard's teaching methods.
To improve the course there should be study groups available for students to attend that are hosted by tutors.
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.
better audiovisual equipment
24. Any comments about the TA?
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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:
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.
Good Team work this semester on math faculty in providing math clubs and opening the door to math with a friendly atmosphere.
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.
It was fun.
None
This was the best class I have taken in my brief time at KCC.
Ryan's class is easy if your willing to learn the course material.
Great class, great instructor!

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?
It was a good refresher before going into the higher math classes.
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.
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.
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.
Its online.
Working on my own and figuring out how to do course work from the computer
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.
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?
He was able to identify where problems occurred, and was able to address it promptly.
I found that the in class participation was valuable because I was able to ask questions when I needed help on the homework questions.
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.
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.
When you need help and have questions he is willing to help you and makes time.
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.
23. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
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.
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.
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.
More in class instruction, not enough time to cover all of the material learned in the homework.